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Jan. 23rd, 2012 03:03 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] outdatedclocks has pointed out that my lower-back/hip problems, and my leg problems, are probably all related to the issues I have with my feet (lack of arches?). I've been making do with CVS-brand arch support pads, but they're not really enough, and I'd like to be able to do some cardio and upper-body stuff again, which I can't really now since my back hurts alllll the time. I'd been putting off talking to my doctor about it because of my terrible experiences with my last one...even though this one's shown no indication she's suddenly going to go all 'you're lying, you must be sneaking nachos in the middle of the night, fatty' on me. In fact, she'll probably be happy to help me out, since she wants me exercising before I go on T since I have a genetic disposition towards hypertension (dad's been hospitalized for it).

BTW, for those curious about the whole doctor saga, since I've posted it around a few places but not actually here at my main journal I think (since I just realized last night [livejournal.com profile] ocelotofdoom had never read the whole thing)...I submitted the whole thing to First, Do No Harm (excellent blog BTW) so you can read it here (it's so long I don't see a need to copy+paste it here P:)

Speaking of [livejournal.com profile] ocelotofdoom, we might be hanging out this weekend :D or rather, probably are. I am still working out the logistics, I think I'll stay on campus this weekend and take the train into the city. It would mean missing a therapy appointment, but I've skipped weeks in the past (or rather, therapist has cancelled on me) so I know it won't do any damage emotionally or to my comfort level with him.

Okay I really should go to class 6 u 9;;

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Did a bit of a horror movie marathon today! Here's what I thought.

The Innkeepers

Really good! If you like ghosty movies and don't mind jump scares, I really recommend it. I actually came to really like the two main characters, which is unusual for me in a horror movie.

Don't Go In The Woods

I, uh, um, well. It's supposed to be a 'horror musical'. What it is is a typical teen slasher movie, except the victims are musicians, and they spend half the movie singing songs that are completely unrelated to the 'plot' or situation in general. Also, there's a twist at the end, but it's one that got old in this genre aaaages ago; I managed to guess it from the beginning, and you know if I get it it's pretty obvious.

Haunted Changi

This one is pretty good. For a bit I wasn't sure if it was just a sort of copycat of Grave Encounters, but it seems to be more like they're both in a reeeally specific sub-sub-genre. Genre: horror, sub-genre: paranormal investigations, sub-sub-genre: really big reality-bending malicious buildings. It didn't spook me often, but then again, neither did Grave Encounters, and I loved them both, although this one has a slightly different taste to it. And no, there's none of that...um...what's at the end of Grave Encounters (don't want to spoil anyone; it's a good movie) and in fact it doesn't play up the hospital theme at all, which makes sense since they're concentrating on the mass murder/genocide history of the location.

The Loner (in Korean, with really terrible subtitles)

Okay, I have to admit I only read like half the subtitles, so I was pretty much perpetually confused here. But the subtitles themselves are badly-written, with a lot of awkward and unclear translations, leaving out a lot of punctuation (and it seems sometimes leaving out a lot of words) and there are a lot of spelling errors/typos. Also, from what I do understand, it portrays otaku (or the Korean equivalent) in a really negative and stereotypical light. Also, the movie would probably be pretty triggering on the suicide/self-harm/mental illness end

For your entertainment, selections from my narration of this movie to [livejournal.com profile] beasts_and_men: cut for length and mentions of SUICIDE and SELF-HARM (somewhat explicit) and MENTAL ILLNESS )

So yeah, that's what I watched today. BTW, any recommendations? I'm running low on good, recent horror movies to see. I heard Megan is Missing has been really creeping people out, but...it's like...a crime-based horror right? That tends to bore me, unless it's got a really attractive killer, like the Hannibal movies. I prefer supernatural horror. I might end up digging through these Paranormal Activity copycats that are floating around, to see if there's any that are moderately good...


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