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Bangkok Dangerous

I have no idea what this movie was about, and only watched it because I lost the remote. It was subtitled, true, but it didn't hold my attention. For example, I'm rereading the wikipedia entry on it, and don't remember half of what is posted there. In fact, I'm only counting this on my list because I did watch it. I just don't remember a lick of it, save for the meeting at a drugstore. Looking back, its like a movie where things just happen. Events occur, and then credits roll. Its not a bad method of story telling, but its like certain books I've been reading lately. There's a limit to where telling stories of almost mundane happenstance become dull. Yes, this was a movie about an assassin, and there was action, but I don't remember much of it.

Overall, I don't plan on adding it to my growing archive of films that I need to horde.

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Its true, I hadn't seen it until yesterday. Like Seinfield, its so steeped into culture, that its not even so funny so much as required viewing to understand why 40% of jokes are funny. A similar phenomenon occurs with H.P. Lovecraft. The influence is all around you, and you don't notice it until you've seen the source.

Uhm, not much else to say.

I could nearly always predict when one of the memetic lines would burst forth. There were still moments that genuinely made me laugh from not having heard them before. The ending though, was like being trolled. Good job, 1975.
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"Now don't you feel bad for not paying to see it?"


The first movie I've seen since starting this list is Zombieland. Out last in October of 09, its the story of four survivors of the zombie apocalypse. Much like Left4Dead, the plot is pretty much set aside in favor of killing things and humor. Its a refreshing change from more hopeless zombie films, though there is a shallow hoplessness in the story, as we get to know the four heroes.

'The Rules' of Zombieland were probably my favorite part.

Good movie. Hopefully it doesn't get mired in a bunch of sequels though. I think this movie more or less did what it has to do. In an age of Sparkly Vampires and Torture porn, it shines through, and laughs at Scary Movie and other pieces of piss like that.

So, see it. If you haven't.
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Busy Busy, aren't I?

So, its been about three weeks, and I've learned lessons involving women, booze, friendship, several foreign languages, and that I may talk to myself more than I should.

Also that I never want to talk an Otaku girl again.

A growing time for all! Okay, the down and dirty:

8. Create a definitive bible for all of my works, in both book and wiki formats.

Construction goes well, thanks to wiki magic. Nowhere near done, of course.

9. Complete my Suite101 contract. [6/10] FAILED

For the best. I'll detail it later, but I don't plan on trying to rectify this one, simply because I have no time nor interest in grinding on that site.

14. Invent a complete conlang.

Construction goes good.  I have an alphabet and grammar structure. I just need to start making words, or something.

15. ‘Win’ NaNoWriMo.

November is a bad time for NaNoWriMo. I have next year to try again though. I'll detail this one later too.

19/20. Complete and Review 101 Games.

Just finished Star Fox 64, a game that has been out since 1996, but I have never finished. Expect the review to follow this.

21/22. Watch/Review 101 Movies.

Up to two here, Zombieland and Monty Python and the Holy Grail (which, I know you won't believe me, I honestly hadn't seen up until yesterday).

23. Learn to play Dungeons and Dragons

Done and done. I might as well make a post to commemorate something that I finished about a month ago...

December is upon us, and I plan to take another chunk out of this thing once finals end in a fortnight. Until then, nonreaders.


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