AidanJames

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from The Outskirts of Memphis

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    • Boardwalk Empire season 2, episode 12.

      7 years ago

      AidanJames

      If you watch Boardwalk Empire, or you will, and you don't want a MASSIVE BIG FUCK OFF SPOILER... you should have stopped reading about one and a half second ago... because shit is going down:



      Ok? Spoiler.


      In case that wasn't clear...



      Ok. I feel the need to rant.

      Episode/Story wise: The season two finale was fucking amazing. It made sense character-wise, it was beautifully shot, acted, and edited... and it was one of the most emotional hours of television to rope me in on HBO since Six Feet Under. Nucky WOULD have removed any threat to him, and he would have kept any relationship that can bring him money, or keep him out of jail. So Jimmy dying, Eli living, and Manny living makes sense story-wise 100%. Perfect.

      Creatively/Looking to the future of the series: HBO just murdered any sustainability Boardwalk Empire had in the long term. They have doomed not only the entire next season (at least to 90% probability in my estimate), they may have flat-out jumped the shark here.

      I get that Empire is supposed to be about Nucky and his effect on everyone around him... but let's face it. The show stopped being about just Nucky (by the writer's own choices) in the finale of the first season. If you look back with a critical eye over the last season... it was 80% Jimmy, 15% Van Alden, and 5% everyone else. This means that the goodwill and interest of the audience was damn near all on the story of Jimmy. And they set it up in such a way that his story could have gone in ALL kinds of directions. VERY interesting directions. So they did what? Shot Jimmy in the fucking face twice. While this means that the focus of the show can go back to Nucky... it also means that season 3 is fucked right out of the gate.

      Why?

      Think about where all the characters are now. Where we'll pick up for the start of the next season. Nucky and Margaret are primed to fight over morals vs profit, Van Alden will be in a new place trying to deal with a relationship, Rothstein is making business deals, Meyer is trying to develop business deals... I'm not even going to go on. The point is they are pretty much all right back to where the show started. Nothing new at all is going to happen for at least 10 out of the next 12 episodes. The only ray of light is Richard Harrow dealing with his grief before killing people who are responsible (and mark my words that Jimmy's mom will end up fucking him... because that's totally not predictable at all...). That's 10 to twelve hours of fluff with the only payoff being Richard getting laid and killing Manny, then Nucky killing Margaret, and Al "surprising" us and killing Rothstein.

      I no longer care about Boardwalk Empire.

      Spoilers end.

      God dammit.

    • Briefly: Me. Expounded: Movie shit.

      7 years ago

      AidanJames

      What I have been up to that is of note:

      The attendance of funerals... of which I am opposed. (Opposed to funerals, not to showing respect to lives... only I prefer to do it while people are still around to hear it.)

      The part that was so nearly mine (before the median age of the cast jumped up about ten or fifteen years) is now known widely as HBO's new super-mega-fucking-hit Game of Thrones. See I've been a huge fan of A Song of Ice and Fire for YEARS now. So watching the tv show is amazing, yet the actor in me dies just a little every time Jaime Lannister saunters his way on screen (not being me and all) badly hiding some weird euro-accent behind a passable english one and participating in fight scenes as if THE GREATEST WARRIOR OF HIS AGE learned to fight roughly two weeks before filming in a sword fighting camp out that lasted half a day.

      I have lost a job, then almost gained one, and lost that one, and now am in job-job type job limbo. Which is ok, because I still have money left over from the relentless three and a half years of GameStop scheduling.

      Thinking of heading down to True Blood territory and seeing if I can catch a producer's eye... they film relatively close to where I live.

      Acting (in my soul if not in my resume) is still a part of me, as much as I try to kill it or it tries to kill me. For better or worse I think I was right the first time I walked off stage thinking "well I think I'll be doing this until I'm dead..." I should have mentally added "..and getting paid well for it."

      No substantial relationships. I've been like a slowly-approaching-thirty monk for the last year-ish. I've still got zero interest in another painful dance with romance. Not even a twinge of "well but maybe if..." on that. Seriously. Monk. This guy.

      Who knew?

      Alright... some of you (and by this I mean like... two of you...) may remember the first ever picture of Heath Ledger as Joker appearing HERE before anywhere else on the net. Yeah that's fucking right. That. Happened.

      and...

      I don't have any pictures of the same from the next bat-flick. I do have... information though... And in keeping with my interests... it's about the villain.

      Bane is a spinal. Early on he was broken like he broke batman in the comics. Snap. And that left him with a fatal case of pain. You see it's a miracle he can still MOVE, let alone function. Which wouldn't be possible without his mask. The one that takes his pain down a notch from 'fatal' to 'barely survivable.' He also happens to be a genius. And that anesthetic of his deadens pretty much everything he feels except that pain. When he speaks, it's forced, a lot. He's barely getting words out past the amount of pain he feels...

      now picture that being you. Picture how you would begin to view the world if all you were able to feel was nearly crippling pain held at bay by a little mask with a finite supply of juice in it. In short expect to see a beast being a beast. Someone just as unpredictable as Joker... but with a plan... and EVERY means to carry it out. And if you hit him... he wont feel it... he'll just walk right at you until he can rip YOUR spine out. Oh and he runs a cult. Perfectly willing to die for him.

      Batman is fucked.


      how have you been?

    • So...

      7 years ago

      AidanJames

      ...


      *looks around*


      ...sup?

    • Seven Months Gone!

      9 years ago

      AidanJames

      Jesus I've not been here in forever.

      Which is odd considering that the only way I remember how old I am is by looking at my own profile...

      I notice that little karma level bar moved about 80% of the way up for some reason.

      Aaaaaaand now I see the thousands of alerts. I'd best shut up and dive in.

    • On the Noticing of the Uneventful

      9 years ago

      AidanJames

      Absolutely nothing of import is going on.

      Bills are being paid on time.
      Christmas is bought and paid for.
      My car starts when I want it to and also is kind enough to keep me warm.
      My guitars are all tuned, all stringed, and all being played with regularity.
      I just had two days off in a row.
      Important relationships are being maintained (and, one hopes, formed.).

      Bit odd that everything seems to be going as it should. Not that I'm complaining. It's just.

      ...it's new.

      I'd say what I'm going to do next but there's a wise saying:

      "Announcing your plans: 'S a good way to hear God laugh."


      How are you ladies and gentlemen doing?

    • "Bitch stole my Overture."

      9 years ago

      AidanJames

      For future reference, if anyone needs to know anything about what it's like to have a CT scan, an MRI, or an MRA I can tell you all about it.

      So what have I been doing lately?

      Work. Mostly. Continuing to collect the greatest hoodies ever put on earth by man or the gods. Ordering new winter clothes.

      kingdom-hearts-hoodie-1.jpg
      That's the newest hoodie. Inspired by Kingdom Hearts and made by Abbyshot.com. Personally, I think it's the shit.

      Made a couple new friends, wrote a few new things, played a lot of old music, listened to a LOT of new Muse.

      There have been several more theories on my headaches. None proving out. All the tests are doing is showing how "perfectly normal" my head appears to be.

      Whatever.

      So what's next? What will I do now? I'm going to keep working... but there's something on my mind. A conversation from a show I love.

      "Do you know the sound of thunder?"

      "Yes."

      "Could you imagine it if I asked?"

      "Yes I could."

      "I had a conversation similar to this with your husband, not long before his death. I said the same things I'm saying to you now... but I didn't say it in thunder. Ma'am? Listen to the thunder."


      ...all I can say is I've been hearing thunder everywhere lately. I'm just wondering where it'll strike. And if it'll be good or bad

    • "I Don't Like You Very Much Some Days."

      9 years ago

      AidanJames

      "You're just so random sometimes."

      "He feeds on human misery and drinks the tears of babies."

      "You are pure evil."

      (in response to previous comment) "He really is."

      "Hate you!"

      Believe it or not those are all things that have been said about me, with no alteration or editing on my part, within the past week.

      Really not sure what to think about that.

      Anyway here's your update on the life of me.

      It's not interesting of late. Lots and lots of work followed by the paying of bills and so on.

      I don't remember if I've written about my headaches before so I'll just sum up. It boils down to this: I've had a headache since I was eight. Absolutely nothing at all except the strongest painkillers even touch it. I've seen dozens of doctors and not a single one of them can figure out what the cause is. Ever few years I just can't take how much it hurts and see a new doctor to see if any of them will help. None so far. Either I'm labeled as a drug seeker because the only thing that works (I've also tried MANY different sorts of medications... also with no results) is opiates, or I'm passed on to a different doctor, and then to a different doctor, and then to a different doctor... until I give up on them again. In the past four months I've now been through another general practitioner, then a rheumatologist, then a neurologist. The prescriptions this time were mostly anti-psychotics with only experimental protocol in chronic pain control. I tried three of them. One of them gave me aphasia, one had no effect, and one made me feel much happier about how bad I was hurting, but I was still hurting.

      And so I say this... AGAIN... Fuck doctors. If they want to keep trying to charge me multiple hundreds of dollars a visit and multiple thousands to scan places that have been scanned before they bloody well be HELPING instead of using me as a lab rat. I've so far found zero doctors who would be able to look me in the eye after pointing out how much I was paying them to not help me.

      So the odyssey continues...

      I miss talking to many of you guys. I'll try and keep up with my alerts from now on.

    • Gamersreview.org Update

      10 years ago

      AidanJames

      I've posted my BlazBlue review, and I guess now I'm official because there's a bio of me in the "About Us" section of the site.

      I've been talking to Michael (site creator and admin) about the podcasts... so we'll see where that goes.

      I really didn't think I'd have this much fun writing reviews. Hrmmm.

      aaaaaand it's music on youtube time!

    • Been a long time since a Journal

      10 years ago

      AidanJames

      I've been trying to keep busy and all... and I find myself occasionally wondering why the hell I've not put up a journal after the strikingly... striking things that have been happening.

      To it then:

      Me: Work's the same, though at my position there it's pretty much 90% do what ever I want and 10% put up with corporate bullshit. Not too bad a job at all when one considers. For long term type money planning that is.

      Me: as in body. Not good. All started around when I was four or eight years old but I'll fast forward a bit. Month or two ago I felt certain it was time for me to die. I thought I'd simply wake up one day and somehow not be alive at the end of that day. That was the starting mark for the more recent doctor's visits.

      Symptoms. Headaches. Near-migraine, and photophobia (the lights go ouch on my eyes). Every medicine any of you could name is going to be one I've tried or am on right now. The only thing that helps, and only in the sense that I don't hurt any more are painkillers. Hardcore ones. They don't knock me out, they don't make me 'high,' They take away my pain, and they allow me to function. I'd now like to stay on those until the NEXT doctor I go to (third this month and definitely the last of my life... seriously. If all that helps is opiates I can get those far easier WITHOUT doctors) who will most likely do what the last... pshhh... twelve doctors have done. Look at me, shrug, and then suggest another doctor.

      I'm not putting up with that any more. If you can't find something to fix or treat you shouldn't give me shit for wanting the pain to stop in the meantime.

      Fuckers.

      Personal life: Medical thing, for a bit there, caused some really weird and random aphasia and even a little personality change here and there. The third time I was out in public and found myself growing increasingly enraged over what was literally nothing I decided to stay in for a while. Still staying in. The aphasia is nearly gone... think the personality problem may be too. But hey, I'm timid when it comes to a very highly trained martial artist out in public getting more rage on than the hulk and seeing what happens.

      All in all it's been limiting the way I speak, the way I react, and even the way I think. Anyone on here I talk to regularly HAS to be noticing and is just kind enough to ignore it.

      If this cant be cured, treat it, if it cant be treated, give me some painkillers and leave me the fuck alone until I pop an aneurysm. I die you can dig in there all you want. Until then HELP ME LIVE WITH IT.



      *abrupt gear switch*


      Gamer's Review is a site I've been invited to partake in. It's set up by a friend of mine and it is indeed very well done. As you'll know when you take a peek. The purpose of the site is to get reviews for games with no bias and no bullshit. Reviews for gamers by gamers. Sign up on the forum and fire messages at Mianlo to talk about contributing.... or to just shoot the shit. We're trying to expand the forum to get some new ideas on the site.

      Yes i wrote a 'review' for a game... and it's not too good. The game brought out the worst in my organized nature. but that's neither here nor there.

      My car is still running amazing. and Jeff Buckley

    • Stuff

      10 years ago

      AidanJames

      car.jpg

      Well since no one guess what kind of car I got... that's it.

      ...now go listen to Muse.

  • Comments (1824)

    • SteveDPirate

      7 years ago

      So, there I was on Xbox Live. 'AidanJames' is playing Battlefield 3. 'I'll play with him' I thought. Joined the game. 'AidanJames' left. Sad times at Pirate-Steve Place.

    • Steffasaurus

      7 years ago

      Aidannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnjames.

    • Steffasaurus

      9 years ago

      Working at the cruise terminal today giving away free gelato to cruisers. Royal Carribean cruse ship and they were all from the south - mostly Nashville. I had a little TN moment, and thought of you.

    • TheCC

      10 years ago

      ouch, I'm sorry

    • PerfectVixen

      10 years ago

      Hey sweetie...decided to return after a looooooong hibernation...and thought i'd drop by and say hi and i miss you...so ...hi! i miss you! any way..let me know what your up to and how your doing and all that amzing stuff
      kisses
      Vixen

    • Majori

      10 years ago

      *your manager

    • Majori

      10 years ago

      Well at least you manage didn't request a special midnight opening for Guitar Hero AEROSMITH (you heard me right) and then bitched that we didn't have enough hours later in the week. No one showed up. He did it to be "cool." I am so glad to be out of that store.

    • Majori

      10 years ago

      For NCAA? Damn, we don't do it for that but we do one for Maddden.

    • Majori

      10 years ago

      That blows hard. We have been working our asses off all week and been doing things ahead of time so that we wouldn't get behind. I finished the 50% off dump bin 3 days ago and almost finished the $20 items. But having to do all of that by yourself with all of those customers sucks.

      My store at school was a strip, and strip stores get a shit load more trades, but I have also noticed they get more hours. There was a point where we got 170 hours and the mall only got 80. Seriously.

      Though on an ending note... I don't work till next Thursday and I only work 4 hours next week. Bummer for my bank account, yay for my personal life.

    • Majori

      10 years ago

      Don't you hate it? Do you work in a mall store out strip store? I've worked in both and they both have good and bad things about them. Anyways, good luck because if your night was like mine then you need it.

    • lwood797

      10 years ago

      Ahh well we just make him stay at hotel then haha.

    • lwood797

      10 years ago

      Ohh me and some buddies may stop through Memphis on road trip later this year!!! Need good bars, or somewhere somebody under 21 can get into. One of our group is still a baby lol

    • TheCC

      10 years ago

      Actually that only applies to when my dad's home.

    • TheCC

      10 years ago

      not while the parents are home smiley8.gif

    • Steffasaurus

      10 years ago

      Having one of THOSE moments, my friend.

    • KelliMarie

      10 years ago

      sweet dreams!

    • KelliMarie

      10 years ago

      you sir, do you have msn?

      because if you do, add me!

      kellimarieriley@hotmail.com

    • KelliMarie

      10 years ago

      It was on this picture!!

      haha

      Post edited 6/04/09 12:20AM

    • KelliMarie

      10 years ago

      about the same haha

      just got home from work!!!

      you??

    • KelliMarie

      10 years ago

      how are you?!

      we haven't talked...in a long time!!

    • jd_demon

      10 years ago

      Hee. I just sent you an email.

    • KelliMarie

      10 years ago

      the pic of my sexy leg is up

    • KelliMarie

      10 years ago

      thanks you :)

    • bi_pagan

      10 years ago

      Thanks. I'll definitly have to see that!

    • Steffasaurus

      10 years ago

      Dude, I could never be ashamed of our life.

    • PenguinMinT

      10 years ago

      Just living the dream and trying to make a name for myself.

    • PenguinMinT

      10 years ago

      Hey man how've you been?

    • trilli4n

      10 years ago

      well, thank you very much! :)

    • TheCC

      10 years ago

      Merry-Christmas-with-tree.gif

    • Snowsaber

      10 years ago

      thanks <3

    • Steffasaurus

      10 years ago

      Hi.

    • jd_demon

      10 years ago

      You know what?

      I am getting my hair cut this afternoon and then I'm totally going to cam whore the crap out of your new profile pic.

      *pokes tongue*

    • jtjaggs

      10 years ago

      Today's comment is brought to you by Sausage!
      It's what your mom is eating.....right now.

    • ThePieBoy

      10 years ago

      Dude, Fuck America... the UK is where its at! Get over here!

    • bi_pagan

      10 years ago

      From Russia with Love is a great one indeed. I think Tomorrow Never Dies is everyone's guilty pleasure. I keep waiting for someone to say Moonraker so I can question their sanity.

    • bi_pagan

      10 years ago

      Hey, hope you're doing alright.

      If you haven't already seen the movie Lars and the Real Girl then go see it. I think you'll love it. I know I did. It was really good.

    • Alleonh

      10 years ago

      awesome, thanks for the info!

      I'll have to dig around and find it...assuming he didn't sell it back to get Gear of War (like he did Assassin's Creed >.<!!)

    • Majori

      10 years ago

      Ohhh yeah. They made us watch the video. I have been there for 3 years ,am a manager, and you would think that I would know this by now. I get the point in seeing the video, I'm just ticked because I have better stuff to do (such as ohhh... study for 2 exams and do a report) and our SM scheduled it for today, a random ass Tuesday, and not on Sunday like it was supposed to because he doesn't work on Sundays. I'm just over all not happy with the people that I work with (except for a select few) and that's the biggest factor in my mood about the company.

    • MichyGeary FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Red vs. Blue Forum Moder

      10 years ago

      See, we did get rain. Which bums me out. I'd rather have snow than rain.

    • Duste

      10 years ago

      Which of course leads to the inevitable aftermath.

      "She was so young..."

    • ThePieBoy

      10 years ago

      glad to hear it.

      England Sucks Balls today and for a brief moment im letting myself think about living somewhere else for a while. The birthplace of decent music seems like a good place to start.

    • Duste

      10 years ago

      Indeed, and possibly for the best.
      As much as things need to be said, it will change nothing.

    • ThePieBoy

      10 years ago

      Any room for an Englishman in Memphis?

    • Duste

      10 years ago

      Haha, thanks man, and cheers.

      Yeah... I disagree with her is all I can say.
      You know, without launching into a fury.

    • amarh

      10 years ago

      It's easily one of my all time favorites.

      I was so stoked when they used it in the Watchmen trailer

    • Snowsaber

      10 years ago

      haha it would appear so

    • lwood797

      10 years ago

      yeah think i decided to just start writing stuff in elvish and see what looks good and what i'd like

    • lwood797

      10 years ago

      Yeah would be kind of difficult. Almost certain it is going to be on my back.

    • lwood797

      10 years ago

      Quote because the other two I want are going to be larger and more complex. And yeah probably won't take any of the votes into consideration in the end. Also just gettin my name or something like that didn't strike my fancy.

    • Count3D FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      10 years ago

      Have you seen the CNN clip of Brolin doing a speech as W?

      If there wasn't a green screen behind him and multiple live audio takes shown I'd have thought that Stone was just using stock footage of the actual speech. He's got Bush NAILED.


      Heard. Haven't seen. Great to hear he delivers though! Brolin kicked ass in American Gangster, I have high hopes for his W portrayal.

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