June 12th, 2003

Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA

You have to see it for Yourself. (I hope you understand it better than I did.)

Risa, Zorro's Hapless Victim, Claire, Huileng and Ailin came over today. ^_^ Made spaghetti. Second time I've tried this version. Was the same one I made when Sparrow was over, but this time on a larger scale. Thrice the scale.

*hides* Did not cook mushrooms as thoroughly as should have, but Risa said that they were all right - though could have done with finer slicing. *busily takes note*

Claire taught Huileng to play Diablo 2. *smiles*

Watched the Animatrix, which Zorro's Hapless Victim kindly gave me. *beams* Thank you! *huge grin* It was lovely! ^_^ There seemed to be an awful lot of cats in the Animatrix - said felines had promiment roles in two of the shorts. There were two shorts which did not make 80% sense:

Namely, the psychedelic "Let's Show Off Our Animating Skills!" (Risa's words - wish had thought of them) Matriculated. As Risa says - "Nice pun."

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Also, the "What on Earth was the Ending all About?" World Record. Not so much that I/we did not know what was going on, but they don't give you a conclusion.

Very edgy art style. Involving story. But -

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I liked the last short - "Kid's Story" - although it screamed Neo Fanboy! That plot was easy to comprehend, and the animation was good. I loved the shot of the ravens against the sky. The boy's fall reminded Risa and I of Icarus.

The two-parter short on the Renaissance was a lovely account of how the Matrix came to be. Though the animators are in love with dismembering people and machines alike.

Naturally, the Final Flight of the Osiris had beautiful animation - very much in the style of Final Fantasy. Visually spectacular. Though you already know the ending from the title.

I loved Program. Beautiful animation. That one was highly reminiscent of anime. And, as Risa said - very Chinese drama/gongfu serial. The colours were beautiful. Stark reds, grays, blacks and whites. And they did so much with so little colour.

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Detective Story was another beautiful short. It was done in black and white, but had delightful animation. I especially liked the way they animated snow falling. Risa, Zorro's Hapless Victim and I all had the same thought - Layouts. *huge grin* I like the detective's cat. ^_^

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Beyond reminded me of Hayao Miyazaki's work. It was the rounded edges! Said short was done by Koji Morimoto, though.

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That's why I like people to make comments while I'm watching shows. Because:

1. They make sense of parts of the show I don't understand.

2. They express my feelings/thoughts about the show better than I do.

3. I realize that I'm not the only one to feel the way I do.

4. Basically, I love funny comments when I'm watching shows.

So if you ever watch a movie/video/anime with me:

Talking is highly encouraged.

Though I know my view is hardly shared by all. Talking is highly discouraged/hated by quite a number of people, but for me - I welcome it. *beams*

Risa, Zorro's Hapless Victim and I all want to watch "How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days". When I first heard the show, I thought - "Oh jeez. Not another chick flick." But then I heard the plot synopsis, and found it interesting. Yes, it's still a chick flick. But it goes:

(Why I LJ-cut this is beyond me, as you could find this summary from reading the papers.)

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I firmly believe fluff is good for you. *beams*

Then we trooped off to watch the Two Towers. Yes. The Engrish one. Zorro's Hapless Victim caught the first howler of a Spoiler - the Gandalf Falling to Shadow scene -

"Follow, you fools!"

*hysterical laughter*

Suffice to say it just got better. My version has several of the highly hilarious Engrish lines. It doesn't have Eomer's "Too Long Have I Wanted My Sister" line, but it does have "the strength of the ring barrel", "Fire advise goggle", "home of the ghost lords" (My personal fantasy favourite - it's just full of potential!), "this is old frog food", Gimli's "toast me" and Gimli's disturbingly distorted line about his @$$.

It was immensely fun! *huge grin*

A huge thanks to Claire for the gorgeous Two Towers calendar! It's beautiful! She got it for me in Australia. *glomps Claire* *stares dreamily at calendar*

Risa tells me that there's a Weird Al Yankovic version of NSync's "It's Gonna Be Me" - by Bush and Al Gore.

*hysterical laughter*
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