Thursday, August 31, 2006

Holy shit, this kid is smart!

School starts tomorrow. Rad. Looking forward to Strats and Dramatic Impact and such.

I played Dreamblade for the first time today and rather liked it. I don't see it having much staying power and will probably go the way of Hecatomb, but the mechanics of the game are fun. The sculpts and paintjobs on the miniatures are subpar at best, which is a bit dissapointing after looking at the gorgeous art in the manual and the boxes.

We grow towards the close of Samurai 7, with only one volume left to collect. Things are getting pretty serious and I'm thinking all rent the original flick once I finish the series.

Le Chevalier D'eon is a pretty awesome anime and I've only seen the first episode. I like how it's almost completely historically accurate. Well, except for the zombies and the gender-switching main character. I'm eagerly awaiting its domestic release so I can give Japan even more of my money.

Ultimate Avengers 2: C
Really boring. Black Panther isn't nearly enough of an interesting character to base a movie around and the villains are a ho-hum pack of characterless aliens. Kind of like the first one. I liked the first movie, but the second is just more of the same and I really can't recommend it to anybody other than Marvel fanatics.

Friday, August 18, 2006

I'm tired of these mother@#$%ing ferrets on this mother@#$%ing panel truck!

The best and worst movie of the year releases today. That's right, the movie made famous by loser bloggers everywhere, Snakes on a Plane. I like pop culture phenomena as much as the next guy, but I think I'll skip out on it. Maybe if I can see it for free somehow.

At any rate, School's starting soon. I have a schedule and its kind of neat.

Semester 1:
1st - World Literature (Cool)
2nd - German 4 (This time, with a competent teacher!)
3rd - Study Hall (Yay)
5/6 - Pre-Calculus (I am no longer a year ahead of my class. For shame.)
7/8 - AP American History (Gotta have an AP class)
9 - Study Hall (Sweet)
10 - Physics (Meh)
And one of those Study Halls will be used as a Teacher Assistant period for one of, if not the most awesome teacher ever. I'm of course talking about Stevens.

Semester 2:
1st - Physics
2nd - Pre-Calculus
3rd - German 4
5/6 - AP American History
7/8 - Sociology (Rocking)
9 - Study Hall
10 - Advanced Composition (Classy)

Things look kind of bleak as far as classmates, though, from who I've compared schedules with. Interesting year coming up.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Good morning. Want some coffee? We're going to go rob a bank.

“This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is it vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished, as the once vital voice of the verisimilitude now venerates what they once vilified. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose vis-à-vis an introduction, and so it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.”

Movies I've Seen Recently And Am Too Lazy To Review:
V For Vendetta: A-
Pretty good film. Doesn't follow the original graphic novel, or so I'm told, but is nevertheless one of the better things I've seen this year. Excellent plot and fun action. Awesome acting.

Lady in the Water: B
My first full experience with a Shyamalan flick and I like the guy's style. Devoid of any big twist, the movie challenges you to put together the pieces before it can. Worth a rental.

Inuyasha Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler: B-
The best of the three Inuyasha movies I've seen, not that that says much. I like the interplay between Sesshomaru and Inuyasha and it was pretty cool to finally see their father. Nice animation, but the story makes no progress in typical Takahashi fashion.

That's it, I guess.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Happy 100th post!

And it is indeed a joyous one, for I have the hallowed Driver's License. A broad new vista of freedom has opened up before me. Whee!

How to celebrate? How about a quiz.

Alright, this was fun the last time we did it.
1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question
3. Use the song title as an answer for the question.
4. NO CHEATING! Or you're no fun.

1. How am I feeling today?
2. Where will I get married?
In the Land of Twilight, Under the Moon
3. What is my best friend's theme song?
Woke From Dreaming
4. What is High School like?
5. What is the best thing about me?
Over the Fantasy
6. How is tomorrow going to be?
You Won't See Me Coming!
7. What is your current mood?
Evening Rainstorm (Yuudachi)
8. Describe your parents.
Ten Years After
9. How is my life going?
10. What song will they play at my funeral?
The Light Before We Land
11. How does the world seem to me?
Secret Base (Himitsu Kichi)
12. What do my friends really think of me?
Living Inside the Shell
13. Do people secretly like me?
14. How can I make myself happy?
Flying in the Sky
15. What should I do with my life?
Key of the Twilight
16. What am I really?
Small Prayer (Chiisana Inori)
17. What is some good advice?
I am a Pioneer (Bokku wa Motto Pioneer)
18. What is life about?
Fake Wings
19. Am I in love?
Reckless Fire
20. What type of men/women do you like?
The Real Folk Blues
21. Will you get married?
Men of Destiny
22. What should I do with my love life?
A Stray Child
23. Where will you live?
24. Words to live by?
Through the Night
25. How will my love life be?
26. How will life be in 10 years?
Fly me to the Moon
27. What was my childhood like?
Half Pain
28. How well do I do in school?
29. What do I truly think of my best friend?
30. What do I think about love?


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

These Gardettos are missing something.

Like everything except for the freaking rye chips and sesame sticks.

Driving test tomorrow. Not looking forward to it. Should be fine, but still not looking forward to it. If all goes well, I'll soon be out wheelin' and dealin' on the roads. Yay.

In other news...


There isn't any.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Don't worry, he's still alive... ish...

Guys, guys. Run, don't walk, to your local library and read Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. You will not regret it. I'm searching for a word to express this that I haven't already used a million times in this journal. Orgasmic. Yes.

What I'm trying to get across here, is that you should be reading this book, dear reader.

Also, senior pictures are, in actuality, tomorrow. We apologize for the error in the previous post and our editor has been fired.

And shot.