Goodbye Summer. Hello Autumn.

I’m not going to lie. This summer has probably been the best summer I’ve ever had. I usually end up out of state staying with family for a few weeks and have nothing to do. And when I am home I still have nothing to do or no money.

My first performance as Columbia was two weeks ago. It was kind of an emergency/fill-in kind of night. I didn’t get to have a big debut and none of my friends or family could make it. On top of that I had just gotten sick. But the night went pretty smooth and I knew what I was doing. At my next performance I will definitely have some friends there to support me! 

-On a side note here are a couple snapshots of my hat I just covered!

Pretty sweet, eh?

The Run For Your Lives 5k zombie/obstacle course was amazing. I stayed back a bit for a friend but still didn’t finish terribly late. Needless to say, I am definitely looking forward to it next year.

Lastly, after doing the paper route for a little over two months tonight will be my last night delivering papers and I am very exited to have some time off.

Christmas already?
My Royal Christmas List
I know that it is only the second day of November, but knowing that after this year all I'll be getting for Christmas is socks I have decided to get a head start on my Christmas list. I wanted to fill my list with the most awesome stuff I could think of and this is what I came up with. Here it is:

(Extra cool stuff is in bold.(That's all of it.))
*Contra for NES
*Memento (DVD)
*Rocky DVD Collection
*Fight Club (DVD)
*Star Trek DVD collection
*Firefly (DVD)
*Star Wars DVD collection (4-6)
*DND Player’s Manual, Monster Manual, Dungeon Master Guide… (all for 3.5)
*Pound o’ Dice ( or Tenth Planet)
*Dice bag (Amazon, Dicepool, Etsy, Tenth Planet, Etc.)
*Portal Weighted Companion Cube “Fuzzy Dice” (ThinkGeek)
*Star Trek Bathrobe (Kirk) (ThinkGeek)
*Pirates of the Caribbean DVD Collection
*The Hobbit (Fantasy Flight board game)
*Mein Kampf
*English/German Dictionary
*Autobiographies/biographies on cool people (See me for a list of cool people.) 
*Informative books (Cool topics include WW1 and 2, Astronomy, Astrology, Medieval Times, etc.)
*Visa Gift Card/ Money
*Nintendo 64 games
*Nintendo 64 controllers
*Sega Genesis controllers
*V for Vendetta Graphic Novel (Alan Moore)
*Art Supplies
* Watercolor Pencils (preferably Faber Castel)
*Hardbound Sketchbooks
*Batman: Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller (Graphic Novel)

I don't expect to get all of this. In fact, I don't even expect to get half of this but I wanted to make sure I enjoyed my last Christmas as a 'child' by making this ridiculous list.

Other useless but really awesome crap can be found on my amazon wishlist.

To sum this entry up, what will you be hoping to find under the tree this year?

Summer fails.
This is just an update on how lame my life is, or how lame my summer has been. For the first week and a half of my summer I spent it enjoying my freedom by sleeping in late, playing games, and having my good friend, Beth, over. After that, I spent a whole, miserable three weeks in the state they call Florida doing absolutely nothing but playing on my mom's laptop and going to the lame beach where I became terribly burnt. The ride home was just craptastic. We got a flat tire twice and lost the lights on our trailer three times (we were hauling a car back with us). On top of this, I was burnt, still, and my younger brother got sick and vomited while being stuck in traffic for a couple of hours. After we returned I did nothing for a week because Beth has been busy with work, and all my other friends are males which means we can only hang out at parks and places of that sort. I went to my uncle's wedding in Michigan and was there for two days. It was nice to see family. The next two following weeks I have spent working on my movie list, watching Firefly, playing Sims, learning a new song, adding more stuff to a costume, and trying to get a real job. Yesterday I went to Deep River Waterpark with a friend, Suzy, and I am now burnt again. Gencon Indy started today and I am missing out on all the awesome fun and costumes. On the bright side, this time next year I should be living in Indianapolis. Therefore, I will not need to worry about lodging or gas prices. I also have more time to work on costumes. That is all, so long.

My Favorite Movie Quotes



*Last night, Darth Vader came down from planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn't take Lorraine out that he'd melt my brain. -George McFly from Back to The Future

*Lorraine, my density has bought me to you. -George McFly from Back to The Future

*We are men of action, lies do not become us. -Westley from The Princess Bride

*There is a saying, a very old saying: when the pupil is ready the master will appear. -Don Diego de la Vega from The Mask of Zorro

*That's it! See, at first I thought it was hate, too. Hate was all I knew, it built my world, it imprisoned me, taught me how to eat, how to drink, how to breathe. I thought I'd die with all my hate in my veins. But then something happened. It happened to me... just as it happened to you. -V from V for Vendetta

*It means that I, like God, do not play with dice and I don't believe in coincidences. -V from V for Vendetta

*Feels like I step on fortune cookie! -Short Round from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

*Men get arrested. Dogs get put down. -Rorschach from The Watchmen

*My cat can eat a whole watermelon. -Rubin Farr from Rubin and Ed

*You know what the biggest difference between you and a rich man is? He has money and you don't! And if you were smart, you would ask yourself why! -Ed Tuttle from Rubin and Ed

*You know what the biggest difference between me and a rich man is? He has my bitchy wife and I don't! And if he were smart, he would ask himself why! -Ed Tuttle from Rubin and Ed

*You must unlearn what you have learned. -Yoda from Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back

*Daddy, would you like some sausage? -Freddy from Freddy Got Fingered

* Hey, she-bitch! Let's go! -Ash from Army of Darkness

I'll add more to this biznotch later.

Psycho Remake Review

Spoilers, spoilers, spoilers! Don't read if you haven't seen Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. If you have not seen it, go to your closest video rental shop and watch it. Then proceed to read this review, and watch the remake with Vince Vaughn.

When I originally bought it I thought it was Hitchcock’s. When I realized it was the remake I was quite disappointed. Vince Vaughn in a movie like this sounded absolutely horrifying, and not in a good way. But I realized that another opportunity like this (Vaughn playing a role such as Norman) is improbable. So I watched it. To be quite honest I was impressed with how well the director paid attention to the details Hitchcock had sewn into his original work. He even kept the same opening credits. The only difference was that instead of black and white stripes he did black and green which I found completely unnecessary. Also, the movie is in color unlike the original which takes away the contrast in the movie, including Norman’s split persona.

Vince Vaughn did a decent job as Norman. The masturbation scene was not subtle enough. I don’t think it was necessary that they add the sounds of the zipper. They made it too obvious. Also, the painting that he removed from the wall was not the same as the one in the original movie which took away from the irony. And the shower scene was a fail for me. The shots weren’t as great and didn’t have as much of an impact. I couldn’t actually feel Marion’s pain like I did with the final jab in the original. And the shot of Marion’s eye was not as fantastic. Vince Vaughn is also built too big to play his own mother.

Lastly, the psychiatrist at the end didn’t mention anything about the mind being like a house. Not that I recall anyway.

Overall, don't watch this movie if you haven't seen Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. His gives you a lot more insight into psychology.

My Summer Movie List

My summer movie list. I hope to get through all of these before I return to school. Also, some of these movies I've already seen I just added them to change the list up a bit.

So far I've already watched Pulp Fiction, Psycho, The Royal Tenenbaums, Memento, The Squid & The Whale, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, 101 Dalmatians, Evil Dead 1 and 2, Army of Darkness (recommended), Devil's Advocate, The Maltese Falcon, Serenity, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, A Clockwork Orange, The Ninth Gate, Mallrats, and Blue Velvet. I'll be rating these movies as I watch them and will do some reviews later. Today is August 4th and I start school in 20 days. I am way behind. The trip to Florida didn't help at all.

  1. Psycho (Remake)                                                                                                        
  2. The Royal Tenenbaums                                                
  3. Memento                                                          
  4. Mulholland Drive                                         
  5. Clash of the Titans (1981)                            
  6. The Birds                                                          
  7. Phantom of the Opera (2004)                  
  8. Devil’s Advocate                                         
  9. Schindler’s List                                             
  10. Pulp Fiction                                                   
  11. Breakfast at Tiffany’s                              
  12. The Usual Suspects                                        
  13. Across the Universe                                  
  14. E.T.- Extra Terrestrial                                  
  15. The Prestige                                                     
  16. Pan’s Labyrinth                                                                                                  
  17. Count of Monte Cristo
  18. The Little Mermaid                                        
  19. Monty Python’s Life of Brian                     
  20. Network                                                                                                    
  21. Blue Velvet                                                
  22. The Maltese Falcon                                     
  23. Watchmen                                                      
  24. Rambo: First Blood                                         
  25. Rambo: First Blood Part II                           
  26. The Squid and the Whale                           
  27. Reservoir Dogs                                                
  28. Who Framed Roger Rabbit                          
  29. Million Dollar Baby                                          
  30. Beauty and the Beast                                    
  31. Brokeback Mountain                                    
  32. Gran Torino                                                      
  33. Vertigo                                                             
  34. The Ninth Gate                                               
  35. King Kong (1933)                                             
  36. Mallrats                                                             
  37. Jacob’s Ladder                                              
  38. Evil Dead                                                           
  39. Evil Dead 2   
  40. Army of Darkness                                                      
  41. 101 Dalmatians                                              
  42. American Beauty                                        
  43. The Game                                                      
  44. This is Spinal Tap                                              
  45. Stake Land
  46. Mulan                                                                
  47. Commando                                                      
  48. Secret Window                                                
  49. Fight Club                                                          
  50. No Country for Old Men                                             
  51. Silence of the Lambs                                     
  52. X-Men: First Class
  53. The Fox and the Hound                                
  54. Black Swan       
  55. Tron (1982)            
  56. Ink                      
  57. The Human Centipede
  58. Green Mile
  59. Serenity (after watching Firefly)
  60. The Pianist
  61. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  62. Inglorious Basterds
  63. Braveheart
  64. Hobo With A Shotgun
  65. Citizen Kane
  66. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  67. A Clockwork Orange
  68. The Thing
  69. Dead Space
  70. Lost in Translation
  71. 9

Feel free to use this list.

Rorschach's Journal... Lawl.

Beth suggested I get one of these things, and since I've been meaning to start writing again anyways, I decided to do so. Especially with summer here I now have a lot of free time on my hands. And I get tired of talking to the same people day after day.

About a month ago I was sitting in my physics class and I had a random thought: what if Michael Bay was the director of our lives? We'd all be effed, that I am certain of. I could be sitting here, minding my own business and then "BOOM!" My head just might explode.


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