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Something seems to be getting closer   
02:05pm 22/08/2014
  We need a resolution.

Let's Play Wizard101   
11:31am 15/08/2013
  I've done a lot of screenshot LPs (of sorts). Now behold my first proper video LP!

(if you're wondering why I just up and chose Myth, it's because I asked some folks on the Nuzlocke forum which school they'd like to see me play, and Myth was their general consensus.)

I made a few derps in my commentary, and the game audio is a bit ... echoey in some places (not sure how to fix that) but I think this came out OK. Let me know what you think.
Get me out of this fucked-up country.   
12:03am 14/07/2013
  I have a serious request for all of my friends in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the British Isles ... and basically any other English-speaking countries besides the USA. Because, you see, I live in the USA, and it's going to hell in a handbasket. I want out.

I guess the Zimmerman verdict was what spurred me to this, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. There's the woman who got 20 years in prison for firing warning shots at her abusive boyfriend (in a "stand your ground" state!); the whole Edward Snowden thing; there's this little gem from Texas... and let's not even get started on my home state of Kentucky, which has (for some dumbass reason) kept the same evil overlordsenator for 30 years.

So yes, this is a serious cry for help. I want to leave the United States and live somewhere else, anywhere else - I only regret that my options are limited because I only know one language.

And if the men in black helicopters come for me because I wrote this, well. I regret nothing.
I hate myself   
05:23pm 08/04/2013
  I really, really do.  
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06:40pm 08/03/2013
  I wrote a thing. http://t.co/HgAHGb3HMH  
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12:13am 17/09/2012
  I've just finished a purge of my old (read: pre-2005) posts. Oh my God, that was an exercise in humility. I can't believe I was ever so young and stupid. (As opposed to my current state: old and stupid. :v) I'll probably keep deleting old posts (ones with nothing relevant in them, anyway) until I'm at least relatively satisfied.  
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Amusing dialogue from a dream   
07:50pm 05/04/2012
  Some amusing dialogue from a dream I had last night.

In the dream, I'm being fitted for a tux. Presumably this includes shoes.

Tailor: (staring at my feet) How big are your feet, anyway? They're huge!
Me: Size twelve.
Me: Don't ask. If you ask about 'big feet', I'm gonna stab you.
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06:46pm 04/03/2012
09:01pm 03/01/2012
  "Censorship on TV is silly. You can say 'dick' in reference to an unpleasant person, but not in reference to a body part. So if your penis isn't co-operating with you, you can't say 'my [bleep] is a dick'." - Unknown comic, paraphrased

(Anyone know who said this?)
This year   
09:03pm 14/12/2011
  I promised myself I would visit kilroyfirelizrd and mewmew. And I did.
I promised myself I would go to school and earn a forklift license. And I did.
I promised myself I would move out of Owensboro before the end of December. And I did.

So, why does this feel like a hollow victory?

Well, now comes the real hard part: getting a job.
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08:04pm 26/07/2011
  Obviously, this LJ has fallen into disuse as of late... sorry 'bout that.

For those who don't know, I'm in school, learning to drive a forklift... that's going well so far.

I'm also getting back into Pokemon RP. lolI'manerd

So yeah. I'm still alive.

Nothing to see here. Move along.
A Review of Pirates 4   
11:21pm 29/06/2011
  Before I say anything, let it be noted that this is my 1000th post in this LJ. Where's my cake? (Those who make Portal references will be shot.)

Now then. Pirates 4. Or, to be fancy about it: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

It wasn't a bad movie, but I can't bring myself to call it good. Largely because of one of the most infuriating instances of What Happened To The Mouse I have ever seen.

In this movie, we are introduced to Philip Swift, a missionary. His name is not very memorable (I had to look it up on Wikipedia) but his character is. He's the only unambiguously "good" character in the whole movie. Near the end of the movie, he is badly wounded, but his love interest promises to save him. Without spoiling too much, the way in which she "saves" him left me wondering "WTF?"

And here come the spoilers.Collapse )

As for the other characters introduced in this movie, we have Blackbeard - the main villain, portrayed by the awesome Ian McShane - and his Action Girl daughter, played by Penelope Cruz. As much as I wanted to like McShane's character, I found them both somewhat bland and shallow. The Spanish Armada also shows up near the end. Their leader seems like an interesting character, but he sadly doesn't get much screentime.

Returning characters include Jack Sparrow (OF COURSE!), Mr. Gibbs, Barbossa, and a brief appearance by Keith Richa--err, Jack's dad. Talented actors all, but it seems like they were trying to make the best of a rough and clunky script. They did their best but the end result is still a bit "meh".

So yeah. That's what I think about that.
10:23am 24/06/2011
  My Little Turret: Friendship is Science  
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05:55pm 16/06/2011
  Real Men Like Ponies  
lol subconscious   
11:08pm 03/06/2011
  I have silly dreams sometimes. Last night I dreamt that I discovered lobsters were plotting to overthrow humanity and take over the world. I captured a lobster (it was wearing metal... armor or something) and the following dialogue ensued:

Me: I've eaten lobsters... well, I've eaten a lobster. Does that piss you off? Do you want to kill me?
Lobster: (nods)
Me: But you've eaten humans, and that doesn't piss me off, so obviously we have our differences.
Lobster: (nods)

I don't remember the rest. But it was silly.
Best thing ever   
11:01am 27/05/2011
07:35pm 23/05/2011
  I like flying and I love planes. My childhood dream was to become a pilot. Sometimes I still consider that. To me, giant metal flying-machines are awesome in the mere fact that they exist, let alone safely transporting a million-plus people every day. I feel a certain sort of romanticism about it. My first time in a plane (that was actually airborne) was my trip to Seattle last year, and I found it quite enjoyable.

Anyway, if you are like me, fascinated by aviation and such, you should check this out. http://www.salon.com/technology/ask_the_pilot/index.html It's a blog/column written by an airline pilot. Very entertaining and informative.
Writer's Block: Dynamite with a laser beam   
07:52am 19/05/2011
What's your favorite line from a song, and why?

"I told you once, you son of a bitch, I'm the best there's ever been."

For quite a few reasons.

* The speaker is a boy. A child. And he's saying this to the Devil himself. That takes balls of adamantium.
* This is the only song I know of that doesn't curse liberally - it just drops one big B-bomb right at the end. And it is awesome.
* Irony. It's a display of pride, which is (supposedly) the worst of the Seven Deadly Sins. The Devil might be thinking "ah whatever, I'll have his soul in 80 years or so anyway".
* Then again, the pride is completely justified, because he just out-fiddled Satan. St. Peter will probably give him a pass on that.
* Did I mention that it's awesome?
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Portal + Minecraft = double the awesome   
11:11am 18/05/2011
05:35pm 13/05/2011
mood: RAGE

The pharmaceuticals won't market this because (A) it can't be patented and (B) it's more profitable to treat the symptoms of cancer rather than curing it.

When profit becomes more important than human decency... you know something's wrong.
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