alory_shannon: ...I will KISS YOU if you know what anime this is from without somehow cheating & looking it up. KISS YOU. (Oh reeeeeeeeeally now;)








# First-World Problemsssss but UGH STILL, HOW ANNOYING

..............I might still go back to that older save file, dammit. B|
alory_shannon: The icon that I will never let Phase escape, regardless of what blogsite we're at. 'Cause deep down, she loves it. ♥ (KIIIIIIITTY; DESTROY ALL HUMANS)

So yesterday, my dad and I went to see Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. I was rather looking forward to it, because I've read the book and thought it was pretty neat for a kid's book (and thinking as a librarian: something to suggest to kids who've read the Harry Potter series and are looking for something similar to read next). wasn't at all what I expected. I know that books change when they're made into movies--I've read AND watched LOTR and HP and a few others, I know how this works--but...they just changed so much of it. The PRIMARY PLOT wasn't even entirely the same, and they took out things and added other things for no feasible reason, to the point that after the movie was over, I just kind of sat there for a moment, thinking, 'Uh...well, that was...entertaining, I guess...? But I really kinda wanted to see Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, and that...wasn't it.' :| Most puzzling to me was the fact that this is a book SERIES, and moviemakers are ALL about making SERIES these days it seems, but...the pretty significant plot point that KRONOS THE LEADER OF THE TITANS WAS ACTUALLY BEHIND IT ALL was ENTIRELY left out. He got named-dropped ONCE at the very beginning in a minor conversation, and that...was it.

And I mean, I would've understood if the book's plot wasn't great/interesting/funny, but...the book version is just SO MUCH BETTER than the movie version, it just sort of boggles me that they would make all those changes. I mean--THEY TOOK OUT A FIGHT WITH A HELLHOUND. And a scene with all these robo-spider things! much other cool stuff, including a scene where a bunch of bullies are trying to give the titular character a Welcome-To-Camp-Halfblood swirly, so he (semi-accidentally) drenches them with toilet water (while remaining 100% dry himself), which I'm SURE most kids (especially young boys) would find hilarious. And just...augh, the pacing and how things happened and how other things were portrayed/executed and even the FIGHT SCENES were so much more DRAMATIC in the books.

So yeah, that was fairly disappointing. :C And best summed up by some random chick sitting behind us who was talking to her parents afterward, and said something along the lines of, "...Soooo, this movie was prettymuch like...what someone who hadn't really READ all of the book THOUGHT the story was about."


...In other more random and amusing news, I had to explain the term "bromance" to my mother today. |D lol Thank you for that, White Collar. Though despite my best efforts, I'm still not sure she quite gets it.
alory_shannon: To a certain extent, don't we all believe the ends justify the means? (We're running out of alibis;)

My brother's home from his first semester of college! Yes, already--the study abroad program has a very ODD schedule, though Taylor's regular schedule is preeeetty special also. It's a little weird having him back, to be honest, though it's not really bad of course...except for one little thing really that's a HUGE pet peeve of mine. We share a bathroom...and he NEVER FAILS to leave hair on the soap. It's obviously just head hair, so I know it could be worse BUT STILL. IT'S GROSS I DON'T LEAVE HAIR ON THE SOAP HOW/WHY DOES HE. And SURE ENOUGH, it happened the FIRST TIME he took a shower after he got home, ahaha. So I told him (and I am deadly serious), that if I ever find hair on the soap again, I'm gonna go Jigglypuff on his face. :| And he gives a whole new meaning to the term "sleeps like the dead" so HE KNOWS I COULD DO IT AND GET AWAY WITH IT.

In other random-as-always news, I got the Twilight movie through the library system the other day, and I KNEW it was going to be terrible, so of course I had to make my mum watch it with me. I wasn't quite sure how she'd react--I mean, she reads all these ridiculous sappy romance novels all the time, so...a part of me was afraid she'd turn out to be The Scariest Freakin' Thing In Existence, i.e. A TWILIGHT MOM. 8| BUT I needn't have feared, it turns out, because the movie was even MORE wretched than I thought it'd be, and thus we spent the whole movie saying variations of "OH MY GOSH DID YOU SEE THAT HE IS SO CREEPY!!!" "OH MY GOSH I KNOW!!!" back and forth at each other. XD And thanks to RPatz' HORRID ACTING in that one scene in the biology lab where they first meet (around 0:08), I had to explain to my 57-year-old mother what the term "jizzed in his pants" means. |Da

lolol The scene when they're at the Cullens' house and he tries to get her to dance with him--my mum deadpanned, "...Dancing...with an iceberg...woohoo." And for all the 'running through the forest' scenes she was like "...What...are they flying? What the heck is going on?"

And then after it was over, she spent the rest of the day being twitchy and creeped out. She just kept coming up to me and saying stuff like, '...And all these teenage girls like him? Really?? HE IS SO WEIRD-LOOKING!' And he IS holy crap I totally agree with the 'foot' part of this thing. 8| 8| 8|

An hour so after the movie:

Me: "SO MOM, I'm going in to work this evening--did you want me to pick up a copy of the book for you from the library?" 0:3
Mum: *glowers* "...No.. I wouldn't want to give it credit for being checked out again."

Five minutes after that:

Me: " know, the second movie is at the theatre right now--"

Oh Twilight. So much fail. And yet you spawn such wonderful goofiness, I can almost, almost forgive you for existing. ...And yet not quite, for you are not so bad you are funny, you are so bad you're BAD.

In other, thankfully non-sparkly news, COLLEGE TTLY MAKES YOU SMRT. My brother proved this last night, while watching television.

Brother: *watching some show where some guy had wired himself up with explosives* "...But what -I- wanna know is, where did he get the CO2?"
Me: *eyebrow quirk* ".......The CO2, huh?"
Brother: "...What?"
Me: *smiiiirks and leans towards him from waaaay across the room...and exhales deeply*
Brother: *UNDERSTANDING DAWNS* "...OH, no, I meant--!"
Me: *already halfway up the stairs & sniggering~* XD

...Of course, if he was learning about things like C-4 in college, I would be sorta worried. BUT STILL. /lol pats teh bruzz0r XD
alory_shannon: Sherlock doing what he does best. Aside from irritating John & sort-of failing at being a human being, anyway. (Default)

/headdesking repeatedly

But...[ profile] shortitude, you might find part of this somewhat interesting's RP related...?

My day yesterday, in script form:

...Take a look, and you'll know why it even exists [HINT: I'M CRAZY AND RUNNING ON LIKE 30 MINUTES OF SLEEP] )
alory_shannon: ...A gaming guide might be nice, too. GET ON IT, IGN AND/OR GAMEFAQS. (If only Real Life had Save Points;)

So I finally actually started Persona 4 this weekend, and last night...I got to Kanji's dungeon. And I knew more or less what was coming (or I THOUGHT I did), but......RIGHT after the "Hello pussycat~" line, my brain just started looping "WTF", which a few seconds later, after "Just relax~" swiftly changed tracks to "...oh my GOD" and hasn't stopped since.

My icon? Yeah, my face looked like that the entire time I was playing that dungeon last night. :|

Add to that the fact that it has GOT to be one of my LEAST favourite dungeons EVER. The adjective that keeps coming to mind is "hellish", and it is just. 100% fitting. That thing is 11 freaking floors and it JUST DOES NOT END and it REALLY annoys me that the monsters are harder-ish than the ones in Yukiko's Castle seemed to be and yet they still give you crap experience. Also FFFFFFFFFFFFF WHAT THE HELL there's something called a "Giza Beast" or something like that--IT'S A F***ING TIGER. *...sings "The Tiger Song" from The Hangover* |D

I think it would've been FUNNIER if the dungeon had been something more like this. Fluffy, sparkly, cotton-candy-pink EVERYTHING. |Db That would've been something awesome, I bet. |D

...I better go beat that dungeon before my parents come home. >___> My dad already gives me crap for liking video games ("...Doesn't this look a little young for you?" is what he's said about prettymuch EVERY game I've played except FFXII), and bad timing was bad since Kanji's little Midnight Channel show happened before I thought it would and he got to see that, so.

Though after he got over the fact that I was indeed playing a dude ("...That's you? Are you a boy?" ...Like that's something unusual? It shouldn't surprise him really--MOST of the time the main character is a guy, so whatever, Dad) after he got over that and I told him that I could have my character date some of the girls in the game, he was suddenly all interested (which amused me) and asked which one I was goin' for (which I found HILARIOUS), and was I going for "the cute one"? So I told him as of now, Yukiko, which he apparently approved of since she was the aforementioned "cute one". |D ...Though I sorta want to be terrible and see how many girlfriends I can rack up for Souji-kun. |D If there are no ill-effects to dating more than one, then I say THROW HER ON THE PILE! >Dbb But yeah, not really wanting to go after Chie. I spend FAR too much of my time saying PLEASE STOP. STOP THAT THING YOU'RE DOING. THAT THING CALLED TALKING. Seriously, she sounds EXACTLY like Kate Monster from Avenue Q, and I just. No. No. Yosuke, on the other hand, can talk all he wants. |DDD Yuri Lowenthal FTMFW. Thankfully he sounds more like Suzaku than Luke or Sasuke, so my worlds aren't quite colliding. Also, I think it must be sort of a rule that he and Johnny Yong Bosch have to play BFFs in anything they're in together. |D ...Though we hear JYB as Adachi more than Souji, and most certainly NOT Yosuke's BFF, ahaha. *is spoiler'd*

...Also, the Social Links things coupled with trying to raise my Knowledge/Expression/Understanding/Courage/Diligence scores sorta makes me a little crazy because I want to max them ALL right away, and I know that is both impossible and impractical, but.



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