Sunday, October 19, 2008


The mirror universe version of the movie I saw on Friday, W.

It is pretty much a straight biopic, with little in the way of mockery or even general comedy. So this isn't the weird speculatory or satirical Oliver Stone film some may have expected. There's some political theories in there, like Cheney being imperial and also the true puppet master, Karl Rove (I think that was Rove) as some sort of shadowy goblin, and emphasis on all the folks who are pretty much spineless idiots in their support of the war. Nothing too inciteful or new.
Stone's lone real contribution in the understanding of this presidency is that Bush Jr. just wants some real respect from his dad. This is probably the best part of the movie, as both Jr. and Sr. are incredibly well-acted and developed really well.
I would never call it a great film, as it spends a little too much time on the staight and narrow and has some strangely underdeveloped or cartoon-like characters (Colin Powell is entertaining, but his entire role in the film is pretty much "wet blanket to appeaser", Condaleeza Rice has a stupidly nasally voice, Larua Bush is pretty much robo-wife [not that unrealistic], and Barb Bush seems to come and go). But the best parts of the movie are touching, even if they are probably exaggerating the sympathy the people deserve in real life.

See, I can make good posts, too.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Even considering all the political hullabaloo this week, this may be the stupidest thing I'll read all week. The article itself speaks of terrible things, but the comments make the whole thing even worse.

And I guess I go back to school now. Joyous occasions.

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Thursday, October 09, 2008


This year's 7-11 Halloween flavour: White Cream Soda. Not nearly as exciting as last year's. I think the straws are the same as last year, too.

Still not in school.

I know it's almost Thanksgiving because a large frozen turkey fell on my foot.

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Saturday, October 04, 2008


Back to videogames. GoNintendo is a site I do visit often, only because it gets all the news into one easy-to-navigate place. If it weren't for that, I'd avoid it, as it is incredibly annoying at points and posts a little too much shit no one gives a care about.

But recently they linked to this story, whose purpose also makes me raise an eyebrow. Reggie Fils-Cromagnon may be a PR hack who rose in the ranks, but he's right here.

It hasn't even been a year since Mario Galaxy came out, and people are already asking for another one? Zelda I can understand a bit more, because it's been two years since the last one and more recently there doesn't seem to be more than a three-year break between console Zeldas. But people waited 6 years between Mario 64 and Sunshine, and 4 years between Sunshine and Galaxy. Full Mario games need time to make, especially if you want them to be good.

It's one of those fanboy things. They want and want and want now now now, but then when they get the product, they complain because it isn't exactly what they want.

Really, I'd love for them to spend some extra time if needed in order to make installments of both games different and cool. Another Zelda like Majora's Mask (as in, slightly different structure, and surreal story). And maybe a Mario that eschews the normal "Collect 120 things structure" for something else. Also, inspired by Mirror's Edge (because Mario was the original parkour game, really), it should take place in a big city.


Friday, October 03, 2008


Heh, and thus my patience is rewarded.

Now the strike at school has gone on for a week. Wooooooo I'm fucked.

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