I love horror movies. Love them. The problem with horror movies is you either love them or hate them. There is no middle ground. Because of that, I can rarely find people to watch horror with me. I simply don’t know enough horror-lovers out there. My closest friends even hate horror. My girlfriend hates horror. It’s a hard knock life.
(DISCLAIMER: Minor Man of Steel spoilers)
I saw Man of Steel last night, and personally thought it was very, very good. I don’t review movies. I think that, if you want to see something, you should see it and judge the movie for yourself.
That being said, there were a couple points in the movie that made me say “I can totally write an IBD about this.” So that’s what I’m doing.
In February, I wrote an article on what I dubbed “Disney Princess Syndrome”. At the time, I stated that most of the Disney princesses seem to feel the need to be married, no matter what the cost.
As a rule, I do not usually write about suicide.
My daytime job is that of a news journalist, and in that business, you can open up a horrid can of worms when talking about someone who killed him- or herself. It’s usually better to just avoid the situation unless others were killed.
My best friend has an eight-year-old nephew, named for the purposes of this article as Jimmy, that I have helped raise since his birth. The nephew was kind of the baby everyone in the neighborhood helped raise. So it came as a shock to me when, while watching Spongebob Squarepants, the nephew said that Spongebob was “so gay.”
I didn’t raise him like that.
A common theme that pops up in fiction is the idea of homesickness. It’s a feeling that we’ve all probably felt at some point. When I went to college, I spent two weeks hiding in my bed and going to class, nothing more. I did the same thing when I moved from my small town to the big city of Pittsburgh.
When I think about how I dealt with my homesickness, I realize that homesickness can be considered a form of temporary depression. But for the heroes of works of fiction, it seems to be more of a driving force to succeed.
When I was in high school, I loved Homestar Runner. The characters cracked me up as a teenager. I especially was a fan of Strong Bad. His bravado and inability to see himself as another misfit reminded me of a lot of people I went to high school with.
So, a couple months ago, I looked back into Homestar Runner to find that the site hasn’t been updated since 2010. Feeling nostalgic, I went back and watched some of the pieces, and guess what?
The site is definitely interesting when viewed from a disability studies standpoint.
By now, I hope you’ve caught up with Series 7.2 of Doctor Who. The last episode of the season, called “The Name of the Doctor,” concluded with an amazing scene that needs to be seen to understand what I’m going to be talking about. Obviously, everything after the jump is spoiler-filled. So don’t read/watch unless you want any part of this brave new world we’re entering.
I’ve been told that it’s a crime I haven’t seen Iron Man 3 yet. I’m waiting for the crowds to die down. I swear I’ll see it this weekend and write about Tony Stark’s problems for Saturday.