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Real lifey stuff mostly.

Posted by Kiriyama, 01 March 2010 · 1,241 views

real life movies books
Well, for anyone who actually bothers to read this when I update, here it goes.

Firstly, I've stopped RCing due to a lack of motivation, the 500k ess is still in my bank, as a way of keeping money.

Anyway, as to why I've lost my motivation.

As I posted as a comment on Xecer's Blog (he tells me to say he is awesome, or he will hurt kittens, so people, to protect the kittens, Xecer is awesome), I was able to spend some time with my girlfriend. Yeah, bit of a distance between us, but she is worth it.

I'll sum up the few days.

Sunday 14th: I arrived to the town in which she resides, spent a few hours with her.

Monday 15th: Went around the shops in her town, along with spending some time with her in the hotel room. The Forbidden Planet there sucked, first time I've ever been in one and the ground floor is full of Twilight [cabbage], and to make it worse, they didn't have the Ghost in the Shell manga. I think this is the day when I bought Blood: The Last Vampire and the Underworld Trilogy, also finished the book she gave me (Patient Zero)

Tuesday 16th: Pretty much the same as the day before, nothing notable, but I did only go down to spend time with her. Ate in a Chinese restaurant, it's different from what I'm used to, so I couldn't eat much, bought the Watchmen graphic novel and Battle Royale.

Wednesday 17th: This day, we saw The Wolfman, was absolute pish, but I liked being with her.

Thursday 18th: The day I had to leave, she met me earlier than she had on other days, since I was leaving around 3pm.

That's about it for my trip.

Books

Patient Zero, Jonathan Maberry - It's about zombies, what more could you want? It basically follows a few days surrounding the events of terrorism and their "zombie" virus. Though, they are actually called "Walkers" in this. It's actually a good read, if you can get past it switching between the current events through the eyes of the terrorists/the main character and the events that lead up to it, from the terrorists' side.

Watchmen, Alan Moore - I'd seen the film first, but this completely wins over it in all ways possible, I'd definitely recommend reading this if you haven't already.

Battle Royale, Koushun Takami - I haven't seen the film in its entirety, however, it's always intrigued me. The novel is, as you'd expect, a good read, and definitely worth the time it takes to read.

Movies

This'll be the longest section, I've copied my post from What movie(s) did you last see? (http://forum.tip.it/...d-you-last-see/)

First of all was The Wolfman (2010) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780653/

I have to say, this sucked, I wouldn't reccomend it to anyone. Apparently someone in my class at college also saw it, he said it sucked too. Don't know whether I went first or not, but I was away from college, so I saw it with my girlfriend.

Next came Blood: The Last Vampire (2009) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0806027/

This film appealed to me the first time I heard about it, just by the time I could actually buy it in stores, it was impossible to find, I luckily came across it a few weeks ago, and I have to say, I enjoyed it. It was lacking a bit, but was overall, enjoyable for the (roughly) 90 minutes.

After that, it was Underworld (2003) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0320691/

Never actually bothered with this series of films before, but all 3 for £20, and a reccomendation from my girlfriend compelled me to buy it. Again, was planning on getting it months ago, but I was underage, and I rarely go up town. A good movie overall.

Next, it was Underworld: Evolution (2006) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401855/

Really can't add more than what I said about Underworld.

And just today, I went to the cinema to see The Crazies (2010) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455407/

I can't really judge this compared to the 1973 version, as I haven't seen that yet, I'll probably pick it up at some point. Overall, I enjoyed this film, the tension was done well, though after a few times, you started to expect things to happen, yet at one point I can honestly say I didn't see something coming when it did, perhaps I should have. Possibly seeing this again on Thursday with a mate, assuming nothing comes up, it is definitely a film I think enough of to view again in the cinema, it could possibly be one of my favourite movies.

I'm still got a few to watch, starting with Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0834001/

I've got to watch this prequel to the previous films, just because I don't like watching something without seeing the whole series, if it is a series of films.

Next, I'll be watching Dead Snow (2009) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1278340/

Its got zombies. I don't need any other reason. Was on offer on blu-ray at 2 for £25.

And the last of my recent purchases, 30 Days of Night (2007) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389722/

I was having trouble deciding on a second film to choose (part of the previously mentioned offer) when I saw this in there. I was mildly interested in this film a year or two ago, but never watched it, so it's the reason why I chose it over some other choices. (Hot Fuzz for one, which I've previously seen.)

I have to say, I'm quite enjoying being 18 now and being able to purchase the films I'm interested in when I see them, could have tried it before (like I accidentally did with Watchmen, thought it was a 15 for some reason) but I disliked the thought of being caught out and asked for I.D, which of course, I wouldn't be able to produce, however, I make sure to carry I.D. with me now.




30 Days of Night is pretty cool.
Wow, you sure watch a loot of movies :o I recommend you watch law abyding citizen and shutter island, haven't seen both of them, but I heard they are really good :D

Oh, and I am awesome... as long as Tormented Demons aren't kittens in disguise :o
Oh and Watchmen was really good :<
Yeah, 30 Days of Night looked pretty cool, the box of the blu-ray version is thin, so I nearly missed it.

Xecer, I really don't watch a lot, compared to some, and what I do watch is actually pretty limited.

I was thinking of Shutter Island, the trailers look pretty good, same with Law Abiding Citizen.
Wow, bookmarked. I'll be going through this stuff later.
Watchmen is awesome. Comic>Movie, though.
Yeah, the Comic is definitely superior in every way.

Though, that is only because of time constraints placed upon the movie, to do Watchmen well, you'd probably need at least 5 hours, not many people are willing to watch something that long, though I definitely would.

Books will always be better than films, until we're allowed to have films that are longer than 3 hours, and not in multiple parts. I'm looking at you Deathly Hallows.

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