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Full Disclosure here: I did not actually get around to watching the Rocky Horror Picture Show before seeing Glee’s rendition of it last night.

*ducks the flying toast that I’ve heard gets thrown around during screenings*

Now that that’s out of the way, Favorite Moments of The Rocky Horror Glee Show:

* While I haven’t actually watched the movie, I DID immediately recognize the opening credits/singing mouth sequence, and thought it was a pretty cool homage. Totally thought it was Quinn, until EW.com corrected me today (it was Santana).

* I really like that Carl is helping Emma open up and be “cured” in a totally sweet, non pushy way and that they are generally really happy. Honestly, he is the exact opposite of Will in many ways, and I think it’s a better fit. When Will and Emma first started crushing on each other in Season 1, I thought it was cute, but the more it goes on the more I REALLY want it to stop. He just gets arrogant and fake (Emma clearly sees right through most of his actions lately) and annoying. Plus I really want Uncle Jesse around as much as possible. Stupid Will – stop using Glee club to get girls! You are a grown man! And don’t take parts away from students so you can prance around in your underwear to impress said girl! You are very fit, but this is a very gross personality trait.

* Favorite Song of the Night: Tie between The Time Warp and Toucha Toucha Toucha Touch Me. Time Warp was awesome because Adam Shankman’s dance background was put to good use, the costumes for the show are pretty great, and it was giving me major flashbacks to Full House with Mike Chang in that Uncle Jesse wig. I actually thought it was John Stamos at first, to be honest. Will and Emma’s song was good because I like when they showcase Jayma Mays, which doesn’t happen that often musically. Also Santana and Brittany were hilarious/super creepy in that scene.

* I was actually a little surprised that a large portion of the episode was devoted to men’s insecurities with their bodies, as it was just not expected. It totally makes sense that Sam or Finn would be insecure about themselves, as they have an image to maintain so-to-speak. It was just interesting to see them speak so openly about it. Also, GOLD BOXERS OH MY GOODNESS SAM I AM.

* Sue has very exceptional pumpkin carving skills. Not that I should be surprised.

* One minor gripe, as a virgin Rocky Horror girl, is that much like Finn (This script is confusing! And not in a cool Inception kind of way) I was sort of confused plot-wise about what Rocky Horror is about. I don’t know if this was a result of having to edit for primetime TV (and thereby “justified” in all the talks with Principal Figgins about editing the show to make it suitable for high schoolers) or if they just assumed that everyone already knows the story. Overall it was a huge problem…but it was definitely a little irritating.

* To the whole Will-is-annoying-me situation, I’m really glad that Carl called him out for going back on his word to leave Emma alone. Will needs to learn that he can’t abuse his situation as head of Glee club to help his personal life, and that he really has enough on his hands with ex Terri (come back soon, please??) without spending so much effort to steal someone else’s girlfriend.

* “Give me some chocolate, or I will cut you” — OH Becky. You are pretty much awesome. Also, funniest line of the night, as Brittany was actually pretty silent this week.

* “Halloween is fast approaching: The day when parents encourage little boys to dress like little girls and little girls to dress like whores.” — Sue. Of course. Also…she has a bit of a point. Oy, Sue.

* Is it weird that the first thing that came to mind after watching this episode was how similar it felt pacing-wise to High School Musical? It is NOT AT ALL like that movie, but this was very much the show about putting on a show type situation that was the entirety of those movies. And we only saw them singing in rehearsal or on stage in costume, so it was just a similarity that I noticed.

All in all, it was a really good episode! And I’m glad Will finally got the point about the experience of Rocky Horror being the most important thing, and that it’s all about outcasts (ahem Glee Club), not about being ridiculous and all about shock-value. Hopefully this is the last of the “this is a THEME EPISODE” episodes for a while though, because they wear me out a little.

Also — Puck is back next episode!! But that episode is in TWO WEEKS again. I do not appreciate that Halloween Trick, Fox.

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After the great success that was GlowFest this summer at Disney California Adventure, they decided to follow up with the fall/winter/maybe longer? event called ElecTRONica to celebrate the December release Tron: Legacy. From what I have heard, it is very similar to GlowFest — dancers, shows, good times by all. Only instead of outsourced crazy mohawked people, ElecTRONica is a neon blue, laserman-dancing, Flynn’s arcade-having wonderland.

I haven’t been (though I AM going soon! *so excited*) but I did see the Opening Ceremony they do around 6 PM each day that ElecTRONica is open (Friday-Sunday, mostly). It was pretty darn cool — really retro but also modern, and made me excited for the new movie, which I’m sure is part of the point.

I was so excited though, that I opened up my spiffy new iMovie 11 the other day and played around with the new Trailers feature, until I came up with THIS:

I’m actually pretty pleased with how it turned out — I’m by no means a video wizard, but the storyboard/shot list insert format makes it look fairly professional.

ElecTRONica: The Movie Trailer is just a glimpse until I can go hang out at DCA again and film ElecTRONica: The Movie.

Thank you Apple and Disney, for keeping my Geek flame burning. I’m now thoroughly convinced that my real life’s goal is to be Cameron Diaz in The Holiday, thanks to the two of you.

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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays — it normally hits during perfect fall weather (save the one year in Pittsburgh when it SNOWED…) and I love a good costume. I was lucky, too, that my mom was really craft-y when I was growing up, so I had a TON of really awesome at-least-partially-homemade costumes.

Unfortunately, since this was pre-digital camera, I don’t have a lot of them scanned into my laptop yet (especially now that the photos are living in boxes aaaallll the way in North Carolina). Still:

Jaclyn’s Halloween Quick Hits!

Early on, there was a little less homemade, and more of an emphasis on “the classics”. Exhibit A, above, The Pumpkin! At a Halloween party in the townhouse neighborhood I lived in as a baby, with my old neighbor/BFF Alex, the bunny. Note his really awesome pumpkin flashlight, which I think I also had, because I remember loving it.

I really shined in elementary school — witches, clowns, black cats, and one year my best friend and I were jack-in-the-boxes that were made out of HUGE boxes and pretty freaking cool. The epitome of awesome though, had to have been the year that I somehow convinced all the girls in my neighborhood to band together and go as the 7 Dwarves (I’m Sleepy). We were even allowed to leave our assigned sections of the school Halloween parade (dictated by homeroom) and walk as a group. Pretty much my favorite Halloween ever.

…and I have no more scanned pictures of Halloween through school until college. So, COLLEGE! UNC-Chapel Hill (my alma matter) has one of the largest Halloween celebrations in the south. So big, it has it’s own Wikipedia entry. It’s crazy. But fun. I wasn’t always super theme-y with anyone, but junior year my best friend and I went as flowers, which was slightly different than the norm and pretty cute. It was cold, so we were more “cute” flowers than “sexy” flowers, but we were SPARKLY!

I was pretty excited about my Senior year Halloween though, because I had a ton of fun dressing up as Snow White, and we kind of inadvertently had a Disney theme going on, since after Anne-Marie and Abby decided to go as Dalmatians, Lauren came along as Cruella De Vil. It was also a major WIN because of these girls I met on Franklin Street:

The 7 Dwarves! Full circle from elementary school, complete.

I was lame and didn’t do anything last year, being new and hesitant to the LA Halloween scene, and have yet to come up with a decent idea for this year…But I still have a week! Anyone have any good ideas? Please leave them in the comments 🙂

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