Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt
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"Good going dad. You've raised another mummy."

happy birthday
marinshellstone!!!

and congratulations once again!


You share your birthday with the Master of Suspense!!!


I have been working on my Mummy trilogy compilation (I've already posted the artwork in my cover gallery). Because I was as familiar as I was with the first two scores, all it really took was a viewing of the new movie to get an idea of how the music works in the film to come up with a structure for the album. The hard part was matching the dynamics, because each of these score have completely different sonics (Goldsmith's is decently dynamic but not loud enough, Silvestri's is too dynamic and Edelman's is just all loud, even the quiet parts), making it very difficult to get the sound levels to match. I have been listening to my master and aside from a few very minor tweaks required, it is just about complete. I'll have the entry for it posted shortly.


The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor in a nutshell:
  • The change of locale does inject a little bit of freshness into the mix.

  • Brendan Fraser is as amiable as ever.

  • Most of the plot twists are telegraphed at least ten minutes in advance (par for the course for a Mummy feature), although there are one or two nifty turns.

  • Maria Bello gives it her best, but something is lost in the translation from Rachel Weisz.

  • Most of the special effects are nothing short of dazzling.

  • Luke Ford's turn as Alex (played by Freddie Boath in The Mummy Returns) isn't the albatross that it might have been.

  • Three-headed dragons never get old.

  • Randy Edelman's score is decent - and certainly works better on film than on the completely mixed-up album - but the fuller orchestration on John Debney's cues stand out.

  • Jet Li kicks ass and Isabella Leong is extremely easy on the eyes.
All in all, pretty much what I expected, a lot of eye-candy and forgettable, but fun.

Various different memes yoinked from suitboyskin and cookie_girl:


What leader of ancient/classical history are you?
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You scored as Liu Bang

In spite of what is suggested by this horrible statue I found of him (apparently Liu Bang wasn't very photogenic), you (Liu Bang, the first emperor of the Han dynasty) are a great guy. Though not all that charismatic, you are highly methodical in all that you do, and you work for the betterment of society. Initially, you entrusted provinces of your Chinese empire to family members and close friends, thinking that you could trust them to be loyal to them. Sadly, they all turned against you. But you managed to keep things under control, though not without help from the brilliant advisors you kept near your side to aid you with difficult tasks.

To learn more about Liu Bang, go here: Emperor Gaozu of the Han


Wang Mang


83%

Liu Bang


83%

Hammurabi


75%

Ashoka Maurya


75%

Chandragupta Maurya


67%

Maodun


58%

Cyrus


58%

Han Wudi


50%

Alexander the Great


50%

Sargon of Akkad


50%

Yu of China


50%

Darius


42%

Xerxes


42%

Qin Shihuangdi


8%




Most Comprehensive X-Men Personality Quiz 2.0
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You scored as Beast

Beast is an intelligent, politcal spokesman for the X-Men. He has a Ph.D in Genetics and is well versed in literature. He may look like a blue fuzzy monster, but deep down he's very benevolent and logical. Powers: Enhanced strength and agility


Beast


95%

Rogue


80%

Cyclops


80%

Iceman


65%

Jean Grey


65%

Gambit


60%

Colossus


60%

Wolverine


50%

Storm


50%

Nightcrawler


40%

Emma Frost


20%




Which secondary G.I. Joe are you?
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You scored as Spirit

You are Spirit.
Primary military speciality:Infantry
Secondary military speciality:Tracking
Due to your Indian heritage, you have an innate connection to nature. You're family was extremely poor. You are friends with everyone, and like to help them with their problems.


Spirit


90%

Doc


65%

Lady Jaye


45%

Torpedo


45%

Wild Bill


40%

Clutch


35%

Shipwreck


25%



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