I have been letting things stack up on the recorder box, so I watched a fairly eclectic selection the last couple of days.California Man
is not funny any more. It just makes me *facepalm* at the me who thought it was funny. On the plus side, I am no longer a teenager.Once Upon a Time
is a bit interesting, but... well there's lots of but around the edges. ( Read more... )
Other things I watched...
I saw a Louis Theroux documentary about autistic kids in America
. It did the usual things that creep me out. ( Read more... )
So, anyway, as per usual, TV about autistic people bothers me because it never resembles the actual autistic people I actually know, even if presumably this one was about a different set of real autistic people.
Also also, why America? It's not like there's a shortage of home grown.
Then I watched My Name Is Khan
. That was not easy to watch, there were many upsetting bits. Bad things happened to small child. Very upsetting.
The main character, Khan, he's autistic spectrum, and the film is about that a bit, but mostly about race and religion and romance and how 9/11 screwed up America. ( Read more... )
So in the end he wins and he's the hero, and his marriage is back together, and it's as close to a happy ending as you can get in a film where so many bad things happen to them.
So I think I like it. Even the ways it uses him being autistic spectrum.
But I watched it in small parts all spaced out because many upsetting things happen and it was quite hard to watch.
Also, that under the cut was not my most coherent review ever, I would have to rewrite it quite a lot to fix it.
The film made sense all in a row, but it was long and complicated, and it all linked together in themes and stuff, so when I write the bits I remember it loops around a lot. But that's good in the film, there's no random bits, it all adds together to make a story that needs all those parts in it.
And I like that he achieved what he set out to do by being helpful.
More movies should have being helpful as the main heroic trait.
I think that was all the stuff I watched.
I also played computer games but they were all boring.
I need to find computer games that are not boring and don't make me sick. Like, Doctor Who games are not boring, but I can't play for more than ten minutes without feeling violently ill, because of all that swingy swoopy camera stuff. Tradewinds games weren't boring with the trading and fighting but I've played them a lot now. And I like the games where you run a shop and solve puzzles. I even liked the build a village games except they take forever
and mostly your villagers are going to die of starvation whatever you do which is just depressing. Also the only way to grow your village was to make all the women spend all their time looking after babies until they couldn't any more. That's just creepy. ANYway, I like building trading shopping puzzle games. Possibly with fashions. And foods. And fighting. Funnily enough I haven't found one with all the parts yet. But mostly games are getting more boring more quickly now.
I should do more studying now.