June 17, 2004
burning ears by proxy

Thanks to Petra for this scan

In addition to the FARK discussion that Beeb pointed out, they're also picking apart A Scanner Darkly over at Slashdot*.

Gosh, can we get someone to post something at MetaFilter for a hat trick?

You know, I have no desire to delve into one of these discussions, I've beaten my head against that wall before. I pick my battles and stay tenacious on my own turf. Besides, he doesn't need me or anyone else to champion him to the masses. If Keanu Reeves cared what some people said, he'd have stopped rolling with the punches a long time ago.

It is interesting to read what people outside of the fandom circles are saying about him and his projects, though. Oh sure, there's the usual cheap-shotting haters, but it's not all bad. The Matrix earned him the props from most of the geek community, and he's still revered by many simply for Ted.

And I really think that his work in ASD is going to blow everyone, including us longtime fans, away.

*the key to reading /. is in the use of the threshold feature. The worthwhile discussion rises to the top at level 4 or 5.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at June 17, 2004 04:51 PM .

And then there's this a$$hat who works on the film crew of A Scanner Darkly.

Posted by: Kat on June 17, 2004 05:48 PM

Sounds like "works", as in: I'm a film student and they let me carry stuff around...

I think ASD is going to be awesome, but then I was completely blown away by Waking Life.

You wanna count Ted Casablanca implying he doesn't bathe often enough to make your hat trick?

Posted by: Nudel on June 17, 2004 06:02 PM

No, he doesn't qualify as "the masses" and there's no discussion.

Hmmmm, but can I spit in Ted's latte anyway?

Also, I think that if Keanu wanted a tongue bath he'd still have quite a few volunteers.

Posted by: krix on June 17, 2004 06:08 PM

Here is a brilliant remark from Slashdot:

"The only reason you put Keanu in a movie is for boxoffice returns"

...gee, ya think?

Posted by: shelz on June 17, 2004 10:04 PM

fark won't let me post for 23 hours. (((

Posted by: wanda on June 17, 2004 11:22 PM

it s your favorite fan who sent to you a magical potion for nervosity ,mr keanu reeves do you want to know it?

Posted by: chistelle on June 18, 2004 12:39 AM

Wow, are we going to have to go through this every single time? If it annoys us it must be totally potentially destructive for him. Poor sugar. Good thing he seems so strong and centred.

Thanks for the photo, krix. I had no idea he had been interviewed by the late, lamented and troubled Paula. (Am presuming it wasn't her that gave him the black eye.)

Posted by: bea_herenow on June 18, 2004 02:23 AM

*tch tch tch*

I know there are worse wastes of flesh than Ted Casablanca floating about, but I'm in a bad enough mood today, so I'm targetting him.

As for the asshat, well...sticks and stones, sonny; sticks and stones. In your eye. Repeatedly.

Posted by: Tabitha on June 18, 2004 05:15 AM

If you don't mind my saying so, I think "asshat" is too good for him (forgive my gender assumption). I mean - maybe it's just me - but the opinion of someone who thinks it's super cool to blog predominantly about how much guinness/gin he drank the night before doesn't really excite me creatively. I'm sorry but I don't think he's worth our time.

Posted by: bea_herenow on June 18, 2004 07:13 AM

all i can say is -- keanu as Bob Arctor is going to fucking blow us all away. the casting is perfect, except for maybe Donna (i see her as someone a bit more ... um, young and ripe? maybe... than WR). but keanu as Arctor will be dead on. much much much more excited about this film than Constantine, though i'm sure i'll be there more than a few times for old JC as well.

Posted by: lori on June 18, 2004 10:06 AM

A$$hat...words of jealousy. Ted...desparate for attention. I agree with Bea...not worth the time.

Posted by: shelz on June 18, 2004 10:48 AM

"ASSWIPE" is my favorite name for utter jerks!!!!

Posted by: krissy on June 18, 2004 05:16 PM

Metafilter is closed to new members -- or I would
be glad to "drop in" --

I did sign up at slashdot but I have to wait
to post --

As for TC, I know all you experienced Keanuphiles
read the portion of his column in which he drooled
over K's flawless complexion -- perhaps thwarted
is a better word to apply to Ted (meow!!)

Posted by: jude on June 18, 2004 10:14 PM

well ,bea herenow , complication your name! you open my eyes ,thank you!

Posted by: CHRISTELLE on June 19, 2004 02:50 AM

Your posts are always so interesting Christelle.

Posted by: shelz on June 19, 2004 11:11 AM

well... i was finally able to post over at fark... wonder if you can tell which is mine!!??

Posted by: wanda on June 22, 2004 03:54 AM

well... i was finally able to post over at fark... wonder if you can tell which is mine!!??

Posted by: wanda on June 22, 2004 03:55 AM
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