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  • Jun. 15th, 2011 at 6:42 AM
branewurms: (Mushishi - what)
So the other day I dreamed that I engaged in an epic battle with Ray effing Bradbury to save my friends.

He had kidnapped them! With magic! Because they had read his books, he managed to put them under some magical hypnosis and compel them to crawl down this twisty, narrow tunnel into his UNDERGROUND LAIR. ...Which was a cozy library where he was just chillin' in a wheelchair by the fireplace with a comfy blanket over his legs.

So anyway, I crawled down after them and challenged Mr. Bradbury! And okay, so the battle wasn't really all that epic, it was more a low-key sort of magical battle of wills thing, utterly lacking in fireballs and lightning bolts, BUT IT WAS STILL AWESOME. And I beat him!

So then, as we took our leave, we stole a bunch of his books - his books, the ones he had written - each taking an armful. My two friends crawled out before me, and Mr. Bradbury called after me, saying, "You know, I'm just going to get a hold over them again if they keep reading my books!"

Well, I thought this was kind of presumptuous of him, and I didn't want him to get too full of himself, so I said, "How do you know we're planning to read them?"

"What else are you going to do with them?!" he laughed.

He had me there. Annoyed, I muttered, "Yeah, yeah, whatever," and crawled out. (Perhaps I should have told him we were going to burn them. Give him a nice apoplexy!)

Once out on the street again, my two friends and I got into a car. The friend sitting in the seat next to me opened up a book and started reading. I reached over and slammed it shut. "You idiot!" I said. "At least wait until we've got some distance between him and us, or he'll just have you right back down there!"

"Oh, right..." she said vacantly, as if she'd been so intent on reading that that thought had never even occurred to her.

I head-wheeled, realizing that this was going to be a never-ending problem.

Conclusion: Take care when reading Ray Bradbury, for he is an evil mastermind who will take over your brain.
branewurms: (BOSS - gotta be the shades)

YOU ARE ALL FIRED. okay not really but.)

Anyway, so here I am watching BOSS 2. And then during this kind of tense scene, I go, "Wow, that music sounds a lot like that one song from Fringe!" And then a few more moments pass, and I'm like, "Wait, no, that song ACTUALLY IS from Fringe."

(IT WAS VERY UNNERVING. I missed whole chunks of dialogue due to the weirdness of my Fringe intruding in on my BOSS.)

So like the huge nerd I am, I tracked down the soundtracks for Fringe, and discovered which song it was. ("A New Day in the Old Town," for the curious.) I even played them side by side, and the BOSS bgm isn't even redone with different instruments or anything - they just lifted the track directly from the soundtrack.

And then! While I was looking back through for the scene with the Fringe song! I realized that that one song that had sounded vaguely familiar to me the first time, but which I hadn't paid much attention to, was actually from the 2009 Sherlock Holmes movie!

I lawled. Now I'm wondering whether US shows/movies make a habit of licensing out their music to foriegn shows, or if J-dramas just make a habit of ripping background music from random sources. XD;;

(My verdict on BOSS 2, btw - aside from the random music - is that it's kind of missing some of the heart of the first season, but it's still a lot of fun.)
branewurms: (Fringe - STRAWBERRY FLAVORED DEATH)





ETA: Wait, now that I think of it, WHAT ABOUT PETER'S & BOLIVIA'S SON?!! Does he still exist? If so, HOW? IS THIS HOW JESUS HAPPENED

o.m.g. SHUT UP.

  • Apr. 28th, 2011 at 8:15 PM
branewurms: (Pandora Hearts - NO)
And now I take a brief break from my unending bout of SEVERE UNRELENTING ANXIETY to mention that if you are complaining about how the biology in Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan doesn't make sense, YOU ARE MISSING THE POINT, GOOD SIR OR MADAM, AND YOU ARE MISSING IT SO HARD. Why are you even here? Go read something boring.

(I don't even understand this. Do people complain about, I don't know, tales of medieval knights, because the dragon couldn't possibly fly with wings that size?)

i don't even

  • Apr. 13th, 2011 at 12:17 AM
branewurms: (Default)



So anyway, more shit happened with the Wicked Pretty Things anthology. Including a press release in Publisher's Weekly from the president of Running Press (who is openly gay, which to my mind makes it even worse) that attempts to paint Jessica Verday as a troublemaker and whines that they're being cyber-bullied. No really, what a douchebag. [personal profile] cleolinda has been reporting on the situation and has a convenient recap of the events. Suffice it to say that the anthology has now been canceled due to the number of authors pulling out. Way to serve as an example of how NOT to do damage control, guys. Seriously, what the hell, I don't even.

*burrows back into hole*

Deathless, and also wtf publishing industry

  • Mar. 29th, 2011 at 11:38 AM
branewurms: (Default)
Deathless is out!

(ALL THE BOOKS are coming out right about now. Have I mentioned my frustration at this? COME ON PUBLISHERS, I'm out of gift card $$$ and I have almost none of my own! CAN'T YOU SPREAD OUT THE AWESOME A LITTLE???)

This is Cat Valente's Koschei the Deathless book, and it looks badass, and she is also doing a Deathless prize package giveaway to promote it. One of these days, I will win one of these things! ONE OF THESE DAYS.


Via inkstone, your regular dose of publishing WTF: Jessica Verday pulls her story from the upcoming Wicked Pretty Things anthology because she was told her story, which featured a G-rated romance between two boys, would be unacceptable to the publishers due to the gay content.

That's not even the WTF part. The editor Trisha Telep's response is the WTF part:

Oh dear. Might as well give you my two cents. Not that it really matters but... Don't take it out on the publishers, the decision was mine totally. These teen anthologies I do are light on the sex and light on the language. I assumed they'd be light on alternative sexuality, as well. Turns out I was wrong! Just after I had the kerfuffle with jessica, I was told that the publishers would have loved the story to appear in the book! Oh dear. My rashness will be the death of me. It's a great story. Hope jessica publishes it online. (By the way: if you want to see a you tube video of me wrestling a gay man in Glasgow, and losing, please let me know).

I... wrestling... gay man... WHAT? I just. WHAT???????? I would be more offended than I am, but I'm too busy boggling at the surreality of it.

In an update, Verday reveals that the publishers apologized for any offense caused and asked if she would consider having it appear in the anthology again, but since Telep is still in place as the editor Verday quite understandably refused. Also, while I somewhat understand the publishers' decision from a business standpoint (though I certainly don't approve), I'm not exactly pleased w/their doublespeak, either. Which is it? Is it all a "misunderstanding" and you "stand behind" Telep "100%"? Or do you have "no direct association" with her? You can't distance yourself from someone's grody bigotry while still endorsing them, people.

Anyway, since this happened a load of authors have pulled out of this anthology and others Telep is involved with (and at least one author refuses to have anything to do w/the publishers so long as Telep is working for them).

My advice to Trisha Telep: APOLOGIZE. Profusely. Unequivocally. Immediately. Not this offensive non-apology bullshit quoted above, but a real apology. And if you still don't see why what you did and said was bigoted and wrong, educate yourself, and do it in a hurry.

HOLY CRAP part the 24398th

  • Mar. 27th, 2011 at 3:22 PM
branewurms: (Fringe - STRAWBERRY FLAVORED DEATH)
SO. Is it just me, or do the creators of Fringe seem bound and determined to keep the audience in an ever escalating state of HOLY CRAP!!! this season? Last week we've got Anna Torv running around doing her unnervingly apt imitation of Leonard Nemoy for the whole episode and this universe's version of Lincoln Lee showing up, and this week we're in the otherverse watching Lincoln and Henry the freaking cab driver deliver Altlivia's freaky accelerated growth baby in a random Chinatown shop, what the Christ? (Also, I was seriously impressed at the way episode before last made me go "OH MY GOD!!!" with the recap, before the episode even started. Srsly, you guys, you guys, srsly.)

ANYWAY I just want to say that Lincoln Lee is the most adorable thing ever, jfc he is like a little kitten and I just want to scoop him up and squeeze the tar out of him, omg. How can anyone be that smooshable? I MEAN LOOK AT THIS FACE. HOW CAN YOU NOT WANT TO SMOOSH THIS FACE.

During that whole bit with Lincoln bawling over Altlivia I was all, "This is such blatant bid to get the fangirls in flailing conniptions. ...I, uh, I think it's working. *_*" And I think I'm starting to ship Lincoln/Altlivia kind of hardcore. Sobbb please don't end up killing them off, show, PLEASE????
branewurms: (Fringe - STRAWBERRY FLAVORED DEATH)


Incidentally Anna Torv's Leonard Nimoy impression is rather impressive... DISTURBINGLY IMPRESSIVE AUGH.

Dec. 18th, 2010

  • 1:56 PM
branewurms: (Mushishi - what)
Weird dream w/the Leverage team in a post-apocalyptic scenario, but all that was really going on was Sophie trying to finagle her way into a posh hotel room. L-lol why, brain. (She finally got one, but inexplicably, there were rotting root vegetables of some sort in the bathtub.)

Ray Bradbury in "Brave New Prune"

  • Dec. 12th, 2010 at 4:28 PM
branewurms: (Umineko - ahaha.wav)

HAHHHHHHHH jfc, you guys, this is the greatest commercial I have ever seen. (Ganked from here.)


  • Dec. 6th, 2010 at 2:40 PM
branewurms: (Lost Girl - it's like a threesome!)
So Zoie Palmer (Dr. Lauren) has taken over Lost Girl's twitter account for the day and then this gem came out:

Zoie Palmer wonders what it means to ship something.

ahhh lolling forever how on earth did she manage to get through a whole season of that show before learning this word

T-this is a show that canonically refers to Bo's love interests as "Teams" o-omg.


  • Nov. 21st, 2010 at 11:39 PM
branewurms: (Default)
Ganked from here. I am shocked that this exists! ...It is amazing.

(Warning for brief bare boobs)

So what I am saying here is I am a goldfish

  • Nov. 12th, 2010 at 10:31 PM
branewurms: (Lost Girl - it's like a threesome!)
- Re: Lost Girl ep 8: OMG. OMG. OMG.

Spoilerific screecaps, NSFW. OMG!!! )


I hope it's not too long with the angst before they get back to... that.

(Incidentally, the sex scene with Dyson at the beginning renewed my curiosity as to WHAT THE HELL DON'T THEY ALLOW ON CANADIAN TV???)

- This movie. This movie, you guys. YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS MOVIE. (This movie had green dream doors. Universal unconscious, you are creepy and awesome.)

- Watched the first 7 eps of Undercovers, upon discovering it existed, which I only did because people were wailing about it being canceled. Woe! For it is adorable. Fluffy caper show with bickering married couple spies! And the leads are POC! WHY.

- Watched the first two episodes of this kdrama full of puppies and kittens and and all that is adorable in the world and also a perpetually drunk Jang Geun Suk giving a girl a cabbage bouquet. It is called Mary Stayed Out All Night/Marry Me Mary and I think my insides may have rotted out. You should all go look at [livejournal.com profile] darkeyedwolf's picspams of the first two episodes because they are hysterical.

branewurms: (Fringe - the one with the gun)



Sep. 27th, 2010

  • 9:51 AM
branewurms: (The Etched City - Beth)

(ganked from here.)

That is the most awesomely bizarre image, oh my god.
branewurms: (Mushishi - what)

"Just for an example, look closely at all make-for-fun rainsinlions."

this is so beautiful, oh my god

(image ganked from here.)
branewurms: (True Blood - Lafayette)
So... the True Blood S3 Finale...

I guess this means that everyone in this mofo is officially COMPLETELY NUTCAKES??? I mean seriously, when Tara's shaping up to be the sanest, most stable member of your cast, you're dealing with some serious crazy.

(Well. I guess Pam seems pretty level-headed, even if she is rather blood-thirsty and murderous.)

- I like how not only was Bill originally up to what I was suspecting he was up to, IT WAS EVEN WORSE. I knew from the incident of Uncle wossname that this could not be going anywhere good, but GOOD LORD.

- "You a witch. 8| You a witch who's a nurse. Who's a dude." LOL

- Eric being all, GODRIC TOLD ME TO FORGIVE HIM, BRING HIM IN! And then... burying him in concrete while covered in silver. Oh, Eric. Honey.

- Eric walking around covered in concrete = I WILL NEVER STOP LAUGHING

- Is it just me or do the effects in this show continue to get cheesier and cheesier?

- Alcide, whoa there boy, you barely know her? You're gonna make me think you're up to no good too. :|

- I still wanna see Sookie top Eric. I have no shame.

- Also, show, look, you give us outright het softcore all the time, can we get a little homohomolovin'? No, I don't think that bit with Talbot and youknowwho counts, although that was pretty awesome in its own right, I admit.


- I am gonna be frank here and say that I hope the Queen srsly smacks a bitch. If the Queen dies I will be Displeased.

Finally, and this is of the utmost urgency: I need a youtube clip of Sookie's maniacal laughter LIKE BURNING. O.m.g.