You know Wu Chun? The cute Taiwanese version of Hana Kimi's Sano? He's visiting the Philippines together with fellow Fahrenheit member, Calvin Chen, promoting their current locally aired drama Romantic Princess. Events like this make me grateful that I work for a broadcasting company.
Events like these make me wish that ABS-CBN would get Hanadan or Gokusen from GMA7 and then bring MatsuJun and even Arashi here to the Philippines too.
Look, Ma! Aren't you proud of me? Yeah, after several layouts of just being a bunch of links, I finally really did a layout with all those write ups. And write ups that took me weeks to do. XD I'm seriously bad at writing stuff. And here I'm planning on making something out of all the sites I have. :\ That's a pretty big endeavor. Anyway, cleaned the link list. If you don't find your domain/collective over there, holler and I'll add you.
Finally finished my Buffy marathon. All seven seasons. I watched only a couple of episodes when it was being aired locally and so I know I missed a lot. Even after finally finishing it, I am still a Bangel fan. And still Spike's my most favorite character. XD I want Spike all to myself. Better if it's a pre-soul Spike. I never realized they did that to him in the end of the show since I never did get to watch it. Next up, I'll be marathoning Angel now since I just finished with Buffy. I miss Doyle even if he's just like in it for 9 eps or so. Plus I get to see more Spike in season 5! :D
On other news, why is there so much fandom drama and wanking going around. Twilight fans are spazzing over the casting. I was over that last month. And now, I'm thinking drama will be back again once Taylor Lautner, that guy playing Sharkboy, turns out to be really Jacob. Yeah, I don't think he's good for the part, but what could I do. Plus Twilight!Jacob didn't really leave an impression on me. I'm just confused with Summit calling this open casting for a Native American to play Jacob and then we have here a 100% Caucasian boy playing him. So, is there still hope for Steven Strait to be NewMoon!Jacob or Eclipse!Jacob? Anyway, that's Twilight fandom for you. Where rabid and crazy fangirls are loose. And that includes stalking and scary moms.
And then there's a little lesser drama going on in the Supernatural fandom since it was temporarily replaced by Reaper from the air. I know SPN doesn't get as much attention as it deserves. But for one, I won't bash Reaper until I've seen it and really didn't like it, which is what like some of the more immature SPN fans are doing. I have watched a couple of episodes of Reaper and though it doesn't really come close to SPN, I think it's not really worth bashing. Kevin Smith's really a fun writer and some of the episodes are funny. But yeah, not worth bashing.
I guess that's fandom stuff for you. Where you meet fangirls that sometimes ruin stuff for others. *shrugs*
And lastly, WTF, where was I? Prince of Tennis manga already ended?! I have some catching up to do on that one. I think I stopped early-Nationals. I wonder what Konomi will do next.
Watched Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End last night. Absolutely love it. For me it's the best 2007 summer movie. Even better than Spider-man 3 and Shrek the Third. Maybe because I'm biased and I'm a Pirates fan, but I don't care since I really absolutely love it. I could rewatch it over and over again and never get tired of it. And it'll definitely be in my DVD-to-buy list. Well, seriously, if you want to understand what the heck the characters are saying, then you really have to repeat it. XD I mean, throughout the movie, even though I enjoyed it, it was pretty hard deciphering 80% of what they were saying. Tee hee hee. So, yeah, I'll definitely rewatch it.
It's definitely a Bruckheimer movie with all those explosions and great fight scenes and that adds to my love for the movie. But what definitely made me love the movie (and all the other Pirates movies for that matter) is of course Captain Jack Sparrow. Who wouldn't love that drunken swagger (though there really is less of that and his rum drinking in this one..), those expressive reactions, those quotable quotes ("That makes you a chartman!") and that witty brain that makes him Jack Sparrow! Actually, the first few scenes were just so-so for me. Not as exciting as when Sparrow's in the scene. XD
As for the other characters, even if they gave a big role to Elizabeth Swann, it didn't really made me love her more. I still preferred her in the first movie. I can't even remember what her role was in the second one except for the very last scene. As for Will Turner, I like him, but my love for him increased more when he turned pirate at the last few scenes and he was now commanding a ship. Barbossa and Davey Jones are definitely love for me even from the previous films. Who wouldn't love Geoffrey Rush and Bill Nighy's characters, anyway. What pretty much shook me was why did they have to kill Norrington. I love him as much as I love Will, Barbossa and Jones. But noooo, they just have to stab him. TT___TT
Plotwise, a lot of things are happening left and right. There's the East India Company, Davey Jones, Jack and Barbossa, and Swann and Turner. It could be confusing if you don't know how to follow what's currently happening, who's "betraying" who. But if you know how Jack's mind works (think of the "leverage" talk on the CotBP) it's pretty easy to grasp what's their plan.
Anyway, though they say that this might be the last Pirates movies, I don't want to believe that it is. Seriously, they could do so much more with what happened. I mean, technically, they haven't defeated Calypso yet so that could be their next plot. Plus, they could always try and rescue Will from his "curse" so he could live happily ever after with Elizabeth and Young Will. And there's Jack's quest for immortality and the Fountain of Youth. Plus he doesn't have the Black Pearl with him again. Though they did tie the loose ends they left at DMC, AWE's pretty much open ended too. So a fourth one in the franchise wouldn't be that bad. ^^,
As a last note, as with the previous two Pirates movies, watch till the credit ends. Because like the other two, there's less than a minute coda at the end involving Will, Elizabeth and their kid. Since the movie screening at the cinema where we watched finished at 1am, people just filed out of the theater not even bothering to finish the credits. I'm glad that I wasn't one of them :D So yeah, do finish the credits.