Monday, January 25, 2016

CGI Spin

Sometimes I think that the technique of making CGI people indistinguishable from the real thing is something that was already developed and is being kept secret.The propaganda possibilities, especially is severely controlled states, would be numerous.

I would almost think of it as something that should be deemed forbidden due to this.

Then there is S1m0ne in the back of my head,

Disturbed

So I watched "A Serbian Film", well I didn't finish it. I was actually kind of into it until it got all sick. I liked the fact that it had a porn star that was a normal person, I don't like to classify and categorize people too much and fit them into roles.

But man, after the one hour mark it gets all gross, the villains give the protagonist an aphrodisiac that makes him batshit insane and sexually violent. It's puke material seriously.

I am sure somebody likes it though.

It's the first time I have ever really "walked out of the theater" so to say, in recent memory.

More About Criticism

I don't like how it seems accepted that there is an objective view in regards to criticism. Take Mystery Science Theater 3000 for example, they mock "bad" movies, but I enjoy a few that they make fun of, and I am sure there are people who like movies that I don't like. Appreciation is so subjective, I hate the band wagon mentality of the whole thing.

Star Wars Episode I I find is a well made movie, maybe I don't think that some parts are perfect, but nothing really is. There is so much great craftsmanship in CG, camera work, and music that I can't dismiss it as a bad movie. But lot's of people in the fan community just hate it.

Food is like that too, some people like certain dishes and others don't, I don't like it when people see their view as absolute. It has an anti-democratic feel to it, this "not being able to have different views". "You are with us or against us" is garbage.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Party Politics

I think party politics encourages intellectual laze, basically being part of the group makes you want to be on board with the party platform, as opposed to having a more complex political makeup.

And the same goes for art criticism, I think it's a bit strange to have a second hand opinion. Though it is still interesting to see someone's well thought through take on something to look for details you didn't notice. Mind you, I think that's where the whole "ruined" thing comes from. Ignorance can be bliss, unless you are ignorant of an oncoming train.

Bitcoin

Prototype global currency, I wonder if it will evolve into one that replaces current regional currencies and if it will eventually get government support.

I know it's a libertarian's wet dream, but I can appropriate it, because I'm planning on ruling the world one day.

Also, keep on seeing people in media that look like people I know/have met. I'm not sure it's such a big deal, people do have doppelgangers.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Feeling Guilty

I know the problems the Trekkie community has with the Star Trek Beyond trailer. But I do like me some Sabotage!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Looking At The World Of Today And Of Yesteryear

Considering the kind of awful regimes we in the Euro-American world do business with I think that if Nazi Germany hadn't been so militarily aggressive we would have let it do it's thing.

It's a depressing thought.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Classified

Even after all the intel leaks lately I wonder what is still being kept secret from us.

I also wonder if I would agree with any of it being classified. There is mass panic and other problems to consider.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

All This Anti-Police Sentiment

When I was cuffed when the police was called after a breakdown I resisted and it took five officers to throw me in the van. I am grateful that they were all professional and didn't hurt me, I am sorry I resisted but I was not quite myself at the time. When the first cuff was on one wrist I panicked and tore the other hand away and a struggle ensued.

Well at least this police story didn't end in tragedy, I think there are good cops and bad cops just like in the movies. Also the racial profiling isn't such a thing north of the border it appears. Though I am white of course.

The one female officer that first approached me was actually quite friendly. If they hadn't decided to put handcuffs on me I probably would have gotten into the squad car without resisting. The cuffs just sent me into a panic, I also didn't really think they would do that.

The thing is I am not a cop or soldier hater, I respect what they are supposed to do in civilized society when things don't work out. I just wish it weren't necessary and that there weren't bad cops and soldiers. I don't like how when some officers do something wrong, they are targeted in general, it should be just the wrongdoers, if you generalize than you are also guilty of profiling which is of course ironic.

I am of course critical of the militarization of the police, especially in the United States, it doesn't help when officers are trained to think of civilians as hostile forces and not citizens with rights. I have said in conversation that if the U.S. government ever becomes corrupt enough to use it's armed forces for mass police-state style suppression of the population at large, their forces, due to the nature of American patriotism, would largely disobey orders. The military might actually rebel. I think it's a cool feature of American patriotism and hope it endures. If only we lived in a global federation with this feature, it's still all this "us and them" bullshit.

I Am An Internet Era Person

I am the tiny artist/intellectual. I fill the cracks between the giants. The internet is better than peddling on the sidewalk no? Maybe not, I don't know, selling stuff on the sidewalk takes up so much time, and then there are the legal requirements and paying for printing costs. I will just pretend that I will go viral and become famous, or something like that and become a giant and make lot's of money.

That's normal no? I am not sure I want to remain tiny and (first world)poor.

It is nice that you are reading this though, hurrah for exposure!

But I suppose even old me has some space to take up in this society, I can only think of the wretched of the earth and their daily struggle for survival, this life I have isn't so bad I guess.

My Grandmother passed away yesterday, I spent a time living with her as I mentioned and she was a big part of growing up too, helping raise me and my sister. I irrationally hope that I will see her again and will miss her as I miss many that have passed on.

I do want to make the people in my life proud of my achievements, even the ones that are no longer with us.