April 5th, 2010

anime - amatsuki - smile - summer

So many new shows, not enough time...

[001] Via lunylucy: the boys from The Big Bang Theory in drag! - Raj is totally rocking that Cat Woman outfit XD

[002] I had no idea there was another Discworld movie in the works! Going Postal airs on Sky One at the end of May...though I wish it were out already TBH - Discworld movies have a charm of their own.

[003] Got around to seeing Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland last week but since then, I've actually been thinking more about the Syfy version instead (old reviews here and here) - while that one didn't have the joy that is Johnny Depp, it did manage to provide much food for thought and was very interesting.

Tim Burton has a very unique visual style but I'm not really super crazy about it (too much death and decay? IDK). In any case, haven't really spent as much time thinking back about the story as I do with the SyFy version which took so many creative and unique directions with the source material.

[004] For budding animators or just artists who'd love to try their hand at animation, I stumbled onto TV Paint which was the software Loish used for her animation short Trichrome Blue. It led to the site's movie gallery and this particularly awesome video that had me all flaily: Joust

Done completely in black and white sketches, its a fabulous little short that has everything I like: fantasy, action and DRAGONS :3 Plus there the bonus of a pretty neat musical score to accompany the visuals :D

[005] I stopped watching Doctor Who back in 2008 - watched series 3 with Martha and by the end of that season, I realised I was going through the motions. I'd loved the interaction between Nine and Rose as an intro to the fandom and really enjoyed series 2 when Ten first came an board (he was so different!) but never really bothered to check out a single episode when Donna got on board (well apart from the special, Runaway Bride) since I'd gotten burnt out with series 3 by then.

It wasn't until I saw Eleven did I realise how much I missed the Doctor.It helps that the special effects have sort of improved and that there's a gorgeous new logo (+ alt). Not to mention Amy is awesome XD

But yeah, Matt Smith is perfection as the Doctor - BEST CASTING EVER \O/

Now that the spark is back, think I'm going to go and watch series four finally :D

[006] Watched the first two episodes of Korean drama Cinderella's Sister (mainly 'cause of the pictures from here and here) and I'm happy to say that the description on drama wiki actually seems completely off.

The wiki!description is like a gimmicky ploy to try to get people to tune in to the drama...and then when they watch it,its like, hey, this is a LOT different from your run of the mill Cinderella type story o_O. I'm very interested to see how it plays out and am happy that two episodes air each week :D