December 05, 2005

Uber Dream

Just had the most amazing dream, was completly convinced it was real.

I was a slave being forced to fight others to the death so rich people could bet money on who would live (ok…. not very original i'll admit). This was occuring in a big pavillion without a roof, crica 1900. At feeding time, me and a couple of other slaves (a bufty indian guy and a weedy white guy named pete) jumped a guard and killed him. But as he lay dying, he laughed at us and revealed we were in fact.. underground. Deep underground. The sky we could see was fake.

We climbed over the wall of the ampithetre, and found ourselves in a massive space with white marble buildingsa and lakes and fountains and generally amazing architeture, and there were lots of casinos etc around. We maneged to find a service entrance and took a mine cart ride, hoping it would lead us to the surface. Unfortunetly, pete got killed by a ghost or something, not entrirely sure what happened but he was defeintly dead.
We went off the end of the tracks and fell into some water, which we realised was at the bottom of a massivly deep and wide minesaft that lead straight to the surface. Unfortunetly, it was full of sharks, and they ate the indian guy. I maneged to swim frantically to one side of the mining shaft where there was a FLOATING red double decker bus. I climbed on, and found some cloathes belonging to some lord or sother, and so I put them on.

Not entirely sure what happened next, but I ended up talking to the owenr of the whole place as he showed me around the legit parts of the gambling plaza. i was pretending to be a visditin g and very rich lord so i was putting on thsi voice that hurt my throat. ANyway, i saw I had somehow left brutus (my teddy bear?!?!??!?!) on a gambling table, and people were now playing 21 (all rich lords) on the same table. So i went over and joined in the game, and jokingly said we should bet for ownership of the teddybair.

Soon it was just me and one other guy, and he got 23 and myself 18. It was increadably tense, and i was very lucky.

I confessed as much to the Owner lord, how was starting to grow suspicious because of my lack of gambling skills. He said I gambled like a woman. i laughed, and told him this was because there was nothing really interesting to gamble over, and noone else had enough money to gamble interestingly.

At this point i was led back to a different red london bus, which turned out to be a lift and we decended to the ampithetre from which i had escaped. We watched a life or death battle and I won the bet i had had to make on it. Then we were intorduced to a rich visiting physictian, who saw my hands and informed me and the owner i had the hands of a slave beacause of the sweat stains (?!!?!?!) on them.

I was led back to the bus, where the matron of the bus (a large older lady) was going to handcuff me to a rail. I was terrrified! So i started a speach….........
I told her I had a condition that makes me sweat to much and that i was embarrssed about it. I told her that as a long line of very rich lords we had people we employed who delt wioht people who had embarressed us. I told her that they oftan were unpleaseent and used red hot pokers. I told her that i remembered faces very well adn that hers would be in for some hot pokering. I also told her and the owner that if this indecnecyt could be done away with and forgotten, that i would return and gamble large sums of money, which i assured them i would lose.
The matron hesititated… looked at the owner…. who nodded. She put the handcuffs away, and the people on the bus started cheering. I told them to be quiet, the speech was not for there benifit.

The us went to the surface, where I was given my winnings, some money as an apology, and sent on my way. When i realised it was a dream adnd i woke up.

w00t.


October 27, 2005

Where is my Loan?

WHERE IS MY LOAN?

It's been almost 2 weeks since I handed in my form to the uni, so wheres the money?

I need it to live!


May 19, 2005

Review – Star Wars III, Revenge of the Sith

See it.
See it now.

[edit] In my haste i forgot to mention quite how good this film is.

It is everything it should be.

In my opinion, it dosnt just live up to the original 3 films, it surpasses them.
Well, kind of. No major revelations, just one brilliant scene after another, beutifull and cool. The story is superb – the way anikin is turned to the dark side is completly believeable, and EVERy thread has been tied up, even continuity errors such as C3PO and R2D2 not remembering Obi Wan, and darths hight.

There is one particularly outstanding battle between two very important charecters, in a location from episode I that must have been made for it, its so perfect.

The music has always been one of the best things about star wars, and this film is no different – Mr John Williams is a genius.

The acting of Hayden (anikin) is vvastly improved from the last film.

The story is very moving, and extremely satisfying.

Im stilll in a bit of a daze as to how much I enjoyed this film.

SCORE = 110%


April 30, 2005

Avast.

Follow-up to Review – The Hitchickers guide to the galaxy from Bloggo

im afraid so, to both comments.

Oh, and they also forgot to mention digital watches.


Review – The Hitchickers guide to the galaxy

Was really quite poor. Sorry guys.

An slightly-worse than average sci-fi adventure film with the very minimum in
detail and hilariousness from the other media. Not enough guide. All of my faveroute bits cut out (apart from the whale).
A small number of good things: The vogons. Their ships.

Er… thats about it. trillian is annoying, zaphod more so (and WTF is goingon with his head? John Maclovic…. WHY? Arthurs been slightly heroised (like a carbon copy of standard sci fi reluctant hero). Ford is quite good.

Dont expect:
Ford convincing the decendent of genhis kahn to lie in the mud instead
Ford and arthur trying to persuade the vogon guard not to put them in the airlock
The explanation of how the infinate improability drive was created
The disproof of god
The overheard remark that sparks a multi-galaxy super war
An infinate number of monkeys handing arthur the script for hamlet theyve worked out, while ford is turning into a penguin.
An explanation of why a towel is usefull. They made it look like ford had a towel fetish. They like, completely fucked up on that regard. And because they miss this, the miss out an explination of what to do if you are faced with impending death at the hands of a bugblatter beast of traal.

Do expect:
Cool special effects, nicely done.
A slightly rubbishy story remash.
Marvin is awesome.
The doors are also cool.

All in all: To survive in this media all of the detailed complexity has been lost, along with most of the humour. Im sure people will love it they havnt read the books etc.
Really dissapointing.
43%


April 28, 2005

Yes! I survive.

The Nut-Job Hero!
For bravery 40, for canibalism 21, for making people laugh 4, and for getting dirty 3... Some hero you are!

The vampires have risen and will replace every last human with their
own kind; and you say let them; it'll just be more demons to kill.
Well you may have started out a geek working some minimum wage job
at K-Mart you have survived where so many others have failed, and
instead of letting some mask wearing freak stag you to death you
twisted his mask to the side so he couldn't see and kicked him where it
hurts (which he's still mad about because he came back without that
weakness).
The women love you, or they reject you then get eaten by
werewolves; it doesn't matter to you, you've got your soul-mate until
someone better looking comes along.
And please note that beating the killer to death is cool; but
you might end up cutting off your hand and replacing it with a
cybernetic one in the 12th century.



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April 21, 2005

Ninja aspirations

Well it turns out im a melee kind of guy.
Short Sword
You preferred a weapon with 47% power over speed and 9% range over melee.
You use a Short Sword.Stylish
and deadly, a short sword, sabre or rapier is your weapon of choice.
You are well aware that an edged weapon puts you a cut above the
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quickness you need to stay on top. Your opponents seldom see your
attacks coming, and by the time they could have regained their senses,
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April 13, 2005

Sahara

Title:
Rating:
4 out of 5 stars

sahara is still in cinemas…

Sahara, far from being the formuleic average thriller i expected, is a really enjoyable film. It dosnt do anything particularly orignial or outstanding, but what it does do is particulary exiting action sequences held together by a very engageing plot.

The plot roughly: A group of treasure hunters go searching for an american civil war ironclad in africa, while a couple of doctors from the WHO go in search of the cause of a rather nasty plague.
This sounds considerably less exiting than is actually is, thanks to some above standard fare acting and some very cool on location filming.

The film maneges to be serious and funny, whithout detracting from the action sequences (theres a particularly cool bit with a speedboat. learn what "doing a panama" is), and there are several moments of undeniable coolness.

The music is what you'd expect from this type of film.

A highly enjoyable movie – and one worth watching on the big screen. You wont come out of the cinema feeling inteleectually challenged or enotionally stirred, but you will come out grinning, and occasionally going "wasnt the bit when they so cool?" with the ocassional hand gestures and 6-year-old style explosion sound effects to go with them.

Finally – im going to give it a percentage because i really hate mesuring things on only 5 stars.

89% – Does what it sets out to do very well – namely, entertainment.


April 08, 2005

Woo

Got the photos from the new forest camping trip back. There fairly poor quality, but its poissible to see just how flooded the campsite is, and who my mates are (Max, Chris, Dave, George and Ben).
link

I've lost 3 pounds since my last msg about my weight – my diet is going better than the exercise bit. My ankle is feeling much better since i sprained it, and my lungs feel healthier after stopping smoking, so hopefully the exercise will continue.

Naruto (anime bout ninjas) is fucking brilliant at the moment, although we seem to be stuck in a flashback patch at the moment.

Almost finished Dreamcatcher by Stephen King, expect a review soon. I also went to see The Ring 2, and you will soon be able to read why I disagree with the majority!

Peace.


April 05, 2005

Sky Captain and the World Of Steam Punk

Thought i'd quickly review this, as i just watched it.

Its pretty good, and about as cool as you could ask for (without being a tarentino film).

I had to purchase this as soon as i read the blurb: "When giant robots attack new york…." is about as far as i got. Then i bought it.

It's SO COOL. It takes a little while to get used to the film, as its as if its lifted from the imagination of someone reading a comic, not a comic adaptation – everything that could happen in a comic happens, and as if it was perfectly normal.

It's filled with delightlful cliches, such as the "engineering bloke" and his ray gun, and the "Evil german scientist". Sounds a bit corny, but simply adds to the coolness.

The special effects are beyond reproach, and they have to be – theres not a single actual set in the entire film – something quite hard to believe given the quality of the acting and SFX. Its good to see serious actors such as jude law having a laugh playing an impossibly cool Sky Captain with a Very cools plane and Both gwyneth paltrow and angelina jolie after his loins.

Yep. Damn cool.


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