Wednesday, May 30, 2007

TMNT and the accident...

Sorry no I'm not 100% yet in nothing.
I have found that wearing an eye patch makes me able to work and read the screen again. It's strange because the one eye is getting strained and sometimes things lose their depth perception but meh.

Anyways I saw TMNT. Sorry Carrie but it WAS in the cheap theatre. I saw it on the night of my accident so no I'm not well to go see movies, quite yet.

TMNT was actually pretty good. Contrary to what the critics said about it I really enjoyed 95% of it. (The humans were uber skinny; April had scary huge eyes). The story line was good and the CGI was actually tolerable. It pleases me.
I think it was the fact that the producers were aware that this was aa cartoon and tried not to get too "human" in the characters. A lot of CGI's try to break the borders of fake and real and fail miserably on the storyline or in the recreation of the CGI.
Breaking away, this movie isn't the cutsey turtles that I have grown up with but on the other hand it looks as if those days are dead. So are the people in costume. Funny I thought that with better makeup and costume making techniques that the art would expand. Sadly the art of puppeteering has died with the muppets, and with them the art of making the suits.
I must admit that I don't like the new cartoons of TMNT on the tele, due to the fact that everything is dark, and the turtle have no iris' or pupils to speak of so they look like the bad guys. Evilness. In the movie they introduce this concept back. The turtles have eyes! Not hugly scary evil do gooders. Back to green turle goodness, mixed with a bit of surprises. *I'm really horrible at this*
I recommend this to Turtle fans, and those who don't mind an action -based movie aimed at a younger age group.

Okay accident time.

We left the movie at WEM and drove out of the HMV parking to that green turning light on 178th. It was a red light and we had to wait for the green flasher. When the lights changeda minivan almost ran the red light and so I waited for him to back up behind the line and clear the intersection. When he was stopped I began to pull out slowly into traffic and that's when this little grey focus came and hit the front nose of my big ol' boat, which caused her to go and spin out onto the curb, near the traffic light post. She says that she saw neither me nor the red light. I think the first is unlikely though. If she didn't see me then the two cars would've hit nose to nose and that would've been nasty. Where her car was damaged was in the rear axle. The thing looked totally bent, if not broken, but otherwise the damage to the car itself looked like she might've hit a curb.
My car, if the engine wasn't squealing and clunking and would start again, and if the nose wasn't twisted, probably would've drove away. ie if she was driving a little slower when she hit me I might've had a car right now, albet one that needs some serious repairs. As of now I don't know if they are going to write the car off or try to fix it. Considering the age, probably gonna write it off. Bummer is that I just did a few repairs to make it drive sweet for the rest of the year. We were even tossing it up if we were going to drive out to the wedding in it. (It wouldn't be a toss up if it was getting done on the mainland, the stupid ferry holds everything back).
As for me I now am going in for a CAT scan, Optimologist and Specialist for my eye to see what actually happened. For now I have to wear a patch in which I'm glad 3M has made eye bandaids that are okay to wear for comfort. Pain in the ass that I actually have to wear one though. Physio for my back. I'm pretty sure that it will heal, but it may take some time. All I can say is yay for tylonol 3s. Boo for bad eyes cause I couldn't even watch House last night *cry*

Friday, May 25, 2007

Sorry for the late post

Once again sorry. Since I haven't told many that know me, unless they have called within the last week, but YUB is no more.
In other words I have been involved in a car accident, and as for me I have been a little worse for wear.

I am now very glad for going back into typing lessons and probably so are you, dear reader, for I am now typing with my eyes either fully shut or half closed. If I had not probably it would be far worse than it is now. As for my injuries I have a pinched nerve in my back, which is causing phantom pains through my knees and ankles as well as weakness. It's weird. It's almost like having a gremlin attack random areas, well, randomly. Sometimes it's okay. Others I just want to curl up under my rock and wish the world away. Usually at those times I take my tylonol and hide. But the worse part of all is my vision. I can't read screens which i swhy my eyes are closed, as well that I cannot read text either. So unless it's flashy cartoon I can't watch television, can't read anything (kinda) so I might as well sleep. I still haven't gotten to the impound to get my personal items from the car and have been running around with doctor appointments and such. This sucks. Royally.

Anyways I have to go to an eye specialist because I'm losing color vision in one eye and he can't get it to see 20-20. Sucks major assness. So now I am back to work and trying my best, but barely can see and it's taking me forever to do anything. That's okay though. At least I can help, which sometimes makes the difference between going home at 6pm or going home at 9pm.

Update on everything laters and when I can see I'll type out what exactly happened.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


For once I was going to be early. I always barely make it to work in time. Today I was going to be early and what happens? There is a police blockade on the highway. What's the point in having traffic news when it doesn't report that there is going to be a highway closure? Grr.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Spiderman 3!!!

View the yayness.
Yep I went and saw Spiderman 3 in the Spruce Grove theatre and with big grins everywhere the theatre wasn't packed. I love it. There was no huge 7' guy in front of me nor was the kid in front of me a talker or screamer. I like well behaved kids, shows how much the parents threatened them. However I think Shrek will be horrible in this fashion. We will see.

Anyways, Spiderman 3.
Oh nice poster. Anyways I haven't read many of the comics since I was young and truly have no idea who venom really is and have no association with the character. If you don't want any spoilers I would recommend just fast-forewarding through this post and get back to your normal lives, because I have a bad habit of typing too much, the last paragraph is safe though.

Meet Peter Parker, back again in his annoyingly nerdy way! Mary Jane in her wanting to be an actress way. Harry Osborn, Angry stupid rich guy. J. Jonah Jameson, I wouldn't like working for him but I love the character. Good 'ld Aunt May and Finally The Stacy's. Oh and Sandman. Oh and Stan Lee has a cameo! Stephan King wanna be! Oh well I think I typed enough for those who didn't really wish to read any further to not have peeked accidentally at the rest of what I have to say.

I would like to go on record in saying that I liked the movie, don't get me wrong but I would like to say what SOME of the critics are saying and that is that they did too much in this one. I would've liked to see more of the growth of Harry Osborn / (New Goblin) character. I'm confussed actually because I never heard of new goblin, hob goblin yes, and there was very little difference between the two, except one wore purple. If I remember correctly. It's been a long time. I need to go hunting for my boxes of comics. hmm. Anyways I thought that any of the scenes dealing with Harry could've been expanded and explained better in it's own movie, but the dumbass producers have now made it impossible to do such. Grr.

The black spidy thing was well done. The transition of Peter with the suit was done well and the scene in which he was ripping it off was done well. The way the alien thing moved reminded me of a big spider and I would've mentioned it as such but the person I was watching it with is terrified of spiders and probably would've annoyingly been twitching in every one of those scenes. I was already annoyed enough before the movie that I had no desire to be annoyed through the movie. Since I didn't have the background knowledge of venom I can only assume that it was done correctly and yes it was done in classic comic book style, in saying that it came from space and got attracted to the main character.

Mary Jane finally got into broadway. Yay. However was fired after the review stated that her voice was too small and shy to be on stage. After that she acted like a bitch, Peter was such a thick headed Bastard that he was not listening to the meaning behind her words. Sorry guys but really you all act like that one time or another. Her bitch side came out when she wouldn't confide in Peter in a staight foreward manner and kick him in the shin, instead held it within herself and went off to Harry, whom she was more open with. Who does she love, who does she trust, is she a pawn, or is this the last spiderman and it really doesn't matter. Sorry I don't know and really didn't expand on her character as much as the previous movies.

Eddie Brock, a freelance photographer who is in love with Gwen Stacy, who has a bigger role in the comics than any of the movies. Dumb Blonde. I really can't say more about her than that because there really wasn't much more given about her in this movie. Eddie was about to ask her to marry him so he wanted a full time job at the paper. Jameson couldn't choose between Parker and Brock so he made a deal, whomever gets a picture of Spidy with a bad rep gets the job. Time says he cheats and makes a photoshoped copy of a bad photo, Jameson fires him and Brock loses everything. Teaches you not to do somethign like that in the newpaper business dumb &^%&^ !!! He ends up in a church where Parker was escaping the black Spiderman suit and becomes venom. I'll end there.

Sandman shows up as well in this film. Villian Number 2. Now usually Just the origins of sandman and venom would be enough for one film, considering that to get a character established usually takes between 10 and 40 minutes. The problem with Spiderman 3 is that is breaks away more than the other two, which were busy in trying to keep up with the multitude of characters who are connected but are apart. Sandman origin scenes were rushed and really could've had another 10 minutes to expand a bit and get at least my association moreso with him. But in the already long movie time frame it made it difficult to slide in that time. I must admit that the CGI was amazing with him and I am glad that they really haven't finished with this character. However there was no real concern of the ways and whys he was doing this. The only reason: his kid was sick. With what I'm not sure, the kid that they casted looked way too healthy, so was heavily relying on the watchers skill of the fact that there was a breathing tube around her face. wow. Isn't that supposed to help with sleep apathy as well? Hopefully I typed the right ailament.

I'm hungry. :/

Peter is a jerk and will be one for the rest of his life. Huis head swells so much in this movie he better not turn too quickly or it shall snap off. I'm not going to ask why he had to get Mary Jane jeolous with him and Gwen, by calling attention to himself by first playing the piano then dancing and half distroying the Jazz club she was working at. At least he regained a bit of his nerdy self by the end of the movie. No comment.

Overall I enjoyed it, not as much as the other spidermans, but I think it still may obtain the right to go into my movie collection when it comes out on DVD. The other ones I still enjoy immensively and am glad that they haven't over reached with them. I have a feeling that they wish to be done with Spiderman and have it not like Batman with so many sequals that it slowly become stagant. With this movie topping the charts for 2 weeks running I don't think that it will be swept under the rug and forgotten easily like other Marvel movies. Spiderman is also the hero to many little kids, boys especially, so if nothing else, that will make it last for years to come. Not to mention that it is a really good story. My recommidation is that if one can afford yeah go and see it, however for those who are meh on the original 2 don't waste the time and money. Wait for Shrek.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Watch out the evilness is comming onto video.

Meet Pan's Labyrinth. Perhaps the most disturbing pictures I have found up to date. I now post this warning; DO NOT WATCH!!! Oh yes Spoilers ahead, for those who still wish to watch this.

1. This thing is rated 14A. Now I've seen a bunch of 14A movies in my lifetime and none of them has shaken me to the core as this one had.

2. They have previews of this movie as a cutesy fairy tale that will open your imagination as much as other grand movies like Narnia or Spirited away (both in which it was compared to), but it is a LIE! For one thing Narnia didn't have in any of it's scenes a guy getting his face pounded in by another guy with a wine bottle! Spirited Away has the safety blanket of being a cartoon and in such has the security that no matter what there is no way that the imagination will run away. Pans also had, blood drop by blood drop, more blood than 80% of the action animes. That is saying something when there is usually rivers of blood flowing from wounds or noses of the caracters. Narnia had beatings but really no major blood scenes within it.

3. The reviews LIE. Most of the reviews give it a high recommidation. OMG Bibble. Almost simular to #1, did these guys actually watch this from a standpoint of someone who is looking forewards to a fairytale in which everything ends well, not that everything ends well because the main character DIES. Sorry spoiler.

4. Uber creepy fawn thing.

The faun gives Ofelia the Book of Crossroads, which explains her tasks.

5. Super Uber Creepy Kid Eatting thing, that bit off the head of the creepy looking faeries, and had his eyes in his hands and the skin coming off of his body. If you are really interested in knowing what the hell I'm talking about then go to the official site of Pans and he is right there on the main page.

6. The officier man who is another main character is a sadistic bastard. He was the one who beat a boy to death by smashing his face in with a wine bottle in the first few opening scenes. He beat a person who stuttered to the point that it was difficult to really recognize the character in the end. Also there was some other traits that I really didn't understand with him, perhaps it was a wall that I put up against him or the fact that he was mean and meaner as the movie progressed. I donno. He got his just desserts. Bloody Bastard.

7. Over use of violence. I don't like violent movies. A fist fight, fine. A big battle that is fantasized, great. But there is a certain type of violence that chills me, the violence of one person to another when they have no means of fighting back, or no distinction of who is evil and wrong is there. Once I found out that this movie had an air of a war flick I settled into the violence of a war flick. The people shooting other people I had to problem with and thankfully they didn't go into much detail there. However the tortures of people who were prisioners, the man mentioned in 6, getting his mouth torn open, the amputation of a gangurine infested leg (yes they even had the flesh eaten away)

8. Length. Holy geek of freak. This was a beyond waste of time. For the seemingly 3 hours of horror (really I would've watched Dawn of the Dead three times than this for the inner horror) it dragged in some parts, which if I wasn't so intent in watchign the end I would've fallen asleep, which I should've to save myself from what was going to happen next.

9. Subtitles. Now true for a lot of stuff being lost in translation, it takes a lot to read all of the words for such a long movie gives the eyes strain. The longest time previously that I have read subs were at Animethon but there was the time of going from one room to another, and animes are only an hour 45 long most times anyways.

Now to say I'm the only one who can say that this movie was BEYOND disturbing is a travisty. I've talked to other people and there has been a few who say that it is a good movie, especially if you edit out some of the scenes. Others are so shaken that the mention of this movie brings shivers and appologies of not warning others about this movie.

However I do want to point out some of the things I did like about this movie, just so that it's not one sided.

1. The visual effects are top notch. The praying matis that changed into a faerie was beyond good, and even though I'll forever go on about the creepiness of both the faun and the pale man (kid and faerie eatter) the make-up on the actor was supreme.

Ivana Baquero with one of the magical characters

2. The film stayed true to itself. There was no savior to the girl, who had to work for herself throughout the whole movie.

3. I have heard of some of the fairytales in this movie and it was strung together magnificantly. I don't know if the screenwriter really realized that it was going to be recognizable for some of the more, lesser known tales, or if he was going to say that he wrote them all from scratch -_- but either way the writing was solid and refreshing from the over done tales.

4. The whole score was built completely around a simple lullaby tune.

Friday, May 11, 2007

I applaud.

I learnt something new on photoshop and you know what that means? A new desktop! Its nice but I like really really dark ones but I'm happy how it came out. I applaud.

Anyways my arms are killing me, been playing too much wii and beating and vaporizing too many rabbits (Rayman). I know I've been a little nuts about this game from the first time I played it in December but its so cute, in a disturbing, syphilitic way.

I went to Kim's parent teacher interviews last night. She is doing well. For this I applaud. I think I will have an editor on my hands *excellent*. Meanwhile I'm disgusted on how teachers are viewing excellence in that school. I don't know but it doesn't seem as if the exams are any more difficult (pulled out old tests and compared *I'm such a pack rat*) or the books any longer (Which they are not in a lot of the cases) but I have noticed in that interview that the teachers are applauding below A work, how they are letting assignments be redone and marks improved and how much gym has taken more of a presedant than educational practises. Now the teachers say that they are now more available during lunch time than they were in my time, but if one tried at all it wasn't hard to track a teacher down really. Intermerials were cancelled during lunch times. I wonder when that happened? But I remember when teachers were really disappointed in the fact that a student got less than 79% in anything. I don't know if there was a higher standard when my class went through due to higher provincial scores in the school at the time or if the older style of teachers were demanding more out of their kids.
Just seeing how some react to their jobs and their lives I worry about the future. If there is no recourse now for the people of the future, then they will see that it is okay to slack off, not show up and general laziness is okay. but that is a rant I rather not get into so I applaud.

Anyways Book Review time (This time it's a comic really but meh.)
Usually I wouldn't add something like this to my book reviews but with everything that has happened in my life at the moment plus the absolute killing of brain cells in the present state of cold I grabbed one of my manga and it allowed me to actually pay attention to the storyline. Not that I don't love manga don't get me wrong but....Now I'm both running and typing mental circles.
Anyways the story is about a artist who has lost his muse (a cat) and upon getting mad at his agent goes into the rain and in the park meets up with Loki (orange cat pictured). For me the story is fairly light, making it more of a everyday type of story. The guy works and the cat gets into trouble. Pretty everyday. I love the artwork, especially with the between titles the artist has inserted pencil drawings, and Loki as a Catboy ^-^. It's not a bad read really and I know that the animal lover could relate to some of the actions that Loki presents (like a strong dislike of B-A-T-Hs and the V-E-T). The anime lover will probably go after the cat boy. Past that I'm not sure where the story is going, with the second volume coming out SO slowly it's hard to tell. I'm interested enough to buy the second volume and I think it is a really cute idea, but I don't know if I can stand the whole NORMALITY of this comic. I'm action, stress situation person. Dramas are often floating high over my head and lost somewhere in the back corner.
The one thing about this comic that makes me smile is the hope it gives to aspiring artists. The artist is the winner of rising stars contest and even though two of her other series were shot down due to unseeable events she is still published with this one. I applaud.

Oh yes, grr. Spell check majorly sucks. Totally assness. I applaud.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Still Sick...Blarg.

To tell truth I will probably be repeating titles from this point on unless I get over this cold and get over the fact that I'm still dead ass tired.
Either way I finally got to be able to do some exercise yayness! I'm still not cleared for the four hour DDR Max marathon but I think I can handle up to 2 km bike daily. I know that is what really only 2 minutes worth but it will be better than not being able to do anything at all. Also I finally got meself a wii. yes there are people I still haven't told, so I'm saying it here. Already after initial set-up and ten hours of play I have officially got wii-itis. The condition in which I no longer can pick up my arms, and my forearms are screaming, but it still doesn't quwell the competitive nature within me and beat the crap outta Kim in tennis. It does, however affect my bowling ability so I was easily beaten. Thankfully Mother-dearest never had the inkling to let go of the controller, but sometimes lacked the ability to let go of a button without hitting a few others. LOL
Ahh good times, unfortunatly it made me go into a coughing spree so bad that my chest hurt. So very little sleep for me last night and having another "Jen is dead at work" day. Bah. Snoozy.

On another note does anyone know which movie has the line "Oh, 'Suse?" Okay that looks dumb but meh.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Jennie's ill.

Watch out there is a good little bug going on out there. My father and Kim were the first ones to get it and I was the next to come down, now it's a race to see if either Ben or mom gets it. With any luck both of them get to escape it and such. Meanwhile I require sleep and would be in bed except that I had to lay paper today. All sniffles and such, as well as a cough and sore throat. Maybe I can book it off tomarrow and sleep in all day mahahaha.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Goodness Me Goodness My Long Post Ahead

Yep it's another day in which there is almost nothing to do at work. I'm getting tired of these days. I'm getting tired in general. But that is beside the point
Sunday was the best. Thanks Carrie and Mel!
Speaking of which there was some interesting things I found on my shopping trips for the multiple baby and wedding showers I have been going to on an ongoing basis. In the end, I usually spend too much and find things that if I won the lotto I would have to equip both friends and family with:

1. CD Wallpaper. These pockets can be hung off a wall using reinforced grommets in which one could put up to 24 CDs in and comes in blue or grey tones. Seeing how colorful CDs are coming out now I thought that after the DVDs go underway to do this with my anime collection and see how much moneyI truely spent on that addiction.

Also comes in one that will hold the whole case for DVD/Video games as well.

2. Personal Cubical Air Conditioner. Now true enough if I was fabulously rich I wouldn't have to get one of these but I just may do so lately just to put into my room, car or anywhere else, both battery and plug in power makes it uber useful especially for one like myself.

3. Mini water dispensors. I saw it even in hello kitty! They look like the bigger water dispensors but can fit onto a desk. Useful no. Interesting yes.

4. Knife Holder. Kim and I saw this and nearly died laughing. I would own one and so would everyone I know. I don't think for me it would ever get old. But I probably want it in silver or black. More classy colors.5. UV Disinfectant Wand. I don't know if it really works or not, but the concept makes it a worth try, especially when travelling. Never touch the remote, never touch the remote, never touch the remote.

6. Message Clocks. The ones that you see in the malls that tell customers the time and other information that was programmed into them. Fun and dangerous, just what every household needs.

7. Lightalk. Program messages, or even with the newer ones, images and when you wave it around it appears in the air. Ultra Kewl.

8. This Plant. I hate plants. No matter what I forget about them and they die and it makes me want to cry. This plant however is no concern for that. One can forget about it, til it becomes a dried husk, and then when it is found again, watered, then it sapposably comes back to a green plant. We need to breed this feature back into more plants if this is true.
9. Fake Book covers. These are just for fun and really could hide anything from textbooks to porn. Naughty.10. Pocket Catus. It's funny. It's small and I think it's a hoot. Not like the hooters type of hoot but almost.And like the plant in before mentioned this plant doesn't need water much and unlike the other one this one is completly portible, someone could have it as a cell phone charm. True true!There is 10 items. I will find more and post it up. Ha you suckers now you want your own stabby guy knife holder or portable catus.
fun. ^-^