Monday, November 8, 2010

Man... I don't have another craft show until December. I don't know what to do with myself. My last craft show was pretty slow (but still a lot of fun), so I don't have to replenish my stock the way I had anticipated. Sales in general have been good, though. I made a goal of reaching 4 pages in my Etsy shop, but I'm having trouble because things keep selling. It's a very good problem to have.

Daylight savings is already driving me nuts. I hate it when it gets dark so early. I wonder if we're going to have to suffer through this useless tradition forever.

Austin and I watched "Aliens" last night. I was truly surprised at how awesome it was. Better than the first, I think. It had me nail-biting and screaming at the TV. It's also a perfect example of how CGI has ruined movies. A movie from 1986 managed to be more visually compelling, realistic, and engaging than any new, live-action movie I've seen in the last 15 years (perhaps with the exception of "Pan's Labyrinth"). There's no "wow... how did they do that?" effect in movies anymore. I'd be more convinced by a guy in a bad bear suit than I would by a perfectly rendered CG bear, to be honest. I really want the movie industry to bring back animatronics and make-up, and stop with the over-the-top simulations that aren't fooling anyone.

1 comment:

  1. Splah. I had a comment written and accidentally backed up a page. Well, to reiterate and sum up, then...

    Glad your stuff is selling well. Definitely a good problem to have.

    If I knew more people on Twitter I might actually log on to mine.

    I've been meaning to watch Pan's Labyrinth, but the subtitles would require me to actually watch it and not multitask, so I've been putting it off for what probably amounts to several years now.

    Now it's time to get the baby. If he wakes up I become entertainment and if he doesn't I get to take a nap. Yay for me.