the_deep_magic: (RESPECK KNUCKLES)
As usual, Wil Wheaton says it best:

"Putting [Alice Eve] in her underwear was embarrassing to me as a member of the Star Trek Family, and served absolutely no purpose other than to make teenage boys feel weird, like when they climb the rope in gym class."

I love that he loved the movie. :oD

Viewing #2

May. 25th, 2013 11:30 pm
the_deep_magic: A nightmare inexplicably torn from the pages of Kafka! (ST: I'm crying already)
Further thoughts!  Questions answered!  Then some more questions!  And I address controversial issues in a mature and thoughtful manner!

And if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you (on the Enterprise) )

Okay, I think that's probably enough for now.  I didn't expect to like it quite as much the second time, but a few things aside, I may have liked it even more.

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Bought my ticket in advance, got to the theater half an hour early... and maybe two dozen people showed up by the time the movie started.  I know it's a Thursday night, but I hope that's not indicative of attendance in general.  Anyway, on to...

All the spoilers! )

I'm sure I'll think of some more stuff later, especially when I see it a second time. ;o)  I'm actually not one to watch movies -- even ones I really like -- over and over again in the theaters.  I think I saw The Phantom Menace four times (possibly because I was hoping it would start to suck less).  But I'm sure I'll see Into Darkness at least once more.
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Got my ticket for tomorrow (well, later today) night!  I felt weird going to a midnight screening by myself, and besides, May 16 marks four years to the day since I saw ST:XI.

Tickets! photo IMG_0814_zps1e59f775.jpg


No Twitter or Tumblr until after I get home.  I'll probably just be grading crap all day tomorrow anyway, but I have made it four fucking years with no major spoilers -- I can make it another 15.25 hours.

Anybody got a can opener? I've got to get to these worms. )
the_deep_magic: A nightmare inexplicably torn from the pages of Kafka! (CM: Garcia/Reid)
Saw Zero Dark Thirty and... well... it's not the kind of movie you "enjoy," exactly, but I thought it was very good (though I may be biased by my huge girl-crush on Jessica Chastain).  But the whole time, I couldn't help thinking, "You know, they'd have found Bin Laden, like, eight years ago if they'd just asked Garcia to help."

In other news, I finally finished watching TOS all the way through (I kind of slowed down toward the end because I knew it was almost over :oP).  A few thoughts:
Spoilers for a few episodes )

Speaking of "Turnabout Intruder" and fics named thereafter and situations that shouldn't happen again, I am about 7k words into the sequel to "Tribute."  I don't think I'm really even halfway done with it, but I just thought I'd let you know that I am making steady progress.
the_deep_magic: A nightmare inexplicably torn from the pages of Kafka! (LotR: poor Boromir)
And lo, I sought out the only IMAX theater within 20 miles and got myself good and lost on the way there, but STILL managed to get there in time for previews for The Hobbit.

Thoughts on The First Nine Minutes:

Which part made me squeak? Click to find out! )

Aaaaand onto The Hobbit: The Unexpected Stretching of This Book Into Three Movies:

Was anyone else thinking 'Ugh, troll bogeys'? )

I suppose it's worth noting that, while I wasn't really involved in LotR fandom (though I lurked heavily in the RPS faction), one of the first -- if not the first -- slash fics that I ever read and actually enjoyed was a short Aragorn/Legolas fic.  Of course, I can't remember the title or much about it other than that there was a brief reference to some very manly hair braiding?  Eh, there's no accounting for (my) taste, I suppose.
the_deep_magic: A nightmare inexplicably torn from the pages of Kafka! (ST: he'd probably say gonads)
1) Anyone know where I can get a good icon of The Hands from the trailer?  Or good Derek/Stiles icons?

2) Just saw Julie Taymor's version of The Tempest, and it is all kinds of awesome.  I could almost even stand Russell Brand.  Almost.  And I kind of want to be Helen Mirren.  Is this possible?  Also, anyone who likes this Ben Whishaw fellow needs to see it NOW.  I'm looking at you, [livejournal.com profile] beederiffic.

3) I watched Star Trek II, III, and IV yesterday, and I know it all forms a single storyline, but I don't think you can properly call it a trilogy what with all the feelingsfeelingsfeelingsfeelingsHEYWHALESYOUGUYS.  It's not that I don't like The Voyage Home, but how did Nimoy even get cleared to do that?

3a) What could George and Gracie POSSIBLY have told the probe that would make it not destroy the earth?  "Hey, look, we were kept cooped up in a tiny tank for YEARS until these wackos stuck us in an even tinier tank and crash-landed us here where it turns out -- oops! -- all the rest of us are DEAD.  Yeah, just go ahead and beam us up and fry this planet.  It's in the way of the hyperspatial express route anyway."
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Visited prison today, and it was... not much to write home about.  It was a minimum-security, faith-based prison (the class was Faith-Based Programs in Criminal Justice), and we didn't actually talk to any of the inmates, mostly just the chaplain and a few guards.  Still, we had to wait quite a while to be cleared to go in (even though we weren't searched or even put through a metal detector) and one of my classmates kept freaking out.  She got better once we went inside, though we were all issued clip-on panic buttons, and when it was her turn to go in, she said, "Can I have one of those 'so I don't die' thingies?"

The worst part was that I'd eaten lunch at 11:30 and we left for the prison at 3 and didn't get back until around 8:30 -- and I didn't think to bring a snack (not that they would have let me bring it in, but we didn't actually go inside until around 5).  So all of us were starving, and all I kept thinking about was the stupid turducken and how I could have been eating it instead of listening to that girl babble nervously about razor wire and how do you think they get it up there, does someone install it by hand, what kind of gloves do they have to wear?

All we talked about on the way back was food.

Thoughts on The Trailer (Extended Japanese Version) )

I am excited.  I'm trying to squee harder, but I'm just too exhausted right now.  Let me sleep for about three days straight and I'll be doing cartwheels, okay?  Also, I'm really not freaking out about how long it is until May, because I'm almost certainly going to have to decide by then whether I want to take the thesis option for my degree and... yeah, that day is going to get here really fucking soon.

Query: is the 9-minute preview only going to be before the IMAX version of The Hobbit?

ETA: Oh oh oh, I forgot to say, I went to see Rise of the Guardians, because Chris Pine's voice.  Hnnnnnnngh.  Hugh Jackman didn't hurt either.  The story was a bit thin, but the animation was lovely and also Chris Pine's voice.  All I want for Christmas is for him to leave dirty messages on my voice mail.  That's really not too much to ask, is it?
the_deep_magic: (mirror!Spock)
Okay, pretty random Star Trek question that I've been meaning to ask for a while.  Is there a scene in TOS or one of the movies (or possibly even early TNG) where the inside of the Enterprise starts to melt?

The reason I ask is that I have this very vivid childhood memory of watching the Muppet Babies cartoon, which was constantly using popular movie/TV clips (the reason, by the way, that it will almost certainly never come out on DVD), and they show a non-animated clip of what I think were gray spaceship walls melting because it got too close to the sun, and for some reason I've always had it in my mind that the scene came from Star Trek.

I could be wrong -- it could be from something else entirely, or I could've just dreamed the whole damn thing.  I remember it so clearly, though, because it scared the shit out of me.  I had just read about the sun eventually turning into a red giant and scorching the earth, but somehow skipped over the part where it was going to happen millions of years in the future and I was therefore sure it was going to happen at any moment and EVERYTHING WAS GOING TO MELT, WHAT THE HELL, WHY DO I NEED TO LEARN MULTIPLICATION.

Anyhow, if anybody knows what I might be thinking of -- or the name of a good hypnotist -- please to let me know.
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Title: Training Wheels (2/5)
Author: [info]the_deep_magic
Pairing: Pinto
Rating: PG-13 (this part, eventual NC-17)
Word Count: 6,718
Warnings: AU, angst, h/c, spoilers for late-19th century literature (edit: counting fail)
Disclaimer: nothing pertaining to Chris or Zach is true, but the therapy described is real
Summary: surrogate (n): one appointed to act in place of another; a substitute
A/N: Hopefully the length will make up for the fact that we're still in PG-13 territory here.

Part One

'It’s funny, I never really think about petting Noah. I just do it.' )

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Title: Training Wheels (1/5)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_deep_magic
Pairing: Pinto
Rating: PG-13 (this part, eventual NC-17)
Word Count: 5,622
Warnings: AU, angst, h/c, nonexplicit discussion of past sexual abuse
Disclaimer: nothing pertaining to Chris or Zach is true, but the therapy described is real
Summary: surrogate (n): one appointed to act in place of another; a substitute
A/N: Prompted many moons ago at [livejournal.com profile] phenylic's (formerly caughttheact's) Pinto meme.  This is a work in progress, but I hope to post at least once a week.

What exactly does one wear for this sort of thing? )

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Title: Folie à Deux
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_deep_magic
Pairing: Pinto
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 3,621
Warnings: first-person POV, masturbation, fingering
Disclaimer: not even
Summary: Zach might have a little bit of a thing for Chris' hands.  Chris might have noticed.
A/N: Fills the hand fetish square on my Kink Bingo card.  And HOW.

The Spork high five – that’s an idea I’m particularly proud of.  )

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Title: One Missed Call
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_deep_magic
Pairings: Pinto, past ZQ/Matt Bomer (maaaaaaybe)
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 3,258
Warnings: dirty talk re: Zach/Matt, juvenile nicknames, slightly ludicrous angst
Disclaimer: None of this is real and no offense is intended.
Summary: In which Zach gets a phone call and Chris obsesses.
A/N: Guess who just started watching White Collar.  Fills the teasing square on my Kink Bingo card.

'Please tell me you hit that. Y’know, back in the day.' )
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Title: I've Got You
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_deep_magic
Pairing: Pinto
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1,690
Warning: angst --> schmoop, phone sex without the sex
Disclaimer: Sadly untrue
Summary: Zach calls Chris, who's had a really bad day.
A/N: Inspired by [livejournal.com profile] reezoo's post about the rough Inishmore Q&A.  This is like comfort dessert food wrapped in molasses with a thick layer of icing, just so you know.

Great. Chris’ mood is so pissy that his own sister foisted him off on Zach.  )

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Title: Pool Boy
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_deep_magic
Pairing: Kirk/Spock
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 981
Warning: crack, crack, and more crack
Disclaimer: They don't belong to me.
Summary: Just because it's shore leave doesn't mean Spock's off duty.
A/N: I don't even know, you guys, it was just such a great mental image.  Fills the domestic/tradesman square on my Kink Bingo card.

'There's a dress code.' )

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Title: The Truth About Chris and Zach
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_deep_magic
Pairing: Pinto (mention of Zach/OMC)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 760
Warnings: friendship-only fic, teeth-rotting fluff
Disclaimer: Not true, though I wish it was.  Special apologies to Jake Gyllenhaal, whom I have nothing against.
Summary: It's not what you think it is.
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] duckgirlie, whose [livejournal.com profile] pintofest Luau prompt asked for cuddles-for-cuddles'-sake, and [livejournal.com profile] halfbreedchild, who bemoaned the lack of Pinto friendship fic.

It’s their best-kept secret. )

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Title: My Heart Could Take a Chance (If My Two Feet Could Find a Way)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_deep_magic
Pairing: Pinto
Word Count: 4,568
Rating: PG-13
Warning: first person POV
Summary: They've got to kiss eventually, right? (Can be read as a prequel to First, but meant to stand on its own.)
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] dante_s_hell's prompt at [livejournal.com profile] pintofest Luau: kisses.  Title lovingly misquoted from Scissor Sisters’ “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’”

You can't make me dance around but your two-step makes my chest pound )

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Title: Take It
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_deep_magic
Pairing: Pinto
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: dirty talk, size kink, hints of exhibitionism
Word Count: 1,022
Disclaimer: Consider yourself disclaimed.
Summary: Uhhh, did you read the title?  'Cause that's pretty much it.
A/N: For [livejournal.com profile] pintofest Luau Mistress [livejournal.com profile] greenteaduck, who requested smut.  Well, this is about as PWP as it gets.

Chris shut the door but Zach can’t remember if he locked it. )
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Title: First
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_deep_magic
Pairing: Pinto
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 4,033
Warnings: first person POV, roleplay, some light biting, mention of rimming, barebacking, schmoop
Disclaimer: Not mine, not true
Summary: I would never have imagined it, but here he is, waiting for my cues like he doesn’t know this dance by heart.  Like he didn’t teach me most of the steps himself.
A/N: Obviously a bit different from my usual style, but hopefully still recognizable as mine.

It’s the first time Zach’s ever been hesitant about asking for something )

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Title: Tennis, Anyone?
Author: [livejournal.com profile] the_deep_magic
Pairing: Pinto
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 549
Disclaimer: Untrue
Summary: “Can I… Can I rub your hair while you—?”
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] orphica's prompt at [livejournal.com profile] pintofest: requiem for The Hair.  Well, that's how it started out, anyway.  Michael is Michael Greif, the director of Angels in America.

'I'm bald.' )

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