roily_rogue: (Default)
( Oct. 3rd, 2010 02:28 pm)
I am having two-bite blueberry scones and coffee! It's my day off! I have three days off in a row! Our bank account cries, but I still feel like just enjoying it, because work is kicking my proverbial parts. I'm seriously so sick of it. I feel like the pressure's just been building up these past few months, the hours being cut down while the work load is increasing. Or maybe it's just fall depression kicking in. Oh, and Bob the Wonder Manager removed one of our registers six months ago, to get more store space, so Christmas is going to be Hell On Earth. Not happy.

I am writing Arthur fic. I'm not sure I've ever felt this mainstream, fandom-wise. I need an "I liked Arthur when he was indie" shirt.
I'm also joining the throngs of JGL fans. I can't help it, stop pushing and keep your elbows to yourself please. He's got too much going for him and he's got one of those smiles that make me happy. Plus, Hesher! I'm not sure how I feel about him playing a younger version of Bruce Willis, though. We'll see!

I guess I need Inception icons, but I'm strangely uninspired.

This is the best Arthur/Eames fanmix I've come across and people should appreciate it more. "Trouble" and "Strict Machine" are their respective theme songs and no one can tell me otherwise.

And while I'm at it, where did the trope explosion of Eames wooing Arthur come from? I'm all for creative freedom and if it floats your boat, then by all means, write it, but I just don't get it. I see nothing in the movie that indicates he would do anything of the sort. I'm having a hard time seeing any of them wooing the other, to tell the truth. They're both proud and closed off, their respective emotional walls just look different. I could MAYBE see it going the other way around, because I suspect that once you're in Arthur's circle of friends, he'll want to keep you there, while Eames came off as a much more evasive personality. I see Eames as the big stumbling block, really. He won't commit if he can help it.

No, I didn't watch the movie again. These are just delayed reactions, possibly skewed from my mind twisting and turning the thing over in my head for a couple weeks.

- Is it just me or is Cobb's social skills atrocious? Talking about intestinal worms while making an important pitch to a potential client who's eating?

- I can't help but wonder...did Mal's death make Cobb the way he was in the movie or was he like that before? Was the inception he performed on her perhaps indicative of a much wider dark streak? Because it's not just his subconscious that's a freight train, his personality seems like that the whole movie: brusque, temperamental, rude, manipulative and completely self-centered, he doesn't care who he has to sacrifice as long as he gets what he wants. But since what he wants is so compelling, we root for him anyway.

- The Arthur/Eames ship doesn't really need more wind in its sails, but was Arthur the carrot Cobb used to drag Eames into the whole mess? From what I remember of the Mombasa scene, it seems to me that Eames' interest in the affair was pretty lukewarm until:

Cobb: "Arthur says it can't be done."
(cue Tom Hardy's body language saying I AM MORE AFFECTED BY THAT NAME THAN I WOULD LIKE TO ADMIT)
Eames: "Arthur. You still working with that stick-in-the-mud?"
Cobb: "He's good at what he does, right?"
Eames: "Oh, he's the best. But he's got no imagination"
Cobb: "Not like you."

Cobb is such a manipulative bastard. "Come prove you're better than Arthur!" or "Come prove yourself to Arthur!" or both?

- I found an old interview with Dileep Rao (whom I loved, btw) and his comment on the "let's slap Arthur" scene:

---- BE: Okay, so about the film. You knew this question was coming, I realize, but as soon as I saw you do this in the movie, I knew I had to ask you about it: how much did you enjoy pushing Joseph Gordon Levitt backwards in his chair?

DR: (Laughs) You know, I’ve got to say that the funniest part of that is that me and Tom Hardy were cracking up, because Joseph had to keep a straight face and do the stunt, and he’s impeccably good at it, but we were just having so much fun. I’m knocking him over, and Tom’s sitting there watching me doing it, and the fact that he couldn’t participate in the fun of knocking him over somehow made it even funnier to both of us. We had a real blast doing that. And I got to slap his face! And I was, like, “Okay, this is a movie, not a play, so I’m going to have to actually slap him.” So we just kind of went back and forth, and Chris showed me what he wanted, so I got to slap Joseph a couple of times. I’m, like, “Dude, are you okay?” “Yeah, of course I am.” “All right, just wanted to make sure.” (Laughs) ---

Poor abused Joseph!

It's 4:45 and it might be time to go to bed.

roily_rogue: (Default)
( Sep. 16th, 2010 12:39 am)
This is so brilliant.

Also, Arthur sometimes rolls up his sleeves, y'all!

Oh, and  JGL and Hardy being adorable on the set! )

Other than that...meh. Summer's OVER. *cries* I never got to go to the beach or anything. I didn't finish the yard or digging up the blackberry vines. The rainy season has begun and I...well, I suck. *gorges on Swedish chocolate*

Plus, the associate manager at work is leaving for greener pastures any day now and I'm going to miss her.

I would like to skip Halloween and Thanksgiving and jump straight to Christmas. What I need is lots of cozy lights, a fire in the fireplace and piles of loot to brighten my spirits. 



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