Archive for July, 2011


So, lately I’ve been reading the Southern Vampire books by Charlainne Haarris, you know, the Sookie Stackhouse books, the base of True Blood on HBO, and while I am enjoying myself with them, I am needing to go on a little rant on “artistic license”.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I enjoy both the books and the series, and this rant is not uniquely based on this example, but this is the most prevalent because I am currently reading  and watching them.

While I understand some change between the books and flim, there comes a point when, and this is getting more and more common, where it starts to become gratuitous, with violence, sex, drama, and even “humor”.  Now I understand that they are supposed to be scripted, but when they are thrust down your throat, from just having sex scenes to just have them, to in the books having the “I laughed out loud at that comment” trying to force  the author/director’s sense of humor down your throat.  I am not a fan of this in any shape or form, which is the reason why I don’t watch political TV or any of that other kind of thing.  I like to form my own opinion about what is funny and that kind of thing.   I am just a bit angry at changing things JUST to put  boobs on the TV to have guys come in, or topless guys to draw in the females, when they are not in the books.

 

*sigh* I guess I just needed to get that out, oh well.

Dragos

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Hello again all!

Just got back from seeing the final installment of the final book of the Harry Potter series.  Can you believe that they have been filming this for TEN YEARS!? Holy crap!  Anywho, obviously no spoilers here, but let’s get started.

It’s going to be a quick one…

GO SEE THIS MOVIE!  It’s really good!  I could not really point out a flaw in the movie, other than i can’t get over Neville looking EXACTLY like my best friend, other than Nev is much taller.  The ONLY complaint I have is that the end part seems very truncated from the book, which is a shame, because that adds that finality, that closure, that is needed.  Though I think that the movie gives a lot of finality, there just seems to be something missing.  Also, given the fact that I bawled my eyes out at the book, only a single tear dropped from my eyes in the movie, just doesn’t seem like they wanted to add too much emotion into it, and wanted to focus on the main plot.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Also, at the end, someone looks A LOT like Bob Saget (google it people don’t ask)

 

Dragos!

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Hey all! Thought I would give a look into the new Voltron cartoon, Voltron Force, airing Thursday nights on Nicktoons network.  By far this is not a review of the entire series because

1, it’s only been out for like 3 or 4 episodes, and…

B. Because it’s my first time watching it, and unless it sucks, that’s NOT enough for anyone, even as snarky as I am, to pass that great of judgement.

Now that that is out-of-the-way, let’s get started!

It’s actually pretty solid! Now, this shocked the CRAP out of me,  because I grew up with the original, it actually helped me get into electronics, and helped forge my career, as strange as that sounds.  The first couple of minutes, prior to the opening credits, it is the standard “new age” teen crap, which is kinda like OUR teen crap, but after we got all old and crotchety.  After the OP, it actually became pretty good, with good voice acting, not too much on the “new age” stuff, and definitely enough to keep old school fans in check, including the whole old model of forming big V! You know “Form legs! Form arms and body! AND I FORM THE HEAD!” Also “Form blazing sword!” It kind of made me squee, not gonna lie.  It even builds on the mythos in a good way, adding more depth to just “Hey there is a giant guy, form big dude and slice him up!” every episode.  Though, I do think the main characters have some kind of super powers, not sure what though, that didn’t go into it.

 

All in all, I will watch again, and you all should too! Trust me, it’s GOOD!

Oh, and now I’m gonna go make frappuccinos in my house, because I’m awesome like that!

 

Stay cool my friends!

Dragos, SRG

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