Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Angel met Law & Order and then they had a weird baby

'sup Bob.

I loved Buffy, and I loved Angel. Vampires, witches, ghosts, etc etc. All great. Loved the giant cast of characters, loved the cheesy monsters, loved (and still repeat) the one liners.
Yet, I have another love, and that love is Law & Order (DUN dun!). Heck, if you have cable, it's on all the time on 6 different channels, so even if I didn't really love it at first, the Stockholm Syndrome of being with it 24/7 got me falling pretty hard.

So, what if they joined my love of Jos Whedon with my love of corpses in a dumpster? Why, they would birth the Dresden Files! Now, we know that genetics can take two really good looking people and end up making a pretty unattractive child (cough, Rumor Willis, cough cough), so there is no way that the Dresden Files (which I am now going to call DF for short) could be as good at both Angel and Law & Order. For one thing, they would have to contend with the one thousand spinoffs and one million episodes that Law & Order has under its belt. Also, seriously, I had such a crush on Wesley and Bob is just not doing it for me, regardless of the British accent. Ah, Wesley with the glasses and knowledge about demons and hand to hand combat....sigh.

But that aside, I have sat down and watched the first three episodes and they are pretty good. Not great (come on, the first one had the trope of a little boy in trouble), but unlike something like Eureka, where I could barely focus on those characters, DF is actually getting me into the story line. I'm interested in the back stories, Bob and Dresden's magical abilities, and of course, any and all wonderful ghouls or demons they're going to bring up (please, not too much CGI, I need to see some rubber costumes).

And visually, it's really getting me. I love the look of Dresden's office: Old magic books, dusty looking things in jars, candles, Bob's skull. All great.

I guess the big disappointment is that it only ran for a season. Luckily, it's all on Hulu, but if I'm enjoying the first three episodes this much, I know I will be itching for more when I finish all of them. Luckily, they have Warehouse 13 up (and still running), so I can get my big dusty book fix somewhere.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Scott Pilgrim made me cry

I've wiped enough tears away to write this

Let's just get one thing straight on this blog: I do not talk about my personal life, because I think personal blogs are lame. That being said, let me tell you why Scott Pilgrim made me weep into my fiancé's arms like the girly wimp that I am:
Last year, my man and I were having a crazy rough patch. There was lots of tears, fighting, and counseling. I was pretty darn sure we were splitsville. I was terribly sad, didn't want to leave the house, and basically wallowed in my own misery. I also started playing my DS a lot.
Long, awkward story short, we got through it, got engaged, and now pretty much read comics in bed, or jump around all day talking about how awesome it is to be in love and to be getting married. It is more or less a happy ending (I still haven't finished The World Ends With You, but I'm getting there).

So, why am I bringing up something uber personal? Because Bryan Lee O'Malley does an almost pitch perfect job and explaining that kind of awkward relationship. He does this in the last two pages at the end (SPOILER) where Scott and Ramona have the simplest of all conversations, "Well, we try again." Holy crap, did I cry. When you love somebody, and that person loves you, and all you two do is screw it up, the best thing you can ask for is to try again. And you take that leap.

Just completely perfect.

Yep, that's the one and only personal blog post you'll ever get, so enjoy it, bitches.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Alternate Batman idea by me!

I kind of like to think that for a moment, between being superior to everyone, Ra's al Ghul was a nice grandpa. See a bigger version here.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I put a lot of terrible things in my mouth

It's true, I eat a lot of gross stuff. I drink a lot of real painful booze. I'm that person that thought Bailey's and cereal would be seriously the best idea ever (it wasn't). So, needless to say, if it looks even remotely appetizing and easy to cook, I will buy it.
Which is where our story begins.....

Bilinski's Chicken Meatloaf. Granted, it sounds terrible to begin with (meatloaf should really contain some kind of cow bits, right?), but I was starving and it said ready in four minutes. Plus there were all these good things in it. Listen to these ingredients: Skinless chicken leg meat, sea salt, parmesan cheese, garlic, onions, tomatoes. That is some serious gourmet shit right there! chicken LEG meat, not chicken mystery meat. This totally should have been kind of tasty!
But my friends, it was not. Maybe it was because I was lazy and microwaved it (spoiler alert, I microwave everything), but everything that could be wrong it was wrong with it.
Texture: Rubbery, gummy, wobbly. It was the bastard child of Jell-O and a bike tire.
Color: Grey. When is chicken grey? Couldn't they have tossed in one coloring agent to make this look like something better than slime mold?
Taste: I can't. I just can't. There was no taste. It was like I was trying to bite my way through the phonebook. The tomato sauce on top didn't even taste like tomatoes. How do you fuck that up??????
Visual: This part is really the worst. I don't know if you can see it, but on that package they have a little clip art of a real meatloaf. You know, it actually looks like a loaf. This impostor was concave. Yes, a meatloaf was con-fucking-cave.

After a few bites where I tried, I really tried, to deal with this monstrous beast of a meat cube, I just gave up. It was trashed and I had to cleanse my palate with cheese.

Never ever buy this product. It is the vile afterbirth of Rosemary's baby.