The popcorn pushers quote of whenever i update:

Experience is the sinking feeling that you've made this mistake before.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Boy it's dusty in here...

Wow haven't been on here in a while...

*sweats* sorry about that...

anyway lets play a little catch-up before I get to why I'm posting something after so long:

  • Yes I do still work at the same theater, though the staff has changed A LOT. Another couple months there and I get a fancy watch.
  • still going to school, now that I've finally decided what I'm going to do I have a little more direction.
  • I am now majoring in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis, still no minor yet though.
  • Still have all my fingers and toes, though my mind may have wandered off one too many times...
  • Family is all good, we haven't killed each other (not for lack of trying).

So now that that's all taken care off, lets move on to why I'm posting after 2 years, 2 months, and 23 days.

Two words:

Pacific Rim

It's the title of one of the coolest movies I've seen in a LONG time. It also happens to be the center of many heated debates from both critics and fellow geeks. For those who don't know what it's about, let me give you a quick rundown:
Deep beneath the ocean a portal opens between our world and a world full of giant monsters who proceed to run rampant and destroy everything. They are called Kaiju, and because of them humanity pools together it's resources and creates giant machines, called Jeagers, to combat these monsters. There are two pilot connected through memories in the "Drift" for each Jeager, and they are our last hope for survival.

Now a lot of people are saying this movie is "dumb", but on varying levels. The dialog is too campy and the plot is obvious, or the only good thing is the effect and everything else was bad, or the science was way out there and doesn't make sense, or even that the whole movie was just a robot beating up a monster and not worth it.

I must not have seen the same movie as these people.

(attempted spoiler-free review following)

The bare bones of this movie is robots vs. monsters, I'll give you that.

But that is why I wanted to see it.

I took Boo and G-bear to the Thursday night premier, knowing it wouldn't be that busy and I had to work the next day. The nice thing about sitting on the front row, Boo and I could whispers things to each other a lot easier. Our basic comments ranged from "(insert character name) is so cool/a jerk" to "Oh my gosh what just happened?"
During one of the bigger fight scenes I was pretty much bouncing up and down in my seat, giddy as all get out. Granted, both Boo and I picked up on a few "huh?" moments, or little quirks that bugged either one or both of us, (G-bear was just kind of chilling, though he said he like it) but when those credits started rolling the whole movie, for me at least, boiled down to one simple thing:

It was fun.

So far this summer we've had quite a few blockbusters, such as Star Trek, Iron Man 3, and Man of Steel. Each one was really good in their own ways and I liked them all on different levels. I liked Star Trek for the bad guy and I haven't ever seen Wrath of Khan so the whole story was new to me. Iron Man 3 was interesting and had it's moments that I really enjoyed, but I wasn't really amped to see it again. Despite not being a big Superman fan, I liked the beginning of the movie and other random parts throughout, but had BIG issues with some of the choices they had made story wise.

Pacific Rim was just plain old fun, something I haven't had in a movie in a while. It's like the A-Team remake, not the most brilliant piece of film making, but I still love to watch it because it's fun.

With the characters you have a stereotype in your head, usually within the first five minutes, and for some of them they keep to the stereotype and you can predict what happens pretty easy. However, some of them do things that stereotypically they wouldn't do or you wouldn't expect to have happened to them. Mako is, in my opinion, the best example of this. She is the quiet girl who would love nothing more than to be a pilot, but isn't allowed. Not because she doesn't have the skills, because she can pretty much take down anybody, but because her reasons for piloting would bring too much into the "Drift" (the neural connection the pilots use to share memories in order to pilot together) for her partner. Still, she manages to eventually become a Jeager pilot and now has the chance to prove herself.

The science and/or reasoning behind the Jeagers may not make total sense, but is it really suppose to? Same thing with the Kaiju and the science behind them. Many others have complained that even the "real" science scattered throughout the movie is false, but keep in mind this is set in a future where a lot of things have changed and new discoveries could have been made and are now accepted as common knowledge. So why can't we just go with the flow and realize that del Toro created a version of our world where things could have (and probably did) change.

Ok now I'm really just ranting, and the clickty clack of the keyboard is probably keeping Boo awake, so long story short:

This movie is fun because it is exactly what it looks like, Giant Robots vs. Giant Monsters. If you see it with that mindset, the movie is epically fun.

Hopefully I keep this posting thing going *wink*

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy National Star Wars Day!

May the 4th be with you...

Blame G-bear, he said it and i nearly died laughing.

Friday, April 22, 2011

I know you mean well, but...

Okay this post is mostly directed to a certain aunt on my dad's side who has decided to post personal information about everyone on my dad's side of the family on facebook.

While i don't have a facebook page and don't know how secure it is, it still makes me angry. I go through a lot of effort to make sure i don't post real names and try to keep some things obscure. We have had really bad experiences with hackers and this just makes me even angrier cause it is so easy for them to hack into a "secure" site and there is our names and things for their world to see.

I know this will ruffle some feathers, i am willing to take what may come from this post. The internet is a great place to keep up with family and other events, but use some common sense please. IF YOU ARE GONNA POST PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR FAMILY ASK US FIRST. It is a simple request that isn't that hard to accomplish with a phone call or email.

Please be a bit more cautious in the future.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Oh how i wish...

Right about now I wish I had the power of time travel, mainly for three reasons:

1. so i don't have to work the harry potter midnight...

2. so i don't have to work the harry potter weekend...

3. so i don't have to work harry potter next week for Thanksgiving...



................ Yeah you can tell I really want to go to work tonight huh?

(oh and I'm glad you like the poster Meemer ^.^)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Belated Banzai...

yeah i know i should have done this last week, but when i tried just before we left for disney my computer decided it didn't want to work and i couldn't fix it until we got back.

Banzai was a lot of fun and i enjoyed every minute of it. I got to see friends that i hadn't seen for a long time and meet new ones as well. It was fun to dress up and Boo and I are already planning for next year with all our friends. We also had our cousins come down and meet up with us which was very nice.

I made a slideshow with all the pictures and videos i did (or at least most of it) and i am apologizing in advance for the quality. the pics weren't that great and i had to downsize it to fit on the blogger too. It's also kinda long too...

I hope you enjoy it.

(i should have disney up in a couple days... hopefully ^.^;)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Now this is cool recycling!

It's a RX-78-2 Gundam piloted by Amuro Ray from the Mobile Suit Gundam Anime Series and it's built from the plastic leftovers of smaller model trees and spare plastic runners.

It was created by a group of eco-concious japanese artist and is on display at the Chara Hobby Show in Tokyo. The model is over 3 feet tall and took over 250 hours of man power to complete.

As one who has built quite a few Gundam and Zoid models (including the smaller model of this one if I remember right) I found this especially cool.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The End of Another Summer...

The summer was so so. I feel like I got some things accomplished, but yet when I look back it doesn't seem like I did anything at all. Many plans went unused and many good intentions went unfulfilled.

The trip we took in June was great and much needed as was our yearly Lagoon day with family.

Work was slow so I got sent home early a lot, but nothing much has changed on that front.

School is going good so far. Parking up at Weber is horrendous so I'm gonna have to figure something out, but the class is worth it. The teacher is great and the class is interesting so far and I know one person in that class which is nice. My other class is a math one and it's basically online with very little actual lecturing. That may actually work out better for me cause I can work at my own pace.

Now I've got a reunion to look forward to this weekend and a bunch of stuff in October and hopefully I won't be too worn out from work and school....

*sigh* many days till summer again?