Archive for May 19th, 2005

Unfair people

I see many people (or should I say trolls) on imDB that have rated ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith’ as 1/10. This is just not right and I see it daily on my site too, GnomeFiles.org. There are some people that are just ill-mannered and want to drive down the overall average of a movie/application just so they can piss off others. This is just unfair. I have yet to see an application on gnomefiles that really deserves 1/10. I have seen plenty of crap there that are at around 3/10, but I don’t think 1/10 is a normal voting rate for any app that actually is somewhat functional. I mean, think about it. In a week, there are about 100 votes at 1/10, and less than 10 at 2/10. This means that people are voting 1/10 on PURPOSE, not because an app really deserves to be so low (and usually these 1s go to really good apps like Gimp, Beagle etc).

As for Star Wars, no, it doesn’t deserve 1/10 either. It is not the best movie ever, but it is definetely better than “mediocre”, so at least a 4 or 5/10 should have been more fair for people who didn’t really like it much. All others voting below that are just liers and nerve-breakers.

Watched Star Wars

So, I watched Star Wars tonight and I must say that I have mixed feelings for it. The movie is “ok” and fully watchable (and even enjoyable), but I am not really sure it’s better than ‘Attack Of The Clones’ (however I like it better than ‘Return of the Jedi’ which I never particularly liked — too isolated of an incident for my taste).

The transformation of Anakin to the Dark Side is just not that believable… Only a fool would have fallen for the crap Anakin fell for. And if Star Wars is just the family story of a fool, then we better not watch in the first place.

As for Padme’s death, this was unconvincing too. I know a species of fish that die in that way, but I never seen or heard of a human. 😛

Some scenes are cheesy and unessasery and others they could have been done better if Hayden Christiansen had a bit of *imagination*. The guy seems to lack the imagination required to construct situations in his head so he can act on them more naturally. He is *better* than in AOTC, but still worse than any other actor in the movie.

My favorite character in the movie this time around is senator Bail Organa. He was cool.

Of course, I will be watching the movie in the big screen, in about 2-3 weeks from now, after all the early-viewers have cleared up, so I can get a good seat in the middle of the theater. 😉

Overall: 7/10

Gangs use voodoo in Nigeria sex trade

If she runs away from her life of prostitution, her parents will become sick and die. At least that’s what this Nigerian woman believes. The threatened curse, she claims, was part of a voodoo rite performed in her homeland just weeks before she was brought to Greece by a prostitution ring.”

Idiotic people. They deserve the slavery.

I should elaborate on that. I used to believe in magic and paranormal when I was a teenager. I would read all these stupid books about it, as I am by nature a very curious person about anything out-of-this-world. I didn’t practice any of that crap of course, but I did read a lot and also learned to use cards to “tell the future” (I was told how by the cop boyfriend of my housemate in Corfu where I was studying nursing (yes, I used to be a nurse before studying programming – hospitals are not really for me)). Apparently, my card future-telling was pretty successful among my class mates, they were telling me that whatever I was telling them it was becoming true. Really, I don’t have a way to know if this was the case indeed as, supposedly, telling the cards to yourself doesn’t work.

Anyways, I was into that crap and was also the laughing stock among many of my “friends”. But I didn’t care, “I knew better”. Until one day I had bought that very interesting philosophical/paranormal book and couldn’t wait to go home and read it, I was reading it in the street while walking… 😮

And then I bumped into one person that I shouldn’t have. Another cop that I was crazy for at the time (we are talking 1991 here). 😉

The guy knew that I was crazy about him, but he didn’t really care about me as he was in love with the ex-girlfriend of the guy mentioned above who taught me how to tell the cards but she didn’t care about him (complex situation, I tell ya). He said “Hey, Eugenia, what’s up? What are you reading with such passion over there?”. Oops…

Needless to say when I became the laughing stock for him as well and it was too much to bare this time, I never got into this crap again. I haven’t read the cards since then either. It’s all past. And you know what? Looking back at my teenage life, I can clearly see that all that “magic” crap are just that: useless, stupid crap.

Don’t believe in such stupid things people. Keep an open mind about it from a *scientific* point of view, but if there is nothing scientific about it, discard it.