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Are you Ready for Some AIRPLANES?!

11 Jul

Tomorrow, my mom and I are going out to AL! The plane is departing at 7:00am from a nearby airport, then we land in Dallas around 12:00pm (Local time), have a two hour layover, and I think we get to AL around 4:00 or 5:00…I don’t remember which. It’s not the first time I’ve been on a plane, so no worries. 😛

 

Although, getting to the airport by 6:00am means I’ll have to wake up at 5:00amish… D: Not looking forward to that. But I’ll be hitting the hay probably around 9:30-10 tonight, so I should be able to catch some sleep, and then sleep on the plane as well. I’m bringing my Nook along as well, so I’ll probably make a mid-flight post or something.

 

I’m also bringing my sketchbook, so I’ll try and do some drawing too. I don’t know if I’ll be able to upload any art though…I don’t remember if the printer my Mammaw has has a scanner in it…But she does have a Mac, so maybe I can post a podcast or something.

 

What’s weird, though, is the flight we’re taking to Dallas, my mom and I aren’t sitting together! Weird. She’s in the row in front of me, but we’re both in the middle. And we both get nauseous on plane trips. 😐 (We both have some pre-flight Dramamine though, which helps. But it tastes yucky!) Either someone will offer to switch seats (…Which I’m unsure of. Ooh, give up my window seat for a middle seat?? “SIGN ME UP!” in the words of Tom Servo.) or I’ll have to stay. And maybe, I’ll be sitting next to Benedict Cumberbatch and Jeff Bridges! Or a talking cat and a wizard! Or James Bond and Rinzler! (That might be a bit scary.) Or Kermit the Frog and Spock! Or Riker and Mycroft Holmes! …Well maybe not that last one…

 

Well, I should probably go and finish packing.

 

See you later! 🙂

 

God bless,

 

~Rias

Big Update Thing

9 Jul

It’s been a while since I posted anything, so I figured I would give you an update on life and stuff!

 

Cover of

Cover of Shane

 

 

First off, I finished two more books! “The Andromeda Strand” and “Shane.” I’m going to try and make some podcasts about then today. Both were very good in different ways; Andromeda Strand was a Sci-Fi thriller, good but scary. Shane was a Western, and it is now one of my all-time favorite books. If you ever get the chance to read either of them, you should. Very, very good books.

 

 

Tron (film)

Image via Wikipedia

 

Also, my mom signed us up for full Netflix, and I was setting up the cue, and seeing as I wanted to see the original TRON (we just watched the sequel) I put it on the cue! And I got it.

 

 

AND I LOVED IT.

 

Seriously though, a very good movie! Sure, the effects were lame (It was the 80s!), and the score was awful (It was the 80s!), but how can you possibly get over all the very “It was the 80s!” stuff about the costuming? It was like watching a period drama! Not to mention that Tron was just super awesome. And Jeff Bridges! I LOVED him in this movie. In Legacy he was very serious, but in this one he was more of the goober that I see him being in real life. I liked that.

 

So of course I do some fan art.

 

 

 

 

 

Greetings Programs

 

And I added a couple of shirts from the movie, which I will be ordering as soon as my mom gives the okay.

 

I’ve been drawing lots of other things, but I don’t really want to spend ten minutes uploading stuff, so check out my deviantART page. Maybe I’ll post an art dump later, but not now. 😛

 

In other news, I’m leaving for Alabama on the 12th! My mom has lots of relatives out there, and we try togo every couple of years. We’re staying at my Mammaw’s house. 😉

 

I have no clue what time we’re leaving (If I could guess, sometime probably around 8:00am), but I do know that we’re arriving at 4:00pm. I know that airports have WiFi, so I’ll probably try and update during a lay-over. Do airplanes have WiFi? Let me see…I think they do. I dunno. My mom just said the airplane takes off at 7:00…And you usually have to get there at least an hours early… D:

 

But anyways, while I’m in Alabama, I’ll have easy access to the computer. We bought my Mammaw one a while ago, and she never really uses it, so I can check my accounts and I will definitely update the blog. 🙂

 

Well…That’s really about it! I’ll try and update some more and I will work on some podcasts today.

 

God bless,

 

~Agent M

Back From the Brink

29 Dec

I was struggling with a post name for this one.

Anywho, I decided last night while trying to get to sleep (This area is actually when I have many genius thoughts, almost as frequently as when I shower), I decided to try and do a post on here every week. Doing a post everyday would be difficult, and I’m sure that not that many people care about my mundane, publicly-educated life, and I’m busy after school nowadays, so I figured a once weekly post would be nice.

But enough about that, you’ll probably want an update on life.

Christmas was great at my house! I got:

  • A soda from Sweden (LOL)
  • Head and Shoulders (I have bad dandruff and we had run out )
  • iTunes giftcard
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss (LOL)
  • A how to draw book on realism and faces
  • A ‘Tangled’ how to draw book!
  • A Trix (the cereal) shirt that’s gonna have to be returned because it’s two sizes too small (I wear X-Larges in kids sizes because I’m tall, but it’s a medium. I returned it and got a shirt with Mickey and Minnie on it.)
  • “Awkward Family Photos” (It’s a REALLY funny book)
  • Sock Monkey salt and pepper shakes
  • Alabama University sweatshirt (Most of my relatives are in AL)
  • A How to draw Tinkerbell book (LOL I LOVE IT. Seriously.)
  • Two sets of pajamas (One from Justice that my mom bought that are Snowboarder monkeys, one my dad got and the bottoms are POCKETWATCHES!! and the top is blue.)
  • A bunch of shirts (I bought them with money my grandma sent; one has Belle, one has Snow White, and one has Kermit the Frog)
  • Black corduroy pants
  • A Captain Kirk ornament (ITS AMAZING.)
  • Dark Chocolate Covered Bacon Bar (It tastes AMAZING)
  • A Unicorn Pillow Pet
  • TRON: LEGACY soundtrack with poster (It’s in the mail)
  • A sketchbook
  • Some dark chocolates
  • Star Trek drinking glasses (With Kirk, Spock, Scotty, and McCoy and various quotes from them.)
  • Hedgehog ornament (Spiney Norman, anyone?)
  • A Barbie calender (It’s fashion drawings of Barbie outfits and it’s REALLY cool)
  • A Wii!!!!! And a WiiFit!!! With Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, WiiFit games, and Just Dance! (I played WiiFit for a really long time. It says I’m underweight and it wants me to gain seven pounds. I’m gonna do it…WITH PURE MUSCLE!! Lol.)

So, a very, very nice Christmas! 😀

Yesterday, I saw TRON: LEGACY. The theater I saw it at had a Lightcycle replica in the lobby (It was AWESOME LOOKING) and then there was a laser light show before the movie. I’d never been to one, and I really liked it, even though my eyes were having a hard time following it all.

The movie itself was pretty good. I think there were things Disney should have dropped (Jeff Bridges, AKA Kevin Flynn being a hippie, these things called Isos that were described as being basically gods that just kind of POPPED up on the Grid one day, all of the “I’m gonna change the human condition and make a digital utopia, man!”), but all of the stuff in it is stuff that is regularly in Science Fiction anyways. Sci Fi seems to dwell on Darwinist or Eastern philosophies, and I (and my dad) think that as long as it stays as a story, not where it’s being taught as fact but just being presented as a story (Like how Rapunzel isn’t taught as a historical figure in world history or whatever), then it’s okay. Annoying, weird, and sometimes even stupid, but alright, whatever.

I thought that overall it was a good movie. And Daft Punk is amazing as score writers, and I hope Disney gives them lots of money.

I got a T-shirt on the way out. 🙂

But, I skipped some really good parts.

Daft Punk, for instance, makes a cameo at one point in the movie as DJs at a creepy club ran by this really freak-ish, blond, British program (OR IS IT?!) who seemed kind of swishy to me (Just sayin’!). At one point I lean over to my mom and say, “Daft Punk…works at a club…inside a computer.” That got a giggle.

I also had this running through my head throughout the entire movie.

So whenever something happened in the movie that was in this, I leaned over to my mom and whisper-sung it. I said “JEFF BRIDGES!!” about fifty times.

 

EDIT: Forgot about the ending. Spoilers, by the way.

 

So, after this epic light airplane/jet/thing chase scene, some running and throwing of Disc/Frisbees, Young Sam Flynn and his hot Iso girlfriend make it to the portal to get back to the regular world and off the grid. CLU wants to tag along (And commit planet-wide genocide, seeing as he killed off nearly all the Isos so that the Grid would be more perfect), but Jeff Bridges does some 1337 hacking at the last minute that makes a big wind start up, and CLU comes hurtling back to him. As Sam and Kora (Iso with the best haircut ever. Which I will steal.) are being…portal’d the heck out of there, CLU get sucked into a big ole bear hug with Kevin Flynn.

 

And they hug it out.

 

And the Grid explodes.

 

I’m dead serious.

 

I leaned over to my mom and whispered, “……What?”

 

The ending was a bit weird in that way. I thought it was cute that Sam did get the Iso-girl in the end, and that they got to watch a sunrise. D’aww.

 

I must admit though, I knew Jeff Bridges was going to die. I thought it was going to be more epic, like CLU kills him and then Sam killed CLU. But no. Just some bro hugs and a giant explosion.

 

Ahh well.

End edit. End spoilers.

I’m thinkin’ that that’s about it…I’ll try to post another update on life as soon as something interesting happens!

Enjoy your last few days of 2010,

Agent M