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So, first and foremost, today is my birthday. So, in honor of my birth, Joss Whedon created a movie for my viewing pleasure. You might have heard of it.
Say it quietly to yourself. I know. You got all hot and bothered, and who can blame you. Rippling muscles abound in this wonderful movie. The posters did a great job of preparing us for it, TV couldn’t stop playing the trailers, and I had an Avengers themed birthday party.
My mother likened me to a 10 year old boy. I’m not, though. I’m a (now) 23 year old girl, who happens to have a HUGE thing for Thor and anything that Chris Evans happens to be in.
My apartment was transformed. I think I may have used about 2,000 feet of streamers, and I may have gone a bit overboard at the party store, but it looked amazing.
Then, we got to the movie. The movie was phenomenal. I’m voting that Joss Whedon direct every super movie from here on out. He proved his mettle well before now, but this is his first extremely huge commercial success. (Firefly was pretty amazing, though.)
He focused so much more on the characters. He built them up, to tear them down, only so they could build themselves back up again. It was fantastic.
I was listening to NPR this morning while out looking for party supplies and someone did a review on the movie. I’m not sure that I agree with what he said. In the review he said that Tony Stark became annoying at times because he was always jabbing and being rude. (I thought he was the perfect blend of arrogant, snarky, and pissed off.) He said that Scarlett Johansen’s character, Black Widow, got too much face time, and that she wasn’t as important of a character. Well, certainly she hasn’t got her own movie, but she is just as much a main character of the series as any of the other characters. Hawkeye was fantastic. Angsty and a total B.A. Hemsworth played Thor perfectly, and I liked how pissed he seemed about his brother’s betrayal.
Now for the true gem, Hulk. I’ve NEVER liked The Hulk as a character. I’ve always thought him to be one-dimensional and overly emotional, but this portrayal of Banner was absolutely wonderful. He had some great one-liners throughout, and was wonderfully twitchy and ready to go. He was a pleasant surprise. Edward Norton is no longer even on my radar.
All in all, if you haven’t seen it yet, go. It isn’t a movie one waits to see on Netflix. It was amazing, and it might be my favorite super movie of all time. Suck it up and go watch it in droves tomorrow. I know you want to.
Technology, the REAL final frontier. Today, instead of focusing on a movie that I went and saw (because we fell off the bandwagon this week and didn’t see one on Tuesday as we usually do) I want to talk about tech and the quickly moving world that it has given us. And how jaded we’ve become because of it.
When I look at some of the old school games that I’ve been playing lately I can’t help but think about how far the game industry has come. Back in the day, when I earned a cinematic cutscene I was so proud of myself! The art in a cut scene would be so much more beautiful in the cutscene than anything we would see in the game, and we worked hard for those cinematics.
Today, those scenes are in High Definition, sporting 1080p LCD craziness (terms that don’t really even mean anything to me.) When I walk through the tech section at the local store, it blows my mind how cheap an HD TV has become. We don’t even flinch at the difference in quality anymore, we just know that we want it, and we want it now.
My microwave has an LCD screen. This blows my mind. I wonder where it will take us? Are there repercussions to the speed in which tech moves? Will we start having trouble keeping ourselves employed because of how quickly we have to relearn? As video games advance will we have problems adapting?
I know I already have issues with FPS’s because I get motion sickness. As we move toward 3D graphics, will I start to have issues with that, too?
….Yes, these are the things that I think about when I’m supposed to be sleeping.
I know. I know. It’s super lame. It’s so super girlie. I know, and I’m sorry, but I just can’t help it. This is my childhood, and ya’ll can suck it.
So the dealio is this: Kodansha has decided to re-release the sailor moon comic books with new cover art (which is actually the cover art that was used in Japan during its previous release) BUT the real kicker here is THEY ARE RELEASING SAILOR V!!! Yes. There. It’s out. I know I’m a little late on mentioning this, but seriously, guys, this is the most awesome bit of Japan-related news in YEARS!
So, the Sailor V comics had never been released before, and now that they are out I’m thrilled! I’ve read them, I loved them, and I’m excited to get the Sailor Moon series now too.
Sailor V is the story about what happened before Sailor Venus joined up with the rest of the Sailor Senshi/Warriors, but it was written before Sailor Moon. It was the success of Sailor V that got the publishing deal for Naoko Takeuchi to even write Sailor Moon, and I’m eternally thankful that she did.
Anyway. For the guys, hot chicks in mini skirts saving the world. Trust me. It’s a blast. Read them.