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Ultimate weekend - Suffering From Elation
A Survivor's Tale
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Ultimate weekend
So I spent the entire weekend in the company of Joey, Hammond and Damien playing Smash Brawl on the Wii (I play the small, irritating characters like Pikachu and Chibi Link) which I'm surprisingly not bad at, unlike that bloody Mario racing game, my abilities at which can only be described as heinously awful.

Spending the weekend in the company of two charming gay men led to lots of delicious cooking, and ultimately, Joe and I swapping hairdos: Joe's hair is now straight, mine is wildly curly. The curls were supposed to drop out by the end of the day but much to everyone's surprise they remained. I slept on them, brushed my hair this morning and it is STILL curly. So that's fun and new. Joe loves it and says I look like a 1940's gal. We have photos, nothing online yet though.

Joe, with straight hair, looks like... Greg. Hee.

Damien is an amazing ball of energy. By the end of the weekend he was insisting I apply to Pixar with him so we could all move to LA, and Joe could get a job doing something, and Hammond could be a radiation therapist in LA too, and... the frightening part is at the end of a mere two days he'd just about convinced us all to do it. 9_9 That boy has magical powers, I swear.

Anyway, as 95% of you don't know half the people I'm talking about, I'll move onto a more generic piece of news, which is this: John Barrowman, who plays Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who and Torchwood, has entered the fray of casting possibilities for CAPTAIN AMERICA.

I couldn't have cared less about Captain America 'til I heard the news from my workmates this morning (none of whom have been exposed to the mightiness of Doctor Who yet) and totally lost my shit in front of them. I was like "YES!! AWESOME!! WOOO!!" and they were all "..."

I still have the flu and am currently pretty busy. Back to it!
12 have fought ~ fight the power!
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peterchayward From: peterchayward Date: July 28th, 2008 01:20 am (UTC) (Link)

I would abandon all the projects I'm working on now for a chance to work with them.

Pixar is my very favourite company.
tania From: tania Date: July 28th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I would abandon all the projects I'm working on now for a chance to work with them.

They're like the cool kid of corporations. Have you seen photos of the inside of their studio? They have this massive kitchen and all these sporting facilities for their staff, and a wall full of freaking lollies. It's pretty amazing.
stokerbramwell From: stokerbramwell Date: July 28th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Oho, so you MIGHT be coming to the US of A after all!
tania From: tania Date: July 28th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I promise nothing. I had the crap kicked out of me by Diznay, and as much as I adore Damien's drive and passion, I'm not sure I have it in me to put myself through all that again. Generally people can find passion OR contentment, but the two are mutually exclusive, and right now I'm contented...

I do get bored easily though. *grin*
stokerbramwell From: stokerbramwell Date: July 28th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC) (Link)
What, the conciliatory mouse ears with your name on them weren't apology enough? ;D
tania From: tania Date: July 28th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Pfft, I received no mouse ears! So on my way through the studio for the last time, as it was shutting down for good, I did what a dozen or so others had clearly done before me and yanked one of the tiny Mickeys off the wall mural that was formed of hundreds of identical Mickey figurings all nailed up in rows. (It sounds horrific, it was actually sort of cute. And yes, half a row was missing from other souveneir-hunting animators by that stage.)
stokerbramwell From: stokerbramwell Date: July 28th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I believe that. You worked for the Florida facility, right? The one inside the Disney-MGM Studios? I remember taking tours through there back when it was a working studio. It was incredibly sad, when I came back on the College Program, to walk by that empty building...and even sadder to take the "Magic of Disney Animation" tour and see all the windows blocked off with those darn Tinkerbell "Pardon our Fairy Dust" things. XP Sure made the tour a heck of a lot more boring...
tania From: tania Date: July 28th, 2008 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Gosh no, I worked for the Aussie studio! I've not yet been to America. :)
stokerbramwell From: stokerbramwell Date: July 28th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Ohhh. Wonder where I'd gotten that notion? Hum.
tania From: tania Date: July 28th, 2008 03:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Love the icon. :D Dunno, it could've been because the Florida studio was similar to the Sydney studio in a number of ways - the kind of productions done there, etc. We actually got their desks when they shut down. :\ Then we shut down a year later and... I've no idea where those desks wound up, which is a shame because they were awesome, and whatever short-sighted management who made the decision to axe both studios failed to anticipate that Lasseter would charge in only a couple of years later and go, "2D is NOT dead! Let's go again!"
stokerbramwell From: stokerbramwell Date: July 28th, 2008 03:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I'm glad he showed up to save 2D.
bizarreoptimism From: bizarreoptimism Date: July 28th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
As someone who is also currently involved in trying to make scary-ass life-changing dream-reaching-for decisions, I wish you the best of luck. And hope you go for it. It's been my experience thus far that you can't have contentment without passion, you really can't, because that contentment's all a front. Or at least it is for me.

So luck to you in your decision-making. :)

OHMIGAWD _JOHN BARROWMAN_ MIGHT BE CAPTAIN AMERICA???! That is absolutely the only way in a billion years I would even remotely care about it!!! And I am sooooo glad I found out about it this way, because if I'd found out in front of, say, my co-workers, my reaction would have been the same as yours, and they think I'm bizarre enough as it is.

It will probably never in a zillion years happen, because the Universe generally likes to keep things that cool from happening, but -- ohmiGAWD, that would rock so incredibly much!!
12 have fought ~ fight the power!