ibmiller replied to your post:FYIAre you a del Toro fan in general?I’m certainly not an anti-fan. I…

Monday, October 26th, 2015
ibmiller replied to your post:FYI

Are you a del Toro fan in general?

I’m certainly not an anti-fan. I enjoyed Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim very much, though I didn’t feel like immediately watching either one a second time. I haven’t seen any of the other movies he’s directed.

I’m both drawn to and slightly repelled by his approach to horror. I think I get what he’s doing and why, and it works for me, but I can only process it in small doses. But with that said, I very much respect that he uses horrific elements in pursuit of a coherent and unique artistic vision. It’s not at all like shock/torture/gore/slasher porn, which is something I actively avoid. I kind of feel like it’s a disservice that that stuff gets lumped together with something like Crimson Peak. The trailers before the movie were kind of hard for me to get through, such that it was a definite relief when the teaser for The Force Awakens came up, just so I could catch my breath.

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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ibmiller replied to your post “the-eldest-woman-on replied to your post: ibmiller asked:Oooh, tell…

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

ibmiller replied to your post “the-eldest-woman-on replied to your post: ibmiller asked:Oooh, tell me…”

Wait, is that the one with music by Bernstein?

Yeah. Music by Bernstein and Roger Edens, book and lyrics by Comden and Green.

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the-eldest-woman-on replied to your post: ibmiller asked:Oooh, tell me abou… So what was the…

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

the-eldest-woman-on replied to your post: ibmiller asked:Oooh, tell me abou…

So what was the movie?

anonsally replied to your post: ibmiller asked:Oooh, tell me abou…

You can’t post something like this and not tell us what movie it was! (Well, I guess you can. You just did. But please consider filling us in on that detail.)

ibmiller replied to your post: ibmiller asked:Oooh, tell me abou…

Seconded! What movie? I feel you on the weariness-I think some of the comic book movies are a bit more, but on the whole, yes, big dumb loud.

aeternamente replied to your post: ibmiller asked:Oooh, tell me abou…

Fourthing the request to know what the movie was. Our curiosity is piqued.

Whoa. sophisticatedajumma was right; that Scheherazade trick really works.

Sorry to take so long to get back to you. Like many in the tech world, I’ve been extra busy today dealing with the Heartbleed vulnerability.

It was this movie.

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Wait, if Diane Duane is the second coolest person on tumblr, who’s the first?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

That would be fvfarm.

It’s just my personal hierarchy; I don’t expect it to be canonized by Tumblr generally. Further explanation here.

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ibmiller replied to your post:You sound like someone who really enjoys good animated movies! Have…

Sunday, February 9th, 2014
THE INCREDIBLES!

Srsly. TMO* picked it when he got the Lucky Penny** for family movie night the other night, and watching it again, after I’ve been reading McKee’s Story and thinking a lot about story structure as part of my fiction-writing aspirations, I was struck by how amazingly well-written The Incredibles is.

* The Male Offspring

** The Lucky Penny: More often than I’d like to admit, we eat dinner in front of the TV. We’ve added more and more movie-viewing options over the years, but something we always struggle with is the inevitable negotiation over What We Are Going To Watch. And coming as it does when we’re all hypoglycemic and cranky anyway, we’d always have these interminable debates where there was someone who didn’t want to watch whatever someone else proposed. So we’d finally give up and pick something really innocuous that no one really wanted, and we’d seen a bunch of times already, but that no one objected to strongly enough to veto. And no one was happy.

So we came up with a new system.

The way it works now is, we do a random drawing, and whoever gets the Lucky Penny*** gets to choose the movie. And we still honor strongly-felt vetoes, but the non-winners are motivated not to exercise those unless they really need to, in part because they know that they themselves could be the holder of the Lucky Penny tomorrow.

And the cool thing is, it works out much better in terms of the quality of what we watch. Because watching something that at least one person really wants is almost always better than arriving at a consensus choice with everyone participating. I guess this a case where the Wisdom of Crowds breaks down, and a single person’s aesthetic judgement is superior to a pooled one.

*** It used to be the Lucky Yellow Toothpick, until we discovered that my wife could distinguish the Lucky Yellow Toothpick from the Unlucky Green Toothpicks by feel. So it became the Original Lucky Penny mixed in with a group of Unlucky Pennies, and then the Currrent Lucky Penny with a different group of Unlucky Pennies that were more similar to each other, when we discovered that she could also distinguish the Original Lucky Penny by feel. Sheesh; musicians and their highly developed tactile sense.

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Has that Persuasion blog thing started up yet? What is it called, again?

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Yes, it’s now in progress. You can follow onlyannie1818 on Tumblr to get links to the updates, or view the updates themselves at onlyannie.blogspot.com.

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not-ideal: John Singer Sargent, “Street in Venice” (1882) – oil…

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

not-ideal:

John Singer Sargent, “Street in Venice” (1882) – oil on wood. Currently in the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Yes, the two men on the right are somewhat creepy. Yes, she’s walking away fast, it seems. I didn’t even notice that stuff at first – I was transfixed by the way light hit the stone.

Re-blogging because ibmiller’s museum-mate cosplayed the lady in this painting for my benefit, and now that I have a better view I appreciate her interpretation even more.

Okay; NOW I’m done spamming you with Sargent.

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ibmiller: Not as cool as Lies’ reblog of Julianne Moore doing…

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

ibmiller:

Not as cool as Lies’ reblog of Julianne Moore doing some Sargent, but here’s my buddy and me in the National Gallery enjoying our newfound love for the dude’s paintings.

This is awesome and adorable. Thank you for feeding my Sargent mania!

I love how you both matched the subjects in your respective paintings. Spontaneous high-art cosplay FTW!

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Ian was curious about these numbers, so here they are, courtesy…

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Ian was curious about these numbers, so here they are, courtesy of the LBD episodes spreadsheet. These numbers are somewhat problematic (!), in that they are based on total views through 9/20 for early episodes, and 1-week view counts for episodes after that. So they are undercounting total views pretty substantially.

According to YouTube the LBD channel actually has 21.3 million total views, rather than the 11.2 million views the spreadsheet currently gives the channel credit for. The next-highest channel, The Lydia Bennet, currently has 3.9 million total views according to YouTube, but just 2 million according to the spreadsheet.

Still, kind of interesting, if you’re into that sort of thing. Numbers!

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