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On Hellblazer.

After attaining 300 issues Hellblazer’s finally cancelled. This news came as a shock to people that wanted the series to go on forever. 

How do I feel about that? I have no feelings one way or another about it actually. I’ve read only a handful of Hellblazer story arcs over the years and they did not strike me as all that memorable. I never felt cheated reading them, but I don’t remember them.

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I am at a loss as to why people want this series around. As near as I can tell, it’s a tremendous amount of selfishness in the readers. A lot of them were reading Hellblazer in the 90s when it was the hip an innovative comic book and Vertigo was the hip imprint. Back then, a lot of names in the industry got their start in it. Grant Morrison had a stint on the series, so did Alan Moore, Garth Ennis, Tim Bradstreet, and other names in the comic book industry. Every good writer of a British persuasion had a stint on Hellblazer. The problem is that is not the case anymore. For the last 100 or so issues, Hellblazer had terrible writers and the fans were not shy about letting DC know about it in the form of vitriolic rants online and through lackluster sales. 

Did it have good stories? Yes, once upon a time. The thing is that he’s not having good stories anymore. His time has come and he should go out gracefully. 

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Footloose 2012

After seeing the 2012 Footloose remake last night, I honestly can’t see what the big deal is. Is it because it is a remake and therefore evil by existing? 

All in all it is not a movie to get worked up over. My complaint of the movie is that is too much like the original. While it did try to update some of the events, it did preserve most of the plot and remaking some of the iconic scenes in exacting detail. 

Also, while the inclusion of the songs from the first movie was a good move in my estimation, giving them a rockabilly twang does not work for me.

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The Correct order nonsense.

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.

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Tropico 2

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.

Other News:

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.

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Feeling like Shit still

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.

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Sorest Bunch of Winners I’ve seen.

Right now, I am wondering why I should call myself a gamer. This whole Ending debate is getting to be very annoying.

The Debate right now is meaningless to me. Mass Effect 3 people that complained about the ending and demanded it changed got their way and that is not good enough apparently. The winning side  of the argument is acting like immature little babies and refuse to let it go.

I guess that I should type out more, but I cannot at the moment. I am tired and need to work on getting more freelance gigs.

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Okay. Lesson Remembered

I have got to stop engaging with my brother on Video games, movies or anything else because I never get to talk about anything that I want to talk about. He has this bullshit way of making the discussion about him and no one else. Right now, I mentioned the Mass Effect 3 ending issue and he turns that into a argument about how you need to pay 800 dollars to get everything available from Day one. He then got onto the soapbox about how that should not happen. Then he was done talking about it because apparently all he wanted to do was get vindication for his points and that is it. The worse part is that I’ve given him some good point that he could not argue against and he dismissed them all away.

For some reason, he implied that I was part of the problem. The ass hole thinks that because I simply do not care as much as he does, I am causing the problems in the modern gaming industry.  He sees the world in  black and white cry baby manner. He wants it, therefore its should be available to him.

Sorry, but I am not the problem in this. He is the problem in this debate. He thinks only in one black and white manner and has this all or nothing childish mentality.  They either give me everything available for free or They did not do what was and we must boycott it.

Just like real life, there are grey areas in this debate. How does getting all of the Mass Effect 3 swag affect the gameplay at all?  Not being able to play as the Prothian does not affect the gameplay one bit. Not being able to get the cool modded armor does not affect the gameplay. Not getting access to certain areas of the universe does not affect the storyline.

What was promised. A Story: that was is. Everything else is extra, simply like tie in merchandise.

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