Jan. 31st, 2007 12:30 am
a_leprechaun: (squee! (clopin))
The fact that my Dad uses phrases like "hit in the head by some big paranoid monkey" in his e-mails is just part of what makes him awesome.
a_leprechaun: (bros grimm shiny)
"Little Miss Sunshine" is nominated for Best Picture of the Year!!! This is important not just cause it's a great movie, but cause my uncle produced it. ^__^ Let's go David!

Soooo, obligatory State of the Union commentary. I ended up going with Roomie!Em to watch it with the College Democrats, which turned out to be a good idea. It was like a B-Fest preview. We had bets on which words would be said most and every so often shouted commentary at the screen. "Terror" or "terrorist", by the way, garnered 21 occurrences.

And I counted 21 standing ovations not counting the end, though I may have stopped counting at some point. ^__^;;

I found watching this one a lot less painful than last years have been. There was a lot less stuff said that I vehemently disagreed with, and more "Well, if you actually PLAN to do any of that, Gods bless." Like giving aid to people in Africa. Or forming a realistic plan for handling illegal immigration.

I didn't understand the stuff he said about taxes and health insurance. I dunno whether that means he explained it badly or it won't work. Both?

Neatly steered clear of any mention of abortion or the right to marry.

And now for some frivolity: my favorite quotes of the evening.

"An epic battle." We will witness an epic battle! The Sunnis are gathering their orcs as we speak!

"You did not vote for failure." Headdesk. Just..........headdesk.

"...and began filming children's videos in her basement." OH MY GOD. SOUNDS. SO. WRONG.
a_leprechaun: (pippin strength)
Trilogy Day Take 2 was a success. Meg, Christine, Christina, Kate & Alex, Cory, Abe, David and a new gal named Sarah were all there. And like last time, I kept a thorough log.

Behold the Insanity )

Also, Christina thinks Nazgul look cool, but Rosie Cotton is scary. Whatever floats your boat.

Congrats on another successful T-Day, guys!
a_leprechaun: (Default)
CORY: Quintana. It's like a katana, but five of them.


MOM: Goodnight, Princess Andora.
ME: Goodnight. .....Who's Princess Andora?
MOM: I don't know. I guess it's you.
a_leprechaun: (shades of grey ("henry gale"))
Guess what toniiiiiight iiiiis?

Which Lost Character Are You?

You are Locke. A mystery within a mystery. You're a fountain of backgammon trivia and an expert with knives. You might like pina coladas and definitely like getting caught in the rain. You prefer keeping to yourself mostly, but you'll tell your secrets to the right person. Are you evil? Your accompanying soundtrack sure is sinister.
Take this quiz!

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*does a dance*

This is the first year I've actually paid attention to when regular-season-type television was starting. All the other shows I've ever been way into have either had way erratic seasons ("Monk") or been on HBO ("Carnivale"). Or have been the Daily Show.

Also, 10th season of South Park. Ohhellyes.

Funny quotage from Television Without Pity about Battlestar Galactica (no spoilers):

Baltar has been summoned to Roslin's office. . .She welcomes him and offers him tea in such a frightening way that I expect to see a human finger bobbing around inside it. "Hot cup of airlock, bitch?"


Also, in case anyone out there actually does watch Battlestar Galactica, I have thoughts about something I watched recently. ([livejournal.com profile] herod_the_nut, this has to do with an ep you haven't seen yet).

Cut for Season 2 spoilers )

Now time to go do homeworks sos they can be finished and [livejournal.com profile] herod_the_nut can come over. Fwee!
a_leprechaun: (the fool 2)
Overheard in Norris:

"Hi Eric!"

I giggled, because... you gotta.
a_leprechaun: (zp emily wild and young)
[livejournal.com profile] lanthiriel asked me these questions. If you wanna be interviewed by me and haven't yet, comment away.

1.) What was the most powerful experience that you've ever had with live theatre? (This can be a show that you were in, or one that you saw that affected you.) This question is the hardest to answer out of all of them! But after thinking about it for literally a half hour, I think I've come up with an answer.
My most powerful acting experience would have to be playing Audrey in "Little Shop." It was my first lead role in a musical, I made leaps in my vocal technique thanks to the musical director, and the show's one that I loved and continue to love. It would make me a very happy bunny to be able to reprise the role as a professional.
I've tried to think of a most powerful audience experience, but I can't think of one that seems right. X( I dunno if it's because I've seen so much, or because I like to allow everything I see to affect me as much as it can.

2.) In terms of Tarot, and in regards to the question you asked me... are you ever skeptical about it? What are your feelings on the matter? True or not true? When reading for myself, I've come to the conclusion that what I see in the cards is either a suggestion of the best path, or where the current path will lead if I don't change course. When getting a reading from someone else, of course I have no way of knowing whether they themselves believe in it, or think it's just bs. Still, like [livejournal.com profile] lanthiriel, I've had a couple things happen during or after a reading to make me think that there's some truth in it. Plus, even if it is all a show, the best illusionists deserve a little recognition for their skills ;)

3.) Do you see yourself getting married and settling down? If so, how young? Would you want kids? Getting married yes, but "settling down" just has such a "grown-up" sound to it that it makes me go ewww. XD Life is supposed to be an adventure, isn't it? I might own a house and have children and steady work, but I wouldn't call that "settling down."
Well, it makes sense to me. :P
Anyway, I can see myself getting married, yes. No specific age in mind, but would be nice if it was before 30. And yeah, kids. I'd love to be a mother, someday. Not in any kinda rush at all, probably cause my own mom waited till her late 20's/early 30's to have my brother and me.

4.) If you make it in Chicago, do you ever plan on coming out to New York? That there is TOO much planning ahead for me. But if I end up making a name for myself in Chicago's theatre scene, New York does seem like a good next step. A good option, anyway.

5.) What is one thing you wished you'd told someone, but never did? There were a few things I would've liked to say to a certain person at Shake & Co last summer, but both the person and content of desired saying shall be omitted due to it not being very nice. Besides, by now I'm pretty sure he was just screwing with my head.
Anyway, the best way to prove him wrong would be to succeed.

And now, a new meme! Yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] roguebelle.
You post a topic, list, category, whatever, in my comments section. (examples: "5 Things Rogue Never Tells Magneto", or "Narcissa's Favorite Things to Buy"). Then, in a separate post, I'll post the answers to all your Top 5 ideas, according to me. Serious or fun! Then you post this offer in your own journal.

Obviously, re-posting after making a request is not required, cause that'd be silly.

Finally, answers to the movie quote meme that people didn't get... Yeah, it was a long time ago, but it oughta be done anyway. :P Also included are reasons why you should see these movies.

Read more... )

Meme Time

Aug. 8th, 2006 12:41 pm
a_leprechaun: (bonkers toon criminal)
Yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] scytheandroses. This is the first time I've ever had the desire to do onna those "guess the thing" memes. Ahwell, first time for everything.

A. Pick 16-20 of your favorite movies.
B. Then pick one of your favorite quotes from each movie.
C. Post the quotes in your journal.
D. Have those on your friends list try to guess what the movie is.
E. Strike out (or bold) the quote once it has been correctly identified and place the guesser's user name directly after the quote.

All character names replaced with X, Y, and Z.

On to the quotes! )

EDIT: Added two more cause I thought of them on the way to the bank :P
a_leprechaun: (delirious (gaius))
OMG I am in danger of spending SO much money come fall.

Carnivale Season 2...and...Battlestar Season 2.5...and I still don't have Season 1 even...
must...control...debit card...

Plus the CarnyCon store has some of the funniest stuff I've ever seen. Well, it's only funny if you've seen Carnivale. But still.

Click if you've seen Season 1 or don't care. )

More quizzes. We didn't have class today... )
a_leprechaun: (just a little...)

I have stats. It took me 4 hours, but I have stats. Now I just need a detailed backstory. Woof.

I do rather like my character, though. Nerdy little antisocial Twilight Caste. Teehee.

Overheard yesterday, while watching 'The Fifth Element':
SAM: I just wonder what casting was like for this movie... They're like, "Okay, we need someone who can be the perfect woman, but it has to be someone we can afford... And we need to be able to show her titties."
ROB: "She also has to be willing to wear... that."
ME: "Let's go to Russia!"



Feb. 21st, 2006 07:31 pm
a_leprechaun: (just a little...)
OMG how I adore my Fiction prof. Not only did he make an 'End of the World' reference in class today ("WTF, mates?"), but he also started calling me Coach Z when he noticed the shirt I was wearing--incidentally, the Coach Z shirt.

ME: Don't try to fade me.
HIM: It's my jorb!

*giggles incessantly*
a_leprechaun: (it's good to be the king (clopin))
...and by gosh, I'm going to do just that. Possibly even longer. :P

I went to my first real opera last night (I count Baz Lehurman's "La Boheme" as half an opera at best, since it was on Broadway). "Der Rosenkavalier". It looked like a storybook: grand red velvet curtains framing gilded sets, and people flouncing around in powdered wigs and striped gowns. Even then I'll admit I had trouble getting into it--I even dozed off a bit in the middle of the first act due to hard-to-read supertitles, mild confusion and my own tiredness, but as my 13-year old opera-buff cousin put it, "If tiredness were a crime... we'd all be in jail." But at the very least it was pretty, and the second act was ten times more entertaining than the first, and in the third act the supertitles somehow got easier to read.

I skipped out on both Improv class and DCP for it, but I intend to not miss either of those from now on if I can help it. :P Plus I got a free and very delicious dinner out of the deal as well.

Yay for culture!

Oh, and also, I found out what "Beware Voldemort with rifle" means. When I asked her over the phone, Mom laughed for about ten seconds before asking, "Did you hear how Dick Cheney shot someone over the weekend?"

"Oooooh," quoth I, in recognition.

ETA: Aaaaand, if you haven't done 'em yet: Johari | Nohari

And a good ol-fashioned Quiz Dump )
a_leprechaun: (the hooded one)
...with some very cool news.

Cartoon Books, the publisher of BONE, found out what we're doing. Apparently, someone on an interweb message board comics news website (see P.S.) discovered the Daily article about our stage adaptation, and posted about it. So Alex, our stage manager, got an e-mail from Cartoon Books. I cringed a little at this news when I first heard it. Were we getting sued? Petitioned for a large sum of money? Were they, indeed, angry at all?

The truth is quite to the contrary. In fact, they're so excited about it they want to see a video.

Jeff Smith--the creator of BONE--is going to see me playing one of his characters.


Opening night tonight. [livejournal.com profile] herod_the_nut brought me flowers. Roomie!Kara gave me chocolate kisses. And my voice allowed me to use it for the full two hours of the show (with a little help from Tazo tea, of course). My parents put a really sweet note in the "ad" they bought for me. It was great to hear the audience laugh and applaud--that last statement might seem a little redundant, but I haven't been in front of an audience in so long that it felt special.


Quote of the Night:
"Kevin, you need to pull your pants up and pipe down." -Sarah Grace.

P.S. Check it out!!

P.P.S. 'Something Wicked' is going out of business. Sad face. But I went in there today and got a Capt. Jack Sparrow action figure for $11. He now stands atop my desk along with Wolfwood and Pippin. Woot!
a_leprechaun: (Default)
Whenever I happen to mention that "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is my favorite Disney movie, I usually receive the same category of response: people wrinkle their noses, tilt their head to one side, and say things like, "I didn't like Hunchback so much", or, "I never saw that one". And then they go on talking about the glories of Aladdin or The Little Mermaid*.

I've never taken the chance to extoll the virtues of Disney's '96 animated feature, so I'm going to do it here and now.

This was back in the day when I would rush to get the soundtrack of Disney's summer movie (still on cassettes, back then!) as soon as I could, and have all the lyrics memorized by the time the film came out. The music for "Hunchback" was unlike anything I'd ever heard. The ghostly chanting at the beginning of “The Bells of Notre Dame” still sends chills up my spine (I think I actually sang my first High C while singing along with the end of that song). It was the first soundtrack where I even liked listening to the instrumentals! In fact, I think the music itself is a HUGE part of why this one stands out so for me, if only because music has such an effect on me in general. The grandeur of Bells, the sweeping, desirous melody of Out There, the honest and chilling emotion of Heaven’s Light/Hellfire, the demonic glee of The Court of Miracles... I could go on, but I don't want to get too crazy with the YouSendIt. ;)

Then I saw the movie itself. It was beautiful. It was funny. It was emotional. It had an unusual hero. It had things in it I couldn’t understand at that age, which only added to the mystique. And it was scary, in a very real way. Of course I adored Clopin, the colorful gypsy king, and wanted to be just like him. I would dance around my Mom singing “The Court of Miracles”--“dang” became a catchphrase of mine because of that song (”You know that’s a substitute for a bad word,” said Mom). I remember bragging to an elementary school classmate that I'd seen the movie 10 times in theaters. I have no idea if I actually did (I doubt it, since my Mom has been known to gawk at my seeing a movie twice).

Probably the reason I still am in love with the film and the story is because I've re-discovered it in so many ways. I started trying to read the Victor Hugo novel in 5th grade, but didn't get past the first page because of vocabulary issues. In high school I finally went back and achieved this (then-)gargantuan task, becoming familiar with the character of Gringoire--the character of Clopin in the Disney movie is sort of the love-child of Gringoire and the original Clopin. My high school French teacher introduced me to the musical, which started a whole new love affair. And then I went to France and HOO-boy, actually got to sit in the grand cathedral itself. For a whole 15 minutes, but it was worth it. Should I ever return, I plan to find a way up into the towers and search out the place where Victor Hugo saw the word "FATE" carved into the stone, and it inspired him to write. It may not be there anymore, but a girl can dream.

Yknow... I'd like to hear other peoples' rants on why their favorite is their favorite, even if it is Aladdin (teehee). I think I shall memefy this.

What is your favorite animated Disney movie? What made you love it, and why do you still?

I could include non-Disney flicks in there too, but then we're getting into "Thief and the Cobbler" territory for me (or maybe "The Road to El Dorado" or “Cats Don’t Dance”), which is/are a whole different spiel(s).

And the first person to say Anastasia is a Disney movie gets bitch-smacked by the God of Animation Purism.


*I am NOT bashing either film, only using them as examples of what peoples' favorites usually are.

P.S. I knew that as soon as I mentioned the frequency of my posts this month, the next one would be at least 3 days hence. Go me and my predictability.

P.P.S. A quote I just remembered from over Winter Break:
DAD: So when did the Wise Men finally get there?
MOM: On the 6th of January.
ME: Ah! On the Feast of Fools!
MOM: Oh, would you quit it?


Dec. 28th, 2005 08:45 pm
a_leprechaun: (emily mystery)
Shiny new info page. Shiiiiiny.

On another note, I am reminded recently of something my Chorus teacher used to say:
"Every day, do something that frightens you."

So THAT'S why I do all this.

On another another note, the play-a-million-times song of the mo:
Hemisphere // Maaya Sakamoto
That song's got power, man.
a_leprechaun: (satyr)
On Going to See a Gospel Choir:
They're going to try and get you to join their Church. Are you prepared for that?
EMILY: Yeah. Maybe I'll just go, "Bleeeh! Look at my pentacle! I'm the devil!"
MOM: No, I don't think you should do that.
DAD: I think she should do that.

MOM: Catholics--we just go to Church, and...
EMILY: ...and eat a cracker.
a_leprechaun: (unauthorized clown)
::points to title of post:: One of those "you-had-to-be-there" things. However, I can tell you that the incident occurred this past evening, and that it is definitely my Quote of the Week.

Moving on. Because I was in a mall with nothing better to do the other day, I went into a Victoria's Secret. This, I have never done before. I am not ashamed to admit I was a little on edge. I figured any moment a salesperson was going to turn on me: 'You! You are not in the sexy underwear club!' and throw me out.
I only stayed long enough to try on an $88 piece of lingerie that, while very pretty, cost 88 dollars, and then beat it out of there. Luckily, I was not discovered.

I sent in an application and pictures for that James Cameron flick, because who knows. I wonder how many people actually see those kind of internet postings, then go through the process of actually printing the app, filling it out, getting pictures and resume assembled, and sending it in. My initial estimate would be around a thousand. Any takers? Highest guess without going over wins a jar of jellybeans!

Or something.

Looking forward to seeing [livejournal.com profile] yustanshaleem this weekend, as word on the street is he's coming down this way soon! ^____^ *Happy Dance!*

You fit in the last reality that exists. World
number 5. The real home. You could survive in
the most modified world.You are sponteneous and
friendly, you are simple, you don't like to
complicate life, you value happiness, friends
and love, you appreciate the little things that
makes life better, when you have a problem you
face it with the support of people around you.
Your power lies in {Heart}. Your strongest
feeling is {Happiness}. You live in the middle
area. Your representing colour is {Grey}. Your
soul reflects the word {Stability}.

(This world represented The Simplest Truth Of All).

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S'all for now. G'night.
a_leprechaun: (pippin dream)
Happy December, everyone.

Yesterday I woke up and it was snowing. It reminded me of last year, when it started snowing around midnight of December 1st. Today I woke up and it was 10 minutes until my last class of the quarter. In the words of Dane Cook, "Just enough time to do NOTHING". So instead I read more of 'Watchmen'--a graphic novel by Alan Moore. [livejournal.com profile] adam_pb sent it to me as a Chrishmash present. I like it so far, but I've gotta take it in small doses in order to process all the shit that's happening.

"American love; like Coke in green glass bottles... They don't make it anymore." -just one of the great quotes I've come across so far. ^__^

So now all that remains is to revise poems, and write two pages of a paper, and study Japanese, and party all the time. The 'BONE' fundraiser party is tonight, and I'm excited for it even though it's a beer-and-eggnog party, neither of which I really like (at least not beer from a keg. yucks). Mostly I just want to meet my fellow cast members. I don't really know any of them o_O

I used to think there was something wrong with me if I wasn't more extroverted, but I'm starting to accept my INFPish nature. Maybe with a side of ENFP, but not much.

Yup, it's definitely December.
a_leprechaun: (emily silly)
Just finished Ep 6 of Firefly, "Our Mrs. Reynolds". That episode wins. On so many levels.

"Last night I was pleased. Had some mulled wine... Pretty girl gave me a hat made out of a tree..."

"You are no one's property to be tossed aside. You got the right the same as anyone to live and try to kill people."

"If you take sexual advantage of her, you're going to burn in a very special level of Hell. The level where they put child molesters. And people who talk in the theatre."

Wouldn't have thought seeing Jayne with a gun would be surprising.

And OMGWTFBBQ THE ENDING. Malyouaresuchadumbass (or putting on a very good act).

Finally I must say, in my tradition of developing an interest in minor characters: DUDE. SAFFRON. Rock on, badass space chick.

Meme time. Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] rocknlobster.
Write 20 facts about yourself. Note the number of minutes it takes you. Then tag that same number of people.
Read more... )

That took... 23 minutes. o_O Here goes...
[livejournal.com profile] bornofstardust [livejournal.com profile] charcoal_eyes [livejournal.com profile] coolits [livejournal.com profile] en_jeudi [livejournal.com profile] folded_wings [livejournal.com profile] greatcowgod [livejournal.com profile] herod_the_nut [livejournal.com profile] herophelia [livejournal.com profile] ladydeworde [livejournal.com profile] lassarina [livejournal.com profile] lawofsyllogism [livejournal.com profile] longstockings [livejournal.com profile] nickelthepickle [livejournal.com profile] omgwtf_lol [livejournal.com profile] randaroo [livejournal.com profile] rina_says_hello [livejournal.com profile] shrewlady [livejournal.com profile] spreadnparanoia [livejournal.com profile] thedarkestnight [livejournal.com profile] thevioletchild [livejournal.com profile] wang_mango [livejournal.com profile] winding_river [livejournal.com profile] yustanshaleem
a_leprechaun: (bros grimm happy)
"I would dictate that everyone must study at least one year of kung fu, in order to gain more respect for themselves and others. Plus, then we'd all know kung fu."

Watched "House" for the first time with the Roommate Otherwise Known as Jessie. Good show, although the main character's cynicism makes me want to roll my eyes all the way to Texas.
On the other hand, he may end up being one of those characters I love despite myself. He certainly is funny enough.

In other news, I posted the possible beginning of a new fanfic on [livejournal.com profile] p0t_0_g0ld. It's the first piece of fanfiction in a long time that I've actually really cared about it being good. So I'd appreciate it if all y'all on my flist who saw Brothers Grimm (and liked it) would go give a read, and possibly a comment.

Da Fic.

Quizness )


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