Friday, May 22, 2009

May 22 2009: The one where I see Terminator Salvation

Just got home from Terminator Salvation. Definitely had a good time and it was much better than I thought it would be. Seeing an entire movie set in the post-apocalyptic future of the Terminator series was an idea that filled me with some dread, being a fan of the series and getting pretty heavily invested in the world again due to the Sarah Connor Chronicles, but McG actually pulled it off and it was a fun ride, second only to Star Trek as far as movies I really enjoyed in '09. Sam Worthington really added a lot to the flick and one of his fights was a particular highlight of the movie for me. The actor that played young Kyle Reese was really good and Moon Bloodgood reminded me why I liked her in the first place. If you are on the fence, I would say go ahead, hop off, and go see the flick. Besides, sitting on fences can't be all that comfortable.

In other movie news, watched an anime flick I'd been wanting to catch, Vexille, with my friend, Larry. WTF?!? I am sad I finally watched it. The idea I had in my head of what it would be after seeing the trailer and hearing the plot synopsis was much better than what I was actually treated to. Where are the good sci-fi yarns? We have the technology to make some amazing things and I get stuff like Vexille and Babylon A.D.

Urge to create random comics just to play with my own ideas of sci-fi, cyberpunk, and gun-fu rising rapidly.

Anyway, I have to get up for work in 4 hours. Will try to remember to actually make some posts here in the near future.

Till Next Time,

Friday, May 8, 2009

May 08: Sounds of Silence

Silence, not particularly golden, in my opinion.

Yup, that's right, I lost my voice. I was forced to leave work after I coughed so much and so hard that I outright lost the ability to speak. I didn't feel that bad to begin with, but coughing with the consistency of gunfire and explosions in a John Woo/Michael Bay marathon means your throat gets odds prickly by the end. Apparently, it's next to impossible to do technical support by phone when you can't *speak* to the customers. I tried for 2 hours, but I just got progressively worse and the number of times my directions were met with "I'm sorry, I didn't hear what you said" was rising exponentially. Now, I'm home, lamenting the fact that this means I am going to have to bust my butt the rest of the week to make up the hours. At this point, I just hope to get it back in time for work tomorrow, so that my week is not entirely shot.

I'm supposed to see Star Trek tonight with some friends, but that is entirely dependent on how I'm feeling later. I will, more than likely, go anyway, because I am incredibly psyched to go see this flick. For the most part, I love J.J. Abrams, and the idea of him directing a new version of Star Trek has me giddy like a schoolgirl.

Speaking of Abrams, anyone ever used "Abram men" in a sentence before? It's supposed to be an old idiom for fake or pretend crazy men. I have no idea where I heard it first, but it sneaks out in conversation every once in awhile and I have *never* had another person know what the hell I was talking about. Sometimes, I think there is a part of my brain feeding me misinformation, so, now I end up saying things that make no damn sense. Like there is a rogue sector in my brain creating colloquial metaphors only I will know. You might think that would be fun, and sometimes it is, but, for the most part, it just means I am saying what I mean but I just come off as crazier than I am... making me an Abram man?

Okay, not really, but I felt I needed some way to bring closure to the blatant digression there before it veered too far off into the realm of schizothemia.

Anyway, I'm gonna go drink some tea and try to find music I can listen to, but that I won't try to sing to.

I think my grammar, syntax, and punctuation is actually getting worse. I'm fairly certain that I'm actually becoming stupider by repeated exposure to certain facets of the internet. Thank god for the Nerdfighters. Without them, I would probably be eating Cheetos, drinking frat house levels of beer, and watching nothing but reality TV.

Okay, I'm babbling. Goodbye.

Song of the Day: Lacuna Coil - Enjoy the Silence

To stay with the theme of today's post, the song of the day is one of my favorite bands, Lacuna Coil, with their cover of Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

May 07 : The One Where I Talk More About Nothing

Listening to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, making plans to break down the walls and build my life anew. Scary stuff.

I'm actually having issues with my scanner right now, which is a big part of why you haven't seen new art here recently. Got a friend coming by later tonight who said it may not be as bad as I make it sound, so here's hoping I get to put up new stuff in the next couple days. It would also help to be able to get my art to Grace so she can color it before the deadline, you know, so I can get it printed and start building a resume/name for myself.

Hope everyone in BEDA land is well. I needed the break to recharge creatively. I was so far beyond burnt out that being creative the last 2 weeks of BEDA was damn near impossible. I'll be back soon with a little more of the personal psychosis that you all know and love... Watch and fear? Are inured & apathetic to...?

Whatever, I'll be back soon.

Song(s) of the Day: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll/Zero

You keep building them Jell-O Ponies and I'll keep eating em,

(No, there is no real explanation for that one, I just like Jell-O in animal shapes)