Thursday, December 05, 2013

That's awesome! You should run him through an adventure and kill all of his characters.

| D&D, 4th Ed.

There is a kid like this every year: the fringe boy who is socially awkward and gravitates toward me during his free time, for some reason.  It is the boy that hangs out in my classroom reading during every break, and discussing the books with me as though I know exactly what he is talking about.  There is usually some affinity toward comics or manga.  This year, that kid is Aidan.

Today, he was reading the D&D, 4th Edition Manual in my class.  I told him that my friends would probably really appreciate that.  Just thought you'd like to know.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

I'll give you a tiny stroke! On your cheek. Aww, cute.

Pretty sure it was real (but who can say). Kind of an airport fuel smell mixed with something else I couldn't put my finger on.
Maybe you had a tiny stroke? I hear you smell odd things when that happens!
Exiting the Starbucks, got a whiff of air that smelled exactly like the role-playing area out behind the hotel at Strategicon.
That Batman is pretty sweet. Like how Joker looks just like Crispin Glover (who was a big fan favorite back in the "Heath Ledger's a prettyboy who's going to suck! Beard!" days).

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Wow, that greaser Batman is awesome! Some of the others look a little too normal, but holy shit (terror), those are really good. I'd watch that.
Mmmmm... Pixy Stix sandwiches...

That story about an alternate world batman made me think of this:

Dig that ride daddio!

And look at the artist's name.  Coinscience?

| Holy Terror, Batman!

I've heard about that stupid Frank Miller post-9/11 cartoon book. It sounds and looks atrocious! Come on people - stop being psychos.

I saw Breakfast Club at probably the "appropriate age". I remember it was kind of epic to me that one time, but subsequent viewings were "meh". At least it's not as racist as most of those 80s movies, right? I don't think there were any asians or blacks to make fun of. *DOOOOONG* *WHAT YOU TALKIN BOUT* Fuck the 80s, dag nabbit.

Monday, December 02, 2013

| On another note

Randomly, I just saw Breakfast Club for the first time. It was decent, but I'm too old for it. I'm sure it would be really good if you caught it at the right age.

My favorite character was the Ally Sheedy character, for the following reason: I am not joking, every time that character was onscreen I thought "Man, I bet this is more or less exactly what Pump was like in high school, albeit in male form." (Yes, I thought the word "albeit.")

I was greatly disappointed in the end when she changed her look and started dating the jock rather than obsessively collecting miniatures and attending conventions. Oh well, maybe in the inevitable remake.
Frank Miller is one of the celebrities who got devoured by the Brain Eater around 9/11 (along with Dennis MILLER... hmm). In addition to instantly converting to a frothing, paranoid nutjob, a lot of other weird stuff like his "whore" stuff has been coming out.

There was some really weird shit with a "Batman vs Osama" comic he was trying to do, but DC kiboshed it, so he made it about some off brand Batman instead.

It's too bad because his earlier work is interesting and nuanced.

| The Bat-Man and Little Al

Last night at work, for whatever dumb reason, I was going down a Batman wikipedia rabbit hole, and I heard about the Batman script that Frank Miller wrote for Darren Aronfosky in 2003, I think.

It sounded horrible. It was "Batman Year One", which is a good little series going over Batman's first year. But in this new version, Batman is basically homeless. Alfred is a mechanic called Little Al. I started reading it, assuming I would hate it, but I read the WHOLE DAMN THING! I left work a little late because I had to finish it.

Would it have been a good movie? Maybe. It would have been interesting at least, but I think Christopher Nolan's Batman was a better route to go in the end.

It's hard to tell what rating they were going for. I guess PG-13 because, while there are a few "fucks" here and there, there's even more "freakings", which are super out of place. And it's ultra violent. And Frank Miller seems to have a thing about WHORE as he uses that term a lot - and not even in dialog. Just like in description lines. "Cheap dirty whores get out of The Bat-Man's way." He sounds like an asshole.

Anyways, it was a good read! I'll link it RIGHT HERE if you wanna try to read through it. I can see why it wasn't made, but it's not a bad story.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

I know it might sound random to be bummed about random celebrity deaths, but Paul Walker seemed like an ok dude and it's sad to hear about his dying. He had a daughter and was only 40! That's like our age - sucks. I'm totally on board with those Fast & Furious movies too, so we'll have to have a memorial marathon soon.

Amazon has a good 30% off any BOOK with the code "bookdeal" this Black Friday/CYBER MONDAY week. It's a CYBER good deal. I picked up that weird JJ Abrams book, S. for like $13 bucks using that code. It came in today and looks epic. It's full of like maps and notes and cyphers and doodads, so it should be a fun "Lost"-like experience to read. I have NO IDEA what it's about and I don't want to spoil it for myself, so I'm going in blind. Use that code and go in blind with your bro.