erytried

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    • More PC news, and maybe pics soon

      12 years ago

      erytried

      I finally transfered all my music from the Mactop to my PC, and then reformatted my iPod to Windows. This clears up a ton of space on the Mac, which had been holding a steady 300 MB of free disk space previous to this.

      Maybe a pic of my PC (running) tomorrow. Until then, I direct your attention to Kairi_, a member I know in real life who will (supposedly) be leaving RvB soon. Bid her a fond farewell.

      -ery.

    • PC is working!

      12 years ago

      erytried

      I know, I know. Unbelievable. But hey, I'm just cool like that. Expect more gaming from the erytried!

      -ery.

      PS Because I said I wouldn't.

    • I forgot how good it was...

      12 years ago

      erytried

      Fargo. I first saw this movie when I was 11, and it was the first real R-rated flick I ever saw. Quite an introduction, I must say. I recently received a copy of the DVD for my birthday, and after re-watching it, I remembered how truly awesome this movie is.

      For those of you unfortunate enough to have not seen this movie, imagine The Big Lebowski in Minnesota with (more) guns and less drugs. It's a smart, funny, violent, and even slightly uplifting movie about murder and kidnap. Why we don't still make movies like this I'll never know.

      -ery.

    • It's mah birthday!

      12 years ago

      erytried

      I'm 16 now. In three months I'll be able to get my driver's license. That is all.

      -ery.

    • Donald Trump is my fucking hero

      12 years ago

      erytried

      For the win, bitch. He's so rich, he can say whatever he wants, and do whatever he wants. He wins.

      -ery.

      PS My thoughts on Children of Men.

    • Children of Men

      12 years ago

      erytried

      Finally, a movie that stands up to all the hype.

      The first thing I can say about Children of Men is how sensory it is. The plot is fairly simple: Get the last fertile woman left on Earth to some scientists. Cuarón uses this as a jumping off point for some of the most visual, shocking, and gritty cinematography in film history. The sound of motors or gunshots crashes around you as the camera stays in one take for literally minutes on end, following one character or another from blood-soaked room to room.

      It's all there: The acting, the editing, the script. Add in the devastating social commentary that peppers the film, and this is one damn fine piece of film.

      -ery.

    • Pan's Labyrinth

      12 years ago

      erytried

      Blade 2 and Hellboy were not the world's best movies. So I was quite surprised to hear good things about Pan's Labyrinth when it first came out. So I took the chance and saw it last night with a few friends.

      Overall, it was quite a good movie. Solid acting, cool plot, interesting characters. But nearly every shot in the entire film bugged me, and I eventually realized why: With a few notable exceptions, every single shot in the entire film was either poorly lit or visually boring.

      The few exceptions to the rule were amazing. Nearly every scene change was done by panning into a black area on one side of the screen and panning out into the next scene from the opposite side, adding a fairy-tale like element to the cinematography. And two of the scenes had such excellent visual pacing and arrangement (the feast scene and the forest hill gunfight) as to almost make up for the rest of the movie. Almost.

      Going to see Children of Men tonight (finally).

      -ery.

    • My Five Favorite Album Covers

      12 years ago

      erytried

      #5 The Tain-The Decemberists-Of all The Decemberists' covers, this is the most streamlined: It tells the story of the album while being a piece of art in its own right.

      #4 Abbey Road-The Beatles-Conspiracy theories aside, the picture on the front of this album sends off The Beatles' studio albums in style.

      #3 Smell The Glove-Spinal Tap-"But this one goes to 11."

      #2 Animals-Pink Floyd-Beautiful painting enclosing a kick-ass album.

      #1 The Beatles-The Beatles-Simple? Yes. Awesome? Yes.

      Post your five favorites; The erytried commands it!

      -ery.

    • ery's 2006 Entertainment Wrap-Up

      12 years ago

      erytried

      Something a little new here, so bear with me...

      Film

      Best Film of the Year: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

      I expected Borat to be funny, but not much more. But this film crossed boundaries, cinematic and political. It spat in the face of every proponent of political correctness. It integrated an interesting and well-paced story with a non-stop comedy. It had a bear's head in a freakin' refrigerator. Beyond the film itself, the ripples of conversation about this film radiated throughout the press, bringing up topics seldom mentioned, as well as integrating humor into many a public radio broadcast. This film left a little piece of itself with everyone who saw it, and that's what cinema is really about.


      Most Surprising Film of the Year: Crank

      In an atmosphere filled with muttering and building anticipation surrounding Snakes on a Plane, Crank came out of nowhere and stole the limelight from the upcoming film with it's excellent acting and unforgettable style (as well as way too much violence). Jason Statham's casting in the film is perfect, and the numerous ways of portraying the effects of drugs rivals that of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Bottom line is, I went in expecting a decent action film, and came out having experienced a truly unique and amazing take on a classic genre.


      Best Looking/Sounding Film of the Year (Technical Achievement): Cars

      As we get farther away from Pixar’s debut film (Toy Story), two things are noticeable: The declining quality of the writing for the films, and how they continue to look better and better every year. Cars my not have had a Gollum-like portrayal that people mistook for reality, but it did stick to a style that was well realized, and looked freaking amazing. As well as being the best-looking Pixar film yet, Cars sets a high bar for future projects in this genre.


      Most Entertaining Film of the Year: Clerks II

      As a rabid Kevin Smith fan who was disappointed by Jersey Girl, I looked forward to Clerks II with caution. I couldn’t stand to see Smith ruin his babies (Jay and Silent Bob). Luckily, I didn’t have to. Clerks II called back to the first film in every way necessary, but was original enough to keep you laughing and involved until the end, which is so brilliant that you can’t help but feeling melancholy as the credits role, knowing that now the story is really over, and you might never spend another ninety minutes with Dante and Randal.


      Best DVD Release of the Year: Reservoir Dogs (15th Anniversary Addition)

      Reservoir Dogs would be a great film if presented on a single-disc, single-layer DVD. The fact that the 15th Anniversary Edition release of the film comes with tons of extras and a unique packaging just sweetens the deal on this classic film’s latest DVD edition.


      Music


      Best Album of the Year: The Crane Wife-The Decemberists

      It’s hard to explain how awesome this album truly is. While not quite a concept album (which I consider the highest form of musical art), The Crane Wife tells a series of stories, some spanning two or three songs, all of which are set against the amazing instrumental sound of The Decemberists. The inspiration for this album comes from all corners of the world, from ancient Japanese folk tales to The IRA to Pink Floyd to heavy rock to modern folk. Everything comes together with the perfect bookend songs at the beginning and end of the album, which tie the whole thing together in a loop that you never want to end.


      Most Surprising Album of the Year: The Black Parade-My Chemical Romance

      I hate emo music. I hate everything about it. And I’ve never had anything but contempt for My Chemical Romance until now. After hearing the single from this album (Welcome to the Black Parade), I knew something was going on. A few reviews later, I had bought the album on faith. No one, least of me, expected this band to come out of it’s Sophomore Slump only to release a concept album that stepped dramatically away from the band’s roots and firmly into a territory mostly inhabited by the Holy Trinity of Rock and Roll. The album itself is almost a long form tribute to The Wall, with many songs mirroring Roger Water’s rock opera magnum opus. The sound of the album is closer to Pink Floyd and The Who than Death Cab for Cutie, a huge improvement. An interesting and (hopefully) fortuitous development in popular rock music.

      Okay people, it's your turn. Speak up: Additions? Disagreements?

      -ery.

  • About Me

  • Comments (526)

    • nighthawk98

      11 years ago

      Body: PLEASE READ THIS WHOLE POST. IT'S SO DANG TRUE* 1. At least 2 people
      in this world love you so much they would die for you. 2. At least 15 people
      in this world love you in some way. 3. The only reason anyone would ever
      hate you is because they want to be just like you. 4. A smile from you can
      bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you. 5. Every night,
      SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep. 6. You mean the world to
      someone. 7. If not for you, someone may not be living. 8. You are special
      and unique. 9. Someone that you don't even know exists loves you. 10. When
      you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it. 11. When
      you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely
      turned your back on the world. 12. When you think you have no chance of
      getting what you want, you probably won't get it, but if you believe in
      yourself, probably, sooner or later, you will get it. 13. Always remember
      the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks. 14. Always tell
      someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know.
      15. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are
      great. Add this as a comment to ten of your friends tonight and at midnight
      your true love will find you. Something good will happen to you at 2:25
      tomorrow. Get ready for the biggest shock of your life. Whoever breaks this
      chain letter will be cursed with 10 relationship problems for the next ten
      years tag ur it!! this is so scary!!! send this to 15 ppl in the next 143
      min. and then press F6 and your crushes name will appear in big letters!! it
      is so scary because it works.... but if you break the chain.. you will be
      cursed w/ relationship problems. NO SEND BACKS

    • hitalec

      12 years ago

      smiley8.gif

    • hitalec

      12 years ago

      :D

    • hellalove

      12 years ago

      so i caved and got an rvb again, just because i was bored. what's new?

    • hitalec

      12 years ago

      Finally got my hands on 'Mezmerize/Hypnotize'....!!

    • BigNick699

      12 years ago

      dx10 and vista are the same thing..........and i bought vista cause it kicks the crap out of windows.

      Networking
      Finding shit
      looks
      plus everyone is gonna get it some time. i just am now

    • BigNick699

      12 years ago

      why would i buy a dx10 card......when i don't have dx10?

    • Lolalou_

      12 years ago

      add me.

    • hitalec

      12 years ago

      Great, you finally saw it.

      On both our parts of the world Martin just won the Academy Award and The Departed just won Best Picture.

      Life is good.

    • s_ikari2015

      12 years ago

      Quadropenia you say.... hmmmm.. and WHO would that be about? smiley8.gif lol tehehehe

    • Lolalou_

      12 years ago

      I doubt it too, but I really needed something to do...

      Videos, good! Also, is it worth going back and reading the comic from the very beginning? Are there 700+ like with QC?

    • Kairi_

      12 years ago

      Well I mean we don't talk much on here anyway, so otherwise this site gets pretty boring. :/

    • Kairi_

      12 years ago

      www.airtoons.com. funny things.

    • Kairi_

      12 years ago

      Yeah, seriously. Hmm, maybe I should read it again.

    • Kairi_

      12 years ago

      Yeah, that book was sad... I didn't really like it when I was reading it, but now that I look back on it I guess I appreciate it more.

    • Kairi_

      12 years ago

      hah. well, yeah, i don't really like the epoxies in general... just that song.

    • Kairi_

      12 years ago

      Freshmen puzzle me.

    • Kairi_

      12 years ago

      Yeah... I would incredibly welcome Kerry's return. I think Humanities is going to be miserable from now on.

    • Kairi_

      12 years ago

      Yeah, neither do I... I tried at first, but, oh well.

    • Kairi_

      12 years ago

      Hey. What do you think about Vanita?

    • bigshades

      12 years ago

      wait, are we friends? i don't know. how are you? happy belated birthday! wow, i don't use periods? hmm

    • bigshades

      12 years ago

      you should add me as a friend. yipee.

    • Kairi_

      12 years ago

      Did you have a party?

    • hitalec

      12 years ago

      So you ADMIT you were thinking about me! *giggles*

    • warmsox Sports Forum Moderator

      12 years ago

      Fishscale is one of the most tightly produced and well put together rap albums in awhile. Every track is perfectly done.

      You can see some of the reviews of it in the sidebar here

    • warmsox Sports Forum Moderator

      12 years ago

      Personally I would put Beck's The Information and Ghostface Killah's Fishscale above it.

      Probably Nas' Hip Hop Is Dead too.

    • Paris

      12 years ago

      What movies do you like that are too "emotionally taxing"


      Saving Private Ryan
      Gladiator
      Memento (thought that's more mentally taxing)

      I'm not into crying at movies since Dad died.

    • Saati

      12 years ago

      ...actually, anyone I want to impress probably won't be there.

      So I dunno.

    • Saati

      12 years ago

      Oh come on.

    • Saati

      12 years ago

      GO COMMENT MY NEW PICTURE.

      Please.

      Or just like..tell me what you think.

      Not like..aggh that sounds bad.

      UP OR DOWN.

      I need hair advice.

    • Saati

      12 years ago

      And me!

      [hugs star]

    • Saati

      12 years ago

      GUESS WHO'S NOT NOT A SPONSOR?

    • Kairi_

      12 years ago

      ooh. yeah i understand that. i don't even like talk on aim anymore, i sort of just sit around and wait for people to IM me hah. i'm pretty lame like that, and it takes up way too much of my time anyway.

    • Kairi_

      12 years ago

      oh yeahh belle and sebastian's pretty cool, i've only heard a couple of their songs though.
      but how come you left aim?

    • Kairi_

      12 years ago

      cause that's how my schedule worked out... if i had kept cd as my humanities, last semester i would have taken two electives and this semester would be both science and geometry. i didn't like those odds.

      by the way, heard any good music lately?

    • Kairi_

      12 years ago

      yaaaaa. why did you stop going on aim? i've been okay. just really bored. anyway, yeah. lets chat sometimeee.

      so how is humanities now?

    • Saati

      12 years ago

      Ha, I just found the weirdest, most amusing thing ever.

      It's my diary, right?

      Except I haven't written in it for ages, and all the entries are SUPER sporadic.

      Like..there are months or even years between entries.

      But the most recent one was before Halloween last year, when I liked you.

      And the only perosn I had told at all was Corinne.

      Weeeirdness.

      I was such a freak back then, clearly.

      Not that I don't love Corinne.

    • SloeBombFizz

      12 years ago

      "Pixar Theorem of Quality" sounds like a brilliant insight.
      Looking forward to it.

    • hitalec

      12 years ago

      Thanks.

    • hitalec

      12 years ago

      The Landlord's Daughter: Before the album was released, Colin Meloy suggested it would still be the same as their other albums with things such as "rape" about....

      I can find murder (which he suggested (correctly) would be in the album) but I can't put my finger on the rape (ba-zing); is The Landlord's Daughter that one?

    • Saati

      12 years ago

      Aww, poor Isaac.

      What happened to you?

      Or do I already know?

      Anyways, relationships suck.

    • Saati

      12 years ago

      What, we have to stay with them until they break up with us is we ask them out?

    • Saati

      12 years ago

      Hey, I asked him.

    • hitalec

      12 years ago

      I was listening to The Crane Wife on my iPod at about 5 in the morning while riding down the street.

      ....I love them. smiley4.gif

    • hitalec

      12 years ago

      We've got to stop meeting like this. *vanishes into the night*

    • hitalec

      12 years ago

      smiley3.gif

    • hitalec

      12 years ago

      I was aware of your opinion because although your opinion IS, in fact, an opinion...my opinions are law, my opinions are fact!

    • hitalec

      12 years ago

      ..I'm aware.

    • hitalec

      12 years ago

      I play "Mad World" on the piano OVER, AND OVER, AND OVER AGAIN (of my own free will, but still...)....I can live without hearing piano/organ in every song. =/

    • hitalec

      12 years ago

      The one you mentioned, one...other...one, and (at hand) Picaresque.

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