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05 January 2004 @ 12:04 am
Just a knock-off update...  
To say that I have accomplished one of my New Year's resolutions, which was to read both Moving Pictures and Monstrous Regiment, thus finishing all of the major Discworld novels.

I liked Monstrous Regiment better than Moving Pictures for three key reasons:

1) Maladict. An androgynous vampire (although if you read the book... or even the first half of the book... you know what sex he is) with a coffee habit who snarks at everyone and starts acting like he's in Vietnam when the coffee supply goes missing. Priceless. I thought a young (like, late teens to early twenties) Crispin (you know... back when he was more pretty than handsome) could have played Maladict well... and, of course, by the end of the book my feelings on that were considerably stronger. Because the image of Crispin in a short skirt is too wonderful. :P Maladicta, indeed.

2) The return of William de Worde and Otto... this time minus Sacharissa. Now, I think Sacharissa is a sweetheart, but William and Otto make such a good... team. Ehehehe. Well, they're cute together. Besides, newspaper life = too hectic for romance.

3) Vimes. I mean, duh. Although, I have to admit, Vetinari in Moving Pictures was extremely amusing.

Okay. And I feel all icky and sicky and dizzy and nauseous. So, I'm gone... hopefully not to be active for several more days now, though I'll have to find something else to read and/or do.
 
 
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(Anonymous) on January 6th, 2004 08:47 am (UTC)
please check out nonuglyqueerkid
Cathryn (formerly catslash)remindmeofthe on January 6th, 2004 11:33 am (UTC)
ooo. You have put such pretty pictures in my head.
DrWorm: pretty girlsdrworm on January 6th, 2004 03:29 pm (UTC)
Oh? Pretty pictures of what? Young Crispin as a skirt-wearing vampire? Or William and Otto... uh... together? :D

Although, I do have to admit that I've already done a sketch of Maladict with Crispin in mind... mmm, pretty.
Cathryn (formerly catslash)remindmeofthe on January 7th, 2004 10:50 am (UTC)
The answer to that is: Yes.

Again with the cool icon; I watched BttF again last night. I've never liked it much, but it's really starting to grow on me.

(I wish I could make flashykeen icons, but the graphics program I have very infrequent access to is incredibly primitive. When I do get to make them, I have to settle for pasting one bit of an image on top of another, drawing a box to make an outline, and pretending I'm clever. =P )
DrWorm: pretty girlsdrworm on January 7th, 2004 12:28 pm (UTC)
The answer to that is: Yes.

Haha. You are clearly my kind of person. :D

I've never liked it much, but it's really starting to grow on me.

I was actually lukewarm on it until I watched it with my father. He just kept giggling throughout the whole thing... that's when I realized how truly absurd it was and how wonderful a thing that can be.

It does still bug me that they mispronounce 'gigawatts' though.

I wish I could make flashykeen icons, but the graphics program I have very infrequent access to is incredibly primitive.

My sympathies. I have Photoshop as well as several painting programs, but I did spend years with programs that didn't do much. The only reason I have all the equipment now is that it's all generally required to do the art that I do (in fact, I had better programs and such than the school that was supposed to teach me how to be an illustrator and a graphic designer). In fact, I get more practice with graphic design from livejournal than I did from classes... I wish they could just take a look and, like, give me credit.

That being said, if you ever wanted a particular icon or anything... I'd be happy to make it. It's okay if you don't, though... it's sort of stupid, but I can get tetchy when other people make me icons. Though sometimes I really think that's more me just finding excuses to be paranoid. Ah, whatever. Offer stands.
Cathryn (formerly catslash)remindmeofthe on January 8th, 2004 11:09 am (UTC)
It does still bug me that they mispronounce 'gigawatts' though.

Yeah, I just figured out the other night that that was what they were saying; previously, I had always assumed that "jiggawatt" was a made-up term like "flux capacitor."

Of course, it's depressing to think of all the weird mistakes and plotholes I could list if I sat down in front of the movie with pen and paper in hand. (My favourite, by which I mean the one that bugs me the most: Doc tears up Marty's letter and scatters it to the extremely strong wind, and still finds every single piece later on? In good enough condition so that the restored letter doesn't have the tiniest gap in it? Come ooooon. I can accept time travel and ending up on a date with your own mom, but that's just too much. *g*)

As for the icon offer, I will keep that in mind. I would wear an icon made just for me with pride. (Maybe the tetchiness is an artist thing? Like, Why would you think you could do that better than me? Or not, I have no idea. Me, I'm not very visual, so I don't know what an icon's going to look like until I'm half-done with it and I probably wouldn't able to make full use of a good program anyway.)

(I'm awfully parenthetical today, aren't I?)
DrWorm: geeks we bedrworm on January 8th, 2004 11:31 am (UTC)
previously, I had always assumed that "jiggawatt" was a made-up term like "flux capacitor."

I listened to the commentary wherein they admit that was a pretty blatant mistake. It still niggles at the little part of my brain that listened in physics class and still reads Scientific American. But then... I guess the whole movie does that.

I can accept time travel and ending up on a date with your own mom, but that's just too much.

We can swallow the big lies, but not the little ones. :D

Like, Why would you think you could do that better than me?

Yeah, that sounds pretty right. It brings the competitive nature into play. Especially since I've had to get into graphic design out of necessity... it's not something I'm naturally terribly good at. I fear the people who are better than me. They should take it as a compliment, really... though I do know that's asking a bit much.

But I do have fun making icons and shoving them on people, so... *tinkers* Like a little puzzle.
Cathryn (formerly catslash)remindmeofthe on January 8th, 2004 11:47 am (UTC)
We can swallow the big lies, but not the little ones. :D

Exactly!

But I do have fun making icons and shoving them on people, so... *tinkers* Like a little puzzle.

Heh. I rather suspect that everyone secretly (and often not-so-secretly) believes that it's one thing for someone else to do something, but if they do it, it's a whole other story. (. . . this concept might actually be the entire basis of the Discworld series.)

Besides, why assume that everyone reacts to stuff in the same way? What's a big stinking offensive deal to me might not mean anything to you. Know what I mean?

By the way, on a completely random subject, am I the only one who sees a similarity between Willard and pre-time-meddling George? The lack of spine, the (more for younger George) repressed anger . . . George lucked out, and also managed to avoid becoming homicidal in either timeline, but who knows how that boy would have turned out if he'd gotten his own army of rats? (Too bad I suck at parodies, that would be a pretty funny one in the right hands. "Hello Biff, we've come to see y-" "MCFLY! What did I tell you about showing your face here!?" ". . . Well, now, Biff . . . they, uh, they do whatever I tell them to . . .")
DrWorm: sighdrworm on January 8th, 2004 12:13 pm (UTC)
Heh. I rather suspect that everyone secretly (and often not-so-secretly) believes that it's one thing for someone else to do something, but if they do it, it's a whole other story.

At least I'm aware of my own hypocrisy. Anyway, I try to avoid some of the... uppityness?... of a lot of people who like making icons get into. I don't really care if anyone gives me "credit" for it (not my picture, not my font... I don't actually "own" it). I don't do the icon community thing because I don't like consciously sharing... it's dumb, but I don't want to go around advertising. I generally wait for other people to ask for me to do something. Then I usually do it. But sometimes I feel bad for not offering...? Oh, it's too confusing.

What's a big stinking offensive deal to me might not mean anything to you. Know what I mean?

Yes, which is part of what makes me so paranoid. People confuse me and I confuse people.

"Hello Biff, we've come to see y-" "MCFLY! What did I tell you about showing your face here!?" ". . . Well, now, Biff . . . they, uh, they do whatever I tell them to . . ."

*snort* Oh, that's too, too perfect.

"Yeah? Well I'm tellin' your ugly mug to make like a tree and get out! And take your squirrels with you!"
"N-now Biff, they're actually rats... see how they, uh... they, uh..." *wild screaming* "They can bite your nose off? ... um, heh."

Somehow, though, I don't think George would quite be able to pull it off without a hitch. Poor thing.
Cathryn (formerly catslash)remindmeofthe on January 8th, 2004 12:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, it's too confusing.

I might I might understand, though. And as for that internal hypocrisy, I notice it in myself all the time, and it drives me up a wall.

Somehow, though, I don't think George would quite be able to pull it off without a hitch. Poor thing.

Willard: "Oh, for heaven's sake, even I'm embarrassed for you. Step back, I'll show you how it's done." Poor George. *pets George* *discreetly wipes hair gel off on pants*