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Three points.
Three things.

1) Lady in the Water is cheesy, silly, predictable and I loved every minute of it.

2) Days where I am most reluctant to ride to work are the days I need it the most.

3) I am mostly supportive of my S.O.'s polyamory.
Yes, that sounds bad just saying it right out so I'd like to explain. :)

Whether I am supportive of polyamory in my S.O.'s came up last night for various reasons. I realized that I can answer both ways to this most days for a number of reasons. I was vaguely disconcerted at my own hypocrisy, how could I be supportive of one being poly and not for another? Clearly there must be some mitigating factor in all this. It is security. I am far more supportive and more willing to be supportive if I have confidence in the strength of my relationship.

In that case, it's no wonder that I'm OK with Fox having other relationships but it also explains why I was a little worried when she started up with graydancer. At the time all I was seeing was her crazy-happy attitudes over that New Relationship SmellTM (now available in floral, musk and mink oil!). At the time I was getting the reassurance (nor was I really asking for it) that I needed. My liking of being poly was wavering. Now, it's all gravy.

But that's important to see and I think it makes sense. Why would I want an SO to date someone else when I don't think she and I are doing so well? So, no I don't think I'm going to be 100% gung-ho about seeing them with other people. However, give me security and go enjoy your polka-dotted pastures. I just need to know that you'll still want me.

And I'm guessing a whole bunch of you are nodding your heads. Yep, you knew that. It's so obvious.
Well nuts to you. :P
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In an semi-unrelated note, I just spent 10 minutes talking final fantasy games with the nice blond girl I have crush on.
Good morning so far. :)
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And now I'm plagued by the desire to restart FFX2... Maybe I'll actually finish it if i try again. but i'm feeling lazy (not the lack of punctuation? That's good symbology)... maybe get a walk through so I can pwn it cheater style. :)

Current Mood: chipper chipper

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zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: July 25th, 2006 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did "Lady in the Water" clean up Shyamalan's crappy movie average, in your opinion, or is this another:

"What a twist!"
abmann From: abmann Date: July 25th, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it was like The Village's twist. It was easy to spot but it wasn't the focus of the movie like it was for The Sixth Sense or Unbreakable.

It's not a great movie by far and some of it downright bugged me but I thout it was enjoyable. But I also really liked The Village where every one else hated it.
djtaldragon From: djtaldragon Date: July 25th, 2006 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't think it was one of his stellar movies, but I have seen it twice. So far my favorites of his are Signs and Unbreakable.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 25th, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those were my least favorite. Unbreakable pissed me the fuck off. It had SO MUCH potential and it turned to crap.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: July 25th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I agree on Signs. That ending still pisses me off.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 25th, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
The aliens were an allegory for Americans. Who else would try to conquor something that is 80% covered by something that kills you?
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: July 25th, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
It must also be an allegory for how impotent American power is since they have all that technology, yet can only kill you by spraying nasal decongestant that comes out of their palm.
alibee From: alibee Date: July 25th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Agreed. I call it the comic book movie because it's so painfully 2-D.

I call this one the fairy tale movie.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 25th, 2006 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Unbreakable was so slow. Sure that pacing worked well in The Sixth Sense but not here where M. Knight Shayamalamadingdong was trying to make it a comic book film. Needed a faster pace. Further, the twist should NOT have been realized through dialogue but confrontation. Come ON! Comic book heros don't talk so damn much.

(tries to avoid spoilers)
I really haded the names of the water girl and the demon animal thing. The tree things had an excellent name that did not fit the rest of the names.
alibee From: alibee Date: July 25th, 2006 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is true.

Also, it amuses me beyond belief that you AND Brandon call him that.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 25th, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's the short version of his name. There's usually a few more "lama's" in there and maybe !dong click, but I'll never tell where. :)
djtaldragon From: djtaldragon Date: July 25th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Unbreakable was, yes, a bit slow. It was however a perfect origin story for a more 'realistic' comic character.

Lady in the water was supposed to be a fairy tale.
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abmann From: abmann Date: July 25th, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sixth Sense was very good. i just wish he'd give the twists a rest.

Yeah, the cards were a little stupid.

Netflix The Village now! I think I'm going to pick up a used copy of it soon. I really enjoyed it.
seventyeleventy From: seventyeleventy Date: July 25th, 2006 03:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sixth Sense and the Village: awesome.

Unbreakable and Signs: alright the first time, yawn for now.

I think I would have liked Signs more if I didn't work at a movie rental store when it came out. My manager played it a million times and I grew to hate Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson's smug mug.

But I really liked the social questions that The Village raised.
djtaldragon From: djtaldragon Date: July 25th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
aside from all the movie stuff.....

You and I are similar. We have similar issues with poly. We just don't feel sometimes that we're of any purpose or use in the lives of those we love. That breaks down our self confidence...

I feel ya brother!

>: )
thecoweyed From: thecoweyed Date: July 25th, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm impressed with Lady in the Water, without having seen it yet, simply for the fact that I don't know how it's going to end before stepping foot into the movie theater.

TCE
graydancer From: graydancer Date: July 25th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

speaking of which...

...when are we going out for that beer?
abmann From: abmann Date: July 27th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: speaking of which...

I don't know. Don't let our lack if talking stop you from meeting up with Fox. I'm OK with the two of you. All the crappiness going on in my life right now has nothing to do with you two.
graydancer From: graydancer Date: July 27th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

you, you, you...

Why do you think it's all about you, or that your head is the only crapfactory? This is about ME, bub, so figure out when we can have that beer and I can bend your ear.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 27th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Last we left the conversation we wer talking about my beliefs, thus...

What times are good for you? I don't have any plans tonight. Friday is on hold. My father and sister may be visiting one day this weekend so I need to leave that open. Nothing going on next week that I know of.
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