Now that Canada Post is up and running again I feel like I should send a ton of mail! Does anybody want to be penpals? I’ll make you a bracelet with your fave colours :) I’m penpals with a few of you (LA, Shanelle, Milo) so you guys should already expect stuff soon~
We already deduced this a couple weeks ago, but Xseed announced that it is publishing Solatorobo: Red The Hunter, CyberConnect2’s extolled spiritual sequel to Tail Concerto, in North America this fall. While Amazon lists the DSi-enhanced game listed for September 27, Xseed hasn’t yet put out a firm release date.
I’ve heard nothing but great things about the action RPG, and I’m really happy to hear it’s in Xseed’s hands — the company did a great job with Retro Game Challenge, and I’m sure it’s doing some smashing localization work right now with Retro Game Challenge 2*.
Some people trivialize depression (often unintentionally) by dropping a platitude on a depressed person as if that is the one thing they needed to hear. While some of these thoughts have been helpful to some people (for example, some find that praying is very helpful), the context in which they are often said mitigates any intended benefit to the hearer. Platitudes don’t cure depression.
Our friend wants us to be a part of the LGBT section of the Canada Day parade. I’m really shitty around crowds but Kyle wants to go so I don’t want to be a party pooper I guess? And gotta represent and all that shit.
The U.S. movie version of the Swedish movie version of the massive bestselling book The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo will be advertised with … boobs. The new movie poster, featuring a topless Lisbeth Salander’s pierced nipples, is a far cry from author Stieg Larsson’s original book, published in Swedish as Men Who Hate Women. Now Larsson is dead, Columbia Pictures and director David Fincher appear intent on upping the skin-quotient for the American audience.
Doubtless this is a smart business move. Sex does indeed sell. Still, it says something rather depressing about how studios believe fans respond to advertising. This, after all, is a grim, brooding tale about violence toward women that is supposed to appall you, not turn you on.
It’s also a little unnecessary.
Tattoo has been such a massive phenomenon in the U.S. — it’s difficult to board a plane without seeing at least one passenger with her head inside Larsson’s books — that the poster will make only a marginal difference to the film’s fortunes.
Smart business move, my ass. I am officially refusing to support this movie. I’ve seen the original and I loved how the female protagonist wasn’t sexualized for no reason. But UGH the US version isnt even out yet and I’m already pissed off.
come ON!!!!!!!! fuck you, ‘merica.
I really don’t like this.
As a huge fan of the Millennium trilogy, the American poster really makes me confused and kind of mad. Lisbeth Salander is an unabashedly sexual person, which is awesome and I love that about her, but the poster makes her look like a sexual play-thing for Blomkivist. It makes it look like he has the power and control in their relationship, and it makes her look so…weak. Like, if she looked vulnerable that would be cool, but she actually looks weak, and not in control at all, which is not Lisbeth.
I know that the films are entitled to creative license, but for a trilogy that was all about the maltreatment of women, this American version seems to be sacrificing story and character integrity in this supremely smart and intelligent series with… just sex.
Well, I hope the movie proves me wrong, cause I don’t want to lose this great character!
I was pretty mad when I found out they were remaking the movies. Still mad.