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Samurai stopmotion, abrim with special effects and a soundtrack kinda like Samurai Champloo - and steampunk-style tech that reminds of Tetsuo or Gundam... intriguing!

May never become a full-feature film or franchise but: here's hoping!

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness (2022)

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness (2022)

It really was mad! I'm not disappointed. Even better than the Spider-Man multiverse thing. So much better. It goes deep. It gets emotional. It doesn't have the typical Hollywood ending either.

Was a little disappointed by The Ring-like out the mirror thing at first, but Wanda makes an amazing witch otherwise, and the special effects are otherworldly.

Moving through dimensions. Dreamwalking, the eyes, the music, breaking the fourth wall with but a glance after the first possession.

I feel like the trailer showed the wrong bits. It hyped me up but it didn't hype me up for this! It's a mix of fear and horror and hollow harrowing; a true traversing of the void. Witchcraft and sorcery... and plenty of moments like you wouldn't expect them. Atmospheric, to say the last.

Plus I love America (Xochitl Gomez). Great addition.

Favorite Marvel movie in a while this one.

 rated 5/5: friggin awesome

It's Fry Day!

Feels like I've been burning both my candles lately.

No wait... that's not right. Just the one candle. Human candle. No nine lives here. *shout out newest Puss in Boots movie which was friggin' awesome*

Been burning my candle in both ends lately, I mean. And I mean that in both a good and a bad way. Good in that I'm progressing. Living. Accomplishing. Going through dues dutifully like there's no tomorrow! Watching movies after work. Getting home close to midnight. Getting up early to catch a train. Chew chew.

In a bad way since if you live like there's no tomorrow you'll feel a little worn out come tomorrow. Like if say you have a pretty prolific day and then stay up till 4:40 AM playing Golden Sun: The Lost Age.

It's such a good game though! Got back to it just recently. Two nights ago or so... I didn't want to sleep. I skimmed through my collection of GBA games in search of something I'd not yet played through fully or might want to go back to, and there it was. GS2:TGA. One of the best GBA RPGs ever.

I'm not sure I ever played through the first one fully either, but I'm not sure I have that one. Not with a functional save. They had some problems with such functionality on that one.

Seems I manage on less sleep occasionally at least. A sleepless night here and there's alright.

What bugs me is that I've been planning to up my exercise game for weeks at this point, but it's just not happening. I don't rest as required. I still eat too much. There's some kind of weird resistance I have in regard to working out consistently... or even generally just living healthily.

It's fine occasionally. I get a push and go tire myself out completely, and feel great after, but to actually make it a routine...?

Where's my discipline. How to attain that discipline. I've listened to a ton of podcasts on the topic already. Oughta know. I apply it to other areas of life but there's something strange about this one one. Endorphin-fueling and awesome though all exercise may be I just can't seem to get into it enough. Conflicting priorities? Some kind of strange martyr syndrome? Stress?

What is it. I need to figure this out. Tomorrow...

In better news though that theme song I've been occasionally speaking about for almost a year at this point is finally out there! You can catch it on NG or here. Shout out @Jabun - who probably put in way more work than he'd expected to put in when he first agreed to mixing/mastering this, and @ChordC on the awesome instrumental, and @Hania on obliging with her awesome voice on choruses and... other places.

It's been so long in the making I can't listen to it like I haven't already heard it a million times now and appreciate it fully, but I'm happy it's out! And it turned out great... I think I thought initially!

So far people seem to think so too. :) Woo.

Speaking of NG, they just killed General. Forum #1.

It was the one that started it all. The one forum there that's been thriving for soon twenty full years - even when activity on others waned - since the site was a mere baby.

I'm kinda bummed. Here's a petition to bring it back again.

I don't think it'll work - they have their reasons for closing - but it's worth a shot no? If it works it works, if no then oh...

And here's an Indiegogo for a project @littlbox's been working on for some four years now. Chip in if ya can/want to/feel generous punk (movie reference I realized I got wrong whilst writing - it's lucky).

Also had my music used in this a while back, meant to post a link to this game I also made some music for a while back, and here are six duplicate movie reviews.

Three newly posted, and three that got lost in a text file around summer.

If you wonder about that trip I took recently: it was awesome.

I can't ski - odd for a Swede I know - I didn't grow up in places with snow, but we rode up the mountain anyway and watched the people who did, walked along the shoreline of a frozen lake, toured the small town of Åre, saw the biggest waterfall in Sweden (Tännforsen), ate good, played games, tried the small but fully functional sauna in their rented cabin apartment on the third floor and had an I'd say pretty fun birthday party on the day my brother's girlfriend hit fifty (years not cents)!

I traveled back tired three days later on a late seven hour train - caught the last commuter train home with but a minute to spare - and since then life's been running again.

My brother's girlfriend fractured her shoulder the day after I'd left. :/ Whilst out walking the dog on what I'd assume was probably a pretty icy surface. They'll know if it'll heal itself or if she needs surgery in about a week. I hear it's painful. She already has some herniated discs. Debilitating addition.

What a way to end their one week celebration/vacation in the wild...

Reminds you that you do need to take care of yourself. Of your health. Stay light. Stay agile. Stay strong. If you can. I think I'll take at least a longer walk than usual today; work more on that tomorrow... after a somewhat shorter session of the-golden-age-of-gaming Golden Sun tonight.

That's all for now. It's Friday. The sky's veiled. Get out and fly.

Ripples of Time (Reduce) (5:10)


The FDM Mosaic

The FDM Mosaic

That's me! In that masterful FDM medley, along with 10,000 other people.

Meant to post this like two years ago, when it was still open for additional inclusion. Oh well. It's immortalized now.

There may be similar ones currently in the works if you're looking to leave a similarly subtle imprint for the ages. Tis a cool thing.

Dragon Tiger Gate (2006)

Dragon Tiger Gate (2006)

Here's a movie inspired by a comic with a similar name, about a couple of Kung-Fu masters (disciples, rather) who fought to free people from oppression.

The Dragon Tiger Gate became a symbol of justice, and there they lived, until one of the two parted ways and everything went straight to hell...

It's a tale of loss and overcoming, of characters with somewhat annoying (but cool) haircuts, of faith and love and loss (did I say that already?) but most importantly: battle. Where the walls somehow seem to lack solidity and break all too easy, especially during the final fight, but in most cases help make the battles look just plain awesome.

There's special effects with this one, though that's really not a bad thing sometimes, just wish they'd managed a cleaner run through the final pillar.

Oh hey, btw, it's Donnie Yen. And others. Top tier cast.

If you like martial arts mixed with a little myth and fantasy: you'll probably like this one too.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle

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