||[Jun. 12th, 2006|08:38 am]
Ok, no I didn't go anywhere. I've been meaning to update for a long time now, one of those things that I think about doing in the day but then the day ends, I'm tired and I forget because I'm thinking about what I have to do the next day.
Nothing terribly exciting has gone down lately (well nothing worth bragging about in my opinion). I've been extraordinarily social as of late, meeting new people hanging out etc. to a point that I've found very little open opportunities for some time to myself. Hence the dry spell in updates. I don't want to spend all day typing about everything, so I'll just pluck out a few tales of past events that come to mind. So, let's see...for starters I broke my mom's statue in the front yard with the lawn mower. I had little gas in the tank, I was in a hurry, took the corner to wide and *smash* glass every where. I was surprised it was made of glass because the whole time I thought it was plastic - meh. I blamed it on the wind; my mother thinks it was the pissing kids across the street, who am I to argue her broken logic? The point is I'm off the hook. Actually I don't feel right about lying sicne it happened, so yes, I'm gonna tell her the truth today and see what happens.
I went out for coffee with Deb and for the first time instead of staying in the shop and talking, we went down to that park by the lake (the name escapes me at the moment) and we walked around as we talked. It was a nice day, after walking around for about an hour we found a bench by the lake and sat there talking for a few more hours. It was fun. Some guy rollerblading fell hard on his ass right in front of us trying to be all cool for his date, but humiliated himself instead. Debbie lost all thought on what she was saying trying not to laugh. Lucky for her she turned her back towards him, 'cause the look on his face...priceless. But yeah, It was fun, I learned a few new things about her. We must have talked for at least four hours, so I look forward to doing it again some time soon.
Um, went and seen the movie "Cars" with Don and Shan. An entertaining film, but what was impressive was the attention to detail. Before that me and Don went out for sushi during which I told him about a time when I was playing warcraft, I was in a raid with a person who named their toon "starforce". I mentioned how I thought it very much sounded like an 80's cartoon and that I was making fun of him, telling him to use the "starforce" when he fell short in his playing and I made up an intro theme on the spot and started singing it, most likely annoying the piss outta Mark and to a lesser of annoyance Mike and Deb. It got to a point that I couldn't get the made up theme song out of my head for the rest of the evening. So me and Don toyed with the idea that if it was a cartoon, what would it be like? and we spent the majority of dinner laughing and making up the story, the logo, weird fucked up details like for example, having an underwater base but they only have land and air vehicles and the bad guys have a space station with underwater vehicles. We also tried to squeeze in every 80 cartoon stereo-type we could think of in the show.
I also checked out "Bloodrayne". Bad movie. It sort of seemed like the writer wanted to tell a good mythology of this vampire-human named Rayne, I mean you could sense it was there, it just seemed these people didn't have a clue on how to go about it. The lead, who played "Rayne" Kristina Loken, isn't a strong actress in my opinion. Even in T3 I didn't think she was all that good. Further more, her action scenes were weak, she looked awkward and heavy with the swords. The bad directing did nothing but enhance this. I would have at least sped the film up a frame or two in editing to compensate for her obvious lack of grace and co-ordination. Something one might want to train on if taking an action role to make them a little more plausible as the character. Not every film has the budget for special effects and stunt doubles like in T3 to make you look good as she found out the hard way in this pile of crap. She clearly looked like she had no business playing a heroine. The acting was bad from other cast members too. Seems they had the special effects team from those Troma films to do the gore scenes and they were heli-cam happy to the point you think they created the storyboards around the fact they had one. I'd only pick up this film again only to use as a suitable substitute for toilet paper. Only reason I could ever see anyone wanting to see this is for the scenes in which you see Kristina Loken's tits up close, but then again, they are just tits.
Anyway, I've spent too much time on the internet already, I'll try to update more frequently. For now, I'm wrapping this up.