July 16th, 2010


Communism was just a red herring

Had some fun adventures this week! For my friend's birthday we went to a local meadery and did a tasting. I discovered a type of mead that is so incredibly delicious it makes me weep. Unfortunately, the price also makes me weep. I got a big jug of hard lemonade that I can get refilled for $15, so that's pretty awesome. Their black cherry cider was also to die for.

We also watched a ton of movies. I brought Clue, which I hadn't seen in ages (flames...on the side of my face), and we saw this really cool movie that came out last year called Ink. Has anyone heard of it? It's an independent fantasy thriller about an event that takes place in a parallel dreamworld. The Storytellers come to us at night and give us good dreams, and the Incubi feed off our dreams and give us nightmares. A mysterious creature named Ink who isn't part of either category kidnaps the dream persona of a little girl, leaving her comatose in the real world. Her Storyteller sets off to rescue her, and the story slowly unfolds around her situation and the people who are trying to get her back. It's not a perfect movie by any means, but it's interesting and many of the elements are surprisingly well done for an independent fantasy movie. The special effects are minimal but extremely effective, and the music is pretty fantastic. The characters are also very intriguing, though it sort of leaves you wishing that there was more character development in general, as most of the characterization focuses on one person. Despite the flaws, there's a genuinely good story in it. You get the sense that if a few elements were tweaked, it could be really epic.

Here's the trailer, if anyone is interested:

I can't believe that Comic-con's in less than a week! I've gotta start planning everything soon and I'm starting to flip out just a little bit. :D