The world can be a terrible, awful… shitty place
I wonder often whether I should die. One less shitty person, you know? Or maybe it’s more, I’m tired of all the shittiness.
Because other times I have to tell myself – and I want to tell a lot of y’all, too – that death ain’t gonna do anything good for anybody. I’ve got to live so I can help make this world that much less awful.
But I have no idea what to put on it
What have I done in the last few months
Bought some shit
Bought shit for other people
I went to a con. It was fun. Got some cool swag. Actual swag, not Bieber swag.
I have a girlfriend. She is pretty great and also pretty.
I been doing stuff. Writing and got an audio play I'm directing and I got guitar and mic back so I can record again.
I still need a job.
Sign this petition to rename NGC 6357 -- the "War and Peace Nebula" -- the "Madokami Nebula." Because, fuck reasons it'd be cool and I'm still addicted to the show.
Looks kind of like her too, right?
It was a really really good adaptation, a really good movie, and you should watch it right now. This isn't a review, this is just me saying things.
Like, I've seen it a few times already and it's still plenty awesome. They mashed like maybe the first eleven episodes together, along with parts of the OVA, and made a coherent story with it. Actually that's kind of a lie, they based it more on the manga because the anime has loads of silly moments, and the movie plays things mostly serious. Maybe underwhelming if you're used to huge Avengers, Star Wars, Transformers CGI explosive action, but it's really really well done action nonetheless. In fact, I'm pretty sure it's mostly wire-work and well-rehearsed choreography, not CGI.
The characters don't just play their parts well -- they ARE their parts. These guys look and act like real people. If I hadn't known this was based off of an anime/manga series, I would never have guessed it (but then, I wonder -- would I have watched it? I'm still thinking about how well this would go with ordinary film watchers as a standalone film). This means they toned down Kenshin's hair and scar and Sano's sword, among other things. The only thing I can REALLY complain about is a few of the fantastic elements -- the characters' special techniques mainly -- seem particularly out of place, and some of the camera angles to show these moves don't help on that front. Also, maybe it's just me, but Sanosuke comes back to join Kenshin on raiding Kanryu's mansion for no explained reason, and then it's never explained why he doesn't even join in the fight at the end.
It does what it's intended to, though, and it does it well. Lots of blood and violence, lots of familiar characters, lots of things mixed together and paced in just the right way. Orchestration (except for the pop song during the credits, which is still pretty awesome) works wonders for the mood, there's beauty in almost every shot, plenty of quiet moments and atmosphere. It's... quite refreshing to see a live action movie based off of an anime that WASN'T terrible. As I said, this isn't a review, this is essentially me gushing.
But please, PLEASE do yourself a favor. Please watch it for yourself.