All About macca366
January, I graduated from university with my bachelors degree, psychology.
February, I quit my job and left for a holiday. Unfortunately while skiing in Japan, I broke my leg. Both my tibia and fibula.
When I got back home to Australia, I had surgery. A titanium rod put through my tibia with a couple of screws. I've been walking again for 4 weeks or so now. It felt like an eon, but in reality it was a pretty quick recovery, broken legs can be much worse. Besides, I think its kind of cool to have titanium in my leg and through an entire bone, like wolverine or something.
So now I'm back on my feet, I've joined a gym to both be healthier in general and also help with any muscle atrophy from being bedbound while my leg healed. I need to start job hunting too. Need to support myself, but at the same time I don't really want a career with my degree, I want to play music for a living..
I was just made to watch Blade Runner director's cut up in an apartment on a big television with nice surround sound and so forth. It was cool. Someone send me the Philip K. Dick novel it was based on to read.
I read that it was panned for its pacing being too slow, but if anything I felt that it was rushed and could have been longer and more fleshed out. Harrison Ford wasn't bad, I think although it was fairly ambiguous, that Ridley Scott intended it to be that Deckard was a replicant, with the scene at the end where he finds the little paper unicorn.
Rutger Hauer's acting was fantastic as Roy. I'll admit I cringed a lot when he was killing Tyrell though. "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die."
Pris was kind of.. sexy. Although I was thinking she could have been like a groupie that followed the Sex Pistols around. The mixture of retro and futuristic in old sci-fi movies is always interesting. The technology does things that are futuristic, yet their idea of what technology should look like is dated compared to what we're used to now, everything looks like chunky old VCR's glued together and stuff.
The romance between Deckard and Rachael is another reason why it could have been longer. That didn't seem too fleshed out at all to me, although I did like it anyway, I'm a sucker for romance sub-plots perhaps, especially forbidden kind. I didn't expect Deckard and Rachael to make love to each other though, I don't think I really thought about whether that sort of physical intimacy with her was possible if she was a replicant, or what emotions - if any - she as an android would have felt. I guess the movie's lasting strength was the questions and blurred lines between what is human and what is unhuman though. I can't blame Deckard for kissing her though.
Something about it reminded me of a concept art image I'd seen for System Shock 2, as well as Deus Ex. But it makes sense as I read that Warren Spektor was influenced greatly by Blade Runner for his vision of the original Deus Ex. He also worked on the original System Shock.
slightly reminds of when I went out at night when I was in Tokyo
I have recently began working at a cafe.
I do everything but cook. Cleaning tables, sweeping regularly, washing dishes, serving food and so forth.
But predominantly, my main job is making all of the coffee. So essentially, I'm working as a barista.
The cafe is right in the heart of the city, and it is the first time I have ever worked in a cafe before, or tried putting the coffee making skills
I learnt a while ago into professional practice. I use the word professional lightly, because, I could certainly stand to be better.
The experience is invaluable, and I know that the centre of the CBD is the most busy a cafe is probably ever going to get, so if I can handle it there, I can handle anywhere.
The worst part of the job is probably standing around not seeing anything that I could be doing to help, feeling useless, knowing the boss is watching.
The best part of the job is pouring a beautiful latte I know is good, or a great looking cappuccino. Or when I see someone come back more than once during the day for another coffee; one that I made.