Friday, June 23, 2006

Best. Toy. EVER.

A couple of weeks back me, the wife and some friends went to a toy convention. At the actual event, i didn't see anything interesting enough to put here, but lo and behold! an officemate forwarded pics from the convention and i saw the coolest, meanest, toy i have ever fucking seen.

Satan probably has a complete set.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Web Comics

I've been reading a lot of web comics lately and decided to share them here. Web Comics are an employee's best friend, specially when trying to look busy while wasting time at work. The first web comic i ever followed religiously was Dilbert created by Scott Adams. This strip helped me maximize my productivity while at work. Really..

Anyway, here's my Top 3 favorite Web Comic:

1. PVP Online - A strip that features the day to day lives of people working in a gaming magazine. OH, and the strip has two things that most Web Comic don't which is why this is one of the best out there, A lovable Troll and CONTINUITY.

2. Penny Arcade A Web Comic that has gathered a huge following consisting mostly of gamers and most probably geeks (there's a difference?) Their strip is usually about the latest news/trend in the gaming industry.

3. Dueling Analogs - This is my favorite right now, the strips are hilarious! you'll need to have at least heard of all the mainstream games to get this though as the strips are mostly inside jokes or parodies of them. If you've ever been addicted to console gaming, this strip is for you.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Wonderwoman Movie?

I just read about an article about plans to create a movie based on the DC Character Wonder Woman. I wonder if they'd be able to pull this one off. read the article here

I remember watching the series in the 80's with Linda Carter.

Wasn't too shabby for it's time, i'll be looking forward to seeing this movie, i just hope they don't cast Jessica Alba in this role.

Other rumored movies from DC include a sequel to Batman Begins, Flash and Aquaman. I'm excited about seeing a movie about the Watchmen though, if they can make a movie even half a good as what they did with Sin City, I'll be a happy man indeed.

Here's to hoping they don't fuck any of these up.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Punisher: The Tyger

A friend of mine sent a review of the new Punisher story arc by Garth Ennis and although he gave this particular issue a good review,it really ticked me off.

To the person who wrote the review.


Actually, we, the people who think Ennis is a God and that the Punisher is like Jesus, never had to wait for an issue like this to understand why Castle became a fucking psychopath, it is common knowledge that having to see your wife and kid blown to bits is more than enough reason to go on a killing spree. And the trauma from that experience would be more than enough to fuck you up so bad that killing the people who bombed your family wouldn't be enough. You'd have to kill every single motherfucker who is, in the mind of a madman, "Bad".

Oh, and nobody ever considered him a hero. Even Castle himself.

Thanks for giving a good review though.

Actual review of the asshole to follow.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Life's Simple Pleasures

Tagged again! I really hate being tagged, but since it's my wife who was the tag-ger, i have to do this.

Instructions: Name ten of life's simple pleasures that you like the most, then pick ten people to do the same. Try to be original and creative and not to use things that someone else has already used.

1. A long fart.
2. Somebody smelling the fart.
3. That somebody complaining / passing out from the part. Bonus points if that person actually dies.
4. Free stuff.
5. A good story.
6. Laughing at other people's misfortunes.
7. Quality time with the wife and kid.
8. Dinner with my sister.
9. Hearing good news about close relatives.
10. Hearing about the death of people you hate.

There you go. My current top ten simple pleasures. i won't tag anybody else since i really don't know anybody who'd appreciate this.. actually..i don't know many people.

Monday, June 05, 2006

X-Men 3: Last Stand

I’ve finally seen the new X-men Movie.. whoopdedoo. Was it any good? Was it everything I expected?


Don’t get me wrong, it was a good movie, sure, but it really didn’t feel like a real X-men story. Sort of like how you feel when you read an issue of “What If...” It’s interesting, but you can’t wait to read the next issue of the normal story arc.

“But neither are the two previous X Movies” you say?

Yeah, but at least the first movie had twists to character origins as a plus. It made the movie interesting… like an issue of “what if” it gave some semblance of a background so as not to confuse you with the normal story. It sort of gave the impression that it at least “told” you what sort of trip you were going to take. The changes to the characters were made to satisfy the “non-imaginative” people.

These are the non-comic readers by the way.

The second movie had a lot of cameos. Collosus, Warpath, Jubilee, Shadowcat, a guy who could’ve been Quicksilver, Cannonball… These cameos made the movie interesting.

I’m not saying I liked the first two to death, I’m saying I liked them better than the third.

I didn’t like them, but I didn’t hate them either. They were ok.

Which is why I sort of hated the third movie. I was kind of hoping they’d learn from the mistakes of the first two and get it right this time. I was hoping for a little more character development and not just one liners from each character. Or if they WERE one liners at least have them “talk” like they normally do. Take Beast for example, Beast should have wit, in the movie, he never has a good, witty, “I’m smarter than you, so you probably wouldn’t be able to get this” comeback to any of the shit Wolverine throws his way!

I was also looking for more attention to details, if not with the story, at least with the characteristics of each character. Let’s look at Juggernaut for example. Juggernaut’s unlimited power is only hindered by his vulnerability to psionic attacks, which is why he keeps wearing his massive helmet. He doesn’t wear that to protect his head! The Gem of Cyttorak does that for him. But in the movie you see him ALWAYS walking around sans helmet. Magneto’s not much smarter though as he keeps walking around without his helmet as well. I can understand why they didn’t use CG to make Juggy bigger and all but why, OH WHY did they have to show how hairy he was? AND CALLISTO DOES NOT HAVE SUPER SPEED AND CEREBRO LIKE POWERS!

I now go to my main complaint about the movie…


Cyclops is the first X-man. He was Xaviers poster boy, he was what Xavier had in mind when he built the school. Scott’s only flaw in my opinion was his relationship with Jean Grey. It was cool that he’s shagging the next fave student of Xavier, but it’s waaaay too annoying to see him pine over her like a goddamn schoolboy.

Anyway, in the movie, just when we were finally treated to the tormented, angsty, dark Cyclops, he’s killed off worse than a nameless crew from Star Trek! Yeah, sure, he’s killed by the woman he loves more than life itself, but COME ON! At least dedicate some time to actually make us CARE that he’s being killed off! At least let us feel the loss of Xavier’s number one boy! If the Transformers was able to pull it off why can’t they?

But let me now go to the stuff I liked about the movie, the fight scenes and Wolverine’s rampage through the forest. That was cool! Violence at last. Beast going crazy and opening up a can o’ whoop ass on Magneto’s goons was great as well. Iceman’s fight with pyro was a bit lame but seeing “Bobby” turn into “Iceman” sent shivers down my fat, geeky spine. Seeing Juggernaut smash through walls was a treat and seeing Shadowcat in action was worth the ticket price.

But the best thing about this movie? PIPSQUEAK SPECIAL! Yeah! The special move Wolvie and Colossus use on big ass enemies.

Oh, and there was a sentinel in the movie… or at least a silhouette and its head.

I'm Looking forward to the next installment though, as they clearly set the tone for the next X-Movie. Although there are two obvious possible stories based on the ending scenes (Onslaught &/or Age of Apocalypse) , i hope they just pick one and get it right this time.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Am I Evil, Yes I Am

WOW! got to work on being perfect though. Can't wait to see Nocturnal Sun's results though, i'll bet my left nut he'll get 100%

You Are 94% Evil

You're the most evil person you know.

The devil is even a little scared of you!