In Joss We Trust.

November 24, 2010

If you’re a Buffy fan (and why wouldn’t you be?!) you may be shocked to hear that Warner Bros. have announced that they are moving forward with a Buffy the Vampire Slayer “reboot”  …without the involvement of Joss Whedon *gasp*

What are they thinking?!
I mean it’s not as if he spent years writing the original Buffy scripts, and has tried and tested writing and directing a motion picture before (Serenity) …so why on Earth was he not the natural pick for involvement? Unless of course, they’re going to crucify the whole story…

Here’s what the legend himself had to say on the matter:

This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths—just because they can’t think of an original idea of their own, like I did with my Avengers idea that I made up myself.

Obviously I have strong, mixed emotions about something like this. My first reaction upon hearing who was writing it was, “Whit Stillman AND Wes Anderson? This is gonna be the most sardonically adorable movie EVER.” Apparently I was misinformed. Then I thought, “I’ll make a mint! This is worth more than all my Toy Story residuals combined!” Apparently I am seldom informed of anything. And possibly a little slow. But seriously, are vampires even popular any more?

I always hoped that Buffy would live on even after my death. But, you know, AFTER. I don’t love the idea of my creation in other hands, but I’m also well aware that many more hands than mine went into making that show what it was. And there is no legal grounds for doing anything other than sighing audibly. I can’t wish people who are passionate about my little myth ill. I can, however, take this time to announce that I’m making a Batman movie. Because there’s a franchise that truly needs updating. So look for The Dark Knight Rises Way Earlier Than That Other One And Also More Cheaply And In Toronto, rebooting into a theater near you.

Leave me to my pain! Sincerely, Joss Whedon.

If you’re interested, HERE is the original story, aptly titled ‘Worst Idea Ever?’

Find my exception…

November 4, 2010

When I was younger
I saw my daddy cry
And curse at the wind
He broke his own heart
And I watched
As he tried to reassemble it

And my momma swore that
She would never let herself forget
And that was the day that I promised
I’d never sing of love
If it does not exist

But darling,
You, are, the only exception
You, are, the only exception
You, are, the only exception
You, are, the only exception

Maybe I know, somewhere
Deep in my soul
That love never lasts
And we’ve got to find other ways
To make it alone
Keep a straight face

And I’ve always lived like this
Keeping a comfortable, distance
And up until now
I had sworn to myself that I’m
Content with loneliness

Because none of it was ever worth the risk

Well, You, are, the only exception
You, are, the only exception
You, are, the only exception
You, are, the only exception

I’ve got a tight grip on reality
But I can’t
Let go of what’s in front of me here
I know you’re leaving
In the morning, when you wake up
Leave me with some kind of proof it’s not a dream

Ohh—

You, are, the only exception
You, are, the only exception
You, are, the only exception
You, are, the only exception
You, are, the only exception
You, are, the only exception
You, are, the only exception
You, are, the only exception

And I’m on my way to believing
Oh, And I’m on my way to believing

The Only Exception
~ Parmore

Been a while…

June 19, 2010

…must mean I’m sad.
True 😦

Short ‘n’ sweet!

April 6, 2010

LOVE is a funny thing.
But I’m enjoying it immensely.

WORK is an annoying thing.
But I’ll be starting somewhere new in May.

GOOD TIMES all around!

True & Funny Secret!

March 14, 2010

The future is…

March 11, 2010

Interestingly I snapped out of lethargy for long enough the other week to apply for a job. It’s a promotion within my existing work place actually (bottom feeder to management), but a job none the less. Considering how down I usually am about my job, it’s come as a surprise (perhaps even to me) how enthusiastic I am about the prospect. For the first time in a long time I feel as though I have a goal for myself, and I have to say, I’m excited about it. I want this job.

I had my interview today, which I think went well. The problem is that I’m starting to get the feeling that the company may decide to employ externally rather than up through the ranks. The other negative is that if they do decide for an internal climbing of the ladder, not only one of my close friends, but also my girlfriend have gone for the same job – awkward much?!

Ah well, fingers crossed, hope for the best and let’s see what happens…

PostSecret

March 8, 2010

Damn Hollywood!

March 3, 2010

Ok, so I’ve just discovered something that has got me very VERY upset. One of my favourite British comedies of recent years is Death at a Funeral, and for some crazy reason the powers that be at Hollywood have decided they need to taint this by remaking it. As someone that has studied the film industry and have often longed to be apart of it, I hang my head in shame. What has come of the World? Has no one heard the phrase – If it’s not broke, don’t fix it?!

I’ve watched the trailer for this abomination, and it is literally the same film, but with a sprinkling of black jokes (they’ve gone for a largely African-American cast) and a few slapstick moments thrown in there for poor measure. For starters, there’s no way that James Marsden will ever be able to compete with the genius performance from Alan Tudyk (their character get’s accidentally drugged with hallucinogens  just before the funeral). The other performances then just seem over played and stereotypically ‘black’. And whats more, is that Peter Dinklage (the guy that plays the midget), is going to play the same character in this American version. Changing the character from a Peter to a Frank …good work there Hollywood

 …this is just retarded.

Doubt me?! You can tell all of this (and so much more…) from the trailers alone!

Dydd Gwyl Dewi

March 1, 2010

Happy St. David’s Day!

 

To be born Welsh,
Is to be born privileged,
Not with a silver spoon in your mouth,
But music in your blood,
And poetry in your soul.

Secret Time!

February 21, 2010