Sin & Tonic

The tumblr. of Shane Kristian

When did we decide that being polite was more important than being a good person?

Sometimes i wonder what i would be like without my empty space - it’s been such an important part of me for so long. i dunno if i really want to have it not be there.

late night/early morning confession

i don’t eat because i like it.  truth be told i don’t care about food very much.  everything - the thought of eating, eating, preparing my own food - secretly makes me anxious.  i eat because it makes me fat and that keeps expectations low.  no one expects that fat guy to do well at anything.  or to be smart.  or to be able to have a relationship.  they just want me to be jolly and self-deprecating.  when i’m not i get to melt away.  fat is never threatening to anyone else.  it fades into the background noise of life.  i spend most of my time living in the static of people’s minds.  i’m scared that if i was fit the world would see me for the piece of shit that i am.  at least this way i know why they avoid me.  i know why i disgust them.

I think about dying but I dont want to die. Not even close. In fact my problem is the complete opposite. I want to live, I want to escape. I feel trapped and bored and claustrophobic. There’s so much to see and so much to do but I somehow still find myself doing nothing at all. I’m still here in this metaphorical bubble of existence and I can’t quite figure out what the hell I’m doing or how to get out of it.

Matty Healy (via fallingforthematty)

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horrorflickreviews:

With decent pacing and solid camera work I wanted to like The Shrine. A spunky reporter seeking to “get back in the game” by defying her boss and taking an unsanctioned, secret trip around the world to the boondocks of Poland with her impressionable intern sidekick and photographer boyfriend, all to investigate a crime that the police want to ignore.  Unfortunately too many tropes and some anachronistic anomalies overshadow the better points.
Aaron Ashmore turns in the stand-out performance of the film.  He is, unfortunately, light years ahead of his companions and seems out of place in their company.  
While the producers should be lauded for using real-world effects in many instances, the computer enhancements come across as almost cartoonish - better placed on a YouTube video than in a feature film.  
The tropish nature of the script, the gigantic holes poked through reality to further the story and lack-luster performances make for a rather forgettable film experience.  Throw in some fake Amish and an imitation of the possession scene from The Exorcist and «boom», there’s The Shrine. Skip it and just watch The Exorcist again.
Direction 3/5
Story 2/5
Acting 3/5
Effects 3/5
Entertainment 3/5
A - go see the movie, rent the movie, buy the movie, love the movie, rent a theater and screen the movie, learn the dialogue to every scene - do it now.
B - put this one in your classics of horror collection - you’ll want to have something to share with future grandkids when they come to a sleepover at your house.
C - watch it on Netflix or rent it.  Share it with a friend. Worth more than one watch.
D - if it is on television and you are finished your laundry and are stuck in your house with nothing else to do, maybe you can watch it while you make a grilled cheese sandwich.
E - don’t bother - or find all the copies you can and destroy them all - with fire - a really big fire.

horrorflickreviews:

With decent pacing and solid camera work I wanted to like The Shrine. A spunky reporter seeking to “get back in the game” by defying her boss and taking an unsanctioned, secret trip around the world to the boondocks of Poland with her impressionable intern sidekick and photographer boyfriend, all to investigate a crime that the police want to ignore.  Unfortunately too many tropes and some anachronistic anomalies overshadow the better points.

Aaron Ashmore turns in the stand-out performance of the film.  He is, unfortunately, light years ahead of his companions and seems out of place in their company.  

While the producers should be lauded for using real-world effects in many instances, the computer enhancements come across as almost cartoonish - better placed on a YouTube video than in a feature film.  

The tropish nature of the script, the gigantic holes poked through reality to further the story and lack-luster performances make for a rather forgettable film experience.  Throw in some fake Amish and an imitation of the possession scene from The Exorcist and «boom», there’s The Shrine. Skip it and just watch The Exorcist again.

Direction 3/5

Story 2/5

Acting 3/5

Effects 3/5

Entertainment 3/5

A - go see the movie, rent the movie, buy the movie, love the movie, rent a theater and screen the movie, learn the dialogue to every scene - do it now.

B - put this one in your classics of horror collection - you’ll want to have something to share with future grandkids when they come to a sleepover at your house.

C - watch it on Netflix or rent it.  Share it with a friend. Worth more than one watch.

D - if it is on television and you are finished your laundry and are stuck in your house with nothing else to do, maybe you can watch it while you make a grilled cheese sandwich.

E - don’t bother - or find all the copies you can and destroy them all - with fire - a really big fire.