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46  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 28, 2014, 10:31:35 AM
Going to see the Lega Movie with my dad and boyfriend. I hear good things. :)

I have also heard good things about it. Never really played with lego but the movie looks really fun.

It's awesome! My son and I both loved it. have fun.
BTW, you don't have to have played with Legos to appreciate the movie.
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Wait, you never played with Legos?! Such an empty existence, it must be.



I've never played with them either. :P I was just never interested.

Sorry, but this statement baffles me. You can do anything you want with Legos, so what's not to be interested in? Did you have some other type of building block thing? Or you just weren't into making your own things? I'm not trying to be mean, just to understand. What type of toys did you play with Star? For me the big three were Legos, Transformers, and GIjoe. I still love legos to this day, and am happy that my son has enjoyed them since being a toddler. I love seeing what he creates. Stirs the imagination, and creativity, which makes it one of the best toys of all time.
47  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: February 28, 2014, 10:24:27 AM
American Hustle -

I had a very hard time getting into this movie. I'm really not fond of 70's anything, so I was shellshocked from the start. Yes, I knew it was a 70s based movie, but it still throws so much at you so quickly, that it takes a minute to become part of it's world. I'll give the movie credit for that. It creates a very convincing time and place. Almost to the point of satire, which made me wonder if that was the point. Some of these characters are so outlandish that they could have been pulled out of a SNL skit. So is the movie in love with the time and it's people, or standing outside mocking it?
The story is the best part, and what made this is all work. very clever.
Christian Bale stood out most among the cast for completely disappearing into his role. he was amazing.
Amy Adams plays very much against type, and was great. her wardrobe assistant(or whoever) deserves an award for those amazing dresses she was in. damn. And speaking of damn, Jennifer Lawrence looked fantastic as well. Her role wasn't that great, and terribly based on stereotypes, but the body on that girl. Wow.
I didn't much like Bradley Cooper in this. He plays himself, except in a 70s costume.
I can understand why this would get the praise and nominations that it did, but I still don't see it as a Best Picture type movie. It just felt like it was trying a bit too hard, and crossed the line into absurd. Still a good movie, just not what they were hoping we all would see it as.
48  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 28, 2014, 10:06:35 AM
Going to see the Lega Movie with my dad and boyfriend. I hear good things. :)

I have also heard good things about it. Never really played with lego but the movie looks really fun.

It's awesome! My son and I both loved it. have fun.
BTW, you don't have to have played with Legos to appreciate the movie.
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Wait, you never played with Legos?! Such an empty existence, it must be.

49  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: February 28, 2014, 12:21:19 AM
I'm really enjoying A Link Between Worlds. It has such a classic feel to it, but with modern gaming innovations to make it that much better. I like just wandering around the land, exploring. I'm about to start up the Tower of Hera.
I ended up just renting every single item Ravio has. makes sense, right? It annoyed me when I had to leave the wind dungeon to go rent another item, so that won't be a problem anymore.

My son decided to call it quits on Mario 3D Land. He claims it was too hard, and not fun anymore. I hate seeing him not finish a game that he was enjoying because of overly challenging platforming. Anyone else find the game to be difficult?
50  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 27, 2014, 08:51:31 PM
As of today, Nan and I have been married for 15 years. Damn. Time flies. I got her some Swarovski Crystal purple earrings, and a necklace. I felt proud for looking up what the 15th anniversary meant. Crystal, apparently.
We take the day off work every year, and had hoped to go to the arboretum and do some snowshoeing. Unfortunately, it's BuFu cold out, and we had to settle for a kick ass BBQ lunch(best Brisket EVAR!) and a movie. I took tomorrow off, too, just for the heck of it, which just means the pile of work will be that much bigger on Monday. One day at a time, though.
51  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: February 27, 2014, 08:17:28 PM
I've only seen the 3 Craig ones, and maybe a couple of the Brosnan movies. I might have seen some others, but they are long forgotten.
I was tired when I wrote my Skyfall "review" which is why it's so short. I would normally explain myself better.
I was confused for a while as to why they were acting like Bond is a geezer now when it's only been a few years since he started. Or so I thought. They never really explain how much time passes between each movie, so I assumed they were pretty much back-to-back adventures.
The character Javier Bardem play, while amusing, just felt like something out of a sketch comedy show. I just wasn't buying it.
Code:
Then we have the eye rolling "He planned this all from the start!" which drives me bonkers. yes, he knew that everything would happen exactly the way it does so his ridiculous plan would work. Riiiiiight. And he somehow doesn't end up shot up while in the courtroom. And, of course, his guys are always there to pick him up at the exact moment he needs them. It all drives me nuts.
And what is with all these presumably smart women disrobing the second they meet Bond? I thought the female agent lady might be an exception, but no. I swear he got busy with three women in the span of 3 days. Eww.
Thing is, I still liked it, and that was mostly due to the relationship between Bond and M. Judi Dench is awesome.
52  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: February 26, 2014, 09:43:13 PM
Skyfall -

It felt like the other Daniel Craig Bond movies, except much better than Quantum, and maybe a tad better than Casino. Still full of ridiculous action scenes that have me rolling my eyes. This one had some great drama. Especially between Bond and M. Entertaining, but I still had issues. Maybe the Bond movies just aren't my thing?
53  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 25, 2014, 09:23:54 AM
A Link Between Worlds is fantastic so far. The game is beautiful and has amazing depth with the 3D on. I'm in the Wind Palace/Dungeon right now, and it's just so darn clever. Between finding gems on the walls and using the depth of the screen as a dungeon device, I am very impressed.
I'm kind of wondering about the music, though. I hope they don't use the same theme for every dungeon, as I hate that. It takes away from the unique feel of each area to have the same music playing.
54  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan's Twitch Channel on: February 24, 2014, 09:14:40 PM
So what is this whole twitch thing? You watch other people play video games? That has the potential to be either colossally boring, or...I don't know what. I suppose depending upon the game it could be entertaining. Or if you can get a whole bunch of people streaming together. Still not something I would do. Time is already at a premium.
55  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: February 23, 2014, 11:34:54 PM
Considering how hard it is to make a decent monster movie, Pacific Rim knocked it out of the park. Of course, they couldn't just do 2 hours of monster battles, as the budget would have tripled. As is, the characters were all genre cliches, except for Mako, and that was pretty much what I expected. Del Toro is a huge old monster movie fan, and simply wanted to make his version, but with modern tech. I feel he succeeded, but understand why some people may have a problem with what he made.
I liked the music, too, Din, and bought the ST. It fit the movie perfectly.
The sword moment was amazing, and had me geeking out big time! Loved it.
This was a total bonding movie between me and my son.

The Place Beyond the Pines -

I found this movie very strange. It started out rather interesting, with Ryan Gosling in a pretty good role. Then about halfway through it switches gears and becomes something else. It was an odd transition that took me a while to get into. Like I was suddenly watching another movie. Eventually, the two parts come together, but only because of ridiculous only-in-the-movies coincidences. I couldn't stand either of the two main children, so all their scenes really bothered.me. It seemed to me that the director thought he was making some important interconnected masterpiece, when in reality it's totally disjointed, and full of horrible contrivances, which resulted in me caring about none of these characters.

I watched Skyfall tonight. Review forthcoming.

56  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: February 22, 2014, 05:41:54 PM
Pacific Rim

If there was anything to gain from it, it's proof that giant robots and monsters can be boring.
Heretic!

Indeed. I had a lot of fun with that movie. It has issues with the story, and some lame characters, but for overall fun, it can't be beat. But I grew up watching Godzilla and Gamera movies, so I might be bias.
57  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 19, 2014, 02:00:06 PM


I had the rare dream last night that I actually woke up remembering. It's the type I haven't had in a long time, and was kind of scary. I was being chased(more slowly pursued, really) around some(my?) neighborhood by this ever-growing blob thing. I kept running, and hiding, and came close to getting caught/squished/whatever, but never did.
The last time I had a dream like that was as a kid when I was pursued by giant 50' tall robots. Scared the crap out of me.
I actually do believe dreams mean something, and I have a good idea what this one could mean. I don't like it.



Remembering a GOOD dream gives me a good feeling for the whole day and I love it.
Fixed.
I don't quite get that happy feeling from scary dreams of bad things to come.
58  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 19, 2014, 09:37:02 AM
I had the rare dream last night that I actually woke up remembering. It's the type I haven't had in a long time, and was kind of scary. I was being chased(more slowly pursued, really) around some(my?) neighborhood by this ever-growing blob thing. I kept running, and hiding, and came close to getting caught/squished/whatever, but never did.
The last time I had a dream like that was as a kid when I was pursued by giant 50' tall robots. Scared the crap out of me.
I actually do believe dreams mean something, and I have a good idea what this one could mean. I don't like it.

59  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 19, 2014, 09:31:29 AM

A Link Between Worlds - I haven't played much yet, as I just arrived at the Eastern Palace, but It's pretty great so far. Looks fantastic, and has an awesome depth to it with the 3D on. I only keep it about halfway, though, or it gets too trippy.

My son got Mario 3D Land and played it a bit. Looks like a lot of fun, but not really my kind of thing. I just don't do Mario anymore. Heck, I never really did. Super Mario RPG being the rare exception.

He also played through Mario and Luigi Dream Team, which came with the system. That game looked a bit more my style. What REALLY shocked me was how great the music was. He kept running up to me and sharing the music. Very impressive.
60  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "X" by Monolith on: February 18, 2014, 08:56:38 PM
I refuse to quote that mess above me.


I've never played a Pikmin game, so I can't say if I would enjoy one or not. Strategy type stuff isn't normally my thing nowadays, though.

I can't multi-task. At all. Heck, I don't even want to. When I watch a show or movie, that is all I do. Same with playing a game. same with pretty much ANYthing I do.
I can see maybe if you're grinding in an rpg like you guys mentioned, but I can't remember the last time I did that. Grind. In an rpg. ;-)

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