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All entries for 2006
12/26/2006: My 3 day weekend.

12/23/2006: Gift giving.

12/22/2006: Mind of Mencia


12/16/2006: Where have I been?

12/09/2006: Only the minimum.

12/08/2006: untitled

12/07/2006: untitled

12/05/2006: Public restroom experience.

12/04/2006: Closer to my goal!

12/02/2006: Baffled.

12/01/2006: Where has my week gone?

12/01/2006: Why me?

11/30/2006: Wash your hands.

11/28/2006: Something is very wrong...

11/25/2006: Do you dream in different languages?

11/22/2006: Sex, deception and Taiwanese vs. Japanese.

11/22/2006: Psychos, houses and mother-in-laws who can be considered psycho.

11/20/2006: Big trucks + me driving = 90% change of accident

11/17/2006: Blogmad.net

11/16/2006: WTF!

11/15/2006: Angel and Vic Zhou

11/15/2006: Vengeance is best served slow.

11/14/2006: There needs to be a time limit rule...

11/13/2006: Mars.

11/10/2006: Where is the rain!

11/09/2006: The cleaning ninja!

11/08/2006: Confession is good for the soul.

11/07/2006: Over priced movies and kids.

11/06/2006: Marie Antoinette.

11/03/2006: Uneasiness

11/02/2006: Dirty looks...

11/02/2006: Menopause Fairy where are you?

11/01/2006: WOOT!!

10/31/2006: All in a name...

10/31/2006: I feel the love!

10/30/2006: Personal space.

10/29/2006: Finally done!

10/29/2006: Password protected recipe.

10/28/2006: Almost there.

10/27/2006: Appropriate gifts.

10/27/2006: untitled

10/26/2006: Behold the power of QVC!

10/25/2006: Do you want fries with that?

10/24/2006: Random thoughts.

10/20/2006: Fickle and can’t seem to learn...

10/18/2006: I want...

10/13/2006: Finding happiness in hectic times.

10/11/2006: Being responsible SUCKS!!

10/04/2006: And then there was none...

09/30/2006: Only to be single...

09/22/2006: Free at last!

09/14/2006: My mom always did tell me not to stare at people...

09/12/2006: Manga, homeless, Jun <3 and lack of sleep.

09/10/2006: Karma.

09/07/2006: His ears must have been burning.

09/06/2006: Bangs head against wall...

08/31/2006: Hot water.

08/22/2006: No pain, no gain!

08/17/2006: Mixed feelings...

08/15/2006: Buyer beware and why I dislike UPS!

08/09/2006: Hobo Stew.

08/07/2006: Oh to be so close and yet so far away...

08/06/2006: "I long for you." It's a compound of love with zero impurities.

08/05/2006: In need of a maid...anyone willing to work for free?

08/04/2006: Say WHAT?!

08/03/2006: Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho…Back to work I go!

08/02/2006: Is there a doctor in the house?

11/6/2006 6:37 PM
Marie Antoinette

I actually did something this weekend besides sit at home watching anime, reading manga and cleaning house! I know, don’t die from shock on me. XD Saturday my mom was dropping my niece at my sister’s place for the weekend and was leaving her car. (I won’t go into that since it still ticks me off.) She of course wanted a way to get home and we hadn’t spent a full day together in a long time so we decided to use the movie gift cards my mother-in-law gave my boyfriend and I and make a day of it. We went shopping, I didn’t plan on it...it just happened...honest, had lunch and just a very nice time with my mom. I think we’ll start doing our monthly weekends again; lunch and a movie. I tend to have better luck with her then with my boyfriend when it comes to movies, but I’ll save that for a later blog. :)

The movie we saw was Marie Antoinette. For those of you who don’t know she was Queen of France and when I was growing up she was well known for her spending habits, many lovers and for being beheaded without a real trial. Now, however, it has come to light that her “crimes” were highly exaggerated. I was really looking forward to this movie. I like historical movies or movies of novels that I love. The last one I saw, Pride and Prejudice, upset me...a lot. They ruined one of my very favorite novels. I didn’t realize until I got home this movie is also based on a biography. The only word that can describe this movie is fluff. The only good thing was the music. I thought they picked great music to go with the story...too bad that’s almost all they got right besides the casting.

For those of you wanting to know more on my opinion of the movie and why I consider it fluff read on; below is a spoiler which is why I have the text the same color as my background. I don’t want to spoil it for those that want to see the movie though. :)

This 2 hour movie is almost pure fluff. There is no other word to better describe this pos. They expect you to seriously read between the lines in this movie and to go in knowing a lot about her life. Ask yourself when was the last time you read up on Marie Antoinette. It wasn’t recently was it? Although there is no proof of her ever having an actual affair with the Count Axel von Fersen the movie acts like she did, and that it was long considering how they flew past years, months and days. They filled 2 hours with almost nothing of value. It wasn’t even entertaining fluff. It was boring and slow fluff. I have yet to read the biography so maybe that is why it sucked so much. Maybe the biography does not write how or why she died? Maybe the biography left out the many reasons why she became disliked by the nobility of France ? Maybe the biography left out how much she changed from when she was 14 to 38 years old?

/sigh This movie had such great potential. Marie Antoinette’s life, while short, was great. It had everything that a script writer and movie goers could ask for and yet they ruined it. An arranged marriage at an early age where the father-in-law had a mistress who had the King wrapped around her finger and the young bride and groom who were thrown together with all of the pressure of being the next in line for the throne could possibly have. You have a messenger who goes back and carries all of the Queen’s messages to her mother who seems to play both sides and yet in the movie they show him as a close friend. Although in the movie they call her a young Queen if you’ve never heard of her before you would not realize that she is only 14 and Louis is only 15! I heard murmurs in the movie theater about how he must be gay or how stupid he was for not having sex sooner. Is it me or that incredibly hypocritical? On one hand the US has this high young teen mother rate that is disturbing at best and yet here is a decent sized audience wondering why these barely teens aren’t having sex?! You can’t have it both ways.

It shows Marie giving birth in the room full of nobility, but for the second birth it just shows Louis. Do we know the room is empty or why it was? No we don’t have a clue. It’s one thing when a movie has you wanting to learn more about someone or something, but with how they did this movie for anyone who took this as pretty much fact, since it’s based on the biography of Marie Antoinette, would have no idea that they left out huge chunks of her history. I’m not talking about her childhood, screw her childhood. I’m talking about her history with France and Louis. The reasons for why she was beheaded. The reasons for why the country and the nobility was against her.

So all in all I’m sad I paid so much for this movie. To have the last thing shown her telling Louis that she was saying goodbye was stupid. The last thing shown should have been the crowds of French people cheering because of her death. All in all it was a pathetic portrayal of a woman who deserved more credit then what they showed and given way too much “fluff” which enhanced our views that she was what those past rumors always said; childish, spoiled, spent money without a thought, gambled far too much and had lovers.


I love historical fiction, too!
Thanks for your review! Now I'm glad my money did not go to waste--seriously, it's crazy expensive around here!

I had been contemplating Pride and Prejudice as well, but now...hmm.
» Silver-dot- on 2006-11-06 09:56:50

Thanks 4 the sharing and info!
Spending time with your Mother sounded great! And getting back to the monthly time together, sounds even better!
» JMC on 2006-11-06 09:59:29

@JMC: Ever since my dad died I've been a serious mommy's girl. It's going to be hard when I move. :(

@silver.: I'll add my review on Pride and Prejudice (the new one) to tomorrows blog. :)
» Katrina on 2006-11-06 10:03:59

I am very competitive and I'm only like that because of where I live. It's survival of the smartest.... but besides that I like the way it used to be before all the asian anime fanatics showed up. Although I am asian myself I have a tendency to dislike other asians intensely, moreso the ones who like anime and are cheerful and peppy. So it's not just that I'm getting pushed away, it's also a way to subtly say I hate asian people.
» randomjunk on 2006-11-06 10:12:37

yes, I agree with your view on the movie. I am a history buff (thinking about going back to school and getting a history degree...I know, more school)...It was a bunch of fluff (and that's what all the reviews said too)...I was disappointed that they didn't even cover her entire life!!! If you had no idea who she was prior to the movie, it sure didn't explain it very well at the beginning either...yeah, she's from Austria, but who were her parents? I think that was important...lol
» lazypuppy on 2006-11-06 10:20:14

Nutang isn't supposed to be mainly chinese people. It's only that way because the people who advertise the most only have asian friends.
» randomjunk on 2006-11-06 10:37:33

I don't want to get into the Top 10... been there, done that. I just want to stay where I am and not get pushed out. I used to be one of the most popular people on here.... before Kuri invited all her friends. (I guess I don't want to say it directly but I kind of blame her at times.)
» randomjunk on 2006-11-06 10:54:05

I wanted to see that movie but nobody else in my group did. So we saw The Prestige. It was ok. A little confusing at some parts... but decent.
» kkama67 on 2006-11-07 02:55:09



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