A quick shot of one of my costumes this weekend – Terra Branford from Final Fantasy Dissidia
what’s this all about then?
Are you a genie? A “I dream of Constantine” television series, perhaps? I wish I knew more cool peoples on Cape Cod too. Join, the club.
Oh hi, I’m Micah by the way. I love your reviews and have found myself wandering back and forth here from time to time. I love all the historical research you put into some of them, and I dig how dense they are (I believe in one of your reviews you mentioned how you suspected it might bore some, which is probably a realistic assessment). After coming here and watching Rodger Swan’s channel from time to time, you both have made me realize that I sure would love to start my own blog and/or channel. I’m not really a Japanophile (as lovable as they are), and my vocabulary is a little lacking, but I’m as analytic as they come, if not more. I always consider it quite cool for a person to find themselves obsessed with a country more than their own. You’re kind of unintentionally setting up yourself to become an outsider among both countries by doing that. I’m sure that’s not a foreign concept to you. That sort of specified love is something I have a soft spot for and strongly relate with.
Have you ever submitted some of your reviews to online zines, or other forms of profitable film reviewing? It doesn’t seem like you have. If I were you, I definitely would, unless the idea of reviewing films that you are positively certain you will beyond loathe is what follows that thought. In that case, it probably wouldn’t be worth the money to you.
Well, our mutual love for Audition is what brought me to your page some time ago. If I ever did review for it, I would totally link you up (If you were cool with that) as well as Robin Wood’s comparison with it and Hitchcock’s Vertigo. Oh! If you’re interested in reading that per chance, check it out: http://filmint.nu/?p=42
Keep your reviewing up! You are very dank and have fine posture.
Enjoy rambling from strangers,
Thanks for the comment Micah! I love it when people tell me they enjoy my rambling. I’ve been described as a ‘historical obsessive’ in the past, so I’m sure many of my reviews don’t appeal to a lot of people (only the awesome ones).
Being a Nipponophile does set one up to being an outsider, particularly if you aren’t obsessed with anime! But, also being a girl (who isn’t goth) who likes reading books about WWII and watching horror movies sets you up to be an outsider too. I’m super screwed and will likely die alone – surrounded by books, unfolded clothing, scribbled over pieces of paper, and Rilakkuma stuffed animals (accurate description of my room right now).
While I write for Japan Cinema and The Black Box Club, I don’t have any profitable sources that I write for. Mostly it’s a time thing (sometimes don’t have a lot of it) and I haven’t done a lot of digging into websites/publications that I could potentially submit work to (mostly the product of laziness). If you have any suggestions, I’m all ears. It’s what I’m transitioning towards though.
Let me know if/when you start your blog and write your review of Audition!
Stay in touch!
Well I think you’re a lovely gal. As to your specific preferences, all I can say is: how terribly sensible of you. Man, I just finished watching “Downfall” a week ago, however it didn’t take much internet surfing to find out that there, of course, are things wrong with it historically. Or at least I found out that Hitler would have never had a line up of 5 stenographer applicants without have gone through vigorous background checks (unless he sort of kind of felt like possibly being assassinated).
I remember when I first watched Akira and Ghost in the Shell at age 13 and thinking maybe they really would make serious animation for adults now, or maybe it really is becoming a legitimate form of film making (and here I’m still a kid ha ha). Since then, most directors of it are adults who secretly want to be children again. I own those two movies, Perfect Blue and the Samurai Champloo series. I’ve given anime a chance many times too, only to end in frustration.
I wear black occasionally because I like it. Goths don’t get to own the color black in my world. Beatniks, Johnny Cash, and many others did it way before anyway.
I don’t care for horror movies most of the time (unless they’re really stupid), but I absolutely lurrrrrve artsy horror movies. It’s usually my favorite kind of movie. I like Mulholland Drive, Memento Mori, Audition, Donnie Darko (although the fan boys can make it annoying to admit you like it), some Hitchcock movies, a few of Stanley Kubrick’s, There Will Be Blood, or anything that genuinely creeps you out with a substantial purpose to the film. My brain doesn’t usually interpret things as creepy for some reason.. I usually process it as “…Cool… This is wonderful. Ah yes, the brisk fresh air. ” Is that strange? My favorite movie of all time is probably Leon the Professional.
I’ll have to check those sites out. I don’t have any profitable film suggestions for you unfortunately, but I think I’m going to eventually give the critic thing a shot myself. I was more or less curious as to why you wouldn’t be one already, but I know it’s not as easy as it sounds to become a renowned writer.
Yeesh…. I hope you like being bombarded by words. We’ll definitely keep in touch if you like. I would quite like that, but I often have a lot to say er… type…
I’m super screwed and will likely die alone – surrounded by books, unfolded clothing, scribbled over pieces of paper, and Rilakkuma stuffed animals (accurate description of my room right now).
Hahahahaha…..i enjoy your sense of humour!
As long as you know that there´s a equally disturbed person living in a small country in Europe you will never be alone!!
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