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April 22nd, 2009

Some stuff what happened [Apr. 22nd, 2009|11:25 pm]
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Stuff what has happened recently:

I had a good visit with my grandmother last weekend. My step-mother and sister dropped by, too. This was right after the big snow, but I could still see the little grape hyacinths poking out next to her driveway. Today it was 75, by the way.

Keith ran a one-shot 4e adventure one evening last week that I took part in. We beat a (smallish, old, decrepit) dragon, whee! I had fun, but I think I've come to the conclusion that I'm not all that psyched about gaming with people I don't already know. It's not bad, I'd just rather be doing it with friends.

Minion selection proceeds apace. I am leaning towards better qualified in specific over more qualified in general, but we'll if references add any useful data.

The last several days have felt like they were about five minutes long. Not sure what's up with that, but I would sure like to get a bit more (as in, anything) done on my various creative projects...
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Reviewlet: Kinky Boots [Apr. 22nd, 2009|11:40 pm]
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I netflixed Kinky Boots recently, which is the story of how a struggling British shoe factory stays in business by switching from making staid men's shoes to exotic boots for transvestites and drag queens. It's one of those semi-true mildly scandalous films Inspired By Real Life™ like The Full Monty or Calendar Girls.

I'll admit, I got it mostly because it has Nick Frost in a minor role, but I was glad that I did; it's a good movie. It's plucky and charming and frequently unexpected.

It has a lot of little bits that it gives the audience credit for being able to figure out without being spoon-fed a detailed explanation, which I always appreciate. They also did some good thematic stuff that works mostly on a subconscious level, which I felt really added a lot. And Chiwetel Ejiofor can SING, dang!

Good commentary track, too; I would've ended up basically watching the whole thing again after I was done if I hadn't had to go to bed. Definitely recommended.
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