May 17, 2003
Well, i don't even remember 6 days ago. all i know is the funny totally abandoned me this week, plus, i keep having headaches, i think it's the weather, which is pretending to be March, and also i'm way overbooked in life right now. at least i've got phone minutes again. that was weird, having them all used up on both phones. so the reason i haven't put any pictures of NY on here is simple; i'm still not done with all the prom photos i was supposed to manipulate and i am pure d tired of them, but i'd feel sorta guilty for working on other photos. even though i did this week. do you know why i typed "pure d?" me either. i think the dad on Good Times said that, or someone like him, i dunno.
I'm feeling the sense of loss that always comes when faced with the end of a superior TV show. tuesday brings the final episode of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, and it's a sad, sad thing. the show kinda sucked this year, but in relative terms, it's one of the finest programs on TV and i will miss it very much. of course it's in syndication, but it will never be new again.
Oh, you were wondering which photos i did work with this week? well, that's too bad because i am not telling you. they were delicious, though.
I took some of the kids to see The Matrix Reloaded yesterday. it wasn't perfect, but i wasn't disappointed, and would recommend it to anyone with, like, IQ points. and don't let any lame reviewers (some of them are lame, anyway) fool you; the story and subplots were clear-cut, carefully thought out, and not convoluted, at least not negatively so. there were *two* convoluted characters, but only because that was what they were supposed to be. it was like, subterfuge.
And oh, eye candy, rocking f/x, fun literary allusions, major H.R. Gigerage-the underground world of Zion was built on it, i mean like where you would imagine Giger-looking creatures living. but that's not my area, so could be influences from somebody else, and if so, i'll come up with a name soon. and what i liked was the way it illustrated how people don't really want to be entirely free of all outside control. well, i do, but that's beside the point. you saw people, having escaped one kind of control only to group themselves, willingly, even purposefully, into another.
Can't wait for November, and the 3rd part. only one segment actually annoyed me; this scene that came straight out of a bad online fanfiction plot, where Neo can only get information if he lends his lips to a hot chick in need. but it was brief when compared to the rest of the movie.
Okay, if for some reason you see this movie and don't get right away why it's sorta brilliant, think irony. that's really all you need to consider.
Two good reviews: Flick Chick and Roger Ebert. but i am not linking to Rog, as he gets spoilerish at the end, and though i love spoilers, i wouldn't have wanted to know the thing he mentioned before i saw the movie. so, up to you there. his review is on the lame reviewer linked page, anyway.