Going ons

    Thursday, July 23, 2009

    Cheering up

    After hearing about my mom and me being under the weather, my Ex sent some videos and pictures my way to make me feel better. Amusing and random, it really did cheer me up.

    Wednesday, July 8, 2009

    District 9 and Director's earlier work

    Alive In Joburg - Neill Blomkamp from Spy Films on Vimeo.

    So I'm totally stoked to see District 9 by Neill Blomkamp. I haven't followed this much viral marketing since Cloverfield, and while the mock-umentary may turn a lot of people off, its these kinds of films that I love. Putting people in these 'What if this happened in real life' situations and watching raw fear, hate and uncertainty unfold in true form.

    The video above is Blomkamp's earlier work which would become the fore runner of District 9. Aliens are stranded, wanting to go home but good old Uncle Sam has other plans for them. As with Cloverfield, there'll be a lot of people who know they arn't going to like the movie going to see it and unsurprisingly hate it afterwords. XP

    Friday, July 3, 2009

    Preping for Japan: News

    Being able to know whats happening around you in a foreign country could make or break a vacation. (Maybe not, I'm just trying to make this sound important) As boring as the news is, its still a valuable source of information which has its uses. I stumbled on this while surfing 2ch and its a very good news site. It's updated daily and it has a transcript of everything in the clips next to it, which helps IMMENSELY when trying to translate. Its all in moon runes so having the 辞書 extension on firefox speeds the translation process up.

    Very useful when mining PL3 and PL4 sentences.