Comments for Random Scribblings 2.1 https://blogs.confusticate.com/matt Matt's home for Internet blathering Sun, 23 May 2010 16:01:49 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 Comment on Untitled Netflix Project by Gris https://blogs.confusticate.com/matt/2010/05/22/untitled-netflix-project/#comment-878 Sun, 23 May 2010 16:01:49 +0000 http://blogs.confusticate.com/matt/2010/05/22/untitled-netflix-project/#comment-878 FWIW, I *adore* “Con Air.” Yes, it’s cheesy. But it’s chock-full of great, quotable lines, it’s got an amazing cast, and it’s the first movie I saw Steve Buscemi in to know him. (Which is to say, I’d seen him as “the little guy” in Fargo, but it hadn’t really clicked that he was more than the role, at that point.)
“Librarian: Quest for the Spear” is also much campy awesomeness… but then, I could be a little biased. ;)

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Comment on TV Reminder by Tristan https://blogs.confusticate.com/matt/2004/11/27/tv-reminder/#comment-768 Wed, 02 Dec 2009 00:45:22 +0000 http://blogs.confusticate.com/matt/2004/11/27/tv-reminder/#comment-768 oh my goodness, I had no idea you had blogged about this!
a friend of mine had pointed out at the time that Television Without Pity actually confirmed the bad hair:
http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/veronica_mars/drinking_the_koolaid.php?page=7

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Comment on Fractal Ghosts by Optimus https://blogs.confusticate.com/matt/2004/07/23/fractal-ghosts/#comment-714 Thu, 26 Jun 2008 08:17:59 +0000 http://blogs.confusticate.com/matt/2004/07/23/fractal-ghosts/#comment-714 Just searching on a google for a strange combination of two catchy words and I bumped in here :)

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Comment on WoW by Kaiser Chuck https://blogs.confusticate.com/matt/2008/01/14/wow/#comment-877 Thu, 03 Apr 2008 09:56:20 +0000 http://blogs.confusticate.com/matt/2008/01/14/wow/#comment-877 This is one of the things that I have observed in my friends who play a load of WoW. It is one of the main reasons I have not played – the thing about gaming to me is the experiential aspect of it. Just running through the hoops in order to accumulate ticks on a wantlist of goodies does not appeal to me – either in face to face or online.
Chuck

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Comment on WoW by Matt https://blogs.confusticate.com/matt/2008/01/14/wow/#comment-876 Tue, 15 Jan 2008 15:31:49 +0000 http://blogs.confusticate.com/matt/2008/01/14/wow/#comment-876 I like seeing new stuff, and playing with my friends. So, I’m having fun playing the druid, and I’m trying to go to zones I didn’t level my 70 through, and I think it’ll be neat to get him out to Outlands, and it’s easier to get the gear that is itemized for the class, but… I can see a time when I stop playing, because I’ve done most of what I want to.

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Comment on WoW by Gris https://blogs.confusticate.com/matt/2008/01/14/wow/#comment-875 Tue, 15 Jan 2008 12:43:29 +0000 http://blogs.confusticate.com/matt/2008/01/14/wow/#comment-875 My greatest enjoyment in WoW comes from exploring the game, seeing new places, new quests… with my main at 70 largely out to pasture, I’m basically starting again with different races and classes, and I’m having fun with that. There are zones I missed the first time ’round, different ways of doing things with a different class, some new content that’s popped up in the interim. I don’t *like* power-levelling in a race to the top (although I admit, having high-powered friends to help out now and again is rather… heady :D ) because that misses the parts of the game I like best.
For me, the game ends at 70. I’m mostly solo, I frankly suck at math, and I get stressed when I’m rushed– with that combination, I’m never going to raid. I do wish I could see that content, and get some of the cool gear and mats you can *only* earn from raiding, but I don’t need that kind of stress. It’s a tradeoff I can live with; I just have to remember sometimes that I’m not a power gamer and I never will be. I mean to focus on the aspects of the game I *do* enjoy, and the friends I have there. And maybe go outside every once in a while.

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Comment on Nicholas Was… by Gris https://blogs.confusticate.com/matt/2007/12/21/nicholas-was/#comment-874 Sat, 22 Dec 2007 00:57:18 +0000 http://blogs.confusticate.com/matt/2007/12/21/nicholas-was/#comment-874 (Which always makes me wonder… what did he DO?)

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Comment on Nackles by Gris https://blogs.confusticate.com/matt/2007/11/26/nackles/#comment-873 Mon, 26 Nov 2007 23:35:50 +0000 http://blogs.confusticate.com/matt/2007/11/26/nackles/#comment-873 Wow, look at that. Someone reinvented Krampus.
I knew *all* about him when I was little. He was Sankt Nikolas’s servant, a coal-black devil in chains with a big sack and a bundle of switches and a cowbell, and his job was to scare and/or punish the naughty children. He was the one who’d put coal and little switches (instead of candy and small gifts) in the shoes I left outside my door for Sankt Nikolas on the night of Dec. 5 (that being the eve of Dec. 6, which is St. Nicholas’ Day), if I hadn’t been a good girl (or properly bribed Sankt Nikolas’s horse with carrots and apples and hay left in my shoes), as a warning of what I was in for if I didn’t shape up by Christmastime. (I only got coal a couple times, really. Just a small piece. And I usually got some candy to go with it, because I wasn’t THAT bad.)
The understanding was that if I was *still* bad come Christmastime, he’d be allowed to thrash me with his switch and take all my presents, and Sankt Nikolas wouldn’t stop him. And if I were really REALLY bad, he might stuff me in his sack and take me away with him back to Hell, unless Sankt Nikolas intervened on my behalf.
(And to think, American children just get “You’d better not pout.”)

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Comment on Netflix: MORE FLICKING by Gris https://blogs.confusticate.com/matt/2007/05/05/netflix-more-flicking/#comment-872 Sun, 06 May 2007 00:49:53 +0000 http://blogs.confusticate.com/matt/2007/05/05/netflix-more-flicking/#comment-872 I really, really really liked Hero. And I want to watch it again soon, because I think it’s the kind of movie you get more out of in the rewatchings. And it is very PRETTY.
Warn Liz in advance that Year of Living Dangerously turned out to be a multi-tissue movie for me, which I hadn’t expected going into it.
Was not so keen on Ed Wood, but then, I’ve never been a huge fan of the B movies he was king of, and there’s a huge amount of homage in this one, I’m given to understand.
And drat you to heck, Matt, now I have to watch a few more to make room in my Q for some of these….

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Comment on St. Baldrick’s by Gris https://blogs.confusticate.com/matt/2007/03/17/st-baldricks/#comment-871 Tue, 10 Apr 2007 11:12:32 +0000 http://blogs.confusticate.com/matt/2007/03/17/st-baldricks/#comment-871 My dad wears a lot of hats. But then, he didn’t have much choice. ;)

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