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fosteronfilm and I went to an advance screening of xXx: State of the Union last night. I thought the first xXx was pretty fun. Vacuous, but fun. I was hoping the sequel would be similarly enjoyable. Unfortunately, it was pretty sucky. The dialog was beyond sucky, though, it was really terrible. As in embarrassingly awful. There were a few amusing one-liners, but basically, it left me wondering who the screenwriter slept with in order to land such a cushy gig, 'cause it certainly wasn't through their writing abilities. The storyline was simplistic and contrived, and the urban stereotypes were second in badness (not the good badness, the bad kind) only in comparison to the dialog. There were fun elements, but . . . ah, just read fosteronfilm's review of it. He does a better job of picking it apart and analyzing all the pieces than I could.

arkhamrefugee was going to try to snag us advance screening tix to Serenity for the May 5th showing in Atlanta which I have much more faith in. Unfortunately, they're only selling tickets in pairs, so he wasn't able to get the requisite number. Damn. (Yes, I've seen the trailer. How could I miss it? Every other person on my FL seems to have linked to it. Hey, wouldn't want to buck the trend: Serenity Trailer.) I'm a total Firefly fangirl. Joss Whedon, squee! Must. See. Serenity.

Got my phone interview this afternoon. So far, nervous, but not of the twitching, shivering variety. I also got a call from a different head hunter for a business analyst position for, again, a similar salary range as my previous position, and again, they're local so I wouldn't have to commute downtown. That helps mitigate some of the anxiety as it seems there are multiple job opportunities for the sort of work I do in the area. If I screw this interview up, I'll have other options. It gives me the luxury of being able to evaluate the company this afternoon as well as being evaluated by them.

It does appear that the head hunters have found me. Yay? Again, pleased to be getting calls, but ambivalent about returning to a 9-5 cubicle-monkey position. But if that's what it takes to put food on the table (or more to the point, keep my health benefits), then I better suck it up and resign myself to being a corporate drone. Again. Being a responsible grown-up has its downers.


Writing Stuff

Words: Rewrite of folktale going well. Pair of passes and I'm pretty pleased with it. Going to give it another spit shine, and then package it up to Cricket. I've received so many critiques from Critters on this one that it blows my stats figuring to hell. Generally the story was quite well received. It made one reviewer cry, which surprised me because I didn't think it was as emotionally wrenching as some of my other works, but I'm always delighted when I evoke such a heartfelt response.

And I'm very excited that jinzi's new erotica publication, Anaisdotmfk, is taking shape nicely. Having a story in the premier issue ("Only Springtime When She's Gone"), I've gotten to see the site pre-unveiling, and it's really gorgeous. It's going live on May 1st. Keep your clicking fingers poised!

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On April 27th, 2005 04:02 pm (UTC), bpeace commented:
Yes, but are you going to the preview screening on May 5th?

***Performs Snoopy Dance of Joy***
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On April 27th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC), terracinque replied:
Fandango says they're sold out.
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On April 27th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC), bpeace replied:
The theater is having internet issues. You have to buy them at the box office.
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On April 27th, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Nope. The theater wouldn't sell arkhamrefugee enough tickets. Don't wanna wait until September! Wah!!
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On April 27th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC), bpeace replied:
I'll see what I can do.
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On April 27th, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC), bpeace replied:
Or not. They are completely sold out now. I want to cry...
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On April 27th, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
I blame not you, but the fascist ticket dealers! Down with the man! Fooie.
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On April 27th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC), nmsunbear commented:
Wooo! Firefly!

I hope the movie is great enough to make up for the loss of the show, and to provide many rockin' sequels. :)
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On April 27th, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC), cricketshay commented:
I didn't have the chance to see Firefly but after seeing that trailer I really want to get my hands on the DVD and see the film.
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On April 27th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
You haven't seen the Firefly series? Definitely get the DVDs. You're in for a treat. They're brilliant!
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On April 27th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC), cricketshay replied:
I haven't watched much of Buffy either. I didn't have cable for the biggest part of the time it was on the air. I have been deprived. :(
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On April 27th, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC), raecarson commented:
Firefly!!!! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Several of us are making a pact to see it on opening night.
*spit handshake*
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