Thursday, January 27, 2022

The Eternal(s) Question- When Will I Learn My Lesson?

A spoiler free review for a change.

I missed The Eternals in theaters, because -
A) I know almost nothing about them
and 
B) I'm a nincompoop and forgot Marvel doesn't make bad movies.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Bray Days: Sleep Schedules

Aside- This picture is only tangentially connected to the end of this story, but since the makeup came much better than a couple years later when I did the whole costume, I put it here. 

Jesse and I had known one another since first grade. One Legend of how we met is that my allergies had me sneezing on my really cheap, ridiculously thin, yellow math paper every day and ruining it. He suggested I turn my head . . . 

And the next day I sneezed on his math paper. 
Neither of us is sure if this is anywhere near the truth.
 

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Venom- Let Me See Carnage



 The short form:
I have been a Venom fan for a long time. 
I liked the first Venom film and I liked this one.  WOO!

It had the same action/ comedy/ relationship beats as the original movie. They were built upon, the story progressed and the bond between Eddie and the Symbiote to become one as Venom was expanded.  

Similarly it was also a shorter, old style (pre- giant shared universes) comic book film. 

Andy Serkis certainly knows how to direct this kind of thing and did a smashing job, pulling in top notch  AD's and cinematographers he's worked with before helped.

As a fan of the Venom comics I found some key points really weird, however.
Since this review is so late, I will talk about them.

Spoilers on.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Bray Days: Orientation Part 2

 
Note- That is version one of "the shirt." It was the black replacement that inspired the sign.

Orientation continued once we moved into the dorms (for real) the week before Labor Day. I was thrilled to be assigned to Bray Hall. While the overall floor plan and individual rooms were identical to the other freshman dorms, there was one difference. Bray had a larger than life sized mural of the Original Series (at that point, not counting one Next Generation season, the ONLY series) Star Trek crew on the bridge of the Enterprise.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The Witcher Season 2 Gets the Band Back Together For the First Time


Season 2 of The Witcher dropped on Netflix and maintained the high level of quality that the original season promised.  I was a little late to it because I had to finish He-man.

There are random, probably vague, spoilers, because …  I stopped caring.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Bray Days: Orientation Part 1


The main point of college is the classes, however, an equal if not greater amount of education comes from living on one’s own, and interacting with others from that standpoint for the first time.