I had a little nightmare last night and I woke up wondering if it was true. I'm certainly glad it wasn't but kinda wished I could get back to it as soon as I fell back asleep. It was about aliens.
I started playing this game with this girl and her family. It was a Chinese Battle Ship type game but every time you took a wrong space, it would cost you money. At the end of the game, I was down $12,000 which didn't seem possible but whatever. So they were getting all upset with me because I was like "great I have to take out a loan to pay you guys and I'm pretty maxed out right now." The girl was like "I told you that it would cost you money if you did it, it's your fault dude." Then I was all depressed. All of a sudden I'm in a basement and people are screaming. I get the feeling that there was an earthquake but I see these four human figures standing around the room with these shiny yellow eyes. One of the figures touches the floor and the floor begins to freeze. Then another turns into a water and rushes across the room like a tidal wave. People continue to scream. I swing at a small window and my hand breaks through. I yank on the window frame and peel it back like it was made of putty. People see the gaping hole in the blocks so they squeeze out like rats running from water. The aliens just watch. I finally get out and it's like Armageddon. Like the scene in T2 where you see the robots with red eyes. Then I woke up.
Speaking of T2, I had to critique the hell out of all of the Terminator movies in my women's studies class but they're still on my list of movies to buy. Yea, Sarah is never a heroine cause she's a mom and she's emotional so she's always overshadowed by Arnold(T2 & T3) or Kyle(T1)..... yea, Arnold (Alpha Male sans emotion) is always the saving grace........yea, the T-1000 can be believed to represent a woman's cycle - a thousand year old tradition that describes the menstrual cycle of women to be unclean, evil, and the source of fear and loathing (another example: the blood rushing down the hallway in The Shining)....... yea I know the only pictures of Sarah Connor being tough are the ones where she's draped in ammo and guns or saying things like "suck my dick" like Gina Davis in Last Kiss Goodnight so that she metaphorically 'becomes male' before developing into a 'hero' or having 'hero' qualities.....yea and I know that the camera slowly pans up and down Sarah's body reassuring the audience that, yes Sarah works out, gets sweaty, but she still is in fact a woman......etc. etc. etc. Buttttttt I still enjoy watching the movies.
Speaking of movies, the one movie that my women's studies class wouldn't have had a problem with would've been the movie Monster. Much like my husband, I think most people thought it was horrible but I think it won a lot of awards. The popularity (or rather lack thereof) of the film speaks volumes of the way society thinks of both lesbianism and prostitution. The idea that one could sympathize with Aileen when she kills the first man purely out of self defense and then develop a distaste for a woman who begins to kill and rob all men who solicit prostitutes because she realizes she'll never see justice for what she's been through or ever get a legitimate job, is just damn good writing. The only time any movie has had a premise on A) prostitution, is Pretty Woman (prostitute? Julia Roberts? Right....), B) rebelious women killers, Thelma and Louise (Gina Davis and Susan Sarandon....both kinda sexy lookin women but likable....killed men out of defense not on a whim), and C) when has there been a movie based on a real lesbian woman that wasn't a porn?? It was one of the greatest anti-hegemonic movies I've seen so far. One that was actually like reality and not some sugar coated bullshit attempting to create a half-assed premise about something taboo in society.
I gotta stop otherwise I'm not gonna get any work done.