Courtesy of Aaron Ulph
1. What is your best friends name?
To tough to name one.
2. What color underwear/boxers wearing now?
Who wears underwear on the weekend?!
3. What are you listening to right now?
The drone of my PC fan
4. Whats your favorite number?
5. What was the last thing you ate?
Chocolate when I woke up at about 4am.
6. If you were a crayon what color would you be?
7. How is the weather right now?
I have a projector so block out all natural light in my room. The apocalypse could happen and as long as it was quiet I wouldn’t know for a few hours.
8. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
9. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
Usually eyes or voice. I have a really weird thing for voices.
10. Do you have a significant other?
Does a colony of cockroaches count?
11. Favorite TV show?
Pretty much any cartoon.
5’ 9” without heels
14. Hair color?
15. Eye Color?
16. Do you wear contacts?
No I can never put them in.
17. Favorite Holiday?
If you mean a holiday I went on then Florida, otherwise Halloween.
19. Have you ever cried for no reason?
Not that I know of.
20. What was the last movie you watched?
The Dark Knight Rises
21. Favorite Day of the Year?
I don’t think I have a specific one.
22. Are you too shy to ask someone out?
I’m a strange kind of shy. I have no problem telling someone I “like like” I them, but if they don’t take that as a “go out with me” kind of deal then I am too shy to ask directly.
23. Can you do a headstand (not using the wall)?
I doubt I could do one using the wall…
24. Hugs or Kisses?
Hugs for friends, kisses for one person.
25. Chocolate or Vanilla?
26. Do you want your friends to respond to this?
I don’t think anyone will read it so a response seems unlikely.
27. Who is most likely to respond to a text from you?
28. Who is least likely to respond to a text from you?
Maria (confusing I know.)
29. What books are you reading?
The hungry catapillar.
I peirced and stretched my ears to 5mm last weekend. Other than that my left nipple, and I tend to stick piercing needles through me when I am bored.
31. Favorite movies?
Fear and loathing, American Psycho, eXisTenz
32. Favorite football Team?
West Ham so I am told!
33. What are you doing right now?
Answering a quiz…
34. Butter, Plain or Salted popcorn?
Sweet. I know that’s not an option, but that just makes it a stupid question.
37. Dogs or cats?
38. Favorite flower?
39. Been caught doing something you weren’t supposed to do?
I could write a book.
40. Do you have a best friend of the opposite sex?
Most of them.
41. Have you ever loved someone?
42. Who would you like to see right now?
Someone who I definitely can’t.
43. Are you still friends with people from kindergarten?
I’m English so we don’t have that. I’d like to think me and Arnie would be friends though.
44. Have you ever fired a gun?
Yes. Some 9mm pistols and a 44 magnum. Florid was awesome.
45. Do you like to travel by plane?
I’ve only done it twice but I liked it.
46. Right-handed or Left-handed?
47. How many pillows do you sleep with?
There are 6 on my bed but I only use 3 for watching tv and 2 for sleep.
48. Are you missing someone?
49. Do you have a tattoo?
50. Anybody on Tumblr that you’d go on a date with?
Aaron Ulph, if only he wasn’t such a tease.
I will start this by saying that there will be a big fat spoiler ahead. If, like me, you have managed to go this long without seeing The Dark Knight Rises then you’ll probably want to watch it before reading this. Despite the blog title, it’s actually a very good film. Right up until the last 20 minutes or so.
Okay, you have been warned, so here is the spoiler and what annoyed me about the film.
Bane is awesome. Tom Hardy was amazing. That’s not what annoyed me. He is a tough sumbitch, born in a prison he has to escape from to a mercenary and some kind of princess? I think. The mercenary turns out to be Raul Goul or however you spell Liam Neeson’s character’s name. Raul Goul avoided being put in the prison when his wife (and baby) took his place in the prison. It’s a brilliant back story. It explains Bane’s character and why he is so tough.
Except, it doesn’t. It doesn’t because in the last twenty minutes or so the world’s weakest twist is revealed.
See, it turns out that some French chick, who up until that point had been so insignificant in the film that I can’t remember her name, was in fact Raul Goul’s child. She escaped the prison. Bane was the guy who protected her.
Essentially, Bane, certified bad ass born and raised in darkness (pretty much in his own words at one point before he puts batman in the prison), is actually just some guy who looked after a little girl.
They also very weakly explain that Bane was expelled from the League of Shadows but Raul Goul’s daughter was allowed to stay.
I wouldn’t even mind, but at no point did the French girl do anything which eould suggest she was trained by the same person as Batman and Bane. She sticks a knife in batman at one point, and dies in a way fitting of a pretty much entirely forgettable character.
Forgettable characters are fine (like commissioner Gordan’s cowardly cop pal who the French girl guns down) but when that character destroys the back story of who, up until that point, is the main villain, you at least want a decent explanation.
Who the fuck is Bane? Unless I missed something he was just a tough guy who wasn’t even fully trained by the league of shadows because he was expelled. Why did he say he was born of darkness when kicking Batman’s ass? and why could Batman only beat him after going through the same trial/climb which it turns out Bane didn’t even do?
They also shit all over Robins back story. I know the whole series didn’t exactly play by the comics in terms of back story for all of the characters, but why would Batman pass his legacy on to a cop. A cop who throughout the film doesn’t really show any superhero like qualities?
It’s a shame. I think the film would have been a lot better without the “twist” at the end. It seemed to shit on everything the film had built up.
Then of course there is the very end where Batman tells cat woman there is no autopilot and therefore he MUST fly the bomb out to sea, only to have it explained 10 minutes later by two previously unseen tech nerds who are working on the bat wing for Fox (despite the fact that he had said that no one else knew anything about it), that batman had in fact installed autopilot.
What the fuck is that?! There weren’t really any twists. Just straight up lies which were poorly explained.
Great action, great actors, great characters, a great series of films, ruined by 20 minutes of bad writing.
I never really wanted this blog to be one of those boring blogs about my personal life, because lets be honest, who cares? So, this blog entry at least is just for me to have a bit of a vent. I wouldn’t bother reading it.
It was my grandad’s funeral today. I know this because I saw it on my little cousins facebook. I’d love to be able to tell you when he died, but honestly, I don’t know. I was informed by my little brother, who was informed by my dad, who was informed by his brother, who was informed by their older brother, who I presume was present when it happened. I was also not present at the funeral. Partly through not being invited, partly through not feeling welcome.
Yes, I wasn’t there much for the past few years, but he was still my granddad. He was the man I spent pretty much every Sunday with for years and years and years. He was a kind man, and someone I respected. Apparently though, that doesn’t warrant a phone call.
I’m not bitter about it. I don’t resent my family, but my nanny and granddad were the only people who made me want to be a part of it.
With that in mind, I am sending out my deed poll certificates this week and starting again.
I am Jason Strange.
Pleased to meet you.
Well. This has been a hell of a week, and I am about to ramble my thoughts into partially coherent sentences.
Something happened, and my facebook music page and youtube (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jason-Pickett/119478677656 and http://www.youtube.com/jaytmek respectively) exploded with activity.
Some of the activity has come from some kind of spam bot, which has been a bit of a chore to try and fix (I haven’t succeeded) BUT it has brought actual fans in from all over the world. This is amazing beyond words. I have had comments and messages from people everywhere about my music, and I think I am still trying to get my head around that.
I have been writing songs since I was 15, and this is what I have always wanted. I love when my friends tell me they like my songs, or even that they hate them, as long as they have listened. When someone I have never met, from another country says it, my head spins in the best possible way.
I just posted a status taking requests. This usually produces a comment or two from my friends, and a lot of sarcasm, which I have always enjoyed. However today, I have had someone from Atlanta, Georgia request a song, and a few people I don’t even know making requests. That is mental. I’ve never even been to Atlanta, Georgia. The idea that there is someone listening to my music there is… I don’t even know the word.
Will this increase in fans on facebook lead to anything? Possibly not. I have had an e-mail from a manager expressing interest, but the mad thing is, I’m not even really sure what a manager would do. I am hoping that he will bridge the massive gap between me playing music to entertain myself, to playing music for a living, for people that want to hear it. In order to do this live, I am gonna need a band. I already have a few people in mind, so hopefully when the album is done we can get something together.
All I am going to do for now is work on finishing the album. I have got the final mix for the first 2 tracks, need to mix another 5, record the last of the vocals for another one, then record a few more. That is a lot of work, but I can’t wait to have it on the internet for all of these new people to hear.
In short, I am very, very, very, VERY excited about life right now.
P.s. I had a really mad dream about Susan Boyle the other night…
When did life become a soap opera? Not a good soap opera, a really boring one, where very few of the characters have any real problems, and only the characters with insignificant problems get any lines of dialogue.
Please see the image below. Look at it for a solid minute, and consider what it means. Whatever is happening in your lives is nothing compared to what the people in that picture went through. Think about that next time you consider moaning.
Granddad, I hope you know you were one of the 5 people I have genuinely considered family in my life. You were awesome. I hope you are at peace and with nan again. Say “hi!” from me! Love to you both.