Monday, October 4, 2010

TWitN: 9/25/10-10/1/10

Yes, I know I’m a day late again. I’ve been working so much that my brain freaking shut down last night so yea… no post.

This week in the news! The UN is appointing somebody to be the first “space ambassador”, UN denies it. George Lucas is bound and determined to rape his previous works, again. This week was “banned book week”, banning books… wow we’re progressive. And finally… there might be Harry Potter 8, 9, and 10.

~Top story! And for those that haven’t figured it out, the “top story” is whatever I think is the stupidest. The United Nations (UN) is appointing the first “space ambassador”. The UN is denying it, and the original article does look like a parody to me honestly. But considering it’s the UN and all the stupid shit they do I’m willing to believe it’s true!

“Mazlan Othman, a Malaysian astrophysicist, is set to be tasked with co-ordinating humanity’s response if and when extraterrestrials make contact.”

First off, whoever thinks the aliens, if any ever do show up, are going to be friendly has never looked at our own history. What do we do when we find new land? We try to exterminate whatever sentient race is there already. You want the most modern example? Fine, the Native Americans. If aliens ever do show up they’re not going to go “Take me to your leader.” They’re going to just come down and wipe us out and take whatever they want. Then you have all the glorious alien (genre, not the Alien series) movies that show us beating the aliens. Not going to happen… not even if you have Will Smith to help. They can travel light years, would be so technologically advanced that we wouldn’t be able to get anywhere near them. They could probably twitch their eye and make us do the chicken dance just because it would amuse them! The other probable outcome is something I saw on Stargate SG-1. The aliens show up, cure all our diseases, double our lifespan, blah blah. And a nice little trick they add into the cure is it makes everybody sterile. Wait 150-200 years and “Wheeeeeee, we have a new planet! And we didn’t have to fight at all!”

~George Lucas wants to turn his Star Wars series into 3D. Personally I don’t see what the fascination for Lucas is to shit all over his previous works. The last time he did it he added CGI (computer generated images) to one of the 3 original movies… know what the outcome of that was? It looked fucking FAKE! You had all these models and mock ups and everything and let’s stick in some CGI shit and he must’ve gone “Wow doesn’t that look fake, eh leave it, the fanboys will eat it up no matter what I do.” Changing Jabba the Hutt (the only good edit in my opinion), adding the CGI, creating Jar-Jar Binks, adding Anakin to the end of the last movie when the ghosts are all glowy. Why keep messing with your work?!

I am not a fan of 3D personally. The biggest reason being I wear glasses. 3D glasses and real glasses you need to see do not interact well together. One of them has to be too far away for it to do its job properly and it just makes your eyes hurt. And if you look through them long enough, hell, lets say for like a Lord of the Rings movie then even people that don’t wear glasses have their eyes start to hurt.

~This week was banned book week. Why are books banned? Because you have fucking morons that go “I don’t like this so NOBODY should read it!” Fuck you all! Some of the banned books are: Fahrenheit 451 (a book on censorship), The Color Purple and Heather Has Two Mommies (books about homosexuality), and more.

No book should be banned, just because YOU don’t like it doesn’t mean nobody should be able to read it. I know of old people that start reading a book, are sickened by it, and then continue reading every single page of it and then try to get it banned! And show it to all their friends, who also try to get it banned! If something offends you quit reading it and let other people enjoy it damnit! The Harry Potter series is among some of the most challenged books on the list. Harry Potter! The series that got a ton of kids to start reading. Reading… you know that thing they weren’t doing before, and you morons are trying to ban the books because they do witchcraft. Trust me, if a few words of bad Latin could make it so you couldn’t talk I’d have pushed the mute button on you people a long time ago.

~ Speaking of Harry Potter! J. K. Rowlings is thinking about writing Harry Potter 8, 9, and 10. I love the Harry Potter series, they’re among my favorite books. But what the hell is she going to put into Harry Potter 8 through 10? The entire Harry Potter series was about Harry, Ron, and Hermione going through their years at Hogwarts and the inevitable climax battle between Harry and Voldemort. The series is over, the big bad is dead. Is she going to show Harry having marital issues? Is somebody new, and even more evil then Voldemort going to show up like what always happened in the Buffy series… and Anita Blake series… and Charmed, and Power Rangers, and Sailor Moon, and do I really need to keep going to show how utterly chiche it is? Oh! I know! Voldemort was a puppet and the true evil mastermind was Crookshanks!

Actually… I take that back… I want to see the Crookshanks idea play out.

This has been Gwen. Your pissed off, ranting redhead. And I wonder if Rowlings is going to put in a sex scene for her now older and hopefully more mature reader base... OH HARRY! USE YOUR WAND! YES! YESSSSS!!!!!

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