September 30, 2002
Calendar fix

I changed the size of the hi-res version of the calendar so it is like it used to be.
I hope that this fixes any problems some of you may have had with printing.
To go to the calendar page, click here.

Sorry about that.

doodles | from inside the mind of krix at 07:42 PM | comments (1)
DeChristo Experiment

I love the pictures that Elsinore has sent out the past couple days. Except, I'm not a big fan of the color orange on my desktop (sorry, LoriO!).
So since I needed a break from banging my head on the desk over my problems with the other computer (it didn't fix itself over the weekend, go figure...) I thought I'd have a little Keanu therapy in the form of experimenting with hues and wallpaper.

(click desired screen size below)

800 x 600

1024 x 768

doodles | from inside the mind of krix at 04:43 PM | comments (3)
September 29, 2002
You asked for it

Yes, I've been letting you all inside the mind of this Keanu fan for a whole year now. It's been fun. And I'm up for another year and hope you are too. I was going to get all introspective but fuck that, I know what you want...you want:

Does Keanu dress left or right

So I spent my Sunday morning scrutinizing Keanu photos all for you.
Here are my findings...

First off, intensive study of Keanu Dressage Theory is not without its trials and tribulations. There are many obstacles to dressage research.
One I'm sure you are familiar with is the dreaded Quarterback Towel

Augh! move the towel!

I don't know about you, but I hate that freaking towel. You'd think at least once in the film it would come off or something. Yet it obscures visibilty so consistantly, I suspect that it's actually CGI. Part of some "package" clause in the ratings guideline.
Bastards.

Then there is the constant foe of dressage research....that damn bass of his.

Augh! move the damn bass!

Many viable opportunities for research, some in person, have been foiled by the bass. Of course when he plays he's so damned sexy with his whole being, that I think he may be doing us all a favor by wearing it slung low.

Still being coy with the bass

Perhaps he knows that a clear view of the package combined with all that raw, thumping sexual energy is just a recipe for mayhem.
I know I'm a little tingly just thinking about it.....ehem.

So, I looked deeper into my files, all in the name of research.
I really thought I'd hit paydirt with this one.

is that a sonnet in your pocket or....?

However, I believe this is just a very flattering optical illusion. Um, anyway...

Still looking.
I love this picture, unfortunately, it's a bit dark but if you really look there's "to the left" evidence. I think.

Bonus boots with this one

I don't know, his hands in the pockets always messes me up. Of course, If I were his hands I'd be in his pockets all the time, too.

Moving on...Let's hear it for Hamel and well-worn khakis.

casual Keanu, maybe commando?

~To the right, to the right to the right-right-right

But there is no better friend to dressage research than good old tight faded jeans. I think the bike is a valuable display tool, also.

va-va-va-vrooooom

And this would be to the right also.

Now I know that probably some of you think that Keanu Reeves is "ambidresstrious"(tm Lori): Dressing to the left OR right as whim, fashion and comfort dictates (no pun intended).
This researcher still feels that while Mr. Reeves versatility knows no bounds, he does have his comfort zones. Things he may stray from for a bit, but he always comes back to.
The boots, the suitcoat/t-shirt combo and...

To. The. Right.

Thanks to Rhonda for this evidence

This concludes this installment of the Dressage Report.

To review previous Dressage entries, please click below.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Of course, we are always accepting new research material.


spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 01:45 PM | comments (16)
One year

How nice of FOX to air The Matrix to celebrate my One-Year Bloggiversary. Also, Keanuweb reports (thx Janice) that Keanu and Laurence may be guest voices on The Simpsons tonight? I'll have to tape it just in case.

In a bit of nostalgia and a dressage teaser, this was the original picture at the top of the old blogspot blog.

I'm working on a full dressage post for you people.
However, I do need more beer,....get the creative juices flowing and all.
So for now you can celebrate my 1 year bloggiversary and pass some time by taking this little quiz...

So...how well do you think you know krix? Click here.

Post your results, comments and love letters in the comments!
*smoooooch*

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 12:28 PM | comments (19)
September 28, 2002
Still in NY

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Thanks to Jena for the heads up about this pic last night.
I'll echo others' sentiments about how nice it is to see him smile.

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 09:43 AM | comments (5)
September 27, 2002
ffffUUUUUUUuCK!!!!!

I want to kick something really REALLY hard

I'm seeing red and want to kick something really hard. Preferably a computer, specifically the piece of crap business computer that crashed last night, making it neccessary to reformat, restore and reinstall an entire 4 months worth of applications, work and data.

Kill me.

Kill me now.

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 10:52 AM | comments (6)
September 26, 2002
Can bad news be serendipidous?

Say it isn't so, Liz!
Read this.
Which I found via allergic2love, whom I eyespied over in a's comments.

The weird thing is, I started reading the article (and after my heart sank) and decided I wanted to post about it before I even saw the Keanu reference.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 08:01 PM | comments (7)
Dogstar s!ms Redux

Well, I re-did the Dogstar boys' s!ms. Thanks to skits for mailing me the Keanu that she had.

SimBret is fond of late night swims so he was still sleeping when SimRob(still in his jammies!)and SimKeanu were up at 6am jamming.

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Later that morning, Rob gives Bella an eyefull as Bret looks up at me like "What? I just live here."

Rob pretty much has no shame

Speaking of Bella, what a ho.
She spent the night passed out on the floor in a VERY unladylike fashion.
They pretty much ignored her the next morning and she finally took the walk of shame.

Bret had some choice words about Keanu's guitar playing, but Keanu didn't care. He just kept on playing.

Bret complains while Keanu rocks out and Rob looks on

In fact all these guys would rather play music than clean up (thank SimGawd for robot servants!) bathe or even eat.

Dogstar Jams

So yes, I'm certainly amused by all this. And no fires today.
I think I'll try and get Keanu drunk next.

simulated | from inside the mind of krix at 01:42 PM | comments (3)
Mmmm...hmmmm

Mmmmhmm

This picture has got to be one of my top ten favorites. It's not the bare feet so much....ok, maybe a little. It's the look. That "I'm about to get up and grab you" look that just makes me come undone.

......Huh? *shakes head Tod-style* Oh, yeah...This week's Virgo horoscope from Brezsny.


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Do not under any circumstances burp, fart, and sneeze at the same time. For that matter, Virgo, refrain from leaping into the air while blowing up balloons and chewing gum. And never, ever go out to do nitpicky errands as you meditate on the painful events of your childhood and try to dream up a smarter long-range financial strategy. This week, more than ever, you need to cultivate a one-track mind. For now, tunnel vision is the truth and the way.

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 09:01 AM | comments (1)
September 25, 2002
Yet another reason to adore this guy

click for larger view

UPDATED: Thank You Thank You thank you to KAZ for this scan!

From The Daily Telegraph
Shooting from the heart
26 September 2002

HOLLYWOOD heart throb Keanu Reeves may have left Australian shores some weeks ago but his influence here goes on.
The Matrix star features alongside a a host of local celebrities lending their support to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) in its inaugural magazine Pink Ribbon.

Reeves went out of his way to squeeze the studio shoot, for which he donned a pink ribbon t-shirt, on his last day in Sydney before he jetted home to the US last month.

Deputy editor of the magazine Virginia Webber said Reeves "couldn't have been nicer" and was genuinely interested in the foundation's educational work.

"He actually did it right before he left," Webber said.

"We had a mutual friend who I organised it through.

"The day before he left he rang . . . and said, 'I'd like to be involved in this but I'm leaving town tomorrow'.

"So we pulled it all together in a day."

Reeves desire to be involved in the magazine, which will raise money for the NBCF, was sparked by his own family's cancer crisis.

His sister Kim has battled leukemia for many years and he was set to visit her in Italy after leaving Australia.

"He did it for all the right reasons and he was really keen to know about the project," Webber said.

"It was something he felt very strongly about."

Reeves took the T-shirt with him, so hopefully he'll spread the word even further.

The magazine goes on sale next Wednesday and all profits from its sale will raise money for the NBCF.

Reeves' selfless actions go a long way to disproving the theory Hollywood is all about self, self, self?

(Via several sources-Thanx Petra, Tyler, Tess and Keanuweb!)

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 05:28 PM | comments (6)
Dogstar S!ms

I couldn't help myself. I had to take a shot at making a house of Dogstar S!ms. I need to re-do them all, Bret's face is paler than his body, I have to find a good picture of Rob and re-do him, because I just used a generic head that kind of looked like him, and Keanu is WAY TOO SKINNY.
I hate that it takes forever to furnish a damn house, too.

Of course, it was only inevitable that I had SimBret in a pink speedo playing guitar before too long.

Bret rocks

The funny part is, look what was going on while Bret just kept on jamming.

Now, I know you're thinking.
"Well...maybe he didn't know about the fire."
Wrong. He freaked out a little bit with SimRob, went and called the fire department and then went to play guitar.

Now that's a devotion to music.

Yep, I may be hooked on this game already.

simulated | from inside the mind of krix at 04:08 PM | comments (3)
Those cretins at Best Buy charged me twice for a mouse

So first off, I have to apologize to skits for calling her last night during Buffy.
I honestly wasn't even thinking. In my defense, she answered the phone, which is something I never do when my show is on. Anyway, I called her because I found myself walking out of Best Buy* with a copy of the damned s!ms and I just wanted to harrass her. If I get hooked, it's all her fault. I got the deluxe version that has a "Sim creator" so once I get the hang of it I may try my hand at it. I'm thinking Bret and Rob need to be Sim-ified. I'll keep you posted.
Anyway, I also bought my second DVD ever. The special edition of SPEED. I looked at the goodies first and that was nice. I didn't check everything out, though. I have to say that I probably won't be replacing my video collection with DVDs. Extras are nice but FUCK! What a pain in the ass. Too many choices and clicks and maybe my player just sucks but AUGH, one mispress of a menu button and you have to start over from the beginning. I said in the Revisited recap that I like my entertainment linear and I'm even more convinced.

*I refuse to link them because I hate Best Buy, but I have a credit card there. The staff are idiots. I was double charged for a mouse last night so I have to go back this evening and get them to fix it. They better not give me any grief, lest I go all Donnie Barksdale on them. Always check your reciept before you leave the lot...

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 11:46 AM | comments (7)
September 24, 2002
No one can be told what true love is

image  1998 Renata Ratajczyk

Congratulations to Laurence Fishburne for finding his angel, Gina Torres and to the both of them on their wedding this past weekend. I wish them heaven on earth for a very long time.

You can read the blurb, "An Amicable Merger", here (scroll down).

Of course, Mr. Reeves attended. I'm sure he wouldn't have missed it for the world.

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 07:00 PM | comments (2)
Wicked

Click here to go to the calendar page

The Keanu calendar for October is up.
I made the hi-res printable one a little bigger than I used to so while it won't fit on your screen, it should be a little clearer to print.

Also, the sweatshirts are back in the keanuvision store.
I love mine, it's ever so snuggly.


doodles | from inside the mind of krix at 11:35 AM | comments (4)
September 23, 2002
Fall

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I....
will not fall
after all
I've been through

It's true
when I think of you
I get to lose
control

and all the hardest things they seem
to come together so easily

It's fall
and you still call
after all
I put you through

You're true
you're always new
and when I think of you
I get to lose control

and all the hardest things they seem
to come together so easily

And I will not break this again
If I get the chance to begin again

And I will not break this again
If I get the chance to begin again

I will not break you again
I need you my friend

~Fall by Bret Domrose

Today was the first day of fall.

This song, Fall from the CD- Rough Around the Edges by Bret Domrose will always be one of my favorites.

To hear a clip, you can go over to Bret's site and click on the Music link on the main menu. (His site uses frames so you'll just have to find your way)

Bret's newest CD was supposed to be out by now.
I'm even more thankful that I was lucky enough to get a sampler CD last June.

Bret Domrose Rocks.

dogstar rocks | from inside the mind of krix at 09:43 PM | comments (2)
KR in NY

this is the pic from the NY Post webpage

The NY Post reports that Keanu was partying down this weekend in New York.

I can see that our boy paid the extra five bucks for the armband so he could partake of the all-you-can-drink keg. Always the gentleman, I'm sure he paid for the lady's yellow bracelet, too. Looks like he's already a little fuzzy. I'm glad the Post cropped out the giant beer funnel in his left hand. Gotta think of image, you know. Hopefully that video of him leading a chorus of "Louie, Louie" won't surface anytime soon.

Those supermodels always throw the best parties.

this pic is fictional as is all the kegger babble in this post

Meanwhile, back in L.A., Rob was overheard saying to Bret : "Dude, he just went to go get a tuner. He said he'd be right back."

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 11:11 AM | comments (11)
September 22, 2002
Dear Emmy

Fuck you.
Kiefer was shafted.
And it wasn't even by Charlie Sheen's dad.


off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 08:04 PM | comments (6)
Augh!

Save yourselves....

Matrix article at Empire online. *Spoilers*.Read at your own risk.

I haven't yet. Of course, that could change any minute. I'm weak!

Thanks to little miss spoiler enabler, Jena for link ;)

red pill | from inside the mind of krix at 08:42 AM | comments (4)
September 21, 2002
MetaKeanu

click it for web sized image

I still need to build the gallery, and I'm actually going to look for some other software (because I'm not wild about the "pairs" that keep occurring with Phototile) but here's another in the collection of MetaKeanu images. Click the image above to view a larger pop-up version that you can see the detail better.

There was one of these up on eBay recently but the tiles weren't of Keanu, it was a collection of celebs and I think even religious icons. I know there's one out there of Dubya made out of tiny Jesuses. *SHUDDER*
So. Very. Wrong.

Anyway, photomosaics suck unless they're meta, dammit.
And if you want, save this (or others in the forthcoming gallery) and put it on disk and go to Kinko's or something and have the cute geekboy at the counter print it up at 11x17.
I haven't tried this yet, but here's a hi-res image for printing.

Um, this second one turned out pretty good, so I decided to add it to the post. The program still needs some fine tuning though.

click for larger view

Same deal, click the pic for a larger view that will still fit on your screen or here's a hi-res one

doodles | from inside the mind of krix at 04:50 PM | comments (2)
Wish I was in Santa Monica

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Some of the coolest bloggers I know are going to be having big fun at the Santa Monica Pier in a couple hours. I wish I would have taken the day off and driven out. Feh.

I really hope that Dogstar plays a show or 2 in LA before the end of the year, because that's the reason I'm holding on to my roadtrip tokens. I plan on dragging a few bloggers with me to a show if it happens. I kind of like the idea of a posse.

What else...?

Ah! Site updates- I've got a 4th wallpaper album up. faithful blog readers will have seen them before but now they are all in one spot for your desktop pleasure. If none of them suit your fancy, there are 3 dozen more to choose from. Just go to the main wallpaper index and poke around.

I also intend to get the metaKeanu gallery up sometime soon.

I mailed off the check for hosting for the next year. Can you believe Keanuvision.com is almost a year old? Craziness. And my 1 year bloggaversary is coming up sooner than that.
No fanfare, please. It'll just encourage more psychobabble.

the site | from inside the mind of krix at 11:38 AM | comments (12)
September 20, 2002
Bleeeeeeeat!

don't ask

Having Roi at the office with me always ends up with a little esoteric mayhem.

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 05:35 PM | comments (6)
Dogstar Newsletter

woof

There's a new Dogstar Newsletter over at DogstarOnline.
It has the dates and venues for the Thailand/Japan shows and a little Q&A with the band.

Go check it out and if you'd like to subscribe to receive it, you can do that too.

In other news....well, there is no other news, really. Some more Matrixy spoilery stuff, but I'm not going there.
Instead, let's observe Ass Friday.....shall we?

go on, touch it

Reason enough for me to celebrate....

dogstar rocks | from inside the mind of krix at 01:24 PM | comments (7)
September 19, 2002
Metrophage

I recently found Richard Kadrey, the author of one of my favorite books-Metrophage- has a site and has published Metrophage along with some other work online. Which is great because both it and Kamikaze L'Amour are out of print.

Go read it

I really recommend this book if you are a fan of the cyberpunk genre.
I'm also looking forward to reading Kamikaze L'Amour, too.
Mr. Kadrey also has some interesting collage and photography works up at his site.

I swear, finding him and his work online was like finding a treasure.
I've hung onto my ratty copy of Metrophage for years. It has some really special memories assocciated with it, plus as I've said, It's a really good book.
In fact, If Keanu hasn't read it, he should.

So should you.

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 11:36 AM | comments (5)
Scoped out

Here's Keanu's sign, Virgo from Rob Brezsny's Free Will Astrology this week...


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In the course of human history, many other things have been used as money besides paper currency and precious metals. Among them have been tulips, seashells, cows, velvet, tobacco, elephant tusks, beetle legs, cheese, and giant stone wheels. I hope, Virgo, that these poetic variations on the theme will inspire you to designate a new form of legal tender in the coming weeks. The cosmic omens suggest you'll be exceptionally creative whenever you turn your thoughts to financial matters. Here are some questions to guide your explorations. What useful but undervalued beauty do you produce? Which of your unsung talents are finally ready to generate income? What hidden assets or neglected treasures could you turn into sources of wealth?

Here's my horoscope if you're interested...

ARIES (March 21-April 19): No more sour desserts for you, Aries. No more lovable danger or stylish sickness, either. In fact, once you get the hang of rejecting all the double binds that have squeezed you recently, I predict you'll also say no to crippling luxuries, barren discipline, stupid truths, wasteful desires, and irrelevant courage. The liberation that erupts in the wake of these rebellions will no doubt make you hornier than you've been in weeks.

Great....just great.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 11:00 AM | comments (4)
September 18, 2002
Thought for the day

from SPEED-Thanks to Jena

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 12:25 AM | comments (7)
September 17, 2002
Free Beer and Nekkidness!

Ok, now that I have your attention...

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Go over and sign Keanuette's petiton for Dogstar to play some dates in Europe.

I don't care if you don't live in Europe, or even if you have no idea what a Dogstar is.
Go sign it.

Also please to be signing the petition to re-release The Matrix, yes?

Please. It's not hard. In just this past week I've signed petitions to save two TV shows that I don't even watch and joined some Yahoo group to vote in some whacky game that I wasn't really following.
Why?
Because someone asked me to.

Please do this for me.

Thank you very much.


dogstar rocks | from inside the mind of krix at 03:32 PM | comments (2)
Noctournal emissions

I wonder if Lori slept in her new shirt and had Keanu dreams?

It's always nice to have him show up in one's dreamscape. The catalyst for my fandom was a dream, actually. It happened after that first night I was up late saving pictures to my hard drive. Didn't know anything about him, really. I hadn't seen The Matrix yet, but he was wearing the long coat. It was so vivid I thought about it all the next day. His presence was so intense I could smell him. DreamKeanu smells like power. Raw masculine power. We did a lot of running, with him holding my hand and dragging me along. There were times when he would have to fight something unseen and I was sort of crouching at his feet. In between swings he would reach down and touch my head, reassuring me or something. I knew there was chaos all aroud but I felt safe there. Like I said, I thought about the dream and of him over the next day. I hadn't dreamed, or at least remembered a dream for about 2 years before that. So I knew that it was somehow significant. I don't attach anything mystical to it, but I noted that my subcon was trying to tell me something.

I don't believe in dream analysis, I think that everyone's mind works differently and dreams are just subconcious parsing of information. Sometimes things are symbolic, sometimes not. I think that maybe sometimes they are a dress rehearsal. Maybe it's just your brain's way of sending you a message or giving you a treat. Sometimes you just need to lay there. Work shit out. The human mind is so very strange.

(guh, I think I exceeded my daily allotment of "sometimes" and "maybe")

Anyway, the whole purpose of this post is really just so I can mention....last night?
Hoopty Sex Dream.

Yeah, baby....

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 11:33 AM | comments (6)
September 16, 2002
No really, my eyes are always this green

Good friend and Viper Room cohort Lori received a coveted piece of Keanu memorabilia today, a shirt he wore as Eddie in Chain Reaction.
I imagine she's currently rolling around on the bed with it, breathing it in.

I know I would be.

I think I'd like to have an article of Keanu's clothing someday.
Preferably a t-shirt that he wore in concert the night before so I'd have something to wear to breakfast.

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 05:05 PM | comments (12)
thought for the day

be here now

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 08:35 AM | comments (5)
September 15, 2002
Bullet dodged

(via keanuweb)
Go here and scroll down to the bottom.

Or better yet, go here, the article they refer to.

Looks like the director himself of the new Superman says that the rumors about Keanu playing the man of steel are false.

whew.....

cinema | from inside the mind of krix at 07:45 PM | comments (4)
/.

The Keanu as Superman discussion has made it over to Slashdot

Smooches to Craig for this info.

For the record, I think that this whole thing is just industry hype. But if there is a tiny chance that Keanu is actually considering it?
Dear Mr. Reeves, I don't really want to see you do this movie*.
For a few reasons, not the least of which being that I'm against this movie being made at all.
How about some more of those original ideas, Holllywood?

I really feel that he's smart enough not to do this film movie. He certainly doesn't need to.

*Not as the Man of Steel anyway. How about as the villian? How about as LEX??? mmmm, bald Keanu...purrrrrr.

cinema | from inside the mind of krix at 09:54 AM | comments (4)
September 14, 2002
I can't decide if these make me punk rock or just retarded

I bought the ugliest sheets in the universe at Target Tar-Zhay today.

Click it!!!

Not only are they lime green and lavendar argyle....they have a criss-cross detail of Safety Pins.
They were on sale for 11 bucks. How could I NOT buy them?

(This glaringly off-topic post was inspired by robyn. I'd ping her but I'm unupgraded.)

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 03:57 PM | comments (9)
Juice 97

Thank you to kaz, who sent me a scan of this Keanu article from a 1997 issue of Juice magazine.

click to view

I added a picture of the Fillmore poster that he mentions in the article.
That poster is one of the very first pieces of memorabilia I bought and the very first thing I had professionally framed. I thought it was something special and it's nice to have him mention in the way he does.

The Fillmore poster was designed by artist David Fremont.
If you'd like to buy a copy, you can do so here.

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at 11:32 AM | comments (1)
September 13, 2002
I wanna be his Kryptonite

Yay! C.C. comes through with some Keanu news~

From Foxnews.com:

Keanu for Superman's New 'Excellent Adventure'?

It's on, it's off, and on again. Superman is back in the planning stages at Warner Bros.

My sources tell me that Keanu Reeves, star of Warner Bros.'s very successful The Matrix has been tapped by director Brett Ratner, to play the Man of Steel in Superman: Last Son of Krypton. Jeffrey Abrams, who wrote the feature Regarding Henry and invented TV's "Felicity" series, wrote the final, accepted script.

Ratner, director of the forthcoming Red Dragon, the Rush Hour movies, and the very interesting Family Man, is just about to sign to direct Last Son, finally ending Warner's tango with director McG, who is busy readying Charlie's Angels 2. Ratner had been rumored in Variety last month as a possible Superman director among many. But I'm told the deal is done and he is in.

Weirdly enough, Keanu's name is similar to that of the original beloved TV Superman, George Reeves.

Keanu's first big hit of course was Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. Imagine if those characters had had X-ray vision!

Superman of late has had a hard time getting back to the screen. At one point Nicolas Cage was set to play him. Kevin Smith, of Chasing Amy and Dogma fame, wrote a script but that was abandoned. Then a Superman vs. Batman movie seemed like it was taking shape, with Jude Law and Colin Farrell rumored to be set for the respective parts. Law dropped out, and the new rumor was that Josh Hartnett was replacing him. But a wildly high budget made that project prohibitively expensive and it was scrapped. Interestingly, Superman vs. Batman was supposed to be directed by another Warner's favorite, Wolfgang Petersen.

But Petersen (are you still with me?)-director of The Perfect Storm, Das Boot and Air Force One, abandoned Superman vs. Batman for the historical epic Troy. This is the film that Brad Pitt also recently jumped to, leaving Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain feature high and dry in Australia just as they were ready to go into principal production.

Before the S v.B-Troy shuffle, Petersen had a staunch fan and supporter in then-Warner's chief of production, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who proudly announced the Petersen project and touted it to the trades. But last week, di Bonaventura was ousted from his position at the studio. Is there a connection? Was Petersen Kryptonite to Lorenzo? Indeed, he-and the Superman vs. Batman epic were what did him in. Alan Horn, now running Warner's on his own, championed the Abrams/Ratner simpler Superman idea.

Ironically, news of this new Superman film is coming to light just as the original movie Superman, Christopher Reeve (yeah, I know, this name is really weird) has announced that he's making progress in his effort to walk again. Wouldn't it be great if Ratner's new screenplay includes some kind of part for Reeve? That would give this project, which has been jinxed so far, the imprimatur it needs.

This could just be hype.
I wonder if Mr. Reeves is eager to play another superhero, especially such a pre-defined one.

And considering today's date, I'm not even going to think about the "curse".

cinema | from inside the mind of krix at 02:28 PM | comments (10)
Thailand Dogstar Concert

Thank you to Miho for this news.

Venue : Indoor Stadium
Location : Ramkhamhaeng rd., Huamark THAILAND
Show Date : Friday 11th October 2002
Door Open : 7.00 P.M.
Show Start : 8.00 P.M.
Ticket info...

Speaking of Thailand, this fun page of translations over at KeanuWeb* says that "Keanu" translated literally in Thai means shit-rat.

I wonder if that will affect ticket sales?

*(via keanuette)

dogstar rocks | from inside the mind of krix at 12:12 PM | comments (0)
Keanu cocktails

Scotty Favor
1oz. Stolichnaya Vodka
1oz. Frangelica
1oz. cream or milk
Shake.
Pour into oversized shot glass.
Lick cream off lips suggestively after sipping.


Johnny Utah
16oz. mug of 3.2 beer
2 oz. shot of Johnny Walker Black Label scotch whiskey
Fill shot glass with whiskey.
Drop full shot glass into mug of beer. No parachute.
Drink immediately, enjoy the rush.

Jack Traven
1 oz Bacardi 151 proof rum
1/2 oz Peach schnapps
1 oz Southern Comfort
Layer with 151 rum on top. Light on fire - Burn for 5 seconds - Blow it out and drink. Shoot the hostage.

Neo
2 parts Absolut Citron
3 parts Sprite
1 part Midori melon liqueur
Ice cubes
Pour ingredients over ice, watch them trickle down like the Matrix code.

Donnie Barksdale
Tall can of cheap domestic beer.
Open by smashing it against something like your wife or girlfriend.

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 11:18 AM | comments (1)
What's more fun than a barrel full of simulated monkeys?

Why, a neighborhood of simulated bloggers, of course!

Skittish s!ms presents...

Bloggerville!

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Heh, I can't wait 'til the hookups begin....

simulated | from inside the mind of krix at 10:34 AM
September 12, 2002
Pop quiz, hotshots

I just got this email.

Hi,
Can you tell me the name of the book and author of the book that was given
to the little boy in "Little Buddha"?
Thanks,
F.

I have no idea. But I bet one of you do!
Help me out here.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 11:03 PM | comments (1)
Fuck! Fuck! Fuck!

Dammit! When will I learn?- When someone gives you a spoiler warning in an email, fucking listen to them!
FUCK!

Well, share my misery, weaklings. You know you want to.

Rolling Stone article on the Matrix Trilogy with all kinds of spoilers!

Augggggh!

Via Reeves Drive and thanks to Jena

Gahhhh!

And yes, we're already talking about them in the comments of this post, too.
So.... spoiler warning-don't click the comments.

red pill | from inside the mind of krix at 07:44 PM | comments (12)
Artsy stuff

This is the first in a Warholish series I'm going to do. Actually second if you count the one in this post, but I didn't do a hi-res of that.

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You can click the image to go to a slightly larger version, you can also click here for a non-shadowed small version to use as a tile background,
or if you're feeling crafty and ambitious you can click here to get a hi-res/hi-dpi version that would be suitable for printing or making a t-shirt transfer.

I had a email asking about transfers , so I thought I'd add this...

How do you make t-shirt transfers?

You can buy packs of special t-shirt transfer paper to use with inkjet printers just about anywhere that they sell computer supplies/accessories (even like Walmart).
Then you want to follow the directions (RTFM).
Be sure and use a graphics program to flip/mirror the image! It usually has to be backwards to print out the right way.
It may also need to be resized depending on your printer/software/whatever.
Use the "print preview" function if your graphics program doesn't have a "fit to page" type selection adjustment or test it on regular paper before you print the transfer.

So, follow the directions, print a test first.
YMMV

doodles | from inside the mind of krix at 12:24 PM | comments (4)
I'm up way too early

(title subject to change-mgmt)

Not only is Hoopty great in bed, he's also got the mad photoshop skillz...

hoopty all-star

And...drumroll please....the Golden Chuck page is updated, with correct spelling and everything!
So go buy shoes or something.
I'm going to.
Bleargh...
As soon as I have some coffee.

I've added a few links to the blogroll, including Warren Ellis' "die puny humans"
(Warren Ellis writes comics and graphic novels. He has a pretty big bibliography, including several issues of Hellblazer. My project of the week is to get my hands on his full run, including some scans of #141:Shoot, an unpublished issue.)

Oy. And if you're looking for kat?
She'll be over here for a little bit.

tribe | from inside the mind of krix at 07:59 AM | comments (6)
September 11, 2002
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off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 12:00 AM
September 10, 2002
Sense of accomplishment

From my inbox:

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chucksconnection writes:
"Thanks for writing and attaching the photos. We will check out the films and add Mr. Reaves to our distinguished honor role."

"Reaves", eh?
Ah, well.....I'm not gonna bitch.

We got him a Golden Chuck award.
We so rule.

Now, what's Oscar's email address?

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 05:33 PM | comments (7)
Auction info

I did hear back about the sneaker auction.
Click here for the info they sent.
I'm sure it'll be too rich for my blood, and they wouldn't fit me anyway.

No response on the Golden Chuck. My email was wonky last night so I hope they got it. If I don't hear from them in a few days I'll resend.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 01:03 PM | comments (2)
September 09, 2002
Sneaks

Thanks to angel0164 (yet another Lori) for this pic and the news that a pair of Keanu's sneakers are going to be auctioned off down in Australia to benefit a youth charity. I don't have any details, but I've emailed the contact. They haven't gotten back to me.
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Boy's got him some big ol' feet, huh? Yeah, baby.

Anyway, speaking of Keanu footwear...
QUICK! What movies has he worn Chucks in??? I know he and Alex both did in Excellent Adventure....any others?
We've GOT to get him on this list.
(via another Golden Chuck honoree, Wil Wheaton)

Update: Success! Lori O found me a picture of Tommy in the craptacular Teenage Dream wearing his Chuck Taylors!

This Just In
!-- The character Chris in Permanent Record has been spotted boarding a train wearing white Chucks.

Hot damn, I'm gonna write me a letter.

One last update
: read on for the letter I just sent off with pics attached

Gentlemen,

I submit to you evidence that the actor Keanu Reeves should be added to the honorees of the Golden Chuck award.

In addition to his appearance in Chucks in 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure',
Mr. Reeves' has at least two more characters that have chosen Chuck Taylors to don while making those first steps to superstardom:

Tommy, in the craptacular 1986 Olivia D'Abo vehicle- 'Flying' aka 'Dream to Believe' aka 'Teenage Dream' (the movie so bad they renamed it three times!) wore dashing red Chucks as he pined over the insipid Ms. D'Abo.
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0091065

and

Chris in 1988's 'Permanent Record', wore white canvas Chucks on the train right before the real angst kicks in....A heart-rendering tale of teen suicide and why it really sucks to be the best friend of the kid that cacks it, this movie has an ending that screams "After-school special" Yet, it's a feature film! http://us.imdb.com/Title?0095853
Thereby qualifying for your criteria, no?

I submit photographic evidence courtesy the faithful readers of my site:
www.keanuvision.com and my patented technology of taking pictures of a paused video with the digicam.

I thank you for your consideration and look forward to sending you lots of hits and business (Keanu fans love Chucks! and Videos!) on the occasion of Keanu receiving the Golden Chuck honor.

Sincerely,
krix
www.keanuvision.com

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 02:44 PM | comments (16)
What's this, then?

Well, I know Keanuette is happy, she now has her own Sim and her own Keanu over at Skits' s!ms blog. Skits is creating a whole Sim neighborhood and is going to populate it with bloggers. Is anyone else really anxious to see a Sim Hoopty? I know I am.
Anyway, you can go checkout Keanuette's Sim adventure and get a sneak peak at what's happening in the SimKrix/Keanu storyline.

click to go to the s!ms blog

Skits is a very funny girl. It seems Sim Keanu has found the blog.
I wonder what's going to happen next?

You know, in comments just a couple posts down, I had an "omg" reaction to the thought of Keanu ever happening across this site. But really, that'd be fine. Heck, I'd be lying if I said it wouldn't be a complete thrill.
Admittedly, there are a few things that would cause me to blush if I knew that he had read them. (Hello? dressage theory, anyone?) but really, I don't post anything that I would feel weird about him reading.
Even the cracks about his hair. I imagine he can take it. Because really, it's all meant with affection. And if he can't? Dude, get over yourself.

I don't think it's very likely to happen, though. But if it does, I hope he's amused.

simulated | from inside the mind of krix at 11:22 AM | comments (3)
September 08, 2002
Flower

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In one of the Dogstar newsletters, when Keanu was asked what CD he was listening to, his answer was Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville.
Below is the lyrics from one of the songs, "Flower".

Most of the album is really good straightforward Rock, and I can see why he likes it. This song is kind of an odd one out and I would guess that it's Keanu's least favorite.

But It always makes me think of him for some reason.

Flower

Every time I see your face
I get all wet between my legs
Every time you pass me by
I heave a sigh of pain

Every time I see your face
I think of things unpure unchaste
I want to fuck you like a dog
I'll take you home and make you like it

Everything you ever wanted
Everything you ever thought of is
Everything I'll do to you
I'll fuck you and your minions too

Your face reminds me of a flower
Kind of like you're underwater
Hair's too long and in your eyes
Your lips- a perfect suck me size

You act like you're fourteen years old
Everything you say is so
Obnoxious, funny, rude and mean
I want to be your blowjob queen

You're probably shy and introspective
That's not part of my objective
I just want your fresh young jimmy
Jamming slamming ramming in me

Every time I see your face
I think of things unpure unchaste
I want to fuck you like a dog
I'll take you home and make you like it

Everything you ever wanted
Everything you ever thought of is
Everything I'll do to you
I'll fuck you 'til your dick is blue

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 12:48 PM | comments (15)
September 07, 2002
One more

I couldn't resist adding a caption to this one.

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it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 03:16 PM | comments (7)
In the dictionary, next to the word 'gorgeous'

Elsinore recently sent out some incredible pictures of Keanu as Johnny Utah in Point Break.
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Yowsa, huh?
I like this movie, and I haven't watched it in a while, maybe I'll keep the jammies on when I get home and lay around for a couple of hours with Agent Utah.

And while I'm on the subject, kaz sent me the link to this amusing look at Point Break at Whatever-Dude.com. I'm convinced that those guys secretly have a crush on Keanu and are just afraid to fully embrace it.

As always, you can discuss Point Break over at the Backlot, too.

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 12:10 PM | comments (5)
I need to do laundry

My sister is a shop-a-holic, so every few months she brings or sends a whole load of clothes that she's "done with". Some of the stuff still has the tags on it, it's insane. Most of it is stuff I'd never wear and ends up given away or stuck in the back of the closet. She has a fondness for bright royal blue that I just can't relate to. I haven't even sorted through the last batch yet.
Anyway, since I really need to do laundry I went rummaging through the pile this morning and came out with a pair of tolerable powder-blue pants and top to throw on for work today. I was in a hurry and really didn't think about it as I tied the little satin drawstring and ran to grab some coffee and get out the door.
Now that I look more closely at them, I see that the bottom hem on the legs has some sort of satiny trim.

I'm wearing pajamas.

I hope I don't have to deal with anyone today.

I wonder if Keanu does his own laundry when he's not working?
I also wonder if he's up at the Toronto International Film Festival this week.

I wonder if there are matching slippers waiting for me at home.

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at 10:55 AM | comments (5)
September 06, 2002
horny little simulations

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The further adventures of simulated Krix and Keanu just keep getting better.

simulated | from inside the mind of krix at 10:25 PM | comments (9)
fine, I'll shorten the title

So, it's still looking like Constantine has the green light and Keanu is still attached according to this story (via keanuweb) about Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who will be producing.
(Mr. Di Bonaventura is the gentleman whose name I could never catch or remember while writing the Revisited recap. I've surely doomed all hopes for a Reloaded premiere invite with that....doh!)

Anyhoooo...
So I've finally started reading what issues of HELLBLAZER I have.

I liked issue #31-"Mourning of the Magician", mostly because it was kind of a stand alone. It's damn frustrating to have these huge gaps because most of the time they end in a cliffhanger.

I enjoyed #63 "Forty", featuring Constantine's 40th birthday, with a cameo by Swamp Thing and my favorite character thus far--a talking rabbit, Mange.

I find myself trying to figure out what may or may not be used for the movie. I only got the last two issues in the "Rake at the Gates of Hell" storyline. It reads like a pretty good screenplay, although I suspect any of the complete story-arcs might.

I've got a straight run for the next few issues (84-90) that I'm going to get at tomorrow.

I'm enjoying this. Probably too much, and I'll have to start digging around for more issues to fill in the gaps.

cinema , constantine | from inside the mind of krix at 05:00 PM | comments (1)
AHHHHHH!

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No reason for this besides it's a very cool picture and at the moment I feel that I could do with a primal scream, myself...
Thanks to Rhonda for sending it to me.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 12:40 PM | comments (8)
September 05, 2002
Man, that's deep

Rob Brezsny of Free Will Astrology has this to say for Keanu's sign, Virgo, this week


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): When I scream "GET NAKED!," I don't mean you should immediately fling off all your clothes. (Though I'm not opposed to you doing that.) What I mostly mean is: strip away your defense mechanisms; dismantle the armor around your heart; slip off your boxing gloves before making love; remove the shoes that don't belong to you -- you know, the ones you were going to walk a mile in but have ended up wearing for a million miles; shed knee pads you put on so as to kiss anyone's butt; dispose of the chastity belt; get rid of the aluminum foil hat you donned to protect you from telepathic mind-control experiments; take off the blinders that are diminishing your eyesight, as well as the rose-colored glasses, for that matter.

I don't think any of us would argue this advice literally or otherwise.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 04:01 PM | comments (6)
And it didn't hurt a bit

OK, so I don't actually have a DVD player yet, but I'm shopping for one.
I did however, purchase my first DVD.
Who's the man that finally got to me to break my DVD cherry?
Was it Keanu and the new Special Edition of Speed with all those yummy extras? Nope.
Was it Kiefer and the whole first season of 24 complete with alternate endings? Nope.

It was C.C. Chapman, the REwind Movie Awards' Director of the Year. I ordered his award winning short: Inquisition.


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It was directed by C.C. (of course) and written by Garth Franklin, who some of you know from Dark Horizons.

"Blind dates are always tough, especially when you awaken the next morning to find you're the prisoner of a serial killer. Now, Daniel and Jennifer are trapped at the mercy of Travis Krieger - the so-called 'Angel of Death', one of two killers going around committing violent murders throughout the city. Twists abound in this dark tale which will blow your mind."

More on the story, behind the scenes, and ordering this independent gem can be found here.

I'm no longer a DVDVirgin and C.C.'s the man.

tribe | from inside the mind of krix at 11:55 AM | comments (8)
September 04, 2002
They're new to you

During this dry spell of Keanu news and pictures, there's still lots of unseen treasures out there. I'd like to give big thanks and lemur love to JeniLyn, who was nice enough to share her pictures from last year's Dogstar concerts in Ohio. The first couple were taken by her son, Jeremy, so smooches to him, too.

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I include this top-of-his-head pic to support my theory that while Mr. Reeves is a multi-talented man, he has yet to master the use of a comb.

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When asked who she wanted her CD signed to, Jeni said "To the highest bidder on eBay!" and evoked laughter from our beloved bass player. Have I mentioned that that's a dream of mine? sigh.....that laugh.

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And here's some concert pics, taken by JeniLyn herself....

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I sure hope Dogstar plays stateside before the end of the year.
It's been way too long.

dogstar rocks | from inside the mind of krix at 03:54 PM | comments (4)
Sim-you-like-me? and Stimulation

Skits has a new s!ms blog and SimKeanu and SimKrix are christening it with some hot tub antics!

hee! go look!

I really can't blame him, my Sim is a complete hottie.

And yes, I'm getting way too much joy out of this....

simulated | from inside the mind of krix at 08:40 AM | comments (12)
September 03, 2002
What the hell day is it?

I'm feeling terribly lazy today after the long weekend, so I thought I'd just surf around a bit and report my findings...

KeanuWeb has a most wonderful Picture of the Month, featuring stubble!

The Matrix Online has a few bits of spoilerish news and you can also catch a showing of The Animatrix teaser trailer there, as well as at the official site.

Keanuette still has the blogging bug, and while zel has been slacking off on her Keanu love, she more than redeems herself by being a great mom, interesting-as-all-get-out blogger, and educating the blogosphere about some truly important stuff.
I refuse to comment on this Tobey person.

No word on if my Sim has knocked boots with the Keanu Sim that Skits created, but I'm still hoping for steamy screenshots.

Lots of birthday wishes and assorted kookery over at the Official Dogstar Message Board, and my concert pal, AhNutts posted an awesome panoramic-style pic of last year's Sonoma show.

Jenn at illusionaire claims I've inspired her to consider doing a Chris Issak site, AND she's mailing me a Keanu clipping from 1993 that she found in her scrapbook and thought of me!

Oh yeah! You can get September's Dogstar calendar and some spiffy wallpapers over at DogstarFans.net.

I'm sure that's not all, but that should keep you busy for a while.

update: I came across this site: intothematrix.net, that I hadn't seen before.

it wahs | from inside the mind of krix at 12:01 PM | comments (11)
September 02, 2002
In Lieu of a Spanking...

September 2, 2002


You have no idea how tempted I was to put a little party hat on leather-boy over there....I opted for something tasteful, instead.

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 12:01 AM | comments (6)
September 01, 2002
Adoration

I watched Revisited again today.

I really enjoy watching him work.

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Watching him.

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Watching him talk about his work.

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The results of his work.

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Always with the him and the watching and the swooooon....Ghee-hiyahoova-flaven!

Ahem. I'm obviously not well.

(thanks to the Margarete and the Pic of the Day Club for these DVD captures)

spoony | from inside the mind of krix at 07:14 PM | comments (6)
You Go Girl!

This pic is for Lori...

AIEEE! I think this is it.

She knows why.

(pic from kcrl.net)

tribe | from inside the mind of krix at 06:26 PM | comments (10)