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Jul. 15th, 2011 07:00 pm
metatronis: (HARRY NO)
I'VE BEEN GONE FOR A WHILE I THINK
Part of that was tumblr, but part of it was my computer screen breaking (not my fault!) and getting sent off to Texas for repairs. But my Blueberry and I were finally reunited this week and everything is good.

I don't think anything important has happened anyway. My mom got a new job (yay!) but her condo is being sold, so she has to move (balls).

Also I went to the Harry Potter premiere last night and pretty much cried through the whole thing. Our group nearly took up an entire row of seats and everyone was going nuts. It was awesome.

Oh, and my friend's sister made butterbeer cupcakes and I wanted to funnel them all straight into my mouth.

I did

Apr. 23rd, 2011 07:29 am
metatronis: (Crack)
Happy early Easter!
AND HAPPY DOCTOR WHO DAY AAAH!

My Blueberry is doing really well and I'm so grateful to have a working computer and yay. I've been putting it through hell lately, watching and downloading tons of stuff just because I can, and it's held up fabulously well. I did manage to get a virus less than a week after we bought it, but I kicked its ass and now everything's gravy.

Oh! I forgot last time, but my friends and I started a tumblr for nerd-themed cocktails. We just started officially last week, but I think it's going to be lots of fun. The first drink is Star Trek related. Please to be taking a look if you're interested?

More meme time.

- Comment with "Hit me!"
- I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you.
- Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
- Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people.

[livejournal.com profile] niamy_tak asked...

Wherein I talk too much )
metatronis: (Who watches...)
2010 was kind of a crappy year. It was really good in terms of hobbies, but life totally beat me up.

SO, I'm gonna make a list of what I want to accomplish/work on over the coming year.


  • Get a job or internship or something that'll get me on the road to being independent


  • Really explore what I want to do in terms of a career


  • Keep drawing (for the love of pete, don't be a lazy ass and stop now)


  • Keep writing


  • Keep writing smut (I've always wanted to be good at it, and I think I'll get there if I keep practicing)


  • Clean and organize my stuff


  • Read more books (ilu Aziraphale)


  • Find some way to get back to England (I still regret not swimming across the channel when we were in Paris)


  • Make more friends and be social and all that hooey


  • Get used to driving on the highway


  • Go visit my Dad and family upstate



That's enough for now. Let's just see if I can make it work.

Movie time! First off, I saw Black Swan a few weeks ago and completely loved it. Especially after repeat viewings. It doesn't hurt that Natalie Portman is just hhnng and I am ridiculously hot for dance of any kind.

And earlier this week, I saw The King's Speech. It was adorable. I don't know if that's quite the right word given the context, but man, I could watch Geoffrey Rush and Colin Firth hanging out and being bros forever. And WWII setting = very yes.
metatronis: (Barcelona)
YAYAY MERRRY CHRISAS
Alternately, Merry Smithmas!

Hope everyone's having/had a great time!
Our family kinda pushed Christmas back, so we're celebrating tomorrow. OH WELL.

Right now my Christmas plan is to maybe meet up with my friend and watch Inglourious Basterds. I am looking forward to Christophmas.

Thanks to everyone who sent cards!
I sent out mine over a week ago, so hopefully most of them arrived in time. If you haven't gotten yours in the next week or so, let me know and I'll send something else. It is entirely possible that I messed up the address or something during my post-finals breakdown.

I got a kindle! His name is Aziraphale and he's now full of old free books. Hella.

♥♥
metatronis: (Edward Cullen 2)
Our model today looked like a cross between Alice Lowe



and Captain Jack Sparrow.
It was awesome.
I hope the next person looks like a cross between Richard Ayoade and Edward Scissorhands.

And you know what else is awesome? Cult classic midnight movie showings. We missed a lot of this season, but the past two weeks we've gotten to see A Clockwork Orange and Pulp Fiction, and that pretty much makes up for everything ever.

Toooo hot

Aug. 23rd, 2010 05:41 pm
metatronis: (Oops)
The last week or so has been a crazy haze of end-of-summerness. School starts on Wednesday, and this time our last hurrah will be seeing Inception in D-BOX tomorrow. Omg.

I spent last week with my family and we went to Reno for the weekend. If you've never been to Reno, it's like Las Vegas but really tiny and somehow much, much trashier. It was filled with homeless people and it was extremely hot and windy at the same time, and half of the casinos are closed/abandoned. It was fun. It was also my first time being of age in a casino, so that was an experience. I played video poker and slots and the cocktails were awesome but the money-losing, not so much. I did enjoy hanging out in the arcade in the middle of the night (we were at a Circus Circus), and I won a thousand tickets in less than 20 minutes and walked away with a big bag of stuffed dice and crap. Who's the loser now, eh???

On a very nerdy note, my fic got a hundred favorites on ff.net! Even despite the fact that the formatting on ff.net baffles me and I've not at all mastered it.
If you went back and told my 13-year-old self that someday I would be writing stories for fun and putting them up for strangers to read, I would have scissor-kicked you right in the face.

I'm also finally getting a chance to take an actual life-drawing class. I feel kind of intimidated cause I'll be around real art students, but I just really want to learn. I may even be annoying and post some of the drawings. You have been warned.

Friday

Jul. 24th, 2010 12:39 am
metatronis: (Gizmonic Institute)
Ahhhh, cosplaying was so much fun! I love when people get excited about seeing a splicer. Lots of random strangers wanted my picture, so I guess that means it was a success! I also stopped by the Hetalia cosplay gathering and stared excitedly cause I don't have the balls to approach strangers, but it was fun!

And then we got to see Scott Pilgrim vs. the World omg omg

Me oh my )

Thursday

Jul. 22nd, 2010 11:45 pm
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Postan another update!
Didn't have time to see much yet, but we did see the Scott Pilgrim panel.

Boy oh boy )
metatronis: (Hot-T)
Had some fun adventures this week! For my friend's birthday we went to a local meadery and did a tasting. I discovered a type of mead that is so incredibly delicious it makes me weep. Unfortunately, the price also makes me weep. I got a big jug of hard lemonade that I can get refilled for $15, so that's pretty awesome. Their black cherry cider was also to die for.

We also watched a ton of movies. I brought Clue, which I hadn't seen in ages (flames...on the side of my face), and we saw this really cool movie that came out last year called Ink. Has anyone heard of it? It's an independent fantasy thriller about an event that takes place in a parallel dreamworld. The Storytellers come to us at night and give us good dreams, and the Incubi feed off our dreams and give us nightmares. A mysterious creature named Ink who isn't part of either category kidnaps the dream persona of a little girl, leaving her comatose in the real world. Her Storyteller sets off to rescue her, and the story slowly unfolds around her situation and the people who are trying to get her back. It's not a perfect movie by any means, but it's interesting and many of the elements are surprisingly well done for an independent fantasy movie. The special effects are minimal but extremely effective, and the music is pretty fantastic. The characters are also very intriguing, though it sort of leaves you wishing that there was more character development in general, as most of the characterization focuses on one person. Despite the flaws, there's a genuinely good story in it. You get the sense that if a few elements were tweaked, it could be really epic.

Here's the trailer, if anyone is interested:



I can't believe that Comic-con's in less than a week! I've gotta start planning everything soon and I'm starting to flip out just a little bit. :D
metatronis: (Waynebunny!)
Sushi, ice cream and Wet Hot American Summer with friends. Epic friday adventure.
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Oldboy.
I usually try to be receptive to remakes, but in this case I really hope the American remake never gets off the ground.
metatronis: (HARRY NO)


20101 / 50000 words. 40% done!

Almost halfway! I've been really busy lately. I should actually be working on a paper right now, but.......internet.
The story I've been working on isn't quite what I'm used to, so it's been a bit of a struggle mentally. I'm starting to get into it, though.
Cool things that have happened recently: uh, mostly naps. I have a tiring schedule this semester, so that's fun.
Oh I saw Spring Awakening a couple of weeks ago and it was amazing!!! If you enjoy musicals and awesome things, do whatever you can to get tickets! Sell your soul, your body, your houseboat, whatever it takes! Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh

Everyone remember to go see The Boat that Rocked! Oh, I mean Pirate Radio. Cause I guess Americans can't identify with boats...or rocking.
metatronis: (Feel the love)
So I spent last week with my dad and it was the most time I've ever spent with him and that was interesting. Learned lots about my family and saw relatives I'd never met before.

Saw Harry Potter last night with friends and had lots of fun. It was hilarious. And then afterward I fell in the parking lot and hurt my foot and this morning I couldn't walk and had to go to the hospital. D;
It's not broken but I have a weird shoe thing and crutches now. It feels a lot better now that I've rested all day and I'm sure it'll be okay by Comic-con, but still...this morning was not fun at all.
Oh well. More time for arts and stuff, I guess. Yay?
metatronis: (Beautiful)
Here's what's going down lately: I have a problem with my feet so I can't get an actual job until that is sorted out. So instead, I'm trying really hard to get into this life drawing class so I can keep busy, be off my feet and expaaand my creative horizons, or something. Hoping that comes through.

I think I forgot to mention this before, but The Boat That Rocked is an awesome movie, and everyone should see it when it comes out in America. It didn't get the best reviews because it doesn't really have, like, a STORY, per se. It's basically just a couple of hours about the antics of a bunch of people on a boat who play awesome music from the 60's on a pirate radio show, but those people also happen to be made up of Nick Frost, Bill Nighy, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Rhys Ifans, Chris O'Dowd, Rhys Darby AND MANY MORE. I found it really charming and genuinely funny, mostly because of the characters and the overall sentiment. Anyway, awesome movie, go see it.
metatronis: (Salvatore)
I've been home for a week now. It's still weird, but I'm getting used to it. I went to the mall a few days ago, which was a bit like being thrown headfirst into the cultural pool.
It sucks coming home before any of my friends are out of school, cause everyone is busy and no seems to have time to talk or hang out. I have so many stupid stories to telllll.
I've been trying to catch up on all my shows and stuff. Also need to start drawing again.

Wolverine was okay.
Let the Right One In was pretty cool.
Star Trek was awesome. (ilu silo)

Also: I GOT A PS3 YESSSSSSSSS!!!! My ID is Tinstars, so add me if you can! Right now I only have LittleBigPlanet, but I'll get more on my actual birthday. Stephen Fry, I love you!!

K BYE
metatronis: (Jump)
I liked the movie a lot. I'm definitely going to see it again this week, and I'll probably like it more and more each time.
I even cried more than I thought I would. I cry at movies all the time, and I was completely expecting it because of the nature of the story, but....this time it started in the opening credits with Silhouette's murder, and kept going sporadically until the end.
The group being named "Watchmen" still annoyed me, but at least they didn't play it up.
Also, the actors were pretty much incredible. I can't think of a better group of people for it. Especially Jackie Earl Haley. Goddamn, son. His facial expressions alone made me bawl during his emotional moments. I swear, if they'd left in the scene where he goes back to his room to get his costume and looks at the little boy, I would have imploded. And yet, I still didn't think there was enough Rorschach. There wasn't enough of any of the characters, but I guess that's the nature of a story so complex being translated into a medium like cinema.

One thing I request of anyone who plans to see the movie and has not read the graphic novel: please don't judge the quality of the original story by the quality of the movie until you've read it. Even if you liked the movie. I've seen people doing this, and it's really unfortunate. In my opinion, one of the biggest differences between these two versions is that the movie doesn't quite live up to the hype, while the book does completely.
Not that everyone who reads the book loves it, but an overwhelming number of people do. Certainly more than most stories.
I dunno. It's kinda like judging a play by watching a single performance of it. I think Hamlet is one of the most incredible stories in western literature, but if I'd judged it by the first performance I ever saw without reading it, I wouldn't have been impressed at all because it wasn't a very good production. Wow, that thought was barely coherent.

Despite the problems, I think they did well considering the magnitude of the story/following and the constraints they were under. If I met Snyder now, I'd probably shake his hand and say "nice job".
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Finally, dialogue.
There's some really sexy stuff in here. Manhattan yelling makes me happy in my pants.
Also, Philip Glass and Muse should totally team up for a megasoundtrack.
I really hate the way they keep saying "Watchmen". Hopefully it's just for the trailer. Oh god I hope so.
metatronis: (PORN)


Hurrrr. Pardon my drool.

Curtains.

Oct. 23rd, 2008 06:59 pm
metatronis: (Hailing)


Yes.

And the new footage. Lordy.

When I got home today, Watching the Watchmen was waiting for me. I spent an hour or so looking through it - it's soo pretty.
I particularly enjoyed Neil Gaiman's sketch of his idea for Watchdogs: "Dead human in the gutter. The city is afraid of me. I have smelt its lamposts..."; also, the preliminary sketches of Dr. Manhattan's penis. what.

Oh god, NaNo ...it looms.
metatronis: (Political bondage)
A few things, because it's late and I'm up.

- Holy shit, I'm getting so pumped for Watchmen, YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW. The ONLY thing I'm really upset about regarding England is that I won't be with my friends for the midnight showing. We're having our first Bath meeting in a few weeks, so I've gotta try to scope out the nerds and convince them to go see Watchmen with me. *desperate*

- It started raining tonight!! First rain! THE NIGHT BEFORE NEIL!! Oh wow.
- I'm almost finished with the Graveyard Book. He's reading chapter 5 (Danse Macabre) for us tomorrow, and it's a really awesome chapter but also one of the shortest. I hope he remedies this by telling us countless anecdotes. The weird thing is that the last time I saw him in person, he said he was in the middle of writing that chapter.

- That politicians seem to have an incredibly hard time pronouncing "nuclear" correctly is...very disconcerting. Like, if a brain surgeon says "imma gunna break inta yur brain box" with a knife in their hand.

- I love glitter.

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