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12 October 2010 @ 09:07 pm
OOOH! babettew54, I Love You!  
As I've been violently ill all day (yeah, I know. When am I NOT?), I've been home and resting despite the hell I'll likely get on Thursday. I just checked in a little while ago and finally saw something that confirmed that The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was worth all the hype. I think I've read everything I can on the net about the books and the original film series. Not curious at all about the remake, as American remakes ALWAYS suck. I don't need it changed for my sensibilities to make them realistic. That said, I think I'll be tracking down everything I can find for this. I'm excited for something for the first time in the last little bit! Well, other than Smallville. :D

Now if I could just talk my stomach into retaining what I put in it... *sighs disgustedly*
On the Verge of: sickSick. YES, AGAIN.
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Lois: Lois :: Facepalmkalalanekent on October 13th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
I'm thinking of just changing my name to that, so people are warned ahead of time how much of a Typhoid Mary I am. *makes face, takes Pepto, and makes her millionth mug of peppermint tea*
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Lois: LS :: Lois Jason :: Never Doubt Lovekalalanekent on October 13th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
I'm just so damn sick of being sick. :(
saavikam77: Clark Jimmy Photosaavikam77 on October 13th, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)
Sick AGAIN? O_O *pets*

Man, we gotta find a way to keep you well, hon! *passes hot tea and a cold compress*

*gentle snugs*
Lois: Lois :: Asleepkalalanekent on October 13th, 2010 04:23 am (UTC)
I think I'm going to HAVE to see the doctor and see what I can do about an immune booster. I'm SO tired of this.
maaike_fluffy on October 13th, 2010 07:46 am (UTC)
YES! This!

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is awesome. I'd snuggle Lisbeth, but I don't dare... *wink* I'm kind of skeptical about the movie remake; the Swedish ones are not old, and perfectly fine with subtitles. It even adds to the feeling, I think, to see everything in it's original setting.

Besides, they'll have to come up with one helluva good Lisbeth to beat Noomi Rapace...

Sorry you're ill, hun... *offers tea* So much for a fun two weeks off, huh?
Lois: LS :: Lois Jason :: Never Doubt Lovekalalanekent on October 13th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
I really, really love everything I've seen so far. She just seems to be an excellent character all around. I really have to get my hands on the books and films. I have this feeling I'll love her like mad.

Bah, American remakes always suck. Period. We shouldn't be allowed to get the licenses. I'll nearly always prefer the originals (every once in a while the originals don't translate at all, but it a rare occurrence), bubtitles or no. Dubbed is only fun to watch for how badly it translates.

And in total agreement, although I've only seen clips. The girl they chose here, Rooney Mara, is going to have GIANT shoes to fill.

Actually, it's two weeks UNTIL I leave. And I only get a week. This is going to make the getting there that much harder. :(
maaike_fluffy on October 13th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
You haven't seen or read them yet? Go! Now! It's awesome, I promise you you'll be impressed. Lisbeth is so deliciously kick-ass... *grin* Easily the best character in the trilogy. And the story is really good and captivating, if you can stay away from the spoilers there are some twists you'll never see coming...

I'll nearly always prefer the originals (every once in a while the originals don't translate at all, but it a rare occurrence), bubtitles or no.

Well... you're kinda gonna need the subtitled one. That, or brush up on your Swedish... Mine's a little rusty... *wink*

*distracted* That reminds me, I still have to see the third movie...

Anyway, good luck with the two remaining weeks. I thought for sure I read a post where you said you had two weeks, plus two days... or something. But I must've misunderstood...
Lois: Clark :: Filled With Dorky Gleekalalanekent on October 17th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
Guess who picked the first book up today at the bookstore? :D Once that's done, I'm going to go find the DVD. Can't wait to get started on it. It looks pretty thick. Which is ALWAYS a plus.

Also, about the time off, I may have worded it incorrectly. I had two weeks and two days until I left. Nope, no two weeks until the wedding next September and the boss is going to be furious. I've never been allowed to be out that long. :D
maaike_fluffy on October 17th, 2010 11:16 am (UTC)
Enjoy! :D
Lois: Lois :: Gigglekalalanekent on October 19th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
150 pages in and the history of the Vanger family has been discussed and Lisbeth is arriving at Bjurman's house. If I'm correct, it starts to get wild from here. I've been warned about what happens to her next.
maaike_fluffy on October 19th, 2010 06:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, I remember I was utterly confused by the sheer number of Vangers involved at that point. :) And yes, Lisbeth is not going to get an easy ride in this book...

Our conversation made me remember I still had to see movie 3, so I sat down yesterday to catch up on that. *grins happily* God, it made me wish Larsson had lived long to finish book 4.

*re-reads the last part* Uhm... that sounds rather egocentrical... Not what I intended
Lois: Lois :: Gigglekalalanekent on October 21st, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
I got what you meant and I totally agree. I'm now almost 400 pages in and Blomvkist and Salander just met face-to-face. That is one of the funniest things I've ever read. XD
maaike_fluffy on October 21st, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
Hee! :D He just barged into her apartment, and she was like 'WTF? How did you find me?' Too bad this scene is totally different in the movie :/.

Just keep reading: it gets even better. :)
Lois: Lois :: Gigglekalalanekent on October 25th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
Less than a hundred pages from the end. I'm going to be picking up The Girl Who Played With Fire while we're in the mountains. SO. Damn. GOOD!
maaike_fluffy on October 25th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
So, should I expect Kala to get some Lisbethish tendencies in the near future? :)
Lois: Lois :: Huh?kalalanekent on October 25th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
Hell, expect Lois to be reading it in the hospital next chapter. XD
Obsessed fangirl: SV - LWtk - Clois hugsbabettew54 on October 13th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
*gentle medicinal hugs*!

Wow, the movie was amazing! I haven't read the books, but I had heard that the original series is faithful to the books.

I don't want to think what Hollywood will do to it. Ms. Noomi shocked and amazed me in her portrayal of Lisbeth. It will be very hard to top, if it can be topped.

Lois: LS :: Jason :: Snifflekalalanekent on October 13th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
*snugs you back and takes ANOTHER dose of meds*

I had heard a little bit before you posted, but not too much. I've been curious about it for a while, but didn't want to buy into the hype. Now I can't wait to see it! I'm going to try to get the books over the weekend and see if I can finish them before we leave for the trip. Maybe I'll get lucky and find the films in Asheville.

And I really don't WANT to think what they'll do with it. I'm nervous enough about Let Me In. *wrinkles nose*