I watched the Netflix movie Bright a couple days ago. It was better than I thought. Will Smith was playing a beat cop with an orc for a partner, the first to be a cop. Seem that fantasy creatures lived in the current time. Elves were living in the rich parts of town while orcs were mostly gang-like in the poorer parts of LA. His partner was seen as a traitor by other orcs so had a hard time of it. Reminded me how uppity elves can be. Anyway,it was entertaining and worth watching.
I liked it as well. It wasn't great but it was good. It would have been better without Will Smith though since he made the movie into a classic Will Smith movie of which we have seen 15 already. I don't like bashing on individual actors normally, but in this case I think he took up too much space in the movie.
But I look forward to the next one. I hope they expand on the "FBI" characters, the elf and the human, since they were too minor IMHO. It was like they had planned to do more with them, but in the end they was just not part of the story at all. Kinda surprising to me.
Felt a bit like shadowrun, but I liked that it was in a very contemporary setting and not so sci-fi. That was new and felt fresh.
It was Will Smith in the movie which surprised me and got my attn. He does have a large screen presence though and agree he dominated the movie, but maybe that helped it get enough rating to do another. I thought Joel Edgerton did pretty good as an orc cop. I liked the internal struggle with the choices he made and seemed to go through as regards his heritage vs his job. The agents seemed a bit a bit on the shady side and I could not quite tell if they were totally on the 'up and up' or not at the end (cover up and such).
Definitely different. I hope all the stuff I see about reading into the RL race relations does not hamper another film.
They have plenty of areas to expand upon for the next at least.
Been a tough last week and more to come with this week. Having to deal with too much/many doctors, meds, and govt. asst. wise. Not even able to run a BG game hardly (which keeps my mind occupied). May have found some folks to help with getting some meds free of charge through private grant funding though. Sounds helpful anyway, will see later this week. Also found a group of PAs and MDs that work with folks that have little or no money to spend.
The bureaucracy of nonsense is staggering to behold and experience. Getting real tired of seeing this country spend money on foreign aid (esp. the real dodgy stuff) when it does not even take good enough care of it's own people. As far as I am concerned, it is just about tantamount to murder.A good indicator of how healthy a country is, is Infant mortality rate (IMR). We are WAY down on the list for developed countries. If ya cant even get that right, something big is wrong as far as I'm concerned.
"Rage, rage against the dying of the light..." Wait a minute, the dark looks more promising than the light at times. Perhaps it is just another comfortably dark mood tonight. Let's see now.
Welcome, welcome the end of an everlasting fight. Life hurts and I can oh too easily feel it's bite, The cold and wind only accentuate my plight. Why should I rage against the promise of eternal night?
There, much better. Might need another dirgesinger after my palemaster finishes his transformation to a ghoul.
Yep, he's a real piece o work for sure. I run all my gnomish C/T's as his followers. I liked the idea after watchin the old movie 'The Mole People' from the fifties. @artificialsunlight even made a good mod I use for them 'Barbed Club of Pain', caused bleeding damage on a hit.
Urdlen and the rare 'weremole' version of lycanthropy, that only affects gnomes, are one of the few things that make gnomes interesting to me.
His specialty priests, the 'Bloodstalkers' like to keep a blood-fed mole as a pet.
Naked molerats should be available as familiars, hehheh. Would be perfect.
Cooped up since Friday with the snow. Today I will attempt to make my way down the mountain to the main hwy I gots to get to my gym as more snow is on the way. Hopefully, I will go the usual winding way and not go Clark Griswoldn' straight down through the woods, hehheh. Dadgum disability confirmation forms (pages and pages) where I had to list all my symtoms and describe the things I have problems with related to PTSD left me feeling a right useless ol bastard since last Thursday when I finally finished and mailed them off to the folks checking to see if it is real or not. My focus has been so shot since I have hardly even played BG any, and thats one of my main 'band aid's'. A little better since. Gym will help, at least it is romanian deadlift and leg day so my mind will be calmer for a period afterwards. Friggin bureaucracy. I know there have been folks to take advantage of it by that has made it so much harder for those that really do.
Thanks. I actually got a call after I got home today from the SS determination people asking if I had mailed my info to them (which I did). My psycho ;) team says that is a good sign if they have bothered getting to this stage. With money and healthcare worries at the forefront, it is almost too tough to get anything meaningful started with therapy (at least that is their consensus), but they still check in and meet with me regardless.
The weird times are like when I thought briefly on walking out into the freezing mountain forests and see how far I got before keeling over. I don't think on it long but thats the kind of weird thoughts I get sometimes when the govt. does all it can to make me feel like a burden and not worth helping.
I'm still powering through, thanks again Buttercheese. Felt good to get that off my mind.
Severe PTSD sure does some weird ass stuff to the mind, and that's a fact, but at least when darker thoughts come I am at least able to say to myself that I know what it is and it is not uncommon to have them considering what I have.
I have been dealing with PTSD since my childhood, so I can relate. It's important to be reflective but also to properly distract yourself when needed. I also learned that treating yourself in small ways helps. Like for example instead of just having cereals for breakfast making yourself a proper meal or spicing up your coffee/tea with cinnamon, bubble baths instead of showers, etc.
Buttercheese, sounds a little like what they are getting me to try. Mindfulness, using and focusing on more of our senses (and trying new things or paying atten to old things more, that engage more of or bring something new to our senses to distract us from certain thought patterns. SOmetimes it helps, when overwhelmed gets harder for certain.
I had one person said I should just go to the VA for help. And that was a social worker that automatically thought I was a war veteran.
I guess I am still new in the diagnosis and treatment stage after having it sit so long untreated or recognized. Just knowing though has helped a little. Thanks again.
Skatan, hehheh. Thanks. :) Doing my best. This form of PTSD I have definitely puts some weird play through ideas into my head, heh. Over the last four days of stuggling i have been stewing on one to start writing up today.
Your local smokes n snow reporter says yep, it's getting perdy deep up on the mountain. Even my familiar agrees with my assessment. I'm pretty sure I'll be in all weekend now. Ain't no way I'm pointing the car downhill.
Hey ThacoBell... why don't you ask Zaghoul to send you some snow by mail? He seems to have a lot of it readily available. :) I'm quite sure he'd charge you a reasonable fee for shipping and handling. ;)
Well shoot, my hard drive is bout shot. Everything has been sloooow to load, but at least I know the problem know after getting it checked. I might get a new one by Friday but not sure what the transfer will do to a modded game. Will try a clone first but there are so many errors it might have screwed up Windows in the process a couple days ago. Well see. This time I'm having a solid state drive put in the laptop. I guess the good thing is my local computer guru is not going anywhere for the holiday. Figgers.
The darn drive still hasn't gotten here. I think I'm having BG withdrawal symptoms. I need my band aid back dadgumit.
Bout all the hard drive (after eventually loading the game) will handle is letting me roll up my ideas for my 75 total roll runs. Getting better at stopping on 75's though. I got a darn 98 today once on a H/O-C/T, looked at it a second, and kept on rollin. I think I am getting as hooked on this new 75 roll no-edit challenge as I became with no-reload runs.
Ain't that the truth though. What I want now is something to 'reduce' the max value of rolls. Never thought I would be thinking that, heh. :).
I fooled around with rollin a paladin and ranger a little, just for testing puposes. It's not the easiest to get those 75's with them TBH. Too many high pre req's.
I was just toying with the classes that had the highest minimum pre-req's to see how the scores would look in a 75 total. Paladin is the hardest with alot going into chr, while ranger is a little better balanced, str,dex,con wise.
Shamans and sorcerers do seem best off in the spell caster score dept with the 75 challenge.
Totals slot definitely an improvement.
Yeah is right, got it installed today. Now to the long process of downloading windows updates, firefox, BG...lawd, gonna be up awhile me thinks. At least it is working again though. :)
Least I got my band aid back now.