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Watching Queen of the Damned for the first time on USA. Huh. So I guess it's acceptible to make a movie after a book and only have the names of the main characters be the same. Granted, I only read the book once, back in '94 or so, but my memory hasn't been changed THAT much. Or, lost memory. Or something.

I planned on sleeping from 4 pm until 2 am, but, alas, I woke up at 10 pm with an AWFUL pain in my shoulder. Thankfully, I cleaned my desk off yesterday, so I actually found some pain pills - my shoulder still hurts, but I seem to not care quite as much.

I still dread moving freight tonight. Bleh.

This movie makes me want to read the book again, though I always found it very difficult to get into Rice books. I read them because I was going through my goth phase and felt it was a prerequisite - I even claimed to like them. I dressed in a long sleeved, full length black velvet gown with a thick choker necklace and my shiny blue-black dyed chin length hair to see Interview With a Vampire open. But I remember I really liked QotD, as it gave a fascinating history as to how vampires came about.

I thought I was going to add something else, but my brain just fizzled (smoke came outta my ears, and avrythang!)

One of the roommates has VERY blue hair now, as evidenced only by the bottles of blue dye and bleach on the bathroom sink. No idea which (though I have my suspicions!)

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mere_bystander
Aug. 21st, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I haven't watched the movie, then. I would have become annoyed and rather irate that it didn't follow the book in the least!
aubkabob
Sep. 9th, 2008 02:59 am (UTC)
It's one of the most far-fetched version of a "book" that I've ever read/seen, really. I plan on watching the movie again when I have a chance, just so that I can see the entire thing in its not-book "glory", but....

.. still haven't reread the book.
tefen
Aug. 21st, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
I actually liked her books. Vampire Lestat was my favorite. Queen of the Damned was interesting for the backstory, but I wasn't as thrilled. Then I got to Tales of a Body Thief... I got right up to the point where the characters are sitting across the table from each other prepared to make a deal to trade bodies, and I put down the book and never picked it up. Just didn't hold my attention at all.

I did, years later, read Memnoch the devil and remembered it being interesting for the history of god and devil stuff, but I can't really remember much at all.

My favorite parts of Lestat, if I remember right, was all the prose about the Wicked Garden. I remember thinking it was great at the time. No idea how I would feel now.
aubkabob
Sep. 9th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
I don't remember much about The Vampire Lestat, except that I had to force myself through the read. I wonder how it would be now... some, uh... thirteen/fourteen years later. I checked out a couple of her other books, like Pandora, but it felt almost like homework.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 22nd, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
as evidenced only by the bottles of blue dye and bleach on the bathroom sink. No idea which (though I have my suspicions!)

??? What suspicions could you have? I am soooo lost. I was going to make a statment that: you look good in the one picture I saw you with a chocker on and fangs, teh sexah. Then I 'd go on to say that I'd let you bit me and that I'd probably smiling and saying loudly how that tickles (remeber I'm werid) but I now wonder if that would get you into trouble or not. You know you are biting someone sucking their blood to live and inadvertantly also giving them the affliction that you have and they are smiling and giggling. I mean its not a grewsome seen at all.


*vampire hiss*
Cool teeth!
*bite*
hee hee hee that tickles*
*much much much*
Does that mean I'm tasty *giggles*
bigstusexy
Aug. 22nd, 2007 03:55 am (UTC)
It was mee, I was the anonymous giggling vamp food!

Seriously I went through most of my teen years with anyone touching my nick making me giggle to giggle and almost collapsing from a weird gooie feeling.
mixedberrywhine
Aug. 22nd, 2007 04:30 am (UTC)
Did I creep you out in that other entry of yours? I miss you and want us to be back to our definition of normal...

And damn to hellz whichever roommate dyed their hair blue because I've been wanting to do that since I was like...19 and never did!!!!!111oneone
aubkabob
Sep. 9th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
My brother still has some blue and turquoise color around the house. I haven't dyed my hair in literally years now, so my shoulder-length tresses are in their full natural brown and grey glory.
mixedberrywhine
Sep. 9th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
lol oh no, not the one year later comment barage!

maybe you should dye your hair blue? I haven't dyed mine. kind of like my color, but would also like to go auburn again if it didn't stain my pillows and clothes when wet.
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aubkabob
Sep. 9th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
Kind of hard to fake ANY accent with the size of the chompers in her face!!

Or, something.
gakku_rei33
Aug. 22nd, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you remember me, but I was Kaoru_fan33.

This is my new account.
aubkabob
Aug. 23rd, 2007 09:48 am (UTC)
Yay, I added you back! I just realized that I'm not getting email notifications, GRR.
alildragonlover
Aug. 23rd, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
yet another comment that isn't related to the post...
but, I'm too lazy to find a Bacci post.
Maybe, for the kitty, you could look into Comfort Zone. Think Glade Plugin, but for the cat - it's supposed to have a calming effect on them.

When I worked at Petsmart, there were a decent amount of people who felt like it worked for their cats. (A very high percent of happy vs unhappy purchasers.) It is a bit expensive, but you might be able to prolong the use by unplugging it when no one is going to be home, or something.
alildragonlover
Aug. 23rd, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)
Re: yet another comment that isn't related to the post...
oh, and I've heard from several people recently that they use valerian root to help calm their cats down. you can probably find valerian root tea in a natural foods store - just tuck a tea bag in an old sock, or one of the cat toys that you can tuck catnip inside.

I'm sorry I hadn't thought to tell you of these things before... I don't even have a petsmart I can shop at right now, to help remind me of these things.
aubkabob
Sep. 9th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
Re: yet another comment that isn't related to the post...
I had totally forgotten about the valerian root... She's been much better, for the most part - even greatly loving on Daniel (though she still hates my brother). Maybe she's calming down a bit in her 'old' age?
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