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I AM AQUARION, AND I AM HERE TO SLAY YOUR LACK OF JOURNAL ENTRIES.

Ow. That was unpleasant. Why are you here?

TO SLAY YOUR LAC...

Yes, quite, lack of journal. Believe me when I tell you I heard you the first time. And yes, I am aware that bits of my subconcious feel guilty for lack of content, but that's because it's going on something else.

BOLLOCKS IT IS. YOU'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING USEFUL.

Maybe not, but it's a few thousand words of something sub-useful. And could you please stop shouting?

BUT I AM BEOW...AQUARION, AND I AM HERE TO SLA...

Aha. Beowulf, of course. Yes, that was quite fun.

AND IT WAS IN 3D. IT WAS SHINY!

Both, yes. My first experience in the imax cinema, I wasn't really expecting the 3D to work as well as it did, to be honest. The direction was a little bit - over the top, shall we say - with the idea of the 3Dness, but the weirdest bit was the way some bits looked almost entirely real (The Grendel's Mother bit was good, despite the fact she appeared to manifest built-in high heels), and some bits looked like a bit out of Shrek (And here I think of the initial drunken revelry scene), maybe it was the lighting that made me instantly see the cartoon. I'm not entirely sure what Beowulf's wife's beauty regime was, either, but while her husband became more craggy in the time gap, she appeared to gain some grey hairs and a more detailed skin texture graphic. I found it interesting that the characters generally looked like something between the actors and some elysian ideal of the character, and it was the first thing I've seen (or heard, moreover) Robin Wright-Penn in since The Princess Bride, a fact that was nagging me ("I'm sure I've heard that voice? ARGH, who is it?") at all the points where I wasn't going "Ooh shiny". I also, and I understand where this is going to annoy people, like the particular mutilation of the poem's storyline, putting it into a single story and assuming that Beowulf, when narrating the original, was bullshitting a lot. On the other hand, it was a Neil Gaiman script, and I'd probably have liked it if he'd turned the dragon-fight into an parody of Phoenix Wright, Attorney At Law in the form of a Dragon Ball Z episode. Fanboy, remember.

YOU FAIL AT DIARY ENTRY IN THE FORM OF SOCRATIC DIALOGUE. IF I'D WANTED A MONOLOGUE I'D HAVE GONE AND ORDERED ONE. I SHALL SLAY YOU, FOR I.

AM.

AQUARION!

...at what point did I accuire an inner-Beowulf? And what do you expect me to do with him? I am an overweight English web developer, the chances of me having to slay anything larger than a case-sensitive-file-system bug are pretty slim. I haven't even seen any of the mice that my housemates assure me are plaguing our kitchen.

IF THERE ARE NO MONSTERS TO SLAY, I SHALL DRINK!

...good idea. Well, kind of. Bare in mind we have the office party on Thursday and a banquet on Saturday. There will be mead at the latter.

I CAN HAZ MEAD?

No. Just.... no. There are many things the world doesn't need, and I suspect lolbeowulf is fairly high up that list.

Date: 2007-11-20 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miss-next.livejournal.com
lolbeowulf...

No. Definitely no. I wouldn't normally advise getting very drunk, but you may just have to do that in order to forget the idea!

Date: 2007-11-21 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ruthi.livejournal.com
I laughed at the last line.
Also, I agree with a lot of what you said about Beowulf.
(Getting the monster caught up in a chain reminded me of 'Shrek', as well)

Date: 2007-11-21 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silly-swordsman.livejournal.com
I AM AQUARION, AND so is my wife...?

Sounds like I ought to try to find a 3D cinema to watch it in, though.

Date: 2007-11-21 05:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] agoodwinsmith.livejournal.com
Er. I haven't seen it; only read an review by Hal Duncan (snert), as pointed to by desperance (http://notesfromthegeekshow.blogspot.com/2007/11/i-am-beowulf-youre-going-daaaaahn.html). But I am intrigued by an inner lolbeowulf as mediated by aquarion. Any chance you'll let him out at all? Er.

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