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Off to Whitby later, where I will stay for a variable amount of time based on how much I enjoy myself. At the moment I'm tempted to come home on Sunday as the 80s night would be more out of habit than enjoyment - but I might feel better when I get there!

Last weekend was reasonably relaxed. Friday night hanging around with some friends; Saturday 9-10 miles on the bicycle without letting my tyres down by mistake followed by cinema and clubbing; Sunday spent relaxing even more and having another crack at the spare room. Monday and Tuesday were spent shopping for shoes and being annoyed by HEIs; Wednesday and Today will mostly be about work.

On Saturday I saw A Scanner Darkly which was ok. It took a while to really get going and I suspect I had a better time with it than fishthecat as I'd read the book. Still, technically it was interesting even if it goes some way to demonstrate why Blade Runner is a better film for not being a faithful adaptation of Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

Not quite wanting to go home I had a quick nose around their exhibitions and convinced myself I should fill in the paperwork to display some of my own stuff there; but there was some brilliant stuff to see - like a couple of examples from the Roadkill Family Album (not as bad as it sounds and well worth a look!

Then it was back to the cinema for The Children of Men. Clive Owen reflected perfectly a dull wooden dystopian future and it was, when all is said and done, a relatively enjoyable romp. Michael Caine was terribly grating though - with his characterisation mostly limited to saying "amigo" at the end of every sentence.

Curry on Sunday was lovely - though vegetarian restaurants, in this case Jyoti in Sparkbrook, still slightly confuse me by having a decent amount of choice - but of all the things in the world to complain of...

Now I must get on with things, but to have one less band in the backlog - here's the full set of pics from Lacuna Coil the other week.

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Full Set - Lacuna Coil, Birmingham, October 06

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barrettyman From: barrettyman Date: October 26th, 2006 08:56 am (UTC) (Link)

A scanner darkly

I got the comic book version, I was afraid that all that rotoscoping would make me feel queazy. It is a typical Philip K Dick, if a little less coherent in places. I think your right though, faithful adaptations of his work are pretty hard going.
davefish From: davefish Date: October 26th, 2006 09:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Compositionally, I really like both 9781 and 7267. Getting the logo on the tie was brill[1].

[1] To counteract the a*tw**k, I must remember to use the words 'brill' and 'sweet' more. Alternatively, I could actually try some proper photo-crit, but that requires brainpower.
gaius_octavian From: gaius_octavian Date: October 26th, 2006 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Backlighting FTW!
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