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The Last Airbender protest petition [21 Mar 2009|01:13am]
[ mood | awake ]

If you're tired of white washing in Hollywood movies, take a look at this and consider signing. Think Earthsea, think 21 and get involved.

http://www.petitiononline.com/racebend/petition.html

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A Reasoned Responce to the Last Airbender Casting [16 Mar 2009|08:42pm]
[ mood | irritated ]

Ever since the first announcement of the Avatar movie casting, the fan community has been split between people who either love it or don't care and people who found the whole thing disappointing. Those of us who didn't like the casting or thought the casting was inappropriate and disrespectful to the source were hit with comments about how it was just a movie or we were somehow racist because we thought that since the world takes place in an Asian fantasy world, they should have cast Asians and Native Americans. There were also arguments about how Aang looks white because of his light skin and big eyes.

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First off something cute/funny.... [29 Oct 2007|01:19am]
[ mood | amused ]

First a little fun...

John Calvin and Thomas Hobbes ^_^


John Calvin and Thomas Hobbes
by *spacecoyote on deviantART

Second, Renee got home from her interview with Cirque yesterday. Imagine my surprise when I meet her at the airport and see her right arm all bandaged up. Apparently she had an accident down there that involved an escalator and a trip to the emergency room. No seizure, but a nasty trip and fall that left her with a wonderful souvenir of five stitches and some lovely cuts and bruises on her back.

Other then that she had a good interview and is recovering well. She's up and working and should be able to get un-stiched in 10 days or so.

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How cute is this? [17 Oct 2007|01:16am]
[ mood | amused ]

I so wanna see the second and the fourth Doctor...


omg DOCTORZ
by *mimi-na on deviantART

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Well, that was a fun few days... [14 Oct 2007|03:18am]
[ mood | drained ]

Well, sis and I just got back from our little 4 day trip down to my uncles house. It was nice to see them all again, but I really didn't like the circumstances.

We'd been house sitting for our parents last weekend and when they got home that got a call from my uncle about my grandpa. He had caught pneumonia and was apparently going in and out of contentiousness. My dad caught the first flight he could down there to help out my uncle and be with grandpa and we were really hoping he'd pull through.

Well, got a call Wednesday from mom that he's passed away. Uncle Wade and dad had made the decision to put him into hospice care for the last few hours and get him comfortable as opposed to shipping him off to the hospital. They both said that they'd rather he be with family and be comfortable in his last few hours as opposed to prolonging with last minute invasive medical procedures that would have just dragged everything out.

The ceremony was nice, lots of awesome memories and it was nice to see everyone just talking about all the cool things we remembered about him. We'd watched him kind of go downhill over this past year, so it was at least nice to hear that his last few hours were peaceful and surrounded by family.

As kind of a pick-me-up, Uncle Wade and my cousin Will took us out to a Go-Kart park to take a few laps and have some fun. Might have to see if the Ocean Breeze go-karts are as fun.

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Well...crap [28 Sep 2007|05:09am]
[ mood | annoyed ]

Well, sashapanic and I left for work today and all was fine. Coming home we find several lovely large brownish marks all over our dining area ceiling along with the accompanying black plastic tarp and large buckets for catching water. Apparently, our neighbors upstairs had decided to put a pool in their kitchen or something because our maintenance guy said that their floor was totally soaked. So much so that they had so drill a hole in our ceiling to let the overflow drip into our living room.

This wouldn't irk me nearly as much had we not had the lovely mystery leak somewhere in our pipes in the wall that had been slowly leaking through our wall and into our floor. They had to cut out a large chunk of carpet in my room and do a special treatment for mold..twice. Along with having carpeting guy come out not once, but twice to put in a huge air blower to dry everything out. They did it once, but then that same day we found the carpet being soaked again so they had to come out and carve out part of my wall and re do the carpet.

Hopefully this'll get fixed this weekend and hopefully they'll also take care of that lovely discoloration we have in our kitchen that we reported when our upstairs neighbors sink busted.

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growl [17 Sep 2007|05:07am]
[ mood | annoyed ]

Nothing sucks more then being in the middle of a good art run and realizing that I'm two pages away from being out of bristol board...

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Happy Zombie Funtime! [12 Aug 2007|02:19am]
[ mood | tired ]

First off, your tax dollars at work against the Zombie Menace:



Second, a bit of zombie/ghoul based musical theatre brought to you by the good people at S-MART



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Made me grin [26 Jul 2007|03:25am]
Made me grin because I've seen this so much in the past 10 years.

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Devious Journal Entry [24 Jun 2007|08:06pm]
[ mood | amused ]

He's from the eastern part of the Empire...


Samurai Trooper
by =Gothic-Ko on deviantART

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Housekeeping Blues [06 Jun 2007|05:06am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

We're in the home stretch of the grand slash and burn that is our house cleaning. Over the past 3 or 4 weeks we've literally gotten rid of what seems like half the house. We've tossed out stuff we'd been carrying around for years, donated around 4 boxes of books and graphic novels to the library, gotten rid of two hefty bags of clothing, donated a big old box of action figures and a bunch of DVD's and video games. Got rid of old kitchen wear and cleaned out our closets. There was literally a pile that reached halfway up a wall.

Last stage is the touch up and it got off to a lovely start today when I tried to vacuume the carpet and the little rubber bit that turns the head snapped. It's an old machine so I suppose I shouldn't be surprised about that. We do have a second vacume, but when I had to empty the bag I found we didn't have any more in the size that I needed. I'll just have to pick some up tomorrow. I was at least able to get the front area done.

We got rid of the shelves near the kitchen and replaced it with a neat looking leaning shelf. Managed to par down everything that we needed on there too. To make things look a bit more put together, we picked up a entertainment shelf to hold all the video game stuff and it matches our TV stand to boot! Got some frames and put up some of our photography up on the walls. It's looking pretty nice.

Now if I could just find a good sized shelf for my scanner and some movie poster sized frames....

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Well, it's official... [01 Jun 2007|03:20am]
[ mood | geeky ]

I've been hooked into the world of Nintendo DS. Got myself one and a copy of Hotel Dusk:Room 215.

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Heh [31 May 2007|05:58pm]
[ mood | amused ]

You are Perl. People have a hard time understanding you, but you are always able to help them with almost all of their problems.
Which Programming Language are You?

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grabbed from threnodaemis [22 May 2007|06:21pm]
[ mood | weird ]

Damn my lack of gun knowledge...

58%Mingle2 - Free Online Dating

And one I found my self

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And showing my public school education didn't go to waste...

Mingle2 Free Online Dating - Science Quiz

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Nights into Dreams [22 May 2007|06:13pm]
[ mood | amused ]

Hey...*psst*...hey, roller_boy...lookie what's coming for the Wii

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

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Wow...just...wow... [22 May 2007|06:07am]
[ mood | pissed off ]

Ladies and gentlemen, the cover (the real one, I swear to god, double checked it with the MARVEL solicitations listings) to Heros for Hire 13.



Ain't that just the classiest thing you've ever seen for a book aimed at a teenage audience and will also be on display for younger readers to see? Looks like MARVEL is seriously trying to grab some new readers who have been drawn in by that new fangled manga stuff...you know, that valuable, untapped hentai market?

Talking points anyone? Lets see...

1. We have an image that obviously draws from bondage/tentacle porn imagery with lovely dripping fluids on the women's bodies

2. Our heroines are drawn in obviously sexual postures (the back arching and chest thrusting), but are crying and bleeding. Male characters in this position would almost always be drawn as angry, defiant and out right dangerous as opposed to helpless and frightened

3. And which character in this picture has very recently have rape retconned into her back story? Strikes me as just a tad tacky

Honestly? I'm hard to offend and I know that the big two generally see the woman demographic as a non-entity, but this just strikes me as the proverbial "No Girls Allowed" sign on the comic store door. A girl or woman sees Spider-Man or X-men at the movies, thinks that comics may not be too bad, or maybe she'll try something other then manga and she runs into covers like this? Yeah, that's gonna leave a great impression.

Not to mention it gets frustrating for female fans who honestly love superhero stories, but have to deal with the constant over-sexualisation of female characters. Why can't some artists/writers put heroines in the same strong situations/poses that heros are? Why can't a woman be strong without having to put the sex over the top?

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Whee! [18 May 2007|07:51pm]
[ mood | chipper ]

I'm getting a LOMO 35mm Fisheye! Should be here by the end of next week.

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Life in a brief update [15 May 2007|06:00am]
[ mood | sick ]

Mother's day weekend started off nice with a fun, casual evening with friends, sushi and the familiar sounds of people swearing while playing video games. Sunday I go to work (my once day a week when I work opening shift instead of closing), hang out with the parents and collapse with with plague soon after. I don't know what it was, be it the food I ate at Cinema Cafe or what, but I was just out of it Sunday night and most of Monday. I'm still a bit tired and sore, but I think I'm through the worst of it.

Saw Spider-Man 3 for Mothers day (love having geek parents. seriously, my mom was totally geeking out over Pirates 3) and I have to say I enjoyed it. Number 2 still tops the list, but it was good. Love how they did the Sandman and I wish they had focused more on his storyline then jumping between the Venom/Goblin II/romance stories. I mean, I realize that they had to set up the Venom thing so they could have the black costume and to truly set up Venom you also have to set up Eddie Brock. Maybe if they had held off the Goblin II heavy story aspect they could have spent more time with Sandman. He was the one set up as they sympathetic character, but they hardly got a chance to really work with him. Still, I think the director did good with what he had to work with. He managed to fix it all together so the pacing wasn't too off.

Which leads me to really wonder about MARVEL movie making. You have two franchises that have done really well and the others that fall more into the decent/mediocre range. Hulk is kind of the odd man out because I thought it was a good movie, but maybe better suited to being a second movie. You know, have the whole Hulk Smash in the first then have the in depth character study in the second? The first Blade was good, second one good, not sure what happened in the third.

I know that not every movie can be off the charts awesome, but MARVEL's movies seem to have this bi-polar quality thing going for them. Why not try to make every film under your brand a Spider-Man or a X-Men? Ghost Rider was a decent action flick, but with some tweaking it could have been some awesome kick ass biker flick! Hell, shove out the comities of writers and get one solid writer. See if Warren Ellis or Grant Morrison would try a treatment, both of those guys would do solid work on a strange character like Ghost Writer. A single writer or two writers will almost always deliver a solid, single voice script where as having it written by comitie will usually deliver something much less unified and bland.

In closing...MARVEL, if you make a Captian America movie don't make him the fish out of water on the first time around. Have him kick Nazi ass in WWII. That is all.

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In other Zelda fun... [05 May 2007|06:43am]
[ mood | chipper ]

An independent Zelda Movie. Looks better then the SciFi movie of the week...

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Awsome...in a Zelda way... [05 May 2007|06:41am]
[ mood | pleased ]

Japanese Zelda Rap video...I kid you not..



Zelda+theremin...



In other news, I attendem my dad's change of command Friday. It was rather a last minute thing, since he found out about it only a few weeks ago and the CoC was put together last minute since he needs to get to his new duty station quicker then usual. So from 10 to 1 I was aboard the lovely USS Harry S Truman, watching my dad pass over command and getting ready to become a vice admiral.

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