Renata: Of course you can skip merrily into the sunset with us! What is your mutant superpower?

In random fandom news, House season 2 is available for pre-order,! The release date is August 22nd, the same day as Veronica Mars. This is getting to be a habit for you two, isn’t it? Are we going to have to separate you?

Someone on wtf_inc reminded me of the cracked-out UK Lost promo. The revelation that it was directed by David LaChapelle makes so much sense.

And only like, two of you will get this, but it amused me too much not to post it. It’s my sig graphic for the new McAnally’s forums. I kept giggling like a loon throughout the entire process of making it!

And on a related note, I’m SO GLAD that The Dresden Files doesn’t have ship nicknames. “Harry/Karrin” looks and sounds too much like “Hari Kari” to not be exploited by vengeful Harry/Susan shippers. Maybe that’s why I always refer to the ship as “Harry/Murphy.”

Oh my stars and garters, look at the background of this shot of Jayne from “The Message.” Clearly, the passengers and crew of Serenity are ALL X-MEN. They can be in my alternate-movie, too, with all the toast they desire.

Which randomly reminds me of this hilarious X3 Preview. No more spoilery than the trailer.

X3. So painfullly bad, but I loved every minute of it. As someone on McAnally’s said, Ratner looks like he went to the George Lucas school of “replace plotline and meaningful dialogue with SFX,” and I agree. If you just let yourself laugh at the sheer ridiculousness, you’ll have a great time. Otherwise, you’ll probably be disappointed. Well, I don’t think anyone can truly be disappointed. The special effects were pretty awesome. Really, really, really, really awesome, in fact. Though I do feel slightly gypped that I didn’t get the “Snakes on a Plane” trailer. Also, the ads for The Omen remind me that Good Omens desperately needs to be made into a movie.

Anyway, MORAL OF THE STORY: JUST LET JOSS WRITE THE SCRIPT. Especially if you’re going to take your A-Plot from the X-Men comic he wrote! And speaking of borrowing elements, if you want to know why I couldn’t stop giggling whenever Juggernaut came onscreen, watch this video (NOTE: not appropriate for ANYONE).

I went with my parents and Marcelina. I should always see movies with Marcelina, even if our giggling one day gets us evicted from the theatre.

[Magneto is thwarted by the absence of any metal on the soldiers]
Marcelina: They need to have someone that controls plastic!
Me: That’s just what I was thinking! Plasteto!
Marcelina: Yes!
Me: And Dorito! TOASTITO!
Together: And she controls TOAST!

This is officially my mutant superpower. And Nightcrawler and I can merrily skip away into the sunset (since Little Miss “I won an Oscar” is too good to be shipped with him) and have our own movie. And lots of toast, grilled to perfection, with delicious strawberry jam. And then Sawyer on Lost suddenly begins manifesting mutant powers, his eyes turn black and red, and he starts carrying around a DHARMA-brand deck of cards. And he can be in our movie, too, because Scott and Jean are boring and Gambit, Nightcrawler, and Toastito are awesome.

Kitty can come, too. And Toad can be brought back to life from the first movie, because we love Ray Park. And Sir Ian is welcome to chill with us. I’ll make him delicious toast and he can make me exotic and unique jewelry. Then we can go get frosty chocolate milkshakes, manifested from nothingness by Sausaleto, the mutant that controls chocolate (named for “Sausalito”, the Nantucket-brand cookies with milk chocolate and macadamia nut), which makes him even more attractive to women than Wolverine. Because honestly, what’s sexier? Razor-sharp adamantium claws or an endless supply of chocolate? He can be played by the Willy Wonka of your preference, or Johnny Depp in “Chocolat.” Mmm, I know who I’d choose.

Wow, I love how this review includes 2% actual commentary on the film and 98% me making bad puns, fangirling, and drooling over chocolate. Rather like my Lost season finale post. Frankly, I wouldn’t have it any other way! :D

Happy May 25th to two of my favourite fandoms! (No lilac for me, I’m in the “Um… you weren’t there.” camp)

(Totally unofficial) Transformers CGI test, linked from Odella.

Huh. The Lost season finale was really, really lame. After the first hour, I looked at the clock and thought, “I have to sit through another hour of this?” Only the final 30 minutes were worth watching. After being spoiled rotten by Veronica Mars and House, my final finale of the TV season was a snoozefest. I couldn’t even get excited about the Charlie/Claire smooch, because Charlie is back to being cagey and deliberately obtuse. It’s one thing when he’s lying about drug use. It’s another thing when he’s lying when he has NO REASON WHATSOEVER TO. And that penultimate scene, where we see the two guys in the Antarctic? I thought that was a commercial, making fun of Lost. I thought it was going to be for a telephone company or something. THAT was how bad this episode was. Yay for Desmond, Boo for everything else. Though I hope the ending means that we’ll be seeing less of Jack and Kate next season.

NEXT SEASON, we will meet The Newbies, who were brought to the island in a freak jetski crash, courtesy of Locke’s stubborn stupidity! They will nearly all be up at the right of the Bell Curve in physical attractiveness, except for a few token ugly and/or old people so it doesn’t look too contrived. They will represent a wide variety of cultures and economic backgrounds (Laotian cosmonaut, Iranian freshwater pearl diver, The Only Gay Eskimo In His Tribe, The Guy in the Big Chicken Suit, a Mormon telemarketer, and Jerry Lewis), but they will only speak Esperanto. Fortunately, Jin speaks Esperanto! They will communicate through Jin, then through Sun, to the rest of the Lostaways, and end up with a lot of “What? You think the Udders gargles Narnia?” misunderstandings. They will mostly be Series 3 Action Figures.

LIBBY will return undead and have a hot zombie love triangle with DESMOND, who perished in the Great Film Overexposure, and HURLEY, who threw himself (messily) on a sharpened piece of fuselage to preserve his honor when the popular Others didn’t want him for the big Island dodgeball game.

ROUSSEAU will start hanging out at The Beach in hopes of cashing in on the Lostaway’s snack food stores. When they refuse to share on account of her being crazy, she starts whining about humans’ natural tendency towards compassion and harping about the necessity of a social contract. LOCKE, also a zombie, calls for rebellion, convinced his zombie rights are not being protected. The undead ghost of the Marshall will smack him over the head with a tabula rasa, or maybe just the backgammon board.

JACK and KATE will be eaten by polar bears, much to the delight of ME. SAWYER will find love at the bottom of a vat of chocolate pudding. WALT will be replaced, without comment, by a volleyball nicknamed “Robert Sean Leonard”, because they needed an excuse to have him not on the show another twenty-some episodes. THE BIG FOUR-TOED STATUE will be revealed to be of the four-fingered brother of Count Tyrone Rugen, six-fingered man of The Princess Bride.

MR. EKO will fall in love with NARCISSA MALFOY, making a joke that people will only understand if they are as big a mythology geek as I am. CHARLIE and AARON will destroy Isengard. SAYID, JIN, SUN, and the IRANIAN FRESHWATER PEARL DIVER will destroy AMERICA. CLAIRE will helpfully point out that Jin and Sun are from South Korea, whereupon COLIN POWELL will smite her with EKO’s JESUS STICK and 8500 LITERS OF ANTHRAX.

I will be watching House and Veronica Mars.

Bush, Cheney, and Doctor Gregory House: America’s Superheroes. (caps from here)

House finale spoilers!

So tonight’s House? GUH. That episode was made of awesome. Awesome and a lot of gore. I had to cover my eyes in certain parts. It’s nice that House’s subconscious is so… vivid. Though I wonder how the slashers will spin it, with House punching Wilson and undressing Cameron (House = KINKY. Maybe that’s what the slashers will play with all summer?). Ah, fandom! And ah, the writers, poking fun at a much older canon! Moriarty? Hee!

The stuff about his leg was perplexing. It’s one thing for there to be no pain, but it’s totally different for him to be able to walk, even in a hallucination. Isn’t there still a fairly huge section of muscle missing? Anyway, I would love to see where the writers would take his character if the pain indeed went away. Ooh, the character development potential! I was getting a bit annoyed with season 2, how the only “escalation” taking place was House being even more of an ass than before. Let’s rock House’s foundations a bit, shall we?

I got a new chair! It is super-duper comfy and seems conducive to proper spine posture! *wiggles*

In other news (Thanks to Tealin for the link), part one of the audio drama of Mort is on BBC7, up until Saturday. How timely! “The young lad Mortimer needs an apprenticeship. The question is, will anybody employ him?” Will anyone, indeed. *glances at phone*

Also, check out the cast list for Hogfather! What a treat to see Tony Robinson (Baldrick on Blackadder) in the ranks! And I don’t remember Constable Visit being in the book, but I’m certainly not complaining. And Nobby! Bwee!


Supernatural gumshoe on Sci Fi slate

Blackthorne plays Chicago detective with wizardly powers


The Sci Fi Channel has engineered an 11-episode commitment to “The Dresden Files,” a contemporary supernatural detective series from Lionsgate TV and Nicolas Cage’s Saturn Films.

“We shot the two-hour pilot to make sure that we could successfully mix the mediums of a noir detective franchise with fantastical elements,” said Mark Stern, exec VP of original programming for Sci Fi Channel.

Paul Blackthorne (“24,” “Deadwood”) plays Harry Dresden, a Chicago-based private eye with wizardly powers. Detectives consult him about crimes that look as though they were committed by miscreants with extraordinary abilities.

Shot in Toronto, “Dresden Files” should cost about $1.7 million per episode, pricey for a scripted cable original but cheaper than Sci Fi’s “Battlestar Galactica.”

Stern said Sci Fi’s goal with “Dresden” and another contemporary greenlit series, “Eureka,” is “to broaden the network’s reach and appeal to viewers who might gravitate to speculative fiction but might not be hardcore science-fiction fans.”

Sci Fi plans to premiere “Dresden” in January. David Carson directed the pilot, whose title character comes from a series of bestselling books by Jim Butcher. The writers of the pilot, Hans Beimler and Robert Wolfe, will serve as executive producers of the series, along with Cage, Norm Golightly and Morgan Gendel.


From Keef: X-Files 2? Keen! And it’s to be MOTW, not Mytharc, so it won’t matter that I stopped watching halfway through the 6th season!

Via Lifehacker: How to Screenprint Posters and Shirts

Too much free time + balloons = this.

Whedon pens Buffy season 8 comic. Due in October.

Once More, With Shipping

Man Dressed As Horror Movie Character Stabs Homeless Man

I’m sure I’ve linked to this before, but it’s worth seeing again. Aussie group Tripod performs “Make You Happy Tonight”

Dear Aleve,

You are supposed to be a painkiller. Kill my pain already!

Stupid ovaries.

No love,