Sunday, August 30

this is no place to park a mothership...

i saw 'district 9' last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. not only was the CGI not painstakingly obvious, but the script itself was amazingly crafted. what was also surprising is that, as something i wouldn't mind seeing, i thought it was much better than 'public enemies', that i'd been wanting to see since i knew it existed (yes, okay, mostly for the Depp factor, but isn't that reason enough?). One of the things i found really irking about 'public enemies' was the "throw-in" love interest, Billie. while the acting was quality, there was a whole lot of importance placed on the relationship, but no depth to it at all. Sure there was the whole "for true love" perseverance, but nothing given in any of the fleeting scenes with Billie in it to substantiate it (and it's not like they didn't have time, it could've taken a minute, just cull 5 seconds off each of the bazillion shoot outs and it would have been fine). it was like she was written in for a "Bond's girl" feel (eye candy facotr) with a few more lines (unlike, for example, Strawberry Fields) and more possessive male. 'district 9' however, had so much more emotion running through all of the relationships, and for something of fiction, was much more realistic (and humanistic, if i can use such a word while refering to aliens). It didn't feel the need to constantly flip back to the wife to see her response to everything, and she pretty much had a life of her own, rather than her whole existence dependent on the male lead. (summary: i'd much rather no female roles than tag ons)
someone mentioned to me that they'd read posts about the obscene amount of "fucks" (134 times in 112mins, i had to google it), and refused to see it because of that, i wouldn't go as far as to all of them being justified, but it makes it more believable and actually adds a bit more personality to the main character.
Anywho, I know i'm piting off to different genres against each other, but really all it is is banter (you can probably tell that by the lacking structure of [what?] arguments).

peace, love and understanding

what you should do today: check up on the latest from passive-aggresive notes,
"but nothing with banana, im alergic [sic]" lol

Friday, August 28

Is this everything, I've dreamed of so much more, between the end and where we lie. here all our hopes and dreams are scavenged from the floor and fed into machines that feed on vacant eyes.
all of my dreams, always find me. far beyond these fake fluorescent skies. I know there must be something more, if I could only find the door, then I could free myself and see the world outside...

i kept thinking that one day i'd have evolved (slowly, but surely) my passwords to more frequently visited sites, that i'd eventually forget how to get back here, and the feeling that i wouldn't really miss it crept up. well I guess that's predictable because I've been gone for the good part of the year, but it was coupled with a sensation of not really wanting to lose it, much like a hoarders(?). one day it may come in handy... which is somewhat doubtful with a personal blog, unless one needed to create a psych profile, in which it'd be inaccurate anyway (what i would've done for someone to need to make a psych profile is worrying...).

oh! and a shout out to John who found me on Facebook, thanks for your message. =]

where daylight breaks on you and shines into the grey that sleeps beneath your skull, daylight breaks on you and burns away the grey that suffocates your soul...
Between the End and Where We Lie - Thrice

what you should do today: Scrabble it up - double set style (for when you really have too many people to play just one board)

Thursday, August 27

there's been talk about.
talk of talks, talk of plans, plans to talk, plans to stay in touch, but i guess it's pretty obvious that i often fail to act on such words. "failing to plan is planning to fail", is only accurate if inaction is neutral, and god we all know that's not how it feels....

anywho, how you doing? i'm doing quite fine and dandy, still pulling round a little whining wagon of woe (the concept fitted better in my head, maybe 'cause that's where the wagon's parked? maybe i like alliteration too much), but who isn't? Uni, is well, going, which really is good enough. just finished working a temporary job in the genetic labs at uni preparing, setting up and cleaning up VCE biology workshops. Which mostly consisted of sorting flies (drosophila melanogaster, an excellent model organism, for any interested, don't think of blow flies, they're tiny) and pouring gels for electrophoresis. I did get to demonstrate for a table twice, which was exciting, got to impart some of my knowledge on the youngsters.
seem to be wasting a lot of time these days, really getting into my manga. or i'll pretend to be effectively using my time and spend hours reading books that may or may not relate to my essay topic (Darwinism).
been seeing a lot more gigs about town than i used to, which is always lots of fun (even if the music is shit, the food is shit, the vibe is crap, as long as the people are right, it's great).
one brother's had another bub since we last spoke, Indiana, little Indie, she's adorable. other brother's planning to go over to europe for a year (I'm really excited about it for him, but will definitely miss him so don't want to be too encouraging, lol). schwester's doing her artsy 13th year stuff, and some of her work (well, i would say most, but i like to impose the same modesty as she does) is looking amazing, god she loves ponies.
and in recent news, i got a giant tare panda for $8 at an op shop.
i only finish with that because i really must go, it's been nice talking, we should catch up again soon
peace and pancakes