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Portrait of a Denialist


*mpoetess watches home at the end of the world
*mpoetess hits the part where they're in the early 80's and they've changed actors again and asdjsghf dear god, is the best friend hot


<mpoetess> I love these people.
<mpoetess> which makes me suspect they're dooooomed


mpoetess: *waits for someone to get hit by a truck. Meteor. Gay basher.*


mpoetess: *is lulled into false sense of security. Look at the baby! See its little toes!*


mpoetess: *flips bird to screen* Oh, fuck y'all. Seriously. Fuck y'all.


mpoetess: *sobs*
mpoetess: *kicks things*


Edit: Bed, or Connie and Carla? On one hand, bed. Which I have been seeing very little of this week. OTOH, dvds due back tomorrow. On the third (puppet Spike's) hand, fairly sure it will not have a grumpymaking ending.

Son of Edit: Bed.


2004-11-22 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

I didn't like any of them. And I *still* hated the fucking ending.


2004-11-22 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

WTF was the message supposed to be again? Treasure those moments you have with people and cling to them desperately (instead of getting therapy so you can cling to them somewhat less desperately) because eventually they will all leave you and you'll be alone and miserable?

And oh yeah, the thing to do when you figure out that the one thing your lover can't bear in life is to be alone, then you find out your kinda other not really sorta lover is dying, is to take your collective daughter and leave the boys to a) be alone and b) die?

But the house! Someday there will be a house there that the baby can come back to when she's all grown up. Not, you know, a family, but at least a house.

Dear angsty emo-soundtrack that's trying to convince me there was an uplifting point to this: fuck you. Seriously.


2004-11-22 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

I just..I know. I wanted to kill the bitch and take the baby. Then, possibly, set fire to the house. There is no redeeming factor to this story. I threw the book across the room. If the author was standing in front of me, I would have thrown him across the room. Seriously: WTF??


2004-11-22 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

See, and I liked the book up until the ending. Did you hate it all the way through, or just at that point?


2004-11-22 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

I didn't dislike the book. The writing was engaging and I cared about what happened. I didn't, however, like any of the people in it. I had empathy for Bobby, but the other two? None. I *wanted* to like them. But I didn't. I read on anyway, because I wanted to know how it ended. Boy, do I regret *that*.


2004-11-22 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

lol. That may have been how I felt a little, too. Everyone was so damned melodramatic. I enjoyed the *story*, but every character was a Mary Sue of literature.

However, reading it kept scary old dudes from talking to me on the bus, so hey. I'll put up with it. ;)


2004-11-22 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

They were just SO fucking self involved. After a while, I was like, ok...shut up shut up shut up!!! Which is bad when the book is from their POV.


2004-11-22 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link)


The chick was the worst. I wanted to have empathy for Bobby, but he was so...I don't know the proper word. But it seemed like he was only there to react, to be a mirror for the other characters' self involvement. For the most part, anyway, from what I understood. Which, admittedly, not often much. ;)


2004-11-22 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yea, Bobby was uhm. Possibly mentally retarded as far as I could tell. I wanted to take him far far away from the horrid woman.


2004-11-22 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)


I was sorta glad when she went away. Because in my head, Jonathan (his name was Jonathan, right?) and Bobby could get back to the sex. *nod* Because I'm *nothing* if not shallow.


2004-11-22 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Because I'm *nothing* if not shallow.

I respect that. :}


2004-11-22 10:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you. It's nice to be respected for being a horny cow. *g*


2004-11-23 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)

I have to say I absolutely LOVE your icon here, robintcj. I have been laughing since I saw it. Priceless...


2004-11-23 09:33 am (UTC) (Link)

*snicker* Thank you very much! I'm rather proud of it. One of the few times in my life I managed to be someone funny (to other people, that is) ;) you should check out some of the icons by synful_trixxie. She does some *great* stick figure porn. *g*


2004-11-23 06:21 am (UTC) (Link)

I think his brother fed him one too many tabs of acid when he was nine...


2004-11-23 06:15 am (UTC) (Link)

I think I had an advantage there in not reading the book, because they didn't seem too self-involved in the film. A bit, but not so much that I couldn't connect to them. Though I did want to bitch-slap them all several times even before we hit the "It's just a bruise..."


2004-11-22 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)


I watched that movie today too. And yes, I kept waiting for the meteor/gay basher/truck as well. Or cancer. I thought whatshername was TOTALLY doomed to cancer. Turns out I was wrong, and also, man, that Bobby kid was just too good for this world, and I kept waiting for him to die, but no.

The ending pissed me off bigtime. I kept waiting for something to happen and nothing really ever did.


2004-11-22 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well, no, Bobby can't die, because he has to be around at the end to be abandoned in some way by everyone he's ever cared about!

*still bitter*


2004-11-22 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ugh. HATED the ending of that movie. I had to leave the theater, go home, and watch Latter Days to make up for it! LOL


2004-11-23 06:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Unfortunately it was the last thing I watched last night; too late to stay up and watch anything else. Not that I'm really still pissed about it, because it was just a little too... surreal? Even in the good parts, for me to fully let myself go and see it as 'real' in a way that the ending would seriously mess me up. Mostly it just annoys me.


2004-11-22 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

I haven't seen the movie; though I did read the book. The cover had Colin Farrell on it; does that mean he's in it being hot?

I quiteenjoyed the book, though. Except for the unhappy ending. That kinda sucked elephant arse.

I don't know if it was in the movie, but in the book? The two best friends? Give each other hand jobs in the car. *g* And the actually-gay kid's mom catches them. And the best friends sleep together when they're all grown up, though I can't actually remember if they have sex together.


2004-11-23 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)

He plays Bobby. Yeah, he's in it being hot. *g*

I liked the movie up to the "Trust me, it's just a bruise..." part, though I was constantly waiting for whatever the giant asteroid was thatw as going to come crashing down on them all. Sort of the way you can watch Speed and five minutes into it know that the Anthony Edwards character has "CORPSE" written on his forehead in magic marker.

The hand-jobs in the car are in the movie - and one in bed, before that.

The adult guys don't seem to have sex, though it's hard to tell, because Bobby seems to have no issues with walking naked into Jonathan's room and getting into bed with him.


2004-11-23 07:06 am (UTC) (Link)

So the movie can't be *all* that bad. Colin Farrell gets naked and in bed with another guy? *Still* better than Titanic.


2004-11-23 10:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Sorry if my popping out of depths of lurkerdom is a bit bizarre, but I wanted to ask you if you minded my using your 'Only happy when it rains' S/X icon as an example of a good manip icon. I run a little icon challenge community and this week the theme is manips, so I'm just trolling around for good examples and I remembered this one, which I love.

But please feel free to say no.


2004-11-24 06:57 am (UTC) (Link)

Wow, thanks! And sure -- why on earth would I say no? :D


2004-11-24 10:14 am (UTC) (Link)

I don't know why anyone would say no, lol. But some people are really funny about their work and where it shows up, so I thought I'd ask first.

And thank you :)


2004-11-24 10:24 am (UTC) (Link)

No problem!