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04 June 2003 @ 01:57 pm
Surprise, surprise...  
I have done nothing for the past few days. I assume that's mostly because I haven't been taking my medication and that causes me to be both dizzy and sleepy. Not a good combination for getting out of bed in the mornings.

New icon! I hope it looks okay; it was a bit of a pain in the ass to make. And OMG WTF!!!1 life is wonderful. If you go to my webpage, note that I am no longer a folder within my father's tiny empire. I am www.drworm.net 4-EVAH BAAAAAABEEEEE!

And, out of boredom, I've been rereading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy of five. Three very essential points of interest:

1. "There is no problem about changing the course of history--the course of history does not change because it all fits together like a jigsaw. All the important changes have happened before the things they were supposed to change and it all sorts itself out in the end." - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

I have always thought of time travel in this respect, partially thanks to Douglas Adams. Which is why, while watching Back to the Future, I end up thinking a lot of vaguely philosophical thoughts about whether Marty changed anything at all in how the logic of time falls. Etc, etc. In other words: there is a fic in there somewhere ahhhhhhhhh.

2. Eric Stoltz would make an absolutely amazing Ford Prefect. Observe. Observe again. Not that I advocate a HHGttG movie. Not at all. But, damn, he'd be absolutely perfect. *Naturally red-headed actors, eeee!*

Ford action figure. O__o Note uncanny resemblance to Eric Stoltz.

Though the original miniseries guy was a cutie in his own oddly Ford-like way... *was madly in love with him and with Ford when she was eleven*

3. Ford Prefect/Arthur Dent = new OTP in a very weird way. And don't worry... I am most certainly not the first person to think that way.
 
 
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Joey P. Sychoticjb_slasher on June 4th, 2003 11:07 am (UTC)
Eric Stoltz = Ford Prefect.

And the new OTP.. Am very frightened by it. Brr. Who would be good to play Arthur Dent, if Eric Stoltz is Ford Prefect? I need to get someone in there with him or I'll go mad with the uncanny mental image of Eric Stoltz with a man with no face xD
DrWorm: sighdrworm on June 4th, 2003 11:37 am (UTC)
Eric Stoltz is so madly Ford that it was like an epiphany realizing it. I love it when actors come out of nowhere and cast themselves in your subconscious.

The problem with Arthur (in my opinion) is that the original guy who played him in the miniseries was so amazingly Arthur that I'm having a hard time replacing him. (And, oh whoa, that actor was in Brideshead Revisited too! Talk about mixing fandoms...) Plus, Arthur sort of has to act like Albert Brooks, but look like... well, not Albert Brooks. He has to look so ordinary, clean-cut, uninteresting... no actors are jumping out at me here. >__>
Joey P. Sychoticjb_slasher on June 4th, 2003 11:41 am (UTC)
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He has to look so ordinary, clean-cut, uninteresting...
I know just the guy. Kimmo Rintanen, as ordinary as they come. xD
DrWorm: sighdrworm on June 4th, 2003 12:53 pm (UTC)
So, in a typical Hollywood twist, Arthur Dent switches from working in local radio to being a professional hockey player... :D

Actually... someone just suggested Hugh Laurie which, while not perfect, is more than acceptable. Hugh does pretty good dumb/confused/put upon faces...
Joey P. Sychoticjb_slasher on June 4th, 2003 12:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, excellent. Hugh Laurie/Eric Stoltz. Now, I didn't see that coming ;D
miss hatter: sweet! ninjas! Saturday morning teevee!misshatter on June 4th, 2003 02:23 pm (UTC)
Hee hee. I love you :). Ford/Arthur is a personal fave. I mean, poor Arthur. The guy just doesn't fit with women, not even Fenchurch really.

A Hitchhiker's movie would blow my mind. Think of it. That'd be the most fantastic thing to come out of the movie business evar.
DrWorm: brightdrworm on June 4th, 2003 02:37 pm (UTC)
As lovely and darling as Fenchurch is, I never thought she and Arthur ever really clicked at all... and that his best dynamic was always with Ford. And so, while I thought that as an eleven year old, it never really clicked in a pairing sort of way. Till now. :D Ah, summer.

I'm ambivalent about a Hitchhiker's movie. On the one hand, it would be eversocool in a fun and geeky sort of way. On the other hand, I fear major screwups and lacerations and I just wish people would read the damn books.
miss hattermisshatter on June 4th, 2003 06:30 pm (UTC)
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Fenchurch was cute in that "I'm totally okay with everything that's going on around me and I play the cello" sort of way. Unfortunately for her, though, Ford was cute in that "I'm totally okay with everything around me because I'm the reason it's so damn weird in the first place." He goes with Arthur. Or would, if the books didn't end on such an unpleasant note :(.

A movie would almost *have* to be made by someone who not only thinks like Douglas Adams, but is such a disgustingly large fan that they couldn't stand not getting it right. Like Peter Jackson with LOTR. I mean, yeah, he did change things, but he's such an uber fan that he did it in a way that really couldn't piss people off too much.