Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I would Rather Be online than on TV

Hello Hello,

Today is a blog for an assignment in class, so it's not about a movie (not that this week’s blog post wasn't going to be about a movie anyway, but c'est la vie).

From a list of 21 topics to choose from, I have chosen "I would rather be online than on TV".

Here's the thing, as people who know me in real life will realize, I am terrified of speaking in front of people or on camera.

When I say terrified, I mean nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, the whole shebang.

Not being able to be seen or heard helps a lot with the nervousness I find. I'm still fairly nervous because there are some people reading what I'm writing, but not to the point where I might faint.

A few times I've been asked why I'm in Creative Communications if I'm so afraid of speaking in front of people. There's a lot to that answer, I'm hoping that being in Cre Comm will help with the nerves, for one thing. I also want to improve my writing skills, and become comfortable with people reading what I write. Finally, for a long time, I've wanted to be a radio host, or DJ, and Radio Broadcast is one of our classes.

I don't understand my fear though, and it's getting to the point that it interferes with my ability to deal with life on a day to day basis. Though, to be fair, that's not all fear, some of it is the fact I'm an introvert, and like to keep to myself in public.

I've been told by a few of my friends that I "can't be an introvert" because I do talk to people, but I can explain that too, I get nervous around people I don't know and start talking more. That's right; I'm one of those awkward people.

To make one loooong explanation simple, I'd prefer to be online blogging than on TV as a reporter or something because I'm afraid to speak in front of others, even friends and classmates.

Hope you all have a good day, and I'll probably be back Saturday after I see the new Puss in Boots movie.

Friday, October 21, 2011


This is the Canadian poster as far as I can tell
So, I went to see Drive with my classmate Sam (from Sam Unconstrained). I won't lie, I'm pretty sure we mostly went because of Ryan Gosling.

For you Sam.

The film however is rated R.

And I can completely understand why.

The is mature content, and foul language.

And then holy gratuitous violence Batman.

The movie started off alright, albeit a little aimless. And then things went wrong. Really, really wrong. Sometimes there is the cliche line of "an orgy of violence". That would not be an overstatement here.

There were parts of this movie that almost made me throw up. And there will be spoilers here, so stop reading or skip the underlined paragraph.

Two words. Curb Stomp. That's right. Curb stomp. In what was one of the grosser parts of the movie, Ryan Gosling CURB STOMPS some guys head in. Albeit he had self defense on his side, it still was so very, very gross. I would have been fine never having heard the sound of some guys head going squish while Ryan Gosling had a very Jack from The Shining look on his face.
Kind of like this.
On a side note, in my search for this picture, I found pictures of people who have this tattooed on their arms.

I don't want to seem too critical of the movie, because I did enjoy it. But there were some bad things, like the font. I can't find a picture of just the title, but if you look at the poster you'll see it. The pink. The terrible, terrible font. That font made up the opening credits, and the whole time I saw it I was thinking "That would make us fail an assignment in Electronic Publishing Layout and Design." (You know what I'm talking about CreComm readers).

For those who aren't in Creative Communications, let me explain, in Elec. Pub. if any of us used that font for something in an assignment, we would probably have failed.

Anyway! Back to the movie.

Like I've said before, I work at a theater, and sometimes I see people when they are leaving a theater. I must say, the most surprising people I've seen that went to see Drive were these two nice little ladies who I'm guessing are in their late 60's, early 70's.

They stayed for the entire movie, and when I asked them how they liked it, they told me that

"It's a very good movie, but very violent."

That was the best part of my day that day.

On more extremely violent movie news, I saw a poster for the movie The Hunger Games today.

Excuse me while I jump up and down with fan girl glee.
I don't want to give anything away, but I recommend people go read this book. It's really, really, really good. Catching Fire (the second book) and Mockingjay (the third) are also pretty good. I got my mom to read the first one, and she could hardly put it down.

So, when this comes out in March (if IMDB is correct) I will be seeing it. Come hell or high water, I will be seeing it.

But that's all for now, Goodnight!

Friday, October 14, 2011


                                                          Warning: May Contain Spoilers

I'm well aware that the movie 50/50 staring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been out for a few weeks, but I've been sitting on this post. I actually saw it with my cousin the weekend it came out .

I was a little nervous going to see it however, because I was worried it would cross the fine line of things that are acceptable in a movie about cancer.

It didn't though. It was undoubtedly funny, and occasionally crass. It's probably not a movie to watch with  you parents if you'd feel awkward watching a sex scene with them, or hearing crude sexual language with them.

The main point I found though is that, yes, there are jokes involving cancer, things like having Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character using it to pick up women, but the movie didn't make fun of cancer.

It was also sad at parts though, since this is based on a real story, we know that Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character lives, but it's still very emotional. I won't lie, I cried when I watched it.

I personally think this is a great movie, and would recommend it to most people (not people who are easily offended by foul language), it's not a family film though.



Thursday, October 06, 2011

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Alright, today we'll be talking about anime.

The cast of the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

More specifically, a dance from the anime the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. I see a certain beauty in choreographed dance, even if it's goofy.

I actually tried to teach this to my dance class a few years ago, since it requires a certain amount of coordination, but for some strange reason they didn't want to learn it.

I've heard a lot of people call me a fanatic for wanting to learn this dance (and some other dances that come from anime). But this is all about perspective, I want to learn to dance it, possibly in a group. I don't really want to do what the people in this next video did though. Keep in mind I think that they're awesome, I just don't have that level of devotion.

Some of you may notice that the music is different in that video (if you watched it). That's because they're using the full version of the song used in the actual anime. That means that they've had to choreograph parts of that on their own, just going off what the dance in the anime looked like.

I think that's all about the dance for tonight really. I'm considering trying to learn the dance, and mayyyybe recording it to post on here, but that's only a maybe, if people really want to see it, then comment about it.

And for any of you who want to learn the dance at a reasonable pace, here's the video:

Nighty night!