November 18th, 2004

hell's kitten

The english language... sheesh!

Message -> Messaging -> Messenger

Where'd that "n" come from? Why can't you "messenge" something if there are "messengers" to do it? And why aren't they messagers? Is it too close to massagers? But that doesn't exist either, it's a masseuse or masseur.
hell's kitten

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Has Johnny Depp ever played an evil character?

Has Gary Oldman played a good one (Sirius Black only half-counts because we're supposed to think he's evil when we first meet him)? Sid & Nancy counts, but that was so long ago. I don't remember his part in Hannibal. There must be other instances I'm just not thinking of...

This makes me think about the difference between a villain on screen that makes me hate the character but love the actor, and a villain that makes me hate both the character and the actor. I can't think of examples, but I know there are actors that I hate just because I've seen them play too many hated characters.