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11 October 2014 @ 02:53 pm
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I don't know how I feel about Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie being reunited in Playing It Cool.

Romantic comedies are not really my thing and the trailer did nothing to inspire me to watch it. Everyone looks nice, though.

A friend of mine tried to convince me that we should go see Dracula Untold and pitched it as our chance to see the Bard turn into a vampire and fight Howard Stark. I declined. If I wasn't willing to watch Stark drive fast cars and defy physics, I sure as hell wasn't going to watch him fight a vampire. AGAIN.

On a related Agent Carter note. This will never not make me giggle. Never change, Hayley Atwell. I'm also kind of relieved that Howard's 'tache isn't real. I mean, it fits the character but I also can't not see that's it's also ridiculous.
 
 
 
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 11th, 2014 11:13 pm (UTC)
I was momentarily under the impression that by the Bard you meant Shakespeare, and I was actually wondering who had the idea of making William Shakespeare into a vampire hunter, because, I can tell you now, I think that would be kinda of cool in an awful way. All the Shakespeare puns and references would be brilliant.

"Now is the winter of your discontent, demon!" *stabby*

Anyway, I have no interest in the actual movie. Except to wonder if 'Mehmed' is supposed to be Arabic (it's the Turkish form of Muhammad) and why they keep thinking Dominic Cooper should play Arabic characters. I realized he's one of those Brits who isn't quite as WASP looking, but that doesn't make him not actually white. I don't think he has any Arabic heritage, does he?

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 11th, 2014 11:27 pm (UTC)
the idea of making William Shakespeare into a vampire hunter, because, I can tell you now, I think that would be kinda of cool in an awful way.

Oh, I'd probably watch that movie twice.

"A stake! A stake! My kingdom for a stake!"

Except to wonder if 'Mehmed' is supposed to be Arabic (it's the Turkish form of Muhammad)

I'm about 99% sure he's supposed to be Turkish.

I don't think he has any Arabic heritage, does he?

I don't think so. But then again, I could be wrong. But somehow I really don't think so.

Yeah, I've noticed this as well which reminded me a lot of how Alfred Molina got the same kind of casting. He's played a lot of non-White characters that are well outside his Spanish-Italian heritage.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 12th, 2014 12:20 am (UTC)
"A stake! A stake! My kingdom for a stake!"

"Is this garlic I see before me, its clove pointed towards my hand?"

I'm about 99% sure he's supposed to be Turkish.

Well, I suppose it isn't fair to say that there are no white people in Turkey or white Muslims, or white Muslims from Turkey.

Yeah, I've noticed this as well which reminded me a lot of how Alfred Molina got the same kind of casting. He's played a lot of non-White characters that are well outside his Spanish-Italian heritage.

He (Molina) was talking about that on his Nerdist podcast. His drama school teacher called him 'racially ambivalent', by which I think he meant ambiguous. He later used ambiguous when he should have used ambivalent, so I think he has the meaning of the two words confused. But yeah, I always sort of forget he's English until I see him in interviews, because he so rarely plays English in films. He's done all sorts of ethnicities and accent, I forget which ones are his real ones. I always assumed he was Italian, but I didn't know about the Spanish until just recently.

Edited at 2014-10-12 12:24 am (UTC)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 12th, 2014 12:55 am (UTC)
"God has given you once face and you make yourself a demon!"

Actually, the original line of "make yourself another" is kind of apt as is.

His drama school teacher called him 'racially ambivalent', by which I think he meant ambiguous. He later used ambiguous when he should have used ambivalent, so I think he has the meaning of the two words confused.

Hee! "I'm rather ambivalent about my race. Sometimes it's good, sometimes bad." Actually, this is probably not a far fetched comment by any means for some people.

I don't particularly find Dominic Cooper racially ambiguous. I think he looks pretty White. Sure, he's not say, Benedict Cumberbatch White but he doesn't look not White to me.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 12th, 2014 01:32 am (UTC)
Actually, the original line of "make yourself another" is kind of apt as is.

I feel like Shakespeare Lines as Spoken by Vampire Hunters is totally a game played at our tea parties,

I don't particularly find Dominic Cooper racially ambiguous. I think he looks pretty White. Sure, he's not say, Benedict Cumberbatch White but he doesn't look not White to me.

I think he has that similar look of Clive Owen, Rufus Sewell, and Ioan Gruffudd, they have less of a pasty white to their whiteness and their hair and eyes are dark. But taking a person with black hair and brown eyes and giving them a spray tan does not really make them not-White.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 12th, 2014 01:34 am (UTC)
I feel like Shakespeare Lines as Spoken by Vampire Hunters is totally a game played at our tea parties,

Well, since the guest list and nibbles are taken care of, the next step is figuring out the entertainment.

But taking a person with black hair and brown eyes and giving them a spray tan does not really make them not-White.

This should be a memo to Hollywood.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 12th, 2014 01:52 am (UTC)
Well, since the guest list and nibbles are taken care of, the next step is figuring out the entertainment.

Well, we did have drunken charades, and karaoke, and dancing, so perhaps it's time for something quieter for Faun!Whishaw to enjoy.

This should be a memo to Hollywood.

As much as I find tumblr scary, it has taught me a lot about things like cultural and appropriation and white-washing, which I either didn't know about or didn't recognize, or maybe just didn't have a name for. I feel like I'm more socially conscious (is that the right way to put it?) now.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 12th, 2014 02:06 am (UTC)
so perhaps it's time for something quieter for Faun!Whishaw to enjoy.

Maybe a relaxing game of Whist.

As much as I find tumblr scary, it has taught me a lot about things like cultural and appropriation and white-washing, which I either didn't know about or didn't recognize, or maybe just didn't have a name for. I feel like I'm more socially conscious (is that the right way to put it?) now.

It's good to hear that the Social Justice piece of Tumblr has done some level of spreading knowledge as opposed to shame and rage.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 12th, 2014 02:22 am (UTC)
Maybe a relaxing game of Whist.

Awww! I think we'd need a fourth for that, though, so maybe Giraffe!Smith could drop by for a few rubbers.

It's good to hear that the Social Justice piece of Tumblr has done some level of spreading knowledge as opposed to shame and rage.

I don't engage with anyone, I just read articles that show up on my dash. If I go too far in I start to get angry at all the anger. And a lot of the stuff I see is 'this is how things are changing for the good' which both makes me aware of what's not good and makes me happy to know that it's changing a little.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 12th, 2014 02:26 am (UTC)
Awww! I think we'd need a fourth for that, though, so maybe Giraffe!Smith could drop by for a few rubbers.

So the current guest list is Faun!Whishaw, Giraffe!Smith, Otter!batch, and Meerkat!Hiddleston, right? There was also that picnic with a bunch of others who couldn't all quite fit into Faun!Whishaw's cottage.

And a lot of the stuff I see is 'this is how things are changing for the good' which both makes me aware of what's not good and makes me happy to know that it's changing a little.

That's a really awesome way of getting informed about this kind of stuff. I feel like stuff I read (not just on Tumblr) starts from the point of how things are wrong and it gets disheartening after awhile. Reframing it to show how things are changing is a better tactic in a lot of ways.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 12th, 2014 02:36 am (UTC)
So the current guest list is Faun!Whishaw, Giraffe!Smith, Otter!batch, and Meerkat!Hiddleston, right? There was also that picnic with a bunch of others who couldn't all quite fit into Faun!Whishaw's cottage.

Giraffe!Smith seems to be an occasional guest, and the other three are the regulars. Then we have our picnic bunch of Shark!Bender, Penguin!McAvoy, Horse!Chris Evans, and Ermine!Scarlett Johansson.


That's a really awesome way of getting informed about this kind of stuff. I feel like stuff I read (not just on Tumblr) starts from the point of how things are wrong and it gets disheartening after awhile. Reframing it to show how things are changing is a better tactic in a lot of ways.


I highly recommend following goodstuffhappenedtoday. Lots of cute animals and pretty pictures, with a good dose of feel good world news stories.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 12th, 2014 02:42 am (UTC)
I guess that picnic is at the beach if Shark!Bender and Penguin!McAvoy are there. By the way, the names Shark!Bender and Otter!Batch amuse me greatly. Mainly because I'm imagining someone bending sharks and there being a batch of otters.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 12th, 2014 02:47 am (UTC)
Yeah, we thought a beach with a nice meadow nearby for horse!Evans to caper about in.


Mainly because I'm imagining someone bending sharks and there being a batch of otters.

A batch of otters would be delightful. I'm picturing them in a little muffin basket under a checkered napkin and then popping out and frolicking.

Speaking of otters: ubiquitous animal picture spam time!

Little!Mim contemplates an invention

And investigates a pumpkin

And, this guy and his goose daemon having a sing-a-long.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 12th, 2014 02:51 am (UTC)
ARRRrrggghh!!! So adorable I can't stand it!!

Although this gives me so much push to finish that Stark Family Daemon-verse fic. It's pretty much fluff, I realize. I gave into it. Sure, Mim and Tony have a few moments where they feel a bit lonely but ultimately Mim gets to have a nap, floating next to Tomor and later on gets a sort of bedtime story from Dejeni.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 12th, 2014 02:54 am (UTC)
Awww, that sounds nice!

I kind of want to do something with Abby and daemons, but I don't know how many AUs I can juggle at once. Although Alec snuck into my 'normal' daemon AU I'm writing, so maybe I can smoosh them all together for the daemon!verse. Bring Q in, get the whole family together.

I just want to see Tzophiya dealing with a baby!daemon trying to love her.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 12th, 2014 03:01 am (UTC)
I just want to see Tzophiya dealing with a baby!daemon trying to love her.

Awwww!! I imagine it'll be a nice blend of irritation and confusion. But mostly irritation.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 12th, 2014 03:14 am (UTC)
Tzophiya: I'm busy.
Abby's daemon: I'll be very quiet.
Tzophiya: I don't want you to be quiet, I want you to go away. Sherlock is working on an experiment, it's important.
Abby's daemon: *turns into a baby grey lourie* I will science, too!
Tzophiya: Subira!
Subira: He wants to science, Tzo, don't be such a wet blanket.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 12th, 2014 03:18 am (UTC)
I really enjoy how much Tzo, like Sherlock (because she's his daemon, obvs) is so blunt and rude but Abby's daemon (like Abby because obvs!) just neatly side steps all the rudeness to metaphorically hug her leg.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 12th, 2014 03:29 am (UTC)
I think Sherlock will continue to enjoy her more as she grows up and he can teach her things and she understands things. I imagine the stage of life where she can't say what she wants or is feeling is awful for Sherlock, who can't really deduce a baby. It probably looks something like:

Crying
Loud Noise
Very loud noise
Not wet
Not hungry
????
????
???!!!!!!
Should get John
aelfgyfu_meadaelfgyfu_mead on October 12th, 2014 06:11 pm (UTC)
Abby's daemon: *turns into a baby grey lourie*
Ahahaha!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 12th, 2014 06:17 pm (UTC)
You have to be a grey lourie to properly science, you know. :-)
aelfgyfu_mead: Falconaelfgyfu_mead on October 12th, 2014 06:14 pm (UTC)
Brilliant Husband came to see what I was howling at. I was laughing at the trailer. It broke my brain to see Captain American explaining to Falcon that he didn't want to write a romcom, he wanted to write action. BH did not find this quite as amusing as I did. Have I mentioned that BH is something of an Actor? He maybe has a little less trouble separating actors and characters than I do. But that totally looks like Steve Rogers has grown a beard and darkened his hair to get away from crowds of adoring fans, and Sam Wilson has found a new line of work. I think that actually improved the trailer for me. I don't think I need to see the movie. The trailer was quite enough.

I was also briefly confused by "the Bard" and went to see whether the lead of Dracula Untold had played Shakespeare in some movie of which I was unaware. I would totally see y'all's Shakespeare: Vampire Hunter movie.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 13th, 2014 12:27 am (UTC)
But that totally looks like Steve Rogers has grown a beard and darkened his hair to get away from crowds of adoring fans, and Sam Wilson has found a new line of work.

Ah hahaha! Poor Steve just wanted a change in career but he's being pigeonholed into writing nothing but romcoms.