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Fandoms include: Tolkien Legendarium, Adventure Time, Supernatural, Star Trek, Sherlock, Firefly, Pokémon, Legend of Zelda, Harry Potter, Pacific Rim, the Marvel universe, and like a shit tonne of other stuff.
oh gosh all my friends are so cool
i was cited by norbert hornstein in a linguistics blog post
you think it would make me happy but all i feel is terror that people will now expect me to be amazing and stuff (the post spoke very highly of the project)
i blame professor evil for my inability to feel good about having my work promoted
Wake Wood (★★★★☆)
VERY SPOOPY. Creepy expressionless child story. Not super convincing, like WELL GUYS IF THERE WERE HUGE CONSEQUENCES YOU SHOULD HAVE REALLY MADE IT CLEAR WHAT THEY WERE COME ON. But you know, gotta have a plot? I dunno, they could have gotten around it without the trope of lying parent wants kid back so much they lie to get kid back and everything goes wrong OH NOES. On the other hand, pretty cool manifestation of consequences. Not the best. I dunno, I liked it but it was pretty flawed. Better than a lot of other spoopy movies, but less motivated. Light on motivation heavy on totally reasonable reasons to have blood and guts around the place. AND THE LAST SHOT OF THE MOVIE. Breaking the fourth wall, much? Haha, whatever. I’m into it.
I kinda want more background on the town and the reasons for the consequences. And the history and the future. MOAR. It really had so much present and not nearly enough motivation. I’m a fan of histories of the spoop though. (I was not spooped but i may have been a little crepped out when I didn’t know what was going to happen next. I may have yelled NO! RUN, YOU IDIOT!)
Donovan’s Echo (★★★☆☆)
Mmmmmmmrrrrrrrr, I liked it but… It was really upsetting in a weird unintentional way? Like how no one had the presence of mind to ask any relevant questions and no one had any presence of mind to point out obvious links OR ASK ANY QUESTIONS. On the other hand, very Cassandra Syndrome. Nicely unexpected results for a few of the events.
ALSO WAY TO BUCK SOME TROPES! Old black man is nuclear scientist. Young white girl is ridic smart in math. They could have done the relationship between them much better, but I also think that’s part of the point. It’s supposed to be a painfully awkward and possibly crazy old man being all creepy on an 11 year old girl.
BUT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SO EASY TO DECREEPIFY IT BY SAYING YOU WERE A MATHEMATICIAN AND YOUR DAUGHTER’S NAME WAS ALSO MAGNOLIA! YOU SHOULD HAVE MENTIONED TO SOMEONE THAT THEY WERE DEAD! THAT WOULD HAVE DECREEPIFIED IT FOR ME!!! (Maybe not for the characters, but that’s okay, it’s supposed to be a little awkward and unbelievable.)
I want to give it more stars, but my gut says no. It’s good.
(I’m telling the netsflick that it’s four stars so I get more similar suggestions.)