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March 8th, 2009


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10:33 pm - I'd talk about my cousin's wedding, but none of you know anyone involved
As people may have noticed, I now possess Watchmen icons. So huzzah for that.

And while I'm still on my Watchmen mentioning kick, despite whatever criticisms I may have had for the movie, there is no denying that the opening titles were a thing of brilliance. And now they are available online, so you don't have to resort to crappy handheld camera versions if you want to see them again.

Incidentally, there is already Watchmen movie wank. Bless you, mockable idiots.

Also, something that only really struck me during my icon hunt was the mildly strangeness of how going to Egypt has affected the way I watch/read the Ozymandias parts of Watchmen.

Mainly because I keep having stupidly random thoughts, like wondering if Gibbons based the chair in my icon on the one in the Egyptian museum. Or wondering how close movie!Karnak is to my photos of the actual one.

Or how exceptionally fitting the name "Ozymandias" is for Veidt, because aside from the subtext of the poem there's also the fact that the real Ozymandias, aka Rameses II, was apparently the publicity whore of the pharaohs, judging by the amount of monuments and statues I saw of him. (Which is why I am mildly confused by the poem, but I digress)

Any, onto other fannish stuff: since the new FMA anime is less than one month away now (!), there seems to have been quite a bit of news on it in the past few days. We've got a new cast (for the first few episodes, anyway), which has some major changes, so that's certain to cause wank. Plus there's the inexplicable new character no-one knows anything about.

There's a new trailer, with a new ending theme. Actually, there's been several new trailers, but this one only came out today.

Oh, and we seem to have confirmation that it's at least manga based, due to certain scans, even if it's not a 100% direct adaptation.

So yay for that.
Current Mood: bouncybouncy

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From:iko
Date:March 8th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
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I was surprised: there were less children than I expected at the Saturday afternoon showing of Watchmen. I did see a number of clearly under-10s enter the theater and it made me think that I'm not sure how aware they (or their parents) were of the rated-R-ness of the film or its length. I saw one group leave the theater about halfway through and as the movie progressed, there was less "twittering" from the audience.
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 8th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
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I don't think I saw any kids on the late-afternoon session I saw it at last week. Teenagers, yeah, but no kids.

Then again, there weren't as many people in the theatre as I had expected, given it was still in it's first day of release.
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From:biichan
Date:March 8th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
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Oh man, they're GONE NOW :(
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 8th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
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Aw :(.
From:khallandra
Date:March 8th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
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No kids at the screening I went to but then again it was the 9.30pm one. We (my sister watched it yesterday) told my other brother in-law 'yeah not a kids movie, it's more brutal than 300'. They also refuse to let my 6 yr-old nephew watch The Dark Knight too.
I don't get why people ignore ratings though here it's MA15+ cause there are two other R rate-ds out at the moment. I thought the rule was if it's M an adult can take a minor in but MA they can't - was when I was 14 anyway ;)
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From:drakyndra
Date:March 8th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
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I wouldn't want a 6 year old to see TDK, either.

That's what I always though MA15+ meant, too. Perhaps I was mistaken.

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