to write your author bio. No facts needed!
2011-01-08 08:54 pm (UTC)
Re: I would be happy ...
How generous! But I can do the no-facts-needed version myself.
2011-01-08 08:59 pm (UTC)
Ahh, but I don't know you ...
I am an unbiased estimator.
that with that last response, I'm out of jokes.
Man, I was just talking about that movie last night. Didn't they change the title to The Seeker or something? I mostly tried to scrub its existence from my thoughts; originally I was so excited to hear they were filming The Dark Is Rising, and that they cast Christopher Eccleston as the Rider, and it all seemed so promising . . . and then I saw the trailer and a piece of my soul died. Not for love or money would I watch the resulting film.
Depends on what part of the world you're in. Here in Canada it was The Seeker: The Dark is Rising, in the States it was The Seeker, and in the UK it was The Dark is Rising. No matter the title, it's a horrid movie.
That is not strictly true. On our OnDemand here in the US, it was listed as The Dark Is Rising.
We are, however, in Baja Canada. So maybe that explains it.
Hmm...that's what I'd seen on all the movie posters and such that I'd seen for the various countries, and such. Perhaps they changed it again. Wouldn't surprise me, what with all the other changes they made!
I was not intending to watch it, but then markgritter
wanted to give it a try.
When the dog asked to be taken outside, that was a break-point that allowed us to say to each other, "I hate this movie! Let's stop!"
The things we do for loved ones.
to say to each other, "I hate this movie! Let's stop!"
I've thought a great invention (you could easily do this with a smart-phone app) would be something where you could vote to stop watching a movie.
I mean, if something *really* sucks, I'll just say "I can't take this", and go do something else (I did that with "The Road"). But there are many movies my wife and I get to the end of, and we both say "wow, that sucked".
But you don't really want to say that mid-stream, if your SO is enjoying the film. So I envision some app where you could press the "SUCKS" button, and if you both pressed it, it would enable a guilt-free termination.
See, in this case it was a further iteration of that. We were both sitting there going, "Ack, this is awful
." So it wasn't that I was thinking, "Perhaps markgritter
thinks this is good, and I shouldn't spoil it for him." (Because if he had that little taste, I would
spoil it for him. I've done it before. I have a friend who used to read Terry Brooks novels and now can't stand them because of me: he argued against my critiques vociferously, only to find that when he returned to the scene of the crime, he couldn't stop seeing what I was point out. Wiktory is mine.) But I think we were
both wondering whether the other person was enjoying
finding it awful.timprov
makes all this easier: he just gets up and leaves regardless of what the rest of us are doing, so there's never any question, unless it's the question of shouting after him, "Wait, I hate this, too! Do you want to play BSG instead?"
You need one of these if you end up trying churches again.
Oh, well, in that case we already have an agreement that we are both Bad Spouse, after the horrible incident where we were both Good Spouse instead.
I'm wondering if it's sort of like that certain body language or gesture that a couple has that says between them, "I'm ready to get out of here when you are." I know this one well.
Heh. Actually the incident in question came about through a failure of that mode: we both kept getting more and more tense and angry, and we kept thinking, "He/she is about to snap and get up! And then we will be done with this awful place!"
Now we just have a standing agreement not to wait.
As the books are my favourite books of all time, I refer to that butchery as "The Movie that Must Not be Named"--it is truly hideous.
Just to piggyback on what freelikebeer
said ... it is a time-honored tradition to have someone else
write your author bio, with or without facts.
I thought you might like to know that on a recent occasion my son Glen was seen to be wearing his pajamas in the evening--the same ones he had slept in. When it was noted, he said, "I win!"
Noooo, Glen! You have to bathe and put on different pajamas in order to win!
I wouldn't say I like butchering children's fantasy classics. There are all those sub-plots and secondary characters to chop off, and then you have to hang them up so all the drama can drain out.
(More seriously, I do mean to get to the Chronicles of Edison, as well as the other portal fantasy-derived thing we've talked about. Eventually. *sigh*)
Oh, metaphors. How they lead us down grody paths.
Chronicles of Edison wouldn't be butchery, though. It would be awesome. Which I have said before, but it doesn't hurt to repeat.
2011-01-09 08:40 pm (UTC)
your pantry = Narnia
I've seen it. I do believe.