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Mondays are usually my craziest days, but because I was up until almost 2am working on my recap (I couldn't stop thinking about Game of Thrones!) I'm surprisingly free today. Free to NAP, aww yeah!

Business: Game of Thrones recap. Dude. Dude.
Dr. Who recap! Am I wrong, or is this season awesome? (I don't think I'm wrong) Give Janey some love!
Orphan Black recap - and guys? This show looks amazing. And mrmonkeybottoms is new, so show her some love!
Spartacus - the SERIES FINALE recap, sob, sob woe, oh ANDY. :(
Hannibal, and wow, this show is taking off in fandom. GET IN ON THE GROUND FLOOR.
Vikings is coming later!

Pleasure: Well, kind of. I saw the Evil Dead remake on Friday with my daughter and two of her friends. Correction, I sat in the back by myself and watched because they're idiots who want to sit on the third row and ruin their eyes and necks. UM. LET'S TALK A MINUTE.

That was THE goriest movie I have ever seen, and I have seen most gory movies. Takashi Miike is a personal favorite horror director. I don't know that I've ever cringed, gasped, laughed at myself for cringing and gasping like I did in this movie. I'm pretty sure there's an award for horror movies where "Most Blood" is given, and this is the winner.

1. There are some truly terrifying images - those eye contacts, boy.
2. There are some seriously cringe-making ways to kill people. Nothing crazy inventive, just executed (heh) in a really believable way
3. There are some points of humor, but nothing like the original. Don't go looking for that, because you won't really find it.
4. It starts off in the red, simmers for a while, then GOES EVEN HARDER.

Glad I saw it, I'll have to think about seeing it again. I'm not a HUGE torture porn fan, and this is solidly in that style of movie telling.


I did a ton of gardening, a ton of reading, a ton of writing, and that brings me to my last thing. Someone (hint: flaming_muse got onto me for posting a huge fic that I've been working on for months without any sort of fanfare. Well, I'm new to Teen Wolf fandom, and don't really interact with anyone over there, so I didn't expect anyone to bother reading my fic aside from a handful of people. So instead of being navel gazing, I'm going to make a post after this to serve as a master post. I just posted Chpt. 7 of 13 chapters.

And now I go in search of food. And tea. Mmm.

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flaming_muse
Apr. 15th, 2013 05:13 pm (UTC)
I am proud of you for posting something official about your fic! :D

<3 <3 <3
stoney321
Apr. 15th, 2013 05:28 pm (UTC)
Hahahahaha. I am grateful to you for making me! Both write it and then tell people. :)
elisi
Apr. 15th, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
Dr. Who recap! Am I wrong, or is this season awesome? (I don't think I'm wrong) Give Janey some love!
Definitely not wrong! Are you watching, or just following from the sidelines? /curious

And mrmonkeybottoms is new, so show her some love!
New? Well, I suppose she is to your readers. *g* Oh, those were the days... Don't think I can catch the show, might just follow through her recaps. :)
stoney321
Apr. 15th, 2013 08:42 pm (UTC)
I'm following from the sidelines. My tv viewing time is super limited right now. =/

Ha, Mr. monkey bottoms is only new to HDJM! Brand spanking! :D If you get BBC America, you can see the show, but otherwise, reading her weekly recaps is a most entertaining alternative.
elisi
Apr. 16th, 2013 04:50 pm (UTC)
My tv viewing time is super limited right now. =/
I know the feeling... /o\

Ha, Mr. monkey bottoms is only new to HDJM! Brand spanking! :D
I remember her being outrageous LJ back in the day. *fond nostalgia*

If you get BBC America, you can see the show
Ah, I'm in the wrong country. Must wait until it comes to the actual BBC!
fatpie42
Apr. 15th, 2013 10:46 pm (UTC)
There are some points of humor, but nothing like the original.

Is the original funny? (Intentionally I mean.) Certainly the sequel is a horror-comedy (as is Army Of Darkness and Drag Me To Hell), but surely the original is mainly funny because they didn't have the money to make a genuinely scary movie?
stoney321
Apr. 15th, 2013 10:59 pm (UTC)
Evil Dead definitely had camp to it (and Evil Dead 2 is really just a remake, but a tighter script.)

Bruce Campbell? The chain saw? Yeah, it's funny but it's genuinely frightening in place, in my opinion. For low budget, they made some of the images really frightening.
fatpie42
Apr. 15th, 2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
Evil Dead definitely had camp to it (and Evil Dead 2 is really just a remake, but a tighter script.)

Bruce Campbell? The chain saw?


Oh come on, Texas Chainsaw Massacre had a chainsaw! (Though admittedly Tobe Hooper has apparently always believed that movie was hilarious.)

Bruce Campbell's career started with "The Evil Dead" and he has a real flair for comedy, but I don't think "The Evil Dead" was intended to be a comedy movie.

"Evil Dead 2" had to start as a kind of remake because otherwise many people would have had no clue what was going on. The original had been banned all over the place. But right from the start there's a definite spoofy quality to it. Bruce Campbell embarrassing his girlfriend with cheesy singing and running in a panic from the evil demonic force chasing him is all very early on.

I saw "Evil Dead 2" first out of those two films and the first time I watched "The Evil Dead" I didn't see any comedy at all because I quit watching at the rape scene. (The first thing in the movie that definitely felt played for laughs - and it completely put me off watching any further). I'll admit that the demons bitching at each other in the second half is funny, but I honestly think the rest of it (the over-the-top claymation and Bruce Campbell's chainsaw) is mainly funny by accident.
seraphcelene
Apr. 16th, 2013 03:41 am (UTC)
I saw Evil Dead this weekend, too. Ha! Definitely the winner of the gore award. I also spent a lot of time giggling and kinda hiding behind my hands at the more brutal bits. All I can really say is "Duct Tape, Anyone?"
stoney321
Apr. 16th, 2013 11:08 pm (UTC)
HEE, that was my reaction, too!! We kept staggering around saying, "I feel much better..."
kuzu_no_ha
Apr. 16th, 2013 01:10 pm (UTC)
Wow, on the level with Takashi Miike? Good to know.
stoney321
Apr. 16th, 2013 11:08 pm (UTC)
SO. SO. GORY. I've honestly never seen the sheer quantity of blood in a film before.
kuzu_no_ha
Apr. 17th, 2013 12:07 am (UTC)
Ok...welp
I believe our levels are pretty equal there, so I trust your Gore-o-meter.

stoney321
Apr. 17th, 2013 12:26 am (UTC)
There's a LOT of focus on things a la Hostel style - camera zoom as this is pierced, etc.

So. (I'm glad I saw it, because I am a huge Sam Raimi fan, but seriously. Bloody and torture-porny.)
kseenaa
Apr. 17th, 2013 09:39 pm (UTC)
I have only seen season one and two of Game of Thrones. Since that is all they've aired on Swedish television so far. I hope they will air season three soon. But I guess it won't happen until this autumn. :-P
stoney321
Apr. 17th, 2013 10:16 pm (UTC)
Oh man, Season 3 is SO GOOD!!! (I don't know if you can access them on HBO's homepage or through...other methods.) Otherwise, it sucks that you have to wait so long, BUT IT WILL BE WORTH THE WAIT.
kseenaa
Apr. 17th, 2013 10:58 pm (UTC)
Swede that I am, means no HBO. ;-) I am quite patient and I do like my subtext thank you, since sometimes I have a hard time keeping up with the spoken english. :-) So I'll just be patient and wait.
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