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Halfdan Reschat
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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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Teddy Bear Surprise.
Remember that time where a random comment on a G+ post (possibly about David Hasselhoff) ended up resulting in the poster of the comment getting a singing teddy bear, filled with chocolate, in the mail 5 months later, sent from across the Atlantic?
Well, if not - here's the story:
- https://redacted.work/shenanigans#teddybearsurprise -

P.S. The reason why I'm sharing this now is because I'm in the process of cataloguing some of my old G+ shenanigans on https://redacted.work/shenanigans, and got to the teddy bear surprise project.
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My G+ Experience in ~1000 Images.
While tingling around with trying to re-establish my G+ content elsewhere, I stumbled upon what looks like photos (and album covers) for my last 1000 public G+ posts (including the ones I later deleted - but for which the photo(s) were still public - which is why there are some duplicates).

After I made these into an easy to look at grid of photos, I thought that I might as well share this for the fun of it.

You can click the photos and get brought to either a page with just the same photo or a full album of photos - it's a surprise (no, really, I no idea which were single photos and which are albums).

http://00.reschat.dk/PlusInPhotos.html

P.S. This is not an attempt at saving my G+ history - just a byproduct of my quest to figure out how to share my content going forward.
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My review of Life Itself (2018):
https://redacted.work/reviews#lifeitself2018

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In my quest to find somewhere new to share my reviews, I've tried a few different places - but ended up going with redacted.work 'cause it felt like the best choice (funny, huh).
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Where should I post my reviews going forward?
Simple question for all of you: What is a good (and lasting) place for me to post my reviews going forward?

G+ is on death row, so I feel like starting to post my reviews somewhere else (and still linking them on Twitter - twitter.com/reschat); but I just don't know where to go yet. Where do you think is the best place for my long-format content from here on?
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I Kill Giants - 2nd Time Around.
I were right the 1st time.

https://twitter.com/Reschat/status/1075836441199034369
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No more photos... here.
Google Photos has removed the "share to G+" feature so... no more photos on here.

I will continue adding the photos I take to my Google Photos album (https://t.co/yrn6UfiAOq), which you can follow - and sharing them on Twitter as well (https://twitter.com/reschat).

I guess that means this is my last post to my "Photography" G+ collection.
Catch you later - all 53,698 of you (or how few of you who've actually stuck around).
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Rambling The Princess Switch and Rambling.
Apparently there's a new movie on Netflix called The Princess Switch and from the first minute or so of the trailer (I stopped it because it sounded too stupid), this sounds like a slightly different take on The Parent Trap (which I loved) - heck, even the names are a bit similar.
Anyway, let's watch this... and write down my rambling stream of consciousness while doing so.

Here we go... <fingers crossed for this coming anywhere near being as amazing as The Parent Trap>

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Ough, this is a Christmas flick. :-/

Is this a Hallmark movie? It sure looks like it, 30 seconds in.

Aww, that guy sure got a cute child.

This movie is surely wasting no minute setting up some major plot lines. We didn't even get 2 minutes in, before the movie force fed me what I expect to be a major part of the plot.

What kind of bakery with respect for itself sells ginger cookie men?

And now for the vague and magically sounding comment from that wizardly looking man on the street... at 4 minutes in. Damn, this movie sure moves fast.

Is a mouse king the same as a rat king?

Wait, has Baker Girl invited her employee and his daughter on a Christmas vacation to a really charming and magical Christmas village? Sure, that's kind of her.

And the wizard is back!

Wait, where is this magical Christmas village? They refer to Baker Girl as being "from the states" - so, where exactly is this place with all the other American-sounding people and various other people with fake-sounding accents?

Wait, is this magical winter wonderland... Canada?

OH! THEY LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME!!!

Duchess of Monterey? Or what? What kinda place is this?

Miss Duchess sure is speaking in a very, very weird accent. Kinda sounds made up.

Why is Baker Girl more surprised by Miss Duchess asking her for a favor than Miss Duchess looking EXACTLY LIKE THIS IN EVERY SINGLE WAY?

This guy's daughter sure is into the thought of her father getting together with Baker Girl.

And now here's kinda forcing the main concept of the plot on me. It all feels like Miss Duchess had this planned all along - though that’s probably not the case (because what would be too much to expect of this movie).

This movie is kinda really, really terrible and artificial so far. Or is just me?

I'm confused. How is it that Vanessa Hudgens' acting is kinda decent as Baker Girl, but kinda terrible as Miss Duchess? Bad writing, perhaps?

Wait, is her double a white girl?

Well, this is shit. Even worse so when I compare it to The Parent Trap.

We are only 20 minutes in, and every aspect of the story has already been set up and all the wheels has been set into motion. This movie is really rushing things and not giving time for the viewer to get any attachment to the characters at all.

Oooh, Miss Duchess (in disguise) might got the hots for Normal Guy. And she is engaged to Mr. Privileged.

This butler woman might be the best thing in this (terrible) movie so far. Wise and kind. I didn't catch her name though (as with all the other characters), so I'll just think of her as Miss Alfred.

What kinda weird old movie or fairy tale is Baker Girl (in disguise) getting her accent and demeanor from?

This is painful to watch. I have been waiting for the heart of the movie to start showing itself, but no sign of it so far. Please don't let me waste my time on a heartless, stupid, badly written, cliché-filled, piece-of-shit of a movie; at least let it have heart.

Argh, even Miss Duchess (in disguise) is painful to watch.

WHAT? They stole the secret handshake part from The Parent Trap. That is an disgrace and insult to such a masterpiece.

They can't even get the camera focus right - during a long hallway shot - in slow motion. That shot looked quite terrible.

There's an whole hour left? I'm not sure I can handle that.

Again with a completely terrible scene - in so many way.

Fuck this - this movie is downright awful. I'm calling it quits and skipping to the end.

At the end. Oh, she (not sure which of them) won the competition. Oh - what a surprise. /s

"There's two of you???" - worst climax ever.

Wait, that sounded wrong. Meh, I don't care - this movie is just too stupid.

And it all seems to end exactly as everyone expected. Sigh.

This is perhaps the most unnecessary movie I've ever watched.

Argh, for fuck sake. This is so cliché in the worst way possible. And they're using all the cliché phrases and behavior - all in the same scene.

And, yep, it just keeps going.

I kinda need to add a disclaimer by now: I love good romantic movie - no matter how cliché they are. But this? Pure crap in every single way.

And, like that, the movie is over. Damn, what a waste of time and otherwise decent actors. Sigh.

Last word of advice: Don’t waste your time with this movie; it’ll just encourage Netflix to make more like it, which is waste of everyone’s time and money.

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(List of all my ramblings at reviews.reschat.com)


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Twitter thread about the weird stuff in my apartment. https://twitter.com/Reschat/status/1058788012715376640
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Mountain Path View.
This was the beautiful view on the way down a mountain on one of my hikes in Colorado this past June.
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