sephira: (BALD EAGLE FUCK YEAH)
So this weekend we were on our way to Pendleton and decided to stop at the Vasquez Rocks. You are probably thinking "What the hell are they?" MOVIE GEEK PARADISE is what they are. According to a local movie-industry guy I was talking to, the rocks have long been a popular choice for moviemakers because they're close enough to LA  to fall within the limits of regulations of union laws and stuff, and yet still give the appearance of a desert-scape out in the middle of nowhere. Also, the rock formations are just weird as hell, so they provided a suitably 'alien' background in shows like Star Trek, Buck Rogers, and the original BSG. So the rocks played a big part in establishing the original Classic Spage Age sci-fi look we all know and love. I was reading on a blog somewhere lately about how fifty years ago, alien worlds looked like Los Angeles County desert planets, whereas now, they all look like British Columbia lush otherworldly forests. Then:
 
 
Now: 
  
 
But even though all the cheap sci-fi has deserted us for Canada, the area has legit nerd history. )
sephira: (BSG: Starbuck)
 We went to Olympia this past weekend! Why would you do that to yourself, you ask? Well, nearby there is a wolf sanctuary!

LOOK CLOSELY AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

So it is a place for wolves who they are preparing to release into the wild, or for wolves who can’t be taken care of anywhere else anymore. A big source of wolves apparently is from people who think that having wolves as pets is cool and then actually get a wolf and say ‘oh wait this is a wild animal herp derp derp’ and drop them off. But of course there isn’t enough room for all the people like that and so like most wolf pets and wolf/dog hybrids end up getting euthanized :(

So anyway recently I was doing some research about wolf attacks for a Cracked article and I ended up doing way more research than I needed to because it was so interesting. More. Plus Battlestar exhibitions, and way too many Air Force jokes )
sephira: (BSG: Starbuck)
 We went to Olympia this past weekend! Why would you do that to yourself, you ask? Well, nearby there is a wolf sanctuary!

LOOK CLOSELY AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

So it is a place for wolves who they are preparing to release into the wild, or for wolves who can’t be taken care of anywhere else anymore. A big source of wolves apparently is from people who think that having wolves as pets is cool and then actually get a wolf and say ‘oh wait this is a wild animal herp derp derp’ and drop them off. But of course there isn’t enough room for all the people like that and so like most wolf pets and wolf/dog hybrids end up getting euthanized :(

So anyway recently I was doing some research about wolf attacks for a Cracked article and I ended up doing way more research than I needed to because it was so interesting. More. Plus Battlestar exhibitions, and way too many Air Force jokes )
sephira: (BSG: Starbuck)
Everyone seems to have thought that Supernatural was great this week, but CSI gave me dinosaurs and Katee Sackhoff. In the same episode. So they win.

And she was running holding a gun and totally tackled a guy and it was almost like old times.



Pic thanks to [livejournal.com profile] archerstar.
 
 
sephira: (BSG: Starbuck)
Everyone seems to have thought that Supernatural was great this week, but CSI gave me dinosaurs and Katee Sackhoff. In the same episode. So they win.

And she was running holding a gun and totally tackled a guy and it was almost like old times.



Pic thanks to [livejournal.com profile] archerstar.
 
 
sephira: (Supernatural: 80's pr0n stars)
Okay, I must admit that I only watched this documentary because a) People were messaging me telling me that they talked about a Cracked article I had written in it, and b) I was on a plane (I checked to make sure no small children were sitting behind me first, don't worry!). BUT, it turned out to be so much better than I had expected that even after that part was over and after my laptop battery ran out on the plane, I voluntarily watched the rest of it at home, even though it's over three hours long. If you're interested in horror and/or how movies get made, it's worth a watch. I think documentaries like this are a good antidote to people who have no idea what actually goes into making a movie, and therefore assume that everything bad that happens to their favorite franchise is not caused by filming problems/budget restraints/studio interference/bad luck but by personal malice directed against them. (Note: I am often one of these people.)

Some interesting things I learned from the movie:
  • One of the rejected scripts for Freddy vs Jason was actually co-written by Ronald D. Moore. Yes, that one. Imagine how that would have turned out. Do we want to know?
  • Peter Jackson wrote another rejected script for NoES 6, which from the sound of it probably would have sucked (I never liked his horror, TBH)
  • The pre-release press conference for Freddy vs Jason was actually better than the movie itself.
  • One of the potential endings for that movie was pretty much awesome beyond words, but was killed because New Line didn't own the rights to a particular character (no, not Ash, although anything involving him was killed for the same reason). WHY DO THEY MOCK US BY TELLING US ABOUT WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN, WHY.
  • Despite the franchise containing gang rape, evisceration, people getting their faces cut off and um, graphic stuff I won't go into here since it's not behind a cut, the one thing any of the producers expressed reservation or regret about allowing onto the screen was a female victim calling Freddy a 'fag'. Interesting priorities, America! It kind of reminds me of one time when I was channel flipping and caught part of a version of Pulp Fiction where they'd left in the stabbing and male rape scene, but had carefully censored out every mention of the word 'bitch'. 
sephira: (Supernatural: 80's pr0n stars)
Okay, I must admit that I only watched this documentary because a) People were messaging me telling me that they talked about a Cracked article I had written in it, and b) I was on a plane (I checked to make sure no small children were sitting behind me first, don't worry!). BUT, it turned out to be so much better than I had expected that even after that part was over and after my laptop battery ran out on the plane, I voluntarily watched the rest of it at home, even though it's over three hours long. If you're interested in horror and/or how movies get made, it's worth a watch. I think documentaries like this are a good antidote to people who have no idea what actually goes into making a movie, and therefore assume that everything bad that happens to their favorite franchise is not caused by filming problems/budget restraints/studio interference/bad luck but by personal malice directed against them. (Note: I am often one of these people.)

Some interesting things I learned from the movie:
  • One of the rejected scripts for Freddy vs Jason was actually co-written by Ronald D. Moore. Yes, that one. Imagine how that would have turned out. Do we want to know?
  • Peter Jackson wrote another rejected script for NoES 6, which from the sound of it probably would have sucked (I never liked his horror, TBH)
  • The pre-release press conference for Freddy vs Jason was actually better than the movie itself.
  • One of the potential endings for that movie was pretty much awesome beyond words, but was killed because New Line didn't own the rights to a particular character (no, not Ash, although anything involving him was killed for the same reason). WHY DO THEY MOCK US BY TELLING US ABOUT WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN, WHY.
  • Despite the franchise containing gang rape, evisceration, people getting their faces cut off and um, graphic stuff I won't go into here since it's not behind a cut, the one thing any of the producers expressed reservation or regret about allowing onto the screen was a female victim calling Freddy a 'fag'. Interesting priorities, America! It kind of reminds me of one time when I was channel flipping and caught part of a version of Pulp Fiction where they'd left in the stabbing and male rape scene, but had carefully censored out every mention of the word 'bitch'. 
sephira: (Supernatural: 80's pr0n stars)
I think I promised to do this like.... six months ago? But then I got distracted. By BLINGEES and WOMEN. But now my husband has been temporarily stolen, it's time to do... HETERO POST!

MEN IN UNIFORMS

Because uniforms are hot. I don't know why, because I HATE ALL FORMS OF AUTHORITY. But even I think that if you put a moderately hot person in a uniform he becomes 200% HOTTER. This is SCIENCE.

CLICK CLICK CLICK )
sephira: (Supernatural: 80's pr0n stars)
I think I promised to do this like.... six months ago? But then I got distracted. By BLINGEES and WOMEN. But now my husband has been temporarily stolen, it's time to do... HETERO POST!

MEN IN UNIFORMS

Because uniforms are hot. I don't know why, because I HATE ALL FORMS OF AUTHORITY. But even I think that if you put a moderately hot person in a uniform he becomes 200% HOTTER. This is SCIENCE.

CLICK CLICK CLICK )
sephira: (man woman gun)
 The lady with the M16 was there at the base this morning. I think I have a crush. THIS IS AWKWARD.

As if this didn't make me confused enough.


Anyway, here is a little one:

sephira: (man woman gun)
 The lady with the M16 was there at the base this morning. I think I have a crush. THIS IS AWKWARD.

As if this didn't make me confused enough.


Anyway, here is a little one:

IDF MONDAY

Feb. 8th, 2010 09:57 am
sephira: (BSG: Dance Party)
 

Yesterday I backed up my journal here using the excellent instructions here. Mostly because I don't trust foreigners and I want all my valuable Starbuck picspams preserved for posterity.

Speaking of which, I haven't heard much around the Internet about Caprica. I know the last two seasons of BSG kind of sucked, but is it really that bad? I am kind of getting fed up with the last TV show I actually watch regularly, and they will kick me off LJ if I am not watching at least one.

IDF MONDAY

Feb. 8th, 2010 09:57 am
sephira: (BSG: Dance Party)
 

Yesterday I backed up my journal here using the excellent instructions here. Mostly because I don't trust foreigners and I want all my valuable Starbuck picspams preserved for posterity.

Speaking of which, I haven't heard much around the Internet about Caprica. I know the last two seasons of BSG kind of sucked, but is it really that bad? I am kind of getting fed up with the last TV show I actually watch regularly, and they will kick me off LJ if I am not watching at least one.
sephira: (GIRLS)
We based this year's tree on the pie. Unfortunately the red, white and blue LED lights, which look awesome in real life, tragically don't come out well on camera.


So for that reason I took closeups.



Three equally valid symbols of America: Flag. Eagle. Elvis in Santa hat.

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