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Nov. 13th, 2000 09:18 pm
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Welcome to my life. All comments, suggestions, questions and further inquiry goes here.
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So, after talking to housemate some more about Wonder Woman, we came to a horrifying realization.

Man of Steel - Superman is portrayed as alien!Jesus.
Wonder Woman - Wonder Woman is portrayed as girl!Jesus.

Justice League trailer had one scene confirming that Aquaman had been bringing FISH to feed an ENTIRE VILLAGE.

Which means, Aquaman is going to be water!Jesus. There will probably be some walking on water scene in this movie.

And that makes Flash speed!Jesus.

Green Lantern is going to be space!Jesus.

Cyborg, I can only imagine, will be black!Jesus.

So Batman is going to be the only non-Jesus character, unless Snyder gets his fanboi hard on and decides to go full GOD-Mode on Batman. So it's going to be BatGod.

It's the Jesus League. *puke*
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Advanced apologies to those CBR forum mods on my f-list, but that website is still filled with idiocy nearly 2 decades later. >.<

15 MCU Roles That Absolutely Need To Be Recast

Some of them, I agree with. Others, not so much. Let's go down the list together.

15. Captain America
Just because Evans is retiring from superhero movies (and has expressed wanting to do more directing, less acting, NOT moving onto more "serious" movies thank you very much), doesn't mean you can re-cast Captain America. Move the mantle forward, sure, but making Captain America a legacy title is not recasting. Don't be an idiot.

14. Hawkeye
Again, legacy character DOES NOT EQUAL RECAST. All we're doing is bringing in more diversity, and the world sorely needs more female superheroes.

13. Ant-man
Again, bringing in a new character is not recasting. You keep saying that word, but I don't think you know what it means. And really? I don't think we need more Ant-man. Instead, let's get more Wasp action.

12. Iron Man
First, RDJ will probably get digitally remastered if he continues to play Tony Stark. Second, it's gonna be really fucking weird seeing someone not RDJ picking up the Tony Stark character. However, I agree that they will have to replace RDJ at some point, because MCU ages slower than the real world and sooner or later, it's just not going to fly. But I think they're better off just putting off any more Iron Man rather than re-casting to continue the story. Also, how does putting Don Cheadle into the Iron Man suit solve anything when Cheadle is about the same age? Don't be idiotic.

11. Jane Foster
Now this is literally the first actual correct use of the world "recast". Do we need Jane Foster in MCU? Probably not. But if they insist on keeping Jane Foster, then please, yes, find someone with more chemistry with Hemsworth. Ugh.

10. Starhawk
It was a cameo. I don't really know how you can judge someone's acting chomps from a cameo. I honestly thought it was good natured enough of Stallone to even bother showing up for the filming and wearing silly costumes. Also, no desire to see more of Starhawk, so no, I do not think there's a need to recast.

9. Iron Fist
The first MCU flop was The Incredible Hulk. But, moving past that, yes, Iron Fist needs to be recast ASAP.

8. Nick Fury
Fuck you. There's not enough representation as is. And it's Samuel L. Jackson. Why would you recast? What is wrong with you?

7. Loki
The only real "need" here is that Tom Hiddleston has come out and already said he doesn't want to continue on as Loki, very similar to Chris Evans' stance. But, unlike Steve Rogers, who is human and must look a certain way, Loki is a godly shapeshifter who really can look however he damn well pleases. So recasting is easily acceptable.

6. Hulk
Again, do you even know what "recast" means? Hulk has already been recast. And bringing in Red Hulk and She-Hulk is not a recast. What is wrong with you?

5. Elektra
Look, bad script does not mean the actor is bad. And if the actor isn't bad a recast isn't going to solve shit if the script continues to suck. Veto.

4. Groot
Do you even know how voice tuning works? No, you will be able to recognize that something sounds off. Listen to classic Alvin and new Alvin from the Chipmunks franchise. They are still different. Yes, we can tell. Shut up. Also, Vin Diesel as Groot is awesome and should not be touched.

3. Cassie Lang
Now you're just being stupid. If your only hope is for more Cassie Lang in future Ant-man stuff, just remember the tiny kid in Iron Man 2 is supposed to be Peter Parker. By the time they're ready for teenage Cassie Lang, her actress will become age appropriate and all will be well. Recast unnecessary.

2. Aunt May
Fuck you. No. Marisa Tomei is perfect as Aunt May. There is no reason why Aunt May should be an elderly grandmother when she is Peter's Aunt. The comics just are straight up wrong about the age of Aunt May and Marisa Tomei is much more age appropriate. Not to mention she is an awesome actor and everyone has already accepted this is MCU's Aunt May. Suck it.

1. Spiderman
Again, DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT RECAST MEANS?! Wanting Miles Morales is not a recasting issue. And also, fuck you. Don't tell me you want more representation when you just suggested replacing SAMUEL L. JACKSON WITH A WHITE MAN. (See Nick Fury.) Fuck you.
cashew: dude with sunglasses looking confused (Misc // Haa?)
Critics hail Dunkirk as the best war movie ever, but I'm not sure if I can trust this.

See, the thing is, I have a personal fondness for Dunkirk (the historical event), because it was one of the first detailed events of WWII in the European front that I learned about. The miraculous evacuation was something no one thought was possible and had the English not pulled off the retreat, WWII just may go in a completely different direction. Therefore, I would like the even recorded with the gravitas and respect that it deserves.

Dramatizing it for box office tickets, on the other hand, does not convince me that it will be respectful enough of the near miracle pulled off by sheer human determination and ridiculous luck. So...yeah... I'm feeling a bit ambivalent about this movie.

*thumb twiddles*
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Finally watched Wonder Woman. Let's get the final verdict out of the way first, then I'll give my very spoilery review.

Final Verdict: Worth watching in the theaters. A good movie that is unfortunately held back from being great by the Zack Snyder grime clinging still to the entire production. (Zack Snyder is credited as one of the screen writers and also p.g.a.)

Wonder Woman - A Meta Review: This is why Zack Snyder needs to be removed from the entire DCEU project ASAP. Just get rid of him. )

So, when it comes down to it, the movie could have been so, so much better. But Zack Snyder, as always, ruins everything. Wonder Woman is still a good movie, but it could have been great, and that leaves me furious.
cashew: Nokoru looking drained with a steaming cup of tea and his fingers up in a victory sign (CCD // exhausted)
So, I've been researching on what the newest browser world looks like, since it's been at least 10 years, if not more, since I last really took a hard look at my main web browser choice. However, after reading through much review sites, I feel justified in sticking with good ol' trustworthy Firefox.

First: Despite many, many people citing Chrome as their top browser, I find it suspiciously biased that no one is willing to point out Chrome's rather problematic privacy invasions. The most I've seen touched on is that people acknowledge that Chrome collects user data and that it's used for more streamlined "optimized" browsing and that Google, who owns Chrome, sustains itself on user information, thus is incentivized to collect the data. Yet, tech websites would bend over backwards justifying that it's okay, because you can opt out all of those invasive features, so your privacy isn't really being violated. If you know what options to turn off.

Contrast that with Firefox's opt-in policy instead. Instead of making the user go out of their way to turn off all the data they don't want to share, they instead offer to turn everything off and allow the user to turn ON the data they are willing to share. So if you're not sure if you want to share something? No sharing until you're sure. This is a much more respectful way of treating user privacy and I'm kind of offended that more web browsers don't take this as the default policy.

Then again, since Mozilla is a non-profit organization and Google is a for profit company, that probably explains why one group is more concerned with personal privacy.

Second: Of the alternate options, it seems like they are either based off of the Mozilla Firefox code or Chromium (which is the basis for but not equivalent to Chrome). Which means, all I'm really doing is changing the dressing and keeping the same salad. Maybe dressing is important to people, but for me, there doesn't seem to be any real fundamental change if the basic framework continues to be the same.

Third: From what I can tell, the biggest reason people use Chrome is because it natively interfaces with all the other google things, like drive, documents, photos, etc. However, since I rarely if ever use any of those services (I still process my words in MS Office, use encrypted Proton Mail account as my main account ever since my gmail fucked up my login somehow, and back up my data with JettaCloud instead of Google's cloud drive), well... I really only ever use the google search engine now-a-days, so...yeah. The integration aspect of Chrome doesn't really do it for me.

Finally: On my phone, I've actually disabled Chrome and native Android browser and swapped over to Opera Mini. Not only does Opera Mini give better compression and privacy, it also has a free VPN service to better protect your identity in this phishing/ID stealing world. It's also small enough that it runs fairly smoothly and apparently doesn't drain nearly as much resources as Chrome, which is notorious for running constantly in the background so as to be able to start up faster. And since I only really use my phone for calls, GPS, and messaging (all of which are achieved outside of the browser in their own separate apps), again, the integration Chrome offers me just isn't all that attractive.

Which means, after a decade and a half, the best browsing experience, for the privacy aware at least, remains Firefox. Huh. Who'da thunk?
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Twitter Users Blocked by Trump File Lawsuit

Feelings: Huh. Well, my first instinct is to say, hahah, no. First Amendment rights don't carry over to the internets, because internets is not actually public property, despite its public nature. In other words, every server, every site, every webpage is owned by a private citizen of somewhere. The only things that could potentially qualify as public are government owned sites, and those are not public blog-o-spheres.

But...since apparently North Carolina has ruled that social media constitutes as public property, well...I guess the times, they are a-changing.

We'll see how this turns out. I'm still not convinced they can win this case.
cashew: dude with sunglasses looking confused (Misc // Haa?)
I keep seeing this bit of fanon getting circulated around: "Bucky's bisexuality is now canon".

What. The. Fuck.

I know Steve's straightness has always been somewhat of a question, and since Marvel likes to use Steve as a moral mouthpiece on whatever the new hot button topic issue of the decade is, now he's been sorta/semi-confirmed as bisexual (at least at MCU where the directors literally came out and said Steve is the first LGBTQ-superhero and implying bisexuality), but when the fuck has anyone confirmed Bucky's bisexuality?

As far as I know, Bucky has always been 100% straight in the entire canon, movies and comics and even AUs as far as I can tell. There has never been even an implication of Bucky's bisexuality. Where is this "canon" of Bucky being bisexual?

What the hell is wrong with Tumblr. Do they even understand what canon means?

Aaaaargh.
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Tumblr's Spiderman Homecoming tag is filled with fucking Tony Stark fans waxing poetic about the woobiness of Tony Stark.

I cannot believe my frikking ears.

Gah.

*goes off line to hide from ridiculous*
cashew: Picture of Riza Hawkeye emptying her guns at the viewer (FMA // die)
United Apologizes As Another Passenger Loses Seat, This One A Toddler

Seriously, what is wrong with this company?

Note to everyone: Stop booking from United. Boycott. Do what you have to and make this company go down.
cashew: Baby!Cap chasing after Bucky Bear (A-babies vs. X-babies // Starbuck)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmE8cujOcBo

I don't even know what I should be saying at this point. It looks really, really fun. But at the same time, I can't help still feel Tony Stark is taking up too much space.

Regardless, check it out.

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