Thursday, September 16, 2010

Welcome to my world (wow that sounds egotistic!).

I should start by saying something interesting, intelligent, and tastefully humorous right? OK sure. A lot of people call me a nerd. I guess that's because I'm good with computers and math. But I'm down with that. When someone calls me a nerd I just reply, "Yeah, that stands for Naturally-Exceptionally-Respected-Dude. So thanks!"

A little about myself then. I'm 19 years old and a college student in New England. I grew up a Star Wars fan and I still am. When I was 4 years old I got my first Star Wars action figure. I've been collecting ever since and have over 600 figures now :O Yeah, I like Star Wars :D I also like ending sentences with "gleemoticons" ;)

My favorite TV show is Star Wars: the Clone Wars on Cartoon Network. If you don't like it that's OK. As long as you respect it. And if you really, really don't like the Clone Wars you probably shouldn't read this blog, because I'm going to be talking A LOT about it. For example I'll probably say stuff like: "OMG I'M SOOOO EXCITED FOR THE SEASON 3 PREMIERE!!!"

Most people think the Clone Wars movie stunk. I'm not going to lie. But all I have to say is this: It cost 8 million dollars to make and it made 80 million. That would be 1000% revenue. If you want me to put that into perspective, think about this. Most CGI theatrical releases have production budgets between 100 and 200 million, and most of them only make 20 or 30 million more than that. So the Clone Wars mathematically was one of the most successful movies in history.

Then why do so many people think it stinks? Here's why. Because it wasn't even meant to be on the big screen. All the Clone Wars movie was, was the pilot episode to the Clone Wars TV show (which is the highest rated sci-fi CGI series on television.) George Lucas set up a studio, invented an animation program and made a 100 minute movie with a bunch of Star Wars fans. And as the following TV series continued to air, the animation got better, the stories became darker, and the Clone Wars became a sensation. So if you haven't watched it in a while, you should check out season 3, which is in my opinion just as exciting as any other Star Wars entertainment out there.

I can't end this post without talking a bit about my other two passions, New England sports and linguistics. If your scratching your head wondering what the heck "linguistics" is, don't worry. I'll save you the trouble of Googleing it. Linguistics is the study of language. Those kids who participate in the National Spelling Bee probably know a little about that. Where do certain words come from? How are different words in different languages related to each other? Those are linguistic questions. And as far as sports go, I'm going to put it out there right now. I love the Patriots, the Red Sox, and the Celtics. You can hate them or love them too or not even care! I just want you to know that I'll be talking a lot about those teams.

So that will rap this post up for now. Feel free to comment, and please tell you friends about this blog :D

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