trinityvixen: (fangirl)
[ profile] bigscary and I have been going back and forth on Tumblr about Mass Effect and how much I love all the aliens. (I LOVE THEM SO MUCH, YOU GUYS.) And as much as he's obviously wrong about the vastly superior Garrus, it's kind of one of those stupid nerd fights that charge the batteries as much as anything. It also makes me miss Mass Effect like a sunovabitch. (Except for the humans. Except for most of the humans.) God, that is probably my favorite game series ever. I miss it, so, so much.

I know they're making another one. I kind of don't want it. Unless it's totally about the universe after Shepard did what SHE did (because it's not Fem!Shep, it's fucking Shep), in which case, sure, sign me up. I want to hear all about Joker and EDI's adorable cyborg grandbabies and how Liara is still alive and no one else is and how that makes the historian even more the bearer of memories of times gone by. I want to see an entire planet be OVER IT with Javik's 'tude.

But Shepard is gone. She should stay gone. I want a new hero. I want to play one of the reputedly awesome Krogan ladies. An Asari Justicar. I would play a goddamend Rachni. (It would probably be like playing a Xenomorph, like in my other favorite game ever, Aliens vs Predator.) I want to be an alien and have to learn to think like they do and not force them to be cool with how humans think because humans are boooooooooooooooooooooooring. I want my alien wrecking crew. Okay, so maybe I can take a sequel.

Just...not a movie, okay? Especially not a movie with dude!Shep. I cannot.
trinityvixen: (insane)
Forgot to mention in my post about Once Upon a Time: Still not a Fables TV Show, but this show is like playing the "Hey, I know you from somewhere..." game every week. And, maddeningly for me, I cannot figure out where I know people from. Because they're even so obscure, I haven't seen them in much. One of the guys bugging me the most turns out to have played the boyfriend/ex of the lead on Covert Affairs, itself a show that I cannot figure out how come I've seen as much of it as I have. (Oh, wait, I remember now: the blind guy was hot.) That's on top of the LOST cast reunions and the random Bucky Barnes cameos.

Perhaps the one that blind-sided me the most, however, is the straight-laced nice-guy playing Jiminy Cricket is HOLY FUCKING GOD KAIDEN ALENKO!?!?! I knew I recognized that oddly gruff voice, but it weirds me right the fuck out to see him acting. At least he's more handsome than Kaiden?
trinityvixen: (Default)
This is a five-point defense of the players who disliked the ending of Mass Effect 3, so naturally there are A TON OF SPOILERS should you choose to read it. At the risk of becoming, as I worried with my roommate last night, the backlash against the backlash, I still find these arguments lacking. There is exactly one point they raise on which I agreed, but that was a logical error so out of line with the events of the ending that, like or dislike, stands out like a colossal WTF?

I hereby resolve to stop protesting against the backlash. Haters gonna hate, I believe, is the thing the kids say. And who knows? If I play through a second time with Renegade Shepard and like the ending less, I might be among them. Bloody unlikely, but we'll see.

What I'm most contemplating now, though, is a re-play through the whole series, stopping along the way to pick up a couple of the DLC adventures from the first two games that I never played. (Yes, you read that right: there was something branded Mass Effect, a video game no less, that I have not played!) I'm still mightily opposed on grounds of fuck EA and their enforced new-game buying tactics, DLC shouldn't be used as a bribe to get people to pay for your game or prevented from having if you don't, etc., etc. But my high and mighty standards stand weak before my love of these games. I don't expect my willpower to last.

In other video gaming news, has anybody out there played Heavy Rain and can anyone explain to me why the game wouldn't be, like, immediately solved by the protagonist just going to the fucking police in the first place!?!? Even with abusive asshole cop in charge of the investigation! It would be better! [ profile] moonlightalice and [ profile] wellgull are watching me go through the story--which I bumped down to easy difficulty because the game play is that much not fun--and we're all in fits about how stupid absolutely everything the hero does is. Every five seconds, I'm hissing Call the poliiiiicccccceeeeeeeee.
trinityvixen: (fangirl)
Sigh, the backlash against the ending of Mass Effect 3 continues apace. Apparently, there's real enough protest that somebody has raised $70k in protest. Thank God, gamers are not entirely useless and they've donated it to Child's Play. (Spoiler warning: they talk about the ending, but not in detail.) If you're going to raise a ruckus that only makes you look like an idiot, by all means, at least donate the reward of that ruckus to somebody who'll be more grateful for games than you are. Suck it up and deal. Unlike just about every movie trilogy I could name, this game ended on a cohesive note, and its ending is not inappropriate for the tenor of the series. Why it should be sunshine and rainbows (Krogan! Made me a cake!) in order for it to be "good" is beyond me. God for-fucking-bid these people should get their way. They want the "Hollywood" ending, according to that article. I'll take what BioWare puts out over any Hollywood ending. Last I checked, movie-goers weren't thrilled about the Disney-fication of every goddamned thing.

In short, look at all the fucks BioWare doesn't give 'cause you didn't get a blowjob from the ending of their game. The game is actually really good, and aside from Vega, full of aliens to wuff. Well, it's full of humans to boink, too, as this comic accurately lampoons. And while I'm collecting all my favorite webcomics on this subject: THIS. I know why it's there. But it still sucked ass to wait through.
trinityvixen: (fangirl)
Between trips to the bathroom, I managed to complete Mass Effect 3 this weekend. (I typed "4" there by accident at first. Alas, never to be.)
Absolutely no spoilers, just my opinion on the tenor of the ending, but just in case. )

I am more upset that the franchise is over. I suppose it isn't, really. If I want to try and get different endings, apparently I have to play multiplayer. Or one of two iOS games, which, yes, I've already bought and will put to use with my Renegade Shepard to see if it does diddly or squat. There's always something more you can do, given the way the game has been marketed--more you can buy to get at the cheap thrill version of the fun you had actually playing the game. I've never subscribed to that, which is why I'm annoyed that you can alter your results with things that feel completely extraneous to the game. Multiplayer? Come on now. Are you going to give out codes for reading the comics as well? Might as well, seeing as multiplayer is going to get fuck-all attention from me.

I don't like the necessity of having to pull on more and other media or different genres of video gaming within the same universe in order to achieve within the game you love. If you want more from the game, by all means, have at the comics and the extra missions, but, call me old-fashioned, I believe, for all the choosing of my own adventure within Mass Effect, there was a core story and very little extra was needed or improved it where it was added. It's nice that they are something else I can have if I get too depressed that the story is over. I'm a little depressed, not gonna lie, but it feels cheap to go for those tie-in stories as if they'll satisfy in the same way. I'd almost love to see a trilogy of games that takes place centuries after the ending of Mass Effect 3. Where will the universe be then? That, to me, is more interesting than all the stories of what various folk are doing while Shepard is saving the goddamned galaxy.
trinityvixen: (blogging from work)
I think someone accidentally dosed Shepard with sex spores.

Absolutely no specific spoilers, but just in case. )

On the other hand, Bastard Male Shepard is TOTALLY going to pretend to love everybody and sleep with them.

In other news, my colleagues are squealing over Diane Von Furstenburg's (I should be worried that I spelled that completely right, shouldn't I?) new line for GAP. Meanwhile, I am watching this at work, totally spellbound:

I also read this entry on a blog and cracked the fuck up at the entries "John Carter of Dune" (oh God, I'm still laughing) and "The Punisher and Batman debate the death penalty." There are some better conceptual ones (Ferris Bueller's Day of the Living Dead" was pretty inspired) but those two were especially hilarious. I'd actually pay money to see Paul Dini make the Marvel vs Capcom one.

I don't think I have anything in common with these people.
trinityvixen: (got nothing)
How else can explain inexplicably forgetting not one, but two appointments today? I hit the snooze button extra times this morning only to have to rush around my apartment in whirl of teeth-brushing, cat-feeding, lunch-packing madness because I forgot I had a doctor's appointment at 9:30. Which I was fifteen minutes late for despite taking a cab up to work. The only good news about that is that because I was late, my appointment started almost right away, as opposed to making me wait fifteen-twenty minutes like they usually do.

I set about making a hundred plans for after work, mostly involving getting my ass back on the exercise bike after going to the grocery store (I think it's been, like, two weeks since last I set foot in one). Which will all have to wait now, seeing as I promised weeks ago to catch up with an old high school friend for dinner. At least she texted me today, or I'd have left her hanging wherever. I need to remember to put these things in my calendar. Although I'm pretty sure that I did put the doctor's appointment in my calendar, and I forgot it anyway, and if I could remember things well enough I to put them in the calendar, I wouldn't need the calendar in the first place.

Okay, so maybe I can't stay up until 4 am playing Mass Effect without consequences. Duly noted. Hey, brain, how do we feel about staying up all night/morning playing House of the Dead: Overkill? Surely, that can't be as bad.
trinityvixen: (fangirl)
The thing is, when I'm playing Mass Effect, I'm usually bitching about/at it (if not aloud, then at least in my head). The constant loading, the needless slow-ups, having to go all over my enormous ship to talk to people all the time, lest I miss when they really want to have a talk, the fire fights that I still can't aim at no matter what I do...

The second I step away from it, all I want to do is to go back. I was up until an ungodly hour this morning playing, but what all I achieved for that, I could not tell you. I grabbed a few more people onto my ship, said hello to some old friends (wow, it was awkward telling off the person I went after, romantically, in ME because I'm still interested in the one I got in ME2), explored a few worlds while trying not to attract undue attention from the galaxy-ending baddies. So I did stuff. But mostly I just talked to people and did a few errand missions. They've made it more and less complicated to do what was always my favorite part of the flying around part of the game, which is mining for shit on planets. It's less work to find stuff, but it's more dangerous to try. Totally addictive.

I have to stop reading the internet, though, because despite the fact that Shepard has grown, as a character, in different ways between different folks, the second I hear something that spoils anything, I get irrationally pissed the fuck off. It's the last game in the series (or so BioWare claims; I'm a tad skeptical that they wouldn't keep going for all of my and every other fan's money), so I want to get through it without being spoiled (which is why I can't say more than I have here; respect!). Especially since every development makes me want to hug the game and squeeze it until it pops with love. If those get spoiled for me, I develop an equally passionate response in the opposite direction--I WILL KILL EVERYONE.

So, yeah, I need to finish this without spoilers. I also need to figure out why none of my avatar rewards for the game are showing up on my avatar. I want my N7 helmet and my Normandy, damn it.
trinityvixen: (Default)
I have probably 20 bottles of lotion/shower gel at home, but I couldn't resist another sale at Bath & Body Works because I've discovered that I really like the body creams (less greasy, more moisture-retaining, and therefore better for all-over use than their lotions) and that I use up a lot of it quickly. So I wanted some more of the scent I really like right now (Be Enchanted), so I ordered some more (and some other things to make up for free shipping, of course). One of the travel-size lotions I bought (I'm crossing fingers that I have a lot of traveling to do for interviews and thus need such things) opened up a little in the packaging. I didn't lose a ton of it, but it was still pretty annoying. I've written to ask them to give me some site credit at least (it would cost more to ship back than it's worth). I know, I know, somebody call the waaaaaaahmbulance.

Other things bothering me today: I was looking at pre-orders for Mass Effect 3, and it seems like the best deal, vis a vis bonuses, is GameStop, which makes me feel incredibly gross. I hate giving them money for a pre-order, only because it's an inconvenience to go to the store (versus having Amazon ship it to me by release date) and it would be rewarding their business model whereby they harass you to pre-order shit every time you ring something up. I may be spared having to go there for the pre-order, though, as it seems they may be sold out. I looked into extras with other retailers, and they're average. Honestly, just the bonuses from the Collector's Edition should be enough. I would have plunked down money with--of all retailers--Best Buy right away as they gave out bonus Reward Zone points and $5 off if you pre-ordered. However, this was only for the standard version. Which is ridiculous. I will probably just go with Amazon again.

I also do not approve of using voice commands through the Kinect to play Mass Effect 3. I am heartened to see that Penny Arcade agrees with me. It's not faster--speaking commands is not going to be faster than clicking around a command wheel unless you're reaaaaaally clumsy with that wheel. The potential for error, too, is one that would prevent me from utilizing that command structure. Not to mention that you'd have to have other people being quiet for it to work, wouldn't you? On top of that, I'm sure my roommates don't want to hear the dirty, dirty things I would be whispering in Garrus' ears...
trinityvixen: (win!)
I've seen many arguments for and against prosecution of digital content pirates. This is the best argument I've yet read as to why prosecution is the losing strategy if your battle is really about sales and not, say, some sort of ego trip about controlling content.
Some more thoughts on this. )

Speaking of Legos and pirates, though, I bought the latest game, Lego: Pirates of the Caribbean, and it's delightful, if a little bizarre. Like, I can hardly tell where the cut scenes are going to end and going to drop me in to play the story. Also, a lot of the story play seems to take place in scenes that aren't, strictly speaking, movie-based. For instance, recruiting Jack Sparrow's crew to go chase after Barbosa in The Curse of the Black Pearl. In the movie, Jack goes as far as to find Mr. Gibbs himself, but the rest of the crew shows up at the dock later, and that's the end of it. In the game, I run around finding each person and securing them for my ship. It's a little backwards, but in a movie where there are a) invincible zombie enemies and b) not infinite amounts of droids to destroy, it's passable. It's a Lego [Fill in the Blank Film Franchise] game; it could be Lego: Twilight and I would still play it. (Especially if I got to bash little Edward into a million studs on occasion.) Hopefully, too, it will tide me over until Lego makes my dreams come true and exploits its possession of the rights to The Lord of the Rings to make a game in addition to the physical sets.

And did I mention that I'm playing all these games on my brand new PS3?

In 2010, when I started biking to work, I promised myself that if I hit 100 trips on my bicycle--trips that would otherwise cost me a ride on the subway, not bike rides taken just for the fun of riding--I would buy myself a present with the money I'd saved commuting. I didn't make it in 2010. In 2011, however, thanks in part to the unseasonably warm weather and my increased endurance, I rode my bike on over 250 rides over the course of about 6-7 months. Counting strictly by $2.25 rides on a pay-as-you-go accounting (or $2.10 or so, with the MTA's bonus thrown in), that's more that $500 saved by not taking mass transit. If you count instead the cost of unlimited 30-day Metrocards for those months, I saved hundreds of dollars more. You could even subtract the money that I did set aside for the infrequent ride on the subway and/or bus (about $60 pre-tax from my paycheck), and I was still ahead by more than the cost of the system. And I was staying in shape. Win-win-win all around.

Why a PS3? For starters, it does have some games you can't get on the XBOX that I've been interested in playing, and I enjoyed some of them at PAXEast enough for it to stick in my mind this long. (Looking forward to the Uncharted series a lot!) I also know quite a few people who have them now from whom I can borrow games, which makes me less nervous about the investment. Ther's also the Blu-Ray player, which, as I build up my library, will come in handy. Plus our apartment already has an XBOX 360, which my roommates have rounded out with a Kinect now. I even got a $75 gift certificate at Target for buying the bundle I wanted anyway (it came with a Move controller and a game as well) after Christmas. I made out with a bandit. I feel a little ashamed spending so much on myself at the holidays, but it was something I earned. Next year, I'll try to save up for a TV :)

I have no idea how to friend people on it, but I'm TrinityVixen (shocker, I know). Say hi to me some time? Please do not laugh at my laughably paltry amount of trophies. I'm working on it!
trinityvixen: (blogging from work)
I feel like a cat chasing a laser toy, mentally, today. My head is all over the place. To whit, this list of things that have come up in my head today, either as a result of life, the internet, or just my brain really being that spacey.

-I hate when people say, "I don't want to spoil it for you, so I won't say anything more," and then they go ahead and keep telling you spoilers. This morning, I talked to the new guy at work about his trip to see The Book of Mormon, which I am anticipating seeing at some point, and he just would not stop. Mind you, I didn't even ask about this, he volunteered this information and I, politely, heard him out and suggested he see Avenue Q if The Book of Mormon is his kind of bag. How did I recommend this? By saying it's funny and has good music. End of story. No spoilers. Jesus, was that so hard?

-You know what was a good game? Bioshock. I really loved that game for the gameplay. Yeah, they smoothed things out in the sequel, but honestly, the swapping back and forth between plasmids and weapons became second nature after a while. And there was a photography mini-game! More games need to have photography elements to them. I kind of love that that mechanic is back in the less-than-original "reboot" sequel Dead Rising: Off the Record. But man, Bioshock was goddamned fun, challenging without being impossible, and fucking gorgeous. I should go replay the sequel, get some more achievements or something. I should also buy this shirt, y/y?

-I had a dream where I met Jennifer Hale (if you don't know who she is, shame on you) at a convention (it might have been PAX) and I was so excited to see her and have her sign my female-Shepard-variant cover for the collector's edition of Mass Effect 3. I told her that I've been a fan of hers since Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? when she was the female detective's voice. I don't know why that detail was so specific in my mind, but yeah. I woke up knowing it was a dream because I'm absolutely too squeamish about meeting celebrities to ever want tot talk to them. This is a nice change of pace from dreaming I've been called out as a failure by my boss and wake up in a panic about how to prove otherwise.

-Assassin's Creed movie!?! On the one hand, Ubisoft, with probably 1/100th of the budget of even a mediocre Hollywood movie, made a pretty goddamned awesome prequel short film about the father of the player character in the second and third Assassin's Creed games. It's beautiful, the costumes ARE porn, and I think they must have gotten the voice actors from the game surgically altered to resemble the characters they play because WHOA. On the other hand, if that's what they can do with 30 minutes and a lot of love and those people were involved in the movie, like at all, SIGN ME UP.
trinityvixen: (face!)
No one told me that Mass Effect 3 was coming out March 6, 2012. You are all so, so fired. I had heard only rumblings that it was super delayed and, like, never coming out.

Well, at least I can finally use up that $50 gift card I have to Best Buy! No, in all seriousness, when I've wanted things from Best Buy, I've been at a loss as to what to get. This is at the same time as I can easily drop $50 at any other site on DVDs/Blu-Rays I want. That's because their prices aren't ridiculous. But video games are ridiculously priced everywhere unless you can wait until there are cheap-ass discount used copies available. (The Darkness: a game I wouldn't have enjoyed half so much if I'd paid $17 instead of $7 for it.) It's going to be $80 anywhere. I will thus be able to use my monies up at Best Buy. Unless, of course, BioWare borks that idea by releasing it to other stores with better pre-order bonuses. ::crosses fingers against that happening::

Yes, I am aware that it comes out only a month before my birthday and that I should wait. Fuck that. I want it on release day. I want the $80 collector's edition even though I didn't think the collector's edition was really worth it the last time. I want it. I want to have its babies. I spoil myself. By that time next year, I'll probably be staring down another season of applying to vet school a second time. I'll need it. Yes.
trinityvixen: (bullshit right?)
Care of [ profile] xannoside, I have discovered that the attempt to crowd-source what female Shepard of Mass Effect 3 should look like was only the first part of this asinine process.

Look, I didn't get into this in my last post on this issue, but I'm sure as shit getting into it now. This is complete bullshit. If EA hadn't been so stupid as to never put a female Shepard variant onto their covers before now, this idiocy would never have happened. Instead, their failure to think past male Shepard as their default, despite paying Jennifer Hale what must be a significant amount of money (and not enough, given how good she is) to voice female Shepard, has led to this. Instead of proceeding with no more fanfare of their own than they did when female Shepard had another female romantic partner in Mass Effect (the brou-ha-ha over that was not BioWare's doing, you'll recall; they just wrote the romance), they've decided to make a thing of it.

This is not a way to achieve gender parity. I understand what EA was thinking--"We know! People will think we're all progressive and shit when we put a chick on the cover of Mass Effect 3"--and then they failed to see that the way they're going about it undoes any good will that effort might have engendered. It's stupid, it's patronizing, and it really bothers me that there's this much bullshit going on around a game I love that has mostly avoided this bullshit in the game. The only people who give Shepard a hard time about how he/she can't get the job done are a) stupid, b) proven wrong, and c) making the assumption based on the fact that he/she is human, not that he/she is male/female. So EA should not be making a female Shepard dance to the tune of the masses. If they want a particular Shepard, they can customize her. Instead, by insisting that there be consensus, where none was asked for on male Shepard, they are saying that female Shepard is somehow different. The question of how she is different should be obvious, given this rather sexist approach to finding the female Shepard via Facebook.

The most ridiculous thing about all this is that THERE IS A DEFAULT FEMALE SHEPARD. Put her on the cover and be done with it. This is so uncomfortable and grating and, worse, unnecessary. Way to remind us that women need to have approval of the masses, EA.
trinityvixen: (bored)
I AM SO BORED. Here, I'm going to post about some things.

This actually excited me a lot until I realized that the article was about the release date of Mass Effect 3 being pushed back. As [ profile] feiran  likes to say, balls to buttfuckers. However, that picture makes me inordinately excited. Mostly because NEW PEOPLE WITH SHEPARD AND ONE OF THEM IS AN ALIEN AND I LOOOOOOFFFFFF THE ALIENS. I am not rational about these games. I just...I'm not. Color me impressed with the anonymous human however: they found a way to make a reasonably attractive male character! Trust me, this has been impossible in the games so far. I have kept on playing male characters, but they are all, despite HOURS of investment on my part, incredibly ugly.

Oh man, if they dropped the price of the Wii by just, like, $50 more, I would get one. Mostly for this game. But even at $150, I can't justify buying a system with games I don't play, especially with the new system coming out in a friggin' year. I can't get an entire system I wouldn't hardly use for one game. They really, really, really need to port this game over to, like, the Kinect. You hear me, Microsoft? I will buy your stupid attachment if you get House of the Dead: Overkill. Hell, I'll buy a goddamned PS3, even with the massive problems they've had with losing customers' credit card data to hackers lately. GET ON THIS.


Jun. 25th, 2010 10:46 am
trinityvixen: (cock)
I had a little heart attack reading this update on sci-fi films coming soon to theaters near me because it unfortunately involved mention of a Channing Tatum movie too near a mention of a Mass Effect movie. The heart attack was not helped by the fact that Channing Tatum, pictured in the link wearing his stupid super-suit from that lamentable G.I. Joe, looks remarkably like male Commander Shepard.

Dear Hollywood: I'm not sold on the idea that Mass Effect even needs a movie. It's already more cinematic than most "films" you churn out these days. You'd only ruin it, so leave it alone. But if you have to move on this property, FOR FUCK'S SAKE, DON'T CAST CHANNING TATUM IN IT. Go with female Shepard. I double-dog dare you. Not only is she cooler, but she is also a woman! You could hit, like, a nerd trifecta--a serious sci-fi movie, based on a videogame, with an awesome female protagonist! DO IT.

But seriously, don't make a Mass Effect movie.

Also, TEH LOLS from comments on the article:
"I wonder if you got Sam Worthington and Channing Tatum in the same room, could you create a charisma singularity?"

That's the kind of nerdy awesome I needed. Thanks, commenter!
trinityvixen: (!!!!)
Okay, I'm super bored at work, but I'd be even more super-bored if I went out to the airport early (for all that they might have working AC, which I do not have at work right now). So I'm browsing and I come across this teasing, teasing art from some official Ubisoft artists.

Now, granted, this is on Kotaku, which is part of Gawker, which, as [ profile] moonlightalice likes to say, reports on stuff that they found on napkins in dumpsters--and not even dumpsters near the people who actually make the stuff they want to report on, so take the accuracy of the reporting with a grain of salt.

BUT STILL!!!! The promise of an Assassin's Creed anything gets me really excited, and I'm with the Kotaku person: please tell us where to send you money for more of this plz kthanxbai? No, seriously, the makers of this game and Bioware, who make my beloved Mass Effect could offer to sell me a mystery box with the promise that there could be anything from a statuette to a slip of paper that just says "Congrats on liking our games so much" and I'd be like, "HERE IS MY MONEY. I CAN GET YOU MORE. DO YOU NEED MORE? 'CAUSE I CAN GET IT!!!"

I can, you know. Hook me up!
trinityvixen: (blogging from work)
I appear to be thwarted in my attempt to talk to the woman I might end up working for today, seeing as her lab has been showing around a prospective post-doc and she's been in meetings and interviewing him all day. It'll have to hold until tomorrow.

Until then! We're done with February and I have a list of movies I've seen. I'm rather disappointed with the rate I'm getting through all of these. I realize a whole week in February was given up to Mass Effect 2, but, really, I need to step up the pace. I've only seen 32 movies so far this year!

Clash of the Titans: The effects don't really rescue the movie, sad to say.

Videodrome: ???

Terminator Salvation: Oh boy. Where do I even begin? I'm not actually sure I even saw a movie. )

A few more, we're almost done... )

Night of the Comet: AWESOME! Had to drop a comment on this one because there is something amazing about this schlocky little post-apocalyptic movie. That something is the heroine. When we first meet her, she's currently claiming another spot on the top ten scores of an arcade game. She then proceeds to have sex with a guy she likes--but doesn't love!--joking about how him giving her a cut of his bootlegging deal better not make her a prostitute. 'Cause if it does, she wants to be paid better! ZOMG LOVE HER.

When the apocalypse falls, she doesn't freak out. She goes to get her sister, who also survives, and the two of them continue to be awesome through the whole movie. Their dad was in the army, so they know how to use a variety of weapons. Her sister, the cheerleader, shoots up a car with an automatic weapon and throws a reasonable fit about how she'd prefer to have the less jam-prone Uzi. They're not ninjas, they're just chicks who know guns. IT IS AWESOME.

Mantis in Lace: I believe my Twitter comment was "surprise softcore is surprising!"

Jennifer's Body: Not as grating as I expected, though for every decent line, there were four or five others that just groaned.
trinityvixen: (Stupid People)
Time for a good old-fashioned gripe. Here's what's annoying me this week!

1. People who pronounce things wrong.
I don't mean people who don't speak English well or have accents. They are lovely and allowed to speak with accents all their life for all I care, especially if they are British. (Or Australian. Or Kiwi. Or even South African, though I will probably confuse that with one of the others--or all of the others at some point.) I mean people who were born and raised in America and obviously speak fluent English who insist on pronouncing words that they clearly have only ever read on paper in a way that is stupid and obviously wrong, and worse, no one corrects them.


2. People who are anorexic presuming to lecture other people about their eating habits. Yes, this article has to do with the Kevin Smith kerfuffle, which should be discussed in terms of customer service and has instead devolved into "Fatties deserve it." But it's a good read. Because even if you want to make this about someone being fat, end of story, you really, really shouldn't let anyone that obsessed with food tell you what's right and what's not when it comes to a) eating, b) obesity, c) anything else. Obsessed people make very poor philosophers.

3. The fact that I'm probably going to have to buy this expansion.
I hate this strategy. )
trinityvixen: (balls)
I keep leaving behind books that I'm really keen on. Weekend before last, I left my biography of The Beatles at a friend's place. This week, I've gone and left The Stand at another friend's apartment.

Pity, that, as The Stand is my inspiration for this first Friday Poll in forever! The motivation! )

I'm curious, though, if any of you have similar reading habits. Hence the poll.
[Poll #1524813]


Feb. 4th, 2010 01:29 pm
trinityvixen: (insane)
I'm not... look, it's not like I'm sorry about doing it. Or embarrassed. I lost the ability to be embarrassed by my geekery when a kid I knew in high school--who I hadn't interacted with for four years--introduced me to his girlfriend as "that girl with The Matrix stickers all over her binders."

But I must have been really tired when I made my second Shepard character. I don't even remember naming him. It's a blip on the timeline of his creation compared to the agonizing process of trying (and failing) to make him not ass-faced. (Note to future self reading back on her LJ tags as Mass Effect 3 comes out: JUST LEAVE THE DEFAULT.)

I was looking at his name today. I named him Morbo. It's not that that's extraordinary--people often name player characters after other characters. [ profile] moonlightalice was just regaling me with the tale of her Star Trek Online character, Leah Brahms. So this sort of thing happens.

But...Morbo? Was this because I finally watched the last Futurama movie recently? Why Morbo? Why don't I even remember naming him that? I almost did a spit-take when I saw his name.

If I were to ask "What is wrong with me?" would I like the answers I'd give myself?


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