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Monday, July 21, 2014

Thou Shalt Not Expect Cinemalaya Festival Passes to Come Easily

Life has a habit of throwing stuff that would test your patience to its maximum capacity, and you'd realize that all you need to succeed is the smallest amount of forgiveness and understanding.

Yesterday (and for the second time, take note), we experienced the slight incompetence of CCP's Box Office.

Around 1:30pm, a companion and l fell in line to buy a Cinemalaya Festival Pass. Once in a while the ticket sellers would let people cut in line for Kleptomaniacs or WiFi Body tickets, which is perfectly understandable if you look at how there are plenty of people spontaneously showing support for these productions.

Beforehand, we had asked the ticket seller, a lady in green, if Festival Passes are still available, to which she told us yes, and that we just wait. 

3PM came and the line completely stopped because the Internet, they claimed, wasn't working. Nothing happened until 5pm, when they were already trying to shoo us away because of how unreliable their ticketing system is (pic above).

So out of desperation, we went inside the office itself and asked if it is still possible for us to get Festi Pass. 

The lady in the pic replied, "Meron pa naman, kaso wala na yung assigned magprint."

Boom, napanes kami. Lol. That's life. People might piss you off for their ineptitude to do their job properly, but at the end of the day, move on na lang kaagad. There is always tomorrow. Or the day after tomorrow. As long as may available pang Festival Pass.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The 2014 Primetime Emmy Nominations are in and...

Tatiana Maslany got snubbed again. And I thought, for once, I'd care about the Emmys. Nope. Not yet.

And I can't believe Modern Family still exists. Such a bore to see its name on every list every freakin' year. When will it end?

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Eulogy for 'Community' (2009 - 2014)

I’m writing this a few minutes after learning that NBC has cancelled Community. I’ve always been planning another blogpost related to one of my favorite TV shows of all time, but only after one of two things has happened: (1) the show gets its much-awaited sixth season, or (2) it gets axed. Unfortunately, the latter just happened, and here I am now, mourning like a widow in black. Never have I been so heartbroken by anything TV-related.

I first learned about Community’s existence when The Creative Dork blogged about it. I tried watching a few episodes, and by the third I realized that I was prepared to spend an incredible amount of time supporting the show with its wacky cast of characters stuck in wackier situations. It wasn't afraid to experiment, to show something new, to serve at least one meta reference per episode. In short, it wasn't afraid to be different.

Come to think of it, we were lucky to have a fifth (even a fourth) season, when NBC started to dish out the “cancel it or not” card by Season Three. The hashtag #SixSeasonsAndAMovie started trending, and it was that crucial moment when we fans were given something to root for. We stuck with the show despite threats of cancellation because we embraced this glimmer of hope that the almighty hashtag might come true after all.

But they cancelled it just one season short for the prophecy to be half-fulfilled. Sure, don’t give us the movie, but just consider giving us the sixth and we’d be happy.

Community is also why I don’t care about the Emmys, and why I think the awarding ceremony is a joke. We have comedies that are always present each year, as if the reason for their sole existence is to get nominated: Modern Family, 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live. They never showed love for Community, which is probably a good thing. Heaven knows how its quality would turn out if it had garnered an audience as big as that of the titles mentioned above. Then again, the lack of audience is what prompted NBC to give the go signal to end the show. 

So here I am, shaking my head at how something like Big Bang Theory has been extended for three more years, while a series funnier and more intelligent (yes, I watched both so I can compare) than Community has been axed. I got sad when Outsourced was cancelled, but Community was like a dear friend to me, and its loss is something I won’t be able to recover from easily. Now you can tell that I don't handle loss very well.

Annie, you’re not just Greendale’s boobs; you’re intellect and initiative, and that’s what’s important. Shirley, continue baking your delicious brownies because I’ll buy a box someday. Troy, wherever you are, we hope you’ll achieve your dream. Dean Pelton, you’ve always been a great dean, even if you won’t get Jeff by being one. Britta, may you always stand up for what you believe in. Abed, my favorite geek, do continue geeking out and turning everyone’s life into a TV show. Pierce, rest in peace. Chang, stop being evil, will you? And Jeff, we don’t know how the study group would turn out if it wasn’t for your charisma and impromptu speeches. And your egotism.

We’re still not going to lose hope. Community has died. But so did Aslan, Gandalf, and Jesus Christ. Now look at where they are right now.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Joan Cornellà's Comic Creations - Crude, Creepy, Crass Yet Utterly Hilarious

Now here's something that kept me entertained for a few hours. Artist Joan Cornell√† has created some weird and shocking comic strips. Lewd and morbid, with plenty not making any sense at all, these strips aren't exactly the kind we'd see on pages of our daily newspapers here in the Philippines - unless the editors go on an intense LSD trip around their offices.

Ready? Enjoy, I guess. (click each pic to enlarge)
Joan's picture and the strips in this post are all taken/borrowed from Joan Cornell√†'s blog, http://elblogdejoancornella.blogspot.com/. Click the link to view MORE of his works.

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