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|Tuesday, May 7th, 2013|
|I hope they found some use for those chairs.
Hmm, I’ve been in a weird mood the last couple of days. I wouldn’t exactly call it depressed, but maybe a bit resigned? It doesn’t help I’ve had to use who knows how many eye drops to deal with my issues lately, and one of the side effects is a headache. So, I’ve had that on and off, and it does get tiring. Maybe that’s why I’ve been so damn tired lately. Staying up has been a struggle, and I’ve gone to bed early quite often. Even watching “DW” in the wee hours of the early morning, I kept yawning, and I couldn’t get to sleep fast enough. I’m hoping I can wear contacts with no adverse effects tomorrow, but I’m not holding my breath. My supply of hope is only so big after all.
I’ve been working on my watch pile a bit. I hit up an old Mel Brooks movie called “To Be or Not to Be,” which was quite funny, but the serious moments weirded me out. I don’t find Germany’s occupation of Poland to be comic material so having it in a comedy is just strange. I understand it was a remake, and they probably had the same setting, but you’d think a Jewish director could find another vehicle to carry out the plot. “The Twelve Chairs” confused me, it had amusing parts, but it was almost a straight drama. The pairing of the charming beggar and fallen aristocrat had some odd undertones to it. The way the ending played out, my only conclusion is that they had an S & M relationship. I’d normally be happy to see that in a gay couple, but it didn’t exactly look like the two were happy to be together. 0.o
Yeah, my head comes up with whoopers, doesn’t it? Anyway, library is tomorrow so seeing Umi-chan will be nice. I would’ve loved to have seen “IM 3” with her over the weekend, but I really wanted to dig into the Mexican spread the family came up with. Ah well, maybe I can see it a bit later. If not, I can always buy the DVD, and see it that way. Off I go to stare at the TV, and halfheartedly read “The Dead Zone.” Well, skim it anyway since I refuse to read all of King's random babble. Current Mood: apathetic
|Tuesday, April 16th, 2013|
|Your death is inevitable, Sim.
Meagh. I know that’s not a real word. I’m just feeling kind of crappy at the moment. My eye issue cropped back up then my throat started to hurt, and I know what that means. It’s either the start of a cold or I’m developing allergies, and they’re kicking my ass. I hope it’s the former. I can’t deal with nature having it out for me especially since that bother ties into wearing contacts. I’m far too used to them to go back to just glasses. Anyway, beyond dealing with the above, I’ve been reading through a hell of a lot of manga, and watching “Charmed/Doctor Who” off and on. I’ve already seen the first show all the way through, but it’s nice to see it again even if I want to gouge McGowan’s eyes out most of the time.
Beyond her lackluster acting, it’s her voice the drives me up a wall. Breathy and irritating all at once. I got a bit sad when the Doctor’s first companions Ian and Barbara left him. I wasn’t expecting it, and while I don’t really blame them for jumping ship, it would have been nice if the Doctor had gotten a little more warning. I suppose Vicki and Steven fit the bill, it just won’t be the same. I think I’ve got six, seven more stories to watch through before I move onto the 2nd Doctor. I still need to get two more DVDS of the 1st though since three stories that basically fit into the missing stories have come out in the last few months. Yea for completion, as much as there can be in any case.
EA has bummed me out. They’re closing up shop on The Sims Social so all the time and effort I put into the quests, items, and properties is going down the drain. Once it’s gone, I’ll never get it back. You’d think they’d at least let you download all the data on your Sim so that you could keep it should the game ever revive. I’ve sort of lost motivation to work on any of the items still sitting around my various properties. What’s the point when it’ll all be deleted anyway? I’ll have to find something to fill the Sim void soon. All right, I thought I was going to work on writing, but obviously not. Sigh. Current Mood: crazyCurrent Music: Bates Motel theme music
|Monday, April 1st, 2013|
|"I am always your butler, my lord."
So, lately, I’ve had to watch how I sit. Why? Because I slipped on Jude, and scraped my butt on two wooden steps while going to the basement. Enter two dark bruises on the part of my butt I usually rest on, and I’ve been lying on my side a lot. Aleve helps, but when it feels like someone’s poking you quite hard in your almost private place, it’s a bit hard to be cheerful, and not moan and groan in exasperation. Time is helping, but at times, I forget and lean back, and god, am I alert at the spike of pain that goes through me. Fucking dogs and their long fur. Other than that, I’ve been pretty good. Over the past week, I’ve been watching through the “Child’s Play” movies, and of course, my main focus is Chucky and his oh so amusing antics.
The set I got didn’t have the first film, but I did see it years ago so I got the basic point enough to hit up the sequel in which Chucky had about three different deaths. By the last one, I felt sorry for the little doll, and cheered him on in the subsequent sequels. By far, the last film in the series (“Seed of Chucky”) is the strangest. Chucky and his girlfriend have a kid whose gender is up in the air, and (ah, let’s just go with Shitface) ends up having a split personality. There’s a whole plot involving Jennifer Tilly, using her voodoo pregnancy to provide bodies for Chucky/Tiffany’s child, not to mention transferring their souls into Tilly and her sort-of boyfriend. It’s more of a comedy than anything else, and there was more than a few jokes that made me laugh.
I have no idea where the next film will go, but it’s got nowhere to go but up. I’ll have to get a copy of the first “Child’s Play” movie just to round out the collection. I totally would love to have a Chucky doll. I’d put it in strange places throughout the house. *laughs evilly* What I never really realized was that the actor Brad Dourif who provides Chucky’s voice has been in so many movies, some of which I’ve seen, but never made the connection. Go ahead, look up some of his roles, YouTube a few clips of his acting then watch one of the “Child’s Play” trailers. Dourif’s voice is so distinctive. :p Okay, I’m done for now, back to finishing up some Newscast writing then back to reading manga. ^_^ Current Mood: bouncyCurrent Music: Family Guy theme
|Monday, March 18th, 2013|
|"Make it hurt so I'll know I lived."
Yeah, today has been interesting. It started out good, Mum and I went out to mail packages, and get some more GF things for father person then we got home, and found out Mum was scheduled to work today. So, without much else to do, she went. Now I get to tell Da why she’s not home. So much fun! *rolls eyes* Of course, there’s not much going on lately. I’ve been on a bit of an anime kick so the first season of “Black Butler” was my first victim. It was pretty good though I could have done without the addition of angels and that annoying dog Pluto. Why does anime need a mascot anyway? Isn’t Sebastian sort of one already? RightStuf had the second season for a good price so I’ll hit that up in short order once it comes in. I don’t have much hope for it since it is original from the manga, but it should be halfway entertaining at least.
I then started re-watching/watching “Death Note.” As always, I love the cat and mouse game between L and Light, but as soon as the former is dead, and you get the Near and Mello characters, my interest drops significantly. It doesn’t help the anime fucked around with the L clone characters and storyline so it feels rushed. I have nine episodes left, and I will not be happy going through them. In my mind, “Death Note” is done and over with once L’s been defeated. Light wins, end of story. I like to think he gets what he wants with no one else to challenge him. He’d probably be bored to death throughout the rest of his life, but you can’t have everything. :p No idea if I’ll keep hitting up my anime pile, I’m just going with my gut on what appeals to me at the time.
My eye issue tends to come and goes it seems. I can wear contacts, but about once every other day, I have to take them out early because my left eye starts acting up again. I’m just glad I have eye drops that immediately alleviate the itching and burning. Otherwise, I’d be squinting all the time, and rubbing away, probably making it worse. Okay, I’m off to watch TV or read, whichever catches my interest first. Current Mood: blank
|Monday, March 4th, 2013|
|You can stop hurting anytime now.
Whatever got into my eyes half a week ago sucks elephant dung. My left eye suddenly puffed up and swelled, and after a few days of dealing with it, I got some Clear Eyes to help me out. It wasn’t a good solution, but it got me to today. Mum woke me up in the early morning, and it was off to Wal-Mart so I could get my eyes checked out by the doctor. It turns out the red itchy burning sensation is just a reaction to something I’m allergic to. Not that I know what it is. She prescribed some eye drops, and the irritation should be gone within 1-2 weeks. Meanwhile, I’ll stay out of my contacts for the next couple days, and then eventually go back to them. I want to give my eyes time to heal without irritating them further.
I just hope whatever it is I ran into that gave me the reaction doesn’t pop up again. Near as I can figure, it might have come from one of the books at the bookshop. Maybe I didn’t wash my hands enough, and rubbed my eyes, and it was enough to cause a reaction. I wish I knew precisely so I could avoid it in the future. It’s not fun having your eye basically bulge out, and burn you randomly. Other than that, I’ve been going as usual. Watching TV, reading, and going through Umi-chan’s manga pile. I love “Blue Exorcist,” the characters are so entertaining, and I want Rin to succeed, but in the meantime, I want to see more of his demon form. It’s damn sexy. ^_^
Yep, I’m done. I’m going to sit and watch through some “Whose Line?” while waiting for Cin-chan and Tom 3.0 to come pick me up. I have to try and fix their printer. I think uninstalling it should basically reset whatever’s gone wrong, but I won’t really know until I mess around with it. Yea for experimentation. ^_^ Current Mood: frustratedCurrent Music: Whose Line is It Anyway theme
|Thursday, February 21st, 2013|
|Money mongers. *growl*
I fucking hate Sprint. I wanted to get some pictures off my phone, and after a failed call to the company itself, during which they wanted us to update our plan to include texting, we went to the Sprint store, and got a data cord. It was supposed to transfer the photos off our phones, but after trying it, and having a whole lot of nothing happen, we went back, and find out the transfer cord doesn’t work on our phones. They’re too simple. Why the fuck didn’t the manager tell us that when we brought the damn thing? >_< What a waste of money. A glorified charger for the computer. Ugh, it’s been a few days since this went down, but typing up still makes me seethe. A little honesty would have been nice instead of just taking the money and saying nothing.
Not much has been going on lately. As usual, I know, but really I’m watching through “Sabrina,” “Charmed,” and reading a few anthologies as well. I need to finish “Cold Days,” and get “Ever After” off my reading pile, but for some reason, I just haven’t gotten to it. Probably because I want to sit and read for hours without being interrupted, and I can’t do that/haven’t gotten the time yet.
Hmm, tomorrow should be good. I’m going to see “Warm Bodies” with Umi-chan, and given the book was pretty damn good, I expect the movie to be as well. I want me some zombie love! ^_^ Ah well, back to watching Cat and Vincent dance around their latest crisis. Current Mood: blank
|Tuesday, February 5th, 2013|
|HAX-Man! *hums Batman theme*
This last week has been so fun (from January 28th to February 4th), I really haven’t had time to sit down and write about it. Basically, with what seemed quite fast planning, HAX came up to MI to take a vacation. He stayed a week, and during that time, Umi-chan and I played a shitload of games with him. They varied from easy to really complicated, and my brain is full of rules that I’ll likely forget within a month. The best part was just hanging out with HAX. I love him, he’s my best guy friend, and I was happy to see him take a deep breath from the crap that’s dominating his life at the moment. Time spent with Umi-chan was just a bonus. :p My favorite game was definitely “Gloom,” I loved playing it so much, I ordered the base game, and all the expansions for myself. ^_^
Umi-chan and I will no doubt have much amusement playing through all the extra cards. I’ll definitely miss hanging out with HAX, but at least I know he had a good time with us. If he does eventually move up here, he can definitely count on us to maintain his gaming habits. ^_^ Since we dropped him off Monday, I’ve been reading, and catching up on what TV shows I basically ignored last week. It’s too bad CW takes their shows off so fast though. I’ll need to watch them on their website instead, which is okay, but really not how I prefer to watch TV.
I’d put in more details about HAX’s trip, but I didn’t keep notes, and it’s all a blur of cards, video games, and 7, which is a good deal. :p Anyway, tomorrow is library, after which Mum, Umi-chan and I will be hanging out in Ann Arbor to meet up with Cin-chan and Tom 3.0. I’ll get to stop by Vault of Midnight again, and see if I can find some of the Carcassonne expansions. I really liked using the ferries. Off to focus on “Face Off,” then “Chopped.” Current Mood: happyCurrent Music: TV spewing random ads
|Saturday, January 26th, 2013|
|I need me some Man Dough.
So what’s been going on lately? As usual, not too much. I’ve mostly been watching old “DW” with small doses of “Black Adder,” and “Sabrina: The Teenage Witch.” The first is quite good at times. The effects can be laughable at times. There was one scene in which an obvious action figure is thrown down a hole to simulate someone falling through a floor. I almost busted a gut at that. I really like the stories thus far, some are done in 6-7 parts, which allows a lot of plot development. Some stories can be really slow though. I was quite glad when Susan finally left the Tardis, her cries of “Grandfather, grandfather” got annoying after a while.
I’ve got more First Doctor adventures to go through, but it shouldn’t take long. I need to fill in some holes in regards to the collection as I looked it up, and more William Hartnell stuff was released a few months ago. I have a feeling I won’t be able to watch the series in order (since so many episodes were destroyed way back when), which is too bad. Damn you, BBC! *shakes fist* “Black Adder” is really funny, Atkinson’s character is an amusing bastard that rips on everything that happens around him. The third part was especially hilarious. ^_^
I had the urge to start watching “Sabrina,” and I’m glad I got the first and second season. I’m going through the episodes quite quickly. It’s not as good as I remember it to be, but it really brings back a lot of memories. The rest of the seasons might give me trouble as they haven’t really gone down in price since they were released. Sigh. Ah well, this coming week, HAX is coming to visit. It’s going to be awesome to see him again. It’s just too bad Blade couldn’t come as well. At least it’ll be fun days ahead. ^^ Current Mood: amused
|Friday, January 11th, 2013|
|Superman makes a good cook. ^^
Yeah, Cin-chan wasn’t kidding when she said “Toy Story 3” was dark. It’s almost complete despair with only a happy ending after all the toys have undergone every possible torture. I managed to avoid crying outright, but it was hard swallowing down all the emotions the movie inspired. I really don’t think the movie was made for kids; the subject material would probably traumatize anyone under 12. The commentary did a lot to explain the pessimistic story, and I’ll admit upon second viewing, the movie isn’t quite so bad. It’s still not your typical Disney movie.
I stole Mum last night, and took her to see “The Hobbit”, which was even better the second time around. I had much fun seeing all the little details I missed the first time. Not to mention, I got to ogle Aidan Turner and James Nesbitt all I wanted. *ahem* I’d go see the movie again if I had the chance, but I felt the same about the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy as well. I finished reading through Takaya Natsuki’s “Phantom,” which was disappointing to say the least. The first volume tossed around so many terms and characters, I had a hard time following the story. Further volumes helped, but even then, I didn’t feel the plot evolved.
The ending was weak as well. I then went on to Umi-chan’s pile of manga, half of which is already done. Yea for short manga volumes. Anyway, I’ve been re-watching the second season of the US “Being Human,” so when the third season comes on, I’ll be up to date. It’s amazing how much I remember from it. Apparently, I almost memorized the damn show. Still, I’ll be happy to see the new season, along with all the other shows that will come back from being on hiatus. I want more “Supe,” and “VD,” and definitely more “Arrow.” I want to see more of John Barrowman. ^_^ Current Mood: artistic
|Tuesday, January 8th, 2013|
|Dead is dead, apparently.
Let’s see, lately I’ve been watching a shitload of “Being Human.” I re-watched season 1-3 of the UK version, and yes, Mitchell’s death at the end of the third series killed me emotionally (again). Damn BBC shows for making me feel! What really pissed me off about the fourth series is the fact George and Nina (more main characters) were killed off in the first episode. Nina off screen, and George going through the worst part of being a werewolf. Kudos for the half transformation, but having so many of your organs fail at once wasn’t good. Of course, Nina and George can’t become ghosts (since when, I ask?) so they leave Annie to care for their newborn daughter. Enter in another vampire (an Old One at that) named Hal, and Tom (a werewolf that had been introduced earlier in the series).
I couldn’t give a crap about Tom, but I really love Hal. He’s got a perfect mixture of spoiled prince, awkwardness, and intensity. Dry wit is definitely his forte. I’m enjoying his character arc a lot. It’s just too bad there has to be a baby added to show. I lose interest very fast when you bring in kids. I hate the people in the future trying to change the past storyline. Switching between present day and 2037 is confusing, and strange. Why Eve wants to kill her past self, I have no idea. I’m sure the show will attempt to explain it, but I doubt I’ll be satisfied with the answer. While the show has gotten better, it’ll never be one of my favorite seasons.
Other than that, not much going on. Reading manga, watching TV, etc. All the usual stuff. *yawns* Off to go get ready for the day. Current Mood: bouncy
|Thursday, December 27th, 2012|
|RIP, and holy Hobbit heaven, Batman!
Okay, so an update on my life in general seems to be in order. Since I last wrote, mostly good things with one bad thing have happened. Mischief passed away just a few days before X-Mas, which was sad. It was hard to watch her body lock up on her, hold her steady so she wouldn't fall over as she tried to drink or eat. To have to put her in a crate with the certain knowledge looming overhead that the next time you see her, she’ll either be in a coma near death or cold, already gone. While the thought of it was enough to mess with me emotionally, once I knew she was gone, I felt relieved. Only a small part of me was hurt by the reality of it. Putting her into a box for later cremation seemed natural, and though it’s extremely weird to walk into my room now without hearing that screech, I feel better knowing she’s not in pain anymore.
A bed heater, and fish can only go so far to help an old feline body. Other than that incident, things have been okay. My IBS is still gone (for the most part), I still get stomach pain from time to time, but nothing seems amiss in GI Land. My usual distaste for Christmas was strong this year, but beyond annoying X-Mas music playing in stores and commercials, I managed to avoid it. Getting only three presents was great, I opened them fast, and was done within minutes. Running away to my computer to work on the SB scrapbook was the icing on the cake. ^_^ I went out to see “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” with Cin-chan today. We ate at the Classic Cup Café for lunch, which was good (and cheap, yea for soup!).
At the theater, we managed to get some seats in back, and it filled up pretty quick. I think there were only a dozen seats left by the time the movie started. What a movie, funny and full of plenty of action. Martin Freeman was great; I really enjoyed seeing him play as someone other than Dr. Watson. What bugged me throughout the movie was the fact I knew a lot of the actors, but couldn't place their names until I saw the credits. It was a like a BBC free-for-all. Benedict Cumberbatch (i.e. Sherlock played the Necromancer and will play the dragon Smaug in the next two installments). That means the final showdown will be between Sherlock and Watson! ^_^ James Nesbitt’s dwarf role was unexpected, I recognized the voice, but he looked very different from his “Jekyll” role. The last pleaser was Aidan Turner, who also played one of the dwarf party. I know him better as Mitchell from “Being Human.”
My inner geek was very happy (in other words). Afterwards, I ate dinner with Tom and Cin-chan, and with a stop at Biggby where movies in general were talked about, they dropped me off at home. I started laundry, and intend to read manga for the rest of the evening. I’ve been struck with an urge to try to get my read pile down some, so far Takaya Natsuki’s titles have been hit up the most. Her earlier stuff isn’t as good as “Fruits Basket, but I didn't really expect it to be. At least the covers are damn pretty. Current Mood: happyCurrent Music: Pleasantville movie BGM
|Saturday, December 15th, 2012|
|The good with the bad
So, the good news is for more than a week, my IBS seems to be in complete remission. I haven’t had that hard ball feeling in my stomach nor have I had the urgent desire to use the bathroom multiple times in one day. No matter what I eat, known trigger food or not, it doesn’t affect my system as badly as it used to. The lone drawback, and what I will see the doctor for, is gut wrenching pain on and off at times. I’m talking: give me something to bite or something to crush in my hands stomach spasms. Because of that, I’m still taking my medications, and won’t stop until that element of agony is completely gone. As a result of the above, I’ve been in a damn good mood. I don’t even care if the remission is only temporarily. It just feels so good not to be at the beck and call of a corrupt GI system.
Other than that, not much going on. I’ve been re-watching “TW,” and no matter how many times I see it, the show still packs an emotional punch. It doesn’t seem to matter if I’m expecting it, as soon it comes on screen, my eyes are wet. I’ve just got Miracle Day to get through, and I’ll probably move on to “Warehouse 13,” or one of the other shows on my watch pile. I really should get through some of the anime I’ve yet to watch, but I haven’t really felt the desire to dive back into that hobby yet. No matter, when I do want to watch some, I’ll no doubt have a wide variety to choose from.
The one thing I wish I could change is the condition of Mischief’s body. She’s on a decline with her back legs not working as well as they used to, and it’s painful watching her walk around my room. I tried to move things into one corner so she had everything right there, but she’s too used to things as they were, so I had to move everything back. I refuse to keep changing training pads every time she has to use the bathroom. I don’t know how long Mischief’s got, but if she does go soon, I hope it’s quick and quiet. I don’t think I can take the half day spasms Rascal went through. Damn depressing stuff. I really hate that aspect of having a pet.
Anyway, I’m off to work on Shutterfly since I have two photo books to fill up. It should be fun, and I think I have most of my digital pictures on the hard drive. Yea for a good distraction. ^_^ Current Mood: discontentCurrent Music: Alex Clare- Too Close
|Saturday, December 8th, 2012|
Not even one hint.
So much for finding out how “Wolf Lake” would’ve ended. The main reason the show failed in the first place was because the writer felt his vision had been cannibalized by CBS. No writer, no big fan base equals cancellation. All the creator/writer really talked about in the extra features was how amazing the unaired pilot was, and what would have happened had he been allowed to run with the pilot’s storyline. Can I mention the pilot was slow as all hell, and I saw no redeeming features to it? I had been hoping for maybe some indication as to what would have happened after the last aired episode of “Wolf Lake,” but no joy. It’s still up in the air. I guess my imagination will have to do most of the work after all. I do appreciate the DVD set though, just the fact it came out at all proves people did legitimately love the show.
I’ve a feeling if “Wolf Lake” aired now, it’d keep going for season after season. There was a wealth of material that could have been explored, but wasn’t. I hate Cancelled TV Land. In other news, started re-watching “Mr. Bean,” which is damn hilarious at times. I was near tears when he played with a nativity scene, and a toy Dalek entered the scene to threaten the figurines. It’s nice to be able to recognize British culture icons. ^_^ Not much has been going on beyond that, reading through a book of “TW” essays, some of which are less than impressive. I think the worst offender was probably the one to do with racism, and how mixed individuals always end up with a tragic storyline because they can’t blend in.
At points like that, I have to shake my head. It’s just a TV show, it’s not like Davies was trying to make such a distasteful message. When I finish the last essay (I’m in the middle of it), I’ll get to read “Cold Days.” So looking forward to marathon reading the book. I missed Harry. ^_^ I’ll try to get some writing done, but if I can’t prod the muses, I’ll end up watching a few movies on my watch pile. I’m actually getting it down some, which is good. All right, off to get dressed and so on.
Current Music: Gackt- Vanilla
|Friday, November 30th, 2012|
|I hope it's a red herring.
Ugh, “VD” pissed me off with their last episode. I was super happy to see Elena and Damon finally get together, but then Caroline had to go and spoil it with her lopsided logic. Aren’t sire bonds extremely rare? If Klaus had turned Elena, I’d believe it, after all he’s thousands of years old, but Damon is young compared to him. I really doubt Damon’s blood is that potent. Even then, hasn’t Elena refused Damon in previous episodes? If the writers are banking on the fact that this development (if it’s true) breaks the couple up, I will not be pleased. By their logic, Katherine should have been sired to Rose way back when, but you didn’t see her agreeing to Rose’s every word, did you? -_- I don’t know why this show is so set on Stefan and Elena, but it’s damn irritating.
I was planning on getting some writing done, but my brain’s gone blank. I probably need to see where I am plot wise in a few stories anyway. *yawns* Ah, well, maybe tomorrow night. For now, I need to go see which “HB” issues I’m missing. I’m four away from completely catching up on back issues, and since the series will be ending in issue 300, I’ll have a complete set soon. Ah, completion, so nice… Current Mood: grumpyCurrent Music: Family Guy theme
|Monday, November 26th, 2012|
|That's one way to solve the mystery.
Wow, “Copper” turned really dark towards the end. Not only did Corky’s best friend betray him, but his own wife killed their daughter. It might have happened in a spat of craziness yet it doesn’t lessen the crime. I don’t know if Corky is going to forgive Ellen, but I sure wouldn’t. The introduction of John Wilkes Booth had me sitting up at attention because I know what he ultimately does in the future. They’ve already set up Booth’s dislike of Lincoln so maybe in the second series, they’ll develop that further. I’ll most certainly try to get the DVD set in the near future. ^_^
Watched a movie called “Push,” last night, and I don’t know exactly how yet for all the action of super powers amidst a secret government organization, the movie was really boring. Chris Evans was good, but that’s about the only plus in all the negatives. The ending was a little too deus ex machina for my taste as well. How could one ‘watcher’ predict everything so perfectly? Unless she has the whole world on strings, I really doubt she could be so powerful. Much like “In Time,” if the movie could have lived up to its potential, it would have been great. Instead, the story got stuck, and couldn’t budge from its crappy state.
“A Clockwork Orange” was one strange movie, I knew the story was weird beforehand, but seeing it all played out in Kubrick’s style was beyond boring. I never knew the fast-forward button could be so useful. I must have used it through 3/4 of the movie. I’ve looked through the book itself, but the lingo used it in is going to make it hard to understand. If I had some familiarity with the Russian language, I’d be golden. I’m not though so I’ll most likely skim the book, and send it on its donating way. Anyway, Mum comes back tonight, which makes me happy. Dad and I get along great, but I do like having her around too. Current Mood: good
|Thursday, November 22nd, 2012|
|One day at a time.
“In Time” could have been a great movie, but the idea of time as a currency got buried in the cops and robbers nonsense the story descended into. It’s hard to root for anyone when there’s no character development, and the plot turns nonsensical. There were only a few scenes that actually worked, and I wish I’d shut this movie off instead of finishing it. I’d like my almost two hours back, please. “Dummy” had a great beginning yet a lot of the characters were super irritating, and the ending was too sugary for words. I’m on the fence about whether or not to keep the DVD or re-donate it. Maybe I’ll go through some of the extras first then decide.
I tried watching “The Life of Brian,” but after ten minutes of staring blankly, I gave up and listened to it instead. Even then, the movie never got better. I don’t know if it was the subject matter or I just wasn’t in the mood for comedy, but that’s one movie I wish I’d never set eyes on. I don’t have much hope for “The Meaning of Life,” which is sad since Monty Python is usually pretty funny. Maybe it’s the fact you can’t build a whole story out of one joke. Sketches are great because they’re short. Hmm, not much going on lately, my motivation for a lot of things has gone downhill. I just feel like I can’t be arsed to bother with it.
David Sinclair and Tonya Nettles will just have to get on without me. I started watching through “Copper,” which is an interesting show. It’s set in a time period that wasn’t too familiar for me so that took some getting used to, but I really love where they’re taking some characters. Corky himself is fascinating, and the stuff that goes on around him makes me feel bad at times. He’s got a 12 year former prostitute hot for him, not to mention a professional call girl who wants nothing more than to have him for herself. That’s not even counting the rich widow, guy has plenty of options, and all Corky’s focused on is finding his lost wife.
I’m banking on the fact said wife probably doesn’t want to be found/is dead/has amnesia, and is wandering around, totally unaware of her past. Anything else would be disappointing. :p Six more episodes to watch before Comcast takes them off. I don’t think I’ll have a problem meeting that deadline unlike the 50,000 word project I’ve abandoned. I can make all the excuses I want, but the one I’ll stick to is the fact I started too late, and I wasn’t able to chloroform my inner editor at all. As soon as I started going into Valentina’s past, it stood straight up, and refused to let me just pour the words out. I’ll probably go back, and rework a lot of it since most of it is telling, and not really showing.
Okay, back to the TV before going to bed. Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving, and I’ll see how my stomach does then. It’s been downright nasty to me this past week for whatever reason. I don’t think it’s related to what I’m eating though I would love to pinpoint something so I could cut it out completely, and be done with this shit. Yeah, I’ll stop the complaining here. Current Mood: lethargic
|Saturday, November 17th, 2012|
|I love me some Silent Singer.
So, before I completely forget, here’s my thoughts on various movies I watched through and after Halloween. I knew the twist in “Orphan” before going into it, but the core of the story was completely unbelievable. How could a woman stuck in kid form even get into an American orphanage? Did she have extensive latex face pieces on her all the time? No, she’s just shown wiping off makeup in the finale. How could that hide wrinkles? I refuse to believe she could pass for under ten years old for so long. Though honestly, the people Esther went after deserved whatever was coming to them. There’s nothing like showing characters as assholes that makes me want to cheer for the psycho. I wish she’d survived in the finale.
The Swedish version of “Let The Right One In” was completely and utterly boring. I have never seen a slower vampire movie. A lot of the reviews for the film on Amazon ragged on the subtitles, but almost none of them complain about the content of the actual movie. To be fair, the novel was slow as hell too, but when I end up fast-forwarding to the (few and far in between) bloody bits, my interest has been squashed, and I just want to stop wasting my time. “Modern Vampires” was almost worst, the acting was nonexistent, and what little story there was focused on a retarded plot that didn’t make sense at all. I have no idea how such a horrible screenplay even got of the big name actors involved. Money, maybe?
Other than that, I finally got my hands on “Fright Night 2” after two failures on Ebay. Damn bidders sneaking into the last few seconds, and taking it from me. Luckily, one of the sellers on Barnes & Noble had a sealed copy up cheap. I also got it from Walled Lake, MI so it came pretty fast. It’s a poor quality DVD that the company probably won’t put out again, but I’m happy to at least have it in DVD format. I’ve been re-watching “Psychoville” on demand, and enjoying the storyline a lot more since I can see hints of what the writers were going for this time. I still think it’s mean of the show to kill off its regulars one after another, but given the title of the show, it’s not going to be all rainbows and sunshine.
After that, I’ll be alternating between “TW,” and “Wolf Lake.” The pilot for the aforementioned show was boring. I’m so glad the writers completely changed the story because the war between the two werewolf clans would have gotten stale quickly. I’ll take the investigating police detective trying to unmask Wolf Lake’s secret any day. The music was changed for the DVD release yet I can’t really remember any big songs sticking out that I miss. I could go back and check the episodes Umi-chan downloaded for me, but I doubt it really makes a difference. I’m just happy it finally got released. Too bad other companies can’t get off their ass, and release the rest of the shows that are currently unfinished.
I’ll keep hoping for the second and final season of “The Invisible Man” until my dying breath! Mum’s off to Texas for the week so it’s just Dad and I until she comes back. I might put my Amazon account in vacation mode so I don’t have to worry about sending anything out that might sell. Ah well, onto TV watching, probably to finish off the second season of “Alphas.” I can about smell the confrontation with Stanton Parish. ^_^ Current Mood: energeticCurrent Music: Foster The People- Pumped Up Kicks
|Sunday, November 4th, 2012|
|Poor Mr. Wilson.
I love when I get to retreat into my childhood memories by watching a show I haven’t seen for many a year. I used to catch “Eerie Indiana” a lot, and lo and behold, I got to see three episodes last night. It’s definitely “Twilight Zone” lite, but it’s also pretty funny. I’m quite glad the whole series is out on DVD already. I’ll eventually get it in hand, and indulge in campy goodness. It’s been sort of productive/lazy couple of days for me. On one hand, I got another bookshelf (yea for IKEA quality), and I solved the mystery of Mum’s locked briefcase. On the other hand, I haven’t really done much beyond read, and watch horror movies.
My life is damn mellow. IBS has been killing me lately, yesterday was fine, but the day before, and today have been…challenging. I’ve been trying to avoid it, but I’m probably going to have to go back to the doctor and see if I can get another medication that works better than what I take now. Sure, my stomach goes numb, but the pain involved in some trips to the bathroom is just excruciating. I’ll probably do another entry tomorrow with some opinions on some of the movies I’ve watched. Some I’m re-watching, and others are completely new to me. Current Mood: blank
|Sunday, October 28th, 2012|
|Come on, Charley, embrace the undead!
The sequel to “Babe” was extraordinarily depressing. I’m not really sure what the filmmakers were going for, and the fact that such a charming movie has a dark really unneeded second part just makes no sense to me. When you show animals enduring such ordeals as being abandoned then captured by animal control, and thrown into trucks, how is that entertaining for kids? Ah well, at least I didn’t pay anything for the movie. Other than that, not much going on lately. I finally picked out a nice stack of horror movies to watch through, and I’ll get working on those throughout the next few days. I was happy to (finally!) see “Fright Night 2” on AMC.
The DVD release had a really short run, and is currently out of print so the only way I was going to see it was on TV. It’s just as good as the original “Fright Night” if not better because the story was developed quite well. I did have to stay up until 5:30 AM to see it, but I thought that was a fair price to pay. Now I’ll stalk the DVD on Amazon and Ebay until I can find it for a fair price. I won’t pay over fifty dollars for it, no way, no sir. I wish I had taped it, but I honestly had no idea it was on until about 30 seconds before the movie started. Please run the movie again, AMC? If you can repeat the shit out of slasher flicks, you can do the same for “Fright Night 2.”
I have some plans with Umi-chan on Halloween so hopefully the Brandywine Cemetery attraction will be worth going to see. It’s the only one around the area that’s free. I’ll get to dress up, and take some nice photos at the very least. That’s about all I’ve got for now, later. Current Mood: mellowCurrent Music: West Side Story- I Feel Pretty
|Sunday, October 14th, 2012|
Oh my god, is “Bedlam” serious? I re-watched the first season, and I was curious if the cliffhanger that ended the first season finale was resolved. It turns out, no, it’s not. The main cast the series tried so hard to develop (horribly I might add), is broken up. Jed, the most compelling character, was apparently killed off, and Kate, well, bitch that she is, she left the apartment complex to travel. Oh, she came back, but she was abducted/killed (?) by the same person/ghost (?) who killed Jed. Molly and Ryan are off doing who knows what so now all that’s left of the original show is the setting where basically the same thing is happening again and again.
A ghost appears that torments a character, and they may or may not live through the experience. The new cast the show has introduced isn’t that impressive. The (I guess main character) cries far too often, and I have to wonder if the thing about brands and tattoos is going to go anywhere. Last season’s mystery certainly didn’t. The frustration of seeing a good concept shot to pieces yet again…let’s just say I certainly won’t be watching the show for the story anymore. Rather, I’ll laugh my ass off at the absurdity of it all. In other news, this weekend has been good so far, I’ve been hanging out with Umi-chan a lot, which is always fun.
The parents, sister, and bro-in-law are off up north so the house is mine to command until Monday evening. The only mildly annoying thing is the drive back and forth from the apartment to the house. There’s only so many hours of the day so we can’t spend too much time at the apartment, and I feel bad leaving Izzy and Roger alone so long. Ah well, off to bed, and then I’ll wake up a bit early so I can get some things done before Umi-chan comes back over tomorrow (though it’s technically today). Current Mood: goodCurrent Music: Brokedown Palace ending credits