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Saturday, January 19th, 2008
2:18 pm
Because Vivio is adorable
Those of you looking for my usual breed of long-windedness may be a little disappointed by this journal, as it's essentially spamming adorable moments with Vivio from the recent Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS series.

Those of you who enjoy cute things may like it though.





Okay, this one needs a little context. Before this scene, Nanoha had to go off on one of her assignments. Vivio wouldn't let her go until she got to say goodbye, and thus Nanoha pinky-swore that she'd make sure Vivio was safe if Vivio promised to be strong. It was touching.

The following is after Vivio was kidnapped during the attack on that very same day.



Thus, with considerable context, if this fails to move you in the least, there is potential evidence that you have no soul. Just saying.



-OM
Thursday, October 4th, 2007
5:33 pm
Tagged by amberpalette

Rules: Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so that others can play along.

I'll be doing these entries one after the other, since some of them may be big entries. Others may be combined due to short length. I forsee amateur psychology, literary analysis, and intellectual discourse going hand in hand, for one. Mecha and anime, however, will require enormous entries that they and they alone dominate. :P

Mecha: Now, to define, the average definition of mecha is some kind of robotic machine piloted by a human. If you know what a Gundam is, you know what mecha is. However, I'll break it down into the principal subjects.
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Saturday, August 18th, 2007
3:26 pm
Motivation for your everyday life.
So, almost anyone's seen the various fake "Motivational Poster" parodies everywhere on the internet. Now, I personally have discovered more than a couple places that allow you to MAKE these posters yourself using images off your computer. Needless to say, I abused them quite heavily.

Surgeon General Warning: The following may contain comedy or in-jokes that make NO sense to anyone unaware of the given fandom.


Needless to say, if any of these don't seem to make any sense, feel free to ask about them. I'm always willing to explain the joke.
Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
9:46 pm
Zombie Racism: Film at 11
Y'know, racism is a funny thing. There's an almost catastrophic guilt culture among Americans these days because we're afraid of bringing up anything that might be construed as offensive to people descended from Africans we quite literally put through hell in a grievous manner.

The other day, I learned of the word "miscengation" for the first time, having known of the concept but never heard of the apparently very offensive word. Today, I heard the word used in context for the first time. Supposedly, it would be in a logical and well thought out fight against the concept; an intelligently written article dealing with the social issues of our time.

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Current Mood: bemused
Sunday, May 13th, 2007
8:07 pm
A send-up to Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles
Now, I'll admit this straight off. I haven't seen Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. I haven't even seen the original series beyond the parts that are copied from Macross. However, I am a fan of the mythos, and the recent film seems to be a perfect lead-up to a new series. That said, it occurred to me while watching TV reruns that you could set up a rather brilliant intro with only a few word tweaks to an existing narration....
Monday, May 7th, 2007
5:07 am
Well...that was odd.
Instead of what the previous entry was discussing, I read a review of End of Evangelion that actually made that travesty of a movie amusing if only to see someone tearing it apart. It got me thinking as to what would happen if Shinji were not an annoying, whiny little pussie. This is the result. Note, this took about 15-20 minutes to type out. Thus, any actual planning was not a part of this project.



Current Mood: amused
Saturday, April 7th, 2007
9:57 pm
Oh dear.....
Upon finishing Bubblegum Crisis 2040(for the most part. The last three episodes aren't on YouTube, but I'm resourceful enough to find episode synopses), I find myself distinctly tempted to write SLASH FICTION. Well, not exactly. Slashfic as a word seems to have negative conotations. I really put it in there for humor's sake more than anything. ;)



Current Mood: amused
Sunday, March 25th, 2007
1:26 am
*twittch twitch twitch BOOM*
I have a question for the modern comics fandom.

WHY THE HELL WILL YOU NOT LAY OFF HANK PYM?!

Seriously. He's having a mental breakdown induced by a supervillian. He's got multiple personality disorder at the time and doesn't even know that he's himself.  He's currently convinced he's a HOMICIDAL SUPERVILLIAN-TURNED-RELUCTANT HERO. And he smacks her. ONCE. During the WHOLE INCIDENT. No history of it before, and no repeat occurences afterwards. In fact, he's SO guilty about it that he SEPARATES FROM HER BECAUSE HE DOESN'T THINK HE DESERVES HER ANYMORE. And then he WORKS HIS ASS OFF TO REDEEM HIMSELF. We're not talking Tony "Temporary Fascist" Stark levels of assholishness. We're talking ONE mistake in the middle of almost a half dozen mitigating circumstances. He's gone to PRISON due to his guilt over this. And he eventually DID get over it, even if they aren't married anymore(which, given the circumstances, might be for the best. They need to actually COURT for a bit).

Yet EVERY FREAKING WHERE I LOOK, people can't drop the "Wife-beater" crack. Because it was so long ago most people never READ the story. Hell, until two months ago *I* hadn't read the story.

And Ultimate Marvel, oh ho ho ho...DO NOT GET ME STARTED.

-OM

Current Mood: extremely aggravated
Wednesday, February 21st, 2007
4:25 am
Sonic the Hedgehog Manifesto
So basically, upon reading the latest Archie Sonic comics, I've noticed that, really? Sonic is stagnating, HORRIBLY, as a character. However, it seems it's mainly because there seems to be a mandate that Sonic must ALWAYS be a care free, not tied down character.

I disagree, and given full editorial control, here's what I'd do.


There. My brief look into how to make this problem FIXED, assuming SEGA wouldn't veto it somehow.

-OM

Current Mood: contemplative
Sunday, February 18th, 2007
3:41 pm
GAHRHAHKKHL! *sputters*
So I just read New Thunderbolts #111. Now, I was aware that Warren Ellis taking over the book meant a likely change of direction. However, Thunderbolts has survived people turning over the writing chores before. Fabian Niciesza continued Zemo's development to make him into one of the most complex villians in comics in terms of motivation.

Ellis seemingly has settled for making everyone into assholes.

Let's list it out, shall we?

- SHIELD annulled the New Tbolts pardons, and have required them to serve two years before they're allowed to be free of their crimes again. At which point they'll be Witness Protection Programmed out of the country. Honestly, given they just SAVED THE FREAKING WORLD, I don't think the US government would even complain if the Tbolts just decided to retire on the spot. As it is, apparently they're not given a choice.

- Karla has apparently gone from someone with questions about her own morality or amorality to a petty bitch that makes sex jabs about Zemo to Songbird. Way to turn her from an intellectual and complex character into the Bitch Cheerleader Captain.

- Venom is a ticking time bomb of a PR nightmare. You're expecting me to believe that he'll, I dunno, be a public role model if he freaked out THAT easily?

- Penance has BLOOD VENTS on his chest. Geeze, are we trying to make him any more X-TREME?

- It seems the MO for the Tbolts operating in the public is an attempted satire of the Iraq war, where blowing up cars is blamed on Jack Flag, but Penance ripping a gaping hole through the rubble with his powers(and flinging cars every which way where they could hit anyone nearby?) is perfectly fine.

Yeah, overall, I'm really not enthused by the title. I'm downloading it via torrent lately, so I'll stick with it....but I really don't feel like I'd be buying this if I was, y'know, paying for it.

-OM
Saturday, February 10th, 2007
6:06 pm
Y'know, when I actually remember my dreams, why are they always about things like fighting off a Flood zombie invasion of my old house back at my Kansas hometown using folding chairs and a well timed door slam to the face? If it's MY dream, and I'm actually winning this standoff, why do I not have proper tools like a shotgun or something?

I blame kali921. She's stealing all the good dream mojo, methinks.(though I don't think I'd want to swap. Erotic dreams about the latest Bond aren't my style. Maybe that's why I don't get Scans_Daily as much as other people.)

Beyond that, does anyone have any good book recommendations? I'm thinking about breaking out the library card and need some good fiction to read.

-OM

Current Mood: Journalistic
Saturday, February 3rd, 2007
5:11 pm
So this is some sort of viral meme....
Which naturally, I ended up passing on to....the five people that read this journal. :P

Comment here and I will:

1) Tell you why I friended you.
2) Associate you with a song/film.
3) Tell a random fact about you.
4) Tell a first memory about you.
5) Associate you with a character/pairing.
6) Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
7) Show you my favourite user pic of yours.
8) In retort, you must spread this disease in your LJ.

That's pretty much it. In other news, there is actual art of a Hitler Vs. Stalin super powered brawl. I am amused.

-OM
Sunday, January 28th, 2007
9:52 pm
Darkness Falls
Prologue: Burning Dawn

 

Author's Note:

If anyone's read this journal, you're probably still not aware that I tend to write fiction. However, my muse decided to bite my ear today while doing some writing for a college course, so we'll see how long this baby lasts, huh? I'll even use tags for easy referencing! Also, for those of you wondering, this has nothing to do with the entirely crappy horror movie that had the same title. I'm just stealing the title for my own purposes and in the hopes that I'll manage to surprise somebody with the source material this bit of fanworkings is based off of. ;)

12:25 am
Quick question
Anyone read this? Really? I mean, I'll probably keep writing in here ANYWAY, simply because I'm a longwinded bastard who enjoys writing for its own sake, and to get my thoughts onto 'paper', but if you do read this thing, speak up, even if it's completely unrelated to the journal at hand! I'm curious to hear from you folks.

-OM

Current Mood: curious
Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
7:32 pm
Okay people, I need the use of the LJoogle
Is anyone familiar with the song contained in this video? I'm seriously digging it and I'd love to find out who made it so I can check them out and add them to my massive archive of all sorts of music.

Plus, dude, the song rocks hard.

-OM
Tuesday, January 16th, 2007
7:38 pm
Seriously, Joe Q, What. The. Fuck?!
So I'm browsing the solicits for Marvel. I'm noticing that New X-Men seems to be taking an upturn(I loved Magik in Exiles, and the chance to get a not-crazy one in 616 as part of the team is something I'd love), Ghost Rider's covers are incredible(can I say I love the whole 666 deal in his main series? Seriously, awesome idea), and Civil War is almost over(thank Morgoth, Sauron, and assorted Nazgul).

Then I ran across the following solicit.


Blargh. But then, I suppose I should live with disappointment in the main Marvel Universe and go back to outer space where the good guys are good, and even if people die, at least it's not pointless. Because it seems the only way for something to be written properly is to keep it away from the Evil Triad of Bendis/Millar/Quesada.

-OM

Current Mood: Dumbfounded
Sunday, November 5th, 2006
3:26 pm
General Subjects
You ever have one of those days where you set out to do something but literally can't manage to?

I'm having one of those days. Got several written assignments due in my History class for college, and while I could get them done in an hour or so if I just sat down and DID it, I seem unable to rouse my interest in doing so, even with NOTHING else to do. Add on a self-study class that I *really* need to do some more work with, and I'm generally frustrated.

At least it's only a little over a month till all these classes are done. School years are so much easier in college compared to high school

Current Mood: aggravated
Thursday, September 7th, 2006
3:34 am
For those who'd come looking....
Regarding a recent comment on some of Fred Perry's less.....worksafe work....

Well, as I said, depends on where you look if you want to find it.


Hope that helps

-OM
Saturday, September 2nd, 2006
4:58 am
Comics in Review - Gold Digger: Throne of Shadows #1
Yeah, I know. You're saying to yourself 'does anyone else besides me and the guy that writes this thing actually read it?' Well if so, then you can consider yourself privleged cause I think this is honestly the only place you'll see anything approaching full length Gold Digger reviews(why not anything else? Cause I can't justify spending money on much of anything else, and I lost the ability to buy Sonic the Hedgehog years ago).

Anyway, to kick this off, we'll start with the Fred Perry/Craig Babiar collaborative effort Gold Digger: Throne of Shadows. This four issue mini-series just wrapped up, and so you get an issue by issue review. Hope that whets your appetite.

Issue #1

Cover: The cover by Fred Perry does a good job of setting up the general plot, with Lydia sitting atop a throne(amusingly, not the titled Throne of Shadows) wearing a crown and looking absolutely annoyed by the whole situation. Romeo and Moisha are also visible, albeit a bit subtly in their rat forms. Babiar's reverse cover is a rather generic action based cover with the trio in front while our principal antagonists from Crime Syndicate X take up the back area. While Techninja, T-Hawk, Rabid, and Burnhead seem to have gained some character from their reinterpretations by Babiar's art, the were-rat trio looks somewhat off. More on that later.

We start out in the were-rat capitol city of Dark Home, focusing on four of the old Crime Syndicate X villians: Techninja, Rabid, T-Hawk, and Burnhead. This group's come all the way to Dark Home because the crime syndicates are in an uproarous power struggle following the death of the were-rat Gothwrain(GD#69), who had used an artifact known as the Throne of Shadows to bring the entirety of organized crime under the rule of the were-rat clan. Rabid attempts to claim the throne for himself, while Techninja holds T-Hawk back from interfering. This proves to be a good idea, as the throne reacts poorly to Rabid's presence, its magical defenses forcefully and painfully ejecting him. Techninja explains that the Throne won't respond to anyone other than its rightful owner. And since Gothwrain is dead, his heir is the only one who can control it. Problem is, the heir's gone AWOL from her duties, making tracking her tricky. T-Hawk takes charge of bringing the local wererats into line, as they don't care who's in charge so long as they're getting a piece of the action, while Techninja will take Rabid and Burnhead to go track down Gothwrain's heir.

Elsewhere, Lydia, Romeo, and Moisha(the wererat trio who gained a degree of cult-fandom from their appearances in Gold Digger's main series) are making the most of Lydia's sudden turn of fate in being revealed as Gothwrain's heir. Lydia briefly interrupts the discussion on how freaking rich they are with a small hint that she's actually somewhat disappointed in herself for simply leaving the work part of her inheiratance behind, but Romeo's attempt to cheer her up with a poem works wonders for that...mainly because Lydia and Moisha don't want to hear it and, reflexes aside, Romeo can't avoid both of them trying to tackle him to keep him from reading the rest of the poem.

In the underbrush, a number of army SpecOps are watching the trio, along with Agent Winkle and Agent Masters overseeing. While Winkle is in this to get revenge on the trio for humiliating him many a time in the past, Masters has his own reasons for being there. Winkle is about to order the men in when Rabid and Burnhead come on the scene in a trio of helicopter gunships. The beachfront is razed instantly by the automatic fire, but the trio escapes on a number of jet skis parked away from their location for this reason. Burnhead, however, uses his indestructability to have a helicopter blade slingshot him towards them, crashing the helicopter in the process but also firing himself as an unliving cannonball at the trio, ejecting them from their escape craft. However, he surfaces just as they activate their weapons' Jetstream attack, blasting the zombie away. Rabid reels him in(via harpoon gun. Ouch.) and the remaining syndicate forces retreat.

Back in the underbrush, Winkle is furious at the fact the wererats have gotten away after how long it took to track them down in the first place. Winkle interrogates Masters on why he's here after the other agent suggests he calm down, and Masters reveals that he's here because Lydia's got control of a bank account joined at the hip to the entirety of the criminal underworld. He's here to see how far it's connected though. Meanwhile, the trio finally wash ashore, safe and sound for the moment.

Story:

This is certainly a followup a lot of longtime GD fans wanted to see after the cataclysmic conclusion of the "Dark Gate" storyline. While before the wererat trio had been a good source of comedy, their getting fleshed out in issue 51 and later in the Dark Gate storyline left people wanting to know what happens with them afterwards, as Lydia is left with the unusual situation of being heir to the entirety of the Dark Court as well as its sizable financial holdings.
Here, we see that Lydia seems to be taking Moisha's advice on the situation. The three are living off of the wererat clan's substantial cash holdings, but seem to be taking no real interest in the rest of the world.
Likewise, while two prior Crime Syndicate X members, Slasher and Tirant, have been addressed lately in the color series, the remaining four had been left in limbo till recently. However, it seems that they don't lack for ambition even without Tirant to lead them.
The second half of this book involving the chase scene hijinx was interesting, but a little stale. However, it's the starting issue, so I've kept faith it'll improve.

Art:

Babiar's art is fairly good, and certainly not BAD, but the one thing that bugs me about it was put best by another reviewer: Moisha's bust size is too small. Her rather large...proportions are a running gag, and she looks rather too reasonably sized in this book. Likewise, Lydia appears to have gotten larger, whereas in Fred's art it's very easy to mistake her for a boy most of the time due to her...distinct lack of much proportion. As mentioned on the cover, the were-rats' designs bug me more than the revamped Syndicate X members, but possibly that's just because we've seen them in Fred's more modern style, unlike the X members who haven't been seen since early, early black and white GD. Still, Babiar definitely draws normal humans with a bit more variation in facial proportions and sculpt than Fred tends to, which gives the 'extras' a bit more character. Overall, an intriguing hit and miss.

Overall:

An interesting start to the miniseries, and the banter of the trio is dead straight down. So far, so good. Let's see where this goes.
Thursday, May 25th, 2006
10:09 pm
....well, DAMN.
So the TF Collector's Club released high res images of the new TF Classics. They do kick ass. And because I'm not a real fan of the collector's club, I have no real problem showing 'em off. If I actually get word about this, I'll be impressed.


That's the scoop. No charge. Spread the word. :P

-OM

Current Mood: Impressed
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