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Oh, for heaven's sake, LJ.  What have you done to my layout??

THOSE people. You know the ones.

Those family and friends most everyone seems to have that take for granted you'll make them a priority in your life, but then treat you like an optional convenience in theirs.  Yeah, those.  Excuse me while I attempt to will myself into an alternate reality somewhere until I feel like dealing with it again.


Saw it this weekend and it's a blast.   Great acting, fun plot, awesome special effects that manage to be awesome without trying to own the entire movie.  Helen Mirren with a machine gun is a bonus.   And I seriously don't know why Mary-Louise Parker isn't in more movies.

Sadly, the one that did happen wasn't better than the ones that didn't.  I need Hollywood to stop raping the comics now.  Seriously.  This is why we can't have nice things.
Decided to reread the Southern Vampire Mysteries, since it's been a while and I want to remember what came before a little better before I read the last book.  Wow, I forgot how much less likable Bill is in the books than they made him in True Blood.  And how much more fun Eric's character is in the books.  I sort of wish they'd left his and Eric's character, and the important incidents in the first book, especially, alone.  Love the show, but I think the general character dynamics suffered a little across the board with the changes.

Jun. 15th, 2010

Got a sudden craving for video games other than the Sims, since I've decided Sims 3 is a lost cause for me.  I can't connect with it at all and keep going back to Sims 2.  So, I decided to try a couple of the more interesting looking recent games for the PC. 

I just need to say that Batman Arkham Asylum is brilliant, even if my gaming ability currently is not.  (My attempt at making Batman fight looks a little more like he's having some sort of seizure while trapped in a corner than any actual fighting skill right now.  I'm so sorry, Bruce.) I almost don't even want to play it, I just want to watch the characters become a live action comic book.   I think Dragon Age: Origins is also going to be brilliant, but I fail so hard in knowing how to make things work in the game yet that I can't say for sure.  But it's a very beautiful, complex game from what I've seen as I was totally failing to be of any use at all to my character.  

Now there needs to be X-Men and Superman based games similar to Arkham and my life might be complete.

Uncanny X-Men: A Summary

This is what I got from Uncanny 523:

Yeah. If this is their greatest Hope, the mutant race is doomed.Collapse )

I'm not even sure why I'm reading this anymore, aside from the fact it's sort of like a train wreck.  It's too horrible to look away from.

...did Magneto just call Kitty a bimbo in Yiddish in the new Uncanny?? o.O

Ok, I admit it.

Possibly minor Siege spoilers, but not muchCollapse )

On another comic related note, in regard to Ultimate X:  Why, god, why??  Please tell me they don't think they're going to be able to reboot with that?

Brief thoughts on X-Men: Legacy

I was pretty vocal about my massive hate for Carey's writing on Uncanny for most of his term, despite liking him on other titles like Ultimate Fantastic Four. It honestly didn't seem like it was even the same writer when you compared the two. I was glad to see that, after Adjectiveless morphed into Legacy post-Messiah Complex, that his writing suddenly became not only non-painful but actually enjoyable.

But... (you knew there was going to be a but, didn't you?)

Will someone please explain to me how the current Proteus stuff on Muir makes any sense? Please? Did no one inform Carey that 616 Proteus was off thinking he's Morph with the Exiles since House of M, and that there shouldn't really be any 'dead Proteus essence' hanging around to coalesce again or whatever? Are we just ignoring that? Are we citing some sort of AU pardox? Beuller? I need to know!!

Granted, I haven't finished the last bit of Claremont's run on New Exiles to know if they did anything about the whole Proteus!Morph problem, but even if they did, what's going on in Legacy still doesn't make any sense. There are continuity errors all over the place in there, which could possibly be explained in some way with a little effort, but they haven't been. At all.

Other than the whole issue with how Proteus appeared to begin with (which Carey did try to explain this issue, but still doesn't work given the House of M/Exiles stuff), a smaller example is his mention of Kitty and her dragon while asking them if one of the new kids was their new Ghost Girl. Problem being, no one had even heard of Kitty Pryde, much less Lockheed, until long after Proteus was dead. And it's not phrased as something he picked up from someone he possessed, but something he remembered.

Overall, I'd enjoy what he's trying to do, I think, if I wasn't constantly distracted by the inconsistencies. They're starting to make my head hurt.