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Monday, November 15, 2010

Updates and Why I love David Bowie

Just a couple of quick updates before I totally geek out on you today.


I've reached the halfway point with NaNo!  I'm really excited as this is the most (by 150%) I've ever written on anything.  I've actually gone beyond my personal goal I've set, and I think I might even be able to win!  Three words on how I've done it:

Planning, planning, planning.


Small Packages posting day is tomorrow! It's not too late to sign up.  Just in case you forgot the awesome prompt, here it is again:

In honor of Thanksgiving, and the beginning of a long line of colonists screwing over Native Americans, post about a time that you took advantage of someone. Or if you don't want to be that revealing about your darker side, write about a time that someone took advantage of you.

Looking forward to seeing what everyone has to say!

And now let the geek out commence:

I love this man.

And this weekend, I got to relive exactly what made me fall in love with David Bowie in the first place.  Our local Geek Mecca had a sing/quote a long screening of Labyrinth.  I'm young enough that I never actually got to see it in the theaters, so it was a special treat.

So here are the top five reasons I love David Bowie and Labyrinth:

1. David Bowie was my first crush.  Really, re-watch the movie, he's pretty much liquid sex through the whole thing.
You thought I was joking, huh?

2. The music.  Most of the music is pretty corny, but it's fun.  There are some genuinely good songs though. "As the World Falls Down" and "Within You" are Classic creepy/sexy/sweet/dark Bowie at his best.

3. Jim Henson's puppets. Anything Jim Henson touched during his lifetime is gold to me.  Give me a creepy puppet any day over a slickly done CGI creature. It doesn't matter how real it looks, Avatar is still just pixels to me.  Ludo is really there.

4. Sara as a Mary Jane.  Yeah, looking back, she's lost a lot of the luster she had for me, and she's a whiny spoiled brat, but when I first saw Labyrinth I was a whiny spoiled brat.  I loved to play dress up and pretend, I thought life wasn't fair, and I was a brunette, too.  Sara was the perfect placeholder for me.

5. I would say something touching here about how the movie reminds me of simpler times, a happy childhood, etc. etc. But I'll be honest.  I love it because it's over the top, campy, pretty terribly acted, and has great 80s music.  It's the movie equivalent to a huge slice of cake: terrible for you, but loads of fun.


the Tsaritsa said...

One of my friends dressed up like Bowie from Labyrinth one year for Halloween, and an integral part of her costume was the codpiece. Oh yes.

the Tsaritsa said...

And congrats on your progress!

amber d* said...

Congrats on hitting the halfway mark! I haven't seen Labyrinth in for freaking ever! Now I really want to go watch it again :)

Amanda said...

Congrats on your NaNo progress!

Anonymous said...

I just watched it yesterday and tottaly agree with you and at that time and in that movie David Bowie is mad hot (Muy Caliente). ;P

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