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SERIOUS FEMININE DERANGEMENT ([personal profile] branewurms) wrote in [community profile] small_fandoms2009-07-20 06:34 pm

This here's a friending meme, y'all

small fandoms
friending meme

The basic format for this meme is pretty much stolen directly from [ profile] isaac's friending meme from way back when and uh hopefully she doesn't mind me using it, so credit for the idea goes to her!


1) Check to see if your small fandom is listed in the comments
2) If so, reply to that comment with your answers from the text area (or just reply, if you're a lazy jerkface); feel free to leave blank any section you don't feel like answering
3) If your fandom is not already in the comments, then make a NEW comment to the MAIN entry, with the title of your small fandom in the SUBJECT LINE
4) Leave this new comment blank (or put a stupid image or something there, if you want)
5) Reply to this new comment with your answers from the textarea
6) No wank, plskthx
7) Non-wanky ridiculosity greatly encouraged (ridiculous images and youtubes, y'all)

copy and paste this!

pimp it!

eisen: Jesse & Diamondback (on the road). (salt of the earth.)

Re: Near Dark

[personal profile] eisen 2009-07-21 03:54 am (UTC)(link)
►hay thar QT!
- name?: Tara.
- age?: lol

- characters? The vampires.
- ships? Mae/Caleb, Caleb/Severen, Jesse/Diamondback.
- any hated characters? I kind of want to punch Caleb for being a dickbag pretty much all the time.
- why do you love this fandom? It's a vampire western. By Kathryn Bigelow. You know, the director of STRANGE DAYS? Yeah. It's pretty awesome. If by "awesome" you mean it's one GORGEOUS piece of trash, as well as packed to the gills with black comedy ("I hate it when they ain't been shaved."). Plus, violence! Mayhem! Good old fashioned family values! Okay, a little less of that last one than you might suspect. Plus, it has the PASDAR.

►free space!
meet the vampires.
eisen: Chie (newshound). (they're laughing behind your back.)

Re: Near Dark

[personal profile] eisen 2009-07-21 05:03 am (UTC)(link)
It may be crack, but it's also smart crack. It is violent poetry put to film. There's a whole essay (or five) buried in the film on the moral depravity embedded in American history, in the American family, on the difference between the kind of evil that's brutal and immediate and the kind that justifies itself by knowing it's got your best interests at heart whether you know it or not. There's also some interesting and complicated playing with gender roles/expectations going on in the fore- and background of the story. (Lots of metaphors. Lots of them. The movie practically runs on subtext fumes.)

It's one of the earliest examples I can think of of someone mashing up art-house cinema with grindhouse cinema, and it's rough around the edges but it's really really fun to watch.

Especially if you're me, and you like vampires a lot.