canon_fodder

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    • Delayed

      9 years ago

      canon_fodder

      I have been delayed for.... a good 2 weeks. I will be getting over to London on the 25th of September now I believe....

      So sorry too keep my adoring public waiting!

    • Finished Contact Harvest

      9 years ago

      canon_fodder

      I recently finished a prequel book too Halo. entitled Halo:Contact Harvest. It looks at the first contact between the covenant and humans.

      I gave myself a few days too cool off, and still I am astounded at how well that book was written, the characters jump off the page... I felt so much for the doomed AI on the planet... everything was perfectly written... the epilogue is by far one of the saddest things I've read.

      But this isn't why I am journaling about it.

      I have recently heard that Spielberg is looking at creating the Halo movie (the one that was dropped by Peter Jackson and co.)
      This saddens me... for a few reasons.
      1. The Halo storyline is 15 hours or so in length, you can't cut that down without lots of things being skipped over, and I fear that some of the most important parts will be lost... Cortana and John's relationship being the main one.
      2. Spielberg tends to destroy things as often as he creates masterpieces.
      3. Master Chief isn't the right character to introduce someone to the Halo universe. You need someone you can relate to, and he isn't it. Not unless you want to spend the time builiding up his relationship with Cortana... which they wont.

      Halo: Contact Harvest, on the other hand has Johnson, a character that is prevalent throughout all the other movies, so can be easily used as a way to link any future movies. He is broken at the start and through the course of the book finds himself again, it shows the horror of war, and the courage of being human.
      And most importantly the Covenant have a strong showing in the story, you see why they do what they do, not because they detest humanity, but because the humans are the proof that there faith is a lie.

      Anyway Halo: Contact Harvest would make a much better movie if handled well... I can only hope they handle it well.

      Though truthfully I would prefer a story that was made for the Big Screen, something written specifically as a movie script, that way you don't alienate any fans of any story already made, and you don't run the risk of destroying the real reasons for actions within a story.

      -----------


      This brings me to Harry Potter 6.
      URGH!
      They left SOOO MANY THINGS UNDERDEVELOPED! And I have no idea why they did for the most part. They could have set up Tonks a lot better than they did, but they decided that they wouldn't, they didn't show Harry being more obsessed with Malfoy, they didn't show the fight at the end... what the fuck was with that, if no one was going to challenge them why bring in 4 fucking Death Eater's. and why the fuck wasn't Harry stunned by Dumbledore, it goes against Harry's character completely, what was with Harry not hiding the book himself, why did Ginny have to be the one to take him to the room?

      And why was it that she made the move on him... there was little enough of that actual relationship within the book as it is, why remove it completely (oh I know its mentioned that he is seeing her, but damn, one kiss and thats all that is shown)

      The only storyline within that movie that I appreciated was Malfoy's, that was actually really well done, Kudo's to the actor... whats his name. he really made you believe that Malfoy was at breaking point.

    • We have a LCD!

      9 years ago

      canon_fodder

      My parents went out and brought a LCD HD TV. its awesome! more games to play! woo!

    • Weeds

      9 years ago

      canon_fodder

      Watching Weeds right now.

      LOVES IT!


      Oh and Running in camera narrative that I submitted for uni start of the year. hope you enjoy.

    • Juxtaposition

      9 years ago

      canon_fodder

      It's amazing the way juxtaposition can make you emotionally invested in a scene that much more.

      Just finished watching an episode of Babylon 5 (omg its good) and at the end there was the juxtaposition of a guy about to be beaten to death (quite literally, only his head was to be left intact so he could be identified) and a Gospel singer. (you know like from the Blues Brothers)

      Always seen the scenes where they play classical piano over the top of battles. and they works well, first time I have seen a upbeat song so completely capture the sort of desperation that a character is feeling in their last moments.

      (on a related note, i felt I had to get this down before I forgot about it, I plan on using something like this someday. [reminder to self. Babylon 5 season 3 - episode 20 - And The Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place.] remember.)

      Also the guy getting beaten to death was a bad guy. I think the music would have worked better if it was a good guy. then instead of a pang of sadness I would have teared up.

      Also would have been a little better if the commercial break was still in, cause of the way it fades out. need a bigger pause before the story goes on. (first time ever I have said that commercials could work to help a story)

      Watching - Babylon 5. 2 Guys and a Girl
      Finishing Watching - Dollhouse (amazing end, and some really unexpected twists)

      Movies:
      Chinatown - OMG!!! Brilliant movie, might have mentioned it before... brilliant still!
      Tears of the Sun - Not a bad movie, surprised me a little when Bruce Willis' character didn't spell out a plot point (like so many action movies do now days) And it was morally dubious at parts, which is something I like to see in these kind of movies. (oh and the final fight scene BRILLIANT!)
      Waiting - It has Ryan Reynolds and Justin Long, how can it not be good!

      Movies I have but haven't seen yet:
      Flags of our fathers - Still need to check this one out, I really respect the fact that Clint Eastwood (a republican) made both sides into movies. that is really good. really respect him for that.


      Anyway apart from that I need to get to bed. sleep well (or wake well or whatever)

    • Unfulfilled Promises

      9 years ago

      canon_fodder

      I have this ability to promise to do things on this site that I never get around to doing.

      Was going to start writing up another story.
      I was going to start reading through more journals.

      But truthfully... I just don;t do anything much at the moment.

      My days consist of getting up watching a bunch of shows, usually started with a rewatch of some 30 rock (STILL LOVE IT) then it goes to the latest show I am watching. Currently that is Huff, Babylon 5.
      Gotta start watching Supernatural soon, gotta get season 1 of My Name is Earl... And the first few episodes on Chuck....
      Oh and Robin Hood... Watching for the Robin/Marian relationship.

      I was going to offer you all a story in this space, but well... I can't be bothered.

      Night all Canon

      Movie - Chinatown (amazing I recommend it for everyone)
      TV Show - Huff (quite good, and highly emotional. Also I now know what a Rainbow Party is)
      Book - None
      Music - Auto Tune the News - Number 5 (it's a youtube video... greta song. look it up)


    • NCIS Season 2 Finale

      9 years ago

      canon_fodder

      Finally watching the NCIS Season 2 finale.

      I have heard about it for a while, and i knew that Kate dies, cause well I have seen episodes in season 6. And I watched an episode of season 3 as well I think.

      OMG that was one of the most amazing death scenes.. only because it was so closed. no prolonged moments no final death confessions. Season 3 opener. Amazing way to show how Tony and Gibbs are handling her death.

    • David Eddings

      9 years ago

      canon_fodder

      David Eddings was one of the first fantasy writers I ever read.

      The Belgarion series is still one I can pick up at any moment and sink right in.

      I identified with the main character and loved the other characters in the series.

      While I say this I will mention that the characters are at times quite 2 dimensional.

      I mention this all because David Eddings has died

    • NEWs!

      9 years ago

      canon_fodder

      It's 2:28am right now.

      The Multimedia Labs got a facelift mid way through this semester and they replaced all the old (really old) Power Mac G5's with Shiny new iMac's and the old (ish) iMac's with new iMac's.
      This is relevant to me because the Tech guys decided to sell of the old G5's for $250. Since I have never had a desktop computer I leapt at the chance. So now I have a huge hunch of a Slow Thinker in my room.

      It feels good to know that when I get my laptop back I can haul it around wherever I go without fear of losing precious time downloading something or unplugging my hard drives. (of which I have 2 Terabytes worth... 1.3 of which is full, I think i will need another one soon)

      My Laptop:
      I mentioned that it died. I took it into an Apple tech and he looked it over and said that it could be because of a graphics card defect that occurred in manufacture (Nvidia released a statement about it a while ago...as did Apple)
      and if it was it was covered under warranty, I got a call back around 11 hours ago now (3pm for me) and was told that it had been repaired and was awaiting my pickup, indeed covered under warranty (which makes me think that the graphics card replacements are easy to get)
      I am sorta upset that my computer didn't suffer a more permanent problem due to the graphics card the new line has come out and they look and perform NICE! kinda wish i had been given one cause of a warranty thing. haha! I think I am just greedy, hehe I should be glad my laptop is ok.

      The other thing I should talk about is my exam and my final assignments.
      I got 77.5% for my one and only exam and I also got 77.5% for my final assessment piece in the same subject. which means that I am going to pass with an overall Distinction Woo for me!
      I have finally finished off the last assessment piece for Video Production and I will be uploading the pieces we did for everyone to look at if they want. (they aren't really good)
      I still have to write 2000 words for Gender and Genre in Short Fiction, this is going to kill me. I doubt I will get it done anytime soon, but I can hope.
      After that last piece is handed in I am officially finished till September. which is exciting!

      And now for the reason I am up so late.

      I have finally decided to relook at the footage that was taken of the GOR (Great Ocean Road) Trip me and a bunch of friends went on in December last year, I really want to have a working copy of it finished before the end of July.
      This will also include getting a Jumper made, which has the places we stayed and the quote of the day for each place.

      I will think about putting some of that footage online, but I can't promise you much, there are many non disclosure agreements with the footage (mainly cause a lot of it is personal and or hilariously embarrassing)
      Liam in a spa.... need I say more.

      Anyways it is now 2:40am and I am about to get to bed.

      But before I do.

      Still looking forward to watching:The Nines
      Music of the moment: Opshop
      TV show of the moment: American Dad Season 4
      Book of the Moment: NOT The Flood (absolutely ridiculous writing makes me want to throw up!) (btw its the halo 1 story line with added perspectives, it isn't good trust me)
      Game of the moment: Halo ODST! OMG IT LOOKS AMAZING! and the characters look well thought out and a lot better written than The Flood (who the fuck decides that the lines from the cinematic cut scenes should be changed around when writing a good following the game, who the fuck!)

      I have decided i am going to start writing a short story within the journal entry section... I will probably start on saturday night, when I finish off Gender and Genre. I'll see you all then.


      Canon out!

      PS. 2:45am now.

      EDIT# it took 4 minutes to tell me that it had been posted.. so now it's 2:49am. I am so tired!

  • Comments (1458)

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

      9 years ago

      Don't I know it! I'm half tempted, infact absolutely guaranteed that I'll be weaseling a few more hours out of it by invoking the "it's still friday somewhere in the word" clause and perhaps spamming it out... as usual.

      I have plenty of ideas I could write... just no friggin discipline... that or I'm already imagining my "guaranteed" success as an author and actually not doing the part that is supposed to gain that...

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Also, fixed journal is up. =)

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Heh, no worries. Whenever it is, as far as I know you will be welcome to stay with us... So long as it isn't the 22nd May, as we will be in Gippsland.

      Apart from that, I can't think of any Fridays where you wouldn't be welcome. =)

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      oh wait... Do you just mean on a friday somewhere in the future?

      I reread it, and that makes more sense...

      *facepalm*

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago


      Pardon me? Can I crash at your place one? That makes no sense to me... methinks typo? Do you mean this friday? as in tomorrow? I am not sure, Jarrad is pretty sick at the moment, and I am not much better. I am actually at uni at the moment, so I will have to check with him. Let me know if you mean tomorrow, and I'll have a talk with him

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Apparently ones who let ingrates stay in their house. =P

      Just kidding... so, we get to see you last weekend, this weekend, AND the next weekend! We will be all Alexed out by the end of the month! =P If that is ever possible... I know for Jarrad it certainly isn't...

      Also, he kept the bed warm for you... it was just before you arrived, is all... I stole him back for myself. =P

    • Nixorbo

      9 years ago

      +1 Jack O'Neill
      +1 H's a bad Jedi-shut your mouth! I'm just talkin' 'bout Mace.

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Yep, its not just you. I need to fix it up, I'll let you know when I put it back proper.

    • Dark_Water

      9 years ago

      Ha ha, that Dr Horrible is piss funny. Thanks for introducing it to me (Yes, I clicked the picture).

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      there is a chance I may be finished in the city much earlier than planned... I will keep you updated, but if you can't come in til late still, then you can either head out to our place on your own, or wait for Jarrad to finish work at 6.

      Either way, there is still a chance I will be here til 4-45 still. I'll let you know when I do. =)

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

      9 years ago

      It's not that they don't help out it's like I'm a complete non entity

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

      9 years ago

      My friend who got me in the guild left and since then they like don't hardly talk to me and they are really cliquey. I have been put on suspension rank for no known reason. there are a lot of other small things too. I don't hang with any of them and they bore me

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

      9 years ago

      Yeah, it's a good idea for practice atleast, getting used to actually writing that much... I mean the real challenge is have it make any sense :D

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

      9 years ago

      You misunderstand. Steal the "thousand words a nightweek thing" I wouldn't want to steal your story. That one? You can keep that story :P

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      I didn't get it either...

      Talia told me to say it...

      I almost wrote tit...

      That would have been funny...

      mum

      also... mum

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      heh

      awesome, thanks. =)

      anyway, bed time for me.

      See you Thurs if I don't talk to you before! =)

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      haha, oh, don't worry, I know you aren't. =P

      And yes, we really do need to clean up. Having a messy house is slowly driving me mad. Srsly. I can't stand living in mess. And I was already planning on cleaning up before you invited yourself around. =P

      Its just a matter of how much of it I actually get done. =P

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      cool, sounds good...

      If you are going to be homemaker, does that mean I don't have to clean up before you get here? The house is still messy from before the wedding, we haven't had a chance to organise it again yet...

      ><

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      Then you will be a home MAKER!!!

      because you are a woman...

      mum

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      That cat fight thing just made Jarrad laugh very loudly... JUST AS WELL WE HAVE NO NEIGHBOURS! WOP WOP WOP

      And yeah, it is pretty easy to just pretend you know what is happening in these type of conversations... My main problem is trying to make sure my fingers don't go too fast, or else my keyboard can't keep up, and misses letters out ><

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      DAMMIT!!

      Almost had you!! :P

      You sure you are not just a HOME - less man...?

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      I am hopefully heading into melbourne with friends on wednesday night. which means i'll be in melbourne thursday morning and thus i will stay in and see you thursday night.


      Plus, we don't have work OR uni on Friday...

      So have you just invited yourself to our house Thursday night? Or just for a visit? Either way = win. =)

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      Cool... will you come out?

      TO OUR HOUSE!!!

      tricked you

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Also, I know my hands are big, and that we are wearing the same bracelets, but SURELY my hands aren't THAT much bigger than Jarrads?

      Fail again
      ><

      =P

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      who the fuck is dave?

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      yes Cake with awesome is good... so is cam...

      I think I maybe should have spent longer reading that before I pressed reply

      ><

      Fail

      I don't even remember what you wrote.

      oops

      *insert fitting reply here*

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      que?

      What do you mean?

      And it is easter soon...

      Then I get chocolate :)

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Cool. Sounds good so far!

      As for Cam and Rose, I haven't seen them in AGES! ><

      That would be cool. =)

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      *Is not convinced...*

      Okay then... I trust you...

      When are you coming to visit?

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Yes, yes I am aware that you like your inuendos.

      *whispers to jarrad* its ok, i meant that last part for you, i'm still a one man, man or whatever it was you were saying i wasn't or was or something*

      Ah, always fun when your husband and good friend are using your comments to flirt...
      *sigh*
      =P
      and awesome, I can't wait to go have the awesome. So who is coming? You did tell me, but not sure if it has changed at all or not. Still, should be awesome. I have never actually eaten there, so I hope it is good! As for the gaming afterwards, maybe it would be a bad idea to take Jarrad back to your house.... The way you two are going... =P

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      YOU DATE GIRLS?!?!

      I THOUGHT WE HAD SOMETHING!!!

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Also, have you seen the new AFL ads? with the Dropkick Murphys song? Where they put them in all different sports? Just say yes.

      Anyway, Jarrad has that song on repeat. And has for the past hour or so.

      Just as well I like it!

      =P

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago


      Also, from Jarrad:

      That sounded so sleasy...

      'Maybe you could come back to my place and we could...'

      HANDS OFF ALEX... I THOUGHT YOU WERE A ONE MAN... man... ME!!
    • LorD_BaZ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      Very accurate descriptions of both places, but thereing lies my point. If the internet was a map? Myspace and Facebook would be marked with skull and bone icons and the words "HERE BE DRAGONES"

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Heh, I bet you all did. =P Some of us had things we had to do today though... =/

      It was very confusing. We tried to change teams, but it kept starting too quickly, before we could... so in the end we left it. I was on the wrong team, so I just rode around on my mongoose in circles... And mostly team killed (BY ACCIDENT!) The only one of the other team that I actually killed, was Jarrad *facepalm*. All kills in that game were purely accidental. =/ Also, I had no idea who anyone was ever, except Jarrad... and occasionally Shen, when I heard her talk about being near me... Apart from that... everyone was anonymous.

      So yeah, we didn't play well, but it was hella fun. =) I can't wait to do it again.

      Now, are you SURE the restaurant is open Anzac day? It is a holiday after all... Just checking is all! =)

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      I'm always right...

      OR AM I!!!???!!

      yes i am.

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      no...

      mum...

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      No, its definately mum...

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Haha, yes, I have the ring of guilt.I win... yyyyeeesssssss. *Whoops happily* =D

      Also, I told you we would play at least one game with you. =) That was lots of fun... Once we eventually got internets... And then when they came back again. Even if we did both suck. I hadn't gamed except for on our honeymoon (and that was just ff7 emulated on my computer)... so no controller since I started uni prolly... wow. thats a long time ago... anyway...Sorry we had to call it a night when we did, Jarrad had a killer migrane, and I had a headache too, so we figured we should prolly go before completely destroying ourselves. =/

      We should do it again sometime. It was awesome fun. I just wish we could have been up there with you all, rather than only in internets/phone land with you. =)

      Hope you had a fun rest of night =)

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      I believe it is actually called mum

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

      9 years ago

      I dunno, aren't they already filled with zombies? Seems to me that's just conquering a wasteland just to say you've conquered it.

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

      9 years ago

      First Roosterteeth and then the world! I mean you have got to start somewhere.

    • Phoenix

      9 years ago

      No no no... Just me...

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

      9 years ago

      My guild doesn't have immortal yet. I'm missing a few of the boss ones. I'm starting to get the shits with my guild. I don't know if I want to be in it much longer

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

      9 years ago

      That's an interesting perspective on deleted accounts. Haha. Preserve the zombie accounts! Create a zombie infestation on Roosterteeth!

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      You are the only person who could possibly think that about her.... =P

      As for being worried... I think I am okay now. We both have rings. =P

      I do get a little concerned every now and then... But have to convince myself I am wrong... How could I go on otherwise?=P

      Besides, he has promised =)

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Fair enough. Yeah, the scary thing is, he would... He just likes hugs that much. Especially from our male friends. I swear he likes hugging all you more than me... Maybe I should be a little worried... =P Actually, I would prolly be more worried if it was more for our female friends.

      That was after Liam had seen me. You got there really early, then this was when other people (Eg Shen and Eamon) got there.

      You are going to be scarred from that tshirt rip for the rest of your life aren't you....

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Gah! I will try...

      hopefully he will be driving, so I can jump out of the car while it is still moving to get the head start... Having said that, he is just as likely to do that if it means:
      a- he gets a hug
      b- he wins

      Hmmm... I shall have to ponder this some more...

      =/

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      And as for the picture of you, Liam and Eamon... I can't be sure, but I seem to remember ME taking it... not sure if I actually did or not, as I was quite busy... maybe I just made that up...=/

      And yeah, how cool is the picture of Mahalia! I really like it... out of all the photos taken, that one just seems to jump out, like it was posed or something, but I know it can't have been. =P

      How can someone make you feel seasick?

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      It is true, you found me out...

      And no he didn't win!

      ><

      =P

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