Archive for June, 2011

yesterday.

June 29, 2011

I just now noticed that the Harry Potter DVDs had been touched. I packed and folded that box closed myself during the frantic moving day, so it definitely wasn’t me that picked one of them up and made the inner packaging fall out of the slipcover.. then put said slipcover back in the box BESIDE it. I still own some of the movies on DVD and have been upgrading them to Blu in the form of the now-“missing” Ultimate Editions. I guess since this can’t be resolved by the return of the stolen discs.. or any actions upon the thieves whatsoever.. I guess I’ll just have to buy all four Ultimate Editions all over again.. like I had to do some DVDs & games when my dad stole and pawned them some years ago (a couple repurchases even occurred twice). Still thirty bucks a piece at Amazon. And I had never even got around to watching them…

Can’t believe that in order to change the address on my free subscription to Maxim (currently extended to September 2023!), I still have to mail a letter or call. What is this, the 80s? If so, I thought it’d be a bit more awesome than this. :/

My Amazon Prime free trial ran out at the end of May.. so I guess it’s back to the good ol’ US Mail next month unless I want to pay up for UPS release-date delivery. Or make yet another Amazon account to get the free trial again. Hm.. I really miss visiting Best Buy and picking out the most pristinely-packaged dent-free DVDs & Blu-rays on the shelf. Ah, those were the days.. that’ll most likely never return..

Yesterday’s media buys included The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy: Extended Edition on Blu-ray. I purchased (and still possess) both the original Theatrical & Extended DVD releases, so I chose to wait for the Extendeds to upgrade to Blu. It’s currently $70 on Amazon, but it’s very well packaged. Three black Blu-ray cases of five discs each (two Blus for the film, three DVDs of bonus features each) in thick golden cardboard that is held closed with a magnetic clasp. I also watched the first half of Fellowship last night. Looks like this upgrade was worth the wait.. I also purchased Sucker Punch: Extended Cut on Blu. Never seen it, hope it’s good. Enjoyed Snyder’s Watchmen anyway.. but not so much 300.. >_>

I thought the downward spiral that is my life was bad before.. but now it seems to be becoming more of a free fall.. Whee. See ya.

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a life now incomplete.

June 27, 2011

Just about everyday still, I remember something I was forced to leave behind and get depressed all over again.. no matter how long I play games or watch TV shows and movies. It seems my media is just fighting a losing battle now. I’ll miss that microwave egg cooker plate thing (even though I was getting too lazy to even use it), the marble towel roll holder we had had for years (roll now just sits alone.. without a home), the yardstick we had used to.. reach for things.. All kinds of items that held memories. Everyday, thinking of something small like those.. All those books I wish I had saved.. probably thrown out by now.. or sold.. The thought alone makes my stomach ache. 😦

I guess in the latter years, my life became more about possessions because I thought they wouldn’t hurt me like humans easily could. But as usual, I was wrong. I didn’t expect items to go away like humans do, but they did. And now I feel incomplete.. Also in those latter years, my dad became my butler or roommate more than my father. I regret that. Some of my possession addiction may have stemmed from finally being able to spend time with him. Our interests forked.. and I missed him. We used spend time together. But with things costing more money for him, that eventually stopped. But every week, I was able to take a drive with him to get more discs. And then I would save some TV and movies so that we could watch them together. But in the latter days, he slept a lot more…

I’ve at last got the HDMI cable to work so I can finally see what’s partly the big deal about Blu-ray besides the fancy blue cases. My first purchased Blu-ray was Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (gotten at a good deal due to a price match screw-up), then my first purchased one watched was The Dark Knight… So it sort of felt right that the first purchased Blu-ray watched in HD video quality (audio still goes into the TV) would be.. Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Yup, still getting some older unwatched Blu-rays out of the way. The movie was alright. Seemed more kiddy than the previous two.. Awesome picture though.

I’d probably feel a third better or so if I could just find those first four Harry Potter Ultimate Edition Blu-rays. But I’ve pretty much looked into every box I have here and nothing. They cost me about $30 each.. and now I have the recent 5th & 6th here too. Not much point in having them without those first four. Damnit. Those guys better not have stolen them. Though I’d say it’s pretty likely they did by this point. Or they got lost among all the other junk he had in the back of his truck.. I would call and inquire.. but.. I obviously can’t and no one else seems to care enough about the matter to do so.. And on top of that I’m still finding plenty of disc cases damaged by them carelessly throwing the boxes about during the move. Definitely not worth what I paid them. 😡

I was going to look through my collection of video retailer magazines and throw a good amount of them out.. but anymore I’m too depressed-lazy-uncaring to do that. So in the closet they stay for now. I have quite a few more discs that were displayed on a bookcase because they were spayshul (great TV show seasons, plus movie series like Harry Potter & Lord of the Rings).. but the bookcase didn’t come along so I guess they must stay in there crappy boxes as well. The very few visitors I get seem surprised there’s still so many boxes not unpacked.. as if I have a place to store these items outside of their boxes. Silly humans.

I also finally watched my Netflix selection today — Due Date. lol, funny stuff. I liked it.. and I need to laugh. So the unexpected “can’t let go of dad” subplot was surely.. unexpected. -_- ..And with any way I step forward comes the inevitable two steps back. The TV has been blinking snow very rarely for a little while now, possibly due to keeping it turned on 24/7. It’s mainly been shortly after turning it on.. but now of course it’s done it a few times after switching from the PS3’s HD feed to the cable box’s SD feed.. so that’s just plain fucking awesome news.

I would say the main thing in the way of doing daily entries again would be that I’m playing games a lot more often. So I maybe put the PC online mainly to download some TV for maybe a day.. then leave the modem on the PS3 for 2 or 3 days at a time. Oh and the new chair for my “new” smaller computer desk isn’t all that comfortable, so I’ve been limiting my time on it.

The cat did make the move with me.. for now. The place doesn’t allow pets, but something is very slowly in the process of being worked out. Ugh. He hides whenever someone comes to the door. He had only known the previous apartment his entire life, so that’s understandable.. This place is said to be full, but I haven’t really seen any of my neighbors yet. I still choose to go and check the mail late at night. No interaction is better than an awkward interaction..?

See ya.. I guess..

missing.. everything.

June 20, 2011

I finally watched my first Blu-ray here in my new.. home.. I Am Number Four. Wow, the Smallville writers sure enjoy stealing from Roswell. They did it once.. and here they do it again. Glowing hands, blue crystals, human-alien relations.. Overall, it felt like a PG movie to me.. but it’s PG-13? I guess I liked it though.. because I liked Roswell. :p The optimistic open ending for sequels bugged me a bit.. because you don’t really know if they’re coming or not.. I’d most definitely prefer a Roswell movie instead though. :p

Later on Sunday, I also watched Battle: Los Angeles on Blu-ray. For probably the first time ever, I opted for the slightly cheaper single disc rather than the combo pack version. It was a choice between a DVD copy of the movie.. or a limited time video game demo included on the disc and nowhere else.. right now. Fortunately, all the other bonus features were the same.. so the choice was easy. I really enjoyed the movie as well. 🙂 After that, I caught the Falling Skies two-hour series premiere on TNT. Moon Bloodgood, Jessy Schram and Sarah Carter (can never forget Los Luchadores :p).. wow. And the plot is somewhat similar to AMC’s Walking Dead but with an invasion of aliens instead. And the episodes seem more.. episodic.. than continuing plotline. *shrug*

I’m trying to start scheduled disc viewing again today with the start of True Blood: Season 3 to get it done before the fourth season premiere next Sunday.. I also found my PSP charge cable today, so I guess that’s a small victory. It’s a bit more difficult to overlook the Harry Potter Ultimate Edition Blu-rays though. They’ve got huge brick packagings, there’s four of them.. and I still cannot find them even after looking into most of the boxes. Ugh..

I’m also missing a lot of small things that I ended up leaving behind. There was a spice rack type thing with salt, pepper, sugar-cinnamon.. and most importantly bacon bits. 😦 ..I look at my nails and think “it’s about time I cli–” ..Oh wait, I can’t. Can’t find the clippers. Or I want to comb my hair. Nope. No comb found. And there’s also this drawer container for the silverware that was left behind. What little silverware was saved just lays in the drawer and moves to the back when I open it. I just keep remembering all these little things like that that I forgot or left behind. And the worst part was that they had told me there was an option to put what I left behind in storage to go and grab later. Then when they later told me it was just going to all get thrown out.. that was when I nearly worked myself to death packing everything up for them. And in the end, I had to leave behind just about my entire non-fiction UFO and alien book collection. There were some great books in there. Some I was considering reading again. But now that’s no longer an option.

Oh well.. Time to just sit in my chair and escape this horrible planet for a few more hours. Day after day.. See ya on PSN! I seem to be spending more and more time there..

disappearing discs / power rangers on netflix!

June 18, 2011

Life continues to suck. After putting it off for a long time, I finally pulled most of the boxes back out of the closet (that my aunt hastily dumped in there) looking for the remaining missing Blu-rays. And of course I did not find them. The first four Harry Potter Ultimate Edition Blu-rays. Of course, I bought the 5th & 6th ones this week. Was considering finally watching them all. But now it seems there’s no damn point. It looks like they’re gone. Missing. Stolen, perhaps. The damn movers were boxing DVDs like them themselves (and ruined a few of them by just throwing them in boxes, assholes), since they were on top of my DVD / Blu collection boxes.. so I say they’d have the opportunity..

Also can’t find my old PS3 hard drive. I was wanting to maybe reinstall it for a bit to transfer some more game saves. But no. All this would be too fortunate for me. 😦 Also pretty sure I lost my PSP charge cable. Ugh. I’ll have to plug it into my PS3 like a controller to charge it from now on I guess..

And so with all this new depression I haven’t even been watching any movies on Blu-ray or DVD for a few months now. Instead, I have been losing myself and escaping in an even more immersive experience — video games. They’ve become so important recently that I just leave the PS3 on for days and leave it online.. rather than switching the internet back to the PC or something. I take a breaks to charge the controller and watch some things on the Netflix app. I fell asleep at like 3AM last night in my PlayStation Home wardrobe. PlayStation’s Welcome Back program has sure helped this, giving me plenty of free games to download and play. I’m really enjoying Burnout Paradise, free from PlayStation Plus on my EU account. After July 3rd, I’ll have to buy. $19.99, for a download, and not even counting DLC. Why is such an old game still so expensive? Argh..

Sooo.. did you hear that Power Rangers was added to Netflix streaming? All 732 episodes that aren’t Power Rangers Samurai. First, it was added as one huge listing, but has now been separated by season due to problems with various apps not showing the episode list right. Mighty Morphin‘s three seasons are together (and also includes Reversioned, ew), Alien Rangers‘ ten episodes are separate.. as well as all the other after seasons after that. Unfortunate though is that the Mighty Morphin episodes are the international master tapes with some edits to them, and Time Force has the post-9/11 edits. Ugh.. Also, all episodes of Beetleborgs & VR Troopers are also available for streaming.. I was going to watch all of PR all over again (after just completing a run before Samurai), but then a comment on Saban’s Power Rangers youtube page that DVDs are on the way changed my mind. I’ll just watch some favorites instead. And I’ve been wanting to rewatch VR Troopers for a while now. My dad and I used to watch it together before school. I think he was more interested in the main female than the show itself though. ;p

Well, back to it, I guess. I’ve looked in just about every box for those missing discs. Time to try again. It’s about all I can do now… *sigh*

evicted.

June 11, 2011

As you may have heard, I’ve got a new apartment. The landlord heard the same.. and soon I was shoved out of the only home I’ve known for over a decade, long before he even owned the place. Last Wednesday ended up being a frantic day.. once that landlord screamed at me to be out of there by the end of the day. My aunt helped me pack for as long as she was able to, and I thank her for that. But once she left, it became one horrible one-man marathon. I packed as fast as I could to meet that deadline, especially after I was told the remains would be thrown out rather than put in storage like it had been stated earlier in the day.

And in the end, I didn’t make that deadline. I forgot and missed some items that I’ll really miss. Now I need a new desk chair.. something to sit my bedroom TV on.. and I guess I’ll have to replace some books that I was forced to leave behind as well. If I’m even able to… I think I was able to pack up all of my discs though — games, DVDs, Blu-rays — they’re all in these boxes here somewhere. Probably. The following two days was spent resting in my new cell for the most part.. because my muscles continued to ache for that whole time..

The cable switchover seemed to occur immediately, but I didn’t get around to setting it all up until a few days later. The cable guy couldn’t get a second cable jack here to work either. Glad I had wired it all up from the one jack beforehand.. He asked me for $140 cash upfront while he worked. I thought something seemed odd about that, especially once that amount didn’t show up on the receipt. *rolls eyes*

A depressing end.. and a new beginning.. to an more depressing chapter. At least so far anyway. I feel even more alone here than I ever have before. See ya…