Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Goonies film score petition

Friday, September 18, 2009

Yay! Retirement is nigh!

Woohoo! I only need to bank $1,000 more and I can cash out!


Hey,according to WebsiteGrader, this blog isn't too healthy. Cool!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Why TRON is my favorite movie ever #3

Another thing I love about Tron is the spiritual aspects of the film. There's an interesting 1-1 ratio of Tron computer characters to their individual "Users", the User being basically the equivalent of a God to them (even in the subtitles, the term "Users" is used in upper-case, which I thought was clever.

There are many, many spiritual aspects to the film, such as the Tron character entering the chapel-like IO tower and communicating with his User (almost as if he's offering a prayer) and the Sark/MCP characters are very similar to a marxist government persecuting the believers (Sark openly tells the video game characters that they should abandon their beliefs in "the Users", and even the guards who work for Sark make jibes at a User-believing game character, calling him a "religious nut".) Even the Ram character takes consolation, at his death, in knowing that Flyn is a validation in his belief in the users.
And of course, the Flyn character, a human in video game character form, has some messianic parallels, including his act of self-sacrifice at the end of the film to free the world from the bondage to the MCP (sin?)

There's plenty of the in the film, making for some interesting parallels.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Why TRON is my favorite movie ever #2

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Why TRON is my favorite movie ever #1

I'm going to start a new, inane series here, posted whenever, about why Tron is my favorite film ever. When I say that, I mean simply in terms of escapism, special effects, music, lighting, and corny acting. All of these are critical to make a film a favorite, and TRON exceeds in all of these.

Here's arbitrary reason #1: I love to colors of TRON and, namely, the cool violet twilight glow that always seems to be going on in TRONland. The IO tower lights are also pretty cool tool.

I told you it was all arbitrary.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Old, strange "Reformed Fruit" art

Just some junk I found on a disk. Old cartoon fruit bickering. I intended to make a video of this but never did. Maybe someday.