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Posting on LJ because I can

LJ's became unreliable these past few days.  But suddenly, it all came good again, so I'm posting garbage to make the most of it.  Please feel free to skip.

Let's start with photos of Hans Zimmer's studio.  IT IS KIND OF AMAZING.  I can't even really get jealous of it though, because it's so ludicrously ostentatious (no less than TWO Cintiqes and rather than a mixing desk, a whole wall of controllers, and at least two top-of-the line synths, and a grand piano, and let's not even get started on the room itself...) that it's kind of like being jealous of the Queen for living in Buckingham Palace.

I mean, it is not hard to make sound studios look awesome - I'm fairly convinced that most junk science fiction shows just raid their audio room for props - but that's all kinds of special.  I can think of no composer more deserving (or so prolific).  Also, it's worth checking out the rest of that site in general - some really amazing photography.

If Harry Potter were an anime.  Damn, you know, now I really wish the Japanese would adapt Harry Potter into an anime.  It would be a fairly awesome revenge for all the lousy American adaptations of Japanese manga and video games. Except that it wouldn't suck.
I still haven't seen the last movie.  Between SMASH! and chores and work, haven't had the opportunity yet.  Work's been keeping me insanely busy and stressed out, though apparently there was an 'incident' at one of the other local studios today (small industry - the gossip travels at light speed), rumours have it that the crazy overtime pushed one of the programmers into a bit of a meltdown. Police were called, even. This might be bad taste, but it's made me think that we might be going to get our Ekka show holiday after all.  Not that our studio is anywhere near that bad - typically I get kicked out of the building before it gets too late.  Really, I'll be happy if I still have a job come September.
Despite all of this, I somehow have just completed my 30th book in the 'read 50 books in a year' challenge.  And it's still only July!  Amazing what one can accomplish when suffering insomnia.



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Jul. 27th, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
I don't actually know who Hans Zimmerman is (and I have a feeling you're probably going to enlighten me immediately, haha, but I will say, pretty pictures. *__* THEY'RE HDR, I CAN TELL. (Actually, from what I see of the blog, all of them are HDR. *___* Gah, so talented.)

Except that it wouldn't suck. TRUE. And this is weird but I love how long that piece of artwork is. You never see then that long, and the only thing I remember similar is Durararara! ending song, with everyone hanging onto the shadows. ♥

DDD: I know you were mentioning work really being heavy but oh gods, please take a breather, Sin if it gets too bad. Or cling to the hope of next month and a few days off. ;;

(I did not know you were doing the 50 book challenge too! YESS FOR THIRTY BOOKS! At the end you should do a list of them all. ♥)

And it's okay to not see the final movie? I daresay it will still be showing for ages, since it keeps breaking the records for films. :D TAKE YOUR TIME, SIN.

OH MY GOD P4 ANIME LOOKS SO GOOD. I really need to finish the game. ;; I stopped just before Robo!bossfight, you know with the detective. ;; I FOUGHT IT ONCE AND NEARLY DIED AND NOW AND :| :| AT HOW I HAVE TO TRAIN UP. Franziska icon to whip me into shape. ;;
Jul. 27th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
PREPARE TO BE ENLIGHTENED. :D Hans Zimmer is kind of like the John Williams of modern movie soundtracks. He did the soundtracks for such films as Inception, Rango, Megamind, Pirates of the Carribean, The Lion King, The Da Vinci Code, Muppets Treasure Island, Cool Runnings... and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Haha, though I did suspect you would be more impressed with the photos than the music credentials. ;) Apparently he has a very good free HDR tutorial on there somewhere. Something for everyone!

<3 Eeee, yes! Exactly like that! I saw that image somewhere, it's fun to scroll down and find a new wonderful surprise.

Work is not so bad here, really! Like I said, our studio is nothing so crazy as theirs, kind of makes you appreciative. Most of the stress is self-induced, and I've done worse overtime in the past. I'm fine, things will be winding down in the leadup to Mani, I'm more worried about the future than anything. Hates job hunting with a passion.

Yes of course! \o/ Don't you recall? You were talking about it in January sometime, and that prompted me to take it up too. Hahah, listing all 50 books at once would be a bit TL;DR though? Maybe I should post about the first 25 for passing the halfway point, what do you think? And how's your efforts going? You haven't mentioned it for a while! (Oxford must have added at least a couple!)

LOL, that was my roundabout way of saying 'please do not discuss movie particulars in the comments'. ;) I'll probably go see it this Sunday, if all goes according to plan. :D

DOESN'T IT? This will fill the void that Ano Hi left (Have you finished watching that yet?). OMG, you are at such an excellent part of the game, too! It gets so exciting after that. KEEP IT UP P-CHAN. (Have you found that after playing P4, you start mentally categorising time spent with friends as 'levelling up social links'? XD)
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Jul. 27th, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
\o/ Yeah, he's pretty much the best of the best right now! It's kind of mind-boggling the amount of music he writes ever year. His discography is so huge it has its own wikipedia page! If anyone deserves a temple of music, it's him.
Jul. 27th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
Hot damn... now THAT is living in style... only Hans Zimmer.

OMG. Thank you so much for sharing the anime-fied Hary Potter-- I've seen something similar, but it was not nearly as badass. That? That is pure badassery.

OH SO I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE. I haven't seen it yet either. I'm also still not sure if I'm totally excited because it's the last one and they HAVE to make it awesome, or if I'm setting myself up for disappointment because that's what I thought about Half-Blood Prince, for which the movie adaptation sucked.

Don't let yourself get that stressed, dear... as agentlerain said, take some time off if it gets even close to giving you that hard of a time.

Yay books! Not-yay insomnia-- I empathize!

And I feel slightly better now that you mention LJ has sucked for you too-- it's been doing strange things to me for the past four days-ish.
Jul. 27th, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
Heh, thephoenixboy linked it and I had to pass it along! Same, I'd seen something similar before but this version was way more awesome.

Oh, glad to hear I'm not the only one who thought the Half-Blood Prince was a pretty crappy adaptation. (And I thought the first half of the Deathly Hallows wasn't very good either). I actually haven't really liked any of Yates's films as much as the first four - his editing and execution on even fundamental things like music and camerawork are really lacking, not to mention he chooses some really odd beats to focus on at the sacrifice of other parts that I would have thought way more important... but I'm still looking forward to finishing the series.

Yeah, they're under DDoS attacks again. Sucks!
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Jul. 28th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
GAH Why did you have to share the HP anime photo? Now I want an anime for it so freaking bad, especially since the movies were such a disappointment to me.

And damn does he have a nice studio! If only we could all be so rich and have such pretty things. lol I absolutely adore his work. <3 Is he working on anything new that you know of?
Jul. 29th, 2011 10:01 am (UTC)
Maybe it will happen. One day. We can only hope.

The Dark Knight Rises, I expect, since he's done all the others since Batman Begins. Along those lines, he's apparently doing the soundtrack for the next Sherlock Holmes movie too. Beyond that, who knows! Probably a bunch of cool things that haven't even been announced yet.
Jul. 29th, 2011 12:35 pm (UTC)
Eh, I've never seen any of the Batman movies...they just never interested me. But yay for Sherlock Holmes! Although, I'm totally only seeing that b/c it has Noomi Rapace in it~
Jul. 29th, 2011 12:00 pm (UTC)
Han's Zimmer's studio is apparently so awesome it slows down my laptop to look upon such magnificence.

The P4 trailer looks alright, but given that there's also a manga adaption, makes me wonder if Persona isn't being milked for cash. I think there's only so much new stuff you can add to a retelling of the same story unless you start diverging a fair amount (which I don't think will be happening in this case). Do we really need 3 versions of the same story? (Though I did enjoy reading the manga because they filled in some things that the games didn't cover)

On the other hand, I guess a localisation/subbing of an anime is more likely to happen than scanlations xD
Jul. 29th, 2011 12:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, they're definitely milking it, no question. I didn't wind up keeping up with the manga in the end, so the anime is welcome, but I imagine for a lot of people it will be one or the other (I also can't deny that I'm fairly excited by the prospect of a new shiny Shoji Meguro soundtrack to go with it - the remixes and new music that have been in the trailers have been excellent!)

Odd that, you would think it far cheaper to get the rights for and create scanlations. VA's don't come cheap - not even the no-name ones. Maybe the manga just doesn't match up in terms of sales.

...Oh man oh man, I actually kind of want to wait for a dub now. o__o I can't imagine Yosuke as anyone other than Yuri Lowenthal. Not that patient.
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Jul. 29th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
Hurrah, LJ!

a;sdkfj;sldkf Oh man, that HP pic is EPIC. ♥ Didn't they do a Supernatural adaptation? And HMC is English...
Jul. 31st, 2011 09:43 am (UTC)
Jul. 30th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
I love the If Harry Potter was an Anime pic like woah. Especially the GIANT Fred and George, haha.
I just checked out your list for the 50 books in a year challenge (which I had never heard of until now). I may take this challenge. =) Of course, the year is more than halfway over so...maybe I'll shoot for 25 for now, 50 next year, haha.
Jul. 31st, 2011 09:45 am (UTC)
Brilliant! It's a pretty cool challenge, a great way to convince yourself (and others) to read more. Hahah, 25 started from August is a pretty good challenge in itself, good luck!
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