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20 May 2002 @ 12:26 pm
Catch up...  
My parents came and ransacked my room on Thrusday, and I haven't gotten time with a working computer until now, really. You would think a loft goes out LAST, but far be it from my parents to know that. Still, by Saturday evening, everything was packed up and shipped out to my house. I turned in my room key. I'm finished for the summer, and now I'm back home.

Thursday was a day that was completely frustrating for many reasons with the exception of STAR WARS. I don't know if the movie critics were actually WATCHING the same film I was, if they were throwing popcorn at kids dressed as Jedi, if they went to see SPIDER-MAN again and guessed the similarities or what, because none of what ANY of them said about this film made any sense at all. I had a fantastic time, both times (one afternoon show, one evening show). The things I'd worried about coming in, such as Hayden Christensen, were happily turned into some of the high points of the film. And Yoda. That's all I'm going to say. And Yoda.

Coming back to my room on Friday Night was terribly depressing. Both of my roommates had moved out while I was at work. It was so bizaare, the entire room emptied of people and their possesions, leaving me alone in the corner with my bed and desk. It was like there was an evacuation and I missed it. Kathryn had left one beer in the fridge, a Honey Brown, so I said what the hell and drank it, even though I wasn't in a drinking mood. I read for a while, but since there were no more lamps, I had to use the glaring overhead mental-institute style lights. I wasn't staying there another night, so Saturday after work we moved everything out.

By the way, a message to Amanda: You left a drawer full of clothes--some sweaters and T-shirts--so I took them home to keep them safe. I just wanted you to know. Also, someone left a copy of the Usual Suspects. I suspected it would get thrown out, so I took it home. If it belongs to anyone you know, please tell me.

Sunday was full of shopping for Japan (getting new luggage and film and the like) and getting the scoop on New York as best as conversation will allow. Sounds like it was fun. I doubt I'll have any stories from Japan nearly as enthralling. Leaving next Saturday, regardless...I'm still really looking forward to it ^_^

Well, that's a fairly inadequate review of what I've been doing the last few days. I'd like to think you might have been worried and or a bit curious, so...whoever you are that is/was worried and a bit curious, there you have it.

Now, breakfast.
Mood: up
Music: David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Azure Jane Lunaticazurelunatic on May 20th, 2002 10:41 am (UTC)
Eeek! Star Wars!

I liked it. It does drag a bit in the middle, but you know what? I don't care. Yoda!!!!!!
S0n of N00n: hmmm...bibble on May 20th, 2002 11:30 am (UTC)
I think Spiderman was much more draggy and unbalanced than Ep 2.

I realize I'm in a minority on this, but I see as many movies as anyone, so my feeling must somehow be "valid" (whatever that means.) Spiderman had a great beginning, but once Green Goblin came around and started killing people, things got kind of silly. And mainly nothing happened through the rest of it, until the ending, when he was on the bridge, which was dumb, and the fight in the warehouse, which was pretty cool.

Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed Spiderman, but I think it's obnoxious that the comparisons between the film somehow suggest that Spiderman had camp that was "good" and Ep2 had camp that was "bad".
dubpulse on May 20th, 2002 11:32 am (UTC)
Azure Jane Lunaticazurelunatic on May 22nd, 2002 02:27 am (UTC)
I think it's because there are a lot of bitter fanboys with grudges against Lucas.
dubpulse on May 20th, 2002 11:45 am (UTC)
Episode II just rocked. I don't know what other way to say it.

Yes there was cheese but it was Star Wars. My only measure of a good movie is if I get that sudden jolt where I realize that I was totally immersed in that story. And I got that. It was good. It was a fun movie that meshed perfectly with the plot of the first movies, even if the acting left something to be desired.

The action was non-stop, and you get the vicarious thrill of watching as Anakin turns to the Dark Side (while in the first trilogy Luke is only tempted but does not turn).

Usually I'm in line with the critics when it comes to movies really sucking. But I think this time around they should have just left their little notebooks at home and enjoyed the movie.

Ah yes, the closet fanboy has spoken. ;)
Mandafee_b on May 20th, 2002 03:32 pm (UTC)
hi mepk!!
I totally did miss you!!! I'm glad you finally got onto a computer to let us know what's going on. I'm sorry you had to spend a night alone in that empty room. It looked pretty depressing when I left. And what the hell? I left a drawer of clothes?? Must've been in the dresser by the door, eh? I thought I had everything from there. Stupid me. Was there anything interesting? hmmm.....well, I am sooooo psyched for you to go to Japan! Are you still gonna be writing on your LJ? I sure hope so....it would be great to hear all about that as it's going on. I know it will be the time of your life. I miss you already, roomie!!! *hug*

On a side note: I hate this keyboard....it has MAJOR delay, and I can only tell when I've messed up about a second after the fact. It makes typing really frustrating. ARGH! Bye, hun!