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20 February 2006 @ 04:24 am
Wow. Nobody's said anything since 12 November 2005.

Are you still out there? Call out so I can hear you! Hullo! *waves arms about*

*listens to her voice echo*
12 November 2005 @ 12:25 am
So the school showed the Wonka double feature tonight at the college-owned theater, and I of course attended.

Wow, it's been so many, many years since I'd seen the original movie adaption in its entirety. I'd forgotten just how wonderful a movie it really was (and still is), how adorkable and amusing Wilder!Wonka is, how cute Ostrum!Charlie is, how cute the music was and how funny it could be in places. Seeing Wilder!Wonka's Gentle Kindly Smart-Assness and the humor, intelligence and everything again reminded me why I was such a fan of this particular universe in the first place. And the atmosphere of a zillion art college students who are cheerful and love both movies made it all even better.

I still love that opening where Wilder!Wonka limps out, loses his cane, and does the barrel roll. And I think my Favorite Wilder!Wonka Thing I Forgot About is the bit near the end of the tunnel boatride, when he finishes reciting his weird poem and just randomly starts screaming. Lol.

And it all got me thinking....

Both movies are wonderful in many ways, but both are quite flawed as well. I think the same can be said for the book it's all based on. So, I decided this: it's silly to argue about which of the three is better than the other two. The way I see it, the perfect Wonkaverse is an amalgam of both movies, with healthy doses of the book here and there. I own the book, and when I get the money I will buy DVDs of both movies, and I will be happy as can be. :)

What do you guys think about this? Agree or disagree? Any particular parts of either movie you'd put into the amalgam world? I myself think that most of the characters and all the places, designs and personalities should be an almost equal blend of both, with mostly Elfman songs, a few old movie songs, and the Burton Oompa Loompas.
01 November 2005 @ 08:37 pm
So sorry for the quietness, folks. College is a bugger and I have verrrry little free time. And what little free time I *do* get, I generally spend on personal projects rather than fan stuff. But rest assured, I still have Wonka on the brain!

Also, not only mods can post; everybody can. So if you have something on your mind, please do share! Even if it's just general chatter on the subject(s).

SCAD continues to rock. I just found out that the Student Activities Council is having the local, college-owned movie theater play a double feature the Friday after next: both Wonka movies, the Gene Wilder one and the Johnny Depp/Tim Burton one, one after the other. A Wonkatastic double-feature on a large screen, my first for Wilder and my last for Depp. Whee!
27 October 2005 @ 11:44 pm
It's been awhile since anything's happened on here o_o;

ANYway! I bring fanfic recommendations, from the Pit of Voles! Because there is some good stuff in there, you just have to dig down deep for it, and wear protective goggles to shield your eyes from all the Sues and OOCness ("The goggles! They do nothing~!").

Links under here!Collapse )

Randomly, is anyone else dressing up as Willy Wonka for Halloween?
Music Taste: Casino Calavera - Grim Fandango
05 October 2005 @ 01:51 am
... Has anyone else had dreams with Wonka in? Actual REM-state dreams? I have had several, one of which appears to be recurring. That is just plain weird. I've never had recurring dreams involving a fandom before. Am I just all that much crazier for it?

EDIT: "All that much crazier?" Someone slap me with the grammar fish.

SON OF EDIT: I should like to slap my subconscious through a steel bridge support. It is a Mary Sue. *sobs*
Mood Flavor: confusedbzuh?
04 October 2005 @ 11:55 pm
Who would win in such an epic battle of wits?
Music Taste: City Of Blinding Lights - U2
23 September 2005 @ 04:35 pm
Don't forget, folks! The C&TCF movie is coming out on DVD in one and a half months!

Mmmm, Widescreen

Are you guys going to pre-order it? I know I am, when I get the money. :)
18 September 2005 @ 01:55 am
Man, you ever listen to songs and suddenly they're wrapped up with a certain person, character and so on in your mind? Like, whenever you hear certain lyrics or certain tunes, you get very specific visuals in your head. I know I get that a *lot*.

So...what songs and lyrics (outside of the soundtrack, of course) make you think of Willy Wonka? Or any other characters from Dahl's Wonkaverse?

I know that while listening to some new U2 songs tonight, it took only one single listen for City Of Blinding Lights to inexorably entwine itself in my mind with Willy. I mean, damn, the feeling was nearly instant.

Other songs whenever they strike me, of course? And now for you guys! Do you think the song works as well? What other songs do it for you?
17 September 2005 @ 02:17 am
Found a few more nifty fan arts!

http://www.deviantart.com/view/21322848/ *Very* nicely drawn, and I totally love that drink he's got there. My fave of the bunch.

http://www.deviantart.com/view/21754016/ Weird but rather nifty vector image.

http://www.deviantart.com/view/21029761/ Made me giggle.

http://www.deviantart.com/view/20906521/ Um, wow.

http://www.deviantart.com/view/3072378/ First-movie randomness that also made me giggle.

http://www.deviantart.com/view/21688125/ Neat little portrait.

http://www.deviantart.com/view/21227095/ Scary, yet nifty.

I found so many pictures of Wonka cosplayers...

Hope you like the pics like I do, and don't forget to read Yume's ficlet down there! ;)
Music Taste: Shake Shake Senora - Harry Belafonte