#matrix


Shortage of Thoughts

some­times peo­ple just get damn too busy in life that they for­get the small things… in life. such things can be fore­seen as unnec­es­sary to even think about. and what the hell am i talk­ing about, i dont know. i’m tak­ing some strong pills right now for my bron­chi­tis. a lit­tle bit of codeine does the job at night when i want to go to sleep… so yah, you can imag­ine me sleep­ing like a log and knock­ing out at night.

*hour pause: i got dis­tract­ed* …see what i mean

any­ways, i was talk­ing to cice­ly about her shindig this com­ing week­end. damn, that must be some good food—can’t wait, it bet­ter be some fat­fish or else. mean­while, in tv land, there has been quite a few good shows on late­ly. the last favorite of mine was “the joe schmo show” by spike-tv. that show was hillar­i­ous man. matt’s face just cracks up the homies in the pad. we still can’t believe him gag­ging when lick­ing that chick cov­ered w/ chocolate—lucky bas­tard. i got­ta give him some props though, he’s a nice guy with a good heart. but yah, that show was real­ly well planned.

anoth­er show, well new­er, that i am start­ing to like is “aver­age joe” on mon­day nights at nbc. she’s hot and she’s nice. it just cracks me up when they final­ly put a twist­ed plot on real­i­ty tv shows on the main­stream net­works. but yes, try to catch the show next mon­day. it might be on at 9pm or 10pm.

as you can tell that i’ve been get­ting my tv dosage late­ly, …i pret­ty much earned it after long hours of hard work. i’ve been pick­ing up dif­fer­ent new tech­nol­o­gy while at work. the lat­est is adobe after effects. ever since hen­do showed me some of his class­mates work on it—i’ve been amazed on the pos­si­bil­i­ties of its use. it is def­i­nite­ly worth pick­ing up and learn­ing for every­day graph­ic design work.

mean­while, the last chap­ter of the matrix final­ly came out. i heard that its been get­ting bad reviews lately—but like i told peo­ple a cou­ple of blogs in the past… that i look at it as one whole story/saga. i’ll pro­l­ly go see that lat­er this week. i was going to go watch it last night but jevon was “too tired”. “too tired”… he says. can’t blame him i guess… that air­port-after­noon-traf­fic is a bitch to be in.

speak­ing of traf­fic, its been get­ting to me late­ly. i’ve been notic­ing that peo­ple are get­ting more stu­pid as the sun sets ear­li­er, and it gets dark­er ear­li­er. my 20–30 minute after­noon com­mute now takes an hour—damn peo­ple need to dri­ve a lit­tle more on the offen­sive when they dri­ve at night… they freak­ing slow the whole free­way down way too much.

bah, i guess i’ma lit­tle cranky cause of this damn sep­tra ds antibi­otics. on the brighter side, its work­ing won­ders against this bron­chi­tis (which i think i have).

from my mind to yours, ski daz­zle is com­ing! time to get a new hel­met!

What is… The Matrix?

wak­ing up damn ear­ly with noth­ing to do but design and do some lay­outs for the ecom­merce site—my brain had a men­tal block. i guess i need food or some­thing, that—and jump start my brain. so what did i decide to do, well this.

the matrix reloaded

you might say to your­self, “the matrix is a nerd movie”… but alas, i think you are half right. it has been one of the most talked about movies of our gen­er­a­tion. it deals with soci­ety and the human psy­che. if you’ve seen the first one, then good for you. if you saw the sec­ond one late­ly, the bet­ter. how­ev­er, the ques­tion now isn’t “what is the matrix?”… it’s “what is real?”

NOTE: if you haven’t seen the matrix reloaded yet, and don’t want me to spoil it for you, then skip this entry…

okay…bbl, hans got an extra tick­et to go to E3… time to see them game-mod­els haha… i’ll con­tin­ue this entry when i get back…peace.

…6 hours, and 3 days lat­er ^^

well, e3 was okay i guess… i still like the year when rex and i went for the very first time. maybe it’s because of the tomb raider dis­play booth! man-oh-man, can you say “patri­cia ford and lisa boyle…saaaarap!” and oth­er hot­ties around them, not to men­tion the very first lara croft game-mod­el. i think she posed for play­boy lat­er on after her con­tract w/ acclaim.

any­ways, where was i… oh yes, the matrix reloaded. well, i’ve heard a lot of mixed feel­ings about the movie. but i hate it when peo­ple say that it wasn’t all that. i just have to say, “remem­ber, it’s a series, and that it’s only part of a whole sto­ry.”

the matrix reloaded - trinity

my the­o­ry starts after real­iz­ing that the movie had almost the same chain of events as the first one. first one start­ed w/ trin­i­ty, sec­ond one start­ed w/ trin­i­ty. then neo wakes up on the first one, then neo wakes up on the sec­ond one—bottom line, par­al­lel scenes almost.

the matrix reloaded - architect scene

that just brings me to my sec­ond point, well the­sis… that zion, and the matrix are both not real—or are made-up. if you remem­ber the archi­tect scene (when neo was talk­ing to the old dude), where most peo­ple got lost, neo was giv­en a choice to either “rebuild zion” (start all over w/ a cou­ple of men and women), or save his love, trin­i­ty. this scene was very con­fus­ing, but dis­ect­ing it even clos­er, you would notice that the archi­tect when into detail about “the oth­ers” before him (neo) that were giv­en the same choice; and they all picked to “rebuild zion.”

i hope you get­ting my point or the­sis so far. if not, basi­cal­ly what i’m say­ing is that, zion and the matrix are both not real. they are both an opti­cal illu­sion, or part of the same pro­gram. a sim­ple flow dia­gram would be this:

the real world? » zion & machine world » the matrix

the matrix reloaded - stop bullets

how did i get to this? well, let’s mark some facts what the archi­tect said, as well as the ora­cle and mor­pheus. first, the archi­tect and the ora­cle already knew what deci­sion neo was going to make—up until neo went to save trin­i­ty (which will be the turn­ing point of the whole saga). sec­ond, the archi­tect already said that there were five oth­ers (like neo) that made the same choice before him; which is to save and rebuild zion. last but not least, the impor­tant part near the end of the movie that might prove my the­sis is when he did the same thing at the end of the first movie—he felt some­thing has changed, put up his hand towards the machines (as he did towards the bul­lets), and stopped them like he stopped the bul­lets.

now, why would you care about my the­sis? i don’t know, but it sure is one inter­est­ing movie. i hope that this was one inter­est­ing read that took up some of your time at work, or your bore­dom.

from my mind to yours, just say no to drugs?!