Thursday, June 30, 2011

X-Men: First Class

I really haven't been planing to see X-Men First Class in the movie theater, but I decided that I wanted to. So I got my wonderful mother to take me to see. We went and saw it day before yesterday.


Of course, that is not saying overly much, as the others were less than stellar. But is was an Awesome movie.

They really did a splendid job of it. It was also very refreshing the way they focused on less-used X-Men (Havoc, Banshee, Angel (The girl Angel, not the guy Angel). But the Erik Lensherr, Charles Xavier, Mystique, and Beast were all simply wonderfully done. Erik and Charles especially.

The bad guys in this movie though...*shudder*...just pure, raw, CREEPY!!! I haven't had any bad dreams about Azazel, but I am sure it is only a matter of time. Teleporting is awesome (Nightcrawler is one of my top ten favorite superheroes) but Azazel was just super creepy. 0_0

Emma Frost stank.

Riptide literately never said anything, and that kinda makes him creepy, but not overly much. And why would you call someone Riptide who makes whirlwinds? That I don't get. But he was still creepy.

Their leader, I won't even talk about.

Enough said of the bad guys.

Havoc was kinda a jerk, but not annoying. I really liked Darwin. But he was in the movie for maybe five minutes. :\ Banshee was...I'm really not sure how to describe him. I liked Mystique as a good guy, but I liked her as a bad guy in the other movies as well (Shape-shifting is also very awesome). Beast, was...great, really. Just great. He was different than what I normally think of Beast as being like (I always think of him as he is in X-Men: Evolution: an epic chemistry/gym teacher.) so, having him as a quaint geek was very interesting. Yeah, he was my favorite of the young mutants in the movie.

You could feel Erik Lensherr's pain. I mean really, really feel it. I know I could. Michael Fassbender did a phenomenal job. I mean, it wasn't as good as, say, Heath Ledger's Joker, or even Tom Hiddleston's Loki, but I would
definitely an excellent performance worthy of note. I'd put him as third greatest super-villain performance, only I don't think of Magneto as a villain.

Charles Xavier...well, lemme put it this way: I think I'm in love. Ah, he was perfect, and, beyond a shadow of a doubt, my favorite character in the movie. I always liked him in the other X-Men movies, old, bald, and played by the amazing Patric Stewart, and seeing him young makes me like him all the more. Professor X is just such a peaceful person. He doesn't like for there to be fighting and conflict, but that isn't what I mean when I say he is a peaceful person, I mean on the inside he is very serene.

X-Men: First Class was very interesting, but it was also sad. Tragic, might be a better word. Tragic, because Erik and Charles lead together so well, and that they are on apposing sides.

I loved the movie, it's a special movie.


A Thought on a Culinary Phenomenon

Pita bread is a wonderful thing.


Monday, June 27, 2011


This really makes me think of Kae and myself.

Once, just to kid me, Kae called Lord of the Rings "That really long movie with Orlando Bloom in it." But deep down, I know that that is probably how she thinks of it. *sigh*



Grin of the Week

Michael Weston from Burn Notice.

We watched the first episode of the newest season the other night. It was OK, I guess. Don't get me wrong, I love Burn Notice dearly. That episode was just a little bit disappointing. Maybe the next one'll be better. :)


Friday, June 24, 2011


I want to see "Thor" again, SO BADLY!!!

I don't think a days goes by that I don't randomly tell Kae that I want to see Thor again. (I think it is starting to annoy her...)

I have to wait a very, very long time before it comes out on DVD. But I will try and manage.

Until then, I will just reflect on how awesome a movie it is.


What If...?

It is something that is very fun to think about:

What would happen if Spiderman and Batman ever met?

Well, first, Spidey would annoy Batman into little bitty pieces, but Batman probably wouldn't hit him, you know, out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness.

If they did get into a fight, I do feel that Spidey would win. (And that is NOT just because he is my favorite hero!) Look at it unbiasedly: Batman is taller and heavier, and has all of his gadgets. But Spiderman, short and light, is extremely fast and agile. AND resourceful: when Spidey is fighting, everything in the room becomes one of his gadgets. All he would have to do to beat Batman, is wear him out (Batman does not have superhuman endurance.) and then web him in a way where he can't cut through the webbing with the little blade things on his arm-guards.

But they are, after all, on the same side. Se we, sadly, wouldn't get to see them fight.

However, though, the two of them together fighting *bad-guys* does sound like it would be completely and utterly awesome. Like say, the Green Goblin and The Joker have teamed up...OK that is a very scary thought....


But anyhow, Batman and Spiderman could so totally take them out.

It would be awesome.


Animation Errors

You may not know this, but for quite a while last year, Kae and I enjoyed watching the old Transformers show from the 80's. I say "enjoyed" 'cause, well, we watched all of the episodes and have other stuff to now.

Anyhow, the other day I was watching one episode ("Heavy Mettle War"). It was funny, really, because it seemed more like kids playing than like a TV show. I hope that makes sense.

But anyhow, the show is from the 80's so there are LOTS of animation errors. Some of them little and understandable. Others just like small mistakes. Others are MAJOR!

Like this.

The one on the right is the real Starscream.

I really don't see how they could have made so big a mistake. But, to me, out of context, it is a very funny picture. You know, did Starscream's long lost twin show up? Is it a clone of him? (That actually did happen in one episode...) Is it one of Hound's holographs? The possibilities are endless.

Yeah, I am just rambling, you really weren't meant to take anything from that...



I guess my favorite thing about this picture is that "Westley" is sucking his thumb....


Monday, June 20, 2011

Grin of the Week

Garfield. One of my favorite cats in the world. :)

Yeah, I know Garfield doesn't smile on Mondays...

Have a great week.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Corny, maybe, but I liked it.

'Sides, I like Professor X.



You know you are a kid at heart when you are cleaning your and look up only to realize that you are wearing a cape and as Indiana Jones fedora.

It was a rather startling sight, actually....


A bit of Awesome for the Day

I love this picture. I mean, Captain America and Wolverine standing across from Optimus Prime and the Autobots. It just makes me smile. :)

(Note: I altered the picture a bit, in Paint. Ms. Marvel's (there on the right) outfit needed a bit of help before I would put it on my blog. )


Black Widow

I wanna be her. I wanna be her so bad.

Several times after watching Iron Man 2 the other week, I would almost cry because I knew that I would never be Black Widow.

Yeah, it is like one of my top three favorite parts in the movie, when she creams all of Hammer's guys.



Oh, dude...

Um, for the record, I think I might, uh, have a little bitty crush on Nightwing....

The, ah, image quality was exceptional


Rotten pity he's a DC character....


Monday, June 13, 2011

Grin of the Week

Moi, 'cause I really did not feel like looking for someone else, and I had a grin handy.

Have a great week. :)


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Bourne Identity

The other week I was feeling a bit under the weather, so I sat in bed and watched The Bourne Identity on Netflix.

Not bad. I mean, It could have been better, but it was really not bad. I enjoyed it very much, and am rather annoyed that Netflix doesn't have the other two Bourne movies on the instant watch thing.

It was very interesting and realistic (The plot was believable.) and cool. It was kinda hard to figure out what was going on at times, and in the end it was a bit anticlimactic. But really, for the most part, it was very, very cool. It only had one major problem. Since brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief.

They could have gotten someone better to play Jason Bourne.

(I guess Chris Hemsworth was only 19 in 2002...)

He just did not seem right, somehow. And he only had like 2 different facial expressions in the whole move. And also, how did he find what must have been at least 15 minutes each day to shave, while running from the CIA or whoever that was. That, I don't get.

It was still a cool movie, though. :)



Kae and I very often have interesting conversations.

Like the other day, for example, she, being a Transformers fangirl, and me, being a Marvel nerd, were discussing what would happen if Soundwave and Loki ever got together. (And if you are not familiar with transformers or Marvel Comics, just take my word for it that that is the single most awesome Bad-guy combination ever.)

We were loading the dishwasher or something and I brought it up. One of us said something about how first they would charm 80% of the fangirl population. (Both Kae and I find Soundwave rather charming, I don't know what she thinks of Loki.) It must have been me, because I recall Kae saying something about 80% being to low.

It was pretty simple: they team up and take over the world. For those two, it wouldn't be hard. Then one of them takes out the other, it is just a matter of which one does it first. Kae was certain it would be Soundwave: "He'd just have to step on him." I knew otherwise, though. Loki would take out Soundwave. We argued about it a bit.

"But Soundwave is telepathic!"

"Yeah, but Loki's a god!"

I think I eventually convinced her that Loki would take out Soundwave.

Yes, it is a good and nice plan and all, Soundwave and Loki taking over the world, but there are the Autobots and I guess Thor would come to stop Loki (Prime is very, very big on not harming the humans, so he might not want Loki to get hurt, even though he's not human...), so I don't know how far they would get.

To bad: the two of them trying to kill each other would have made an EPIC fight scene...


Monday, June 6, 2011

Grin of the Week

Well, several grins, actually.

I was reading Peanuts last night (I love, I really, really love Peanuts, by the way.) so this morning when I was trying to think of something, I thought of them.

:D Sweet, no?



This is the 200th post on JGO. :D Kinda cool. I mean, sure, a lot of blogs have a lot more posts than that, but 200 is kinda a big number in my book.

I went back and looked at all of the old posts. I made myself laugh quite a few times. You know, I don't have as many epic one-liners as I used to. I'll have to work on that...

Anyhow, I picked out a few of JGO's crowning moments. (The first four are my personal favorites. )

A Few Thoughts on Spelling

Concerning Shrapnel

Friendly Advice


A Lesson in Humility


Classical Music


suoireS oS yhW

Tip of the Day

May the Fourth Be With You

I love this blog. I'm not being vain or anything, but seriously, every post I have done because I liked it.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

People Change....But Not That Much

I was going through a box that has been under my bed for the past who-knows-how-long. It is one of those boxes that you tend to never think about because you really don't like it: it's full of stuff I did as a kid, and other things that if I said on here it would ruin my reputation (I was a kid, kids like very un-cool stuff. Girl kids, that is. ) It was drawings and paintings, mostly. The drawings were hideous and and the paintings were even worse. More than once I found myself muttering "yuck." It was basically horses (I really just like them because that was what everyone liked.) ponies (If I said what kind I would embarrass myself.) dinosaurs (I wasn't completely boring as a kid.) some cat stuff (I won't deny that I loved cats. I still love cats.) and drawings of women that at the time I thought were pretty good.

In the midst of all of this depressing and humiliating stuff, there came a lovely ray of joy. It was a piece of paper just like the all the others, and on it, there was a ballerina, a "beautiful" blonde ballerina in a pink and purple tutu (*cringe*). She wasn't that bad, actually, mostly just her head. I looked at the paper a bit more closely and noticed something else that made me smile and laugh. Two people in a rather well done little tank with a big gun. I just sat there thinking to myself, yes! this is so me: a graceful ballerina on the same page as an army tank.

It made me very happy, somehow, to know that when I was a little kid, I was a little bit like I am now.