Wednesday, March 23, 2005

On a hair trigger

I just posted a revised script on It's one of the most nerve wracking things in the world (save most everything else in the world, let's face it, the world is pretty nerve wracking). It's the waiting that does it too me everytime. I have to wait to get reviews. It's going to take a few days before I get any feedback and that entire time I'm going to stuck in a state of perpetual anxiety. I know I shouldn't care what these people think, and I don't so much, at least not until I know what they think. Until I know, I care a great deal. It's strange but true.

In other news I'm going to try out new closing catch phrases starting with:

Hey! What are you looking at? PUNK!

Monday, March 14, 2005


I don't really have much to say about pornography. It was suggested to me by a freind that if I used the word porn in the blog I might get more (or any) accidental readers. Those lonely men and women (who am I kidding, like some man looking for porn would stop and read this) late at night (or whenever the time for porn is at it's peak) are searching the intenet will stumble along and read this.

So, just to hedge my bets, porn porn porn porn.

I think that's enough and I don't think we should talk about this again.

And if you are looking for porn I apologize and, well,

uh.. carry on then...
hey, the catchphrase actually works in this one!

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Wonder twins power, activate (well sorta)

I just saw the film Vampire Effect, also known as Twin Effect starring no other than the Hong Kong teen Pop sensation Twins (Charlene Choi and Gillian Chung, who are by no means actually related, let alone twins,or are they teens anymore, both being over 20, if only barely). And Jackie Chan makes a fun guest appearance.

it's not that great of a movie. In fact, I'd go so far as to qualify it a bad movie. It's totally cheesy, over the top, with bad vampires, and out dated computer effects. On the plus side it has some fun kung fu fight scenes, and never really takes itself seriously by throwing in some old school zany comedy moments. Combined, the camp factor alone makes this worth watching. It's crap and if you start watching it knowing it's crap you can have a lot of fun.

The reason I bring this up is twofold. Firstly, I think it's interesting that teen pop stars in this country make bad romantic comedies while teen pop stars over there make bad kung fu flicks. If I have a choose between them, kung fu wins, hands down. If only somehow we could convince Hillary Duff to do an action flick, then we'd be somewhere. I don't' know where we'd be exactly but it'd have to be better than the crap she's shitting out now.

Secondly, I have to admit it, I think I've developed a crush on the Twins (more so Charlene than Gillian). There's something about that Asian pop fashion aesthetic that drives me wild. I wish I can explain it. I searched the web for images I can show but couldn't find any links. Anyway, I know they don't do their own stunts like Jackie Chan, but they fake it much better than any of Charlie's Angels. The clothes they wear when they fight make sense, no high heels or bikini's or skin tight leather. And they seem very cool with being wacky on screen and comedy in my book is always sexy. I know some people say that a sense of humor is important for them, but I truly mean it, I find comedy sexy. What could be better than a cute girl who can kick ass and tell a joke? Very little.

Uh...Carry on then....

Monday, March 07, 2005

Insignifigant me

Not that I want, I don't think I do, but if I did: How do I get people to read my blog? Probably have to tell people about it and I haven't been able to bring myself to do that yet. Not even when people ask me if i have one (and some people actaually have). I lie and say I don't. Maybe I'm embarressed. Maybe I should start telling people, or commenting on other people's blogs, get active in the "community", and what not. notice how I used the british punciation keeping the comma after the quotation marks. It looked wierd at first to me but the more I think about it, the more sense it makes.

carry on then.
why do I insist on a closing catchphrase. I ought to rethink that.

Maybe I'm the only one

V for Vendetta, one of the most brilliant graphic novels ever written (who else but Alan Moore could have penned it) is being made into a movie. I can deal with that. Out of all the stories that they have made out of his work, this particular one seems to be the most adaptable in my mind, still being able to stay true to the novel - as opposed to previous flops: From Hell, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Another graphic novel of Moore's - Watchmen - is being made into a film. I think that too will fail like all of Moore's previous adapted work, but solely because there is a richness and complexity to the work that will be lost in the simplification to the screen. What is a thought provoking story about the cold war, politics, life and the meaning of existence, and super-hero's, will be reduced to a cliched action adventure, because you can't fit it all in.

V, on the other hand, is more of a streamlined story. There is a single lead character (V of course is his name), and singular goals for the lead directly related to the themes. The story is told in a fairly linear fashion, resorting occasionally to flashback when appropriate. It has the makings of a great film. I'm not going to get into what V is about, let alone that it is, in my mind, one of the great stories about a future dystopia; though unrealistic, strikes a chord resonant to what I perceive to be many of today's current problems (specifically with various laws of zero tolerance, mandatory minimums, the patriot act, terrorism, and so forth).

The script is being penned by the Wachowski brothers; the team that brought us the Matrix trilogy and the film Bound. Sure they are comic book fans, sure they are a box office draw, but are they good writers? Hardly. the first matrix movie, though visually fascinating, upon repeated viewing becomes trite, and the dialogue and interactions quite mediocre. The second two matrix films are, in my opinion, garbage masquerading as postmodern philosophy. They don't seem to have an original idea between them.

So I'm being a film snob, I can't help it. I don't like the Wachowski brothers (mind you not as people, I just don't like their work) and am a little worried as to how they mine the work of Alan Moore to produce what hopefully will be a gem of a film. Though I won't let it keep me up nights, I don't think The Wachowski's are up to it. All I can be thankful for (in this matter) is: at least James Robinson didn't get a whack at this one.

For a bit of a better article about this film and mistakes the Wachowski brothers have already made see this newsarama article.

Man I'm such a comic book dweeb.

Uh.. Carry on then.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

You're on my list!

I used to try and keep a journal. Never worked. For some reason I've been able to keep with this.

Anyway, ala George Carlin (though not as funny), a list of things that bother me:

Self righteous people who adamantly claim there is no god, or conversly, adamantly claim that there is one (or many, depending on the faith). People so sure of something completly beyond the scope of human understanding.

People who think homosexuality is a choice. And in that same vein, people who claim to be "cured" homosexuals.

Apricot jelly.

People who give Comic Books and (to a lesser extent) Science fiction a bad name, i.e:
- who dress in "uniforms" when they go to star trek conventions.
- who dress in costume when they go to comic book conventions.
- but mostly people who dress as such out in public (to jury duty know who I'm talking about).

Fake accents.

Any sentance with the words oriental vs. occidental (or vice versa)

Untitled poems, short stories, and peices of art. That's just lazy pretentiousness.

Obtuse films (David Lynch, I'm pointing at you; and P.T Anderson, don't think you're getting away with anything, I'm on to you).

Nom Chomsky.

Internet lingo (lol, lmao, ymmv, and so on) and the idiots who use them. How fucking hard is it to type a full goddman sentance?

People who use interent lingo in real conversation.

The fact that I hated France back before it was cool to. I'm still pissed about that whole Dryfuss affair.


There's more but for now I'll leave it at that. I think you get the general idea.

Carry on then....

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Life continuing

I went out last night to a rock show/fashion show. Didn't know the bands but all the clothes were designed by my good pal Ayana (and many of them had comic book themes, which is alwasy cool in my book). I saw freinds, I heard live music, I ate cookies. I had fun. I miss having fun. I need to do it more often.

damn I need life.

Uh.. Carry on then...