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So. Brave is a good thing and everyone should go and see it.

It had excellent pacing, it was funny as all get out, and man was it gorgeous. It'd be worth seeing in 3D. Considering when I took my mother to see it, I shouldn't have been surprised to see the theater filled with kidlets, but once the movie started, there was silence (except for one shrieking child when the demon bear showed up but that's understandable) which I think speaks more for the entertainment factor of the movie than the parenting skills. The little girl in front of me was running down the aisles, until the movie started.

Oh! And the "La Luna" short that played first is by far my favorite Pixar short, ever. EVER.
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It's 4 am. Finished Silent Hill: Downpour.

NO REGRETS. (never have I wanted to be wrong about a plot twist before, but oh god the DDDD: face I made when I was right. this game is perfect at bypassing the player character and going right for the player's juglar when it comes to the DO NOT WANT level)

Combat is frustrating, the Korn song, while not an awful song, just doesn't really fit, but the rest of the OST is perfectly moody. And the game is freaking gorgeous. Silent Hill has never had a creepier atmosphere.

More coherent thoughts later.

NO REGRETS.

Meme post!

Mar. 4th, 2012 09:28 pm
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I am a sucker for memes.

Comment to this post with the phrase "I'm different!", and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

Cut because I ramble a lot )
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I've been getting frustrated with the writer's block that seems to be a near constant feature with me as of late. So I did a writing excercise, just to get used to the feeling of words on a page again.

I picked a prompt from a writing prompt thing on tumblr that sparked an idea in me, set a timer for an hour, and just wrote.

Half a year later, and I finally finished something to put in my writing journal. I'm wondering if I should try making this a regular thing when I get blocked, because I actually wrote out a few paragraphs on something I've been kicking around for a while. So while not a roaring success, it did help.

If any one feels up to it, I would like some feedback. It's only about a thousand words and is as of right now unedited. But I think it helped me identify something else that I need to work on in my writing: flow and/or pacing. Obviously this was just a timed experiment with no editing, but it's nice to have words to describe that feeling of lacking something.

http://inkribbon.dreamwidth.org/632.html
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Man, I am so fickle when it comes to layouts. I tell myself I will do something other than a green color scheme, and I dutifully mess around with other flavors. But inevitably I will end up with something green.

This is a horrible post, but it is a good first post for getting back into the swing of journal posting. I should set myself a goal, like three times a week, but I always waffle about how much is too much and if I can actually stick to that goal. I don't want to set myself up for failure (again) and fall into that downward spiral of resentment and apathy towards a goal I set for myself. That just spirals further and further and in all honesty, I think I'm happier when I journal. Because it's writing without the need for the serious kind of editing I do when I write stories. The words just flow.

I decided not to import my old posts from LJ. I have them all downloaded, so they're available if I ever want to check them. But mostly I want to have a nice, clean set of tags for ease of browsing, and my tags on LJ were pretty whimsical and spur of the moment. Also, since my journal was over ten years old (holy shit, ten years) a lot of the posts never did have tags and I really have no desire to go back and tag them all.

I'm really sad to see LJ change so much that I finally said "Enough, I'm out." I remember when it had invite codes, I remember giving invite codes to friends and role playing in private communities long into the night. It makes me rather sad to think of how many people I visited and talked with just stopped posting one day. Their names aren't even deleted, although a few struck through names liter my profile page. It makes me think of empty houses, just sitting there, waiting for someone to come home and turn the lights on again.

I hope I'll be able to keep a light on here.

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