Archive for May, 2011

a blu-ray sunday

May 29, 2011

I awoke in the morning, after getting the last night’s anime out of the way (Bleach was yawnworthy, Kekkaishi was good.. hope it isn’t over like it seemed to be.. and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood was just awesome like always).. and Batman.. I decided to watch Blu-ray movie all day today.. since most of the TV series were were over for the season and watched (great ending to Supernatural, wow.. watched that late last night).

So I actually started with my next Netflix selection (on DVD) — Buried, starring Ryan Reynolds. Wow. That was a great movie. Very suspenseful. His character gets kidnapped in Iraq and buried alive. The entire movie takes place in his box underground. Enjoyed it from beginning to end.. It was about time I watched this one. It’s been sitting here for a month or two, mostly forgotten about due to all the drama that refuses to leave me alone…

Next up, I went in a somewhat opposite direction with Eight Below. I got this Blu-ray for free through Disney Movie Rewards a while back and decided to finally give it a watch. It was pretty good. It’s a Disney film about a pack of dogs left in Antarctica to fend for themselves. The animal acting was pretty impressive.. but not so much the human acting. :p The dogs get into some adventures while trying to survive down there.. I partly picked this selection (among the three or so titles to get free) to see more of Moon Bloodgood. But since this is Disney and almost the entire film takes place in a cold climate.. and the stars are the dogs.. I didn’t get to see much of her at all. :p

And then I got online for a little while. Running low on food yet again. Damnit groceries. Buy only some and you pay like you got a lot. :/ ..So I ordered more pizza, of course. I’ve been considering peapod.com, who deliver groceries right to your door. I saw a code on a TV commercial that gives you $20 the first order and free delivery for a while. $60 minimum order though, and their selection is lacking. Tried to find Mtn Dew Code Red on Amazon. $30 for a six-pack of 2-liters, wtf? :/ ..Also, the toilet is defecting again. Water keeps entering and exiting the bowl randomly, and now always clean either. Plus the tank is dripping onto the floor.. but oh well..

Anyway, I watched yet another movie on Blu-ray — Love & Other Drugs. I came for the Anne Hathaway nudity (of which there is plenty).. but it ended up being a pretty good movie too (unlike Havoc IMO). 🙂 ..And then a little while after that, I watched The Green Hornet. This was a very fun and funny movie IMO. I really liked it, so bring on the sequel. :p Would also have been interesting to see what it would have been like if they has stayed closer to the source material though. By then the day was pretty much over..

I hate change, but when it’s forced upon you to survive.. change becomes the only option. And so that’s what I’m facing now. Upon hearing about a prior appointment, the landlord said that I didn’t have to go to court last Tuesday. And that same day they left a paper in my door telling me that I had to get out by Thursday or they’d throw me out. So I of course was less than believing when he explained that the date wasn’t a hard deadline.. so it was no surprise when I was scared a bit by something as simple as UPS knocking at my door that day. Such a wuss. I hope I get this apartment I’m up for.. even though it doesn’t look all that home-y but office-y.. because it would definitely better than being homeless.

See ya.

media helps deny life.

May 23, 2011

On the less depressing front.. a lot of these recent season finales have been pretty damn good, such as The Mentalist (wow @ that ending) & Bones (with the small hintings plus events in Emily Deschanel’s personal life, the ending wasn’t all that surprising to me.. but still great).. I’ll have to rewatch the Castle finale. I fell asleep for the middle part. :/ And of course the Smallville series finale.. was probably the most awesome they could do with what budget they had. *CG action figure saves the day!* :p I’m getting behind on Supernatural‘s current season again. And enjoying Supernatural The Animation more since it’s based on the first season before the series went more “serious business”. :/

I guess due to the popularity of House of Anubis (“new episodes” coming soon!), TeenNick has started airing another international series H2O: Just Add Water. Three hot Australian teens become mermaids when wet. Oh, and they have water manipulation superpowers. It reminds me a bit of Alex Mack. 🙂 After airing 1 1/2 seasons, it disappeared from Nickelodeon.. but now it’s back. I rewatched all those episodes, then was disappointed when TeenNick stopped and started over at that same point mid-season. And so I pulled out my four-year-old unwatched data DVDs and watched the rest of the season that way. I thought Ash looked familiar. Craig Horner went on to play the title role on Legend of the Seeker. :p Really would like to watch Season 3 too, especially after I spoiled the finale for myself. I should find a place to download..

I got another all-too-brief “extended” Gamefly free trail from one of the recent TV commercials (with a different e-mail) and played some games. It was mainly Portal 2. I liked its humor.. but the puzzles just kept getting more and more challenging. I returned that and soon got Sly Collection. Really enjoying this one. I should buy it.. or let it get lost in the mail or something. :p I could get it pretty cheap with the $20 in Amazon credits I got from pre-ordering LA Noire.. Yeah, I also purchased L.A. Noire. At first, I wasn’t liking it all that much.. but that soon changed. There really isn’t all that much to do in the 1940s LA sandbox beside the rather linear story (or should I say stories?). That’s what turned me off of it at first.. but then I kept playing the cases. You solve one case and the next one begins, plus there’s side street cases to solve during those as well. And there’s historical locations to find and add to the map. Haha’s @ this game’s version of “GPS” = your partner giving you directions upon request. :p

Power Rangers Samurai probably could be better.. but that doesn’t mean I’m not enjoying it. Plus I’m hopeful that it’ll get better.. like it somewhat did once Antonio showed up. At first, I explained away the low quality at the start due to its going into production so quickly. And then came that talk about Johnathan Tzachor. Ugh. Hoping Nick will finally air the real first (produced) episodes by the time the “second season” (the latter 20 episodes) begins airing. According to Kimberley Crossman’s twitter, it sounds like she’s a prominent female character with fight scenes somewhere in those latter 20 episodes (currently filming). Iiinteresting. Anddamnsheshot. lol. :p

My sleeping schedule has been all screwed up at times. I stayed up and on PlayStation Home until maybe 3AM on Thursday night, then I couldn’t fall asleep.. so I stayed awake through the next day as well (except for a few short naps totaling less than two hours altogether). I slept better the following nights. And I also fell asleep for a good part of Sunday too. :p ..I really wish I could go see Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, especially after all the positive talk I’ve been hearing about it. I have FOUR FREE tickets here that I printed up months ago.. but now they’ll probably just go to waste.. Just wait until Blu-ray like with everything now I guess. Oh well. See ya.

still missing life.

May 14, 2011

Hmmm.. Maybe it’s about time I update? Alright.

Near the beginning of the month, I was able to leave the apartment again and go to a few places. My aunt said something that made be believe she had talked with the landlord so that I could stay here for at least one more month for less than half the usual rent. I was happy. But of course I was incorrect. The landlord came for the rent some days later and was disappointed I didn’t have all of it. And then some more days later, I got a summons to court in the mail to take back this dump. And that appointment just happened to be placed at pretty much the same date and time as another appointment. Just great. The world really wants to ruin Tuesdays for me, it seems. And well, everything else too, I guess.

My aunt hasn’t even contacted me at all since then. I assume she’s dealing with her own life right now and can’t be bothered to care for me so much as she used to. And I understand that. I don’t want to be a bother. *shrug* I’m pretty much out of food now.. I so miss fast food. Taco Bell, Burger King, even Subway.. Haven’t any any of it in months, except pizza of course. I splurged a little and got two delivered last night. Because what else am I going to eat? Getting a bit tired of them again too.. but oh well..

I have enough to at least pay for the rest of the rent this month, but my aunt said not to. I also have a small social security check to deposit, if I can ever make it back up to the bank. My monthly social security has gone up too. Just a measly $60 or so, but still.. I also got a summons for jury duty in the mail. I usually get out of it due to my handicap. I’d fill it out and return it if I had a frickin’ stamp.. All this depressing crap going on and I still don’t have my main escape to take advantage of. PSN is still offline and has been for over three weeks now. So the only human contact I’ve been having is through this computer. And now who knows where I’ll be after May 24th…

I had a dream recently that I was considering turning into a story or something.. but I’m too depressed to do anything like that now.. so I’ll just describe it here instead.. First, there were these huge gelatinous creatures outside. I think they were purple (it was night outside so it was a bit hard to tell). The more people they absorbed, the bigger they got. I used some kind of PSP purple light app thing to slowly make them smaller. They shrank as they spat out the humans they had swimming about inside them. One became so huge (way taller than a house) that I could see through it and to the people within. I fought past the fleeing humans and these creatures to make it to my home, where I encountered another type of creature.

My home had been invaded by these red bug-looking creatures. They were completely red, except for a few small areas such as the mouth, which were black. They started out pretty small, then grew to at least a foot long and very wide really quickly once they had been impregnated by another one very easily (touching was enough to cause it). Their chests ballooned up and the babies just burst out of their chests. I used that purple light app thing on my PSP to slowly kill them too. At end of the dream, I struggled to kill what appeared to be the last pair of them before their chests burst open and their babies would be released. But I awoke before I could succeed or not. I think I was thrashing about a bit too much to stay asleep. :p

See ya.