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Pilot Season

Comments you didn't ask for, about shows you haven't seen.
In order of Most Liked...

//Pushing Daisies

Pushing

The beginning is very "Amelie" inspired. When it is all said and done I felt a Tim Burton "Big Fish" vibe going on mainly in the art direction. This may be one of the most romantic and sweet shows on television next season. Mind you, I made the "Big Fish" connection before reading the ABC page stating that this show comes from the producers of "Big Fish". It's just so obvious. 

+ Trailer
+ Daisies To Push Romance

//Reaper

Reaper

I'm still not forgiving the CW for canceling Veronica Mars but this will do. Even though Kevin Smith is involved the show is Funny! Twin Peaks Alumn Watch #1: Ray Wise as the Devil. Beck's "Devil's Haircut" perfectly used in the soundtrack.

+ Trailer
+ The CW's ‘Reaper’: Don't Fear It!
+ What in the world does Kevin Smith have to do with NBC's Heroes?
+ Meet the cast

//Chuck

Chuck

This show has the "Alias" vibe down. Hell, I even thought it was an ABC show and started panicking about how they would find a way to fuck it up. Thankfully its on NBC. Finally a good fit to follow "Heroes" on Mondays. Never has a show featured so many Nerdy references. The second show to feature "Beck" in the soundtrack.

+ Official Site
+ Review

//Bionic Woman

Bw

Wow, Stabuck is evil! The Bionic Woman vs Bionic Woman fight was great. I'm Sold! Twin Peaks Alumn Watch #2: Miguel Ferrer as the leader of the Government Bionic whatever project.

+ Official Site

I also watched the pilot for "The Sarah Connor Chronicles". It stunk.


Amused by...A Miscellany

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// Eisley - Invasion Video

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// Tales of Earthsea

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+ Trailer

[ Tamiya Terashima - Ihen ~ Ryuu - from Gedo Senki (Tales From Earthsea) Original Soundtrack ]

I was a little disappointed because the film is a little slow and there weren't enough dragons and magic to my liking. Still, even a disappointing Studio Ghibli film is better than half the stuff out there.

 "Licensing problems are in the way of a North American release of Gedo Senki, with the Sci-Fi Channel, which released the miniseries Legend of Earthsea in 2004, currently holding the rights to the property. Under the current situation, the film cannot be released earlier than 2009, when Sci-Fi's rights expire" { source }

// Broken English

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+ Trailer
+ 'Broken English' Unscripted - Parker Posey and Drea De Matteo

I'm going to see this next week.

[ Tegan & Sara vs. Mylo - Walking with a Ghost in Paris ]

// Ninja Gaiden Sigma

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+ Trailer
Chapter 2 is visually stunning.

// Xbox 360 Achievements

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"Wait around at the beginning of the game on the couch with Jenny. After you make out and wait a few seconds, the achievement will unlock, you can then get up and leave." /via

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"Teabagger achievement" This is a viral achievement. You must kill and tea-bag someone who already has this achievement. Tea-bagging is standing on their face and pressing the left-thumbstick(crouch) thus making the ball-to-face connection. Repeat as desired for massive damage to the teabagged player's ego. Try not to get killed whilst teabagging as this will invetably lead to a fierce teabagging retaliation. The devs started with this achievement, so that's how the fever got started. /via

// Comics

Batgirlnew
+ All-Star Batgirl

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+ BATMAN #666, "Numbers of the Beast."

Heroesclairecover
+ Rumor: Heroes Game To Be Unveiled at Comic-Con

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+ Bring It Home

BIG-SCREEN WATCHMEN's FIRST CASTINGS
‘Stardust’ Sword-Fighting Clip
First Look: ‘Beowulf’


sex for depressives

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/wendy bevan/

[ Spottiswoode And His Enemies - Never Gonna Get That Girl ]

“Poor me. There’s nothing so sweet as wallowing in it is there? Wallowing is sex for depressives.”
Jeanette Winterson

“It’s a pity if someone… has to console himself for the wreck of his days with the notion that somehow his voice, his work embodies the deepest, most obscure, freshest, rawest oyster of reality in the unfathomable refrigerator of the heart’s ocean, but I am such a one, and there you have it.”
Leonard Cohen


unsent letter

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no more kisses by ~apflee

[ Sara Bareilles - Gravity ]

Dear xxxxxxy,

I felt sick at first but I was actually waking up from numbness. It was your existence, it made my guts hurt ( and I need that, I suppose. ) I’ll stop painting a new coat on the rancor in my heart when you stop lying your heart out. Only then will we recall our past and sing it like a karaoke song. I’m your most important footnote, that song you keep listening to over and over. And the ugly irony is that we miss our insanity, it was a pure blissful tension. This is how I came to realize that I need you, in some shape or form.


baby i've been here before

Appleinpain

+ Marissa Nadler - Chelsea Hotel #2

So brave and so sweet

+ Allison Crowe - Hallelujah

You don't really care for music, do you?

+ Regina Spektor - Hotel Song

You will never be my fool

+ Sara Bareilles - Love Song

Blank stares at blank pages
No easy way to say this
You mean well but you make this hard on me

+ The White Stripes - I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself

Movies only make me sad
parties make me feel as bad
cause I'm not with you

+ Radiohead - The Bends

where are you now when I need you


07 / best fall season in gaming / parte tres / Microsoft

Girls_xbox_360

360gamesmewants

Halo 3 / Mass Effect / Bioshock

+ "Essential Facts About The Computer And Video Game Industry"

  • 67% of American heads of households play computer or video games
  • The average game player age is: 33
  • In 2007, 24% of gamers were over the age of 50
  • 38% of game players are female
  • 55% of parents believe games are a positive part of their childrens' lives
  • 47% of online game players are female


Your Cloud

Herheadintheclouds
.....head in the clouds

// Tori Amos - Bouncing Off Clouds  [Live] | Make It Easy, Make This Easy
// Tori Amos - Cloud on My Tongue [Live] | Leave me the way I was before

I tried to wave the white flag; did you see it through the fog of our cold war? It was sabotage from your side and I was crushed. Despite of it, I still lingered. I learned to erase all the romantic campaigns I was going to launch against you and wondered why you kept me around, like a rare pet dragon you refused to slay.


My Chernobyl Love

Descent
Descent, Digital C. Print, 2003 

[ Falling Slowly: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová - Live ]

You don’t know the latitudes or the amount of inspiration you give me. Is it inspiration or a dose of hope? Don’t mind me; I’m just a media magnet with fantastic anxiety. I’m wallpaper in room that houses your posture. By the time I was staring at your silence, which I took to mean “I’m not an option”, I was dreaming of a thousand LED displays that described my feelings for you.