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  • Reading: Armada
  • Watching: America's Got Talent
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Tales From the Shelves -- my book-sporking blog  Now sporking Revealing Eden!

Still plugging away at "Queen."  Hope to get it done by this weekend.  Then it's off to update Magic and Steel.  And this is where I probably make enemies by showing off my favorite crack pairing.  :giggle:  I don't seriously ship Megatron/Maleficent, it's more for the "so ridiculous it's awesome" factor.

And I must confess that I didn't come up with the pairing in the first place -- that would be :iconroseprincess1:, who paired the two up during our blogging days.  I simply took the pairing and ran with it.  Because even though I don't write a ton of "shipping" fanfic, every "shipper" has at least one pairing that's complete crack.  And for some reason I like to make even my "crack" fics as reasonable as possible.  Even if doing so means I have to assume that Transformers takes place in the Disney Animated Canon universe.  ;)

On a related note, I still maintain that the Transformers movies would have been better had they been done by Pixar.  I may be in the minority there, but hey, I could put up with fewer explosions and the mandatory John Ratzenberger cameo if it meant a more coherent story and less adolescent sex humor.

Still reading Armada here, the second book by Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One (and the screenwriter for Fanboys, I've since found out).  I LOVED Ready Player One, and so I was excited to hear that the author had come out with a second book.  I half-expected it to be a sequel to RPO, but nope, he decided to take a different route with this book.  Instead of being about a virtual-reality world packed with geek and '80s references, it's about a teen boy who discovers that, by ranking among the top ten players in the world in an online video game, he's been recruited to help defend Earth from an alien invasion.  And if you think that sounds a heck of a lot like the plot of The Last Starfighter or Ender's Game, the book even points out the similarities itself.

And I'll be honest... I'm not as impressed with Armada as I was with RPO.  In RPO, all the geek and nerd references fit into the plot, and there was a sense of fun and originality that permeated the whole work.  Armada's references feel like they're there just so the author can brag about his "geek cred," and much of the book feels ripped off from better sci-fi stories like Star Trek, Star Wars, Ender's Game, Last Starfighter, and other alien invasion films and franchises.  And just because the book lampshades the references constantly doesn't make it much better.  The references and nods to classic sci-fi franchises feel rather forced, and the fact that the book feels like a wholesale ripoff of The Last Starfighter doesn't really help matters.

I have about seventy-five pages to go in this thing, and since I've already come this far I'm going to finish the book.  But unless some major twist comes along to redeem the book in those last pages (and the likelihood of such a twist managing to save a mediocre book is rather slim), I'm already of the opinion that Armada is a disappointment after Ready Player One.  I want the magic and wonder of OASIS back, not a wink-nod rehash of every sci-fi franchise ever.

Also, apparently the author has been bragging about the fact that he's already sold the film rights to Armada.  Seeing as it's pretty much an updated version of The Last Starfighter, what's the point?  Why not just remake The Last Starfighter?  Not saying that'd be a GOOD movie (I love The Last Starfighter but not every movie needs a remake, dangit), but still, I'd rather see an honest remake of it than a film adaptation of a Last Starfighter ripoff.

Okay, okay, enough griping, have a meme.  :XD:  And a new journal feature afterwards.

1. Pick 20 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Fill in the film title and name of the guesser once it's guessed.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions.

IMPORTANT NOTE -- Try to guess only three or four titles at a time, and save some for other people who may be trying to do the meme.  If some go unguessed, I'll repost them in the next journal and people who guessed before can try again.

1.  "Congratulations San Francisco, you've ruined pizza!  First the Hawaiians, and now YOU!"
Inside Out
Guessed by :iconmantadrifter:

2.  "Are these beds made out of bombs?"
"Yes, but they are very old and highly unlikely to blow up.  But try not to toss and turn."
Despicable Me
Guessed by :iconchimeradragonfang:

3.  "Too much garbage in your face?  There's plenty of space out in space!"
Guessed by :iconmantadrifter:

4.  "No matter how hard I tried, I was always the odd man out, the last one picked, the screw-up, the black sheep... the bad boy.  Was this my destiny?...  Wait.  Maybe it was!  Being bad is the one thing I'm good at!  Then it hit me: if I was the bad boy, then I was going to be the baddest boy of them ALL!"
Guessed by :iconmantadrifter:

5.  "I've got better things to do tonight than die!"
Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Guessed by :iconechowing:

6.  "Today.  Today... at the edge of our hope, at the end of our time, we have chosen not only to believe in ourselves, but in each other.  Today there is not a man nor woman in here that shall stand alone.  Not today.  Today we face the monsters that are at our door and bring the fight to them!"
Pacific Rim
Guessed by :iconchimeradragonfang:

7.  "It... seems to be powered by some form of electricity!"
Avengers (2012)
Guessed by :iconechowing:

8.  "The circle is now complete.  When I left you I was but the learner.  Now I am the master."
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Guessed by :iconforever-art-fan:

9.  "Oh, the gods hate me!  Some people lose their knife or their mug.  No, not me, I manage to lose an entire dragon!"
How To Train Your Dragon
Guessed by :iconforever-art-fan:

10.  "What is it?"
"It's a robot.  You know, like a super advanced robot.  It's probably Japanese.  Yeah, it's definitely Japanese."
Transformers (2007)
Guessed by :iconforever-art-fan:

11.  "Where were you twenty years ago?  Ten years ago?  Where were you when I was new?  When I was one of those innocent young maidens you always come to?  How dare you!  How dare you come to me now, when I am this!"
The Last Unicorn
Guessed by :iconforever-art-fan:

12.  "Oi, sir, what are you doing?"
"Uh... trudging.  You know, trudging?  To trudge: the slow, weary, depressing yet determined walk of a man who has nothing left in life except the impulse to simply soldier on."
"Were you robbed?"
"Funny really, yes, but at the same time a huge resounding no. It's more of an... involuntary vow of poverty, really."
A Knight's Tale
Guessed by :iconchimeradragonfang:

13.  "I ain't shooting this thing, I hate guns -- my hair!  He shot my hair!  That son of a bitch!"
Guessed by :iconechowing:

14.  "Let me get this straight:  You know her, she knows you, but she wants to eat him.  And everybody's okay with this?  Did I miss something?!"
The Lion King
Guessed by :iconechowing:

15.  "You fellas have nothing to worry about.  I'm a professional."
"A professional what?"

16.  "Ah, how shall I do it?  Oh, I know! I'll turn him into a flea!  A harmless little flea.  And then I'll put that flea in a box, and then I'll put that box inside of another box, and then I'll mail that box to myself, and when it arrives... HA HA HA!  I'll smash it with a hammer!  It's brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, I tell you!  Genius, I say!"

17.  "I don't believe it!"
"That is why you fail."

18.  "The name's Fred.  School mascot by day.  But by night... I am also the school mascot."
"So what's your major?"
"No, no, no, I'm not a student.  But I am a MAJOR science enthusiast."

19.  "Why don't you pick on someone your own size?"
"Because no one's that big, man!"
The Book of Life
Guessed by :iconmantadrifter:

20.  "Did you ever think it would end this way?"
"The horse was a surprise."
The Road to El Dorado
Guessed by :iconheraldofunicron:

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What's your favorite Tolkein movie? 

5 deviants said The Two Towers
5 deviants said An Unexpected Journey
3 deviants said Don't like/haven't seen the Tolkein movies
2 deviants said The Fellowship of the Ring
2 deviants said The Return of the King
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No deviants said The Desolation of Smaug
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