Archive for March, 2011

What Would Molly Ringwald Do?

Posted in Advice from Elders, Classics we mess with with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2011 by talksupe
posted by snowwhitedrifted (West Coast Stacey/ SWD) and East Coast Stacey (EC)

or how to handle teen romance love triangle drama

 

Skip the Oxfords, Chuck, get some Rainbows. #WINNING
A few weeks back, when the madness of Charlie Sheen erupted, EC and I were texting about 2 and 1/2 men. I was ranting about Charlie’s shoes and that laced up, socked, footwear does not belong with the #CAuniform of bowling shirts and cargo shorts. Where were the flip flops? Which diverted to a discussion about Jon Cryer. EC informed me her first car was nicknamed, “lil’ Jon Cryer”. I called her #DuckieLover. She said it was a Ford Focus and the back of it had a duck’s butt, hence the name. She and her sister made a mix CD of 80’s music for it. I was jealous. Which led to us wanting to gorge ourselves on Molly Ringwald movies. Whereas EC informed me of the spectacular phrase “WWMRD” (What Would Molly Ringwald Do)?

EC: I miss that little green car. It was goofy and peppy, just like the real Jon Cryer. Also, that mix CD that I made with my sister was epic in it’s 80’s goodness. It was full of GREAT music from Molly’s soundtracks. But those weren’t my favorite songs, because we also added music from John Cusack’s High Fidelity. Fabulous movie that introduced us to Mr. Jack Black. Plus, other than Molly who’s a better ambassador to the 80’s than Cusack? Nobody. (Forget Say Anything, I heart One Crazy Summer!)

SWD: So true! John Cusack IS the yang to Molly’s yin!
   
Ahhhh the Molly Ringwald movies. We learned a lot about life, love, the delicate social politics to navigate the tempestuous waters of high school from these beloved 80’s flicks. It got me thinking, Bella needs a good dose of WWMRD!

 

EC: Here’s the deal about WWMRD. It’s a motto to live by for the ladies. Learn it, live it and (gosh darn it) embrace it, people! Which is why it’s the best motto for little Miss Swan to get through her thick skull.
 
 

Many of Molly’s perpetual high school characters have endured similar situations as Bella:

 

  
Jake makes a cake. I question Edward’s baking skills. What does he use for the “red” in “Red Velvet cake”?

(16 Candles). Impossible crush on the school’s heartthrob

The Edward, Bella, and puppy dog Jake of the 1980's

SWD: Of course, both of them get the guy, but Molly has much more fun doing it. Does Molly drool and stare longingly at Jake Ryan? Well yes, but her bitch pout takes over and she plays it cool, sort of. Jake is smitten. When Bella drools over Edward, he looks annoyed. Her drooling reminds him of masticating and he just gets hungry. Molly/Samantha = Jake’s eyecandy whereas Bella=Edward’s Prime Rib.

EC: Also, Sam didn’t completely obsess over Jake. (Unlike Bella and Edward) She did the appropriate amount of crushing, while dealing with her sister’s crazy wedding. That girl’s birthday was FORGOTTEN! But did Sam complain about it! Nope. She tried to be okay with the situation. Miss Bella Swan? She got all bitchy about getting presents and a cake. Sure, Jasper tried to eat her, but Bella was just being ungrateful.

Don’t get me started if Mike Newton asked for Bella’s panties at the school dance. She would not be able handle that at all. Sam, on the other hand, had the appropriate amount of utter humiliation.

(Pretty in Pink)Questionably fashion decisions as well as a co-workers unwelcomed affections .

The Edward, Bella, and puppy dog Jake of the 1980’s… hmmm
SWD: Well, it was the 80’s. Most fashion choices had consequences… like humiliating pictures 20 years later. But here again, Boy and girl have mutual like, with complications, and a colorful third wheel. I think it’s the pout. Molly perfected the power of the pout. Even Elena from Vampire Diaries uses this Ringwaldism for her character. It’s all Pretty in Pout.

EC: Let’s talk about the fashions. Andie in Pretty in Pink was a fashionista of the 80’s. Sure they are horrible now, but she was fashionable then. She designed her own. She was like Alice, not Bella. Those preppies, like Andrew McCarthy and James Spader couldn’t get enough of her crazy 80’s stylings! Bella could only handle plaid shirts, jeans and ill fitting hoodies. No wonder Alice was always dressing her! It was an act of fashion mercy.
 
 

However, Edward (book edition) was completely sporting the 80’s preppy look with his white, sleeveless button down, tan sweater and tan khakis. It is so horrible that if they actually filmed Pattinson wearing it, I would have been temporarily blinded by the poor fashion taste.
 

Oh and was Duckie actually Mike Newton, not Jacob? No wait! Look at the hair…Eric Yorkie!

(Breakfast Club). Is caught up in the mood swings of one attractive sociopath with an affinity for thermals

*sighs*……. The Edward, Bella, and puppy dog Jake of the 1980’s

EC: If you combined Edward’s sociopath tendencies and jerky bossiness with Rob’s love of dumpster hobo wear you get…Judd Nelson in this movie!

Plus, Bella needs to own her inner snob. Claire does! (Even though she grows a heart by the end) Maybe, Bella wouldn’t be pushed around by Edward, Jacob, The Cullens, all the idiots at school, the flamboyantly dressed Volturi…if she found her inner mean girl. Not just rely on using her real power, the passive aggressive whining shield.

 (For Keeps). Has an “oops” baby with her high school sweetheart

 
 

The Bella, Edward and Renesmee of the 1980's

SWD: Again, more smart kids who aren’t safety conscious? Hey guys, #BiologyWorks, pay attention. 

EC: I am still annoyed by that Breaking Dawn demon baby. At least Molly didn’t have to drink a sippy cup of blood or have an Edward performed teeth c-section. Did I just spoil BD for you? Think of it as a public service announcement. You don’t want to go into THAT movie without being forewarned.

Would Molly have that demon baby? Maybe. She would, however, consider that delivering a demon baby would probably not be the best idea. See Bella, that’s called using your brain. You should try it sometime.

So Bella could learn something from Molly’s characters, since she did it all, 20 years earlier, with grace and sass, and some cool boots. But when in doubt,

Molly says this:

 

An obscene finger gesture from such a pristine girl

Stew is getting the hang of it! THE Princess of Pristine

 And under no circumstances, should WWMRD be substituted with this:

not #WINNING

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Caption THIS: Fun with Reese and Rob

Posted in Pattinson Ponderings, Twilight with tags , , , , on March 25, 2011 by talksupe
posted by snowwhitedrifted (SWD/ West coast Stacey) and East Coast Stacey

SWD: Promoting the upcoming release of his new film, Water for Elephants, Mr. Pattinson has graced another magazine cover, and it’s a goodie. There are no reptiles or Parson’s hats or Amish overtones. Just ol’ fashioned Rob looking pretty with his WFE co-star, Reese.

EC: Can I just add that I saw this cover and thought, “That’s a whole lot of pretty. Oh and Reese doesn’t look too shabby either.”

Theater BAIT. Water for Elephants, fun for the whole family

They both have the most devilish smirks on their faces. What could they be thinking? How would we CAPTION THIS?

REESE: Sure, you got the elephant under control, but Cougars can't be tamed

ROB: Got MILF? I do.

REESE: Queenie likes it when you pet her.

ROB: Ah yes, to quote Ambrose Bierce, The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.

REESE: I guess she remembers your 'little friend', Kinko

ROB: Definitely. Kinko performs well under the Big Top.

Just so we’re clear:

Queenie.

Kinko

and on that note, I’ll leave you with this:

EC: Friends, Water for Elephants is on it’s way. After seeing this cover, all the cougars and MILFs will be rejoicing in the streets. Then the Twimoms will turn in their Edward body pillows for Team Jacob teeshirts. Team Jacob the Veterinarian, not the puppy (jailbait) Jacob. What did you do Reese, what did you do! #unfairexpectationsfor30somethings

Are you excited about Water for Elephants? Let us know in the comments!

Questions re: Outlander series

Posted in Outlander series, SWD's ramblings with tags , , , , , , , on March 21, 2011 by talksupe
posted by snowwhitedrifted (SWD/ WEest Coast Stacey)

 or people in the 18th century were dumb.

 Or I’m the dumb one (the likely). Some of these questions may have been answered in the books and I forgot, again, I drink whenever when I read. I’m about 150 pages into “Echo in The Bone”, so maybe some of this will get straightened out in the future. Or maybe it’s answered in the Outlander companion. But it’s like Twilight and wondering about periods… sometimes we just have to ask:

Wooooooohooooo! Muskets up!

**SPOILERS ***

 
• No one questions the fact that Brianna is American.. .but Claire supposedly fled to France before Culloden? How did she end up in America… then back to Scotland… then back to America? It’s not a hop on Virgin Atalantic flight. Boat passage was rough. Did people do it much more than once in a lifetime?

•How do they explain that Brianna grew up in Boston? Wouldn’t people have asked she and Claire about living in Boston? If she knew of Samuel Adams and his beer skills?

An American, a Sassenach, and two Scots walk into a bar... no really, and none of us think it's strange.

•How does Jocasta overlook the fact that Roger is supposed to be a Mackenzie from Inverness, but not related to her, Dougal or Column? Or know anything about him and his family?

I didna see this Mackenzie lad at the last gathering... Did you, Dougal?

....and I would have definitely noticed that "black devil" at our last gathering. How about you Hector?

•Brianna, an engineer, can get consulting jobs back in the 80’s? Where did she hone her modern day engineering knowledge? Things would have changed since she got out of college.  Industries change. Trust me. I’m a graphic designer, if I spent 10 years absent, and then dropped back into it, do you know how far design software would have advanced? It’d be best to go BACK in time and help Fergus out w/ L’Oignon’s printing press. He’d be lucky to have me and my useless vast knowledge of fonts.

Show me your "Helvetica" and I'll show YOU a "Good Times"

•Why does Roger Mac have to cut his hair when they go back? It’s the late 70’s early eh-ies. Long hair was the style!  ALL the musicians had long hair! Why is he struggling to find an occupation when he could just pick up a guitar and start a band? Write a book? Be a minister? No, Rog, be a rockstar. Oh wait, you’re roughly in your mid-thirties, rockstar start-up days have passed. *Thinks* SH*T! I’m the same age as Roger Mac, my rockstar days never had a chance either… never mind the fact that I can’t sing, dance, or play a musical instrument.

but I bet Brianna dinna like #DiscoFan

• Roger’s a historian, fer feck’s sake. He goes back to find Brianna. He gets all his shots and stuff… doesn’t he google (or whatever the means of research was in the seventies) himself, see if he does anything cool? See if there’s a record of he and Brianna and co.?

•Who in the world was the foot massaging mystery man? Or was it even a man? Maybe Phaedra was gettin’ friendly.

Uh oh, Claire's a light sleeper.

And most importantly…

•Who was Laoghaire boning?

That's not the arse d'Jaimie

 



A new read, full of supes!

Posted in Discovery of Witches, Talk Supe Book Club with tags , , , , on March 18, 2011 by talksupe
posted by snowwhitedrifted (SWD/West Coast Stacey) with an assist by EC Stace (just had to use that…UCONN Basketball just dominated!) SWD: UCLA just won, so Mr.Snow is happy.

Discovery of Witches Chapter 1: It Ain’t Easy Bein’ a Witch

Spoilers: Don’t read unless you are past chapter 1 in DoW

Don’t forget, we want your thoughts and questions in the comments!

The Bodleian: I feel smarter just looking at this picture

Setting: Bodleian Library in Oxford

EC: A Discovery of Witches starts with a mystery, a mystery about a REALLY old book. Not a girl randomly meeting a dark and dangerous boy in a schoolyard, bar or some other random location. We see this a lot in stories, both adult and YA. Instead we start in a place of learning with a heroine who has something special about her. Not just her smell. (I’m talking to you Vamp Di, Twilight and True…nope Sookie’s a special one too)

This magical book is about Alchemy and history. I might be feeling a wee bit smart by reading this story. It also makes our heroine skittish, because…

Character: Diana Bishop; witch in denial of being a witch

EC: Yep, Diana has not yet come to terms with her inner bitc…just kidding, witch. There are great tidbits about being a witch and raised by her aunt. (Aunt Sarah is going to be fun, I picture her looking like Susan Sarandon. Yes, we will be casting this thing!) Also, I did like Diana’s acting past. Making herself and costars almost become the characters. Good thing they didn’t do The Sound of Music. Diana would have become a nun, live in the nunnery and no more story. But maybe some rousing Rogers and Hammerstein sing-a-long.

You know she's reading "Twilight". *wonders* Where's MY Edward? Chapter 2 you say?

About Diana: She’s got her phD studying alchemy and is teaching at Yale. She used to attend Oxford and is researching a manuscript for some reason. She’s speaking at an upcoming conference.

EC: Whoo hoo Yale! Do you think she would have taught James Franco, you know if she was real. Then he would try to seduce her and…oops started to write a new story in my head. Darn you Fanfiction!

SWD: My mind wandered a bit during the begining of this book, I was reading a Black Dagger Brotherhood book at the same time. So I did have to switch gears from vamps turning into beasts and raging battles on slayers… to woman reading an alchemy book in a library. I’m scatterbrained, it was a challenge, but I managed. Once I got into, “Discovery of Witches” I was really sucked in!

EC: That’s the best part of ADoW, you have to use your noggin! Deborah Harkness has history and science as main characters of the story which makes it more enriching. It still has epic romance and some light moments, but has a way of description and explaining what is going on. I love guilty pleasures, but sometimes you just need more.

I'm distracted by shiny objects...and dragon ish dudes

SWD: So Diana calls up this book and it goes all psychedelic when she opens it… like True Blood’s LaFayette and Jesus on a V trip. Oooh, it’s a magic book.

EC: Magic books do fun things! Confusing images, text appearing and shimmering and don’t forget the weird smell. But don’t all old books smell weird? Like dust and old creepy houses.

SWD: C’mon, blond girl in denial of her “powers”, dealing with a magic book? It’s the Fever series. Where’s the dark haired mystery man who also wants the book? Oh, right, that’s chapter 2.

EC: We are going to have a good time with Chapter two, yes indeed. Matthew…

SWD:The manuscript is called Ashmole 782. I don’t like this name, it’s too close to “a$$h0le” and “mole”. I don’t like moles. I immediately flash to the disturbing image of the hairless mole rat. So, I just call the book Sinsar Dubh Dos (II). EC: That picture creeped me out. Ugh, hairless moles!

THIS. Everytime you read, "Ashmole"

Can we talk about Gillian Chamberlain? That bitc…witch is going to be trouble. (Picturing Nikki Reed. Rosalie style)

SWD: Yes!! That is a goood depiction of Gillian…maybe it’s the name… like Geillis, the witch-bitch from Outlander. Anyway, Diana gets freaked by the magic book, and sends it back to the stacks. Geesh, Diana, get some cojones. Whose afraid of a book? Oh, I am. But it’s this one:

EC: Me too! Darn clowns with their creepy balloons!

Pennywise, Nooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Celebrating St. Patricks Day, with the Fever series

Posted in Fever series, Holidays, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 17, 2011 by talksupe
posted by snowwhitedrifted (West Coast Stacey/SWD

Erin go Bragh!!

Ready for some cake smashin

…and we’re invited to Dublin, where the Fever characters (Karen Marie Moning) are all throwing their own St. Pattys Day shin-digs. Which to attend?

Mac's wingding?

Find out what's in JZB's dark alley?

Girl party? ...and by Fiona I meant Rowena... oops posted after a wine night

Hang with inanimate objects... oh wait a minute

Eat some bits of creepy leprechauns?

Fun with Fairies?

I don't think I'm qualified for Dani's party

Flee to Scotland?

Hmmm, so many choices? Maybe I’ll just curl up with some corned beef, cabbage, and Tullamore Don’t Dew and watch the Vampire Diaries. Oh that’s right, it’s not on until next month. Well, maybe I can just wear this:

Borrowed from Stefan

SyFy Being Human

Posted in Being Human with tags , , , on March 14, 2011 by talksupe
posted by snowwhitedrifted (SWD/ West Coast Stacey)

***SPOILERS***

I love having both the BBC and SyFy Being Human shows running at the same time. They’re based on the same characters, in the same predicament, but they’re differences allow them to co-exist in peaceful supernatural harmony without causing dischord in the …what am I talking about? I must have had too much green tea while reading vamp/witch/daemon yoga in Discovery of Witches. Anywho, bottom line. Both shows are good.

• Josh let’s his wolf out. We get to see him, ehrm, go “wolfstyle”. Is blondie (sorry, I forgot her name) going to be the Nina? That means she’ll become a wolf too. She’s a bit of a h00r now. Will that cramp or add to her wolfiness? Will she be Josh’s den buddy?

sweatervest

EC: Josh’s sweater vest! How is that the only man to be able to pull that off is Glee’s Matthew Morrison? (And that’s a stretch) Plus, Nora makes me miss British BH’s Nina. There’s just something…maybe she’ll grow on me. Wait! I felt the same way about Nina! I’ll probably like NORA by season two.

SWD: Nora! That’s her name. I feel exactly the same. But I do dig her apartment.

• Sally watches Josh change. She feels badly for complaining. She complains a lot.

EC: Annie likes complaining, but she means well. Plus, Josh is always kvetching about something. So to put it perspective Josh is worse. Hey even Aidan does whiny brooding. These kids need some group therapy!

• Aidan finds a park buddy, and it’s Dino Dan!

EC: Dino Dan is big in my house! I kept looking around Aidan’s house for a Brachiosaurus or a Velociraptor. Then when he was picking up the notebooks that were thrown on the ground by the bullies, I thought to myself, “Is that his Dino Field Guide?” I am such a mom.

*note* Dino Dan is a Canadian kids show aboot Dinosaurs

• Single mama flirts with Aidan, let’s her 10 year old son hang out at his house, he goes to the park with Aidan and gets to see Aidan get the moves put on him by his former chew toy, Dino Dan comes home with Aidan’s vamp p0rn. #GoodParenting

I want to see Josh fight a Stegosaurus

 

EC: Oh yeah, that happened too. I remembered that from the original. Instead, of concentrating on what I was watching on the show, I was imagining Dino Dan lecturing Annie on fossils, because she’s dead. Aidan guest lecturing about carnivores at Dino Dan’s school with a puppet. Finally, Josh getting eaten by a T-Rex. Seriously, you learn a lot of stuff watching Dino Dan, while getting annoyed by his know-it-all attitude.

SWD: Seriously. Some of those kids are… well, some of them have the annoying gene that qualifies them to be on Barney. I totally root for the dinsaurs to take out that one kid…you know which one I mean. He would have been shoved in a locker on Degrassi. Do you think Dino Dan asked Aidan if he ever rode a T-REX? You know, ’cause Aidan is old, and rides things. I did like Aidan’s flashback, him as a dad. And he’s in Revolutionary War era garb…which makes me think of Outlander and wonderd if Jamie ever bumped muskets with Aidan.

ANNOUNCEMENT! Tomorrow (or the next day) we will be discussing Chapter 1 of … read up on your Diana

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BBC Being Human, full of “…awe”

Posted in Being Human with tags , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2011 by talksupe
posted by snowwhitedrifted (SWD/ west coast Stacey)

****SPOILERS****

Uh oh, Annie ditched the sweater, looks like Mitchell approves.

So, this post originated from East Coast Stacey and my tweet conversation the other day.

SWD: Watching Brit BH while eating a leftover chicken thigh was a BAD idea.

EC: I should have warned you! #zombiefun

SWD: #gagged #toenail

EC: BH was funny, but very disgusting

…and that pretty much sums up the gist of BBC Being Human, “funny but very disgusting.” And that’s why we love it.

EC: I am not really into ‘disgusting’ on shows, which is kind of hilarious, since I like watching supernatural shows. Once, I spent a whole episode of True Blood hidden behind a pillow. True story! For some unknown reason I have been able to watch all of Being Human (still wincing and gagging though). Must be the power of the British accent!

So far this season we’ve had:

Uh oh, is that Stefan's shirt?

•a greasy teen vamp that gets befriended by a middle aged, saggy and gaggy S&M vampire couple.

EC: He was a randy, greasy little guy wasn’t he? That young man needed his dirty mouth washed out with soap and some classes to learn sensitivity to women. He turned out pretty cool though. So cool, that there seems to be some special Internet episodes about him on the BBC website. It’s called Becoming Human. I’ll do some research about it and let you know! #thingsdiscoveredontheTwitter

No. I need a safe word to release this image from my brain.

EC: Oh boy, I wanted to bleach my retinas out after watching those two! Plus that human ‘dog/walking snack pack. Twisted.

•More highlights fromt the train car carnage.

EC: That was interesting twist bringing back his train victim as his purgatory guide. It gave some poignancy to his Annie rescue. Plus, now we know what the big plot line is going to be!

• Wolf cage fighting with dismemberment.

EC: Let’s bring on the vampire vs. wolves. Only in this edition, the great actor from Wire in the Blood (fantastic show!) is after our Mitchell. With a wolf shaped bullet! Yikes!

But this weeks epi takes the cake…

EC: I am gagging just thinking about it!

•the decomposing dead girl,

EC: I like how Annie attempted to try to use wall compound and makeup to try and make her face look not so umm…decomposing. It was like AMC’s Walking Dead only with a funny zombie who left the brains alone! (I won’t watch Walking Dead. Zombies are too scary!)

• Mitchell’s creepy fanboy w/eyeliner and too many zippers on his little jacket.

EC: Mitchell and his crazy stalker. At first, I thought, more comedy in this episode! But…fat stalker was a bad dude! I got nervous for the little girl, luckily Mitchell to the rescue!

But then we discussed the fun and funny: Nina being pregnant #wolfbaby :

EC: Wolf baby has got to better than Twilight’s demon baby, Rese… Whatever Jacob’s future lovah is named. (gross)

Dada!!

Zombie girls “Monsters Nigh Out” dress would be a cute nightie, Mitchell and George getting “pissed” on red wine #chicks.

EC: It was a funny episode, but how sad for poor, drunk zombie girl! Also, Mitchell and George talking about Annie was so 13 year old girl! #teenagechicks

But it all led up to this… what we have all been waiting for. The “leg hitch” of BBC Being Human…

EC: About time! Yay! Plus, it was adorable how she tried to help get Mitchell a job. That boy cannot be interviewed to save his ‘un’dead life!

*A collective* Awe!!!!!!!!!!

And I have no idea why this came up in my google image search. But I’m including it.

EC: That is such an Annie type pet! But, a Mitchell/George lunch! Oops! Roommate pet drama!

Maybe this could be their house pet?