Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Z is for… Wait, is this thing over?

Z is for… wait, is this thing over?

I never did a Z post for the A-Z Blogging challenge. I came limping over that finish line on fumes. Apparently just enough fumes to only see the finish line, not actually cross it. But, honestly, sometimes it feels really good to quit things. So, yay.

There were several things I wanted to bring up today, but upon attempting to write them, I realized I had way too many things to talk about. So, after some self-editing, I thought I’d narrow it down to three.*

·         I'M A MEMBER of the IWM group blog, and contributor to the monthly mag. I continue to be, not only impressed with the contributions of others, but so much so, that I can’t figure out why they haven’t kicked me out yet.

For the very first ANNUAL of the magazine, the editors are asking for your best time-travel stories to be submitted to the mag. From the submissions, real money will be given to those stories selected as winning entries. Actual money they can be spent, I’m told. Not soda money either, but $15 for the winner, and $10 for the runner up. So dust off that old time-travel epic and send it on over <Click here for the details>

Although I'm not eligible for prizes, I'll be submitting.

·         THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 has been out for more than a week. One of the kids in the house (have I mentioned we have a family of 4 living with us now? They’re pretty cool, with our boys being older and never around, it’s nice to have people in the house) watched the last Spider-Man last week with me.

And I suck at reviewing stuff, this is no exception. But like most americans, I don't let my inability to do something interfere with me doing it anyway, and expecting an audience. I feel like that the 2012 flick was a much better movie than the second installment, but am amazed at how, in the second movie, the director so perfectly nailed Spider-Man’s comic book look, character, and gave us the best Comic Book love story I’ve ever seen on film. Marc Webb gets the emotions perfect. The actual action-y plot part though… it’s a bit of a mess, and the more I think of it, the more I feel like all that is frustratingly poorly done. Still, the characters and the small moments make this film worth watching.

·         AND DID ANYONE ELSE see this adorable little film that popped up over the internet recently. Best 5 minutes I’ve seen in a while. Great stuff!

And that’s pretty much it. The new Rusty has almost no control over his schedule anymore. I’m a tornado of entropy, everything I touch turning immediately into chaos. Anyone who stops by has my sincere thanks.



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I probably shouldn't tell you, but you missed the IWSG last week as well.
You line about inability to do something not interfering was hilarious.
Agree the first one was better, but this one did nail the romance. Peter and Gwen's moments together were the best part of the movie.
Hadn't seen the video yet - thanks.

Pat Dilloway said...

I'll have to watch ASM2 at some point but people seem split on it.

I'm disappointed we didn't get a Z Hairy Warrior post. It feels like the story is incomplete...whatever the story was.

Maurice Mitchell said...

TASM 2 is a mess, but you're right there are a few good moments in it. That's the American way.

M.J. Fifield said...

I haven't seen this new Spiderman movie. I'll probably watch it when it's out on DVD. And the small moments in a film are always my favorites.

Andrew Leon said...

And there's your extinction level event. I hope that package was worth it.

Tony Laplume said...

And yet, a caption:

Zuton looked zealously at the zombies chomping on zebras at the zoo....

Ellie Garratt said...

The anthology is intriguing. I shall have to give it some thought.

Jo said...

I was disappointed not to see the Z picture.

Not seen Spiderman. Old or new. Maybe on TV one day.

Briane Pagel said...

He destroyed that whole planet! I KNEW package delivery services were not to be trusted.

Did you adopt a new family because you missed your old one? Because I've got some kids here we could ship over.

mooderino said...

Not a big fan of superhero movies with multiple villains. Not sure why they're so keen to pack them all in at once.

Liked the vid, hadn't seen it before. Thanks for that.


Heather Holden said...

Haven't seen that vid before. Very cute, but gosh, that poor planet!

Jay Noel said...

I missed Spiderman 2. I heard the love story was the best part, but the rest of the movie was so-so at best.

Nigel G. Mitchell said...

That is a funny but kinda tragic video. Reminds me of a more incompetent Philip J. Fry, which I didn't think was possible. Spiderman 2 will be seen by me at some point in the future nearby for me. Was. And grammar will also be corrected. I need sleep.

Gina Gao said...

Spiderman 2 broke my heart, but it was amazing.