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wolfryder
16 June 2010 @ 09:52 pm
I've always liked the A-Team. It is one of my favorite shows of all time (yeah, I know, I know). I always knew it was a male-driven show, and rather misogynistic, but I still loved it.

I was a little worried about the movie that just came out. There was no way that they could come close to the awesomeness that was the TV show. But I was went to see it, and loved it. They managed to keep with the spirit of the show, yet update it enough so it wasn't campy. Sadly, it got me on an A-Team kick. So I've been re-watching the A-Team. As in, still haven't seen the new Doctor Who because all I want is A-Team. Saw the movie on Sunday, I'm already just about done with season 2. :)

Hannibal Smith is my favorite character. There is something so wonderful about him, he's as insane as Murdock, but somehow managed to stay out of the funny farm. And how he always seems to lean on BA all the time, makes my mind go towards the slash.

While watching, I play around on the internet, and found some interesting facts about the TV show. First, I find that George Peppard and Mr. T hated each other (no slash, I guess), and it sounds like George Peppard had the attitude problem. Then, I find out that he was a drunk that seemed to hate women, and generally caused problems for everyone, he didn't get along with anyone.

Usually, when I find that sort of thing out, it tends to turn me off the actor and character. But while watching A-Team, I see nothing of the not-niceness of the actor. All I see is the awesomeness of Hannibal and the rest of the team. Also, I kind of like how they treat their idiot female reporter as an irritant (the second one. The first one was kinda cool). I'm finding I like them treating the women as fragile snowflakes that need to be protected. And I am a major feminist, go figure. (Well, I am also a major guy sometimes.) I seriously doubt any other show that I watch would ever get the free pass that the A-Team gets. I think that the guns, explosions, and car crashes are what makes it win.

This show is completely unbelievable, misogynist, and totally '80s. There are no redeeming qualities. So why is it in my top 5 favorite tv shows of all time? And why is Hannibal Smith possibly my favorite male tv character of all time?

Right. Going back to another episode now.
 
 
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wolfryder
02 June 2010 @ 09:55 am
You would think that since I am not working at the moment, I would have plenty of time to read, and I'd be cranking those puppies out. Alas, I am barely opening books up. I've taken up knitting (I've started my second Doctor Who Scarf of Awesome (tm)), and I think I am still bitter about the bookstore, so I'm only reading for 20 minutes a day, tops. :( It's a shame, because I love books, and have some wonderful stories here I would like to read. I just don't want to right now. Hopefully soon, I'll change my mind, and really dig into them.

Anyways, last months books

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wolfryder
19 May 2010 @ 10:15 am
A remake of Sapphire and Steel ... On one hand, I'd be very excited. It wouldn't be half as good as the original, but I am so starved for anything S&S (and I loved the big finish audios), that I would jump on this at first chance. On the other hand... Billie Piper up for the role of Sapphire? Thanks, but I'll pass on this show.
 
 
wolfryder
01 May 2010 @ 11:33 am
Two months worth! Yay!

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wolfryder
01 April 2010 @ 12:15 pm
Seeing as it is the First of the new month (April), I thought I'd go ahead and share the reading list from last month.

Tails, by Matthew Van Fleet - This was a very informative book about what type of Tails there are in the world. There are tails on tigers, on alligators, and even on ducks! You could even touch them! This book revolutionized how I look at tails. I can't wait to read again!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle - On the heels of such a wonderful book, Tails, I didn't think anything could be better. But then I picked up this gem of a novel. I'll admit, it did take me a while to read, there were parts that just didn't make sense. For example. The caterpillar ate a leaf. That took me a while to figure out. But when I finished it, I felt a great weight lift off me. *Spoiler alert* The caterpillar became a butterfly! How wonderful is that??

Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown - Now this novel was written in epic poetry form. I usually do not enjoy this writing style, but somehow it worked for this particular book. Only problem, it was such a gentle read, I kept falling asleep. But I persevered, and finished it. Yet another book I would recommend for all.

Encyclopedia Britannica, by anonymous - This was a very quick read for me. Finished it in about 2 hours, tops. Very dry. And I didn't really get anything out of the book. I would only recommend it if you have nothing else to do for the afternoon.

The Holy Bible, God - Now this was more like it! Rape, pillage, duels, death scenes. Although, I have to admit, this God fellow, he writes a bit like Michael Crichton, almost like a script for a movie. I'd probably wait til it comes out in the theatres to watch.

Books I am hoping to read next month: Microwave Cooking for One, Letters to Penthouse XXVIII : Threesomes, Foursomes, and Moresomes, and if I have time, 1001 things to do with a tribble.
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wolfryder
29 March 2010 @ 10:33 am
2 nights of Seder. Tonight, at my Uncle's house. Tomorrow night is here at my mother's house. I am kinda banishing my mother from the kitchen. I am allowing her to make the brisket, potatoes and veggie kugel. I am making the rest. I'm still in the planning stages. But the food is going to be great (I hope)!

Have a very Happy Pesach to those who celebrate!
 
 
wolfryder
28 March 2010 @ 09:16 am
This for some reason makes me absurdly happy. The White House has a Passover Seder.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/28/us/politics/28seder.html?src=me

I am way too tired to try to figure out the embedding thingy, so please copy, pasta. Its definitely worth the read.

And now back to my own Passover cleaning. It's totally cutting into my gaming time.
 
 
wolfryder
13 March 2010 @ 12:41 pm
Haven't posted about my dragons for a while, but this one is special. After waiting and trying and failing and trying again, I finally got a vampire dragon egg. :)

Here s/he is in all its glory: Adopt one today!

Click on him and help me get my dead dragon? Please? :D
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wolfryder
01 March 2010 @ 12:22 pm
So I just got back yesterday from Gallifrey One, the Doctor Who convention in Los Angeles. I had a great time! And, I didn't spend any more money than I had planned to. So double yay.

Anyways, I'm still a bit tired, so I'll let azarsuerte tell all about it (I assume she's going to write about it), so read what she has to say about it. :) Instead, I'm going to reveal my February books.

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wolfryder
01 February 2010 @ 11:44 pm
This year, I'm going to try something new. Instead of just saying which books I read each month, and then at the end of the year, write a little blurb about each, I'm going to each month write a quick synopsis of each book. That way, they are still rather fresh in my head.

Without further ado:

Jan

Star Wars: Death Troopers, Joe Schreiber
The League of Frightened Men, Rex Stout
Committed, Elizabeth Gilbert
Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

I hit my head, bit of whiplash, and my cat isn't doing so well, so these might be a little out there (like I never write anything that isn't a little out there)Collapse )

Oh, yeah. So I hit my head the other day. My cat was getting sick (lost bowel control and throwing up), and she ran into my mother's room. She's not allowed there, so I went to chase her out. She ran under the bed, so I laid down to get her out. As I was getting up, I banged my head hard against an open drawer. How hard you ask? I was in the ER for 5 frikken hours and end up with whiplash. I got a neck brace and everything. And drugs. Drugs are your friend. Especially when you're hurting. Now, I just have very tight muscles, and wish I knew another massage therapist in the area. Yesterday, I lazed around the house, installed Windows 7 on my computer (yay! no stupid Vista anymore!), slept (one of the meds made me sleepy) and cleaned up after the cat. I was sure I was going to have to take her to the vet today to put her down, but she had no problems today. Hopefully, it was just a bug she got. Or something. I'm starting to fade, so I'll go now. Night!
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