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Going to the cinema is not always fun

You guessed it! We went to watch Kung Fu Panda 3 this weekend, and it was great. I can only recommend the movie. You’d have to watch the previous 2 movies first though, as the third one refers a lot to them. But that’s not what I want to write about today. Actually, it wasn’t my plan to write about this topic at all, as I had something else in mind for today, but since this is a blog, writing down my thoughts is part of the job.

Don’t we all know them? Those people who can’t behave when going to the cinema, and ruin the experience for everyone else. Yeah, I bet you have met some of them, if not many, because they seem to be at every movie. Here is my list of annoying cinemagoers, where you might recognize some ugly behavior… or maybe not. Lucky you then!

Let me kick your chair for you: This was one of the types I met in an almost empty cinema this weekend. Okay, I get that it can be quite uncomfortable to sit in those chairs after a while, and when repositioning your bum, you might end up with your foot in the seat in front of you. It can happen… once. When it happens twice, you’re just being a jerk. When it happens 3 – 10 times though, you need to seriously consider leaving the movie, and go stretch your legs elsewhere, because this is the time when I’m about to turn around and break your ankle.

Let me make sure you heard what I said: The same guy, who kicked my seat, was also in this category. It’s okay to talk during a movie, if you do it real quiet, and as little as possible. If you want to talk normally, and even repeat everything that is being said and done in the movie, wait for it to come out on DVD, and go be a jerk in your own living room. Seriously, it’s like people talking on the phone on the bus; no one wants to be forced to listen to your boring conversation!

I just need to check Facebook: No you don’t. Keep that phone in your pocket, and don’t touch it until the movie is over. People who start checking their phones should either leave the darn thing in the car, or stay at home where the light from the screen doesn’t bother anyone. What’s up with not being able to just stay off the dead cold thing for 1 – 2 hours? Is it really so important to like the picture of Jessica’s newly done nails? If it is, you should have joined her in the nail salon, instead of going to watch a movie you’re not even watching anyway.

I can’t leave the kids home alone: Yes, you actually can, if you get someone to watch them. I’ll never lose enough brain cells to understand the parents who bring their small kids to a movie that was not meant for their eyes, and then let them talk and cry during the whole film, because they are either bored or scared. If you really want to go watch that new horror movie, but can’t get someone to look after your precious little brat, you just don’t go watch it. It’s as simple as that, and believe me, it’s better for the kid not to go.

Of course, there are a lot more things which can annoy you while wanting to watch a movie, like the 2 meter tall guy who has an afro under the hat, and just HAS to sit in front of you. But these are the ones that irk me the most, because their behavior is just plain rude, and they could actually do something about it if they wanted to.

We all paid for the ticket and just want to have a good time watching a movie, so why do some people always have to ruin the experience for others? I just don’t get it. I’d love to watch more movies on the big screen, but since it’s usually such a pain in the bum, I’d rather just stay at home, and wait for the DVD to come out.

Do you agree with me, or are you strong enough to not let such people bother you? Got something to add? I’d love to know 🙂

Image: Dreamworks

Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi – Review

As my first entry, I’d like to review an anime I watched recently. It was so good, that I watched all 12 episodes in a row, which was my first time to do such a thing. My head was spinning afterwards, but I felt good!

Boku dake ga Inai Machi starts out being about a young man named Satoru Fujinuma, who really wants to become a good manga artist, but he fails every time he hands in an idea to his boss, who tells him to dig deeper into himself when creating a story. Because he cannot live on being a struggling manga artist, his main job is delivering pizzas, which he seems quite content with. One day, as he is out delivering a pizza, he notices a sparkling blue butterfly and time jumps a few minutes back, which allows him to avoid an accident, and rescue a little boy from being run over by a truck, driven by a dead driver.

He is the only one who gets injured, and ends up in the hospital, where we get to know, that these time jumps are nothing new to him, and he has named them ‘Revival’. They occur every time something is about to happen, and he gets the chance to change the outcome of the situation he is reliving, as long as he can spot what is wrong with the picture.

He continues living his everyday life, until he finds his murdered mom in his apartment, and since he has blood on his hands from trying to wake her up, a neighbor who happened to stop by calls the police, and the hunt for him begins. Of course he wants to change this situation, and for the first time, he forces a ‘Revival’ upon himself, wanting to change the future, and bring his mom back to life by avoiding her murder.

He succeeds in doing so, but ends up as his elementary school self in the past, where the murder on his mom seems to have its roots. It’s around the same time, as his classmate Kayo disappears, only to be found murdered later the same year. Kayo was the first of 3 victims, and Satoru sets out to rescue all of them, as he believes this will change the future, and also spare his mom from death, if he can find the culprit behind this string of murders.

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That about wraps up the first episode of the series, as well as what the rest is all about. Every episode has a highlight, where we get to know a little bit more of what happened in the past, and no second of the entire series seems like a waste of time or filler. I was hooked to my chair the entire time, and even skipped the openings and endings.

The characters are all wonderful and divergent, and all have their own place in the story. You want to like them all, but you also know that one of them is the murderer, and get an uneasy feeling when someone says or does anything suspicious, even if it’s just a kid. The reveal of the culprit doesn’t really come as a big surprise, but it doesn’t matter, as the big twist in the story is being shown afterwards, using the last 2 episodes to turn the story once again, and leaving the viewer think about what actually happened in the past, and why.

Boku dake ga Inai Machi is quite similar to The Butterfly Effect and The Girl Who Leaped Through Time, as it is a story of jumping back in time to rewrite the future. It also doesn’t hide that it’s about the butterfly effect, as Satoru sees a blue butterfly every time ‘Revival’ happens to him, and it shows both his success and failure in doing so.

Overall, it’s a very dark series, but it has some fun moments, and surely leaves you thinking about your past actions in your life. If you like drama, thriller and mystery genres, this might be a series you’re going to enjoy just as much as I did!

Have you already watched it? What’s your opinion on it? If not, do you want to watch it now? 🙂

Welcome!

Well hello there, and welcome to my little place on the net!

If you are wondering what kind of place this is, I cannot give you an answer just yet. My plan is to just let my heart bleed, play and cry here. What my heart contains is usually something creative, so expect DIY stuff, graphics, written words, and my brain fighting itself.

Up until now, I’ve only had German anime GFX and fan sites, which was fine for like 10 years, but now I’ve had it. I still love anime, and I still love graphics, but it’s not that big a part of my everyday life anymore. There was a time, when I’d sit in front of the PC until the sun would rise again, watching anime, playing MMO’s, and chat with someone. But at some point, I felt that it just wasn’t my kind of thing anymore. Thus, I started a lot of creative hobbies, and they slowly took over my PC time. Thinking about how my old site was drowning in nothingness, I decided to just quit it, and start blogging about whatever occupies my mind. And here I am!

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But who am I? I’m a 31 year old Danish female (yes, I’m a cake!), and I’ve decided to never fully grow up. It’s a trap anyway, and who likes to walk into something, when they know it’s a trap? I’m both a girlfriend and a mother, but also my own creative self. I like creating things, be it crafts or digital things, and I’d like to share my thoughts and experiences with you.

You are always more than welcome to throw me a comment, since I’m always happy to get some input. You can write me in English, but also German and Danish, if you feel more comfortable with any of those languages.

I hope to settle down here very soon, and to see you again when it happens!