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Hello, my name is Gaius Octavius. You killed my adoptive father. Prepare to die! - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
normandie_m
normandie_m
Hello, my name is Gaius Octavius. You killed my adoptive father. Prepare to die!
I don't know why, but this whole week I've been feeling incredibly sleepy. Is it a delayed reaction to the end of this semester? Probably not. The heat? Maybe. Tonight though, it's because we went out for a beleated birthday dinner for dad (his birthday was on the 15th), and I had a huge plate of pasta and a slice of cheesecake for desert. Ah Christmas, a time when gluttony is everyone's favourite deadly sin.

I saw King Kong today with mum, and I think that while Peter Jackson will get his fair share of accolades for it, it's not quite as good as the LotR trilogy. The dynamic between Kong and Anne is rather beautiful to watch though, and also poignant and intriguing. The performances were good (esp. Naomi Watts and Adrien Brody, who I love), but the cast sure spent a lot of time running scared from various monstrous creatures, which I guess doesn't allow for that much character development. The SFX were terrific though. With the T-Rex and the herd of Apatosaurus in there, it reminded me a little of Jurassic Park (which I first saw when I was 8 and spent most of with my eyes covered). What freaked me out the most though, was the oversized insects. Eeeeek, Ihatebugssomuch.

In the weekly tv round-up....

...Blackpool just got even better this week. So much love for Tennant and his dance moves. And maybe the fact that his character's such a sweetie, for the most part.

...Empire remains a Gladiator-clone. With Tyrannus and Octavian as the Maximus figures and Cassius as bitchy whiny Commodus. Or Brutus. Actually, both! Did like the scenes in the Vestal temple though. Love the flowy dresses and veils that the Vestal Virgins wear, so beautiful.

...from next week, they're replaying the final series of Coupling on the ABC. Yay! This may compensate for the not-so-goodness of the latest series of Teachers (though I admit a soft spot for Kurt, since I've liked him since the first series).

...My Family and Father Ted. Every night of the week. UKTV = British comedy heaven on Earth

Oh, and threeoranges, I got your card yesterday. I owe you an e-mail, so I'll get cracking on that just after I hit the update button.....now. *hits 'update journal' button*

Current Mood: tired tired
Current Music: Tchaikovsky- Nutcracker Suite- Waltz of the Flowers

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classics_lover From: classics_lover Date: December 23rd, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
What channel is Empire on? I haven't heard of it before.
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: December 25th, 2005 11:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eeek, sorry for the late reply! Empire's on channel nine here in Australia, and I think it was on ABC in the US.

I haven't seen Rome yet, but Empire is set around 44 BC (it begins with Julius Caesar's assasination) and is a fictional account of how Octavius defeated Mark Antony and became emperor. And it's not very good, which is why I'm looking forward to Rome. :)
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