Dec. 16th, 2009

XXXI

Dec. 16th, 2009 05:50 pm
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My schedule for the movie marathon went roughly like this (starting yesterday morning):

10:30am - Choke
12:15pm - Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (finished the hour I had left)
1:55pm - 12 Monkeys
4:20pm - Tetro
6:40pm - Shrink
8:40pm - Things We Lost in the Fire
10:50pm - Ink
12:45am - L.I.E.
2:30am - Obsessed
4:25am - How to Be
6:00am - Gettin' Square
7:50am - Time Bandits
10:00am - The Royal Tenenbaums

My top five favorites of those would probably be L.I.E., The Royal Tenenbaums, 12 Monkeys, Things We Lost in the Fire, and Tetro...but I really enjoyed them all, except for How to Be and Obsessed, and Ink was a little difficult to get into, but overall, I think I liked it.

Yeah, I know this wasn't healthy at all but damn, I feel good about it. I technically shouldn't since it just means I've been even lazier than usual, but I do anyway. I don't think I'll try it again very soon, but I was hoping to achieve that sense of focus, and I think I have. Next time I sit down to watch a movie and start fidgeting and pacing, hopefully I'll remember when I sat through 24+ hours, and it'll be easier.

XXXII

Dec. 16th, 2009 06:02 pm
somersault: Six Feet Under (Six Feet Under)
Day 03 → Your favourite television programme
Day 04 → Your favourite book

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My favorite show is Six Feet Under, always and forever.


My favorite book seems to change every year or so, but it's currently Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis.
Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980s, this coolly mesmerizing novel is a raw, powerful portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at too early an age, in a world shaped by casual nihilism, passivity, and too much money a place devoid of feeling or hope.

Clay comes home for Christmas vacation from his Eastern college and re-enters a landscape of limitless privilege and absolute moral entropy, where everyone drives Porches, dines at Spago, and snorts mountains of cocaine. He tries to renew feelings for his girlfriend, Blair, and for his best friend from high school, Julian, who is careering into hustling and heroin. Clay's holiday turns into a dizzying spiral of desperation that takes him through the relentless parties in glitzy mansions, seedy bars, and underground rock clubs and also into the seamy world of L.A. after dark.

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