Sunday, March 21, 2010

More Flowers

I hope you all had a great St. Patrick's Day! I spent nearly all day with Teyla and Comanche, either grooming and trimming them for spring, or petting them while I worked out the plot of a possible new script. Neither pup enjoyed being groomed, but both look great after being trimmed... although, since they both have long, thick but hair, they now each look like they have the rounded, massive butt cheeks of fat kids. I don't have any full body shots yet, but here's Cheech enjoying the sun, naked (no collar) after his trim.

Happy boy

Here are also some more flower pictures to enjoy while listening to the bird songs I recorded the other morning. I know. I should just rename this blog "Twisted Little Nature Fanatic."


In other random news...

On the St. Patrick's Day episode of Ghost Hunters, the team explored the Harriet Beecher Stowe house. Stowe's son has a striking similarity to Andy Samberg -- maybe he's an ancestor?!

Andy on Ghost Hunters

Anyone here watch Grey's Anatomy? I'm not a fan but sometimes watch it with my mom to keep her company. The (former) Chief's wife, Adelle, seems to be stirring up some trouble in my inbox. I know they were having some marital issues, but really!


And last but not least, I finally heard back from my professors, and I'll be able to take my MFA exam a week early so that I can attend the BEA Media Arts Festival in Las Vegas and accept my awards! Now this means I have to put my nose to the grindstone in terms of prepping for the exam... which would be a lot easier if the books I ordered to study would get here. I ordered them over a week ago. Now I'm getting anxious.

Ajla -- You know me -- I couldn't stop analyzing something if I tried, lol. Yeah, I agree that the Na'vi were using whatever weapons they had because it was the best they could do, but in the context of the film -- they had advanced warning and could have evacuated then retaliated. So I thought that showing them being so boastful/ignorant at first was actually showing them to be stupid, and then if they really are supposed to be a metaphor for Indians... that's where things get problematic. I mean, the Na'vi had been attacking and observing the humans for a long time. They knew English and even knew about the Avatar project, so it stands to reason that they would be well aware of the disaster the humans could cause them yet chose to try to stand their ground anyway with no real strategy. It reminds me of Dances With Wolves, and there's a reason Indians have the phrase "from Custer to Costner."

Hammy --
I agree! I was the same way about Avatar for a large part, which is why it took me so long to finally see it. However, as a screenwriter, I can't exactly avoid high-grossing movies if I want to stay on top of my game. As for 3-D, however, I definitely am with you and hope that they at least streamline the technology soon, because with all the films jumping on the 3-D bandwagon (including Jason Momoa's Conan film and the upcoming Hobbit films) I'm beginning to get a little wary. That's a good point about 3-D being streamlined for those with "average" vision. I have perfect vision yet had a lot of trouble with the 3-D -- it was as if my brain new it was false and was resisting the depth on the screen.

Tracie -- Avatar is worth seeing but not worth the hype! Oh, and as you may have already noticed, I made a page for Tumnus now, too! :)

1 comment:

Tracie said...

That darn Anonymous....

I love pictures of Dogs and Flowers. Thanks for making Tumnus a Fan Page. He is the cutest Goat.