Thu, Feb. 5th, 2015

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Is it May first yet? No? Here's some more reasons Avengers: Age of Ultron will be fantabulous. And why it needs to come out now, if possible—which is not the case, really, but I'm in a ranty sort of mood, so let's go with it.

(i). Elizabeth Olsen is a version of Scarlet Witch I want to know more about. Kinda knowing about a character from hearsay and (very informative) YouTube videos is one thing, but being confronted with a live-action version in a wildly-anticipated film is beyond anything any of my expectations could have prepared me for (had I any expectations—the benefit of not having grown up with comic books?!?).

I maybe just want Elizabeth Olsen to be in as many awesome films as possible, but, besides that, I would have been slightly disappointed in Age of Ultron overall if the newly-introduced characters would have been either uninteresting or too forced. I'm speaking right now as if having already seen the movie, but just from the trailers the characterisation looks promising—and kind of exciting, too.

(ii). Credible special effects used in moderation? Check! (No, really, enough said.)

(iii). I miss storytelling which makes you yearn for even more storytelling. Put differently, I want to hear a really good yarn, or, alternately, watch a film which makes me smile in anticipation for the next scene; and the next; and the next. The reason I read and watch television and movies, and even write myself, is because I like stories, whether they're metaphysical holistic novels about very little that's actually concrete, or just compelling stories about characters who feel as real as you and me. I want to feel a story in my bones; my marrow misses a good yarn as well.

(iv). There's a lot of bullshit in the world. Hell, a good chunk of it gets made into film just to charge people just under twenty dollars a pop to watch it unfold. Let's hear it for some non-bullshit for a change, yes/yes?

(v). I need something good in my life right now, OK? Series I love love love get cancelled for no good reason. Books I adore don't get the visibility they deserve. That creepy movie adaptation of that one badly-written (and equally-creepy) porny (sorta?!?) schmoopy book that's really fanfic of a truly incredibly creepy book about sparking vampires is coming out in about a week and a half, or whenever Valentine's Day is. Post-Valentine's Day candy-and-chocolate sales cannot come soon enough. I just want. This. One. Thing. In my life. Now. Please?

Will Age of Ultron make me genuinely happy as only some things on a really big screen can? Then there's nothing left to say... until the next post exactly like this one comes along. Watch this space blog!

On a sorta slightly similar note, when exactly did I start blogging about superhero movies? Then again, maybe the real question is why wasn't I doing so before. *grin*

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Utter exhaustion is both satisfying and a big pain—accomplishing academic goals is of The Good, yet I'd like to avoid slurring my words during a phone call (unless alcohol is involved, of course). Then it's the next morning, and my mobile is ringing, and I could have sworn I'd turned off the alarm the night before.

My mornings are sacred—I use them for sleep. Which is also sacred. )

But, in the end, one can't be upset when a friend tries to do one a favour—however awful the end result is. Complete strangers and their behaviour, however? Not so much something that makes sense. Parsing people's mental workings is pretty much beyond me at this point, but I can comment on my own during particular social situations.

Penguin Books would be offended. )

In the grand tradition of nothing changing in any way whatsoever, I've had the dubious pleasure of attending courses where the Germans continue to speak German to each other regardless of who's around and of sitting at tables with people having the same conversations as five or six years ago...only with smartphones handy.

Yes, campus life truly is like an airport.


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