Saturday, August 28, 2010

Zooey and Ben

Well, I admit, this is sort of a creepy post. I love Zooey Deschanel, and I think it's time I tell the world how my fan-love has sort of evolved to this weird stage. I think she's a really talented artist, both musically and in film, and I really, really hope I get to meet her someday (I tweet about this constantly). I know she's married to Ben Gibbard, of Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service fame, but I think it's great. They're a wonderful celebrity couple. I love Ben's music almost as much as Zooey's music (maybe) and I'm just waiting for them to get together and just bubble beautiful indie/emo music. I'd get that album instantaneously.

Anyways, the point of this post, really, is that I was listening to some of The Postal Service ("Such Great Heights") and I was thinking, "Wow, maybe Ben wrote this song when he was dating Zooey." I mean, it's possible. "Such Great Heights" was released in 2003 and Zooey and Ben got married in 2009. I have no idea when they started dating, but I'm willing to believe they at least knew each other by then. A six-year dating period isn't impossible.

Maybe a more avid Zooey Deschanel fan than me knows more, but for now I'm content thinking that this song was Ben's song for Zooey when she's away on tour. It fits. Anyways, here's the song so you can listen too.

The likelihood of all this conjecture being accurate is pretty low, but it's a nice thought. Zooey didn't start going on tour with She & Him until 2008, so maybe it refers more to her being on tour for filming. But the coincidence is just phenomenal. I like to think she listens to it when she's on the tour bus with She & Him, thinking of Ben.

It's such a sweet thought, one of those thoughts that romanticizes love and encourages us to believe in it still.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Character Study: Summer Finn

It's safe to say that (500) Days of Summer is one of my all-time, favorite movies. It doesn't hurt that my all-time, favorite actress is the titular character either. There is no denying that I am fully obsessed with Zooey Deschanel, so this may explain the subject of this particular post.

Don't worry, though, this won't be just me crooning about how great she is or how much I'm in love with her. I solemnly swear I will do my absolute best to maintain objectivity in what is going to be an in-depth study of a character I find intriguing and very well-constructed.

First, I should probably do a bit of explaining. If you don't know, (500) Days of Summer is a romantic-drama-comedy film. The movie is all about a guy named Tom who falls in love with a girl named Summer. He believes in love; she doesn't. It sounds like your average rom-com, but it truly stands out. The movie has so many layers (like a relationship) and what I'm trying to do is simply peel away at one of them.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Conflict of College

College is coming. For those of you like me who are preparing for the big leave, it's safe to say that we are all feeling a little weird about it. Moving away. Meeting new people. Living on our own. As I was told very many times, it's natural to feel a little anxious. But what probably freaks us out the most is that a majority of our friends won't be coming with us. We're dispersing to different colleges, scattered by the four winds. We're afraid we may never see each other again.

I will miss my friends. The people who over the years I've become close to, who shared my experiences and who I've come to rely on and care very much about. You know who you are.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A New Star Wars Movie, Please?

No, no, no. Don't get excited. This neither official or a rumor. It isn't speculation either. It's simply wishful thinking from an undying Star Wars fan and lore nerd.

The original Star Wars trilogy and the prequel trilogy are done and over with. Even though a remake of either trilogy would be cool, I think that a completely new Star Wars story is waiting to be told. There's so much material out there; the Star Wars universe is massive. A new movie could take place thousands of years before the Battle of Yavin or thousands of years after.

Just do a quick Google search of Star Wars stories that have nothing to do with the films. There's so many and a lot of them have nothing to do with the Rebellion era or the Clone Wars, which would be a breath of fresh air in what's becoming a stale environment.

To start with we have the Tales of the Jedi story arcs with Ulic Qel-Droma, Exar Kun, and Nomi Sunrider. In these story arcs alone there are two epic conflicts: the Great Hyperspace War between the Republic and the Sith Empire under Naga Sadow and the Sith War with Exar Kun and the fallen Ulic Qel-Droma. There's literally enough there to create a whole new, epic trilogy.