Posts Tagged ‘bad news’

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?’

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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!

Heartbreaker

November 25, 2009

So I turns out I’m now getting quite the reputation as a heartbreaker. It seems that people cannot resist my charms, and then when I warn them that I’m not an easy person to be with these days, that I can’t be relied on for commitment and that I have a severe case of ‘grass-is-always-greener’, they still seem surprised when I let them down. Granted, I thought I’d found something a little different this time …I mean, it went pretty great for almost a month. But again, after a while, things just started unravelling. I felt uncomfortable where I was, who I was with. The spark had gone, and I just didn’t want to be involved any more, and it started eating at me inside. I don’t even really care that she thinks that I’m a bitch right now …she’ll get over it. All I know, is that if I had kept things going for any longer she would have been the one that was hurt far worse (she told me she loved me after a week of being together, come on…!).

It’s actually kind of strange, because I was always more associated with the heartbroken in the past, and so getting a taste of the other side is really quite strange. I understand why she feels so upset and angry towards me, because a year ago that was me. But I guess that it’s also made me appreciate that sometimes, no matter how much you know you are going to hurt the other person, and no matter how much you care about them, when you just don’t feel right in your own skin anymore, and your relationship isn’t making you happy – then what else are you supposed to do?

I don’t particularly expect her to forgive me, I know that she sees my decision as out of the blue and a betrayal, but if you’re not happy after knowing each other barely a month, then is there really any point? It’s sad, but all the clichés that are used “it’s not you it’s me” and “let’s be friends” seem to be things that naturally come out. But then I guess I told a friend of mine once that they are clichés for a reason!

I guess this blog really was more just about understanding. I think that I can connect a little more to why people end relationships now. I never understood it before …not really.  Now, I understand…

2 years…

October 7, 2009

If a picture speaks 1000 words, what would this say about me today…?

heartbreak

Ruined me…

September 27, 2009

There’s someone who wants to be with me, and wants to ‘define’ what we are. I like her, I do, but I just can’t do it. I can’t open myself up again and get hurt …I can’t.

I will be the last to let you down
All your fears and doubts are hovering above you like a cloud
And the water’s rising
Now I can’t breathe
Nothing’s how it’s supposed to be
How did you do this to me?
Locked inside your heart shaped box

I can’t be with anyone
Since I felt our worlds collide
It’s like I most died
The way you make me feel
I’m changing, got me breaking down inside
Baby can’t you see
You ruined me for life

    You Ruined Me ~ JC Chasez

I can’t even talk to you anymore. The past just feels like lies.

This Years Girl…

August 22, 2009

Have you ever felt such an overwhelming surge of emotion that you thought you might burst? Some people feel the need to punch something etc to release this surge – I, write. Yesterday I felt this way. I cannot really explain where it came from, but I was reading The Pact by Jodi Picoult and there was a certain section in the book that just clicked something inside me, and I went in to a bit of a rage. I´ve only ever felt this once or twice before in my life, and (with my best friend the other side of the world, and nothing around I felt I could punch) before I knew it I´d written scrawled two pages of rant.

Originally I thought that I would type up this rant and post it here, but to be honest, there´s probably too much of it that would of hurt someone´s feelings a little too much. Also, you know how sometimes in the heat of the moment you can say (or write) things that, although true in that instant, seem less true once you´ve calmed down? …this was one of these such rants.

It centered around this book I mentioned, which had parts which were uncannily like my last major relationship. There was even a line of dialogue which I´d said myself!* Anyway, this sort of got me thinking about the relationship and reasons behind why it ended, and then I got mad. Basically, my memory was refreshed to someone who once told me that if they were capable of being with anyone in an emotional and physical way, it would be me. Since then I´ve found that they are with someone now …needless to say, it´s not me.

The strange thing is that I don´t know why this got me so angry. It´s been water under the bridge now for a little while, and it´s annoyed me that it took something as stupid as a similarity in a book to bring back such strong emotions. (But then I guess I was always a little sentimental like that wasn´t I?)  Maybe I´m just jealous. Maybe the idea that she has someone else now and I don´t just got to me. I´m not really sure. My head is a mess of jumbled emotions. All I know is that I need to get over it, and I´m still not sure the best way of doing that.

Waiting hasn´t done me any good. I  don´t  can´t want this anymore.

Laura Perry
Santa Susanna
22 August 2009

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*  “I, um, I have this problem. I broke up with my boyfriend you see. And I’m pretty upset about it, so I wanted to talk to my best friend.” She swallowed and looked at the black ground. “The thing is, they’re both you.”

Can’t choose family…

August 7, 2009

So we’ve had a bit of annoying time recently regarding our family holiday. Myself, my Brother, my Mum and Dad are going to Barcelona with my Auntie and two Cousins at the end of the month. Now, my brother and myself have sacrificed alot to allow this holiday to go ahead – I gave up a weeks work at the Edinburgh TV Festival, and Matthew will be missing his A-Level results and so will potentially have trouble getting into University if he has to go into clearing. However all of a sudden, the other three are wanting to drop out! What makes things worse, is that going back about a month ago, my parents came into some money and so were debating dropping out of the holiday ourselves to go for something a little further afield like Florida, Canada or Vegas, but we didn’t because we knew the others wouldn’t be able to afford the upgrade.

Family is supposed to stick together. I guess however on this occasion water may have been thicker than blood…
Tamping.

Damn homophobic conglomerates!

August 3, 2009

I was disgusted today with superstore Tesco. The (rather bad, but that’s not the point) film Lesbian Vampire Killers was released this week, and as I was perusing the DVD section of the store, something grabbed my attention. Not only does their chart read ‘L Vampire Killers’, but on each of the DVDs and price tags, a label is covering the word ‘Lesbian’ saying that the title may contain words offensive to some customers! Now I don’t know about you, but this has to be some kind of illegal?! If not illegal, then all I can say is that it’s damn homophobic and very un-PC. Is this a country wide event, or is this just my local Tesco?! I hope to God that someone kicks off about this and all of those silly labels have to be removed…

I thought Western civilisation was supposed to be becoming more tolerant? What a joke…

Strike two!

July 29, 2009

I buy alot of things from the Internet. I had only ever had one problem before with this (I bought a mug, it arrived broken on delivery, and the company wouldn’t refund or replace) …until today. I ordered Grey’s Anatomy Season 4 third party from Amazon.co.uk at the start of the week, and although it arrived in good time – it was in the wrong region! For those of you that don’t know (I’m thinking Americans here…) in the UK, our DVD players are only Region 2 compatible, and so cannot play Region 1. The boxset was advertised as Region 2 on the site, but was Region 1 when arriving at my door. I’ve started the complaints procedure, but am not happy! More than anything, I’m frustrated that the one time I try and do the decent (not to mention legal!) thing and buy the series rather than download, I pay for it …in more ways than from my purse 😦

Not the latest Shakespeare.

July 2, 2009

I seem to be having some problems with writers block recently. On two separate occasions now I have woken up in the middle of the night with some amazing (or I think so anyways) ideas, and been overwhelmed with the urge to write them down immediately. One of these was a blog about sexuality and just some thoughts I’d been having about all the different reasons behind what people think makes some gay or straight. The other was actually something a bit more creative, as I had this idea for a love story…

Now these sudden burst of inspiration were all very well and good at the time, but since I laid pen to rest after the late night scribbling, I haven’t seem to get started on them again. I currently have a page of story on my laptop, and a page of ‘gay’ blog on a note book on my bedroom floor – It’s just frustrating that a page seems to be my limit these days! Anyone got any thoughts on what might rid me of this dreaded block, please feel free to share!!

Now this is some writing:

Erica: My whole life, my whole adult life, I have been with men. And it always felt y’know, fine, good, but I never… I mean, I did, but not – not like this. This is like needing glasses.

Callie: (laughs) Um, I blinded you?

Erica: No. When I was a kid, I would get these headaches and I went to the doctor and they said that I needed glasses. I didn’t understand that, it didn’t make sense to me because I could see fine. And then I get the glasses and I put them on and I’m in the car on the way home and suddenly I yell because (starts crying) the green big blobs I’ve been staring at my whole life… They weren’t green big blobs, they were leaves on trees. I could see the leaves, and I didn’t even know that I was missing the leaves, I didn’t even know that leaves existed and then… leaves! You are glasses. (laughs) I am so gay, so, so gay. I am extremely gay.

Callie: Um, I have to go…

Grey’s Anatomy
Season 5 – Episode 6
‘Life During Wartime’

And you know what, just because I love it so damn much – here’s the video that goes along with it! So much better than just reading it…