Yesterday I watched Mariposa, which I had been quite excited about, and was somewhat disappointed. Elina as guru was predictable, I suppose, since she’s had three movies to become Wise; Bibble as the idiot needing guidance is perfectly appropriate, though, horrific to say, he’s actually been growing on me. Of course his Queen of the Night moment helped, but as the series progresses, his speech is actually kindof amusing.
Anyway, I think I might find it a tad deprecating to be constantly referred to as a “butterfly-fairy,” wis that modifier relentlessly tacked on as if I were some sub-species. Flutterfield society was very slightly interesting, at least — being the servants of Rayna and Rayla, rather than degrading Mariposa and Willa, instead seemed to put them on the same level as their employers. And it looks like they’re slowly attempting to make the general cast less white-Americanish, but I think this is actually counterproductive when the only (relatively) major black character is a bumbling braggart; and the fakey Latino accents were just painful (and indicative of the increasing difficulty of recycling the same voice-acting cast through, like, eight movies… though I really liked Mariposa’s voice, because it reminded me of Stormer).
Once again extremely slashy. Carlos (thus generically named to fit wis the fakey Latino accent) spent most of his time wis Willa rather than Mariposa and no romantic relationships were implied, while Henna kept making significant statements and gestures at Mariposa. “You can get what you want if you stick with me.” “Why are you fighting this?” “Join me! Everyone will have to love you!” Which last, honestly, I can’t quite decide is more slashy or creepsomely referetial to Lucifer. Anyway, Henna made the typical villainess’ promise that the last of her hadn’t been seen, so presumably we have time to find out.
I think what bugged me most were the numerous times where the characters just stood (or hovered) around like idiots when any normal person would have done something (even if it turned out to be the wrong something). These movies manage to avoid, to a large extent, the highly obnoxious attitude these are for children and therefore logic is not particularly important, but there are moments… Mariposa seemed to have more of them than usual. The writers tend to use that attitude to gloss over the characters doing idiotic things to further the plot rather than come up wis a legitimate reason for what they need to happen. it hurts
OK, actually, I didn’t mean to go on about that movie for quite so long. It wasn’t terrible, but not all that good either. This is like a miniature of my lj in general: it’s mediocre, so I waxed. If I’d adored or absolutely despised it, I wouldn’t have been a quarter so wordy. Seems the length of my entries is in proportion to the lack of emotional impact of my subject. Notice I’ve barely said anything (a paragraph of “Trilby” doesn’t count) about Chzo, which has largely dominated my mind, body, and soul for a week now.
” -===,” says cat.
Now how about a survey:
-Are you comfortable with answering personal questions?
– When was the last time you cried?
– When is the last time you were truly happy with your life?
I am truly happy wis my life. I usually am.
– Do you think relationships are ever really worth it?
For some people
– Have you ever envisioned your own wedding?
Sure, why not?
– Do you believe exes can really ever be “just friends”?
– What are you wearing on your feet?
– Would you be able to date someone who had a kid with someone else?
Why wouldn’t I?
– When is the last time you were on a vacation?
Family vacation last summer
– Do you make your bed every day?
Well, interestingly, since I moved my cat has gotten into the habit of sneeping under the blanket, something she never did before. If I get up and don’t arrange the blanket nicely for her to crawl under when she wishes, she’ll eventually come up to me and bother me to fix it. So, sortof.
– Have you made any mistakes recently?
Oh, no. I never make any of those things.
– What do you want to name your kids?
There are some names that I like, but I doubt I will have any childs.
– Last person you had a heart to heart with?
I would hyphenate that… “heart-to-heart.”
– If you could pack up and leave your life now to move away, would you?
I’m in the process of doing that
– Do you cry easily?
– What person in your family are you the most like?
– Have you ever put anything other than cheese in your grilled cheese?
Sure; that’s a weird question
– Do your parents really know you?
Probably better than I think they do, actually; that’s how it often goes wis parents
– Do you always get along with your siblings?
Yeah, pretty well
– Would you rather cheat or be cheated on?
Be cheated on
– Do you feel like you’ve got some growing up to do?
The basis of my character is childishness; I have not yet entirely decided whether this is good or bad
– Most hurtful thing someone has said to you lately?
Uh… that Trilby has “a bit of an anatomy problem with the face (he looks kinda female).” Ah, what a difficult life I lead.
– What time do you wake up in the morning?
– Is there a difference between ‘best friends’ and ‘friends’?
I suppose, for some people
– Do you miss anyone?
Mostle and MY NEPHEW
– Do you take walks often?
Not so much since I got Appa
– Is silence really golden?
I find it’s fairly transparent, actually.
– Who were you with last night?
– What language do you want to learn?
– Do you like to read?
– Have you ever touched an elephant?
Not that I can remember
– Plans for tomorrow?
Lessee, tomorrow is Saturday? The only concrete plan I have is the posting of HR as usual.
Today I must graybe mas boxes if they are available and put stuff in them. Also I am made of hungy. Then I must draw HR. Yay HR! I will also eat chocolate pie. Mmmmchocolate pie. OK, now I have run into the usual problem when making journal entries: my first topic(s) have entirely driven my other topic(s) from my head. I think I was going to relate some thoughts on Les Miserables, but now that I have largely forgotten everything else I was going to say, I will save that for later and just go run my errands. I wish to be back kwikli so I can draw HR ^__^