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It's V for Vendetta day. Hurray. Well, OK, hope everyone enjoys Guy Fawkes' Night, but I am amused and impressed by how often people now talk about the film (or the comic) at this time of year. gwinniegirl was dressed up as V for Halloween last week, and we've decided that next year we're going to get as many people as we can to dress up as V, to replicate the end of the film. Er, without the explosions, probably.

I always do think there's something to worry about with this government and their surveillance and slashing of civil liberties and xenophobia and so on. I'm not sure whether it's just because I've attracted friends who think the same way, but it seems that more and more people are starting to think the same way. If there was nothing to worry about, V wouldn't have struck a chord in the way it did. I hope we can do something about it before it reaches the stage where we have to blow up Parliament to stop it...

(Holy crap, someone is setting off fireworks *right outside my front door*, it sounds like.)

Here's V's pirate broadcast from the film. "There's something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there?"



Going to visit my uncle in hospital tonight - haven't seen him in years, so I'm expecting half an hour of awkward conversation-making. Ah well. Then I was gonna come back and watch V, but I've just realised I lent it to someone. Both the film and the comic. Argh. So I'm downloading it, and it's downloading superfast, so it might actually be ready to watch when I come in. Yay!

I was in teh London at the weekend, and it was great - update coming later, probably!

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pickwick
Nov. 5th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
*watches fireworks*
white_hart
Nov. 5th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
Although of course the original comic was based on the politics of the early 80s...plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose.
pickwick
Nov. 5th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know, a bit depressing! I think they used the film to highlight the things which were more relevant to today's landscape, but I need to read the comic again, to be honest. Except I've lent it to the same person I lent the film to.
endless_psych
Nov. 5th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
Things aren't too bad yet. But things in Britain are always on the verge of neo-facist governance I think.

V was an awful, awful film.

Worst. Comic Book Adaptation. EVER!
pickwick
Nov. 5th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
Ah, I really liked it, though as a separate entity to the comic. Surely it can't be worse than some of the Batman films, or Elektra, or LXG! Now that was a horrible adaptation.
gwinniegirl
Nov. 6th, 2007 11:39 am (UTC)
I loved it. I love the book and I love the film, both for different and sometimes coinciding/contrasting reasons. I think the adaptation was spot on. And I rocked as V. Ahahaha!
san_valentine
Nov. 5th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
the studenty neighbours just let off one of those 'several very loud bangs' fireworks in their back garden. Even though I'm up in an attic flat, it still alarmed the cats, who had bottle-brush tails for a minute or so after.

I think the neighbours got more than they bargained for though. When I first looked out the window, towards the bit of their patio I can see at the end of the alley between the houses, all I could see was a cloud of white smoke.
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