Terri's Cellar Door

Stuff that happens to me, Terri.

Friday, December 29, 2006

They Were a Superstitious and Cowardly Lot...

Sooo, this post was supposed to be a review of DreamGirls, a really great movie, btw, but I decided to do a little digression and talk about the recent execution of Saddam Hussein. I can understand the joy of people who suffered under his brutal regime to celebrate his death. However, I can understand why Americans (and the administration specifically) are getting so excited about this, as though this strikes a blow to terrorism, or does something to help us in our endeavours in the Middle East. There aren't many (thinking) people in America who continue to contest that the war in Iraq had anything to do with the 9/11 attacks, or the war on terror. Those who claim this act as a boon to the American people, or to the West at all is highly mistaken. While we are patting ourselves on the back about the death of Saddam, Osama Bin Laden is still out there, plotting against America, and the administration is doing barely anything to protect us, and even more so, diverting badly needed troops to try to solve the slobberknockle that is Iraq. I'm in no way saying that taking Saddam out wasn't a good move. But if Bush was really in a 'helping people out move', then what about the problems in Sudan, the burgeoning unrest in Mogadishu, or the people still living in shelters and in temporary housing in our own country. We cannot look at this as a blow for America, or for a victory in any way. Our victory is still out there, and we need to recognize the injustice that has not only been suffered by the Iraqi people, but on the American people. A government that has lied to us, mislead us, and put our troops in harms way for who knows what reason, does not deserve to get a pat on the back for dealing with what ends up being, in American politics, nothing more than a very vocal distraction.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

My Main Reason

My main reason for seeing Apocalypto again (other than it's a pretty good movie) is this:
His name is Rudy Youngblood, and momma thinks he's sexy.

I'd rather have my daughter dating a girl, than her own brother.

So, last night we saw Apocaplypto, and as my bro and I were thinking up names to descibe the epic (his was Apocacrapto, and mine was Apocalickmyballs), I realized that the movie wasn't entirely terrible. The story takes place in what I assume is one of the great jungles of South America. Jaguar Paw lives an idyllic life with his father, his pregnant wife and son, and the form of nomads who are traveling through his forest. They are travelling away from a great evil after their village is ravaged. Jaguar Paw's fathers sees the fear in his son's eyes, and mentions to him that it is this begining that causes trouble for the village. So, the next morning fear comes full circle, and those that rampaged the village where the nomads were from, reached Jaguar Paw's village. It's not the Europeans in thier metal armor with their guns that we see, but men, just like Jaguar Paw and his family. Strong men and woman are stolen away and lead away from their homes, to a gigantic city. There some are sent to be sold into slavery, the other sacrificed to the sun god. This movie does more than remind viewers of the horrors of slavery, but it gives an amazing view of Mayan (Aztec?) times. The story was straightforward, the acting, above par. The movie was in subtitles, but as a person who spends a lot of time watching movies that are subtitles, I had no problem with it. It was kinda violent, but I didn't really notice it at the time, but if you're very sensitve to that sort of thing, I would recommend skipping this one. The movie was grand, and had lots of people, and action, and most of all, running. On Terri's Scale O' Movies I'd give it a 7. I enjoyed it alot and would definately recommend going to see it.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas!!!

Here is my Christmas tree , just trying to spread the Christmas spirit. So, there you have it.

Friday, December 22, 2006

I'm 57% Emo!!!

[] I like skinny jeans
[x] Music is my life.
[x] I write poetry/song lyrics.
[] My hair covers part of my face.
[x] I wear band shirts
[x] I know who Jeffree Star is. (Thanks Heather)
[x] I wear/wore converse.
[] I wear/wore vans/etnies.
[] I wear eyeliner
[] I have [had] my lip pierced.
[] I listen to Saves The Day, Chiodos, Thursday and/or Gym Class Heroes.

Total =5

[x] I'm in a band
[x] My AIM screen name has an x in it. (Xenite. I forgot)
[] I understand that My Chemical Romance is not emo.
[x] I also understand that Green Day is not emo.
[x] I know what mosh means.
[] I sit in corners often.
[x] I dislike MTV. (with a passion)
[x] I take pictures of myself a lot.
[] Especially ones where you can't see my whole face.

Total =6

[x] I am lost without a cd player/my iPod/mp3
[] I know that emo is not just a sterotype
[x] I have/had thick rimmed glasses.
[x] I have no issues with bi/gay people
[x] I hate the president.
[] I have/had a mohawk.
[x] I've worn black nail polish.
[] I hate my mom
[x] I hate my dad
[] I hate where I live.
[] Black is a great color/shade!
[] I do/have cut myself

Total =6
[] Right now I am listening to music
[] know what hxc and sxe means.
[] myspace=love
[x] Hot Topic doesn't scare me.
[] I wear studded belts.
[] I have had a body part signed by a band.
[] I've cried while listening to Dashboard Confessional.
[] For Guys: I have kissed another guy.
[] For Guys: I have worn skinny jeans.
[] I have/ had dyed my hair black
[] My closet is mostly filled with black or dark clothes.
[] I cry alot
[x] I write on myself.
[] I have been called emo before.
[] I've done drugs before.
[] I listen to undiscovered bands

total = 2

overall total= 19

Times your overall total by 3 and that is how emo you are.

*I'm 57% emo, but everyone who knows me, knows I hate it. I need to make a Browncoat test*

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Christmas Comes Early

So, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers came on tonight. I love that movie. It's just so, I dunno, musically. I love musicals. There's just something about spontaneous singing that's just lovely. I wish that happened in real life. What if you were just walking down the street and all of a sudden not only could you sing harmony with at least a half a dozen people, but you'll dance with the quickness of a young Fred Astaire without all that messy breathing hard and whatnot. Yeah, that's the life. I like all kinds of musicals. Stormy Weather is one of my favorites, I love White Christmas, Carousel, the Sound of Music, The Music Man, practically anything with Shirley Jones in it, plus new stuff like Chicago, Evita, and Moulin Rouge. I mean, I just love those things. I guess maybe because they're so cliched, but there's just something about those songs that just begs you to sing along, know all the words and the dance steps. There is this one scene in Stormy Weather, where these two guys, they're the Nicholas Brothers, they're dancing all around the set, and they're doing these jumps and splits and everything, and they totally do these splits all the way down a flight of stairs. It's almost impossible to describe, one of those things you have to see for yourself, but trust me, it's downright amazing. And I can totally perform the entire movie White Christmas from memory. The songs and dances too. Still musicals have something that normal movies lack. A swing, a jive, a song and dance, that just make them more fun. The guys seem more heroic, the girls wittier, the endings more satisfying, and life just a whole lot jazzier.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Something in the Night

Do you ever get the urge to dig out your own eyeball? To just stick your finger right in there and give her a go? My head hurts, but it's not because of that, that I want to pop that sucker out. I want to know what it feels like, to just roll that glassy orb in between my fingers and feel the sticky wetness of eyejuice. My victim twitches at the prospect. The white of an egg is called albumen. The white part of the human eye is called the sclera. I wonder if you slice it open it will bleed just like the egg. If the clone will suffer like the parent.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

2006 and the Flan-That-Wasn't

Gosh, I know you're sick of hearing about Firefly stuff, but this is just crazy. Okay, so there's this Firefly Con called Flanvention, right? And so, it's been going on for a couple of years, and this year it was supposed to be cancelled. But Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, and some others from the show, show up anyway, and they party in the bar of the hotel that the con was supposed to be in. Like, Alan Tudyk wasn't even supposed to be there, cause he was filiming a movie. But this guys (and some others) show up anyway, just to chill with the fans. And Nathan even brings a box of random stuff out his closet that he gives away as presents and there's nothing special about them, they're just his. I just love the fact that they're so awesome with the fans, and they know that a lot of people have put they're lives on hold so they can go to this con. nobody even knew it was cancelled until last week. It's just another in a long list of reasons that I think Browncoats are the greatest fans in the world, and those that we admire and look up to, couldn't be cooler if they tried.

A story on the subject

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Santa's A Ninja!


It's obvious, but this lays it out in black in white. Another reason why ninjas rule. We just missed International Creep like a ninja day, but here are some links for the ninja freaks in all of us.

Ask a Ninja: The Whole Answer

More Ask a Ninja

Ninja Swag

Another Link

Ninjas vs. Pirates: Pirates of the Caribbean that is

I know, I know what you're thinking. But he gives pirates a good name.

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