Radomness stuff

People magazine named Hugh Jackman the Sexiest Man Alive this year. Yeah, I can see it. Kudos go to his agent for the amazing job of coinciding Hugh getting this title around the same time his latest movie, Australia, comes out.

Anybody here watch iCarly on Nickelodeon? If it was a life or death situation, who would Carly save, Sam or Freddie? My guess would be Sam, because if she saved Freddie she'd be pretty much racked with guilt the rest of her life that she let her best friend die while Freddie would get the wrong impression that she does love him. It would be a really big teen-angst sort of thing, eventually turning it into a love-less marriage. Poor Freddie can't really win either way.

Speaking of Nickelodeon... I finally got around to watching the final season of Avatar while I was on hiatus from livejournal. It's been awhile since I've seen it, so I can only comment on a few impressions, like the ending where Katara and Ang kiss. I felt that the kiss was tacked on, and I would have been quite satisfied if they had ended the show just before that. I got that Katara and Ang were going to live happily ever after without the kiss. Zukko asking his father about his mother was great because we didn't get any answers, leaving room for more stories and adventures. Will this be covered by the movie? Will there be more Avatar cartoons? Are we suppose to figure this out on our own?? I'm guessing probably the latter.

And, just to really weird everyone out, I ship Ahsoex. If there can be Obidala and Sabewan, there's room for people to ship Ahsoka/Rex: the love that is destined to end in betrayal. :p

Speaking of wild romances... nothing is drawing me to Twilight. I know I'm not the target audience (far from it, actually), but it seems like a phenomenon that I look into, if just for a little peek. I've gone so far as to read the first sentence in first chapter of the book (which was a pretty good opening sentence, imo), but there's really nothing there for me. I feel so left out. I'm pretty sure part of my trepidation has to do with Emma's scathing review of the series; man, was she brutal! But I'm kinda worried that if I do see Twilight that it'll turn into an experience like when I saw that Keira Knightley movie where she wears that green dress (God, for the life of me I can't remember---) Atonement! That's it! I wasn't sure about seeing it, there was a lot of hype that it was good, and I just hated it. That said, I should probably avoid Twilight altogether. One ticket for Quantum of Solace, please.

Also in my time away, I've started watching "John and Kate Plus 8" (again, I blame Emma). It's hard to explain why I like that show, but I do. The recent episodes where they renewed their vows in Maui were great. I think one of the older girls was being a bit on a snit through most of that trip, but I'm not sure which one it was (Maddy, I think). How they can tell the sextuplets apart beyond just 3 girls and 3 boys is beyond me. Aidan (which I think is spelled wrong) is the only one with glasses, so that makes it a little easier. There's been a show or two where they've explained the kids' personalities, so if I watch it enough maybe I can figure it out. It's just a sweet show.
I totally just made t-shirts with my roommate mocking Twilight and its fangirls. They're fantastic. :P
I hear they make Team [insert sexy vampire] panties, which is really pushing that bizarre range.
Ohhhh these t-shirts are totally mocking the Team Edward and the Team Jacob shirts and other articles of clothing. I mean... I bet a lot of 12 yr old fangirls won't get the mocking but still. It'll be great fun. :P
I think it is smart of you to stay away from Twilight. I am a big fan (it's a huge guilty pleasure of mine) but I really do think you won't like it. Lot's of angsty teenage obsession and there is lack of an actual plot. Also don't feel bad about being left out.
(I am actually interested in Emma's review. Is Emma your friend?)

I love John and Kate Plus 8. So cute. Maddy seems to have bad moods often. My mom and sister both think she had bipolar disorder.

Emma would be emmaorgana, and her views on Twilight can be found here. Read at your own peril (or amusement, 'cause she's kinda funny).

I'm guessing Maddy's bad moods just make good television, and she's just really a typical seven year-old girl with a twin and six younger siblings who all look alike.

On second thought, who wouldn't be a little bipolar under those conditions?
Everything she said is true. They are a frakked up couple (and characters) and I totally know their relationship is abusive. That goes both ways, btw. No one ever mentions the fact that Bella is sexually aggressive toward Edward and tries many times to manipulate him into having sex when he made it clear that they shouldn't. I do have my issues with the series but it still is addictive and engaging.
The series is like junk food. You know it is totally unhealthy for you but sometimes you just want to eat that crap. Like a bad habit.

And come to think of it, Edward and Bella are not the only frakked up couple I ship....

On second thought, who wouldn't be a little bipolar under those conditions?
Honestly? I felt that a lot of the Season 3 sub-plots were tacked on - Sokka's insecurity in Sokka's Master; the love/hate thing going on between Katara and Zuko... It kind of soured what started out as a great story for me. All in all, it's still head and shoulders higher than a lot of other stuff out there.

I didn't care for Atonement the book (which I read when I was 11-12 and never quite finished it) so the movie didn't impress me much either. It's a depressing story, really and as fascinating as the actors were - Keira K and James M, it's still Bryoney's story and she's not a very sympathetic protagonist.

As for Twilight, I don't think there's really any hype that it's good - just a lot of hype in general! :D I'm actually looking forward to watching it because the movie will definitely be faster-paced and more engaging than thebook which reads like a Diary. Also all the negativity - negativity that seems more based on envy and spite - directed towards Stephenie Meyer is actually making me want to use my money to support the franchise.

Ahsoka/Rex, eh? Interesting...