Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I thought that all fans of the X-Men would enjoy the answer to a question asked to them by a fan...

"Given the recent analogy of Proposition 8 in California and the similarly restrictive Proposition X, do you feel that the story being told in “Uncanny” adequately frames the realities of minority social politics?"

"This was a coincidental analogy, I just want to say – we had already started telling our tale before we'd become aware of the loathsome Prop. 8 (and I'm not speaking of myself in the royal "we," but rather by “we,” I mean Ed Brubaker and myself – Trask and the Coalition came from the two of us in one form or fashion I don't remember any more).
I don't know why that was important for me to say, but it was. Maybe because Prop. 8 is actual honest-to-god hate legislation that's keeping real, live, and loving people apart and we're a little piece of comic book
entertainment? I don't know. I'm struck by the coincidence, but it's not meant to be a straightforward one-to-one allegory.
For my money, what Stan and Jack created with “The X-Men” is the perfect metaphor book. If you've ever been discriminated against, picked on, ridiculed, or rejected because of who you were or what you did, you can maybe see a little of yourself here. I think the X-Men – the whole line, the whole idea, not just my little piece of the pie – works as a kind of allegory-of-the-discriminated. I think that's why the line endures. At best, we're a small reflective facet of a very complicated jewel.
Does this story adequately frame the realities of minority social politics? I think that's impossible, because we're a comic book. Meanwhile, real people with real lives and real love are being really discriminated against and treated like less than citizens – like they are less than human, even. Any time any of our brothers or sisters are treated like less than yourself, the founding fathers and the framers of our Constitution turn in their graves."

Monday, June 29, 2009


I love BATTLE OF THE PLANETS. My favorite
was JASON, probably because he was the
"bad boy" of the team.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


I hated TRANSFORMERS: THE RISE OF THE FALLEN. I honestly don't think that the person who wrote it was a fan of the cartoon or comic book, because I felt no connection to any of the characters and could only tell a few of them apart from each other. Before the movie started, the showed the trailer for G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA. Now I must confess that I saw the "official novel of the blockbuster film" at TARGET for $5.00, so I thought I would read it and be crushed of how they ruined G.I. JOE. Get ready for your heart to stop, but I am shocked at just how much I am enjoying the novel. Yes, things in the novel are VERY different from the toys and cartoons, but the plot does move towards something, unlike TRANSFORMERS which went no where. Here are some SPOILERS from the novel, that may or may not make it to the movie. Once again--SPOILERS!
*DUKE and RIPCORD are not members of the team quite yet
*DUKE asked a young Baroness to marry him
*DESTRO does have a gold mask, but has not yet worn it in the book
*COBRA COMMANDER has yet to appear or be mentioned in the book, but Baroness is married to a man named Baron Leon DeCobray
*Those stupid robot suits that make the JOES faster really aren't mentioned too much
*ZARTAN may be the surprise hit character of the movie
*SCARLET is not romantically involved with DUKE (cartoon) or Snake Eyes (comic book), but appears to be interested in Ripcord
*COVER GIRL is a minor character

Thursday, June 25, 2009


I really wanted to love TRANSFORMERS 2. The people who made this film should be ashamed of themselves. Although the first one wasn't the greatest--at least I could say it was fun. Here are just a few of the problems I had with the film, so be aware of SPOILERS!

1. I wasn't aware that TRANSFORMERS could have babies! What was that about?

2. I could not tell one robot from another robot, as I thought they all looked the same.

3. If TRANSFORMERS could transform into "people", wouldn't they all do that?

4. The Fallen and Megatron were in the movie, right? Because for a while I thought I was watching REVENGE OF THE SITH.

5. If any two characters had to die, those twins should be the first to go! Why did they have to talk like idiots?

6. Sam's parents were cute in the first movie, but way too much time was spent with them in Part 2.

7. One of the Autobots said "pussy" which I thought was incredibly tacky and in poor taste.

8. I was under the impression that ARCEE (the female Transformer) was going to be a main character. I thought she was in it for 2 minutes..

9. SOUNDWAVE. My friends, that was not SOUNDWAVE! They couldn't even get the proper SOUNDWAVE voice. I did like RAVAGE, but that's when I realized that this movie wasn't going to make it.

10. Finally, the trailer for G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA wasn't good at all, and that makes me sad because I think the idea has a lot of potential. I'll skip it.

Friday, June 19, 2009


With the new movie coming next month and the 25Th anniversary in September, I would like to let the world know that as a child I really wanted the OPTIMUS PRIME toy. Although "classic" Bumblebee is still my favorite, I really did want that Prime toy...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I am so into STAR TREK right now! I am going to go to the convention in August in Las Vegas. What was your favorite STAR TREK version?

Sunday, June 14, 2009


My local Barnes and Noble book store is starting a "movie club" where each month they will discuss a different genre of movies. When I found out the "horror" was the genre, I quickly signed up for the club. The movies that they ask you to view before attending are:
Now, I know I'm a horror nerd and yes, I have already seen all of these movies--but were the right ones picked? Personally, I have always thought the 70's version of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS was much more frightening than the original. SCREAM? A movie I love, but other than bring "teen slasher" movies back, what else did it do?

Thursday, June 4, 2009


I don't recall if I mentioned this, but I joined JENNY CRAIG again. Yep, I knew it was time when my size 42 pants were starting to get a little snug on me. In the four weeks I have been on it I have lost a total of 11 pounds! I'm also getting on my treadmill everyday and jogging 1 mile. I am really proud of myself, because some of the recent pictures of me have looked really bad. I'm proud of myself.
On a bad note, I have started having mini-panic attacks and have really been fighting my depression. The Quilter calls every so often, but I am so over him and his bullshit. He told me that he is still in love with me and I told him that a relationship with him would never happen.