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Just came back from seeing the movie. We saw it in 2d because there was no way we were paying extra money to wear uncomfortable glasses that dim down an already dim movie just to see some pointless add-on 3D. Not happening.

So we saw it as it was meant to be seen, and...

It was everything I hoped it would be.

I cried. Again. You'd think after reading the book and knowing everything, but no, I cried. Like a baby (but a really quiet one). For like ten minutes straight at a certain part in the film (you know when, if you've read the book). And I wasn't the only one. There was a suspicious amount of sniffling going on around me during that part.

Also... None of my family has read the books. And I have spent TEN YEARS keeping them spoiler free, and hemming and hawing when they ask me questions about things. Y'know, it's hard having a discussion with someone about something when they're speculating and you know the answer, but have to very carefully not give that answer away. It's even harder when they ask you questions outright and you're a terrible liar.

But it was so worth it, that they got to watch it without knowing what would happen. They loved, loved, loved the movie too. :)

*sigh* That was so awesome.

But the lines man... We showed up two and a half hours before the start and we were the first people in line. The second people in line showed up ten minutes later. An hour and a half before the show started, there were several dozen people already in line. By the time they let us in, there must have been over a hundred. Probably over two hundred.

And the ushers tried to take our seats! My brother and I were buying concessions, and my Mom had to run out and get our stubs because the usher was threatening to sit someone down right then and my brother and I had our stubs with us because they told us keep our stubs with us when they first let us out of the line (but didn't say why), and...

Ugh. Anyway, we called them later, and apparently the theater never oversells seats (though they will sell out every last seat) but some people try to sneak into movies for free and others will lie and say they're saving a seat for someone because they don't want to sit next to a stranger, so when you have something like Harry Potter that sells out, you have to check and make sure every seat belongs to a ticket holder.

But they shouldn't have made the issue of "show us the stubs right now or we'll seat someone there". According to the manager, they're supposed to say, "okay we understand they're getting concessions, but we're coming back to check when the movie starts," and so they gave my mom some free tickets for all the hassle they put us through. And it was a lot of hassle. My mom, who is in her fifties, had to run to get my and my brother's stubs from us, and wasn't even sure if the usher was going to wait for her to get back with them, and didn't know if my brother and I would even be able to get back inside without our stubs, because we wouldn't have them on us anymore, and it just really stressed her out, right when she was all set to sit down and enjoy the last movie in a series she's been watching for a decade.

So that wasn't such a nice part, but the movie itself was fantastic and we are definitely going to see it again. Just, maybe not until the crowds thin out some more.
 
 
Beneficia
Disclaimer: First off, this post contains spoilers for Doctor Who series 5 and 6 (up to the currently aired episode, 6x03). Secondly, this post contains no spoilers for Doctor Who past season 6, episode 3. Please keep it that way in the comments.


So this is going to be long *puts on thinky thinking cap from Thinktown, Thinkania*

This is an analysis of the, hmm, main villain(s), lets say, of Series 5 and 6 of Doctor Who. I'm not even properly naming it/he/she/them outside the cut or in the title of this post so as to not spoil unsuspecting readers of this post.

So for the spoiler free, call this post "An Analysis of the Main Villain(s) of Doctor Who in Series 5 and in Series 6 (so far), With Particular Emphasis on Their Abilities, Various Foreshadowing in Certain Episodes, and Possible Appearances and Influences in Series 5."

Or for those who have seen up through season 6, episode two, the proper title is...


 
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Anyway, that's my two cents (*looks up* more like a buck and some change) on the first two episodes (well, technically three) of season 6. Any thoughts?
 
 
Beneficia
28 April 2011 @ 04:01 am
HOW HAVE I NOT SEEN THIS VIDEO BEFORE NOW?!


I JUST found this video, which is a travesty because it was made a year ago, but this may very well be THE BEST DOCTOR WHO VIDEO EVER MADE, I kid you not. It's also one of the best summaries of the Tenth Doctor's tenure I've ever seen (spoilers for seasons 2, 3, 4, specials, and Eleven's appearance).

Run, don't walk, to watch this if you haven't seen it yet. ----> Tenth Doctor: The Musical by di0br

I dare you not to laugh your ass off.


This has been a public service announcement from your neighborhood flist.
 
 
Beneficia
26 February 2011 @ 08:09 pm
 
 
 
Beneficia
22 November 2010 @ 06:38 pm
It's done. I've seen the whole series.

*big whoosh*

I need to go pass out from the EPICNESS now.
 
 
Beneficia
22 November 2010 @ 06:14 pm
TOPH! Toph's knocking!

OLD GUYS!

...


...

And then...

Oh man, the music they used for the fight scenes...

Whoa.

Wow. I think the epic is breaking my brain.

One episode to go.
 
 
Beneficia
22 November 2010 @ 05:37 pm
TWO EPISODES LEFT!!!

AAAHHH!!

THE EPICNESS! I CANNOT CONTAIN IT!
 
 
Beneficia
22 November 2010 @ 04:43 pm
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

:DDDDDDDDDDDDDD

THE PLAY! THE IN JOKES! THE SELF MOCKING! RECOGNITION OF THE PLOT HOLES! RECOGNITION OF ZUKO'S HAIR! Oh this is too good.

And Toph! "I sound like a guy! A really buff guy! ... I wouldn't have cast it any other way!" Toph remains awesome.



"Did Jet just... die?"

"You know, it was really unclear."

HEE! PERFECT!



"Choose treachery. *sing song* "It's more fu-un." *sporfle*



"HONOOOOORRRRRR!!!" *sporfle*

"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!"




On a sadder note:

Only four episodes left :(
 
 
Beneficia
22 November 2010 @ 02:02 pm
"Why are you here?"

"I'm here to tell the truth."

YES!!

*fistpunches the air* It's only about time!

ETA: Spoilers in comments
 
 
Beneficia
22 November 2010 @ 02:50 am
TOPH! "How could I possibly play? I'm blind." Hee hee. Toph cheating the gamblers! Toph lying in the road pretending to get run over! Sokka and Sokka's fake beard!

And then...

"SOKKA WATCH OUT! It's Sparky-Sparky-Boom Man!"

ROFL!

"Katara, you're a genius! A sweaty stinky genius!"

HEE! I LOVE this show's dialogue.