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02 June 2008 @ 08:36 am
Things about my weekend  
~ Apparently there are reasons why I like the Pepper/Tony relationship in Ironman - Friday night, I had a very detailed dream wherein I was the indispensable assistant to a wealthy, hot, and womanizing boss, ala Tony Stark, and we were going on a business trip together and "I" knew he was finally realizing his deep and true feelings for "me". It was all very Pepper/Tony, but not them, and when I woke up I wanted to remember those characters and write them. Except the dream faded too fast to get any real detail down. It also really made me want to see Ironman again.

~ Speaking of superhero movies, I am getting cautiously ridiculously excited to see the new Hulk movie. For a long time, I was ambivalent or even mildly negative about the whole thing, because the last Hulk movie was so very, very awful. I kept thinking things like "But you love Edward Norton!" and then "Yeah, but I also really liked Eric Bana until that movie." Seriously, in watching the last Hulk, my husband was exhausted and ended up falling asleep for about half the film. I didn't bother to nudge him, and when he woke up and asked what he'd missed, I told him not a damn thing, and he was lucky to have slept through at least part of it. Even seeing the parts he did left him with the impression of a torturously long, slow, and dull movie.

HOWEVER, Edward Norton! I have blogged previously about how really amazing he is at playing that quiet intensity - the sort of character that's very reserved until something gets to him emotionally and his control breaks. I can't imagine a better Bruce Banner, personally. Which led me to my cautious optimism. (Plus, I will watch Edward Norton read the phonebook. Okay, maybe not. But I might. It depends on how he's reading it.) And then I found out RDJ will be making a brief cameo in the film as Tony Stark!!!! I am so there!!! And apparently this is in the movie, not after the credits. Nice continuity, Marvel. Now, if you can only gather all these talented people for The Avengers - who's been cast as Captain America, I wonder? Also, the fact that this a "reboot" movie with nothing whatsoever to do with the last Hulk helps, too. But really Edward Norton + *spoiler* guarantees I'll see it. :)

~ I spent a huge portion of my weekend in serious pain. I have somehow made all the muscles along my left shoulder and up into my neck turn into concrete, and no amount of heating/icing/my husband digging in painfully with his thumbs has made it completely go away. The real kicker here is, I'm pretty sure I managed to do this while writing. The chair I normally sit in to write with my laptop is not exactly ergonomically great, particularly when my head is angled down to see my laptop screen. The reason I'm fairly certain of this is, every time I attempted to write this past weekend, my neck let me know what a mistake that was. I finally ended up in the living room on the couch, with a pillow behind my back and another on my lap with my laptop on top of that to raise it to a height that didn't cause immediate pain. I was also alternating heat and ice on my shoulder/neck the whole time. Let it never be said that I don't do whatever I have to to get my writing time in!

I managed to make up all the ground I had to delete from last week, though, and things are going very well, indeed. I will be very interested in what the betas have to say about these developments.

~ My Mom drove over from the coast yesterday (interrupting writing time) to go and see Indy 4. It was actually a better movie the second time around, I think because all of those expectations aren't there anymore.

~ I have packaged all the sales from last week, and they'll go in the mail today.

Hmm, off to write, now. I do draw your attention, however, to the new Iron Man mood theme. :D No, I did not make it - lidi did. Really, how can you go wrong with a Tony Stark/Ironman mood theme?? It is made of awesome!

ETA: Warning, the spoiler above is talked about in comments!
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The Teasemastertinylegacies on June 2nd, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
Heh.

It's funny, because I really can't stand Edward Norton and probably *won't* go see the new Hulk movie party because of him being in it.

That's not the only reason, but, yeah. It amuses me to read someone having the total opposite opinion :)
rhienellethrhienelleth on June 2nd, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
Ironically, the only movie I have NOT liked him in was everyone else's favorite - Fight Club, which I just did not like as a movie. In fact, because of that early impression, when it dawned on me much later, watching some other movie with him in it, that WOW, I really like Edward Norton, I was dumbfounded. LOL.

But it's been a pretty consistent love ever since. :-)
indie: SCC Derek defiantindiefic on June 2nd, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
I am not a Hulk fan at all. The character bores me. But I like Ed Norton a lot. And with RDJ there as Tony ... I'm in.
rhienellethrhienelleth on June 2nd, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not so much of a Hulk fan, either. But Edward Norton and however brief a cameo w/Tony...:D