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  1. I got a speeding ticket on the way to see Speed Racer for the last time in the theater. But considering I've been listening to the soundtrack in my car for the last month, it's very surprising I hadn't gotten one sooner.

  2. If I ever wrote a fic, and I'll probably get around to it, it would be the exact opposite: straight combat and plot, no character fluff.


    Obviously if you write a story it should be what you want to write, but if you want feedback from readers character fluff is a must. Most readers (at least on ff.net) seem to be female and will generally ignore stories that don't have any character development.


    Of course, to have a really good independent story you have to have both. Which is why I'm not a real writer!



  3. So, apparently the interview today went better than I thought. I got a call from the recruiter and was told that the company would like to make me an offer. I'm going in tomorrow for paperwork.


    I will be, in a short time, employed in the video game development industry.


    I like being vague. No, it's not with Obsidian.


    Damn it, it's BioWare isn't it? The BioWare / LucasArts project in Austin?



  4. Seriously, if females wrote game romances, the actual game would never get out. You'd be locked in the ship the entire time :teehee:.


    You've got a point... in a way. In my current fic, I hardly even touch on game events and instead the relationships between all the characters... but mostly I do that because I figure if you're reading the fic, you know what happens in the game and you want the holes filled in. Not a blow by blow of each battle.. (ugh).


    But then again, if they're only writing the romance storylines, they wouldn't get the option to keep you in the ship constantly!


    Besides, one of the things I didn't like about Kaidan was that you could only talk to him on the ship. That's just wrong! These conversations need the right settings... :p

  5. Actually, I think I'd write about Revan in unknown space. Hmm...


    Revan took a wrong turn and landed outside of the galaxy, in Dark Space, He was allergic to seafood.


    Heh... Post-traumatic stress of the events of manaan? Didn't know that huge firazan shark was called Sovereign.... :) And this engages with the theory of Trask being sucked by a wormhole and left in the Citadel...


    :)... I always wanted to blow him up for waking Revan... and it explains how Carth and Kaidan are the same person. :lol:



    Carth is waaay more interesting than Kaidan. But at least Kaidan didn't announce his possible affection for you in front of the entire crew and then never mention it again...


    Seriously, game companies need to employ females to write romance lines.

  6. btw, i'm still waiting for my home in COS to be considered "beach front property." ya'll in CA are going under one day, and i'll be RICH!




    I think Colorado Springs is on the wrong side of the Rockies for that to work....


    You'd have to flood Texas, Oklahoma & Kansas to get your beach front property.



  7. a sony vaio laptop and run kotor on it will it be laggy/slow?



    just wondering because i always play on xbox, but i want to explore with this game on the computer with mods and what not.







    thats the laptop im probably gonna get





    any suggestions?


    The most important thing to remember about gaming on laptops is that games don't like integrated graphics cards. Make sure you get a machine that has a distinct graphics processor. NVidia or ATI is usually fine.

  8. It seems to be kind of random for me... I just finished a DS playthrough and my companions seemed to be either AT mastery or a hairsbreadth away, and it changed many times, even if I never got any LS points! I even got fed up at one point and went into KSE, only to find that at 100% inf and max dark alignment, my NPCs had something like 10 alignment, even after I tried to change it! (I did it properly and it DID register, but after a while it just... went back.)


    I think there may be a slight glitch in companion masteries...



    What was your charisma set to? Apparently if it's above 25, the companion alignments glitch considerably.

  9. So it was Wall-E? 11 times in 13 days? damn, that is obsessive... ;)


    I know. It wasn't until the 10th showing that I started thinking that maybe I should see something else... Although now that you've hit 10 on Speed maybe I should got see Wall-E again. o:)


    Well, a couple of more weeks and it'll be in the cheap theaters!


    I just found out that Speed will still be playing at one of the other cheap theaters in town next weekend... ;)

  10. Found it!


    Why does a movie need memorable quotes? I saw it the other night, and it was fantastic. If anything, the lack of dialogue helped the film by focusing the designers and the audience on the Keaton-esque silent comedy (and tragedy). The first 20 minutes-- before there was even a single word of dialogue-- was the best part of the film.


    Because reciting sound effects and acting out the on-screen action to people who have yet to see the movie just doesn't have the same effect. :thumbsup:


    I agree with you completely that the lack of dialogue in no way hurt the film. It was impressive just how much they got the characters to express with just a few simple motions and just four words. I just wish it was longer. 90 minutes seems so short. I really liked the movie. So much so that I've already seen it multiple times just looking for things that I missed in prior showings.



    So it was Wall-E? 11 times in 13 days? damn, that is obsessive... ;)


    So I saw SR for the 10th time today and it was just as awesome as all the other times. Actually a little better because they moved it into a slightly larger theater with a larger screen and it was a little more in focus than it had been the last couple of times I'd seen it. Though, still no where near as sharp as on imax or the digital projection I first saw it on.... I am SOOOO gonna have to get a blu-ray before September...



    I did confirm that this is the last week it will be showing... I'm sad now... :) Mostly I'm sad for all the people who will eventually see this on video and be going, "holy crap, I could have seen this on IMAX?"

  11. You know, none of those choices are looking too good for ya....

    Good thing it wasn't any of those then! :rolleyes:


    Apparently your definition of "recent" and mine are entirely different.


    Well, even if it defies logic, you and Mamma Mia are forever linked in my brain. Hooray! :(


    Ok... must... sleep... :p

  12. Go Logic!


    I quite enjoyed Hellboy II, but alas have again, only seen that movie once. As for Space Chimps? Once again, someone needs to check the release dates. :rolleyes:


    Fine... Release dates.... July 4


    Han**** (on Wed.)

    Diminished Capacity


    Holding Trevor


    Tell No One (on Wed.)

    The Wackness (on Thu.)


    July 11


    Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    Journey to the Center of the Earth

    Meet Dave


    Naomie Harris

    Emmanuelle Chriqui First Look 1

    Days and Clouds

    Death Defying Acts

    Eight Miles High

    The Exiles (re-issue)

    Full Battle Rattle (on Wed.)

    Garden Party



    Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

    The Stone Angel



    Meet Dave??? You know, none of those choices are looking too good for ya....

  13. Mamma Mia came out the same day as TDK. The time factor that disqualified TDK also disqualifies Mamma Mia. :rolleyes:


    Damn you and your logic...


    Using the time factor, the next most obvious choice would be Hellboy II.... or possibly Space Chimps... :p

  14. Pfft. Nine viewings in 11 weeks is nothing to be ashamed of. 11 viewings of a recent movie in 13 days? Now that might be bordering on obsessive... :p


    Perhaps, but at least it's "cool" to be obsessed with TDK... No one's even seen Speed Racer... :(


    I saw the Dark Knight for the first time yesterday.


    Oooohhh, then what could it be? It's not... Mamma Mia, is it?


    You can tell us if it is....


    We won't laugh... :rolleyes:

  15. Pfft. Nine viewings in 11 weeks is nothing to be ashamed of. 11 viewings of a recent movie in 13 days? Now that might be bordering on obsessive... :rolleyes:


    Perhaps, but at least it's "cool" to be obsessed with TDK... No one's even seen Speed Racer... :p

  16. Speed Racer.


    Although the movie is for a younger crowd it was pretty good. The color scheme was crazy and there were a few genuine feel good/pump you up moments throughout. Not sure I'd be able to watch it like 6 times in a 2 week period *ahem qt3* but it was a good movie none the less. Not going to go into a detailed review here but I believe the movie accomplished what it set out to be, nothing more nothing less. I never watched speed racer as a child even though I do recall it being on sometimes, just never my cup of tea I suppose, so coming into the movie was a little awkward. I would have to say a few things bothered me in the film but they were pretty meaningless except one. I don't quite understand the motivation of not doing the reveal to the family in the end. I saw through the twist in the first 15 seconds after realizing the actor was jack from lost and pieced it together but I mean they could have at least capped it off for the children. Then there was the fat kid. He played his part wonderfully, hats off, but I don't know. This could have been an ample time to do some psychological damage to the children in the theaters by like letting the kid have a myocardial infarction in which he dies on the track and gets ran over by the cars. Very tragic but it puts the point across.


    8.4379 Hirsh needing to shave his sweaty phantom mexi-stash during close ups of races out of 10



    Yay! Someone else finally saw it!


    It wasn't six times in a 2 week period! It's nine times since May 11th... that's eleven weeks! And honestly, after the first time I saw it, I really didn't mean to see it again in the theater... but then I got a chance to see it at the IMAX while I was out of town and well, I couldn't pass that up. And it was that viewing that I fell in love with this movie. So then after seeing it in IMAX I had t see it on the regular screen again to compare the experience... then... I wanted to see it again before it left the regular theaters... and then I've seen it in five times since it came to the cheap theater (at the beginning of July - that's 4 weeks!)... and right now, I'm planning to see it tomorrow with the kids again... but that *should* be it until the DVD comes out in September... on the 16th... I'll be at Wal-Mart at midnight... :p



    Anyhow! On the Racer X thing... No, I don't think the Wachowskis ever really meant for the Rex/X "twist" to be a twist. At least not for the fans of the series. The movie is full of scenes that make it perfectly obvious who he is and in the series it was always known that X was Rex. I think they included the "reveal" to Speed to reinforce the themes of grief that run all through the movie. One reason he wouldn't reveal his identity to the family is that he is an agent for the CIB and if it got out that he was actually Rex, the family would be right back in danger again. Another reason is a bit of a tribute to the anime in that X never did admit it to Speed, even though Speed confronted him about it several times. Then, of course, there's the obvious have to save something for the sequel bit (which we're not going to get *pout*)... but overall I agree with you. There's no reason X can't tell the family he's Rex... except that he's a big coward and doesn't want to put *them* (him) through that again.


    Now for Spritle, as annoying as he was, he was pretty damn perfect for the role. I could have use a little less of the sugar fueled insanity scenes and more of the cut scenes that showed him as more of a person and playing the same role to Speed that Speed did to Rex. But overall, I have to say Spritle and Chim Chim have grown on me considerably. I absolutely love their anime imaginings and the look on Chim Chim's face when he sees Cannonball.


    And now... a breathtaking image from the film...




    Announcer: Oh my god! Did I just see that? A rear single set jump into a flying kick? I know he blew it at Fuji, but this kid is flat-out magic!



    (sorry for my rabid fangirl-ism... I'm trying to keep it in check... really...) :rolleyes:

  17. I saw Wall-E. It used pretty extreme hyperbole to make its point, but it was so pretty I didn't mind being preached to for the whole movie.


    Great flick. 8/10

    What was the message that it was preaching? I would like to save myself 98 min.

    It's a mix of robot boy meets girl love story and environmental awareness. Great date movie imo.


    The obvious "message" was about environmental awareness, but it was a bit bigger than that too.

    It actually suggested that an over reliance on technology and "others" to fix the problems around you, led to a lack of self-awareness and a sort of earth worm existence - eating and watching just what's in front of you and having no larger function. By contrast, Wall-E has become self-aware through his work of cleaning up and observing the giant messes left on earth, while all of the people have reverted to giant grubs being spoiled by machines.


    In short, I think the "message" is that hard work and paying attention to the world around you leads to self-awareness and that self-awareness should equate to environmental awareness.


    I think that the message itself is fine. It also would have been fine if they hadn't reverted to such extreme hyperbole to tell it, but then again, it is a cartoon.



    But, all that being said, you should go see it... it is gorgeous and really well done.

  18. Hamlet is better if you imagine them in mechs. Seriously.


    Alright, when I'm forced to read it, I'll try pretending its Gundam :thumbsup:.



    I particularly liked the scene where Hamlet kills Polonius. "How now! dead, fora ducat! Dead!"


    As Hamlet let's rip a whole fusillade of medium rockets, the bang and clink of discarded rounds. The comedic remark from Polonius before the rockets streak home: "Oh! I am slain!"


    All those in favour of a Walsingham re-write of Hamlet raise their hands.


    *Raises hand* :lol:


    Actually, that would be an awesome video project for someone to do. Anyone draw anime style art around here?

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