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JG
11 June 2010 @ 12:34 am
I've been on vacation for close to 4 weeks now. Still have one more week to go. A guy could get used to this. :D
 
 
JG
11 August 2009 @ 11:11 pm
As someone who doesn't have English as his first language I've grown accustomed to using the language without knowing very well why a certain expression is appropriate or why a certain verb or phrase is correct or incorrect.

But then, after nearly a lifetime being exposed to the language, stuff sticks. :D

But today I used the expression "that's the sound of the other shoe dropping", and of course, I know what it means. I know why I used it. I just don't know WHY I used it, if you know what I mean.
 
 
Current Mood: sillysilly
 
 
JG
12 July 2009 @ 11:42 pm
Hi there. Just letting everyone know I'm still amongst the living. :)

Things I've done since my last post...

Went to see a Cirque du Soleil show, Varekai. Wonderful show, a real spectacle, though the thought that people were risking their lives to entertain me did give me pause.

Had vacations, or how you kids are calling it these days, staycations. :D Wasn't sure I was going to get the time, so I didn't really plan for anything.

Passed my driving code exam. Now all that's left is the practical driving exam.

Managed to get my weight down to 85 kilos. I've began fasting a couple of times per month, 24 or 32 hours periods, think that helped.

Bought a few games. Demigod, Sword of the Stars and Sins of a Solar Empire. Fun! :)

So that's pretty much it.
 
 
Current Mood: awake
 
 
JG
10 May 2009 @ 01:18 pm
Awesome movie. I think I still prefer First Contact, but that's just because I'm more of a ST:TNG guy.

But I'm hoping I can get to watch more of this crew.
 
 
JG
06 May 2009 @ 09:33 pm
Saw it yesterday.

Look, if you're expecting anything but a Wolverine movie, AKA, watch Wolverine get hurt lots, and still hurting the other guys more, well, it's not a movie for you.

Me, I got what I was expecting.

Truth be told they could've made several good movies out of the basics of this one. They had several characters and actors that could've been better used, they could've focused more on other parts of his story, and some decisions were WTF worthy. But all in all, a decent origin movie.

And this time the actor playing Sabertooth was given some real meat to work with. :D

Hopefully we'll get a Deadpool movie too, to "fix" some of the WTF factor from this movie.
 
 
JG
07 March 2009 @ 01:03 am
After work today went for dinner, sushi, which I love, especially with wasabi. NOM NOM NOM!
One day, I'll have it with sake even. :)

After that it was off to the movies. So, last time I went to the movies was ... Iron Man? Or that Will Smith movie where he plays a superhero?

Something like that. I used to go once or twice a week, but that feels like lifetimes ago, now, heh, not so much.

But not today. Today I was going to watch The Watchmen.

But first... Trailers. For Star Trek, and Terminator Salvation. Two franchises I'm very much a fan. Two franchises I'm sorta afraid for, but also, hopeful.

And then it was movie time.

If you know the comic it was based on, IMO, it's pretty much the best adaptation anyone could make. If Moore saw it he might even enjoy it. :D

If you don't know the comic... Well, it's a superhero movie. Written by people who didn't particularly like superheroes. In a way, it's the most realistic superhero movie ever made, since it's in a great deal a character study on what sort of people superheroes would make.

And while I enjoyed every single actor, Jackie Earle Haley playing Rorschach is the standout.

It's not a movie for everyone. It's violent, very violent, it has a fair amount of nudity (including digital penis :D), sex, disturbing images...

I definitely enjoyed it.

And for people on my flist who like Jeffrey Dean Morgan, well, he plays the biggest bastard ever. He's also a kind of Captain America. :D

But this is one fandom where I'll try and steer clear of fanfiction. I'm sure people will woobiefy both The Comedian and Rorschach. And that's wrong. Very wrong.

And to finish, here's Tim Minchin, an Australian comic/musician I've discovered on LJ several weeks ago. I'll probably end up posting every video I can find from him, even if some are pretty, hum... naughty. :D


 
 
JG
23 February 2009 @ 10:01 pm
 
 
JG
22 February 2009 @ 08:58 pm
So, nearly a year since my last post. Time does fly. :(
 
 
JG
17 April 2008 @ 10:18 pm

My Personality
Neuroticism
27
Extraversion
50
Openness to Experience
51
Agreeableness
44
Conscientiousness
46
You rarely get angry and it takes a lot to make you angry, however you often resist any cravings or urges that you have, but sometimes you give in. You enjoy some excitment and risk taking in your life. You are not interested in the arts and do not display aesthetic sensitivity. You are mostly a compassionate person, however you prefer to make objective judgments when possible, however you believe that a certain amount of deception in social relationships is necessary. You are guarded in new relationships and less willing to openly reveal the whole truth about yourself. You take your time when making decisions and will deliberate on all the possible consequences and alternatives.

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JG
Xander & Willow, a conversation, hum, parts stolen from the Cingular My BFF ads. :D



Xander Harris!

What's up?

Your cell phone bill is what's up. All this texting.

It's no big deal.

It is a big deal. Who are you texting 50 times a day?

I don't know, my BFF Zombie Hitler.

Tell your BFF Zombie Hitler that I'm taking away your phone.

This is so not fair!

Buffy paying this bill, that's what's... Wait... Zombie Hitler?

My BFF!

Are you insane?

What's the big deal?

It's Hitler! World War II, genocide? Anything ring a bell?

My other BFF, the Master... I mean Dracula, thinks he's going to save us from the inferior races.