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06 February 2005 @ 12:05 am
In which I berate lovers long dead and speak fondly of football players still living.  
1. Francesco Algarotti, you tool. I have spent weeks reading the letters of Lady Mary, learning her very well indeed, and coming to care for her -- and to appreciate her wit, her honesty, her obsessive qualities. And you, you great buffoon, are the muse that inspires so many eloquent, devestating, poignant letters wherein she lays her soul bare to you. And you lead her on a not-quite-so merry chase for five years, while you flit around sleeping with every breathing object that crosses your path!

I don't care that you translated Newton into Italian for women. You hurt Lady Mary. If you were not all ready dead, buddy, we'd have Words.

2. Oh my goodness. Friday Night Lights. Don't listen to lyra_sena or serialkarma. Believe the hype about Boobie Miles. And Mike Winchell. And Don Billingsly. And Brian Chavez.

Y'all, and I say y'all because it feels appropriate especially when talking about a Texan football movie, this is actually a really absorbing, engaging film. You watch it, and in the final scenes, you're filled with the trepidation! The anxiety! The joy! The triumph! The defeat! The lingering sweetness! The love! The perfection!

Also - so many woobies. So much man comfort.

And -- may I just add -- Tim McGraw and Christian Kane are in it. My feelings on Tim McGraw are mixed, only in as much as my feelings toward his character are very very very mixed. But I was totally unprepared for either of them. I mean, Christian Kane -- blink and you'll miss it. But, I mean. I should be warned about these things, okay?

You'll fall in love with these boys. I mean, in the words of Mike Winchell "I love all y'all!" He's so stoic and quarterbacky! And Boobie is awesome! (I also just like to say Boobie.) And God, Billingsly! *heart* And and and Chavez! And Ivory! *loves it even more*

You know you want to see it if hackthis has already written porn.
 
 
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Adoable Frunk: good of the podlyra_sena on February 8th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC)
You and your football players. *shakes head sadly* That you and Zahra should be so neglecting other boys who need you!

One day SK and I will totally watch this movie together in secret pull y'all out of this tangled web of smelly boys!
.: rock the fuck on (obsessedmuch)hackthis on February 8th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
Ha ha! Success is mine! :D
What the hell is up with the mummy?!: happened beforeserialkarma on February 8th, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC)
I'd like it stated for the record that I had no part in the above comment by lyra_sena. That was all her.
.hackthis on February 8th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, but you will succumb too. Oh yes. ::rubs hands together and cackles::
Adoable Frunklyra_sena on February 8th, 2005 05:26 pm (UTC)
I have not succumbed! *stands firm* I merely -- stated...something.

.: lmfao (teh_indy)hackthis on February 8th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
You stated that you would be watching Friday Night Lights this weekend, if not this week, and I look forward to your thoughts on the film ;)
Adoable Frunklyra_sena on February 8th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC)
Just to let you know how much I am IGNORING this comment,

See what happens when no one's here to watch me?
.hackthis on February 8th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
Don't try to change the subject!
Adoable Frunklyra_sena on February 8th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
Help me. No, seriously. Cause -- Christian Kane. With a baby. I'm trying to weigh the options here.
.: bitter end (krycons)hackthis on February 8th, 2005 05:28 pm (UTC)
You *have* to see it.
What the hell is up with the mummy?!: john deereserialkarma on February 8th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC)
Uh, sorry. Christian Kane never really did it for me. What, am I the last hold-out here? tsk. For shame, lyra.
Adoable Frunklyra_sena on February 8th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)
No! I am still with you! I think a screencap will be enough for me -- see? It was the coffee talking! Temporary insanity!

Here is something that will take your mind off smelly football players
What the hell is up with the mummy?!: oooh pretty fraser and rayserialkarma on February 8th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)
OMG, I saw the beginning of that last night before i went to bed! That was *excellent* by the way. Brava!!
Adoable Frunklyra_sena on February 8th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
oh, but there's more. Watch for a special edition in a ds_flashfiction journal near you.

Adoable Frunklyra_sena on February 8th, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC)
ps. Notice how I did not say we would enjoy it. If we were to see it, it would solely be for informational purposes with which to taunt our girls.
.hackthis on February 8th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)
You would love all that sweaty male bonding, don't lie!
B: Oceans11lovekeller on February 8th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC)
You'll fall in love with these boys. I mean, in the words of Mike Winchell "I love all y'all!" He's so stoic and quarterbacky! And Boobie is awesome! (I also just like to say Boobie.) And God, Billingsly! *heart* And and and Chavez! And Ivory! *loves it even more*

I bought it last night and watched it. Mike and Ivory - I totally love their relationship. Ivory being interviewed by the press was great. When Mike gets laid at the party, he looks so upset because it wasn't a one true threesome love-fest.

I love/lust Tim McGraw, so the fact that I can hate his character so much tells me he did a damn fine job. Boobie just broke my heart. I wanted to cry for him. The game had me on edge, I couldn't wait to find out the ending so I could rewatch the film and not have a heart attack.
pure FORESHADOWING: Bobcatitude!nifra_idril on February 8th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
See, I didn't hate Tim McGraw the whole time was the weird thing. I sure hated him a lot of the time, but then he started talking about his relationship with *his* dad, and then the end where he hugs Don -- I just nearly died from that moment. Especially the thing with the ring! God, I love Don!
B: CKRprettylovekeller on February 8th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC)
My heart is all Mike's. Mike crying and banging his head against the wall, Mike dealing with his mother and trying to get his brother to help, Mike, oh poor angsty Mike.
.hackthis on February 8th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
Also - so many woobies. So much man comfort.

I am feeling so vindicated right now. Damn. Go team me.
pure FORESHADOWING: giles mack daddynifra_idril on February 8th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, sugar. Go team you indeed.
wearemany: sn cruel aprilwearemany on February 8th, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC)
mmm, thank you for reminding me i need to pick up the DVD. i came home from the movie theater confused that there wasn't already some kind of fannish devotion. YAY!
pure FORESHADOWING: brad sexnifra_idril on February 8th, 2005 06:25 pm (UTC)
oh my god, i can't even contain the devotion i feel for it right now. to watch it after spazzing out over the superbowl was a very good (bad?) idea, because it made me love all those sweet, fragile little boy egos so much. i got hilariously mad at people who yelled at them becuase i kept thinking "Don't tear down his self esteem, dammit! He has a crazy mom!!"

Jane Bluestockingj_bluestocking on February 8th, 2005 09:59 pm (UTC)
Damn Francesco Algarotti. I have mixed feelings about Lord Hervey, too.

pure FORESHADOWINGnifra_idril on February 9th, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC)
*shakes fist angrily at both of them* I want to call them hooligans, but that definitely doesn't fit. I think I'm just in the mood to say 'hooligan', really. But in the end, the point is: how could they? *shakes head*

(It's possible I'm too attached to my copy of LMWM's letters.)
Jaded: gir - thefakeheadlinejadedsilver on February 9th, 2005 02:30 am (UTC)
Friday Night Lights! LOVE.

Thanks so much for the porn link. *g* I was just wondering yesterday, whether or not there was an FNL fandom yet... ^_^
pure FORESHADOWING: Chloe!nifra_idril on February 10th, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
You should check out the comm be_perfect. There's some fic there, but I don't think there's a whole lot of FNL fic out there yet...which is why everybody should write it! Like you! You should write! *smiles cheerfully*