|everybody ever:||"wtf? how could you cut a hole in your eyebrow while trying to trim your fringe?"|
|me:||"I HAVE SPECIAL TALENTS."|
new art for my room. and—you must wondering—it is absolutely holographic.
wtf, metlink? I don’t even know.
I have spent the last hour trying to get the region-4 copy of Mulholland Drive that I borrowed from the library to work on my laptop’s region-two drive.
it’s ridiculous that regions even exist. it’s 2011, fools! why on earth is DVD access stratified by location? maintaining regional access restriction denies the very phenomenon that allows films to retail in a global marketplace. what do ‘regions’ mean anyway? what sense links the audiovisual access requirements of the locations comprising each? and don’t anyone mention that different-release-dates rubbish, because there is no good reason for localising them, either. globali-what?Read more
|me:||"...so basically, I feel like I don't understand other people."|
|psychologist:||"have you ever considered that you could be right?"|
|me:||"what? that would mean everybody else in the world has it wrong."|
|me:||"..."||I don't understand what my role is in this process. is that advice supposed to help me make friends? or to somehow comfort me?|
on totally appearing trustworthy
I was pulled over by the man’s men at 1:30 this morning, while dropping a friend off on my way home from party-town. cops on the road make me a little anxious because there is always a risk I’ve been doing something illegal without noticing.
but. they had a look at my license, then asked if I’d been in trouble with police before. when I told them ‘no’, they just bad me goodnight and sent me on my way. weird.
Bob Dylan - Christmas Island
The youtube description of this would go: “drunk gurlz loling to biob dylan” <insert witty refugee comment here>
on remaking foreign language films
so. the other day a friend recommended I see ‘new’ vampire film Let Me In (2010). after he supplied short synopsis, I realised that it is a US remake of a Swedish film I saw a couple of years ago: Let the Right One In (2008). interesting idea. well-explored. well-executed. and something about the desolate Swedish winter really set off what was a pretty desolate story.
I guess I am wondering. why remake? perhaps it is easier or cheaper to work from existing treatments than develop new ones. but I don’t get it if the original film is good. and I am not convinced that subtitles are really *that* hard for mainstream English-speaking audiences to cope with. and perhaps if US knock-offs didn’t spring up immediately in the wake of good subtitled originals we could all just get used to them. maybe?