Archive for April, 2012
I have to say that this not my favorite series so far. I tend to hate things that are way too serious.
The previous series was happy in overall tone and mood. It had some downer moments, but it was mostly upbeat. Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph were upbeat people that remembered to have a good time whenever they needed to.
The Legend of Korra starts off in a downer way and it does not let up from there. Korra wants to be the youngest avatar to master the elements, apart from Aang. Having skewed priorities from the get go will lead to trouble down the line.
I’ll probably hold my judgment until later on in the series.
Firefly was cancelled because no one watched it. That is the answer to the million dollar question. It was not because of some correct order nonsense. It was not because of some executive meddling. Nor was it because the target audience went out on a Friday night.
Did it deserve to be cancelled? In my summation, yes it did. The show forgot to have a goal it was building up towards. I can tell you that there were a ton of shows took the same amount of episodes and remembered to have a compelling storyline, interesting characters, and a coherent vision.
The main problem with the show is the not clever dialog. I hate cutesy self referential dialog.
Well, over he last few weeks, I’ve been playing Tropico 2, a game that I purchased from Good Old Games, a website devoted to bringing back the worthy old games to a modern audience.
The game is alright. The graphics are okay enough not to make me cringe and gag when looking at them. It works on the primitive setup I have on my net book and since I’ve been staying up all night anyway, it gives me something to do on those restless nights when I am not working on my freelance writing stuff.
I’ve sent out 5 applications to websites looking for writers. This makes my grand total about 15. So far, only one or two have responded back. I just need to keep doing the leg work, accept rejection and move on with my life.
For the last 6 weeks, I’ve been feeling terrible. My ability to focus has been impaired. My ability to see straight is also gone. My ability to think straight is long gone.
I have been looking for writing leads, but I am missing that killer instinct that separates me from everyone else.