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August 19th, 2007


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11:41 pm - The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth
1. I finished The Subtle Knife! This series is becoming more and more awesome. I am both excited and worried about the last book, since so many people seem to feel angry and upset about it.

2. Someone in the GGMM linked to this Superman theme song. It's a guy singing a song to the familiar theme, and it's pretty hilarious. This guy did several more, and they're worth checking out. The rhyming in the Jaws theme is especially impressive. What's great about them is they're supergeeky, weaving in specific lines and references from the movies, not just the generic stuff you always see parodied.

3. Now, while viewing the Batman theme, I came across this. It appeared to be one in a series of Mac/PC parodies brilliantly titled "I'm a Marvel...and I'm a DC." And this episode featured Spider-Man and Batman discussing how dark they are. It is fucking hilarious. Here is an excerpt:

Spidey: Well, my parents died when I was too young to remember, so I was raised by my aunt and uncle.
Bats: Oh, yeah, that's too bad. Yeah, I was lucky enough to know both my parents until I was eight years old and they were shot to death in front of me. Go on.
Spidey: Um...I felt responsible for my uncle's murder, so I became a crimefighter.
Bats: Hm. Wouldn't know anything about that. Continue.
Spidey: Hey, it's been pretty rough, man! In the comics, I had a girlfriend who died in my arms.
Bats: Please, you know how many girlfriends have died in my arms?

After watching a few more and cracking up, I went to his video page and watched them all in order (start at the bottom right and go left). And I am telling you: if you are a fan of comic books and/or comic-book movies, you must watch them! (If you are a die-hard DC fan, you must be willing to take some ribbing in the early episodes. But Marvel gets knocked too, don't worry. Although, come on, Marvel clearly rules the land of movies.)

After Supes, Spidey, and Bats go out to get milkshakes, some plots actually begin to develop. Superman and Wolverine hilariously fight over the fact that Superman Returns stole Bryan Singer from the X-Men franchise. There's a Villains Edition with the Green Goblin mocking Lex Luthor:

Green Goblin: Oh, yeah, why would you want to watch someone fight in a superhero action movie when you could watch someone think?! "Coming this summer: Lex Luthor thinks!" How did that pitch meeting go? "Ready for this, guys? Lex Luthor's gonna THINK!" "How much?" "$200 million!" "Sold!"
Lex Luthor: Actually, only some of it was thinking. Some was plotting, some was planning, and finally, the explaining of the plan, which I had plotted after I'd thought of it.

Seriously, this is the funniest thing I've seen in ages. Granted, it's not for everyone, but for the people it is for, it's damn brilliant. I even subscribed to the guy's videos so I wouldn't miss the next installment! The latest episode ended in a cliffhanger!

He was even interviewed by Marvel.com, who put up some of his videos.

This is my new favorite thing. Share the hilarity with me!

4. Kristen Bell is going to be on Heroes! I'm really excited. People were joking about it since she had been spotted with Zachary Quinto a couple times for no apparent reason, but I had no idea it was an actual possibility. I'm glad she ended up on a show I'm already watching. The character description doesn't sound anything like Veronica either, which will be fun to see. Veronica Mars meets Heroes! A match made in geek heaven. As if David Anders weren't enough. Crazy times next season!
Current Mood: geekygeeky
Current Music: Andy Hunter - Come On

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From:apriljoiex
Date:August 20th, 2007 08:11 am (UTC)
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I just wanted to come Weeeee! all over your page about Heroes. Simply because I can and because I apparently can't make myself go to bed, even though I have to work in the morning.

WEEEE!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 20th, 2007 08:16 am (UTC)
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You're going to wee all over my page? Ew!!
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From:apriljoiex
Date:August 20th, 2007 08:18 am (UTC)
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Sometimes that's just what happens when I get a little too excited.
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From:squaringkarma
Date:August 20th, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)
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This is funny given the VM4 convo about weeeee.
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From:cerulgalactus
Date:August 20th, 2007 08:23 am (UTC)
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The only thing more awesome than those vids, is the casting news. WIN.
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From:amarettolime25
Date:August 20th, 2007 09:42 am (UTC)
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Oh man, Heroes. First you give me the Ninth Doctor, now Sark and Veronica Mars?
I love it when my fandoms collide.
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From:queenrikki_hp
Date:August 20th, 2007 10:29 am (UTC)
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I am very squeeful about Kristen being on Heroes as I love her and I love Heroes so it is a match made in squeaven (that sounds like some sort of ailment). Now if they could work in Avatar somehow, this show would be perfect.

I have a grudge against Philip Pullman and a part of me dies every time someone enjoys his books *sad face* (is of course kidding. All of me is still alive).
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From:squaringkarma
Date:August 20th, 2007 02:14 pm (UTC)
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I think it is funny you put the casting spoiler beyond a cut, yet your tags told me who it was without looking!

Yeah, I found that interesting as well.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 20th, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
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I think it is funny you put the casting spoiler beyond a cut, yet your tags told me who it was without looking!
Very perceptive, heh. There wasn't much getting around that, with my tagging system, and, honestly, I don't know many people who consider the very presence of an actor/actress on a show an OMG SPOILER. It was likely to spread throughout VM fandom anyway.

I was sad she didn't want to make the HI commitment to do Lost (I think the role was full time through the end).
Yeah, I think the Lost role would have been bigger, and that would have been neat. But I'm more into Heroes right now, so I'm kind of more excited about this.

I need to re-read the Pullman series. I read it years ago after a Vanity Fair article, so I can't remember if I hated the last book. I must not have, because I think I would remember that.
That would lave an impression, right? There was a Vanity Fair article about it? Huh.
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From:kammgirl
Date:August 20th, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC)
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I am so freaking happy about KBell joining Heroes. They bring all the best CE, GD and KBell. Both my faves are kicking butt!
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From:sinca
Date:August 20th, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
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Those videos sound hilarious! I'm not even a huge comics fan but it still sounds funny. I'll check them out tonight. Thanks!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 20th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
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They're so damn funny. Some of the jokes do rely on comics knowledge, but I'm sure a lot of it is just plain funny based on the personalities he creates with the characters.
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From:jenelope
Date:August 20th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
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Yipppeeeeee!
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From:dazzy9
Date:August 20th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
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Someone in the GGMM linked to this Superman theme song.

Yatta! series of Mac/PC parodies Now I have to watch these, even though I'm not a comic book reader.
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From:miniglik
Date:August 20th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
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HEEE! The comic discussions sound awesome. I must watch!

Will this be as good as Japanese Power Ranger/Spider-Man? WILL IT?!?!?!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 20th, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
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Oh, so much better. That was one ridiculously unintentional joke over and over. This is many hilariously brilliant jokes, one after the other.
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From:kibarika
Date:August 20th, 2007 08:35 pm (UTC)
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Ohmygoodness those videos are a thing of beauty. Much like Kristen Bell.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 20th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
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Aren't they AWESOME? And isn't Spidey great?
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From:kibarika
Date:August 20th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)
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He's my favorite. I'd love to see him fight Johnny Storm. Sigh.
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From:towers_of_ivory
Date:August 21st, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
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I specifically miss you today.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 21st, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
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Aw. What for?
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From:sistakaren
Date:August 21st, 2007 02:50 am (UTC)
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Heh. I saw those Marvel/DC things a while back. They are funny. And, hey: Marvel >>>> DC even without the movies. Although Batman Begins is probably my favorite comic book movie ever.

I'm excited about the casting, but I am more excited about Heroes returning in general. I miss it, although I am still bitter about the season finale...
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From:the_partyman
Date:August 21st, 2007 07:07 am (UTC)
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Oh my that superman theme song is hilarious!
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From:12_12_12
Date:August 22nd, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
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My excitement over this casting spoiler cannot be put into words. Seriously. The fact that her arc ties together my 3 favorite characters doesn't hurt, either. :-)
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 23rd, 2007 06:41 am (UTC)
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They really have some of those voices down
There's no "They." It's just one awesome guy!!

the pacing and timing of the dialogue is just great.
Absolutely.
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