03/28/2004 - 04/04/2004
So I just saw Hero, it's great. Go see it, it's martial arts fun! Also, last night I watched Wild Zero. SO AWSOME! Its about a Japanese rock band called Guitar Wolf, (the members of Guitar Wolf are; Guitar Wolf, Drum Wolf and Bass Wolf) who fight zombies controlled by aliens. Fire shoots out of EVERYTHING! Also the DVD has a built in drinking game, every time fire shoots out of something, someones head explodes, someone combs their hair or someone says "Rock n' ROLL!" a little beer mug shows up in the corner telling you to drink. It is awsome.
In other news tomorow I leave for Peterborough! So that's it, I'll be gone, I don't have a phone number yet, but I'll let you all know when I get one, and I'll probably be with out internet for a bit. But yeah, just going to say goodluck to everyone with this year and I'll see you soon I hope!
So I've been seeing a bunch of (what I believe are comingly known as-) "stupid sci-fi movies". In the past few weeks I've seen: Alien vs Predator, Van Helsing, The Faculty, Predator 2 (at least a little) and Resident Evil. I saw RE last night and didn't think it was as bad as most of the reviews gave it. My friend who actually plays the Resident Evil games was delighted with all the references and homages to the source material. It was clear that the director was a big fan and not contemptous of what he had to work with. The movie itself is a prequel to the game, which I think is a good idea. As a prequel it alsos a director to be faithful to the universe, but lets him do his own thing concerning plot and character, which if done as a straight adaptation can piss off fans for not being "pure". I just got a heretical thought, what about a James Potter movie? The filmmaker can keep the universe and the few clues about the maraders but flush it out with his (or her) own vision. Just a thought.
you're never hot meyers
The Olympics ended last night. Viewers were told several times by CBC commentators and IOC executives that this was some sort of "coming out party" for the Asian nations particularly the Chinese who only trailed the USA by 2 for gold medals won. I guess we have a new Red Menace to deal with.
The closing ceremonies were entertaining. I enjoyed seeing one of the American athletes getting beaten up by an Iraqi and Afghani athletes while a crowd of French and German athletes cheered them on. The endless parade of Greek singers I've never heard of got tiresome after about 5 minutes.
I've made it my goal to be present at either the 2008 Olympics in Bejing or the 2010 Games in Vancouver-Whistler, in some capacity (athlete, tourist, volunteer or protester "DECRIMILALIZE ASPARAGUS"). Hopefully by then we'll have rediscovered our long lost magikal abilities and I'll be on the first Canadian Quidditch team, co-ed of course. Or I'll invent my own obscure sport, maybe word association or bombing run (dropping from eye height a quarter into a small spinning pylon)
Today I got my pictures developed from the last party we had at camp once all the cadets had left. They're mostly pretty good, a couple were taken when I forgot to turn on the flash. I look hot!
I finally bought Kanye West's The College Dropout album also Jay-Z's Black Album which I think for the most part can't stand up to the Grey Album.
I'm pretty sure I still have the Wolfpack Rengades somewhere in my room, most likely in many pieces.
I was cleaning out my room yesterday, when I came accross an old Lego™ catalogue from 1992. Join me now, won't you, in a journey down memory lane...
First on our tour, we have the Sub-Orbital Guardian, one of the first lego sets I ever got from the classic Blacktron collection. As I recall, the lego man came with an amazingly cool jetpack. Also in the Blacktron group is the Super Nova II, one of those cheap sets. Not in the same league as the guardian at all.
Moving away from space to piracy, who could forget the classic Wolfpack Renegades or Raft Raiders? Together, these represented the best of Lego's many piratical characters, both on land and sea.
I have to go now, but this retrospective is by no means over. I'll be back soon, with even more old Lego sets for you to (hopefully) enjoy from pirates, castle and space.