While on the AWA Message Boards I came across a thread about how Metropolis was being shown at Tara Theater in Atlanta. You know Metropolis, right? Metropolis the anime movie of all anime movies directed by Rintaro and based on the work by Osamu Tezuka that only complete idiots wouldn’t know about? Yeah that Metropolis (I knew you would get it!). Anyway, being the genius that I am decided that I should go see it, and talked to Rail about it. He agreed, so we grabbed Eien and Ringlord along for the ride. This is our story.
April 10, 2002
8:45 a.m. CST Basil
Rail calls me up on his cell. Apparently he is at Eien’s dad’s place is still asleep, therefore not answering the door. Rail asks me to call Eien’s place and get him up. I said okay.
8:47 a.m. CST Basil
I call Eien’s house, but receive no answer. I leave a message and hang up.
8:48 a.m. CST Basil
I call Eien’s again, and he picks up this time, but he is cranky. He grumbles and then hangs up so he can go get ready.
9:25 a.m. CST Basil
Rail and Eien come pick me up. Yup, I’m still the prettiest.
11:05 a.m. EST Basil
Saw a lightpole. Trip somewhat boring so far. Realized we forgot to bring a camera. Hope that will change soon. Still the prettiest.
12:10 p.m. EST Basil
People in a passing car stare at us. Maybe because I’m so pretty?
12:15 p.m. EST Basil
Rail starts playing Ranma ½ music. Eien hears the first theme and promptly gives Rail the finger. Apparently Nuckles subjected too much early Ranma at Eien when he was younger. Poor guy. I never knew too much Ranma was possible till now. Music is good though.
12:23 p.m. EST Basil
Smiled at an old lady in an old beat up Chevy. She smiled back. I’m a pimp.
12:30 p.m. EST Basil
Stopped to get gas at a Chevron in Dalton, GA. Eien and I looked at a Techron sign. Was carded for Rail’s cigarettes, because he was too lazy to go get them his own durn self. But then he had to go pay gas anyway. Still the prettiest.
12:40 p.m. EST Basil
Ate at Chick-Fil-A. Tummies get full. We call Ringlord, as he lives in Georgia. He’s a silly man.
2:05 p.m. EST Basil
Almost ran off road by person driving down the middle of the road. Ran out of napkin space. Hope Ringlord has some paper.
2:20 p.m. EST Basil
Arrive at Ringlord’s house. Still the prettiest.
2:25 p.m. EST Basil
Eien and I are kicked out of Ringlord’s sister’s room. He’s no fun.
2:27 p.m. EST Basil
Eien threatens Ringlord with toy lightsaber for the horrible injustice of Eien being unable to partake of Ringlord’s sister’s room.
2:28 p.m. EST Basil
We tell Eien to drop it we need to leave. We leave Ringlord’s house. Still the prettiest.
2:30 p.m. EST Basil
Rail and Eien argue over the size of Lina Inverse’s boobies.
2:31 p.m. EST Basil
Ringlord pleads the Fifth Amendment.
2:32 p.m. EST Basil
I roll down my car window and scream “I HATE WHITE PEOPLE!!!” (In Cobb County of all places). This seems to frighten the other three puny mortals. I am pleased.
2:40 p.m. EST Basil
Stopped at House of Anime. We bought stuff.
2:55 p.m. EST Basil
We leave House of Anime. We start playing my new Hellsing CD. And it was good. Still the prettiest.
3:25 p.m. EST Basil
Ringlord begins to ask “Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” We then proceed to shut him up.
4:00 p.m. EST Basil
Finally arrive at the Tara. Realizes that we are 45 minutes early.
4:05 p.m. EST Basil
A sample of what happened at the drink counter:
Ringlord: Yeah Rail buy me a coke.
Ringlord: Come on.
Ringlord: I’m thirsty.
Rail: I don’t care.
Ringlord: But I’m broke!
Rail: How is that my problem?
Ringlord: I paid for the movie!
Rail: So? I don’t owe you any money for that.
Ringlord: I don’t acre and I’m thirsty. Just buy me a drink.
4:06 p.m. EST Basil
Dub VS Sub argument started. Promptly stopped by smacks to the back of heads.
4:10 p.m. EST Basil
Rail/Basil yaoi comments ensue.
4:11 p.m. EST Basil
Now just yaoi comments about Rail.
4:15 p.m. EST Basil
Yaoi comments about Rail still going strong.
4:18 p.m. EST Basil
Ringlord confuses love and sperm whales. Still the prettiest.
4:20 p.m. EST Basil
Ringlord, inspects the notes, complains that he’s “Still not a King.” That’s okay, because I’m still the prettiest.
4:25 p.m. EST Basil
Rail is now saying he’s the prettiest, I must devour him now.
4:26 p.m. EST Basil
Nevermind, Rail smells funny.
4:31 p.m. EST Basil
Ringlord is talking about sperm whales!again.
4:32 p.m. EST Basil
Eien chases Ringlord around the theater for his ineptitude.
4:33 p.m. EST Basil
Ringlord and Eien finish their happy little run. Ringlord collapses on the theater floor.
4:34 p.m. EST Basil
Rail says the floor is dirty, prompting Ringlord to get up, and quite quickly I might add. I make the statement that maybe Rail is dirty.
4:35 p.m. EST Basil
Ringlord points out that Rail isn’t dirty, just merely crazy.
4:36 p.m. EST Basil
Ringlord makes inane comments, and gets kicked a lot for them.
4:38 p.m. EST Basil
Ringlord: “Oh, this is SO romantic! OW! Not in the head!”
4:40 p.m. EST Basil
Movie still hasn’t started. Still the pretti… Wait a minute here! Why am I making myself akin to that pansy no good whiny elf-child Legolas?!? >_<
4:46 p.m. EST Basil
– 1-800-FIGHT-MS: We forget what this was actually about but do you call this number to fight Microsoft or what?
– The Triumph of Love: Princess crossdresses to woo guy with yaoi luvin’ and ends up getting the whole place riled up with all sorts of yaoi and yuri undertones. Wonder if the script writer reads and Shoujo.
– Amadeus Director’s Cut: All the fancy yaoi teaser footage you never saw, but half the fat.
5:00 p.m. EST Basil
5:01 p.m. EST Basil
Jaw drops. Watches film. Likes it a lot. It’s the bee’s knees, baby.
6:30 p.m. EST Basil
Metropolis ends. Some comments were made, like the following:
” Okay so that was really friggin’ cool.”
“Wow. That movie was weird.”
“Yeah, really weird.”
“Bah, I’ve seen weirder.”
“So it’s Basically a Mega Man movie on acid?”
“The greatest All Your Base testament ever made.”
“So Rock was Heero You with a hat?”
6:40 p.m. EST Basil
We leave the Tara.
6:55 p.m. EST Basil
Ringlord starts hitting on the Amelia plushie. Ringlord: “No I’m not! She’s evil! Squishy evil! Cthulhu with boobs evil!”
6:57 p.m. EST Basil
Ringlord informs Brad needs to shave. Yup, I’m still the prettiest! Dangummit I did it again. -_- Ah well.
7:00 p.m. EST Eien
Ringlord spots a pineapple tied to a building in downtown Atlanta.. (No folks, serious, we are not kidding! Where is a blasted camera when you need it?!)
7:09 p.m. EST Eien
Spotted an art museum called High. A reference to their method of inspiration maybe?
7:11 p.m. EST Eien
Ringlord pronounces Atlanta in dire need of an aardvark.
7:12 p.m. EST Eien
Discussion of Canada and beavers.
7:13 p.m. EST Eien
Ringlord: “Otaku- The Other White Meat”
7:14 p.m. EST Eien
Ringlord begins crying because no one will talk to him.
7:15 p.m. EST Eien
Deep discussion of college homework begins.
7:16 p.m. EST Eien
Rail claims to have taken high school ROTC.
7:17 p.m. EST Eien
Ringlord and Eien jeer Rail, singing the Speed Racer theme.
7:18 p.m. EST Eien
Rail attempts to take on an 18-wheeler in his Honda Accord. Quickly decides not to.
7:47 p.m. EST Eien
Exited Iwase Books, passed Kobe steakhouse. Dying of hunger… Oh, and found cool Kenshin game cards.
7:50 p.m. EST Eien
Argument about the subbing of Metropolis. (No border around the words making it hard to red the words sometimes, and wondering about the reason they used the word “coup de tat” for revolution was basically it.)
7:51 p.m. EST Eien
Hellsing OST “RAID” finally finishes playing. \\’007. Very cool CD.
7:55 p.m. EST Eien
Discussion on just how much The Phantom Menace sucked. Ringlord mentions something about Oompa Loompas and plums. Dear God… >_<
7:56 p.m. EST Eien
We discover that Rail forgot his shotgun and discusses the feasibility of smuggling drugs in chibi plushies and anime DVDs.
7:59 p.m. EST Eien
Ringlord uses the Amelia plushie in an attempt to molest Eien as he writes this. Basil’s fountain pen is used as a piercing weapon. (For reference, this fountain pen is a 2d6+3 weapon.)
8:00 p.m. EST Eien
Basil gets mildly drunk on a plum and sugar drink.
8:06 p.m. EST Basil
Basil takes back the travel log. Brad hits second bird in a row. Stopping at Ringlord’s place to drop him off.
8:12 p.m. EST Ringlord
(Editor’s Note: Instead of just typing out what Ringlord said, we have decided to just show you.)
8:22 p.m. EST Basil
Left Ringlord’s house. Heading back to Huntsville.
8:30 p.m. EST Basil
Decided to get gas and food first.
8:40 p.m. EST Eien
Left Burger King. Rail declared Great Driver Rail.
9:00 p.m. CST Eien
Top secret discussion. We’d tell you about it, but then we would have to kill you. ^_^
9:06 p.m. CST Eien
Basil is still the prettiest. Saw Cowboys billboard. No sign of any Bebops
9:08 p.M. CsT Eien
SAw 6th gOLden aRChes on tHIS TrIp. roAD VeRy bUMpy. MAGiCal pLUm DRInk iS, EMpty, aND canNOt SAVe uS.
9:11 p.m. CST Eien
Inuyasha-chan is looking at me
10:30 p.m. CST Basil
Got caffeine fix in Gardendale.
10:32 p.m. CST Eien
The pen is mightier than the beef jerky. Basil’s pen used as a cutting tool to remove plastic wrap. Now listening to a Ranma ½ soundtrack.
10:38 p.m. CST Eien
Rail altered the air pressure in the car, causing P41N.
11:03 p.m. CST Basil
Dropped off at home. Will begin digital transfer soon.
still the prettiest
(Soon after this Basil discovered that their shenanigans caused someone to rant about us in the AWA Message Boards! Oh, the irony! But don’t waste your time, email Basil today!)