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01 September 2010 @ 06:35 pm
Screencap Review  

And for this half's prettehs:

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Shannon: b5 delenn profilekungfuwaynewho on September 2nd, 2010 12:56 am (UTC)
What kills me is that the rest of the series makes many references to The Gathering, so even if we can kind of pretend that Delenn never looked like that, are we still supposed to assume she was able to just haul Garibaldi up and carry him over her shoulders? Because it's one thing to go along with a retcon of someone's appearance, but another to imagine a different resolution to the climax.

It's just so goddamn weird.

Mira was probably also upset with the direction she must have gotten to not move her face; any time she speaks or makes too much of a facial gesture, you can see all kinds of horrible things happening where her big fake jaw is blended into her actual face. She's kind of gritting out all of her dialogue through clenched teeth. It's awful.

There are also enormous gaps between her bone crest and her head. It's just an awful job all around. I wish I had that gif of Gary Oldman from The Professional screaming "I have had it with this Mickey mouse bullshit!" because it's really the only appropriate response.
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Shannon: b5 delenn profilekungfuwaynewho on September 2nd, 2010 11:52 am (UTC)
I'm stuck with the hilarious but awesome mental image of Delenn just sort of up and picking up Sheridan at some point, and him being all "BWUH?" Because of course she'd have spent the past however-many 15 or so years pretending that she was a Delicate Flower of Femininity because her research indicates that Human men might get a little freaked by the idea of a girl half their size who can, you know, pick them up and throw them over her shoulder.

I had to run downstairs in the middle of the night to turn off my computer because we were having a thunderstorm, but I of course had to check my email first, and let me just say that this is not the type of thing one should read in the middle of the night vaguely asleep. I laughed hard enough, I'm surprised I didn't wake the neighbors.

Can you imagine? God, can you even imagine Delenn, teeny, tiny Delenn of the series, just picking Sheridan up and carrying him around somewhere? Because we can't just ignore The Gathering, it's totally canon and referenced throughout the show, so that means that Delenn totally could just pick up grown men and carry them around.

Ugh, thanks for reminding me of that scene in "GROPOS." That is one of a scant handful of moments from the whole series where I'm just like, "Mira, honey, no." Much like your reaction to her vaudeville "gasp!" the other day. She's playing it like she's very angry, but the script has her being this scared little girl, and it's just the weirdest disconnect that doesn't work at all.
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nhpw: sheridanconfusednhpw on September 3rd, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
I smell a plot bunny.
xphilehb: B5 - JD Headsxphilehb on September 2nd, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
God, can you even imagine Delenn, teeny, tiny Delenn of the series, just picking Sheridan up and carrying him around somewhere?

Oh dear God, I just laughed so hard at this. So hard. I can't even... I mean, I cannot tell you how many times I have said that I would not want to make Delenn angry. That woman can be scary, yo. But this just takes it to a whole new dimension.

Excuse me while I go laugh in my corner for a little while.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on September 2nd, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
You know, one of those many times when Delenn was nagging Sheridan? "John, you need to rest, and eat." And he would shake his head and go on and on about all the shit he had to do? She should have just picked his ass up and carried him through the station and put him to bed herself.

It wouldn't have been vastly different from how things normally went, really.
xphilehbxphilehb on September 2nd, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
I now wish that instead of dragging him up the stairs of the War Room by the hand in And the Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place, she would have threw him over her shoulder and hauled him off to church that way.

God, that would have been great.
ghanima sun: b5ghanimasun on September 2nd, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
Your comments crack me up &hearts

G'Kar also looking really awful in this, so glad they improved his look/everything.

Sinclair and his baseball diamond decoration? Is so ridiculous, and I sorta love it!

Lyta looks pretty kickass as usual though. And I'm looking forward to many more of these :D
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on September 2nd, 2010 11:43 am (UTC)
Yeah, I ordinarily find G'Kar to be quite handsome, so his look in this was just weird. And kind of creepy. In that, I was afraid G'Kar was a creeper.
Aveleraathena799 on August 23rd, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
Oh good, I'm not the only one!
there's coffee in that nebula: b5 besterun_crayon_rouge on September 2nd, 2010 09:19 am (UTC)
All men are twelve-year-old boys. Just sayin'. And Garibaldi has Daffy Duck on his wall, you know. (I think I have a rare case of "defensive over Sinclair". WTF?)
Shannon: b5 commandkungfuwaynewho on September 2nd, 2010 11:42 am (UTC)
Hee! I think with Garibaldi and Daffy, it's feels more like "this grown man just really loves classic cartoons," but that baseball thing just looked very much like the kinds of decorations they put up in model homes to show which room is for boys and which for girls.

I got a better look at it in another shot, and there were weird blotchy circles of color at the top, so I'm not sure what it's supposed to be. It sure as hell looks like a baseball diamond, though.
xphilehbxphilehb on September 2nd, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
I love your screencaps already. I cannot wait for more!
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on September 3rd, 2010 02:02 am (UTC)
Thanks! I did this for, like, five or six S1 episodes of The X-Files before I got bored and wandered off. I might post them here, some day. (Did anyone else even watch XF?)
xphilehb: XF - Trianglexphilehb on September 3rd, 2010 04:31 am (UTC)
I actually tried to start an XF rewatch earlier this year, and stalled out mid S1. Someday I will do it. (And there is still a pretty active XF fandom on LJ. I just don't happen to be a part of it, really.)
nhpwnhpw on September 3rd, 2010 01:31 am (UTC)
This is such a great idea. OMG.

(Stay the fuck away from Intersections, though. Unless you write something about taking him cookies. He needs a cookie real bad.)

Dude, Sinclair so does the smushy-faced kissing thing, too! Look, his cheek is all smoooshed up.

Also - "Huntin' changelings like a boss" - LMAO.

Shannonkungfuwaynewho on September 3rd, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
I know WTF is with the smushy face?! Honest to God, I have not seen kissing like that outside frickin' Golden Age Hollywood cinema. It is so weird. Honestly, though, I don't think I'd have such a problem with Sinclair Smooshy Face if it weren't for TRG. I never found myself shouting out "NOOOOOOO" like Darth Vader when he was macking on Sakai.

Right after Sinclair and Garibaldi get off the elevator, and Garibaldi is shot, Sinclair goes after the Changeling. And he has to take cover behind some crate or something, so instead of just, you know, running over, he of course ROLLS ON HIS BACK AS HE DIVES FOR IT. I was going to put "Somersaulting like a boss" over it, but I could not get a decent cap of it to save my life. I was very sad.

Here is what I would do with Intersections. You know, just as an example. You can tell me if it would pain you too much, LOL.

nhpw: intersectionsnhpw on September 3rd, 2010 12:02 pm (UTC)
Did he smushy-face kiss Sakai? I don't remember. I don't watch Season 1 enough, I guess.

Re: Intersections. I am undecided. But it's not just this one, this is just the most glaring example. *Pause for thought* Would you be able to funny-screencap SiL? Like, at all?
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on September 3rd, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
Hee! I don't know! I am so very doubtful I'd even get all the way to the end of the show, so I'm not really worrying about it.

You're so cute. :D
nhpw: intersectionsnhpw on September 3rd, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
I am not cute, I need a new hobby :P Proof-positive of this: Office lunch today at an Irish pub. The woman across from me, whom I do not like very much, ordered a corned beef sandwich. And I was thinkin'... "Yep. It fits. Biotch. Start talking to me 'bout the mustard and I'ma go sit somewhere else, I swear to God."

New hobby. Yes.
Shannon: b5 john profile rightkungfuwaynewho on September 4th, 2010 01:05 am (UTC)

OMG, I read it like five times and I still cannot parse it. I am laughing like a fucking loon right now. I don't know if I'm too tired to grok it or what, but sweet Christ.

It's the mustard part. That's what's sending me over the edge. Why is she going to start talking to you about mustard?!
nhpwnhpw on September 4th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
Intersections - BIG deal made about the time of day and Sheridan getting half of the corned beef sandwich. And the interrogator launches into this "it's the mustard that makes it good; the brown, with the seeds" yadda yadda. And then he gives John some. And then John eats it all defiant like. And then he spends the whole night throwing up on account of the sandwich was poisoned.

(I don't like this lady. For reals.)
Shannon: office whicka whatkungfuwaynewho on September 4th, 2010 03:03 am (UTC)
Heh, okay. I didn't even make that connection at all. Wasn't even remotely thinking along those lines. Context helps this make sense, yes. (I will continue to treasure this comment out of context, though.)

I forgot you watched Intersections like three times a week or whatever. OH SNAP.
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mac_beth13mac_beth13 on September 3rd, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
I always got distracted by the light up star chart globe I never noticed the baseball diamond pic. I've always loved the part where Delenn picked up Garibaldi like a sack o'taters ovre her shoulder. I always assumed her character lost some of her mighty-might strength after her change, bummer that. Thank goodness for Mira's accent making the voice dubbing thing not work so they made her less androgynous. Poor Mira, such a beautiful woman made to look that way. Love the pretteh screencap of Kosh, I always thought that moment spoke through posture.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on September 4th, 2010 01:08 am (UTC)
I love the star chart globe; it is so pretty. It is like the only piece of set design in the pilot that is pretty. Then again, I love globes in general.

It was her accent that made the voice dubbing not work? I didn't know that! That is kind of cool, actually. Funnily enough, after I watched The Gathering, I ended up watching that bit at the beginning of Atonement, with her in her pretty dress, because I wanted to see pretty Delenn - it's remarkable how much less of an accent she had by that point in the show. I mean, still quite there, no doubt, but it was much thicker in the pilot.
mac_beth13mac_beth13 on September 4th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
Okay, so I did not gigglesnort at "I love globes in general" repeat I did not. *looks around innocently* :P

From my recollection from a commentary or Q&A with JMS he said they were still having a hard time getting the dubbing to sound good at a dropped octave level because of Mira's accent. So they previewed the pilot to the test audience with Mira's voice as is and the audience's response to her voice was so positive that they decided to leave it. I love her voice, it's so lovely. :)
Shannon: b5 delenn profilekungfuwaynewho on September 4th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
Is "I love globes in general" a "that's what she said" and I just didn't catch it? Because I'm usually very vigilant about that kind of thing, being as how my sisters and I are into, like, year four of our Very Important Catch Every Instance of That's What She Said In the Universe.

I adore her voice. I could listen to her forever. I, um, totally have just sat and watched YouTube interviews with her when she's speaking Croatian, and I have no idea what's going on; I just like listening to her talk.
mac_beth13mac_beth13 on September 4th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
Yeeah, my head is in the gutter. "globes" being a weird idiom for breasts, or if you're Peanut and Jeff Dunham they're "globes of love". Sorry about that. And yes, "that's what she said" did indeed cross my mind the same time the gigglesnort did.

Oh, I'm so guilty of the interview listening and having NO CLUE what-so-ever as to what's being discussed.