Yay pan's labyrinth. My boyfriend and I punched each other a lot. It was fun. The smily girl is from the devil dog smile.
@jack, no, no, no, no, no! something , more like this
I tried to watch Pan's Labyrinth like a dozen times, paid extra to Blockbuster (at the time) because I had it so late.
I fell asleep every time, never made it more than half an hour in.
@Dakota, the legendary James Vanderbeek, world's greatest actor.
@nkwilczy--I just lost so much respect for you right now lol Dude, it's an awesome film.
I did my best, but its never going to happen.
Truth be told I fall asleep halfway through fight club too, every time. Its like clockwork.
OMG! Do you even know who Tyler Durden is or what happens to the little girl in Pan's Labyrinth? Do you have narcolepsy? I kid.
I like Pan's Labyrinth. It's Alice in WOnderland with nightmares and fascism!
Fight Club is fine, I just have to watch it in two separate sittings (the split is right before Robert Paulson dies). I don't think Pan's Labyrnith is a bad movie, but at the rate it was putting me to sleep it would have taken 12-15 sittings for me to watch it and it seemed like too much effort to put into watching any movie.
Alex, that eye thing, fuck, I--I--
I can't top that.
I LOVE Pan's Labyrinth. I think I had the most perfect possible viewing experience of it. No preconceptions, had never heard of it before. I went to the movies with my boyfriend to see some horror movie I'd been looking forward to, Turistas maybe, and for some reason the schedules for the movie had been messed up and we were too late to see it. We only had two or three options to choose from, all of which seemed terrible to me. I get angry when things don't go my way, so I was in a pretty bad mood and wanted to just go home, but my boyfriend convinced me to stay. He ended up choosing Pan's Labyrinth, a movie neither of us had ever heard of. There were posters for it around the theatre which led us to believe it was a fairytale movie. I hate fairytale movies. So yeah, I was in a horrible mood when we sat down to watch.
That didn't last long. We got to the 'bottle scene' and at the end of it my boyfriend turned to me and said, "you love this movie, don't you?" and yes, I totally did. The movie content was so completely unexpected that it was glorious. And it only got better from there. Went in expecting a little kid's fairytale and wound up with an intensely imaginative, dark and fantastical coming-of-age tale. Awesome.
The film that did that to me was Leon the Professional. I went in, thinking, ooh, fun action film with gary oldman. I came out thinking, FUCKING HELL THAT WAS AWESOME.
Imagine 12 yo natalie portman in new york killing people. Taste the rainbow.
I only actually watched Fight Club for the first time in late 2006 (a magical time, right around when I was starting to smoke weed, probably 2 or 3 months before I touched my first cigarette, right after I quit pro Halo, right before I ended up in the asylum, a good crazy time when my actions were probably the least regulated they have ever been) and I didn't read the book until about a month after I saw the movie.
But I had seen the last fifteen minutes countless times on Cinemax or some movie channel at my parents house when I was in High School, didn't register until after I had seen the whole thing the first time, and since then for some reason I can't sit through the whole thing.
I probably would have been able to stay awake if I had been in a theater when I saw Labyrinth, I have always loved movie theaters. They were always this... spiritual place for me and I have always had a strange respect for them. In Greensboro they even have an old school Movie Palace where I saw Dark Side of Oz (I love Dark Side of Oz, I'm probably going to stand out as a total stoner for admitting it, but I do. However, like all Dark Side of Oz affecianados I have a somewhat particular methodology for doing it (third roar, switch to Animals after Dark Side of the Moon runs out, that sort of thing) and I hassled the manager for half an hour about his methodology (first roar, repeat Dark Side of the Moon over and over until the end) after it was over.
I have to gloss over everything you just wrote NK to ask about the pro Halo thing. I was all about Halo in 2006, very active on the MLG scene. Thought I knew every pro but I don't think I recognize you? Or are you talking Halo PC? Would be pretty awesome if you were into MLG though.
You were in an asylum??
Did you know Xant? He was from Australia, he played with me for a little bit (bastard, fuck that fat fuck).
I did not go as nkwilczy when I played pro Halo for MLG. I played as WONDR sometimes WONDERLIBERTARIAN, my team was called the Snow Ponies Pro, we were sponsored by 1up.com and TruGamerz gaming gear. My Blog was called something like "Proven to cause Cancer in Potatoes and Lab Rats" and I used to do color commentary on IRC for tourneys I didn't go to.
After I went with Xant to MLG NY I got on a handful of Aussie podcasts.
The time in the asylum, I mean, I've talked about it some on this website, especially with regards to my scizophrenia story in your anthology alien (since... well... my diagnosis was something like paranoid scizophrenia with panic attacks) but honestly, it's not a time in my life I relish talking about a lot.
That is hilarious. I am pretty sure you will know who I am. I recognize WONDERLIBERTARIAN from the forums. My forum name/gamertag was Mai Hem, also Not FAIRY 1. Ogre 1 is currently sitting next to me whining about how you're not really pro. :P
Since someone might know what I'm talking about I'ma drop some names.
I'm old friends with Mack and Vash, I beat Zyos (at poker) in Atlanta. I mostly hung out with Str8 Rippin anyways back then, and was super stoked when they started breaking up the Ogre's dominance.
At our best, online, we could roll with any top 16 team. At tourneys we never had a properly trained lineup.
Ogre 1 is right.
And, sure, he is right, but who the hell goes around telling people they used to play "semi-pro" Halo and never had a decent showing in a tourney, making all of their money off of publicity stunts?
I made money off Halo, and I dominated local tourneys. So now that I don't worry about what the Ogre's think I'll say I used to play pro Halo.
One of my friends is like 5th in the world at COD. Then again, that's like being fifth in the world at rape.
I also remember Not Fairy 1.... you Halo groupie.
Hahah I know, I should have worded that differently, since you can't hear the tone of my voice. I was just kiddin around, I do the same thing when I mention Halo, talk about how I was on 'the pro Halo scene' because it's easier than explaining. Same thing right?! I don't remember Str8 ever breaking up 'the Ogre's dominance' though (this is me being honest, not being a fangirl) unless you're talking about Philly? Carbon is a different story!
Anyway, for real, it's cool that there's someone I recognize from MLG here. There were a few people who were amazing writers on the forums and I'm glad at least one person is pursuing it further :) I knew I liked ya for a reason!
(and again, I was just messing around about the not really being pro at Halo thing ;))
You are right, it was Carbon, Philly was a fluke, but I remember it being fun to watch. (it's been a long time, sorry) And even Philly.... it was after Zyos left anyways wasn't it.... I remember I loved Zyos and Fonzi (and... neither of them was on my friends list (Zyos was for a little bit)... the other one was.... Fonzi's friend.... and I can't remember his name, but he helped me set up skirmishes with Rippin and it is terrible that I forgot his name)
But Orlando was the tourney where Carbon beat Final Boss (I had to check the MLG site, but before that they were STK, IIRC) if i remember correctly, and that was my last tournament. Every single one of my teammates dropped out on me after I had already gotten the team pass and hotel room, in fact it was late in the season, so the sponsors were pissed and not giving up much money and I had invested my own goddamn money in this Orlando venture, I was getting as ready for battle as I ever did.
I lost a teammate to World of Warcraft, fine, loss taken, replace, turtle wasn't that good anyways, KMan and Charm were our slayers.
Charm gets snagged by another team, which upset be since I had driven down to Atlanta and waited outside their house for hours for the opportunity to give to his parents (he was... 16 or 17 I think, in High School) this business pitch (suit and all) about how it was a good opportunity and a resume-ready event They had refused to let him go to NY, but had kept Orlando open since they had family in Orlando and could check up on him. So I train with this kid for months for the "he can go to Orlando, we'll kick ass there."
KMan decides the business is getting to ugly, also quits, gets a "life" starts talking down to me when he gets on XBox Live.
So I went to Orlando with the three man team you get in "Team Training" on Halo 2 Matchmaking.
I made it 5 rounds into the FFA (which was crazy, in all the tourneys I went to with my real team my 1st round FFA elimination was taken for granted and my teammates tried to account for it mathematically before we were even in the city, so we could at least get a decent team position, I'm the guy who knows how to lock down the oddball or score the flag against all odds, I'm the guy with the call-outs and the strategy, I'm not a strong FFA player). I topped 20 kills in every team game, I literally played the best goddamn Halo of my fucking life, but it still wasn't enough to get us past the fourth round.
So I spent most of Orlando doing whippets in the hotel room (one thing can be said for the team training crowd, they knew how to party, we dined and dashed restaraunts and wreaked havok all weekend, but did not go back to the venue until real late, and then we were fucked up). I did not give a fuck anymore, it was all over, I did not pay much attention to the tournament.
But, I understand, no offense taken or intended.
I'm hanging out in chat all day and drinking.
3 minutes till new years.
8 hours until new years here.
4 and a half.
I can't tell time....
five and a half?
yay new years drunkeness! I'm discussing sex with a thirteen year old. Dw, she's a lesbian, and I'm currently into boys, so....
I'm currently worried I won't make it to my party....I've never needed a DD to get to the party before...
I hate you so much, Dwayne.
Happy New Year. ;)
Well it's about time to start pouring the Jack Daniels. I'm going to get a little slutty tonight with it.
You're getting slutty with it? I don't know what that means. It sounds weird.
@Averydoll - The pale thing you feel for me, what you call "hate" is a candle beside the burning sun of my loathing of you.
Sorry to hear you had a shitty last tournament. It's always ridiculous to hear about people dropping out last or second-to-last minute when so much time and money goes into arranging to go to events. It's honestly awful.
It's cool you know Fonzi and Zyos, pretty crazy that someone on LR knows people I know in 'real life'. Fonzi was a really good friend of mine, one of the nicest kids I've ever met, and I actually stayed in a hotel room with Zyos just last year, and he is a really cool guy too. I wonder if the friend of Fonzi's you are thinking of is Foulacy/Peter, usually when someone says 'Fonzi's friend' they mean him haha. I don't miss 'the Halo scene' at all, but I do miss meeting tons of awesome people.
In other news, happy new year everyone!
Alex, in my experience thirteen year olds are rarely 'actually' lesbians. I'm pretty sure when I was thirteen I contemplated lesbianism despite that I've always loved boys more than the average girl. Regardless, sex was (and is) one of my main topics of conversation at thirteen and no harm done there. Just stay away from the webcams. Webcams are trouble, I know this from experience :P
Well, she's the sort of thirteen year old who thinks she's a lesbian, who talks about licking vaginas, and how prodding *here* makes the person moan harder. Yes, it scares me too. She's also a totalhardcore emo.
On a brighter note: SHERLOCK. FUCK YES.
well....i doubt I'll get any writing done tonight,.
So who won a coffee cup?
Why did he email people?
I suppose it was the people that submitted stories.
Oh, I was just wondering cause I submitted one. I didn't know if he would notify people or just mail out the mugs. Are you in chat jacks?
yay im such an alcoholic! My friends and I had two bottles of southern comfort between us. There were four people.
A half gallon between two people is always a fun night.
True true. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7woW7DmnR0E&ob=av3er
RIDICULOUS POWER METAL WOO
@Typewriter, I think you ruined my weekend. I'm so addicted to that Gemcraft game, LOVE IT!
Hahaha, I didn't accomplish anything I wanted to, but I had a helluva time ;)
no problem, sir!
I just accidentally bashed myself in the vulva with a PS3 controller. I am sure there is some sort of irony there.