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Thursday, May 16, 2002 :::
 
Just saw Star Wars again... wow!

::: posted by Septiman at 8:30:00 PM


 
Yeah, it's late. So? It's Senior Ditch Day! And I just got back from Star Wars... so let's talk about it.

*** EPISODE II SPOILERS AHEAD!! ***



Holy freaking crap! I don't believe how awesome this was. Wow. George Lucas not only met my expectations with this movie, but he also exceeded them... by a lot! It's too bad that I pretty much knew that Anakin was going to lose his arm... but the fights! Count Dooku was awesome! Mace Windu was more awesome! And Yoda... HOLY FREAKING CRAP!!! There's a reason he's the Jedi Lord Master! Before this, I never even thought it was possible to catch Force Lightning! And not only does he catch it, he throws it back too! And then, after that, he whips out his lightsaber... and... whoa! He is fast! And I mean FAST! Before today, I thought it was cool that Spiderman did an air combo—today I saw Yoda doing multiple air combos with his lightsaber! I saw Dooku deflect Anakin's twin lightsaber assault! I saw Mace Windu chop off Jango Fett's head like nothing. Nothing! I also got to revisit Tatooine and see the dwelling of Luke Skywalker in Episode IV. And they brought back C3P0 too! As a comic relief character, C3P0 is much more tolerable than Jar Jar Binks, who, luckily, had a serious role this time.

Sadly, I did have a few complaints with this totally record-smashing phenomenon on film. Firstly, it was not shot on film but instead on digital tape. Now, this may have been good for the 19 digital, 60fps projectors playing the movie, but it was not for the analog, 24fps projectors. The mouth-droppingly beautiful visuals were hurt by the grainy output of the digital video. And that sucked. But I did get used to it after a while. What I did not get used to was some of the corny dialogue. I know it should've been there, but... ew.

I am so buying the DVD when it comes out! To see Yoda fight again... omigosh... it's an amazing experience! I thought I was going to have a heart attack during that scene... and to make matters worse, they played a teaser for The Matrix Reloaded in the previews!! It's like they wanted us to have heart attacks! I loved it! I would even call it one of, if not, the best Star Wars movie to date. And I'm quite sure that it's going to smash the box office record set by the also very awesome Spider-man just two weeks before. It's really a shame for the movies released between the two... but oh well! Star Wars forever!!

*** EPISODE II SPOILERS ABOVE!! ***



Anyway, it was a great experience! And I got Krispy Kreme donuts! Now I just have to see it again... and again... and again... until I buy the DVD. So... until next time, bye!

::: posted by Septiman at 3:53:00 AM


Wednesday, May 15, 2002 :::
 
Why a flaming bell? Why not? ;)

::: posted by Septiman at 12:30:00 AM


 
Another day, another feeling...

Have you ever stopped and thought about what makes you happy and what makes you sad? I'll bet that if you think about it, what you thought made you happy is only a small fraction of the things that really make you happy. At least that's the theory. So far, I'm not sure it holds true for me, but I want to wish that it does. I spent a lot of today wondering what I should do with my last few weeks of high school. Strangely enough, spending all of my time with friends and family was not what I thought about.

Upon self-examination, it appears that I need some alone time. I kind of want to watch Star Wars Episode II by myself. I'm not sure why. I also thought about taking up drawing again... not jsut digitally this time, but also just with a pen and paper. My original aspirations of becoming a cartoonist seem to be coming back. I wonder if that's good. Ah well. On to happier subjects.

If you haven't been addicted to it yet, I highly suggest reading Penny Arcade. Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins are geniuses. They're kind of like Tom Stoppard! Eugene Ionesco, however, is not. I hate Rhinoceros. Man, what a crappy play! I'm thinking about just bringing my 3dsmax books to read at school. They're so much more entertaining.

Tomorrow I will become part of a record-breaker... again, thanks to George Lucas. I just hope that this new film is as good as the originals. If it is, then I will be temporarily happy. The Star Wars series is one of the few things that I hold dear which I'm allowed to keep. I guess I'll go read now. See you next time!

::: posted by Septiman at 12:14:00 AM


Monday, May 13, 2002 :::
 
What's new today? I found something else that's disturbing is what's new! I seem to be good at this! Anyway, today's subject is this Salon article about "malware"—that is malicious advertising installed on your computer via security loopholes.

If you ask me, that's pretty sick. I was doing my usual perusal of the web when I noticed something peculiar: my site, Gaming Vector, now has pop-up ads... I never put pop-up ads in there. Now I think I'm going to get rid of ads altogether.

Anyway, I guess that's all I have to say for now, so... bye!

::: posted by Septiman at 11:11:00 PM


Sunday, May 12, 2002 :::
 
Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a spider can.
Spins a web, any size.
Catches thieves, just like like flies.
Look out; here comes the Spiderman!
Is he strong?
Listen up.
He's got radioactive blood.
Can he swing from a thread?
Take a look overhead.
Hey there... there goes the Spiderman!

In the chill of night, at scene of a crime.
Like a stream of light, he arrives just in time.

Spiderman, Spiderman, friendly neighborhood Spiderman.
Welcome thing, he's ignored.
Action is his reward.
To him, life is a great big bang up.
Wherever there's a hang up, you'll find the Spiderman!

Also, check this out. Sure, it's ripped from Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete, but it's been editted and it's cute! So go! Later!

::: posted by Septiman at 10:55:00 PM


 
Let's see what's up for talking about today... ah! How about Garett Hols's "Nice Guy" passage? It's pretty funny how some people quote this guy as a "genius." But after you analyze his writing, you can pretty much see that he really isn't a nice guy at all. His nice persona is completely fake; "IT'S A CHARADE"!

Why? Well, let's get in-depth. It's amazing how every guy who gets the girl is an "asshole." Why do you suppose that is? Do you think that maybe someone is jealous of these "assholes"? These supposed "assholes" aren't going around and calling other guys "assholes"... but Mr. Hols here is. I don't know about your values, but calling someone an "asshole" simply because he has a girlfriend doesn't seem like such a nice thing that a nice guy would do. Does this not bother you? He seems pretty bitter to me.

But why is he bitter? Because no girl has fallen for him? I'm not so sure that's the case because, after all, "Girls are idiots," right? Why waste your time listening to an idiot? According to Mr. Hols, because you're "trying to score with the girl [you] listen to." Obviously, scoring with the girl is the most important thing, right? Aww, how nice...

Mr. Hols complains that the "path" of the nice guy has gotten him nowhere. But I would love to hear his definition of the word "nice." Maybe it's just me, but being nice is something you shouldn't have to try hard to accomplish. It seems like Mr. Hols would rather act nice to get the girl. Sound familiar? "They act nice, friendly, and they listen… until they get into what they’re after." So since he fits his own description of "asshole," I declare that Mr. Garett Hols is none other than an asshole. But if he's an asshole, why can't he get girls? Let's take a look, shall we?

Perhaps Mr. Hols lacks what other supposed "assholes" have: self-confidence. Maybe he would have better luck if, instead of just standing by and stalking his "prey," he actually told the girl how he felt about her. He already established that she's looking for a nice guy, but what has he ever done to show that he exists? He restricts himself to the role of "FRIEND" by never making the statement indicating that he is available for more. On the other hand, maybe he is better off. Imagine a guy like this having children. How would he treat them—especially if he had daughters! Knowing him, what he feels is an erection and nothing more.

Okay, enough of that. If you can find me this fool's email address, don't hesitate to let me know. Thanks. Until next time, see ya later!

::: posted by Septiman at 4:32:00 PM


 
Well, well, well... it looks like I've finally given in and acquired my own Blog spot. I hope this is worth it. What should I say for my first post? Mayber I'll just use something I already have—like my first English journal. So... without further ado...

"This is not my journal. I don't have a journal. I should probably buy one. If I had one, I could probably use it in the future for reflection and nostalgia. As it stands, there is very little chance that this sheet of paper will survive the next few years, so, since I'll probably never see this again, I'll try not to write anything important. Digital journals are stupid though, because ROM data isn't permanent. I'd hate to lose all my work because of a hard disk crash or a loss of magnetism. That would suck.

"Anyway, this is not my journal because I've never kept a journal before. I'm almost sure that many of my peers who are writing also on lined paper will never look back at what they wrote. Let's be honest. I probably won't either. So what's been going on with my life? Hard to even tell myself. It's been quite an interesting month. If this paper still exists when/if I get a real journal, and if I remember to, I will file this somewhere inside it. I'm not going to be too hopeful though. The chances that I'll forget about this are high. Heck, in 20 or 30 years, I doubt I'll even remember that I'd kept a journal in high school. I wonder what will become of this paper. I want it to be part of something more grand, like Jonathan Harker's journal in Bram Stoker's Dracula. There's a book I'll never forget. I also expect it to be associated with 'Eric Kwan' in the future for at least some of my current classmates. More after my course eval. My hand hurts. I've been writing with a firm grip for a while now. I wonder who I'll remember in 30 years. I wonder who will remember me? That probably wasn't a question. Actually, I'm sure it's not. Oh well.

"I hate writing on both sides of a piece of paper because my pen usually bleeds through. Nowadays I do a lot of things that I hate. Maybe I hate myself? I hope not. But why am I writing this? This isn't even my journal! Am I that bored? Or am I pining for some answers? For some help?"

Wow, that was long. I still have the Spider-man sountrack blazing in my Media Player, so I guess I'll sign off now. Thanks for reading.

::: posted by Septiman at 2:23:00 AM




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