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A quickie and a meme

Okay, so I have nothing spoilery to say about Heroes, but I do have this. WHY THE MADAGASCAR HISSING COCKROACH? Why? 1) that was MEXICO, not a small island off the coast of Africa and 2) even though they have that song (don't make me say it) there aren't actually cockroaches ALL OVER THE DESERT. That's in the tropical portions of Mexico. Which apparently every writer/director/cinematographer has forgotten exist. Miles and miles and miles of coast! Jungles! Mountains! MEXICO ISN'T ALL CHIHUAHUA DESERT. (Although I would welcome a job for Gringo El Burro, por he es muy triste...)

And why not go further? Where was the "oh so sleeeeeeepy" hombre in a balled/tasseled sombrero taking a siesta against a building? Where was Juan Valdez with his burro carrying Real Columbian Coffee? (Hey, they had a bug indigenous to an island in the Indian Ocean, why not coffee from Central America?) I'm very much looking forward to the Alaskan "Hero" eventually showing up and being some Inuit in a seal-fur coat spearing a narwahl (never mind they're not found in that region) and being able to cauterize the blubber off the animal with his eyes. Or the Italian Hero that wears a pin-striped suit and carries a violin case and is shifty-eyed. And it turns out the violin case is actually HIS ALTERNATE EGO, not until Kuato in Total Recall. (Okay, that would be awesome.) I'm losing interest fast...

I was tagged by dancetomato to do the icon meme, yay!

1. This was my default for a very long time, and is still one I'm super possessive of. My dad sent me the original file in a cute email, so it's sentimental in a way. Also, who doesn't like a cute, smarmy giraffe giving you the winking bidness? (I've actually had one person comment back with how freaked out/weirded out she was by my icon.) And instead of feeling bad for her, I thought she was lame. What the hell? It's a GIRAFFE. Not Freddy Krueger. The tag words "animerotic" is from one of my favorite bad!fic posts, where the author used that word to describe how awesome Spike was in bed with Buffy. O_O (the snapping aligator puss one, for those keeping score. AHAHAHA, what?!?!)

2. This is from the Edward Gorey alphabet, the Gashlycrumb Tinies. This is the letter "N" for Neville, who died of ennui. I use this for my sad icon, or afraid, because he's hiding behind the brick wall, just his eyes peeking over. I know that's not the def. of ennui, but the picture is wonderfully woeful. Also, I adore Edward Gorey, and get excited if anyone recognizes what it's from.

3. MmmmmmMMmmm. Nothing like kissing being canon. That thing of beauty is Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christiansen snogging before a premiere. That picture floated around fandom for a while, but this was the prettiest of them all. Good hell, that's a lot of pretty in there. (And for newcomers, I wrote a quasi-decent long-fic about them that needs beta'ing, but I love love LOVE it because I see this icon and happily sigh. Mmmmm. Hitting all my kink buttons since Attack of the Clones. Shut it. I know it's a crappy movie, but they made sword noises at each other! And made out!!)

4. Anne! Anne Shirley and her bosom friend Diana! *clutches hands to chest and plays Lady of Shalott* Oh, how I love Anne. And Diana. And if anyone knows of REALLY WELL WRITTEN fanfic with Anne/Diana, let me know, pretty please. There's NONE. And ... I can totally see it. I'm just saying. :) (Although Anne belongs to Gilbert. <3)

5. AHAHAHAHA. I love this icon. And I have fears of using it with humor-challenged people, because they might think I'm dissing them, which I'm not. Which is why people like dovil are the best ever, because I can make her cry the easiest. (Shhh - she's a totaly crybaby. But hey, she left LJ, so who are you going to believe? Me? Or that crybaby that ran away? That's what I thought. Hahahah.) I love the goofy manatee just full of joy and joyment and wonder... I like to think she came from Candy Mountain (Charrrrrrrrlie!) and is full of vim and love and vigor. And the shark is helpless, as they are. I even have little voices I use when I see this icon. Manatee is all high pitched and filled with wonder (not unlike Doug Henning) and Shark is a lot like Xander in EntreNous' fish stick stabbing icon, "Nooo!"

6. Who didn't love getting to watch Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet in 9th Grade? NUDITY. And seriously, that actor has a Grade A booty. Also, Olivia Hussey is so beautiful, she makes birds weep (if a bit laughy in most of her deliveries.) I need to watch that movie again. (And *cough* if anyone knows of a well-written Mercutio/Romeo fic out there.... I'm just saying. Oooh! Or Tybalt/Mercutio!) So anyway, back to this perfect tush... I remember my teacher trying to find the FF button on the remote when it's the scene after Romeo and Juliet have secretly gotten married and wake up, all nude and sated with their crappy 13/15 year old love making skills. Hahahaha. (They're so pretty....) And I was right there with Olivia Hussey - that is a nice looking ass.


7. I LOVE HOW SCARY THIS IS!!! I have NO idea who made it, I have NO IDEA what it's from, and if anyone can enlighten me, lemme know. Dolls are scary. Never wanted them as a kid, especially not after seeing Poltergiest and HAVING THAT CLOWN DOLL. Yipes. I love the idea of an evil doll. (Which is why that ep of Angel is so badass.)

Now I get to go to the plant store with my friend and gossip about people we know doing dumb things. \o/

Comments

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brunettepet
Oct. 16th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen "Heroes" yet, but it seems the writers love them some cliches. Irish gangsters running a pub? Please.

Hee! I love your icon collection. The manatee and shark just make me laugh, and I both grin at and ogle your Grade A Shakespearian Booty! That creepy, animated doll icon gives me the willies. It's totally Japanese horror movie freaky.
stoney321
Oct. 16th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, RIGHT with the Irish gangsters! And they have Celtic crosses on their arms to show they're brothers. Where are the green derbies and Reuben sandwiches, too??

(I wish I knew what that doll was from!)
marenfic
Oct. 16th, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)
ILU.

That is all.

(Finally caught the movie trailer- I can't wait to see the movie. It is going to be hilarious.)
stoney321
Oct. 16th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
ILU TOO.

(Eeeee! You might need to come out here for the Premiere, don't you think? Been thinking of you, btw. I hope you're not swamped unpleasantly. Also, whenever you need to unload those stories, my email's always open. Har.)
pernickety
Oct. 16th, 2007 02:16 pm (UTC)
OMG your doll icon is going to give me nightmares. That is EVIL looking.
stoney321
Oct. 16th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
What on earth is it FROM?!?! (I love how scary it is, but then, I looooove scary movies, etc.)
compactstars
Oct. 16th, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
...Maybe Sylar keeps them in his pocket and leaves them as calling cards.
stoney321
Oct. 16th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
The Madagascar Hissing Roaches? Haha! ALthough, I think he would leave something deadly, not just disgusting. Like... brain eating tarantulas!

...no, they would be muscling in on his main diet, right? *g*
violethamster
Oct. 16th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure, but looking at that last icon I think it might be from The Happiness of the Katakuris. Which is one weird-ass movie.
stoney321
Oct. 16th, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
I LOVE YOU FOR KNOWING THIS!! (I had a secret hope that you would....)

I will be looking in to that movie ASAP. (Ooooh, are you going to see 30 Days of Night? I'm going next Monday, and I'm super excited. It looks gorgeous and frightening.)
violethamster
Oct. 18th, 2007 03:15 am (UTC)
I'm really hoping 30 Days of Night is awesome. I was intrigued by the premise, which seems pretty original as far as vampire movies go. I'm not sure if I'll manage to see it before it comes out on DVD though.

Sorry to lead you astray on that icon! Glad someone was able to identify it.
wickedgrdn
Oct. 16th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
You have an Anne of Green Gables icon. Another reason why I ♥ you so much. :) Anne of Green Gables was my favorite book series growing up. *happy nostalgic sigh* :)
stoney321
Oct. 16th, 2007 04:37 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, it's my favorite book series from my youth, TOO!! I wanted to have my own Katie in the Glass, and wanted to make Katherine with a K C be my friend after being so sour and bitter, too!! <3 <3 <3

I think I might need to pop in that TV series again...
mireille719
Oct. 16th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
I weep, because when we watched Romeo and Juliet in 9th grade, the teacher timed it so that we stopped one day *before* the nudity and then started the next day *afterward*.

(Actually, I didn't care one bit, because I slept through movies in school, but still.) Not fair.
stoney321
Oct. 16th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, that is TOTALLY unfair! I think our teacher hoped we would be mature enough to handle the nudity, but my class period had a bunch of the football players in it, so they had to be all lame and ruin my ass-viewing. Heeee!
mireille719
Oct. 16th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
That was the only way she could get permission to show it, unfortunately. (Christian high school. South Georgia. Actually remarkably liberal on some issues, but naked asses in 9th grade English was not one of those issues.)
entrenous88
Oct. 16th, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
Heeee, I LOVE the manatee & shark icon. And for you, the Xander and his fishstick theater icon!

That last icon freaks me out. But I will sing in my head the music to the "People Punched Before Eating" short, and be bouncy and happy once more! There's nothing like deliberately bad synthesizer in music! Nothing!
stoney321
Oct. 16th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
I love your icon, and I am SEW HAPPY you picked up on my desire for you to post with it, HEEEEEEEE!!! I love the face he makes in that icon.

I knew it would, and I meant to put in a WARNING just for you to scroll fast, but I forgot and ran out the door for some errands!! *pets you* Hahahah, I saw that short on Mr. Monnkeybottom's LJ, too, HEEEEEE!
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stoney321
Oct. 16th, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
Isn't that some fine booty? Mmm hmmmm. I want to watch it again - I remember being so caught up for the first time (I had read R&J, but thought they were idiots. Watching, however...)

Oooh, no!! Trish mentioned the movie she thought that icon was from, so I'm adding that to my queue, but I'm DEF. going to have to see The Host - the Korean film community is making some wonderfully creepy horror movies.
orejen
Oct. 16th, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, oh, I have to remember that song your doll is from. My kiddo loves it and shows it to me every few months. Got it! Interpol-Evil.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNtGYdm2rOY
stoney321
Oct. 16th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
OKAY!! Man, I am SO GLAD that you remembered, because I had NO IDEA what on earth that icon was from - I just found it on friendsfriends and thought it was sufficiently creepy.

THANK YOU!
a2zmom
Oct. 16th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
I do not expect anything more from Heroes than to deliver me a fun cliffhanger every week. The fact that they have a variety of races, nationalities and accents is an unexpected bonus. I do not expect them to get any of the details regarding those things correct.
stoney321
Oct. 16th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
I'm a big fan of Mohinder (I mean, YUM.) but there are some things happening that I think are lazy, personally. Like the friend of the new hero from New Orleans having a southern Georgia accent, when she supposedly grew up in Nawlins? To my ear, that's as different as a Cockney vs. South London accent. I just get tired of the Mexico/Mexican stereotype being perpetuated.

(Perhaps it was the lack of Hiro that frustrated me... *g*)
midnightsjane
Oct. 16th, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)
Not being from the USA, I can't differentiate between all the accents, so that sort of thing doesn't bother me in the least.
I'm with a2zmom: I'm there for the entertainment and the pretty more than great depth, so I can handwave a lot of stuff like bugs that don't belong.
Seriously, who knew that that bug was from Madagascar? Not me! One cockroach looks pretty much like another to me...and eww.
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stoney321
Oct. 17th, 2007 12:43 pm (UTC)
YAY!! Oh my goodness, thank you for the links! *clappy hands*
cityphonelines
Oct. 16th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
Okay, so I have nothing spoilery to say about Heroes, but I do have this. WHY THE MADAGASCAR HISSING COCKROACH?

See, every time I feel sad at having bowed out of Heroes before I gave it a good chance, I read a paragraph like yours... and feel better. Also, I have issues with that Milo kid. *ahem*

That mental patient doll icon always gives me glee. Um, it's possible that I'm not right in the head.

Also, I'm putting together a post with a bunch of mid to late 90's hip hop songs and I totally thought of you. Keep your eyes peeled tomorrow morning.
stoney321
Oct. 17th, 2007 12:45 pm (UTC)
Milo kid... is that the son of the split personality chick? (Or Milo, the guy that plays Peter Petrelli? Because he bugged the SHIT out of me last year, but he's fandom's woobie, so how dare I not love him? *eyeroll*)

If you're not right, then I'm not right, because the creepier, the more I love it. (I'm off to see 30 Nights of Day on Monday, and it can't get here fast enough!!!)

WHOOOOO! *pop locks*
cityphonelines
Oct. 17th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
The guy that plays Peter Petrelli. Something about his eyes weirds me out sumthin' fierce. Also, I just started watching Gilmore Girls on tv-links.co.uk and I really don't like the character he'd played and therefore can watch him in nothing else ever ever.
semby
Oct. 16th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
I'm feeling an overwhelming love for icon #5. Hee!
stoney321
Oct. 17th, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha, that one makes me laugh every time. :D
dovil
Oct. 16th, 2007 10:13 pm (UTC)
Anne of Green Gables squee! I just rewatched the tele-movies, awwwww!

Hahaha, I <3 you hard, though I will always liver you tenderly.
stoney321
Oct. 17th, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC)
I love those shows so much... Marilla! *loves* (Oh my goodness, I still get choked up every time I watch Matthew fall in the cow pasture. *sniff*)

Dammit, I just proved I'm a bigger crybaby than you. (Heeeeeee)
dovil
Oct. 17th, 2007 08:42 pm (UTC)
MATTHEW FELL OVER AND HE NEVER GOT BACK UP STONEY, HE NEVER GOT BACK UP!

I sniffled over that as well, but not as much as you, because you're a wuss.
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stoney321
Oct. 17th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
ME TOOOOOOO!

You just reminded me to call Dad about coming first or after, good work, Super Twin! (I have no idea, just roll with it.)
yohopiratesyoho
Oct. 17th, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
Already did the icon meme. It was fun. Now to comment on your icons!!!

ANNE FTW. Funny thing, I was supposed to be named Cordelia. I would've loved it. Anne of Green Gables continues to be in my top 3 favorite books.
LOL @ manitee and shark. So funny!
YES GRADE A HINEY. When we watched it, my teacher had the projection thing on, and the TV, cuz if you shut the TV off when the projection screen is on, it screws it all up or something. When that part came, he picked up a big cardboard sign he made that said CENSORED and held it up in front of the TV. Funny thing is, he wasn't the sharpest crayon in the box and forgot the projection thing was on. So we got it projected onto an effin white board. It was spectacular. That's all we freshman talked about for a few weeks. Ah, good times.
XD
stoney321
Oct. 17th, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, I wanted to be named Cordelia, too. (I think we all did, those of us that loved AoGG)

Oh, that's awesome about your teacher's lack of thinking! It's truly an ass all should behold. :D
darlas_mom
Oct. 17th, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
Those cockroaches follow Sylar everywhere. It's not a Mexico thing. Remember how they were everywhere he killed someone in S1? And he was killing people in New York and California and stuff. We have a pet store six blocks from my house where they sell tanks full of Madagascar roaches as pets. ::shudders:: I assume that Sylar bought a bunch because they're the only kind of pet he can relate to.

I missed Hiro this week, too. ::sulks::

OMG INTERPOL'S "EVIL" PUPPET! ::hides:: I am actually terrified of that thing...and my roommate hasn't forgiven me for making her watch the video and traumatizing her for life. ;-)
stoney321
Oct. 17th, 2007 12:37 pm (UTC)
They do follow Sylar? What on earth? (I'm not fannish about the show - I don't do anything but watch it on the surface, so... I don't notice the minutiae, I suppose.)

See, the icon of the puppet freaks me out, but the video didn't. (I just saw the video last night, truth be told. Probably all the weird Kermit arm movements ruined it for me.)
darlas_mom
Oct. 17th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, yep, they do! Their first appearance was in the pilot. They were all over Mohinder's father's apartment in NYC, where Sylar had killed him. They're also all over the containment cell The Company kept Sylar in in Texas. There are other appearances, but those are the ones that stand out. Their last notable S1 appearance was crawling over the manhole that Sylar crawled into after Hiro stabbed him.

I actually love this show, a lot. A lot a lot. :-D (See icon!)

Huh. The icon is very creepy, but that video scarred me for life. Interpol is one of my younger sister's favorite bands, and she roped me into watching the vid by comparing the puppet to Puppet!Angel. You can imagine how I thwapped her when the Interpol puppet was nowhere near as funny as Puppet!Angel.
moss6886
Oct. 21st, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
there aren't actually cockroaches ALL OVER THE DESERT. That's in the tropical portions of Mexico.

Um, actually, if you live in the desert mountains of Jalisco, and have a thatch roofed kitchen? Don't be visiting it at night. What those roaches lack in size, they make up for in quantity. Lots and lots of quantity...
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