Birthday 1983-08-05 Gender
Male Location Vancouver, BC Member Since 2003-08-02 Occupation Writer; Part-Time Hero Real Name James
Achievements Visiting eight different myO friends in person thus far Anime Fan Since Winter 2001 Favorite Anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, .hack//SIGN, Naruto, Bleach, Beck, Peacemaker Kurogane, Ranma 1/2 (the guilty pleasure) Goals Visit the myO friends I've missed thus far; complete a cosplay from 300 Hobbies Writing, Gaming, Kung Fu, Movies, Acting somewhat strange in general Talents Can recognise most quotes from almost any movie/show on first listen; Can recite the entire 12 days of Christmas by memory
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Let's see, extra info . . . the shotgun is various pieces of cardboard and packing tape (my two favourite construction materials). The pumpkin gibs that are on the "orange hero pumpkin" are noticeably from the white zombie pumpkins (and splattered on him as opposed to coming out of him). Zombie pumpkins don't have pupils (just like real zombie people!). Also, this year I actually carved canines into my pumpkin teeth (ridiculous amount of pointless detail, but it happened!).
And for those of you who don't know, all of these were carved with only a single old, deathly-looking filleting knife with a weathered wooden handle. I refuse to use stencils or carving kits with the little saws. I can't bring myself to do it. So yes, that's Halloween 2007.
Oh, and the kids were sad there was no ninja this year. A shame, but also cool that they care to remember. So yay!
I'm sure the real post'll be tomorrow.
No, I won't be doing the ninja-hiding-in-the-bushes thing again. This year I will actually go out.
I'll take a picture of my pumpkins once they're done as always. 'cause I love doing that.
In the meantime, I'm gonna share a short film that I love. I think I shared it once many years ago here, but I'm doin' it again because it's awesome. Here it is in all its ultra-creepy glory! The Cat With Hands:
(Bwahaha . . .)
Hope you all have a good one tonight, kids! Don't do anything stupid, y'hear?
(In other news, my cousin's hooked on Harvest Moon and that amuses me greatly . . .)
EDIT: If you guys never saw my pumpkins of yesteryears, here's what you can kind of expect from me this year:
So, funny story . . .
Went to kung-fu last night like all Tuesday nights. This time, I was the first guy to arrive at the club and was the one to unlock the door, turn on the lights and whatnot. Different, but whatever . . .
At some point, I see a dude walking towards the club. I thought it might've been the other guy who was coming . . . nope, someone different. I guessed he was probably just cutting through the parking lot (we're a small one-story building that's part of a little corner area with a deli, a biker restaurant, and a hair stylist place).
Nope. Came right outside the club door, looked in a bit, looked at the stuff we had posted on the windows and stuff a bit . . . huh. I guess maybe he's just loitering or something . . . . . alright, whatever . . .
I headed into the office in the back to act like I was doing something . . . couldn't think of anything to do . . . remembered that my wallet, keys and cell phone were sitting out in the open on a bench near the door . . . . . came back out . . .
Guy was still there.
So I figured, "alright, screw this, I'm here to work out!" So I started jogging around in circles to warm up.
Guy was still there. I had to stop jogging.
By this point it was pretty clear he was interested in what was going on, so it was time to get it over with . . .
Opened the door to him, he smiled back and said hi, I asked him if I could help him with anything.
Here's the gist of it: he was from Brazil, had come to Canada for a year to learn English, was 18 years old, had 9 years of Taekwondo and a black belt back at home, lived nearby, and he saw that there was a kung-fu school in his area. So, he was curious and wanted to check it out. I didn't have any flyers or anything to give him (none in English, anyway), but I invited him in so we could talk a bit about what we did, when would be a good day for him to come check out normal classes (as opposed to these weird-assed late-night practices that only a couple other people and I do).
Eventually the other two people came to the club and we all talked with him a bit. Finally the one girl and I went through our regular drills (cold and without fully stretching) so we could give him a kind of demonstration of what we did.
All in all, it was a neat thing to happen that night. I luckily have had practice speaking with people who speak English as a second language, so that wasn't too much of a problem. Soooo, he's gonna pop by the Saturday afternoon class with some younger people (teens and stuff), see if he likes it or not as something to do for the next five months or so that he's still in Canada.
He left before he could see us practice some weapon forms, but he was polite, curious, and felt like he could have some fun with our club.
Then I said "tchau" as he left - he was amused by that.
Yay for Heroes!
I love how Monday works for me. Since dinner time is usually about 6pm - the same time that I can catch Heroes the earliest (satellite tv is amazing) - I pretty much always grab my dinner and run downstairs to watch Heroes.
Only on Mondays, though.
Speaking of which, Matt is becoming this season's Peter. Nice. Hehe . . . Matt is almost cool now . . . and that weirds me out, calling Matt "cool". Such is the amazing power of Heroes, I guess . . . Comments (9) |
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Dropping the ball already . . .
I'm pinch-hitting for Kei this week.
I've already drastically changed up the routine because of an unforseen circumstance.
I'm so fired . . .
. . . in other news, it seems the Kung-Fu episode of Human Weapon has been pushed back to November. Damnit. Comments (6) |
Friday, October 19, 2007
Oh, what fun . . .
Dean Cain played the bad guy in last night's Smallville. The reason we care, of course, is because Dean Cain played Superman/Clark Kent in "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (SUCH a great show!). Seems like he'll be a recurring character, too. This pleases me . . .
Aside from that, what's new . . . I'm almost caught up in the Bleach manga since yesterday (and as a result I could jump right back into watching the anime if I wanted to), thought a bit more about my internet people who don't want to be found, internet people who've come back, and . . . I guess that's really it.
Oh, and apparently at the Anime Evolution forums I'm now one of the "healthy lifestyle" gurus handpicked by the thread starter. In terms of the "Five Dimensions of Wellness", I'm probably more of the help with everything not related to "physical". So this could be fun.
Libsyn's being a dick tonight. Hopefully I can get the podcast up sooner than later.
Everyone who came in 2004 or later, meet DES. I probably owe a lot of who I am today to her. She gets lots of love . . . and as anyone who's been around can attest, you pick on her and I will put you through a wall immediately.
Kiddo, meet everyone else; I've probably told a bunch of 'em all about ya.
In other news . . .
I wondered about myself and my writing style. Y'know, trying to identify the characteristics of my prose whether it's formal, narrative, or whatever. The stuff that I'm good with, the stuff I tend to skirt around and avoid . . . everything!
I've figured some things out so far. In my fiction, I love writing banter and dialogue, give a lot of detail for action, but give little to no detail about physical descriptions and the like (I suppose my theory is that I don't find it important what characters look like in a lot of them, so I leave it to the reader's discretion).
In my formal writing, I abuse fancy punctuation and use a lot of analogies. I also adore the word "indefatigable", which has been my secret writing weapon since about grade 10 or so.
In general, I use a lot of ellipses and semicolons. I'm also pretty anal about keeping to Canadian/British spellings if I have the choice. I also suppose . . . I dunno, I'm good at controlling and directing the tone of my writing, depending on what I need to say?
It's a fun thing to think about, and I seem to be enjoying it enough. So what do you guys think characterises my writing? Comments (7) |