Learning to be Terser…

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 | Blogging | 5 Comments

…in which I talk about my style of writing and share with you the insights of my creative process.

Earlier this week, I posted my personal thoughts on Inglourious Basterds, an article which I greatly anticipated sharing. I was very proud of my process in preparing and writing the review, and was equally proud of the result. One thing I have learned in my writing, is that I frequently surprise myself. When I am writing, the process almost becomes more like reading as the story flows from me of its own accord. This does, however, lead to a lot of unexpected turns and discoveries that then must be focused and refined. As with most writing, it contained more than I had expected, and simultaneously still overlooked key points I intended to cover. The process of writing is a compromise with ones self to share that which needs to be shared without losing your reader, but not sacrificing your voice.
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They keep Transforming and Rolling out…

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 | Entertainment | 1 Comment

…in which I talk about our advance screening of Transformers 2, and pretty much nothing else.

Last night we had the opportunity, thanks to Chase at Gordon and the Whale, to see Transformers 2 in an advance screening. It wasn’t too much in advance since people will be able to see it tonight at midnight, but we got to go for free, and got to see it at a reasonable hour, so it was still a great deal. Thanks again, Chase, for hooking me up! › Continue reading


Six Blades of Death…

Monday, May 4th, 2009 | Entertainment | No Comments

…in which I talk about X-Men Origins: Wolverine

As luck would have it, Wolverine came out on May first so I would actually have money to go see it opening weekend. Had it come out any earlier or any later I would have likely missed it and just waited for it to come to DVD. But having seen it in the theater, I know now that I would have been disappointed if I had been forced to wait.
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A Movie of Depreciating Value…

Friday, October 10th, 2008 | Entertainment | 1 Comment

…in which I talk about my love for movies, even the bad ones.

I love movies. I mean, I really love movies. I will watch the worst movies you’ve seen and enjoy myself, usually finding at least one small part that is redeemable. I watch some really bad movies sometimes, just because of a particular actor, director, writer, or theme. I have a really bad habit of adding movies to my Netflix queue simply because the description “sounds interesting.” As a result, my Netflix queue has over 400 movies on it, many of which I don’t recognize or even remember why I added them in the first place. › Continue reading


I didn’t blog last week…

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 | Cycling | 4 Comments

…in which I talk about stuff, trying to make up for missing a week.

I’ve got three computers installing software on my desk right now, so I’m going to take a moment to just ramble mindlessly. › Continue reading

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Monday, November 7th, 2005 | LiveJournal Archives | No Comments

So this weekend, I finally got to watch what could possibly be one of my top ten movies of all time.

Oros finally loaned me Unleashed and I loved it more than I probably should! It was so good on so many levels. The action in it was brutal! I actually flinched on some of the hits, I don’t think I’ve ever seen punches portrayed as hitting so hard without some kind of extra supernatural power. But then, also, the story was intriguing, as were the characters involved. Jet Li played Danny so perfectly, I actually felt for him at every moment. The cinematography was fantastic, as was the editing. I felt like I was watching something beautiful, even though, at its heart, it was a pretty basic action, kung fu movie.

And then, of course, there was the Massive Attack soundtrack.

It really was good.

I cried.

Massive AttackOne Thought At A TimeDanny The Dog (Unleashed)


Attention all Movie Night Regulars:

Friday, September 23rd, 2005 | LiveJournal Archives | 5 Comments

Tonight is not an official Movie Night but I just recieved Layer Cae from Netflix yesterday from everything I’ve heard it is very good. I’ve heard it could be the new Snatch.

Just so you know, I will be watching Layer Cake tonight, and if you are so inclined, you are welcome to come watch it with me.

The Official Movie Night will be next week, but we will be holding it at a theatre as we go to so Serenity. Heather and I have free passes to Movie Tavern, but have not yet decided if thats where we want to see Serenity (if they even show it opening night).


Tuesday, August 16th, 2005 | LiveJournal Archives | 6 Comments

So now I’m a year older, congratulations, I didn’t die!

Anyway, it was a fairly good birthday. After about 4 hours of crazy busy work (I intended not to work at all yesterday, I just showed up for cake) I was told that I could go home at lunch and stay there. The cake (as a special comment to my friend and new LJ Buddy akvanecekAngela) was incredible. I almost felt bad taking a quarter of the thing home. I think Nur put it best when she said I was territorial about my food. I don’t deny it.

While we were home, heatherejcHeather said I could open my presents. She got me the last book in the series I’ve been reading, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory soundtrack, and a new keychain multitool that I, unfortunately, hated as soon as I got it out of the package. To Heather’s defense, I loved it when it was in the package, in fact I pointed it out in the store and said “That’s the one I want” but as soon as I got it out of the blister pack and started trying to play with it, I realized it’s quality was very sub par. So I packed it back up as best I can, and got online and found the perfect keychain multitool. We went out on the town to find the exact gerber tool and found not a one. I then went home and promptly ordered it online. The nice thing is it was only $2 more than the one Heather bought for me. I don’t blame her, she did a great job.

I played some World of Warcraft as well, got my key to Dire Maul and did some mining. Now I just have to find out where in Dire Maul to start my major farming. We also rented Kung Fu Hustle (even though corwin75Steve was going to loan it to me today) and sat on the couch eating Blueberry Pie and watching REALLY cheesy chop saki.

I keep missing my brother’s phone call to wish me a happy birthday, but I know he’s thinking about me, he just needs to call at a better time.

oh, and I paid for my account for another year and found out that I can now have 100 userpics instead of just 50. I just don’t know what I’m going to do with myself.

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Stop me if I’ve shown this one before…

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005 | LiveJournal Archives | 10 Comments

We were reviewing our movie collection for this week’s movie night and we decided upon one, but we may have shown it before. So if you’ve already seen this at our house, please let me know and I’ll try to pick something else.

This Friday: The Man Who Knew Too Little
Movie starts between 7:45p and 8:00p, be there in time to get a good seat.

We’ll see you there!


Saturday, July 23rd, 2005 | LiveJournal Archives | 2 Comments

In china they eat dogs.



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