SW marathon

  • Feb. 18th, 2006 at 12:11 PM
naanima: (Queen)
Anime continues to bore me (WHY?!), I have stopped following all manga titles (re-reading BL and shoujo manga though), however, at least I’m still reading fics (kind of.)

Had a Star Wars marathon yesterday; Episodes, I, II, III and the Clone Wars cartoon series. No matter what [livejournal.com profile] londobell says I still stand by stopping at the end of ROTS. No way in hell I was going to last through ANH without falling unconscious. So, new resolution; will play drinking game when I next attempt at another SW marathon, every time someone say anything about the ‘Force,’ ‘dark side,’ the ‘Sith,’ ‘The Chosen One,’ ‘Anger’, and so forth and forth I shall drink.

Just not for awhile yet.

Gankutsuou and the Clone Wars

  • Jan. 27th, 2006 at 1:50 AM
naanima: (Edmond Dantes)
Just finished watching Gankutsuou. Brain melting from ears, need to re-read Count of Monte Cristo. Either my memory is messing with me or some of Franz's hallucinations made it into the anime, and the really messed up sexualities is screwing with my mind. I'm pretty sure Eugenie was a lesbian and Franz was straight, dammit, need to re-read book to confirm. I am in love with the anime, will definitely blah about it once I have gotten enough sleep.

Other news: Watched all of the Clone Wars cartoon series, and omfg, it is really, really, really good. The Mace Windu episode kicks much arse, and seriously, it is no wonder Anakin turned, he just does not get a break.

Australia day was good, livejournal hates me, and RL is crazy. Sleep now.

ETA: The anime's version of the Count is so much more awesome than that of the book. His motivations and his thoughts are so unclear to the audience, I always thought that the book made him too easy to read. LOVE the anime!!!

tra la la

  • Jun. 2nd, 2005 at 3:08 PM
naanima: (biteme65-TeamPower)
After much internal debate (five minutes of calculating how much I'll need to cut back on spending,) permanent lj account here I come. Now to figure out how to use paypal.

But beyond that, it is all about studying for me. Not that anything is sticking. I'm so screwed.

[livejournal.com profile] inu_chan, was it ever confirmed (or hinted at) in the ROTS novel as to who is Anakin's father? The opera house was full of implied stuff. Yes, stuff.

father issues in stories

  • May. 24th, 2005 at 9:03 AM
naanima: (Default)
Angel season four. I always forget just how much of a story-arc this season is. One episode after the other to reach the final episode; Home. I adore Connor. Yes, I bought season four of Angel and watched all the episodes I missed from it yesterday. I need to re-watch the whole thing in order at some point in the future. Then, I need to go out and buy season five.

Something I have realised in the past few days, I have a major thing for broken friendships as a result of betrayal, and father issues in stories. You'll be surprised how often the two can be linked together. Mother issues in plots tend to bore me, and I can't decide if it is because I'm female and the whole deal is kind of boring, or if it is because mother/daughter issues are hardly ever depicted as vicious and violent in stories. Judgemental and indifferent; yes, but never the full scale anger/hate/violence that literature/media tend to depict the father/son issues. And it is the latter that is damn fascinating (to me at least). What's interesting about the father-issue stories that gets to me (in a, 'Oh, this is so cool, in a rip-my-heart sort of way,') is that the father does love his son dearly, it is just that circumstances (Anakin turning to the Dark Side, or Connor being completely screwed up in the head because of every other person in his life) that forces the son to have major problems. Based on series of events, father-issues often results in a screaming/death match, which will leave one (most often both of them) in a pit of dark angst, and the other dead/maimed/insert your form of bad.

And yes, by now you should have realised I’m using Star Wars and Angel as prime examples, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other examples of father-issues that ends badly. I just can’t seem to think of any at the present time.

But back to the point; most mother/daughter issues get resolved through some form of ‘soul searching’ or ‘talking’ (screaming match works too), but hardly ever reach the level of violence’ of that of father/son issues. And I find myself being much more affected (emotionally and visually) by the father/son issues. It hit me on a basic level that makes me sit at the edge of my seat, eyes glued to the screen. Damn good drama (or melodrama, depending how you want to interpret it.)

Hmm. Just how differently do the w-media and the j-media depict father/son issues? It is too early for me to think in that direction. Not enough coffee and mind can’t change track.

Revenge of the Sith.

  • May. 21st, 2005 at 10:21 PM
naanima: (biteme65-Evil)
I have waited thirteen years for this film. Not as long as 28 years, but I have waited 13 years for this film, and that’s over half of my life. I saw it tonight and I can’t adequately convey how I’m feeling at the present. Slightly numb, pained, and so drained. I sat at the edge of my seat and watched Anakin Skywalker become Darth Vader. And that might not seem much to those who aren’t fans of Star Wars, who don’t remember the first time they saw Darth Vader offer his hand to Luke Skywalker and told him that he was his father. That’s OK, you don’t need to I can remember it for you.

Tonight, I saw Anakin Skywalker become Darth Vader. I laughed, I cried, and felt my heart constrict in pain. It had its faults but it didn’t matter, because for 2 and half hours it felt like I was 9 again. And nothing mattered, except for the life of a man who became the scarred-old-man wanting to look at his son with his own eyes for one final time. Thank you George Lucas, you don’t know me and probably never will, but I just wanted to say thank you. You changed the way a little girl viewed the world 13 years ago, and tonight you reminded her why she wanted to know the story of that scarred old man. Thank you.

spoiler-ish thoughts )

Thank you Mr. Lucas.

Never seen 'Star Wars'

  • Apr. 29th, 2003 at 5:28 PM
naanima: (Default)
Realistically speaking I know there are people out there who haven't seen the origial Star Wars, or even know much about the storyline beyond the fact that it's about duels, but it is always a surprise to find out someone you know is one of them. I've always taken it for granted that if you're an English speaker and is relatively in touch with popular culture that Star Wars is something you would have seen.

Behind my bitterness at the new SW films, and the relative time distance I last saw the origial trilogy, SW is something that'll be forever part of my childhood and to an cetain extend is a hallmark to my enjoyment of cetain genera. I remember the first time I ever saw any of SW. It was Return of the Jedi, and I remember being intrigued by it (not knowing that is was the last ten minutes of the film) wondering who everyone was and what was happening. I didn't know any of those things, but it didn't matter, because without knowing anthing about the history of the characters I had fallen in love with SW.

And well, the rest is history, I hunted down the rest of the film a year later and watched all of it over ten times and since then have watched it everytime it's shown on tv. I read the books up till they kille doff Chewiwe, I can talk about the series with fans for hours and once in awhile I'm reminded of why I love the original films so much.

This entry really didn't have any point except to talk about my love of SW and my disbelief that there are people out there who haven't seen the original series. Emotionally it is just not making any sense.


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