Saturday, December 22, 2012

The (Female) Character Controversy: Appearance Isn't Everything

Welcome back to The Female Character Controversy, where I handle the topic of appearance. What do I have to say about it and how can we fix it, well let's dive in. So I remember awhile back I was reading or was it watching...not really sure, either way I remember a very interesting argument being made regarding the character She-Hulk. The argument basically asked, Why is it that She Hulk looks like...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dexter Season 7: The Season That Wasn't...

So in the midst of the ass that was Season 7 of "Dexter", I decided to express my thoughts on the way I would have done this season! As a preamble, I am foregoing the addition of sub-plots and so on just so I can make things go much faster as this is a LONG article as it is. Some of the same plot points happen here, such as Speltzer (The Minotaur Dude) and so on, but I'm changing a LOT of stuff. So join me if you will for "Dexter: Season Seven"...Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The (Female) Character Controversy: Stereotypes

So we're back and it's time once again for The Female Character Controversy! In this article I'm going to talk about the various stereo-type roles Female characters fall into and how writers can avoid or manipulate these stereo-types. I should start off by saying that not ALL stereo-types are bad. After all certain tropes exist for a reason, most tropes exist as an exaggerated reflection of reality and therefore are just re-affirming things we already know. Prime example, Men are physically stronger than women, that is a statement supported by fact, the trope however leads us to images like...

Monday, December 17, 2012

The (Female) Character Controversy: Introduction

"Women should be owners of their own bodies and should be able to dress slutty do they want, women shouldn’t be sluts be respected business women, women should be treated equal with men, women should have special attention because stuff is harder for them, women shouldn’t accept the extra help because they should be self-sufficient and independent, women shouldn’t be portrayed as clothes crazy cause that’s a stereo-type, women should be allowed to be clothe crazy as that shows they are proud to be women WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WANT FROM ME?"- Sofie

I saw this posted on a blog by a Danish reviewer named Sofie and I thought it summed up A LOT of my reasons for not completely feeding into the "Feminist" movement. After reading her post (which is linked above) and agreeing with some (not all) of her points I decided that it was high time I added my 2 cents in this discussion as a writer and artist myself, so this one is for you ladies..All two of you...

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wonder Woman Gets The "Smallville" Treatment and Lobo Might Get A Movie ?

So not too long ago it was announced that Warner Bros./DC Entertainment was in talks of doing a Lobo movie with The Rock starring as the titular character. This announcement left MANY of us stunned and at a loss for words because...out of the MANY DC characters who should have gotten movies LONG time ago (Wonder Woman aside) The Flash, Captain Marvel, Aquaman (just to name a few) Warner Bros./DC decided that Lobo is what the fans want...

Oh yeah, I smell dollar signs.

There are a multitude of reasons why this is a HORRIBLE idea but allow me to list just a few (I know, ONLY A FEW?!)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Movies I MUST See!!

Somewhere in the beginning of the year, I usually post a list of movies coming out that year that I wanna see and make it my resolution to see those movies. BUT more recently Indie flicks have been coming at me with a vengeance and I've discovered 3 indie flicks that I MUST see VERY soon. Check'em out!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My Response To The Spoony One Re: The Cabin In The Woods

So this is quite a different article for me, I am writing this article as a response to another reviewer, namely The Spoony One of The Spoony Experiments. So this article is more or less a direct letter to him, HOWEVER it also is worthy of discussion and I figured I'd share it with the rest of you. Before I start I'd like to preamble this by saying I have the utmost respect for Spoony and his opinion. The mark of a true critic is to be able to accept a critique of their criticism. And as a critic myself I'd hope that anyone with an opposing view would be more than willing to discuss it with me. That's what we call mutual respect in our field when our disagreements is what bring us together. And with all that being said let's dive in...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Power Rangers: RPM Review

Okay, so I know I've toggled back and forth on doing a video or text review of this series, but I ultimately decided on doing a text review (yes, you have to read, SUCK IT UP!). With all that being said, let's dive into this series. "Power Rangers: RPM".

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Continuing Fail Of DC Comics

Words cannot express how frustrated I am with the current state of affairs at DC comics. But more perplexing is that Warner Bros. is somehow under the impression that they can get a Justice League movie going.

Monday, June 4, 2012

WHY?! NBC?! WHY?!

DAMN! DAMN! DAMN! Every time I open my heart!! I try not to throw fits of rage on my blog, mostly because I don't feel like constantly re-pasting The "F" Word over and over. And believe me, I was having myself a fine fit of nerd rage when I received this bit of news. It was officially stated that NBC's newest show "Awake" has been cancelled. This has effectively turned me off of NBC for awhile. I tried to rock with NBC, but they just haven't been in the way of picking winners as far as TV shows are concerned, "Awake" was an exception.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Power Rangers: Mystic Force Review

Howdy ya'll, it's me with another blog, this time a positive one (for a change). For those of you who don't know I am a HUGE Power Rangers Fan. I, like many of you, was a Power Rangers Pure-ist (which means that I think ALL other teams pale in comparison to the first team).

Monday, March 26, 2012

Rita & Lord Zedd Theory...

So for those of you who don't know I'm a HUGE "Power Rangers" fan. I've recently gotten into the latter series thanks to Linkara's History Of The Power Rangers series and if you haven't checked it out, I strongly recommend that you do. I myself am currently watching and enjoying "Mystic Force". But this is NOT the purpose of this blog, for my Power Rangers fans out there you all will remember that in the exciting conclusion of The Zordon Era, "Countdown To Destruction", The Z-Wave destroyed ALL of the Power Ranger bad guys, except for Lord Zedd, Rita Repulsa and Divatox. This has left many fans wondering just WHY they were transformed into humans instead of destroyed. Well allow me to share my theory!

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Foolishness Of Remakes

So I gotta go to work in a bit but I felt the need to write this blog now because it was on my mind and apparently I'm at my most analytical and eloquent in the wee hours of the morning. What's on the docket today? Why it's our old pal Reboots...but this time in the form of Remakes. Haven't I already hammered this topic to the ground? Well obviously not well enough if I feel like I have to address it again. So let's get to why I'm talking about this topic once again.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The DC Reboot Revisited...

Like the gift that keeps on giving (sorta like Cancer is that disease that may or may not come back and bite you in the ass) it's time for me to once again address our old pal The DC Reboot...correction The NEEDLESS DC Reboot. After the snafu of The Starfire Controversy (Starfiregate ?) as figured below:
Starfire: Extraterrestrial Sex Prop



Thursday, March 8, 2012

"Pulp Fiction" as written by Shakespeare



This is such an incredibly genius idea that I am almost surprised it hasn't been thought of before now. Considering Quentin Tarantino is one of my favorite directors and I'm a HUGE fan of Olde English (a friend of mine back in High school used to write notes to each other in Shakespearean English), this is a MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN! Olde English has recently become a meme in and of it's self with The Joseph Ducreux Archaic Rap translations (also freakin' hilarious) so re-translating Quentin Tarantino's classic "Pulp Fiction" into Shakespearan English, with both writers having a rich taste of witty dialogue and characters who are characters it's no shock that this works so wonderfully. My only hope is that this catches on and they do another QT movie in Shakespearan english, "Inglourious Basterds" would be AWESOME! Either way, you're a fan of QT and Shakespeare, you'll freakin' LOVE THIS!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The "L O S T" Effect

Ever so often I'm confronted with something that I must address for no other reason but to make certain things clear to ignorant people. Now that we're in early 2012, the post "L O S T" era, "L O S T" fans like yours truly are looking for the next time consuming sci-fi, fantasy epic. HOWEVER, there are people who take the fun out of this search by comparing everything to "L O S T" even IF THERE IS NO ACTUAL COMPARISON! I have seen this done with "The Event"(granted "The Event" sucked major ass, but that's beside the point) even though "The Event" merely used flashbacks. Here's something people need to learn, "L O S T" merely made flashbacks popular again but FLASHBACKS HAVE EXISTED BEFORE "L O S T"!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

"My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic"...and why it's Awesome!

This was me at first.

So I think it's about time we talk about ponies. I'm sure most of you have seen pony related materials springing up here and there and wondering "JUST WHAT IN THE HECK IS UP WITH ALL THESE PONIES?!" then allow me to explain. For starters I do indeed consider myself to be a Bronie (MLP lingo referring to male fans of the series) and I think I can explain why "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" has managed to become such a hit with the male audience. For the 90's kids (like myself) we all remember the simpler cartoons, shows like "Doug", "Rugrats", and more specifically, "The Powerpuff Girls". Cartoons nowadays suffer from a REAL lack of focus, meaning they don't know if they wanna be dark and edgy or goofy and thoughtless. There are a few gems in the era of course ("Kim Possible" comes to mind).

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

So It's Come To This...: The People vs. Justin Bieber

This is another one of those articles where I wasn't sure if I was going to do a video or a blog about it, as you can tell I chose to do a blog because making a video would cause me to rant I feel like I should stay on topic for this particular subject. The upsetting thing is that this is an off shoot of a my previous "So It's Come To This..." article. Like all things that angry my blood I have to set up the scenario and explain just why this particular subject frustrates the living crap outta me.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Movies I'm Looking Forward To in 2012

Once again it's that time where I sit down and think about all the movies I'm looking forward to in the new year and well...I'm sad to say that it's only 3. I am however rather disgusted that I didn't complete my list from last year (I failed at movies last years) BUT this year I plan to make an actual EFFORT to see and review these flicks. Note: I am also looking forward to Quentin Tarantino's next movie "Django Unchained" BUT no promotional information has been released I'll add that once that appears. So let's get the ball rolling!