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I liked Tin Man; it was engaging enough to keep me watching for six hours and Alan Cumming was his weird and wonderful self, giving a truly magical performance (and it helped his design was the most imaginative of the bunch). But, I dunno, everyone kept comparing it with The 10th Kingdom, one of my all time favorite miniseries and works of televised fantasy, and that it couldn't live up to. The emotional content and the shocks never quite reached the level of 10K, even though it felt like they were overreeaching to try to.

And then there was the "fantasy speaks." Let me state this first: I have a very high threshold of tolerance for fantasy; I love the good stuff and can forgive little tresspasses for the sake of quality fantasy. The very first place fantasy can go wrong is with the unique language that is created for the imaginary world we're getting a peak into. Again, I am very forgiving. FarScape had some fun creating a whole world of slang and soon it was indistinguishable from the regular dialogue. It can be something simple as well, like Lucas carefully avoiding any word--hell, damn, etc.--with religious connotations in Star Wars. Whatever it is, one has to trwad carefully.

Here are a couple of my favorite Tin Man blunders--

Tin Man Ugh #1: "She was of 20 annuals."

Oh dear, where to start. Maybe at the part where, like, an hour later, they used the word 'week.' Weeks but no years huh? Not so easy to think of a fantasy-sounding word for week is it? My family and I had a fun time brainstorming: Half a frotnight? Seven-day?

Tin Man Ugh #2: "You flick the abacus."

Like, 'You do the math.' Geddit? Geddit?! Okay, I know this one was supposed to be funny, but seeing as it sounds half-way obscene (and what doesn't to me?), I almost snorted an entire cookie out of my left nostril.

After that, I found it hard to take anything seriously. In answer to the line, "Her soul was full of dread," I blurted out, like the smartass I am, "My souls' full of delicious pudding."

And that's really the danger I think: It became near on impossible for me to take any scene with any dramatic gravity seriously. So aspiring fantasy writers beware. Now if I could only take my own advice... ;-)

Peace, Ghani

*Snicker*

Apr. 12th, 2007 01:30 pm
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Snurched from [livejournal.com profile] scaryfangirl, [livejournal.com profile] sharpiefan and [livejournal.com profile] jadeblood (among otheres):

Go to Google.com
--Click on Maps.
--Click on "get Directions".
--From New York
--To Oslo

--And read line # 23.

If you laugh, repost this.


XD

Peace, Ghani

Hehehe

Feb. 23rd, 2007 07:22 pm
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Because I could use some cheering up today:



Peace, Ghani
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It's one of the most common childhood fears: A darkened bedroom, a child asleep, curled up in the covers, when sudeenly a tap, tap, tap at the window awakens them. At first, as they groggily come to awareness, they might believe that it's only the wind, a tree branch, perhaps, blown against the pane. Perhaps it's all a dream and the child never really heard anything at all. There's a breathless moment of anticipation, silence, and then it comes again, more deliberate. The child snaps awake and, wide-eyed, slips out of bed and cautiously approaches the window. Each footstep on the floor brings the child closer and closer, the shadows cast on the walls are moving--is that the outline of a person?! Carefully, the child draws the blinds back and looks out. Standing there, in the darkness they see... George Washington.

Total. Mood killer.

I can safely add that now to the very short list of things that would absolutely not terrify me if seen standing out side my window, right ahead of Luke Skywalker and a very comfy chair.

Peace, Ghani
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And guess what's inside it!

It's either really funny or really annoying, can't decide which one! Bwahahaha! ;-)

Peace, Ghani

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