How much can you do in a day?! I don't know, but I've been doing some unintentional experimentation within the realm of productivity lately, as a precursor to the great trip I'm now just about to head out on.
The other day I posted 66 new (though I've been watching and writing up drafts for them sporadically throughout the year so far) movie reviews, and additional ones on 21 Jump street, 22 Jump Street, Black Panther, Return To House On Haunted Hill, Machete, Tiger Cage 1 and 2 and In the Line Of Duty 3 and 4.
More ITLOD reviews later. Realized I'd reviewed them all already after preparing new posts for them, and those take some extra time to combine.
I'll go through the new ones I posted after summer too. Public reminder.
I'm pretty impressed with myself though. Was thinking I'd go for a hundred but as it turns out I didn't actually have a full hundred lined up so...
Hey have I mentioned I've been back at the cinema again?
Watched this great thing the other week at Westfield's Mall of Scandinavia. Throwing the company name out here too in case it's international.
It's a pretty luxurious establishment compared to the standard mall around here, with a gigantic mirror entrance, grand fountains and icicle chandeliers and bathrooms like I wish we had at home and wouldn't mind the traveling time just to visit... but the construction's sub-par. Apparently it's a fire hazard. The roof was on the verge of caving in the winter after it was built... anyway it's a nice place - and the nearest place - and a large place so there's room to socially distance - so that's where I went.
The seating was sparse, they had a pretty creative typographical hand-sanitizer and social distancing promo before the film, and all new commercials (all enjoyable too - didn't realize I've actually been missing the commercials), and trailers for a brand new Guy Richie movie I have to see (last time I was at a cinema it was for an early screening of this) and a Furious 9 (will also see) trailer with a little covid message built-in that felt suitably personal even though the movie franchise as a whole just seems to be getting way overblown and unrelatable lately but this movie was a blast. And we were less than ten people in the room.
Also got my old contest-entry artwork An Isle A Minit converted to pixel recently thanks to @IdiotOnTheInternet! Finally got some ISRC codes registered with IFPI for last year's mixtape! Finally finished a batch of background art for @Mabelma that I should've been done with months ago! I'm about to voice a few lines for an upcoming game project right after I post this and here is an an article on the complex issue of Flash, of its life and death, and moving on, and the NG community, with an appreciable amount of recognizable usernames in quotes - among them one epic scripture a la the master @FUNKbrs. Yours truly though not included. Should've posted in more relevant threads back in the day.
The article's a little long but good. Good read.
@ChibiWilli's doing comissions too. I should've mentioned this months ago.
Check it out anyhow. You could get a spot in his book too.
In more real news I think I saw a short-tailed weasel or mink the other day, attended a two day midsummer party (saw said animal briefly on the way home from the first half of said party), and went road tripping with my nephew in the middle of a heatwave recently with 32°C outside and no air-conditioning in the car. We blasted EUROPE's Wings of Change on the highway with windows rolled down entirely, stopped for a swim in Gävle and finally arrived for a short weekend in Östersund at 2:35 AM Saturday morning. It rained all Saturday. Drove back on Sunday.
At the point of arrival it was just 5°C up there btw. Soo cool. And I don't mean that metaphorically. But I do too. Wish I could've stayed longer.
It was a short but memorable trip. We drank incredible amounts of H2O along the way, and I'm impressed I didn't pass out or get heatstroke during the drive.
The way back was better considering we were heading from the coldest point to the warmest one at a pace where the warmest one had also substantially cooled down before we reached it, and a new trip's coming up soon now! A longer one this time. So I'll see you in a bit.
Time to finally jump offline and wander... in time.