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Save Heroes.. Save the World

Posted in Almost Uncategorized, Random Musings, Thoughts for the Day on February 9, 2010 by The Raven

Or at least this is what I keep reading on my Twitter account *grins*.

For anyone who knows me you know that I was never really that big a fan of the show ‘Heroes’ and it was mainly because of the constant brooding of the cheerleader. I’m sorry but my idea of a fun time wasn’t sitting for an hour and watching some chick scowl for most of that time. However.. Things change.. And you meet people who are into the show and kind of talk you into giving it a second chance.

Now.. I’ve become a fan of one of the actors of the series. And while watching it and knowing a bit about the character he plays to start with, I was thinking. Okay.. Maybe this won’t be SO bad after all. Course I’m sitting there around Thanksgiving time and was watching a special episode and I’m watching the credits roll by.. And I see the name “Ray Park”. Instantly a “HOLY CRAP” moment happened and needless to say the show just gained a few billion points in awesomeness.

So now I have two of my favorite actors in that one show. Ray Park and Zachary Quinto. So now I’m hooked. I’ll admit it.. You have the epically evil Sylar (or well I guess he was epically evil, right now I’m not so sure) and then you have Edgar who I’ve really not seen too much in the episodes I’ve watched, but still.. I’ve been on Twitter a lot lately and I see this whole #saveheroes posts going around which in a way makes me think.. ‘Uh oh.. Don’t tell me I just got into this show and they are going to cancel it, or it’s up for seeing if it’ll be renewed or not.’

So I’ve been on a kick to help (though it likely won’t be a lot) to try and get people to help with ‘saving Heroes’. There’s been a petition started and their goal is to have 1,000,000 signatures to help with the cause. So what I am going to do here is post the link in my blog and hope that some of my readers who happen to drop by will sign it and pass it on to people who love the show.

It only really takes a second to sign it and you can log into the petition via your Twitter account if you have one. So it’s pretty simple to do.

Save Heroes, Save the World Petition

P.S: Figured since I posted this I’d stick with the spirit and add a little extra flare. Enjoy :D.

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Just a random blog.

Posted in Random Musings on August 16, 2009 by The Raven

F.Y.I: Ray Park could soooooooo kick Captain Jack Sparrow’s pirate arse. It’s true.. He’s a ninja, he makes ninjas cool again.. Don’t believe me? Freaking watch the G.I. Joe trailer!

Let’s Get Nerdy..

Posted in Random Musings on July 13, 2009 by The Raven

As I’m sure any of you have heard by now, or at least fellow comic book aficionados have heard, the Green Lantern is coming to life. Well, figuratively speaking of course. The alien ring wearing, Earth protecting superhero is being pulled from the pages of a comic book and placed in a different kind of ink as his story is heading for the big screen in what could possibly be one of the more anticipated comic book movies since Watchmen (or even Wolverine Origins).

The Green Lantern movie which is slated to begin filming in January of 2010 has already gotten its lead character. And just who is going to don the alien ring and the green and black tights? Non other than the face of Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds. While I myself am delighted over this pick (since he beat out Justin Timberlake who I seriously cannot see playing a Superhero unless it is some kind of Disco Dancing Kid) other comic book fans are causing an uproar. Why? Well most are having an issue about Reynolds being the face of both Deadpool and Green Lantern, and would like to have seen Firefly’s Nathan Fillion helm the role. While I’ve little doubt that Fillion would be able to play the role well, would he actually be able to fill out the suit? Yes Reynolds is known mostly for being a glib actor and holding mostly comedic roles but when push comes to shove he can play serious and dramatic roles. For example: Definitely Maybe- while yes it was a bit of a comedy did have its serious moments- and Amityville Horror.

Now my blogs usually have some kind of lead up to the whole point that I want to make, and this is where my point is going to be made. As I mentioned comic book fans have their tighty whities in a bunch because of Reynolds playing two comic book characters. Okay.. Understandable IF the comic book characters were both from the same company, which, they aren’t. Deadpool is a MARVEL character, Green Lantern is a DC comics character. Now to my knowledge neither character has had a run in with each other. Now anyone with half a brain who sits and watches the beginning of any comic book film will see the MARVEL or DC comics logo before the film actually starts, making it pretty hard to lose concept of what company the film is basing their characters on.

In further comparison Deadpool is a villain who went up against Wolverine and thusly wasn’t out to protect the world. Green Lantern is a hero who is out to protect the world. Now if people can’t understand the differences between the two characters they really need to pull their backsides out of their arses. What’s the big deal about one guy playing two comic book characters anyway? If someone is silly enough to get THAT confused about it, then um.. Yeah they deserve a good slap side the head. I’m sure in the past, there have been people who have played two different comic book characters. Hell, Punisher has had three different people helm the role (Dolph Lundren, Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson) in three completely different movies. So why can’t one person play two different comic book roles? How about women who have played both in a comic book adaptation and a video game adaptation of a movie? Are we going to run out and complain about Mila Jovovich and Angelina Jolie for that? I doubt it. What next? People are going to have a fit that Hugh Jackman plays Wolverine and Van Helsing? Or better yet, more drama about the emo dancing that Toby Mcquire did in the last installment of Spiderman?

If anyone wants to bitch about someone playing a certain role they should bitch about Spiderman! Toby Mcquire? REALLY?!? Yes granted Peter Parker is supposed to be this uber nerd and such, but still… Toby Mcquire????? I’m sorry the Spiderman serious- while I wasn’t that big a fan- was really really ruined for me when they named him to don the suit. The only salvaging part of the films were the cameo roles of Bruce Campbell. I mean Mcquire playing Spiderman was about as bad as Nick Cage playing Ghost Rider. I was a fan of Ghost Rider, still am, but to be honest I don’t want to watch the movie A) Because while a good actor Cage creeps me out B) I’m just not sure he could pull it off despite the buzz it got.

I think people just need to give Ryan Reynolds a chance. After all, there are casting directors for a reason, and I’m sure they saw something in his audition that they didn’t in others. And I’m pretty sure- despite what one person put on Twitter- he didn’t get the role because he’s married to Scarlett Johanson *who is a lucky woman..*. I’m sure people can argue right now that I should give Mcquire and Cage a chance, and I can tell you here and now. I have. I watched the first and third Spiderman movie. Those were hours of my life I can’t get back… And as for Ghost Rider? I saw part of it. To be honest, if there were any salvation to that film it would be in Sam Elliot though perhaps one day I’ll watch more than just a few minutes of Ghost Rider. We shall see.. But back to the Green Lantern story. As I said, people need to wait and see. It all depends on what direction the writers take it, how true to the story they stick or how much they adapt it to fit a certain audience.

Also, I want to point out that while one person on Twitter posted they thought Seth Rogan was set to play the Green Lantern I want to kindly point out that it’s the Green Hornet he is set to play. Darn Green super heroes! I’d shake an angry fist but I’m afraid Hulk will smash his way into my bed room and thusly cause me to wet myself… Not pretty..

Honesty, Sarcasm, and Irony

Posted in Random Musings, Thoughts for the Day on June 20, 2009 by The Raven

Honesty: You’re sick, don’t want to be messed with or bugged.

Sarcasm: Oh you’re sick? Nah I just wanted to know how it felt to say that.

Irony: Regardless.. Idiots still bug you.

Honesty:  That jacket looks horrible on you!

Sarcasm: Oh sure that looks great, if you want to resemble a road cone.

Irony: You love the jacket, but think it looks so much better on you.

Honesty: You’re happy someone did something awesome.

Sarcasm: Yeah.. Woopy doo.

Irony: You wish it had been you lol.

Honesty: I realized I couldn’t remember how Afterglow by INXS went.

Sarcasm: I ‘hate’ the song, no really. I wish it fell into a pot hole and got run over.

Irony: I began to listen to the song and realized, I love this song like crazy and remember all the words. *palm to face*

Honesty: I’ve misplaced something, and know I’ll find it in the last place I think to look.

Sarcasm: No, I didn’t misplace it, I just placed it in a different spot than I normally do.

Irony: It was in the last place I could think of.. Though, I didn’t need to look.

Honesty: I was over the boy band stage after high school.

Sarcasm/Honesty: If I ever like another boy band I’m going to spork myself in the foot..

Irony: I… I like another boy band!! (Sobs)

Honesty: I’m still listening to Afterglow…

Sarcasm: No.. Not my choice, my CD is stuck in my computer and for some reason the repeat function is frozen..

Irony/Honesty: I keep making it replay bwuahaha…

Yeah.. I’m in a strange mood.. I’m restless, can’t sit still and I’m not sure why. I don’t know if it’s because I’m having another bad breathing day or if it’s for another reason altogether. Either way it’s not a good feeling and it’s driving me slowly insane..

Beauty in Unexpected Places.

Posted in Random Musings on June 14, 2009 by The Raven

And as the illness continues to bother me and seemingly continue to grow worse.. I saw one of the most beautiful sights this morning at about 5-6am or so. While wandering through the house– okay so it was more like stumbling– I went out to the kitchen to get some water only to be blinded by the sun shining through the window.  Of course before I went out into the kitchen I looked out my own bedroom window to see if it was cloudy or not to which I was happy to see it wasn’t, but it was however really foggy..

Anyways.. While I was getting blinded I happened to look out across the field and fog to see the sunrise. It was just awesome.. The sun sparkling off the dew on the meadow and the fog hanging in the air making everything look half there.. It made me realize just how much I love watching the sunrise and how much I miss it because I used to watch it every morning before school while I was waiting for the bus to come.. Now I realize as well that not only is it really beautiful, but it comes at a God awful hour!

And that term brings me to the next half of this blog.. “God awful”. What does that mean anyway? I mean… Isn’t God supposed to be great and wonderful? Now, if you know me well enough you’ll likely know that I’m not this super religious type– meaning I’m not a born again, or anything. But that also doesn’t mean that I’m a Hell spawn of Satan like say oh.. Spencer Pratt? Come on now… That man has some iiiiiiiiiissues…  Makes me wonder if he is actually that psychotic all the time, or if he just does it because he is on TV.

I’m sorry, but if you’re supposed to be a Christian, aren’t you supposed to treat people with respect and kindness even if they are treating you badly (or badly in your point of view which seems to be skewed to begin with)? *shrugs* Guess it’s just part of the human condition.. Being contradictory that is. I just don’t get how some can say one thing and turn around and do the polar opposite, makes no sense to me. Then again, I never really did claim to have all the answers, guess that’s what makes life so damn difficult sometimes.

Anyway, guess that’s it for me for right now– unless I come up with something else or someone else to talk about lol. So until one or the other, keep on rockin!

Metal Cures What Ails Ya.

Posted in Random Musings on June 13, 2009 by The Raven

Throw up your rock hands boys and girls, okay so maybe the use of ‘throw up’ is bad considering the circumstances. *coughs*  What can I say? I was never one to really be restrained when it came to using puns. But I’ve noticed that despite the fact I wish I could have been run over by a Mac truck earlier to forget about feeling miserable, the destruction of my ear drums by Slipknot and Dee Snider’s House of Hair has seemed to help me feel a little bit better.

Okay, I can’t give all the cred to metal and rock, because I did do a lot of laughing while watching Paul Blart. Yes that movie is freakin hillarious, and normally I don’t name too many movies as being freakin hillarious but this one is. I mean come on.. Kevin James riding a segway and taking out a bunch of thugs? What’s not to love?!

Anywho… To leave you with a little bit of awesomeness for the day and a little tunage to tap your toes too, I present via YouTube… Dead Memories by Slipknot!