I'm going to give this a try in celebration of a whole week completed of awesome movies and the frantic and crazy reactions that went along with them. This is just me talking about stuff from the week and various related thoughts. Everyone should comment on whether this post is something they'd like to see on occasion or if it's a total disaster that should go away and never come back, so I'll know whether the experiment works and what to do or not do in the future. Onward to my brain words!
Folks, I'm just in awe of some of the movies I've watched this week. Obviously we know where the crown goes, but let's not sell short the amazing, witty and I'm-totally-going-to-watch-it-again Princess Bride, the exceedingly entertaining Ghostbusters or the angry metal skeleton with a heavy accent that was Terminator. Everything that I watched this week, I enjoyed. Going forward I expect it'll be a while before something Star Warses me again, but now I have hope that some really amazing stuff is on its way.
The first week's been swamped with requests and recommendations. I'm impressed that there's just so much media that people are willing to stand behind. In the future I want to get more books (I have a Kobo now and it's an incredibly cool device), start trying video games and even get music recommendations. Eventually I'll start watching a TV series, too; Roomie has been hinting that I need to get into Star Trek.
Roomie tells me that I've got a lot more readers than I thought. He asked me to guess, and I figured 30-40 just based on the number of times I see a new name in the comments. "Higher." 50-60? "Higher." 100? Bit more than 100. he tells me. Folks. Folks. I'm so thrilled you don't even know. A little over 100 people actually taking the time to read all the crap that I write? There isn't a :D in the world big enough to show just how great that makes me feel. I'm not the most outgoing talker when it comes to offline, and I don't think I've ever had more than 20 people listening to me in one go. That would be for like class presentations, too, which doesn't count because nobody's really listening. Now I'm saying stuff and there's people who want to hear it... and lots of them! If my grin were any wider I think my face would stretch. I'm so glad you're all here and that I'm able to give you a little back of what you've given to me.
Movies and writing have been a great distraction from how crappy things are otherwise. Roomie's nice, but he's only here so often with work and life and shit. Lacy's over more often than anyone could ask and she's in touch through the day to deliver comments and things for me to respond to. I'm still stuck here, though, except when I have to go deal with more crap outside. I've gotta say, the thing nobody ever tells you about a cast until you get one is that you're just going to smell. Nobody says anything but I'm pretty sure they're just being nice, because I can practically feel myself just marinating in gross. You can't shower, you can't have a bath; your personal cleaning consists of have a washcloth, good luck. I'm lucky the setup of our washroom makes it convenient, because I could see this whole thing being hugely obnoxious to someone who can't sit in front of the tub near the faucet. Leaning's a bitch but that will turn around in time.
The other thing they forget to share? The flipping itch. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I've still got feeling in my legs, but holy balls and smoked herring I just want to jam every fork and knife in the place into the casts and rake all my cares away. It's a damn good thing they told me not to or holy hell the infections.
I'd just like to give a big shoutout to Roomie, Lacy, Kaito and Brian for helping out with general life upkeep crap - life just wouldn't be possible without some lended hands right now. I hope to get back into enough shape that I can pay you all back someday with heavy lifting or crafty puck stoppage. Probably the former.
Once I figure out how I want to do book, TV and/or video game reactions, I'll start posting those as a way to keep active with my brain during times when nobody's around to safety the movies. That reminds me, I promised a description of the whole "ritual" that goes on.
I guess a lot of my geek friends (and some of the supposed non-geeks) have had a lot of experience with spoilers (leaks) for plots and episodes and movies and even books. Roomie and Lacy are extra-vigilant to cover that angle for me. How it typically goes is that either a movie's already set up and I just have to press the Play button, or else they do the full ritual.
First, I'm not allowed to see the DVD case, because apparently those can spoil things. They don't tell me anything about the movie that I don't already know. For The Princess Bride, I was allowed to see the DVD menu and wasn't paying attention anyway, but thanks to a stray candy demon walzing through the Ghostbusters menu I'm now banned from even doing that without supervision. I saw the Terminator menu and it would have spoiled things for me too. Seriously, what is it with movie companies and thinking DVDs are only for repeat viewers? Roomie says they actually put a leak in the THX logo for Terminator 2, which is incredibly dumb on a whole new level. Is it like a sport to try and ruin things for people ahead of time? Is this deliberate, or just hugely short-sighted?
Anyway, this has been Some Wonderful Kind of Life. If you hated it, please be honest in the comments so I can make sure not to do it again. If you want me to do it again, tell me that. If you want me to do it again so you can hate it again, then... good for you? Anyway, thank you all, you're from good people, and I'm loving my pop culture baptism.