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Timing sure is important. In everything! Seems like yesterday my timing was off on everything, but I'm still alive, so I reckon it wasn't that terrible.
Yesterday was my last day of highschool. I fell kind of...well, empty. It feels like I imagine it would feel like if I quit my job or lost internet access or something else I'm used to.
Right now I'm working on my graduation speech for Sunday. Actually, it's not really a speech...it's several haiku...in English, of course. Doing one for each of my teachers, one for my grandparents, one for my parents, one about college, one about writing stories over the summer, and I'm not sure what else to write about right now. Got to think of something, though, or mom'll kill me.
Last night dad threw an early surprise 25th anniversary party for mom. He disguised it as birthday dinner for my sister, so mom never saw it coming. We had some friends of theirs come, so we had a good crowd of 23 at the party room of Water Street. Then we surprised my sister by presenting her her first present...tickets to Matrix II, 22:30 showing.
Now, for MY Matrix thoughts...
Okay, first off I've got to say the rally/dance/sex scene was enough to keep me from going back to the theater to see it again. Pointless. Utterly useless.
On the bright side...oooh, the car chases...the car chases! I must say two eighteen-wheelers colliding at 80+ MPH in slow motion was one of the coolest things I've seen lately. The accordian-ish collapsing, the bolts popping out...perfect.
(pardon my acting like a gas molecule)
Neo+pole=awesome. I was getting tired of all the Mr. Smiths, but then he jerks the pole out of the ground and my intrest was revived.
It's funny how I've spent the last two weeks debating free will, choice, and fate on another forum...and then I go see the Matrix and BAM there it is again. I couldn't help but wonder what my debate opponents thought of it; where I agreed and disagreed.
So, is it merely (ha, yeah, "merely" ) a cycle, or is it some kind of matrix inside of a matrix? I think it's the former, but that's quite open to debate until the next movie comes out.
As for the other fighting, I liked the smaller fights...the one-on-ones and the three-on-ones and stuff. Morpheous' fight with the agent on top of the semi was cool, though he looked like he was going to hurt himself with the katana... And what was he thinking when he stabbed it into the top of the truck?! (not the side) You NEVER stick your weapon in something you can't get it out of easilly (aka, wood, walls, trucks). Pah, oh well.
Okay, well, that's enough...need to finish my graduation presentation.