2005/06/25

I Guess I Was Right

" Like a graphic novel come to life, A Scanner Darkly will utilize live action photography overlaid with an advanced animation process to create a haunting, highly stylized vision of the future. The technology was first employed in Linklater's 2001 film Waking Life and has evolved to produce even more impact and detail."

That's from this article. I also managed to find the script. That's a PDF, just so you know. I'm not planning on reading it. I'm looking forward to this movie a lot, but I'd much rather read the book. I haven't read anything on it yet, but there's also an A Scanner Darkly blog.

2005/06/22

I Want a Workbench

I got feet

2005/06/21

"The two hemispheres of my brain are competing?"

A Scanner Darkly is going to be out on September 16th. I love movies based on Philip K. Dick's books. For those of you who don't know, this includes Screamers, Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, and Paycheck. A lot of Dick's stories have to do with the character's perception of reality. Pretty mind bending stuff. This new one's animated. Its a weird style of animation; it looks like a Flash animation. I wonder if they used film and did some kind of digital magic to make it look like that.

Anyways, you can find the trailer here.

"What if they come in through the bathroom window like that infamous Beatles song?"
~Some dude in the movie

Two Thirds of the 15mm Splinter Were Embedded in My Finger

In an effort to start reading books faster than I buy them, I think I might start reading a different book every day. I'd have a Monday book, a Tuesday book, etc. I'd go in cycles of seven, so if I finished Tuesday's book, I'd start reading Tuesday's book on Monday as well until all seven are finished. I don't read much on weekends, so maybe I'd just do five at a time and read my favorite or what I'm most behind on on the weekends.

All of this might be spreading myself too thin. Maybe I should just plain read more.

I should also make it a goal to read all of the current Harry Potter books before the seventh is out. Finishing them before July 16th is a tad unrealistic.

2005/06/20

mmm...Tasty

Podslurping? I wish I'd come up with it first.

Aw, I was going to link to my watch from ThinkGeek, but they don't appear to have it anymore. I could do some watchslurping. While I was there, though, I found something else pretty cool.