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27 January 2011 @ 06:50 pm
I just did something stupid: during dinner at work I got involved in a conversation about gay marriage with a couple of co-workers who likely did not support it but didn't come out and say that. One of my team was arguing with these guys herself and not really getting anywhere, and their comments annoyed me enough that I actually pulled out bible knowledge to smack them down.

They stopped discussing it (I like to think because I was right and they knew it), but goddamit that was stupid of me. Religion and politics, NOT FOR DISCUSSION AT WORK. I'm not going to get into trouble for it, but I'm annoyed with myself for getting involved at all.

And I kind of want to go to these guys and say 'hey, we're cool, no matter what you believe,' as these guys are friends; but honestly, that would be a lie. So I can't do that.

Fucking ignorance.
04 January 2011 @ 04:47 pm
As a man that likes watching women enjoy themselves, when you are watching a lesbian love scene between two very attractive women, and find yourself admiring the anatomy of the ladies (in the actual anatomical sense), the film may not be all that well-made.

Also, every movie has a chance to impress you. I did not expect a THX-1138 reference in a film called Bitch Slap. Or appearances by Kevin Sorbo, Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor.

It does have some interesting points though. Best euphemism for lesbian sex: bashing gash. Best fake book title: Slutty Bitches in Post-Feminist America. Yes, it's an exploitation film.

I finished Diary yesterday. It's an odd book. I don't really like it. It reads like Chucky was already sure everyone loved everything he did, so he didn't work too hard on the writing part of the book. The last page is a pretty cool ending, but it's been done before, and better. The tattoo quote still stands, though, although it needs more time to stew in my head before I get it.

Vacation continues apace.
01 January 2011 @ 10:02 am
Words are art. I'm not talking about the meaning behind the words, although that can be art. I mean the pictures we draw that make up the words, the font. The way a word or a letter is represented visually can have as much impact on its meaning as the words themselves.

I think that's fascinating, although typography geeks can take it to extremes.

I'm reading Diary, by Chuck Pala-Fight Club, and it's a very weird book. I think he wrote it because someone told him how hard it is to write in the second person. I'm reading it because I stumbled across a quote from it that may be my next tattoo, and I wanted the context. The quote is: "We have no scar to show for happiness."

Also, happy 2011!
18 December 2010 @ 02:00 pm
I...I kind of want to write a sequel to it. I actually think I could do it justice. Besides never having written a screenplay, of course. :p
17 December 2010 @ 10:14 pm
Was fantastic. I'm downloading the soundtrack from itunes now.

Admittedly I don't think the movie will do much for people that don't have fond memories of the first one, like the TRON 2.0 game. But for me, it was awesome. :D
28 November 2010 @ 01:33 pm
I am not ready to go back to work tomorrow. I will, because I like being able to pay my mortgage, but still. So far this past four days has been good to me.

I spent Thanksgiving day at asimaiyat's place, with her husband, family and friends. Had a fantastic dinner, and honestly felt a little bad that nobody had any dessert but the cheesecake I brought. Seriously, anyone that went back for more dessert just had more cheesecake. asimaiyat's mom brought like fifteen pies and nobody had any of them. I'm glad people liked it, but yeah, felt a little bad. :p

Since then I've stayed in, mostly, relaxing, sleeping in, watching some movies: Doomsday (ridiculous in a bad way), Quantum of Solace (very good, but kind of scattered) and the always good Star Trek. :D I've also had a lot of cat on my lap (Needy Cat was on my lap for like three hours all told yesterday) and spent a lot of time working on my DnD campaign. We're not planning on meeting again until New Year's, so I'm taking the time to rough in a bunch of stuff.

On the subject of DnD, last session I actually did something I haven't done...ever, I don't think: I killed a character. Nerd detailsCollapse )

Today, I clean up the place a bit, and try to prepare for work tomorrow. Yeah, I won't be ready until maybe Wednesday. :p
18 November 2010 @ 01:17 pm
Being home sick is mitigated somewhat by the judicious application of Scott Pilgrim vs the World.

ETA: Also tea.
14 November 2010 @ 11:46 pm
It's more likely than you think.

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31 October 2010 @ 11:31 pm
29 October 2010 @ 11:55 am
Had another zombie dream last night. Pretty short, but kind of scattered.

I was traveling, kind of camping, although I had my car with me; apparently driving around with some camping gear following a group, although it wasn't organized as such. When you wanted to stop, you'd stop and set up some gear (I had some crappy lean-to stuff) and usually a bunch of other people would stop too and look around.

At any rate, the dream started with me driving my car trying to get away from someone (not a zombie, someone else in a car). If I got back to my camp they wouldn't be able to find me. So I was driving crazy on dirt and through fields to get back to it, which I did.

When I got to my camp, I parked my car a bit away, so if they did find the car they wouldn't find me quickly, and because there were a lot of other people camped around my camp. After that, I went to my camp and got my sword. Yes, I had a sword, a katana actually, and I don't know why; I don't actually own one (of all the swords I do own, of course I don't own a katana).

Then I went for a walk to see if I was still being followed, and three guys came up to me being all belligerent. One of them had a sword too, and he started waving it at me, so I drew my sword. He then got really pissy and started 'attacking my sword,' or kind of Hollywood swordfighting (you know, how it's totally obvious that people in movies aren't actually attacking the person with the sword, just hitting things together). His buddies were egging him on, and I could tell things were only going to get worse, so I stabbed him.

He got really angry, so I told him I don't play fight, and hacked him in the neck when he tried to actually attack me. He immediately started to die standing up, and one of his friends approached so I stabbed him too. He also started to die and actually bit the first guy on the neck. I could tell both of them were turning into zombies. A crowd was becoming interested in what the guys were doing, so I knew there were going to be a lot more zombies soon, and I realized asimaiyat was somewhere nearby. I ran through the crowd until I found her, told her we needed to get away fast, we moved to get away, and that was it.

I think I just haven't had enough exposure to zombies lately, hopefully The Walking Dead miniseries will fix that. It's odd, too; I don't think I've ever had a zombie dream that was at the very beginning of the Zombie Apocalypse before.

As always, not sure what it means.