I am so in love with the promotion for this movie. I read the book last month and finally just saw the movie on Sunday. Now I'm finding all the Ares: Live videos and came across the Mission Guide. I want all of this to be real. I so wish Ares 3 and the entire Martian universe was real! I'm a sucker for well-done promos that set up a fictional universe as if it's part of the real/our world. (I love the touch with the live tweets in this video.) Maybe it's because I'm a journalist, but it's just a fun, immersive idea to run with. I hope there are more videos on this channel in the future that touch on tidbits that didn't make it into the movie. I'd love reports on how Mark is recovering from his stay on Mars and the extended Hermes trip after he's back on Earth. That's something I really wish the book had covered and this would be the perfect avenue for exploring that aspect of things given that the book doesn't need a full sequel. Please, please, please! fingers crossed
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My two favorite Idol men on one stage! Adam Lambert and David Cook. Thank you, GMA! :) They both have such unique voices and Adam's range is incredible.
So, I am now inspired by Seb's answer to the 'who inspired him' question, to write a story about a character based on him who's an astronomer that moonlights as an aspiring pro wrestler, haha. I feel like there's something potentially awesome there
Aaaahh! Omg! Thank you so much for putting this together and uploading it! I've been wishing I could find this program music ever since Vancouver! It occurred to me recently that perhaps I could go through Johnny's agent Tara Modlin directly and ask her if there's a way I could get a copy of the "Fallen Angel" compilation, but now you're here, and this is much simpler. :-) Thank you!
That was beautiful. _ And can we talk about the brilliance of that opening 'walking on air' movement? So awesome, in the true sense of the word.
If a song or piece of music is done right, it has the power to bring tears to my eyes. One example is the violin crescendo in the original recording of Murray Gold's "This is Gallifrey, Our Childhood, Our Home" for the Doctor Who soundtrack. It's so darn beautiful. David's rendition of "Music of the Night" is another example. When he holds the note at the end of "Let your soul take you where you long to be," I well up. I well up a few seconds beforehand in anticipation because David sings this so beautifully and I am so in love with his voice. :') His performance may not be perfect, and I have yet to compare it to other versions of this song, but given that this is not his usual style and that he isn't classically trained for this style of singing, and given how little time he had to prepare, I think he sang this brilliantly. I break out in goosebumps and then melt every time I listen to this rendition. David has such a powerful rocker voice and I just love that he can also be soft and tender and sensuous with it. Just imagine what he could do if he did have classical operatic training and/or more than a day or two of preparation time with this song.
This is hilariously accurate.
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Reading the comments that there's apparently a Johnny-inspired Thorki skating AU has me so incredibly chuffed right now. :D haha. Also, I can't believe it's been four years since Johnny performed "Fallen Angel" at the 2010 Olympics. It feels so much more recent. I feel old now, lol. I so would've loved to see him compete one last time, in his beloved Russia too, for the Sochi Olympics. I'm pissed that Putin had to go and ruin it for him. At least he's going to be an NBC commentator. I can't wait for that!
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Wenn schon, denn schon. (If you're going to do something, DO IT. Basically, don't be half-assed about things.)
Shook hands with Barack Obama, Vice President of the UO chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, member of the Society of Collegiate Scholars.