NeptuneFallen

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    Pt. Huneme Beach
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  • Favorite Trek Movie
    The Wrath of Khan
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    Kathryn Janeway
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    The Next Generation
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    Writing, reading, creating, drawing, gaming, comics, nerdy stuff, fantasy, scifi, My Little Pony

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  1. Just got home from EQLA. Friendship is alive. John De Lancie was awesome! I am tired. My hands hurt from wheeling myself around... and artists I thought were awesome are following me on Deviantart... @_@

    1. Sehlat Vie

      Sehlat Vie

      Glad you had a good time.  John de Lancie is a great guy; met him a couple times.   When you're refreshed and rested, we'd all love to hear your stories! 

  2. Uwah... so ridiculous, but not surprising. I have VHS from the 80's, and a capturing device that I originally got for video game tournaments, so if I wanted I could at least digitally copy the VHS's, but the dedication to go through the original film cells... wow... that is just messed up.
  3. Why CG Sucks (Except It Doesn't): video worth watching...

    "look, I'm not a shark, so if you asked a magical talking shark, what he thought about this shark, he might think it looked weird. But I dunno, you'd probably have better things to talk about." talking shark this made me lol
  4. Fear The Walking Dead Premiere Sets Cable Record

    This is why I take synthetic heroin, Dilaudid for my pain. Totally safe. (for those who don't know I have a severe spinal injury, I use humor to diffuse it.) Actually, this one isn't based on one of Kirkman's graphic novels; he is a producer, but it's not based on a comic series (unlike the original; which was first published in 2003). And yes, you have a good point about how users all act differently; I've had two in my family as well (a half-sister and a brother-in-law), so I totally understand what you mean. But what struck me was the constant series of over-the-top gestures and dramatic stammers. For some reason, his performance just rang very false to me. But yes, you could be right; maybe he was playing a very specific type of user behavior that I've never seen before (very possible), but I just found him annoying (some make him zombie chow, please...). I know it isn't based on his comics, well, the premise is a prequel based on what was implied based on what was explained in the comics, at least that is what I assumed. Or it is an idea loosely based on the premise... but it'd be nice if as a producer he could have them pace it more like his original story had been with his comic series, which I read. I am aware there is no comic series behind this. And about users, yeah... I just... he reminded me of this one lady who would come in to score this narcotic sleep aid when I worked at the pharmacy before my accident. She would ONLY deal with me. She'd only come in if I was working, and only talk to me. Maybe that is why I am partial to believe it. They're in Venice Beach, maybe he met this lady, lol! Omg.. I'm sorry that is so bad... not naming names or describing people or anything, just saying. Re: Walking Dead vs. Fear; I think Fear illustrates the very reason why I'm not usually a big fan of prequels in general (even though Fear is set in another state). The original WD had Rick waking up in a coma a month later precisely because Kirkman could just jump into that post-apocalypse world and skip tons of exposition. But with Fear, it looks like the show's beginning is going to be about that very exposition that the original creator himself once felt OK with skipping (!). Like I've said, after the initial outbreak is over and the world of L.A begins to go to hell (like it hasn't with drought, right? Haha), you're essentially cloning the original. Different group, different personalities perhaps, but the same. I'm predicting (and I know I could be wrong) that "Fear" will flame out more quickly than its still-going-strong parent show. It's only real 'goal' can only be the success that WD already enjoys... As for users and pharmacies? Oh yeah; I'm sure there are a lot of stories there... esp. in Venice Beach. A friend and I went there a few years ago, and were just amazed at how many pot dispensaries lined the walkway; and by their criteria, if you have little more than a headache you qualified for medical marijuana. ****** SPOILERISH ****** Speaking of drugs, maybe I missed something but did they explain exactly which drug Nick was taking? It seemed to imply that maybe that drug reacted with his girlfriend's system differently and perhaps 'created' the zombie virus... WOOT! I love how intelligent your replies are to me! ( not that others are not, we just have good rapport.) Kirkman I think was kind of lazy... (or the other creators, dunno who came up with the starting of the lazy.) I have several in depth stories, and I have decades of preceding history laid out before the story actually occurs, because it actually affects the story that happens while the "audience" watches. It is a theatrical thing. Actors who are seriously trained are taught to do this with characters. Plan their lives, before the play, how did they become who they are, and even after the play. Because so many people haven't studied in-depth certain acting and writing techniques, often they just think that they can write as they go, or just plan out a basic outline for a story and that is enough. Also L.A. with the drought, hell? hahaha. The family I rent a room from, the dad waters the lawn, every night, then complains about the water bill... seriously. Also about medical marijuana, from friends, or ex friends, I know, pretty much everyone I knew had some except my best friend. My main doctor suggested I try some for my severe nueropic pain that has been uncontrolled by very strong pain pills, so I looked into it, it cost $100 for a card, just to try. I asked friends, one had it for anxiety, one had it for depression, another had it for, they couldn't remember! I was just baffled. I mean, I have a spinal injury lol.
  5. Planet of the Apes Saga

    I really appreciate that you replied to me in depth to the films. I do protest that radiation causes radical mutations compared to things such as artificial chemicals that we're releasing out into the environment, but this is sci-fi, and also speeding up a time-line is another common thing to do. I really love the film series... I'm not sure if I will come back on here, but I've enjoyed the discussions. Thanks so much. I love all the insight into the films, I've never had anyone to talk to them about!
  6. IRL life sucks... Bronies celebrate friendship, but in reality demolish it.

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    2. Sim

      Sim

      Sounds bad. It's so annoying that interpersonal relationships often become so exhaustingly complicated. I feel with you.

      I doubt you're responsible for the guy's heavy drinking. Maybe you made things difficult for him, but to attempt to cope with it by drinking is his choice, right? As for the other, is he a creep?

    3. NeptuneFallen

      NeptuneFallen

      Pretty much the irl brony is a creep, yeah... and the dude drinking lives in in another state, I live in California... I really had no idea or any way to tell. I've helped people irl with drinking problems. Thanks, I don't have any friends to talk to... they are making me feel bad lol.

    4. Sim

      Sim

      You're welcome. If you feel like talking in more detail, just send me a PM. Not sure if I can be of much help, but maybe someone you'll likely never meet in person is just helpful. ;)

  7. Planet of the Apes Saga

    As Chernobyl taught us (unfortunately) random mutations DO occur from radiation; some species CAN adapt (some warm-blooded mammals are coming back to Chernobyl; as are other wildlife). http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2011/04/pictures/110426-chernobyl-25th-anniversary-wildlife/ http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/chernobyls-bugs-art-and-science-life-after-nuclear-fallout-180951231/?no-ist http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/nuclear_power/2013/01/wildlife_in_chernobyl_debate_over_mutations_and_populations_of_plants_and.html It's true that for most creatures (esp. mammals) a huge, sudden dose of radiation is most often fatal, but there are many well-documented instances where spontaneous mutations have been known to occur as well, or more robust animals survive via natural selection of other 'hardier' types. Sometimes even seeming birth defects can turn into positive (even desirable) genetic traits over time (blue eyes began as a spontaneous mutation in Europe hundreds of thousands of years ago). I'm not saying this would happen the way it unfolded in "Beneath..." but I'm just saying that radiation can have a broad spectrum of effects over time. The skin trick was kind of silly, but other effects, such as the mutants psionic abilities, are not necessarily out of the question altogether. Maybe, given a group of more robust human survivors over thousands of years after an atomic war, the human survivors' evolution would go off in all sorts of unexpected tangents... Just saying. Nature often 'heals' itself in wildly unexpected ways... Yes, I am aware about nuclear, chemicals, heavy metals, and plastic particulates which are dangerous compounds common in food chains that easily build up to dangerous levels in some areas of the world, depending on where you live. There is a reason Chernobyl and the area, people are not supposed to be allowed to have animals around there, and if there were a nuclear crisis, people would have to stay underground for a time period, and animals, before returning above. But you do have a point I didn't realize, some random species, few randomly far between, are being affected generations later... (Aside from insects, which are well-known for being hyper sensitive to mutations due to their short life-spans and other biological factors. I recall Biology and the hopping fruit flies who had no wings... so cute XD ) I appreciate the linked articles. I got to read cited scientific papers all night until I fell asleep, along with the articles. One thing that was mentioned in the articles though, "The explosion and fire here spewed the equivalent of at least 20 Hiroshima bombs’ worth of radiation, mostly within about 25 miles of the reactor building...As these isotopes have been taken up by plants, animals, fungi, and bacteria, radioactivity is no longer on the zone, but of it. ... Chernobyl’s abundant and surprisingly normal-looking wildlife has shaken up how biologists think about the environmental effects of radioactivity. The idea that the world’s biggest radioactive wasteland could become Europe’s largest wildlife sanctuary is completely counterintuitive for anyone raised on nuclear dystopias." It does admit that smaller creatures seem to be affected with smaller litters, shorter lives, and sometimes mutations, mostly in insects, but a few species of small mammals and birds. I can get over the premise perhaps of mutated humans, if given a longer time perhaps, but the writing and acting just struck me as shoddy I guess was the issue it took with me. I'm still pouring through the science papers for fun! But one thing of great interest that is mutating wildlife is that chemicals we've created have contaminated wildlife to the point that it is causing things such as hermaphroditism and issues breeding in fish and amphibians. It has also built up so toxic levels in some Inuits to the point that it's causing infertility, deafness, and a slew of other problems. Which now... telepathy might make sense if we're poisoning ourselves into deafness lol.
  8. Planet of the Apes Saga

    I meant movie by movie I felt people didn't offer much reasoning tor exact placement, but I can get neurotic about these things. x_x I also judge a movie by a lot of things, too, like story, acting, direction, production, cinematography, soundtrack, and more. But yes YOU actually did go film by film and at least offer something of substance, but I probably went more above and beyond compared to anyone else... I am not someone who claims that the book is better. Memoirs of a Geisha, Phantom of the Opera, and Tolkien's material are things that spring to mind in particular. In this case, though, I personally liked the general themes and overall general original story outlined in the novel compared to the original film. I don't think it make's Tim Burton's better though. I appreciate that they decided to incorporate Cold War themes and so many other things into the film, and also by choosing to make the ape society less uh, developed, it also allowed the movie to reflect on other things, too.
  9. I think my spinal cord is becoming more pinched, I swear I can feel it getting more crunched... I should have asked to see my nuero-surgeon when I saw my doctor last week heh...

    1. Starblind

      Starblind

      Not good to hear and yes, you need to hound your GP regarding this and get that looked at dear x

    2. Sehlat Vie

      Sehlat Vie

      Ouch.  :(

      As a chronic pain sufferer, I sympathize.  Here's hoping your pain subsides soon.   All the best.

    3. NeptuneFallen

      NeptuneFallen

      Thanks. I've been having issues with not being able to feel or move my legs at all now, compared to general semi-numbness/weakness... >_> I'm getting a referral tomorrow.

  10. Fear The Walking Dead Premiere Sets Cable Record

    Actually, this one isn't based on one of Kirkman's graphic novels; he is a producer, but it's not based on a comic series (unlike the original; which was first published in 2003). And yes, you have a good point about how users all act differently; I've had two in my family as well (a half-sister and a brother-in-law), so I totally understand what you mean. But what struck me was the constant series of over-the-top gestures and dramatic stammers. For some reason, his performance just rang very false to me. But yes, you could be right; maybe he was playing a very specific type of user behavior that I've never seen before (very possible), but I just found him annoying (some make him zombie chow, please...). I know it isn't based on his comics, well, the premise is a prequel based on what was implied based on what was explained in the comics, at least that is what I assumed. Or it is an idea loosely based on the premise... but it'd be nice if as a producer he could have them pace it more like his original story had been with his comic series, which I read. I am aware there is no comic series behind this. And about users, yeah... I just... he reminded me of this one lady who would come in to score this narcotic sleep aid when I worked at the pharmacy before my accident. She would ONLY deal with me. She'd only come in if I was working, and only talk to me. Maybe that is why I am partial to believe it. They're in Venice Beach, maybe he met this lady, lol! Omg.. I'm sorry that is so bad... not naming names or describing people or anything, just saying.
  11. Seven.

    Hey... that's not bad. You nailed her essence in a few quick lines. Agreed. It looks awesome. All you need is put some shadows into it and it will end perfect. I'm big fan of shadows, my friends often say I shade my drawings so much it gets hard to see what is that i'm drawing ( just like someone's lens flare addictiveness I guess ). And now that i'm watching Babylon 5 I get confused with that... Terminology.. Yeah, I ran out of room before I got that far and was like.... oh....... lol. I should find a good photo to draw on a whole page, but I keep thinking of my deceased mom and it gets me sad lol. (she was a good artist)
  12. Planet of the Apes Saga

    My ranking: 1. Dawn of Planet of the Apes- This was close to not put at 2... a dystopia has formed, civilization has crumbled for the most part, and humanity is left to survive in small pockets across the planet. This is a world reminds me of something George Orwell might have come up with, especially the circumstances surrounding it. Humanity causing its own downfall into a lapse of civilization and allowing another species to become superior, and then beginning a war with them, to top it all off. As far as my fandom for scifi goes, it is like a love-child of POTA, Orwell re-thought, Aldous Huxley [before I did have Upton Sinclair named, wrongly my bad] rethought, too, and amazing originality, too. I do like the other movies, too, but they severely lack a lot of the sophisticated depth that was written into the script and story of this film. Also the way it was directed, it was extremely brilliant, too. I've studied a lot about history, sociology, writing, acting, and filming though so... yeah.... ^_^;; I also haven't heard any good reason why the movie itself was placed on people's lists... except like what it was, like it "wasn't a bad reboot." Does anyone realize that there was a book originally involved, and movies aren't comparative against other films released the same year? Eventually they come to DVD and it doesn't matter so much. Does that book mention... the book? I like that you actually at least mention... entertaining and emotion.... and I guess cgi...... >_> 2. Rise of Planet of the Apes- Was a close run for 1. The beginning of the dystopic future. [had Upton Sinclair named wrongly] Aldous Huxley's Brave New World re-imagined, almost literally. A virus to enhance brain function? Does that not ring a bell? (if you're familiar with the work.) Then it is almost like borrowed ideas from George Orwell is brought in. (ONE thing, Orwell TAUGHT Huxley, [again had Sinclair lol] so the two of them are deeply intertwined.) A division of species because they are inferior, due only to not being human... just like what was done to Africans years ago. Currently those experiments are now banned, and it finally has gone through. (Back in 2011 it was accepted and passed.) The chilling thing in this movie that I find disturbing, but awesome, is that when the chimps show intelligence akin to that of humans, they keep treating them like animals. Genysis doesn't take precautions [of safety] for themselves or the chimps. And another Orwell twist, the bad guy shoots himself in the foot. ---- "When this was first announced I thought "why bother?"--- Tim Burton was handed the project after it was passed around for years. It began back in 1988. PotA 2001 Tim Burton- Knowing about writing, acting, directing, and producing, I have to say that... I am amazed that this movie even came out. I've actually seen some of the costumes and set pieces in real life at an exhibit at the er.. LACMA? That was awesome! This movie I think everyone immediately recalls the original PotA and [they] are like, "it's a bad remake!" [Completely not realizing that] the original script was trying to incorporate the book [of] that film they cite [this remake] was based from. [So novel-> original PotA loosely based from novel, really rewrites the story, in 2001 they "remake" the film PotA, and base the book and lesser the movie.] The film actually follows the book very well. It certainly was a remake, of the book. But I wouldn't even classify it with the other movies because even though Fox intended it as a reboot, the artists involved didn't. But if I did put it in my list, it definitely was not the worst... >_> As I see it, this movie is a direct adaptation from the book, and the only real movie that followed the book. 3. OPotA- Classic. It didn't follow the book as much as PotA '01, I know, I know, I can hear the boos though my monitor as I type this. I go see Watchman and I'm complaining about inaccuracies loudly while everyone else is happy. I understand that there was concern with budget- but many films have shown [that] you can do a lot with a small budget, so... they should have found a new producer/director/writer/whomever took care of it back then [to figure things out and not have compromised the script]. They did extend what date [in the future] it was, which made it more believable. I do like that they took originality in wishing to bring Cold War themes into this movie, which is the kind of political statement through art, Orwell did in his works. I also dig the idea that humanity killed themselves off for the most-part by a nuclear war, because even today we face this possibility. If a certain country or radical group gets their hands on the right materials large areas of the planet could be irradiated, and it may spark retaliation. Back then it was a delicate line, today it is extremely unlikely though. They completely flopped the ending with how it was acted... or directed... I was laughing until I cried. The kind of laughing that pissed off a producer that snuck into a showing of an early screening of his film. It was completely fake sounding and had no emotion, so what was an emotional scene was ruined by bad acting, or bad direction. It was a decent movie for its time, but it was far from "flawless". 4.Escape from PotA- Lol. Omg, so great! I was so amused by some of the antics in this... Then it really gets sticky and really reflects on values and treatments of others. I was super shocked at how dark this became, compared to the other films. But I liked it, because it makes you think. They are stripping rights, confining, questioning, poisoning an unborn child, breaking so many [what would be] laws if they were humans, and eventually killing these chimps, just because of a species barrier. The original film, takes place 900 years in the future; less than 200 years ago, we treated our own species just as bad as these chimps, just because of color of skin. (in the U.S.A. at least, I don't know about slave trade world-wide. [My friend insisted I add that the entire world continued to treat people just this bad up to even about 150 years ago.]) Another thing, a lot of the things they did at least before killing, are things that the US legally can do to terrorism suspects now... It is kind of chilling. 5.. Conquest... .... because of how everyone else reviewed Conquest and Battle I am going to rewatch them JUST for this forum post. I just wasted time I could have spent playing WoW, but I have a movie summary. Yes no. 5. "-A dark and well crafted origin tale of the series, Roddy McDowell is great in this one, and despite a few flaws I think this is my favorite sequel to the original film. It crafted a unique human dystopia and sets the stage for a war between Apes and Humans (that ultimately proves a letdown)."--YES A LETDOWN SO WHY 3?! There was little dystopia to it, from a human aspect... from an ape aspect there sure was though! This film was very hackneyed and reminded me at times of things that maybe had like two directors conflicting or maybe like different script writers... I am actually shocked that it doesn't have a huge list of people who were handed the script for rewrites or direction. The beginning starts out well, but it is like a huge let down from there... Like a fresh piece of gum that the flavor wears out after a couple seconds. If you look hard, you can sort of see what they might have been trying to go for... There is a little bit of a big brother theme. There is control over everyone; but there isn't. Humans are responsible for the actions of their servant apes; but they aren't. People are protesting that apes are stealing their jobs, but if you look at emancipation in the past, [slavery and owning slaves] actually wasn't harmful to economy. These same people are also not angry at the people hiring the apes, they are angry at, the apes. This story just is poorly conceived. As I began to write a summary I realized that it struck up some resemblance to my novel series I have in the works, but I have cohesion, and I came up with my idea when I was 13, and before I read War of The Worlds or Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. [Wrote Upton Sinclair again lol] Cats and dogs have died out, so humans began to keep chimps as pets... you know instead of like birds, or lizards, or ferrets, or sugar gliders, or rats, or hamsters, or rabbits, or the plethora of other common domesticated pets you commonly see. Especially because “humans wanting little household pets,” “little”... Chimpanzees can grow to be up to 140 pounds, that is not little. I will stop here, the gaping plot holes just continue to glare out to the point that the movie is painful to watch if you have any idea what makes a film, theatrical piece, or written work good. It did have good acting by the lead character.....for a lot of it though... but terrible direction towards the end. But the terrible script didn't help. 6..Battle for PotA [Now I just watched Conquest for PotA ... ] and it jogged my memory of this atrocity. Everything that was wrong with Conquest just continued on with Battle, except it got worse. The writing became more disjointed, the direction fell apart more, and the film just fell to pieces. There is a reason this is the last film they made. 7. LAST-Beneath PotA- OKAY- one thing I have a HUGE issue with, you don't mutate from radiation. You never have, and you never will. You die from acute radiation poisoning, or cancer from long-term exposure! Mutations from births from women exposed to radiation, or fathers, aren't a permanent genetic carrier, it dissipates after [a while,] once you look at grand-kids or the next generation, because if it is something serious, unfortunately the mutations cause death or infertility. Every time I see or hear things about this in a serious manner it makes me groan and face-palm so hard. *ahem* But the idea that there is a different pocket of humanity that has developed to live underground, is a cool idea. Given the explanation from the original movie that there was mass nuclear war, people would have likely had to have gone into mass underground bunkers, so it's likely a civilization could have developed and stayed subterranean. The development of telepathy.. I dunno about that... and other astrakinetic and telekinetic skills. I like the idea of them worshiping the bomb that could destroy the world though. Especially one with the greek letters for alpha and omega... beginning and end, it is a little unsettling. It is like the Bible story of people worshiping the bronze (or was it gold?) bull. The last line by Zaius is striking, that man is only capable of destruction, and then Taylor proves it right by, destroying the planet! The way it was acted and written was just flubbed though... they went way off board and paced the movie so slow that I just wanted to get this over with so I could watch the next film already. No one really seems to give real reasons for their rankings... make up, cgi, and other movies that came out the same year devalue the substance of what you're trying to watch to me... so I dunno if I will discuss any further about this. I'll maybe uh link the lovely summary/review I did of Conquest though, omg... the mistakes that a story editor should have caught are already making me giggle.
  13. Fear The Walking Dead Premiere Sets Cable Record

    I, too, live like an hour from where they were set in L.A. I've also lived in the most crime riddled neighborhood back in Illinois, too. If some upper-class teacher strolled in alone to investigate a drug nest like that, omg, he would so get mugged... Where were all the other druggies, too? Also I concur, why the hell did he not call the cops, especially after finding large amounts of blood?! My friend's mom teaches in the LAUSD. One thing I gotta say, that kid with the knife, he SOOOO would have been arrested... But I found it amusing how all the kids totally weren't paying attention, from what I hear that's accurate, but about half the students don't actually know English, which they totally missed. I do have to disagree with the portrayal of Nick. He did strike me as someone who could be a user. I've lived, spent time with, or worked with drug users or ex-users since I was 12, so he did hit a mark somewhere on the board. There is a range out there, they aren't all black and white. But, having the world come to an end does mean, the drug supply will run out, which is something I've always been interested to see either from a junkie POV or someone who needs medication. Also I have been to the ER so many times before, and seen people hopped up on drugs enough that I've seen people act like him... ...naked shaman, who the police took his rainbow headdress and staff comes to mind, he was completely adamant about his story one minute and then the next you just uh, didn't know. The pacing was off... and what the hell was up with the whole bf thing. I did like that MAYBE Kirkman went back to his comic story ideals, and perhaps the boyfriend has something to do with that? Perhaps he is just there to die so the daughter will be like nooooo! We will have to wait.
  14. Seven.

    I drew a seven, but I ran out of room cause I had like 5 other drawings on the paper... I also have not tried to draw life-like in yeeeeears omg lol
  15. Which doctor's patient would you rather be?

    This should clear things up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry05wywnXC4 OMG... how did I miss that? Maybe cause it was so early back in DS9 before they were BFFs? rofl... My best friend is sometimes accused of being arrogant, but it's just because he is really intelligent. My own father kind of denied my existence while I was still a child because I made his adult wife look like a stammering idiot. It's interesting how people can easily fear intelligence and relate it to being hostile. D: