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Too Crazy To Make Up

So I've gone into before how I seem to remember my dreams a lot more than other people do. And because of it I can share them a lot more often, which tends to get people wondering if I experiment with drugs and such. No, I don't, I can safely say, I just dream a lot of crazy stuff. Less often I get accused of just making things up, but frankly, a lot of this stuff is just too out there to make up. Now, usually the longer dreams I can remember have a storyline that can be used by me in things, so I don't share them, but sometimes I have long dreams that have no value to me storyline wise, they're just too strange to be of value other than amusement. Last night was one such dream. 

So the dream started out with me wanting to go explore the ruins of an ancient Japanese castle, which was in the mountains to the north west of where i was when it started, but my starting point was against faces that were too steep to climb, so I had to approach it from a different angle. So, after dealing something with a cat trying to poop in my shoes instead of a litter box there, I set out to the northeast, to head up and circle around and approach it from further north. I ended up coming to this theme park that was styled after YouTube celebrities and memes, and got distracted there for a while.

After finally getting out of YouTube land, I ran into a couple friends of mine, who also heard of the castle and heard rumor that they could each get some of some secret treasure there. I didn't believe them, nor care about treasure because I wanted to go there just for the exploration, but I decided to get back on course together with them. At that point we had to go through a bunch of residential neighborhoods that didn't have cross roads, and so had to cut through people's yards. One of the yards we ended up cutting through proved to belong to Charles Schultz's wife, and she brought us into her house to show us some things. As we were leaving a cuckoo clock on her wall began to go off, and she started complaining that it happened all the time, so I took a minute to stop to fix the clock.

While I did my friends ditched me and continued on, leaving me alone again when I left. She was glad I fixed the clock, and so gave me some rare work by Charles in gratitude that she had there. I continued on cutting through some more yards, then coming to the house of Alan Thicke, who invited me in. It turned out he apparently had started taking culinary traning after the turn of the century, and so he invited me to join he and his wife for dinner to try some new dish he came up with, while we all sat talking about movies and TV shows he did in the 90s. I then left and continued on, where yet again I was stopped by someone, who turned out to be some other childrens book author (couldn't remember who that one is), who asked me for some other help and gave me a loaf of french bread for my trouble. 

Once I finally got out of the neighborhoods, I started coming across convenience stores and a Wal-mart, and a smaller outpost version of the castle I was going to see, where I came across some of the Pokemon players local to SLC doing stuff. I called up my friend on my cell phone to complain about them ditching me, and he was saying something about not making it to the castle and he was flying through the air, and then had to go. Not sure what he meant, I continued on now that I was to the mountains, and hiked up to where the castle was.

When I finally got there, it turned out the castle wasn't abandoned at all, but was still very much occupied, and there was a rickety wooden bridge leading out to it over a hole that was disguised as the ground. As I started heading out to it I ran into Keine Kamishirasawa and Fujiwara no Mokou there, as well as some priest guarding the way to the path in the middle of the bridge. As I started walking across it Keine ran off yelling at someone else, and so I ignored her and spoke to the priest. The priest explained that the castle was only accessible to those with good intentions, and my friends would have been disqualified, but since I had no care for the rumors of the treasure and just wanted to explore it for the ruins themselves, and had proof of my good works in the form of the bread and memorobilia I had gotten from my earlier visits, that I was deemed acceptible to visit it and could continue passing. At that point Mokou came up to me to tell me something, but before she could start my alarm clock went off and I woke up.

As I sad, too crazy to make up.

Wed, 07 Sep 2011 12:00:00 -0500

Movie Mini-Review Roundup II

Here's the latest roundup of movies I've watched since last time.

twilight zone: the movie
twilight zone the movie is basically a collection of adaptations of four different twilight zone episodes, with several directors. first sequence was pretty good, second sequence was kind of meh, third sequence was great, and the last sequence was okay. and for some random trivia, the last sequence, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, starred John Lithgow in this adaptation, and William Shatner in the original episode, and they both make reference to it when they're together on screen much later in 3rd Rock From The Sun

mad max 2
The Road Warrior is the 2nd of the Mad Max films, and usually rated the best by most critics. I thought it was very solid, really enjoyed it.

sin city
Sin City was kind of a weird film to watch, jumping around in the story between different things pretty abruptly. visually its pretty intriguing, mostly in black and white with some innovative color additions. 

a view to a kill
a view to a kill i ended up thinking was a rather bland bond film compared to some of the others. not the worst I've seen by far (*coughMOONRAKERcough*), but it didnt really jump out at me much. also it took me until halfway through the movie to realize that was Christopher Walken in it.

ghost rider
Ghost Rider I thought wasnt bad, I thought. Cage did a fairly decent job at the role. I know nothing of the comic so cant make any comparisons to it. 

Highlander was the original film of a series that, apparently according to critics, got progressively worse in each iteration until Search for Vengeance. I thought this was a fairly decent film in and of itself. has Sean Connery in it too.

highlander search for vengeance
Search for Vengeance is where I first actually started looking into the series (although I watched the original Highlander before this one), based on this viral video. this was a fairly decent film as well, and as mentioned before something many critics view as the best addition to the series since the original film. 

the crow: salvation
I decided to give this one a try because it has a better rating than city of angels did. I thought this one was okay, better than the 2nd one yes, but one thing that did bug me was that this one supposedly takes place here in SLC, but nothing of the movie actually looks like SLC. the one after this has a grand 0 rating on rottentomatoes so I wont be watching that one :lol: apparently there's no actual trailer for this film, I was thinking it was because it was direct to video but there is a trailer in existence for the one after this once

despite the appearance of the trailer, this movie is actually a comedy , and another film by Natali with David Hewlett and Andrew Miller (Natali himself describes it as "the comic flipside" of Cube). this was pretty funny to watch 

gran torino
this was a really great movie, is all I really have to say on the matter. 

fast five
fast five was okay, apparently with it theyre trying to turn the series into a heist action film series, and this was the transition film for it. seeing Dwayne and Vin duke it out was pretty awesome to watch tho

hey look, its Liam Neeson being an awesome character once again. after having his daughter taken from him, this time his own identity has been taken from him. 

Serenity's the ending to the cancelled TV series Firefly, so its probly best to watch that to really know all of what's going on in Serenity. but its a great film, and a great ending to the series, although with recent rumors of a new television channel wanting to revive the series certain things in this film will make it interesting to try to move on with the series. 

the bourne identity
Bourne Identity is the beginning of a series on this character (a trilogy of films, and currently 9 novels) about the ex-CIA assassin. was pretty interesting to watch, I'll have to watch the sequels too. 

being john malkovich
being john malkovich I decided to watch on a whim from something I saw on the internet. film was very amusing to watch, and also incredibly weird.

millenium I originally came across on IMDB a few years ago looking for a different time travel movie, and didnt think I'd ever end up seeing because it was never given a DVD release. but surprisingly, it showed up on Netflix, and I thought it was rather interesting to watch. 

Frequency's another time travel movie which turned up on the IMDB search I mentioned before, and the particulars way it works in this movie seemed a pretty novel concept and so I was really interested. overall i thought it was really good

streets of fire
this was an okay movie overall, good music, but the pacing of the story seemed incredibly rushed. was originally supposed to be the first of a trilogy, but it fell apart in box office (not even making back its budget) so they cancelled it. it was up against Star Trek III at its opening though so that could be part of why

this is a japanese live action film adapting a comic by one of japan's most well known horror writers. what stuck out to me more than anything else tho was this directors odd obsession with shooting straight on shots of people, which I found rather distracting. only covers about 1/3 of the story because it was still being drawn at the time the film was going, so they had to make up things on their own at the end

summer wars
this seemingly lighthearted movie quickly becomes Live Free or Die Hard the anime in some aspects. was really interesting to watch

Sun, 04 Sep 2011 08:00:00 -0500