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Forcing myself to watch Twilight, part 2

3 May, 2012 1 comment

This is late, but god damn it if I’m not putting it on my blog. Click here for the first entry in this blog series. I actually watched this movie back during the Christmas break and I tweeted my way through it. Here are those tweets. Hint: I didn’t like this one either.

Alright, starting up Twilight: New Moon for the first time. Let’s see how bad it is…

Wow, that was sure a gentle “shove” across the fucking room that Edward gave Bella. Matrix time and all.

Edward has actually been passable so far and I like how he just laughs at Bella’s fear of aging at age 18.

That’s her entire motivation. She wants to stay young because she thinks that Edward won’t love her otherwise. She has no other worthwhile..

..features about herself, at least in her own opinion. How fucking shallow can a writer be? A female writer at that! #antifeminism #twilight

The whole crux of this series is the shallowness, the entire lack of motivation behind any “love”/whatever. How can women over 15 like this?

Fuck yes, now Edward told her off for her own good. If the movies ended here, that would be fucking awesome! #twilight #newmoon

Is this when she goes into that debilitating depression and doesn’t want to live anymore? 🙂

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2010 in review

3 January, 2011 Leave a comment

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 41,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.


In 2010, there were 86 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 328 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 37mb. That’s about 6 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 28th with 402 views. The most popular post that day was Dakkster’s Top 300 Games, 300-276.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for baldur’s gate, splinter cell, baldurs gate, nfs carbon, and need for speed carbon.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Dakkster’s Top 300 Games, 300-276 May 2010


Dakkster’s Top 300 Games, 125-101 June 2010


Dakkster’s Top 300 Games, 225-201 May 2010


Dakkster’s Top 300 Games, 150-126 June 2010


Dakkster’s Top 300 Games, 175-151 June 2010

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Forcing myself to watch Twilight, part 1

18 September, 2010 1 comment

My nephew and his girlfriend has been telling me that I’m not allowed to whine about Twilight being piece of trash movies or books until I either watch or read them. It doesn’t matter if the general consensus of everything I’ve read about them is that both the movies and books suck ass in every conceivable way. So I’m watching the movies. I caught the first one, Twilight, yesterday. Just for fun I decided to tweet my reactions the whole way through. Here they are, all of them. Just click this post to expand it and see all of them.

Decided that I should watch Twilight and give it a shot. 6:28 in and I’m already annoyed by the horribly bad characterization. #twilight

Paused the movie, as soon as I got it going again, that annoying Asian dude actually said “chillax”. Kill him! #twilight

If you want to see GOOD characterization and amazing portrayal of alienation at school, watch Bang Bang You’re Dead w/ Ben Foster #twilight

Worthless fucking piece of trash movie, but I will endure. #twilight

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Charlie Brooker’s columns and shows

13 September, 2010 1 comment

Charlie Brooker is a guy I started watching and reading over the summer. I downloaded all the episodes of his shows Screenwipe, Gameswipe and Newswipe and after watching those and really appreciating his dry sarcasm, I found out that he writes colums here and there. Checking them out, he’s now in my RSS reader and I read everything he writes religiously. It feels like he writes directly to me, but of course he doesn’t. But that’s how you know someone is a good writer for you, obviously.

His latest column, about Google Instant, is chock full of his usual sarcastic banter and comical observations about life in 2010. You should really check it out, and while you’re at it, go check out Screenwipe and Newswipe as well. Screenwipe takes an analytical, yet comical, look at TV and how it works. One episode can break down children’s TV into its different components while another goes through budgets and how gameshows are made. All the while he’s commenting with exceptionally witty remarks from his own living room, often being very self-deprecating towards himself and the society he chooses to live in. Newswipe, on the other hand, looks at the current events in news and I’d say that it’s like a British and way meaner version of The Daily Show.

As far as his points in the column go, I totally agree with him, and I think I’m going to try out that Pomodoro technique. I have a bunch of writing and other projects that I want to get done and even though my productivity has gone up, I still want to do more.

I leave you with my favorite bit from Newswipe, Charlie Brooker on the anatomy of a news report.