Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Shape of Water (Drama 2017)

I suppose I can see why some peeps liked this movie. It was different and artsy in its own way and it was certainly in the 'well directed' category, but that's as far I would go with it.

The movie had a different style to it. Kinda like Amelie from the 2000s? The story was simple while the characters all had their issues. I guess compared to your average comic book film it was more developed and folks took their time in making this one. With that being said I didn't necessarily like it personally. Sure, the whole girl falling in love with the Creature from the Black Lagoon-looking person is one theme that was eh, but it does make sense from the character's perspective. I was OK, but I won't be watching it again.
Rating - B

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Ant-Man (Action 2015)

So this was one of those Marvel movies that I didn't get to see in the theaters. I guess the commercials just weren't convincing enough. Multiple years later here we are and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. For the most part it's a regular Marvel comic book film.

There wasn't anything to let it stick out too much from the ordinary though. I don't really have a memory of Ant-Man comics so he didn't interest me as a kid either. It was plain Jane and nothing more.
Rating - C

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Amazon Sellers Marketplace

So I've been selling my used goods on both Amazon and Ebay ever since the practice started. Before that it was Newsgroups...oh fun times those were. Anyway, the task of posting, shipping, and getting money has gotten harder over the years because everyone keeps on raising their rates, may that be the actual posting cost or the money transfer method i.e. Paypal, but I still keep doing it since it's super shady to make Craigslist postings in larger cities.

So yeah I posted my old Switch/Router since I went to a Mesh network and the very next day Amazon sends me a notice saying that I'm selling "counterfeit items". Seems like TP-Link, the manufacturer of my old router states that I'm full of it. I'm just ranting that they can go eat a turd. They have no basis for accusing me of selling a counterfeit part yet Amazon totally goes with them and blocks my post. Amazon is usually good with buyers but holy shit fuck them. Anyway, I've already submitted my receipts and pics, so we'll see if the damn company even responds but yeah. I'm thoroughly annoyed at the whole thing. Decades of selling I tell ya and it comes to this.