Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Obsession: Let the Right One In and Let Me In

I'm not a fan of horror films. I am adult enough to admit I'm a scaredy cat. But I'd heard good things about Let The Right One In. I'd never gotten around to seeing it when it first came out and now the Americanized remake Let Me In has been released now was as good a time as any to see both.

I don't like being scared, but I love a good story. And this is an amazing one. I won't go into plot details. You can find that at any movie site. But of the two, I'll be that bad guy and say I like the remake just a hair better. Maybe it's the actors (Chloe Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Richard Jenkins, Elias Koteas). It may be the plot tweeking from the original which I think makes it more suspenseful.

My obsession has caused me to buy the book and the soundtrack. The soundtrack is perfect if you want to turn off the lights and listen to fear. It is scary. The book of course is more extensive in plot and much more darker.

October 12

I have my passport. I now need the job. Time frame is still next year sometime. I want to go. I have to go.

I must go to live or stay and die

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


didn't get the promotion...broke as hell...want games from gamefly sale but can't cause broke...blah blah blah...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

just another day...

submitted my passport forms finally...i'm a candidate for a promotion at work...waiting for football...

yeah, life as usual...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

just an update...

on the whole big life decision thing...plans are still moving forward. I'm submitting my passport forms on tuesday so I estimate I'll receive it just before the new year.

A development has occured which could delay the plans though. A management position has opened up at work, two actually. But only one is really open as an heir for one is already in the wings. I really could use the money bump and insurance...all that sweet, sweet, tasty insurance. I sure would be nice.And if I don't get it no loss. I'll just transfer to another store for the final months before I leave on my grand journey...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Obsession: Red Dead Redemption

I now have proof Roger Ebert was wrong about video games.

I finished Red Dead Redemption a couple of hrs ago. I actually teared up at one point. If you played the game, you can probably guess where.

This game moved me the same way American Beauty moved me. It was just powerful, raw, with an amazing story.

Rockstar made a powerful, yet edgy game. There's swearing, nudity, sex, and a whole lot of violence. But it's all tied in to a story worthy of the silver screen.

Video games are art. Not all are as artistic as some, but video games create an emotional response. Joy, anguish, saddness, rage. It's all there.

When I beat it and the credits began to scroll across the screen, i had to read all the names out of respect for what they all had a part in creating.

To use Ebert's definition of art : Red Dead Redemption meets it. I was left shaken, moved and saddened it was over.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

i should be in bed by now...

...but i'm in a writing mood and i need to get this out quick before i try and sleep.

I'm filing my passport forms sometime next week or so. I get paid wed so I'll have the $135 to file. good thing to since it went up the day before from $100...i have the best timing ever.

A part of me doesn't want to go, but the reality is there's nothing really keeping me here. My Mom, but she thinks i should go. So for better or for worse, I'm going.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

day one...again...

This will be the 3rd blog or 4th i've done...let's see, geocites, livejournal, myspace, now here.

I need to get back writing. I need to find it, so here we go again.

I've made a rather big life decision. I won't go into details yet out of fear of jinxing it, but by this time next year i could be far away. This will be my attempt to document the process to prepare myself for what's to come.

I'll also just write about rants, raves and nonsense stuff, but i'll attempt to keep somewhat of a focus.