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That Flash Thing

In regards to that Flash thing. About it being the end and all. Read this.

Basically it's not over!

If you happen to spend your days on NG you'll barely notice a difference.

If you happen to spend your days elsewhere you might want to try Ruffle or SuperNova - or just click that link above to find ways to make Flash work just like it used to. No need for extraneous plugins... just a little configuration file replacement and/or other tricks.

Here's a nice read too. Somewhat relevant but mostly nostalgic.

Lettuce make sure Flash lives on forever now.

That Giant Robot On eBay

Ever wonder what happened to that giant robot on eBay?

A Minion And A Robot

This happened.

One Piece 968

Laugh Tale. That's all I gotta say.

It's an episode where one thread of the One Piece finally gets closure - somewhat unexpectedly - and reignites the feeling of adventure once again. It's where they're headed after all. Maybe we needed a reminder.

Roger's story. It started a bit like filler, but I'm glad we got this tale too.

Hype's back. One Piece. Please don't ever run out and be done/seize.

And may this be cryptic enough to get you into it too.

This Is An Anniversary Joke

I'm serious.

Repo Men (2010)

Repo Men (2010)

A job is not just a job, it's who you are. And if you want to change who you are, well first, you have to change what you do.

Like what if for example you're a repo man for artificial organs, who in a somewhat dystopian future kills people for spare parts if they can't pay?

It's not as bad a lifestyle as you may think though. Not always. Though if it starts seeming too good to be true that's because it probably is. This is one of those movies. Blade Runner-like. Elysium-like. Edge of Tomorrow-like. No happy endings for the hero, but maybe for the world. Like that. Though in this case maybe not for the world either...

But there's really no bad part about this. Not the actors, nor the scenery, nor the action, nor the moments when everything flips around and a job's 'just a job' no longer. Wonder what happened to the RZA though? I'd like to think at least he made it out. He seems like the one loose end, but a good one. Suitable somehow that he'd be it.

But I'm embarrassed I didn't notice sooner. When things started getting unrealistic. When they ran down the corridor and didn't get shot? When they entered the external production room? The Repo Man hallway? The beach, all of a sudden? It gets more and more unrealistic looking back, but then again it is a movie. A sci-fi one. It was unreal to begin with.

So maybe it's no shame not to have noticed after all, but at the end the concussion count comes back like an epiphany. The narration... did it stop after the final one? I should've noticed that.

I'm glad I didn't. I'm glad HE didn't. I'm glad there's at least a little ambiguity left when it comes to the girl too... but in the end maybe that's still naive of me.

Why do all great movies seem to end in the least great ways? In a way. This was definitely one of those.

 rated 5/5: friggin awesome

Jurassic Park (1993)

Jurassic Park (1993)

Almost forgot the old Universal logo. :) Wasn't bad. Nostalgic now.

Gotta love Costa Rica too, and wherever that island was, if any of this actually was filmed in Costa Rica!

The movie's pleasant, you could say. Charming people. Real interactions. Real scenery too.

Was expecting a little overly dramatic dinosaur sequences after the opening one here, but they actually kept it real after that, and spared no expense on anything in regard to those majestic creatures of old. Props are amazing. There are a few moments where you wonder if the eyes really move as they naturally would, the raptors in particular (feature of the film) come off a little clumsy, but for the most part... wow.

The sick Triceratops early on was maybe the most realistic part, and I feel like I might have enjoyed this movie just as much if they just interacted with the dinos, never mind their escaping. The human and herbivore bonding moments are some of the best moments here.

But when they strike fear they do manage that pretty well too. With the mud welling into the car, the slow climb over the fence, the arm in the power plant... I appreciate the detail. It all keeps you on your seat, though sometimes it seems the T. rex responds oddly little to actual movement too, and weren't Velociraptors supposed to be hella smart? Like maybe they could've combed the individual kitchen isles from one side to the next?

The oven caught me by surprise too, though. Gotta love when a movie actually manages to do that!

Overall it feels like this movie's stood the test of time impressively well, with a backstory that feels a bit more thorough than it was in the remake, and it's got Samuel Jackson no less! After watching Deep Blue Sea I'm struck by the familiarity between these two. The storm too. Even if that just played a minor part in the plot progression here the latter almost seemed like a Jurassic Park in itself, but with sharks, and they even managed to get in one of the original cast members.

But never mind that other movie now. This one's still great. The lure of the prehistoric's still there. The park rich and vibrant. They spared no expense. The detail's what sets it aside. The merch. The jeeps. The cake. The everything, of which of course the dinos are no minor part.

They really did things thoroughly. Even set it up for a potential sequel without even having to resort to the usual after credt mumbo jumbo (the bottle, you know).

Gotta revisit the classics sometimes, and make sure some are still great.

 rated 5/5: friggin awesome

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