July 3rd, 2003

kushi-kushi

And now, a scream.

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, now back to your regular programming.
kushi-kushi

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Looks like I've got the place pretty much to myself most of the night. This is good, I need the time to myself.

Just had dinner with SilenceBreaking. Ran into Joe.

So, I managed to get two AIM screen names. Since I have a phone that has AIM I thought I may as well create my new screen name. I really wanted StrangerWthCandy but it and any decent permutation was taken. I guess I shouldn't be too surprised. I did get TwinkieDefender but I wasn't sure that was what I wanted so I tried a few others. I got BeautyParadisio which I think just sounds pretty. It's a name I made up, that's all. The TwinkieDefender was because I was being silly. Now I think I am liking TwinkieDefender best. Perhaps I should go with Blonde Bomber. Nah.
kushi-kushi

Update on last friday

In the afternoon I went to see 28 Days Later with ChaosStream. Really good movie. I was not really in the mood for a horror movie but I really enjoyed it. Many people have said many things about it so I'm not going to review it much. Now, I wasn't so horrified I wanted to leave the theatre, but there was a point towards the beginning where I was wondering if I really wanted to stay. Partly due to my originally not being in the mood to see the movie. At that point I was getting the feeling this could be really intense. I'm not quite describing the feeling accurately but I just can't think of a better description.

I did have to leave at one point. To pee. It was necessary. Too much soda.

Anyway, I had never seen a zombie movie before. Other than that Bruce Campbell one. Oh, and if that shitty movie with Katie Holmes counts. Anyway, I wasn't super interested in the genre but I was intrigued by 28 Days Later. I am so glad I didn't chicken out of watching it.

The filmmaking is great. The shaky camera, some of the tripped out things they do with some of the scenes (look for them driving through a painted flower field). I hear that there were other people walking around a supposedly deserted London and a car but I didn't catch them. At least, I don't remember it. I loved the long periods of time with no dialogue at all and the shots of deserted London. The builetin board, shots of deserted streets, the painted quote on the wall of the church. Those were the things that created the horror in my opinion.

I'm going to put the section of the movie that I liked the best and found most horrifying behind a cut since it does give away plot.

Repent! The end is extremely fucking nigh!Collapse )

When I left the movie the biggest thing that struck me was how realistic it was. I was thinking about how the plot really wasn't that far-fetched, a situation like that could happen. And the characters too, really really realistic. And they kind of covered all the ways people would react to the situation.

I was rather blown away.

After the movie it was off to Laruu's for Foxtrotxray's spoken word party. That was lots of fun. I didn't bring a quote or anything since I couldn't find what I was looking for and was too lazy to find anything else. I got some quotes online when I got there though. I don't think we ever got around to reading it though.

Anyway, I really enjoyed the party. Other than ChaosStream, Laruu, Foxy, and I Cloud929 and her friends Brendan and Sam were there along with Sara and Josh and Azzy and Katyokoshka. There were some interesting things read and some good discussion. This should really be done more often. Good conversation, smoke, drink, and kitties. Cloud929 read
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In the afternoon I went to see <I>28 Days Later</I> with ChaosStream. Really good movie. I was not really in the mood for a horror movie but I really enjoyed it. Many people have said many things about it so I'm not going to review it much. Now, I wasn't so horrified I wanted to leave the theatre, but there was a point towards the beginning where I was wondering if I really wanted to stay. Partly due to my originally not being in the mood to see the movie. At that point I was getting the feeling this could be really intense. I'm not quite describing the feeling accurately but I just can't think of a better description.

I did have to leave at one point. To pee. It was necessary. Too much soda.

Anyway, I had never seen a zombie movie before. Other than that Bruce Campbell one. Oh, and if that shitty movie with Katie Holmes counts. Anyway, I wasn't super interested in the genre but I was intrigued by <I>28 Days Later</I>. I am so glad I didn't chicken out of watching it.

The filmmaking is great. The shaky camera, some of the tripped out things they do with some of the scenes (look for them driving through a painted flower field). I hear that there were other people walking around a supposedly deserted London and a car but I didn't catch them. At least, I don't remember it. I loved the long periods of time with no dialogue at all and the shots of deserted London. The builetin board, shots of deserted streets, the painted quote on the wall of the church. Those were the things that created the horror in my opinion.

I'm going to put the section of the movie that I liked the best and found most horrifying behind a cut since it does give away plot.

<lj-cut text="Repent! The end is extremely fucking nigh!">For me, the section where they were at the military encampment was the best and most horrifying section. I can't describe or discuss everything in that section. What happens when you throw two young women into a group of men who think they are all that remains of the world? Who think it is up to them to populate the world again? What happens when what you were running to ends up being worse than what you were running from? How will people behave at the end of the world? Those were the big things.</lj-cut>

When I left the movie the biggest thing that struck me was how realistic it was. I was thinking about how the plot really wasn't that far-fetched, a situation like that could happen. And the characters too, really really realistic. And they kind of covered all the ways people would react to the situation.

I was rather blown away.

After the movie it was off to Laruu's for Foxtrotxray's spoken word party. That was lots of fun. I didn't bring a quote or anything since I couldn't find what I was looking for and was too lazy to find anything else. I got some quotes online when I got there though. I don't think we ever got around to reading it though.

Anyway, I really enjoyed the party. Other than ChaosStream, Laruu, Foxy, and I Cloud929 and her friends Brendan and Sam were there along with Sara and Josh and Azzy and Katyokoshka. There were some interesting things read and some good discussion. This should really be done more often. Good conversation, smoke, drink, and kitties. Cloud929 read <The Giving Tree</I>, it was one of the first books I remember having. I hadn't read it in ages. It was good to see Sara and Josh again and really nice to meet Brendan and Sam. The party ended early due to many of us having work and stuff in the morning and we didn't get to read everything. This sort of thing really should be done more often though. It provokes some really good discussion. I enjoyed it lots.
kushi-kushi

I don't know why . . .

doing some cleaning and picking up always seems to improve my mood. I suppose it's that whole getting-something-done thing.

Anyway, between that and some time to myself my mood is rather improved. Folks will be here in the next hour or so. I had forgotten ThreeEdgedSword is coming down this weekend.
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