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Journal Journal: Getting to know you 103

After looking through Com2Kid's journal I was struck by just how much many of us in the journal subculture seem to have in common. Or maybe its just that I only notice the commonality and miss all the things that we are all worlds apart on. But anyway, I thought I'd throw a little "survey" out and see what kind of responses I get.

If any of you more connected people want to take this and put it up in your journal feel free. I just want to see what the results look like. Feel free to add your own entries to your replies.

Gender: M
Age: 22
Religion: Christian
Political Affiliation: Democrat
Occupation: IT
Marital Status: Single


Looking through the responses a lot of people seem to be political "basket cases" to steal a phrase from Kieth Russell. So lets break this down a little more. Some of these skirt the political/religious line, but I'm willing to bet that a lot of our politics are strongly influenced by our religions. So...

Abortion: Opposed to it on a personal level, but don't feel it is my right to decide for someone.
Gun Control: Strongly in favor of background checks. Don't see a need for private ownership of assult weapons.
Enviornment: Good stewardship of the earth is a must, but moderation should be practiced in all things.
Social Programs: Strongly in favor of, belive that those who can work should work.

Once again, feel free to add to this list, these are just here to get the discussion started.


Journal Journal: Lord of the Rings Video & DVD Release

Peter Jackson has relesed some details on the video and DVD release of The Lord of the Rings:The Fellowship of the Ring. According to this article it looks like he is going to follow the George Lucas method of maximizing profits. What it boils down to is that he is going to release the cinimatic version in August of this year, and then a special edition with about 30 minutes of additional "special edition" footage in November. So far he has hit the first two points from this comment that I made almost a month before this article was published.


Journal Journal: Lord of the Rings Review

Saw The Lord of the Rings last night and have only one word, WOW. The visuals, costumes, sound, etc were all fantastic. They did a great job making a movie that will satisfy the fans, without being over the heads of people who have never read the books.

The time constraints of the movie meant that some stuff had to be cut. The flight from The Shire to Rivendell was very abreivated, as was the time they spent in the Lothlorien. Glorfindel is left completely out in large part to push the Aragorn/Arwen love story line. The only major plot inacuracy that I saw was that Gandalf had already escaped from Sauraman by the time Aragorn and the hobbits reached Weathertop. I also think they put a little "easter egg" in the movie for the biggest fans, I'm seeing it again tonight with a different group of friends and I am going to check for it more closely.

All in all it was a throughly enjoyable movie, and I think a lot of people are going to watch the movie and go out and read the books. If you haven't read the books, watch the movie first, and then read the book, it will be a much more enjoyable experience for you. But in any case go watch it, I am probably going to see it three times in the first week it is out, and it will be worth every penny.

Journal Journal: Story Rejection

You know, it would be really nice if there were more details given about why a story was rejected. Was it just not interesting enough, is it off topic for slashdot, is there already too much on the front page?

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