spindizzy: (Got it!)
Okay, I have hit the point where for ease of linking I am just going to MAKE A MASTER POST and HAVE ALL OF MY REACTION SHOT LINKS IN ONE PLACE. If I was smart, I would have done this around episode three, but what can you do.

spindizzy: (Come at me bro)
OKAY, I celebrated the New Year by going to the pictures with a bunch of my mates! We were going to see Assassin's Creed, and while we were there [twitter.com profile] stubacca01 suggested going to see Silence, which I hadn't really been planning on seeing? But eh, I have a cinema card, so...

(WEIRD TONAL WHIPLASH: GO.)

I don't think I enjoyed Silence, but I'm like 99% certain that you're not supposed to enjoy Silence. It is very grim, and very bleak, and I don't think that a movie about people being tortured and killed for their faith is a film I want to see, especially when there are several points where the film explicitly says that this pain and suffering the secondary characters go through is specifically to hurt the white male leads., and...

I dunno, it's really strange. It's based on a novel by a Japanese author, I think? So I might want to look at that and see how much of the commentary on Japanese culture is from that and how much from the film-makers. And I've seen someone describe this film as attempting to examine religious colonialism, but I'm not sure how much it really dug into that.

BASICALLY IT WAS SUPER DEPRESSING AND BLEAK, TAKE FROM THAT WHAT YOU WILL.

(I want to make the joke about Kylo Ren and Spiderman teaming up to track down Ra's Al-Ghul, but...)

But Assassin's Creed, though, I SURE HAVE THINGS TO SAY about that! The tl;dr is that it is so bad! Gorgeous action sequences, but the script is legitimately awful. Although the visual effects are good, and I feel like [personal profile] rionaleonhart is Sure Going To Have Opinions on how they handle the Bleed or whatever it was called. Spoilers behind the cut!

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So, my 2017 in media is starting off SUPER GREAT. :D At the very least, we've had a lot to talk about!
spindizzy: (Got it!)
OKAY, WE MADE IT. We're finally at the episode that derailed me and my planned schedule for these reaction shots like TWO WEEKS AGO. I need to write this up, write some fic, watch episodes eleven and twelve, and then I can finally go on twitter again. This is Thursday, by the way, I haven't been on my twitter timeline in over 24 hours and I don't know who I am anymore.

THIS EPISODE: THE FIRE NATION ATTACK.

Links: Link to watch Yuri On Ice on Crunchyroll
Lost in translation post where someone highlighted mistakes in the subs.
My reaction thread on twitter.
Dreamwidth posts: First impression, episode one, episode two, episode three, episode ten, after which I had to loop back to start and shriek loudly about episodes one to three again. Episode four, episode five, episode six, episode seven, episode eight, episode nine


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spindizzy: Victor looking over his shoulder as he holds a CD. (i wasn't listening)
  1. For those wondering, yes I did sleep between starting and finishing writing up the last episode, IT WAS FINE.

  2. I haven't been on twitter since 20:00 on Wednesday (Q: So... When the finale of Yuri On Ice went live? A: DON'T JUDGE ME), this post being written on Thursday. I assume something terrible has happened, everything is on fire, and I will literally be the last one to know because fresh horrors and the fresh horrors device.

  3. Finding Yuri On Ice icons is surprisingly difficult, which I guess is hampered by my not wanting to delve too deeply into the communities for fear of spoilers, and not being on tumblr any more. I have a few! None with ACTUAL YURI IN, hit me up if you see any?

  4. I took a short break to queue the previous posts for today and tomorrow (God bless you Semagic and all who sail on you, someone remind me to go back in and add reaction shot links as they go live), and now I am READY! For THIS FUCKING EPISODE which is the one that finally put Yuri On Ice on my radar, because the ENTIRE FUCKING INTERNET exploded about That One Scene. Let's do this!


Links: Link to watch Yuri On Ice on Crunchyroll
Lost in translation post where someone highlighted mistakes in the subs.
My reaction thread on twitter.
Dreamwidth posts: First impression, episode one, episode two, episode three, episode ten, after which I had to loop back to start and shriek loudly about episodes one to three again. Episode four, episode five, episode six.


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spindizzy: Yurio wiping sweat off his face while looking determined. (Determined)
I DON'T KNOW WHAT MY EMOTIONS ARE DOING BUT MY HANDS ARE SHAKING AND I AM DEFINITELY FEELING SOMETHING AND I AM SO GLAD THAT I FINISHED MY REACTION SHOTS BEFORE I WATCHED THAT

HAVE SOME VERY JUMBLED INITIAL THOUGHTS

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spindizzy: Victor looking over his shoulder as he holds a CD. (i wasn't listening)
NO ONE TELL [twitter.com profile] readingtheend THAT I STARTED THIS POST AT 3:40 IN THE MORNING BECAUSE SHE WILL FUCKING HAVE ME.

Episode six: the episode where every commentary I see is "So, this is the point in-universe where everyone was assumed they bone, right?" Also, this episode introduces FUCKING CHRIS and I am so fliayskfbhlakfsn over FUCKING CHRIS. Not as much as I am over FUCKING JJ, but fairly.

Links: Link to watch Yuri On Ice on Crunchyroll
Lost in translation post where someone highlighted mistakes in the subs.
My reaction thread on twitter.
Dreamwidth posts: First impression, episode one, episode two, episode three, episode ten, after which I had to loop back to start and shriek loudly about episodes one to three again. Episode four, episode five.


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spindizzy: (When you put it like THAT)
GUYS, WHAT IF THE CULMINATION OF "ON LOVE" IS YURIO, YURI, AND FUCKING VICTOR SKATING TO DIFFERENT ARRANGEMENTS OF THE SAME MUSIC? I REFUSE TO BELIEVE THAT THIS COULDN’T TIE TOGETHER LIKE THAT PS I WANT IT. LIKE BURNING.

PPS I haven't seen episode eleven yet, DO NOT TELL ME WHAT HAPPENS.

PPPS This is the episode where I started to believe that maybe they WEREN'T queer-baiting me, but I have seen episode ten and I'm still kinda going "I don't believe it, I am genuinely not sure they're not queerbaiting me, oh god oh god my ship" and I think it is kinda impressive/sad that I doubt my own eyes that much. \o/

As I ended up listing it on [community profile] ladybusiness:
First impression, episode one, episode two, episode three, episode ten, after which I had to loop back to start and shriek loudly about episodes one to three again.


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spindizzy: (Spoilers nooooo)
Okay, so episode ten of Yuri On Ice is like, THE FIRE NATION ATTACK of this fucking show, and like the last three minutes of the episode have turned my understand of the show and what is going on completely on its head. Everything is awesome, I am so glad I watched that episode, I'm a little sad that I didn't go with my original plan of finishing the reaction shots before I caught up because now I am going to be trying to explain how I originally viewed a scene AND how I viewed it post Fire Nation Attack and ASSUME THAT I AM HERE WITH SWIRLY EYES because just the idea is confusing me.

Oh my sweet summer children, if you thought my usual reactions to this show were capslock-heavy, y'all ain't seen nothing yet. I was legit up till 3am on Wednesday capslocking on twitter.

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OKAY, I am now up-to-date with my post-Fire Nation screaming, now to get back to doing the rest of the series properly. I've got this.

*falls over wailing gently*

*does not have this*
spindizzy: Picture of a man blushing. (I love you too)
Me: I will watch episode nine and then do my episode four reaction shot!
Me after episode nine: Oh wow, literally everyone I know who is watching this show is telling me to avoid spoilers for episode ten. Maybe I should borrow Lex's Crunchyroll account and watch it now!
Me: *does that*






Me: OH MY GOD WHAT THE FUCK HAVE I JUST PUT IN MY EYES ALSO OMG MY SHIP ALSO THIS HAS LITERALLY TURNED EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED UP TILL NOW ON ITS HEAD AND NOW I NEED TO REACT TO EPISODE TEN OUT OF ORDER BECAUSE EVERYTHING ABOUT EVERYONE'S MOTIVATION MAKES SO MUCH MORE SENSE NOW THAT I HAVE SEEN THIS FUCKING EPISODE.






Me: *flips table*
Me: *continues to scream in [personal profile] thebaconfat's general direction because oh my god I can't even deal with this.

spindizzy: Alice waving her arms with a love heart over her head. (Hug me!)
HELLO FRIEND HUMANS, LET US DO THIS THING ONCE MORE. For the record, this episode's official title involves the phrase "I am Eros, and Eros is me?!" and that should be your fair warning for this series, I guess. (Q: How many times did I mix up Yuri and Yurio's names? A: DO NOT ASK ME ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS.)

Oh, and because I apparently forgot to mention this: Yuri on Ice! Free and legal to stream online in subtitled form! It's on Crunchyroll, I don't know which licensing areas it covers but I can get it in the UK and I know some people are watching it that way in the US, apart from that I'm... Not sure I can help, sorry loves.

Previous yelling: episode one, episode two.

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ETA: NO. FRIEND HUMANS. I HAVE REMEMBERED WHAT IS IN EPISODE FOUR AND OH MY GOD HOW DID I FORGET THAT FOR EVEN A SECOND, OKAY, THIS IS GOING TO REQUIRE SO MUCH CAPSLOCK.
spindizzy: (Ready when you are)
OKAY, IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE DOING THIS. *drinks* I wasn't sure if I was gonna do the whole series, but I guess I might as well?

Yelling about episode one here!

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spindizzy: Alice waving her arms with a love heart over her head. (Love hearts!)
I said I would do it, and look! Here I am! TOTALLY NOT just doing this so I have an excuse to rewatch the entire series, not even slightly. >_> I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT MY QUEERBAIT ON SKATES, OKAY, AND THE BEST WAY TO EXPRESS THESE FEELINGS IS BY YELLING IN ALL CAPS INTO A WORD DOCUMENT.

I MEAN.

UH.

I AM AN ADULT, THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE HERE. *adjusts fake moustache and runs away*

Initial reaction shot is here, the twitter thread with my yelling in real-time is here. I might also refer to some stuff from this post about mistranslation in the Crunchyroll subs, because it is a nice resource and also if it's accurate the subs are somehow still LESS GAY than the original.

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spindizzy: Joshua looking smug at the camera. (o rly?)
So I've watched the seven episodes of Yuri On Ice that are available on Crunchyroll (Q: Are you considering the free trial of premium so you can watch the next episode RIGHT NOW? A: Yes but also it is 1:00 and I am supposed to sleep occasionally.), and oh my god I love it so much? Like, I thought it was going to be entertaining trash and, y'know, queerbait on skates, and it IS! But also I feel like it just pushed me over and stole my wallet and I don't know how to handle this AT ALL.

YURI IS AN ANXIOUS SNOWFLAKE WHO HAS SOMEHOW ENDED UP WITH THE PERSON HE ADMIRES MOST IN THE ENTIRE WORLD AND AS AN ANXIOUS SNOWFLAKE WHO HAS SOMEHOW ENDED UP FRIENDS WITH A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WHO A) I GENUINELY AND EARNESTLY ADMIRED AS CREATORS BEFORE I WAS FRIENDS WITH THEM, B) APPEAR TO LIKE ME TOO I KNOW THIS FEELING AND I AM SO INVESTED IN HIM DOING WELL.

... He just wants Victor to believe in him more than he believes in himself and I am so fucked.

I will probably end up talking about this more, but I needed to vent to clear my head so I could write and sleep without shaking Lex and going "PLEASE LET ME YELL ABOUT QUEERBAIT ON SKATES AT YOU."

(Apparently the next episode has a Canadian skater based off this douchebro fuckboy and I am so salty about how much I am intrigued by this. PS Chris please stop talking about how much you're going to come from your own routine that's just WEIRD.)
spindizzy: Balthier and Vaan looking at each other (The distance between)
Shelter consistently makes me sob like a child (literally I watched it again just now to be sure that I wanted to recommend it and now I'm crying! Again!), has beautiful aesthetics and art, and the music is perfect. I don't want to spoil the story for you, but it is a scifi story focused on a girl rearranging her reality, and it breaks my heart. I just realised that I've mentioned it on twitter and I've got it queued to be mentioned on LB, but I've not mentioned it here.
spindizzy: Jensen making his robot dinosaur hump his DIY dog. (Make the dollies kiss)
SO, GUYS, I have finally seen The Magnificent Seven with subtitles, which means that zvarri! The truth has once again been elegantly revealed to me! Or rather, I have caught all of the bits of dialogue that I couldn't parse, so I now feel qualified to actually talk about the damn thing.

The short, non-spoilery reaction is that I really enjoyed it! Holy crap, guys, its a western where no one gets raped (Q: Is that particularly common? A: The Magnificent Seven is the third or fourth wyouestern I've seen this year and the first one where no one gets raped.), and there are multiple named POC who make it to the end of the movie! IT'S LIKE FUCKING MAGIC, GUYS, IT'S LIKE A GENRE I LIKE FINALLY DECIDED TO LIKE ME BACK. *rolls in it* Ignore the fact that I am mainly here for Byung-Hun Lee being ludicrously pretty and stabbing people, okay? That's probably safest.

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SERIOUSLY NO ONE ASK ME HOW MANY TIME I SAW THIS MOVIE OR HOW LONG I SPENT ON THIS POST. YOU WILL NOT LIKE THE ANSWER.
spindizzy: Sanzo and Goku shouting at each other. (Hey!)
SO, my cinema had an early showing of Arrival on Monday, and I went along! Have a quick and dirty reaction to it.

(IN RELATED NEWS: we came into the screen just in time to catch the trailer for A Monster Calls and I was entirely correct in avoiding that, because it ended and I just put my face in my hands and fucking sobbed, which scared the living shit out of [twitter.com profile] stubacca01 and Lex. Sorry guys! Like, it looks good? But also like I will need a handkerchief and to arrange it so I have a quick exit if I need it, because it will fuck me up.)

Do I need to warn for spoilers? I mean, it’s me, I assume you all expect that.

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spindizzy: (Be happy!)
GUYS, GUYS GUYS GUYS!

So, I have been watching Robot Wars the last few weeks, and it is PRETTY GREAT. I have mostly been livetweeting it, which means my thoughts on any given episode are functionally lost to the aether? But have some disorganised general thoughts on all six episodes I guess?

(It was only six episodes, guys, this is WELL unfair!)

Fair warning: I am HELLA NOSTALGIC about Robot Wars, and I am absolutely the sort of person who sits there chanting "THREE! TWO! ONE! ACTIVATE!" with the crowd! I kinda miss Craig Charles? But the new presenters are fine! And I was so glad to see the housebots back again. :D MATILDA! MY QUEEN! MATILDA IS THE PRETTIEST AND MOST TOUGH ROBOT, I LOVE HER. She has been my favourite the housebot since I first saw Robot Wars as a kid, and I am SO GLAD SHE'S BACK. I genuinely don't care that Sgt. Bash is gone, but I know some of my friends are a little disappointed? But who cares, because MATILDA.

Cut for spoilers, I guess? If anyone cares about spoilers for a tv show that has finished its current run? )

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