December 18, 2003

Snowflake Font

Someone asked me where I got the snowflake font from.

I just have to pimp them.

I love P22. I have several of their fonts (as you can see from poking at the graphics I create) and I am an enthusiastic member of their font club (which I am hoping continues next year).

As a thank you to P22 lovers out there, they made a snowflake font free! Plus a link on how to make snowflakes from favorite dingbats! Woo! Share the snowflake (and P22) love!

Lord of the Rings... Commentary

I love comics.

Right now, I'm enjoying the Foxtrot Lord of the Rings. I think that Sunday's comic, of Jason and their way-cool tree, is the best from that strip so far.

Ditto Dork Tower this week, the Thursday comic made me laugh outloud.

But the best so far is the gem from PVP Online. Hee hee!

December 01, 2003

Movie Madness!

Been a while, hasn't it?

I blame gaming and lack of sleep for it. Oh, and the Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers extended DVD release. Fantastic! I have decided that David Wenham will be my new crush. His character, Faramir, is far better developed with the extended version and his dialogue ("A chance for Faramir, Captain of Gondor, to show his quality.") makes sense. His acting with Denethor and Boromir makes my heart extend out to him: his desire for his father's approval is palpable and ernest. Lovely, lovely.

I have also heard the song recorded for Return of the King by Annie Lennox, "Into the West". It's lovely, perhaps even lovelier than the music by Enya for the first film. I made the lyrics part of my portal page. I think I will rotate the quote every month. I have already ordered the Internet-only limited edition version of the soundtrack, which comes out next week. Drool. I can understand Howard Shore being no longer eligible for the Oscar for Best Score, but I hope that the song will be nominated for some accolade come awards-time.

So, on to movie news:
For all long-haired Hugh Jackman fans, a new picture of him from Van Helsing. I believe that is Kate Beckinsale in the insert. I'm generally not a fan of long haired men, but I can understand the appeal, especially in regards to Viggo Mortensen. He is fantastic as Aragorn, very dirty, long-haired, and far better looking than in his non-Aragorn state. I still wouldn't want him romancing me, as I prefer clean-cut suitors, but Viggo loses something. I can't put my finger on it.

Character posters for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind are up. I'm enthusiastic about this movie, even though it stars Jim Carrey. The posters remind me of Fight Club. Subversive. I love Charlie Kaufman films (although I haven't seen Human Nature). I love the way his mind works and he's one of the few writers that I follow, in the same way that I watch certain directors (I've had my eye on Peter Jackson since Heavenly Creatures) and actors.

Character posters are also up for Hellboy: the good guys and the bad guys. I am eager for the film to come out and I trust Del Toro to make a great, entertaining film... but Mike noted that the trailer was very "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen". I hope not. I hope that the film will capture the spirit of the comic, which I love love love.

We shall see.

The rumors about Indiana Jones IV increase. I have mixed feelings about this. Part of me is saying that the trilogy is all nice and boxed and I bought the fancy boxed set and we don't need another movie that will break my nice boxed set. A really trivial complaint. But, Harrison Ford isn't getting any younger; it's been fourteen years since film three and he has been showing his age (61) in his last films. That's two years older than Sean Connery was when he played Indy's father in the last film. He's in "convincing father age" now and I'm hoping the plot opens the doors for younger talent.