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September 10th, 2007

Bored now or boring now?

After nearly three days of sloth, I'm feeling very sluggish today. And it's not like work would be a chore since I'm translating Conan with Clive Owen and Alan Alda today, and yet I can't get moving. I spent the morning doing administrative things and have managed to translate something like 50 words on top of that.

And my productivity is not helped by the fact that my Becoming Jane DVD arrived in the mail earlier today. I wanna waaaaatch! /whine

I went to the movies on Saturday. We only meant to catch one movie, but when we arrived at the theater we saw that there was a sneak preview of The Bourne Identity (it's not premiering until this Friday), so we decided on a double feature.

Fracture )

The Bourne Identity was a fun ride, but from what I can recall of the books, it didn't even remotely resemble the last of the trilogy. Actually, aside from the basic premise, I don't think any of them have. Of course, it's been so long since I read them that I may be completely off the mark there. Especially since I think I'm getting them mixed up somewhat with Tom Clancy's oeuvre.

However, Bourne actually prompted me to send a complaint about the translation for the first time ever. I wouldn't have bothered if it wasn't for the fact that the movie hadn't been released, and my complaint might actually prevent the vast majority of the viewing audience to grit their teeth at peppers being translated into pepper, having to see Neil spelled as Neal throughout the entire movie (even in the subtitle translating an on-screen document that clearly reads "Neil") and being told that 1000 yards equals 300 meters, which... No, it really doesn't.

I've rewatched the first half of Friday Night Lights (and I think I'm now caught up to where I stopped watching last season), and... )

I haven't forgotten about the request icons, by the way, I just spent the last couple of weeks overwhelmed by work and when I finally got some time to work on icons I felt like I'd lost my mojo.

Oh, and I keep forgetting to thank whoever sent me the anonymous v-gift, so thank you!