March 4th, 2006


Sexual Orientation Quiz and a Movie


Klein Sexual Orientation Grid

I scored an average of 0.29

01 2 3 4 5 6


This result can also be related to the Kinsey Scale:

0 = exclusively heterosexual
1 = predominantly heterosexual, incidentally homosexual
2 = predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual
3 = equally heterosexual and homosexual
4 = predominantly homosexual, but more than incidentally heterosexual
5 = predominantly homosexual, incidentally heterosexual
6 = exclusively homosexual


The idea of this excercise is to understand exactly how dynamic a person's sexual orientation can be, as well as how fluid it can be over a person's lifespan. While a person's number of actual homo/heterosexual encounters may be easy to categorize, their actual orientation may be completely different. Simple labels like "homosexual", "heterosexual", and "bisexual" need not be the only three options available to us.

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I'm not terribly surprised. And the green bit is as large as it is only because I said I prefer to have social interactions with both sexes.

Movie: We saw Ultraviolet last night. It was an eclectic, vegematic experience. Certainly not the worst movie I've ever seen, but I have real objections to movies in which Our Hero/ine walks about with a bare midriff, fights with swords (as well as firearms) and never suffers so much as a scratch unless she inflicts it on herself.

The fighting tactics of the Bad Guy's soldiers were pretty laughable. They would surround Our Heroine in a perfect circle, get right up close to her, so she could make short work of them with her knives, and then fall and form a pretty, circular flower/snowflake pattern on the floor arround her.

Blood? What blood? People are supposed to bleed from skin incisions? Are you sure? I saw perhaps a tablespoonful of blood in this entire movie. Not that I like seeing buckets of blood, mind, but I do expect a killing field to look pretty bloody and messy, just for the sake of realism. The realism angle could have benefitted from Quentin Tarantino having a hand in this film. And yes, I know how bizarre a statement that is.

Coolest bit is the final fight scene between Ultraviolet and Daxus, the Bad Guy. Daxus happens to be the only character in this film who truly looks as if he knows how to handle a sword. Ultraviolet's swordwork is mainly a lot of whirlwind effect rather than realistic-looking sword moves. The only time she looks halfway realistic is when she's fighting Daxus--probably because that is a one-on-one duel, which makes the whirlwind slicer-dicer tactic unnecessary.

Other bits: How do you hide something that heavy in that dinky-looking, little white case?

How do you get flaming swords? It looks very cool, but I didn't know steel could burn.

Don't these soldier types know anything about hiding in cover and stealth? I'm certainly no expert, but I at least understand these concepts from years of tabletop role-playing, and I know when they should be employed.

Violet's got long hair, but it never seems to get into her face. This is an interesting change from Aeon Flux, whose hair always got into her face, anime-style, but it never seemed to be a problem to her. Since I have long hair that gets into my face on windy days if I don't pull it back, I have never understood Aeon's hair style.

Apparently, very few people in this future world use elevators. We always see shots of Daxus going down a spiral staircase when an elevator would be much faster. On the other hand, this is actually a subtle clue.

Neat trick with the clothes which seem to change color at the wearer's whim. I want clothes like that! They only seem to do solid colors, though.

There are strong elements of The Transporter and Aeon Flux in this film.

Good to eat popcorn by. It would make a great MST3K film! Sword-fu, firearms-fu, acrobatics-fu. Heads roll at least onece. No breasts, 1 tbsp. of blood. Likable kid. Cool credit card bracelet. Gnarly intense biometric exam straight out of A Clockwork Orange. Haven't these people heard of just swabbing the insde of the mouth to get DNA?

Theo--I suspect you will dislike this movie for the same reason you disliked Serenity. Though really, Serenity is worlds better than this film.

Chantal-Bob says, "Check it out at the dollar cinema."

Next week's film: Eight Below, if I'm lucky. :)
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Saturday Stuff

Life: I had a pedicure done today, so my toes are happy now. Then I went to Starbuck's to buy an iced chai, then went to Randall's for gaming supplies: hummus and a dip made with caramelized onions and roasted garlic. Yum! I'm having an Antone's Original deli sandwich for lunch. Quite tasty.

TV: Dean Stockwell was on Battlestar Galactica last night. Hurray! He plays a priest/psychologist who is counseling the Chief.

Chief: "How do you know I'm not a Cylon?"

Stockwell: *shrugs* "Maybe because I am one, and I never see you at any of the meetings."

Quizzage: Do You Think Like a Psycho- Sociopath?

A woman meets a man at her mother's funeral. They hit it off, have a lot in common, and the woman feels that this guy is definitely worth getting to know better. But he leaves the funeral before she can get his address or telephone number.

Two weeks later, the woman murders her sister. Why?

I got the answer wrong, and so did Mr. Graves. All comments in reply to the Sociopath test will be screened.

I changed the title from Psychopath to Sociopath because the latter is more accurate.