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Thursday, March 31, 2011

As I enjoy the last few moments of March...

As a placeholder post: (yes, another one, it's been a busy week): am I the only one bothered by the fact that Cartoon Network has so many shows that aren't cartoons?

Maybe it's just that I'm a wysiwig sort of girl, but I think if you name your network something, you should show that thing. It's like when Sci-Fi (pre Syfy) used to show the Child Play movies. Those were not sci-fi!

I'm very passionate about such things damnit! :-P

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Largely Incoherent Rant about Gender in Fantasy Parodies

(A.K.A. Me ranting about Your Highness, based on a couple of commercials.)

I was just watching television (shock, I know!) and I caught one of the trailers for "Your Highness" and it reminds me of something that really irritates me about high fantasy parodies.

Invariably, you have male lead characters who are doofuses or dicks, largely incompetent, and so on. And then you have the girl, who is the most competent/kickass of the bunch.

And that irrationally bothers me.

I get that this might seem strange to some people, as I am a feminist and I prefer my female characters competent in general. This is a special situation though. What bothers me here, about scenes like when the macho guys posture about how they can protect Natalie Portman and she promptly beats them up, is what I like to call Lysistrata humor.

See, Lysistrata's an old greek comedy where a woman convinces all of the women of Greece to withhold sex in an attempt to force the men to find a peaceful solution to the Peloponnesian War. This leads of course to a battle of the sexist. The key element though, the core joke, doesn't really come across to modern Americans though, unless you realize that in Ancient Greece, women were considered the baser sex. For modern Americans, the joke goes the opposite way. (Would the 40-Year Old Virgin have been as funny if said virgin had been a woman? Or any movie where the guy makes a bet to forgo sex for any specific period of time.)

So when I reference Lysistrata, I'm basically referring to the sort of parody where the joke involves a set-up that's considered really unlikely by modern wisdom/stereotype. We get the opposite of what we're expecting. (Also, it's me being incredibly pretentious, of course, but I think that's kind of expected by now. :-))

And that's the inherent joke in these sorts of parody movies (or tv shows: see Krod Mandoon as a recent example.) You expect heroes on serious or important quests to appreciate the gravity of the situation. You expect them to be good at what they do, reasonably clever, and of a fairly altruistic bent. So, naturally, in these parodies, you have heroes that are clumsy, inadequate, stupid, think only with their penises, self-absorbed, sociopathic, oblivious and so on and so forth.

But what do we have for the heroine? She's competent. Is the fact that the woman is actually competent supposed to be the joke?

(I'll spare a moment to acknowledge that Krod Mandoon also played up Annika's "promiscuous pagan" thing. But even then, the show made more of the joke about Krod's insecurity and inability to deal with this trait. Meanwhile, Annika continued to be regularly the most intelligent/competent person on the team)

Oh, they do get to be bitchy at least. But even then, that's not so much a flaw as it is pretty understandable when you're dealing with a group of idiots. And it never gets in the way of the heroes following her around like drooling lust-buckets.

I don't know if I even really have a point to this rant. Maybe I just want to see something where the token girl gets to be as stupid, lazy, incompetent and reckless as the men around her. Like in Hot Fuzz, where no one was really incompetent, but Doris was pretty much the same level of complacent, inappropriate, and y'know FUNNY as the two Andys. Or, say, it's Always Funny in Philadelphia. It's not really to my taste, but it got a lot more fun when they finally decided to write Dee as being as stupid, self-absorbed and sociopathic as the rest of the gang. (I realize those two examples aren't from fantasy, but that's honestly because off the top of my head, I can't think of a fantasy comedic female character that fits! Except maybe in anime, and you know how much it crushes my soul to admit that. :-P)

Or even better than letting the token female be involved what if there were TWO girls in the group? Or even three? Notice how that never tends to happen? Then even if one had to be the token competent person (which, okay, I can see the need for to keep the other idiots from getting killed), we'd have another girl character who'd get to be part of the joke?

Then it'd seem less like the idea of a competent female character in fantasy IS the joke.

Now, as a disclaimer, this rant is sparked by a couple of trailers. It is possible that my conclusions are erroneous. Maybe the movie is not the sort of "look! Incompetent Heroes!" fantasy parody I think it'll be. Maybe the chick will actually be not nearly as awesome/competent/smart as she thinks she is and therefore be part of the joke. (I would be very amused by a Zapp Brannigan style female character, actually. Or even a Hal Jordan one.) But the commercials at least fit a trend that's annoyed me for a long time.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Placeholder Post

I still think if DC wanted to make money, they should totally print up real versions of all of the T-Shirts Snapper Carr wore in his Young Justice/Hourman.

Especially this one:

I'd wear it!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Okay, this is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. I admit, the whole notion of memory thing is a bit deep for me. But I think the various miniature Kandors look so very cool.

I've always liked looking at different concepts of alien/sci-fi architecture. So even without the deep meaning, I think it's neat!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Lo, it's Lois!

Awesome: They cast Lois Lane!

I have no complaints about Amy Adams. I like that she's older and has more presence, in my opinion, than Kate Bosworth. Nothing against Kate Bosworth, I just didn't think she was right for the part. Especially since she'd have been about sixteen when that kid was born.

And Amy Adams can play bitchy, I remember Psycho Beach Party, so I think she can do a good job. I'm definitely glad that my much earlier "They're making a movie without LOIS?!" thing was totally wrong. <3 I'm really starting to look forward to this movie.

Not as much as Captain America though. :-)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Recs wanted?

You know what character I wish I liked more? Aquaman. It's not that I don't like him, or that I think I should like him but he leaves me cold (see: Martian Manhunter), it's just that as much as I like him in crossover adventures and JLA type things, I've never gotten around to reading enough of his own series.

Except for that time he pwned Neptune Perkins. But that's just because I hate me some Neptune Perkins.

With the good news about a new ongoing, I realize that I really should take the time to dive in (stupid pun intended) to Aquaman's adventures. Does anyone have any particular recommendations on a good place to start? Some really must-read storylines? I'm a blank slate here.

Friday, March 25, 2011

No post today

But look at this! Isn't it the cutest cellular biology thingy ever!

If my text book had illustrations like that, maybe I would have gone into science!

Probably not, though.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A thought

You know, Iron Chef in the Marvel/DC universe would be awesome. I kind of like the thought of an "all-star" type version, except instead of the all-stars being chefs, they'd be the cooking implements. :-)

Like, "For this All-Star tournament, you'll be cooking soylent green over an open flame provided by Johnny Storm* on skewers provided by Mr. Logan..."

I bet the vibranium shield would make an awesome no-stick skillet. :-) And that's not even getting into the kind of cooking equipment the likes of Reed Richards, Tony Stark, or Hank Pym would devise. (Somehow I doubt you'll have trouble making miniature versions of anything. :-P)

Of course, there's always the chance of an ACTUAL battle, but that's just more fun to watch!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Addendum to Previous Post


Cap Trailer

I heart everything about this. Tiny half-dead pre-serum Steve actually looks tiny and half-dead. (Did they do it with CGI? Because I'm actually really impressed.) And the trashcan lid!!! And Mr. Stark!

The ET footage continues to look awesome. And-And-And...

The only thing I'm sad about is I didn't catch sight of Bucky Barnes. I might just have missed him though.

I WANT this movie, man!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Sneak Peek of Captain America:

I'd embed but I can't figure out how to resize it so it doesn't eat my blogroll.

It looks so good! I want it NOW!

I feel like the implied awesomeness of this preview already makes up for the entire travesty that was the 1990's movie.

And the part with the Skull? AWESOME.

Monday, March 21, 2011

So, Belated Thoughts on the Wonder Woman costume

I just realized, I forgot to weigh in on my opinion of the Wonder Woman TV costume.

Honestly, I like it. Yeah, it looks a little stupid, but objectively speaking, Superman wears underwear on top of his spandex. So really, I don't think this costume is a whole lot worse. It's not nearly bat-nipple level. Or 90s Captain America fake ears level.

Besides, I'm just happy that they're not pulling a Smallville. A costume, even a less ideal one, means that they're not trying to downplay the superhero stuff. Superhero stuff is awesome, man.

I'm hoping she has some sort of cruise ship ep where she can wear the star studded bathingsuit though. :-)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I'm kind of torn!

I've always thought that killing off Jonathan Kent was overdone and cliched. I support any indication that a tv show or movie would decide NOT to do it for once. But now that I know Kevin Costner is playing Pa Kent...I'm a little torn.

I've nothing against Costner as a person, but I'm not a big fan of his acting. So, um, writing him out of the movie early? Kind of makes sense to me.

I'm so torn!

Saturday, March 19, 2011


You know what I'd like to get sometime? The Prince Valiant compilation books. Prince Valiant was one of those strips that I was always interested in as a kid, but never quite was able to keep up with the story. Then we moved, and my new hometown didn't print that strip.

But I like fantasy books, and Val's hair isn't any worse than a lot of heroes in my favorite tv shows (See: Mick St. John in Moonlight, or Don Eppes in 5th/6th season Numb3rs).

The one downside will be telling all the blond women apart. I always had trouble with that. Maybe reading in context will help with that.

Friday, March 18, 2011


I was talking with a friend the other day, and I realized that Spider-Man the Musical is a cool concept, but what I really want is the X-Men Opera.

Imagine, the Aria of the Wolverine!

It would be awesome! Or just insane. Either would be good!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Insert Post Here: (Also announcement)

So, um. Yeah. Work today (well, this week really) has been incredibly hectic. Hence the no post thing.

Also, if any blog readers receive a message from me via my hotmail account:, do NOT open it or follow any links inside. I got spam hijacked and god knows what's in it. (Fortunately, I don't use it much so most of the addresses I have ought to be defunct. But just in case, if you receive a message from that account DO NOT OPEN.)


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Weird Question:

I was rereading some of my old New Excalibur issues and I just had a thought.

Has Nocturne ever interacted much with Wanda or the rest of the Magneto-extended family?

I mean, I know technically she's only the alternate universe daughter of Nightcrawler and the Scarlet Witch. But still, she counts as Wanda's kid as much as Nate Grey and Rachel Summers count as Scott's kids. Granted, I suppose you could consider Cyclops's pathological tendency to be a manifestation of his particular brand of crazy.

But it seems like Magneto at least should take more of an interest in the girl. Unless this has been addressed elsewhere, of course. :-)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Weird Team-Up that I'd Want to See:

You know what team-up I want to see? Or battle?

Zatanna and Mxyzptlk.

It just seems like it would be funny.

(I totally had to look up the spelling of Mxyzptlk.)

Monday, March 14, 2011

I'd post something today, but truth be told, work is going to be a bitch tomorrow.

:-) So I'm going to crash soon, I think.

See you tomorrow!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Gabe Jones is in the Cap Movie!

See title of this post! Gabe Jones! Howling Commandos! Awesome!

I don't think I'm familiar with the actor, but he's pretty hot. I remember hearing somewhere that the Commandos would show in the Captain America movie, but I don't think I ever heard it confirmed.

That makes me incredibly happy, like you wouldn't believe. My two favorite WWII era Marvel concepts (or, well, 1960s revisiting of WWII :-P) in one movie!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Meme Answers!

Okay, so I finally got up off my ass and finished this meme round. So first, to unveil the participants:

1) Steve McGarrett (Hawaii 5-0, current version)
2) Wonder Woman (Self-Explanatory)
3) Hal Jordan (Green Lantern)
4) Buzzwang (Galaxy Rangers)
5) Jason Blood/Etrigan
6) Deanna Troi (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
7) Leia Organa (Star Wars, the actually decent movies)
8) Ronon Dex (Stargate Atlantis)
9) Gadget (Chip n Dale's Rescue Rangers)
10) The Scarlet Witch (Marvel)

Now, here goes the questions and answers. I hope you're entertained!


Moriarty asks:

1 & 8 are roommates. 5 has been evicted from his/her apartment and has been crashing on 1 & 8's couch for a month with no end in sight. Who gets annoyed at the imposition first, asks 5 to leave, and why?

So Steve McGarrett and Ronon Dex are roommates (that's already going to be awesome), and Jason Blood crashes...

My guess is Ronon will be the one to get annoyed, more at Etrigan rather than Jason Blood but well, they're a package deal. There will be a lot of property damage involved.

Saranga asks:

3 and 9 are planning to go on holiday together. They decide to look on the internet and end up in an argument.
why are they arguing and where do they end up going on holiday?
what woudl 4 have to say about this?

Hal Jordan and Gadget. Well. I think the first problem would be finding a hotel willing to accomodate both man and mouse. Eventually though, they go to Disneyland.

Buzzwang mopes at not being invited.

D asks:

Which would be better: 1 playing 5 in a movie, or 5 playing 1?

I think either version of that would end up messy. But I've always thought Etrigan had the heart of a thespian (possibly he ate it). So Etrigan/Jason playing Steve McGarrett.

2 is trapped in a farmhouse due a massive zombie attack. What does 2 do? What does 10 do?

Wonder Woman? She breaks free and kicks ass of course. Until Wanda accidently resurrects the zombies.

3, after slaying thousands of monsters, is told the princess is in another castle. 3's response?

Hal sighs, bandages his head wound and puts the condom back in his pocket.

Guy will never let him hear the end of being trapped in a universe where he has to break bricks with his head.

Can 4 have a cheesburger?


Which would be a better team for 6: the Avengers, HAMMER, or Power Pack?

The Avengers. Deanna's a white hat, and let's be honest, a team with Tony Stark, Hank Pym, the Maximoffs and Captain America could definitely use a shrink.

Which would be a better team for 7: 7 Soldiers of Victory, Secret Six, or hanging with Major Bummer?

Ragnell suggests Major Bummer as it's funniest.

More likely 7 Soldiers of Victory though.

8 has just discovered Stardust the Super Wizard's head enlarging ray. What does 8 do with it?

Well, we're talking Ronon here. So he probably stuns Stardust, takes the ray, and uses it on the wraith, and then later his teammates for the lulz. (Once he finds out it's non-lethal.)

Then he gives it to John Sheppard as a courtship birthday gift.

Will 9 die by their own evil device?

Well, her devices do explode. But probably not. She's protected by cuteness.

D also provides a Jim Balent version:

10 is forced to play nurse to a injured witch who refuses to wear clothes and has tried to destroy the world on several ocassions. What doe 10 do?

I suppose it depends on how crazy Wanda is at any given moment. But she's pretty practical, so first she verifies that this isn't an alternate version of herself from a nudist dimension.

Then she introduces her to a hot robot.

2 discovers a werecat has been breaking into his/her room and touching him/her while they sleep. 2's response?

Cheetah's getting her ass kicked.

3 is playing putt-putt golf when he/she finds a naked werecat and vampire trapped in the windmill. 3's respone?

Hal will give the vampire and werecat a once-over and then, provided it looks consentual, toss the vampire a salute, grin, and saunter out.

Hal Jordan is no cockblocker, man.

7's underwear just exploded. How did that happen?

C-3PO has explaining to do.

6 goes Hawaiian, only be felt up by a mad octupus goddess of the sea and his/her wallet stolen by a crab. How does 6 react, and do they call Steve McGarrett for help?

Deanna's a non-combatant, so I could see her calling Five-0 for help. But as soon as she meets Steve McGarrett, she's going to forget all about it.

And Danny's so amazed by the fact that Steve's getting mental help, that he won't interrupt the session to tell her that they've retrieved her wallet.

BDS asks:

5 admits that they are transgendered and has the gender shifting operation. 7 supports them through this and they end up having feelings for each other, how deep are the feelings and how far does it go?

Well, Jason kind of suits Leia's type, in that he's (or rather, she's, in this scenario) noble with a hint of scoundrel. So I could see them falling pretty hard.

But eventually, Etrigan will ruin everything. It's what he does.

4 is chosen to be the spokesperson for toothpaste, which brand?

Mom's old fashioned motor oil brand toothpaste.

8 will appear on which reality tv show?

Well, Survivor or Apprentice would suit him best.

But my vote is for Iron Chef America.

10 is chosen to be on Hell' Kitchen. What happens the first time Gordon Ramsey calls them a donkey and tells them to "piss off!" and leave the kitchen?

Well, he'll definitely need a new kitchen, and if he's REAL unlucky, his favorite catchphrase will come out as the word "Ribbit."

3, 6, and 1 asks you to the prom, who do you choose?

Hal, Deanna or Steve.

I'm going with Steve. Sure, Hal would provide a better shot at getting laid, Steve's got the best shot of the night ending with police tape and rubble.

Ragnell points out that Deanna could point out which guys are attracted but too scared to ask, but that's a considerable commute for her and I wouldn't want to date anyone that chickenshit anyway.

9 is interviewed by Sally Floyd, who tells them point blank they are terrible citizens if they don't use Facebook. 9's reaction?

She'll send Monterey Jack to kick her ass. Granted, as he's a mouse too, it probably wouldn't have any effect. But Sally Floyd would still regret it.

Or she might just ask Sally where she could find a computer sized small enough for a mouse to use.

4,10,2, and 5 are exposed to cosmic rays. What powers do they get?

Buzzwang, Wanda, Diana and Jason Blood.

Well, honestly, I think they've already got powers enough. But if we give them F4 powers then...

I'd give Wanda Johnny Storm's power. I mean, she's already used to dealing with a destructive power, but Johnny's powers are also fun so I think she'd enjoy them. Besides, there's something symbolically interesting about a witch who can't be burned at the stake.

Diana gets Reed's power, because it's physical and she's already pretty flexible. :-)

Jason can get Ben Grimm's power, because well, what's another involuntary transformation. At least this one doesn't rhyme.

Finally Buzzwang can be invisible so I can pretend he doesn't exist.

notintheface asks:

1,3,5,6,8, and 10 go to the protest in Madison, Wisconsin. What do each of them do there?

Hmm: Steve, Hal, Jason, Deanna and Ronon...

Well, Deanna may be able to actually help mediate/work out a solution for everyone.

As for the rest, they probably get caught up in Steve's fight against vacationing Hawaiian gangsters. Ronon at least has fun.

2,4,5,7, and 9 are each prank-called by the same guy who pranked Gov. Walker as "the fake David Koch". What guise does the prank caller assume for each character and what does he trick each character into revealing?

Wonder Woman, Buzzwang, Jason, Leia, and Gadget.

For Diana, he pretends to be Steve Trevor, and Diana accidently reveals that she pretends to be a Bond villain as a sex game with Steve. "Oh no, Mr. Bond. I vant you to die!"

For Buzzwang, he pretends to be Q-Ball and reveals something similar to what Diana reveals. Much to our mass horror.

For Jason, he pretends to be Zatanna, and we find out that all the magic users of the DCU get together once a year to prank Batman.

For Leia, he pretends to be Chewbacca, and we discover that Leia speaks wookie.

And for Gadget, he pretends to be a cat, and we learn that Gadget can make explosive cat-bells.

Suzine asks:

1, 3, 5 and 6 end up in Asgard due to contrived reasons. Who breaks into the armory to get a look at the weapons, who ends up in a drinking contest with the warriors three, who hits on Thor, and who tries to engage Loki in a game of wits?
And does 10 show up to try and stop the mayhem, or to join in?

Steve, Hal, Jason Blood, and Deanna Troi.

Can I pick Steve for all of them? You know he'd adore Asgard.

But if I MUST sort it out, I'm going to go with:

Etrigan sneaks into the armory with the intent to sabotage. Hal ends up in a drinking contest with the Warriors Three (he loses in two rounds), Steve totally hits on Thor (and Thor's Hammer) and Deanna engages Loki into a battle of wits.

Wanda's off partying with Odin and the Valkyries.

D asks:

Does 9 have tiger blood?

Well. She's a mouse. So if she does, there's probably a really interesting story behind it.

Is 3 bi-winning? Or just hetro-winning?

Well, he SAYS hetero, but that whole plane ride with Kyle implies otherwise?

Also, he never wins.

Let's form Voltron: (1 through 5)
Who forms the feet and legs?
Who forms the arms and torso?
Who forms the head?

Feet and Legs: Buzzwang and Etrigan
Arms and Body: Hal and Diana
Head: Steve, of course.

6 has just learned of an adult movie being made based on his/her life. 6's reaction? How does 2 handle this?

Deanna is probably very bemused, but figures it was inevitable. People have really kinky ideas about empathy.

Diana has new roleplay ideas for poor hapless Steve Trevor.

D starts a Roger Corman version:

2 is trapped in the Galaxy of Terror. What is 2's hidden fear, and does it kill him/her?

Her mom marrying Batman. No. But the wedding is very unpleasant.

A tough principal has just banned rock n' roll from the school. How does 1 handle this?

That poor poor school. And poor Danny, who ends up bitching about the paperwork and whpever was stupid enough to let Steve McGarrett near impressionable youths.

How does 9 get the band to play?
Does 4 blow the school up?

No band can resist a cute mouse mascot.

And the day that Buzzwang can do ANYTHING before Steve fucking McGarrett is done with it is a day I retire from the world.

D also asks:

5 has to put on a show. What is the theme, and who plays who:
The lead
The romantic rival
The villain
The comic relief
the narrator

Hmm, well, Etrigan producing the show would be funniest. And I'd make it a musical.

I think he'd pick Hal as the square-jawed lead. Diana as the romantic rival. I don't really have anyone particularly villainous, but Steve is crazy, so he can be the villain. Gadget's his comic relief pet.

Leia's the narrator, because she's most likely to inject scorn and sarcasm.

3 finds out David Sim and Kevin Smith are doing a comic based on him/her. 3's response?

To warn poor Carol far away. He wants to get laid, but he's still a good guy at heart.

Anonymous asks:

5 is allowed to force any two of the others into a mud-wrestling competition. Who do they pick and how do our contestants thank them for volunteering them?

Again, it's funnier if we let Etrigan have the choice.

I think he'd pick Deanna Troi and Leia Organa. Let the Trek and Wars fanboys battle THAT out. Leia hits him with a blaster while Deanna makes him doubt his relationship with his mother.

3 and 8 have to go undercover as shadowy elite legal representatives. While still on the case they are tapped to defend super villain that they *know* is guilty in court. How do they respond, and what court room shenanigans take place?

Hal and Ronon. I think Ronon would be more convincing as a lawyer (not saying much). He's also more likely to secretly stun/kill him unless John Sheppard specifically orders/asks him not to.

Hal will hit his head.

7 and 9 get body swapped on the day both of them face a critical, life altering event their franchises have been building to for a while. What are the events, what are the responses, and what's the fall out?

Hmm. I actually don't remember any Rescue Rangers plots, but I'd imagine Leia would have a fun job teaching them to be awesomer rebel types. For Star Wars, I'd guess it'd be something like Luke and Han getting kidnapped. Gadget would be able to use tech knowledge to surprise the badguys.

In the end, everyone switches back and the New Republic has a new rodent-tolerance policy with free cheese in every restaurant.

10 and 2 have to house train several dozen puppies at once. How do they go about this?

Well, I think Diana can talk to animals. So I think she and Wanda can work something out.

I kind of like the thought that Wanda turns them into young men, and Diana teaches them by time-honored Amazon fashion. And in the process gains a bunch of adoring werepuppy fanboys.

1, 4 and 6 go on a road trip. Who's the navigator who gets them lost 1000 miles off course, who gets the worst case of indigestion in the history of mankind (and how did this happen), and who gets chased by angry beavers?

Buzzwang gets the indigestion (don't ask). Steve gets chased by the angry beavers (it had to do with explosives and a dam and Steve's New Year Resolution to be less destructive to the local environment.) Deanna got them lost, but only because the Universal Translator was on the fritz.

D asks:

Eric Raymond is putting together a new Misfits lineup. 1 through 7, who makes the cut and what do they play?

Hmm: Steve, Diana, Hal, Buzzwang, Jason/Etrigan, Deanna and Leia.

I can't see Diana or Leia putting up with Raymond for long. Deanna's too sweet for a Misfits type set up.

My vote is Steve, Buzzwang and Etrigan. Because Buzzwang's been on stage before. And well. It would not surprise me if Hawaii 5-0 ends up with a Battle of the Bands with Steve somehow being awesome on guitar. It's that kind of show. And well. Etrigan would be a great lyricist.

Judd Winnick annouces he's going to redo 8's orgin. What gets changed? How does 8 respond?

Nothing of substance gets changed, because Ronon and his stungun get a veto. He'll use it.

Jeff R. asks:

3 has agreed to find a date for 3's best friend, and picks someone else with a number. Which one, and how does it go?

Gadget. Because he's that much of a dick. :-) Gadget has a good time at least.

Someone has been stealing other people's lunches from the fridge. Who does 5 think it is, and who is it actually?

Jason thinks it's Ronon because the man has an appetite. It's actually Etrigan, to fuck with him.

D asks:

1, 10, 6, 3 form a wrestling team
Who is the leader?
Who is the midcard/second level?
Which two form the tag team?
what would they call themselves?

Oh dear. Steve, Wanda, Deanna and Hal.

I think Hal wants to be the leader, but he's a dick prone to head injuries so Steve is actually the leader. Hal's second level.

Wanda and Deanna are an awesome tag-team.

And their team name is "Ladies of the Evening." Because Hal was unconscious and Guy got his vote by proxy. (Steve voted yes just to see Danny's reaction when he tells him the story later.)

D asks:

Does 4 have a cool comb?

Nothing Buzzwang has is cool.

Does 8 have roaring blood?

It's Ronon. Of course!

Is there a wallet on 2's arse, and does it have a rock 'n roll license?

Yes. Diana was confused at first but is willing to work with it.

Would 10 met 7 at the crossroads? And would 10 get some kicks on Route 66?

Of course! To both questions. Go Wanda! (Wanda and Leia are an awesome teamup).

1 has been invited to a 'bunga-bunga' party. Does 1 attend? if yes, who does 1 bring as a date? (2 through 10)

Of course! And he brings Ronon, because Ronon could use some more fun in his life. Also because they're the crossover pairing of my heart.

A one eyed shirtless man on a motorcycle has just crashed through 5's wall while firing two machineguns. 5's reaction?

Are we talking Jason or Etrigan? Jason would probably be annoyed, Etrigan would rhyme a dirty joke and turn the guy to a lawn ornament. :-)

D also asks:

it's 4 in the morning. Has 2 been out all night? Does 2 look at you?

Of course!

does 6 have a laugh like a scream from hell?

Probably not. :-P

Will 8 get in the back seat?

Depends on who's driving.

better than a fight squad for 10? Riot squad or sex sqaud? does 10 love riots?

Sex squad. Riots bring back unfortunate memories.

Anonymous asks a doozy:

Due to a miss-hap with a magic love potion, the following occurs:

1 falls in love with 4

4 falls in love with 7

7 falls in love with 10

10 falls in love with 1

9 falls in love with 4

3 falls in love with 4 and 10

In order to break the spell, any two of them must get married.

How does each person cope with the situation?

Who ends up married? How long does it last?

Who makes the biggest fools of themselves? How?

Which random villain or hero crashes the wedding in typyical comic-book fashion?

Does anyone end up together after the spell is broken?

So...Steve falls for Buzzwang (the only time I will ever feel for Buzzwang.)
Buzzwang falls for Leia.
Leia falls for Wanda.
Wanda falls for Steve.
Gadget falls for Buzzwang.
Hal falls for Buzzwang and Wanda.

I think they all cope well enough. Except Buzzwang. Poor Buzzwang.

Steve and Wanda end up married, mostly because Steve can be won over through mass destruction. It might even last since Danny probably reminds Wanda of Clint. Magneto crashes the wedding out of general principle. But eventually decides someone as crazy as Steve must be some kind of mutant.

Hal makes the biggest fool of himself, of course.

Ultimately Gadget and Buzzwang date after it's over.

Ununnilium asks:

4 writes a book featuring parody versions of 1, 5 and 8. What would be the parody characters' names, and what aspects of their personalities would be exaggerated?

The funny thing is I'm pretty sure Steve and Etrigan are pretty much parody characters already. I'm honestly not sure how I would exaggerate them (aside from what I already do with jokes).

I suppose with Steve I'd exaggerate his homicial Rube Goldberg tendencies. I mean, the log trap alone...

So he's Stan McGyver, inventor of insane traps that blow off people's hands instead of arresting them like sane people.

For Jason Blood/Etrigan, I'd play up the split personality. He's Mulligan. Every time he doesn't like the result, he switches to his other personality and tries that way.

I'd exaggerate Ronon's vanity and turn him into Robere, the incredibly violent stereotypical Frenchman, who punches people and then has to fix his hair.

veryclevername asks:

If 1,5, and 6 were to watch tv together what would they watch? Would it be an easy decision or would it end in bloodshed?

Steve, Jason and Deanna. I actually think it'd be an easy decision. Deanna's pretty mild. And Steve's pretty easy going too, when criminals aren't involved and Danny's not there to annoy. Jason doesn't seem much for TV, but Etrigan probably enjoys it.

And if Etrigan tries to misbehave, I suspect that Deanna could keep him in line. In my head, he's afraid of her.

3 and 7 get involved in a Scooby doo/ Nancy Drew type of mystery where someone gets called a meddling kid.

What kind of meddlers would they be called, what's the mystery, and out of the rest of the 10 who would be the secret criminal?

Hmm, it's Hal and Leia. They don't really have a lot in common, in my opinion. She is KINDA a jedi, so I'll go with "meddling superheroes".

Of the other ones, Etrigan's too easy. So I'm going with Deanna Troi. Possibly with assistance from Gadget. It's always the nice ones.

veryclevername also asks:

There is a dodgeball match between the evens and the odds.

Who is the last one standing?
Who was the first to go?
Did anybody cheat?
Who did everybody want to hit(even if they were on the same team)?
And was there anybody no one wanted to hit?

Steve McGarrett's the last one standing.
Hal was the first to go (head shot)
It's better to ask who DIDN'T cheat. (Answer: Diana.)
Everyone wanted to hit Buzzwang.
No one wanted to hit Gadget, because it's just mean!


And thus ends this round of the meme! I hope you enjoyed it!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Still Stalling

And tonight is officially the LAST night for Meme questions! Sneak 'em in or lose 'em! (Is my stalling for time obvious or not? :-P)

But for the sake of an actual post: am I the only one who finds all these Charlie Sheen comic things a tad tasteless. I mean, granted, the man's having a very public psychological breakdown or something, and that's always juicy gossip. But somehow it seems like drawing the guy getting killed/beaten up by deadpool or mocking his various ranting goes beyond the standard cheap tabloid fare.

I dunno, it just seems out of line to me. Though who knows, maybe they're cutting the guy in on any profit. But I'm still kind of grossed out by the whole deal.


So IS Batwoman ever going to be out? According to Robot6, it's postponed again. This frustrates me because I think Kate's awesome and a really interesting contrast to the rest of Gotham. She doesn't seem to have the vested interest in Batman's acceptance/approval that the rest of them seem to, and I'm already looking forward to the potential interactions between the characters.

I think she's got a lot of potential as a character and I really want to see what she can do.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011


Okay, THIS is adorable and totally makes me want to dig out my He-Man/She-Ra DVDs again.

Which probably would be a nice break from all the procedurals I'm watching recently. (I've discovered that I actually like all the parts of Numb3rs that don't involve the magic math and Charlie-the-egomaniac. Which ultimately means I like the last fifteen minutes of the show. But the FBI brother is kind of hot and Judd Hirsch is there and Judd Hirsch can never not be awesome. Still, nothing surpasses my love for Hawaii 5-0 and its log traps.)

I could do with scantily clad siblings with swords they never actually stab people with, who punch robot monsters in the face, and swing folk around by their tails/tentacles/limbs. It'll take my mind off my chaotic work week. :-)

(link courtesy of Newsarama)

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Miscellaneous Comic Opinions And Continued Postponement of Meme Answers :-)

Okay, yet again, I didn't have time to finish the meme, so I think I'm gonna do this. BOTH of us have until the weekend, me to answer, you to ask.

Unfortunately, work's also tapped out the rest of my energy to post about comic related things. :-P Even though I'm finally nearly caught up on everything.

For the record, I'm still enjoying the Quarantine plot in X-Men, though I think Emma was a total idiot re: Sebastian Shaw and will enjoy seeing her comeuppance.

I'm still enjoying Steve Rogers' new costume. I'm shallow and it's hot. :-)

And I'm still holding a grudge about JSA: All Stars. Even though apparently I'm the only one who actually liked it. I'm gonna be crushed when Sandy goes back in limbo. :-(

Monday, March 07, 2011


Okay, so. Being that I'm lazy, my meme answers aren't done yet. (Which means you can still ask questions.) So as a distraction from this, I'm posting this link to adorableness.

If they made those as plush toys, I would totally want one. Even though my cat would eat it.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Because I'm lazy, I'm giving one more day for the meme! Go ask your questions while I go to sleep! :-P

Saturday, March 05, 2011


Well, since it's apparently been a few months than my last one, and because I haven't posted anything of substance since well, 2010, I figured I'd go back to my old meme standby.

Basically: I think of 10 characters and keep them secret. You ask me questions like "If 3 and 10 got into a combative hula match, who would win?" And I give you answers that hopefully make you chuckle.

So ask away!

Friday, March 04, 2011

Yet Another Query!

Okay, so I'm curious from people who've given the Cape more than a cursory glance. Is it any good?

I mean, I actually get all of my super-hero needs met by Hawaii Five-0 (because that's really what that show is, and nothing beats Steve McGarrett's comedic use of excessive force :-P) and I haven't really sat down and given it a try yet.

I remember the pilot having bad reviews, but some pilots do that, and that doesn't negate the show actually becoming good later. I'll probably sit down and give it a shot at one point, but I figured I'd check ahead of time.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Something that doesn't need words

Holy fucking hell this is awesome.

I want this movie now, please!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Yay for me! Still no content for you!

So I broke down and bought a NOOK. It is pretty awesome.

Also, I get sworn in tomorrow, which means Friday? I can finally put my sign on my door! AND I get to stop being quite as much of a burden on my supervisors! YAY!

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Someday I will run out of movie rumors

Okay, if Viggo Mortensen is Zod? I will totally have to watch this movie.

Mostly because I can't quite picture it.

But also because I'm really freaking shallow. (I own this.)

Seriously, am I the only one who thinks this is a weird casting choice? It does however support what the smarter people have been saying about the Not!Lois female lead being an antagonist rather than a love interest. (I am still very glad to be wrong. :-)) Zod needs underlings!

Personally, I'm just glad to see a villain who isn't Lex Luthor. I like Lex, but I like seeing other Superman villains get press too. :-)

Do you think Superman will throw a celophane S again? Because I'm gonna be weirdly sad if he doesn't.