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Friday, Oct. 09

Cousin's wedding a few hours away. Current weather cold and wet, compared to yesterday's hot and humid. We'll see how that develops for this evening. I wish for a bit of sun, at least!
Never heard so many crickets (or grasshoppers?) last evening. Super loud too! It was great!



Avatar,Last Airbender movie

From a recent (short) interview given to MTV.
http://www.lastairbenderfans.com/index.php?subaction=showcomments&id=1255036608&archive=&start_from=&ucat=1&
No glorious sideburns, but they are there. Sort of acknowledged sideburns. Mini burns.
I'm curious to see him in character, with full costume on. I think he can pull off the egotistical- full of himself side of Zhao.
He'll also probably be even more funny. I'm really really curious to see what he'll bring to the character.
I'm still wishing for him to do something with Jon Steward, in full Zhao costume, ha ha!

Yes, there may be movie grumbling in the comments- I say go ahead. Your views are appreciated. Just don't start a race bending conflict (though you guys have been awesome so far, yay!). I am not good enough to play peace agent. Go to http://www.racebending.com/v2/ to be proactive about your views, it will be more productive.

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star_puppet
Oct. 9th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
I'll soon find out when the movie comes out. :D
I can't say about this yet, but I bet he'll make a great Zhao. :3
rufftoon
Oct. 9th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
If anything, it should be an entertaining Zhao :)
riicchan
Oct. 9th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
Who says he won't be wearing artificial sideburns? Then he'll be, like, ROBOZHAO!
rufftoon
Oct. 9th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...RoboZhao.
If we ever do a cyberpunk Avatar AU, RoboZhao WILL be in it!
muffins_of_god
Oct. 9th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
I will vote for this. Yes.
snapes_angel
Oct. 9th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
Ha! you don't even need an AU, since you have mechanical geniuses in the show. Well, it would kind of sort of, and kind of, sort of not, be an AU.
rufftoon
Oct. 9th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
They're not building robots yet.
Oooh, maybe CyborgZhao!
snapes_angel
Oct. 10th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
That fits. ^_^
sweet_gardenia
Oct. 9th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
heh not bad. He's still got a lot of sideburn to fill. But yes do not judge a man until you have walked a mile in his...er sideburns I guess.

I think he'll be my favorite. I hope they do the Epic Fail Han scene XD
rufftoon
Oct. 9th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, that would be a fun scene to have! Got to have to wait and see what they kept and what they threw away.
snapes_angel
Oct. 9th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
Yes! THe EFH scene! That would be total win, seriously.
droolfangrrl
Oct. 9th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
So he should look like this y'think. :D

http://www.crw.org/gallery/kline.htm
rufftoon
Oct. 9th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA!
Nope, Zhao keeps control of his sideburns, he'd never let them invade his head like this.
But what if he lost a battle against his sideburns? Knowing his tract record in fights, this could get ugly (sideburns invasion!)
snapes_angel
Oct. 9th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
Cheating at "Who Wants to be a Millionaire". ROFL!
rufftoon
Oct. 9th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
Something Zhao would like to learn, that's for sure.
snapes_angel
Oct. 10th, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
O yea. Also, "How To Rul The World in 10 Easy Steps", probably. That's our Zhao
hobbitnat
Oct. 9th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
the only grumbling i have is i can't watch the movie :/ ? i'm "out of region" but i think he'll make a pretty stellar Zhao I'm excited!
rufftoon
Oct. 9th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
Whut? D'oh! That sucks. I'm sure someone is going to put it on YouTube or do a transcript.
(do like your icon btw)
hobbitnat
Oct. 10th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
yeah i'll just have to wait and scrounge around :I

thanks! it's my character from a webcomic i'm strating it was made by NotQuiteNormal
pretty_angel
Oct. 9th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
Speaking of Aasif Mandvi I saw him in some movies meanwhile. (You know he's like totally unknown in Germany.) For once in "The Proposal" (Ryan Raynolds is <3 lol) and then in I saw "Music and Lyrics" on TV. Now that I saw him acting I still can't imagine him as Zhao. At all. D:

When I think of it, perhaps they'll kinda switch his and Iroh's roles a bit. While Iroh becomes more serious Zhao will be there for the laughs?

And, those mini burns are pathetic! When you've seen "Wolverine: Origins" you know how they have to look like. Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber are both sporting some delicious pairs of sideburns! <3 I won't be satisfied with lesser quality burns! XD
rufftoon
Oct. 9th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, I have problems seeing him as Zhao. That's where he has to prove himself as an actor: he has to make us believe he can be a fire nation admiral.
All I can think about, movie wise, is the Spiderman movie. He has a small role as the Pizza restaurant manager, giving orders.
I'm definitely thinking Zhao for the laughs. I won't mind that, ha ha XD
Hmmm...hard to beat Hugh Jackman in terms of total package: body, sideburns, badass looks.
pretty_angel
Oct. 9th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
His roles in the other movies were equally small. In "Music and Lyrics" he's a receptionist or something (forced to listen to Hugh Grants singing lol) and in "The Proposal" he plays Sandra Bullock's job rival and looking quite pathetic in comparison. I don't know if it was for Sandra's high-heels or the role but he looked so damn small. Not as impressive as Zhao should be. lol
I didn't even notice him in Spiderman. XD
sonne_of_sun
Oct. 9th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
T___T I'm more worried about the voice than his looks... it's a bit too high. Zhao's really turned into a total joke char isn't he?
rufftoon
Oct. 10th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
Unless he pulls a Batman Christian Bale thing and goes all throaty voice.
...
Naaaaaaah.
alexds1
Oct. 9th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
Oh noooooooooooo those 'burns aren't even 1/10th as glorious as they should be :*C
rufftoon
Oct. 10th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
More like 1/100th. They have no volume, no presence.
(Poor Zhao, reduced to a sideburns holder, hee hee)
inknose
Oct. 10th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
hahah NO SIDEBURNS COULD EVER LIVE UP TO THE TASK
rufftoon
Oct. 10th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
TRUE, ALL TRUE!
zfiledh
Oct. 10th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
Needs more sideburns. Get the minoxidil and some sideburn extensions! If you have it, sideburn weaves as well!
rufftoon
Oct. 10th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
Sideburns props- don't know if they have them.
phoenixblaize
Oct. 11th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
Huh. My friend worked as one of the Fire Nation soldiers and as a fan of Avatar had assured me that Zhao had sideburns. As in, actual Zhao sideburns. Maybe he glued them on?

A sketch with Jon Stewart would be awesome! I think I drew a crappy comic strip about that somewhere...
rufftoon
Oct. 11th, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)
Zhaodburns live? Will have to wait for a pic for visual confirmation. Maybe the trailer in December?
Oooh, if you find that comic, please do give me the link if you've uploaded it.
alexb49
Oct. 12th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
I think they're in post-production so those could just be hipster d-bag sideburns. I think he has the potential to do arrogant quite well!

clip from the daily show. not sure if this works outside the us.
rufftoon
Oct. 15th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
I'm actually in the US at the moment, so the clip from the daily show works perfectly.
Ha ha, I am extremely curious to see what he'll bring to the character.
megkips
Oct. 15th, 2009 09:57 am (UTC)
A friend of mine was an extra on set and has stories of hilarity concerning Aasif Zhao. I am not allowed to repeat them, but they are utterly amazing. And apparently he pulls it off well.
rufftoon
Oct. 15th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)
Share them ONLY after the movie is out, or else there could be trouble.
But these are stories I'd love to hear one day :)
megkips
Oct. 15th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
That's what he said to all of us, and we all agreed to it.

You'd probably get a good laugh at them though, because there were apparently quite a bit of shenanigans on set.
rufftoon
Oct. 15th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
Aasif-Zhao shenanigans...stop tempting me!
megkips
Oct. 15th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
And Dev Patel shenanigans! And Fire Nation soldier shenanigans! (There were a LOT of those, apparently.)
rufftoon
Oct. 15th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
The stuff that will never make it into the DVD extras. Agh!
megkips
Oct. 15th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
OH he told me some of the shenanigans DID get filmed, so here's hoping!

There was one other thing that was going to happen but didn't due to celb deaths though.
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