May 22, 2002
Writer's Block sucks. I'd elaborate, but I can't. Heh. Heh. Heh. Heh. Heh.
May 16, 2002
Attack of the Clones
So, I was one of the *cough* "sheep" *cough* that went to see Star Wars: Episode II today.
I thought it was pretty good, for the most part. Some improvements over The Phantom Menace: Jar Jar is only around for 5-10 minutes at most (I wasn't exactly timing), Anakin is not some bumbling 4 year old who manages to accidentally save the universe. (And for that matter, Hayden Christiansen can actually act -- memo to Jake Lloyd: if you want to continue your career, develop some talent along the way). In addition, McGregor seemed more comfortable in his role as Obi-Wan. Visually, the CGI characters blended in far better as well; they weren't as obviously computer created as they were in TPM, though it was noticeable.
The love scenes basically were OK for Star Wars (read: writing was average at best, cliche ridden, etc) and Portman (Padme) & Christiansen (Skywalker) tried their best to salvage them.
The action scenes had great special effects -- lightsabers rock, and Mace Windu's purple one was cool -- though it was strange to see Yoda with a cane throughout the movie suddenly draw a light saber and start fighting.
The plot was decent, if not slightly predictable. It generally showed Anakin slowly moving to the dark side, what began the war/foundation of the empire, etc. Had some cool little tidbits, such as a young Boba Fett, etc.
All in all, I enjoyed it.
May 09, 2002
Never Trust Art Majors
So I see they arrested that kid who had been putting pipe bombs in mailboxes. What I don't understand is why the moron has a big smile on his face. I know, he got the publicity that he was looking for, but he's going to be put away for probably the rest of his life. Why bother? It's not worth living a life in prison and being made someone's bitch for the rest of your life (and that kid looks like he'd easily get beaten up in prison). Maybe the freak just thought that this was the ultimate art project or something. I have no idea, but you'd think if somebody wanted to make a statement, they'd do it without running the risk of an anal rape. Then again, I heard he had a gun with him and was planning on shooting himself after his little spree was over. Heh, looks like you're screwed, kid. I hope you can keep that smile on your face in prison, and remember don't drop the soap.
May 07, 2002
CivIII is freaking S-L-O-W!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Geez. Takes sometimes 5+ minutes before turns, and I have double the min. requirements. I pity da fo that doesn't.
And a quick note to Russia's AI: Screw you. You're in first place. Deal with it. Why attack lowly ol' second place me? And is Orlando really worth sending 70+ mech. inf to capture, being as my 8 put up a heck of a battle destroying close to 2/3rds of them before kicking the bucket?