Movies & Morals

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 02:10 am
basildestiny: (Squall)

I'm back. A lot of people left livejournal for other sites. I considered leaving blogging altogether. But I find that journaling has always been an important part of my life. I used to keep diaries and then journals. I need to organize my thoughts. I need some quiet, down time every little while to just sift through it all and remember the important events. Even comment on a few of them.

So in the meantime since my last entry, my twins were born. I'm not going to go back over the four months since their arrival in a day by day, event by event rundown. It has been a very trying and tiring road. Even if we're friends on Facebook, rest assured that there is a lot I have not posted even there. I can be, at times, a very private person. The short of it is that my daughter, Isabelle, was very sick. She started retaining water very, very quickly. We went in for a normal check up that ended with me being admitted. I was given steroids to mature their lungs since they were only 32 weeks old. Two days later, I had two babies by C-section. My C-section went very smoothly. Surprisingly so. But 17 weeks later, my daughter is still in the NICU. Most of the problems from birth have been resolved, but she continues to have issues with her lungs. Likely due to having a machine breathe for her for the first almost 8 weeks of her life, she has chronic lung disease. There's a lot of emotion and frustration on this topic which I will hit in another, subsequent entry. My son, Matthew, is home. It took him twice as long as they thought it would for him to come home. But the Monday after Mother's Day at 7.5 weeks old, he came home. There's so much more, but I'm going to save it all for my upcoming NICU post.

Moving along to the meat of this entry! My mom had mentioned a few weeks ago that she'd never seen the Happening. I count this movie as one of the worst movies ever. The delivery of the lines are horrible. It just didn't seem serious. But I noticed something I didn't remember. M Night Shyamalan had Zooey Deschanel's character cheat on her husband. The interesting part was that they only had a dinner and dessert, yet all characters involved knew it was cheating. And it was and is. The movie itself goes off the tracks pretty quickly. I always knew he had a thing for trees after watching The Village because there were so many shots of the "evil" trees. But that one part gave me a greater appreciation for the movie. Now, watch there be some interview in which he mocks the characters for thinking that's cheating.

We did a rewatch of all of the Batman movies. Only the recent ones in the Christian Bale/Christopher Nolan trilogy. And upon watching the Dark Knight, I found it interesting that Joker sets about a scenario that perfectly illustrates why we aren't a pure democracy. The democracy votes and decides 2 to 1 that it is ok to blow up the barge full of criminals. Over on the criminal barge, the same vote has taken place only without the tallies. Yet a representative says no, we don't stand for this. Nothing would get done if we didn't have a leader to direct all these opinions and votes.

~ Basil D

PS I've been pining for an LJ app and been so disappointed that they didn't have one. Oops because they've had one! Thus I'm planning on more entries from me. It's much easier with two babies to turn on my Ipad than turn on my laptop.

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basildestiny: (Yay!Chakotay)
Doesn't that just make your spine tingle with excitement? )

Our water was out in the neighborhood on Tuesday. I was making chicken dumplings and I think I might have ruined it because of the lack of water. I'm very sad.
basildestiny: (Default)
When I get to play my favorite music nonstop for a solid month. I have many great classic Christmas songs. I've been prematurely singing them at work already because we have our gift catalog and it's very festive (apart from having a hideous paisley pattern on the front--that I'm told of very lovely by my favorite co-worker).

So here it is 2 am (for the second time) and I'm listening to the three versions of The Christmas Waltz that I own. My favorite version remains Michael W Smith despite having a Doris Day version and a Frank Sinatra version. I did hear an amazing version by Clay Aiken, but it wasn't on ITunes later year. Another favorite is Marshmallow World but only the Dean/Frank versions. Bing might have known those guys, but he simply cannot do that song justice. I also adore I Believe by Dean.

I changed my theme on Vox journal which was still Christmas from last year. I also moved to a Fall theme for LJ and updated my default icon.

I should be sleeping though. I blame Stranger Than Fiction. I just love the cleanness of that movie. The shots are so beautiful. Maybe Harold Crick should come to TR.

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Sunday, September 7th, 2008 05:03 pm
basildestiny: (Steve Burton)
Watched Star Wars: Clone Wars. I had no idea that some people were Voice Actor soundalikes. I had a clue for some of them, but seriously sounded like Ewan and Hayden. Oddly, I think Samuel L sounded like someone else. Also what's the deal with no Cam Clarke? I cry.

Matt just came in and said that I listen to the most random things. That's the idea. Besides he just listens to Christmas music. Nothing wrong that, it's just a little narrow.

I have not played much this week. My pups needed some time to settle into their new homes. And sort through ... issues. I did enjoy the heck out of PotF this month though.

I work tomorrow. I don't really want to work tomorrow, but I need to get over that. I really need to learn some discipline. I'm like a crazed, emotional and hormonal thing. I'm a little sick of myself honestly. So time to set some goals and start attaining instead of doing whatever.

This message brought to you by Steve Burton's Puppy Dog Eyes. Imagine he's pouting in the rest of the picture. Because he probably is.

And the color 'Every Day is Like Sunday' by Morrissey. Because I am very susceptible to suggestion.

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Sunday, July 20th, 2008 06:07 pm
basildestiny: (Jim The Office)
Yes, Dark Knight is just as good you have heard. Go see it now. Or soon.

Now to go try to sort through some stuff.

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