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3rd-Jan-2013 03:33 pm - Forgot all about it

I forgot all about LJ. Well not forgot... just didn't think about it as often anymore. I'm alive. That's all that matters, I guess.
17th-Aug-2010 09:52 pm - Just for fun
1. Put your itunes, windows media player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.
4. Tag 15 friends.
5. Everyone tagged has to do the same thing.
6. Have fun!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
The Better Life (3 Doors Down)

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Dream On (De Peche Mode)

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
Everybody wants to rule the world (Tears for Fears)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
Halloween (Aqua)

WHAT'S YOUR MOTTO?
Let it Rock (Kevin Rudolf)

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
High Roller (Crystal Methed)

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Uprising (Muse)

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Am I going Crazy (Korn)

WHAT IS 2 + 2?
Name of the Game (Crystal Methed)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Pain (Three Days Grace)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Complicated (Avirl Lavigne)

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Personal Jesus (De Peche Mode)

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Go Speed Racer: The Porn Remix (Lords of Acid)

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Weapons of Mass Distortion (Crystal Methed)

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Girei (Naruto Shippuuden Original Soundtrack II)

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Beg for Me (Korn)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
O Fortuna (Apotheosis)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
Closer (Nine Inch Nails)

WHAT DO YOU WANT RIGHT NOW?
A Quiet Mind (Blue October)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Uninvited (Alanis Morisette)

WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
Enjoy the Silence (De Peche Mode)

(If you know me at all… THIS IS FUNNY AS HELL!)
6th-Jul-2010 12:57 pm - Last Airbender
Honestly, I don't know what to say. When I originally heard this was going to be made into a live action movie, I was pretty excited. Then I found out that Shamalamadingdong was going to write, produce AND direct it. And that's where I first became skeptical. I loved 6th Sense, Unbreakable and I kind of liked Signs. We won't discuss The Village or The Lady in the Water. I mean every writer/director/producer has bad movies.

A few months went by and I heard about the casting rumors. In that respect, the casting wasn't that bad, course it wasn't that good. I understood the reasoning behind the casting of Aang, and if you search YouTube, you can find the original audition tape of Noah Ringer in his basement, dressed as Aang from the end of Season 3 (Bald and blue paint). An unknown isn't all ways a good thing (See Manikin Skywalker in Phantom Menace), but I think they did ok with Noah Ringer. There is room for improvement and there is a possibility that he could be the next American Ninja. I liked Jackson Rathbone as Sokka (That's pronounced with an "ah ka"). There were moments where he tried to pull the comedy out of the original cartoon, but unfortunately it seems like every time he tried, it was added as an afterthought like... "Hey, shouldn't Sokka make some sarcastic comment here?". I thought the casting for Iroh (Pronounced "Eye Row") was spot on. Dev Patel had a nice level of angst for the character, but I really feel this movie was less about Aang and more about Zuko. Katara just made me angry for some reason. Ozai wasn't evil enough. But to be honest, how can you live up to an evil bastard voiced by Luke Skywalker. Zhao was more of the errand boy sent to torment Zuko than an evil, conniving, arrogant, temperamental, ambitious hot head. I really don't know if I can blame Ozai and Zhao on bad casting, bad directing, or bad writing. Could be a combination of all of them, or it could have been the Nachos I ate at the movie.

I saw a special on the movie, and I think that the Director's Cut of the movie will be MUCH better. The Kioshi warriors were completely cut out of the film. Sad if you ask me. But the left in "The Blue Spirit". THAT made me happy at least. There were a few other key characters that were cut out of the film that kind of pissed me off. Like King Boomi! If they intend to actually make all three movies, how are they going to have a final battle with out the crazy King and all his glory! Needed more Aapa and Momo interaction. The martial arts were... ok... The last fight between Aang and Zuko was actually pretty well done. The action over all was better than expected.

For the most part I liked the movie after I took it completely out of context. In other words, I removed any preconceived notions that the movie and the cartoon were the same. I am reminded of the episode "The Ember Island Players" (Season 3). At the end of the episode, was the comments of the creators and writers of the series. Basically, Team Avatar say that the "play" was crap, but the special effects were cool. I feel pretty much the same way... The plot/dialog was so-so, the acting was mediocre, action sequences were better than expected, and over all I could have waited till the movie came out on DVD or cable.
20th-Apr-2010 08:38 pm - Just thought one of those days.
Just when I thought it was safe to go back in the water. I have ALL these social networking thingies to keep up with I don't know where to start and where to stop. I am sure that I will figure it out eventually. In the meantime... Here's a summary of what's going on in the world (or at least my world anyway). Life still sucks. I need a new job. I need a new lap top.. I have the most ridiculous case of writers block it isn't funny. And no amount of reading good stuff is spurring ideas. I mean I love writing... But lately it just isn't flowing like it normally does. I have to force anything that I write. I do best with stream of consciousness, but that can go off into places where I have no IDEA where they came from. I think maybe I need to start writing with a prompt. You know.. Here is what you need to write about... and go from there. Maybe that can get the juices flowing.
14th-Nov-2009 01:54 am - Say Hello to my little friend!
So it's a done deal. I'm all signed and the proud owner of a 2007 Sapphire blue Susuki Forenza!



She's a sweet little car. Zippy has a few quirks I'm still adjusting too, but all in all, I am pleased with the deal.

Now back to writing.
13th-Nov-2009 03:57 pm - Getting a Car
So I'm sitting here at the car place waiting to get the car. So far, so good. Payments are going to be a little high, but no where near as high as they were. I'll keep posting as time goes by.
12th-Nov-2009 11:37 pm - I blame it on Joss Whedon
So I was watching TV. I should be writing, but for some reason I can't seem to get motivated lately. But anyway... I was watching TV and I saw an ad for "A Christmas Carol: The Musical". When did they decide to turn EVERYTHING into a bloody musical? It started with a guy and his vampire slayer. Don't get me wrong, Buffy: The Musical was an AWESOME episode. One of my favorites, but musicals for the strangest things are popping up out of no where. For instance...

Refer Madness: The Musical - You think I'm kidding... Actually, its pretty funny.
Mamma Mia - Hello, did you really want to hear Pierce Brosnan TRY to sing karaoke to Abba?
Legally Blond: The Musical - Just because its on Broadway doesn't make it a good musical.
Dr. Horrible - Once again... Joss Whedon at his finest.
A Christmas Carol: The Musical - I have nothing to say about this one.
10th-Nov-2009 10:25 pm - A new car
I still don't have one yet. I have the rental I got a month ago until the end of this week. I like "Zippy". Yes... I affectionately named my rental. My truck had a name, but I don't want to share that name due to the fact that it will completely show off my obsession with Anime... Yes I am that kind of geek too. I am hoping for this sweet little Ford Focus I saw at the lot I am going to get the car from. Or the cherry little Honda. But it all depends on the price. Hopefully, I can negotiate my price and get a good deal on the Honda. I wont hold my breath. I will know Friday.
7th-Nov-2009 10:22 pm - Has it been that long?
Wow... Has it really been that long? I guess it has. Let's see, what has happened in the last year?

NOT A GOD DAMN THING.

Well, okay, maybe no nothing. My lap top crashed and I had to completely start from scratch with a new OS. I wrecked my truck and am in the process of shopping for a new car. I'm still love-less... Not that it really bothers me. I started to twitter... Not really good at keeping up with that either. But other than that... NOT A GOD DAMN THING!

Sometimes I wonder why I bother.

*Shrugs* Oh well... Life will continue... as always...
3rd-Dec-2008 04:40 pm - Two Screws and a Wire
I'm horrible at this whole posting/bloging thing and I know it... But meanwhile I am posting today to bitch... Yes bitch... Not like I don't do that alot...

For those that don't know anything about my car being broken for the last two weeks... My car has been busted for the last two weeks. I've been bussing it to work anyway, but having to get out of bed before the crack ass of dawn to get to work REALLY sucks.

Meanwhile, my frist diagnosis of my car problems was a fuel filter, something easy and relatively cheap to fix. I stood around at the car place and waited for them to come tell me what was wrong with my car. “I’m sorry ma’am… It’s a sensor. Here is the quote to fix it…”

Part cost $200… 2 hour minimum labor charge... $225… Seeing me faint dead on the floor… Priceless…

After picking myself up off the floor, I nursed the car back home. I started calling around the different part stores to see if I couldn’t get the part cheaper. I did… $170 and two weeks later I had the part in my hot little hands.

Why is it that the smallest parts on a car can cause the biggest problems?

The idle/air regulator sensor… It’s a little sensor about the size of your fist that regulates the gas/air flow into the engine. To change it takes TWO SCREWS AND A FREAKING WIRE! It took me 10 minutes to fix (and that’s because it was dark and a dropped one of the screws and spent 5 minutes looking for it).

Part cost $170… Fumbling around in the dark with a screw driver for 10 minutes... $0… Seeing me throw rotten eggs at my mechanic… Priceless.
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