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Example Note 1 [Mar. 14th, 2006|10:18 pm]
markocheese
Holy crap! I totally got approached by an old man today who asked me to buy him aderall at the at the student health center and he'd pay me back. Weird day today.
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Got an auto blogger [Mar. 4th, 2006|12:10 am]
markocheese
Alright! I got this fancy, Shmancy plug-in for firefox that makes it rediculously eay to update Livejournal. I now have no excuse to update regularly! yay

I got my dreamcast emulator to work finally, after about a bajillion years. I'm so happy because I can now play the game I've been wanting to play for over 5 years, Marvel Vs Capcom 2. ( I just never wanted to pay for it :)

I'm setting off with a buncha friends to Orlando for spring break! Yay! I'm super-psyched! Here's the friends list: Jessica, Mark, Phil Walker, Katie Stampf, Blake, Sherry, Reed, Falicia, Falicia's boyfriend, and Russle. It's gonna be so phun I'll pass out and die.

My Supi-po, Yumiko is coming to visit! I'm so excited. I really miss her alot.

I'm discovered that sleep deprivation does crazy things to my mind! Craaazy!

For lent I decided to give up being such a homo.

Now that it's too easy to blog, my posts will lose all meaning, for example, this one!
yay!!
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Workin' out! [Jan. 20th, 2006|10:10 am]
markocheese
[mood |cynicalcynical]

Man, it's my last semester and I don't understand how they can give me a degree based on what I've learned in classes here. If I didn't teach myself, I would have no skills by now.
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Gyoza party [Sep. 25th, 2005|11:03 am]
markocheese
[mood |bipolar]
[music |shadowland]

This weekend I made more gyoza and fried rice then is possable for man to eat! = Happy

Keegan broke my futon! = Sad
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Buddy Cop Show! [Sep. 21st, 2005|11:08 pm]
markocheese
[mood |Jaunty]
[music |BCS music]

Review of Buddy Cop Show!

Finally I have time to give my thoughts on my esteemed friend, Aaron Johnson's, first venture into television length productions, Buddy Cop Show.

First, a plug. Go to prettypennyproductions.com and/or buddycopshow.com for a good time! There you can view and/or buy buddy cop show for your viewing pleasure. I would recommend buying a DVD because the quality is better, and Aaron Johnson will stop making me feel bad about my lack of advertising if you do.

Synopsis
Buddy Cop Show is a series of 4 television-length episodes that follow the marvelous adventures of Orville Redenbacher and Carson Daily, every-day cops, as they fight, argue and dance their way through the various positions available at Columbia police department. Orville (played by Bobby Frankenburger) is a gritty, experienced, slow-witted cop who contrasts marvelously with Carson Daily (Ryan Reynolds) who is a laid back, by-the-book, every-day sort of person. They square off against a bunch of dastardly villains, such as Frenchmen and computer hackers, and do it in style!

Good
Buddy cop show is hilarious! At it's core and very soul lies witty writing and delightful characters who are plum-full of originality and kindly fragrances. I watched the showing at the Nick with a sell-out crowd and the audience was alive with laughter throughout! There was nary a dull moment at which I could sip my beer without spraying the young boy in front of me with saliva and Corona. The attention to detail was also quite enjoyable. Details such as toasters flying around behind the credits in the hacker episode. Details such as references to Myst-style puzzles and custom, story-relevant songs.

Bad
I have very little bad to say about these films. Of course there were a few editing oddities, like confusing cuts, and some of the production values in spots were a little lacking. But they did not detract from the film at all! I was far too busy enjoying myself to take any of the few flaws to heart.

Ugly
Aaron Johnson's mustache! That's right! Take that you coercive fiend!
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(no subject) [Sep. 19th, 2005|11:45 am]
markocheese
[music |One Song Glory, Rent]

So, news! Yes!

Advent Children
I saw Advent Children and I thought it had some of the most beautiful visuals and exciting battles I've ever seen. The plot, however, was minimal and really just a vehicle to show all the characters, that everyone knows and loves, doing awesome battles.

Jessica said something that really supprised me. She mentioned that some Nashi-goer to her left was hyper-ventilating and making all kinds of low-key sounds "just to show that this was his movie." I was thinking about that and I realized how true it seemed.
*deep thought warning*
I think it's almost a fact in the culture of anime-watching, manga reading people that they kinda use knowledge of the anime scene, and intigration with the lifestyle as some kind of measure for social hirearchy, as a method of aquiring their daily requirement of ego. In other words, this guy was trying to somehow increase his hirarchical status by proving to those who could hear him that he knew alot about Final Fantasy and it's universe, and that he was awair about Advent Children way before it came out, evidant by his sounds of glee that made it obvious that he'd been waiting for this film since before other, less versed people even knew it was being made. In this community it is the people who are the best versed and most knowledgeable that have the most respect, and everyone is constantly trying to prove their knowledge to enought people in order to better their position with the group. And to be perfectly honest, I kinda feel this myself as well. Because I went to Japan and experienced their culture, I somethimes think my perspective and opinion on such things that come from Japan is more valid. I certantly try and catch myself every time I notice I'm slipping into such behavior, because I find it un-needed.
*end deep thought warning*
I think it would be interesting to examine sub-cultures in american society some time. It'd certantly provide insight on human socalization!

Camping phun!
I went camping with Jess and Matt Michalis, which was immense phun! I was planning on leaving early, to get a full nights rest before Buddy-Cop show the next day, but I realized when I got there that I would most likely become completely lost, and probably get devoured by the feral pigs. As a result, I went completely unprepaired and ended up squeezing three into Jess's tent which was designed with three as a maximum capacity. Thusly the night had very little actual sleep involved and somehow my piercing slid off and probably got swollowed by a feral pig.

There's something visceral about hanging around a campfire that makes me really pumped up. I hope for more opportunity to do such.

Buddy Cop show!
After camping and getting close to no sleep, I went straight to Aaron Johnson't latest, Buddy-Cop Show which was playing at the nick. It was extremely enjoyable, and I am pressed for time so I will post my review of BCS lator!
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(no subject) [Sep. 9th, 2005|07:16 pm]
markocheese
[mood |blahblah]

Damn soo busy!!

I've been on two shoots this WEEK!
Wednesday I shot a short film that was basically that script I postedlast week. I'll post a link when I get it all finished!

Today I did another shoot for film 371 it was crazy/hard! We spent the day from 2:30 until 6:30 shooting real film with out bolex camera. I realize how freaking hard it is to shoot real film! There are so many things you have to think about, like "what's my focus?" "what's my f-stop?" "did I put the viewfinder shutter down?"

Bow I can see why video will win over film. Because filmmakers can focus on the story instead of so many darn technical pieces of crap.


Also, I watched Lost in Translation again and realized it's the story of my life.
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(no subject) [Sep. 5th, 2005|10:40 pm]
markocheese
I went of a date with Jessica last night and I'm really excited! She's really someone I have fun talking to and more I get to know her the more I like her. I hope this turns into something, 'cause I really like her.

Also, I'm shootin' that script I made the other day tomorrow! It's gonna be silly.
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(no subject) [Sep. 3rd, 2005|04:19 pm]
markocheese
[mood |giddygiddy]

I went and saw the TRANSPORTER the other day and it was AWESOME!

Of course, by this I don't inply it has a quality script, or that the special effects were good, or that
the film wasn't a piece of crap. It was, in fact, all of these things, yet awesome!

There were scenes in the film that were borderline painful, like when an evil chick destroyed a helicopter with an uzi and instead of a deafening roar or a giant fireball, all we hear is a mild "poof" and a three-frame composited animation that looks like it was created in paintshop.

Not only that but there were GAPING plot holes. *SPOILER ALERT*

For example, the main bad-guy designed a "polymorphic, two-state, retrovirus" that is airborne and kills in a mere 24 hours. And he uses it in the film to attempt an assasination of a board of directors at a drug conference. But My question is, HOW THE HELL DOES HE EXPECT TO CONTAIN THIS FREAKING VIRUS!?! The board of directors catch the virus almost instantaniously, and they immediatly become infectious, at the conference is a HUGE audience, and TONNES of Press-folk. Wouldn't they also catch the virus? And then, infect their families, and soon, everyone in the entire freaking city!?! Don't worry, there's a whole 1 quarts of antidote to go around, that'll cure everybody. The film conveniently skips over the part where everyone gets cured in order to avoid the messy question of how to extract the cure from the villin's body. That's right, In order to safely transpot the cure, the villin puts the entire 2 quarts of antidote into his blood-stream in a mere 10 minutes. This makes perfect sense, he can merely poke a hole in his vein and out will pour the pure antidote. Of course!!!

But regardless of all these freaking plot holes, if was one of the most entertaining films I have ever seen! They definately took some chances and ended up doing all kinds of things I've never seen before, and combined with corny dialogue, I was laughing the whole movie!

"A Potato"
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Drinking, Smoking and Women!! [Aug. 29th, 2005|10:59 am]
markocheese
Sweet! I went to this awesome party this weekend and I got to play bartender for a large portion of the night, which was so fun I nerely lost my sanity! I iunvented two new drinks that night!

The Markovich
1.Fresh squeezed orange
1/2 Fresh squeezed lemon
1 oz midori
1 oz tropical malibu
Add all items into the shaker and pour into one rocks or tall glass.

Peachy beaver
2oz butterschotch
2oz grapefruit juice
splash peach schnopps

Add butterscotch and grapefruit to shaker and pour result into a rocks or tall glass. Splash with the schnopps and serve with a little straw.

Also, at the party, I saw Jess for the first time in a while, and she way cuter than I remember her! I'm gonna give her a call and see if she wants to hang out or something. 'Cause she's really cool and all that. Actually I can't stop thinking about her for some reason...Funny how that works

I had a good smoke and chat with a Derik Alsept as Sunday was his birthday. He's a good chap and it was good talking to him and getting his opinion on some of the drama that happened while I was gone. Also we both got high on nicotine! I love pipes!
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