arisha: (vampire baseball is my favourite sport)
So I just got back from watching the midnight showing of Eclipse with [ profile] the_wykydtron and [ profile] aurora_lime who have already had to sit through all the ~*~SPOILERY~*~ thoughts I'm about to share with you. xD


In conclusion I daresay I'm more excited for Breaking Dawn than I am for Deathly Hallows. I mean, I'm pretty sure I know which one is gonna be the more entertaining, lollll. Sorry Harry Potter fans don't hurt me!!
arisha: (potc2 will epic)
Sometimes I feel the need to write an entry about Pirates of the Caribbean just to ensure everyone knows that my love for these movies runs deeper than my love for pretty much anything and everything else.

That's a bit of a winding introduction just to say I've discovered that on YouTube one can watch the entire trilogy dubbed into Spanish. As one of my nearest and dearest hobbies is watching and rewatching my favourite movies dubbed into any of the languages I can kind of understand*, I think I can safely say that the rest of my weekend is shot. :D

* I've already seen the Pirates trilogy in Japanese, and was perhaps way too fascinated by the whole "kokoro"/"shinzou"/"haato" thing. xD AND THEN IN AT WORLD'S END THEY MESSED UP MY FAVOURITE LIIIIIIINE D':

Anyway, I apologize if this is all I want to talk about for the next month or so. :D Who here remembers when I was equally obsessed with Prisoner of Azkaban in its Spanish dub? OH WHO AM I KIDDING I STILL AM
arisha: (potc3 liz)
A bunch of stuff has been happening since my last post (for example: I turned twenty-three! :O ), but nothing of the sort that comes in easily journable chunks. Longer letter later!

I will mention, though, that today I saw a car with the license plate "NIMBUS."

Also, I've been spending a fair bit of time reading through the archives of the blog Sociological Images, to the point that last night I dreamt I was taking a picture of an advertisement in a magazine so that I could post about it and all its deeper meanings. LOVE IT! xD
arisha: (potc2 lulz)

55. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2009

Uh, as I recall, Draco was awesome but then they cut out the best line of the book, and oddly enough I have yet to have a desire to watch it again. Oh, me and my on-again off-again Harry Potter fandom ... :P
arisha: (vampire productivity)
omg you guys guess what.

SLYTHERIN WON!!!!!!!!!11!!!!1!#!

This is especially hilarious considering we were never anywhere near first place before now, hahahaha. On break today I enjoyed a spirited conversation with my co-workers about how the fact that our Gryffindor lost goes against like everything that ever happens in the books, and how they obviously could've used a Dumbledore to throw them some pity points at the end there. >xDD Also hilarious is the fact that only seventy points out of our 2,000+ belong to me. xD OH SARAH I DON'T THINK YOU WERE MADE FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE--!!

Anyway, now I lie in wait for the prize to be announced. I heard a rumour it's whale watching!! But I imagine it will end up being much less spectacular than that. :/

Also hilarious in a different way is the fact that I crosstrained into one of the foods areas recently, and I am so not keen on it but I did it in order to get some more hours. Well the joke's on me because I have THREE SHIFTS next week, i.e. LESS THAN BEFORE I CROSSTRAINED. So I'll spend my ridiculous four days off next week looking for a second/new/BETTER job, Y/Y?

Oh god who am I kidding I'm probably just going to spend the entire four-day stretch lurking in party posts. D:
arisha: (tlm awkward)
So today at work we had a very in-depth discussion regarding the word "Hufflepuff." Things we decided it sounds like:

· the fifth Teletubby

· slang for "vomit" (as in "I'm gonna hufflepuff!")

· the name of a really useless Pokémon that you only use when you need one to just take a hit; its attacks are Sunshine and Let's Be Friends.


Sarah: "I'm your treasurer tomorrow!"
Manager: "Aww, things are looking up already."
Co-worker: "I believe you meant to say they're looking down."
Manager: "You're right. I made a typo with my mouth."
arisha: (tlm awkward)
So the next time you visit the movie theatre at which I work (yes I am back for the summer at least), be sure to check out everyone's name tags! Why? To see what house they're in, of course!! Starting today we are having a ridiculous Hogwarts-based challenge at work, and oh my gosh I am PUMPED. xD Which is a little silly, because it is basically the usual movie theatre employee challenge dressed up in fancy clothes. But those fancy clothes are good enough for me!!

Basically, all of the employees have been sorted into the four houses. I am in SLYTHERIN, which is pretty hilarious! Already I have been complimented on the purity of my blood. xD All of the team leaders are prefects (too bad the treasurers aren't prefects too!) and all of the managers are professors, with four of the managers also being heads of houses. Past that I guess it's not terribly exciting; the prefects and professors can award points based on ... good guest service. :P But EVEN SO, the fact that we were all going around today using all this Hogwarts lingo in complete seriousness and wearing the house logos on our name tags, aaaaah it was amazing. xD


Edit: Forgot to mention! On the wall in the cast room where all the information about this challenge is posted, there is an example of the form that has to be filled out when someone is awarded house points, and in this example form, Severus Snape awarded five house points to Edward Cullen for helping a guest to build a table out of milk crates.

arisha: (scarlett o'hara)
More movies zomg:

15. Yes Man, 2008
This movie was so much weirder than I thought it would be. In the end I still liked it, but I don't think I'd say I loved it. Oh my gosh though, my favourite scene in the entire thing was when the protagonist's boss had a Harry Potter party and was making his guests watch all the movies with him, ahahaha WOW at Warner Brothers making fun of the fans of their most profitable franchise. xDD The shot of the guy whispering the lines "I'm not going home. Not really" along with Harry KILLED me, I have no idea why no one else was laughing!! xD

16. Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now, 2003
I can count this as a movie if I want to. :P I'm not a big fan of stand-up comedy so I wasn't sure how I'd like it, but it was Ellen so of course it turned out to be hilarious!

17. Girl Shy, 1924
Sunday nights are silent nights on TCM, for which I adore them. <3 I shall boldly proclaim that of all the silent films I've seen so far (keep in mind this number is still, like, five), this one is definitely my favourite! I mean, I enjoy silent films but I usually feel quite distanced from them, and can never really connect with the characters that well. Totally the opposite with this one!! I'm sure it helped that the picture quality was really good and the music actually matched what was going on, but even besides that, the main character was pretty fleshed out and there were these ridiculous fantasy sequences and the romance was SO ADORABLE and there was this totally ridiculous but epic chase sequence that I'm pretty sure made use of every single mode of land transportation that existed in the 1920s. xD It really was awesome and I'm pretty crushed that it doesn't seem to be easily found on DVD, because I would totally watch it again! For now, I've found two clips on YouTube: the first fantasy sequence, and the epic final seven minutes.

18. An Eastern Westerner, 1920
Sad to say that after the awesomeness of Girl Shy, I was mostly indifferent to this twenty-minute silent that TCM showed right afterwards in order to make it a Harold Lloyd sort of night. Some of the stunts were pretty neat but I don't have much else to say about it. :/
arisha: (potc3 liz)
Movies I Saw Multiple Times in Theatres
by Spuzzy :)

13 - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
8 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
4 - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
4 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
4 - Enchanted
3 - Twilight
2 - Stardust
2 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2 - Troy
2 - Mysteries of Egypt (an educational IMAX but I still count it!)

What does your list look like? :D
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The rules as written by some anonymous online soul:

1. Pick fifteen of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. No using Google/IMDb search or other search functions.

I definitely interpreted them more like: pick fifteen movies you like well enough and post a quote from each, whether or not the quote could be found on IMDb. (haha I'm a rebel.)

I apologize in advance, guys -- in my attempt to prevent this little game from becoming too easy, I think I may have made it too difficult. D: But ... I have faith in you!!! x);;


01. "Now you know how it feels to be just like everybody else. Isn't it just peachy?"

02. "You're like the thief who isn't the least bit sorry he stole, but is terribly, terribly sorry he's going to jail."

03. "There's no Hell? Everyone ends up here?"

04. "Because You are unjust. Unfair. Unkind."

05. "You're not dying, you just can't think of anything good to do."

06. "Belay that belay that!"

07. "Well, to be honest, I've never been so scared. But at least I have a husband."

08. "I taught you how to fight but I never taught you why to fight."

09. "Well of course we talk. Don't everybody?"

10. "Whoops! I hit the wrong target!"

11. "Don't mess wit' me. I'm the Stair Master. I've mastered the stairs. I wish I had a step right here, right now, I'd step all over it."

12. "We just thought maybe you were made of something stronger."

13. "Now it isn't that I don't like you, Susan, because, after all, in moments of quiet, I'm strangely drawn toward you, but -- well, there haven't been any quiet moments."

14. "There are children here somewhere. I can smell them."

15. "Is that really what my hair looks like from the back?"
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The highlight of my today was that I decided to buy my copy of AWE at Future Shop since I'd gotten a couple gift cards from my manager, and almost by accident I took the route that would take me past the craft store next to it, and I peered in the windows at just the right moment to see my brother's girlfriend getting ready to go on her break. And so she came with me to buy PotC3! :D AWEsome! xD And they had a Jack Sparrow standee and a million bajillion copies of the million bajillion versions of the movie and they had it playing on a fancy pants widescreen TV. AWEsome!! xD


It's not getting to the land of emoticons that's the problem. It's getting back. )

And I have been working on my novel quite a lot this past week, so yay! :D

Edit: I am allowing this AWE babble to escape the cut because at the moment I think it is just so brilliant. xD A thought I had while watching the movie today: looking at the parallels created between Davy and Will, I daresay PotC deals with the theme of your choices making you what you are a hundred times better than Harry Potter does.

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Here is my belated Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows entry. :) This was definitely the fastest I've read a new Potter book: I got the book at its midnight release (which was awesome, even though we got there way late because I was at work till eleven), read till five in the morning (which would be more impressive if I didn't always stay up till five in the morning - as I write this, it's 5:37 and I can see the sky starting to lighten xD; ), slept till eleven, then read till five in the evening, at which point I had to, y'know, go to work. So in my rush to finish, I read the last three chapters in ten minutes (I saved the epilogue for after work) and probably missed some very important points. XD;; Ah well, I'll reread them at some point, I imagine. XD

Man, it's been a long time since I've spent an entire day reading~~ *nostalgia* :)

Anyway, probably I'm leaving out a bunch of stuff I want to talk about, but I'll post this now anyway. :)

arisha: (reina cool)
I am kind of spending the week immersed in Harry Potter because I am still such a hesitant fan of this series that this is the only way to get myself properly excited for the impending release of Book 7. I mean, I enjoy reading the books, and - as you'll know if you've been reading this LJ for any length of time - I have spent way too many hours of my life watching the movies ... but at the same time I'm really only a halfway fan. I've only read Chamber of Secrets once and I forget character names (at the beginning of Half-Blood Prince I totally didn't have a clue who this Bellatrix person was) and probably the only reason I have such affection for Goblet of Fire is because the three times I've read it were three of the worst times of my life and it served as an excellent distraction.* I like the series, but I don't love it. I guess the only reason I feel the need to mention this is because it's such a rarity for me - you guys know me, right? Usually when I like something, it means I REALLY LIKE IT. But with Harry Potter I don't get like that, and it sort of weirds me out.

And so when I came across this meme while surfing Harry Potter LJs the other day, my first thought was, "I don't even know enough about the series to fill this out!" But then I decided WHAT THE HECK EVER and so here it is, and I want to know what everyone else has to say, too! XD

Things I want to happen in 'Deathly Hallows.' xD )

* Today is one year, which I hate to mention but if I don't I will explode. Here is what I have decided: fictional grief is nice and straightforward and not messy. Real life grief is the suck.
arisha: (potc3 tia dalma)
Because this summer it is apparently impossible for me to go more than one day without a trip to the movie theatre, I went to the movie theatre this afternoon, and I'm sure you all can guess what movie I enjoyed. xD <3 It was an audience of maybe thirty people, but most of them clapped at the end! I was so surprised but it totally warmed my heart. People are still clapping for this movie over a month after its release, wow. be in AWE of these spoilers )

I also get a bizarre satisfaction out of walking past the line for Harry Potter in order to go watch Pirates. XD On Wednesday, when the line for HP was stretching down the hall and back around again, I went into Pirates on my break (and got to watch almost the entire final battle!! AWEsome!!), and felt kind of like, hahaha, I am going to watch a movie that I love and that I think is the superior movie and I don't even have to stand in line for it! I feel like I am rooting for the underdog now, hahaha. xD;; I mean, obviously I do like Harry Potter, but ... I like Pirates quite a bit better. XD I think the only reason I ever compare them at all is because they are both fantasy movies released in the same general timeframe ... I mean, other than that they don't have much in common, do they? ^^;

The current issue of Maclean's has a cover story about whether Harry will survive the final book or not, and it's got all these quotes from experts on literature, and it weirds me out so much that all these magazines and newspapers and TV shows are debating whether or not Harry will die! I feel a little bit like, that's not for you to debate! Leave that for the fans, you know nothing about it!! Also I have yet to be convinced that Harry will die, so I'm really just sick of this question anyway. :P But anyway, the best part of this Maclean's article is that it opens with a photo of some guy, dressed unconvincingly in a Gryffindor scarf (not even the new design but the old design!) and glasses, lying facedown in a field of grass ... a knife stuck in his back.

HAHAHAHAHA!!! I cannot decide if this is supposed to be metaphoric or if Maclean's really is making the prediction that Harry will die of a knife to the back. XD XD XD XD Oh, it amuses me so~ ...

And I am bouncing around topics here, but anyway: at the beginning of June I ordered a whack of Pirates books (just be impressed that so far I have resisted buying any Pirates children's books, okay?), and this past week they have been arriving one right after the other in ridiculous fashion. XD But it's excellent. The only one I have properly looked through so far is The Art of Pirates of the Caribbean, which is such a huge book that when my brother brought it inside he shouted "Jesus Christ!" before dumping it onto my lap. xD I expected it to be similar to The Art of Hunchback of Notre Dame, the only other Disney artbook I have, but it definitely has less words and more pictures. I'm not a very visual person but I still really enjoyed looking through the book; some of the paintings of sets or scenes I would love to have as posters. *_* My only complaint is that I would have liked to see more storyboards or costume art or other things like that, because there were some parts of the book where I was like ENOUGH ALREADY I AM TIRED OF LOOKING AT MONSTERS. After I finish with this Harry Potter reread madness, I get to read Bring Me That Horizon: The Making of Pirates of the Caribbean (I flipped through it and it looks so~ good~) and Pirates of the Caribbean: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies (which has less about the movie than I thought it would, but I adore the ride too so I don't really mind). XD I can't tell you how much I love that there are so many books about the making of this movie, I am a total nerd for stuff like this and totally lament that there is not even one such book for Amadeus, even though holy man THERE SHOULD BE. XD

And as a result of all this, today I attempted another clean sweep of my bookshelves, but it is hard. ;_; I am running out of books to get rid of! But I hope to have my wardrobe emptied of its contents by the end of the summer so that should help a bit at least ... Oh, my many organizing woes. x)
arisha: (potc3 liz)
I don't think this entry is as long as my first At World's End entry, nor is it quite so enthusiastic. I really am quite the poser Harry Potter fan. x) But anyway, here are my first thoughts on Order of the Phoenix, although first I should probably say: overall I quite liked it, and in certain ways I do think it improved on the book, but I think there is one major way in which the book does it better, and that is in the treatment of Sirius Black. Haha, too bad I wrote my paragraphs on that near the end of the entry! Here are my Order of the Phoenix thoughts, all sloppy and out of order. xD

look at me! )

Nobody cares, but my ranking of the movies I've seen so far this summer goes: At World's End; Order of the Phoenix; Ratatouille (even though they totally stole a joke from Malcom in the Middle); Transformers. Hahaha, it feels like such a con to rank At World's End with the rest of the summer movies ... I know I like it much better than that. XD
arisha: (potc3 tea)
Six notes about work :) --

1) Our work schedules cover Friday through Thursday. I originally had Thursday (tomorrow) off, but then a co-worker asked me to take her shift and I said yes, because I always say yes, because I am a pushover. But this was apparently not taken into account when the following schedule was made. Who gets to work seven days in a row? Sarah gets to work seven days in a row! And then I get one day off. AND THEN--

2) OMG YOU GUYS I AM WORKING HARRY POTTER DAY. IT IS GOING TO BE THE BUSIEST WEDNESDAY OF MY LIFE. Yesterday was Transformers' first full day and I did box office from opening till six pretty well by myself, and afterwards I was sooooooooooo tiiiiiiiiiiired. You wouldn't think box office would be such a demanding job, but apparently it is! So be nice to your local box office monkey!!




4) I think this is technically a little bit against the rules, but some of my co-workers spend their breaks sitting in theatres, watching half-hour chunks of movie. I have always been too much of a wuss to do this before - I mean, I watched twenty minutes of Surf's Up, but only because it was way empty and way at the end of the hall and so I knew no one would see me, haha. But today on my break I decided I was going to watch some Pirates and that was that! And it was so perfect, you guys, haha, I walked in at the exact moment that Jones smashes Will's teacup. xD I was kind of like "!! What was that sound? - OH MAN I LOVE THIS SCENE!!!!" XD XD XD And then the Brethren Court scene, which is rather better when it's a break from work instead of a break from the otherwise awesomeness of the movie. xD;; And then the parlay scene! <3 And then I had to leave before they released Calypso, which is fine by me, that's my least favourite scene of the movie I think. ^^; AUGH I still can't get over Calypso, but whatever.

5) Transformers is totally dominating ticket sales right now, so much so that when someone yesterday asked me for tickets to Ocean's Thirteen, my first thought was, "Do we still have that movie??" Because I hadn't heard anything about it all day!! But oh man, the best thing ever is that today a little old lady came and bought a ticket for Knocked Up, and she was the only one who bought a ticket for that showing!! Oh, the idea of this little old lady sitting all by herself in a sea of three hundred seats quietly watching an 18A movie ... this is an image that I just find so amusing. I don't know why!! hahaha. I would love to one day be the only person in a theatre, it would be rockin'. xD

6) This reminds me of a customer I had a couple weeks ago, who was also a little old lady (I hope it's not, like un-PC or something of me to use this term so casually, haha), and she was the sweetest, nicest, most adorable customer I've ever had. She came to see Pirates but had mistaken the time of the next showing and when I corrected her, she was so calm about it! She was just like, "Oh, I'd better call my son then!" and she went off to do so and then she soon returned to buy the tickets, and when I told her I hoped she'd enjoy the movie, she said, "Oh, I think I will. I quite like that Depp fellow." Oh how I want to be best friends with this lady and we will talk Pirates and drink tea and it will be awesome! x3 <3 <3 <3 <3
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Last night at work was my first Saturday evening at the movie theatre, my throat hurt, I had to practically shout because it was so loud, people kept replying to "Sorry, the seven o'clock/eight o'clock/nine o'clock/ten o'clock Pirates is sold out" with "Are you guys kidding me??," and a woman who wanted to see Knocked Up (which is rated 18A) got annoyed with me when I asked to see ID. I thought we lived in a culture where looking young is supposed to be everyone's ultimate goal, but APPARENTLY NOT. (My favourite part is that she was like, "I've never been carded before in my life! I'm almost twenty-one! I'm getting married!" (as if getting married automatically means you're over eighteen, hahaha, c'mon here, I'm a Disney princess fan, that means nothing to me) as if explaining all of this and hoping I would take her word for it was easier than just pulling out her driver's license or pointing to the obviously over-eighteen guy she turned out to be with and telling me she was with him.)

WELL ANYWAY. If that's the only customer to get annoyed with me so far, I guess I'm doing pretty well. :)

I did not mean to write a whole paragraph about the bad, hahaha, when I meant to make a post about the good! XD Such as this: last night we had a visit from a small group of pirates, including the famous Captain Jack Sparrow himself! :D I am going through unhealthy Disneyland withdrawal, haha, so it was so awesome to hear someone shout, "Hey, it's Captain Jack Sparrow!" and look up from my cash drawer and see him! XD His costume was very good, and people were pulling him out of the line in order to take pictures with him (haha pretty funny), but his acting was actually pretty terrible. XD;; He just shouted the whole time. So even though no one would mistake him for Johnny Depp, hahaha, it still totally made my evening just that I could watch him wandering the lobby for a good fifteen minutes. XD

A touch of PotC3 spoilers. )

I love that my adoration for this new job depends so much on this being a Pirates and Harry Potter summer. XD I just hope it doesn't make me sick of them!! There's a Dead Man's Chest poster in the break room and to get there you have to step around the people in line for At World's End and of course the lobby is covered in Pirates and the only time I pay attention to the screens in the lobby that advertise upcoming movies is when I all of a sudden hear a snippet of "Hedwig's Theme." XD Oh, I love it so, it's a total fangirl job. XD And also, when there's no one in line I get to watch people playing DDR. Twice now I have come home from work with "Butterfly" stuck in my head. XD XD XD XD

But like I said, I seem to be getting a mild cold and also I am going through crazy Disneyland withdrawal, so life is not all good. XD hahahahaha!


Jun. 1st, 2007 10:35 pm
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Harry Potter in Five Seconds

Yes, I think this is awesome enough to merit its own post.

Also, yesterday at work a customer meant to ask for a ticket to Pirates of the Caribbean but accidentally asked for a ticket to Pirates of Penzance. MY HERO. <3
arisha: (potc3 success!)

2) [ profile] athena_crikey has posted FOUR TIMES since I last posted. I obviously need to step it up.

3) Morning Musume is killing me with its scandaliciousness. KILLING ME.

4) How are we supposed to wait two years for the opening of this Harry Potter theme park? They should've just built it in secret and then told us about it. I can't wait two whole years for the chance to say, "Well, it's good, but it's not as good as Disneyland!!" ... el oh el oh el.

5) My copy of the PotC3 soundtrack arrived today and I'm going to see it again this evening~~ :D (I can't believe it's only been a week since I saw it, it feels like so~~~ much longer~~~~.) And I am almost finished playing the tie-in video game, not because I have mad skillz but because it is crazy short!! My dad today was talking about how my PotC craziness and how it seems off to him that people who are making $8 an hour (=me) spend all their money on PotC goods that will make the people behind PotC even richer than they already are. Hahaha, and he doesn't even know about my all-PotC order that should ship out today ... XD XD XD XD

6) I finally got around to getting myself a copy of The Little Mermaid on DVD and proceeded to go through a mini-obsession with it, which I totally was not expecting! I hadn't seen the movie in ten years, why would I care that much about it? But man! It's so interesting! And the documentary? And the ride? OH MAN THAT RIDE!! I have also decided that "Poor Unfortunate Souls" is one of my favourite animated Disney sequences. It's so good! And I never before really agreed with everyone who sung the praises of Howard Ashman, but listening to some of those songs again, wow. If you actually listen to the words that are in his lyrics, it is amazing that they can be sung and sound good. And I feel like I am getting really crotchety in my old age about song lyrics. I am actually ridiculously critical of the songs I hear on the radio. Which is why I never listen to the radio. XD

7) Sorry this entry is a JOKE. XD


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