WARNING:The following description makes liberal use of the little ( ) symbols, so deal with it.
Sup dudes, I have an Xbox 360 (request me, I need friends... sadness...). I love old school games(Pac-Man, Galaga, Super Mario World, Streets of Rage, you get the idea.) I also harbor a love for the more modern(Resident Evil 4(die zombie bitches!!!!), HALO(YES I AM A NERD), Beyond Good and Evil(a true masterpiece), Mass Effect, Bioshock, Call of Duty 2 & 4.
I have an Xbox 360, although I suck at achievements.
I have a Gamecube, which pretty much left me in the dark of modern gaming a couple of years back, a Playstation with a large collection of RPG's, which I have come to despise, a Nintendo 64 which I never really played, damn Playstation taking up most of my playtime, and a still(somehow) fully functioning Super Nintendo & boy do I love that thing...
I attend high school in LA, shout out to my peeps!(not really)
I love indie music, makes me feel sort of crass and snotty though...Although I've recently acquired a taste for classic punk music and underground hip-hop(weird I know).
Oh, and I like stamp collecting and taking long strolls down the beach...
Wow, I can't believe I'm still writing on my D-toid blog. It's not like I have a fan base or anything... Still I get a kick out of posting my thoughts on a board full of strangers, so have at it. It has been far too long.
Ever since school started again here in LA I've been up to my ass in homework, chores and general dickery which has prevented me from posting my inane, rambling, incomprehensible thoughts on D-Toid.
Anyway, onto my main topic. About a month ago I had the pleasure/misfortune of having read Warren Ellis's Crooked Little Vein, a little book of about 200+ pages that reads like a hardcore fetish porno crossed with the best of Raymond Chandler or your favorite mystery auteur. Micheal McGill, a PI stuck in LA finds his services requested by the White House Chief of Staff, a drug fiend, who wants him to find the "real" Constitution of the United States, one bound in the skin of an alien who pestered Ben Franklin on his voyage to France to treaty with the dirty Europeans. Yeah...
The book includes encounters with Godzilla bukkake fetishists, saline solution injections to the balls and various other curiosities found across the good 'ol wholesome US of A. Near the end of the book there's an encounter with a serial killer aboard an airplane that left me with chills. Pure poetry.
Ellis, like many foreign writers, seems to understand our country better than us. He shows it for what it is: a weird, morbid place full of various weirdos and freaks, all of them just a little less strange than we would like them to be. They are after all just regular Americans who happen to be into something kinky. And really, who isn't? As far as I can tell, there's nothing wrong with that.
Any of you guys read it? Other recommendations from Warren Ellis or other authors?
Leave your comments below.
It seems today, a sunday of all possible days, my destiny has caught up with me. I tried to escape it, following the wise words of John Connor, "There is no destiny but what you make of it" or something like that...
Today my Xbox just red-ringed on me. Woe is me. Alas, it was not meant to be. Hey that rhymed.
This is my second 360. The first one was bad right out of the box so there was no problem just exchanging that one for a functioning one. It's funny; I've had it almost two years now and until now felt that at this rate I might just come out unscathed of this whole red ring ballyhoo. Guess not...
All I can do at this point is just send it in for repair and wait for it. But until then...
I just came back from watching Wall*E at the theater and I feel like a little kid trying to tell his friends that what he just saw was awesome and that they should believe him because if they don't then they will be gay... Wait, maybe my comparison doesn't hold up that well.
Back to the movie. I'm not gonna get into a plot description because I'm sure you guys already know what the movie is about. I'm just going to say that this film is Pixar's best outing yet, a great hard Sci-Fi film to boot, and an amazing family film with an important message for the all the little kids out there(and some adults too).
As I watched the film, all the while keeping a big smirk on my face, I let myself go from the reality of the world, ignoring the overly loud family behind me making oohs and aahhs at the screen, and just living with the little doe-eyed robot and the sleek little, almost suppositorial(wow, a suppository reference in a kid's film review) looking, EVE and just forgetting that I was watching a computer animated film. It is beautiful.
Any of you seen it theaters? Waiting for the DVD? Agree with me or disagree?
Your comments are appreciated.
So I'm sitting at my drawing desk during second period when all of a sudden we hear the voice of the vice principal over the intercom.
He's telling us to evacuate the main school building and head towards the football field. Thankfully our class isn't in the main building and we remained in our classroom until further notice. Now, I attend Belmont High School in Los Angeles. Our school tends to around 4,000 students, I mean, IT IS PACKED. From messages I received, the football field was overflowing with students, and I start hearing that there are talks of a bomb in the main building.
I've seen things like this on TV and now I'm living it. Then I start to ask myself, "Since we're so near graduation, could this be the senior prank?"
Turns out it was. Greatest Senior Prank Ever. They managed to evacuate the school and get the L.A. Bomb Squad into the campus.
Any of you guys have any memorable senior pranks you remember? Anything that can top that?
I saw the trailer at about 4 in the afternoon today.
4 hours later and I still keep coming back to it. Love the way it starts like a serious war movie and then just smacks you in the face with funny.
Here's a link to the trailer on the official site.
woohoo p.s. Robert Downey Jr. in black face is pure distilled awesomeness.