May 13th, 2006

M - Rated Mature

DON'T go watch "An American Haunting"

Last night was pretty good, till me, James, Alan, Pocky and Nichole all went to see this piece of crap. And that's considering that we already missed the first movie of the double-header, and after that a cop had to throw me and James outta the damn theatre entirely. (Funny story, but I'll get into that one later. Short version's that James put this "Billy Badass" wannabe in his place when he started puffing up to look all big and bad for his girlfirend, and he got all pissy but couldn't do anything about it. I was gonna go chase him down and be an asshole till he tried, but James talked me out of going and deliberately picking a fight. The cop seemed to agree, and said to just leave and come back some other time.)

Anyways, I had no clue about that movie. Just heard Pocky say that's what we're all gonna go see, and him and James mentioned briefly about the whole haunted house storyline in the parking lot beforehand. I kind of wanted to see United 93, though I didn't expect it to be a very good movie. American Haunting was the one I was just gonna go see 'cause it was with friends...though hearing that it was based on a true story, the only documented case in America where supernatural forces was listed as killing someone did pique my interest somewhat.

Turns out it's just a movie about an invisible child molestor.

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Simply uncalled for.

Rape happens in the real world, though it hurts my heart to think about anyone going through anything like that. Especially when it happens to some school kid like that. And it's happened to many, many of the girls that I've known and been close to over the years. But, it is real and it's as valid a topic to address in a movie as anything else. (Take, for example, the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United 93 movie that was the first movie in the night's double-header.) But it's a matter of handling the topic tastefully. Like in Fushigi Yuugi...the topic of rape comes up there, more than once even. But they show the violence leading up to it and the sorrow afterwards, and skip the actual event. They still use that topic to show how horrible it is, and how badly it hurts the girl afterwards, and to great effect. But they don't sit there and dwell on it! And that's an Anime, where by it's very nature it's going to seem less realistic because it's animated, instead of live-action.

To make things worse, the last thing I was doing before I went to see that garbage was hanging out at MLA, goofing off with Bebe-chan like I normally do. She was hugging on me, I was poking her in the ribs and teasing her, she was showing off all the latest things she was doing on her laptop. James even asked her how old she was right before we left, in reference to something like "Wow, for you're age, you're really good at all this (photoshopping/artwork/website design/whatever)". And then, I'm sitting there, watching someone roughly her age being molested over and over and over and over and over again. The actress looked a little older, but judging by the level of math they were doing in class, the character was probably supposed to be even younger. Makes you think about just how fucking bad shit like that is, and I just wasn't gonna watch that damn movie. Pisses me off already then got my money for that bullshit. James seemed even more pissed off than I was...I was half angry, half upset. He was warning me that if anyone made mention of that movie to him, he'd beat them senseless. Not that I really blame him.

On my patented six-pack scale, I give it a barstool to the back of the head.

Kyo - Heart of Fire

Because I'm bored

(Meme from pretty much all the regular THEM'ers. I forget who was first.)

Post a list of up to 20 books/movies/anime/TV shows/video games/etc.that you've had an obsessive fannish love of at some time in your life. Have your friends list guess your favorite character from each item.

I don't think I'm too obsessive, with only a handful of exceptions. Lemme see if I can get up to twenty...

1) Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon
2) Galaxy Fraulein Yuna
3) Fushigi Yuugi
4) Ah! Megami-sama!
5) Reservoir Dogs
6) Gunslinger Girl
7) Gunsmith Cats
8) Professional Wrestling (Various leagues and shows)
9) Star Wars
10) Slayers
11) Street Fighter
12) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
13) Transformers
14) Tenchi Muyo!
15) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
16) G.I. Joe
17) Teen Titans
18) Ghost in the Shell
19) Firefly
20) Final Fantasy VII

Kind of a stretch, but it seems to be a fair mix. A little heavy on the Anime side, naturally, but I managed to throw in a handful of childhood favorites into the mix as well. I'll bold the one's that have yet to be guessed correctly, but no cheating and looking at the replies till after you post. =P

Not sure if sports count, so I'm not listing NASCAR or Braves baseball or Alabama football or what have you. Consider those extra credit if you will. I did, however, list WWF/WCW/ECW/TNA up there as one entry, as that's more about "characters" than real sports are. I'd like to list all four, but so many of the greats have swapped between the three divisions that I can't segregate them. *shrugs*

Also, I'm skipping the King's Blades books because I'm pretty sure nobody's read those but me. And I have to skip Elric of Melnibone simply because I cannot recall the name of my favorite character. Damn me for sometimes falling for the minor bit players that only show up in one side story and then fade away... =P
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