Alphabet Soup

Four brief (spoiler free) notes on “Oculus”:

The thing I loved the most - the eyes; they were actually mirrored, rather than the “deer in nightvision” look I thought they were. Very awesome effect.

The thing that didn’t bother me as much as I though it would - the linear/ anti-linear progression of the plot. It’s really easy to mess that up, but, when done right, the effect is superb, and “Oculus” got it right.

The thing I wish it had given the viewer - what did the mother see? What drove her in the end? We saw what started it, but not what tormented her after all the time she spent isolated. And for that matter, how about the father? All we got was a controlled quote to explain him, but that explained nothing.

A little bit of “Mama”, a little bit of “Insidious”, and a lot of “let’s set you up for a jump scare”s that didn’t lead to anything at all makes “Oculus” a visually good treat, with a surprisingly satisfying ending, but somewhat lacking in the plot’s overall run.

4 / 5 - would recommend viewing; worth picking up.

Picked up “Oculus” while I was out, but I STILL can’t find “The Quiet Ones” on DVD, despite everyone saying that it has been out for two weeks.

Figures, the one film I want, I can’t find, but I managed to get the one I didn’t bother to go and see.

Naw, I’m ok with that. I was planning on getting “Oculus” to add to my horde anyways, even though I didn’t catch it in theaters, so it’s not like it was a waste or anything. I’m just feeling a little bummed I can’t find “The Quiet Ones”. It was a really, really funny film (especially in all the parts that weren’t suppose to be funny).

But, really, who can really actually be bummed when they have two new turrets to add to their collection?

(hint: not me. I picked up two new turrets to add to my collection)

Massive, massive thunderstorms today. A bunch of places overtown were flooded, making driving a nervy experience (especially going back and forth over the bridge), but it’s all good. As long as the duck tape holds on my car’s rust spots, things won’t be too bad in the morning.

Oh, man, I forgot how good “An American Tail” was.

Picking up some pizza.

Whoo!

Gonna watch all three “Pulse” movies.

Whoo!

Not gonna be able to ignore how much they abuse the green screen.

…meh…

But still gonna like the plots.

Whoo!

purpletoasterapples:

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URL: floweredangel

Name: -nope-

Nickname: Angel

Birthday: Labor Day (no joke - how’s that for an appropriate birthday?) 

Gender: female 

Sexuality: Who cares? What, you really want something here? How about: I’m a terrible movie-watching, horrible pun-loving, excited ramble-ranting snuggle cuddler.

Height: 5’7”

Time Zone: Eastern Standard (EST)

Current time and date: 8:48 PM

Average hours of sleep: ~3-4 hrs. (six on a good night)

The last thing I Googled was: imdb.com+search:WakeWood

My most used phrase(s): ”Okay”, “No worries”, “Brevard County Library, how may I—- shhhhhhhhoot, sorry, yeah, I know I’m at home. Yes, I could do it in my sleep. Please stop laughing.”

First word that comes to mind: purple

Last thing said to a family member: no worries, I put gas in it for you.

One place that makes me happy and why: the neighborhood dock; it’s quiet enough you can hear the train across the river, the city makes a beautiful skyline for the sunset, and you get to see all sorts of amazing things (dolphins, manatees, alligators, fish, drunken boaters, etc)

How many blankets I sleep under: none; sheets only.

Favorite beveragesOrange-carrot fruit mix (Sobe use to make it, now someone else does), any mountain dew except the original, apple juice, Dr. Pepper, OJ… lotta juices, apparently.

The last movie I watched in the cinema: "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Three things I can’t live without: my books, my music, and something to draw with

Something I plan on learning: ToonBoom Animate (eventually)

A piece of advice for all my followers: No matter what you do or what choices you make, life is going to hand you a lot to deal with and, sometimes, you will feel like you are being defined by the things that you are dealing with. Find a system that works for you and keep from getting overwhelmed by all of life’s hurdles. 

I tag: calla-soreon, 0hbloodyhell, pixiestyxandstones, stalkerish, jennzehero, pyac, yrrard, bi0maus, and chocolate-time-machine 

(that is, if you haven’t done it yet. If so, sorry, I’ll look closer)

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neutroisenjolras:

if you ever try to befriend me and you expect to be in frequent contact with me i am so sorry. i do that with maybe two people and even then i often go days or weeks withouts saying anything before talking daily for a while. 

the point is if we dont talk that doesnt mean i dont like u and think about u a lot im just terrible at maintaining close relationships

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I have put off getting my hair cut for two weeks now and it has gone from “dandelion” to “swamp thing”. 

Next stop is “consumed by Audrey II”.

I really need to get my hair cut.
It’s bad enough when it covers the back of my neck, but now it’s trying to suffocate me with a smothering heat.