Thursday, June 24, 2010

SAT Scores

I got my SAT II scores... MEH

690 in Chem and 680 in Lit

I'm pretty disappointed with a 690 in chem. I'm sure I can do much better than that. I'm definitely going to retake that one.

680 in Lit I'm not sure about... I could probably do better but based on how I felt while taking the test that's not awful.

Monday, June 21, 2010


I went to the library today and got A Streetcar Named Desire and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (two famous plays, I'm trying to become more theatrically well read). The woman I was standing next too and the woman working there both asked if I was reading them for school and were very surprised to find out I just wanted to read plays.

It's weird how reading has become so uncommon that it almost labels you to want to read something. I really ought to read more than I do, and I am trying to


In the past couple weeks I have been mistaken for a freshman, a college student, a man with a child (on the phone), and a woman (on the phone). My brother also legitimately said, "I don't think we've met" when I talked to him for the first time in a couple months. I have no idea what I look or sound like anymore

Sunday, June 20, 2010



I'm feeling so passionate! I just want to read books on acting and write films and plays and finish bugle (god what I've gone through to recover that footage) and get voice lessons! grah!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Glee Finale and Kill Bill

Just some thoughts. Glee:

While this wasn't necessarily the best episode ever simply because of a various plot music and dialogue problems, this is what Glee needs to be. The problem with Glee is that recently (as I talked about in a previous post) the episodes have basically become Mr. Shue gives an assignment, there are a bunch of random scattered events sort of based on that assignment, then they all get together and he teaches them a lesson. THIS FORMAT IS AWFUL.

In this episode, however, things made sense! It followed a good narrative structure and actually had an interesting plot. PLUS I DIDN'T LEARN ANY LIFE LESSONS THIS EPISODE, YAAYYYY! On top of that, overall the musical choice this episode was SOOO much better than it's been (Journey and Queen never fail). Plus there was a well done delivery scene that was intercut with Bohemian Rhapsody. This was an incredibly interesting part of the episode, and it reminded me why I watch Glee. Because Glee has potential to do things that no other shows can do, AND THEY NEED TO.

This episode wasn't quite as good as sectionals, but it was still great. I'd say... 8.5

Kill Bill:

So I'm just going to review Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 together. Basically I loved vol. 2 and was bored with vol. 1. The problem with vol. 1 is that it's pretty much all action with very little backstory or explanation. Because of this, there isn't really any emotional investment in the action. The bride is basically presented to you as a horrible person out to kill other horrible people, so I wasn't exactly rooting for her. Alone I would have given this a... 7, because the action sequences were pretty awesome, and some of the sparse dialogue was really good too.

Vol. 2, is then mainly dialogue, backstory, and emotional investment. I feel like I would have enjoyed Vol. 1 more if I had already seen Vol. 2, because after an hour of Vol. 2 I actually cared about what happened to the bride, unlike in vol. 1. Plus Vol. 2 still had some incredibly awesome action sequences.

I understand that they are sort of meant to be viewed as one film, but because, in my opinion, pretty much all the emotional investment and explanation of what the hell was going on was in a completely different movie, it was really hard to enjoy vol. 1.

Vol 1: 7
Vol 2: 9.3
As a whole: 8.5

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I've been fairly unimpressed with the entire second half of the season. While the first season was very inconsistent, it had great music, plots that continued and mattered, and less of that "after school special" feel.

These episodes have all been very bland. Basically every episode starts out with some random event, Will gives the students some random assignment, and then the rest of the episode has the students following some sort of theme and singing about random stuff related to the assignment. Then the episode ends with them all coming together and learning something.

There have been barely any good songs, and I feel like there hasn't been any build up to regionals. The episode before sectionals had a feeling of excitement to it. Sectionals was, in my opinion, the best episode of the series so far. I'm hoping regionals will be as good, but it just seems like there are 30 random plots that may-or-may-not be-resolved-but-I-don't-know-whatever.

Plus, recently the characters have been so unrealistic! Artie has basically become "the kid in the wheelchair" who never gets any plots or has any personality except for his being in a wheelchair, Jesse apparently hates Rachel and the Glee club for no reason (last episode he was confessing how much he liked her?), and there really wasn't a logical reason for why Rachel and her mom didn't want to see each other anymore.

I have no idea what songs they are gonna do on the finale, but I hope it can make up for some of the crap recently.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi is really good. Just throwing that out there