I Laugh at Unfortunate Things

I have a bit of an issue when I rewatch movies…

I laugh at unfortunate things.

For example, I was watching X-Men Origins: Wolverine earlier, and in the beginning, where kid Wolverine gets all pissed off and starts screaming, looking at those new spiky claws bursting forth from between his knuckles…

I was laughing.

Laughing pretty darn hard. Dramatic kid acts dramatically.

Later, when there’s the dramatic parting between Victor and Jimmy/Logan, I’m giggling a fit, and as soon as it scene flashes to the Canadian Rockies, I’m still giggling, this time about how he’d like “I’m going to get away from the fighting… now where to do tha–CANADA! Canada! Of course!”

Of course, Canada… and then, after he decides to go Canadian, he also decides to be a lumberjack.

That’s not a cliché old Canadian job at all XD

In other movies, a character dies dramatically, I giggle, A very sad parting between two characters that you KNOW should be together.. giggles again..

I think it’s because in the first time I watch a movie, I have all of myself distracted by the moving-pictures of newness to attract all of my attention, making me try to think ahead as to what’s going to happen (because I like to spoil ‘surprises’ for myself.. I usually guess right. I do this for books as well).

The second or third or whatever time around, I blame the giggles on my humour mixed with Sanity’s humour and Insanity’s humour.

Aha, I know that part of you, if you’ve read other posts of mine, are thinking “Right, Insanity and Sanity again, huh?”

But I also know that those same thoughts are thinking “Um, Sanity has a sense of humour?”

Yes, Sanity has a sense of humour.

And it’s very close to Insanity’s idea of it, especially in regards to movies.

Insanity can find humour in pretty much anything, and Sanity finds humour out of ridiculous things… like a kid yelling out while looking like they’re acting.

This leads to both laughing over stupid parts of movies that, if you were watching it get filmed on its own, you’d be giggling as well.

That usually causes me to giggle at cartoons as well, when a character says something that, when I think about them saying it in a studio, makes me laugh.

This is why any thoughts about acting–vocal or otherwise– have always been dashed.

My Mom can help me in convincing you of this, as she can tell you multiple times that I thought Id be clever and lie to her, and will have a serious face for about 2 seconds after I lie…

And then I’ll burst into giggles.

There’s some more inappropriate giggling…

Movies?

I have a lot more time than I thought in between assignments, and I’ve been going through movies like crazy.

I watched the Addams Family movies (both), then Megamind, then Princess Mononoke, then Appleseed, then Mirrormask, then all of the X-men movies, Mulan, Iron Man,  and I’m running out of movies that I can think of that I want to watch… Of course I’ve seen more movies than that, but I can’t really think of what I want to watch… I’m very close to trying for a Star Wars and LOTR marathons… or just a couple of weeks of watching.

Ah, I do so miss the movie shelves at home, where, even if I’m not thinking of it, I can look at the title and thing “Aha! That’s what I want to watch!”

But right now I’m having a brain fart.

Any suggestions?

Has anyone seen Julie & Julia?

The movie I mean.

No, I’m not missing two girls named Julie and Julia, and if I was, I would probably label this post “MISSING CHILDREN PLEASE HELP ME!”

However, as it is not, I will now admit to having seen the movie, Julie & Julia, for the first time this past Thanksgiving weekend.

What I want to know is how many people watched the movie, and thought through at least part of it that “Hey, I should do something like that! Also, I want to read that blog.”?

Well, I did.

I thought about what, exactly, I could do, as I’m not the greatest cook and am on a students budget, and I have to work on assignments and be social with friends and all that jazz.

I could do a drawing a day! I could scan it and put it on a post/day type thing! I could even up it to like, 2 drawings/day, so my goal would be 720 drawings by next year! in fact, I could do a comic or something about Gwynn like Lexy and I joked about!

Well, I don’t know if over the summer I’ll be working out in the woods again (and therefore without scanner and internet for the most part), and I haven’t been able to figure out the scanner quite yet. Also, a couple of vloggers on YouTube do taped drawings/day, and I don’t think I could do that all the time.

I could… do a rant per day? But a lot of blogs seem to be like that already…

I’m still thinking about what I could do, and will likely still be thinking about it next year, and, quite possibly, will be figuring it out after I graduate.

I want to know what other people were thinking when they were watching the movie, or what they were scheming about, what blotting (blog plotting :D) they did, and maybe what suggestions would work for me 😀 I could just do a question a day, or, like the guy who wrote The Book of Awesome, I could write about one awesome thing every day. I could write a short story every day…

What do you think?