As a sorry-you're-not-in-Cambodia present to myself I spent a day in the city instead, puttering around with all the strength of an old lady and taking the opportunity to watch Captain America: Civil War three times. >.>;
Things I Liked:
- Literally almost the entire movie. It's near to Avengers, Winter Soldier, and Iron Man 1 as my favorite.
- How much better than Batman v Superman it was. This gives me unholy glee.
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So here's my thoughts! As per messy notes I took in the very dark theater on my third viewing. *squints at them*
Things I Liked About This Movie:
- Wonder Woman
- Roughly 1/5th of Lex Luthor's Performance (HOW WEIRD IS THAT???)
Things I Didn't Like:
- The other 4/5ths of Lex Luthor's Performance
- Everything else
- but I thought, hey, it's the weekend, I might as well open this here Sangria and write down my thoughts as I rewatch. So if you hated the movie or loved it (I'M NOT HERE TO BE MEAN AND HARSH YOUR SQUEE) let me know what you thought. :D
Disclaimer: I did sort of go into this movie ready to dislike it. I am biased. I wasn't a fan of Man of Steel and had a lot of angry opinions about Nolan's Batman. :( I've been enjoying all the terrible reviews like this one, which is hilarious.
I've already ranted about most of this to questofdreams but IF YOU'VE WATCHED IT LET ME KNOW. WE CAN YELL A LOT TOGETHER.
What I Liked: ( HERE BE SPOILERSCollapse )
Things I Didn't Like: ( HERE BE MORE SPOILERSCollapse )
- Currently Nesting:Work
I'm about done with the first season of Attack on Titan (and the award for the most badly translated title goes to...), which I think is nearly halfway through the manga? I am very, very late on this bandwagon, and must thank nilladriel for pushing me to try it in the first place. :D
At this point my favorites seem to be Arnim (I'm in the minority here, but he's smart! He strategizes! He's a giant wimp which means I can totally identify with him!), Mikasa (I sort of wish her actress's voice was deeper, but eh. Also I am mildly alarmed by the whole 'people killing people = bugs killing bugs' thing, but whatever, she was under a lot of stress >.>;;;), and Potato Girl (Sasha? I just appreciate the potato thing
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Is anyone else reading/watching? DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY FANFIC TO RECOMMEND? :D
PS: Naruto's X-Wing is OBVIOUSLY painted EXACTLY LIKE POE DAMERON'S.
IS THERE ENOUGH ROOM TO FUCK IN THE COCKPIT OF AN X-WING? (OR A GUNDAM. OR ANY FIGHTER PLANE.)
So myself and x_dark_siren_x have been having a discussion that is ENTIRELY TO BLAME on my fascination with the subject at hand, and then the flames were fanned by a fic that she IS CURRENTLY WRITING AND I HAVE BEEN A PROUD AND TERRIBLE INFLUENCE ON, and then there was a Tumblr discussion about the technicalities of cockpit sex and it culimnated in me videoing myself attempting to straddle a chair to argue the logistics of this stupid, stupid situation.
So, er, yeah. ....How's life with you guys? >.>;
So I’m starting to realize that my personal perspective on characters like Snape, Kylo Ren, and (sorry) Darth Vader and their ‘redemption’ is basically based in the fact that I grew up watching Xena: Warrior Princess.
For anyone who doesn’t know, Xena spent like ten years as an evil murdering warlord. (Though - and this is important - she always had a Don’t Kill Women and Children policy. No baby deaths. An almost-baby death is one of the things that eventually started her on the path to Good.)
And she wears her infamy like a cloak - it follows her. She didn’t choose a new name when she started killing innocent people - she was Xena. The same Xena as the well-intentioned farm girl she used to be. And after she turned Good, she was still Xena. It was all part of her legacy. Throughout the series, many people hate her, spit on her, and try to exact their revenge for the things she’d done. She spends much of the series walking an interesting line - someone who knows she deserves whatever they want to dish out, but doesn’t want to die. Someone who’s come close to letting herself be executed more than once. There’s an episode - a terrible episode, but it had an interesting ending - that culminated in some of the other characters being cleansed/forgiven of their sins at some temple or another. Xena walked away because she didn’t think she deserved it.
And the thing is, she spends the series living. Because she might as well. Because no one thing - not her trial and death, not her saving someone’s life, or a thousand people’s lives, could ever make up for what she had done. Saving one life doesn’t cancel out taking another - and even if it had, she’d have had to toil for decades to even come close to evening the score. What she has to do, the only thing she can do, is spend the rest of her time on this earth doing Good. Helping people. Making things right.
Even while she has friends who would absolve her of her wrongdoings, the main narrative supports her perspective, not theirs. It reminds us that the scales will never balance.
One life saved, or one person loved, does not redemption make. Not for someone who has committed - or is complicit in - mass murder.( Ranting About Snape, Kylo Ren, and VaderCollapse )
2) I might be looking for fic recs for the original trilogy and The Force Awakens. >.>;
3) Literally any pairing, though Poe/Finn is kind of my jam.
4) I am a terrible shallow human who wants a Luke Skywalker-travels-to-the-future fic just so I can have the young hot version of him interacting with the TFA crew WHY AM I SO TERRIBLE THIS IS LITERALLY AWFUL AND IF ANY DUDE SAID THE SAME THING ABOUT LEIA I'D BE SO PISSED UGH @ ME
5) But literally any fic rec would be awesome.
6) ANY RECOMMENDATIONS? :D?