Posts Tagged ‘Beatings’
Oh, that Flash and his total disregard for people’s property.
Speaking of disregard for people’s property, DC Comics should apologize to Alan Moore. They need to say we’re sorry, Alan, for taking your masterpiece and destroying it. For those that don’t know what I’m talking about, read this. Go on, I’ll wait.
Back? Okay, so DC is trying add new events to Watchmen lore. I am opposed to this. All comic fans should be. It’s like trying to put a third arm on Michelangelo’s David. I could have gone with, “Putting arms on the Venus de Milo,” but the arms were there once. I could understand wanting to fill in the blanks, even though the mystery is more exciting (like what Marvel did with “Wolverine:Origin”). We don’t need to destroy a masterpiece by adding unnecessary things.
Hollywood is going to do another Watchmen movie no matter what. I think the truly offensive part is that DC is going to help them. Letting the movie industry destroy other people’s work is so common. However, I held DC to a higher standard. I feel more betrayed by them. Watchmen has been good to them. It’s always selling, always being read, and always bringing in money. It doesn’t leave room for additions. That’s why it’s so good. DC shouldn’t let other writers tack on their work, no matter how good it could be, to one of the greatest graphic novels of all time. How would you like to see David with an extra arm disjointedly protruding from his back?
We shouldn’t ride the wave of other’s genius and then insult them by messing with their work. The best part of this whole thing has been Alan Moore’s quips. He has bashed both the movies and comics since this news leaked out.
“I tend to take this latest development as a kind of eager confirmation that they are still apparently dependent on ideas that I had 25 years ago.” -Alan Moore
I agree with Alan, and I have never protested buying a comic before. This will be the first time I will leave a comic on the shelf and avoid looking at it because the idea insults me. It’s almost enough to become more of a Marvel fan.
In closing I’m going to quote one of my favorite books.
“The creator faces nature alone. The parasite faces nature through an intermediary.” – Howard Roark, The Fountainhead.
- “Casino Royal” // Book Count 2012: 10
Rob and I are notoriously bad at playing video games while drinking together. For reasons unknown Rob gets a big mouth and says things that force me to hurt him. It’s not the comments it’s the amount. I could care less about what he says. It’s just that he never lets up. If you play video games drunk with Rob for an hour, 50 minutes of will be trash talk. Five minutes for a smoke break and five for menu selection and loading.
So here’s how it goes, Rob sits there pushing the controller’s buttons and my buttons. I snap and start punching him in the stomach. (At this point the controller is out of his hands as he is curled up defending himself.) With no controller in hand, he says he’s sorry makes a big fuss over it. Then as soon as the controller is back in his hand it starts up again.
Normally, drunken Rob is a happy Rob. In fact he can be too nice when drunk. He is an apologetic drunk by nature. However, putting a controller in his hand can turn him into one of the most insufferable bastards on the planet. I’m not a very nice person to be around in general, so antagonizing me while drunk is not a good idea. I have been known to brandish sharp objects. So out of concern for our friendship, we don’t get drunk and play video games together.
We’re a little late today. Rob just got back from cape cod, and sent me the strip. I’d be mad, but he got all the strips for this next week done. Rob worked his nubby fingers to the bone. That puts me in the hot seat to come up with some new scripts, but I enjoy the challenge.
I saw Captain America and I liked it. It was good, but I didn’t think it was as good as Thor. It was too much of a war movie for me. I don’t really like war movies, but that’s just a personal preference. It’s not a reason to skip the movie. Chris Evans does as good a job as he’s ever done in a move. (Except Sunshine, he was great in Sunshine.) Tommy Lee Jones was great, and I can never say enough good things about Hugo Weaving. As far as comic movies go it’s above average, but not an A+. Go watch it, to have a good movie experience.
It is crazy how quickly you can get busy again. I had week off from class then I had to go right back to start Technical writing and biology. I enjoy learning new things, but I am sick of school. I just want to be done with it at this point. Sadly, I still have tons left to do. I apologize if my workload puts our post up a little later in the afternoon. Please stick with us; until we can do this full time Rob and I have to battle the “real” jobs for time.
There is some buzz being built up about X-men First Class. I am still somewhat doubtful of how good it can be. Out of the prior X-Men movies the second one is the only I thought was good. I was willing to watch “First Class” on TV when it gets to that point. It seems like a movie that I wouldn’t want to pay money to see. Due to the hype I am tempted to see it, however, I was tempted to watch Transformers too. I know my own tastes and when I go against them I end up regretting it. I shouldn’t have watched Transformers and I know I should wait on X-Men. I might still go watch it but I need to put some thought into it.
Lastly, Rob is going to http://www.southcoasttoyandcomic.com/ this weekend. Go swing on by and give Five and Dime some love.