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I have been planning to start writing about, well, religion and god-talk and ”such.” )

You see, I had planned to write that. Then Saturday happened. After working in the morning, then three hours of Harvest Moon (oooo, shiny box tells me stories…and my sheep Puffy is almost ready for clipping!), we decided to finally watch “The Ring”. After about a year of renting it, putting it off, returning it unwatched. Tonight, we actually watched it.

Or rather, MrTheMan watched all but the last thirty seconds, and I had my face firmly planted in a pillow for about forty percent of the movie. I couldn’t even see the first fifteen minutes. I was crying from fear. This movie affected me more than Mulholland Drive, Session Nine, The Kingdom…It hit all my major fear buttons. Something unnatural in the home; something set in the most normal of places capable of turning menacing, deadly, evil without notice.

Lesson learned: Evil leaves voicemails. Never, ever, ever watch TV.

Now we are watching Space Ghost, trying to scrub our brains clean enough to sleep. I’m sitting here with my tank top unzipped, sipping Drambuie to put myself into a mild stupor. Drambuie, for those who haven’t experienced its glory, is like rum laced with honey and made even better. But it’s pretty strong. I have also rediscovered that my defense mechanism, when truly scared, is to babble like a moron.

Tonight, and probably most of the next week, we sleep with the lights on.
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Last night MrTheMan and I watched Kill Bill Vol. 1. The last third really needs a new title: night of a million billion ninjas. Sooooo many ninjas! Well, okay, they were yakuza, really. Dammit, I say ninjas.

Still working over what I think of the movie. I definitely enjoyed it, but I'm waiting to see the second half before I know if it's really _good_. There are many movies which are good, but which I didn't enjoy, and vice versa. Example: Requiem for a Dream. Amazing movie. Incredible. Really, really don't want to see it again anytime soon. Or Dracula. Lots of fun and I love watching it, but I'm aware of its flaws.

Running Orb game tonight...I have to make exit plans for two characters whose players are going to be elsewhere for school! Sigh. And "anvil outta nowhere" won't work.
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(Aside: Jeez, not on LJ for 24 hours yet and already posted three times)

Mr.TheMan and I just finished watching The Kingdom (first four eps). AAaaAAaaAaaaAAA, to quote Homsar. Not for the faint of heart, or those easily disturbed by blood. It's a Danish series directed by Lars von Trier, set in a hospital where the bizarre hauntings take second priority to the bizarre politicking in the staff. There's a little girl with a bell who cries in the elevator shaft. And that's the most normal bit. The ambulance that doesn't respond...the endless basement hallways...the spare head...

I don't know how well I'll sleep tonight.

It's also the best combination of horror and humor--even farce--that I've ever witnessed. Not just the uneasy laugh of "oh my god, he's not really going in the basement, is he?", but back and forth between grotesquerie, drama, and the ludicrosities (new word! yay!) of management. Plus, the manager might be a complete incompetent--or he might be the most devious manipulator in the whole hospital.

Stephen King's supposed to be rewriting the series for American release. All props to Mr. King, but I have no idea how he'll do it and not suck.


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