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    • The new iPod nano

      9 years ago

      k_rom

      Now more than ever, I want one. I bought one of the first of the 1st gen models back in the day (it shipped to my dorm directly from the factory in China. THAT was an interesting FedEx tracking expierence) and it was stolen about two months later. The thing evevn had my name engraved on it and I still enver found it again. I never replaced it with another nano though. I bought U2 special edition iPod a little later and since then I won a 1st gen iPod touch and 2nd gen shuffle but the nano has always been pretty cool and trendy. And now it has a built in video camera. Of course it's not the greatest camera in the world but it's not the worst either. And for the price and the other features it comes with, I may jsut ahve tog et one. Is it wierd that I see this as an opporunity to start making movie again? I mean, for the first time since I was in college, I find myself planning little shorts in my daydreams again. It must be a sign, an inspiration. That being said, i want the [RED] one. Click here for a review.

    • In Memorium

      9 years ago

      k_rom

      About five years ago, I was sitting in my high school's Mac lab (yes we had a Mac lab and a PC lab. The Mac was way cooler) waiting for my first class of the day to start. The class was called "Advanced Filmmaking" and there were only four students n the class, myself, Chelsea, Brandon, and a guy named Josh Green. Before I signed up for the class (which is another interesting story all together), I had already known Brandon for a few years, but Chelsea and Josh I knew only in passing. The four of us quickly became good friends through our mutual love of motion picture and spent countless hours in and out of class discussing and testing various film theories. Some of our creations even went on to win a few awards. (one of those projects is still one of my favorite filmmaking experiences) I think out of our little group though, it was Josh and I who struck up the most meaningful friendship. He was a year younger than me but we got a long great just the same. Everyday saw one of us bring something new to show the other and our talks went on forever (Josh had a particular love for horror flicks which I came to appreciate through my friendship with him). This morning I am speaking of was a special one though. Josh showed up that day with a copy of "Red vs Blue" season one (season two had just started debuting new episodes online). I was hesitant at first. I had never seen a machinima that I liked and I had never played Halo, but he popped the DVD into my eMac and we started watching. I was hooked before the first episode had faded to black. Over the coming weeks we would watch the DVD several times and covertly watch new episodes between classes as they were released (until a teacher caught on and had the site added to the "block" list). We combed over the details in the story, the style, the jokes, and the sheer brilliance of it all put together. We even talked about making our own machinima using various games but we were never able to give it a whirl. Of course, our other friends could hardly fail to notice what we were watching between classes (and that we were sometimes late to class from laughing so hard at a particular joke) and soon Josh's copy of Season was getting passed around to other people as well, and at one point it was even copied so that it seemed like half the school had a bootleg. Needless to say, discovering RvB with Josh is one of my fondest memories of high school and of my early friendship with Josh as well. Our friendship went beyond just making movies too. We hung out outside of school as well, did performing arts together. I remember Josh was a great dancer and had a terrific sense of comedic timing. Since I was a student director in both the stage and video areas of our school's performing arts program I pushed him hard to succeed there and he didn't disappoint. He even went on to take my place in both areas after I graduated.

      We kept in touch after high school, not as much as I'd have liked, but I still made a point to try and see him anytime we were both in town. We always picked up right where we left off, talking about the newest movies and what we were learning. Even if we went a year between meetings, our friendship was still there, as strong as ever. He even started a successful business with another friend of mine centered around movie premier parties and journalism that I was very excited about, but could not take part in since I was away in another state for college. He left that business venture to finish his education after about a year, but his legacy in in still lives on. The last time I saw him in Person, we talked about working together again, making movies and publishing reviews and articles. I told him that I was down for anything he wanted to do, distance damned. Since I last saw him, he has graduated from college and gotten engaged to a lovely girl he'd been dating for a long time. He'd gone from the scrawny, funny kid I knew in school, to a funny, mature, young man (although still a bit scrawny). I could not have been more proud of him.

      But now, it pains me to say that I'll never see Josh again. He died, seven days ago, in a very sudden and completely unexpected set of circumstances. His body was laid to rest earlier today. Josh's death has come as a great shock to everyone who knew him and I can't help but feel that a small piece of myself died as well. He was always a good friend and he's someone I'll never forget. I regret that we never got to accomplish our goals together because we thought we had so much more time ahead of us to set things in motion. I hope that I can honor his memory and at least do my part to accomplish some of those things for the both of us. I think I owe you that much Josh. Rest in Peace Good Buddy!

    • I'm getting one

      10 years ago

      k_rom

      Does anyone know where you can order medic alert bracelets? Seriously, I want to make one so I can try THIS next time I'm at a bar.

    • Star Trekked

      10 years ago

      k_rom

      No Spoilers.

      I must say, I was very impressed. Three minutes into the movie I already felt that I'd gotten my money's worth from the not so cheap IMAX ticket I purchased online last night. The movie was, there's no other way to put it, bold. And that's not a clever Star Trek joke either. This film carried with it things that other trek films have not, and also what many other films in general do not, intensity, uncertainty, a real sense of danger. Nothing and no one is safe. Any preconceived notion one might have about the Star trek universe, throw them out the window, they don't live here. This is the 11th film in a franchise that also includes four live action television shows, one animated show, hundreds of novels, and, no doubt, thousands of bad jokes. After watching this movie, you'll see none of that comes anywhere close to the door that has just been opened. Mr. Abrams, Mr. Pine, Mr. Quinto, Mr. Nimoy, and everyone else who had a hand in this film, bravo. You've made Star Trek into a respectable name once again.

    • Harry Potter is truly an inspiration...

      10 years ago

      k_rom

      Or at least J.K. Rowling is. Who would have thought a little tidbit in a series of books about wizards would inspire a software company? Linkage

    • Pay it forward

      10 years ago

      k_rom

      Taken from Kittiegirl92:

      The first five (5) people to respond to this journal will get something made by me.


      This offer does have some restrictions and limitations so please read carefully:

      1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. What you get is what you get.
      2. What I create will be just for you, with love.
      3. It'll be done this year (2009).
      4. I will not give you any clue what it's going to be. It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber. It may be weird or beautiful. It might or might not be edible. I may even create something totally unbelievable and surprise you at work!! Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
      5. I reserve the right to do something strange or quirky, but I promise not to embarrass you in public ... well, no more so than usual. I also reserve the right to do something fairly predictable and boring, but with, you know, thought and love.
      6. In return, all you need to do is post this text into a note of your own and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to your note.

      IMPORTANT: This offer is null and void if I do not see you post your own note to pay this forward. In other words, you gotta make something for other people, too. It's like a chain letter only better. Call it a pyramid scheme if you want. It's a pyramid of crafty goodness!

    • Today in Hollywwod...

      10 years ago

      k_rom

      ...I met Alan Warner (Sony ATV Exec, Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil (very famous song writers). You should Google them.

    • The List

      10 years ago

      k_rom

      (X) Skipped school
      (X) Watched someone die
      ( ) Been to Canada
      ( ) Been to Mexico
      ( ) Been to Florida
      (X) Been to Hawaii
      (X) Been on a plane
      (X) Been on a helicopter
      (X) Been lost
      ( ) Gone to Washington, DC
      (X) Swam in the ocean
      (X) Cried yourself to sleep
      (X) Played cops and robbers
      ( ) Recently colored with crayons
      (X) Sang Karaoke
      (X) Paid for a meal with coins only
      ( ) Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch
      (X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't
      ( ) Made prank phone calls
      ( ) Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans
      (X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose & elsewhere
      (X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
      ( ) Danced in the rain-naked
      ( ) Written a letter to Santa Claus
      ( ) Been kissed under the mistletoe
      ( ) Watched the sunrise with someone
      (X) Blown bubbles
      (X) Gone ice-skating
      (X) Gone to the movies
      ( ) Been deep sea fishing
      (X) Driven across the United States
      ( ) Been in a hot air balloon
      ( ) Been sky diving
      ( ) Gone snowmobiling
      ( ) Lived in more than one country
      (X) Lay down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets
      (X) Seen a shooting star and made a wish
      (X) Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser
      (X) Seen the Statue of Liberty
      ( ) Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle
      (X) Been on a cruise
      ( ) Traveled by train
      ( ) Traveled by motorcycle
      (X) Been horseback riding
      ( ) Ridden on a San Francisco CABLE CAR
      (X) Been to Disneyworld
      ( ) Truly believe in the power of prayer
      ( ) Been in a rain forest
      ( ) Seen whales in the ocean
      ( ) Been to Niagara Falls
      (X) Ridden on an elephant
      ( ) Swam with dolphins
      ( ) Been to the Olympics
      ( ) Walked on the Great Wall of China
      ( ) Saw and heard a glacier calf
      ( ) Been spinnaker flying (???)
      ( ) Been water-skiing
      (X) Been snow-skiing/boarding
      ( ) Been to Westminster Abbey
      ( ) Been to the Louvre
      ( ) Swam in the Mediterranean
      (X) Been to a Major League Baseball game
      (X) Been to a National Football League game
      (X) Played in the snow
      ( ) Gone skinny dipping

    • You ever have that dream...

      10 years ago

      k_rom

      ...where you go to work naked and everyone notices before you do? I did not have that dream. However, a few nights ago I did have a dream that was kinda the opposite. I went to work and two of my female employees were naked, and couldn't be more happy about it. It was weird. And now that image pops into my head every time I talk to one of them.

    • Thoughts on Cinema.

      10 years ago

      k_rom

      I can still vividly remember the summer of 2005. I know it wasn't that long ago, but it was a big one for me. For one, it was the summer that I first moved away for college. I said goodbye to Colorado and started living my life in other parts of the country. It was my last summer as a true Colorado resident. it was a very emotional time, needless to say.

      The other big thing I remember from that summer, is all the time I spent at the Cinemark on Powers, still my favorite movie theater in the whole country. I must have seen every movie they showed that summer at least once. What a great place, 17 screens, a true Multiplex. I even have my favorite screens in that theater. the top three are screens #1, #17 and #2. Screens #1 and #17 are two of the largest, with the highest seating capacity of all the screens there, and both fully equipped for digital sound and projection if it's needed.. If you are going to a midnight first showing, chances are you're going to be at one of those. Screen #2 is the absolute best. #2 is an IMAX screen. The only IMAX in my town and one of the few in the whole state, and it shows feature length movies. It was, in fact, the first IMAX I had ever seen a feature length film on. And it was in that summer of 2005. If you know your recent movie history well, then you know the film I'm talking about. It had a VERY successful sequel premier this summer that is up for a nice handful of Oscars along with numerous other awards. The original even pulled in some nice awards and nominations, not to mention a nice gross $$$ as well. I'm, of course, talking about Batman Begins. I waited in line to be in the very first IMAX showing at midnight to see that movie as was so blown away, I saw it a total of six times that summer, all on that same IMAX screen, and once or twice at another movie theater. The mixture of great storytelling, visual, sound, and the IMAX experience made it one of my favorite movies of all time. I just loved how an older idea was taken in such a new way, while still staying true to the core of the original story and characters. For me, it was what filmmaking (and comics) should be. Telling stories that are not only exciting, culturally relevant, and intelligent, but also (in this case) being brave to take material created by someone else and doing it justice in a way that would make that original creator proud. And if done right, you can move on to make a sequel or two that stand on their own two feet, not ride the hype of the prequel. Batman Begins did it right.

      Lately, I've been watching trailers for new movie coming out in a few months and they give me the same kind of feelings I got watching those Batman Begins trailers. I could be very wrong, they could be just really good trailers for a very crappy movie, but you never know. If you haven't, take a moment now to go to this site and check out the trailers for the new Star Trek movie. Now, I will come clean, I've always been a Star Trek fan. But I will be the first to admit that it has become very much a cultural joke over the years here in the USA. But these trailers give me hope that not only will this newest installment of the now 43 year old franchise not suck, it may actually be launched into a new era of cultural relevance in a way other than the butt of a bad joke. Like i said, I could be totally wrong. Maybe my lack of television since October has messed up my judgment on these things. But what do you think?

  • Comments (574)

    • Kittiegirl92

      9 years ago

      why thank you. lol

    • Kittiegirl92

      9 years ago

      lol no actually it's usually called a "fauxhawk" for fake mohawk. the sagittal crest is a boney ridge that gorillas have and early hominids had on which large masseter muscles would attach. calling the fauxhawk a sagittal crest is an anthropology joke. lol

    • kylsie

      9 years ago

      Fo realz?

    • MsValentine

      10 years ago

      Go to mininova.org and you can download it.

    • Kittiegirl92

      10 years ago

      no he's just an overly lazy and passive animal.
      you pull his tail and he just looks at you like "yes that is attached and it's mine so let go"
      i have no fear of having small children around this cat

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

      10 years ago

      thanks! i voted no

    • Kittiegirl92

      10 years ago

      vote here

    • keiichiro

      10 years ago

      Yeah, I do know she is half Chinese. But that's the problem. Chun-Li is 100% Chinese, not half. Also, I know she doesn't have Hispanic blood but she could pull off a Hispanic person better than a Chinese person. IMHO.

    • Kittiegirl92

      10 years ago

      yea i know it's very strange. they're pretty much part of the "we have no fucking clue" category so they're labelled as "religious relics"

    • Kittiegirl92

      10 years ago

      they're figurines found in ancient Anatolia

    • King_Awesome

      10 years ago

      Hello Roman.

      Just wanted to take the time to say thank you for joining my group, and congratulations on being the first member.

      Should you ever find yourself filming anything in Toronto, and you need anyone to play a role, let me know where to audition, won't you? :P

      Cheers
      ~Gav~

    • Kittiegirl92

      10 years ago

      go to Coraline.com it's for the new movie Coraline that's coming out it's based off of Neil Gaiman's novel! should be good

    • starcom30273

      10 years ago

      DANG!!! And I thought that my library was large

    • Amanda

      10 years ago

      hahaha. I was actually on your page a couple of days ago

    • FadingLight

      10 years ago

      Yeah, that is probably one of the best ideas I have heard for this site.

    • Zato

      10 years ago

      Maybe a good feature to add would be a little button on every post, journal, pick, comment and so forth, that says, "report as inappropriate". The items with the most clicks get put to the top of a list for the moderators to check out and decide weather or not to take it down.

      hey man. the site suggestion thread in in the 50+ Karma forums. but i did post it on there and credited you for the suggestion. it's a very good one and i completely agree

    • FadingLight

      10 years ago

      Maybe a good feature to add would be a little button on every post, journal, pick, comment and so forth, that says, "report as inappropriate".


      I don't know if you have ever made that suggestion in any of the suggestion threads for the new design, but you should. That is brilliant. It would make life so much easier on the Admin, which means that more things would get taken care of. It is pretty much a staple of any community site, just not this one.

    • RosaSpinaque

      10 years ago

      Thanks!

    • AiuaCortana

      10 years ago

      EVERYBODY GET NAKED!

      Serious.

    • keiichiro

      10 years ago

      Totally. Especially since I almost ran him over with two carts.

    • keiichiro

      10 years ago

      He was hilarious. *pokes my journal* He said the funniest things ever and he had one of the greatest stand up comedic lectures/acts ever.

    • keiichiro

      10 years ago

      That rocks that you got the apartment!

      Haha, yeah, I might get to work with him on the whole book signing. I'm excited.

    • LouisVuitton

      10 years ago

      and who can resist a hug??

    • keiichiro

      10 years ago

      Ouch, that sucks big time. Especially with the economy now. Yipe. Serious good luck to ya.

    • keiichiro

      10 years ago

      LOL, what for?

    • LouisVuitton

      10 years ago

      it really is.especially on a bad day.

    • keiichiro

      10 years ago

      Haha, *sends*

    • keiichiro

      10 years ago

      Lol, haha, thanks. Lucky Ducky :D

    • keiichiro

      10 years ago

      I get them all the time because it rhymes with my name.

    • keiichiro

      10 years ago

      And I just keep adding more and more. smiley0.gif

    • keiichiro

      10 years ago

      Yup, I just have to many and keep getting to many smiley2.gif

    • keiichiro

      10 years ago

      I did at one point name them all but I just get more and more.

      I am debating on getting it >.<

    • keiichiro

      10 years ago

      I smiley12.gif rubber duckies.

    • keiichiro

      10 years ago

      No, I haven't. I want to but, I'm just lame with everything >.>;

    • FleurDeMal

      10 years ago

      Well Megan had worn that corset to the dance thingie. So I was like I wanna try it when we get home!! So Meg and Morgann [who tied it] and one of my roommates, Rabekah, were watching because those people are the ones I was with that evening :]

    • FleurDeMal

      10 years ago

      I was laughing when it was being put on because people were watching me and making jokes, AND i had jsut eaten. oops.

    • FleurDeMal

      10 years ago

      That's a good question.
      I think it coulda gone smaller
      But I was laughing too much o.O

    • Tana

      10 years ago

      If it makes you more jealous, every day when I go to work, I take ipods off the shelf and roll in them.

      iPod loooooooove

    • Tana

      10 years ago

      I will tell you working for the Apple Store--as part of the Genius Team no less--has been the best job in my entire life.
      Hands Down.

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

      10 years ago

      Are those evil smurfs?


      nope, those are the castle crashers.. it's a new arcade game for XBL
      castlecrashers.jpg

    • supergirl

      10 years ago

      =] I'm Eighteen ToDay

    • supergirl

      10 years ago

      LoL I Got My Finger's Crossed =]]

    • Shannon9

      10 years ago

      Lol

    • Shannon9

      10 years ago

      Lol thanks!

    • Shannon9

      10 years ago

      Slow down, I'm scared.
      Guy: No, this is fun.
      Girl: No it's not. Please it's too scary!
      Guy: Then tell me you love me.
      Girl: Fine I love you. Slow down!
      Guy: Now give me a BIG hug.
      Girl hugs him
      Guy: Can you take my helmet off and put it on yourself? It's bugging me.
      (in the paper the next day): A motorcycle had crashed into a building because of brake failure. Two people were on it, but only 1 had survived. The truth was that halfway down the road, the guy realized that his brakes broke, but he didn't want to let the girl know. Instead, he had her say she loved him and felt her hug one last time, then he had her wear his helmet so that she would live even though it meant that he would die.

      If u love any one this much...let them know...before its too late... I love you 4 ever.....and always 2 the end....i cant live without ya.....b-cuz ur my friend..... Send this to 10 ppl in the next 5 min....and....u will get kissed on friday by the love of your life.... DONT BREAK THIS . 2morow will be the best day of your life.
      However, if u don t send this 2 @ least 10 ppl by at least 12:00 2nite u will have bad luck in your love life 4 the rest of your life

    • iamcaboose90

      10 years ago

      Ah nice. My dads got like a zillion desktops
      that just stopped working in his computer room.
      One upstairs that works. One downstairs that
      works. Then mine in my room that works. We...
      love computers !

    • iamcaboose90

      10 years ago

      Even people at my dads work use mostly macs and stuff.
      It's pretty neat. :) My mom doesn't get anything though cuz
      she doesn't even know how to turn on a computer. xD

    • iamcaboose90

      10 years ago

      Oh indeed. : )

    • iamcaboose90

      10 years ago

      oh sweet.
      Yeah my sister has a 12" [right ?] Macbook.
      Then my dad has a 17" Macbook Pro.
      THEN ! We have a 30" Monitor : ) Which
      mainly stays in my room. Even if its my dads lol.

    • iamcaboose90

      10 years ago

      I has a 15" MacBook Pro

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