My parents and siblings are going to see Styx tonight. Why am I not going. Because I didn't realize I could enjoy rock concerts until it was too late to buy me a ticket. Yeah, I can be an idiot at times.
And now, a segment I like to call: "Births, deaths, and other important events that happened on my birthday!"
Augustus Ceasar (cool!)
Kublai Kahn (neat)
Empress Go-Sakuramachi of Japan (the most recent reigning empress of Japan)
Mary Mallon aka Typhoid Mary (yay?)
Su Buqing (Chinese mathematician and educator)
Mickey Rooney (it's funny because he's short and I'm tall)
Bruce Springsteen (Rock on!)
Maki Goto (Awesome!)
The only one that really interested me was Hiroshi Fujimoto(aka half of the manga writing duo Fujiko F. Fujio) in 1996.
Other interesting stuff:
We have the discovery of Neptune(neat), the founding of Nintendo, the publication of the original Phantom of the Opera novel, the founding of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the first gas chamber experiments at Auschwitz(not neat).
What are my birthday presents, you ask? Well, only the LORD OF THE RINGS BLU-RAY. ALL OF THEM! I am a happy nerd.
I come from a long line of Star Trek fans. My grandfather liked it, he passed it on to Mom, who passed it on to me. I literally remember watching The Next Generation as a 4 year old with my mom. More recently, we went together to the J.J. Abrams reboot movie. I actually started clapping at the end credits. We also went to see Star Trek: Nemesis together. Both of us cried when (spoilers) Data sacrificed himself to save billions of lives(end spoiler).
Yeah, I have a lot of fond memories involving Star Trek. Like that universal remote shaped like a phaser I had for years. Never actually used the remote feature. I just wanted a phaser.
The world has changed a whole lot since 1966, thanks in part to Star Trek itself. So many modern amenites have their roots in Star Trek tech.
So happy 45th anniversary, Star Trek. May you keep boldly going where no one has gone before!
Why, you ask? Because I haven't been jumping up and down like a crazy person at every update concerning The Hobbit movies. I've been more nonchalant about it. Maybe that's a good thing.
In any case, today, our first look at Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins was released by Entertainment.com today, as linked to above. And it is awesome! Hence why I'm using my Korra icon aka my default awesomeness icon.
Seriously, I have never been this excited for these movies!
Aw, man. Do I have to pick just one? Let's see. Hoshi Sato from Enterprise is a polyglot. That's rather cool. Data broke my heart when he sacrificed himself in Nemesis. Wish I had the guts to do something like that. Having Kirk's self-confidence would be cool.
But by far, if I could be any Trek character, it would have to be Q. Just to have all the neat powers. I would certainly not toy around with corpreal life forms with them. At least, I think I wouldn't.
However, I would like to mention that I actually told a tale at Ales and Tales Monday. It was basically a retelling of the ghost story Katara told in The Puppetmaster episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender. It was rather well recieved for my first time. Yay me!
In other news, if you have yet to get The Last Airbender Rifftrax, at least go watch it on Youtube. Not only will you see how awful that movie is, but you will also hear comedy of a MST3K flavor.
So, my sis recently bought a PSP and Birth By Sleep. All three of us siblings have started playing it, and frankly, I love it. It's been years since I've played a Kingdom Hearts game, so this really means a lot to me.
Now, I am fully aware that it is just a game and that reality ain't nearly as spectacular. I've been out of La-la Land for some time, now, so I think I have a pretty good grasp on reality now. Why do I bring this up? Because in the past, me playing the game = major behavioral problems because the game kinda blurred the lines between fantasy and reality for me. Or it was just plain addicting. I'm leaning towards the latter. Besides, I've discovered Facebook in the interim.
You know, I remember the first time I ever played the first game. It was the music that really got me hooked. Utada Hikaru and Shimomura Yoko really know how to draw one in with music. I cried at the ending of the first game. I cried at the ending of the second. I'm sure I'll cry if I ever get around to playing Days. I guess I cried because I let myself get emotionally involved with the story line. And Birth By Sleep certainly has a storyline that provokes sympathy.
So yeah, kind of a random entry. No real progress on my fic. Still stuck on what my outfit will look like.
Call me crazy, but you know the designs for Rivendell in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings films? That's my dream home, right there. I love the flowing lines and the way it perfectly exists in it's environment without damaging it. Now if only we could get Elvish looking tv's and appliances.