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Genevieve

Watch any good movies lately?

Yea, I think that had more to do with timing than anything. It can be hard to show that progression of madness in an hour and a half. But keep in mind, too, the people had absolutely no idea what was going on other than giant bugs were killing people and they couldn't leave the store for fear of becoming food. Someone "predicted " the obvious and people clung to the "prediction " and ignored the obvious; so naturally, she is seen as a prophet. I also enjoyed that the main character was base on the artist Drew Struzan. If you don't know who that is, think of the Star Wars movie posters and the Indiana Jones posters and pretty much any sci-fi/ fantasy film poster- chances are he did it. The man is phenomenal and one of my earliest heroes.  (Feb 26, 2010 | post #949)

Genevieve

Watch any good movies lately?

Just watched The Mist the other night, which was based on the Stephen King story. I rather enjoyed it. Couldn't quite put together why everyone chose to follow the main character's lead. Though I guess in such a situation, people will follow anyone who assumes a leadership role. It was a nice little exercise in showing the madness of religion. Not showing that religion is madness, just what can happen when its taken too far. And the ending was....superb.  (Feb 25, 2010 | post #947)

Genevieve

Randon Question Thread

You know, I waited on this because I thought David would have something good, living in Aussie-land and traveling to Indonesia all the time. Chalk it up to different cultures, I guess. Can't think of the worst thing I've eaten. Maybe Brussel's sprouts; I can't stand those things. The most exotic was uni: sea urchin. We were at a Japanese restaurant and my buddy and I wanted to try the weirdest thing we could, so he asked if there was anything off menu we could try. Voila! The texture ensured I wouldn't eat too much, but the taste was not terrible. It seemed to absorb the flavor of the cucumber it was delivered in. If you had to choose only one, would you pick a knife, a fork, or a spoon?  (Feb 25, 2010 | post #480)

Genevieve

random thought thread

Week?! That beer is a daily thing!  (Feb 17, 2010 | post #261)

Genevieve

Watch any good movies lately?

For what it's worth, Saviorself, I read a review that said, "If Dante had seen this film before writing The Divine Comedy, he'd have made a tenth level of Hell for lazy, unoriginal, just plain BAD movies and their film makers." Or something like that. It said there was nothing original and was very cliche way too slow for what they were trying to achieve. But I haven't watched it, myself, that was only a review I read. Of course the reviewer also said turning a child into a homicidal maniac in film was akin to blasphemy and I have to disagree with that.  (Feb 4, 2010 | post #931)

Genevieve

Randon Question Thread

The easiest answer may be the hardest answer.....Ok I'm not entirely sure what that means... But I think it's both. For some, there are genuine personality disorders that lead to things like bulimia and anorexia and such. I think I've read hoarding being a symptom of some disease, as well. But with that, there are also people that are just plain lazy and don't throw anything away, and after a while it gets out of hand. I remember going through my great-grandfather' s shop when he died and I was finding newspapers from the 60s and I think maybe earlier. If I wasn't so young, I might would have held onto one or two. It was like a giant time capsule. My father-in-law has developed a similar problem with magazines since the mother-in-law left. My wife tells me she's worried by all the magazines and such that are kept around, when clearly, they should be thrown away. I tell her it's his choice. He's alone now and doesn't have the nagging wife to tell him to clean his mess. But yea, things like OCD are real. I've witnessed mild cases of it, wherein friends of mine will be carrying on a conversation and absent-mindedly straighten books on a shelf, or do something of that sort. I had a friend who would straighten the fringe of a rug we owned and it would drive him nuts if someone messed it up when he was finished. So I always did. I may have missed the mark with my answer. Ah well. Gen mentioned the afterlife; if you had a choice in reincarnation, what form would you like to be, other than human?  (Feb 1, 2010 | post #470)

Genevieve

Watch any good movies lately?

Well, now that's because I was 100% accurate. Duh! I wrote it, did I not? :P  (Feb 1, 2010 | post #928)

Genevieve

Watch any good movies lately?

Hey! What's wrong with Mila Jovovich?! Fifth Element is one of my faves, easily. It just takes you away reality for a while and deals with deals with the concept of good versus evil in a light-hearted way. And I love Moebius' design for the film. It's just fun! While not a movie, I've recently watched the first season of Mad Men. Not sure what it is about that show, other than Christina Hendricks and January Jones, but I love it. It's straight up drama from the early sixties, and seems like an entirely different world from the one we live in today, yet strangely familiar at the same time.  (Jan 29, 2010 | post #923)

Genevieve

random thought thread

Holy crap, this curry's hot!! I sweating despite the cold! I love it!  (Jan 16, 2010 | post #248)

Genevieve

Randon Question Thread

Way back. I lived with my father's mother until I was in my second or third year of school and then moved in with my dad and his wife. There was a certain innocence about that time that I think I lost a couple years later when she died. I think that's when I learned that life isn't fair. What would you do if a co-worker showed you a sexual photo of a child? (PS: There seems to be so much drama in my life lately! I'm meeting with a detective tomorrow over just such a fiasco.)  (Jan 11, 2010 | post #451)

Genevieve

Randon Question Thread

HAHAHAHAHAahAHAHAHA!!!!!!  (Jan 11, 2010 | post #450)

Genevieve

random thought thread

It was a pet. A silly pet, but a member of the family. The wife and I have owned a rabbit since around 2000-01, which has spawned into volunteering with a rabbit rescue group (I laugh, as well). Her name was Petals/ Petals Petunia/ Pee-pot, I gave her so many over the years. Its silly crying over an animal that is so numerous and considered a pest to most people, but damn it, she was my baby girl. It's a tough decision to have a pet put down, but it was definitely for the best. Now I have a wife that's in pieces and another rabbit that searches the house looking for his companion. Thanks for the concern.  (Jan 8, 2010 | post #244)

Genevieve

random thought thread

I'm getting tired of losing friends.  (Jan 7, 2010 | post #239)

Genevieve

The Rook Review

I don't know if anyone else enjoys literary theory (I wasn't sure I did) but I just finished the book, How to Read Literature Like a Professor, by Thomas Foster. Foster is a professor, of course and this book talks about the symbolism one encounters in a story: a road is a life path, rain is baptism or rebirth, etc. As a writer I was fascinated and plan to exploit the ideas for my personal domination of the world (HAAAAA!! YOU WILL BOW TO MEEEEE!!!) But as a reader- or watcher, even- of story, I find myself having a new appreciation of things. Scenes and situations have taken on a new meaning and a new form of interpretation.  (Jan 3, 2010 | post #78)

Genevieve

The Rook Review

Holy crap! I missed this post. How do you like the e-reader? Is it worth the money, in your opinion? I'm running out of shelves!  (Jan 3, 2010 | post #77)

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