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05 November 2006 @ 12:24 am
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Egregiously Mislabeled Taxidriver: All your base (counterglow)brendo on November 5th, 2006 08:49 am (UTC)
Three seconds later, it became my wallpaper.

Fritters: Zim google-eyes by inanefritters on November 6th, 2006 01:33 am (UTC)

New world record!

Egregiously Mislabeled Taxidriver: Authoritah!  (syndicon)brendo on November 6th, 2006 04:40 am (UTC)
Have you read the Wikipedia article?

Alan Moore, however, distanced himself from the film sight unseen, as he has with every screen adaptation of his works to date. He ended cooperation with his publisher, DC Comics, after its corporate parent, Warner Bros., failed to retract statements about Moore's supposed endorsement of the movie.[9] After reading the script, Moore remarked that his comic had been "turned into a Bush-era parable by people too timid to set a political satire in their own country.... This film is a thwarted and frustrated and largely impotent American liberal fantasy of someone with American liberal values standing up against a state run by neoconservatives — which is not what the comic 'V for Vendetta' was about. It was about fascism, it was about anarchy, it was about England." He later adds that if the Wachowskis had wanted to protest what was going on in America, then they should have used a political narrative that spoke directly at America's issues, similar to what Moore had done before with Britain.[10]

Fritters: V - Not about Bush by enlisted_smilefritters on November 6th, 2006 07:14 am (UTC)
I'd scanned it, but never seen all that, no. Even with the double-crosses thing in the film, though, I never likened it to Bush simply because I read the book and knew better.
Egregiously Mislabeled Taxidriver: Calvin Augh (babycakesicons)brendo on November 6th, 2006 07:25 am (UTC)
You mean... you mean you have FACTS?? You thought for yourself??? You weren't spoon fed by Hollywood?
Frittersfritters on November 6th, 2006 03:29 pm (UTC)
There must be something wrong with me. Here I am so close to Hollywood and yet I don't do whatever the Smarter Than Thou celebrities tell me to do...
"You know, that snake girl..."thatsnakegirl on November 5th, 2006 12:10 pm (UTC)
Very subtle, the poem, but I love it!
Fritters: V - Govts Should Be Afraid by Frittersfritters on November 5th, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I wanted to "celebrate" the holiday ^_^ We're watching it tonight and the mask is in the front window
"You know, that snake girl..."thatsnakegirl on November 5th, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping to get a few friends to buy masks for next Halloween. I'm planning ahead, because throwing things together last minute didn't work out so well this year. lol.
AlucarDmilesaroo on November 5th, 2006 01:13 pm (UTC)
Woooo!! :D
Fritters: TT SF Giggle by shamanic_nurikofritters on November 5th, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC)
I'm amazed you didn't beat me to posting about it, you little welsh hooligan! That's one of the reasons I stayed up and posted it at midnight!
The Voice Of Reasonellonwye on November 5th, 2006 03:00 pm (UTC)
It's.. really, really weird to see practically our only national holiday becoming popular in other countries.
thudpucker: laughing man - by frittersthudpucker on November 5th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)

Now here's the interesting thing, though.

England has always celebrated November 5th because Fawkes failed.

But November 5th is starting to be celebrated in other countries because Fawkes tried.

It's not a reaction to the English government, per se... it's a reaction to government grown too big for its britches. Period.

The baffled kingda_pimpmasta on November 5th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
Quoted for truth.
Fritters: TT SF Giggle by shamanic_nurikofritters on November 5th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC)
Blame it on Alan Moore. But yeah, that must be weird. For what it's worth, I don't know of anyone doing the traditional things you do, we just say "Woot! Gunpowder!" and get on with our day...
Matthew B. Tepper: Albino brideasimovberlioz on November 5th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
Penny for the Guy! (And yes, I do pronounce it to rhyme with "bee.")
Fritters: Ed Peering by Frittersfritters on November 5th, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC)
Huh. That's the correct pronunciation, huh?
MollieAdognotspicy on November 5th, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC)
yessss... Guy Fawkes day. Woohoo!!!
Fritters: Ed Peering by Frittersfritters on November 5th, 2006 07:40 pm (UTC)
Burning anything to celebrate?
MollieAdognotspicy on November 5th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
Ha ha... sadly I didn't have an effigy on hand to burn tonight, LOL. I guess I'll just burn some firewood ;-)