Monday, November 30, 2009


You Are Fantasy / Sci Fi

You have an amazing imagination, and in your mind, all things are possible.

You are open minded, and you find the future exciting. You crave novelty and progress.

Compared to most people, you are quirky and even a bit eccentric. You have some wacky ideas.

And while you may be a bit off the wall, there's no denying how insightful and creative you are.

Is that why I'll always love Tolkien and Stephen King's The Stand and The Dark Tower? Hehehe...

Where's My Italian Language DVD Thingy?

You Are Italian

Ah, you are a true romantic. You enjoy all of the sensual pleasures in love - delicious food, soul stirring music, a beautiful sunset...

And you always seem to be able to find the words to describe each experience perfectly.

You are a charming and seductive person. You just have that certain something that draws people to you.

You are passionate about words. Words can easily inspire, delight, or anger you. It's sometimes all about how something was said.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

FOX Hates Gleeks Who are Also LOST Addicts Without DVRs

According to Entertainment Weekly's Kate Ward, FOX has announced its mid-season schedule. Two items caught my eye and made my blood boil:
  • Glee's fall finale airs on December 9th, and my favourite new comedy will return on April 13th, same time period.
If you look at your calendars, April 13th is a Tuesday! A TUESDAY!!! As I reported last Thursday, LOST's final season premieres on February 2nd - also a Tuesday. I was so happy then, because Glee and LOST won't conflict with each other. Now FOX ruined it by moving Glee to LOST Day (and time period)! What the heck??? Grrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • After Fringe's winter finale on February 4th, it will return on April 1st.
This one actually isn't so bad, definitely not like the first one. It pisses me off that Fringe will take a seven-week hiatus. Since it's returning on the same weeknight (i.e. Thursday), it didn't make me react like the first one. But still.

I wonder if FOX scheduling executives can still change their minds and keep Glee on Wednesdays. Hmmmm...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I Want to Flash Forward to February 2, 2010!!!

Breaking News: ABC has released the official premiere date for LOST's sixth and final season.

FEBRUARY 2, 2010!!!!!!

Yes, it's a Tuesday (check your calendars).

Per ABC's official press release (reprinted on DarkUFO), it's going to be a three-hour premiere event.

  • 8 to 9 PM: Recap show
  • 9 to 11 PM: Two-hour season premiere, "LA X"

The only downside to this premiere event is that I'm gonna miss an episode of The Good Wife (unless it's on hiatus or something). I'm so glad The Good Wife is not heavily serialized, so it won't really matter, especially if I can watch it online on GlobalTV.

It means there's really no downside to this schedule then!

Beginning February 9, LOST airs from 9 to 10 PM.

This has been a day full of LOST scoops, courtesy of writer/executive producer/showrunner Carlton Cuse's Twitter updates. [SPOILER ALERT!] Click here for the scoop on the former castmember who is returning. Click here and here for his official announcements regarding LOST Season 6.

Is it possible to be more psyched for LOST than I already am?

Now can someone start a petition for Maggie Grace to return for the final season?
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

LOST Season 6 is Incomplete Without...

I can't believe it skipped my radar. But DocArzt's open letter now makes sense.

Here's what I said about the possibility that the holdout could be Maggie:

Maggie Grace? Per DarkUFO's Media Mentions section, Maggie is filming an indie drama entitled Flying Lessons and is scheduled to film the untitled Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz thriller this month. Per E! Online, she is open to return as Shannon but is neither confirming nor denying anything.

Indeed, her rep said it was because she just finished filming three movies. In addition to the indie drama Flying Lessons and the Cruise-Diaz thriller Knight and Day, she also did a movie with Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker entitled The Experiment. Per IMDb, the film also features Fisher Stevens who played George Minkowski on LOST.

Can't she take a few days off from her sizzling movie career to shoot some scenes for LOST's final season?

It would be a shame to watch LOST's sixth and final season with one original castmember missing. I'm sure I'm not alone here, but I would love to see Shannon Rutherford back on LOST, even for one episode. Please, Maggie? Pretty, pretty please?

Also, I'm curious as to why Maggie is credited in LOST Season 6 premiere, "LA X," on IMDb if she has not signed on. Is it another goof on IMDb's part? A wishful thinking from an IMDb user who's also a LOST/Shannon fan? Hmmmm...
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sony Blu-Ray Player Out-of-Stock? No Problem!

The women in my family went to Wal-Mart last night to get our electronics using my sister's 20% employee discount. My niece got an HP Mini Notebook that was listed at CDN$328. My sister paid approximately CDN$294, excluding any environmental fees and including GST & PST. 

However, my Sony BDPS360 Blu-Ray Player was not on the shelf! I looked high and low for it, but all I found was a Sony DVD Player. There were other Blu-Ray players: Samsung and LG. I thought, "What am I gonna do? Order it from Amazon? Find another auction on eBay? Abandon the idea altogether? Or buy a Blu-Ray Player from a different brand?" I looked at my sister, who was waiting for me at the counter.

I grabbed the giant LG box and plopped it on the counter.

It's an LG BD370C Blu-Ray Player. It was easy to connect to my Toshiba TV. The picture is so much better since there is an option to watch a disc (standard DVD or Blu-Ray) in Cinema mode. Standard DVDs - Wanted, for example - are also up-scaled so they look better onscreen. You can also play standard CDs - Kelly Clarkson's All I Ever Wanted, for example - although you'd need an Internet connection to get the track names and you'd need the TV to actually listen to the songs. You can also view pictures and films, as well as listen to music, from a USB flash drive. With an Internet connection - which my Blu-Ray player doesn't have right now, because I lent my router to my brother-in-law - you can watch YouTube videos, as well as download content through BD-Live. I just have to figure out how to get Internet connection in there and I can fully enjoy my Blu-Ray player.

Oh, it's listed price was CDN$218. My sister hasn't shown me the receipt, but I expect to pay her CDN$195, excluding any environmental fees and including GST & PST. That would be CDN$10 less than I would have paid if I got the Sony BDPS360 Blu-Ray Player.

Now I hope December 8th gets here sooner so I can have my LOST Season 5 Blu-Ray Disc set!
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Friday, November 6, 2009

All I Want for Christmas Is...

November has begun and there are only 48 days before Christmas!

Aside from $25,000, I would like to get any of the following:

BlackBerry Curve 8520, Black or Lavender

(Both pics downloaded from Rogers Wireless website.)

If I can't get a BlackBerry Storm from Rogers Wireless, this is the next best thing. Right? Spending $49.99 for a three-year plan shouldn't be so bad. The hardware upgrade cost almost two years ago was huge, though. That was only for a BlackBerry Pearl, which was popular back then (i.e. in 2007). The hardware upgrade fees must be crazy-high for this one. Hope not!

Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan (Art by Pia Guerra and Jose Marza, Jr.)

(Volume 1 cover image downloaded from Vertigo website.)

Brian K. Vaughan wrote for LOST from Seasons 3 to 5, as well as two Lost: Missing Pieces mobisodes. Four of the episodes he co-wrote ("Catch-22," "Confirmed Dead," "The Shape of Things to Come," and "Dead Is Dead") are some of my favourite LOST episodes of all time. "King of the Castle" is one of the strongest Lost: Missing Pieces mobisodes. Obviously, he's a great writer.

After it was referenced on LOST 5x06 ("316"), Nikki Stafford included a synopsis of the series in her Finding Lost - Season 5: The Unofficial Guide (page 116-120). In it, she declares,

Suffice it to say: if you are a fan of Lost, you will love Y: The Last Man. It has the same sensibilities, the same cliffhangers, the same mystery. (page 118)

Another LOST fan, Stephen King also loved the series. He says,

The best graphic novel I've ever read.

What more do I need to know about this award-winning series? Now, all I need is the location of a comic book store that has all - I repeat, ALL - 10 volumes.

Sony BDPS360 Blu-Ray Disc Player

(Item image downloaded from Sony Style Canada.)

Dang that LOST University ARG. Why does it cater to those who have Blu-Ray players? So, I want one. Heck, as a LOST fan, I need one.

I've been looking for the cheapest Sony Blu-Ray player online. I lost an eBay bidding for an earlier model of a Sony Blu-Ray player (BDPS350, I believe). It costs CDN$228 at Wal-Mart, where my sister works. She will probably buy this for me during the store's customer appreciation two-week event, when her discount rate increases to 20% and her kids and I can buy our electronics. I will, of course, reimburse her for the total cost (approximately CDN$205, including GST and PST).

Wonder if I'm gonna get any of these? Hehehe...

Advanced Merry Christmas!
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