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Comedies Contest [reprise]

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , May 18 2010 · 141 views
The Internets
Dokuma and I won!

This is pretty cool; I've never won a contest before. =P

Anyway, if you want to read our comedy the link's right over here.



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Tmd's Fortnightly(?) Movie Round Up

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , May 17 2010 · 95 views
Movies/TV
Yeah, expect these to happen fairly frequently. I'm also gonna include movies I don't watch in cinemas.

And yes, I did see Iron Man 2 a third time. I'm sorry.



Say Anything...
Dude, woah. Something that made it so unique was that the main characters were ordinary kids with ordinary lives. There wasn't some bully-turned-nice-guy or what not, it was two ordinary kids living their lives. It felt real, not unlike (500) Days of Summer.
Beyond that, the iconic scene with the boombox had me cheering, and only partially 'cuz it's referenced in Relient K's Part of It. My other favorite part? The way it ended. That had me cheering too.
And yes, I do love the 80's.
9/10

Fanboys
Had a lot of potential, but didn't take advantage of it to its fullest. And yes, I did catch every Star Wars reference thrown in there.
6.92/10

The Ugly Truth
Original? No. Unique? No. Special? No. Friggin' hilarious? Yes.
6.5/10

Robin Hood
I mean, it tried, but came off as being rather mediocre. I understand it's technically a prequel to the more well known Robin Hood tale, but still. It did have its moments of utter spiff which prevented it from being a total disappointment, though.
7/10

The Losers
Tell ya what, skip Robin Hood and watch this one instead. It doesn't aim to be some amazing high cinema masterpiece; rather it stays — like Iron Man 2 — in its genre as a comic book movie. And it works! It's cool, it's fun, and dang if it ain't funny. So yeah, skip Robin Hood and catch this one instead. And Jensen's shirts. <3
8/10


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Tf2

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , May 15 2010 · 124 views
Video Gaming
So my PS3 finally decided to let itself go online again.

Well, I tried to play Uncharted 2 online, but, well, it wasn't co-operating. So I figured it was finally time to play TF2.

And man, it's fun. Even with the lag caused by playing over wi-fi! Ha!



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Where'd That Day Go?

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , May 04 2010 · 108 views
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So yesterday (Monday) was a day off for my unit seeing as Labo(u)r Day was on Saturday. Cool, right? Yeah.

Only, I had to do Duty.

What is Duty, you ask?

Well, the easiest I can explain it is by saying it's like doing Watch back on a ship.

Now, I realize that most of you never lived on a ship, so lemme explain Watch.

If you're an Engineer, it meant you'd spend time in a room in the Engine Room keeping an eye that nothing screwed up with the engines or generator.
If you were a Deckie you would, if we were in port, keep watch at the gangway in case any non-crew tried to get onboard. If you were at sea you'd man the bridge along with a few other guys doing usual stuff (steering, etc).
Of course, on the Logos II watches were only four hours, with two watches a day.

Anyway, that's on a ship.

In the army, being on Duty (on a public holiday, no less) means this:

If the phone rings, pick it up. Come night lock up.

Simple, aye?

AND OHMYWORDITWASSOBORING.

I mean, it's crazy. I did nothing all day, went online some, played on my PSP some, doodled in my notebook, read TIME, but somehow... the day just disappeared.

When I was leaving work today I realized "Hold on, today's Tuesday, not Monday. Where did Monday go?"

It's like it never existed

Same thing happened back during Basic Training, when I had to do Guard Duty over Chinese New Year. Apparently they figured that me, being the foreign non-Asian I am I wouldn't be doing stuff with family.

This was four two hour shifts spent patrolling an ammo dump on the 'secret' military island here. I can give you the co-ordinates so you can see the whole thing on Google Earth if you want.
That day was wake up, patrol, back to bunk, sleep, music, sleep, wake up, patrol, repeat.

So yeah, the day just disappeared.

Monday's too... it's like... it never was... ph34r.gif

Footnote: Yes, one of these days I will eventually get down to writing more about my life on board the Logos II. Eventually.


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Iron Man 2 Review (tmd's [whenever]ly Movie Roundup)

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , May 02 2010 · 121 views
Movies/TV
Due to the crazy thing known as international release dates, Iron Man 2 came out here in Singapore on Friday. Since then I've already seen it twice.

So! TMD's [whenever]ly movie roundup!



Date Night
Steve Carrel and Tina Fey are both great actors and they did excellent in this. The plot was wacky enough for both of them to shine, and the supporting actors, like Mark Wahlberg and the taxi driver had their share of one-scene wonders.
7.5/10

Kick-Butt
A whole lot more fun than I expected. It certainly lived up to its name. I really enjoyed it. Can't recommend it, lol, because it certainly earned it's R Rating.
9/10

Shutter Island
MIND SCREW.
8.5/10


Okay, and now, the real reason why you're here:

Iron man 2

Alright! Where to start?
First off, it was flippin' epic. I mean, it's not high cinema or anything; it's a (mostly) testosterone fueled joyride.

Not to say it's light and fluffy. You've got some heavy stuff in there; what with the stress/fame coming with the world knowing that Tony's Iron Man and all. Couple that up with a side-effect of his arc-reactor and you get the idea. It didn't feel heavy handed or out of place; rather keeping with the very anti-hero-ish nature of his.

Which in turn is not to say that it's action wasn't big. I mean, dude. In case you missed it in the trailer, you've got Iron Man and War Machine fighting side by side in an epic epic sequence. And there's a lot more than just that. I'm not gonna say more, but trust me. It's got more testosterone-pumping action than pretty much any other movie released this year.

The acting was as great as ever; Robert Downey Jr captured the full range of Stark's character once again. The rest of the cast did great as well, with Samuel L Jackson just hamming it up as Nick Fury. Oh, and Scarlett Johansson was great as Black Widow too.

Hmm, that about sums it up. If you look comic book movies, which I'm sure you do, then go watch it.

AND OH FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING STAY 'TILL AFTER THE CREDITS.

9/10


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Now That's Good Service

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , May 01 2010 · 94 views
Life
So, today being one of the two days we call the weekend, I made my weekly pilgrimage to the near-by Starbucks. The moment I walk in, the barista turns to the other one and says:

"White mocha raspberry frap"

I walk up and add:

"Venti."

I get in line at the cash register, and pay. The barista comes up, hands me my drink and says:

"Here you go, Josh"

To which I reply:

"Thank you Mia,"

I grab a straw, go upstairs, whip out my laptop, and spend the next few hours writing.

Now that's good service.


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Comedies Contest

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , Apr 29 2010 · 177 views
The Internets
Statement regarding the Comedies Contest
  • I may or may not have entered

I wold say more but my PR Manager has explicitly forbidden me. [acronym=In an attempt to prevent the client (TMD) from saying anything that would inevitably lead to a lawsuit of some fashion. The fallout would be horrible and I, the PR Manager, would be left to clean up the pieces. So this is the statement that we have released.
Trust me, this is easier.]**[/acronym]



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I Wish Singapore Sold Six/twelve Packs.

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , Apr 18 2010 · 118 views
Misc



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Life Update

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , Apr 15 2010 · 111 views
Life
Son of a gun it’s been a long time since I’ve added a blog entry. And my word, has a lot happened since then. Let’s do the sparknotes version:
  • Defender Productions finally put out a proper movie: Treasure Island! Check it out if you can find it (streaming online in four parts, not in stores, lol).
  • I graduated from High School
  • I got accepted into Gallatin at New York University (but won’t attend until Fall ’12)
  • Summer was freaking awesome
  • Hung out with friends, met up with friends, etc.
  • I met Relient K.
  • I ended up in the music video for Rookie of The Year’s Sooner Or Later (Timecode 3:53)
  • I flew to Texas to hang out with Motago. And it was awesome.
  • We played chess on a log flume.
  • I also met up with another friend of mine. She is awesome.
  • I spent the last few days in South Carolina in a state of utter awesomeness.
  • I flew to Singapore to move there.
  • I temped in a law firm for three months. It drained my soul.
  • I don’t live with my parents (or a maid) here. By local standards that makes me insanely independent. Especially at 18.
  • I had long, luscious hair.
  • I put dreadlocks in my hair.
  • I got a mullet
  • And then an evil buzzcut.
  • ’cuz I had to join the Singapore army for two years. Conscription. Yeah.
  • On the flip side the drinking age here is 18. <3
  • My hair’s grown out some.
So that’s pretty much my life update. I’ll take your questions now.


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Square One

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , Feb 10 2009 · 107 views
Music




Square One
Coldplay
X & Y


You're in control is there anywhere you wanna go?
You're in control is there anything you wanna know?
The future's for discovering
The space in which we're traveling

From the top of the first page
To the end of the last page
From the start in your own way
You just want...
Somebody listening to what you say
It doesn't matter who you are.

Under the surface trying to break through
Deciphering the codes in you
I need a compass,draw me a map
I'm on the top I can't get back
Whoah. Woah.

First line of the first page
To the end of the last page
You were looking
From the start in your own way
You just want...
Somebody listening to what you say
It doesn't matter who you are
It doesn't matter who you are


You just want somebody listening to what you say
You just want somebody listening to what you say
It doesn't matter who you are
It doesn't matter who you are

Is there anybody out there who is lost and hurt and lonely too?
But they're bleeding all your colours into one,
And if you come undone as if you'd been run through,
Some catapult it fired you.
You wonder if your chance will ever come.
Well, if you're stuck in square one.







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