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23 September 2011 @ 16:57
俺に用か?どうなんだ?俺に用か?誰に言ってるんだ 俺か?俺しかおらん  

Promo shots of Tim Burton's Dark Shadows Never heard of either the original or this remake up until now, but I do like Tim Burton's eye for colour and composition. Regarding the genre, a "gothic soap opera" sounds awesome, but maybe that's why I'm an anime fan -- that kind of genre is commonplace for us.
Movies: Tokyo International Film Festival
Science: Neutrinos Breaking Light Speed at CERN...? Either there has been a miscalculation (what most scientists are assuming) or we have to rethink the whole 'nothing moves faster than light' thing.
Space: @UARS_Reentry Will UARS fall out of orbit onto your head? Find out here! (I have a theory. With all the bad luck and natural disasters and extreme weather this country has been having, UARS will land on Fukushima Dai-ichi.)
Tiger&Bunny: Arigatou Soshite Arigatou Event Report from youkofujima. I've put in my ticket request for HERO AWARDS.
Tiger&Bunny: Kotetsu's Hat On sale in December.
Vertigo: Man Climbs Stalin's Skyscraper [Video] Difficult to watch...

Spam From Japan: Brazilian Day in Yoyogi Park, Harajuku

I decided to take a short-cut between some rice fields the other day. I'd done it twice before, when it was raining and enjoyed watching ducks splashing in the paddies either side of me on the narrow path. This time, I heard a rustling in the grass beside me. Since I had my umbrella, I brushed the top of the grass to see what would come out, thinking it would be a lizard. Out it came... longer and longer... It was a reddish snake with black banding, about 60cms long! I walked briskly away, getting mildly concerned (though, bizarrely, never panicked) that I couldn't see where my feet were going because the path had become overgrown over the summer. I just kept walking and made it to work safely.

So that's why none of the kids ever use that short cut.

It's a national holiday today (autumnal equinox), so I went to see Taxi Driver -- the TOHO 10am Classic -- and really enjoyed it. Despite having never seen it before, I thought I knew it pretty well, but it turns out that I didn't. Although never designed to have that effect, it made me want to visit New York again. It looks just like Tokyo, just dirtier. :)

Btw, the trailer for Genji Monogatari: Sennen no Nazo was incredibly pretty.
Thomas Vye: Deidara waits for danna unthomasvye on 23rd September 2011 10:04 (UTC)
I am loving the 'speed of light' story; very exciting, all very dramatic. XD

I thought you might find this story interesting.
Williamgenkischuldich on 23rd September 2011 10:39 (UTC)
Well... most scientists seem unconvinced. I read a good post on the subject here: http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2011/09/this_extraordinary_claim_requi.php At least, I think it's a good post. Don't really know enough to be sure!

That's an interesting story. Scary how much she looks like her mother though...!
ext_254817 on 23rd September 2011 11:01 (UTC)
Not quite ready to cross out another chunk of coursework, as the margins of error are so minute. But I do think it's time to get back to all those "what's the difference between history and science" essays I did for Oxbridge entry, because science is evidently not as "factual" as people once thought.
Williamgenkischuldich on 23rd September 2011 11:06 (UTC)
Most of the scientists seem to be in agreement on this though -- the results are an anomaly and impossible to replicate. That's even according to the people that logged the results in the first place!
ニャホニャホ: Beatrice [frame]moecona on 23rd September 2011 11:08 (UTC)
I grew up on Dark Shadow's re-runs. It was one of my favourites as a child. I still watch it from time to time now, but mainly the episodes after Jonathan Frid (Barnabas) joined the cast. If you have the time, it's definitely worth a watch.
Williamgenkischuldich on 23rd September 2011 12:24 (UTC)
It is something I would like to see, yes. I wonder if it even aired on British TV though...
Sharon: GW Heero Coffeesharona1x2 on 23rd September 2011 11:36 (UTC)
I'm a looooong time Dark Shadows fan. I used to run home from school to watch it as it aired on afternoon TV. I wasn't so sure I'd like the movie version, but the cast looks very interesting. Helena Bonham Carter, Jonny Lee Miller and Jackie Earle Haley look very well cast, IMO.
Williamgenkischuldich on 23rd September 2011 12:27 (UTC)
I think the right lighting and direction can make anything well-cast. Having said that, I'd never heard of it up until now. Sounds exactly like my kind of thing though. I'm thinking it never made it to Britain though.