Tuesday, May 20, 2003
So! My old reader nemesis! We meet again! But this time, the advantage is MINE! Mwah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
I had to go driving today. That, in and of itself, is not too bad. But the guy made me do 5 freaking parallel parks in 5 different spaces one after the other. I practically had a nervous breakdown. Decidedly not fun times for me. I mean, I didn't hit anything, but it was extremely nerve-wracking. That may or may not be correct usage of hyphens, but I didn't so much as glance at the usage packet for this last test, so I know not.
I read the Kill Bill script today. In bio. And french. I finished it at home. Argh, I waste my precious school time so. Anywho. I thought it was pretty good to read, even if movie maverick Noah didn't. Go ahead and read it, if you're into reading scripts. But don't read it if you want to be surprised by the movie because, duh, it's the script. Tells all. If you didn't realize that, you're a Fool. But I thought I ought to warn you in any event.
Ooo! Good stuff here. New comic. Called Strings of Fate. I seem to have developed a sudden dislike of completely constructed sentences for a moment there. But the moment, it passeth. So, this fate string stuff. It is goooooood. The finished pages are usually quite well done. Some of the unfinished ones aren't so easy to follow, and they may be a bit... not so well done. But the characters are insanely well-developed and the plot line is gloriously complex and original. One of those things where the actual writing doesn't even matter so much, because the characterization and the plot are so interesting.
I recommend taking a look at the character bios, if you're going to read the comic, because if you're not used to them some of the characters look a bit alike, and it helps to know who's who. Also, until you get used to them, the names can be a bit confusing, unless of course you're Chinese and your mental sets are already primed for Chinese names. I mean, I know which name goes with which person now, but I've been reading it for a bit. It may be a wee wickey titchy bit daunting to a newcomer. The character bios might be quite helpful here. It might even be a good idea to open the bio page next to the comics while you read them until you get into it.
Er. Ya. Well worth it, I would say. Very well worth it. For all the right reasons.
And, I might add, it is infinitely annoying that the girl who does Strings of Fate (Jen) and the girl who does Tourniquet and Return to Sender (Vera) are both right around my age. Maybe a year older. But, as you may note if you look at their stuff, they are both much, much, much better artists than I am. Aaaaarrrgh. Good art makes my spleen hurt. But I can't stop lookin' at it.
Oh, another online comic thing that I've been reading for ages but kept on forgetting to post on the side with all the other good stuff: Scary Go Round. Funny stuff. It may make more sense if you start a story from the beginning and read it all the way through. The art sort of grows on you. This comic is currently doing two weeks of guest artists, so don't judge it from what you see on it right now. Although there should be some good stuff there, a lot of the artists I like are guesting. To put it verbaliciously.
I simply adore the fact that we have to analyze an interview we're supposed to conduct with an old person using the things we learned in Chapter 4 of our Psychology book. I love this because no one in the class has read Chapter 4. I also love it because the teacher has already collected our books for the year, and there's not a chance in Hell or Hades that she'd give 'em back. It's at times like this that I like to sing my 'Impossible Assignment' song in a sweet, lilting voice, filled with honeysuckle and mildew.
O! How I yearn to fulfill thy requirements!
O! How I strive to do so!
O! How I am thwarted at every turn!
Thwarted at every turn by the
The books we're supposed to read are out of print!
The library we're supposed to visit hasn't been open since 1876!
O! How I wish the teacher had taught us the information
Upon which this Assignment is based!
Alas! It is not to be.
And so we strive onwards,
Ever we strive onwards,
Fruitlessly struggling to complete
Our Impossible Assignment!
Yup. That's my song. I'm not sure what tune you should sing it to, because I'm listening to an odd combination of the Beatles and the Dandy Warhols right now, and that sure ain't it. But use whatever tune strikes most true in your heart, and you'll be all set.
Both the Boston Globe and the New Yorker agree with me when I say that X2 was a more enjoyable movie to watch than Matrix:Reloaded. And we all agree that Matrix was not a bad movie. It just wasn't that good. Whereas X2 was that good. Hmm. What is this world coming to?
Aaargh! The sun! It sets, directly in my eyes! I must flee this unfortunately situated seat like the vampiric feline that I am.