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Sunday, May 26, 2002

I WRITE!!!

Woohoo! Well, it's been a productive weekend so far. I started Screeplay #3 this weekend with plans of finishing it by the morning of Tuesday, the 28th - that's right I am planning on writing almost an ENTIRE screenplay by Tuesday morning! It's a spec that uses other people's characters, so there's no way I'll ever sell it, but I am doing it as an exercise and because I think I can write this sequel better than the guy who created the characters can and I want to prove it, at least to myself. And last (and certainly most importantly), it will show how I can do a really good job with other people's characters. (This will open up the script-doctoring side of the movie-writing-biz to me, hopefully.)

I've already got Screenplay #3 started - I have a complete outline and I've already written 11 pages of the script itself. This is all ON TOP of my regular duties writing TheKey.

DAMN, I'M GOOD!

Friday, May 24, 2002

INSOMNIA (2002)

Entertaining? Not really.
Technically any good? No. You know who did it from almost the begining and nothing else that happens is interesting in the least, really.
How did I feel as the credits rolled? Like I'd discovered the perfect cure for... what else? Insomnia. Just don't bother with this one.
Final Rating? DNS

Thursday, May 23, 2002

Chandra's Gone

Well, the bad news is Chandra's dead.

Anything going on in my life can't come close to being as bad news as that...

Now we wait to see how she died. Part of me wants it confirmed that Condit murdered her. But part of me wishes that we could trust our politicians more. The guy's already not to be trusted for all of the times he cheated on his wife and for the completely stupid way he acted in the public eye when the heat started coming his way. So, the trust issue is gone. I'm just curious what happened.

Politics is quickly becoming a dangerous business to get into.

Did you hear the one about the guy who wrote the tell-all book about "W" and was found dead in a hotel room? The authorities said it was a suicide, but his wife said that she didn't believe he would ever do it...

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Why Not Goldenrod Alert?

With all this talk of terrorist attacks on US soil, you'd think we'd be at something other than Yellow Alert over at the Homeland Security page at WhiteHouse.Gov...

Since a building could get blown up at aparently ANY MOMENT, wouldn't Goldenrod Alert be more appropriate? We still have Blood Red Alert to climb to if things get really bad...

It just seems odd that we've been at Yellow Alert since the damn thing was created and now, our fearless leaders tell us "It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when they'll attack US soil next." Sheesh... color me cynical, but I'd have to say that it seems like SOMEbody's thinking about that particular politics-related race for a certain colored house that begins in about a year... gotta keep the threat alive so they have a reason to stay in office, right? Whatever, I should save all of this for GodDamnFriggin.com...

Thursday, May 16, 2002

STAR WARS: EPISODE 2: ATTACK OF THE CLONES

Entertaining? I suppose you can enjoy it for the FX, but that's IT. And even though the fight scenes were fun, they were not ground-breaking in the least.
Technically any good? Wow - after the first viewing, I gotta say this movie is worse than Phantom Menace! NO character, NO throughline and I TOTALLY didn't buy the love story. (The Yoda fight scene was not as bad as I had expected.)
How did I feel as the credits rolled? Devastated. Honestly, I feel that Star Wars has now joined with Star Trek as corrupt, horribly uninteresting and just plain LOUSY! I really didn't expect it to be THIS BAD!!
Final Rating? SIYL (but only for the FX or if you feel obligated because it's Star Wars. Otherwise, DON'T.)

Sunday, May 12, 2002

DOWNLOAD AND MAKE A STATEMENT!

What a world - the new Star Wars movie is on the Internet already and it's not even in theaters! I've seen it and I am amazed that I was able to. I watched it at home, on my couch with popcorn and a soda, just like I was at the movies, minus the line, the crowd and everything else that both sucks and is good about the movie going experience.

I still plan on seeing it twice on opening day at the Chinese Theater. Despite my review of the new Star Wars film. I already have my tickets - well, not in hand, but they've been paid for. Why did I watch a crappy bootleg of what may be the biggest movie of the summer? For a couple reasons. First, I COULD do it. There's a certain power trip you go on when technology (or in my case a friend's technology) allows you to download a whole movie. It feels cool to see it way before everyone else. Second, I was tired of not knowing. I am still pretty hurt by Phantom Menace. It pissed me off that it was so bad and I didn't want to see another Star Wars movie not knowing for sure if it was going to suck. Now I know...

The final reason is easily the most important. To make a statement. Hollywood thinks their movies are SO good they can charge as much as $10 for a ticket. Well, let me tell you 95% of Hollywood films SUCK. This price is too high and if it stays up that high, I'm gonna download as many movies as I can and watch them at home because I know most of the time, these movies will be HORRIBLE. STOP RAPING US HOLLYWOOD!

Okay, I'm tired, time for bed!

Thursday, May 9, 2002

Tuesday, May 7, 2002

TheKaiju at TheSciFi.Com is UP!

FINALLY got TheKaiju section up at TheSciFi.Com!! Well, half of it is built but now that the first half is done, the second half will be a relative breeze - just tedium awaits. But for now for YOU, TheKaiju section has images of Gamera posters and video covers along with at least one trailer for every Gamera movie ever made (some have more than one trailer!). SO CHECK IT OUT!! Lots more Gojira stuff to add soon. Don't know when I'll get around to it... must reply to email, edit script #1, do the dishes AND get to a screening Wednesday night. THIS BILL PAYING THING SUCKS!! Not that I do it very often. Did I mention that...

EBAY SUCKS

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They do. For some reason they've now re-revoked my account because I didn't change my phone number with them and this ALONE PROVES I PLAN TO DEFRAUD THEM!!! Bastards. They've got so many damn customers they don't need to be nice to anyone, especially me it would seem. Hypocrites... I'll have to build an "I HATE EBAY" board, just to see how many people post to it with similar complaints.

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Too Much as Usual!

Ugh - it seems like there's just never enough time. Big revelation there! I STILL have to finish editing the damn script #1 and a STACK of other crap. I spent too much time (in the great scheme of things) working on TheKaiju page but not enough time to actually finish the basics completely. Check out what I've done so far here.

I got my eBay account back, but I'm not sure how long I'll keep it... drag - just too much to do... I gotta go to bed now...

Friday, May 3, 2002

TheKey is 1/3rd Done!!!

BEEN WRITING THEKEY FOR ONE THIRD OF THE YEAR!!! I've been writing EVERY day in it since January 1, 2002...

I RULE!!!!

You think it doesn't sound so hard to do? You try writing at least a page a day for 123 days straight!

Hey if you do, let me know and I'll post a link to your story!

SPIDEY TONIGHT!! CELEBRATION TIME!!!

SPIDER-MAN

Entertaining? HELL YES! This is a good old fashioned crowd pleaser. And what's great about it is that the movie doesn't dumb itself down in the process.
Technically any good? The FX were a bit off, but I think they translated the comic amazingly well. Story was solid and even stayed true to how a Spidey story works.
How did I feel as the credits rolled? IMMENSELY satisfied. Looking forward to the sequel... (and the DVD!)
Final Rating? GSN (This kind of movie doesn't come along often!)

Wednesday, May 1, 2002

TheKey, Tickets and Those Bastards@eBay.com!

Well, I've actually been getting TheKey written pretty close to midnight again which is great, but I keep over sleeping the next day which means either I go to bed later or on't get as much done! BLAST!

SO much to do... as usual. Gotta edit script #1 after writing today's entry in TheKey (which I'm going to endeavor to do in daylight!) and then gotta drive in to Hollywood to see about tickets to SPIDER-MAN and AOTC... Spidey's this weekend while AOTC is in two weeks. THEN I have LOADS of web site work to do. It's been a major drag not being able to do much on my sites over the past couple of weeks. Hopefully, I'll be able to get to more stuff in the next few days... oh yeah and studying Japanese... gotta do that... ugh!

Anybody got a time machine? Or just something that will stop it for a while... I'll pay you... just email me or leave comments below...

Lataz!

PS I just got suspended from eBay for selling the Star Wars Holiday Special... how nice, especially when you consider that there are ten other listings for nearly the exact same item on eBay RIGHT NOW... but buy yours here and support me and NOT eBay...