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Die, modem, die and new icons

I have been kicked off of AIM and reconnected about 500 times tonight. And that's only *slightly* exaggerating. *kicks 'net connection from hell* Once I have a job, I'm buying myself broadband, or anything that's faster and more reliable than a dial-up connection in the middle of nowhere.

I made myself two new icons; the one with this entry and a remake of one Maria-chan made me. "Don't touch me, I'm evil." Mwahahaha. ^.~

Saw Hero last night with my parents. Brian-dad and I thought it was incredible (with the exception of the slightly over-the-top wire work) and mom thought it was "corny." She suspected it was due to her complete lack of appreciation for Asian culture.

It was a really beautiful movie though, and I'm thinking the colors had a lot of significance. Red for honor (?), white for death, green for peace/luck (which is it?). What the heck is blue, though? That was the king's retelling of events.

The multi-layered story really reminded me of the Arabian Nights. Ditto with the slightly fairy tale-like feeling and look. All in all, it was great, and I want to see it again.

The only thing that bugged me was Nameless' voice. It sounded really odd in some parts, but I can't put my finger on why. The dialect of Chinese everyone spoke sounded really harsh to me. Hey, Maria-chan! Do you know what dialect it was, or if it was ancient, or what? It doesn't sound like what you speak at all. Well... maybe like your mom, but that's just 'cause she's always yelling. (Kowai!)

I'm packing up my comp tonight or tomorrow, and heading out tomorrow. Don't know when I'll be online again, so bye for now!


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Nov. 29th, 2004 04:04 pm (UTC)
The dialect is Mandarin. I speak a little, but not enough to understand movies.

oh, and traditionally in the Chinese culture green represents prosperity, obviously. Red is for luck, so I'm not sure if that held any significance to each monochromatic scene, lol.
Nov. 30th, 2004 05:11 pm (UTC)
hey girl
Hope your trip was not too bad. Welcome home! Congrats on Nanowrimo! I made my personal goal of 40,000 words in 21 days. Will make 50,000 in 30. The story is very trippy.
The TKIO party is Friday night. I went to a write in Sunday and the two women there, Holly and Elizabeth remembered you from last year. They think you are way cool. Also they hope you will come to the partay with me Friday. Let me know if you can. 503.653.5117 or wheelerv@spiritone.com
Dec. 4th, 2004 01:15 am (UTC)
Re: hey girl
I'm sorry I didn't get back to you soon enough to go to the party! I got in Wednesday night, late, and I just got to go online today. (1am Saturday morning) Things have been a bit hectic.
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