🌱 thoughts 🌱

Nov 23, 2023 - 7:44PM

Finished Syberia 1 & 2 (not gonna bother with 3 bc apparently its shit) and like wow. really thoroughly enjoyed them even though i had to use a guide to navigate 90% of it lol. the environments are really beautiful for a game that came out in the early 2000s, and the story was really incredible.

but the downside of point and clicks in 3d spaces is there's SO. MUCH. MORE. WALKING. 😭 half of the time I was using the guide just to make sure I wasn't gonna have to walk all the way to one place only to realize I missed something way back. made it a real pain in the ass to solve any puzzles that arent self contained, as point and clicks are wont to do, not to mention its not super easy to always find out where to go and what to click on.

I know I'm making it sound bad but....idk. I still really loved it. like I don't think I would have enjoyed watching someone else play it even, it was a good experience even if i couldn't do it entirely on my own.

Nov 21, 2023 - 7:59PM

finished the Blackwell series. Widget eye makes some pretty quality supernatural/fantasy themed point and clicks and I do love a point and click! I enjoyed them. didn't love the art style changing to be more realistic over the years that's not too much of a negative for me. I really enjoyed it.

Nov 11, 2023 - 9:58PM

oh I forgot to mention I also watched the first Halloween. Also pretty boring tbh and of course they had to go with the "ooooo mentally ill/disabled person scary" narrative. can't believe THIS was Carpenter's hit and people were too scandalized by The Thing at the time its just a better movie in every way pretty much.

also watched Gremlins and Gremlins 2, great stuff. I miss practical effects and puppets so bad. Gremlins 10/10, Halloween and Friday the 13th 0/10 sorry not sorry.

Nov 11, 2023 - 9:49PM

watched the first third of Friday the 13th, then got bored, and skipped right to the end lol. boring as hell tbh and definitely not worth seeing a real snake getting killed for no good reason.

Nov 05, 2023 - 10:48PM

just saw "Possession" and I mean like. wow. just like a really disturbing and unsettling movie from start to finish. I truly get what "a pervading sense of wrongness" means after seeing that film. the creature was super disgusting too 10/10 practical effects work.

Oct 22, 2023 - 10:11PM

oh I forgot I was supposed to be titling these. well whatever.

Oct 22, 2023 - 10:10PM

Just finished Argento's "Phenomena". not your best work Daria! most of the performances were mediocre, and like the "aaaa scary disabled child" shit is so gross. hearing about the stuff with the chimpanzee too during filming....I mean hindsight is 20/20 but it's incredibly fucking irresponsible. I get why some films like Carpenter's "The Thing" get praise after some time but I really do not see the appeal to this one at all.

Oct 22, 2023 - 5:48PM

watched "Opera" by Daria Argento last night, God what a movie. I honestly was not as squicked out by the needles under the eyes as I thought I was be because of that classic Argento clearly fake bright red blood, but I did cringe a little (out of the idea of getting needles in my eyelids, not out of secondhand embarrassment.) Also boy does Argento make some Choices with his music, having seen now Deep Red, and Opera, which is to have the same song for every tense or exciting scene and its often just way too dancy and catchy for the mood, but like, in a kind of charming way. I dont think it was like that with Suspiria although it's been a minute since I watched that. anyway opera was a lot of fun.

Oct 17, 2023 - 9:41PM

just finished carnival of souls, definitely an interesting one. whole thing feels like a bad dream, which I guess is the idea.

Oct 13, 2023 - 10:44PM

watched Carrie last night FINALLY. wow. don't have much to say except its such a heartbreaking movie! AND that the blood scene would have been vastly improved by if "Dancing Queen" was playing over it.

Oct 11, 2023 - 12:33AM

missed watching Carrie again tonight...woops! ended up just playing more fallen london and counterfeit monkey. gonna try to to sleep soon,going to bed at 2am last night was a misake.

Oct 10, 2023 - 12:52AM

downloading was slow as hell when I tried to watch Carrie so I ended up not doing that and just playing fallen london and then counterfeit monkey. whoops.

which, by the way, has gotten SO much easier and more fun since I started using that text-to-speech extension, turns out reading is something my brain needs a little help with sometimes, who knew! Def recommend it if anyone ever has trouble comprehending or absorbing text.

OH also I caved and bought that tamagotchi watch strap thing and only BARELY managed to stop myself from buying a new tamagotchi from a Japanese auction site lol. I need better self control when it comes to spending but I get so obsessive...

ANYWAY. Carrie tomorrow. probably.

Oct 08, 2023 - 11:56PM

October Spooky Scary Halloweentime movie #2: John Carpenter's "The Fog"

maybe it's not super fair to compare all of his works to "Tha Thang" because that's a damn masterpiece of a movie just on every level, but I can't help it. still! it wasn't bad. A bit corny and I did not find it super scary, but not bad at all by 80s horror flick standards. I definitely enjoyed the watch.

......but I also kinda wanna watch That Thang again.

Oct 08, 2023 - 4:41PM

being in the car for too long and then being in the loud walmart made me overstimulated and now I feel like I'm about to snap at someone

Oct 08, 2023 - 1:04AM

depending on how I feel about my tamagotchi I think I want one of those watch strap adapters for it because the wrist band it came with is not the best. not super comfortable and the plastic looked pretty cheap and easily breakable. and also a new faceplate. or maybe I'll buy a case that can attach to a Keychain.

Oct 08, 2023 - 12:38AM

missed my Halloween Spooky Scary movie today bc I let my dumb Bluetooth headphones battery get too low. I need wire headphones again asap. Anyway uh I guess to make up for that I've been listening to some audio books?

Can't really review "It devours" or "Mary" properly since I haven't finished them yet but uh at least I can say this for the Alice Isn't Dead book even though i didn't finish it: I realized about a third of the way through that this was like a less-good summarized 3rd person view version of the podcast and I should just go back and listen to that if I wanted the full story, which I plan on doing later.

Oct 08, 2023 - 12:31AM

I honestly don't super know if this tamagotchi uni purchase was worth it but! fuck it. it's for my birthday so I'll do my best.

Oct 07, 2023 - 1:35AM

uh I'm not gonna read 31 books this month, for the record, I might not even watch 31 movies. but since it's Spooky month I figured I might as well tie it into that, I mostly read and watch horror anyway.

Oct 07, 2023 - 1:34AM

October Spooky Scary Halloweentime book #1 "Mapping the Interior"

God. Stephen Graham Jones man. He never misses. I hope people read more of his stuff besides "The Only Good Indians" (although it might be one of his best works to be fair). But this one is really good too Relatively short. Heartwrenching and really punches you in the gut by the end. Those themes of intergenerational trauma and cycles of violence he likes to write about, really come together in a way that you might not expect but also sort of feels inevitable.

Oct 07, 2023 - 1:28AM

October Spooky Scary Halloweentime movie #1 "Let's Scare Jessica to Death"

I didn't really "get" this movie. like. I'm sure someone would want to scream about how dumb I am if this wasn't done here, but it is, so I'll say it.

I didn't really get why it's listed as one of the scariest movies ever in so many places...for the most part it just kinda felt like another 70s movie where not much happens because people had an attention span back then. Also suddenly at the end vampires? I guess.

I can kind of see where it could be scary but...it all kind of feels theoretical. Like sure I guess this could be kind of scary. And yeah I know it's low budget but still I....I just don't get it.

Also the title makes it sound so much more interesting than it actually was tbh. Like I get that it's maybe supposed to make you question if it's all real or in her head but it would have been more interesting if it was explicitly a story about a bunch of people gaslighting a poor woman.

I think....I would have liked this better if it were written as a short story, but as a movie it just didn't vibe with me.

Aug 30, 2023 - 5:32PM

I hate when you're trying to wake up from a nightmare it feels like. being wrapped up like a mummy so tight you can't even open your mouth to speak.

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