Huzzah. Back to work after the long drive yesterday. I’ve had worse drives – coming from Florida to Oklahoma was brutal – but it was still basically six hours in a car alone. Blech. This was also the first time I’ve rented a car where I didn’t spring for the SiriusXM, so I had to rely on my CDs (which I had to actually find in my normal car) to cover a pretty large swath of Kansas where I couldn’t find a decent radio station.
So … here I am. Back to the grind. Rah.
Now I need to get working on my Verge game again…
Tomorrow, I get to roll out of bed really early and head up to Misery … er … Missouri, where my baby sister lives. Originally, I was going to drive up there today, but one of my co-workers abruptly needed to be off today because his wife’s family pulled some scheduling shenanigans, so I came in. I was also going to drive my actual car up there but last week, I had to put air in the tires and noted how messed up they are … so I’m renting a car instead. Picking it up after work.
Not really looking forward to the drive, but it’s family. What are you going to do, right?
I’m up to episode 7 and man, I’m really liking this show. I do consider it an indictment on the DC universe movies, though, in that Henry Cavill’s Geralt is 1000x more interesting than the Mopeyman that they gave us which I completely blame on the writers and director(s) of shit like Murderman v Mopeyman. If only they gave him actual material to work with!
And holy crap, it looks like I made the correct choice in not bothering with this movie. I’ve officially decided that Eps XII through IX do not exist. The “Skywalker Saga” ends in Return of the Jedi.
X-Mas season is upon us so that means the next couple of Fridays & Saturdays aren’t gaming nights since most of the other players are regular people who have spouses and sometimes kids as well. So I get to figure out what to do in the interim.
And not to be outdone, a new Ghostbusters movie trailer. I have to admit, that I’m 1000% more interested in this than I ever was with that reboot that came out a couple of years ago. Less because it was an all-woman cast – I legitimately don’t care about that – but because they basically completely ignored everything that came before and crapped on the original source material (which sounds familiar with the Star Wars garbage.) This actually honors the original movies. Definitely interested to see what happens next.
Looks pretty interesting. I will admit to not really caring much about her relationship with Steve Trevor, but then, I’m the same when it comes to Superman & Lois Lame. I believe Pedro Pascal is playing Maxwell Lord, so it seems highly likely to me that the Trevor in this actually isn’t Trevor in some capacity since Max is a telepath in the comics; it’s still a toss-up whether Trevor isn’t here at all & Diana is simply imagining him or whether he’s someone entirely different that she’s been conditioned to see/hear as Trevor. Don’t have enough to go on with the Cheetah angle – that’s the other lady talking to her … I want to say Kristen Wiig? But still, Gal Gadot is once again as insanely charismatic as she has been previously …
Wonder if this is going to be another sort of soft reboot?
On the flip side, this actually doesn’t look terrible. It helps that I’m actually invested in the Black Widow character, but … she’s dead. She died in Avengers: Endgame so the point of this is … what, exactly? It reminds me too much of Solo which came out after they’re ganked that character in TFA. This certainly should have come out long before Captain Marvel …
I absolutely hate to say this, but … meh. Seriously, this trailer looks horribly, horribly blah … though I will admit to already being predisposed toward disliking this based on how flat out terrible “Spectre” was and all of the media reports about this movie talking about how “woke” it is. That last thing I want to watch is a thoroughly emasculated Bond.
I did like seeing the mini-guns behind the headlights at the end, though. That’s classic Bond right there.
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