Yeah, yeah, so I picked Twilight. It’s not like I said I was a real fan of this saga.
Mostly, I picked it because I have fond memories with friends related to this series, whether it be the movies or the books. I admit, my first date with Hubby was to the release party at Barnes & Noble for the book Breaking Dawn. (I’d only heard of the series at the time, but he’d read all the books. Even at the release party, he complained that fangirls were ruining it. Also, he was Team Jacob.)
Our hanging out with some couple friends from university always involve Twilight the first few times. The first time we hung out, we all watched Twilight at our house after dinner. I think the next time it was the same with New Moon. Finally, when Breaking Dawn Part 1 was being released, we figured we might as well go see it at the cinema together.
Today, I’m participating in a fundraiser event for The Mars Generation. The participants in the event are basically “stranded on Mars,” and have to ration ten medium-sized potatoes and sixteen ounces of water for the twenty-four-hour period. (The whole thing can totally be done during one’s daily routine, and you don’t have to follow it.) The participation takes place on Twitter, where we Martians not only help spread the word to raise money, but can also earn more perks like ketchup, coffee, and more water.
Now that that important passion is mentioned, onto the fandom stuff.
If you haven’t seen The Martian yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! IT’S AWESOME!
I’ve seen the movie twice, and am currently reading the book. Still “currently” because toward the end of the book I’m reading as little as possible — I don’t want it to end!
Though I don’t know any differently, I think Matt Damon was perfect for the part of movie Mark Watney. To keep this post from getting too long, I’ll just let you figure it out for yourself. Although, I’m sure that it also mostly has to do with my new fandom obsession with Matt Damon as an actor. I watched The Monuments Men yesterday with Hubby. It was a great movie with an all-star cast, including Matt Damon.
Right now, I’m sitting at Starbucks doing homework. I’ve made some good progress on it, but now I want to take a break to watch a movie. The Bourne Identity, to be specific. The internet connection here isn’t having it. Boo. I’ve only seen the trilogy once, after seeing The Bourne Legacy several times, because of the fandom obsession both Hubby and I had over Jeremy Renner in 2012. Actually, it was the exact same situation with the Mission Impossible series of movies, haha. I only saw the trilogy once after a lot of Ghost Protocol views.
Anyway, I guess Jason Bourne will have to wait until I get back home. Until then, I’ll make some more headway in astronomy class, eat potatoes, post to Twitter, and listen to the Christmas music playing in Starbucks.