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Steven's in the shower, so I'm taking the opportunity for an update.

It's lovely having him here though. I've missed him too much. :( But yeah....I met his grandparents yesterday, who are lovely people, and we saw Master and Commander!

*Cues the LJ-cut*


Well, I loved it. :D Blame it on the renaissance of swashbuckling-type movies and mini-series (eg. Pirates of the Caribbean, Horatio Hornblower) that we are in the midst of.

Russell Crowe was brilliant. And I normally hate his movies. Wowee. I was very impressed. But my favourite performance was Paul Bettany as the surgeon, Mautrin. Very quiet, very dignified performance. Perfect. And the little midshipman, Blakeney...ahh, what an adorable kid and a great actor! And the name...Blakeney. *crossover plot bunnies spring up* Nooo, can't happen! :-p

The battle scenes were fantastic. Much like
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Steven's in the shower, so I'm taking the opportunity for an update.

It's lovely having him here though. I've missed him too much. :( But yeah....I met his grandparents yesterday, who are lovely people, and we saw Master and Commander!

*Cues the LJ-cut*

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Well, I <i>loved</i> it. :D Blame it on the renaissance of swashbuckling-type movies and mini-series (eg. Pirates of the Caribbean, Horatio Hornblower) that we are in the midst of.

Russell Crowe was brilliant. And I normally hate his movies. Wowee. I was very impressed. But my favourite performance was Paul Bettany as the surgeon, Mautrin. Very quiet, very dignified performance. Perfect. And the little midshipman, Blakeney...ahh, what an adorable kid and a great actor! And the name...Blakeney. *crossover plot bunnies spring up* Nooo, can't happen! :-p

The battle scenes were fantastic. Much like <lj-user="engastrimyth"> I was expecting Horatio or Archie or Bush to pop up at any moment however. -.-;

And for the fangirlishness.....eeeee, all the men in UNIFORMS! The hats! Billy Boyd looking rough 'n tough but still managing to seem all Pippin-like!

The ending though, left me a bit disappointed. Well, it left me at least begging for a sequel, but I have a feeling that won't happen, so I'm thinking that maybe investing in a few of the books by Patrick O'Brian are worth investing in. ^_^

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mmm. Anyway....not much else on the agenda. Off to church later, lunch with Steven and then we're watching X2.

Hope <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/normandie_m/friends">all of you</a> are well. :D

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allotrios From: allotrios Date: December 6th, 2003 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
You...lucky biotch. :p ;)

http://www.greatestjournal.com/users/resipsaloquitur/

<3 I, personally, like the "smiling" one. XD
engastrimyth From: engastrimyth Date: December 6th, 2003 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
The books tend to be stuffed with nautical jargon, which gets a bit confusing and makes them a little hard to read. But hey, I've only read two, so maybe my choosing skills suck.

Glad I wasn't the only one who went "Pimpernel!" over little Blakeney. :: feels the nerd ::

---> Shivvy
allotrios From: allotrios Date: December 7th, 2003 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay, nautical jargon! I've SO been needing to get ahold of my nautical jargon again, if not for the purposes of RP, then for the purposes of sailing next spring.

Oh my...it's been so long since I've read The Scarlet Pimpernel. Must see M&C. o.o
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