Prince Caspian

May 21, 2008

It’s no secret that I really love The Chronicles of Narnia.  I started reading the books when I was 9, and they’re the first books I can remember reading and truly loving.  So when they announced a movie version of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, I was understandably nervous, because honestly – as fun as those BBC movies are, they are seriously terrible.  But then, December 2005 rolled around, and I headed off to the opening night showing.  And I was ecstatic.  Because they did it right, and the movie was great, and I loved it.  And it made over $740 million worldwide.  Which means: sequel.

Now, there are those people (who don’t know what they’re talking about) who thought this meant The Horse and His Boy.  I knew we were getting Prince Caspian.  I don’t understand why the publishers rearranged the books into chronological order – they don’t make sense when you read them.  Luckily, my copies of the books were bought secondhand, and were published in 1960.  So I have them in publication order (along with a few other changes that Lewis made – some make sense, some do not.)

Prince Caspian came out on Friday, I saw it opening night (again), and I can honestly say that I was thrilled with the movie.  Yes, there were changes, and yes, there were some problems, but as a whole, the movie is not only an excellent adaptation, but a fantastic film.  If you haven’t seen it yet, go.  Here’s a Japanese preview that might give a little too much away – but it’s a great trailer that really showcases how epic the movie is.

Animal bands.

May 13, 2008

I’ve been on a big music kick lately.  So, I’ve been listening to bands outside of my standard go-tos (Stars, TMSR, LC!, to name a few).  It was only recently, though, that I noticed that the bands I’ve been drawn to lately all have one thing in common: they have animals in their titles.  Examples!

  • Andrew Bird
  • Elefant
  • Foals
  • Frightened Rabbit
  • Grizzly Bear
  • New Buffalo
  • The Redlands Palomino Co.
  • Swan Lake
  • The Unicorns
  • Wolf Parade

And those are just the bands I have on my iPod.  I wholeheartedly recommend all of them, especially Frightened Rabbit, who I got into only recently.  Their most recent album, The Midnight Organ Fight, is my favorite album of the year so far, which says something.  I have one of their songs on my muxtape, so give it a listen.  You’ll be glad you did.

I am neurotic.

May 7, 2008

http://iamneurotic.com/

Since Lianna was so awesome in her declaration of how much I rule, I thought I’d post about one of my favorite things Lianna has created so far – I Am Neurotic.

We all have neuroses.  Quite a few of the submissions on the site are mine – I won’t tell you which ones, but if you know me, I’m sure you’ll be able to figure it out.  What better way to deal with them, though, than by posting them publicly for all to see?  Completely anonymous, and a refreshing reminder that you’re just as weird as everybody else.

Unless you’re me, I’m way weirder than most.