My computer blew up. Yes, it blew up as in, sparks out the back and there was a loud “POP” noise. I’m on my Mom’s laptop now. Anyway, thought I would let you know.
Hi all. Yes, I am still here. Sorry for the absence and very sorry for not writing this sooner. Part of my absence was due to another project that was taking a lot of my time. Also, I was trying to get prepared for a convention this weekend. Unfortunately, due to the weather and feeling a bit blah, I won’t be attending said convention. Another part is that is that due to allergies and just feeling “blech” I haven’t been doing much work. I think I have SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Anyway, there WILL be a comic up on Monday. Working on it now.
I went to see Daybreakers a couple of days ago with some friends. We missed the first 3 minutes of the movie, but I think I got the full gist. ;) Anyway, a friend of mine asked to do a review of it. I did. Here ya go.
Daybreakers – 2010
(warning, some mild spoilers)
They say that timing is everything. In the case of Daybreakers, this is especially true. The film is mediocre at best, however, placed alongside the hype of the Twilight saga, it shines. The film, starring Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill, concerns the plight of an alternative earth that is populated almost entirely of vampires. The human race is an almost extinct species of fine bread cattle for these particular vamps and the blood is running out. The plot itself holds a lot of promise and delivers in some respects. Just as Joss Weadon taught us, Daybreakers underscores that vampires are people too.
Ethan Hawke plays the vampire with a conscience, droning through life like a junkie who is too afraid to live without his fix, but also too afraid to die. Unfortunately, that is where the promise ends as the film devolves into an Underworld wannabe. That said the film can be fun at times, especially when we get to see the little snippets of the modern day vampire lifestyle and how the creatures have adapted to the world of daylight. And Willem Dafoe gets the most points for ex-vampire comic relief and is the high point of the movie. So, yes the movie can be fun at times, forgettable, but fun. And compared to Twilight, well, it at least as some bite to it.
I’m most likely going to be leaving Keenspot earlier than I had planned, now that there is a newsbox replacement in the works. All that needs to be done is to take down the code and that will be it. I think I will ultimately miss it, at least for a while. I’m reminded of the James Taylor Song, Fire and Rain. Keenspot has done well by me, so I guess that’s not so unusual. But on the plus side is that the top bar goes goodbye and that bit of screen real estate is finally free. Anyway, I’m too tired to do that right now. Think I will play Dragon Age for a bit, then head to bed.