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I wasn't dead...just resting [September 9th, 2005]
[ mood | working ]

I finally decided to start updating. Live journal first, then I will tackle the website. Where have I been? Especially since I was supposed to have come back? Life. That's all I can say. I have been spending a lot of time working, playing and did I mention working. It eats up a lot of my time and then when I came home the last thing I wanted to do was get on the computer. I think my roomies use it more than I do sometimes. It's been nice though...a break. A much needed break to get my shite together I suppose. It's almost there. *grin* And I will share all later. But right now, I am about to be late for work. *gah...wish I didn't need that necessity called money*

Love you all.

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SIN CITY [April 7th, 2005]
[ mood | sick ]

I have been excited about the movie for the past year mostly because of my love for Robert Rodriguez.  Frank Miller is a definite plus though.  Of course I had to see it opening weekend.

My ThoughtsCollapse )

So yeah that's all I have to say about that.

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Say no to Parker. [April 1st, 2005]
[ mood | silly ]

Why does Parker Posey ruin the movies I look forward to? Convincing me that she will be a good villainess in Bryan Singer's Superman opus (did you see Blade Trinity) is like trying to convince me that Jennifer Tilly should be in the next Shakespeare movie. Now I don't mind comedic Parker. In fact I like her when she does movies like House of Yes, Best in Show, Mighty Wind...even Josie and the Pussycats. Point is she belongs in comedy, not horror and certainly not in a superhero movie. And as Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) partner in crime? Riight. I believe that the way that I believed that Denise Richards was a nuclearphysicist in the World is Not Enough (she could hardly say let alone get me to believe that she was it) Maybe all parker needs is a good script and a good director. As much as I like Bryan Singer, I don't think he is it though. I am not a big Superman fan though anyway, so not sure why I am caring. He has always been too much of a boyscout. I have always liked darker heroes like Batman anyway.

I also must say that as much as I am a comic book geek. Do not let the fact that I have all the mommy parts disuade you from this fact. I am a comic book geek and proud of it. However I am kind of getting tired of the comic book movies. Oversaturation is never good mr. movie boss people. Cannot anyone make an original movie anymore? Go against the grain. It's okay. People will follow. Reminds me of the new Project Greenlight which I am now hooked on. This time Ben, Matt and Chris are doing a horror film called Feast (obligated to watch the show of course being both a movie maven and horror film freak). Now just so you know Feast was the weakest of the scripts. Shite according to Wes Craven (though Mr. Horror himself did make Cursed, which apparently was aptly named). Listen to the man, listen to Ben, listen to Matt for god's sake. No. It may be crap, Dimension execs say, but horror is big right now and we might make money off of it. Why? This makes no sense to me. It made no sense to Matt Damon either. It makes me love him more.

But anyway, not all rants today. I watched the premiere of Eyes on Wednesday. Liked it. Now have a crush on Tim Daly. Once again I think this is simply because he is a wise ass. Have I mentioned that sarcasm...albeit well placed sarcasm (see...Jack O'Neil, Spike, Mal Reynolds) is just dead sexy. Well it is. Sarcasm rocks.

Going to bed now. Ciao.

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Do you remember? [March 22nd, 2005]
[ mood | drained ]

Anyone remember Miracles? It aired in 2003, had Skeet Ulrich and Angus Macfadyen in it.  It also had the amazing David Greenwalt attached to it.  Unfortunately it was one of the TV casualties of the war in Iraq.  Exacs cancalled it after 6 episodes or so I think.  Could it be because it was always preempted with a grainy Ted Koepel?  Or that it kept switching nights and times much like the equally beloved Wonderfalls.

Well as I was browsing in my boredom of early morning retail, I discovered that it is coming out on DVD next month.  Yeah. I only hope that it is tied up the way that Wonderfalls was. Now if they would only come out with Dead Like Me Season Two already.  I need my fix of good shows.

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Lookie I made it all pretty [March 12th, 2005]
[ mood | artistic ]

Let me tell you though, took me a couple of hours trying to get everything just right, but I seemed to have figured out the whole over ride thing. I think.

I have been neglecting this sucker for about a year. I should really stop doing that. Maybe this will be the icon posting/ranting/movie review bit to my blog. And well, I am not sure what tempest will be. Need to get back into the swing of things. Which is why I made it look all pretty. We all of course know that that is the first step.

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I know... [March 14th, 2004]
[ mood | awake ]

It's a stupid meme, but I liked my answers.

Movie Partners (Girls Only!) by churchbabe
Your Username
Lord of the Rings PartnerAragorn
Star Wars PartnerHan Solo
Pirates of the Caribbean PartnerWill Turner
Finding Nemo PartnerSquirt
Harry Potter PartnerRon Weasley
Created with quill18's MemeGen 3.0!

Not only do I get Han...love Han, but I get Aragorn and cute little Ron. Sweet!
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Brothers Grimm [February 5th, 2004]
Am quite looking forward to Terry Gilliam's Brothers Grimm.  Its Gilliam and he makes me happy.  Plus Monica looks amazing as the Evil Queen.  I know saffronica  will agree with me on this one. If the rest of the costumes/surroundings look as great as Monica does.  I know I will enjoy the movie if but for the eye candy.
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Exactly what haven't I seen? [February 1st, 2004]
A movie list, stolen by saffronica who stole it from Tashina....and so forth and so forth.

Bold the ones you've seen and add your own 5 to the bottomCollapse )
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Just not talkative apparently [January 25th, 2004]
[ mood | not tired...grr ]

Decided to blog here rather than over at the blog. Don't know why. Not a lot has been happening of late. Been on a gaming kick. First it was Knights of the Old Republic and today it was Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II. Apparently am feeling the urge to kill things. Finally went and saw Cold Mountain and enjoyed it, though not as brilliant as all the hype was.

my take on movies like Cold MountainCollapse )

Finally decided to try my hand at creating some icons for a contest. Crazy huh? I just feel so...well like a newbie to so much on the webby world. Sure the design thing is getting better and better. Now I am trying my hands with the icons. I should make some for Ants. Just because I can.

I should go to bed. I hate insomnia.

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New icons....lookie [January 13th, 2004]
[ mood | creative ]

Hopefully I did this right...and everyone can see these. Wish there was a preview thingie. Is there a preview thingie? Hmmm...oh well, here goes.

(My love for the upcoming Hellboy movie grows. Mostly Liz and cool Pyrotechnics is just fun.)

(Eddie Izzard and history. What more could you want. Must do more)

(Stitch is just too cute. Love him. Had a Christmas cut out that we had at the store from last year that was up during Christmas at my place. Want real, full sized one now.)

In other news the amaryllis that my father and Marsha gave me is blooming. Very pretty I must say. I love greenry especially blooming greenery. Damn I want a garden...oh and spring too. Hate the cold, snowy, windy crap. Should probably move from South Dakota then huh.

Will write more just not at present. Ciao
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Glutton is me [December 8th, 2003]
[ mood | tired ]

Cause I told Saffron I would. She stole it from someone I dont know who stole it from a lot of other people...I guess. Anyway

01. how did you find my journal?-
02. why do you read my journal? (what do you like about it)-
03. what do you like most about me?-
04. what do you like least about me?-
05. would i be someone you would want to know in real life?-
06. what do we have in common?-
07. anything else you would like to tell me?-

1. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
2. Am I lovable?
3. How long have you known me?
4. When and how did we first meet?
5. What was your first impression?
6. Do you still think that way about me now?
7. What do you think my weakness is?
8. Do you think I'll get married?
9. What makes me happy?
10. What makes me sad?
11. What reminds you of me?
12. If you could give me anything what would it be?
13. How well do you know me?
14. When's the last time you saw me?
15. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
16. Do you think I could kill someone?
17. Describe me in one word.
18. Do you think our friendship is getting stronger/weaker/or staying the same?
19. Do you feel that you could talk to me about anything and I would listen?
20. Are you going to put this on your livejournal and see what I say about you?

Done now. Thank you to the four people who will actually answer it. *smile* And dont forget. be honest. Brutally so, even.

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Just a friendly reminder [December 4th, 2003]
[ mood | cranky ]

Love your retail worker.

Ah the joy, the Christmas season has arrived. Now is the time for peace on earth and holiday cheer. Its the most wonderful time of the year. Unless of course you are in retail. Now I love 95% of my customers, know a good portion of them by name or by tastes, but that other 5 % (You know the ones that come out as soon as the Christmas music does) can go to a nice fiery hell I have personally designed just for them. This reminder is just for them.

Hmm, lets start with those individuals who believe that just because they have money in their hands that they have the right to treat me and mine less than hospitably: Listen bub, I work damn hard too, in a really crappy khaki pants and a damn polo shirt that looks horrible on anyone. I work long hours that no one wants to work and ooh even on holidays that you probably get off just to deal with folks like you. This is not a caste system here. Be nice.

To the customers who show up five minutes before closing and insist they are just looking inevitably not allowing me to close the store until at least 15 minutes later: You can look when the mall is open you bastards! You see I have to go home now so that I can wake up in seven hours and do this all over again tomorrow. Unless you're buying something - Leave!

To the woman with the large stroller full of children: Our aisles are narrow and your stroller is just too damn big. Not to mention that you need to put straight jackets on each of your unruly children who think that pulling everything off the shelves is just fun. Forgive me if I glare at you when you refuse to pick up said merchandise declaring that it's part of my job to clean up after your demon spawn. "It'll give you something to do" will not help either. I still hate you and hope your power goes out or your kids decide to paint your walls.

To the lady in a hurry: being pissy will not make the line go any faster, nor will groaning loudly. We're hurrying the best we can. And honestly what did you expect during the busiest time of the year? Impatient people should do their shopping ahead of time not at the last minute.

To the customers who think I am lying: If I say I am sold out of something it does not mean that I really DO have some of those items, but am hiding them from you. However now that you are accusing me of said offense, it makes me want to do so.

To the greasy, redneck man who thinks that mulletts are still cool: Do not stand outside my store an hour early and rattle my gate as if you were an ape. It will not make open the store any quicker. In fact now I will take my time.

To the woman who cannot believe our prices: Listen lady, I am not the one that sets the going rate. If you can find it ten bucks cheaper elsewhere, why arent you there? Complaining throughout the entire sales transaction also isnt going to make it get any cheaper.

To the could you hurry it up guy: You're rude, brusque and inherently insulting. I will try my best, but tapping the counter incessantly will not make it go quicker. In fact it may distract resulting in slower service.

To the kids who buy one piece of candy each: You all suck! (not their fault really, they are just kids, but all in all they still suck. It just kills my numbers and damn it I want to go to Mexico!)

Face it folks you all deserve coal this year. Or better yeat...fruitcake.

However to the kind people who smile sympathetically when I deal with previously mentioned idiots, thank you. Whether you understand my plight or even care, you make me feel just a bit better knowing that retail workers are appreciated.

Now I didn't write all of this to complain about how horrible and pitiful my life is (though venting I must admit makes me feel a shade better today). I, like many other retail employees put in long hours for holiday shoppers, hours we don't usually work and you all need to be aware of said fact. We work just as hard as you do and if weren't for us you'd all be doing your shopping through catalogs, online or at your local supermarket (Oh look mommy, canned beets!) So please be kind and patient with your local name tag people. We're patient when you try to explain something or get angry with us, so why not exhibit the same courtesies to us? Show us that you appreciate us. A simple thank you, hang in there, I feel your pain, or even have a nice day does amazing wonders.

All right. The ranteth hath hereth end-eth.

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Guess what? [November 11th, 2003]
[ mood | quixotic ]

I love Role Playing. Oh yes, oh yes indeedy. Now I have been doing Play By Email games for about 5 1/2 years. Possibly longer. I have been running one for a little more than 2 years. Heck even met my dear sweet sisters Saffron and Alex through one RPG. Ah, Blood Moon...those were the days. Had so much fun with the Blood Moon incarnations that every time I see Mili Avital, I think Lilith and when I see my darling Peter Wingfield It's all about Adam/Magnus. I cannot help it.

Anyway, been running my own play by email called Permanent Midnight like I said for a little more than two years now. it's a blast and right now am having way too much fun. What do I love about it? Melodrama, Violence and plenty of smut. I love writing stories, despite the fact that I am probably really really bad at it. But it's a nice escape. I play three characters: a very damaged, yet powerful vampire named Gitanne, a very much like me witch called Natalie and Selene, all powerful goddess (I'm moderator, of course I get to be the powers that be) Time and time again I will pick up a male character and NPC him.

Anyway...just a note on me loving role playing. that is all

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Icon Making Freak [November 6th, 2003]
[ mood | sleepy ]

It's late and I am still compulsively making more and more icons. Why, because they're fun and highly addicting. Maybe I will figure out a way to post them all up here and everyone can nab them or perhaps I should force everyone to just go to my fanart site and pick them up there. Anyway, did a Death one (from Sandman), some faeries, Mars (manga), Fraggle Rock, Last Unicorn, Eddie Izzard, Charlize and Finding Nemo ones. Ack now must go upload them.

Note to self: Actually post something worthy instead of this drivel if you are to have a livejournal. Bah, my bed awaits. until tomorrow.

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I'm taking over [October 26th, 2003]
This used to be Nic's journal, but she never really used it so now it is mine. Bwa ha. I think I am going to use this as a creative writing journal, maybe rants that are a little too personal or racy to put on my regualr blog. Maybe friends only, *shrug* who knows. But this is now Rissa's...bwa ha ha.
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