Wow. Haven't been here in a while. Found that the one thing I used LJ for hasn't changed... so, yep. Gone again.

Writer's Block: Dear LiveJournal

How long have you been on Livejournal? What major life changes has LiveJournal witnessed?

I've been on for at least 12 years. I've seen LJ grow from an invite-only system to... whatever the Russians make it now. I've gone through high school & college, two engagements, oh, and LJ was the second online system to know I lost my virginity.

Writer's Block: Art imitating life

Which movie would you show to aliens to represent humans and human nature?

I will be honest, I don't know. I think I'd probably show them either Aronofsky's "Requiem for a Dream", or "E.T. The Extraterrestrial."

Requiem to make them see that they don't have to be afraid of their faults around us. And ET, to make them realize that here on Earth, if they find someone they trust, they can just kick back, enjoy some Reeses' Pieces, and you know... go home.
UFOs - I want to Believe

A thought

I have been re-reading Lem's Solaris of late, and came to Kelvin's theory of an imperfect deity. And I realized something that seems oddly profound for me.

Science is the search for questions. Religion is the search for answers.

I tend to err on the side of questioning, but that's me, right?
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Moulin Rouge!

I'm whispering, "No."

I just tried to watch the Watchmen movie. I've been told that I should see it before now. I figured that since I do honestly love the book, and the way it ushered in a more deconstructionist age of superheroes, that I should.

However, this wasn't deconstruction - of anything but humans. And I mean directly. I stopped watching during the prison break, during the screaming. I don't watch movies, ESPECIALLY superhero movies, for blood and gore. I watch them for cohesive plots. I don't watch movies, ESPECIALLY superhero movies, for nudity - I have real porn for that, thanks. Superhero films are supposed to be about family-oriented entertainment. Michael Keaton's 1989 Batman proved that "dark" doesn't have to mean full of bloody murder. The recent Christian Bale entries - the same.

I agree with Alan Moore. The movie is shit. Period.

First, the opening was all wrong - Eddie Blake wasn't killed in a fight. He didn't get beaten up. Adrian walked in, punched Eddie, chucked him out a window. Boom. Done. That's the point.

I don't like blood, gore, and nudity. I refused to watch it, so I probably missed visual details. Not that I feel there can be any - blood's blood. And it doesn't belong in movies. Period.

I don't like the fact that I held my hand over the screen every time John came onscreen below the waist. It doesn't belong.

There was exactly one - ONE important nude scene in the movie, and that was a sick joke. Dan Dreiberg, Nite Owl II, stands in front of his suit (that he hadn't worn in 8 years), the same way that Bruce Wayne did in Dark Knight Returns. It would have been more pointed if he'd had a mustache previous. So, let's see...the visuals were gross, the effects shots were okay, and there's too much nudity.

And people wonder why I stopped watching big-name movies. AvP: Requiem was gross, disappointing, and broke too many taboos. Watchmen, I'm actively pissed off about and understand exactly where Alan Moore was coming from. Fans of the movie, and fans of the book, should have no commonalities whatsoever.

Oh. And I have other nitpicks about the opening, but eh.
Only good music in it?
"The times, they are a-changin'"
"99 Luftballons"
"The Sound of Silence."

I absolutely hated the version of Hallelujah they used for the fucking scene, that should have been cut anyway. There's one good version of that, and it's by Rufus Wainwright, and it's in Shrek. Period.
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Read Banned Books

Probably not going to post here for a while

I have a daily blog project, and no I'm not giving out the URL here. If you really want to know, PM me. I haven't posted outside of BRPS and Fanfic Rants for a while. Probably going to stay that way. And just for the info of those that don't care, even if I was getting "professional help", I'd never say it here.
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What Color Is Your Love?

Your Love is Purple
When you love someone, their life becomes your life. And you want to help them be the best person possible.
You are a natural visionary, and you tend to be the teacher in your romantic relationships. You have a lot of wisdom to impart.

You are inspiring and powerful. Many people look up to you, and you often fall in love with those who admire you.
It's hard for you to find someone who's your equal. And to be honest, you enjoy having a bit of a power imbalance in your relationships.
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