6.18.2010

Randomosity on Fridays: Excited!!! Edition

1. WriteonCon: By now, most of you have probably heard of the EPICNESS that is WriteonCon. If you haven't, um, let me point you to Elana's post about WriteonCon, "the mother of all pay it forward events." I'm inclined to agree with that statement. A FREE online writers' conference?! Why are all these authors so awesome?! Let me count the ways... Registration starts July 1.

2. Narnia / (not)Airbender: Have you guys SEEN the trailer for Voyage of the Dawn Treader?! It looks beautiful and epic, and I'm so excited! Okay, also I'd like to see Mr. Ben Barnes (Caspian!) again.

If I weren't so opposed to the casting and how Paramount & Co. have handled the issue, I would be SUPER excited about The Last Airbender movie, especially since my sister and I just finished watching the animated series on which the movie is based. But as it is, I'm not. Instead, I'm vastly disappointed, especially since the original series is so good. I know it's a big summer movie, but I strongly encourage you to boycott the movie or if you must see it, see it two weeks after opening (so you don't contribute to the big opening weekend sales). Whitewashing is so not on; Aang can stay Asian and still save the world.

3. Um, LAKERS!!! Back-to-back champs! W00t! I'm not really a huge basketball (or any sports, if we're being really honest) fan, but it's hard not to get caught up when it's your home team. That and I only ever watch the 4th quarter, which as I told my dad yesterday is the only quarter that matters as far as I'm concerned because that's when you're feeling the most edge-of-your-seat, biting-your-nails, WHO IS GOING TO WIN???!!!

4. Toy Story 3: I'm usually excited for whatever Pixar has up its collectively creative sleeve every year, but this is Toy Story we're talking about. Not gonna lie, neither of the previous two Toy Story movies is my favorite Pixar film, but they're up there. I can't believe I was nine years old when I saw the first Toy Story. Now, Andy is going to college in the third installment, and I'm out of college a full two years. INSANE. Hopefully, I'll catch it this Sunday.

5. End Love video from OK Go. So my last blog post was about pacing in books and the perception of time. That actually ties into OK Go's new video pretty well because it's an awesome time-lapse wonder, a visually intriguing dance with time. You should check out just because most of OK Go's videos are worth the watch, but also my sister and I are in the video. This was back at the end of March, and we felt kind of ridiculous during the choreographed parts of it, but in the final product, it all looks AWESOME.

You should watch it in HD. Spot me in the picnic scenes in the last third! Oh and the goose? Just a resident of the park, totally un-trained and not CGI.





Happy Father's Day weekend everyone!

P.S. If you're Facebook friends with me (or if you'd like to become FB friends?), I'd be very grateful if you'd comment on my sister's upload of the End Love video to her FB page (it's linked on my wall). It's for a contest to win an iPad, and who doesn't want an iPad???! THANKS!!!

6 comments:

Icy Roses said...

I saw the Narnia trailer too! Ahhh, I'm so ridiculously excited. I love Dawn Treader. It was one of those that I didn't like that much as first, but it's grown on me a lot.

ALSO, TOY STORY 3. I'm really upset that I won't be able to see it this weekend so I can't contribute to the opening weekend sales. I have this obsessive love affair with Pixar.

Lydia Kang said...

Can I just say, I'm starstruck that you were in that video! I saw one of their videos a while ago and loved them. And you're in it! That is sooooo cool! That was one lucky goose too.

Krispy said...

Xixi- Confession time: I never read all of the Narnia series. I know, I know! I want to though! The bright side is that the movies are like REALLY SURPRISING for me since it's all brand new. Haha.

TOY STORY 3 WAS SO GOOD. I CRIED (and I'm not a crier!)!!!

Lydia- Thanks!!! I love them because they're so unabashedly them! They were super nice after the shoot and stuck around to chat and take pictures. I'm STILL starstruck!

Sandy Shin said...

I am so there with you re: Airbender. I watched and loved the animated series, and was so excited when they announced the movie. All the excitement turned into anger with the whitewashing of the cast. I'm boycotting.

"Aang can stay Asian and still save the world."

YES.

Lydia Kang said...

What's more disappointing is that M. Night, the director, is south Asian. You'd think he'd try harder to keep the cast true to its roots. But who knows what he was thinking.

I gave you an award on my blog, btw!

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