eruthros: X-Files: Mulder in glasses, text "sexier in glasses" (XF - Mulder sexier in glasses)
We've got really loud rain at the moment. Actually, I'd probably call it ... hail. The weather pages all say it's going to rain and rain some more, and none of them think it's hailing, but really, not so much.

Also, I share this SF Chron Culture Blog post about X3, largely because I am squeeful about the inclusion of Angel. And because he's staring out at Coit Tower!

Also, I have decided I need companion Sexier in Glasses icons. A whole fleet of 'em. Daniel (SG-1), Blair (The Sentinel), RayK (due South), Robert Sean Leonard (okay, tell me he wasn't way cuter than he's ever been before in those House press party pictures), and... probably other people as well. That I can't think of right now.

There should be an SGA icon, too, but who is there to icon? Zelenka, I suppose, but he wears his glasses all the time. I tell you, if John Sheppard ever wore glasses, I would be a happy girl. Because the writers are clearly trying to make him appeal to everyone, and he would appeal to me way more in glasses. Possibly with, you know, a grad degree in applied math, and a secret fascination with ... really, any given interesting speculative fiction author. Wouldn't it be faaaabulous if he really just totally dug Ursula K. LeGuin? Or Philip K. Dick? Or had a whole crate of Marvel comics as a kid and was really pissed that his dad threw them away? And then had long conversations about whether the Matrix really was cyberpunk with Rodney? But I get this feeling that the writers are just going to keep going in the direction of "but doesn't he bruise so pretty?" and "notice his gun! and his stride!" and "he loves his people and his city!" and blahblah whatever.
eruthros: Wizard of Oz: Dorothy in black and white, text "rainbow" in rainbow colors (Dorothy singing rainbow)
I watched X2 again last night, so now I have "I Am What I Am" (Gloria Gaynor) stuck in my head.

Sung by Mystique, natch. In a big stage number. Possibly while wearing feathers. "Life's not worth a damn till you can shout out 'I am what I am.'"

I wonder if the X-Men movie metaphors are cumulative? First movie, Jewish. Second movie, Jewish and gay. Third movie, Jewish and gay and ... ?

I am what I am
And what I am needs no excuses
I deal my own deck
Sometimes the aces
Sometimes the deuces
It's one life and there's no return and no deposit
One life so it's time to open up your closet
Life's not worth a damn
Till you can shout out
I am what I am
eruthros: Wizard of Oz: Dorothy in black and white, text "rainbow" in rainbow colors (Dorothy singing rainbow)
[livejournal.com profile] m_shell and I watched the DVD of the London stage production of Oklahoma! recently. You know, the one with Hugh Jackman? We'd seen it before, but only as a bad PAL to NTSC dub that our prof smuggled out of England.

This led to some discussion about Wolverine playing Curly, as is wont to happen, and I had a sudden flash of Prof X as played by Patrick Stewart in wheelchair singing "the farmer and the cowman should be friends" and trying to stop fights between the two groups and, just, yah. Patrick Stewart. Prof X. Singing this:
"Ain't nobody gonna slug out anythin'. This here is a party!
Break it up ya' two ol' fools. All right, Andrew, sing it!
Dum-dah-dee-um-dum-dum!
and
I'd like to teach you all a little sayin'
And learn the words by heart the way you should
I don't say I'm no better than anybody else,
But I'll be damned if I ain't jist as good!
Is that not just perfect? I mean, see, Magneto is going around all Superman and Mutants Are the Next Generation and stuff, and Prof X is singing about being no better and no worse. Hee!

Sadly, since this is clearly based on movie!canon, one can't have Laurie played by Rogue, so it has to be Jean as Laurie and Scott as Judd, which is lame. And Rogue and Iceman can be Ado Annie and Will, and of course Pyro can be Ali Hakkkkiiiiiiiim.

Except there's no place for Magneto, except perhaps as Andrew, which is also lame.

Anyway.

My other pop culture stream-of-consciousness-casting-call for the day comes from a discussion with [livejournal.com profile] friede about this ... interesting post in which a Draco fan compares Draco to Lord Peter Wimsey. (Which led to this post wherin a rather famous HP author explains her Draco characterization and uses the phrase "Darth Wimsey." No, really.) After moments of "wtf?" and "but... but..." and "so the logic goes how again?" I tried to work out who the Malfoys are really like in the Wimsey oevre.

[livejournal.com profile] eruthros: Darth Wimsey my ASS.
[livejournal.com profile] friede: blerg.
[livejournal.com profile] eruthros: ... maybe the Duke, actually.
[livejournal.com profile] eruthros: *ponders Lucius and Narcissa as the Duke and Duchess*
[livejournal.com profile] friede: oh dear Gawd.
[livejournal.com profile] eruthros: See, and Lucius knows there's something going on with his dear brother (cousin) that he just can't match -- Sirius has that certain Gryffindorish something.
[livejournal.com profile] eruthros: Oh! Oh! And then! See, Lucius is imprisoned, and it could totally be all "Clouds of Witness" and Sirius (lala he's dead but whatever) saves him because it TURNS OUT that he wasn't in the Department of Mysteries to kill anyone, but to visit some Commoner Cutie Patootie with a mean jealous husband.
[livejournal.com profile] friede: *facepalm*
[livejournal.com profile] friede: FLEE
[livejournal.com profile] eruthros: Heh.
[livejournal.com profile] eruthros: Well, as that makes clear, it doesn't work on the SPECIFICS.
[livejournal.com profile] eruthros: But if I were comparing the Malfoys to a "type" from the LPW books, it would be the Duke, not Wimsey.

I have a sudden desire to cast everyone else, except for the problem where it doesn't work and there is no LPW equivalent in HP. And besides, who'd be Freddie Arbuthnot? The Gringotts goblins? Lame! And Peter's mother! How could anyone else be like the Dowager Duchess? And how in heaven could anyone be Bunter, good steadfast Bunter who brought Peter back from his shell-shock? Or Harriet? Because Harriet and Peter are so much individuals, at least after Strong Poison, when Peter stops being quite so much a cliche with a magnifying-glass monocle.

Hmmmm. Actually, that brings up an interesting point: I wonder if the people who compare Draco to Peter are the people who love the early novels and hate Gaudy Night? Because it does make some sense, rather. Are they looking at Peter as the detective-toff? The white-blond man of distinction, collector of elegant suits and first editions and Daimlers with long bonnets? Rather than as Peter, intelligent and incredibly neurotic and cheerfully ridiculous and learning what it means to be desperately in love? I mean, in that post you see Peter and Harriet's relationship referred to as "inevitable," when that's the last thing I'd consider it -- it's inevitable from the perspective of the series before we meet Harriet in SP. But once DLS starts turning Peter into a real person and writing Harriet? Well, no, because then the whole point is growth and change, and it's the exact opposite of inevitable.

*ponders*
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
I want to write, or at least joke about writing, the following crossover:

X/X/X Smallville XXX.

That would be X-Files/X-Men/Xena/Smallville/XXX.

I've never even seen XXX, but I'm not letting that stop me. And I'm gonna do it without AU-ing a single universe, see if I don't. tiny spoilers for Smallville's current season )
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
While talking about the X2 movie, I realized that I use different names for all of the X-Men. For example, I was discussing the possible slashiness of the ending, and I had to say "Scott/Wolverine" because I can't call Scott Cyclops and I can't call Wolverine Logan. (Or by his real name, which we haven't yet discovered in the movies. I'm not using it so that this is just spoilery for names, not for plot.)

Names and why I use them )

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