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So, whereas the majority of you have seen The Avengers twice or three times by now, I saw it for the first time last night.

In a word.


In More Words and Spoilers )

In my next review, I'll get into the feminism, the slash, how Phil Coulson is all of Fandom and why I prefer the X-Men. Because I'm so original.
No, I'm not.
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Joss Whedon is no longer doing Wonder Woman and Warner Brother have bought a new script.


Not being a huge reader of Wonder Woman I can't say I'm feeling too crushed by all this, not like I was when I discovered that Bryan Singer decided to direct "Superman Returns" (a travesty, IMO) instead of "X-Men: United" (which was full of, well, other bad, bad things).

So Joss had an idea about a movie that the studios didn't agree with... are these people aware that this man has one of the largest (if not the largest) following in fandom, he's created most popular show of the last decade and a successful spin off, he's writing and wrote for major comic book titles... did I mention he has a huge following?!
I'd think that be keeping a man of that fannish stature would serve in the interests of these huge studios, specifically when said man is known for writing female heroines.
I must say that Joss' Emma Frost is "Astonishing X-Men" is the only Emma I ever liked and no, I do not follow blindly in the light of Joss, I'm not a zombie, the same way I don't follow blindly in the light of Neil, I have a critical mind and as readers of mine know, I'm very critical of a great many things including the creators I admire.

That being said, I have to say I find it odd, do they thing Joss changed the character too much (wouldn't be the first time, it's called adaptation), do they think the demographics of the movie goers will be compromised (which I can see happen since Joss' following consists majorly of women of various ages) and that the people (a majority if men) won't flock to see Wonder Woman like they did for Spiderman, X-Men, Batman, Superman, etc.

Yes, I can see how that would come into consideration (even if only in my warped up, socially conscious mind).

I will be going to see the movie in any event, I can't pass up for a comic book flick, but I'll probably, again, be one of the few girls to be going on my own, or dragging someone else and not be dragged as most of the other girls I know first started going to see comic book movies.
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Wired magazine put out a six word short story challenge to writers with excellent results.

Here are my favourites )

And my one least )
I mean really man, that was totally written before!

And of course, my own little attempts )

What a fun little exercise.

And one from my Mother )
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Hear his words and learn his message.

From [ profile] morin who got it from [ profile] ravrhi.


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June 2015

 12345 6

V and Justice

V: Ah, I was forgetting that we are not properly introduced. I do not have a name. You can call me V. Madam Justice...this is V. V... this is Madam Justice. hello, Madam Justice.

Justice: Good evening, V.

V: There. Now we know each other. Actually, I've been a fan of yours for quite some time. Oh, I know what you're thinking...

Justice: The poor boy has a crush on adolescent fatuation.

V: I beg your pardon, Madam. It isn't like that at all. I've long admired you...albeit only from a distance. I used to stare at you from the streets below when I was a child. I'd say to my father, "Who is that lady?" And he'd say "That's Madam Justice." And I'd say "Isn't she pretty."

V: Please don't think it was merely physical. I know you're not that sort of girl. No, I loved you as a person. As an ideal.

Justice: What? V! For shame! You have betrayed me for some harlot, some vain and pouting hussy with painted lips and a knowing smile!

V: I, Madam? I beg to differ! It was your infidelity that drove me to her arms!

V: Ah-ha! That surprised you, didn't it? You thought I didn't know about your little fling. But I do. I know everything! Frankly, I wasn't surprised when I found out. You always did have an eye for a man in uniform.

Justice: Uniform? Why I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. It was always you, V. You were the only one...

V: Liar! Slut! Whore! Deny that you let him have his way with you, him with his armbands and jackboots!

V: Well? Cat got your tongue? I though as much.

V: Very well. So you stand revealed at last. you are no longer my justice. You are his justice now. You have bedded another.

Justice: Sob! Choke! Wh-who is she, V? What is her name?

V: Her name is Anarchy. And she has taught me more as a mistress than you ever did! She has taught me that justice is meaningless without freedom. She is honest. She makes no promises and breaks none. Unlike you, Jezebel. I used to wonder why you could never look me in the eye. Now I know. So good bye, dear lady. I would be saddened by our parting even now, save that you are no longer the woman I once loved.


-"V for Vendetta"


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