?

Log in

Sarah
15 November 2012 @ 09:19 am
Movies
Allegro Non Troppo
Doctor Who Series 5

Books
Foundation

People
Cherry

Concerts
none :(
 
 
Sarah
15 November 2012 @ 09:18 am
Movies
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
The Bourne Legacy
Bridesmaids
Chinatown

Books
Thunder and Ashes
Monster Island
Anya's Ghost

People
Austin (NOLOSE)
Alex (NOLOSE)
Drew

Concerts
Azure Ray
 
 
Sarah
15 November 2012 @ 09:17 am
Movies
The Science of Sleep

Books
The Zombies of Lake Woebegotten
Children of Men

People
Fawn
Wilson
Mackenzie
Sarah (Aaron's friend)

Concerts
John Vanderslice
 
 
Sarah
15 November 2012 @ 09:16 am
Movies
Doctor Who, The End of Time
The Dark Knight Rises

Books
Breathers
The Windup Girl
The Walking Dead Vol. 16

People
Lila
Becca

Concerts
none :(
 
 
Sarah
15 November 2012 @ 09:14 am
Movies
Doctor Who, series 4
Megamind
Frankenstein
Drive
Doctor Who, The Water of Mars
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

Books
A Dance with Dragons
Blackout
Plague of the Dead
Amnesia Moon
Body of Glass
Glasshouse

People
Thorne
Ari

Concerts
John Vanderslice
 
 
 
Sarah
18 June 2012 @ 10:09 am
Movies
The Incredible Hulk
The Avengers
The Decoy Bride
The Dress Code/Bruno

Books
none :(

People
Zoe
Gus
Joey

Concerts
Death Cab for Cutie w/ The Magik*Magik Orchestra
 
 
Sarah
14 June 2012 @ 09:51 pm
Danny Boyle's production of Frankenstein, put on by National Theatre Live in...2010 I think, has been screening in several cities. I've wanted to see it for a while, because I love Boyle, and it also stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. It's not on DVD or anything, so the only way to see it is when they decide to do screenings.
I went to see it twice, because BC and JLM switch roles. One night, BC will play the creature, and the other night, JLM will. I couldn't decide which version I would prefer, so I saw both.
It was really cool getting to see what each actor did differently with the same role. After seeing it for the second time tonight, I prefer Jonny Lee Miller's portrayal of Victor, and Benedict Cumberbatch's portrayal of the creature, although they were both very good at both.
JLM played both characters as generally more mature. Both his Victor and creature seemed more.....grown up? Like they had lost all youthful innocence, and were hardened older men. His creature seemed more malicious and purposefully bad.  His Victor was an anti-social asshole who didn't give two shits about anyone else. He was cold and condescending.
BC played both characters as more innocent and youthful, with a bit of humor. Not completely innocent, but his creature seemed to hold onto some scrap of hope and youthful desire, even in the end. His actions were more of a man misled, driven to do bad things before he could fully understand why he, or other people, did them. Even at his most vicious, it seemed he still wanted to turn back, to still have hope and dreams. He still wanted to be good, even if it was something he would never be capable of. His Victor was more youthful as well. He felt emotions for other people, even if not love. His mind was clouded by grandiose visions of being a god, in a way that only comes from inexperience and youth. He had not learned yet that the world could be a terrible place, and that he could do terrible things.
In short, it was a fuckin' amazing production, and I wish I could have seen it live. I hope it comes around again!!!
 
 
Sarah
07 May 2012 @ 03:37 pm
My friend Jetta and I organized a letter writing party for CeCe McDonald, a transgender woman of color who received a second degree manslaughter charge for defending herself against a white supremacist attacker. The recommended sentence is 41 months. It is complete and utter horseshit, but is sadly a completely accurate representation of how people of color and transgender women are treated in this country.

We put together a letter writing party to send her words of support, and to help fight against the dehumanization tactics that are used in prisons. We told her about ourselves, our lives, our communities, and let her know she is in our thoughts and hearts. We drew silly pictures, wrote poetry, and made personalized stationary. In total, 6 people attended, with 14 letters written to CeCe, and 5 letters written to the governor of Minnesota.

It was a wonderful event, and Jetta and I are forming a group to write letters to incarcerated members of the queer & trans* family. They need to know they are not forgotten. They need to know they have support.
 
 
Sarah
07 May 2012 @ 03:31 pm

Dear Governor Dayton,

Black transgender women face a very high murder rate in the United States.  Every year, the transgender community holds a vigil called the Transgender Day of Remembrance to honor those who have been murdered because of hatred.  Chrishaun CeCe McDonald has the right to be free from violence, and she has a right to defend herself.  She faces a recommended sentence of 41 months, and a lifetime record that will limit her opportunities in the future– all because she defended herself from an attack by a white supremacist.

If there is anyone who deserves a pardon, it is CeCe McDonald. She is the victim in this case, and she is not guilty of murder or manslaughter, only self-defense. Her conviction tells black and transgender people throughout the state and country that they will not be protected, and that their lives are not valued. Is this the message you want attributed to your legacy as governor?

Self-defense is not a crime, and surviving is not a crime. You must reverse this decision and pardon CeCe McDonald. That is true justice.

Sincerely,

Miles Lyons

 
 
Sarah
07 May 2012 @ 03:30 pm
Movies
Source Code
The Thing
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Wrecked
War Horse
Captain America
Cabin in the Woods
Dead Snow
Clash of the Titans (1981)
Doctor Who, series 3
Alice

Books
Behemoth
Dr. Futurity
Handling the Undead
The Game-Players of Titan

People
Sarah (work)
Jacob (Folsom)
Marty (Folsom)
Amelia (Folsom)
Rachele (Folsom)
Ian
Marina
Leann

Concerts
Jeff Mangum
Godspeed You! Black Emperor