Thursday, July 21, 2016

STRANGE LOG: 7-21-2016

It's 5:03am and I can't sleep and anyways, I gotta be at work at 8:00, *sigh* my job has been physically, emotionally, and psychologically draining on me to the point where when I get home I just wanna hide away from people and recuperate my sanity (or what little I have left after the day is over). Today is going to be exceptionally stressful because it's a field trip day and while I should be sleeping, I have to be outta the house by 7:00, and I gotta cook breakfast and all that jazz, but I decided before I do all of that, I should update you guys and why I've been dropping the ball on everything! Let's dive in!


Getting a few things out of the way, "X-Men: Apocalypse", loved it! Apocalypse is my #1 favorite villain of all time, I loved him in the cartoons, I love him in the comic books, I just can't get enough of this dude and when I heard they were bringing him to the big screen, I was skeptical, especially with the early images being released of him which made him look like a "Power Rangers" villain (we'll get to that too). But after having seen the movie, they did him all the justice they could. However, I will say they greatly depowered him in the film and took him out far too easily in my opinion, BUT thems the breaks. Also, there is one point in the movie when the movie could have been over IMMEDIATELY and the entire sequence was extremely terrifying and thrilling to watch, but for what did happen it made sense, but still, it was pretty awesome. Loved it.

PROJECT BLUE has been going INCREDIBLY WELL! This is the artwork for it above. If you didn't watch the intro video you can check it out here.  So "PROJECT BLUE" is a card game I created called "Blue Mist". Been working on it on and off since high school and I decided to actually produce and sell this thing. At the moment I'm working on the artwork for the cards (featured on my blog) as well as getting the rulebook finished and the publishing website is currently working on Play Testing it for me. All in all things have been going excellent for me in this regard and getting the artwork done and consumed the vast majority of my free time after work and over the weekends. 5:20am, gotta shower, be right back...5:34am, Back! Anyways, if you want to stay updated on "Blue Mist" please check out the official blog for it @  !!

Let's talk about this nonsense. Stephen King keeps getting shafted on adaptations (makes me worried for the "Dark Tower" movie that's coming up...already have low hopes for that) but "11.22.63" was a fairly decent novel (the 1st half anyways) the love story I could have done without but the television series was just terrible. For starters, I never thought of James Franco as Jake Epping, don't ask me who I would have cast but definitely NOT James Franco. A lot of choices they made in storytelling was weird and senseless, none more senseless than the Bill being in love with Irina subplot, let alone Bill becoming Jake's sidekick. I just had a hard time really digging into this series as much as I've dug into the book and that's sad. Speaking of sad, let's talk about "Cell".

For what could have been amazing (especially after the many years it took to finally get this thing off the ground), I won't be as harsh as some critics (who called it "laughably bad") but I will say that that much like "11.22.63", "Cell" dropped the ball and A LOT of things that could have made the movie pretty damn awesome. Namely, the novel really discussed themes of connectivity, human psychology, majority rules vs. minority stays, and what it means to be human. While the movie made vague attempts to incorporate those ideas, it lost it's self in being a sadly generic zombie flick that really didn't showcase exactly how powerful the Phoners were becoming and just how insidious The President Of Harvard (in the film he's called "The President Of The Internet" and he's White instead of Black) can be. Despite the great cast, this could have been done SO MUCH better if they had just waited.

Yes, I'm still writing the "What If..," series in regards to The DC Cinematic Universe. If you want my brief thoughts on "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice", I hated it, utterly and completely. However, from what I hear the Extended cut is better and while I'm highly dubious on that, I'll check it out, if for no other reason than I really do want to like this movie and sadly, I just can't force myself to do it. Eventually, I'll get back to writing the "What If..." but there is a whole slew of more important things I need to be doing (adult stuff, yay?). I would have written a review or did a video of "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice" but honestly, what the hell else would I say about it that hasn't already been said?

That being said, I've been trying (keyword "trying") to watch The Network Formerly Known As ABC Family now "Freeform's" newest show "Dead Of Summer". I say "trying" because I did watch the first episode and was not impressed but mostly I just had a hard time paying attention to it or really giving a crap about any of the characters. I don't know gang, this series has "Don't bother" written all over it, but it looks interesting enough to give it a shot. I think only 3 episodes have been released thus far, so I'm behind, however, like I said the 1st episode didn't impress me, and despite my difficulty in paying attention to it and giving a crap, I did find Margo's death to be insanely hilarious. We'll see if it gets better. Maybe I'll do a Season review as it only boasts 10 episodes per Season (I think). If this turns out to be anything like "Ravenswood", I'm in for a few laughs or this could be a sleeper hit, we'll find out soon enough, won't we? That's about all I have to report, it's 6:30am and I gotta get a move on. I'll catch you guys later! Here's a GIF of a purse snatcher running through a plane glass window.

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