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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

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!

My Struggle VCollapse )

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


Sorry to Bother You

Sep. 13th, 2018 | 12:48 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: What the fuck
music: Late Night with Seth Meyers

I was super excited for this movie. It has such a great cast and the premise seemed interesting.

And it does have all that, including stuff to make you think about how much is just fiction and how much could come true tomorrow...like the Amazon-like company in the film is able to re-institute slavery/sweatshops by introducing a model where people sign a contract for guaranteed job, meals and board FOR LIFE!

We all know people who would be that desperate that they would do that.

The social justice points are all great. I LOVE Tessa Thompson...I may have to admit that I would love her in anything.

Here's the problem...

The movie ended up being that Saturday Night Live skit that starts off really great but doesn't know how to end so it ends up going long and veering off into a really weird place that kinds of ruins it.

The "Not Amazon" slaves have started rebelling and they aren't as productive as hoped so the company comes up with a new idea...

Turning people into horses.

Seriously, that's how it ends with some of the characters turned into horses and viciously assaulting "Not Jeff Bezos"

So, ultimately, it leaves this kind of weird aftertaste.

Dream: Michael Rooker

Aug. 31st, 2018 | 02:40 pm
mood: tired tired
music: Friends

You know those dreams where it's your house but at the same time, it's NOT your house?

So, I was in the kitchen and the ghost was causing a fuss so I called out, "Just so you know, we have a piano!"

Well, Michael Rooker thought I was talking to him so he makes for the piano.

!. Our house doesn't have a ghost.
2. I don't know why Michael Rooker was there and sometimes, he was painted blue like when playing Yondu.

I go over to watch him play and his assistant suddenly shows up, demanding that I sing. I don't want to but the piano suddenly has microphones attached to it like on tv shows.

Afterwards in the dream as I'm describing it to someone else, I make up a sort of poem like "If you give a mouse a cookie":

If you invite Michael Rooker home, he's going to say yes.
He's going to say yes and sit on a chair
But as he's sitting on a chair, you'll mention a piano
And if you mention a piano, Rooker will want to play it

Owl and Rabbit

Aug. 26th, 2018 | 01:34 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Weird
music: Untold Stories of the E.R.

This should probably be a Fandom Secret and not actually be admitted allowed but...
As I was watching Christopher Robin, Owl and Rabbit were arguing and being spirited with each other, even complaining about being that way "in public"...as opposed to what? When no one else is around?

It kind of made me think...they would make a cute couple and I've never done that with Milne characters before...

Batwoman

Jul. 26th, 2018 | 12:46 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Excited
music: Late Night with Seth Meyers

CW is getting Batwoman and she's going to be queer, yes!!!

Kraglin

Jul. 18th, 2018 | 01:06 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: worried worried
music: Late Night with Seth Meyers

Half of me is extremely excited that Kraglin and his arrow will be in the Infinity War sequel.

The other half is worried he dies horribly and that's why they won't confirm his role in Volume 3.

Can't Hardly Wait

Jun. 26th, 2018 | 10:50 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Nostalgic
music: Animal Kingdom

This month was the 20th anniversary of Can't Hardly Wait!

There was this article online calling it the most underrated 90s comedy and I had to check the author to make sure I didn't write it because I totally agree! It also has one of the best casts ever...not all shown in the trailer either.


Fast Food Premiums

Jun. 26th, 2018 | 01:32 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: nope
music: Late Night with Seth Meyers

Last Monday, I was wearing my Lost World shirt to Toys'r'us and an employee noticed it.

Employee: Wait, does that say Burger King?

Me: Yeah

Employee: Are they doing the movie now?

Me: No, this-

Employee: OH, it's from when The Lost World first came out! Way back then! That's so cool. They never do that stuff anymore.

I agreed that it was sad and I missed the watches and such. I tried to explain the difference between adult premiums and toy premiums. I wasn't sure he understood as he complained again about the Happy Meal toys not having glasses and stuff. Then, I tried to explain how Disney had wanted a healthier image for its films so they had gone to Subway and after that, it wasn't the same.

Well, he heard "healthier" and immediately started complaining about the government, how the government takes all the fun away, how no one ever has monopoly anymore.

I said I thought the internet had killed that.

Then, he went off on a tangent about how the internet and Amazon "killed this place" and mentioned the government again.

If you're an employee and you still think the internet killed your store, I can't help you. I bet he voted for Trump.

Taco Bell Infinity War Discussion

Jun. 25th, 2018 | 11:50 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Scared
music: Beyond 100 Days

Last month, I was enjoying Happy Hour at Taco Bell and charging my phone. I also like to watch people and eavesdrop on their conversations. There was a dad with several young children although he was on the phone. It was normal at first. They were both military, discussing various things like where we go to war next.*

*Yeah, if you forgot, I live in Florida. We have Central Command just about an hour away so yeah, this is normal.

Then, the dad goes, "But enough about that, it's time for the really important stuff...did you see Infinity War?

Dad goes on to explain how he doesn't feel Thanos is a villain. He was doing everything for the right reasons and only killed a few people because they failed him. Thanos even used non-lethal violence against most of his adversaries.

This thinking has become a lot more common since then, especially on Tumblr but this was the first time I heard someone talking this way and to hear it coming from one of our soldiers...it was chilling. Thankfully, the phone call recipient wasn't as agreeable to his ideas.

Ugh, next May can't come soon enough...

The Greatest Fight of 2018

May. 27th, 2018 | 01:38 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: amused amused
music: The X-Files

Spoilers for latest Legends of Tomorrow season finale:


Movie Quote Meme (again!)

May. 24th, 2018 | 12:38 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: sleepy sleepy
music: The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Yes, it's been a year...or more...so time for round 2!

Here we go!

1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search or other search functions

1. With this collar on, my superpower is just unbridled cancer. Give me a bow and arrow and I'm basically Hawkeye.
2. It's like a pirate had a baby with an angel.
3. Others can read the ingredients on a chewing gum wrapper and unlock the secrets of the universe.
4. Hmm, salty, rich flavor, supposed to be good for my teeth. This is my new favorite food.
5. Did he freeze?
6. Happier? The father looks like he just discovered the missionary position!
7. Sure, you get to fight in a magnificent stage, but it's just another chop shop!
8. I want to put my fist through this beautiful city.
9. Well, I don't know - I thought it might have been one of those made-up things adults tell kids! Like vitamins.
10. Wow. When you can't trust the lawyers and the advertising men, what the hell's America coming to, huh?
11. Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle. And if you really wanna see what people are, all you have to do is look.
12. You tell anyone about this, I will bring every piranha I know after you!
13. A creepy old man cut my hair off!
14. It's only the second week of summer and there's already been a dead fish in the pool.
15.The crabby puppy is so cute. He makes me wanna die!

Don't Argue with Claires Employees

May. 22nd, 2018 | 11:53 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: depressed depressed
music: Fox 13 News

I may or may not have argued with a Claires employee over Thor: Ragnarok being darker than Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2 and how it was emotional whiplash with the comedy and horror so close together.

I might or might not have come up with way better arguments to prove my point as I walked around Rocket Fizz.

Yes, it's all true and now, I have to restrain myself in Claires from arguing with the poor employees again.

Obviously, Infinity War was way, way worse.