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Monday, May 10, 2004

First real entry in ages...

I've been busy, school tends to do that to you....bitches, haven't really had much time to devote besides the odd really short post or some pictures and beleive me when i say it takes a lot more effort for me to update this mutha properly than it does for a quick little bit of photoshoppery, check out this one...

Domo goes stone age, i'm still not 100% sure what Domo is but i reckon he's like a japanese tellytuby or soemthing.
FInally sort of finished my coursework last week, (i still get the feeling that i'm not quite out of the woods yet, my media's done and dusted but my history could well come back to haunt me) But that still leaves exams to worry about, i know i only need two c's to get into my course but it just means i'm going to try and coast, i know i will and i don't think i can stop myself so i may not even get that. Rant over.

Spoiler Alert

In other news i went to see Van Helsing last night, and i've come to the conclusion that it's shite, while i was watching it it seemed okay, something akin to the Mummy or The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in that bascically it was something which one passively consumes and enjoys in a manner akin to some form of sponge vegatable, however i am sadly now afflicted with THE CURSE!!
I Take A-level Media Studies, and therefore it is immpossible for me to passivly consume anything. ever. never. ever. As i sat and watched i could feel my brain picking holes in the film, spotting the numerous flaws and continuity errors and asking important questions like "why does the passage of one year mean the film moves from B&W to colour?" and "Why is this Romanian Girl dressed like she's from Spain?" and "where did the little Ewok things come from?".
But my major problem with this film is the fact that it seems to be completely unbelievable, and considering todays films it's got to have done something bad.

Alow me to explain if i may. You watch Star Trek or Star Wars, faster than light travel, energy based guns, psychic powers and lightsabres, and yet you accept all this scientifically impossible hokum because it fits nicely into the story and even if it ain't possibly it's at least plausible (eg a transporter is technically possible but you'd need to cover the whole surface of the planet with hard drives to store the molecular data) this is called suspension of disbelief and it exploits the audiences ignorance of certain specifics to make the ridiculous seem run-of-the-mill.
The problem i have with Van Helsing is that they push this theory a little too far. As anyone who's seen a trailer for it will know, the film features the three old Universal horror flick staples (SEE!!DRACULA!! FEAR!!! THE WOLFMAN!!!! RUN!!!! FRANKENSTEIN!!!)
and it attempts to weave the three together and in doing so take horrid liberties with stories that are so much common knowledge as to have been internalised into the public psyche, thus it strikes a bone jarringly wrong note when It is proudly announced that only a werewolf can kill Dracula, or that van Helsing isn't an old heamotologist from central europe somewhere, but is actually the "left hand of God" and has been alive even longer than Dracula, or that Dracula is using Dr Frankensteins technology (the good Dr's dead by the way) to bring lots of little vampires back to life, but for some reason he has to find Frankensteins monster first and let him take the lightning bolts. It all seems too wtong and ridiculous to even be consumed passively,


I thought i might start making a note of t-shirt slogans i find, they're generally quite cool

Today's T-shirt slogan: God is Dead-Nietzche
Nietzche is Dead-God
today's Music: Iron Maiden-Die With Your Boots On

# posted by The Prisoner | 8:08 AM |

Y'know i'm born to lose, and gamblings for fools, but thats the way i like it baby i dont wanna live for eva.....and don't forget the joker!.........Daddy.......Do you call me daddy cos im old? do you call me baby cos im young? and i could be the one, who gets to take you home. Honey.....do you call me honey cos im sweet? sweet like the sugar in my tea, and i take more than three, and thats what makes me sweet. and i would like to say today it would be nice to run away, monday to thursday every week, we can see what we can be. and you wont serve another drink to lonely men who think they own a piece of you, they snap their fingers, tell you what to do. and they would like to take you home, well i guess their not alone.....................This aint murdermile its just the way i smile. Kiss all your fingers, whats that for? You'll never get to heaven with your shirt all torn..........Not a prisoner, i'm a free man, and my blood is my own now, dont care where the past was, i know where i'm going!......On Iron Horse he flies, on iron horse he'd gladly die.....Change, everything you are and everything you were, youre number has been called, fights battles have begun revenge will surely come, your hard times are ahead.......We're all living in amerika, amerika ist wunderbar......FUCK YOU I WONT DO WHAT YA TELL ME......Sandy why can't we look the other way?......Where's my Elvis?.....Don't try rules cos they do not apply.....She got me with a suckerpunch.....
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