Monday, July 31, 2006

What does that have to do with an effing DVD shelf?

So I nearly put an eye out trying to fix said DVD shelf today.

It was hilarious. And excrutiatingly painful. I was on the floor wracked with localized pain for, like, ten minutes. But amusing. Outside of a dull ache behind said eye and the left side of my field of vision being slightly blurry, I'm fine. I think. It could be cancer.

Also, it is hot as hell outside. Triple digits heat, we're talking. Hurry up and get to autumn, I say.

I mean, fuck. And I don't use that word lightly. This day's been all sorts of bad.

I think I'm getting my senior picture taken tomorrow. I'll have to check on that. Further updates as news develops.

Thursday, July 27, 2006


As the 18th anniversary of my introduction to this world, yesterday was pretty good, I'd say. The entire period since the last post was completely uneventful.

I got to go see a movie with a certain beautiful girl, which was entertaining. Incidentally, it was Lady in the Water which I might review if I get bored enough.

From my parents I recieved some D&D Miniatures, a model kit and a handful of DVDs. From the grandparents, a check for a hundred bucks, which will be put mostly into the bank, no doubt.

Amusingly enough, nearly everybody who promised to call me or send an email or come to my house on my birthday didn't. Not that I really expected them to; I prefer my birthdays to be solitary events, anyway.

Oh yeah, my hair's been cut. I feel naked without those ~4 inches.

You know what are really good?


Sunday, July 16, 2006

Any last words before I spark it up?

The Amazing Screw-On Head

This needs to be a show. Watch the pilot and fill out the survey. This needs to be on TV, because the writing is hilarious and David Hyde Pierce is completely awesome as a villain. Also, it has a machine gun-wielding ape. During the nineteenth century.

I don't really have anything else of interest. Pretty much the only reason for this post's existence is to pimp the aforementioned show and the Sci-Fi channel. That's right folks, I have become a slave to the corporate machine. Look for new McDonalds ads to replace the Gundam SEED Destiny banner within the week.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Perhaps the biggest nerd ever

Your Linguistic Profile:
75% General American English
15% Yankee
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Dixie
0% Midwestern

Your Geek Profile:

Academic Geekiness: High
Gamer Geekiness: High
Movie Geekiness: High
SciFi Geekiness: High
Fashion Geekiness: Moderate
General Geekiness: Moderate
Geekiness in Love: Low
Internet Geekiness: Low
Music Geekiness: None

That is all.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

"Aye aye cap'n!", "Women and children first!" and that sort of thing.

Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Man's Chest

A worthy successor to "Black Pearl". It managed to capture most of the charm, wit and swashbuckling action of this first film without overdoing any elements.

First, of course, Captain Jack Sparrow is in classic form, retaining and even improving on his style from the first film. Almost any time he was on screen, a laugh was guaranteed. His "escape" from the cannibals is easily one of the best scenes in the film and had the entire audience in stitches.

Going on opening day, the theater was packed with the standard assortment of nerds and squeeling fangirls. The objects of their adoration, Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom both live up to their hype and deliver some excellent acting. Kiera Knightely also improves on the character of Swan, even though half of the audience wanted to kill her at the end.

Davie Jones was a fun villain, on the same level as Barbossa. The CGI on him was topnotch and the actor really came through for a great performance. He was intimidating, yet calm and collected. And damn, he knows how to make an entrance.

His minions on the other hand range from interesting and cool (hermit crab guy) to just stupid (hammerhead guy). It was really great to meet Will's father and learn that he's really a good guy. Hopefully, he'll be set free in the third film.

The sword fights managed to mix in just the right amount of over-the-top flair. The three-way battle between Will, Jack and Norrington is alot of fun to watch and keep track of who's fighting who. The reactions to the battle inside the wheel were hilarious. The battles with the Kraken got a bit tiring after awhile but the final battle was alot of fun to watch.

Alot of the charm comes out through various one-liners throughout the movie. The parts where Jack offers the undead monkey as payment and where he prances about, lording the Jar o' Dirt over Davy Jones were priceless and got a good amount of laughs.

I liked the ending for the most part. A morbid cliffhangar as Jack seemingly goes down with the ship and Barbossa returns from out of nowhere were shocking but make the audience really look forward to the final part of the trilogy.

Rating: A-

The surprise movie hit keeps going with a well-done sequel. It's going to be a long wait for At World's End.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Você não pode ler isto.
Your personality type is: INTJ

loner, more interested in intellectual pursuits than relationships or family, not very altruistic, not very complimentary, would rather be friendless than jobless, observer, values solitude, perfectionist, detached, private, not much fun, hidden, skeptical, does not tend to like most people, socially uncomfortable, not physically affectionate, unhappy, does not talk about feelings, hard to impress, analytical, likes esoteric things, tends to be pessimistic, not spontaneous, prone to discontentment, guarded, does not think they are weird but others do, responsible, can be insensitive or ambivalent to the misfortunes of others, orderly, clean, organized, familiar with darkside, tends not to value organized religion, suspicious of others, can be lonely, rarely shows anger, punctual, finisher, prepared


scientist, dictator, forensic anthropologist, systems analyst, philosopher, nuclear engineer, political analyst, researcher, statistician, scholar, research scientist, computer scientist, software designer, curator, computer programmer, aerospace engineer, electrical engineer, paleontologist, english professor, philosophy professor, chemical engineer, epidemiologist, forensic scientist, museum curator, research assistant, mechanic, astronomer, figher pilot, librarian, systems administrator, neurosurgeon, book editor, biotechnology, archeologist, lab tech, bookstore owner

I'm not sure I completely agree with that, but who am I to argue with Carl Jung? Or the internet, for that matter.