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Because Everything Reminds Me of Saiyuki

It's probably just me, but somehow, everytime I see a still of Jodie Foster in her new journalist-turned-vigilante flick The Brave One, she seems to be channeling her inner Sanzo - at least enough that she could do a helluva job cosplaying him ... .

Separated at birth, perhaps?

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telophase
Sep. 17th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
She totally doesn't look like Jodie Foster. O.o
chomiji
Sep. 17th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)

This is what happens when you let your reading material cross-pollinate ... I was reading Newsweeks's review of the movie in the can, where there's a stack of manga, and I stared at the pic of her (it was the one on the lower-right in my display here), went "Huh?," and grabbed Saiyuki Reload vol. 7. Gee - not identical, but ... .

fmanalyst
Sep. 17th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
I like the idea of channeling one's inner Sanzo, and you're right, she could definitely do the cosplay.
chomiji
Sep. 17th, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC)

She looks like his long-lost sister ... why should Gojyo and Hakkai be the only ones with relatives?

The Inner Sanzo is very useful. I can speak very patiently and politely to people who are being stupid because inside my head, Sanzo is growling "Waste of skin ... that's a pretty tacky decoration, your head ... hey, Team Braintrust ... !" and taking care of all that sort of thing for me.

meganbmoore
Sep. 17th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
Is it weird that I think she looks more like she did in Candleshoe than how she's looked the last 10 or so years?

But yes, I see your point in the second set...
chomiji
Sep. 17th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)

The pic I would have really wanted to use as a comparison to her with the gun was the one in the original Saiyuki, in the Kami-sama arc, where the other three have finally turned back to get Gojyo. He's about to get seriously pwned by Kami-sama when the others burst through the doorway, with Sanzo in the front sneering "You pathetic little tart!" at Gojyo. His expression would have been more like hers in that one ... .

It's kind of spooky how young she looks ... I keep feeling that there's an ooky, aged-looking portrait of her stashed away somewhere .... .

geri
Sep. 17th, 2007 04:37 pm (UTC)
I never would have associated Jodi Foster with sanzo but since you have their pictures side by side i can see were you going with that, I never made that distinction even with the posters all around me you have very good perception.
chomiji
Sep. 18th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)

It must be all that time I spent making some Sanzo icons recently - his face is branded in my brain!

ipperne
Sep. 17th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
LoL!
This is something that could be seen on the FHM magazine's lookalike page^^
chomiji
Sep. 18th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)

I never heard of that magazine before! I'm glad I waited to look it up here at home - even Wikipedia's article about it had a photo of a curvaceous girl wearing not much ... !

People magazine, which I get from time to time, does that type of feature too.

ipperne
Sep. 18th, 2007 05:11 am (UTC)
You haven't? He, I was actually wrong, it was the M! magazine I was thinking about. But it's the same theme so I guess it really doesn't matter...
Well, it is a men's magazine, mostly centered around girls, so those girls kinda belong on the cover, but at least it's tasteful pictures.(on both magazines, BTW)

People Mag has it too? I think it's a feature that should be more used, since it's always fun^^
theloomofmoira
Sep. 17th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
wow
that's kind of scary ;)
chomiji
Sep. 18th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
Re: wow

Well, maybe a little! Actually, I think it's kind of fun ... I like looking at kids and their parents and other relatives, seeing where their features come from. This is just more of the same!

redbrunja
Nov. 19th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
Now I really want someone to do a music vid with Sanzo-dialouge and Jodie images from the movie.
chomiji
Nov. 20th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)

Hee! Someone's reading my back catalog! I'm so tickled ...!

Yeah, that was a shocker! "Why does this 45-year-old Western actress look just like Saiyuki's pissy ice princess, Sanzo?"

(I like that icon, but like so many of them, I wish people knew more about font selection and handling. The image and choice of text are excellent, but the font doesn't do much for them.)

redbrunja
Nov. 20th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
*tickles more*

You're very welcome.

And SO HOT as well! I love seeing actresses like that who age and just get more and more attractive. And then I tell myself that I have whatever look-hot-at-whatever-age genes they do.

This is actually the first icon I found with Sanzo that I was like... wow, pretty... and apropos text! What about the font gets you? What would you have chosen? I have to admit, the main thing that bugs me is when the text is really unreadable, or actively ugly.
chomiji
Nov. 22nd, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)

;-)   There are moments when it's a challenge to look at myself in a mirror, I gotta say ... .

Re the font: the artist actually had room to go up a point size or two, or to use a slightly greater letter spacing, either of which would have made the text more readable. Also, a font with strong verticals like that can fall down where it has diagonals, at that small a size - as this one does, with those lowercase w's.

Oddly enough, my PC at work (the one that died, anyway) had better font-handling in Photoshop than this Mac does. I thought it was supposed to be the other way around. It may be the versions of some of the fonts that are the issue. There are some reasonable sites for downloading free fonts on the web, and icon makers ought to experiment a bit more to find fonts that work well at small sizes.

redbrunja
Nov. 22nd, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
You have some good points. And yes, I wish icon makers would take a little more time to play with which fonts look good, and what sizes are actually readable.
baka_gaijin
Mar. 21st, 2008 05:17 am (UTC)
O Jeez Louise! You are absolutely right about this!
chomiji
Mar. 22nd, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)

Hee! Someone's poking through the back-catalog ... that always makes me happy.

I'm glad you enjoyed it.   XD   When I first posted it, most of my friends were either too logical to get excited or not Saiyuki fans and so didn't really get it!

(Oh ... on the off-chance you were looking for fic ... it's all on opalmatrix.)

stalkerbunny
Mar. 21st, 2008 09:49 am (UTC)
baka_gaijin pointed your post out, so I just had to say that I happened to see this poster
at a movie theater, and it immeadiately reminded me of Sanzo.
The friend who was with me was a bit bemused thought, when I started frothing at the mouth explained it to her XD
chomiji
Mar. 22nd, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)

I'm so glad it's not my imagination alone!

XD

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chomiji
Mar. 22nd, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)

Isn't it wonderful when real life gets almost as crack-filled as manga?

XD

invadermcflyer
Mar. 24th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
That made me laugh! I think it's just amazing when people draw out similarities like that. Haha! It feels a bit unreal!

Cheers!
chomiji
Mar. 24th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)

Oh, it was definitely a little unreal! Glad you enjoyed it ... ;-)

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