Wednesday, November 30, 2011

S&N: The Change Trailer

This is the trailer for the first section of my series S&N.

If that version doesn't work, try this one:

The Green: Illegal 5

I paced around Plague's living room and thought about everything that had happened. Looking at Plague I saw that his face was clear of all emotions. Well, all emotions but boredom.

Looking at me he said, "Matthias, just relax. Whatever the results will be won't be sped up by worrying."

"I just want to do something." I replied.

As Plague started to laugh there was a knocking at the door. He quickly got up to stop me from racing to the door. He gave me a small smile before going to the door. I stayed in the living room and only heard part of the conversation. After what seemed like forever, Plague came into the living room with a Police Officer.

The Officer was someone that I recognized from the Nuscon Police Station. This being the case, I wasn't surprised that he gave me an angry look. Feeling a little frightened, I quickly looked away and leaned against one of the walls.

"So you have the results?" Plague asked.

"Yes." The Officer said. "It seems Matthias was correct in what happened to Thomas Savan. Gralg is once again a problem."

"What kind of problem?" I asked.

"You saw what happened to Savan, so why don't you tell me? Imagine everyone going crazy like that. All the people fueled on their strongest rage. Sort of like zombies." He replied. "When Gralg was just in pill form it was easy to control. Control the pill supply and you'd control the danger. Now that there are bits of it growing out in the wild, it is much more dangerous."

"But wouldn't it be easy to stop it?"

"Savan found a random piece of it in the middle of nowhere. We don't know how long this has been going on or where to start looking."

"I am sure you have a plan." Plague said.

"Yes, but it isn't much." The Officer said and got up. "I'll leave you now. I have a lot of work to do."

After Plague escorted the Officer out, he turned to me and said, "I think we could both use a cup of coffee."

"Yeah." I replied and sat down at the table as Plague made coffee. The whole preparation was something I didn't consider important at all. Plus it involved waiting, which I wasn't in the mood for now.

"Just drink it." Plague said and put a cup of coffee in front of me. "You'll feel better."

"What do you know about Gralg?" I asked and pushed the cup away from me. Plague sighed and sat down beside me.

"When Gralg is ingested orally it makes people go into rage mode. Some people, though, it doesn't affect at all."

"What about it affecting a fetus?"

"Every woman that was tested was either on some type of birth control or a virgin." He paused. "We made sure that none of the virgins were pregnant."

"Why would you need to do that?"

"Because people have different ways of defining virginity. Anyways, Gralg was originally meant to treat people with mental disorders. A very wide range of them, too. However, the side effects made it ineffective as a form treatment and highly dangerous. Therefore it was made illegal and never heard about again."

"Then don't you want to find out what happened afterwards?" I asked. "Let's go now and maybe we'll be able to get information to help the Police."

"And get myself shot for your selfish reasons again? At least let's have a much better plan." Plague said and I nodded.

For a few hours we discussed plans and looked up information. It took around an hour to get ready to head out. This time it wasn't going to be quick, but well thought out in advance.

"That should do it." Plague said and smiled at me after we had finished loading the car.

Even though I was on the opposite side of the car, he walked over to me. He hugged me and he seemed to do it in a different way than usual. It was a hug but there was…more love in it. There was more love in it than usual and I liked that. Especially since it was coming from him. When he broke away from me he was smiling nervously. I smiled back at him and both our smiles became larger.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Walking Dead Mid-Season Finale (2011)

This was an excellent episode. Just heartbreaking. I am going to delve into spoilers or else I can't really talk about this episode.

For awhile now The Walking Dead has gotten 'slower' and focused more on the humans than the zombies. This angered people that wanted their zombie show to be focused on zombies. One person on The Walking Dead Facebook Page said that the title refers to the survivors and not the zombies.

If this is true, then it makes sense for the show to focus more on the human characters.

Throughout Season 2 (up to this point) finding Sophia has been of the most importance. Rick and gang are staying at Hershel's farm and won't leave until Sophia is found.

By this episode these things happened:

Lori (Rick's Wife) is Pregnant
When Shane finds out he tries to say he's better than Rick (since he thinks he's the father, as do a lot of the viewers). The rift between the two is shown. While Shane did have a moment last season of showing this it was more of a secret (though it's shown in this episode Dale did know about it).

Possible Daryl and Carol Relationship Implied
Okay, yeah, this is shipping. But the two have been growing closer all season as Daryl became more human. In the scene where a possible relationship is implied it is shown that Daryl still has his old feelings and that Carol cares for him (so much that she would abandon the search for Sophia to spare Daryl's life).

Shane and Dale Showdown
Dale is finally acting on his suspicions of Shane. He takes the group's guns in an attempt to hide them so that Shane can't do any harm. When Shane finds Dale things come out that show that Dale is correct in his suspicions. While Dale's warning to Andrea of Shane (since she is now in a relationship with him, secretly) may seem controlling. Dale is right to be worried.

This is by far the best, saddest, and most messed up part of this episode. Shane finally loses his shit and it leads to a slaughtering of all the Walkers living in the barn. While this scene is disturbing it doesn't hold up to when they find Sophia. This show takes a lot of risks and having a child becoming a zombie and then being killed takes a lot of balls.

I was pitying Shane for the last episode or two but now I'm back to hating him. His philosophies are good but he takes them in a very dark direction. While Shane can do more stuff in the face of danger, Rick is the more human of the group. And, when you're trying to keep humanity alive, being human is very important.

I liked that Sophia was found and that her death really meant something. It meant that the group could see from Hershel's point of view. Plus, with the Barn Walkers Massacre, Hershel could understand the groups point of view.

Now I can't wait for the second part of Season 2! February can't come soon enough!

S&N Series Trailer

Here is the trailer for the whole series of S&N.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Terminator 2 (Part 2)

I look at the character of Sarah Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

If that version does work, try this one:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sushi, Sake, and Tanuki: A New Leaf 5

As soon as the sun rose, I walked into Akumie's room. As soon as one of my feet went through the door way she was awake. Looking at me she gave a slight smile my way after she realized who had entered her room.

"Rig Katashi." Akumie said as I walked over to her bed. I tried to remain calm as I walked over to her. I tried to avoid the feeling in my heart that I felt when she looked at me. All I was after was sex. Nothing more and nothing less. If I were to give in to the feelings of love, I would be breaking the teachings of Katashi.

"Akumie." I replied as I showed her the food that I had prepared. Akumie seemed to enjoy the smell of the steamed rice, miso soup, and nori.

"I see that you didn't do anything special." She said, a little annoyed.

"Maybe I was thinking of something special after breakfast." I said and blushed a little. Though there was no embarrassment behind my blush.

This sent Akumie into a fit of laughter for a few minutes. "You do a horrible job at trying to pick up a goddess, Rig. But, I must admit, you do have a thing for theatrics when you aren't talking."

She got out of bed and I realized just how truly beautiful she was. The way all her features complimented the others made me think I should reconsider my plan.

"What's your story?" Akumie asked me. "Everyone has a story when they're after someone."

Sajoki suddenly came into my mind. The memory of our times together, of her betrayal, and what I had to do made me certain of Katashi's Teachings.

"I had a love named Sajoki. She was the most beautiful woman that I had ever seen. I risked everything for her and, in the end, she betrayed me." I bowed my head as I remembered Sajoki's blood on me.

"I won't betray you, Rig." Akumie said and put a hand on my shoulder.

"I know you won't." I replied and looked into her eyes.

In a swift motion Akumie kissed me and I lost all sense of where I was. All I was aware of was her body and the sound of her breakfast hitting the floor.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Michael Collins (1996)

Title: Michael Collins

Director: Neil Jordan

Starring: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, and Julia Roberts

Rated: R

Released: 1996

Rating: 3/5

Oscars: Nominated for 2

Basic Plot: Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.

Can't Connect to the Characters
I guess since this is based on a true story the audience is supposed to care for the characters already. I'm not too familiar with Irish History so I was having to learn to care for the characters through the movie. For a good majority of the film (around half of it) I couldn't feel for anyone. I kept wondering why I should care for any of the characters. By the end of the film I did understand and care a little for the characters. Not feeling for the characters in a film is a bad thing.

The Romance Subplot
The romance subplot is the most useless thing in this movie. It doesn't go anywhere. Well, it goes somewhere but you don't even care. This subplot is so useless it just takes up time. Time that could've been spent making a better movie.

Lots of Action
The one good thing about this movie is the action. The bad thing is it bored me after a little bit. Bloodshed for the freedom of Ireland shouldn't bore me. But it seems the director was all about getting in as much action as possible. This works great for an action movie but not one where you're trying to make people care for history.

Final Thoughts
I might be biased against this movie since it's not the kind I usually watch. However, I wrote my review while looking at how much the movie made me care. This movie, especially, is one that is trying to make you care about history. If it can't do that, it fails. Plain and simple.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Let's Watch Lone Star State of Mind (Parts 6-9)

revrezner and I watch Lone Star State of Mind and share our views on it.

If that version does not work, try this one:

Let's Watch Lone Star State of Mind (Parts 1-5)

revrezner and I watch Lone Star State of Mind and share our views on it.

If that version doesn't work, try this one:

S&N: Curse Revealed 4


Right now I was being reminded of my humanity being a thing of the past. I had been reminded of it ever since the change, but now it was clearer than ever. I don't know if it was the untouched food in front of me or Samara's eyes looking into me. Her eyes showed distrust as she kept eating her food.

The silence was something I would've liked to get rid of, but she had not replied to any of my attempts at conversation. I dearly hoped that she was thinking of why I should be with her. Be in her life, at least. But with every bite she ate it seemed that she would never agree to be with me anymore.

Finally I pushed around the food on my plate like a human child. Or, really, like any human at all. Looking at Samara's mouth I thought I saw a brief smile. I went back over the moment in my memory banks and I saw that there had been a smile on her face for less than a second.

After Samara finished her meal she looked at me. She stared at me like she was looking for any bit of the Nazilla she used to know.

"Naz," She finally said. "I think there is some of you left. Know what? I love that part and I can't see the rest of you getting destroyed. If I lost you again I don't know how I would recover. I don't think I could."

Samara paused for a few minutes before she walked over to me. I thought that she was going to slap me but then her lips pressed into mine. I loved the feeling but it somehow felt distant. It was as though I could tell what was happening but not feel like a human would. I couldn't feel the same joy that I used to feel when human.

But it was what I had wanted so I kissed back. When we both pulled back as one a smile was on her face. My face wasn't expressionless and had a smile for her.

"I love you." We both said as one. I admit, I did cheat to give it perfect timing. But it did make us both happy.

As we smiled as one, she took my hand and led me to her room.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Title: Captain America: The First Avenger

Series: Captain America

Director: Joe Johnston

Starring: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, and Samuel L. Jackson

Rated: PG-13

Released: 2011

Rating: 4/5

Oscars: None

Basic Plot: Steve Rogers is chosen to become a super soldier.

Steve Rogers' Transformation
The transformation of Steve Rogers is very good. How they make him skinny (using some CG) and then all muscular is superb. That's only one of the transformations. Another is the character and how others react around him. His angelic side isn't changed but how he reacts to people is amusing at times. This is because he's been skinny and beat up all his life that he steps into a whole new world in the course of this movie.

Red Skull
The make up for this character was AWESOME! Through the majority of the film you don't seem him referred to as Red Skull or the makeup. But when it's revealed it is lovely to behold! I've seen previous pictures of Red Skull from previous movies and they just can't compete to this movie's version.

Bucky's Death
I don't believe this character is dead. When Steve/Captain America rescues Bucky from capture, Bucky looks like he had been experimented on. Reading on imDB it seems I am correct since, in the comics, Bucky becomes Winter Soldier. Oh, and I am not sorry about "forgetting" to warn you about this spoiler.

Final Thoughts
I am not a Captain America fan and nor do I read a lot of the comics. So my review is biased because of those facts. However, this is a very well made movie. Even if you don't find it deep, it will be entertaining (as this kind of movie should be). At the end of the movie it gets you all ready for The Avengers movie.

The Green: Illegal 4

Forever and eternity passed as I waited in front of Plague's house. Night turned into early morning before I saw Plague riding a motorcycle. He was driving erratically and when he got closer I could see why. He was covered with blood and I hoped most of it wasn't his.

Racing to the front of the driveway I waited for him to stop. When he did I helped him off. No words were spoken but grunts were made by both of us. I sat Plague down at the table in the kitchen.

"I'm sorry." I said as I raced to get the First Aid Kit that was in the house. Guilt flooded me as I went over the whole house since my memory had left me. I could possibly become the reason Plague died. Finally, after eons had passed, I got the First Aid Kit.

"How are you doing?" I asked Plague as I started to use the kit.

For a moment he was silent and then asked, "Did you at least get some of the Gralg?"

"Yes. Yes I did." I said and finished using the kit on him. Luckily the majority of the blood wasn't his or came from cuts that weren't that deep.

"Pretty good for your first time." Plague said and managed a small smile as he looked over my work.

"I panicked. I got you hurt, Plague."

"Matthias, it's common to panic on your first time out."

I nodded sadly and decided not to argue anymore. "Did you get anything besides wounds?"

He nodded. "Yes. After I managed to knock the person out I got this." He said and went into his pocket to take something out.

"Who was that person? How did he know you? And what's a butt buddy?" I asked.

"He was a man I ran into from a previous case. Who he is isn't important. And, for your last question, that's…" Plague paused for a long time. It seemed that either the term butt buddy was a very delicate thing or he didn't want to admit something. And what if he didn't want to admit something that was obvious to everyone but me? "A butt buddy is a term for a male gay lover. When gay men have sex they sometimes put their penis into the other one's anus."

I nodded, though I was still confused. How could anyone find that enjoyable?

Plague opened his hand and I realized I had forgotten about what he had been doing before. He opened his hand and there was a piece of paper. He handed it to me and I read it.

"So people are trying to grow it now?" I asked Plague and he nodded.

"We should hand this paper, after copying it, to the police as well as the Gralg you have." He said.

"Are you sure they won't throw this stuff away as a hoax?"

"The police trust me. I believe there isn't a high likelihood that they will."

I nodded but was still nervous. I trusted Plague but I didn't trust others as much.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)

Title: A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas

Series: Harold and Kumar

Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson

Starring: Kal Penn, John Cho, and Neil Patrick Harris

Rated: R

Released: 2011

Rating: 5/5

Oscars: N/A

Basic Plot: Harold and Kumar are reunited and then are out for a night of wildness as they look for a Christmas Tree.

The 3D
The 3D to this movie just takes the cake. I am not a fan of 3D (unless it's in a theme park and extremely cheesy, like Terminator 2 3D) but the 3D in this movie is awesome. So many weird things are thrown at the screen and it's done throughout the entire movie. Plus, it is cheesy and the movie makes fun of 3D ("It's 3D. You know Daddy Daughter Day.") in numerous parts.

Disrespects Everything Under The Sun
What made this movie so fun for me is that I didn't mind everything getting disrespected. There is so much drug and sex in this that if you have any qualms about ANYTHING being in a film, you probably won't enjoy this. This is very much a stoner film. Everything is so messed up it doesn't make sense to a sober person. Mind you, this movie is a comedy so everything done is for laughs and not to gross you out.

Neil Patrick Harris
As NPH makes the hit show How I Met Your Mother, he makes this movie. Though he isn't in the movie a lot, he leaves the most impact. I could've made a review just about what he does in the movie. If you like NPH you should see this movie just for him. He is THAT good. NPH did "address" his gayness. However, if anyone thinks it's serious, they are dumb. It is done, as with the rest of this movie, for laughs. And laughs only.

Final Thoughts
This movie is good, but the 3D in it is really essential for enjoying the movie. A bunch of the jokes will fall flat when seen in 2D. I don't believe it is being shown anywhere in 2D. If it is, take the 3D version. I didn't see this movie after consuming anything so my review isn't biased because of that.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Terminator 2 (Part 1)

I get started on my Terminator 2 review by bringing people up to speed as to what Terminator 2: Judgment Day is about.

If that version does not work for you, try this one:

Friday, November 4, 2011

Would you rather be a famous musician or a famous actor?

Why not both? Can I be both?

Ask me anything

What's the best gift you've ever given?

I'd say sonnets since those were very personal.

Ask me anything

Who's the most talented person you know?

Me =D and my friend Crysy.

Ask me anything

Would you rather get up early or sleep late?

Sleep late. I HATE waking up early.

Ask me anything

What's the kindest thing someone has ever done for you?

I would say but I don't want to ruin the surprise ;)

Ask me anything

Has anything ever been stolen from you?

The only thing I remember is this cord to an old printer of mine (old because I can't use it any more) which must've been stolen by one of my roommates because I never lose things...

Ask me anything

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Terminator 2 Review Preview

Here is what my next review will be of.

Song: New Divide-Linkin Park

Note: I had to break it up due to my computer not allow me to save it as one video.

If that version does not work, try this one:

Part 3 (Because Fucking YouTube is an ass that won't allow me to embed my own fucking video)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My Halloween 2011 (jashycam 35)

Wonder how my Halloween went? No? Well, I'm going to tell you anyways.

Song at the End: Going Down- Sick Puppies

If that version does not work, try this one:

Are you a competitive person?

Only on Go-Karts really. I take no prisoners with that.

Ask me anything

Let's Watch The Grudge (Parts 9-11)

I record my reactions to The Grudge (2004) as well as revrezner's.

If that version does not work, try this one (difference is that the end credits don't have music):

Let's Watch The Grudge (Parts 6-8)

I record my reactions to The Grudge (2004) as well as revrezner's.

If that version does not work, try this one:

Let's Watch The Grudge (Parts 1-5)

I record my reactions to The Grudge (2004) as well as revrezner's.

If that version does not work, try this one: