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Monday, November 29, 2010

Sad day indeed

Its so frustrating and sad when someone dies who is an amazing person. I'm sure most of you have already heard that Leslie Nielsen died aged 84.  He was awesome.  Loved the guy.    So very not fair that he's not here anymore.  I'd gladly trade all of the useless jersey shore cast for his.   But still, 84 is a great age to make it to and he had a great life too.  I'd still offer the jersey shore cast anyway.  How thehell is that damn show on tv when way more awesome stuff get cancelled.  Fucking useless people.

So today I didnt get picked as part of the jury.  I'll have to call up tomorrow and see when I'm next expected there to go through the whole process again.  If I can survive another 2 weeks without getting picked then I'm free of everything, but theres no chance of something that good happening to me.

I'd like to add more on my little comic thing from yesterday.  While Thor is my favourite character ever I do have others.  Huntress from DC is easily my favourite female character.  She's jus way too awesome.  You could say she's Batman but without a moral code when it comes to certain things.  She's fairly brutal.  And adding her together with Harley, my second favourite female character also from the DC universe, is just way too cool.

In the past I've bought a few art pieces from artists on the web.  Generally they're pretty pricey.  The ones I'd love to get art from cost $500 or more, some well over $1000 which makes it out of the question.  So I end up having to suffer slightly less popular artists.  But as long as the art is good I dont care too much what they call themselves.  I did find one guy who was pretty amazing.  Theres a few actually but you cant get everything you want.  So I had him commission me a piece with a scene of my choosing.  The artists name is Renato Italo.  He did this using pencil and inks combined.

All the art pieces are 11"x14" in size so fairly large.  I totally love what he did.  He actually understood what I was asking for him to draw and added in some of his own ideas which fit really well.  Cant say the same for a previous art piece I got from another guy of Huntress who really had a hard time understanding what I wanted and I came away with something I'm less then pleased with.  The way Huntress looks while she's beating the living crap out of Harley, super epic. But yeah, this guy rocks.  He did another art piece of Wonder girl which I grabbed instantly because I loved the way he did the head.

My final piece is from a different artist called  Rubismar da Costa.  He drew a character I completely did not expect, one Dejah Thoris.  She was a princess from Mars in an old novel series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, which was also turned into a comic series in the 40s.  I really liked his style so I grabbed it.  The fact that it was under $100 was surprising too since most art pieces are over that.

I've got some other artists I'd love some art from in time.  But thats for later when I actually have money.  Unless I see something that floors me and doesnt cost a billion dollars.  I saw an amazing pencilled/ink piece from the Loki comic with one panel that was so amazing.  I love that artist and wanted it so badly.  But it was going for a couple grand and I just had to turn away and break something in frustration.

I dont in any way call myself a collector.  Although I have interests in so many things which makes me grab a bit of this and a bit of that.    While these look pretty cool posted up, in person theres a whole other level of epicness to them since you can see the detail and size and everything right infront of you.  Very impressive. 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The night before

Well 6 hours to go till I have to be up for jury duty.  I'm getting sick of saying those stupid words.  And you know whats mega bullshit?  Liverpool play Tottenham in 20min and I an watch it because of this bullshit.  Thanks justice system.

Well today was basically GT5 day.  I played it for like 7hours straight.  Havent played a game for that long in one session in...ooh..  A few years back I think.  Good game.  Bloody hard too.  Looking forward to trashing some friends online when I'm ready.

Every now and then I like to share things I enjoy, and since today I've magically got 100 people supposedly following me, and god knows why you'd bore yourself here, so I figured I'd throw up another thing.  I probably should find a certain specific topic and stick to it, but my brain enjoys going everywhere.

I got into a few things sort of late.  Comics for example.  I didnt really buy my first comic till I was like...early 20s I think.  Oh sure I had some favourite characters but I never really read them.  I dont collect them any more though since all the stories I followed ended and nothing good has popped up in years.   My all time favourite male character is Thor.  I'm also twitching for the movie.  Looks quite good.  Theres been some excellent comic runs for him.   Obviously the legendary Jack Kirby and Stan Lee run.  Walt Simonson did an excellent run during the 80s.   Wrote and drew heaps of issues of the comic.  And then my favourite run during the 90s from Dan Jurgens.  I was a fan of Jurgens from the superman run he did.  He's the one who killed Superman and then did the amazing origin story of Doomsday.  He then came back much later and did the energy Superman story line.  I'll admit to being one of the few who thinks they should of kept him like that for good since the character wasnt BORING anymore.  But no, they wanted to change him back and didnt give Jurgens any time to think up a proper way to turn him back, so it was done in the crappiest way possible.  Fitting since it returned him back to his crappy boring character. 

I really dont like the current Thor comic,  written by Michael Straczynski.  I totally and utterly loathe it.  I hate his story ideas, the way he writes Thor, what he did with Loki, everything.  He completely misses wtf Thor is about.  I loved his writing in Babylon 5 though.  One of the best scifi series out there.  I know lots of people couldnt get passed the first season, it is a little slow.  But it really takes off from second season.  Some amazing character development and actors in it.  Blew me away.

  I loved the Loki 4 part comic that came after the Jurgens run.  It was amazing, written by Robert Rodi and with some amazing art by Esad Ribic.  I bought a statue of a scene of the cover from one of those comics.  I love it to death, its easily my favourite statue.  I'd love to add more but theres very very few that are worth buying in my opinion, and plus those very few are horribly expensive.  Heres the statue with the cover its from.  The thing is about 17" so its pretty huge.  Go to the link if you want to see more detailed pictures.  The thing has some amazing little bits all over it that you dont see if the picture I took.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Probably not smart

You might ask what isnt smart.  Many things I do is the answer.  Specifically staying up really really really late, as in past 6am, and planning to sleep for only about 2-3 hours so I feel tired enough tonight to sleep and be up early on monday for my accursed jury duty.  It'll either work or it wont.  Either way I'm still as stupid as I was the day before .

When you sleep as little as I usually do your mind goes all over the place.  Mine for example constantly recalls events where I did or said something that just makes me cringe.  Like for example going over to my friends house and his dad asking me if I've had dinner yet since they were about to have dinner.  I never eat at friends houses.  I've got this mental thing.  Nicest way I can put it.  Anyway, I said to him 'Yes thanks', as in yes I've had dinner and thanks for asking.  But I think he took it as Yes I will eat with you because when they sat down there was this extra plate at the table and I was a little confused.  So I stood there like a retard wondering is that for me or not, they havent said anything, maybe it isnt, this is uncomfortable.  I think that was about 20 years ago.  You see?  My brain refuses to forget small little things.  And it enjoys making me relive each and every single one of them that I've done.  I tell myself each time, remember it, learn from it, improve on it.  Every little thing I do, try to learn from previous screw ups so I can be more normal in the future.  Its not working too well as I'm still a gigantic massive retard.

From this leads a whole massive spider web of thoughts.  You could see it as my brain telling me I cant be better because of this or that. /  I cant move on. / I refuse to grow up mentally because my brain is locked firmly in the past. / I hate myself.  /  I'm a failure  / Yeah, but then that gets too complicated and I lose interest in where those thoughts might go.  I just cant take myself seriously half the time.  Thats probably why I'm never actually depressed.  Even during my highschool years when I went into a massive emo stint and just refused to leave home and did nothing but read books every day for about a year, I wasnt even depressed.  I mean yeah I was, but I actually enjoyed it.  I'm not sure what that would be called...An inside out emo?  You could say I relish on emotions.  All kinds.  Thats probably where my creative part comes from.  My imagination is pretty cool.  The dreams I have are outright freaky half the time and I so enjoy recalling them.  Nightmares definitely are my favourite.

WOOPS rambling on again.  Thats enough for now before I wrote about 10 pages of thoughts and then some.  Gotta hold myself back most of the time.  Too many things my brain wants me to put down.  You'd think I'd have a diary wouldnt you, what with all my constant thoughts.  I tried having one back when I was like..uh..13-14 I think.  Was a pretty cool little thing.  Small back, clasped shut with a lock.  Was pretty spiffy.  I think I entered maybe 10 or so pages and then decidedly got bored of it.  Lord knows I remember enough things.  Would be cool to read now though.  I think my problem was I tried to make an entry every day.  That was wrong.  I think once a week or twice a week would of been plenty.  Gather all your thoughts together  and spew it out.  Otherwise you'd have a week or two here and there with Wed 28th, I ate a hot dog for lunch then went home cause my stomach was sore.   Thur 29th, skipped school.  Fri 30th, went to school it was boring.   Real awesome.

Yet here I am making a blog.  Oh brain you silly thing.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Stupid game

Why for be so hard lol.  Damn license tests.  No way in hell am I getting gold in all of them.  Forget it.  I'll just focus on completing the damn things so I can play the other tracks.  I'm pretty pleased with it.  Handles really good, graphics are awesome with some slight dodgyness since it really is an ooooooold console now.  Havent played online yet, waiting to finish heaps of tracks and gather a few cars I like to use and then tweak the absolute crap out of them for my driving style.  That style being take every turn going SIDEWAYS.  I'm a drifting whore.

So looks like I have to turn up to jury duty on monday.  I wonder if I'll be able to sleep properly this time.  Gotta make sure to wake up early on saturday and sunday so I can at least be tired enough to go to sleep before 3am.  Speaking of, 4:30am and I suddenly have a very ANNOYING urge to watch my sleeping Beauty bluray.  I cant though because parents are asleep in the room next door.  I guess thats one negative about living with your parents.   At the same time I cant justify moving out for that reason alone since everything else is perfect.  Besides I need to help them out constantly.  If I wasnt here they'd probably suicide over trying to figure out how to turn the damn tv on.  Plus I aint taking my cat away from here.  Not going to relocate him.  I wouldnt take him away from my mum either since she loves him.  So me and him will stay put. 

Maybe if this stupid jury duty crap wasnt getting in my face I'd be able to find a new job to save up building that extra room downstairs I want and sliding myself in there.  Nice and sound proofed its going to be.  I say room but really its the entire underside of half the house.  Enough room to make a bedroom, a large living room, a spare area for my exercise equipment, and a place to eat.  Oh, and bathroom, thats sorta important.  Hopefully end of next year I can start building it.

Anyway I got me some football manager to play so I am GONE!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Its Gran Turismo 5 day

So... 5:30am.  I really should be sleeping.  But I was never one for sleeping early.  So probably in about 6 hours I'll make sure I wake myself up so I can go and finally get myself GT5.  Twitching for that game so badly.  I'm going to camp on it day and night for the next few days.  Annoyingly part of me wants to buy the new need for speed game. 

Now mind you I've never been a fan of the game.  Too arcadey, too pointless for my like.  But the new one is made by Criterion and they rock for making some awesome racing games, like the brilliant GRID.  I wish they'd hurry up and make the sequel.  But this games pretty different to all the other ones and the online side of it sounds pretty fun too.  But buying NFS and GT5 on the same day?  I'm trying to justify that but I dont see how.  I mean GT5 takes instant preference to me and I cant see myself pausing for ages to play NFS.  Picking it up later would be better, but I've noticed theres a couple exclusive cars you can get that probably wont be offered later except as paid DLC.  I'd go into a rant about DLC but that would take an entire 4 days worth of blogs.  That shit pisses me off to no end.  I can understand paying for little things that come out months later.  But if its something listed in the first week or two?  Fuck you that was part of the game you purposely kept out so as to sell as DLC.  And you know why DLC is so popular?  Thanks to fucking bethesda when Oblivion came out and their bullshit horse armour and mini quests.  I also like to blame the xbox audience for being the biggest drones of DLC and what made it so popular among all devs.  BLEAH

So anyway..  I've spent the last 2 days just eating cake.  Today I threw a pizza into the mix but there was still more cake.  I'm almost out of cake.  This makes me sad.  Witness my last piece which I will destroy when I wake up.  Best birthday cake evaaaaarrrrrrr

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thursday hurry up omg

Well its wednesday morning.  6:30am actually.  I totally forgot to post something since I've been face deep in Football Manager 2011.  I swear its the only game in the world where you're saying to yourself, Just one more game, just one more game...

Tomorrow is Gran Turismo 5 day.  I am totally going stupid for this game. Wanted it forever.  Half abused the game store worker for not selling me it now since they've had it since last thursday in their damn store.  I keep standing on principle that if this game was GTA5 it would of broken street date a week ago like all the ones prior to it.  Pisses me off I tell you.  Oh well cant be helped. I'll have it soon enough.

I swear I must of eating about 10kg worth of cake today.  My birthdays been awesome, if you consider eating cake awesome.  Oh so yummy.  Now I need to do 1 more game before sleeping.  No really, just 1 more... honest.

Ok heres a treat.  I made this purposely poor photoshop of me and some friends as a joke since they laughed at my matrix keanu photoshop I did.  3min job is the best they deserve lol .  I can also only do so much with really shitty quality facebook photos.  If they find out I uploaded this they'll freak out haha

Monday, November 22, 2010


Well today was fairly lol.  Started off shit and then got better sort of.  Went to bed at 1:30am so I could be up early to make jury duty.  Problem was I wasnt tired.  So I basically ROLLED around for 6 hours then stood up and got ready, still wide awake.  Drive to town, pay for shitty parking, and then be told they wont be needing me today and court dates got changed.  Call back friday to find out, is what they tell me.  How about a fucking phone call to ME?!  So went home and later fell asleep.

2 more days till Gran Turismo 5 is out.  I'm totally dying for it.  Also realised I dont want the hugely expensive signature edition since the insides, after watching a video of someone unboxing it, didnt impress me enough.  So now I need to figure out where I'll get the normal version..  GAME has the collectors edition with the 5 chrome cars and book.  But EB has the bonus stealth cars which you only get with the super expensive collectors pack.  If I'm totally lucky the guys at Game will have the same stealth cards they can give to me to keep me as a customer lololol.   But I need to figure out whats more important, stealth cars, or book with added chrome cars?  WHO KNOWS!

Going to buy myself the awesome chocolate cake I love so much.  Its my birthday cake!  Because today is my birthday.  35 YEAH!  Still feel 25 but fuck that what are details when you reach 35!  Yeah I'm still waiting for this supposed 'mid life crises' thing I was supposed to go through when I turned 30.  Supposedly everyone does.  Still nothing.  Maybe because I didnt decide to stop doing the things I enjoyed when I was younger like all the idiots who think OMG I AM OLDER NOW I MUST WATCH HOME IMPROVEMENT SHOWS ON TV AND MAKE A GARDEN.  Thats right you go on with your little mid life crises, I'll just be over here enjoying myself.

Its pretty annoying though.  Everyones doing their whatever stuff, and noone around to play NERF tag with me in the garden.  Got an awesome gun that fires 20 DEADLY foam mini projectiles.  My machine gun of death.  Actually if I'd moved my arse and had kids I'd probably have my NERF teammates.  Maybe I can shoot my mum while she's not looking.  I guess that would be kinda cool.  Yeah...I'm actually seriously considering doing that.

So heres todays pics.  Screenshots from the house I made in Sims 3.  Like my pacman Ghost pool?   I thought I had some screens of it during the evening when its all lit up with the dozens of light posts I've put through the garden.  I havent reinstalled it since I formatted my pc a few months back or I'd take another shot of it.  But yeah, thats the outside.  Inside I've got a crapload of stuff including my own gym lol

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Well not much to bring up today aside from I've been sulking about jury duty tomorrow.  Gotta wake up early, really dont want to, screw you jury duty.  I say that while its 1:30am lol.  Hopefully I can trick the idiot on guard duty tomorrow that my iphone is actually an itouch so I dont have to give it away since phones arent allowed in.  Hopefully everyone I get stuck with actually bathe and arent smelly disgusting people.  Cant stand those people.  There should be a rule in the universe where if you stink passed a certain amount you implode.  Save my nose from the torture god damnit.  My nightmare though is getting that 1 person who will refuse to agree with everyone else and make us stay there for days while we argue.  Swear if that happens I'm bringing in all my handhelds and my netbook and just camping in the corner of the room while they all complain.  Fucked if I'll waste my time.

Well sleep time.  Heres a picture.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Not too bad

My friend got that Kinect thing for the xbox.  Messed around with it some today.  Over all I think its pretty cool.  Its got some good things going for it.   Played it for about a couple hours with my friend just sitting there since he likes me to try out new things he gets.  If its not an fps or whatever he's not completely interested.  He's also not very into exercise.  Since I'm fairly fit I wasnt even panting by the end, although a little sweat since that happens if you're moving constantly.  Whats interesting is despite being active and fit, I can still feel some slightly sore muscles around my body, which was a welcome surprise.  Wasnt expecting that.  I think its cause I kept doing retarded crap now and then so when the camera was recording it would play back me doing really really retarded things, which made it heaps fun to watch.  It does that during some games.

I dont want to compare it to the wii or the ps move because its just completely different to those.  I mean I can use my damn legs and head and body in move.  The other two I can just use my arms, so its a big difference.  I'm a little disappointed with its accuracy though.  I thought it would be more precise.  Plus it doesnt pick up small motions, like with fingers or a slightly rotating your hand.  But still pretty cool.  I think down the track there will be some very good games that will use it properly.  I really want to try out the new Rez game coming for it too.  That looks like it'll be great.

Ok got distracted into a discussion with my friend about the universe.  We wont stop talking details unless one of us twitches.  And since its 6am I think I'll twitch first.  Tomorrow is my last sleep-in day before I have to be awake early for bloody jury duty.  So not down with that.  At least I found out I wont be alone on my first day.  My friends wife and my friends mother are both going on that day too.  Whether we all get selected into the same court case is another story.  I wonder if there will be any others I know.

One thing about being my age is I get to see things I always looked forward to seeing.  Like while you're in school you always wonder how this person will turn out or that person.  Will the hottest girl at school become a fat cow later, will the popular guy end up in jail, what what what?  I'm at that age where I'm seeing all that stuff happen.  So despite totally missing my school days (which were fuck awesome because I really enjoyed my years there, knowing heaps of people, almost everyone knowing me etcetc), I guess I got another thing to look forward to now.  I do know that one girl I was totally in love with, who was easily one of the hottest popular girls in school (and who had a crush on me lol), did indeed sprout into a round mass many years later.  I'm thinking it had something to do with marriage.  Everytime my relatives or someone hassle me asking me why the hell arent I married yet I generally ask them a question in return, How old do I look?  General response is mid 20s.  Considering I'm mid 30s now I always reply with 'Thats why, or I'd look your age.' And BOOM they shut up.

woah...I'm totally stopping before I keep going off on a tangent there lol.  Enjoy todays picture.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sleep? HAH!

So went to bed around 7am as I've been doing lately because I CAN, and was woken up at 9 by the sounds of my mum getting overly excited with the two little babies that our neighbour brought round to visit.  So her happy squeals of joy woke me up and when I wake up I cant go back to sleep. To top it off for some strange reason I had the Little Mermaid songs playing over and over in my head for absolutely no reason.  I mean I wake up, go arrrrgh, and then Look at this stuff, isnt it neat? Wouldnt you think my collections complete?  ...I mean wtf?  Where did THAT come from.  And it didnt stop. I mean yeah I love the film to bits and like the songs, but theres a time and a god damn place for my brain to do that.  NOT when I've just woken up.

I'd like to touch more on the books from yesterday.  Mainly because one of the series I'm reading, first book called Game of Thrones by George R R Martin, is being made into a tv mini series on HBO.  Its an awesome book series, very original, very gritty, very unforgiving.  The only problem with it is the author is moving at a slugs pace in releasing these books.  The tv series starts next year sometime.  They've cast everyone and already filming.   You can find pictures of the actors dressed as the characters and a short trailer which shows one of the characters played by Sean Bean who I totally love.  He's been in so many awesome things.  Amazing actor.  So yeah, keep an eye out for it.  Maybe it'll get you into the books.

A different series of books that was made into a tv show was Legend of the Seeker by Terry Goodkind.  I'll admit I'm not really a fan of his books and this certain series, from what I'm told, isnt really that good.  But the tv series changed a few things and I really enjoyed it.  The actors they put in were great, I mean nothing they said sounded forced or anything.  The action scenes were excellent, the budget for the magic effects was pretty good too.  Theres 2 seasons worth before the story ends.  Totally recommend you give this one a shot.  Basically if you watch the first episode which is sorta 2 in 1 I think, and you enjoy it, then you'll love the rest.

Getting back to the Little Mermaid, I really wish the blury would come out already.  Wont see it for another year or two thanks to useless disney.  But if anyone got the collectors edition DVD they would of seen the bonus that disney made from the story of The Little Matchstick girl.  It has a few different titles I think, but thats pretty much it.  Its one of my all time favourite Hans Christian Anderson stories, the same guy who wrote the Little Mermaid (slightly different to disneys version, ie ending was NOT happy), and I was floored when I found out disney animated this story into a short video as a bonus.  I mean wow.  They really did it well too.  They didnt hold back and make it super happy or anything, and the animation is fluid and lovely.  These stories were originally written for kids.  I mean I kinda grew up reading them.  Probably explains my broken brain and love for horror.  But yeah, heres the thing uploaded to youtube.  Its not as smooth and colourful as it is on the dvd, but this is good enough.  I really hope they put this on the bluray too.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Not hungry anymore

Been watching way too much stuff lately.  But I need to catch up.  Not like I'm not enjoying it.  Unfortunately I'm in that state of mind where I just dont know what to mention here.  I mean sure theres plenty of things I could toss out.  Like next week being a pretty full week.  Jury duty, gran turismo 5, and my birthday.   I wonder if I'll have enough time to catch the cake shop before it closes so I can get that super nummy chocolate cake they make.  I really want that for my birthday.  I Wonder if I should stuff candles on it or just pounce in straight away.  Most of me is voting for pounce.

My cat woke me up again today.  Came in, curled up on my bed next to me and I was like OMG lemme sleep for once.  Waking me up though jogged my brain into a cool idea for a silly comedy story.  So right now I've got a comedy, a horror, a scifi, a drama, a family one, and...I think thats probably it...  2 scifi's. Oh wait 2 horrors too lol.  I have HALF a fantasy one but I'm never happy with the direction thats going in so I kind of half ignore it till it improves in my brain.  I seriously need to start writing someday.  I wonder if I can do it during jury duty.  I guess I'm still not in the mood to start writing.  Mostly because all the ideas in my head I'm happy with but I need to flesh them out a little more before I start.  I do things my way.  My way is kinda retarded.

Although on the subject of writing, I'm really letting my reading get way behind.  So many books to read.  Which then makes me think of other things like what people are reading at the moment.  Majority of them are reading vampire books because of twilight and harry potter.  Now while its all well good that they're reading something, they're pretty much ONLY reading either harry potter or twilight.  I wont let my feelings be known about these two because thats a totally different thing altogether.  But its a real shame they wont read other books.  I mean you pick up say  harry potter and you enjoy it, you shouldnt just stop reading then and there because the series, for now, is over.  You pick up more books you might like.  One series I love starts off with the book called Magician, by Raymond E Feist.  Although since the day I read it they've gone and split it into 2 books now, Magician: Apprentice, and :Master.  I think thats the two titles.  Its pretty much straight fantasy, not a hard read, but very enjoyable.  I love the series and some of the characters.  Recommend anyone to read this series if you've not already.  My ultra fave series though is Daggerspell by Katherine Kerr.  Brilliant original style.  Set in fantasy again, revolves around 3 characters, 2 guys and a girl, love triangle if you will.  One of them is a mage.  I forget exactly why but all 3 of them become linked.  He cant die until he fixes something between them all, while the other two continue to be born through the ages as different people, and each time they both just get screwed in some way or other.  I love it.

Its actually pretty late and I want to catch up on some more stargate universe before I sleep, so I'll bring up books another day.  So heres the poorly photoshopped picture of me as Neo from the sprays in L4D you would of seen at the end of one of the clips austin slapped up.  I could of made it look way better but I'm really more of a 'if it looks slightly retarded then its perfect' kind of guy.  If I can poke fun at myself, I'll do it.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I only just realised how MUCH extra content these alien bluray discs actually have.  I'm still going through Alien stuff.  It was amazing seeing the different models of the aliena nd other things they had at the start, and actually seeing old video footage of the actors, director, and Giger working away and creating stuff.  Totally amazing to see.   Getting through all these extras should take me about 40 years.  40 glorious years.

I did something i probably shouldnt have.  I've always planned on getting the star trek movies, the originals, not with Picard crew since almost all of those were crap, and yesterday I did.  They were having a bluray special for 2 hours, movies 1-6 I think it was for $55 or something, down from around $140 or whatever.  Basically that pack costs about $200 here and I paid about $70 all up, so I really couldnt justify NOT buying it and making a saving of $130.   As awesome a move as that is its probably NOT an awesome thing to do while you arent working.  And with this bullshit jury duty coming up next week I'll probably be kept from looking for work for another month if my luck goes south.

What I'd really like to get is the second and third bluray season of the original star trek series.  I have the first season and the quality and touch ups they did, along with the extras, are pretty awesome.  Now despite how it might sound I'm not really a massive star trek fan.  I am however a scifi whore.  That doesnt mean I enjoy everything but I give most things a shot.  But the original series had some amazing writing.  If you were to ignore the low budget sets, the actual writing and story could easily fit into any show written today.  Will be a long time before I can afford to even look at the second and final third season boxset.  This also includes the current 2 seasons of the original Twilight Zone shows, which have gotten some awesome treatment in the bluray department as well as releasing episodes that were never placed on tv.

Theres just too much.  I'll just go and cry in my little corner for a while.  Unless my cats claimed that corner.  Tried to claim my bed today while I was sleeping in it.  wtf was that about.  Like seriously, understand cat!  I think I need a part time job.  Maybe something like this..

Monday, November 15, 2010


Well thats all 4 alien films done.  I must say I remember 4 being shitty, and even though I watched it again and only recalled about 10% of what happened, it was still quite shitty.  Raped the franchise as much as the AvP films did.  Actually AvP1 was better then Alien 4.  I'm not sure which is the worst film between AvP 2 and Alien 4...oh who am I kidding, AvP2 made me want to kill people.  And again they skimped out on making 4, like 3 before it, in bluray quality.  Just upscaled dvds at best.  Wasnt too impressed.  But now I get to sit through all the extra stuff.

Sat through a bunch of Alien extras already.  Its pretty cool reading the original script and seeing all the stuff they changed or didnt put in.  As well as seeing certain scenes they did film but discarded completely because of certain changes they made, for the better of the film too if you ask me.  Still got quite a bit to go before I can get to the extras for Aliens, which I'm really looking forward to.

I finally got my Sims3 Ambitions expansion pack today.  The GAME store was having a special deal so instead of being $50 it was only $24.   You dont see that sort of mark down in our stores with Sims, specifically NOT in its first year.  And since it was a temp sale I grabbed it.  Now I need to figure out when I can find time for it since I have way too many other games to play.  Right now I'm focusing on watching stuff since I'm way behind on that.  Speaking of, time for me to catch up on some Stargate Universe.  Got a few to go before I end first season.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A week to go

Thats how long I have till my damn jury duty crap starts up.  Cant believe what should of beena nice relaxing couple months off has turned into a couple weeks off and then having to wake up for something that isnt a job but compulsory still.  BLEAH.  Hopefully its a really short trial.

So watched Alien 3 today.  Sad to say the bluray quality isnt there.  Its more of an upscaled DVD if you ask me.  Way too soft throughout with only a few scenes that look good, and even then not as good as they should.  Still I enjoy watching the third one.  Was surprised at how some scenes were totally different in each version.  Like watching the extended the alien hatches from an Ox.  Normal version its from a Dog.  Theres a few other changes too like the entire intro bit.  Was cool to watch through both either way.  Tomorrow is Alien 4.  I'm dreading that since the film is pretty shit.  But I've only seen it once and I need to rewatch it just for a few scenes that were actually very cool, like the dead clone room etc.  After I finish that I'll start on the....hmm..actually I'm not sure what to start on first.  The commentaries or the extras.  I might go extras actually.  Theres a god damn day worth of them.  So joyous.

Massive storm today, was pretty awesome.  HUGE thunder clap that was pretty devastating that sent me cat heroically behind the couch.  Poor thing lol.  Someone earlier mentioned in one of my other blog entries about dressing up as a weeping angel from Dr Who.  Well heres a picture I took of someone who was dressed up as one during the convention I was at.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I forget what day it is sometimes

Watched Aliens today for the 43rd time.  I'm shocked by how good it looked on bluray.  And I even saw something I'd never noticed before.  Pretty fucking cool.  I'm still surprised my parents claim they couldnt hear my sound system blasting away during the film.  The aliens screams were loud and the shooting was PEWPEW, not including the thumping bass for explosions.  Either they're lying, deaf, or they really couldnt hear it.  Whatever the reason thats perfect for me.  And tomorrow I'm gonna sit through the extended version of Alien 3 since the extended version is awesome.  How the normal version can be average but be transformed so much during the extended is remarkable.

Well just finished watching my shit team lose again.  Liverpool just got smacked around by Stoke, lost 2-0.  GOOD GOING YOU OVER PAID USELESS RETARDS!  How I love my team.  Everytime they lose I wear my liverpool shirt the next day just so people can laugh at me.  Its been getting plenty of use haha.

Oh before I forget, Disney is having a pretty cool deal going on at the moment.  Buy 5 of their blu-ray films out of like a selection of 20 and you get this code inside.  Use all 5 on the website and you get a sony bluray player for heaps cheaper.  Its like $200US but after the 5 codes it'll only cost $59.  Pretty cool if you're after a second bluray player for another room, or as a gift etc.  I'm sure its in every country as my copy of Beauty and the Beast and there was a code inside.   Heres the link.

I'm sure someone will find that interesting.  Deal goes to like..end of january so you got plenty of time.  So anyway, heres an animated picture of me eating an awesome cake.  Click on it for MOVEMENT.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Well I've been camped away watching my new Alien anthology blurays.  Havent got through everything obviously, but I was shocked to watch a scene in the first film I hadnt seen before. I never actually watched the re-release of Alien when it came out in a special edition.  I found a clip on youtube that had all the scenes supposedly in it.  Maybe my brain doesnt recall, which is highly possible, or it wasnt in it.  Either way it was great.  And amazing noticing little bits through the movie that make the Alien film what it is, and how Cameron actually took that stuff and used it in the sequel.  I never really noticed before.  Small little details.  Very very cool.

My cats taken a liking to coming into my room lately.  He usually never does it but now he's in here every day sleeping on my floor.  Must be because he saw me so little during the days when while I was working, and at nights he's roaming around out on the streets like some hooligan.  He's developed a new characteristic, and thats to walk over to me while I'm sitting on my chair and stare at me curiously.  Then he'll half stand up and wait.  This is his way of saying I WANT YOUR CHAIR.  So I basically have to get up so he can claim it and sleep on it while I grab my spare fold out chair and use that.  The only annoying thing is I cant watch my movies with loud sound, so I end up not watching anything and just screwing around on my pc.   He's also claimed a spare shirt of mine he likes so I place that on my chair.  Yeah he's spoiled, I'll do as I please haha.

Done my best to try and catch up with Stargate Universe.  Theres too many things I need to watch, and my games are piling up.  You know its pretty bad when you play games on your pc, your ps3, your wii,  your DS, your PSP, and then you go and stupidly add the Iphone game library to it as well.   I mean wtf.  I'm too ashamed to even look at my books which have gone beyond neglected, and that pisses me off.  You wouldnt think the Iphone had good games on it.  At least I never paid attention to it.  I mean its a damn phone.  What exactly could you do on such a thing?  Depending on your type of favourite games, theres actually a crapload. 

Everyones heard of Angry Birds by now.   Its actually pretty fun.  Quite addictive.  The fact that you can stop it and continue it any time you want is what makes it so good also.  I guess thats the other big highlight of games on that thing.  You can quit out of them and they still keep your placing.  Especially if you've hit pause.  Theres some great rpgs too.  Some of them being Zenonia, Dungeon Hunter, Fargoal, Hybrid, and the really high quality rpg Chaos Rings.  Check some clips of them if you're interested. They all got great reviews.  And then you have some other classy stuff like I Dig it, Osmos, Game D Story, Spider etc.  Theres also an awesome engine demo from Epic, the makers of Unreal Tournament, called Epic Citadel.  The graphics for that are bloody amazing, considering its on a damn phone.  They're making an rpg out of it called Infinity Blade.

Theres a link to the trailer.  Thats running on a god damn phone.  Its also on iPad as well, which would be more fun to use for gaming.  There are TV out adaptors for each of the units so thats also pretty cool if you want to play it on a big screen.  Some games work really well.  Like ones where you slash at the screen with your finger to do things or turn based games etc.  Some games however are a little annoying when you have to use a virtual Dpad.  I'm not a big fan of that thing.  I've also noticed your finger moves a lot smoother on the screen if you have a protector on it.

Aside from games theres other really awesome Apps.  A bunch of ones to explore the universe with awesome pictures and information about everything.  I love stuff that revolves around space and crap, hence my huge scifi nerd self.  There are other things too like an app that links my phone usage stats to my isp usage stats and anything else I want.  A metric convertor, one that keeps up to date info on currency rates, excellent weather apps, a brilliant one that helps you lose weight by giving you a massive database of foods with their calorie count so you can watch what you eat and take note of how many calories you've had that day, as well as being smart enough to take exercise into the equation etc.   Theres seriously too many cool things about it.

And I love the default GPS map it comes with.  Totally helped me during my trip to Melbourne.  Even another app that lists whatever I want thats near me, like showing me all the cafes or restaurants or banks or cinemas or WHATEVER closest to me and onwards, with information about each and a phone number, website, etc.  In between 2 Imax movies my friend and I only had about 40min window to find a place to eat and get back in time for the next film.  This awesome app showed everything, how far away, and what they were.  Checked it, noticed a cafe about 5min walk from our spot that we would of not found had we roamed off aimlessly, and went there.  Good stuff.

I'm not apples biggest fan by any stretch.  I dont outright hate them since I can admit to this or that being a quality product.  But Apple themselves do piss me off.  My original plan was to go with the Samsung Galaxy phone since the phone is awesome and I love Samsung too.  The only thing that stopped me was the App and Games market on the iphone.  Majority of them you cant get on the Android market, which is what the Samsung uses, and if I was going to get a phone upgrade I wanted one that would give me the most in return.  So I had no choice but to default to the iphone or be a total retard and skip majority of the things I wanted to play and use.

I guess one of the best things about the apple store, majority of the games are like $1.  Some are around $4-7, and then you get the very few premium stuff that around $10-15.  But majority of things land in the $1-$5 area.  Everything is so cheap.  The phone itself isnt faultless.  I can list a number of things about it that piss me off.  But overall its pretty excellent.  Certainly a massive step up from my previous 6 year old phone.

Well that'll do for now.  Heres a picture of my cat being a bastard.  I somehow bog a finger in the corner.  Such an amateur move on my part.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy days are here again

Yeah...  Today was Aliens day.  I went and got my crap, even bought on impulse the new Predators bluray since theres alot of awesome extras on it and the sound is meant to be godly, but ofcourse the film is meant to be pretty good.  Looks like something I'd enjoy.  Its a rare impulse purchase for me so they usually pay off.  But yeah, what can I say about aliens bluray..  I've had to change my underwear about 5 times llolol

Heres a couple pics of me and the Egg.  The discs slide into a compartment on the bottom.  I seriously love it.  Though I do wish it was larger.  Its almost midnight now so I cant really watch anything.  Sound system would keep my parents awake, not to mention everyone across 7 blocks.  Tomorrow I'll wake up and continue my joyous week of nothing but alien shrieks and acid blood.  

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The night before christmas

You have no idea.  You have absolutely NO idea.  Tomorrow is Aliens bluray day.  Its 3:30am and I cant sleep because I know santas bringing me my present.  I spent the afternoon configuring my sound setups settings in hopes of getting it at awesome mode.  I need to do a last minute listen to tomorrow with a few movies I have since I didnt get the chance today after I configured it.  Heaven help whoever is working if they dont get these in as well.  No way am I going to be denied my joy.

Theres not much I can update with today since my brain is just thinking aliens aliens aliens.  I cant focus.  Its annoying when you think of a particular thing and you always get 1 SPECIFIC memory slamming back at you.  Everytime I think of Aliens I remember going to the video rental store and always looking around for stuff to get, way back in the day when the usual weekly rental only cost 50cents here, instead of needing to go on special days liek tuesday.  Lets see...  From memory it was like...50cent weekly, $1 weekly, $3 for 2 day of slightly newer films, and $4-5 for new releases.  50cent weekly movies were amazing.  You just went in, grabbed a crapful of films and went home.

My friend and I used to go every saturday to the rental store, when we were like...hmm...10-12 years old, and we'd go into the scifi and horror section.  We would pretty much just grab anything off the shelf starting from 'A' and work our way down to Z, and then double back for anything we missed or recently came out.  We actually classed it a success if we rented some really horrible films.  Crappy horror films were always entertaining.  Mind you we came across some gold ones like 'From Beyond' and 'Bad Taste'.   My brains trying to recall a few others that are bugging my memory right now, just out of touch, but I dont feel like settling on that to recall them right now.  Oh, Return of the Living Dead.   That was a riot.  Which reminds me I need to get the bluray of that and rewatch it..  But those weekends were always awesome.  Staying up till 1-2 in the morning before he'd head back home, which was across the street from my house lol.

Oh yeah, side tracked there.  So everytime I think of Aliens I recall going through the scifi section and seeing the cover of it and this the one I already saw or not...A year later I'd rent it and it would totally blow my mind.  And I still think to this day, why the fuck didnt I just grab it that first time I saw it.  It was 50cents, who cares if I'd seen it!  It wouldnt be the first thing I rented twice.  Actually thats the same thing that goes through my mind with Return of the Jedi.  I kept thinking that was Empire Strikes Back with a different cover.  I never paid much attention.  Was more interested in horror films at the time.  Awesome films. So here are the 2 covers that will always be imprinted in my memory.

I wish I had more alien things.  I mean sure aside from the dvds and 1 statue, I just want so much more but they're usually expensive and I need to justify the purchase over other things, which are also hard to save up for,  Theres a few things I've always wanted but not enough to buy.  Like how 90% of the thing is so awesome but then theres that 10% part of it that sort of bugs you.  I dont like buying things that give me that vice.  Which is the main reason I dont buy too many things.  One thing I hope to get oneday is this-

Its a little expensive but damn cool.  Maybe someday.  And then we have one item I will most likely never own.  The Aliens chess set.  I love Aliens, I LOVE chess, and seeing this makes me squeel.  Sadly its not on sale anymore, its on ebay though going for $450, which to be honest is probably around what it would of cost when it came out in stores, because it was limited.  I'll just have to roll into a corner and try and pretend it doesnt exist.  Even if theres 28days left on the sale, being jobless means I dont get to buy toys I want, despite buying so very few.  The Aliens bluray set I paid for 3months ago so its not even classed.  I was working so it was fine.  Now I'm not so its just tears.  Heres the link with some pics of the set.  Its just amazing.. No seriously, this thing is fucking amazing. much for having nothing to post about.  My brain just runs off if you give it a little room.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Well I'm furious

Got home today and was greeted with a letter from the supreme court.  I'm like pfffft and open it and inside it says OMG U R OBLIGEDED 2 CUMS CORT JURY DUTY LOL.  Needless to say I'm mega pissed over this.  I've done jury duty before.  I didnt like it the first time, why must I do it again.  And also waking up to go to this bullshit at 9am?  This was supposed to be my slack 2 months off!!  WTF!  The last time I went was a horror experience.  Jurors that are biased just really kill everything.  At least I had a highlight, which was almost falling asleep during court and being prodded awake to have the judge staring at me and given a small lecture.  I had to try not to lol or he'd probably walk over and slap me in the face with his awesome mallet of justice.

So this wont happen till the 22nd.  Got a couple weeks to mentally prepare.    At least aliens bluray set comes out in a couple days.  I tell you if Gran Turismo 5 comes out end of this month and I'm still in jury duty, I'm going to absolutely freak out.

I finally watched the first episode of that Walking Dead tv show.  Pretty cool.  Very nice effects and they arent shy about showing the violence properly.  Thumbs up so far.

Almost grabbed a couple of blurays today since the local store is having a sale.  But I'm pretty sure the sale will be on for ages.  Still need to get Batman Begins.  I've got the Dark Knight, just never actually bought the first one.  Totally plan to since I really want to watch it again at some stage.  And they had Kickboxer there haha.  I'm a huge Van Damme fan, he's the main reason I even started martial arts years ago.  Kickboxer is easily one of his best.    I know he's made some fairly shit films, but he's got some godly ones.  Kickboxer, Bloodsport, Universal Soldier, Replicant, Death Warrant, Cyborg, Time Cop, Sudden Death, all of those I enjoyed heaps.

I still remember the one time back in high school where my friend, me and his girlfriend, went to the cinema to WHAT I THOUGHT was to watch Death Warrant since it just came out.  At least I hope I got my movies right..  So we get there and she's all, oooh I really want to watch forest Gump lets watch forest gump.  And friend, you know what he does?  SURE THING SWEETIE.  And I'm like WHAT NO ITS VAN DAMME DAY!!!  10min later I'm in there watching forest gump.

I've hated that movie ever since.  I had to sit through it and I didnt like it.  I'm not even a Tom Hanks fan.  Whle there I noticed the cinema was probably half full, majority of them were young couples.  You know how I know they were couples?  Because all of them spent 3/4 of the film just kissing each other.   MY friend and his girlfriend?  Oh yeah, kissing all through it.  When we got out they were like wow that was such a great film and I just freaked out YOU DIDNT EVEN WATCH IT YOU WERE TOO BUSY SNOGGING!!  Drove me up the wall.  Hated that film ever since haha.

CRAP my brain just recalled the last time I was in jury duty they always made us put our phones in a box for the day so we couldnt communicate with the outside.  argh no iphone games for me.  I'll just have to take my psp or DS instead.  Fuck you court you wont stop me from enjoying myself!!  Royally pissed isnt the term...  argh.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

God damn useless software

I love it when your pc just decides NOPE I'm gonna fuck with you for zero reason!  Tried to install drivers for my scanner since I hadnt put them back on after I upgraded to win7 and for some reason it was in endless install mode, totally not letting me do ANYTHING else like close programs or alt-ctrl-del.  In the end I had to hard reset the stupid thing THEN it started working after it realised I could kick its arse seven different ways to tuesday.  RECOGNIZE!

Ignoring the above it pretty much delayed me from making a post yesterday.   Aaaaand football manager 2011 lol.  Pretty awesome game.  Its amazing how it sucks you in so much.  Very few games are so addicting and this is one of them.   This'll eat me up for the next couple months.

There were a few questions in the previous blog I made about movies, and they also reminded me of a few other things I forgot to mention.  The Descent was a pretty good film.  I havent seen the sequel as of yet.  And also The Ruins was great.  Again, not seen its sequel.  I cant recall if I mentioned Brotherhood of the Wolf, but if not then I did just then haha.  Awesome film.  There was a short mini series I saw a while back called Dead Set.  Its a show from england thats 5 episodes long, which they later joined into a full length feature.  Its basically zombies that crash a Big Brother tv studio.  Very well made, definitely recommend watching it.

I was asked if I was into Dr Who and I really wanted to respond to that.  Yes I'm a massive fan since the early 80s.  I grew up watching Tom Baker who is just awesome.  He had some amazing written stories too.  Even when it started to lose steam I still enjoyed watching it.  I even remember back when they first aired the new CG intro for the 7th doctor.  Was pretty awesome.  When they finally tried to push it again with that american made movie I sort of twitched.  While I did like McGann as the Doctor, and he's really amazing in some of the audio books, the whole plot was a bit frustrating.  I'll admit to being a bit of a fan of Eric Roberts, so I was torn a bit when he was cast as the Master.   I was like YEAH ERIC ROBERTS and then OMG WTF like at the same time in my brain.  It hurt for sure.  So the movie while not being a complete piece of shit was still pretty poor.

I'm going to admit to being one of the other ones who totally raged over the newer series.  At first I tried to like Ecclestone.  But he really was NOT right for the Doctor role.  And one episode after the other I soon realised I HATED Russel T Davis as the head writer.  He pissed me off to the point I stopped watching.  If my friend told me there was an episode that was awesome and I had to watch it then I'd give that one a chance.  But majority of the  episodes were just stupid.  It didnt help that they were aimed at kids either.  Well they were more then aimed.  I like to use the term as butchered.  Ecclestone leaving after just 1 season was like a massive slap to the face to fans since that meant that was 1 regeneration gone.  Thanks heaps you bastard.  However when they listed Tennant as the new doctor I was thrilled.  I knew about him and I told my friend he would end up being this generations Tom Baker.  And he was.

Sadly the writing didnt change because it was fucking Russel T.  I didnt like how he made Tennant always act more hyper then he should.  I hated the way he wrote the Master as some eccentric hyperactive freak.  When they first showed Derek Jacobi, the way he spoke and acted despite you not knowing he was the Master yet was pretty awesome.  I mean he was perfect.  And the episode he was in was actually written pretty good.  Loved the whole concept of that.  And then John Simm?  Now while I like the actor in other shows like the brilliant Life on Mars, and the fact that he was a stage actor was also a plus since I feel thats the sort of actor that should be in the Dr Who series, the way he was written was just...argh.  I'd like to highlight that whole 'Here come the Drums' episode as one that made me almost go out and kill homeless people over.  I wont even bother with the whole exchange between him and tennant about how lovely they were together and how the doctor loves him and blahblahblah I just walked away from that crap since the writer is a waste of space.

There were some amazing episodes though but I also noticed most of them were written by Moffat, who when taking over as head writer caused me to shriek like a little girl with pure joy.  Its just frustrating to know I missed most of Tennants reign because I couldnt stand the writing.  I did catch a handful of excellent episodes though.  But fuck you Russel T with your constant focus on trying to make the companion ALWAYS the main star, somehow adding in their family, and dont get me started on fucking Rose and her bullshit GOD status in that episode.

Seeing Matt Smith listed as the new Doctor though had me confused.  The guy was young.  He also looked weird.  I didnt know what the logic behind it was other than possibly trying to get more females to watch by getting a younger doctor.  But after I saw an interview with him and how he spoke and acted and his little strange habits and motions, I realised he'd be awesome.  And he so totally is.  Really loving the new series with him and Moffat leading.  Its more darker like doctor who SHOULD be.  None of this 400 jokes and witty banter between useless side characters.  People forget the whole reason Doctor Who was so popular with kids and adults alike was because it was dark and different to every day tv.

I know I mentioned my trip to melbourne and how I got to meet Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldridge who were the 7ths doctor and his companion, and also Paul McGann who was the doctor from the movie, along with some other awesome shows like Horatio Hornblower, amazing tv movie series based off a series of books.  He was also in Alien 3 which made me squeel.  When I spoke to McGann and told him I enjoyed his role in Alien 3 he was totally surprised, obviously not expecting to hear that.  But the dinner that night with all 3 of them was amazing.  I got to sit right next to McGann which was awesome.  The stories he had to say about everything were unending.  Hearing McCoy swear was something that blew my mind since I wasnt expecting it.  Amazing night.  Heres some photos I got of them with their signatures and also me with them.  But yeah, massive fan of McGann and even more after that dinner.  McCoy was pretty cool though and Sophie was super nice, really great to chat with.  I just wish I had more pics of me with them. 

Also like to add in quickly, Liverpool just beat Chelsea 2-0  WOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  About time my useless team started winning.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Its the weekend

My plans?  Football Manager 2011 and a crapload of movies I've got.  I'm going to put my new sound system to good use!  Thats saying I can pry myself off football manager long enough.  I'm a huge fan of management style games.  Obviously I enjoy the Sims, Civilization, and then other games not so well known like Restaurant Manager.  Any game that lets me screw with every single aspect of gameplay I usually lock onto.

I wanted to touch on more with movies.  I mentioned horror films I loved but theres other types I adore.  I'm actually a bit of a fan of films that arent too happy.  Like for example Requiem for a Dream.  Thats one excellent film, and also The Fountain by the same guy.  Moon I really enjoyed, A.I., Pans Labyrinth was brilliant, and I'm probably one of the few who enjoyed The Island, and also loved Bridge to Terabithia.  I swear that film doesnt get enough credit.  If I was 12 and watching that film I would label it as one of my all time ever favourites.  Not to say its a childrens movie at all, but it had that fantasy aspect to it since it was based off a book written for younger audiences, like harry potter for example.  So if you were to mock Terabithia but love potter, I salute you for being special.

Some others I loved were Mirrormask, Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth.  All of them brilliant fantasy films.   Event Horizon and Dark City are two great scifi films, along with District 9 and I. Robot.  I do wish they'd make Prelude to Foundation, a classic Asimov series.  I hear they're making a mini series out of the books but I'm still waiting to see proof on this.  ie, they actually fucking film something.   Some other films I'd recommend, The Thing, Pitch Black, Butterfly Effect, Gattaca, Twelve Monkeys, and fuck yeah Blade Runner.  I'd like to say The Mist, but thats a love it or hate it film, but I adored it.  And fuck everyone involved for not releasing Solaris on bluray yet.  Both versions.   Oh, Fire and Ice, and also The Last Unicorn are two older animated movies that just rock so much.  If you like british comedy, then do yourself a favour and get your hands on Red Dwarf if you've never seen it.  Excellent scifi comedy series.

Actually thats plenty.  I know theres plenty others but listing movie title after movie title would just get stupid.  I'd like to end this by sending off a huge FUCK YOU to Michael Bay since I just watched a sneak special on Transformers 3.  Plenty love it, but all I see is rape.  The animated movie was godly and had 100 times more heart and substance then these trashy knock offs he's put out.  I feel like cutting myself.   I've got no problem with remakes or re-imaginings, but I'm still surprised you arent required to sit on a 10 inch dildo at the theatre when you go to watch these crap installments.  Cause thats how I feel when I watch them.  Like Bay is literally raping me.  Good thing I've never paid to watch any.   Seriously, TF2 has to be one of the worst movies ever.  400 plot holes all through it.  The god damn film opens with half a dozen in the first 20min.  Seriously, The Arcee twins?  Theres fucking 3 of them in the film!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Guess who finally set up his sound system.  Go on..go on guess... GUESS!    Took me a while, reshifted a few things, but it all works perfectly.  I'm going to wait till tomorrow to actually configure the sound to exactly how I want it since I need it a little loud to do that, and 10pm is a bit late to start blasting crap.  But yeah, super happy over all.  Bitches be hearing my bass!

On the subject of sound, well not really, I'm going to shift to movies, which was the primary reason I got this setup.  Obviously everyone knows I'm twitching to get my hands on the aliens pack.  Alien was one of the very few films I had trouble sitting through as a kid.  I pretty much grew up on horror films, watching stuff like Christopher Lee's Dracula films ( who I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of, got a personalized signed autobiography book from him FUCK YEAH~!), and various other werewolf, monster, etc films.  Pretty much from the age of 6 I'm watching horror films.  Nothing creeped me out.  EXCEPT for Alien which I couldnt actually watch properly until I was 9.  The other film that still creeps me out some was The Dark Crystal.  Awesome movie, but the way those fucking puppets moved...argh.  Just freaky.

I recall lots of films from the 80s and 90s that were supposed to be scary but most of the time turned out to be more comedy then anything to me.  I recall when Blair Witch was first showing at our cinemas.  All my friends were pretty much hyping themselves up about it, saying it was one of the scariest movies to ever come out, people in america were pissing themselves in the cinema etc.  So we went and saw it and came out sort of.............  I remember seeing the faces of everyone else in the cinema.  They all had that same waxed dull expression like they'd wasted their time.  We then decided to mock the america audiences haha. 

There have been some good films though.  You all probably know or have seen the fairly recent film Quarintine, which was based off the spanish film REC.  The American remake is poor, substandard. not very entertaining at all.  The spanish version, now theres a good film.  There was even one part in it that made me jump, and it wasnt one of those stupid loud noise moments either.  It was a totally unexpected thing that was screwed up in the American version.  I dont know how that director killed the remake so badly.  Everything from the acting to the VERY CLEAN looking shadowy camera view.  It just looked off from the very beginning.  If you havent seen the remake and your brain works while reading subtitles, seriously get your hands on a copy and watch it.  Excellent film.

I dont find many english movies to be scary.  Seems all the good ones are from europe or asia.  Everyone obviously knows The Ring.  That one wasnt scary to me, but it was quite enjoyable.  I was also very pleased with the remake.  They did it really well.  The Eye was also pretty good and had some genuinely creepy moments.  The American remake...not so much.  Also the japanese film Kario was extremely unnerving.  It was remade as 'Pulse' with the adorably gorgeous Kristen Bell who I love to death.  Despite my infatuation with her I really could not enjoy Pulse at all.  The japanese version felt creepy, unsure, and with this heavy feeling of hopelessness while watching it.   28 Days Later was also an excellent zombie movie and also The Horde, a french zombie film that was very entertaining.  I'll also admit to loving the Dawn of the Dead remake.  Very fun film.

Ok I'm going to stop myself cause I'll just keep going lol.  No picture for you today sadly.  After reading that you also know I'm lying because the picture is already below and huge and hard to miss.  Fail at attempt trolling.  Heres a sunset I took with my older camera that I replaced.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Now its just getting stupid..

Still havent set up the sound system.  I was going about it, moving the ps3 into its new area, cutting wires, measuring, and then got slapped in the face by the subwoofer.  It wanted RCA cables, not speaker wires like I expected.  Thats fine, but now I need to move it to the other side of the room where the receiver is so the cable can reach and save myself paying for another long cable at stupid prices.  Still annoyed the receiver is on the floor.   I'd love to move a few things around but I'm at a loss where I would relocate them, so its basically suffer them where they are.  My floor is totally covered in cables and other crap.  I need to seriously sort everything out tomorrow.

What I need is to find a new job so I can save up and build the underside of the house and then be able to create a room with the size and spacing I need.  I dont know when it'll happen but I swear its going to.  Once I'm done with this thing I'll be able to focus on other stuff.  Like writing up some ideas for that comic I want to start with jed and running them by him to see what he thinks.  I might have plenty of free time now since I'm not working but he's still very busy with his own job.  I'm not exactly sure where well be putting the comic up actually..   We might just create a new page and use that. Jesus my rooms a mess.  I cant stand having a messy room.  This shits being sorted tomorrow. But for now its time to catch up on The Big Bang Theory.  I'm a little behind.  Gotta catch up so I can get back to stargate universe.  You know that annoying feeling of having all your days free, yet theres still not enough time in them to do all this 7month backlog of crap that my job kept me away from.  And football manager 2011 is out this friday.  I'm so screwed..

For now heres a cool art piece of Galactus I found the other day.  Very awesome.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Yeah, so I didnt set my speakers up today after all.  I did clean a bit more though.  I'm really out of cleaning and all I can do is set them up.  Wish my alien set was here graaaaaarrrrr......   So anyway, its NOVEMBER OMG.  I dont know my cats exact birthday but I know it was sometime in november.  He was given to us as a kitten.  So I decided to make all of november his birthday, which means I spoil him something rotten for an entire month.   He's 15 this month!  I need to find him some toys to buy.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Gotta lift my game

Today I was amazingly slack.  I deserve some slackness after working so damn much over the past 7months.  I was hoping to get my speakers all set up nicely and stuff but I guess that didnt happen.  I'll definitely do them tomorrow.  I'm just not sure what movie of mine to test them with.  I was really hoping the first thing I heard with them was the Alien films when I get the bluray pack.  Maybe thats another reason I havent rushed putting them together.  And I really cant think of anything I REALLY want to play first then those films.  I guess I can toss in Beauty and the Beast.   Or maybe Event Horizon since I havent seen that in ages.  Cloverfield would be the best one choice to test out the sound though.  Arrgh I wish aliens set was here.

Had an interesting conversation earlier with Jed.  We're thinking of creating an online comic.  We've always got lots of retarded ideas and we play off each other pretty well and always on the same wave length.  He's a pretty awesome artist too.  Which is good since I cant even draw circles.  But I can write so that works.  See how it goes.  I really want to create something.  Kept trying to convince another friend for years to start one up with me since he can draw but he's never motivated.  Maybe this time around I'll get my creative chance.  Otherwise I'm still pondering how to write those books of mine, or just make them into short stories.  We'll see.

For now heres a pic of my cat being playful.   I was having much fun with him earlier.  Decided I'd do little recordings of him and down the track make a little compilation of him playing around.