Hello there! No doubt you have come to hear more about the man ljsilver3, his struggle with a cell phone camera to produce a profile picture, and why he settled when he did? Well, please, take a seat and have some tea. Admittedly it's the instant bagged stuff, but just having a kettle is excitement enough for me. I mean, it's a device that turns my regular old tap water into hot flavored water. I have seen about as much wizardry as I can handle at this point. I'll let the tradesmen in the shops show me the fancier stuff.
While that water gets ready though (yes, silly me offering tea when the water isn't even in the pot yet, the discourtesies you run into on some of these profiles, am I right?) please feel free to settle in. It's movie night you know (which is to say it's a night) and this couch isn't going to recline itself (a button press will be required to get the motor going). I am a fan of this seating. I may never achieve great things as a recluse in my living room, but I'll be damned if I won't be comfortable watching other people sieze the day. (adventure invitations welcome)
And, as you might guess from that, I saw Dead Poet's Society, and it changed my life. It showed me how little it takes for people to exalt a movie to greatness. Blasphemous? Perhaps (Uncle Buck made me laugh here and there). Mind you, I thought it was a very real plight, and I think we should all sieze the day. I think The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock is amazing and if you haven't read it you should perhaps make a note to do that later (it's just a few pages long). But, on the point of me railing on a movie that is widely liked in a place where I'm supposed to be concisely winning friends: the script seemed so down right silly and the sound mastering was just not good. It was a lot harder for me to watch then it should have been is the point; and for the wrong reasons. I do this by the way. I figure I'll actually try to describe me in this self-summary section. I hold movies and TV shows to these standards I just refuse to admit are too high. I'm not sure I'll ever stop mourning the money Avatar took from me for a 3D imax showing. Yes, it was very pretty, sure, but where were the characters? And the plot? I like those things...
This is not to say I watch movies just to rip on them. Well, actually I do. And I highly recommend Wicker Man for the purpose. I laughed myself to tears watching that movie, and I'm pretty sure no part is meant to be funny. But that's a different thing.
I watch movies because when they're thoughtful it can be nice to share and then talk about. Or when they're humerous, well, that's really enough, isn't it? I think if I had to pick a sieze the day movie to recommend, I would go with Synecdoche, NY (oh man, I watched that again since making this statement and seriously, what was I thinking? that movie is just a whole bunch of hopelessness. You should watch it). But I think it's nice every now and again to see or hear or read something that someone clearly intended to mean something, and to just try to experience it all. And then maybe talk about it. Synecdoche is certainly a movie where there is something to talk about at the very least.
But laughter is also pretty cool. Ergo, comedies are great. And for those all you need is to have someone to laugh with, and you've found the greatness. Ricky Gervais movies tend to make me happy. Airplane was great. Dr. Strangelove is a masterpiece. And yes, I will quote Monty Python. No I don't do it all that often, but in honesty, I just really dislike the "Yes. We all know the damn quote. It stopped being funny around the 50th time" people. As far as I'm concerned they're the ones ruining it. Puns, silliness, sarcasm, wit, nonsequitors, and other unrecalled things are also always welcome. I follow some webcomics that provide. Right now I'm keeping tabs on Questionable Content, Order of the Stick, Dr. McNinja, Amazing Super Powers, and Penny Arcade actively. There are others I check in with.
Anyway, it seems we're finally off the topic of movies. That's good. We should move on. I also like TV. Particularly sitcoms. I tend to torrent them for the convenience/being able to watch two hours before they show up "live" in this time zone and pretending I'm magic. Avoiding commercials are not on my reason list. It might make me crazy, but I actually miss those. They had a tendency to be silly. I'm still regretting never getting a dark chocolate snickers bar simply because the viking also threw a trash can for his friend coming back with those. Please tell me that aired on this coast or you know what I'm talking about. If you happen to also love it, even better. Now-a-days I'll just hear the geico man ask me if geico can really save me money on car insurance, and I'll always listen eagerly for the answer, and I don't even have a car. Man that biscuit was huge.
Oh, and cute things are awesome. Like http://cdn-www.dailypuppy.com/dog-images/nash-the-golden-retriever-6_50842_2010-10-11_w450.jpg. Look at that and tell me your day isn't even slightly better now. You're totally lying. I have spent a lot of time searching up cute animal pictures. Projects were neglected. For whole minutes at a time.
My preferred way to get people together and socializing and the like is a board game. Munchkin is probably a favorite just for being fairly simple but engaging. Monopoly isn't good. I also have a soft spot for coop board games like Pandemic because I have always hated the idea of leaving someone dragging along, knowing they've lost way before they lose. I once lost a game of Power Grid 2 hours before the end it being the second time I played, and the game having little luck element meaning any lost move counted (my bad one being first and second turn). That being said, I think Power Grid is a pretty good game. Anyway, you should definitely also message me even if you're just looking for a board game friend. That would be awesome.
In addition, I like video games, though I'm not super at them. You wouldn't think it looking at the amount of hours I've put into TF2 though. Or maybe you would. Maybe it reeks of desperation. Braid was pretty good.
Finally, technology is awesome. There's so much to get excited about there and I love possibly unwarranted enthusiasm. I'm also not super at self restraint, so I end up with a bunch of possibly unneeded tech. Every time something new is delivered my apartment leasing office emails me with the line "You got a package!" It keeps me on the edge of my seat until I return home.
Oh, and a note I feel I should make: I've looked back and some of my stances on my question answers, especially the explanations, make me seem like I'm strictly looking for specific attributes. I'm actually a good bit more fluid than that, so they're probably not much good except in general. Just felt I should point that out.