Dracil’s BlogJournal

December 11, 2008


Filed under: personal, Reviews — Tags: , , — dracil @ 2:16 am

Went over to Stonestown to take a look at the new Trader Joe’s with Leqi.  Never been in Trader Joe’s before so it was interesting.  Then went to her place to watch WALL-E.  I think it worked a little better this time around without that looming spoiler like last time.  The shorts and deleted scenes were pretty cool too.  I really liked BURN-E and you could see how the story changed with the deleted scenes.

Trap was no set off again, I guess the mouse is really gone now.


July 5, 2008

Real Wall-E Robot

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — dracil @ 9:07 am

$250 at ToysRUs only.

Here’s a video of it in action.

Though it doesn’t look as good as the REAL Wall-E:

July 1, 2008

On spoilers (or how WALL-E was ruined)

Though at least I can still say I’m a romantic.

So yeah, she pretty much ruined the movie for me.

The moment was kinda deadened by the foreknowledge and spending the movie pretty much expecting it to happen (and yes, it was exactly what I thought it was).   But at the critical moment, I know I wasn’t as moved as I would’ve been sans spoilers.   And I was moved in parts of the movies. Anyway, the movie itself is good.

The skewers themselves weren’t bad, but the portions did feel a bit small for the price.   Cat joined us in the theater when she arrived.   We barely made it to the movie on time but it wasn’t too crowded so we still managed to get decent seats.   And they somehow lost our order which cost us about 20 minutes.   Met up with Jenny after work and we ordered our food at Askew Grill.

I think it was because the tea was too bitter, then combined with the sweetness of the pudding it just tasted weird.   It tasted kinda spoiled or something, but I don’t think it actually was. The boba I got today also tasted funny.

Eh whatever I thought.   She sputtered a bit and eventually said it wasn’t a big deal and that it wasn’t what I thought it was.   I explained why her reasoning was wrong, and then I realized that she’d just said a pretty important spoiler, and I said so.   She was talking about how she was no longer a romantic and I remembered it was something about WALL-E, and then she just continued on with what she didn’t like about it.   Well, Joyce called me and asked if I wanted to have lunch at the Tea Garden again, but I’d already eaten, so I said I’d just have boba. Today wasn’t a good day in general.

Because they both forcefully deprive someone of their right to choose how they experience their first time on their own terms.  And not just any rape, it’s like raping a virgin.  Spoilers are a type of mental rape.

(Note: this entry is backwards)

June 25, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Don’t have Internet connection at home. Lost Internet in the morning actually and nobody fixed it despite my leaving instructions on what needed to be done (call the ISP). So I called and they may need to actually send someone up here, so no Internet for a while. Blah.

Anyway, I was *supposed* to watch Wall-E with Jenny today, but after getting dinner from Tu Lan and then going up, we saw a huge line. Eh, seemed like we would all fit. Turns out pretty much everyone who was still in line was screwed. Doh. So we weren’t able to watch it. Pretty big disappointment. So all we got out of that was a game demo disc and a poster. That’s the SECOND set of advance screening passes that I have not been able to utilize (the first one simply mysteriously disappeared in the mail). Live and learn I guess.

After looking up stuff we could do, we decided to just watch Indiana Jones 4, which wasn’t bad. I remembered enough from the third movie to catch some references, and there were some similar plots/moral lessons. But Harrison Ford looks too old for some of the physical antics he was pulling off though. It’s time for Indiana Jones to retire, I mean the movie’s still set during the mid-Cold War era, before James Bond’s time I think (maybe). Even an Indiana Jones successor would be pretty old if set in modern times.

Also, Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs is out. MUST GET! :D

Note: When I wrote this there was no Internet, backdated to the proper time. Called AT&T this morning and they provisioned a new line for us and now it’s ok.

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