Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Bones of Glass

edit: This guy is selling his NES collection on ebay. I'm speechless.

"The fool looks at a finger that points at the sky."

So they sold the house. I have to find a new place to live by the 15th of July. That's in about 2 weeks. Lovely. Adrian's going on a mission trip so we can't move together until he comes back. What to do, what to do...

Job search is still on. Not a single call. McDonald's, here I come.

The EM mission team left yesterday. Hope they're safe.

Jason leaves today for Colorado. Here's to the original J. Lo:



I'm gonna miss ya, mother effer.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Another Effin' WoW Post

Episode 2: "The Wailing Caverns"



With the creation of the guild band complete, the four of us headed out to the infamous "WC," supposedly the safe haven for druids that "fell to the dark side." We were tasked with the purification of the caverns for the good of the mighty Horde.

Who cares. We just wanted some phat lewt.

Here we are in the entrance of the caverns. From left to right: John, Adrian, yours truly, and Pablo. And we are the Blue Oyster Cult. Need more cowbell, baby.





We went through and slaughtered everything in sight pretty easily. The boss was no challenge at all. His name should now be Verdan the Everdead. Ooh, burn.





After the conquest, we were heading out when we saw a night elf sleeping on a nice, cozy-looking bed made out of stone. So we did what any group of undead guys would do in that situation - we joined him.

edit: As you can read on the bottom left of the pic, Andrew (a.k.a. Softserve) was highly jealous that he missed out on a WC run. That's what you get for getting on the late bus, Drewbie.





Coming up soon on Another Effin' WoW Post: SFK, RFC, and more of teh ghey.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

It Begins

"It's a black... tank."

Best. Movie. Ever.

Okay so I'm a little biased. I'm a bat-freak through and through, although I didn't dress up in a mask and cape to the midnight show. Maybe if I had one... I went in with high expectations, and I was still blown away. That IMAX screen is effin' huge!

The Good:
- the actors. Christian Bale is the best Batman/Bruce Wayne by far. It's interesting to note that his Wayne persona reminded me a bit of Pactrick Bateman from AMERICAN PSYCHO. Bateman to Batman. All the supporting actors did great - Gary Oldman, finally playing a non-villainous role. Liam Neeson, who should officially retire from mater/mentor roles (but he's damn good at it, isn't he). Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Cilian Murphy, Rutger Hauer, Tom Wilkinson... hell, even Katie Holmes was surprisingly decent. (I've realized recently that she's not very good at acting. I was blinded by her... uh, charm.)

- the story. Nolan took some bits from Frank Miller's "Year One" comicbook, but also added in more details like how Bruce Wayne trained to fight like ninjas, how he lived like a criminal to better understand them, how he got "all those wonderful toys", how he made the batcave, etc etc. Batman's origin is a hundred times more interesting than Superman and Spider-Man. Combined.

- the villains. They complemented the story very well, with the whole "fear" motif Nolan was going with for the movie. They thankfully don't overtake the movie - this is strictly Batman's story. I hated the fact that Burton was more interested in the villains and focused more on them than Batman.

- Gotham. No more gothic buldings in a twisted form of German Expresionism. No more neon from Schumacher's flicks. Now it's a slightyly futuristic metropolitan city. With a ghetto underbelly for the criminals.

- Batman. He's not just some nut in a mask. He's effin' scary. Criminals actually fear him. I love how Nolan shot it like a horror movie, with Batman as the monster and the thugs as the victims. Oh and when people see Batman while they're under Scarecrow's toxin... it's freakin' awesome.

The Bad:
- action scenes. All of the fighting scenes are shot super-close, in choppy edits, so I had no idea what the hell was going on. All I knew was that Batman was kicking ass. Okay I know Nolan is not an action director. And I empathize with the fact that Bale probably couldn't move very swiftly with that suit on. But even in the scenes with Bruce Wayne, the fight scenes are the same. Take for example the scene in the beginning of the movie, when Bruce Wayne fights 7, no, 6 Chinese prisoners. He's the only white guy there, so he stands out pretty well. So what happens? They start fighting in mud. Now I have no idea who's who. People are falling down, but I don't care.

- the love interest. When will they learn that Batman doesn't need a girlfriend? HE'S BATMAN. HE'S A LONER. ALL HE CARES ABOUT IS CATCHING THE BAD GUYS. HE HAS NO TIME FOR GIRLS. The only love interest should be Catwoman, and Burton already did that story with BATMAN RETURNS. So please, no more.

- the music. Actually, I liked the music. But there's no noticeable theme. Batman's theme from the previous movies RULED. Please bring it back.

- Although they got most of the stuff right, we have yet to see Batman as a detective. He's not just a billionaire ninja. He's supposed to have a brilliant mind and is considered (in the comics and the awesome cartoons) to be the world's greatest detective. When can we actually see that come to play in the movies?

The movie ends with an obvious hint at what (or who) the inevitable sequel will be about, and frankly, I can't wait. The actors signed for 3 movies. I don't know if Nolan's gonna come back, but I hope he will. He did a fantastic job. Now he just needs to study some old James Cameron movies and learn how to shoot some action.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Slam Dunk



It was a nice little weekend.

MR. AND MRS. SMITH was actually pretty good. I gotta stop underestimating Doug Liman because he keeps surprising me with his action flicks. Who knew the director of SWINGERS would be this good at it? Oh and yes, Angelina Jolie was effin' hot in the movie. Now if she wasn't a total psycho she'd be perfect.

That guy that plays really rough basketball guarded Doojin. Yeah we love that guy. He deserves an Ong-Bak to his shoulder blade.

Started on a new WoW character on a different server with everyone. Andrew and Keisuke are still trying to get level 60 on their main ones, but they'll join us soon enough. Our new guild name: Blue Oyster Cult. "I could use more cowbell."

I got my final paycheck on Friday. It's just enough money for me to get a new motherboard and power supply for my computer. They mailed the check to Doosuan's house with a little note: "Please return your uniform." I wrote a simple reply: "Eff you." Really no point to it since they'll never see it.

This week:
Monday - tennis
Tuesday - dinner with jr high staff and BATMAN, bitches! On IMAX!
Wednesday - secret
Thursday - Sunny Hills graduation
Friday - church, praise practice

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Mailsukidoji

Say it with me boys and girls: "I love SPAM!"

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Hey it's me again... I still can't fix my email so I keep using my friends, she's
getting mad at me but oh well ;-))
Anyways I went to the store the other day and met a cute girl, her name is Linda, and we started chatting for a while and then became friends :-)... She's going to come by my place today, she'll say hi to you on my webcam ;-) .... Cya there, oh and my page is at http://bynav.salvationarmie.com/ju1/ if you forgot .....

Kisses, bye... Julie

Thursday, June 09, 2005

1234, 1234

You, you try, you try to get by
"You're never gonna pull it off, you shouldn't even try."
"You're a wet cigarette, you're always second best."
They're never gonna give a shit about anybody but themselves
So you fight for them to realize
There's more to life, there's more to you, there's more than meets the eye
And when you're done, the battle's been won
You sit back, you smile, and this is what you hum, you hum:
Oh, oh...
1234, 1234

The years go by, the time it does fly
Every single second is a moment in time
That passes oh so quick and it seems like nothing
But when you're looking back, well it amounts to everything
I've got myself, I've got my friends
I've got my little family but that's not where it ends
This one goes out to you, it goes out to everyone
It's in the name of honesty because life has just begun
Oh, oh...
1234, 1234

Look around little brother, can you tell me what you see?
You're a big boy now so take responsibility
You never had it hard, but now it's getting tough
So you whine, whine, whine and you say you've had enough
You say I'm full of shit, that I'm a hypocrite
I shouldn't talk when I can't take the advice that I give
Well maybe you're right, but open your eyes
The main difference here is that I try, try, try...
Oh, oh...
1234, 1234

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Prince of Tennis

So tired. I played a lot of basketball games after church today. I have to say, some people take basketball way too seriously. Knocking people down just to get a rebound really isn't necessary. Can't we just play for fun? Remember that, FUN? The last game was the best. I actually didn't feel like crap after that game.

Still jobless. I can't believe I didn't get a single call this whole week after applying to so many places. Am I that bad?

No job, no school. So all I do now is pretty much play WoW all day. Level 40, got a mount, I'm able to wear plate armor... yeah, geek stuff. Moving on.

Diana and I decided to start playing tennis and we actually got the gear yesterday. We've been wanting to do it for like a year but nothing happened 'til now. I know some EM people get together and play every week, but we won't be joining them until we get good enough to compete. I already have a rival though - Paul Oh. He likes Sampras and claims to play like him (serve and volley). I like Agassi, who can actually win a game that he doesn't serve in. So it's ON. I'm going to be training like a mad man 'til the church tournament, when we'll face each other.


Time to go look up how to do a "twist serve."

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Lord Kazzak FTW

So a group of horde brought Kazzak, a level 500 boss, to Stormwind tonight.

I faced him at the keep.




He had already killed many unfortunate victims before I found him.



"A force field? Pfft. I have one too."



"Now that is one big sword. You tryin' to compensate for something, Kazzak?"



"Here I go. CHARGE!"



"...what happened?"



"My, what big wings you have."



"'Resurrect now?' You effin' kidding me?!"



"His hoof is bigger than my body. Time to logoff. Stormwind is screwed."

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

High Ground

edit: Dooj gave me this link. Like he said, the funniest thing about it is the guy in the back playing Counter-Strike throughout the whole damn thing.


"HAX!"

That line just... broke my heart. In a good way.


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