Tuesday, May 3, 2016

31 Day Xena: Warrior Princess Challenge, Day 3: Least Favorite Season

Now, this? This one's a little harder than yesterday's challenge. Why? Because, for all its flubs and silliness and awful CGI, Xena was an amazing series with mostly well-done episodes and a real heart at the center. But I gotta pick one, I suppose.

Also, spoilers ahead, if that matters to you, although this aired nearly twenty years ago, so ...

Monday, May 2, 2016

31 Day Xena: Warrior Princess Challenge, Day 2: Favorite Season

Whenever I do this particular challenge post, it's usually a lot of hemming and hawing, reading back through plot summaries and watching various episodes, and while I do like to be a little dramatic and make it seem like it's the equivalent to Sophie's Choice, I can't say that making the choice is really that difficult. Season One isn't the best season* but it most definitely is my favorite.
Via Wikipedia

Sunday, May 1, 2016

31 Day Xena: Warrior Princess Challenge, Day 1: How I Was Introduced to Xena: Warrior Princess

I'm going to be incredibly honest here: I was *thisclose* to postponing this challenge. Considering what's going on in my life right now, it really did feel impossible that I would be able to complete the challenge - especially since I haven't finished my Cowboy Bebop challenge from February yet - and I went back and forth for a bit. God, it just sounds so childish, even now as I am thinking about just deleting this post and replacing it with, "Hey, guys, this is gonna come later," but that's kind of how it is right now. Every little decision I make is difficult, even simple ones like "do I write blog posts" or "what do I eat right now because I'm not even really hungry but I haven't had a meal all day and it's 7:30 PM."

But then, I thought, "What would Xena do?" She would roundhouse kick the shit out of things and do what she needed to do. So, I'm going to tackle this challenge with the same gusto of the warrior princess herself.

Friday, April 29, 2016

31 Day Xena: Warrior Princess Challenge

Via Schmoes Know
Last year, when I decided I was going to do a Xena challenge, I was a wee bit overwhelmed because I knew I was going to have to watch the entire series again. Thankfully, it was on Netflix, which makes it easier (I only have had the opportunity to buy the first two seasons on DVD), but that's still six seasons to go through and take notes. It was hard enough when I rewatched 4.5 seasons of Battlestar Galactica and 5 seasons of Miami Vice. But I knew what I was in for with Xena: being from the mid-90s, there was a lot of bad acting and even worse SFX, and I needed to be prepared to sit through it.

But here's the thing. I loved every single minute of it, and over the course of the month of May, I'm going to share it with you.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Hello, darkness, my old friend ...

(Ed. Note: God, what a pretentious title ...)

So you know how it feels when your entire life basically goes tits up? That's pretty much where I am. Quite frankly, things are still a bit too raw to discuss in depth, especially on the internet, so you'll have to excuse my vagueness for the time being. But I will say that, at the end of this month, I'm moving back up to Louisville.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Review

Via Comic Book Movie
SPOILER WARNING: I'm going to be referencing quite a bit of the plot from this movie, so if you haven't seen it and care to be spoiler free before going in, I don't recommend you reading much past the break.

Full disclosure: I went and saw this movie after reading bad review after bad review, so I was set to dislike it from the get-go. Yay, another Batman origin story retelling! Henry Cavill looks like a douche-bro! Wonder Woman is barely seen! The story is nonsensical! Zack Snyder is getting "paid millions of dollars to pretend not to be Michael Bay!" Jesse Eisenberg was woefully miscast! I'm sure you've read all of these, too. The internet was inundated with negative criticism, so much that you could barely find anything positive to say about the movie.

Now, usually, I try to be open-minded whenever I've read reviews of movies I'm going to see because, hey, I'm an individual and I like to make my own decision as to whether or not a movie is a piece of crap, but when it comes to DC, there's always this little skeptical devil on my shoulder, reminding me of how many times the publisher and WB have royally fucked up some of my favorite characters (*cough* the Finches' Wonder Woman run *cough*).

So imagine my surprise when I realized, "Hey, I don't hate this movie."

Thursday, February 25, 2016

29 Day Cowboy Bebop Challenge, Day 25: Favorite Cosplay

I was going to have this be a part of the fan art challenge day, but there is so much awesome cosplay of Cowboy Bebop that I felt it was only right to give it its own day. I mean, is this not amazing??
Via Craig Lotter

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

29 Day Cowboy Bebop Challenge, Day 24: Favorite Fan Art

Oooooh, fan art! When it's good, it's GOOOOOOD. And I won't be showing any bad, so feast your eyes on these, my lovelies!

Monday, February 22, 2016

29 Day Cowboy Bebop Challenge, Day 22: Storyline I Wish Went Longer

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Cowboy Bebop is damned near perfection when it comes to plot. Not only are episodes dedicated solely to character development, but everything is tied together in the end, even if it is bittersweet. So I can't really say that there is any storyline I wish was extended, which kind of seems like a cop out, but I'm okay with that.

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