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I spent my weekend watching Spike TV's James Bond marathon. I'd forgotten how awesome Sean Connery was, gorgeous and suave and dangerous, and how lame and annoying Roger Moore was in comparison. I tried to watch one of the Timothy Dalton ones (mainly because my favorite BtVS line ever is Andrew's "Timothy Dalton should win an Oscar and beat Sean Connery over the head with it!"), but it was on at 3am and I fell asleep.

I wasn't entirely unproductive, as I also cleaned out my room and listed a ton of stuff on eBay.

I watched the director's commentary on "Don't Say A Word" (he compares Sean Bean to Robert Shaw, that's pretty nice) and a kids' movie with Sean Bean's voice called "Pride." Can you tell I'm getting to the end of the Sean Bean movies in my Netflix queue? "Pride" was very stupid, sort of an awkward attempt at blending feminism with actual lion behavior, but there was a two-second clip in the "making of" showing Sean Bean cracking up while doing the voice recording, so it was probably worth it for that. So gorgeous.

I watched "Sharpe's Mission" last night. The ones not based on Cornwell books are always a bit goofy, aren't they? Though it is great when Sharpe shoves the guy down the well; how very Jaime Lannister of him. I was also struck by how, when I first watched the series, I didn't understand why [livejournal.com profile] queenofthorns was harping on Jane. Now that I've seen the whole series and read the books, I spent most of the episode screaming what a bitch Jane is. Oh, how I hate her. How horrible is it that Sharpe totally ignores the awesome, intelligent, badass Lady Anne in favor of the stupid, naive, nasty pathetic little Jane? *sigh* How could he go from a woman as amazing as Teresa to Jane??? How could he marry someone he doesn't even know just because she pinged his "rescue helpless girl in trouble" instinct? How could she choose Alexis Denisof over Sean Bean??? I mean, don't get me wrong, Alexis Denisof is hot and all, but ... Sean Bean!!!

Anyway.

I also watched "Sharpe's Challenge" again and I realized that my favorite scene in the entire series is actually an outtake: the moment where Sharpe falls asleep at the table and Harper carries him off to bed. I mean it just so perfectly captures their relationship, how much they love and depend on each other, and understand each other like no one else. Not to mention, so slashy, it could've been taken directly out of a fic. Sharpe may not be in love with Harper (though he certainly loves Harper, and spends the whole episode rescuing Harper and worrying about Harper), but Harper is so in love with Sharpe. I mean, every time Sharpe gets depressed, Harper's there telling him how awesome he is and then carrying him off to bed.

I watched "Sharpe's Mission" immediately before bed last night and was hoping to dream about Sean Bean as a result. I did; I dreamed that we were eating vegan fast food at a new restaurant in Union Square opened up by Woody Harrelson, and the Chinese woman who was running the place was asking me for advice on what to serve (I suggested utthapams, like Indian-style pizzas), and then she mixed up our bill with someone else's. Sean Bean and I were sharing some kind of small chocolatey thing, and I was worrying that I was late for work, and kept asking him to repeat himself because I was distracted and only half listening. He was telling me that someone in England had mistaken his tattoo for a line from the Toadies song "Possum Kingdom," which I hate, and I woke up with the song stuck in my head. THAT WAS NOT WHAT I MEANT WHEN I SAID I WANTED TO DREAM ABOUT SEAN BEAN. Damn subconscious.


Oh yeah, and I had Thanksgiving at Candle 79 with my parents. Sometimes I wonder why I'm so distant and antisocial and weird, and then I spend time with my family and I understand. Also, now I remember why I spent the past five Thanksgivings away from them. (The food was probably really good, but they were so dour and miserable that it was impossible to enjoy anything. And by "they," I mostly mean my father. At least my mother knows how to carry on a conversation, but when my dad is miserable, he makes sure everyone around him is miserable too. And I'm sure he ordered the tofu entree precisely because he knew he'd hate it, and would therefore have the opportunity to be miserable and to make everyone else miserable with him.)

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Date: 2006-11-27 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snakey.livejournal.com
The book of Sword (which is infinitely superior to the film, imo) also shows Harper's Sharpe!love, to the point where it doesn't *matter* whether it's platonic or what cos it's just so damn *something*.

Also, one of the worst things about bitch!Jane is that Sean Bean married her. :S

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Date: 2006-11-27 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rusty_halo.livejournal.com
Sharpe's Sword is definitely the one that got me hooked on the books. It's also the one I give other people to get them hooked, and seems to have worked so far!

it doesn't *matter* whether it's platonic or what cos it's just so damn *something*

Totally. I love those kind of deep friendship stories, it's even kind of irrelevant whether they're sexual or not.

one of the worst things about bitch!Jane is that Sean Bean married her.

I am strongly of the opinion that the less I know about the actors' personal lives, the better. These days I'm all about preserving the illusion. ;)

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Date: 2006-11-27 09:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fishsanwitt
THAT WAS NOT WHAT I MEANT WHEN I SAID I WANTED TO DREAM ABOUT SEAN BEAN.

ROTFLMAO!

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Date: 2006-11-27 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soundingsea.livejournal.com
I think this is the part where I admit that I couldn't pick Sean Bean out of a pretty-boy lineup. :)

And family, argv. Mine make me crazy/quiet/weird, so I totally understand.

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Date: 2006-11-28 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rusty_halo.livejournal.com
I think this is the part where I admit that I couldn't pick Sean Bean out of a pretty-boy lineup.

Ahhh, no, you are so missing out! I mean, just look at how pretty he is! (Or, y'know, see icon.)

Hollywood has totally missed the boat and keeps casting him as scary psychopathic villains, but happily the BBC has given him a bunch of good roles where he gets to show off his green eyes and perfect ass. (Seriously, the entire Sharpe series is basically about how good he looks in those tight pants.)

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Date: 2006-11-28 12:59 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] 10zlaine.livejournal.com
Sometimes I wonder why I'm so distant and antisocial and weird, and then I spend time with my family and I understand

I coulda told you that just based on what you've told me about them. Luckily, you broke away early enough and there's still hope.

Your dad *totally* ordered that meal so he could bitch about it and be a martyr.

My pizza was totally awesome and perfect! heh

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Date: 2006-11-28 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rusty_halo.livejournal.com
*is jealous of your awesome pizza*

Next time you visit, we'll have to adapt my pizza recipe to your cool toppings.

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