Jan. 24th, 2008 02:58 pm
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What's even better is that Mommy, with her crazy library connections, got the Fremantle Diary for me (I've wanted to read it ever since we read The Killer Angels freshman year). I've barely started it and I already know I'm going to app him for [livejournal.com profile] liberty_flight. That is, if they'll take actual historical figures.

It is seriously the most hysterical book I have read in I-don't-know-how-long. You know how the chapter headings are set up in Going Postal, with the Capitalizations and Brief Summary of each Chapter's Plot? It's actually like that in the diary, except with headings like "I Am Now Comparatively Reconciled to Shaking Hands with Everyone" and "Wild Hogs Breathing in My Face" and (I kid you not) "How Texan Females Take Their Snuff." Oh Fremantle, you tourist you. <3

And now! Back to reading. I'm definitely going to put a post with quotes when I finish. It is the most quotable book ever.
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Reason #542 to read the Temeraire series:

[livejournal.com profile] liberty_flight

It's the first (to our knowledge) Temeraire RP ever. That alone should make it worth joining. But what makes it even better is that it's set during the American Civil War.

If the American Civil War fought with dragons isn't badass enough for you, nothing is.

But seriously, go check it out. xD It's still in the planning stages at the moment, but we promise we'll get it going soon. It doesn't even matter if you haven't read all the books yet - this takes place half a century after the events of the series, and on a different continent to boot, so you won't have to worry about knowing the plot. And don't worry if you're new to RPing, either, because we've got several first-time RPers already. :D

If you have read all the books, though, then that's wonderful, because we're in need of people who'd be willing to do write-ups of all current British breeds and make up a few American ones (ohoho so uncanon). We also need people to make pretty graphics and write a fairly detailed synopsis of the Civil War for interested non-Americans. If you want to help out, head on over to the OOC comm here: [livejournal.com profile] temrp_ooc

...and yes. I have nothing else interesting to say. Maybe if I'm really bored I'll come up with a general review of Gundam 00 so far - I've been watching that lately...
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Okay, I'm officially weirded out now. This is, like, the second time in as many months that one of my fake predictions about something Civil War-related has actually come true (craptastic grammar yey). The first time, I was joking about that Civil War FPS. The second?

Well, a while back - it might've been last year - I was talking to Brittney F. about National Treasure. I (half-jokingly) bet her that the sequel would involve the Civil War and a secret key to some shiny crap hidden on the back of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Check this out: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0465234/

...okay, okay. I have to admit this one is a bit of a stretch, because there really doesn't seem to be anything explicitly Civil War related in the movie as much as it seems to be Lincoln-and-Booth related. And, given how many really interesting things actually happened in American history, practically anyone even remotely knowledgeable about the subject could've guessed that the sequel, if there was one, would be about Lincoln (although I would definitely pay large amounts of money to see, say, a race around the world for Henry Clay's left shoe or something).

But still. My inner fangirl is crying Big Tears of Woe because EPIC FAIL, MR. BRUCKHEIMER. EPIC FAIL. WHY MUST YOU SULLY MY FANDOM SO. ;_; If it's anything like the first, it'll take massive liberties with history and have massive explosions every other second and this time around there isn't even Sean Bean to look at to make things better. :(

I want the movie to go like this but it probably won't:

Cut for length )
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Do you guys remember this post? Do you remember how hysterically funny it was at first? How we laughed every time we talked about it because the idea of a Civil War first-person shooter was just so ridiculous? How we all knew that nobody in their right mind would ever, ever consider releasing something so incredibly silly?

Boy, were we wrong.

Or should I say boy, were we right?

Because, believe it or not, it seems that the main complaints about this game, disappointingly craptastic graphics and awful voice-acting aside, seem to be that 1) it takes too long to reload, 2) it's annoyingly easy to get killed by stray bullets, and 3) your shots have a tendency to miss, even when you're standing about three feet away from your intended target.

No comments about wet gunpowder, so I guess they must've left that out. xD Still...I'm really not surprised that it's so horrifyingly awful. The Civil War just wasn't cut out for this sort of thing. It's available for PC but I have to admit I'm not even feeling the slightest urge to get it; it just sounds like a documentary gone bad and if you play as the South you're basically screwed no matter what. There isn't even a multiplayer option! I mean, come on! The whole point of getting this game would be so you could run around a battlefield and shoot your friends while wearing Union blue! It's for the freaking Xbox 360 and it's not even multiplayer!


The Gettysburg campaign is a Union mission.

Which takes place on July 2.

And you play as Ellis Spear.


...okay, so maybe I'm a little tempted to get it.

But only a little. Not, like, a lot or anything.



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