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maylene_autumn
04 June 2018 @ 09:18 pm



So yeah...pretty much a friends only journal, and I only friend people who I feel I know really well.

Credit: Header is by khalls_stuff  and the Friends Only banner is from Code Geass.
 
 
Current Music: One Day More--Les Miserable
 
 
maylene_autumn
02 July 2010 @ 10:56 am
When I first heard about The Last Airbender, I was unsure because of the director. I was really worried about how things would end up since M. Night wasn't doing so well with his current stories, but all of that overrode my intense feelings of wanting to see the movie so badly. I love Avatar: the Last Airbender--and back then, I was furious that I would have to wait for so long before it came out---it made me angry that Twilight would come out first considering all things.

I went to the movie theater with my friend, expecting the worst because of the reviews I've read/watched. It didn't help that Rotten Tomatoes had rated Last Airbender a 6%. I wanted to like the movie, I really did, and as a fan--I did.

To my dismay, as a moviegoer, it was bad. It's not as bad as Dragonball Evolution or the Forbidden Kingdom IMO (or it might be on parr with Forbidden Kingdom) but it was still bad. The pacing and transitions sucked, the dialogue was cheesy, and there was no character development. I thought Nicola's acting for Katara was lackluster. She couldn't seem to get into her role, and it seemed like she was just reading the script but not feeling it. Some of the voice overs got annoying, but not too much. Katara does point out several things that we are shown and could figure out for ourselves--like them traveling from town to town helping people and Sokka and Yue had become close. Sokka, Aang, and Yue's actors were okay in my opinion. And I thought Dev Patel as Zuko was really really good--although Uncle Iroh's actor did a little better. Zhao...a lot of people have complained about him--but I didn't notice his eyes bulging so I can't say he was bad.

I felt the movie didn't have enough time and it was rushed. It did bother me that the characters had little interaction with each other, and that there weren't really any big duels. It makes me sad that Aang's not really shown as the "happy-go-lucky" kid that he is, and that he's angsting about being the Avatar for another reason. I understand why Sokka's humor was gone, but he's pretty bland too--although I have to say Katara's role was really minute. My friend says that the movie would have been the same without her and I think she's right. She like had no role except to be the girl. Also the Gaang don't even act like their friends, they're each others "responsibility" instead.

The bending/effects and background was well done IMO. It did make me a little annoyed that the benders had to do several tai chi moves or whatever before their element even moved. In the show, when you moved the element moved with you...it takes a while in the movie. While it pissed off a lot of people that characters were cut--I thought that it was a smart move to do so. There's no way we could have all of them show up--and frankly, I'd rather not have this movie try to make as many cameos as they can--if they can better the quality of the movie. It makes me mad and sad that the movie had so much potential and yet it wasn't carried out. The name pronouncation didn't bother me as much as I thought it would be--and if you're going to see this movie, that will be the least of your problems. Iroh's name pronouncation did bother me a little b'cuz it made me laugh. Sokka's name pronouncation didn't bother me at first b'cuz that's how I used to pronounce his name and I went, "Isn't this based off of Asia? It should be pronounced Soh-ka!" and I've heard Aang's name pronounced "Ong" in the Japanese dub and somewhere else...so it didn't bother me too.
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So if you're a fan of Avatar--don't watch it expecting it to be great or an extension of our beloved animated series--watch it for the sake of seeing the characters, the Avatarverse, and the bending in live-action (that's why as a fan I enjoyed the movie). Don't expect much. The long wait wasn't worth it.
 
 
maylene_autumn
01 April 2010 @ 11:38 am
Happy April Fool's Day!

Is that how that goes? I'm not quite sure...since usually April Fools is filled with jokes and sometimes you're not happy if you're in the receiving end of it. For those of you who know of Cardcaptor Sakura/Cardcaptors, did you know that Sakura Kinomoto (the heroine) was born on April 1st? Okay maybe April Fools isn't celebrated in Japan (is it?) but I thought that was cool.

Okay what I'm about to tell you is not a joke. For those following the Last Airbender movie, M. Night had an interview with whoever manages the website Lastairbenderfans.com, and it talked about casting. He pretty much said that anime is ambiguous when it comes to race--so we shouldn't jump to conclusions that everyone should be Asian in the Avatarverse. I didn't mind that so much, I thought it was pretty spot on.

I mean...for those who have watched Sailor Moon...no one still knows what exactly Pluto's ethnicity is.

What DID bother me was they'll be pronouncing certain names different from the show: Sokka's, Aang's, and Iroh's. Everyone (including me) was accusing Rathbone of mispronouncing his character's name like "soh-ka" (like what Hahn did) and apparently it's b'cuz that's how it's going to be said in the movie. Thoughts?  
dirobi I know you MUST have something to say.

I'm really not kidding! This part where M. Night says this is in the UFO (I think) interview. You can find the link on Lastairbenderfans.com.

I think I can manage the whole "Soh-ka" thing, but Iroh's name is going to be pronounced "EE-roh" instead of "EYE-roh."

As for Aang, I think it's pronounced the same way it was in the Japanese dubbed of Avatar--

where instead of Aang starting like how "angle" does, the A is "uh."


So yeah......thoughts?

Oh and for those who read Bleach, I'm sorry, but I have a very difficult time believing that Aizen knew of Ichigo since

he was born and he's been manipulating events to his advantage. I think Dirobi calls it God-moding.

 
 
maylene_autumn

Okay today I was kind of irritated b'cuz today was an irritating day in general, and then I go home and read Bleach and Naruto and I got EVEN MORE annoyed b'cuz Bleach is going on break (right after stabbing or not stabbing Hinamori and breaking Hitsugaya emotionally and literally) and I'm wondering why Ichigo doesn't do a thing! Someone pointed out that he was like the pokemon Slowpoke! XD I'm talking about chapter 392 just incase your wondering, aka this week's chapter.

Oh and Naruto, seriously I'm so disappointed in Sakura (chapter 482)! I thought she had grown up and matured--I'm really hoping that she's lying to Sasuke to get close to him so she could finish him off b'cuz she's just pathetic to abandon Konoha and her friends for the idiot who can't be saved. It's too late for him, I wish she would wake up. I thought that was utterly horrible of her to do/say!

But guess what? Today ends on a VERY VERY WONDERFUL NOTE b'cuz of this:



So thoughts? We finally see Yue, and we hear Katara and Sokka speak! Still no Noah Ringer speaking, but I heard from others he's screaming faintly.
 
 
 
 
maylene_autumn
23 June 2009 @ 10:20 am


Have you guys seen it yet? If not go over to lastairbenderfans.com and they have it. And the official movie website is open--lastairbender.com. They have icons and wallpaper. 

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Your thoughts? I'm eager to listen, so share! Are you in doubt? Or kinda hopeful? XD  

 
 
maylene_autumn
28 May 2009 @ 04:26 pm

So what are everyone's thoughts on the released pictures of the upcoming Avatar movie, The Last Airbender?

Need a link? Here: http://www.lastairbenderfans.com/

It's a pretty good site. ^_^
 
 
maylene_autumn
28 April 2009 @ 02:01 pm

Odd to have Sailor Moon and Aang together hmm? Well I don't mean in a pairing...although now I have to wonder if someone was brave enough to do that since I found out recently, due to dirobi that there's a Hannah Montana/Teen Titans fanfiction crossover. Yeah there's a lot of crazy things out there. But anyways, what are your guys thoughts on it? A lot of people are angry/annoyed with Aang that he couldn't bring himself to kill Ozai even if it meant the world suffering. However, Sailor Moon does the same thing when the world was in danger of Phaoroh 90 and Mistress 9--but she couldn't bring herself to kill Mistress 9 b'cuz it meant Hotaru/Sailor Saturn dying and yet NO ONE disses her on it. Instead Neptune and Uranus are dissed for being "bitches about it" and so on and so on. I don't get it. I mean why? Neptune and Uranus called Sailor Moon on how wrong it was for to risk the world for one girl and people are angry? And yet no one is angry, I think, with fans saying that Aang was wrong to risk the world's safety by sparing Ozai. So what do you guys think? Were they both wrong or what? B'cuz they were both in the same situation.
 
 
maylene_autumn
03 February 2009 @ 05:25 pm

I praise King for stepping up and saying something. I think it's an absolute JOKE to compare Meyer with J.K. Rowling--and this is coming from someone who LIKED "Twilight" (just not its sequels). Although I wouldn't go as far as to say that Meyer can't write---but this hype over Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn (I don't know HOW --ANYONE-- could like this one especially) is overdone. It's good, I'll admit, but not great---and definitely NOT in King or Rowling's feild.

The genius and what he said.  <----Read what he said.

And you know what? Bella is a mary-sure----especially in BD. She reminds me of anime-Kagome from Inuyasha.
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maylene_autumn
31 January 2009 @ 11:55 pm
I'm so so sorry Daydream, that this took so long. I've never been tagged for anything... ^^;;

A. People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blog and replace any question that they dislike with a new, original question.

01. What are your nicknames?
I despise nicknames. I despise my nicknames. I hope that everyone forgets about them, and they address me by my real name.

02. How do you style your hair?
low-pony tail.

03. What's new in your life right now?
I auditioned for a play, and it took all my energy NOT to run out of there.

04. How many colors are you wearing now?
Pink, purple, orange, and brown. (My P.Js)

05. Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Introvert.

06. What was the last book you read?
At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost.

07. Do you nap a lot?
No, unless I'm really tired--like I stayed up all night. That happened once, with a friend, during New Years where I wasn't allowed to sleep or she'd wake me up. XD But it was so fun!

08. If the person you secretly like is already taken, what would you do?
Drew Barrymore called it: A girl's girl. I feel that girls/women should be able to look out for each other in that department---never look back, I say, he's taken.

09. Is there anything that has made you unhappy these days?
Not being able to travel.

10. What's your favorite dessert?
Strawberry ice-cream.

11. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
Fifteen to thirty minutes. I don't put on make up or anything, and I have my clothes picked out already.

12. What websites do you visit daily?
Livejournal, fanfiction.net, google

13. What classes are you taking right now? And if you're not in school any more, what's your job?
A history class, a psychology class, and an English class.

14. Do you like to clean?
No.

15. What's the last song that got stuck in your head?
I Dreamed a Dream from the play Les Miserable.

16. What's the last movie you saw?
From the theatres or in general? Cuz I watched this old movie called "Employee of the Month" starring Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson. It was funnier than I thought it would be.

17. If you could, would you choose to live forever?
LOL. No I wouldn't choose to live forever. Watching everyone I knew pass on while I was forever trapped here until the galaxy died? Sounds sad. No thanks.

18. What is your least favorite thing to do that you have to do every day?
Getting out of bed.

19. Best time of your life?
So far? When I hang out with my friends and we do crazy things that have people starring at us--wondering if we're on something (other than sugar). XD

20. What are you most looking forward to in the coming month?
Nothing.

B. Tag eight people. Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag whoever tagged you.

Tag EIGHT people? I don't have that many friends on LJ.

I tag:

kaibasgirl msjimmy suroki lycan_girl 
ranef007 femble91 inuyatta helloshoe 

(this is everyone on my friend and "of friend" list) XD
 
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