Friday, October 27, 2006


Wishing our Jen a happy and wonderful birthday from all of us. Hope you have a spectacular day! May all your wishes come true today and for the whole year. You mean so much to all of us, you're always there for us when we need a shoulder to cry on, when we're bitching and complaining about the world, you're always there with a smile and a cheerful word. Face it hun, you're just ACE!!!!! We love you Jen, hope you have the best birthday in the world!!! <3

(oh btw, now you can tell everyone you're 16 thanks to the pic :P)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Back with the old - Desktop

I'm not even sure anyone cares about my new desktop looks but I dont give a toss. I shall continue to post away =)

I've gone for a 24 look again. Hope it shows Daniel that even though Lost is cool, it can never beat 24 in my eyes!!

Past desktop pics: 10/05, 12/05, 01/06, 03/06, 07/06

Monday, October 23, 2006


The much awaited album from Robbie Wliiams has arrived!!

Rudebox hit the UK stores today and although I dont always buy an album on release day, I headed out to ASDA and grabbed a copy.
I think you'll agree that £8.78 is a good price to buy an album (album with special features cost £14.99)

Here's a list of the songs featured:

-Viva Life on Mars
-Bongo Bong and Je Ne T'aime Plus
-She's Madonna
-Keep On
-Good Doctor
-The Actor
-Never Touch That Switch
-We're The Pet Shop Boys
-Burslem Normals
-Kiss me
-The 80's
-The 90's

All the songs I've listened to so far are brilliant. A lot of people have said that it's a strange Robbie sound and that it wont work but I think if he releases the good songs off the album, people will love it and he'll continue to grow. Robbie has done a lot in his career and this is just a chance for him to see what other talent he has. I already liked Lovelight. Now I'm digging Kiss Me, The 80's and 90's and Rudebox has grown slowly on me. It's a must for every Robbie Williams fan. And here's a little something extra for all you fans. We've got a Rudebox designer page for you to play about with and on Amazon have a little vid clip of backstage goings on during his recent tour.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Halloween 2006

Yes. It'll soon be that time of year again, folks. Halloween just isnt the same when you get older but do you take time to buy in sweets/candy for all the trick or treaters? Personally, I dont bother. I live in a block of flats/apartments and we dont get bothered by any kids coming around.

When I was younger, none of my friends, nor myself, bothered about trick or treating. More so because it was too cold here at that time of year. We just stayed at eachothers houses and told crap ghost stories. I imagine these days it's not the same fun for kids heading out all dressed up. You've got the added worry of the thought that some person is watching your kids. Following them about. The chance that your kid wont have the fun their suppose to because (god forbid) they've been snatched. When did everything change that resulted in these added worries? I know they've always been there but it seems more talked about these days. I once helped at a halloween party a few years back. A friend of mine held one for her kids and their friends. Such a laugh. Even though it was all for kids, all the grown ups were bullied into bobbing for apples. Good times!

This year I will be attending some halloween events. I've still to find out times and such but there's a huge event going on called Halloween in Huntly. On the sunday night (i hope) there's an event called the burning of the Wickerman (based on the scottish horror movie The Wickerman) A few of us are attending. Might turn out to be a good night and it takes place just 2 days after my birthday. More of a reason to have fun. So what will you do for this halloween?

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The big book review

Whats the one thing you can do when you've got no computer and no access to the internet? Masturbation, I hear you say? WRONG. You read books. Lots of them. I went on a shopping spree of books while I was offline. Which leads me to the post topic. A big book review.

To give some people an idea of book reviews I've already done, I've found the links to them. (just incase someone might be interested) So far I've reviewed Richard Laymon, Patricia Cornwell and Jack Kerley.

I don't know why I havent reviewed this next authors books before. I read one awhile back and loved every chapter. From then on, I got hooked. James Patterson has a way of writing that just draws me in from chapter one. That's how I managed to get through a few of his books while offline for those 2 weeks. So starts my big book review. Enjoy!

Beach Road: This title starts with the rape of a young black girl: Nikki Robinson is cleaning the mansion on Beach Road owned by the Merrick family, when the owner's son assaults her. Then, three teenage boys are shot dead on the beach - one is Michael Merrick, and one of the black kids accused of the murders is Nikki's half-brother, Eli. Defending them isn't going to be easy. No witness to the murders can be found. The rich local community don't want any murky secrets revealed about life in the Hamptons. And Tom and Kate, the two lawyers working on the case, haven't exactly been on good terms since their affair broke up.
My Review: This is the book that got me hooked. So many twists and turns that keep you begging for more, which makes you read as much chapters as you can. It's hard to put down. James Patterson tends to make each chapter, in every book, about 2-3 pages long. Which in my mind makes it so easy to keep reading. The amount of different characters in this book does not confuse you. It starts off by telling you who each character is. Then it carries the story really well. It's a must read if the you manage to get your hands on a copy.

Mary, Mary: Hollywood's most famous stars are being murdered one by one. The killer is known only as Mary Smith. Is Mary really a woman? Or just someone playing the part? With the LAPD and FBI clueless, it's up to Alex Cross to track down the truth
My Review: I bought this in a sale and I thought it might have been a bad idea. It's the 11th book in the Alex Cross series. The first two books became movies that you might have heard of. (Along came a Spider and Kiss the Girls) With it being the 11th book, I thought I would be confused with the character of Alex Cross. How wrong I was. Dispite the mention of past story lines popping up here and there, I wasnt confused at all. You got to know the character and how he ticks and again, it kept me hooked. I read it in 2 days.

2nd Chance: A brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd of children leaving a San Francisco church. Miraculously-or was it intentionally?-only one person dies. Then an elderly black woman is hung. Police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and together with medical examiner Claire, assistant D. A. Jill, and Chronicle reporter Cindy, finds a link that sends a chill through the entire nation. This killer's motives are unspeakable.
My Review: Again, I thought I had made a mistake starting to read a book that was the 2nd in a series, and again, I was wrong lol. This is about The Women's Murder Club. Showing you that women can hold powerful roles in a story and in real life. I happened to find this book in my mum's collection and as Mary, Mary..I had it finished in 2 days. Kept me gripped from start to finish.

5th Horseman: A young mother is recuperating in a San Francisco hospital when she is suddenly gasping for breath. The call button fails to bring help in time. The hospital's doctors, some of the best in the nation, are completely mystified by her death. How did this happen?
My Review: As you can see, I have a habit of not caring which order I read the books in. This is the 5th installment of The Women's Murder Club. Need I say it again? It got me hooked and it was finished in less than 2 days. You're not lost in the story at all. You're never lost in the character stories either. Yet more proof that you need to get reading a James Patterson book.

Pop Goes The Weasel: Geoffrey Shafer, the Weasel, works in Intelligence in the British Embassy in D.C. He and three twisted friends play a Game of Death that involves unsuspecting women around the world.
My Review: This is the last review. I promise (for now) Another Alex Cross story. 5th in the series. I actually couldnt stop turning the pages. I needed to know how the killer was caught. So I ended up reading this book in a day. Yet again...easy to get into. Each chapter about 2-3 pages long. It's proof that the whole Alex Cross series of books have to be read from start to finish. I do have loads more books written by James Patterson, which I've not read yet. I will be talking about them on here when I've started and finished reading them.

Go out and buy a James Patterson book. You'll love them all. GO GO GO!

I'm back!

Although some people might not have noticed I wasnt actually online, I'm here to let you know....I'M BACK!

Quick catch up: comp became an indian and was sending smoke signals Tonto style, I went to my mum's and ended up being there for over 2 weeks, I could only manage to get online at the library and even then it was hard to do anything I wanted to do, my mum finally parted with some cash and enabled me to buy a new computer..PLUS I got broadband. Which means no more shitty dial-up, but it's taken me 5 days longer than the 9 days promised to me, to get my modem. I'm finally connected and back to bug the shit out of people agaga

That's about it for my computer problems. Now I have money problems to face after our christmas saving scheme company went bust. Anyone who saved money with the company Farepak has now lost out of their christmas savings money and if they make a claim, they could get some of the money back. Not all of it, mind you. So christmas this year is going to be pretty shitty. It's always shitty, since my dad died, but it's going to be a limited amount of presents in the nenni household this year. Anyone interested in reading about the Farepak christmas money problems can read about it here.

Now it's time for me to do some research on links for the amount of book reviews I'm going to do. Oh the fun in reading kickingup a storm, eh? :p

Movie Review - Ju-On 2 (2003)

Ju-On (The Grudge)
Released (January 1, 2003)
Rating (R for disturbing images.)
Directed by (Takashi Shimizu)
Starring (Yui Ichikawa, Noriko Sakai, Chiharu Niyama, Kei Horie, Shingo Katsurayama)

(My Review)

The Second Movie in the Four Part Ju-On Movie series came out on DVD here in America on October 10th 2006, I got it 5 days after it's release and watched it that night, and I still am lost in it, I will have to watch it a couple more times to fully get what the story is trying to tell us, This one tho is no way as good as The American Version The Grudge 2 less intense but as usual more detail and a better Ending more entising ending to say the least, The Curse spreads out of the house just like what you see in The Grudge 2 but more detail and much creepier, anyone who loves this series should rent or buy this DVD I'm glad I was able to find this released here in America so early.

My Raiting - Overall (A+)
Story - (A++)
Acting - (A+)
Visual - (A)
Direction - (A+)
Scare Factor -(8/10)

Movie Review - The Grudge 2 (2006)

The Grudge 2 (Ju-On 2)
Released (October 13, 2006)
Rating (PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing/images/terror/violence and some sensuality.)
Directed by (Takashi Shimizu)
Starring (Sara Michelle Gellar, Amber Tamblyn, Arielle Kebbel, Teresa Palmer, Jennifer Beals)

(My Review)
First off let me state that When I went to see this movie it was very hard to do so, I went along with 2 friends first we went to a near by Theater got there 20 mins before the next showing at 8pm, but the line was long and this theater wasn't known for that kind of attention ever since I have been there, next showing after that was at 10pm, and it would have taken more than 20 mins to get to the front line, so we just went to the next theater near me witch had the 8pm showing already sold out, but we caught the 9:10pm showing there, after getting some Starbucks we went in at 8:30 to wait for the movie but found a huge line just to wait before we were aloud to get a seat lol, it was packed.

ok now to the movie, Continuing from the previous movie sara's character is back but for a short part before she passes on the star role to (Amber Tamblyn) who played her sister, This one brings you not only more SShocking and possible scary moments It brings you a bigger mystery that makes you keep guessing and thinking what will happen next, Not only does it continue where it left off, The Curse spreads out of the House no one knows if there is no end to this curse, The Grudge 2 definetly out does The Grudge and the Ending is even more of a shock in it's own factor. I saw nothing bad about this one, the first one had a few slow parts but this one It keeps you guessing, The Detail it went into, The fact that You have two Stories going on at once made it even more harder to guess what's going to happen next this movie was plain outstanding, This movie is so good I plan on going out to see it again, and when my brother gets back from out to sea I'm going to go and view it with him.

My Raiting - Overall (A+)
Story - (A+)
Acting - (A+)
Visual - (A+)
Direction - (A+)
Scare Factor -(10/10)

Movie Review - Ju-On (2003)

Ju-On (The Grudge)
Released (January 1, 2003)
Rating (R for disturbing images.)
Directed by (Takashi Shimizu)
Starring (Megumi Okina, Misaki Ito, Misa Uehara, Yui Ichikawa, Kanji Tsuda)

(My Review)

As I already posted My Review On the Remake of this Movie, I stated in The Grudge's Review There are some parts in The Grudge that are better but now lets talk about the parts in Ju-On that are better, for starters in the Origonal they went into strict Detail into what happened and even parts in this movie you see in Grudge 2 Granted the special effects wern't as great as The American Version but they were well done as well, makes you think twice when entering an abandon'ed house. I can't much say to much for those that might not have seen the japanese version without spoiling it, if you havn't you must cause you will see alot more than you seen in the american version.

My Raiting - Overall (A)
Story - (A+)
Acting - (A)
Visual - (A-)
Direction - (A)
Scare Factor -(8/10)

Movie Review - The Grudge (2004)

(First off, This is going to be my first of Four Movie Reviews today and reason why I'm starting off with a Movie from 2004, well it's the first in the set of 4 movies, The Grudge, Ju-On, The Grudge 2, and Ju-On 2)

The Grudge (Ju-On)
Released (October 22, 2004)
Rating (PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing images, terror, violence and some sensuality.)
Directed by (Takashi Shimizu)
Starring (Sara Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, William Mapother, Clea DuVall, KaDee Strickland)

(My Review)

Ok I know That there are so much critism about this movie
"It wasn't scary"
"It had Sara Michelle Gellar in it"

Reviews from some papers
(Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bob Longingo
"Ultimately, it's a decent enough idea for a Halloween horror trick.")
(Boston Globne, Wesley Morris
"the movie feels like a salvo against the recent string of American Japonophila.")

Well I have also seen User reviews some liked it and some didn't some claim that Ju-On the Japanese version of this movie is better, Me I say it is in some ways but There is something about America and it's talent that can do that Japanese can't do so well, That's in it's Special Effects This movie isn't for the faint at heart, that don't mean that many will be scared from this movie, best way to see any horror movie is at the theaters, if you missed this at the theaters then You missed a great movie, only way to enjoy this movie is to turn up the surround sound turn the lights out and at night, and no one else is moving around

This movie is about a Curse That was Born upon a house in Japan and an american Caretaker gets assigned to take care of an elderly women at the house, This sets the story, but you quickly find out why it's a cursed house, a Grudge was set upon this house, a Relentless Grudge that kills everyone that it sets it's eye on, no one can escape this Grudge.

My Raiting - Overall (A)
Story - (A+)
Acting - (A)
Visual - (A+)
Direction - (A)
Scare Factor -(7/10)

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Alright doods!

Number one pass time when having no computer/internet...

READING! I'll be doing one huge book review when I get back online full time. Look out for it. You cant keep a nenni down!