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Cam (2018)

Alice, an ambitious camgirl, wakes up one day to discover she’s been replaced on her show with an exact replica of herself. (source: IMDB)

Not being a great fan of the “streaming generation”, I was afraid to get bored with this movie. Also, I was very prejudiced toward the sexy cam girls and websites like onlyfans.

Watching this movie made me change my mind completely. So, let me be clear: if I was a sexy girl and I would look good on camera, I would be a cam girl!

Clearly, it isn’t as easy as many people think. You have to build a fan base and keep people engaged with your content. You also have to deal with the hate and hypocrisy. But, in the end, you do your own thing, following your own rules. A great Vice documentary to watch after this movie is Making $1.5M/month on OnlyFans and Twitch: Amouranth.

Now, as a 47-year-old happily married dude, I couldn’t possibly imagine sacrificing 10 minutes of my already too busy day to watch a girl riding a banana in an inflatable pool. However, the movie and the documentary opened my eyes on another reality.

Another topic tackled by Cam is the rise of AI in online video content. There is a deleted scene that suggest the mysterious figure that has taken over Alice’s online persona, is in fact an algorithm. Taking over hundreds of hours from Lola’s past videos to create content that would attract abundance of viewers. Hence the AI or the algorithm could produce content without any physical or moral restriction set by Alice.

With the rise of the Metaverse and our future identity being reduced to 3D avatars, will we be so easily replaced by an AI? Sometimes, it makes me wanna live in a cabin in the woods with my wife, befriending grizzlies, at least they are real!

Jennifer’s Body (2009)

A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror? (source: IMDB)

I’m not gonna lie, Megan Fox makes the movie. Ok, the plot is great and the filming is very well done, but the real focus is Megan’s body. To prepare for her role as a possessed living-dead teenager, she lost around 7 kg, bringing her weight down to a near-frail 44 kg, and stayed out of the sun. Even Amanda Seyfried admitted in interviews that she really enjoyed her love scene with Megan Fox: “They had an extreme close-up of our tongues, and I’m telling you, the thing about the scene is that it’s actually really sexy.”

The thing with Megan Fox is that she manages to be as sexy as she can be mean. The movie had us wonder if she’s really that nasty or was it just an act?

Anyway, Jennifer’s body was really entertaining, with a very well built tension and a few very sexy scenes.

Freaky (2020)

After swapping bodies with a deranged serial killer, a young girl in high school discovers she has less than 24 hours before the change becomes permanent. (Source: IMDB)

It was fun seeing Vince Vaughn acting like a seventeen-year-old girl… For a while… Thank god that the teen is Kathryn Newton (Paranormal Activity). Would it have been another actress, we probably would have gotten bored.

The movie isn’t bad for a Saturday evening, we even had a good time and a few laughs, but it gets a bit long by the end.

Simply Horrible

So we got our third shot of vaccine last Friday and it sucked! We both had a swelling on our right lymph node and it’s still hurts (even though it looks better).

Anyway, we wanted to use our Covid Safe Ticket (for the first time), so we went to the city center to eat at the brand new KFC. Neither of us ever ate KFC but since it’s new and it has a nice NYC style, we thought that we could try…

  1. The city center of Brussels has been overrun by the worth filth I’ve ever seen. People walking on dirty socks in the street in middle of the winter, aggressive beggars at every corner, homeless converting the Main Street into a giant bedroom,… In short, avoid it if you can;
  2. KFC is disgusting. Seriously that food has the consistency of Cthulhu’s tentacles, rubbed in grease and with a nasty taste;
  3. They didn’t even check our Covid Safe Ticket and no safety rule was respected.

We both ran home, brushed our teeth, fought the nausea and promised that we’d never go again.

Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy

We’ve played many games last year and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was, hands down, our favourite.

Let me get this out of the way: we loved everything about the game except the combat, which we ended up tolerating. Everything else was over the top and made our first week of Christmas holidays unforgettable.

The game transitions between the youth of Peter Quill and his life aboard the Milano. The best thing to do in his past life is to visit his old bedroom which is, by far (and I can’t stress this enough), the most amazing place ever! I wish that I could visit it with my VR set. (Ian Livingstone’s Fighting Fantasy & Samantha Fox, is Peter my hidden brother?)

In his present life, Starlord is surrounded by the best crew in the universe. They’re constantly talking to each other in the background, sometimes joking, philosophising and often arguing, making you feel much less alone than you’d usually feel in a solo game.

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t too hot playing a Marvel game. I’m not really a superhero fan and I hate The Avengers. I think that Marvel’s universe is to cinema what Mc Donald’s is to food: junk for a braindead generation that can only open its mouth to be fed explosions and battles that last so long that they make you sleep.

However, we had planned to begin December with this game, so we forgot our prejudices and we launched ourselves into the Galaxy that’s supposed to be saved by a bunch of misfits accompanied by an Alpaca (yep, you read well).

I could write about the plot, the characters and the beautiful landscapes for many pages but, let’s face it, no one would care and, anyway, it wouldn’t translate the most important thing in this game: the ambiance. The huge 80s vibe, the many props, the sense of humour, the retro sci-fi landscapes, everything contributes to creating an amazing ambiance that you can only experience in the game. So, quit reading this tedious post and go rescue the Galaxy, you won’t regret it!

Added bonus: As you can see above, there’s an in-game photo feature that allows you to customize your screenshots and it’s freaking awesome! I can tell you that I’ve made enough wallpapers for a few years.

Starlight & Moonglow

We compulsively bought 2 new Switch Oled just before December, so we would have them for our Mega Awesome Holidays. But why did we do such a thing while our vanilla Switch(es?) are still in perfect condition and we mostly play with the console docked?

Yep, that’s right, we did it to create a second Animal Crossing Island. Added bonus: they match the black & white theme of our PCs, yay!

My new island is named Moonglow and Soforah’s island is Starlight. We played every single day for a month and we’re progressing pretty nicely. The terraforming is complete and all the buildings have been moved to their right places. We both decided to go for a more “city” style and we’re using custom patterns all over the place. However, there’s still a lot of work to do before we can share our dream codes. So, I’ll go back to my bush planting now…

Change Of Scenery

This week, we did one of the saddest thing, we removed the Christmas decoration. The place feels empty and cold without our tree and we’ve already started to count down until next November. After all, what is a year if not an eleven month wait for December?

On the other hand, since the Lego Christmas village is gone, we finally could build the Millennium stand we bought from Wicked Brick and put the Falcon on display.

The spaceship is huge and heavy (7541 pieces) and the stand does a fantastic job at holding it safely. The detail is great and we also enjoy the character stand.

So, even if we’re still suffering of post-December blues, a spaceship is all it took to cheer us up. See, we’re simple people!

Where Were We At Midnight?

As usual, we spent New Year’s Eve at home in our clean PJs, eating a ton of food prepared by Soforah and watching movies. We first watched Nobody (with Bob Odenkirk) and it was great, then we watched No Time to Die and it was amazing. Before midnight, we quickly logged into our islands and participated to the countdown. It was the first time that we were celebrating with the other residents and we had a total blast!

A Christmas Carol

I’m writing this post as Soforah is courageously doing the grocery shopping while I’m at home with a bit of a cold. I’ve been dragging this bug for a few days now and it has turned into a runny nose with shivers kind of sick (Sing Soft Kitty!). Being sick in December has become some sort of tradition for me and I’d be a bit lost if it wouldn’t happen (as long as it’s not Covid, of course).

Anyway, we’re having an amazing end of 2021. We’re playing many games and, so far, our favourite is Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy. That game is incredible and we’ll probably write a lengthy post about it in January. 

Our new ACNH islands (Moonglow & Starlight) are growing and we’ve both completed Project K., which finally gives us access to terraforming. I’ve decided to make this island more city-like but I’m still hunting for custom designs.

We’ve already been through a big chunk of our TV schedule for the end of the year and the movie that we’ve enjoyed the most is Finch with Tom Hanks. As for the TV shows, we’ve watched the final season of Lost in Space and it is definitely at the top of our list.

But December isn’t over yet and we still have many great things in stock for the coming weeks… Oh, I almost forgot, above is a picture of the Lego tribute to Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that we’ve built Wednesday morning. Tis the season!

Edit 1: We don’t have Covid, yay! We just tested ourselves.

Edit 2: In the Christmas Lego above, there’s a secret compartiment that allows you to store super secret stuff. That’s so cool! Now, to find something secret to hide…

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