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My sister gave me some dinosaur biscuits yesterday. Eating them is a slow business, as I have to identify the dinosaurs before I eat them, and now my tea is getting cold. They taste nice, but I'm not entirely convinced about the accuracy of their dimensions. Also, I'm not sure they should be putting Triceratops in the same box as Stegosaurus. Doesn't that count as spoilers? Was quite surprised to find a sheep included, as I didn't think they were dinosaurs, but I suppose there's a chance it's an Ankylosaurus. Either that or I need to start getting a lot more interested in sheep.

On a mildly different note, I watched Pan's Labyrinth last night for the first time. It's brilliant. The marketing made quite a big deal of the awesome thing with the eyes in its hands, and it hardly featured at all, which was a bit of a disappointment. Still a very good movie, though. Terrific, detached sense to it, which made the real and the mythic blend into each other, and for once the SFX weren't overdone. Well, okay. Maybe the psychotic giant toad's projectile vomiting was a bit cartoony. The rest actually looked real, though. Peter Jackson take note. Also, although I think we're supposed to assume that the fairy tale aspects of the story are all in Ofelia's imagination (her step-father clearly can't see Pan), that's open to interpretation. After all, he's just the kind of man who wouldn't be able to see into fairyland, and wouldn't want to, either. Not sure if I want it to be real or a dream, to be perfectly honest, but it's nice to have the opportunity to make up my mind.

The Pale Man. Not a great house guest. Tends to bite the heads off fairies at the dinner table.

Pan and Ofelia. Whilst having a quick look for reviews this morning, I found an hilarious ultra-Christian one that claimed Pan represents paedophelia, and that in offering him an innocent young girl as a play thing, Guillermo del Toro is in league with the devil. I was quite impressed. Apparently CS Lewis is guilty of the same thing, which will be news to all those militant atheists who oppose the Narnia series so strongly. Sometimes you can't please anyone.

Anyhow, it was very good, even if it was satanist propaganda. Everybody else has probably seen it already, but I recommend it anyway, just in case. Also I recommend dinosaur biscuits, but then that probably goes without saying. (Apparently I said it anyway. Sorry).


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Dec. 26th, 2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
I would sort out the biscuits beforehand into type so as not to waste time while actually eating them!! It's funny that I cannot sort out my life but I am happy to sort biscuits!!
Dec. 27th, 2012 01:50 am (UTC)
No, you can't do that. Then you have to take them all out of the packet, and then shovel back the ones you don't eat. And then you'd have to sort them all over again when you want to have some more. This is an inefficient use of time, and also increases the risk of dinosaurs escaping and going on the rampage. Far better to take one out, identify it, and then make it extinct. Although I do quite like the idea of spreading them all out on the table, and having dinosaur armies.
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