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Best Sig Ever

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , Jan 15 2009 · 136 views
The Internets


His.


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Ha Ha!

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , Jan 13 2009 · 104 views
Life


For those of you who don't religiously keep up with my Twitter I would like to inform you of this:

We* won the Regional One Act Play Competition. 8D

And this is especially cool because I was actually one of the main characters**.

TMD

*Team from school
**And I got to yell at someone!



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Tmd's Even More Biased Year End Top Music

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , Jan 11 2009 · 143 views
Music
What an awkwardly worded title.

Gotta love music. So much more subjective than movies. I mean, really.
Now, I'd do top albums, but of the eight-ish albums that I bought that were released this year, three were EP's and one's a B-side so it's hardly fair. And I bought a single or two.
So, I give you the top 10 songs released this year.

And of course it's opinionated, I don't really expect you to agree with me.


10
Let's Dance, Hawk Nelson
I like it, no real reason why. Music and lyrics fit well, it's got a nice beat.

9
Lovers In Japan, Coldplay
I love the pianothing in the opening (Which is currently my ringtone), and the rest of the song works well too.

8
Code Name: Raven, House of Heroes
Yes. Brilliantly written and the song just flows and sounds great. Love the whole World War II theme in this song (And the rest of the album).

7
Violet Hill, Coldplay
Coldplay reminds me a lot of U2, especially the theme of the latter's album War (And the sound, though that's more like All That You Can't Leave Behind, imo). This song not only sounds cool with it's changes from loud to soft, but also the lyrics are very well written.

6
Human, The Killers
I find it really funny that I first heard this song on SNL of all places. Regardless, the melodic beat works well and the words are actually quite profound.

5
Field of Daggers, House of Heroes.
Another song that has beautiful transitions from loud to soft and back again. Heroes' The End Is Not The End, like Coldplay, reminds me a lot of U2's War, in both sound and theme. Brilliant stuff.

4
In The Valley Of The Dying Sun, House of Heroes
Yes, another song by them. Now really, just listen to the song.

3
Viva La Vida, Coldplay
I never realized I liked Bach rock so much until I listened to this song.

2
Curl Up And Die, Relient K
One of the more downhearted songs from their EP/B-Sides album, but it's nice. The simple guitar backs Matt Thessian's vocals. Well written, well played. Great song.

1
This is Home, Switchfoot
Trust me. It earned its spot

Honorable Mentions
Other good songs in no particular order

Dangerous, House of Heroes
Sooner Or Later, House of Heroes
If, House of— bah, the whole album of 'The End Is Not The End'
Losing Touch, The Killers
The Lining Is Silver, Relient K
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Relient K
Closer, Jars of Clay
Death and All His Friends, Coldplay


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Tmd's Highly Biased Movie Awards

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , Jan 09 2009 · 76 views



So the year's over and I figured I'd give awards and why. Naturally this list is highly opinionated and only based on the films I saw. With that aside, let's get on with it!

Movie That Could Have Been So Much Better


-Jumper
Great idea, amazing idea. But it could have been so much /more/. Characters came out flat... plot was too linear, and by no means did it use enough Jumping. sleep.gif

Most Innovative
-Cloverfield

Ah yes, one of the better movies of the year. The hand-cam view was very clever, and the lack of a true story was a really cool aspect. A total spin on the monster/disaster movie genre. I want more movies like this.

Best Special Effects

-Speed Racer
I know what you're thinking. But I liked this movie. And the effects in it were fantastic. I'm generally wary about movies heavy on CGI and green screen, but this film quelled my fears. The effects help the movie along. For example the way they did the train-of-thought scrolling looked really cool. I could go on, but I thought it was great.

Best Comedy

-Madagascar 2
I saw Get Smart and it fell flat. Madagascar 2, however, had me laughing throughout. Very well done movie, a sequel to the original as Shrek 2 was to the first one.
"Stop him! He's carrying scissors and hand cream!"

Best Animated Film(With the exception of the obvious)

-Bolt
Yeah, I enjoyed it. Animation was really nice, story was good. I liked it.


Best Action Film(With the exception of the obvious)

-Iron Man
An antihero for a superhero was a fun thing to watch. And dude, that suit is so freakin' cool.

Best Movie(s) Of The Year

-Wall-E
Where do I begin?
Maybe the visuals? Beautiful stuff. The barren earth looked so real. The integration of live action and animation looked odd at first but it came off as so cool. The stark contrast between the Axiom and Earth...
The storytelling? It was like a silent movie (which are awesome) except not quite. Emotion was amazingly conveyed through the robots in a way that... Just wow. I can easily say that it's my favorite Pixar film... Humor, romance, heroics, it's got everything you need.
And it's all done just soo... well...
Okay. I'll stop now.

-The Dark Knight
See here.


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Hey Smeag!

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , Jan 03 2009 · 139 views
The Internets



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New Year's Day

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , Jan 02 2009 · 71 views
Music




New Year's Day
U2
War


All is quiet on New Year's Day.
A world in white gets underway.
I want to be with you, be with you night and day.
Nothing changes on New Year's Day.
On New Year's Day.

I... will be with you again.
I... will be with you again.

Under a blood-red sky
A crowd has gathered in black and white
Arms entwined, the chosen few
The newspaper says, says
Say it's true, it's true...
And we can break through
Though torn in two
We can be one.

I... I will begin again
I... I will begin again.

Oh, oh. Oh, oh. Oh, oh.
Oh, maybe the time is right.
Oh, maybe tonight.
I will be with you again.
I will be with you again.

And so we are told this is the golden age
And gold is the reason for the wars we wage
Though I want to be with you
Be with you night and day
Nothing changes
On New Year's Day

On New Year's Day
On New Year's Day


Been wanting to post this for months. =P Woulda posted it yesterday but didn't have access to the intertubes.

But yes. I love this song. Alot.



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Strakk = Ryuk?

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , Dec 29 2008 · 126 views
Lego/Bionicle/Etc
Eh, just an observation based on scans of the latest BIONICLE Comic.

They're darn similar anyway.



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The /heck/!?

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , Dec 27 2008 · 137 views
The Internets
Is that a freakin' Olmak by my post!?

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Twittering

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , Dec 27 2008 · 144 views
Misc
[twitter=5]joshuatong[/twitter]


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Best Christmas Song Ever

Posted by Ta-metru_defender , Dec 24 2008 · 98 views
Music


See end of entry for thoughts



Merry Christmas, Here's To Many More
Relient K
Let It Snow Baby... Let It Reindeer


I made it through the year and I did not even collapse
Gotta say, "Thank God, for that"
I'm torn between what keeps me whole and what tears me in half
I'll fall apart or stay intact

With tired eyes I stumble back to bed
I need to realize my sorry life's not hanging by a thread
At least not yet

So look at me now
It's finally Christmas and I'm home
Head indoors, to get out of this weather
And I don't know how
But the closest friends I've ever known are all inside
Singing together, Singing: "Merry Christmas, here's to many more "

It always hurt to be all by myself this time of year
A cold and lonely Christmas eve
And living out my days alone
Well that had been my deepest fear
But You promised You won't leave

I look towards the east and see a Star
Jesus Christ, it's blessed my life to know just who You are
You are my hope

So look at me now
It's finally Christmas and I'm home
Head indoors, to get out of this weather
And I don't know how
But the closest friends I've ever known are all inside
Singing together, Singing: "Merry Christmas, here's to many more "


Deck the halls with mistletoe
May all your heavy burdens go
Up the chimney in a cloud of smoke
The fire's burning bright
Strike up the band and play the tune
Cause Christmas will be here and soon
You'll hear our song in every room
This merry Christmas night

Singing merry Christmas, here's to many more


This is one of those songs that... To me it's a dream and a wish. The chorus: "And I don't know how // But the closest friends I've ever known are all inside" is something that I know won't happen while I live, seeing as the closest friends I've ever known are spread out over at least four countries. But this song it's got that hope, that wish that one day I'll be Home, who knows when, but... One day, I will be.






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