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A Goth’s Month in Review: September 2013

by on 2013/09/30

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This September I got a whole lot of everything done. Disturbing amounts accomplished.

My muscles ache. My mind reels. I sit in a house filled with the evidence of my ferocious industry.

The work is just beginning.

I’m juggling so many projects, in fact, I can’t see straight. Unfortunately, my industriousness did not extend to the blog this month. Counting this missive, I managed only five submissions. Boo.

Yes, I am booing myself.

Hacker Renders and I are inching toward our 1000th entry. We’ve truly been brave and fearsome blog soldiers.

Now, as we turn our attention almost completely to a brave new world in the coming months, I give you my favourite, surprise, disappointment, least-liked, and one chosen from my partner in sacrifice, home improvement projects, hurting ourselves somewhat and hopeful new beginnings.


Favourite
Indie Game The Movie (2012)Indie Game: The Movie (2012) on 2013/09/09

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“I’ll give the final word of this review to Edmund McMillen who explained it better than I could hope to: “My whole career has been me, trying to find new ways to communicate with people, because I desperately want to communicate with people, but I don’t want the messy interaction of having to make friends and talk to people, because I probably don’t like them.”


Surprise
Petals (2010)Petals: Vagina Dialogues (2010) on 2013/09/29

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“This is a film about cooch. Cha Cha. Cooter. Pussy. Crack. Beaver. Pee Pee.

Okay, okay. I’ll wash my mouth out with soap …later.

Whatever your preferred terminology (in this film we get to hear a whole bunch of different terms) Petals is a straight-talking, illuminating documentary about lady parts.”


Disappointment
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My Name Is Kahentiiosta (1995) on 2013/09/20

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“In this documentary, you get to see more than the news ever showed me at the time. The chaos of the military operation. The impatience of the soldiers, the almost party-like atmosphere amongst the inmates at the army detention facility. The confusion of the guards. The footage obtained from the Department of National Defence and the candid interviews with Kahentiiosta paint a picture of ordinary people dealing with extraordinary circumstances.


Least-Liked
Women on the March (1958)Women on the March (1958) on 2013/09/15

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“All in all, it was perhaps too ambitious an undertaking. By covering too much ground, it was thousands of miles wide and only an inch deep. Berton’s voice as the storyteller verged, at times, on bemused, undercutting the solemnity of the content.”


Show Me
Surviving Progress (2011)
Surviving Progress (2011) on 2013/09/24

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“Surviving Progress comes closer to expressing my belief than anything else I’ve encountered. It suggests we put a kind of faith in what we call “progress”, a vague notion of change, complexity and, often, improvement. In fact, the documentary begins by illustrating our difficulty understanding it.


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