Sugasm 136 & Hot Yurt Love!

[Okay, so it’s a few hours later, I’ve seen the movie, I’m disappointed, check the comments for more, but read my hyped anticipation first. :P ]

Oh, colour my broke ass elated, minions! GayBoy rang earlier to alert me to a stunning development brought on by the generosity of a customer: Free passes to see Mongol!

Now, if you haven’t heard of Mongol yet (trailer), it’s the cinematic tale of Genghis Khan’s life. It’s apparently to Asian cinema what Braveheart is to Western cinema. Giggle! In case you’ve never gotten the memo, Genghis Khan was the greatest military leader the world’s ever known, and had conquered more of the known worlds than any other military leader in history.

And I know I don’t wax poetic about all things Mongolian on here, (I mean, geez, you have better things to read) but I cannot WAIT to see this movie and I’m so excited I get to see an advance screening.

I wrote about the movie longingly last week on my other blog, in what I think’s a pretty fun posting:

And, get this: I think it has Tuvan throat-singing on the score.

I mean, does it get better? Mongolian horse riders, sword-fighting, lance-fighting, Mongolian justice, hot yurt love, and funny hats? AND throat-singing? Holy fucking bonanza, Batman! Gimme more!

Anyhow, I have nothing of value to write about today, except that my apartment’s almost clean, I’m going to spend a rapt and wonderful night embroiled in the drama of ancient Mongolian conquerors and flashy big cinema, and that’s that. (I’m such a movie geek!)

But I’d like to send a shout out to anyone affected by the floods down in the USA right now. Here’s hoping Mother Nature lends all y’all a hand. Geez.

Here’s this week’s Sugasm; eat some, you’ll feel better:

The best of this week’s blogs by the bloggers who blog them.

This Week’s Picks
69 “Frozen, I wait for your next move.”

Balanced on the tip of my tongue “Pushing her into the bedroom, I stripped her bare swiftly, laid her out on the bed.”

Impertinent Question: Do You Enjoy Spanking? “That’s what we call Wednesday night!”

Mr. Sugasm Himself
Sugar Bank

Editor’s Choice
The Source of All Waters

BDSM & Fetish
He loves me
Intimacy and BDSM
The Lilith Obsession, Part the First
Mr. and Mrs. Kink’s Unbelievably Good Sex Last Night
Online Auction Snafu — F/m Spanking Pics
Other World Kingdom visit — Part 7
r’s naughty thoughts on submission, fetishes, and enemas
Raw
ThunderFuck
Vacation story
Weekends. part 1
Why I’ve Never Gone To A Pro-Domme..Why I Might Someday

Sex & Politics
Condoms for Everybody! No?
To Choke a Chicken

Erotic Writing and Experiences
3 days, 3 guys (Part 1)
Catalina loves Oral Sex With Mr. F
A Day at the Fair
Hot Hotel Bang: Key West
In Which Penny Receives Kisses That Exceed Expectations
My Usual Friday
Proudly fucked at the pride

NSFW Pics, Videos & Audio
And the Award for Most Beautiful Breasts in the World Goes To…
Fetish Model Charlotte Brooke In Serious Encasement, Full Enclosure, Gas Mask Scene
January Seraph in Corset and Collar
Half-Nekkid in a New Corset
I Love Amsterdam girls alone on video
Kim Sharma Looking Sexy in Chemise and Tiny Shorts
Live hidden Carmen gets wet in Zoo Promo
Making Porn With Nikki On The Lord’s Day
Mz. Berlin In The Sun With The Family
One Tuff Babe –HNT
Sex And The Kitty
Toy Time

Sex News, Reviews & Interviews
Asian Fetish Model Jandi Lin, Sarah Jane Ceylon,and Mistress Claire Adams Get Fucked Up On Device Bondage
Book Review: Jenny Block’s Open
German Porn
I Can’t Stand “Sex And The City”
PullJoy© Book Review: Don’t Use My Sweater Like a Towel
Review of Astro Vibe
Sex News Roundup

Sex Work
Princess Back Online!!

Thoughts on Sex and Relationships
Desire Its Cascading Flaming Passion to a trickling flicker
Finishing with a Bang
Letting Go
Shopping basket
Why do you Love “The City” So Much(with a twist to the story)??

Sex Advice
The sofa-sexual masturbator: couch copulation and furniture fucking examined

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5 Comments

  1. Scribe Called Steff
    Posted June 19, 2008 at 1:50 am | Permalink

    SOME SMALL ITTY-BITTY SPOILERS IF YOURE A GOOF AND DON’T KNOW THAT GENGHIS KHAN UNITED MONGOLIA… oops, well, there’s your spoiler. Read on, then.

    Mongol: We came, we saw, we were glad it was free.

    However… I really want to see it on DVD, because I bet the other hour of needed movie will be there.

    Every time things started to get going, it would suddenly cut away from the action to some slow, stilted scene, and it’d voiceover/subtitle into a new era, and, finally, when this happened at the big battle scene, I just sputtered aloud in the theatre, “What?” and GB snickered.

    But, seriously, the bones to this movie are fantastic, but it’s like it’s made as a 3-hour epic for Asia but got gutted into a 2-hour movie for North America. There are some seriously big gaps. It doesn’t work.

    It’s not like it’s innovative editing and I’m missing something in translation, no, they’ve just completely removed, it seems, entire scenes of the movie. Like it goes from an exiled Temujin (Genghis’ real name, spelled about 12 ways, but all sounding like Temujin) praying to suddenly him being the leader of this massive army and it’s about to fight to unify all of Mongolia and, you’re like, “But how the fuck did we get HERE? What about the 2 years of army-building before this?”

    Like I said to Gayboy, “Well, I’m glad I saw it, but I’m thrilled I didn’t pay”–

    And that SUCKS because this is a Lord-of-the-Rings kinda thing where they apparently shot the trilogy over the course of a year, back to back. I want to love this movie, and if I ever see a director’s cut that makes it all make sense, then I’ll be thrilled.

    But I can’t in good conscience recommend anyone see it, because they fucked the editing up far too much for it to make sense. Sigh. Bah! Stupid editors!

    Less wolf, editor, more battle! Fuckin’ people.

  2. Scribe Called Steff
    Posted June 19, 2008 at 1:53 am | Permalink

    Oh, and if you want to see it for the epic battle scenes…

    Wait for the DVD. It’s the battle scenes they kept cutting away from inexplicably. Like, WHAT? It’d be like Braveheart showing you half of every battle, then cutting completely away for no reason at all. Hello, pacing, anyone? Anyone? No? Resolution? No?

    Or maybe that’s the Russian way. No resolution for you!

    (Directed by a Russian, crewed by probably half Russkies too.)

  3. Scotsman
    Posted June 19, 2008 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think the film needed long battle scenes, after all we know what the outcome was but I do think some of the chopping and cutting was unnecessary.

    It’s not the greatest film every made but photographically it is a beautiful piece of cinema. I do think that there has been an over abundance of films with long battle scenes over the past few years and it was nice that this film didn’t put too much emphasis on the battles.

    I do think the film could have made more emphasis on why after fighting against Temudjin men would join up with him. It was touched but only barely. This I feel was more important to his rise in power than how the early battles were won. I do think if there was a film made of his latter life the battles outwith Mongolia, ie in China and elsewhere, then the battle scenes would have been of more prominence.

  4. JanieBelle
    Posted June 19, 2008 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the rundown. Sorry it didn’t do it for you in the theater, and I hope the DVD works better.

    I’ll be keeping an eye out for it.

  5. Scribe Called Steff
    Posted June 21, 2008 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Scots– Yeah, I love beautiful cinematography… I have to, I have photojournalism under my belt, and yeah, it’s beautiful in this film…

    But I think not everyone does know all the history re Genghis Khan. I certainly don’t. Why was it a battle to unite Mongolia? How did the battle come to happen? How did Genghis amass the men — and not just “slaughter for me and I’ll only keep 10% of the take” but just the actual amassing of these guys, you know?

    It wasn’t complete, there was no transition, there was too little linear thought for a movie that’s clearly intending on moving in a linear fashion.

    I liked it, but I’m more disappointed than I am satisfied, and I dislike feeling that way. So…

    Yeah, there wasn’t enough about him as a leader on an interpersonal level. No one gets to such a position without being able to rally people and motivate them, and nothing was shown as to why or how people would feel inspired by Temudjin. It was really frustrating.

    The obvious parallel is Braveheart. There, you knew why men were willing to die for him, but you don’t get that sense with Mongol. Sigh.

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