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Hey, thanks for the tips on those games! I just checked Amazon for TWEWY and for a new copy, $18 and change is not bad at all. I actually prefer buying used cib games on Ebay bc it's usually cheaper. I'll let you know if I buy any of them!
Yeah, I've seen a lot of criticism for both Birdman and Boyhood regarding the style over substance thing. I did enjoy Boyhood and found parts of it really touching, but the second half of the film seemed to stretch on a bit too much for my liking. It didn't help that I found Mason vaguely annoying as a teenager (that rant about technology...come on). I'm glad I saw it and I think it's a film everyone should see once, but when it comes to films with naturalistic dialogue, I think I prefer Linklater's Before trilogy. This surprises even me actually; I thought it'd be the other way around.
I snorted out loud at "nobody is allowed to talk about legalizing weed," hahaha. I'm taking a directors class (we're studying Hitchcock, Fellini, Spielberg, and del Toro) and there's an assignment where you can write about an auteur of your choosing. Apparently they banned everyone from picking Tim Burton in last year's class because he had a history of being too popular of a topic. Weird, I thought it would have been Wes Anderson.
Aw :3 I think I read that when you posted it elsewhere on the forums, or something. Which Pokémon are they, exactly?
It's just another word for discussion or analysis of a work's themes or characterization, or often more minor details (for example, why Hermione was sorted in Gryffindor and not Ravenclaw), from what I understand.
I'm the same way when it comes to making friends. You're lucky that you have all your friends from high school with you I only have three, and all of them have a 90+ minute long commute to campus, so they're not always around to hang out on weekends. If I have one piece of advice, it's to try and make friends within your program. It seems like a given, but I didn't really do this last year and none of my close friends share either of my majors. Last-minute panicking over essays is much less painful when you have a friend panicking with you.
Hah, don't worry, lots of people are in the same boat. I'm trying to combat this by doing most of my work on campus. Whenever I get home and change into my pyjamas I automatically lose all motivation to do any work.
Sounds intriguing, I'll be sure to check it out. I did go to the library but apparently you have to talk to someone to enter the media commons area and I was feeling too shy at the time x_x Lol. I'll get around to it. I've seen Citizen Kane and Superbad. Knowing of Citizen Kane's reputation made me brace myself for disappointment, but I actually enjoyed it? Like, I anticipated that it would be really dry and slow for modern tastes, but I actually found it pretty compelling. And that was before I learned about its technical mastery when I saw it again in film class. Superbad was pretty good, I like how it starts off raunchy but ends on a heartfelt note. What are the other films like?
Haha, your review was spot-on. When I watched it, I was really caught up in all the fiery speeches, the cinematography (this shot - swoon), the sizzling score -- but months later, I'm still confused as to whether all of it actually adds up to anything. I just find it utterly confounding. Is it condemning low art (which it seems to equate with superhero films and other blockbusters)? Is it condemning so-called high art (which Emma Stone's speech seems to be doing)? Is it saying that some of the "high art" out there is really just flashy, meaningless style-over-substance silliness? (Which the success of Riggan's play seems to imply.) If so, is there a meta component to this, seeing as real life critics (a minority, but a vocal one) have blasted Birdman for the same thing? Is it condemning critics? People like Riggan? Technology? And what to make of the ending? To put it crudely, I can't tell whether it's a fake deep film masquerading as a real deep one or the other way around. González Iñárritu must be either a genius, a pretentious hack, or the greatest troll ever. Maybe all three. I truly can't tell. In any case, I'm glad I watched it.
Oh yeah, for sure. What do you do in your Speech Com class?
EV training has gotten a LOT easier in Generation VI, so if you ever want to start, now is a great time (by easier I literally mean about 5 minutes for each stat). It really does make a noticeable difference. IVs, on the other hand...well, IV breeding has also gotten a lot easier, but I understand if players don't wanna get into that, it's a bit trickier to grasp. Myself, I have never understood RNG abuse. Which Pokémon have you been using lately?
(I had a whole message typed out and then accidentally refreshed the page. *collapses* Okay, let's do this again.)
Here's the "harry potter meta" tag on tumblr for a general idea.
I can't drive either, haha. Yet my 17 year old sister can...I should probably get on that. I feel you on the social life thing; during my first year I did make a few new friends, but mostly I just hung out with people I knew from high school. I think it'll be easier this year though now that my classes are smaller. And 3 AM? Psh, try 6 or 7 AM (actually, please don't). That's good though, you'll thank yourself once it starts getting really busy.
We didn't have that exactly, but I took AP classes which are kind of similar, I guess? I had half-credit for an English course by the time I graduated. And a human geography credit, but it turned out that my university doesn't recognize/accept those x_x Should have looked that up beforehand. I found that there were fewer things on my plate at any one time during my first year than in high school, but that the expectations for each assignment were a lot higher. Or maybe I only thought that because I half-assed so many things in high school.
Oh shit, it didn't even occur to me to check out my school's libraries for movies! Thanks. Neon Genesis Evangelion is something that's been on my ever-growing watchlist for a while. Anything weird and psychological and only 26 episodes long is going to pique my interest.
I know exactly what you mean. I find it a really interesting topic, actually; I should go out and seek essays on this sort of thing.
Oh yeah, I definitely felt that creep up on me during my playthroughs of Y and Omega Ruby. Don't get me wrong, I still think they're fantastic on a technical level in many ways (Omega Ruby especially) but I've become more aware of how often I spend the game just grinding and moving from location to location in a linear pattern. Now that I'm older my focus has shifted to the updated game mechanics. The Battle Maison is a lot of fun (I'm still ridiculously pissed that the Battle Frontier wasn't included in ORAS though) and even though I hear some people say that thinking about EVs and IVs and all that stuff makes your Pokémon feel like tools, I've actually experienced the opposite and gained a new appreciation for my pokes.
Hahaha, I'm glad you like it at least. Who knows, I'm sure there's a lot of meta out there that might open your eyes to something you haven't noticed before.
Oh wow, time flies by. Are you living on campus, just off-campus, or commuting from home? Because if it's one of the first two, take advantage of that! Figure out where your classes are ahead of time (assuming you're still on frosh week) and just explore the campus if you haven't already. If you're interested in joining clubs, it's better to pick one or two clubs and get really invested in those, than to join a million different ones and end up only going to meetings sporadically. Get at least one person's number in every class so that if you miss a class, you can ask them for notes. And try and maintain at least a decent sleep schedule (I know, I know) Trust me. 8 am and 9 am classes will be soul-crushing if you're running on three hours of sleep. That's all I have for now, but I can try to answer any questions you have.
You'll be fine, just take it one day at a time. c: How has it been so far? Are you attending orientation week, or did your classes actually start this week?
Game of Thrones doesn't really pick up until episode 6 or so, but I know how annoying it is for people to hear that ("It gets better!!! Trust me!!"), haha. We all get to choose how we spend our free time. And you got around to watching Birdman? What are your thoughts on it? It's been on my mind a lot lately. I haven't watched a lot of movies this summer unfortunately (you can see everything I've watched so far this year on my Letterboxd account), in part thanks to my summer job. I was working the graveyard shift a lot, and afterward I would go home and pass out for like 12 hours, lol. The job paid quite well though, so I'm not complaining.
(I'm still alive, I swear! If you have Skype and are comfortable with giving it out I can add you and we can talk there, if you want. I'm much more active there. )
Did you end up getting Majora's Mask 3D?
I still need to see Mean Creek, I've heard good things about it. As for whether my local theatre shows smaller movies -- not exactly. I was living in downtown Toronto for school when I sent that message so to get anywhere I had to walk. I don't miss the cold weather right now, haha. How has your summer been going so far? Or are you back at school already? And have you seen any good movies lately?
Ugh, I feel you on that thing with media and violence. I like Game of Thrones a lot, but the increasing number of "shocking" deaths and scenes of sexual violence in the latest season left a horrible taste in my mouth. Yes, I know, it's Game of Thrones, but those scenes weren't handled in a way that served the plot/themes/characterization well at all IMO. It's become quite a touchy subject in the fandom. Glad to see someone feels the same way. And yeah, I know what you mean about Pokémon's "fake difficulty," and that whole sense of impatience over having to grind levels being mistaken for actual challenge.
Yeah, that's pretty negative.... I've learned at least with some stuff, if you just don't care about it and just do it, it turns out fine in the end. :I but I guess that wouldn't work in this scenario...oh well, time to find other tactics.