digitalized: (Vocaloid ♪ Green Music)
I've come to the conclusion that Twitter can make the best of us sound like uninteresting a*sholes, not to mention the rest of us humans. As with LiveJournal, it makes me wonder if people continue to follow me because they don't want to offend me.

As for Google+, there's a reason why I don't like using Facebook. Pinning everything to one online identity? Unless there's a way to lock things down so that I'm the only one with access, no thanks.

I also realized that my mom uses Facebook a lot more than I do. She's asked my brother if one of his friends has one. She asked our badminton couch if he had one. She asks a lot of random people she knows if they have a Facebook, while I'm pretty much still in the MSN era of things. Sometimes e-mail if I don't like you. People ask 'do you have a Facebook' all the time, when the question is actually 'can I add you on Facebook'. Why can't people just say what they mean? Life would be a lot simpler.

So basically, I don't like Google+ and Facebook, and I think Google is evil. I mean, who says they're not evil unless they actually are? It's not a bad thing, being kind of evil, but it's still evil.

I watched The Social Network for a homework assignment. There were seven movies to chose from, but this was the only movie I wanted to watch but never did. We had to write either an essay on our feelings or a poem for the assignment. I chose to write the poem because I only had a few hours, but I used all the time I had to finish it anyway. At first I thought the movie was exciting and interesting, but I wasn't thinking too deeply into it. Then I wrote that poem and suddenly there was a lot of emotions invested into the process and also, self-loathing, but that's another matter entirely.

In which I try to talk about the movie but fail because my thoughts grew too complicated and I gave up midway. )

ComicCon gave us news on Avatar: Legend of Korra, which is being called The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra, wtf that makes no f*cking sense you idiots. I'm blaming the blue furries, because the avatar is the focus of the series, the last airbender was Aang and he's not even the last airbender anymore so how do you call a series that unless they're calling the next series Legend of Korra: The Next Avatar, which would be even more stupid. URGH. But aside from the title, OMG SO EXCITED. It's beautiful and I want to kill anyone who thinks girls have to have girly figures to be girls because Korra is awesome and female and no one gets to take our female adventure series main character away.

I'm supposed to be writing but my notes for this one sort of looks like this for now: A and B somewhere. B finds out. Shit happens. C visits A. A and C have fun. C talks to B. A and B talk some more. I don't even remember what I was thinking when I wrote most of that, so I might not follow it at all, but damn. Stepping back, it's so easy to find everything I write so boring.

LJ has been gone the past few days, and it's just as distracting as it is when it's alive and well. I also read Watchmen during, and I have thoughts on that too, but mostly just that it was a heavy read. I'm not used to the American format for comics, and it took me a long while to finally be able to tell who's who. Once I could tell what was going on, it got much easier, and it's a very different experience from other medias, so I might be trying this sometime again. All in all a positive experience.
digitalized: (Vocaloid ♪ Green Music)
I've come to the conclusion that Twitter can make the best of us sound like uninteresting a*sholes, not to mention the rest of us humans. As with LiveJournal, it makes me wonder if people continue to follow me because they don't want to offend me.

As for Google+, there's a reason why I don't like using Facebook. Pinning everything to one online identity? Unless there's a way to lock things down so that I'm the only one with access, no thanks.

I also realized that my mom uses Facebook a lot more than I do. She's asked my brother if one of his friends has one. She asked our badminton couch if he had one. She asks a lot of random people she knows if they have a Facebook, while I'm pretty much still in the MSN era of things. Sometimes e-mail if I don't like you. People ask 'do you have a Facebook' all the time, when the question is actually 'can I add you on Facebook'. Why can't people just say what they mean? Life would be a lot simpler.

So basically, I don't like Google+ and Facebook, and I think Google is evil. I mean, who says they're not evil unless they actually are? It's not a bad thing, being kind of evil, but it's still evil.

I watched The Social Network for a homework assignment. There were seven movies to chose from, but this was the only movie I wanted to watch but never did. We had to write either an essay on our feelings or a poem for the assignment. I chose to write the poem because I only had a few hours, but I used all the time I had to finish it anyway. At first I thought the movie was exciting and interesting, but I wasn't thinking too deeply into it. Then I wrote that poem and suddenly there was a lot of emotions invested into the process and also, self-loathing, but that's another matter entirely.

In which I try to talk about the movie but fail because my thoughts grew too complicated and I gave up midway. )

ComicCon gave us news on Avatar: Legend of Korra, which is being called The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra, wtf that makes no f*cking sense you idiots. I'm blaming the blue furries, because the avatar is the focus of the series, the last airbender was Aang and he's not even the last airbender anymore so how do you call a series that unless they're calling the next series Legend of Korra: The Next Avatar, which would be even more stupid. URGH. But aside from the title, OMG SO EXCITED. It's beautiful and I want to kill anyone who thinks girls have to have girly figures to be girls because Korra is awesome and female and no one gets to take our female adventure series main character away.

I'm supposed to be writing but my notes for this one sort of looks like this for now: A and B somewhere. B finds out. Shit happens. C visits A. A and C have fun. C talks to B. A and B talk some more. I don't even remember what I was thinking when I wrote most of that, so I might not follow it at all, but damn. Stepping back, it's so easy to find everything I write so boring.

LJ has been gone the past few days, and it's just as distracting as it is when it's alive and well. I also read Watchmen during, and I have thoughts on that too, but mostly just that it was a heavy read. I'm not used to the American format for comics, and it took me a long while to finally be able to tell who's who. Once I could tell what was going on, it got much easier, and it's a very different experience from other medias, so I might be trying this sometime again. All in all a positive experience.
digitalized: (Digimon ♪ Looking Under)
I just realized. My favorite non-human characters - Stitch (Lilo and Stitch) and Toothless (How to Train Your Dragon) - are a lot alike. Storyline's different (unless you count the finding of an unexpected pet and acceptation of family and fantasy setting), but LOOK AT THE WAY THEY EXPRESS THEMSELVES. Somewhat violent, but oh-so-lovable.

AND THAT MOUTH. AND EARS. Toothless has many adorable attributes, including its feline movements, wings, and clumsy imitations of Hiccup, but what got to me was that toothless grin (not the one it failed at when copying Hiccup's smile). And Stitch...is blue, has large eyes, and is fluffy ("I like fluffy!"). But they both have that wide-mouth look and just...asglk'sl;k I LOVE IT. I don't know why! And dear god those ears. No need for an explanation there.

Lilo and Stitch is the very first DVD I bought myself (and I only have a total collection of two, the other being PoTC:CotBP). I don't have blu-ray, but it doesn't seem wise to collect it in any form less. This is also the first movie I LOVED in 3D (the others were like, oh it's kinda pop-up what's the point?), especially the flight sequences.

SO. CUTE.

I love shipping, don't like romantic movies, and love human-other relationships. Go figure.
digitalized: (Digimon ♪ Looking Under)
I just realized. My favorite non-human characters - Stitch (Lilo and Stitch) and Toothless (How to Train Your Dragon) - are a lot alike. Storyline's different (unless you count the finding of an unexpected pet and acceptation of family and fantasy setting), but LOOK AT THE WAY THEY EXPRESS THEMSELVES. Somewhat violent, but oh-so-lovable.

AND THAT MOUTH. AND EARS. Toothless has many adorable attributes, including its feline movements, wings, and clumsy imitations of Hiccup, but what got to me was that toothless grin (not the one it failed at when copying Hiccup's smile). And Stitch...is blue, has large eyes, and is fluffy ("I like fluffy!"). But they both have that wide-mouth look and just...asglk'sl;k I LOVE IT. I don't know why! And dear god those ears. No need for an explanation there.

Lilo and Stitch is the very first DVD I bought myself (and I only have a total collection of two, the other being PoTC:CotBP). I don't have blu-ray, but it doesn't seem wise to collect it in any form less. This is also the first movie I LOVED in 3D (the others were like, oh it's kinda pop-up what's the point?), especially the flight sequences.

SO. CUTE.

I love shipping, don't like romantic movies, and love human-other relationships. Go figure.
digitalized: lost in the world ([Mushishi] Abstract Snails)
I watched Avatar yesterday. Finally after all that hype and all that talk, I got to see what the movie really is like. And...I got nothing to say (compared to how much I normally enjoy ranting, anyway). I mean, I've heard talk about species and races and how humans treat each other and Hollywood traditions but really, I got none of those vibes. In fact, I don't think the plot even registered in my mind. It's like reading a PWP, only it's Pretty Without Plot, and it's like -- What? You want me to comment on the plot for a PWP? How is that even possible?

Anyway, my first time watching a movie in 3D! I was so worried that I'd feel sick (I tend to get carsick, seasick...motion sickness of any kind? I'm there.), especially since I nearly fainted at every IMAX ride in Disneyland last year, but surprisingly I'm perfectly alright! Enjoyed the slightly popup view of the whole thing a lot. With bad eyesight, I couldn't really see the subtitles, but aside from Alien language it's not something I really need to think about. And of course I love the trees, plus the semi-glowy things. Reminds me of the Mushishi trees (see icon), actually, only one's set in ancient Japan while the other's on another planet.

The spaceships were cool, too. And the technology. Reminds me of some that can already be done, some that are close to being finished and others that might be completed in the near future. Pinching something from one screen and putting it onto another screen? I remember seeing a MIT student doing all that and thinking oooh, that's something I'd like to try.

Still. SOME things on the plot. Leaving an alien world with inhabitants to a corporate company? As a sci-fi fan, I can think of several situations that might end up like that...But since humans were still based on 'Earth' in there, it just seemed odd. And giving military freedom to a single soldier? Uh. Plus retreating in one defeat without more backup - or some comment - from Earth. So I kind of just ended up thinking okay, that's just forget about what's logical and what's not. Look at the tree. Just look at the tree - see, shiny!

How much the...however you spell those blue aliens, resemble humans also slightly annoy me. I mean, it helps with bridging an actual connection faster, and it's easier to act out. I can't really imagine trying to create a very different race while still getting them to have facial expressions or body languages...But how they share facial expressions? Makes me view them as another race of humans instead of an alien race. Oh well. Let's just view it as a way for the movie to work.

Would love flying though. Damn, I envy that. Got bored with some scenes in the latter half of the movie, especially since I just wanted to see some night!trees again, but was still entertained. Worth a watch, if only to see the trees (they glow when someone walks over them!).

edit: So, I was really irked by that kiss, because it made me go 'so, guy's lucky these aliens share human traits, what if he had to crawl or had tentacles instead of hands and lips?'. Idea for what could replace a kiss - them linking together! It didn't happen in the movie, but they link with trees and 'animals' to share thoughts. Not only would it mean ultimate trust, it'd also appear even more intimate than a kiss, connecting on a deeper level than humans can imagine. But then again, if two blue humans with flat noses kissing looks better on screen...*shrugs*
digitalized: lost in the world ([Mushishi] Abstract Snails)
I watched Avatar yesterday. Finally after all that hype and all that talk, I got to see what the movie really is like. And...I got nothing to say (compared to how much I normally enjoy ranting, anyway). I mean, I've heard talk about species and races and how humans treat each other and Hollywood traditions but really, I got none of those vibes. In fact, I don't think the plot even registered in my mind. It's like reading a PWP, only it's Pretty Without Plot, and it's like -- What? You want me to comment on the plot for a PWP? How is that even possible?

Anyway, my first time watching a movie in 3D! I was so worried that I'd feel sick (I tend to get carsick, seasick...motion sickness of any kind? I'm there.), especially since I nearly fainted at every IMAX ride in Disneyland last year, but surprisingly I'm perfectly alright! Enjoyed the slightly popup view of the whole thing a lot. With bad eyesight, I couldn't really see the subtitles, but aside from Alien language it's not something I really need to think about. And of course I love the trees, plus the semi-glowy things. Reminds me of the Mushishi trees (see icon), actually, only one's set in ancient Japan while the other's on another planet.

The spaceships were cool, too. And the technology. Reminds me of some that can already be done, some that are close to being finished and others that might be completed in the near future. Pinching something from one screen and putting it onto another screen? I remember seeing a MIT student doing all that and thinking oooh, that's something I'd like to try.

Still. SOME things on the plot. Leaving an alien world with inhabitants to a corporate company? As a sci-fi fan, I can think of several situations that might end up like that...But since humans were still based on 'Earth' in there, it just seemed odd. And giving military freedom to a single soldier? Uh. Plus retreating in one defeat without more backup - or some comment - from Earth. So I kind of just ended up thinking okay, that's just forget about what's logical and what's not. Look at the tree. Just look at the tree - see, shiny!

How much the...however you spell those blue aliens, resemble humans also slightly annoy me. I mean, it helps with bridging an actual connection faster, and it's easier to act out. I can't really imagine trying to create a very different race while still getting them to have facial expressions or body languages...But how they share facial expressions? Makes me view them as another race of humans instead of an alien race. Oh well. Let's just view it as a way for the movie to work.

Would love flying though. Damn, I envy that. Got bored with some scenes in the latter half of the movie, especially since I just wanted to see some night!trees again, but was still entertained. Worth a watch, if only to see the trees (they glow when someone walks over them!).

edit: So, I was really irked by that kiss, because it made me go 'so, guy's lucky these aliens share human traits, what if he had to crawl or had tentacles instead of hands and lips?'. Idea for what could replace a kiss - them linking together! It didn't happen in the movie, but they link with trees and 'animals' to share thoughts. Not only would it mean ultimate trust, it'd also appear even more intimate than a kiss, connecting on a deeper level than humans can imagine. But then again, if two blue humans with flat noses kissing looks better on screen...*shrugs*
digitalized: lost in the world (Konata YAY!)
This whole review of the movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)" was written for a couple of friends of mine. Turns out nearly no one's heard of this, since this is Asia and we're all a bunch of very Chinese people. Except that I'm typing in English now, but with my dreadful grammar you get how I'm Chinese anyway.

Carrying on.

Not my Jessica. Not pattycake. This is impossible. I don't believe it. It can't be! )
digitalized: lost in the world (Konata YAY!)
This whole review of the movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)" was written for a couple of friends of mine. Turns out nearly no one's heard of this, since this is Asia and we're all a bunch of very Chinese people. Except that I'm typing in English now, but with my dreadful grammar you get how I'm Chinese anyway.

Carrying on.

Not my Jessica. Not pattycake. This is impossible. I don't believe it. It can't be! )

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