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the_cracken
07 August 2010 @ 10:43 am
 Music has somewhat evolved over the past... 10 years.
It's looking like Lady Antebellum, country superstars, have the biggest song (Need You Now) in ten years. But the Black Eyed Peas' I Gotta Feeling is another smash that grows everyday. 
Funny, I have neither of those songs on any of my five iPods.

Top ten songs in my iTunes as of August, 2010:

1. Fight For love, Eliot Yamin- 474
2. Nothing In My Way, Keane- 462
3. Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton- 457
4. In My Head, Jason DeRulo- 417
5. I Still... , Backstreet Boys- 347
6. Viva La Vida, Coldplay- 330
7. Why Don't You Get a Job?, The Offspring- 329
8. Loser, Beck- 301
9. The Sound of Silence, Simon & Garfunkel- 289
10. Only Wanna Be With You, Hootie & The Blowfish- 273

 
 
Current Mood: mellowmellow
Current Music: Chasin' You Around, Sugar Ray
 
 
the_cracken
27 July 2010 @ 05:16 pm
 I saw a movie yesterday, about a dream within a dream, within a dream within a dream. Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page were about to die, along with a woman who was already dead.
Oh, should I warn you about spoilers? Sorry. 
In the opening scenes, we meet Tom Cobb, seeking information from the inside...
of a man's dreams.
He is very close, but fails when a projection from his own distorted past breaks through and destroys the illusion. She carries a gun, and isn't afraid to use it, even on her own husband- Tom.
This is Mal.
Mal and Tom, both with the ability to travel through each other's dreams, were married. Up until Mal could no longer distinguish reality from a dream and killed herself. Now, as Tom traverses the grounds of other people's subconscious, he unwillingly brings Mal and her demands of Tom staying with her forever- in his subconscious. 
Tom's tie to the real world, a spinning top that never stops spinning in a dream, is what really gets me in the end. I'm pretty sure it got you, too.
This movie keeps you guessing even after the credits stop rolling. When we see Cobb and his children reunited in the end, Cobb spins his top on last time, something he has to do to make sure he's awake.
The top is still spinning strongly when blackness cuts in. 
Inception.
 
 
Current Location: Your subconscious
Current Mood: confusedconfused
 
 
the_cracken
07 February 2010 @ 08:28 pm
 So I'm probably the worst blogger in the world. Honestly. When was my last entry? 1982? 
Check me out on FF.net- I'm Prudence Penny. 
I'm uber-sorry, I have so much crap to do, people are hounding me to keep up on story vs another and I have some lovely Calc to finish up, not to mention I smell like a horse....
I don't know how obvious it is that I'm trying to write on here, I really am.
Let's talk about Avatar for a minute, shall we?
My favorite movie is Titanic. Sorry, it's true. When blue people overthrow my favorite movie (The Greatest Movie of ALL TIME, remember), it's....ah, Jesus, I guess it's not that bad. At least it wasn't New Moon, God forbid. It was James Cameron, thank God, that beat....James Cameron.
I saw Avatar once, and it hurts me a little to know that I helped topple my fav movie from its throne of awesomeness. But does one ticket make a difference between $630bn vs $601bn? No.

Go watch the Super Bowl and stop paying attention to me. Honestly, The Who is performing right now better than I am and I'm not even 25 years old yet. (It's only teenage wasteland)

Alright. I've typed myself out for the evening. I'd be lying if I said that I promise to update soon. Good thing I'm so full of wit and charm that my faithful readers (all 0 of them) will keep checking back to see what I've said.

Good night, and good luck.

The_Cracken
 
 
Current Mood: rushedrushed
Current Music: Baba O'Riley, by The Who
 
 
the_cracken
24 January 2010 @ 06:17 pm
Hey! It's been a few months since I've been on- I'm horrible :( 
I've been studying like a madman, trying to do well on my MidTerm Exams and trying to keep up my pseudonym,  Prudence Penny, on Fanfiction.net.
You should check it out- fanfiction.net/~prudencepenny
Sometimes I feel really guilty for not writing on here. I mean, I have no idea what to write. It took my almost a month to figure out what to write for a fan fiction! 
I don't even know if people read this- there are millions of blogs out there. What makes mine different from anyone else's? 
As usual, I'm out of time. Maybe I'll be able to go on later...
Don't give up on me yet!
 
 
Current Music: Fixing a Hole, by The Beatles
 
 
the_cracken
18 December 2009 @ 08:32 pm
I'm trying my hand at writing reviews and started with The Lost Boys, 1987.
Please review my review!

The Lost Boys

“Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire.”

There were no shiny vampires in 1987. You had to deal with the boring, good-looking ones. Directed by Joel Schumacher, who is known for directing The Phantom of the Opera and Batman & Robin, The Lost Boys portrays a misguided boy led into a band of vampires. Definitely not Disney’s lovable group of boys led by Peter Pan. For 1987, this is a pretty accurate representation of vampires according to what Bram Stoker has taught us: vampires cannot cross rays of sunlight, burn if doused with holy water and die only by stake through the heart.

“You'd better get yourself a garlic T-shirt, buddy, or it's your funeral.”

Following her divorce, Lucy Emerson (Dianne West) and her two sons, Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim), move in with Lucy’s father (Barnard Hughes) in the town of Santa Carla, California. Santa Carla, ironically enough, is the murder capital of the world at that time. Michael is roped into a shady group of boys led by tough-looking, platinum-blond-haired David (Keifer Sutherland). Sam befriends the Frog brothers, Edgar (Corey Feldman) and Alan (Jamison Newlander) while Lucy starts a job working for a man her own age, Max (Edward Herrmann).
As Michael is pulled deeper into David’s group, he meets Star (Jami Gertz) and a little boy, Laddie Thompson (Chance Michael Corbitt). David tricks Michael into drinking his blood and soon the side affects start. Michael, all of a sudden, has no reflection, is irritated by the sun, and almost flies away like a lost kite.

“Look at your reflection in the mirror. You're a creature of the night, Michael, just like out of a comic book! You're a vampire, Michael! My own brother, a goddamn vampire. You wait 'till mom finds out, buddy! “

Sam, after realizing his brother’s a vampire, calls up the Frog brothers and they instruct him on killing his brother. Sam rejects this, and instead the boys concoct a plan to kill the head vampire. If you kill the head vampire, all half-vampires will turn back to human. Sam is convinced that the head vampire is Max, but when the boys spray him with holy water and make him eat garlic, nothing happens. Michael decides to take things into his own hands and manages to take Star and Laddie out of the cavern-hide-out with Sam and the Frog brothers, but they end up killing one vampire and waking up the rest. Vampires are surprisingly believable in this movie due mostly to their frightening depiction. Armed with very real-looking fangs and makeup, these vampires honor Stoker’s description of the monsters. One vampire is actually burned in a tub of holy water and another is burned by the sun.
A battle ensues, the Frog brothers, Michael, Sam and Star against David and the Lost Boys. David dies but Michael feels no different. He wasn’t the head vampire.
Max and Lucy arrive and the truth is revealed: Max is the Head Vampire! Lucy rejects all bad thoughts of Max at first and acts totally ignorant of the things around her, keeping her true to her namesake, Lucy of Dracula. Michael mistakenly invited him inside, rendering the holy water and garlic useless.
Lucy’s father of all people drives straight into the house and kills Max, saving the day.

“One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires.”

This is probably one of the most accurate, if not most comical, vampire movies I have ever seen. But I’ve never seen a real vampire, so we’ll just have to go by Bram Stoker. The vampires in both are supremely similar and it stays true the entire length of the film. A movie for all vampire fans who are sick of sparkles and need a believable plotline and some humor.

“Great! The Bloodsucking Brady Bunch!”
 
 
Current Location: Mi cuarto
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Mele Kalikimaka, Jimmy Buffet
 
 
 
the_cracken
05 December 2009 @ 10:16 pm
"The sun had set and the vampire community was emerging. Most people entering the bar weren’t actual vampires- only pretenders, desperate for some kind of connection with people- especially their throats.
These people, although they tried very hard to fit in with a group of pretenders, wouldn’t drink actual blood. They ingested dark orange soda and called themselves ‘vampires’.
I, on the other hand, cannot stand that corn-syrupy crap. I need the real stuff they won’t even look at. I need blood, because I am a true vampire."

My hit at SUCKING THE LIFE OUT OF READING TODAY. The sappy unrealistic vampires have ruined literature.
Especially when they're....FAKE
 
 
Current Location: Hell
Current Mood: pissed offpissed off
Current Music: Telephone, Lady Gaga
 
 
the_cracken
23 November 2009 @ 05:54 pm
:C  
All my friends are coming home this weekend and I'll be busy and I can't see them! :'(
And I have to make up an Anatomy test tomorrow before I leave and I'm pretty sure I don't know anything on it D:
Oh Jesus Christ. I don't even know what to do with myself. I need to get off the computer.
 
 
Current Mood: stressedstressed
Current Music: My Maria, Brooks & Dunn
 
 
the_cracken
A mi me gustan:
  • Why Don't You Get a Job? by The Offspring
  • Live Like We're Dying, by Kris Allen
  • Baba O'Riley, by The Who
  • Babylon, by David Gray
  • Here Comes Santa Claus, by Gene Autry
  • Jumper, by Third Eye Blind
  • Blowin' in the Wind, by Bob Dylan
  • Santeria, by Sublime
  • Barabajagal, by Donovan
  • Tears in Heaven, By Eric Clapton
  • I Walk the Line, by Johnny Cash
  • Ivan meets GI Joe, by The Clash
  • East Jesus Nowhere, by Green Day
  • Across The Universe, by The Beatles
  • Pressure Drop, by The Clash
  • Forever, by Papa Roach
  • I Wish it Would Rain, by The Temptations
  • Spirailing, by Keane
  • Positively 4th Street, by Bob Dylan
  • Mustapha Dance, by The Clash
  • That's What You Get, by Paramore
  • Love Remains the Same, by Gavin Rossdale
  • In Too Deep, by Sum 41
  • Gives You Hell, by the All American Rejects
  • Hey Jude, by The Beatles
  • Nothing Ever Hurt Like You, by James Morrison
  • Everyday People, by Sly + the Family Stone
  • Police on my Back, by The Clash
  • Just Fine, by Mary J. Blige
  • Heart of Gold, by Neil Young
  • Slip Slidin' Away, by Paul Simon
  • Back in Black, by AC/DC
  • Under the Sun, by Sugar Ray
  • The Weight, by The Band
 
 
Current Location: Desk
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
Current Music: Stolen, Dashboard Confessional
 
 
the_cracken
20 November 2009 @ 10:53 pm
What's your daily internet "routine"?


1. Check FB. [Facebook.]
- I usually have 20-30 notifications every 2 days or so.
2. LiveJournal. OBVIOUSLY :]
- Really only when I have something to write.
3. Yahoo :P
- I have to check my email a lot. I'm a very popular person.
4. iTunes.
- Got to update my iPod.
5. If I have homework to finish on here..
- Always the last thing on ANY list, whether it has to do with computers or not.
 
 
Current Music: Bad Romance, Lady Gaga
 
 
the_cracken
20 November 2009 @ 10:48 pm
"Now I'm the king of the swingers, ohh, the Jungle- V-I-P, I breached the top, and had to stop, and that's what's been botherin' me. I wanna be a man, man-cub, stroll right into town, and be just like the other men, I'm tired of monkeyin' around.."
- The Jungle Book
"My Maria don't you know I've come a long, long way, I been longin' to see her. When she's around she takes my blues away, sweet Maria the sunlight surely hurts my eyes"
- Brooks & Dunn

"Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus!
Right down Santa Claus Lane! Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer are pulling on the reins.
Bells are ringing, children singing;
All is merry and bright.
Hang your stockings and say your prayers, 'cause Santa Claus comes tonight."

- Gene Autry

So I was thinking about songs I like right now and come up with the ones about. I mean, I have over 2000 songs on my iPod so it's impossible to choose but I've been listening to those a lot lately. :)

 
 
Current Mood: pensivepensive
Current Music: All The Right Moves, One Republic