My flatmate, Logan, is an older guy who moved in so he’d have somewhere to stay during the week for his work. His family (a wide and three kids) live in Christchurch and he’s been trying to head back there every weekend.
The Christchurch earthquake a while back put him in a difficult position. His family business has gone on hiatus while they rebuild, so he’s without work until next year, and his wife has told him she wants a divorce. So he’s moving back to Christchurch to try and sort things out.
Anyway, is anyone in Auckland looking for a flat in Devonport? We have a room going!
is there a point to the thing with the avatar meme?
It’s a very short-lived meme that basically noted that Katara had a pretty creepy expression in that one screencap. The full explanation is here:
According to the meme’s creators from a Creepy Katara FAQ from DA user =AnimantX, the artists were “searching for screenshots of Katara on ASN to get an idea of what her recent outfit looked like. We came across some images of Katara that looked rather humorous. I ended up sharing these screenshots with sractheninja, who proceeded to do some searching for more amusing screenshots. He then IMed me with a link to an image he thought looked weird. That image of Katara was quickly named “Creepy Katara,” as neither of us could look at her for too long without getting creeped out. I shared said screenshot with alternatecoppa. Amused with the expression, he set about to create a certain comic of Creepy Katara (see below)”
Of course, just because a meme exists, there’s no reason it has to be funny/make sense/have a point. Just roll with it, bro.
I’m not sure how much you folks know (or care) about the current drama surrounding Peter Jackson’s attempts to secure a cast for The Hobbit in New Zealand and the Media, Arts and Entertainment Alliance (an Australian actors’ union) which claims Jackson is refusing to enter into an arrangement with them. It’s definitely niggling tempers here.
Anyway, click on the link to read Russell Brown’s Hard News summary of things as they stand. The short version? ”It’s complicated”:
The present unrest seems to have begun with this letter last October from the US-based Screen Actors Guild, which reiterates the SAG’s Global Rule One and states that a New Zealand or Australian performer must be covered by either a SAG or an MEAA agreement to work on a New Zealand production.
Go read the whole thing, it’s really interesting (and I imagine things will start happening really fast over the next few weeks-Jackson knows how to get the ball rolling like noone else.)