Sunday, July 29, 2012

the Dark Knight Rises was whatevers

There were so many annoyances:

There was a lack of action. no one even broke the sound barrier. batman's bat copter couldn't even climb up fast enough to avoid buildings.

When bruce made that jump without the rope that got him out of the well, he didn't even take a running start. in all the previous jumps he had a running start and he still missed.

Bruce then went from some prison hole in the middle east or africa to gotham in like a day, while he was a broke man with no cash. did he take a boat?

How did those people in that prison hole get food? did they have a farm down there too?

Why were the doctors and the other dude still in that prison hole? didn't the girl's father come and clean that place up?

The sex was a one night stand and pretty damn useless of a scene. the movie basically gave sex less value than kisses

Why would batman and catwoman talk and kiss when there was only a couple of minutes until that nuke exploded. (well she was pretty hot, i'd probably do the same and think in my head "i will risk the lives of 12 million people to kiss this one hot cat woman")

They started showing bane's gentle side in those flashbacks when he's shown as the savior of an orphan, it was so painfully confusing. at first bane was pure evil, but he was actually a caring friend? and his love and loyalty to his friend tate was so deep. it seemed like he wasn't even looking to get sex out of it. not even a kiss, because he has that mask covering his mouth. where on the other hand, our hero bruce has sex with tate in an instant.

How can tate be so patient for 30 years, all the while putting on a fake smile and living the high life that she supposedly hates, and is actually having bane destroy that system. she was like the 3rd richest person in the movie. how did she get that rich?

Those missiles chasing the bat copter were extremely, extremely slow.

How did bane get everyone to submit to him?

I agree with this review:

"Part of the problem is the storytelling in the script by Nolan, his brother Jonathan and David Goyer. As in “The Dark Knight,” that urge to operate on a grand scale results only in a grandiosity that, ultimately, becomes a bit silly, even nonsensical."

"Hell, I’d say that anyone forecasting serious Oscar love for this lumpish, tedious film has been smoking too much of that potent, prescription California weed. “The Dark Knight Rises” rarely gets off the ground. It’s certainly not Oscar material."

lol, that potent, prescription california weed.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

joy harjo and Ira Grass quotes

i heard the following interview of joy harjo on NPR the other day.

"Women often turn their anger inward, and at Indian school, some of us mutilated ourselves. I marked myself once, with a knife, I was disappearing into the adolescent sea of rage and destruction. The mark of pain assured me of my own reality. The cut could speak. It had a voice that cried out when I could not make a sound in my own defense."
"I never made such a mark again, instead I chose to slash art onto canvas, pencil marks onto paper, and when I could no longer carry the burden of history, I found other openings: I found stories."

hearing this increased my respect for writing, art, and poetry. cool

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” -Ira Grass

Saturday, July 21, 2012


this post bothers me:

As a person who once thought he was a Christian, I've heard most of what she said before...

"In His sovereignty, God made man in His image with the ability to choose good and evil."
Christians keep saying God can't do evil. So why do we keep saying He made us in His image? Because we obviously can commit evil. damn poor copy.

"God did not take a gun and pull the trigger in a crowded theater. He didn’t even suggest it. A man did."
Well God sure allowed it. How come we can't blame God for this? God, the all powerful, all knowing, all present God, allowed this to happen. Joe Paterno lost his job because he allowed something wrong happen.
Also, before the creation of the universe/angels/all this other shit, there was only God and no evil. Then some time later, evil appeared. But God didn't create it?! Evil is the absence of God you say, just as darkness is the absence of light? Well then why the hell would God back off to allow evil to seep through?

I don't mean to personally attack or offend the author of that post, but would she have written the same thing if she or her daughters got shot? Would she continue to praise God if in a few days James Holmes repents and becomes a real, true, Biblical Christian who will go to heaven? or what if it turned out that she or her daughters who thought they were Christians were actually an example of Matthew 7:21-23:

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you;depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’"