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[sticky post] My Kind of Warning

Dec. 16th, 2016 | 01:50 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: creative creative
music: Bloomberg TV



Until I am able to locate my original, I am having to use the photo from this page:
http://www.themeparkreview.com/parks/p_40_215_disneys_animal_kingdom_dinosaur

My Fanfiction Masterlist http://ericadawn16.livejournal.com/11957.html
My Icons for 2013 http://ericadawn16.livejournal.com/619082.html

Top Films of 2018

Feb. 24th, 2019 | 12:09 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Tired
music: Iron Chef

It's Oscars day and I never did post this so...

TOP FILMS OF 2018

All films must be seen between 12:01 AM on January 1, 2018 and 11:59 PM on December 31, 2018 in a theatre setting. No film is eligible after appearing on a previous list. Enjoyment and desire to watch again will be factored as well as quality of film.

1. Black Panther
2. The Shape of Water
3. Bumblebee
4. A Star is Born
5. Christopher Robin
6. Crazy Rich Asians
7. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald
8. Isle of Dogs
9. Eighth Grade
10. Aquaman
11. Bohemian Rhapsody
12. BlacKkKLansman
13. Green Book
14. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
15. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
16. Mama Mia: Here We Go Again
17. Venom
18. Ant-Man and the Wasp
19. Oceans 8
20. Ralph Breaks the Internet

The Lion King

Jan. 18th, 2019 | 10:28 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Doomed
music: The Kids Baking Championship

For the most part, I'm kind of meh with the whole remaking animation into live action films. I have been this way since 101 Dalmatians although 102 Dalmatians is a total guilty pleasure.

I still haven't watched the live action The Jungle Book even though that was definitely a favorite when I was younger especially with TaleSpin.

Even Aladdin looked meh...

But dammit...

The Lion king looks so freaking good especially on the big screen!!!



And the voice cast, including having James Earl Jones returning as Mufasa?

Yep, I'm doomed, just give it to me now.

Nephew Post: Dragon Prince

Dec. 31st, 2018 | 12:04 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Thoughtful
music: Law & Order

This was one of those days where my mom and I don't bring a movie and the nephews haven't requested one so we scroll aimlessly through Netflix until one or more of the nephews suggests, "What about this show that you showed us on Youtube so you must really want to watch?"

(All eyes look toward me.)

Me: Well, it looked really cool...but you know...it's up to you...if you want...

Avatar and The Legend of Korra are two of the best animated series ever but I know they were mostly oldest nephew and I's thing, not everyone else.

Still, I won.

The Dragon Prince

It was a little slow at first which is true of any series. Plus, there were a lot of characters I didn't like or hated, including Callum, who's basically the main character...oops.

Overall, I loved it. Even my mom loved it and her only experience with Avatar or Korra was when oldest nephew forced her to watch it.

There are ACCENTS! The other main character, the one I loved, is Rayla, a moonshadow elf assassin so she's conflicted but able to kick so much ass! Also, the elves are Scottish. I don't know why since it's not a BBC show but it's cool. Ezran who is Callum's younger half brother and heir to the kingdom is also cool and he has this magical hypnotoad of many powers.

Callum's aunt also kicks ass and she's deaf so she only converses in sign language which is actually used. YES!

The series is also incredibly pretty. I need pretty. Disney keeps doing cheap stuff lately, like the animation for Star Wars: Resistance.

I'm sorry I don't remember any particular comments about it. The younger ones are more quiet without their brother around.

Naturally, it ended on a cliffhanger and we don't even have a date for season two!

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Dec. 30th, 2018 | 12:00 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Tired
music: Doctor Who




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Pirates of the Caribbean

Dec. 22nd, 2018 | 12:39 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Calm
music: The Graham Norton Show

I know that Zoe Saldana seems done with franchises in the future and she didn't have a good time filming it but I think it would be awesome if Anamaria was the star of the new Pirates of the Caribbean film.

Costume Dramas

Nov. 30th, 2018 | 06:48 pm
location: My mom's living room
mood: Thoughtful
music: Dateline: Secrets Uncovered

I know this article is kind of old but it's a really good one that I wanted to make sure you hadn't missed:
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/keira-knightley-toronto-film-festival-colette-sexist-period-drama-a8534846.html

Logan and Logan

Nov. 30th, 2018 | 01:40 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: sleepy sleepy
music: Last Call with Carson Daly

Years ago, I got my mom to see the Veronica Mars film with me and she's seen some of the episodes since so she's very familiar with Logan Echolls.

Well, last week, UPTv did their annual Gilmore the Merrier with every single episode of Gilmore Girls except the Netflix season.

I confused my mom because I was talking about a Logan who was a young man with blond hair while being rich, spoiled and sometimes mean to the title character but it was Logan Huntzberger.

And now I'm wondering whether one inspired the other...

While I'm trying to ignore that winter finale of The Resident because...damn, that's only topped by the New Amsterdam winter finale...

Crazy Rich Asians

Nov. 22nd, 2018 | 04:13 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Happy
music: The Dead Files

I guess I never made a proper post about this yet but I really enjoyed Crazy Rich Asians. I was a little concerned because the ads made it clear that Michelle Yeoh was going to be a bitch but it wasn't as bad as I feared...and that ending!!!

It was just so much fun. I love romantic comedies and you have beautiful locations and pretty people and mouth watering food. It was just so well done even without that FIRST of being the first American romantic comedy with an almost all Asian cast. Can I have Awkwafina in...EVERYTHING?

So, I want to see the next one immediately but I suppose instead, I'll read the book...but not all of them. I don't want to be too nitpicky so I'll wait for the movie to each first.

But I'm still not forgiving Jon M. Chu for what he did to Jem...

Day 5 - journal five things that make you grateful.

Nov. 6th, 2018 | 10:14 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Fucked
music: MSNBC

Being related to the book I was using, a friend invited me to join her on a 20 Day Mental Health Challenge. I've been busy so I haven't gotten to yesterday's daily goal until now...

Day 5 - journal five things that make you grateful.

Shit.

Because I'm watching the news and the House should be ours but Florida remains a dumpster fire.

1. I'm grateful that Earth hasn't been swallowed up by the sun.

2. I'm grateful that Bernie Sanders and others are re-elected among other first-time Democrat wins.

3. I'm grateful that my mom is so much healthier and able to do things.

4. I'm grateful that I have liberal friends around me in real life.

5. I'm grateful that most of the government isn't forever.

Friends to the End: The One Where the Past Comes Back

Nov. 3rd, 2018 | 01:28 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: sleepy sleepy
music: The Conjuring 2

Title: Friends to the End: The One Where the Past Comes Back
Author: Ericadawn16
Prompt: The wonderful mash-up of Friends and Avengers
Character/Pairing(s): Gamora/Peter Clint/Bobbi Pepper/Tony Natasha, Rocket, Drax, Kraglin, Peter Quill, Gamora, Mantis, Groot, Clint, Skye, Melinda May, Coulson, Kate Bishop, Cassie Lang, Thor, Loki, Fenrir, Pepper, Tony, King J'Son, Isaiah, Lucky, Steve, Misty Knight, Darcy Lewis, Frigga, Liho, MJ, Peter Parker, Harry Osbourne, Trip, Sitwell, Morita, Rhomann Dey, Victoria of Spartax
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Threats of infanticide
Spoilers: Some from Infinity War
Summary: Everyone is still recovering from the Battle on Asgard and now we have the Guardians of the Galaxy!

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My Fall 2018 TV Viewing Schedule

Oct. 24th, 2018 | 11:38 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Whatever
music: Jimmy Kimmel Live!

SUNDAY

NOT WORKING

8 PM Doctor Who
9:15 PM Poldark
10 PM Star Wars: The Resistance

WORKING

8:30 PM Bob's Burgers
9 PM Poldark
10 PM Star Wars: The Resistance
10:30 PM Doctor Who

Monday

8 PM The Resident
9 PM Legends of Tomorrow
10 PM Arrow

I also watched Magnum P.I. for two or three weeks until I guessed the villain in the first five minutes. It's still cute though.

TUESDAY

8 PM The Flash
9 PM Black Lightning
10 PM The Rookie

I also really liked New Amsterdam and hate that it's the same time as The Rookie.

Wednesday

8 PM Empire
9 PM *Currently nothing but I hope to eventually catch up on Riverdale and watch it then
10 PM South Park
10:30 PM Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

THURSDAY

9:30 PM Murphy Brown but I tend to forget every other week and get caught up in whatever I started at 9

Friday

Nothing

SATURDAY

9 PM Ghost Adventures or travels or something, that show where people scream about stuff that isn't even there
11:30 Saturday Night Live

I also have a huge backlog of stuff to finish from last season

Arrested Development
Ducktales
Gilmore Girls
Riverdale

My Struggle V

Oct. 13th, 2018 | 10:58 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Tired
music: Family Feud

Title: My Struggle V
Author: Ericadawn16
Character/Pairing(s): Fox Mulder, Dana Scully, Jackson van de Kamp, ?
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Some sadness
Spoilers: EVERYTHING!!!
Summary: It's my post series baby fic!

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Christopher Robin

Sep. 28th, 2018 | 11:50 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Thoughtful
music: Doctor Who

I never did a proper movie post.

Before seeing it, Christopher Robin could have gone either way. It could have been an excuse to have Pooh in more modern surroundings and humor like the ads had for Paddington or it could be a beautiful nostalgia fest.

My mom was especially concerned. She almost didn't go. With her health problems, it was the first film she had seen all year.

She loved it so much that she said she didn't care if she went to anything else.

Yes, it was sad to see how adulthood had warped Christopher Robin so much but it was needed. Our current world is so wrapped up in modern worries and money troubles that we barely even let kids be kids, much less adults. However, it's necessary to have our imaginations, to be happy, to do things without a schedule and be out in the sunlight.

Of course, Christopher Robin is played by Ewan McGregor for maximum adorableness and you have his wife played by Hayley Atwell a.k.a. PEGGY CARTER! OBI-WAN KENOBI MARRIED TO PEGGY CARTER! That's like one of the greatest AUs ever and of course, their kid is awesome, too.

Pooh and his friends are absolutely perfect. I felt like I could reach out and cuddle them. Thank goodness, they kept Jim Cummings as the voice for Pooh and Tigger. The others are celebrities like Rabbit being Peter Capaldi.

Then, there's those credits. You may have seen Pooh and his companions on the beach? That's the credits BUT this film is a love letter to true Disney fans and playing a piano on the beach is none other than Richard M. Sherman singing a brand new song. That's THE Richard M. Sherman who, with his brother, wrote just about every song we associate with classic Disney and many still found in the parks.

I know it's not supposed to be the case but I just assume any character played by Mark Gatiss will be evil and it's usually true except for the Doctor Who episode I'm currently watching. Mackenzie Crook has a brief cameo, too.

Considering how the idea of a childhood friend coming back to teach the adult the lessons they forgot and how to be a better parent is also the plot of Mary Poppins Returns...I don't know how it could top Christopher Robin.

Izard

Sep. 28th, 2018 | 01:11 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Sleepy
music: Late Night with Seth Meyers

Of course, I love Kyle MacLachlan but Stephen Colbert would make such an awesome evil wizard...


The X-Files 25th Anniversary

Sep. 18th, 2018 | 04:37 pm

Okay, the 25th anniversary was last week but I got preoccupied with BBC America playing the majority of episodes and both films in a giant five day marathon!

Watching them again made me realize how my view on certain episodes had changed. Even I Want to Believe made more sense right after The End instead of years later.

So, including spin-offs and films, I made a new Top Ten list:

Fight the Future
The Rain King
The Goldberg Variation
Requiem
Three Men and a Smoking Diaper
Three of a Kind
Unusual Suspects
Triangle
Hollywood A.D.
Mulder & Scully meet the Were-Monster