I've had kinda an uneventful day. The only major things that I did was get my groceries and get almost done with chapter 2 of Bio-Booster Armor Twilight. As I said, I have some ideas about chapter 3 that I posted in my previous post in a response to Susie. Susie
: I was sort of hoping that you--and others--would look there
Minor spoilers that only tease at future events, but don't tell you what really to expect, or if it does give a story or plot element away, it doesn't tell you what will happen. You'll actually have to think up what might happen, but with this being an action/comedy story, nothing won't be too outlandish as a guess, knowing what few--and I do mean few--details that I've let loose, but I still think that some of you will be surprised at what will actually happen
I haven't seen all of BD1 yet--I've barely had time to see SWATH, which I though was good though I do have some minor complaints, such as the directing and pacing (I had those before the scandal based on what friends have told me about the film)--it's a scenery and cinematic masterpiece, but the writing and pacing and directing of the actors wasn't the best. No matter how good actors like Kristen and Charlize are, you have to throw them a bone every once in a while to get the best out of them, instead of leaving them to their own devices. And I've said the same about Eclipse, how Kristen, Rob and Taylor were often left to their own devices by Slade and had to improvise and over or under act to compensate, which makes Eclipse, IMO, the weakest in the saga, even though it was still good, just not as good as it could've been. And Eclipse too, focused on the action and scenery porn, instead of steady story telling.
But for BD1, as I said, I haven't seen all of it yet between work and everything that I've been doing. But I have seen the major parts just to see if they held up as far as me remembering how you guys' reviews and opinions left me feeling, even a year later. Well, I'm not disappointed, rather, I'm still as impressed now as I was back then, having now actually seen stuff like the Wedding, the Honeymoon, and Nessie's birth. Makes me wish that I had time to see the whole movie, let alone have BD2 in my possession
BTW, if you'd like to have an example of comparing and contrasting sequels or differing adaptions of something, feel free to ask, since I can tie that in with something that's inspiring my fan fic Caryn
: I have to say that I feel sympathetic for you not being able to be here as often as you can because of work. Granted, you're doing work far more advanced than what I do, but running around the office (and I do mean literally), running errands for the family, and always thinking can take quite a bit out of you. That's why I've been trying to set up times on most nights to write, because it's sort of an escape from some of that stuff. And it's odd--I now have quite a sum of money, but it's sort of mo' money, mo' problems LOL. I have this money coming in, but I can't have more than a certain amount in my bank account at a time or else my benefits may change, so I have to be a bit mindful of that.
But I do enjoy that freedom of not sweating as much over money and such, and I'm starting to help pay some of the bills around here, too. And with that freedom, I can also buy some stuff for myself, like some books online when I get my debit card, which might happen as soon as tomorrow, at least as far as getting the process started. I mean, my work is a bit tiring and I don't make a crap load of money at it, but combined with my benefits, having a lot of support and looking back at how I was last winter and a few months ago, I do know that I'm a friggin' crap load better off now than I was then, and I'm in general a lot happier now. A little stress relief and not worrying about some things has gone a long way for me.
But I do sympathize with your deal, but family and friends are important, and I have to say that IMO that you're managing everything quite nicely. It takes a lot to be a successful wife, mother, and career woman. Some things that some men and women do with their lives and be successful doing it would drive me insane LOL. I have a friend who's a model, a newspaper writer, a Radio Disney performer, and god knows what else she does, and I wonder how the hell she does it all. All I know is that I haven't mastered all of that stuff yet, but you seem to be doing a pretty good job and I commend you for it
BTW, I wonder what the record is for most Twilight Saga movie viewings. I think that you'd be pretty high up on that list LOL, not that I blame you. If I had some serious money and didn't have to worry about work and my "theaters kinda suck" mentality, I'd have probably seen the films quite a few times before I got the DVDs. But then again, if it wasn't for work, I'd have worn out my DVD player, and maybe my long suffering PS2 by now Natalie
: I did fill out your survey questions when I got online earlier. I hope that you like my answers and that it helps out with your research.Amanda
: Thanks for the offers of tech help, because I'm so behind the times. I did at least get to see SWATH and I liked it, but if there was better directing for the actors and less focus on the scenery porn and action and more on telling the story, I could've been even better. As I said, I've had similar gripes about Eclipse, and though SWATH wasn't as bad, if it was a bit more balanced over the whole, it could've been even better than it was.Lulu
: Great news! I hope that everything goes well for you and your husband.Everyone
: I did get my groceries, as I mentioned. Among other things I got, I bought some fruit juices, some steaks (big sirloins) and I might get the chicken tomorrow or Friday. I also bought a roasting pan for any whole chicken or whole chicken breasts or turkey breasts I decide to get, or maybe beef and pork roasts. I bought some grape juice and lemonade because I think it might help with some energy stuff, because grape juice has antioxidants and citrus fruits have vitamin C, so I'm trying to get some healthy stuff to drink aside from just water, as well as coffee and tea, and the occasional pop.
I also bought some chicken stir-fry, because I've been wanting that for a while, and some really good soy sauce to go with it, and some potatoes stuff to go with my steaks.
And if anyone wants something that tastes like a milder form of Red Bull or Amp, get some Pepsi X dragonfruit flavor. It does have that Red Bull/Amp aftertaste, but not as horrid and the actual flavor is a lot better. Still might not be for everyone, though.
Aside from that, I might veg out for the rest of tonight, and read in bed after dinner. I just have a few happy thoughts in my head, stuff that I can't stop laughing at. I've watched some parts of the old 1989-92 Guyver OVA cartoons on You Tube, and I couple of things have stuck in my mind that were so cheesy, that they were just awesome and I can't stop cackling at them. One of these things isn't very appropriate for here until I can word it in such a way as to it being presentable here. But the second thing is just makes me laugh, and it gets funnier when I think about in the context of the BD2 fight scene.
Here's the scene. Sho/Guyver I knees a hyper zoanoid named Zerebuth in the face, and he chickens out and tries to find Sho's crush (later girlfriend) Mizuki and use her as a human shield. Zerebuth enter the room where she was being kept, to find his comrades dead, and Mizuki no where in sight. He, however, finds Guyver III/Agito, who then gives him this message:
will use her, not you
. Die, you stinking rat
!" (Agito used his friendship with Mizuki to manipulate Sho, from making him do certain things to simply making Sho jealous of him to control his emotions)
And with that, Guyver III extends his arm mounted sonic blades, Zerebuth gets cut in half and dies.
That line I mentioned is just so cheesy in it's presentation, that it's just awesome and darkly humorous. Just the emphasis on the phrase "you stinking rat!" just make it work. And I can imagine in the BD fight scene if Bella gets cornered, Agito in his Guyver armor shows up to whoever is about to kill her, and tells him/them, "She'll decide her future, not you. Die, you stinking rat(s)!", in the same sinister voice, and kills them in much the same way. Hey, it's just a thought, and Agito in recent issues of the manga Bio-Booster Armor Guyver
seems to have settled down a bit as far as him wanting to rule the world and his amoral, manipulative ways, or at least he's finding more positive ways to use those traits. Just a random thought that I can't stop laughing at.
And I do think when I get it finished, which will be a while off, my fan fic will bring much cheer to a lot of you here.
I'll be back later