ActivityI really need to get more active on this site.
I spend a lot of time on it (142 days, 17 hours, and 28 minutes, to be exact) but most of it is just browsing videos and lurking on the forums.
It's kinda shameful really, in an odd way. I don't spend enough time interacting with people on the internet, which sounds lame but I think is a really great thing that the internet and this site in particular has going for it. And I really want to be apart of that.
A couple of things have led me to this odd epiphany (which is way to fancy of a word to use in this mundane of a context).
A). The main reason I am writing this. A little brush with the big Community Hunter guys. I was lucky enough to have a chance to play with them for a bit in the late Reach SWAT Tournament that we didn't actually play in, sadly. But I did play with some of them for a little while, which was something. Guys that have made 486 (exaggeration) Community Hunter videos, which put my 2 videos to absolute shame. I felt quite unworthy to be in their presence, I assure you.
B). I took a look at my stats recently and was shocked to discover that I now have 20 people watching me. Which is fucked up (in a good way). Last time I checked I was at 11, which I had been for the past year or so. So that stirred me up a little, enough to get me off my lazy lurking ass and write a journal, something I had neglected to do for 8 months. I don't know who it is that's following me now, or why on earth they would do such a thing, but thanks. You are, in a very roundabout and obscure way, holding a sort of intervention for me.
(Possible) C). This also may be a result of the fact that it is 4 in the fucking morning here in Houston, Texas. And hot as hell, as usual. I may be slightly delirious.
And now time for the closing paragraph where I wrap all my thoughts up rather poorly, leaving tiny loose ends that don't really matter. I'm not really sure what I should do to get more active though. If anyone has any ideas, post in the comments or some shit... maybe record some CH videos. That'd be cool. Actually post in the forums I lurk in, maybe.
It's also fucking great that I had this epiphany right at the end of the summer break, nice thinking there buddy. But, better late than never. Maybe the productivity in school will get me motivated to do things I like to do.
Anyway, goodnight mysterious onlookers. I have no idea what you may have gained reading this, but I felt good writing it.
Roosterbuscus?Just listened to the podcast (a day late I know) and when Jack started talking about Toby Turner something odd happened. My personality... changed.
Ever see those girls in line for the new Twilight movie jumping up and down and acting stupid and shit? Yeah, well, it was kind of like that. I don't usually geek out about stuff, but fuck me, I jumped out of my chair when Toby was mentioned. And when Jack suggested he should get on the podcast, I screamed.
Now, I am extremely disappointed in myself. Thank fuckin' christ nobody was home, but you know what?
4 months later...So yeah. After 4 months I feel like things should actually be said. Not like, personal things. Fuck that. Important things.
Like the Spider-Man Reboot.
I for one, cannot wait for it. I'm sick and tired of all these fucking haters that say -- Well lets go down the list...
1. That the reboot is being made too soon. As if there's some arbitrary point in time that dictates whether or not it's appropriate to reboot a series. I can't even begin to imagine why these people think that, the only thing I can think of is that people are afraid the reboot won't offer anything new to the Spider-Man franchise. Which seems like complete bullshit to me, because that fear is going to be there forever. It isn't going to go away just because Hollywood WAITED. Hollywood could wait another 10 years to release this movie, and the fans would still be complaining because it isn't by Raimi. Sure, you could make the argument that after 10 years, people would be more open to the idea of change, and the fond memories of the last movies would fade away and leave room for new memories, but what kind of bullshit is that? Why would we have to push the old memories out? Why can't we keep both?
B. That the movie is "Emo." Another complete bullshit complaint (I'm starting to see a theme here). The only reason people call this movie "Emo" is because the film has a darker tone and it involves a teenager. Nolan's Batman movies all had a darker tone, but nobody called those Emo. All because Bruce Wayne is an adult and Peter Parker is not. I don't really have to go any deeper than that.
III. That Andrew Garfield looks like Robert Pattinson. This fucking irks me the most I think. Not that I have anything against Robert Pattinson, quite the opposite actually. Everyone is trying to make it sound like its an insult. Robert Pattinson really isn't bad. The only reason people hate on him so much is because he was in the Twilight movies. Nobody fucking complained about him as Cedric Diggory. One article about the film, or rather the teaser, said this: "And yet there's Garfield, doing his best Robert Pattinson impression, all cheekbones, pout and staring into the middle distance as if concealing some deep emotional turmoil." What kind of bullshit is this? I don't even know what to say. Why the fuck is this even a bad thing? I can guarantee that 75% of Youtubers would read that and laugh saying how true it is and how retarded he looks. Fuck that. That is such bullshit. "As if concealing some deep emotional turmoil." Yeah, its not like his parents died when he was a kid or anything. That wouldn't fuck anyone up at all. Ever. That ties in with the whole Emo thing as well. I actually have a lot to say about this... fuck okay.
A lot of people are complaining about the lead in this film, Andrew Garfield. Fuck all those people. Those people are all the same people that call him "Edward from Twilight." Garfield is a brilliant actor and I think he fits the bill of Peter perfectly. Now, there are a couple of things to note about his portrayal of Peter Parker. It's obvious in the trailer that Peter isn't really a high school nerd. More of a high school loner. That kind of pissed people off, and I can actually understand that. No, this is not going to be nerdy Peter that got beat up and stuffed in lockers. This is going to be Peter that has his hood up and draws during class and goes up on roofs with his skateboard. I'm a little disappointed that they decided to relate him to the "hipster crowd." Not Emo. Hipster. Very big difference. But that doesn't discourage me much. I saw the Art of Getting By recently, and the concept of the kid in that reminded me a lot of this. And the concept of that movie was the best thing about it. The idea of that concept being put into Spider-Man is pretty exciting to me.
I guess there's not really much else... I mean there's plenty of shit, but nothing really fucking annoying. A lot of people complained about the whole Mirrors Edge thing. If you don't know what that means, look at the comments on Youtube for like, 45 seconds and you'll see what I mean. I don't really care about it or the people that complain about it, I just hope nobody files a lawsuit. I just want people to keep in mind that I really doubt that seen (EDIT: Fuck did I spell scene like seen? Ugh) is going to be in the fucking movie.
Basically it all boils down to people being unhappy about change. Which is a pretty deep issue in and of itself. Why do humans hate change so much? Animals adapt to new environments and change. Humans fight change so hard that their they're (EDIT 2: What the hell is wrong with me?) willing to destroy the Earth just to keep things the same. But anyways.
Wow that was fucking long. I actually don't like writing rants, I feel like an idiot after I write them... But I guess I just needed to get it out.
Project FreelancerYeah so, the second Burnie posted the journal where he says that they showed the trailer for Red vs Blue season 9 at PAX East, I of course went straight to youtube to look for any footage the crowd got of the trailer.
Yeah, I feasted my eyes on a shitty, shaky, SD video version of the trailer.
And it was the greatest thing I had ever seen.
I won't say anything about it, in order to keep you all who don't want to know happy. If you want, just look it up. Just type in Red vs Blue PAX East 2011. You won't be disappointed.