August 11th, 2002


LoTR on DVD, night animals

Last night Mikey called me saying he just bought LoTR on DVD and I should come watch it. I did! But it was late, and I was tired, so after we watched all the special features and half the movie I had to go home.

Mikey was pretty tiffed over the notion that Jackson wrote the Ents out of the second movie. There was nothing about them in the theater trailers or the "making of The Two Towers" thing, and I'd heard rumors of their demise before, so I've kind of accepted it. It is sad, because the Ents are probably the coolest characters in the whole book series, but we must deal with these things. Sigh.

On the way home, I was driving fast and didn't have my brights on. Mike lives out in the middle of nowhere, and suddently I see these little glowing eyes... it was a raccoon. I slammed on the brakes and tried to swerve out of the way a little bit, but I'm almost sure I hit him. I don't think he could have escaped. I felt awful about it. Still do. Part of me was trying to justify it, saying that raccoons are nasty little creatures that steal stuff and break things, and that I've just fed some scavaging possom out there, and that nocturnal animals somehow aren't as bad to kill as the ones like us, like deer or rabbits. But I still felt bad.

My sister is packing up to go to college today. Girl owns more stuff than some entire small countries. I'm so glad I'm done living in dorm rooms.

random thought of the day: slash

I've been looking at LoTR sites again because, well, it's what I do, and I got to wondering something.

If you wrote a book, or made a movie, or started a TV series, and you got on the internet and found that thousands of people had produced stories and or images of your main hero characters GETTING IT ON in marathon gay orgy sweaty jello sex rampages, how would that make you feel?

I don't think I'd feel good. Especially if I made the characters straight. Or made them gay, and they were getting it on in marathon straight orgy sweaty jello sex rampages. I mean, they're my characters, like my children, they aren't allowed to do dirty things unless I let them. Right?

Maybe if I ever make a movie, I'll have two characters that are so 0% pure they're practically meant to get it on with every man, woman, and tree on the map, so the fanfic/fanart people will focus on those and leave my precious good people alone. I'm not saying that my characters won't have sex, I'm just saying they wouldn't want to star in groundbreaking unregulated pornos like some of the slash (is that the word?) stuff I see seems to be.

Not that I'd know.

But seriously, Aragorn and Boromir are not supposed to comfort one another by making out. Sorry.

And Frodo and Sam do not snuggle naked under the full moon after a night of passionate gay sex. No.

It goes under the "Is Nothing Sacred?" catagory. Before I joined livejournal I didn't even know about it, and now that I do, I kinda wish I didn't.

I'm not going to start a campaign to stop it, I probably won't even bitch about it ever again, I just wanted to make a semi-public announcment stating that I think slash is pretty fucking weird.