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V for Very Eager to Alter Blog

Weekend's gone already, but i've had a busy and productive one. Yesterday I wiped my laptop and reinstalled Windows and all the other necessary programs. It went pretty much to plan which I am quite happy with.

I did a fair bit of planning to make sure I copied everything across to make it as hassle free as possible, and for the first time I used the Windows 'Files and Settings Transfer Wizard', which made re-setting a few things in Windows (such as appearance etc) a breeze.

One program I did leave out reinstalling was Konfabulator (now 'Yahoo! Widget Engine). I feel that since that Yahoo! acquisition, it's become a bit bloated and chews up a bit more resources than before. I'll see about trying it out again once the next release arrives.

Now that that's mostly taken care of, i'm free to start the development of converting this blog over to the new script. In fact, this will probably be the last entry to this blog under this format. Hopefully it won't be as much of a chore as I'm expecting to be, but the whole spam issue has forced my hand.

Last night after Church we went to see V for Vendetta I actually thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It was very political, but not totally in-your-face. I enjoyed the wit, but something that I realise now that I enjoyed even more is that there was not one person in the entire movie with an American accent, and it was surprisingly refreshing.

In fact although this movie was aimed largely at American audiences (and more obviously at the American political situation), the USA was barely mentioned in the whole movie, and as it was set in the future, was mentioned to have suffered some massive catastrophe that implied England was left pretty powerful in the world scene. 'England Prevails!' was a catchy cry.

The English Boston tea party reference was also quite amusing (which for life of me I can't find that quote in any online script of the movie).

Below are other good quotes from the movie:

V: Voil?! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is it vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished, as the once vital voice of the verisimilitude now venerates what they once vilified. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose vis-?-vis an introduction, and so it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.
Evey Hammond: Are you like a crazy person?

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Evey Hammond: Who--who are you?
V: Who? Who is but the form following the function of what... and what I am is a man in a mask.
Evey Hammond: I can see that.
V: Of course you can. I'm not questioning your powers of observation, I'm merely remarking on the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.

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1 thought on “V for Very Eager to Alter Blog

  1. there was someone who commented on the gutlessness of the average American that they staged a biting political movie in another country; obviously self-referential to us, but we are objective, and the whole 'it's in England, don't worry' thing may obfuscate the obvious overtures opined by other mediaric objects and entities.
    ...and you may call me O, as in 'oh my how did i put such assonance without sounding like an...oh, wait.'

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