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hhgttg trailer

The trailer to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy! I'm so excited about this movie, and that trailer is hilarious (though very short).

Did anybody else experience a major life change due to the LJ downtime? I didn't know what to do with myself, so I went to bed when Ben did! (instead of at 6am, like I usually do (I work evenings))

And for you, Del (and any other Kushiel's Legacy fans on my flist) -- some icons I found (by steel_lace)... both gorgeous and snickery, plus an icon for each of the Houses.

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brandelyn ══╣expectation╠══

i saw that trailer a few months ago. it doesn't really give anything away, does it? i just hope it's up to douglas adams caliber.
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
yeah, it worries me a bit that Disney is the one creating it... and Marvin isn't how I pictured him at all. He's not supposed to be cutesy!
wallbrat ══╣╠══
With Alan Rickman voicing Marvin it should be decent.
jhubert ══╣╠══
What, Disney is making a "Hitchhiker's Guide" movie?

I'm deeply worried. After all, they butchered Greek mythology by making Hercules the son of Hera, when in all the original stories Hera did her best to kill Heracles because he was yet another reminder of her husband's infidelity.

Knowing them, they will probably show in the movie that the Earth wasn't really destroyed...
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
Well, where is Fenchurch? Isn't it impossible to destroy earth in every dimension without destroying her? Anything can happen in the worlds of Doug Adams. ;-)
jhubert ══╣╠══
Well, true. But if they are only making a movie version of the first novel, there should be no ambiguity about it - the Earth was destroyed, and that's it. Otherwise, the movie loses much of its impact.
belenen ══╣fantasy╠══
indeed, quite right you are. I doubt they're gonna pass on the opportunity for sequels though, unless thhgttg manages to flop. (I so hope it doesn't, even if it isn't that Adams-y; the more fantasy/sci-fi films make it, the more this genre will get the recognition it deserves, and maybe one day Tad Williams' "Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn" series will be made into a movie.)
acid_burns ══╣╠══
Yeah I was suffering when lj was down, seriously!
ex_alariya46 ══╣╠══
hehe, I know, I wanted to post stuff so bad! Now it's up and I don't even remember what I was gonna write. :)
moody_godess ══╣╠══
not uhh!! Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy movie! whoo hoo!

life changes without lj....well after the panic attacks and compulsive opening of livejournal.com praying it would come back to me, i went out for the day.....went to a bike show and then to dinner. ...then watched a movie with my sister....

ok, the panic attack didnt happen..but for sure the compulsive clicking on the site did.... i felt really sad like i was missing something..didnt quite know what to do...and i certainly spent less time on da computer...ill make up for it today :)

maladroitkat ══╣curls╠══
I read two books why LJ was down!
bluebl00d ══╣╠══
Thank God I had friends over to occupy my time yesterday, I had withdrawals. LJ is so addictive, it's unreal and it's in those unpredictable times you realize how much of a LJ junkie you really are.

So happy it's back and running ;)
dancingbull ══╣╠══
No major life changes, but some pissed off moments when it was down!
misemifein2 ══╣╠══
Such a good book. We have the BBC video of it. I think they did it as a series on tv and the video is all of them fitted together. It's brilliant anyway. Not as good as the book, but what video could be? It's an old series so its less dramatic and more sort of gentle humour, and very british. Marvin is like the robots you draw as a kid, all square boxes, he's great. Wonderfully depressed. Have you seen that one? Is this new one going to be in cinemas, and in britain do you know?
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
I haven't seen the old one. But yes, the new one is going to be in cinemas (in the states we usually call 'em theatres) next summer. It's supposed to be released on May 6th in both the UK and USA.

But Disney's doing this new one, and Marvin is all cutesy -- big round head and rounded body. That doesn't match my mental picture of him at all, but if the rest of the movie works out well, I'll forgive them that.
misemifein2 ══╣╠══
It'll be interesting to see. I'm suspicious of disney. And the BBC one was so good, if you ever get a chance to see it then do. Or if I can convince my mum (whose video it is) to trust the postal service not to lose it then maybe I could lend it to you.

What is your mental picture of marvin like?
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
I saw marvin as boxy, like the copper android on Star Wars but with more sharp angles.
misemifein2 ══╣╠══
Sorry, here it is better

belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
well, that's a bit too legoish, I saw Marvin as being all shiny metal. (until later, when he was all melted/rusted/tarnished)
misemifein2 ══╣╠══
Marvin upset me when he fell apart and died. And when arthur lost fenchurch I couldn't believe it.

It was the bbc, they probably did use huge lego! I saw the film before I read the book so I didn't get to make up my own images so much.
ebony3136 ══╣╠══
Major life change? Yeah, I just about died.
aubkabob ══╣╠══
i came thisclose to picking up a book that had every single one of the books in it, much like i finally picked up the Chronicals of Narnia on a whim.

so much mandatory reading that i feel needs to be done! i really truly need to get into the habit of reading more often than just when i'm in bed - that way, i can get out more than just a couple of pages before nodding off!
belenen ══╣giggling╠══
Oh goodness, you haven't read them? They are SO your sense of humor, you wouldn't be able to put them down until you passed out from lack of breath from laughing so hard!
aubkabob ══╣╠══
LOL! i remember reading excerpts from them in high school, we had a class where we would read a few chapters of a book throughout the week and then watch the corresponding movie at the end, so i saw the old movie, too. (also 3 muskateers, robin hood, man with the iron mask (old one), count of monte cristo (old, too)...)

maybe i still will go get it :) i SO need to catch up on my reading!
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