I HAVE A NEW CAT!Wanna see? She’s unnamed as of yet, but she’s a cute, 2-year old, 4-pound kitty from the shelter, and she’s absolutely perfect for me. Thanks to for helping me pick her out.
Thanks again to for reminding me that I can watch films with violence in them, mentally tune out the violence, and focus only on the story. Hence, I got to see the new Matrix film. It’s so incredibly mystical, in the original sense of that word. The Corporate Mofo and, of course, The Christian Science Monitor manage to identify most of the mystical allegories (though I am surprised they don’t talk about Esther and Lazarus in this context . . . Trinity makes SUCH a sexier Lazarus . . . .) People, when you watch this film, do something radical: ignore the CG and the violence. Study the intelligence in the film. If you get the message, welcome to the 1% of the world who actually think about things, rather than just accept and mimic.
On the same topic, I recommend skipping the direct-to-video release of The Animatrix. As must as I love good animation, it’s just going to lead to more stories of idiots in real life who think they’re in The Wachowski Brother’s fictional reality. (In The Animatrix, there’s a short where a kid throws himself off of the roof of his school, saying “Save me, Neo” or something similar. Don’t kill yourself, or others, over a film, please!) This is a major hot button for me (those of you who know my stance on RPGs understand this). There are times you DON’T THINK, and there are times you THINK. Learn when to do which one.
Some late pledges are coming in, but my friend M. won first place with a whopping $90 donation ($0.25 / minute for 6 hours, on the dot). She’ll be receiving the lovely special gift when she makes her payment. If you’d still like to volunteer money (or beat her out for first prize!) the deadline is this Friday. You can email me directly to find out my PayPal address, but please be advised that I’ll only take bank transfer PayPal payments, not credit card-based ones.