About This Blog
A blog about my life, universe, etc. At any given time you might find something endlessly interesting or just me ruminating on something else, which no one (not even myself) finds interesting. That's the way blogs go, I suppose. Anyway, I was eleventh in line, and you weren't. Hah!
Scripture of the Moment 2 Nephi 2:27 Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself.
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-- Once I've posted something, I will not make substantive changes to the body of the post. Any changes will be noted with an "EDIT" tag at the bottom of the post in question, or will be noted in a subsequent post. Typos, stylistic errors, and link updates will occur, without time limit (though if it's been a while, I'll let you know). If I really really regret a post, it's likely I'll post about cats or something for a while in pennance. You've been warned.
-- If I find something through the efforts of another blogger (in fact, of anyone I can link to), I'll credit them with a link (the style of such a link is pretty much up to my mood, so don't expect consistency in that area).
-- My comment policy is listed below.
I like comments, and I'll keep them activated. HOWEVER, if you want to start a flamewar, go somewhere else. If you want to get me to start arguing with you about Ohio State vs. Michigan, whether Mormons are Christian, how stupid being spoiler free is, or pretty much anything else inflamatory (inflamatory is in the eye of me in this case -- if you don't trust my judgement, too bad), go somewhere else. All links to pornography, all instances of vulgar language, and anything else I don't think is appropriate for my sisters, brother, neice, and nephew to see (ages 1-18), or quite frankly appropriate for ME to see, will be edited as I see fit (probably with links to something else, or alternate words, or what have you). All spam comments, including blatant off-topic self-promotion, will be deleted. If you've been banned, feel free to email me; if you're uncivil, please know that I'm interested in finding out exactly how many people I can add to my killfile without bringing my processer speed to zero, and don't mind using your address in my experiments. I reserve the right to delete and/or ban anyone I want. If you need to say it that badly, go get your own blog. They're free, you know.
A Note About Chatting and Emails
I'm not what you would call an extremely social or extraverted person. As a matter of fact, I tend to test 100% introvert on Myer-Briggs and other personality profile tests. Therefore, please be aware that most of the time, if I don't already know you (either in person or through weeks/months/years of email contact) the chances are I won't be very talkative if you IM me. I like having a long time to consider what I say, and that goes double for what I say to total strangers. Please don't think me scary, rude, hateful, or even just someone in a perpetual bad mood, if chat efforts are unsuccessful. Quite frankly, it's probably better for you to go find someone else to chat with, unless you have something significant to say. And if it's that important, you should probably email me. Which reminds me to let you know now that if you do choose to email me, it might be days, weeks, months, years, or never before I email you back. It takes a lot of energy for me to come up with replies to random inquiries from strangers, and most of the time there's something I'd rather be doing instead. Your understanding is appreciated. I'm not saying don't try, I'm just saying -- have minimal expectations, okay? Thanks. Oh, and if you DO know me, don't treat this statement as an excellent excuse not to talk to me. You know who you are.
I CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO DELETE THIS POST...
and so I've decided to make something useful come out of the whole experience. It used to be a duplicate of the last post -- you don't want to know the whole story, I assure you -- and now it's going to be a post about the movie I just went to see at Downtown Disney's fabulous AMC theatre (Disney CMs get a reduced price and a special discount combo at the concession stand). Jackie and I went to see "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", with Jim Carrey, that girl from Titanic (Kate Winslet), Kirsten Dunst (she was in Spiderman), and Elijah Wood. He was in a movie or three that I really loved, and also co-starred in "The Good Son" with some other kid actor forever ago. In case you didn't know that.
Anyway, it was awesome. It was, to paraphrase a DirecTV commercial with a girl who was in "Toys" with Robin Williams (Joan Cusack), greater than greatest. At least, compared to "50 First Dates", and that's... well, that's actually not saying much of anything, since that movie ranks in the bottom five of all movies I've ever forced myself to sit through. But it was definitely one of the better movies I've seen in the last few years, especially considering its high potential chick flick factor (I'm not a fan of the genre) and the potential to annoy me (it has the man who did "The Cable Guy" and the girl from "Titanic," for heaven's sake). I have to say I like her as a non-vapid idiot teenage debutante twerp, and him as a non-on-drugs normalish guy. That works for me, I think they should stick to those kinds of roles from now on.
Meanwhile, Elijah was awesome as a person who I was sympathetic towards, then slightly creeped out by, then who I really hated. Go see the movie, and you'll understand why. I liked his performance a lot; it was a real departure from the hobbity goodness I tend to indulge myself in (a lot), but it was enjoyable in a wow-I-hope-she-throws-something-hard-at-your-head kind of way. I probably would have enjoyed the overall movie more if I didn't have such a visceral hating-this-lots reaction to profanity and drug use, but there you go.
Now I have to go see the other post-LOTR films that are coming out. We've got "Hidalgo" (Viggo), "Garden State" (Ian Holm), possibly "Jersey Girl" (the elf-twit, aka Liv Tyler), and the movie I have been meaning to see for about two months, "Master and Commander" (Billy Boyd). Also, there's a movie which, if I recall the poster correctly, is about Helen of Troy, with Orlando Bloom and Sean Bean in it. Now, Dominic Monaghan needs to be in something, and the rest of them as well (I assume John Rhys-Davies will be in the new Indy movie, and Ian McKellen in another X-Men; apparently Hugo Weaving only does trilogies but I don't want to know if he's in Episode III of Star Wars [Spoiler free!], which Christopher Lee presumably will be in since he was a principak bad guy in Ep. II, and I don't know what projects Andy is working on so I guess it's really just Dominic and Andy... and I am such a geek sometimes). Anyway, yes. I must have something to watch between May 25th and November/December mumblesumethingorotherthey'reworkingonitnoreally. ^_^
Screenit Comments, and I agree wholeheartedly. Sad, in a way, that this guy (when it's the guy, I don't much agree when it's the other reviewer) writes so eloquently and always seems to say what I've been thinking after I see a film, because it's basically guaranteeing that I won't bother writing detailed artistic reviews of most any film he reviews... posted by Sarah at 3:32 AM. |