The Sunset Tree

album | 2005 | The Mountain Goats


29/10/23

great album not my favourite mountain goats album but undoubtedly excellent. many good tracks. standouts include dilaudid and this year

four out of 5 stars

Bottle Rocket

movie | 1996 | Wes Anderson


30/10/23

i am really bad at watching movies so i am still only halfway through despite it having been a few days but this movie is great and i can highly recommend it so far heaps of fun :)

five out of 5 stars

Steal This Album!

album relisten | 2002 | System of a Down


1/11/23

listened to it this morning hoping it would give me more energy it did not but we cannot fault it for that i think god herself could not give me more energy right now

five out of 5 stars

The Black Parade

album relisten | 2006 | My Chemical Romance


1/11/23

havent listened to this one in a while (like a month maybe lol) and yeah still one of the albums that is wedged inside my soul forever. should have raised a baby girl i could have been a better son etc etc

five out of 5 stars

By The Time I Get to Phoenix

album | 2021 | Injury Reserve


2/11/23

good not sure i was in the right headspace to really appreciate it though

four out of 5 stars

All Hail West Texas (Remastered)

album | 2002 | The Mountain Goats


2/11/23

ough

five out of 5 stars

The Sunset Tree

album relisten | 2005 | The Mountain Goats


2/11/23

"i think about that, and then i sorta black out"

five out of 5 stars

Toxicity

album relisten | 2001 | System of a Down


3/11/23

great fucken album as always. prison song remains one of my favourite songs ever

five out of 5 stars

People Who Can Eat People Are The Luckiest People In The World

album relisten | 2007 | AJJ


3/11/23

beloved album. reshaped my brain. personal space invader is so much to me personally

five out of 5 stars

Pitcher of Colored Light

short film | 2007 | Robert Beavers


4/11/23

saw five short films by this bloke today, this was the first. he was actually physically there at the screening, which was very cool!

he said this film was 'a portrait of his mother'. you can read about it on the qagoma website, but i felt the main point of interest of the film was the cycles: there was a big focus on the passing of the seasons over the course of (presumably) one year. i loved the textures & the rooster motif (& the cats!!), but my main takeaway was this kind of contemplation on the nature of growing elderly: we conceive of life as extremely linear, but in reality the elderly experience the seasons just as much as we do. a life is not built of linear segments but of cycles, and i thought that was really interesting.

THAT SAID. it was long. 24 minutes is a long time for a film. three stars - that's really just because i DID enjoy it, but i think the Cinema Experience was a lot of the enjoyment.

three out of 5 stars

The Suppliant

short film | 2010 | Robert Beavers


4/11/23

this was my favourite of the five by FAR. this film FUCKS. hard to pinpoint exactly what i loved about i but i will do my best.

it is about an artist, filmed within his studio, but the artist himself doesn't feature; neither does much of his studio. when watching i was left primarily with the impression of a just-here absence. it also made me think about the role of classical art in contemporary society, which i THINK was intentional? that's what it felt like it was getting at, anyways.

afterwards, i learnt that the artist in question (friend of the filmmaker Jacques Dehornois) had died after filming but before editing, so i think the feeling of just-here absence was intentional. it was a really good short film, and only five minutes - impressive.

five out of 5 stars

Among the Eucalyptuses

short film | 2017 | Robert Beavers


4/11/23

ths one was without sound, and honestly that was probably the most interesting part? made me think more about the role of sound in experiencing a place. there was a particular sequence of shots that i LOVED that i will try and describe

there was a marble statue (light, dark background) and a man on a bench (dark, light background). there was a shot of the statue's face (from the right) and then a shot of the man's face (from the left), and then back to the statue - did a couple of those comparitive shots but then somehow in the middle switched so the shots of the man were first?? i'm not doing it justice it was really cool. i cant put into words what i think it was about but it sure was About Things.

four out of 5 stars

"Der Klang, die Welt..."

short film | 2018 | Robert Beavers


4/11/23

this one was in german i think it would be 5 stars if i could understand it. but no subtitles. the music was really good though i really liked the music

four out of 5 stars

The Sparrow Dream

short film | 2022 | Robert Beavers


4/11/23

this one was also longer (about 30 minutes) but it was good. i liked how it pulled the last four together, i liked the fire sequences, i REALLY liked the shadow stuff & the book sequences. also the shot of the curtain comparing it to a marble column? excellent. also the shots w/ the woman.. dont know who she was obviously but i liked those parts they were cool. i think the voiceover parts were not as good though and i think that's where it loses a star, for me.

four out of 5 stars

Hadestown

musical relisten | 2006 | Anaïs Mitchell


5/11/23

ERRYBODY GATHER ROUND! everybody look and SEE. what becomes of TRESPASSERS with no respect for PROPERTYYYYY!!!!!

i listened to this musical for the first time in 2020 bc i was crushing on a girl who was real into musical theatre it never went anywhere but the musical fucks i really love it. highly recommended i love orpheus and eurydice retellings

five out of 5 stars

Riot!

album relisten | 2007 | Paramore


6/11/23

every time i listen to misery business the feminism leaves my body for 3 minutes and 19 seconds

four out of 5 stars

The Sunset Tree

album relisten | 2005 | The Mountain Goats


6/11/23

john darnielle: hast thou considered the tetrapod

me, through tears: i sure am considering it john

five out of 5 stars

Rear Window

movie rewatch | 1954 | Alfred Hitchcock


10/11/23

OBSESSED obsessed obsessed with lisa carol fremont. miss fremont call me anytime.

four out of 5 stars

1989

album relisten | 2014 | Taylor Swift


12/11/23

experimenting with my rapidly changing voice by singing along to this while doing the dishes this morning, was a great time. i have this album on cd (sister found it for me at a tip shop) and i don't have that many cds so i have heard this album probably over a hundred times. it's great fun to sing

four out of 5 stars

Hypnotise

album | 2005 | System of a Down


13/11/23

not as good as toxicity or steal this album but still pretty good i liked it

four out of 5 stars

Steal This Album

album relisten | 2005 | System of a Down


14 + 15 + 16/11/23

somewhat of a lifeline the past few days thiank u system of a down

five out of 5 stars

Transgender Dysphoria Blues

album relisten | 2014 | Against Me!


17/11/23

friend had never heard it so obviously we had to remedy that immediately

five out of 5 stars

Twilight

movie | 2008 | Catherine Hardwicke


19/11/23

i suggested a twilight marathon to my best friend without realising how many of these goddamn movies there are and now im being held to it. pray for me

this movie was awful i nearly fell asleep at one point and that was the best part of the movie. second best part was making fun of how bella looks like shes having an orgasm at a lot of baffling and inopportune times (sleeping, broken leg). shes like actually the fucking worst though i hate her so much already. edward i cannot hate because he has no personality. hes just a nothing of a dude. i like alice

one out of 5 stars

twilight 2

movie | 2009 | Chris Weitz


19/11/23

watched this on 1.5x speed and it was slightly more tolerable. after this i refused to continue the marathon so that's it for twilight :)

one out of 5 stars

Black Swan

movie | 2010 | Darren Aronofsky


19/11/23

change of pace

five out of 5 stars

Psycho

movie rewatch | 1960 | Alfred Hitchcock


19/11/23

if the last ten minutes of this movie were entirely different it would be probably my favourite moive ever but the DID misrepresentation (and transphobia for spice) do kinda sour the vibe

five out of 5 stars

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

movie | 2013 | Harald Zwart


20/11/23

insane movie really bad everyone in it is so stupid but its better than twilight

two out of 5 stars

Child's Play

movie | 1988 | Tom Holland


21/11/23

a fun time but i am kind of baffled as to how the hell they made more movies in this franchise like hes DEAD dead. rip maggie i loved your bisexual swag

three out of 5 stars

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

movie | 2023 | Francis Lawrence


22/11/23

liked this better than the book tbh but also I haven't read the book since I first got it so like don't hold me to that. everyone in this movie was hot as fuck including snow but hes also The Worst

first time seeing peter dinklage in anything he was great

five out of 5 stars

10 Things I Hate About You

movie rewatch | 1999 | Gil Junger


24/11/23

watched today with friend bc he had never seen it, this movie fucks so hard dude

heath ledger was so hot in this and im obsessed with his no-spoken-lines punk boy best friend

five out of 5 stars

Hypnotize

album relisten | 2005 | System of a Down


25/11/23

vicinity of obscenity is an insane track i'm kind of obsessed

four out of 5 stars

People Who Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People in the World

album relisten | 2007 | AJJ


26/11/23

was in love with this album for so long,,, ive kind of moved on now but like its still good

four out of 5 stars

Toxicity

album relisten | 2001 | System of a Down


26/11/23

five out of 5 stars

Moonlight 2

album relisten | 2022 | ava


26/11/23

the house the car the keys the girls the front door the back door and the footballer next door

five out of 5 stars

Hunky Dory

album relisten | 1971 | David Bowie


26/11/23

my singing voice is lower than his now hrt is so cool

five out of 5 stars

Steal This Album

album relisten | 2005 | System of a Down


27/11/23

five out of 5 stars

Toxicity

album relisten | 2001 | System of a Down


27/11/23

five out of 5 stars

The Sunset Tree

album relisten | 2005 | The Mountain Goats


30/11/23

dude something about early mountain goats,,,, so perfect for summer for some reason

i think dance music is becoming my favourite track on this album but also i cant pick a favourite

five out of 5 stars

The Whale That Ate Jonah

album | 2013 | Schmekel


1/12/23

FUCKS. listening to this on speaker was risky tho

five out of 5 stars

Dublin Rose

Live gig | Stranded Bar


1/12/23

giving this 3 stars but that's 3 stars for a live gig it's very hard to have a live music event i don't thoroughly enjoy. the songs were not really my style but I liked the last one a lot

three out of 5 stars

SAFETY HAZARD

Live gig | Stranded Bar


1/12/23

these guys are so fucking great I had a good time seeing the other bands but i was there to see them. THEY COVERED TOXIC IT FUCKED SO HARD. and i gave them the pins i made them AND I GOT A FREE MERCH TSHIRT. fucking incredible dude i fucking love this band shoutout safety hazard from brisbane

five out of 5 stars

Unclue Flynn

Live gig | Stranded Bar


1/12/23

this was a debut! the first two songs were kind of ehhhh, I wasn't super enthused, but then it got super jazzy and awesome (a guy brought out a trumpet ?!?) id see them again if i got the chance

four out of 5 stars

Jam and Scones

Live gig | Stranded Bar


1/12/23

duuuuude these guys were fucking sick. two saxophones and a trombone in a single band is just like too high concenttration of awesome. they were fucking great i loved their original stuff and their covers FUCKED. and they were all hot particularly the trombonist i was staring at him the whole time. holy fuck

five out of 5 stars

Dracula

book | 1897 | Bram Stoker


2/12/23

4.5 stars really,,, it was really good i really enjoyed it took me forever to finish but it was really good. however it was very dated (as one might expect) and i did struggle a little bit with the longwinded speeches about god and duty and whatnot

four out of 5 stars

Plagiarism and You(Tube)

video essay | 2023 | hbomberguy


3/12/23

holy shit dude

four out of 5 stars

1989

album relisten | 2014 | Taylor Swift


5/12/23

some of the songs on here are great and i love them wholeheartedly and some of them are bad and i love them wholeheartedly

to me this album no longer belongs to taylor swift it belongs 2 me and my friends and she cannot have it back lol

four out of 5 stars

All Hail West Texas (Remastered)

album relisten | 2002 | The Mountain Goats


8/12/23

the best ever death metal band out of denton never settled on a name but the top three contenders after weeks of debate were 'satans fingers' and 'the killers' and 'the hospital bombers'

five out of 5 stars

Taxi Driver

movie | 1976 | Martin Scorsese


9/12/23

i know this is the point but theres something very wrong with that guy

five out of 5 stars

The Shawshank Redemption

movie rewatch | 1994 | Frank Darabont


10/12/23

great film. im glad it ended on a hopeful note otherwise i think it would have been too difficult to watch? was already a prison abolitionist but this movie continued to hammer in the point.

tim robbins was incredible in this role everyone did a great job.

i have so much crocheting to do for christmas presents so i'm working my way down the imdb top 250. this was a rewatch but the godfather will be next and i'm looking forward to it!

five out of 5 stars

The Godfather

movie | 1972 | Francis Ford Coppola


10/12/23

lowkey i hated this movie it was so boring and so long. loved don vito corleone but then he wasnt really in the movie all that much.. al pacino was hot in this i guess

idk it was a good movie like it was well made and obviously it's very highly regarded but man it was so..... boring. like i did not give a shit about anyone in this movie most of them sucked and not even in like a fun and interesting way they were just shitty. and the misogyny.

three out of 5 stars

The Dark Knight

movie | 2008 | Christopher Nolan


12/12/23

to borrow words from my dear friend, heath ledger's joker slays the house down in this movie. oh my god. i was in love from the first scene

i am FASCINATED with this movie. trying to determine whether they made the joker seem queer and disabled for garden variety homophobia and ableism reasons, or if they were saying something interesting on purpose. because if it was on purpose this is SO INTERESTING!! the layers the elements the themes etc etc. if they didn't want me to do queer analysis on the joker they shouldnt have made him queer idk i didn't make the rules.

anyways, huge shoutout to the scene where he takes off the wig and shakes out the gross dyed hair, huuuuuuuge fan. really the whole nurse sequence i rewound it several times to watch it again. also the interview sequence. really i'm just a huge fan of this joker hes fully entrancing.

also, it's undeniable that christian bale is easy on the eyes though that mask was godawful lol. umm. i have actual thoughts about this movie other than thinking the joker has autistic faggot swag i SWEAR im just not good at verbalising them.

lost a star cause a lot of it was like.... edgy without substance and also the like sheer quantities of cops i had to pretend to care about. but i loved this movie and i will be rewatching it for sure

four out of 5 stars

Deltora Quest

book series | 2000 | Emily Rodda


13/12/23

have been rereading this series in bits and pieces slowly, i have it all as one volume. good fun, easy to read, simple puzzles, great for the age it's aimed at (8-14 year olds)

happy acab day btw

four out of 5 stars

The Sunset Tree

album relisten | 2005 | The Mountain Goats


20/12/23

shed a single manly tear while listening to dance music on the bus today

five out of 5 stars

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Soundtrack

album relisten | 2016 | Compilation


20/12/23

i really like this album i listened to it SO MUCH when this movie first came out and i decided it was time to come back to it,,,, still pretty good i think Home is my favourite track now

five out of 5 stars

12 Angry Men

movie | 1957 | Sidney Lumet


21/12/23

hoooooly fuck this movie is so good i have to get everyone i know to watch it. brilliant brilliant film. i understand it was a play first? would like to see a production of it.

five out of 5 stars

i've seen a way

album | 2023 | Mandy, Indiana


22/12/23

it was good i liked it. love when music is Sounds

four out of 5 stars

Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven

album | 2000 | Godspeed You Black Emperor!


22/12/23

idk it was good very ambient,,, kind of too ambient to hold my attention for that long but like i did enjoy it

four out of 5 stars

Malibu

album | 2016 | Anderson .Paak


22/12/23

trying to listen to more rap music (following deadoat's recommendations) because i feel like its a gap in my musical appreciation. it's probably never going to be a favourite genre for me but i am starting to discover some albums that i like and this is one of them

the clever lyricism on this album is awesome and i love the atmosphere,,, according to friend it was made in a hotel room on a laptop? awesome

five out of 5 stars

Moonlight 2

album relisten | 2022 | ava


22/12/23

awesome

five out of 5 stars

The Coroner's Gambit

album | 2000 | The Mountain Goats


22/12/23

i will probably like this a lot more when i sit down to listen to it properly i kind of wasnt paying that much attention just needed background music? but as it stands i liked it, it was good, there's a lot of ways to make money in this world but i can't recommend insurance fraud

five stars really but i feel like i can't give it that until i acutally like listen to it properly,,,, i will probably love it when i do

four out of 5 stars

Parachutes

album relisten | 2000 | Coldplay


23/12/23

i love this album sososomuch place in my heart forver

five out of 5 stars

X&Y

album relisten | 2005 | Coldplay


23/12/23

i think this is the best coldplay album it was all downhill after this. album that lives in my heart

five out of 5 stars

Tea for the Tillerman

album relisten | 1970 | Cat Stevens


23/12/23

was listening to this to fall asleep but i couldnt fall asleep lol so im logging this. really good album

five out of 5 stars

not a media review

note | 2023 | neptune


24/12/23

i feel like i need to make the criteria for a 5 star media harder cause i love tea for the tillerman and i love the sunset tree and i love parachutes but those albums are NOT all in the same category of good. to put parachutes at the same level of good as Moonlight 2 is actually a fucking crime im so sorry

zero out of 5 stars

Dreamboy ep 1

podcast | 2018 | Dane Terry & Ellie Heyman


30/12/23

this is like nothing i've ever heard before. it's incredible i think this is one of the best podcasts i've ever heard? i have to sleep now but holy fuck

five out of 5 stars

Dreamboy ep 2

podcast | 2018 | Dane Terry & Ellie Heyman


31/12/23

this continues to be really good,,,,, and dare i say hot.

five out of 5 stars

To Pimp a Butterfly

album | 2015 | Kendrick Lamar


1/1/24

not sure what to say... like obviously it was really good. some day i will listen to this while reading the lyrics and then i think i will be able to enjoy it properly? but like.. regardless it was really good

five out of 5 stars

Steal This Album!

album relisten | 2002 | System of a Down


emotional support album to help me write email (didn't work)

five out of 5 stars

Jurassic Park

movie | 1993 | Steven Spielberg


7/1/24

fun time loved the dinosaurs lesbian girl power etc

why was the mathematician tits out for so much of the movie??? appreciated it lowkey shoutout him even though he was the worst

four out of 5 stars

Love in the Time of Cholera

book | 1985 | Gabriel García Márquez


9/1/24

it was good,,, took me a while to get my head around but the characters were delightful. i know i'm missing something there are too many extra bits that are clearly about something/saying something but i am not good enough at literary analysis to know what they are,,, it wasn't a sad ending but as i finished the book i realised it was about something sad, if that makes sense? but i don't think i could say with any confidence what that was

five out of 5 stars

Goths

album | 2017 | The Mountain Goats


10/1/24

andrew eldritch is moving back to leeds.....

four out of 5 stars

All Hail West Texas

album relisten | 2002 | The Mountain Goats


13/1/24

really good,,,,, we were the one thing in the galaxy god didn't have his eyes on

five out of 5 stars

Night Swim

movie | 2024 | Bryce McGuire


14/1/24

this movie was really bad. i wanted to see a horror B-movie and thats what i got but like.... it was boring and racist+ableist as shit, like during the movie i was just like this is..... gross. and NO fun gore to speak of. only a little bit and all unfun. and the monster looked so fucking stupid man like it was... awful. like i was actually restraining laughter every time it was onscreen. 1 star for the sequences with elliot and the mum in the water at the end those were like,,,,, visually interesting and engaging. and the wishing well comparison was cool but the racism all entangled up in that bit put me off it enough that i couldnt really enjoy it.

anyways if youre considering watching this movie just know that its entire vibe is "disabled people suck the life force out of the ableds around them & the most noble thing they can do is die"

one out of 5 stars

Ferrari

movie | 2023 | Michael Mann


15/1/24

It was like, fine.... lowkey 2 sex scenes with adam driver in a row was too many for me. i think they were trying to like, highlight the women behind the story intentionally? but they didn't *do* anything so it just felt kind of bland. umm seeing cars go vroom was fun:)

that crash sequence though,,,,, sorry i know it was a tragedy but the filming was unintentionally funny. they were just knocked down like dominoes lmao my first reaction was to laugh

three out of 5 stars

Minx

miniseries | 2022 | Ellen Rapoport


21/01/24

good,,, i'm only like 3.5 episodes in but calling it now that i have to go to sleep. so far it's pretty solid i guess? idk it's not like a stunning piece of television it's like, fine, it's fun, i'm enjoying it, joyce is the fucking worst but like also autistic as hell so i am like alternating on whether or not i care about her... idk i like all the side characters basically but finding joyce (protagonist) very 2 dimensional she doesnt really hve anything interesting going on

give me more about her sister shelly i want to know about shelly

four out of 5 stars

A Nightmare on Elm Street

movie | 1984 | Wes Craven


22/01/24

watched this cause i needed a slasher with hot people to get through the day after i accidentally stayed up all night,,,,, pretty good! i liked it! not much like my nightmares which is good i appreciate that would have been upsetting if it was. kinda lost on the ending,,,, i know thats the point but sorry ilike knowing what happens

deadoat just watched all 9 freddy movies in 2 days he has more interesting thoughts than me on them

four out of 5 stars

Minx

miniseries | 2022-2023 | Ellen Rapoport


25/01/24

really a 3.5, it was like,,, fine idk. deeply mediocre tv. the second to last episode was so shit dude the whole last bit was so fucking.... boring?

glad they like took a stand against homophobia or whatever man idk dont watch this. if you want a show set in the 70s about art people navigating their success then watch daisy jones & the six, if you want to see dicks just watch porn theres nothing in this show that wasnt done better elsewhere

three out of 5 stars

The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo

miniseries rewatch | 2016 | Brian Jordan Alvarez


26/01/24

god i love this show everyone should watch this show

five out of 5 stars

Daisy Jones & the Six

tv show rewatch | 2023 | Taylor Jenkins Reid (& others)


29/01/24

it's a good show always makes me want to do music

five out of 5 stars

Friday the 13th

movie rewatch | 1980 | Sean S Cunningham


04/02/24

the planned marathon begins,,,,,, i love this movie i wont lie the pacing was good i felt but like,,,, you know. also the snake

three out of 5 stars

Friday the 13th Part 2

movie rewatch | 1981 | Steve Miner


04/02/24

undeniably worse than the first one but i loved vicky which raises it in my estimations,,,, vicky shouldve been the final girl

three out of 5 stars

The Penguin Book of Gay Australian Writing

anthology | 2002 | Graeme Aitken


06/02/24

there were a lot of different stories some i liked more than others.. it was really nice to read a specifically australian anthology. think it would have been improved by focusing more on gay indigenous australian perspectives but still a really good read i thought

five out of 5 stars

Why is the Only Good Orc a Dead Orc? The Dark Face of Racism Examined in Tolkien's World

academic paper | 2004 | Anderson Rearick


12/02/24

link for context this paper was bad,,, i appreciated the sources it gave me and some of the quotes were useful (was having a discussion with friends) but i disagree with the conclusions wholeheartedly and some of it was outright gross. lotr IS a racist work in many ways and you cant really be like "well look at the overall themes!" to get out of that.i love it a lot obviously its a fundamental work to me but like,,,, this bitch (tolkien) racist as fuck and you do need to acknowledge that (even if he maybe wasn't like notably worse than other middle/upper class white guys of the time period)

one out of 5 stars

After Australia

fiction anthology | 2020 | Editor: Michael Mohammed Ahmad


19/02/24

i don't like... feel qualified to comment on this? as is the nature of anthologies i liked some better than others. it was interesting reading though i'd be keen to read more in this vein i thought it was a great premise

five out of 5 stars

Before Sunrise

movie | 1995 | Richard Linklater


20/02/2024

they both sucked so bad obviously but i'm like... kind of entranced by Celine

my apologies to deadoat i know he fucken hated this film but i liked it and they were both easy to look at even though jesse sucked so bad

four out of 5 stars