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Friday, January 20th, 2006
6:28 am
Country Roads....
Early morning for me has turned back into a really late night, a good, albeit depressing way to make sure you see a sunrise. Sunrises, quite possibly the only proof necessary that there is in fact a kind, loving God out there somewhere. Whenever one brings up sunrises you must also bring up sunsets. One represents the hope of a new day and the other represents the doubt that day will ever come again. This post is a sunset on this poor, lonely journal. I'm not getting rid of it perse, just letting it drift along until I can put it to better use. (That is if I can ever get from beneath the crushing weight of self doubt and kick my project back into gear.) But that's not even why I stayed up all night, not that I need a reason too since my good friend Mike forced this schedule on me the last few weeks, but see here, I ACTUALLY have a reason to post something in this journal, something that anyone who actually still reads this needs to know. I spent the last five hours or so watching what is quite possibly the three best movies ever made, commercial free and in their original language. Turner Classic Movies, the station made for people past their prime and insomniacs alike has done good this past month, devoting every Thursday night to a couple of Mizaki movies. Sure, everyone has seen Spirited Away by now, and a lot of people have seen Princess Mononoke, brought to you by John Lasseter, head of Pixar Animation Studios (I swear this guy likes Mizaki movies more than he likes his own!) And TCM did their job right and showed those first, but now, in the third week, they literally pulled the rug out from everyone and laid one of the greatest movie spreads of all time. My Neighbor Totoro, Totoro being the movie that really Made Mizaki, he is the funny looking creature at the beginning of all the movies) Porrco Rosso, The perfect balance between gritty realism and a movie with air pirates and a cursed pig, also known for being the best movie about post WW1 Italy and the rise of Fascism AND the movie with the greatest ending ever put to film. And last, but certainly not least Whisper of a Heart, THE MOST REALISTIC ANIME EVER. Only a slight bit of true Hollywood Magic, and I am talking about serious old school little bitty usage. If its flying around with magic, its in a story book. No big heads. No powering up. No surviving nuclear holocausts. Girl meets boy, true love (eventually) blossoms. Its anime for folks who don't like anime. Its like nothing else ever drawn by man. Its probably the best boy meets girl story since Adam and Eve, which is terribly overrated. Now I wished I had made it a ten hour marathon and watched all the English language versions, but I was busy reading foolish stuff on the internet. I still haven't seen the english version of Porrco Rosso, which apparently has my favourite actor Micheal Keaton in the voice over appearence of the century. I also have never seen the new translation of Totoro, only seeing the one done years ago on Nickelodeon, which every Saturday afternoon would show crazy animation from around the world, Totoro included. But I did see most of Whisper of the Heart, which has a crazy ass version of the John Denver classic "Country Road" in it. I was instantly taken aback by this, was this some americanized edition of a crazy ass Japanese song? A song that kinda, sorta, synched up with the Japanese facial movements? I needed to find out, and I was going to have to either A.)Find the movie and watch it in Japanese or B.) Stay up all night and watch the subtitled version. Guess what, home gamers? The movie is in fact based around that awesome song, and it gets a couple of crazy ass Japanese versions which fit VERY NICELY. Other fun facts about these three movies.

Totoro is the only movie I have ever laughed so hard and so fast that I pulled something, the literal busting of a gut.
Totoro has the greatest facial expressions of any character ever put to screen, probably will never be topped.
Porrco Rosso has some of the best dogfights in a movie, definately the best animated dogfight (and Anime has some really, really good dogfights)
Hilariously enough, the movie about the Pig in the plane is the second most realistic of these movies, and probably would be the most realistic if Whisper of a Heart wasn't made.
Mizaki not only writes all the screenplays for his movies, he storyboards the entire movie. IN ORDER. These are usually packaged up and sold as a seperate story book.
The man has an attention to detail unlike no other animator, everything (even work from the early eighties) always flows right, not a single frame out of place, realistic hair movement (something most anime still hasn't completely gotten right) some of the landscape scenes in these three movies (all done in the mid eighties to mid ninties) look absolutely dead on realistic, especially the scene at the very end of Whisper.
John Lasseter might have a creepy obsession with these movies, but he's done good getting Disney on board for these voice overs. All have been done with great care, the best probably being Spirited Away, but look out for the return of the god damned Joker in Castle in the Sky, any movie with Mark Hamill doing a villian is worth seeing, plus the movie reminds me of Skies of Arcadia and the wind temple in Final Fantasy, both of which drew obvious plotlines and motifs from this great movie.

Go find these movies, by yourself a copy, watch it, hell buy me a copy or two. If you got no money, download the mother fuckers and buy them later, or just cut the man a check, he deserves to get paid on these.
Tuesday, November 29th, 2005
1:41 am
Darren is a little....
EliotDubois (1:40:02 AM): you got a little boy crush?
Darren614 (1:40:08 AM): yup
Monday, November 7th, 2005
1:31 am
A True Hero
You scored as Indiana Jones. Indiana Jones is an archaeologist/adventurer with an unquenchable love for danger and excitement. He travels the globe in search of historical relics. He loves travel, excitement, and a good archaeological discovery. He hates Nazis and snakes, perhaps to the same degree. He always brings along his trusty whip and fedora. He's tough, cool, and dedicated. He relies on both brains and brawn to get him out of trouble and into it.

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Indiana Jones

100%

Batman, the Dark Knight

100%

El Zorro

100%

Captain Jack Sparrow

83%

Lara Croft

83%

Neo, the "One"

83%

James Bond, Agent 007

83%

The Amazing Spider-Man

83%

William Wallace

83%

The Terminator

67%

Maximus

50%

Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0
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Saturday, July 16th, 2005
7:12 am
All you need is love.
Read that book. Yes that book, took me little over six hours. Crazy half asleep reading does not make for a good review, but like book five I will give my early impressions. Its good, and bad, but still very good. Begins better than it ends, gives off the impression that the author is literally one step away from absolute fantasy perfection, but she just keeps missing. More complete than five, not as good as three and four. I will make an effort to re read it in a few weeks at a less brake neck speed for true comprehension.
Saturday, July 9th, 2005
2:02 am
Saturday, June 18th, 2005
3:28 am
Two week notice!
I gave it today, felt great. Time to get a better job, but not for a little while. My last day is the first of July, a new sort of independence day if you will. Thinking about holding a two day long cookout between the 2nd and 3rd of July, anyone and everyone who reads this and can get here is invited. Let me know by posting here who is coming/if I still have enough draw to get enough people here to party. This is an open invitation, bring friends, bring enemies, and we'll all have a huge blast to celebrate my independence and get the fourth started on a good note.

In other news I learned the devilish truth that I can use the 30 bucks a month Borders gives me on AMAZON.COM. Free money at AMAZON's PRICES?!? Good lord man, almost enough to keep me there until the first July paycheck for another "almost free" $30. Nahhhhh.
Thursday, June 16th, 2005
3:09 am
Today
Had a bad day, with all that that entails. I did however come home and fix some audio visual problems with my pc, now its working like a dream again.
Wednesday, June 15th, 2005
2:38 am
Well now
Nothing gets the blood to stop flowing quite like two maple bacon cheeseburgers smothered in onions and lathered in many an unhealthy condiment, I'll now proceed to hibernate for the next ten months or so. Goodnight
Tuesday, June 14th, 2005
2:20 am
Happy Birthday, D Money
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!
Monday, June 13th, 2005
1:57 am
One last go around
Today might have been my last chance at some good Borders promo, but it certainly was the best so far. I got Under My Skin, New J-lo, a bunch of books, and both of our Bublay (not correct spelling, but I don't feel that the man has any right to complain about me spelling his name wrong considering I've had to put up with him for the last six months!!! (end of rant) ) promos, which I will ritually sacrifice to the gods of bad music, hopefully they will grant my request and stop him once and for all.
Sunday, June 12th, 2005
12:37 am
Sombero'd
Yep, got a sombero today at a yard sale. I've wanted a sombero for about ten years now. It feels good on my tired head. Work tomorrow.
Saturday, June 11th, 2005
1:02 am
I AM AWESOME
Nothing more, just wanted to restate the obvious.
Thursday, June 9th, 2005
3:30 am
Yupdate
Day off tomorrow, probably spent here having fun.

Yep. Not much of an update, that's for sure.
Wednesday, June 8th, 2005
2:49 am
Damn Darren, calling me out
I've been called out to post my top six favorite songs, in some sort of mockery of High Fidelity. So here goes

I'll Fly Away: Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch
Knockin' on Heavens Door: Bob Dylan's is ok but Guns and Roses is where its at
Feel Like Makin' Love: Bad Company
Eyes on Me: Faye Wong
Mad World: Gary Jules
Amazing Grace - Any non rap, ska, punk version; hell I even love the banjo/fiddle version I have

froknowsstuff,eulogic,feuerfly,anonimityrocks,nerutenkaze,profhydron Have all been called out to do the same.
Tuesday, June 7th, 2005
2:41 am
DFLI
Don't feel like posting tonight...Oh damn, already started...


Hmmmmmmmm....

Ok, I know, I'll start one of those stupid meme sort of quizzie things!!!!

Ok, ok. Here goes: Post the three worst movies you saw at the movie theatre.

3. Malibu's Most Wanted: It proves once and for all that Jamie Kennedy isn't funny. I'd go as far to say that he is cursed with unfuniness.

2. Catwomen: I didn't even pay for this one, and I never ever want to even mention it again. This movie helped cement an idea that Darren put into my head a few years ago that Hallie Barry is a terrible actress.

1. Elecktra: If I was handing out awards for best cure for insomnia, this one would win A fucking number one. This movie will put anyone to sleep, anywhere, at any time. It should come with a warning not to operate heavy machinery or go on carnival rides. This movie is terribly boring. BOOOOOORRRRING. I fell asleep twice watching it-AFTER DRINKING TWO GIANT CUPS OF CODE RED, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AFTERNOON.
Monday, June 6th, 2005
3:26 am
Kittens.....
Everyone I talked to was in a bad mood today... so I present....


http://images.google.com/images?q=kittens&hl=en&btnG=Search+Images

Now everyone is happy
Sunday, June 5th, 2005
3:46 am
Postworth
curls440 (3:24:29 AM): question
curls440 (3:24:31 AM): what is god
curls440 (3:24:32 AM): answer
curls440 (3:24:33 AM): wrong
curls440 (3:24:36 AM): question
curls440 (3:24:40 AM): what are human beings
curls440 (3:24:42 AM): answer
curls440 (3:24:50 AM): greedy stupid
curls440 (3:24:54 AM): stupid greedy
curls440 (3:28:36 AM): see
curls440 (3:28:39 AM): the thing about questions
curls440 (3:28:51 AM): is that we answer them with number two pencils
curls440 (3:28:53 AM): in other words
curls440 (3:28:54 AM): shit
curls440 (3:29:11 AM): what we really need
EliotDubois (3:29:13 AM): MIKE????
curls440 (3:29:19 AM): is some sort of calculator
EliotDubois (3:29:19 AM): TIME PARADOX
curls440 (3:29:21 AM): that says:
EliotDubois (3:29:23 AM): MIKE IS DEAD
curls440 (3:29:30 AM): "STOP BEING SUCH A FUCKING HUMAN"
curls440 (3:29:50 AM): http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=7591
curls440 (3:30:09 AM): darwin was almost one of the most harmful books of the past two centuries, eliot
curls440 (3:30:13 AM): DARWIN
curls440 (3:30:21 AM): nitzche made the list
curls440 (3:30:26 AM): along with Kinsey
curls440 (3:30:42 AM): and feminism
curls440 (3:30:48 AM): because those people are idiots
curls440 (3:30:50 AM): they don't have stock
curls440 (3:31:15 AM): they don't like to crucify the poor
curls440 (3:31:24 AM): they don't like to exterminate minorities
EliotDubois (3:32:08 AM): what about the bible, its got ten times the age, and at least ten times as much wanton destruction
curls440 (3:32:17 AM): SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
curls440 (3:32:21 AM): THEY DON'T LIKE THAT KIND OF TALK
curls440 (3:32:25 AM): THE BIBLE IS ALL GOOD, ELIOT
curls440 (3:32:47 AM): IGNORE THE PARTS WHERE GOD ORDERS SOME ONE TO KILL HIS SON, OR WIPES OUT JOB'S FAMILY, OR DESTROYS HUMANITY AGAIN AND AGAIN
EliotDubois (3:33:27 AM): Screw the actual bible, think of all the killing that went on in the name of god
EliotDubois (3:33:41 AM): christians killing other christians for not being christian enough.
curls440 (3:33:43 AM): yeah, but they were only muslims
curls440 (3:33:47 AM): fucking towel heads
curls440 (3:33:50 AM): what do they know?
curls440 (3:33:53 AM): besides geometry
curls440 (3:33:56 AM): and the like
curls440 (3:34:39 AM): want another fun link?
curls440 (3:35:01 AM): http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050526/NEWS01/505260481
EliotDubois (3:35:21 AM): Mike, have you been drinking model glue again?
curls440 (3:35:44 AM): THE GOVERNMENT KNOWS WHAT'S NORMAL AND RIGHT, ELIOT
curls440 (3:35:59 AM): AND IF THAT INCLUDES BURROWING A RAT THROUGH YOUR FACE, ALL THE BETTER
curls440 (3:37:40 AM): i fear your dual god monitors are making you slower in reponse time, wise eliot san
curls440 (3:37:53 AM): but remember, only sith deal in absolutes
curls440 (3:37:58 AM): ONLY SITHS, eliot
EliotDubois (3:38:04 AM): Don't make me drive down there right now and smack you around, son.
curls440 (3:38:11 AM): i'm thinking that lucas is setting up an alternate trilogy
curls440 (3:38:17 AM): where obiwan is the actual sith lord
curls440 (3:38:27 AM): since he just used an absolute, he must be, right?
curls440 (3:38:42 AM): i mean, it can't be that george is just a idiot, right?
curls440 (3:38:53 AM): i mean, all that neck fat is just extra brain for thinking
EliotDubois (3:39:44 AM): I swear you read too much into it.
curls440 (3:40:12 AM): good LORD did ANYONE look at the script before he took millions of dollars and made his movie?
EliotDubois (3:40:19 AM): what he was trying to get across is that the jedi believe in balance above all else.
EliotDubois (3:40:38 AM): even though they fail at it, and consistantly at that.
curls440 (3:41:01 AM): "and in this scene, Anakin and Padme will prove their love by acting like two hunks of marble positioned in front of a camera"
curls440 (3:41:35 AM): "and here, we'll have a lightsaber fight or something, it doesn't matter, this movie will make millions because IT'S STAR WARS"
curls440 (3:42:53 AM): to be fair, though, anakin looks hot with his shirt off
curls440 (3:43:04 AM): and that's all that matters, right?
curls440 (3:43:11 AM): and padme?
curls440 (3:43:16 AM): millions of fanboys want to fuck her
curls440 (3:43:24 AM): who cares if she can act?
curls440 (3:43:46 AM): throw in some wookies for no good reason and let's call it a movie
EliotDubois (3:43:53 AM): ZE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?
curls440 (3:43:58 AM): grugh
curls440 (3:44:08 AM): pissed and drunk on rum and belligerence
EliotDubois (3:44:22 AM): pissed about what exactly?
curls440 (3:44:27 AM): in order?
EliotDubois (3:44:31 AM): sure
curls440 (3:44:33 AM): 1. Existence
curls440 (3:44:43 AM): 2. Everyone who's an idiot
curls440 (3:44:47 AM): 3. Star Wars
curls440 (3:45:05 AM): see, it's funny
curls440 (3:45:11 AM): because i took two abstract
curls440 (3:45:12 AM): s
curls440 (3:45:16 AM): then added star wars
curls440 (3:45:26 AM): laugh now
EliotDubois (3:45:31 AM): YOU DEAL IN ABSOLUTES DARTH FRO!
curls440 (3:45:33 AM): someday they'll tell you you can't
curls440 (3:45:38 AM): that it makes you gay
curls440 (3:45:43 AM): and god knows we don't liek the fags
curls440 (3:45:47 AM): have you read the constitutions?
curls440 (3:46:02 AM): it says, bold print, "THIS DON'T NOT APPLY TO THEM THAR FAGGOTS"
curls440 (3:46:24 AM): i mean, it has to, right?
curls440 (3:46:30 AM): that's what they tell us, anyway
curls440 (3:46:57 AM): you want my rant?
curls440 (3:46:59 AM): or you want humor?
curls440 (3:47:03 AM): i got both going tonight
curls440 (3:47:16 AM): i had a very in depth conversation with alex about mayonaise
curls440 (3:47:24 AM): anyway, here's a proposition
curls440 (3:47:35 AM): hugh grant = captain america
curls440 (3:47:37 AM): think about it
EliotDubois (3:48:28 AM): ...................................
Friday, June 3rd, 2005
4:21 am
One of the few
Bought Jedi Knight 2 today, one of the few FPS (barely) games that I am any good at. Kicked some ass at that, moved everything from my old computer to this one, and generally had a good time.
Thursday, June 2nd, 2005
1:58 am
Not for Honor....
But for you.


Anyways, onto a more important matter. Women. It's weird, but one thing I can always brag about is my uncanny ability to understand women. I basically know what makes them tick, how they think, and why they do what they do. I'm Mel Gibson sans amazing telepathic powers. Unfortunately, understanding women somehow makes them LESS attracted to you, as somehow they become offended that you've broken their little code. What is more amazing than my deep understanding of the female mind is how utterly incomptent all other men are at understanding them and their crazy ass signals. Not even being as gay as the color mauve earns you any extra powers of female perception, just an easier time of communicating with them. They speak their own language, where yes can mean both "yes" and "oh hell no" AT THE SAME TIME, WITHOUT ANY OF THE CONTEXTUAL HINTS A GUY WOULD SEND. Only my crazy woman sense keeps me from making about fifty thousand conversational mistakes a day. The nuances involved in understanding this peculiar subset of mankind is frightening. I mean, come on, thousands of years of scientific, theologic, metaphysic research and most of us can't figure out the answer to whether she looks fat in those jeans. I think my powers will eventually drive me into a reclusive mountain cave somewhere in Nepal. Some crazy questions I still have but can't figure out:

1. Why do they wear wristwatches BACKWARDS???
2. Much like Arab/Western relations, why exactly do they hate each other more than they could ever hate us?
3. How do they smell so nice???

Still in a dream.
Wednesday, June 1st, 2005
12:49 am
Tuesdays with suck
Tuesdays suck. No other way to put it. Its like a twisted version of Elementary school early release day (Thursday for us Marshfieldians) where instead of getting out early and having fun I come in later and make no money, unless Steve (the cafe saint) accidently leaves his tips behind. You think working less than 6 hours would make me happy, but few things about that store do anymore. This month is going to be dedicated to getting the hell out of there, and I will share all my secret knowledge with you, true believers. One more day of work, day off, more work, day off, four more days of work, day off, work, day off...its starting to really wear thin. I need to get my learn on, for two primary reasons. One is the fact that I am becoming intellectually lazy while becoming more physically active. Its quite annoying, as I prefer thinking to standing. Secondly, I need to spare all of you, my loyal fanbase, the tragedy of my stilted writing, overgrown as untended gardens are want to.

Until Next Time,
Excelsior!
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