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Breaking Bad : the picture shows the two main characters, a young guy and an older one, wearing lab attire and cooking meth


I think I've not been as enthralled by a show since Six Feet Under. This is quality TV : great acting, great writing, great premisse and great execution. I can't recommend it enough. They get bonus points for having a character with mild cerebral palsy actually played by a teen with mild cerebral palsy (it really shouldn't be so exceptional).

I also want to say that Bryan Cranston is a GOD. I almost didn't recognize him (he's Malcolm's father in Malcolm in the middle). He has already made me cry several times and I'm not even at the end of season one yet (ok, I cry easily, but hush).
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Pride 2010 : rainbow flags


I went to Pride saturday. It was fun, as usual, and i've been hit on by many, many, many, many MEN. No really. Come on, people. It was Pride! I was wearing a white ribbed tank top! And a rainbow bracelet! And a shiny rainbow bottle opener keychain! (because it's sad and thirsty when you don't have a shiny rainbow bottle opener keychain in your life). How many clues do you need?

Well, OK, I could have been bi, but it would have been nice to have at least one lady flirt with me (and I mean one who would actually FLIRT with me, because being all friendly doesn't count at Pride).

Dear 2010, stop sucking, please.

More seriously, it was a bit disheartening to see so few people. I live in a big city, but sadly the lgbt community is not huge here. But I got some flyers advertising a lot of interesting associations and I'll try to check them out in the fall. I'd like to participate more actively in the associative life of my town, even though that's a bit intimidating for me (and by that, I mean that I'm fucking terrified).

Machete

Jul. 11th, 2010 03:12 pm
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I'm very excited about this flick. I didn't like Death Proof that much (admittedly Tarantino annoys me more and more each year), but Planet Terror was my favourite guilty pleasure of 2007. I'm obviously very pleased with the casting : Michelle Rodriguez + Danni Trejo + Frank Lapidus Jeff Fahey + Robert de Niro.

I know that the Rodriguez/Tarantino's films are hardly low budget and that some fans are rightfully bitter when they get compared with REAL (less costly) b movies. But still, it looks great.



And because I'm a creep, here the best parts of the video if you feel too lazy to click on it.


Michelle Rodriguez being hot

Michelle Rodriguez being really hot

Michelle Rodriguez being hot again

Michelle Rodriguez still hot

Adulthood

Jul. 7th, 2010 02:09 pm
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Are you a responsible adult?

Hey, I feel better about myself now.

Castle

Jul. 5th, 2010 09:06 pm
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Watching Castle right now. Not my kind of show usually, but it's on French TV so I thought why not. It's OK, but I must say that I'm not impressed. The premise is not very original and I think that Nathan Fillion's character is unbearable. That said, maybe it gets better later in the show. We'll see.
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I think I'm going to kill my clients. I know that not everyone fully understand how the web works, but I'm sure most people know that it's not magical either. Right? Or maybe not. Maybe they're all : FUCKIN' WEBSITES, HOW DO THEY WORK?

Meanwhile, Tim Wise is still as great as ever : Of Collateral Damage and Roosting Chickens: Reflections on Racism, the Economy and the High Cost of White Ambivalence

A must read.
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The Last Airbender

Ah! Ah! I'm not fond of M. Night Shyamalan since the whole Lady in the Water deal ('I'M A BRILLIANT CINEAST AND MY ART IS GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD, CRITICS ARE STUPID AND DON'T UNDERSTAND MY VISION ANYWAY'). The race fail surrounding the casting of The Last Airbender didn't do much to change my mind. That's why I'm not unhappy to read the pretty unanimous (so far) responses to the movie.

Skip Beat

I don't know how it happened. I had not watched an anime for about 10 years. But I think I like Skip Beat!. It's cute and funny, the episodes are short and available in streaming. At first, it was just a nice afternoon break to forget about the pain in the ass that my clients are. But now I'm eager for season 2. In addition, the main female character is wonderful.

A Glorious dawn

How come I become so emotional watching this video?



Feminist Geek


"Fan communities have the potential for an extraordinary amount of subversion.

[...]

Any act of participation in the creation and deconstruction of the show can be a radical act. By cosplaying, by writing or reading fan fic, by blogging about the (good and bad) choices made by the writers, a fan asserts her importance, her active consumption and interaction with the material. She is not a passive consumer, forced to accept the narratives and values given to her, but a creator and a critic.

All of which is not to say that it isn’t important for sci fi shows to get their collective acts together, and start portraying the experiences and narratives of people who aren’t white dudes. But a fan who loves these shows doesn’t necessarily need to feel guilty about loving them, because she can subvert their weaknesses and actively participate in them."

[Source : Courtney Stoker on Feminist Geek]

So much THIS.
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You know, squeeing is so undignified. No really, I won't do it.

...






Or maybe just once.


squee!
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Last friday I went boat riding nearby. Unfortunately the sea was a bit too cold to take a swim. It was sunny, though, which felt nice considering the awful weather we had until a couple of days ago. I'd like to say I tanned but I mostly burnt.

I took a few photos. I've always loved the tortured look of the landscape, the stark contrast between green blue sea and the sparkling white limestone. Huge, incredible and so silent except for the sound of waves and the cries of seabirds.

As for historical tidbit, you can see a blockhouse in the last pic, dating from WWII and built by the Germans who were occupying my hometown.

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Judith Butler Turns Down Civil Courage Award from Berlin Pride: 'I Must Distance Myself from This Racist Complicity'

I'm ashamed of Europe and its growing islamophobia, so I think it's great that someone as influential as Butler spoke up for the cause. Even though the answer was... frustrating to say the least.
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OK, so I know that I've been a bit shut in the last few months (years?). But right now? Too much. Social. Interactions. They can say what they want about going out and how healthy it is, I'm sure it's not (for me). I need some time alone or I'm going to snap. I can tell because I want to draw. I never want to draw. Obviously, something must be very wrong with me.

Anyway.

As someone recently diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, the following article really hits home.

I don’t have a “real” mental health condition, I’m just weak, and other bad self-talk
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My mom has beaten Dead Space on easy mode. And she has just begun the game again in normal mode. I'm so proud. And glad she found a hobby that suits her and that we can talk about.

Some pretty interesting upcoming games were shown at E3 this year, besides the fact that there were a lot of buff white guys shooting at things games. Not that I don't like them, but I also like a bit of variety. Border House makes a great analysis of the conference numerous fails. Sadly, at this point, I don't think anybody would be surprised to know there are still a lot of sexism and racism in the video game industry.

Anyway. I'm particularly waiting for :

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It's been some time since I've spent the evening dancing by the beach, under sunset light, drinking a cool beer (or several). It was wonderful. Everyone was very friendly. I've even spoken to Gari from the French band Oaïstar (I guess that nobody knows him, except for people from southern France, still, it was fun).

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I'm done moving. It was exhausting, the keys are not returned yet and I've still got about a million things to do. I'm also behind in several of the TV shows that I watch. How sad is that.

But it's fine, I'm moving on and all that.

AND I CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR THIS :




HBO + fantasy + great casting? Is it spring 2011 already?
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Possible Network for Season 3 : "It has been reported that DirectTV has made a comment on Twitter that they may take a look at Legend of the Seeker on their "101 Network" which offers a veriety of programming for DirectTV Customers on channel 101."

I don't want to get my hope too high, but it would be awesome.
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I've watched the Warehouse 13 pilot and I am surprised how much I liked it. It's nothing new (two cops are recruited by a mysterious organisation to investigate strange cases... It reminds me of about one, two or one hundred different shows), but it's funny, interesting and I really like the characters. Plus, there are some steampunky visuals that are quite nice. I like the mix between clean, cold high tech and comfy retro objects. And Genelle Williams is very, very beautiful.

I'm just a bit wary about the Mulder/Scully vibes I can feel. And I would have wished a main female character with a bit of a sense of humour for a change. I'd really like to see more female characters both competent and funny.

But still. I think it's rather promising for a beginning. I hope the show will live up to my expectation.
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Day 05 - A show you hate

Glee?

I don't HATE it. I don't even think it's a bad show (even though I don't like any of the characters, except for Sue Silvester and it may be just a tiny little bit because I worship Jane Lynch). But I hate the way it is often presented as a progressive show and how it even got an award from GLAAD because of it. I'm not gonna lie : I'm sure I've watched and liked a lot of shows far more cringe-worthy than Glee, but it doesn't change the fact that it is about as progressive as Kathy Perry's 'I kissed a girl' is a great lesbian anthem.


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Day 04 - Your favorite show ever

BABYLON 5

That is what I call a solid sci-fi show: detailed universe, complex and clever storytelling, funny dialogues, engaging and fully developped characters (both male and female) and some social commentary as well.

It's true that the special effects and photography are now a bit old. And when I say old, I really mean very ugly. They even used the Photoshop Lens Flare Filter of Doom. Yeah. That's the early 90s for you.

But still, it is for me one of the best written TV show ever and I'm amazed each time I rewatch it.

The casting of the TV show Babylon 5


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Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this t.v season) : Happy Town. Well, that's not much of a choice, because that's the only new show I watch right now.

HT is a new mystery show with a great casting (Sam Neil, Amy Acker, M.C. Gainey, Abraham Benrubi, Steven Weber). Only 4 episodes for now, but I'm curious about what's going to happen next.

Happy Town

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