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10 February 2005 @ 11:05 pm
You're terrible, Muriel  

Just one question RE The Princess Diaries; why was the perfectly good plotline of the father having testicular cancer as a reason for Mia's ascension to the throne brutally scrapped in favour of his being dead? What kind of message is this sending male people? That death is preferable to loss of virility?! It's scandalous! (And don't try telling me boys don't watch this. Maybe after puberty they don't, but my brother borrowed the first film off one of the girls in his class and watched it three times consecutively one weekend. This may mean he is the transvestite I always thought he was, or it may not, but it backs up my point quite nicely.)

My father said to me today, 'Seeing as you're no longer Catholic, I guess you'll not be getting married in a church, then.' Hello and welcome to ten years later, male parental unit. I'm getting married in a yurt. Whatever that is. Also with foxes in tiaras.

I know that Eason's refuse to stock beyond volume two of any manga series just to make me want to set fire to my own hair in frustration. I KNOW this. And I have matches.

Lastly...you know the way some people say you should live everyday as if it's your first, or some such crap? Yeah, well, I walk around Cork sometimes and pretend I'm an American tourist. I have to say, if I was one I'd be frankly terrified. All these road-tearing-up-workers yelling 'Howyra boy?' and 'Whazz de story, like?' would be enough for anyone, not to mention these girls in jackets with fur-lined hoods and three-quarter length trousers and snow boots. The whole city should be arrested for gross crimes against fashion. (Myself included, for my part in propagating the whole 'Dragged Through A Hedge Backwards' Look.)

 
 
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Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on February 10th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)
Snow boots = skank
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 10th, 2005 04:01 pm (UTC)
*slow clap*

Especially the ones with FUR on.
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Lord Marmaduke Newbrycatsmeat on February 10th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
FIRST COMMENT! I told you.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 10th, 2005 04:02 pm (UTC)
All right, all right, I concede to your almighty...first-commentness. Although I'm sure I did already.
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...chowburger on February 10th, 2005 04:13 pm (UTC)
Those furry boots look like someone kicked a cat up the ass and got their foot stuck there. Ugh. And then the trousers... *shudder* Walking around town pains me.
I think Cork accents to be rather preferable to Limerick ones - "JaCYNntha, whatchya want me to getchya in Supermac's, luv?"
Let's just say Irish accents in general are weird...

O'Mahony's have a whole shelf-thingy devoted to manga now *cheer* I've actually read up to volume TEN of Battle Royale! It's a record.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 11th, 2005 06:42 am (UTC)
Or that they killed a yeti and made its feet into shoes? Yeah. And look out for the latest craze: pointy cowboy boots!

I concede that Limerick has a lot more skangers. You do see more of the white runners and cap trend. However, it's filtered down to a certain section of Cork called the 'Sorted'...because that's all they ever say.

I'm doomed to talk out of the side of my mouth for the rest of my natural life, I think.

GODDAMN! Although I'm scared to read that one. They've a book written of it now too - saw it in Waterstones. Man, I must go to O'Mahony's! Or get someone in UL to go for me...thought.
Caitcoralia13 on February 10th, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC)
I want to come to Cork! And your wedding! And read the Princess Diaries! So many things to do, so little time!!!!!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 11th, 2005 06:43 am (UTC)
Well, do the reading first; they're so short they only took me three hours apiece. As for my wedding - yeah, like that's going to happen within the next decade! Or at all! So really all you have to sort is the terrifying Cork experience.
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NumberNinehappyreaper on February 10th, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC)
Perhaps they just didn't want to pay someone to take on the role of her father? Or, they could just had wanted the whole weepy factor where Mia feels she owes it to her father to take on her role as Princess of Genovia properly, like at the end of the show where she decides to attend the party after all? Forgive me, I'm not clear on this, I only watched it once (or twice?), and it was a long time ago.

You're no longer Catholic? Does that mean you were baptised as such, but you didn't believe in it and so stopped? If so, I did that too, stopped somewhere near the end of last year...
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 11th, 2005 06:45 am (UTC)
Well, you saw the back of his head at some point...I think Disney were just afraid of saying the word 'testicular'. Or 'cancer'. Or both. Losers.

The books are actually far better than the film, anyway - at least the first three are. They change practically everything in the film bar the name.

I was baptised, did my First Holy Communion and was Confirmed. Then when I was about sixteen I realised the whole thing was basically bogus. It's hard to be educated and stuff and still be able to swallow the whole 'condoms/sex/everything good = bad' line wholesale, although I won't argue that some people find religion a great crutch consolation.
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Hels: beerswingsister on February 11th, 2005 01:08 am (UTC)
I've perfected the dragged through a hedge backwards look. No matter what I do to my hair, it looks exactly the same. I've tried everything. Even actually combing it.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 11th, 2005 06:46 am (UTC)
My hair EATS hairbrushes.
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Minnow: sbrlminnow_53 on February 11th, 2005 03:10 am (UTC)
Hello and welcome to ten years later, male parental unit. I'm getting married in a yurt. Whatever that is. Also with foxes in tiaras.

:D Yes, I literally did cough up at that. My coffee. On the keyboard. And on my one clean skirt. Don't make me laugh when I'm eating or drinking, damn it!

every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 11th, 2005 06:47 am (UTC)
You'll have to, like, set up some kind of brain alert so I know when you're doing it, and warn you not to go online, and check with you what's funny (because I'm never sure what is)! Phew. A lot of work. But keyboards and clean skirts are overrated...xD
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Insufferable, man.: drunk jackcynicalpirate on February 11th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC)
Just one question RE The Princess Diaries; why was the perfectly good plotline of the father having testicular cancer as a reason for Mia's ascension to the throne brutally scrapped in favour of his being dead?

Disney refuses to acknowledge testicles. We are all plastic, fantastic barbie dolls down there as far as they're concerned.

Irrelevance: Toying with ideas for your birthday fic...

Snow boots = Wishful thinking. Also, they're huge and furry. Like the Monster Book of Monsters. Aren't people scared that their footwear will just eat them up to the knee?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 11th, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)
Yep. Barbies and Kens are dirty creatures who NEVER wash their underwear. Also they perform great feats of asexual reproduction! Yay for them!

Irrelevance: Toying with ideas for your birthday fic...

*immediately loses ability to sit still*

WHEEEEEEEEEE!

If I wore snowboots, I wouldn't be scared of much, except that maybe someone else's snowboots were furrier and PINKER than mine.

BTW, phew! You've put yourself in for the BB headcount, because I was like oh shit! Not done that! You think they'll mind a co-write? *quietly slides out knife collection* Anyway, we can post as you if not.
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