I finally got to go see I Love You Philip Morris last night! Oh man. OH MAN. It was so great. So so so wonderful. I grinned my stupid face off the whole way through. It was hilarious, A, and 2, just stupidly fun the entire time. I have been a fan of Jim Carrey's since In Living Color and he was really on form, silly haircut aside. And Ewan McGregor was so adorable I just wanted to pick him up and squeeeeeeze him. Ah ah ah it was so good! Go see it if you have the opportunity. I'm still grinning right now. ♥ ♥ ♥
In Other Awesome Things? Dance Central. I am in love with this game, guys. It is SO MUCH BETTER than DDR. SO MUCH.
However, I must advise. This game is awesome crazy fun, but it's really best not to play it after you've had a few. You WILL pull something. Ow.
Possibly you might recall that a couple months back, riko and I made our silly little Young Avengers bingo card.
I finally got around to making more, as promised. With new squares added and everything! Just in time for ACC#3 tomorrow! WOOOOO DOWN TO THE WIRE
So, folks, I ask you:
( SAMPLE UNDER THE CUT )
/a life, what is that
Mainly because I think I haven't actually said before, except for some EXTREME TWITTER CAPSLOCKING.
If those of you what read comics are not reading the The Last Unicorn adaptation? WHAT IS ACTUALLY WRONG WITH YOU?
I am generally supremely harsh on the adaptations of things that I love, okay. I think this has been pretty well established by now. And this book-to-movie-to-comic? SO FUCKING GOOD OMG. They nail the atmosphere, the right pieces of the language, and the art? Absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous. From the character design to the page layouts to the depth of the coloring, it's unfuckingbelievable.
(Though I will say, if I had one complaint, it is that the artist has made Molly and Schmendrick possibly too pretty. But then that is such a minor quibble. Such a chore to complain about that.)
No, bu seriously. If you love joy? And things that are awesome and also rule? You should read this. I want it to never ever stop. It had the power to bring me to tears over a scene I have experienced countless times, over and over, and it still got me there. It is simply beautiful in every way that a thing can be beautiful. Read it. READ IT.
dangit i have got to make some icons
OBVIOUSLY THIS SENT ME STRAIGHT TO WACKYTOWN VIA THE FLAILBOAT
and i totally took riko with me
We spent waaaaaay too much time coming up with all our favorite fanon things that we expect Heinberg to continue to validate for us. Because. Because because. it's fun.
Obviously this list needed to be shared. And not just as a list, because how is that fun? Answer: IT'S NOT.
So what did we do?
( you know you want to look )
i do not particularly think anyone is going to be reposting my blah blah because what would be the fucking point but accidents happen etc etc /covering my ass
also i installed this which may come in useful for those annoyed just by the presence of the boxes
/puts on obnoxious shipper hat
shamelessly stolen from the comment threads at youngavengers
( cut for single-panel-not-really-spoiler-but-SAFE-SIDE )
seriously though you guuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuys /claws at face
i want to write like sixty billion things while reading sixty billion different things with my other eyeball
WHILE RUBBING THIS ISSUE ON MY FACE
this sounds kind of complicated but i don't know what else to doooooooo
THINGS FROM THIS WEEKEND;
For his birthday, the SO's parents gave him tickets to this one concert. We didn't pay too much attention to it, exactly, and we put it on the back burner of our brains. Then, about a week ago, the SO remembered that it was coming up, and we mostly went uuuuuurgh because it was the same day as Baltimore Comic Con, but it was a Wynton Marsalis thing, and they were really good seats, and it promised to be fun no matter what. Also, culture.
What it was?
Hold up, I gotta explain this.
Basically, and I don't know the whole thing, Wynton Marsalis and Cecile Licad and some other folks got together and made this incredible movie about Louis Armstrong as a kid.
It is a silent movie.
With a live jazz band.
Watching it all come together was un-fucking-believable. The music was unreal. The movie was hilarious and the actors, all of them, really got into the whole shtick/pantomime aspect of it and pulled it off phenomenally. The kid who played Louis was so freaking adorable I WANTED TO SMUSH HIS FACE awww.
(it also made me miss performing, but that is a whole nother story)
One of the most ♥__♥ things? I was instantly in costume!porn heaven. It's set in New Orleans in 1907, so it was the best kind of assault of high button boots! corsets! waistcoats! muttonchops! bowlers! SO MANY RUFFLES! omg it was amazing. I legit wanted to like, dive into the screen and start stealing people's clothes right off.
Here is a trailer that will not embed :(
ANYWAY, I really really recommend going to see it if it comes around where you are. HERE is a list of the tour dates.
I really really hope they put out some sort of DVD package for this, though it won't be quite the same experience. I JUST NEED TO HAVE IT AGAIN IN MY LIFE. However! There is going to be another one it looks like, called Bolden!, about the Coronet King of New Orleans, Buddy Bolden. So I'm going to make sure I get tickets to that one next year. Omg.
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