My friend (the same one I went to see Pirates with - that will be important later) and I went to see Waitress this afternoon. Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion were OMG SO CUTE! together and there was much kissing which is always a good thing. Both really helped to carry a film that, in essence, didn't have much of a story to tell. However, I appreciated that the script which could have veered off into quirkiness or sap felt very grounded in reality. And the supporting players all did an excellent job of playing very flawed, yet very likable characters. Well, accept for Jenna's (Keri) husband who was meant to be hated. Jeremy Sisto seems to excel at disturbed, angry characters.
After the movie we met my friend's hubby for lunch. Poor guy. He got to spend a good chunk of time listening to us ramble on about all the problems with Pirates:AWE. Yes, two days later we still felt the need to vent our frustration and disappointment. When she stopped and asked me if I thought Spiderman 3 was a better film, after thinking about it a moment, I had to say, on some levels, yes.
Because some people don't wish to have a big deal made out of their birthdays, I shall express a very small Happy (belated) Birthday! to cathyteach2, no_detective, and divahag.
I'm several weeks behind on the brouhaha and most of you fanfic writers or aficionados have probably already heard about FanLib, but in case you haven't let me link to a few links on why we all should be wary of this endeavor. icarusancalion posts a recap on the genesis of FanLib with many links. stewardess whips up a brief FAQ. telesilla provides another useful FAQ. angiepen breaks down FanLib's TOS and the problems with it. And check out metafandom for new discussion on the subject.
I'm not providing a direct link to FanLib since every time someone visits the site it helps them look good. Personally, the big problem I have is over ownership. What it comes down to is that if, on some off chance some studio or TV exec comes across your story and thinks it's brilliant FanLib can sell it and profit from it leaving you with nothing. On the other hand, if some exec screams copyright infringement and unleashes a pack of bored attorneys to deal with the matter guess who is left to defend themselves? Yep, the writer, because according to FanLib it's now your work and you posted it and they wash their hands of it. Yeah, I think I'll stick to LJ.
Oh, anyone watching Kingdom with Stephen Fry? I stumbled across it, decided to give it a try (because of Stephen Fry), and am enjoying it a lot. I don't know if I should hope for a second series or that they bring him back on Bones.