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Day 24 - That one awesome movie idea that still has not been done yet

Good Omens would be epic if it was done right. I imagine it would be rather like Dogma, but even better.

Otherwise I'm going to go with Sandman.

For the Star Trek project that I'd want to see, it would be Star Trek: Prime Directive. They could totally do it with the new cast too.



Other things that are awesome:
A judge ruling on a case against Todd McFarlane by Neil Gaiman has ruled against Mr. McFarlane in part on the basis of the Spawn universe’s own rules!

Solar power could reduce atmospheric carbon to pre-industrial levels in 10 years. I'm looking forward to hearing more about this.



I switched characters in Neverwinter Nights from a Halfling to a human. I stuck with my original class progression though (Rogue/Fighter) and I’m about ready to start taking prestige levels as a shadowdancer. I swapped out because I realized around the time I hit level 5 that every time I died and respawned I lost XP. Prior to this I had died a lot. As many as 5 times in one battle! I can’t imagine how much XP I’d lost doing that. So, start over, save often, and don't respawn.



God moves in extremely mysterious, not to say, circuitous ways. God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players*, to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.


Footnote to above: * ie., everybody.
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Day 16 - A movie that you used to love but now hate

There isn’t one that I can think of, or any reason why I would go from loving something like a movie to hating it. It’s not like it’ll ever steal my credit card and buy a thousand copies of itself on Amazon.



It’s possible that we’re now past the worst of the years heat. I certainly hope so. We had the AC serviced on Thursday, just in time for the 110 degree Saturday. Unfortunately it seems we have a coolant leak, and so we’re once again using the various fans and the portable AC unit. It would be nice if I had a flashing red light and a computer voice letting me know that there is a coolant leak, and where it’s being detected. Unfortunately I don’t, and the possibility of it being in a location that isn’t worth fixing is way too high. We’re just going to have to budget for a new system.



One of the things we did this weekend to beat the heat was to go see Inception. Wow. It is a shockingly cerebral sci-fi movie. It isn’t anything that my friendslist (you!) can’t handle, but way more than what I expect from Hollywood. I would definitely recommend that you go see it in the theater, unless of course you have a home theater system.



While Tigs has been getting into WoW, I’ve been looking at a lot of the older computer games that I own, and never completed. It turns out that I actually kind of dislike Dungeon Siege, which is a shame, cause it seems like it could be good. Dungeon Keeper 2 doesn’t like my new computer, and it wont play properly, so who knows. On my old computer it wouldn’t let me save… *shrug* I guess that I’m just not meant to be a Dungeon Master in computer games. Diablo II is fun, but a little mindless. The one that’s got me hooked again is Neverwinter Nights. So far my 4th level Rogue/1st level fighter, a Halfling named Merdoc Janglehart is doing pretty well, and I’m having fun with him. Not a lot of playing time, but it’s the sort of game that I can put down and come back to. The trick will be coming back to it, as I have a habit of starting computer games, getting bored, and not finishing them.



Here is the picture of my white board at work.

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It’s been too hot to think. Or to post an entry it seems. Now I’m a little behind on the movie meme, and since I promised you 60 entries, I’m not going to try to catch up, I’m just going to continue on from where I left off.

Day 11 - A movie that changed your opinion about something
Zombieland! While I have always liked zombies, I never really cared for them in film. I’ve never been much of a horror/gore fan, so most zombie films failed from the start with me.

Star Trek (2009) showed me that reboots can work, if done right.



We had a very exciting, if very hot weekend. Tigs’ dad came down to visit. The two of them went to go see the Orioles, and I stayed home with the girls. It ended up being an ok trade off, as the Os didn’t win anyway. And you know, that’s a shame. But I spent my time at home productively. And by productively I mean that I finished Jade Empire, almost finished building my Hirst Arts bell tower, and finished watching Season 1 of Legend of the Seeker.

Sunday we went down to Artscape in Baltimore. It was hot, humid, and sunny, but aside from that pretty good. We got to see some interesting artwork, some fantastic cars, and even a bunch of robots and rockets.

















There were also a ton of giveaways. We walked away with so much swag!



If you look closely at the bottom of the picture, you’ll see the real prize of the day.



That’s right! 2 tickets to see the Orioles tomorrow night! How cool is that? Pretty damn cool. Plus every game we go to increases the chances that we’ll actually see them win a game.

You can see the rest of the pictures here: Artscape 2010

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