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Upcoming Movie Night and other crap...

Posted on 2009.02.23 at 20:33
For those few of you who live in and around the gump, this Sat the 28th is the AUM Gay Straight Alliance movie night, showing the Rocky Horror Picture Show and other random comedy/horror flicks. You don't have to be an AUM student or gay to come. :) Should be a good time though, I'm quite looking forward to it. Let me know if interested.

In other news, Dustin Lance Black's acceptance speech for winning best original screenplay nearly made me cry. ;_; On a day when I was feeling rather depressed at the idea of trying to make any sort of difference in a black hole like Montgomery, AL, I hear something absolutely inspiring in so many ways, something small, but something that makes me want to get up and keep trying.

Ok, I just made my first 30-second Robot Chicken-esque video clip using the glorious Windows Movie Maker...and I'm totally addicted. XD

And "Milk" is a totally fucking awesome movie. I figured it would be good, but I was really blown away by Sean Penn's performance, as well as their method of story-telling, and the vintage feel to the whole thing. I love how they wove real footage throughout the movie. I saw Valkyrie as well, and between these two based-on-a-true-story-with-a-shitty-ending movies, I have to say I like the way they did Milk better. And now I really really really need to get a copy of Randy Shilts' book on Harvey Milk. And can I say that it was really incredibly creepy how the religious fundamentalists of the 70s were saying the exact same thing that they are saying today? About how gays will "destroy families" and the like. But as Lewis Black says, the only way gay people can destroy families is by sneaking into their homes at night, barging in on their nice family dinners, and proceeding to fuck each other in the ass. That is how wholesome American families are destroyed!

Cleo eye

"If you were gay, that'd be ok!"

Posted on 2008.12.26 at 13:04
And WHY did I not know that Avenue Q was in Bham last Sunday???

of montreal
Posted on 2008.12.24 at 01:03
Barren human wasteland where people would spit on you as soon as look at you, or a close minded place where nothing changes and nothing stimulating ever happens.

Does it have to be one or the other? Is there no medium ground? And if I had to choose, what would I pick? :P I just have this intense yearning for something new, something amazing, something that blows my mind. I used to have those experiences....

Maybe I should stop bitching and look a little more deeply into where I am now. Maybe I could find what I was looking for, in places I wouldn't expect. Yes, maybe. If I could be open to it like that. Some places I really just don't *want* to delve into. It's a fine line.

And I had a lovely lovely time with Bevin tonight!! Despite getting hit on by the slutty guy and subsequently feeling like I needed to shower immediately.

Okay my dear friends, I need your honest opinions. This is the design I've come up with so far for the new Gay Straight Alliance @ AUM. This is for bulletin board, and the graphic might go on some flyers and stuff too. I'm trying to make it hip and modern and appeal to a wide audience. I want it to be vastly different from the rainbows and pink triangles that were on the bulletin board for months beforehand. I'm kind of taking my cue from http://www.thenewgay.net/ here, kind of the next generation I guess. Our group's goal is to be a place for GLBTQ-ers, but also to try and bridge the gap between them and the straight community, so I don't want to go scaring anyone away. And I want us to be taken seriously, not some half-assed thing (with bad design taste at that). (And of course I suck at vector art, but I'm trying.) So anyways, I need to know your reaction to this image, what it comes across as for you. I really don't want to put up something that is crappy or gives off the wrong vibe or something.

[edited to include Krissy's feedback]

Any feedback you can give me would be appreciated!

Mikey & Brian

Hiding in the dark of the matinee once more...

Posted on 2008.11.23 at 00:51
So I just uploaded like a 3 1/2 hour playlist of Franz Ferdinand remixes, live sets and b-sides. That should keep me busy while I painty paint paint all week! I love them, my bffs.

Tonight we went to Five Guys, Burgers & Fries for the first time. Pretty good, reminded us of In-N-Out, but not quite as awesome. Still, they had the fresh ingredients thing going on. And while we waited in line for 15 minutes, I read the various glowing reviews from magazines around the country (they were plastered all over the walls). And I was suddenly struck by a longing to be in another state. Laura is here visiting for Lizzy's weddin', and she keeps talking about how we need to move up there to hippie-land, NC. Now Joe and I both liked the Chapel Hill area. But I'm not about to pick up and move now that I've got a good thing going at AUM. I thought that maybe we could be content in Montgomery for a while, could relax a bit and build a little place for ourselves here (socially and culturally speaking). But tonight, feeling that twinge of wanderlust, I wondered if it wouldn't be long before we became incredibly bored and NEEDED to move. *shrug* I dunno. If I can get my ass in gear and become a good designer, maybe I could find myself a place in a cool area. Not *too* far away though. :P

And Bolt is a very cute movie. And coming out of it in the midst of the Twilight crowd, I dubbed Bolt the "anti-Twilight" movie, and that made me happy.

I've decided these are the older songs that of Montreal had BETTER PLAY:
She's a Rejecter
Gronlandic Edit
Eros' Entropic Tundra
Wraith Pinned to the Mist (and Other Games) <---yes this is the Outback Steakhouse song. Poor Kevin. Those bastards told him it would likely only be used for a radio jingle, not the entire fucking identity of the company. It's still a great song though, the original.

Other magazine subscriptions that I need in addition to Wired, Print, and Communication Arts (all of which I adore):
Layers - I hate the idea of getting a lame-o "photoshop tips" mag, but I guess I need to learn that stuff somehow
Computer Arts

And enough rambling, I really need to go to bed now. :P

P.S. I like my church. I like that it doesn't really look or feel like a church. I don't think I could go somewhere with actual pew benches. Just, no.

Cleo eye

I've found a new waaaay, Well I've found a new way baby...

Posted on 2008.11.20 at 19:12
Current Mood: insane
Current Music: Franz Ferdinand - "Ulysses"

Yes, that sums up my day.

I'm about to run out and go panic shop for a dress to wear IN my best friend's wedding. I am full of hate for whoever made my dress not arrive yet. Probably my own self, but it's easier to hate the faceless UPS man. Sonuvabitch.

I'm thinking find a flowy black skirt, cut a few yards of black lacy material for a shawl, get some dark eye shadow, add my lacy arm thingys, and my non-goth red top should work.

Picking up Laura tonight! Yahhhh!

I can't wait till these fucking holidays are OVER. I have SO MUCH CRAP TO DO.

of montreal

"For those about to party" indeed!

Posted on 2008.11.15 at 14:23
Aw yeah, bitches! Just ordered tix to see of Montreal on New Years Eve in Athens with Joe, Krissy & Sam. For once I will have a fun New Years Eve instead of just sitting around watching TV/playing on computer. Huzzah!!

of montreal


Posted on 2008.11.14 at 02:52
Current Music: Jack White & Alicia Keys - Another Way to Die
Anyone want to go with me to Athens, GA and ring in the new year with of Montreal?? Anyone??? :DDD

Cleo eye

I love Jon Stewart.

Posted on 2008.11.07 at 14:54

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