On forms and applications when it says “sex” most people like to jokingly put “yes please” or something of the sort. I instead like to put “not likely”, “I wish”, or sometimes just “no” with a sad face.
Last night I confessed I’ve never played Zelda or Metroid. There are two other very iconic games I forgot to add that I’ve never played, Megaman and Castlevania. Yeah. I watched that Megaman show though, that was cool.
I think Wonder Woman is pretty awesome, I think she has more balls than anybody on the Justice League. One of my favorite moments is when she snapped Maxwell Lord’s neck.
I know that LOOKS pretty damn ruthless, but she had good reason to put him down. Maxwell Lord could control minds, and he was currently controlling Superman’s. Thanks to Lord in Superman’s mind Wonder Woman is Doomsday who’s just killed Lois Lane, his wife, and he’s not going to stop until he kills who he thinks is Doomsday. So Diana’s situation is pretty dire. After an intense battle that leaves her with heat vision scars and a broken wrist she manages to get a moment with Maxwell Lord, she tries her best to reason with him or find a way to get him to release control of Supes. She ropes him with the lasso of truth, people are unable to lie when the lasso is on them, she asks him how his hold on Superman can be broken, he asserts, truthfully, that he will never release his control of Superman, and he WILL use him to kill people, maybe her family or friends, he won’t stop, the only way to stop him is to kill him he states. Also keep in mind that this Maxwell Lord dude did this earlier:
That’s Blue Beetle, a fellow Justice Leaguer, getting his brains blown out. So there are the facts. He’s homicidal, he’s killed before, he’s controlling one of the most powerful beings on the planet, nothing will make him release his control, he can’t be reasoned with, he intends to kill again, he’s threatening to kill people close to Wonder Woman, if he’s knocked unconscious when he wakes up he’ll still have control over Superman, she has done her best to hold off Superman but it’s likely Superman will kill her if the fight goes on. By Lord’s own admission the only way to stop him is to kill him. I don’t know about you but I think she made the right decision, really the only decision that could be made to protect people.
Superman was appalled obviously, but what really annoyed me was Batman’s reaction when Wonder Woman explained the situation to him.
That’s right. She spills her guts to him, explains how she didn’t WANT to have to take a life, but thought it was her only choice. All Batman can say is “Get out.” Now, I know everybody loves Batman, and I suppose I do too, but sometimes I really hate Batman. I know he has his “code” and all, but I felt like that was a really dick move. She’s one of his closest friends in the world and all he can give her is “Get out.”? Even if he disagrees with her actions, he can’t respect the fact that she did it under duress, with reluctance, and only to save lives (including her own)? It’s not like it was a Punisher style execution, it was a last resort. Oh, and let’s not forget that the reason Batman is all beat up on this page is because Superman almost killed him, but guess who saved his life? Yup, Wonder Woman. How about a “Thanks for saving my life” before you kick her out of your cave Batdouche?
Nevermind all that though, the number one reason why Batman is full of shit, is because he’s been killin folk for years without a second thought!
That’s Batman killing a vampire… which I guess to him is not as bad as killing a mind controlling homicidal human? I don’t really see how that’s better. This is just one ofmany Battkills. Batman has willingly killed many baddies, and compared to Wonder Woman’s kill they seem a lot more ruthless, and more importantly avoidable. So Batman, I am calling you out as a hypocrite! Your only proper response to Diana should’ve been “I’m sorry for what you had to do. At least you’re not a psycho like me though. A couple times I’ve sent mere henchmen plummeting to their deaths, when a guy like me could’ve easily resolved it another way. I killed those men, they probably only turned to a life of crime for the money, a man of my resources could’ve had them rehabilitated, made them working members of society. I didn’t have time for that shit though, I kicked their asses off a roof.”
I’ve never understood Batman’s “code”. You can’t be stubbornly anti-killing with no exceptions… except when you feel like it’s okay. You can’t make it your mission to protect innocents, while also having a whole host of kids running around at night risking their lives with you (even AFTER the worsthashappened to them). That’s just irresponsible. There’s not a clearer case of child endangerment.
We all know you’re an ultimate badass Batman, but get off your high horse and stop being an uppity dick. …please don’t kill me :(
There are whole bunch of other classic games I’m probably forgetting. Those are 2 games I see referenced a lot though, especially the first two, in art and such. I feel left out, haha. I played some games growing up, but not a lot, my parents were cheap, they’d always give me those 6-pack games, not that I’m complaining, they’d have Streets of Rage or something on them and I’d play that all damn day contently.
Oddly, despite never playing those games, I kinda feel like I have, just from hearing about them and seeing stuff about them all the time. Funny story, I’d see art of Samus when I was young and thought it looked so badass I’d draw it all the time, and when I’d play outside with my brothers I’d pretend to be the character. It wasn’t until I was older that I realized the character is a girl, and wasn’t named “Metroid”. It also wasn’t til I was older that I realized that Zelda was the name of the princess and the elf dude was Link. *shrug*
If you could have one animal as a pet that is considered "illegal", what would it be?
I couldn’t think of any REAL illegal animals that I’d want to own that wouldn’t probably kill me (lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my). But I love Appa from Avatar so hard, he doesn’t exist, but I’m sure that if he did and I owned him, the law would be hatin.
Word! My work has been on the front page of Reddit without any credit. It’s really discouraging when you work really hard to provide original content and cultivate an audience (especially trying to make a living), then your stuff ends up elsewhere with no traffic at all coming to you. Boo-urns!
So, if you’re not in the know regarding comics, Marvel has killed off Spider-Man (Ultimate Spider-Man to be specific). There’s been a lot of “Noooooo!”, “OMG CRYING ;^;”, “So sad!” on my dash. People are very broken up about it apparently.
I will preface what I’m about to say with the fact that Spider-Man is my absolute favorite comic book character of all-time. Probably my favorite character period of all-time. I love Peter Parker about as much as you could probably love someone that doesn’t actually exist. I have a Spider-Man watch, a Spider-Man wallet, a foot tall Spider-Man toy, of course Spider-Man comics, AND I am very proud of the fact that I have actually read every single Amazing Spider-Man since his debut in 1962 in Amazing Fantasy, not to mention the many other books he’s appeared in. My Spider-Man credentials, as far as I’m concerned, are unfuckwithable. I don’t have tattoos and don’t really want any, but if I did it would most definitely be Spider-Man themed, what else? Just sayin, I kinda like the dude. Who wouldn’t? He looks cool as shit, he’s funny as shit, has cool as shit powers, and he’s relatable as shit. Sorry, I like “as shit” as a phrase.
All that being said, the death of Spidey, fills me with no emotion whatsoever. I don’t care. Well, actually I wouldn’t say no emotion, I suppose whatever emotion that is attached with rolling your eyes at something is what I feel. Maybe slight annoyance and contempt, but definitely not sadness. I love superhero comics, but I feel like Marvel, as well as DC, has taken away my ability to give a shit about characters being killed off. Every time you look up they’re killing someone. They just killed Bucky (again!), just killed Human Torch, Nightcrawler died recently, Captain America was dead a little while ago, Batman was briefly “dead”, in Marvel Ultimatum Jeph Loeb killed off like every other Ultimate Marvel character. As you know if you read comics, these characters very rarely stay dead, the only question is usually how long they’ll be dead. It’s a stunt. They know that people who may not have been reading will hear about it and pick it up just to find out. It sells comics, and they get the bonus of resurrecting the character later to cash in again on that death. “Guess who’s BACK!” It’s dumb, and I find it to be lazy and a little bit disrespectful both to the character and the readers. I know Bendis would probably say something about just wanting to tell a good story or something, but Spider-Man dying heroically, sacrificing his life to protect innocents, is not good or interesting. It’s boring and trite. We’ve read a million variations of that with every character you’ve killed, so so what? Why do we have to read it now again with Spider-Man?
If Superheroes rarely died, and when they did they didn’t come back, I would be a WRECK over Spider-Man dying. But that’s not the case, so it’s like oh well. Besides, he’s not even the main Spider-Man, we still have the “real” one. People are going to tell stories with Spider-Man forever, period. Now if Marvel comics died, I’d cry about that, because that’s the only way Spider-Man’s death would actually mean anything.
Meanwhile, if someone dies when I’m reading Walking Dead I cry like a baby, because you know those characters aren’t coming back… at least not as a human. Please never kill Glen, Kirkman!
edit*: Just to be clear I don’t mean this to be negative towards people who are actually sad about Spidey’s death. Trust me, I get it. I’m just saying I’m a little bit jaded. Also, Marvel, you know I still love you, ;)
I just was just browsing Netflix and saw that they have this movie on instant watch. I already have it on my computer, I’ve seen it a bunch of times, and I love it. It’s one of those movies that I would probably reference and quote a lot if anybody else in the world had seen it. Adam Goldberg I think is one of the most underrated funny dudes in film today. He’s one of those dudes that have been in enough movies that most people know his face but probably don’t know his name. This is one of his few lead roles, and I think he’s pretty great in it. His comedic timing is perfect. He’s just one of those guys that always seems like everything they’re saying is improvised. I wish he was leading more films. Julie Delpy deserves major kudos too, not only is she good as the girlfriend, but she wrote, directed, produced, edited and even composed the music for this movie. Damn, Delpy puttin in work!
The movie is about a guy going to Paris with his girlfriend, random run ins with his girlfriend’s ex’s, misunderstandings, and revelations make him start to question his girlfriend’s virtue. There’s also a lot of culture clash and language barrier problems that exacerbate things. I recommend it if you’re a fan of quirky little independent romantic comedies. I figured since it’s on Netflix instant watch I’d spread the word so I could maybe actually have people to talk about this movie with.
Unpopular opinion: I typically prefer dubbed over subtitled, I feel like I’m the only one. Most people who watch anime, or foreign films seem to despise dubbing, some to the point of resentment where they post angry condescending reviews on Netflix about dubbed movies. Like this:
DUBBED! Are people really that lazy that they would rather ruin a movie than even attempt to read subtitles. If you are one of those people that ruin it for the rest of us, try the subtitles, I promise youll not even notice the subtitles 10 mins into the film. And if its the people in charge of making the movie or presenting it, I also promise you more people will turn it immediately off if its dubbed than if it has subtitles. Only in the U.S. and third world countries do you see so much idiocy.
Jeez, harsh. What can I say? I’m indeed lazy. Especially if I’m watching something animated or action oriented, I’d rather focus my full attention on the visuals instead of dividing it between the text and visuals. I saw Ghost in the Shell 2, and Paprika, subbed, in theaters, and it kinda felt like a chore. There was so much to LOOK at in those movies, especially Paprika that it annoyed me that my focus had to be on text, plus a lot of the subs went by so quickly that I was often lost, I wasn’t the only one either, I recall many “Wait, what? What did she say?”s during the film. Some people complain translations being off sometimes or wanting to hear the emotion of the original language, and hey that’s a legit reason to prefer subs, but to me it really doesn’t matter that much. People hate it especially in live-action movies because the lips don’t sync up, but I’ve watched so many poorly dubbed kung-fu movies in my lifetime that I’m sorta just used to it and don’t even notice it.
Also, don’t kill me anime lovers but Japanese voice-acting can be kind of grating to me some times, especially young female characters with their whiny high voices who always seem to need to yell and squeal and whimper pointlessly.
I’m not saying I hate subs, they’re fine, for most movies, but given the choice 9 times out of ten I’ll watch it dubbed. That’s just me. If you feel differently, that’s totally cool, no need to tell me you disagree, haha.
I’ve cried in public as an adult 3 times (outside of funerals, I’m not going to count those). I was going to talk about all 3 in one post, but turned into a really long entry, so I figured I’d break them up.
The First Time I Cried in Public as an Adult
I was about 18, and I barely count that as an “adult”. A few days prior to this incident I had been dumped. It was a big deal. She wasn’t really my first girlfriend, but I kinda considered her my first “real” girlfriend, everything before was kind of kiddy stuff, this seemed to have more substance. If you’re currently 18 or not far from it and you’re reading this right now, you may not know where I’m coming from, haha, I don’t know if it’s just my imagination but it seems like today’s 18yr olds compared to the ones of 9 years ago have already been around the block a few times and already veterans of the dating game. I was still very much naive, innocent, and romantic. If you would’ve asked me then I would’ve said I was in love, if you ask me now I would just say I was a teenager. I’m not saying teenagers can’t be in love, I’m just saying it’s a mere scientific fact that the part of their brain that rationally processes emotions is just not fully formed yet, that’s why they’re typically so irrational. I thought I was in love, but my idea of love has since evolved, and in my mind, what I “felt” as a youngin nearly a decade ago doesn’t “count” so to speak. In other words, I was crazy/dumb.
Just putting this in perspective for you. I was a teenager who thought he was in love, and she had dumped me, and at that point of my life it was the worst thing I’d experienced. Younger me did not know what to do about this. I begged for her back, something right now me would never do. I consider it beneath me and stupid to beg for anyone, if the feeling isn’t mutual then oh well, moving on. I don’t think a man should ever trade his dignity for a woman, nor should a woman hers for a man, or man for a man, or woman for woman, or whatever your configuration is. Young me was much more desperate though. I hadn’t even gotten the chance to… you know… with her. You know. You KNOW. Don’t act like you don’t know. That was the truly tragic part of all this. I WAS SO CLOSE! CURSES!
We met up one day, and had ourselves a talk, most of which was just some pathetic please bebeh bebeh please b/s on my part, and then she made out with me! So I was like cool we’re getting back together OBVIOUSLY! Hooray begging worked! But she was like nah ain’t a dayum thang changed, haha. Then she left, and I was just standing there like feeling like a complete idiot. Girls always talk about how shitty guys can be, and it always makes me roll my eyes, because I’ve been put through the wringer so many times by the opposite sex, but you’ll never ever see me trash talk women for it, it’s not fair to anyone.
Although I think it was a dick move on her part, I don’t fault her for it (we even became really good friends after the break up), because like I said, teenagers, they be crazy when it comes to matters of the heart. They act on impulse. Still, totally rude to make out with someone who wants to get back with you only to tell them you’re not going to get back with, haha, I mean jeez, a boy can only take so much torment. After she left I walked home, crying, walking very briskly, hoping I didn’t run into anyone. I didn’t, thank God.
And that’s the story of the first time I cried outside of my house as a young adult.
Don’t mistake this for something that actual thought and planning went into, haha. I was just messing around with some stick figures in flash, decided to give them designs, and just made up the rest as I went along. Kinda did it backwards really. So it’s not really “good”, but I think a fun character came out of it. Perhaps I’ll do more/better… maybe.
No matter what Sean Combs changes his name to I’m going to call him Puff Daddy forever. I don’t care. I’m not calling you “Swag”.
True fact: I came up with the idea of starting a collaborative music project with some friends called Puff Daddy, I figured “Hey, if he’s not going to use it there’s no point in letting a perfectly good name go to waste.” Unfortunately all my friends are sorta flakey so nothing happened no matter how many times I attempted to get it going. That would’ve been cool though “Have you listened to Puff Daddy?” “You mean Diddy?” “No, I mean the band Puff Daddy.”
I walked to McDonald’s, ordered a filet-o-fish, double cheeseburger, fries, and 2 apple pies. Walked back home, started enjoying my meal while watching Hunter Prey on Netflix. I finish both sandwiches and reached in my bag for an apple pie.
There were none.
They forgot to put them in my bag.
Why oh why didn’t I check my bag before I left? That’s rule #1 of ordering fast food! The most important of the 86 rules! Jeff you idiot!
That’s two apple pies I paid for that I didn’t get to eat. This is just… it’s… what did I do to deserve this?
I can’t think of anything sadder than what has transpired today. Nothing in the history of the world that has ever happened to anybody can ever compare to this.
In reference to my last confession about my upcoming high school reunion, it occurs to me that while I may not have become incredibly successful I HAVE remained incredibly thin. I weigh exactly the same. 140lbs, it’s never changed. TAKE THAT FATTIES! BOOM! Also I still look 18 according to those strippers from two weeks ago and practically every other person I meet. Thank you genes, I love you.
I also just realized that I didn’t really hate anybody in highschool, everyone was nice to me because I’m so awesome, which is cool, but I kinda feel like I’m missing out on vengefully hoping someone had a shitty life and really let themselves go. Too bad I suck so much at making enemies. OH WAIT… there was that one dude who said something really mean about a friend of mine but at the same time was trying to get with her, and I totally snitched on him and he hated me after. Forgot about that guy. I hope he’s super fat and has spent most of the 10 years in jail and has a bunch of kids that hate him because they barely know him and is going through a really messy divorce and also he’s on drugs.. or an alcoholic… or he stirs drugs into his alcohol… and lost a leg in the war (the prison gang war, of course).
Nah, I hope he’s doing alright. No grudges. I revoke my wish God… universe… magic fairies… whoever/whatever it is that makes wishes come true. Void that one, it was just a joke.
My 10yr high school reunion is next year. Damn I’m old. I’m hoping that either nobody’s done anything impressive, or that somehow between now and then I become a millionaire engaged to a supermodel. I don’t have the luxury of lying, because like an idiot I’ve kept in touch with the majority of my high school friends. CURSES!