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Engineer. Hobby photographer. Movie enthusiast. World traveler.
Engineer. Hobby photographer. Movie enthusiast. World traveler.

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The Photos I Take.
The other day I decided that I needed a Chromecast screensaver of my own photos, which made me realize I should probably make a single album for all my personal favorite photos that I take. A nights I did just that. I went through my photos shared to my Photography G+ collection and added most of them to a single album - which I'll try to keep adding new photos to as I capture more of the world.
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Watching Girltrash and Rambling.
Not even 5 seconds into rewatching Girltrash: All Night Long (2014) I realized that this might have the potential for another rambling stream of consciousness movie session.

So, here we go...

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It has been a couple of years since I last watched this, but I think I still recall the major themes of the movie.

Oh, by the way, this is a musical - the kind that would be straight-to-YouTube these days.

Less than two minutes in and I'm already smiling from ear to ear. This is so full of joy.

Less than four minutes in and I'm already getting moved to goosebumps (wait, is that a thing?).

Oh! I completely forgot about this part. This movie truly got everything - even a just-got-out-of-jail badass with a grudge.

"Now I'm a good gay egg." - This dialogue is ridiculously hilarious.

Ahhhh!!! :-P Good Girl got a crush on Actor Girl when she saw her in an ALLERGY MEDICATION COMMERICIAL!!! This shit ridicous(ly hilarious).

Oh, as for me never remembering character names, these characters will be known as Good Girl, Actor Girl, Big Sister Girl, Punk Girl, and Crime Lady (yeah, that one seems like an adult).

That was awkward - but the tempo of the movie makes sure it doesn't linger.

Wait, why did it sound like a sword being pulled out when Crime Lady pulled out a golf club?

Is Punk Girl acting as Good Girl's wingwoman? That's cool.

Oh, she's done some "acting and modelling". :-) Well, honey, me too. (Truly).

Car full of lesbians singing about wanting to get laid before 2 AM - but not later because they got things to do.

Crime Lady is right out of the SNL Natalie Raps short.

Punk Girl is really wingwoman-ing the hell out of this shit.

Is there even any men in this movie with lines? I'm definitely not complaining - it is a nice flip of script from so many other movies.

OH! This song (Fantasy Cruch)! I've listened to it so many times after the first time I watched this movie (years ago). I even still know ALL the lyrics (and, yes, I did sing along to the whole song). :-)

Ew! First male character with a speaking role - and he imidiately grabs Good Girl's ass.

Crime Lady is here!

"They say I'm rehabiliated" she says as she's standing in a parking lot with a golf club, threatening to kill Punk Girl. Sure, Lady.

Wow - Crime Lady got a lot of attitude. She is kinda scary.

Oh - the sorotity girls. :-/

Giant monologue about how irresponsible Good Girl is - and it is like that <snap> all resolved by the introduction of a giant bag of weed.

Aw, I remember this scene. I already get goosebumps before it even gets to the moving parts. :-)

Ah, damn. Just as Actor Girl was starting to warm up to Good Girl, Actor Girl's friend sets her back in the direction of Punk Girl instead. Sigh.

By the way, I know I'm getting way too into this - but I can't help it. Actor Girl and Good Girl BELONG TOGETHER!!!

Wow wow wow wow wow. Big Sister Girl's ex is saying that Big Sister Girl doesn't got talent and that's why she broke up with her? That's just crude.

Awwww - Big Sister Girl is sad. No, scratch that. She's devestated. :'-(

Actor Girl's friend telling Good Girl that she's "too sweet". No, stop it. That's what's so great about her; she is a genuine nice person.

The choir partly consisting of sorority girls in their underwear playing ping pong in the background is something.

Wait wait wait. We have Good Girl, Big Sister Girl, and Actor Girl each singing about someone they want to be with; though, while I know who Good Girl is singing about, who are the other two singing about?

Sorority Sister's reaction to Good Girl coming out: "Duh!" :-) Just perfect.

Sorority Sister is kinda awesome - and hilarious.

A bunch of sorority sisters chanting "but most of us like dick" is kinda weird - but somehow not unexpected.

Wait, Good Girl got all of her sorority sisters to help her fake having sex with Punk Girl.

They are kinda way too into this "fake sex" for it to be fake.

What is it called when part or variation of previously played song/melody is played again to resemble a recall to the previous story-line? Either way, this is it. A "callback" to the previous theme/situation/story-line.

Good Girl is in love with Actor Girl. Actor Girl is in lust with Punk Girl. Punk Girl is in debt to Crime Lady. Crime Lady is... well... scary.

Why is it that the girl who seems several years younger than all the rest is acting more mature than the rest?

Crime Lady is back. And as scary as ever.

Damn. Punk Girl broke a chair on Crime Lady's back - and Crime Lady didn't even flinch.

Yay! Even the (campus) police are all women. This is such a nice flip on the usual script. It's not even as if the male-to-female ratio is different than a lot of movies - it's just flipped upside down.

Everyone lies. Also true for Girltrash.

Oh, I think I remember this song too. It was one of the ones I listened to while biking to school so many years ago.

I'm not sure whether this scene is amazing because it is amazing or amazing because it is terrible. Either way, I love it.

Aww. A sister heart-to-heart between Big Sister Girl and Good Girl. I still have no frickin' idea what the intentions of Big Sister Girl have been this whole movie - but at least she is real towards her sister.

Wait wait wait wait wait. Crime Lady was re-released an hour after getting arrested for breaking her parole? How?

Ha! We are in the last part of the movie and in the last 30 second more men have had said words (1-2 words each) than the entire movie so far combined. I wonder where I've seen that before /s.

Oh, Big Sister Girl's ex can rock (in the musical sense) and Big Sister Girl is still hung up on her.

AHHHH!!! Good Girl just said that she thought space camp is awesome. :-)

Yea' - it's going to happen...

Those smiles!!!

That kiss!!!

That lighting!!! No, really, that scene had some amazing lighting changes to demonstrate a climax of one of the main stories of this movie. It was truly spectacular.

That song!!!

Her (character in movie): "Let me show you something."
Me (watching the movie): "Is it a trampoline?"

Wait wait wait. After all of this, they still get to play their set?

Yeah! This rocks! Big Sister Girl is giving a middle finger to her ex by performing her set with such power no one can deny her dedication. Perfect.

Wow - Punk Girl can really shred a guitar.

Also, Good Girl and Actor Girl is getting it on; though I'm not sure I can relate to the whole "just met you and this is crazy, but let's fuck, and now we're in love, maybe"-cliché.

Either way - that's the movie. Huh. Fewer songs than I remembered. Still, a really entertaining movie.


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Wait. There's a webseries of this? Ok, let's continue.

Big Sister Girl and Punk Girl are tied up together and they look like they'd had a rough day.

Also, apparently this webseries is in black and white.

Less than 2 minutes into the webseries and more unreal things has already happened than in the entire movie. No, really - like not even close.

Nah, this is not worth it. I loved the movie - but this is a bit too out-there.
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An Old Giant.
I know I've shared photos of this local giant a bunch of times before, but I rode by it again today on my bike and thought I'd take another photo of the ageing giant.
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Wooden Cottage and Snowly Landscape.
This is the last photo (in my "to share" album) from my Christmas vacation in Sweden. It was a wonderful Christmas vacation.
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Watching When We First Met and Rambling.
It has been a while (apparently 23 week: goo.gl/t8p6sN) since I last sat down with a drink (or several) to watch a (possibly terrible) movie while writing down my rambling stream of consciousness throughout the movie.

So, why not do this thing (I've so many times before) again? This time with the new Netflix movie When We First Met (2018).

Here we go...

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Starting out with happy music and a real 90s movie feel and look. Hmm...

Having "years ago" flashback be to 2014 still feels weird. 2014 was, like, yesterday (right?).

This movie feels very typical below avarage romantic comedy so far; except they are kinda rushing the scenes, so I guess this is just some kind of setup for the movie's actual plotline.

Still with the cut, cut, cut - super short scenes with the "story" moving forward too fast for there to be time to really get to know or relate to these characters.

And there it is - the first "twist". That was both extremly obvious - and spoiled in the trailer.

This friend is kinda cool. She got attitude. I like her.

I usually don't remember character names - but they keep repeating their names, which is kinda smart. Avery (how to spell?), Noah, and Garry (isn't that usually a guy's name). See, I remembered!

Wait, why is he naked? Also, why is his bottom half a horse... with wings?

Noah is a wreck - and not in an endearing way.

That part was taken directly out of Big (that movie from the 80s).

How the hell is he this slow to notice he traveled back in time 3 years? Like, he had to see a newspaper before he even began to suspect that anything was wrong.

Traveling back in time and the only thing on his mind is stalking a girl who didn't want to sleep with him the first time around. Ugh. UGH!!!

Wait, the friend's name is not Garry - it's Kerry? That might make a bit more sense.

This is kinda creepy, stalkery, and, most of all, artificial. Also, he is rushing everything and making forced "moments".

SHE IS GOING TO HIT HIM WITH A PLANT!!! (It was in the trailer.)

YAY! SHE HIT HIM WITH A PLANT!!! GO GARRY! (Yep, that's her name now)

AND - BOOM - SHE HITS HIM WITH A PLANT AGAIN - THREE YEARS LATER!

I get the mechanics of the plot now; it is pretty much exactly the same as The Butterfly Effect; just a "romantic" "comedy" instead of a whatever The Bufferfly Effect was (a terrific movie btw - at least I thought so back then).

And Garry's costume is kinda clever. Garry is still the best part of this movie so far.

Argh, what the fuck is he doing with his face? He tries to flirt, but he just looks constipated and douchy.

Laugh count: 2. First time I laughed was when SHE HIT HIM WITH A PLANT - and this time was the self-woooing guy, whose performance of faking someone else wooing was spot on (it makes sense if you see the movie - maybe).

Frosted tips? Ew.

A lot of time has gone by - and I've had no comments. This is really bland and cliché.

I think I know where the movie is going now. I care more for this (still obvious) plotline than the "give the stalker what he wants" plotline. Though, still, not exactly original if it goes the way I think.
(Post-movie commentary: It ended up going exactly the way I, at this moment (about halfway through the movie), thought it would go.)

Wow - this fairy tale timeline is kinda going well - and for Garry too (most importantly). Noah still has the mind of 12-year-old though, so that's still ehhh.

Laugh count: 3. This third one was literally for a guy commenting on himself popping some balloons. :-)

This is uncomfortable to watch - and not in an awkward kinda way, but in an "I don't experience schadenfreude" kinda way. Wait, is that why I haven't enjoyed the movie so far?

They don't even try to sneak in the throwback - they just push it right in your face.

At least the pretend-adult is having a kinda self-realization moment now. This is kinda moving. Huh - only surprise of the movie so far.

I just realized they can actually take this movie in a direction that isn't terrible. Huh. Let's see what they do.
_(Post-commentary commentary: They didn't.)

This twist is EXACTLY the same as the (first) Cindy-twist from How I Met Your Mother.

Laugh count: 4. That one wasn't even funny; I think the white wine is just starting to go to my head.

What is going on now?

Wise words from a guy in a kimono making a smoothie.

Everything is weird again.

I know I'm supposed to feel bad for Noah here - but I never really connected with his character - so, meh.

This scene is right out of Big as well.

This feels like a leadup to something big. And, surprise surprise, I'm not even sure what it is.
(Meta-commentary: I find it interesting how repeating the same word twice can make you sound sarcastic. This commentary wasn't sarcasm. I was actually surprised.)

Oh, that.

No, forget that "oh". Now I REALLY get where this is going. Kinda clever in a cliche-but-still-wholesome kinda way.

Still, I would have loved for this to have had a friendship ending instead of a romantic ending (that wasn't even romantic - they just forced the "oh by the way, they fell in love" part down our throats after an afterthought).

Oh, and just as I wrote that, the movie ended. Overall meh. A few twists and turns in the last half hour, but that didn't make up for all the pointlessness in the first hour.

And the moral of the story is - everything happens for a reason. Like, they litterally said that out loud in the end to make sure the viewer realized that that was the point. Sigh.

Post movie note: Somehow this movie managed to span more than 90 minutes and only have ONE (!) character have character exploration (Garry) and only ONE (!) character have character growth (Noah - which wasn't even growth, just realization). Can I get a S - I - G - H ...?

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Cold, but Beautiful.
Another photo from the cold and beautiful yesterday.
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Ice Cold Morning.
This morning was freezing - but with the clear sky and the frozen water it looked quite beautiful.
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Small Trees in the Red Morning Sun.
A photo from a morning bike ride back in early December.
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Teleportation is Death (as is Consciousness Transfer).
Watching Altered Carbon on +Netflix the (familiar to me) phrase "teleportation is death" popped into my head and I wondered if I'd ever shared anything about the subject here. I guess I sorta did. :-)
Teleport!
I just found this diagram, which I drew about 5 years ago in connection with an article that I never finished writing.
Self explanatory?
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House on Snowy Hill.
One of the neighboring houses in the area, right next to the ski-slope, where we stayed for Christmas.
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