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The Things I've Learned Today

Let's see, start with felisblanco I've learned how to cross post between LiveJournal and DreamWidth.  This is my test to see if I can get it to work.  (ETA: it worked for the most part.  The <lj user> tag didn't work.  And since I have different mood theme at DW, it didn't work either.)

Then it was the superfantastilicious evening_spirit who gave me valuable pointers on Photoshop usage.

Last but not least, layne67 reminded me it's the International Children's Day today!  I almost forgot about it after living in the U.S. for so long.  I remember back when I was a child, it was such a big deal 'coz that was the day I got to wear new clothes, and it usually was the first day in the year when I was allowed to wear a skirt! :p

To all you lovelies above, THANK YOU! *hugs*

Now, a little blurb about the movie I saw last night.  My girlfriend and her whole family showed up at my door in the evening yesterday and dragged us to the movie theater.  The two big boys all wanted to see T4.  I'm not exactly a Terminator fan, but I'm recently intrigued by TSCC.  Plus there's a bit of personal history involved:  on my honeymoon years ago, hubby dragged me to the theater to watch T2 (while we were in Hawaii no less).  How "romantic" huh? *eye roll*

I'm actually surprised it's a lot better than I anticipated.  I like the darker theme through out the movie.  My son kept asking me afterward why it is called "Salvation" if the war is still raging at the end.  My take is the real "salvation" for mankind is making the right choices and having a second chance.  The soul of the movie, I think, is about choices.  Well, the machines don't have any because they are programed.  But the humans and the hybrid do.  We've shown a lot of the humans here are bad guys because of the choices they made.  The machines on the other hand are just deadly, but not necessarily evil.

On the shallower side, I'm quite taken with Marcus, played by Aussie actor Sam Worthington.  Christian Bale was not shabby, but it was Worthington who captured my attention last night.

One question though, I wonder how does TS fit into the TSCC verse.  Anyone know?

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layne67
Jun. 2nd, 2009 04:22 am (UTC)
I saw that movie during the weekend and I agreed with you about Marcus Wright. So much so that I thought he stole the limelight from John Connor!

TSSC is the TV series? I saw it once but unfortunately I couldn't quite gte into it. And I LOVE the first two Terminator movies!!

Btw, that terminator which looked like Schazenagger ( spelling!! ), was he supposed to be him?
xwacky
Jun. 2nd, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
I totally agree with Marcus Wright stole the limelight from John Connor!

Yes, TSSC is the tv series that just got canceled. I never got a chance to watch it. But I know some of my flist watched and loved it. I also heard one of the executive writer talking about it which piqued my interest a lot. I'm planning on netflix it soon.

That Schwarzenegger terminator was CGI. In fact I think it's the weakest link in the movie. It looked too glossy to me to be realistic. I wish they had done a better job at it.
i_o_r_h_a_e_l
Jun. 2nd, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
I didn't know there is International Children's Day. :)
xwacky
Jun. 2nd, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, I grew up with it until I came to the U.S. Then I never celebrated it again. I totally forgot about it until I saw layne67's post today!

Other "international days" I grew up with but never see them mentioned in the States are "International Women's Day" on March 8th, and "International Labors' Day" on May 1st. :p
i_o_r_h_a_e_l
Jun. 2nd, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
And where do you come from? :)
xwacky
Jun. 2nd, 2009 04:46 am (UTC)
China, Shanghai to be exact. :)
i_o_r_h_a_e_l
Jun. 2nd, 2009 06:07 am (UTC)
Ah, I see. :D

Hi, Indonesia here.
xwacky
Jun. 2nd, 2009 06:22 am (UTC)
I figured you were from Indonesia. Where exactly do you mind me asking?
i_o_r_h_a_e_l
Jun. 2nd, 2009 06:26 am (UTC)
Just the usual boring place - Jakarta.

:D

Where do you stay now?
xwacky
Jun. 2nd, 2009 06:30 am (UTC)
Jakarta is not boring! It's a place I would very much love to visit.

I live on central coast California. Monterey, CA to be precise.
i_o_r_h_a_e_l
Jun. 2nd, 2009 06:35 am (UTC)
Awwwwwww. You're so lucky! :D

Thank you, hun. *smooch*
xwacky
Jun. 2nd, 2009 06:38 am (UTC)
Thank you! *smooch back*

You are welcome to visit if you ever planning on heading over toward my neck of the woods. *g*
i_o_r_h_a_e_l
Jun. 2nd, 2009 07:52 am (UTC)
Oh, I will! I hope someday... :D
xwacky
Jun. 2nd, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
If you ever go to a Con in Vancouver or LA, I'm not all that far away. Well, Vancouver maybe, but at least it's along the Pacific coastline. ;-)

Speaking of Vancouver, I'm so very tempted by the Vancouver Con this year. I just heard they are going to include a set tour this year. Wouldn't that be fun? But I will not go to a con all by myself...
i_o_r_h_a_e_l
Jun. 3rd, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
I think it's still open for registration? You can try to find someone from LJ to go together. :)
xwacky
Jun. 3rd, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think the registration is still open. The set tour cost almost $350. (Whoa!) But the thing gives me pause is that there is no ticket available for Jensen or Jared's photo-op and autograph. If I have to spend that much money, I'd hope I can at least get a signature from them...
i_o_r_h_a_e_l
Jun. 4th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
Hm. Yes, have to make sure of that.
xwacky
Jun. 4th, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
No kidding. Got to have at least a close up look at the boys, especially Jensen. *g* But I have to admit the chance to have a photo-op with the Impala is also very tempting. But it's too expansive for my budget at the moment. ::sigh::
asta77
Jun. 2nd, 2009 12:50 pm (UTC)
TSCC splits with the movie verse after the second film. I don't want to spoil anything for you, but something happens in TSCC premiere that negates what happens in the third movie. And from what I've read, there were no efforts made to connect the latest film and the series.
xwacky
Jun. 2nd, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
Heee, I completely bungled the acronym didn't I?! ::runs off to correct::

Thanks for the info. I'm intrigued to see TSCC now more than ever. What happened? Don't be afraid, you know how much I love spoilers! ;-) Did you see TS? What do you think of it?

Edited at 2009-06-02 10:39 pm (UTC)
asta77
Jun. 3rd, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
Short version in is T3 we find out that Sarah died of breast cancer. In TSCC, Cameron, John, and Sarah are forced to jump ahead ten years (with the help of a time travel device) and Cameron informs Sarah that she jumped over her death. But Sarah is aware that at some point she will develop cancer. We see her go to the doctor at least a couple of times in an effort to catch it early, but, even if she does, can she prevent her own death?

I haven't seen TS yet. Given some of the reviews I've read, I may wait until it hits the cheap theatre. ;)
xwacky
Jun. 3rd, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
Interesting! It didn't say in the movie, but there's this old woman. I thought she might be Sarah Connor somehow. It's just my hunch anyway.

::points to your icon:: Is she a Terminator?

I get what you are saying wanting to wait for cheaper fare. That was originally my plan until I was dragged into the theater. :p

Although I have to say I have no regret after I discovered Sam Worthington a.k.a. Marcus Wright.
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