January 10, 2010

did i say i liked random posts?

because if i didn't, i think you've probably figured it out by now.

♦ i just went to see Avatar today. i loved it so much i want to go back to see it on the big screen at least one more time before i have to wait to buy it on Blu-ray. something about the underdog guy being the hero AND getting the girl really appeals to me.

♦ behind-the-scenes stuff fascinates me. yes, when we got the extended versions/4-disk sets of the Lord of the Rings movies, i was the one who wanted to watch all the extra stuff. i liked it almost as much as the movie. so of course, i'll watch the behind-the-scenes stuff from Avatar.

♦ i'm getting tired of all the different phone commercials - Verizon, ATT, droid... are you getting tired of them?

♦ seeing an ad for a movie with Brendan Frasier and Harrison Ford is weird. who would have thought those two would be in a movie together?

♦ seeing an ad for The Tooth Fairy movie with Duane "The Rock" Johnson and Julie Andrews together is even weird-er. (is that a word? i don't care, it is now.) i might just have to go see that one.

♦ i haven't worked on my sequel for two weeks now. i think my brain was tired of it, plus i was writing it for the wrong reasons. i'm itching to write something, but i'm tempted to make up another short story (which is like brain candy to me). i'll just have to resist.

♦ when this football game is over, we're enforcing some no tv time for everyone. i can hardly wait for the silence. maybe that's when i'll write.

♦ it wasn't weird enough that i set up a facebook fan page for my novel. now i've set up a fan site for me. my reasoning? Eldala wasn't my only story. i'm working on others. besides that, i have several writing friends who have fan pages on facebook. maybe i'm just a sheep. it's still weird.


Sara Harricharan @ Fiction Fusion said...

LOL. I like your random posts. They are nicely randomized. I cannot wait to see Avatar, but alas, it may have to wait until it reaches DVD in my neck of reality. Too much to do this week. ^_^

KM Wilsher said...

Nice, randome thoughts :)

Can't wait to see Avatar :)

Christine H said...

We saw "Avatar" last week. It was my first 3D movie and I think that now, any non-3D movie will seem boring. I think it deserves Best Picture. Smart of them to wait until the very end of the year to release it.

Of course, I couldn't help analyzing the story structure as I watched. Being a writer kind of ruins my ability to just enjoy something now.

We have the extended version of The Two Towers, but the other two movies are regular. Oh my goodness, I love the commentary with the actors and directors. For one thing, it makes me feel so much better about all the work that goes into writing a novel.

I love the part where they talk about standing around waiting for the director's wife to give them their lines, and where Peter Jackson is standing in a snow storm saying, 'Okay, you can turn the snow machine off now.'

"This is the moss, this is us not stepping on the moss."

I could go on and on!

Michelle Gregory said...

i didn't want to watch the 3-D version. i'm tired of 3-D and it gives me a headache after a while.

without the behind the scenes of LOTR, i never would have known that John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) was allergic to latex and his prosthetic face made him break out in a rash. at the wrap up party, he burned the thing. the stuff i really enjoyed was a segment called "The Horse Masters of Rohan," telling how they managed all the horses, and how Viggo Mortenson bought the horse he rode (Brego) and how he also bought the horse for the rider who doubled for Arwen because she loved it so much, but couldn't afford to buy it.

Kelly L said...

I want to see Avatar too! Just trying to find the time. Since American Idol started tonight - I'm guessing our Tv won't be off very much.
Great post - entertaining.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oooo, no TV time is good for everyone. Yes to the commercial question and ditto to the movie comments (although both look like decent movies). :-)