January 2nd, 2010

Flash Photo Mirror

Spot Wins First Runner Up

Remember this photo I posted last week?


Well, I decided to look up the photo-contest community snapshot_hunter, which posts a theme, and then people comment with an original photo to match the theme. Then members vote amongst the pool, and then there's a run-off poll of the most popular pix. The theme happened to be "Delectable," and I thought that the Spot-eating-snow pic was perfect!

Check this out: http://www.livejournal.com/poll/?id=1505714&mode=results

"Wow," says I! That's my first go and I got into the finals and ended up with nearly a quarter of the votes out of four contenders. It was "a very close race," as the mod said.

I really like this comm. It's so cool to see everyone's different takes on the theme, and everyone is quite civil and (dare I say?) nice. You don't have to play to join, but you have to join to vote. There are usually quite a few entries, so I track the comments and try to comment on the ones I think I might vote for to make it easier to find them later. I encourage you to join (One of us! One of us!), but do vote on the photos. Shilling for votes is bad, so make sure you're voting on merit, not on who you're friends with.
Nightmare Night Applejack

Speaking of Braille... / #1 Sherlock Holmes / Fry and Laurie

(I was speaking with someone on LJ about Braille. ... just go with it.)

Braille Fail
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Sherlock Holmes


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I went to see Sherlock Holmes tonight. Collapse )

I did thoroughly enjoy it, however. It was exciting, and Guy Ritchie's directorial style makes action look really great. The plot wasn't thin, even if I was able to see through it in places. There were a lot of good laughs as well; To the tall dude sitting in front of me, you nearly got a full-mouthed spray of Diet Pepsi to the back of your spiky little head. (Thank Marcus for raked seating.)
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Earlier, I did manage to (finally) finish watching "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" with bits of Stephen Fry and bits of Hugh Laurie. I had to return two defective disks that wouldn't stop skipping or continue reading, even after resurfacing them. This third one Netflix sent me had skips in it, too, but they buffed out. It's like someone used them as coasters in a sandpaper factory.
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Anyway, who watches The Watchmen? I will do that, in just a bit. Allons-y!
Nightmare Night Applejack

I think I've named my car-- #2: Red Sonja

Red Sonja


My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So, I was chatting with yellow_p, and my nameless car came up. I said that since snakewich had suggested Herring, the name Sonja had got in my head. Then we started talking about 1985's Red Sonja, and I wondered how it would hold up upon rewatching. I loved that movie when I was younger. Lo and behold, it's available as streaming on Netflix, so I preëmpt Watchmen in favor of viewing it again. It's a little cheesy, and the dialog is wooden, but it's still a fun film. I gave it four stars, partly out of old affection for it.

BTW, look what's just been posted on IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800175/
Rose McGowan?! Hmmmmmm.....

Watchmen up next.