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Kittens +  Grenade

Dridget Bones' Jiary

I have severely annoyed one of my coworkers due to my refusal to see Bridget Jones' Diary. Either 1 or 2. She says I need to have an open mind (certainly one of the strangest things I have yet heard in reference to myself).

I do not think it is a matter of an open mind. I simply find that genre of movie to be completely lacking in any element that would spark my interest. If I'm going to spend two hours of my life in front of a screen it had better have explosions or monsters or aliens or furries or animals or naked people doing interesting things.

I'm not squicked. I'm not saying it doesn't have value (how can I, because I haven't seen it?). I am simply. Not. Interested.

This came up because my boss suggested a movie date, and apparently my tastes are the limiting factor. This is not encouraging me to socialize with them. People ask why furries don't mix with mundanes, it is not snobbery, it is bullshit like this.

Well... at least ONE of my coworkers is a geek. But she disparages my lack of interest in the Jem animated series. (She pointed out it was highly sexualized, I pointed out that at that age I avoided anything with that much pink and glitz as if it were contagious.) Woe.

EDIT: Fixed spelling. Jem not Gem. Not that I care, but... ;P


read the book instead

The book is actually a total hoot, it's so over the top. The movie was cute, but only if you've seen the A & E PRIDE AND PREJUDICE with Colin Firth and get all the Darcy references. (Frex, Firth played Mr. Darcy in P & P and plays "Marc Darcy" in BJD... and in EDGE OF REASON, Bridget interviews Firth-as-himself about his acting career, including his role as Mr. Darcy -- if that sort of bizarre inside-out joke appeals, then read the book.)

I listened to an unabridged audiobook version of EDGE OF REASON while commuting to work and almost became a menace to the road, I laughed so hard. Only a tiny smidgeon of the truly demented humor comes through in the movie. I repeat, read the book instead.