Mini review of Guardians of the Galaxy
Sherlock took about 30 minutes in a furious fit of emotion after the first episode of series 3, whereas Moriarty took considerably longer after the last episode. Managed to shift a few of these at Dee-Con the other week.
This is actually a fantastic part of the movie because Pixar is giving the viewers a gentle reminder of what real life is like. Accidents happen, even to good people, and you can’t make it a tragedy if you have to dip into your savings to repair the damage. You just have to keep moving forward, work hard, and hope for the best.
One of Marvel’s Avengers Turns to Sign Language. The story strives to connect readers with what he is experiencing: when he can’t hear, the word balloons on the page are blank. The comic also makes extensive use of sign language, but provides no key to interpreting them. “If nothing else, it’s an opportunity for hearing people to get a taste of what it might be like to be deaf,” Mr. Fraction said.
Another Comic Con has come and gone. This year was a doozy and filled with snippets of Frozen and how the characters manage the fallout from season three. Let’s take a look at this crazy weekend!
Green Wish and iZombie
Before jumping into all the Once news, I wanted to feature some of the other cast members who were promoting their own projects. Raphael Sbarge (Archie Hopper) attended Comic Con to sign autographs. This wasn’t a regular autograph session though. All the proceeds went to his organization Green Wish. If you don’t know (or weren’t here when I was running a fundraiser for it), Green Wish was founded by Mr. Sbarge. They help fund locally green projects through their chapters system. Anyone can start a chapter in their city. Please take a look at their website! It’s a great organization. Its reasons like this that I highly respect Mr. Sbarge as both and actor and a person.
The other two Once cast members attending were Rose McIver (Tinker Bell) and David Anders (Dr. Whale) for their new show in the fall called iZombie. It’s based on the Eisner Award winning comic book series with the same title from Vertigo. It follows Liv (Miss McIver) who is a zombie who works in a morgue. She consumes the brains of victims seeing their memories. With this gift, she helps solves murders. Her gift, though, is one she’s reluctant to indulge in. Mr. Anders plays the recurring villain in the show. His character is described by Dateline and the New York Daily News as a rich guy turned zombie drug dealer. More than likely he’ll be interfering with Liv’s goals to solve murders.
I’m excited to see iZombie. It’s on the CW who has a great track record with comic book shows from Arrow to the upcoming Flash. Vertigo is an offshoot of DC Comics, and a great company. I’ve yet to read a book from them I hated. While I haven’t read iZombie yet, I look forward to both reading the comic and seeing the show in the fall.
I wouldn’t rule out Dr. Whale and Tink not being in season four of Once. iZombie is filmed in Vancouver too. It wouldn’t be a stretch for those characters to appear again.
Comic Con 2014 Interviews for Once
Let’s look at all the Once news from Comic Con 2014. Instead of going interview by interview (because that would take forever. There were a million of them.), I’m going to focus on the points that stood out to me.
Rumple and Belle
The world of RumBelle won’t be all sunshine and rainbows from what I gathered. The couple is happily married, but there’s a sharp issue over their head: the dagger. Robert Carlyle talked in depth how he loves Belle more than anyone. She’s might be his conscious, but he will still struggle with power and his dark side. He mentioned that the dagger story line is one that will more than likely keep resurfacing. Emilie De Ravin added if Belle finds out, she’ll be devastated. I’m happy that Rumpel and Belle are finally together. They’ve fought for three seasons to get to this moment. I hope they at least let the couple have an episode of peace before introducing the dagger back into the mix.
Emma and Regina
The many interviews with Lana Parrilla and Jennifer Morrison were probably some of my favorites. I’m glad there was a focus on the struggle that’s to come with Emma and Regina. The key phrase I think that bests summarizes Emma’s situation was in the TVLine interview when Miss Morrison stated, “Emma doesn’t feel guilty for saving a life. She feels guilty for interrupting her’s [Regina].” Miss Parrilla added that Regina, “understands that this is a mistake. It wasn’t her [Emma’s] intention to destroy my happiness.”
New write up from me! Man, that took me days to write!
I really wanted to see this scene in the movie
The hardest part of being one of the youngest members in my podcasting group is none of the guys ever want to talk about new comics.
I’m happy that they read Golden and Silver Age, but I don’t read either. I listen to their podcasts to learn about that time period and moments that I’ve missed.
It’s hard though talk in the group. I read new comics. I’m pretty sure I’m the only one in the group that does. I want to talk about new things in the comics so badly with them. I’m so passionate and desperate to discuss characters, stories, and themes to these guys. They’re my friends. I highly respect their opinions.
It’s equally as hard, because I’m one of the few women in the group. I think our genders put our focuses on different things. They have great insights on certain characters and hone in on great points in the stories. It’s most of the time never the things I want to discuss. And that’s okay! I’m not saying it isn’t okay. They can talk about whatever they want.
I just feel pretty alienated in the group because of my age and sex. I want to discuss with them how I recently read The Trial of Captain America, and how it’s one of the defining moments, to me, in Bucky Barnes’ character. I want to discuss what a groundbreaking phenomenon Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye is especially with the release of issue #19. I want to talk about how even though Original Sin might not be the most life changing story, there are many good points in it like Nick Fury and all the tie in comics. To be honest, I have a theory that Thor’s story in Original Sins is where the new girl Thor will come in. I think it’s his lost sister.
I always feel really alone in the group. I don’t know why I try anymore. I always go in so excited to talk about a certain point, and then I get sorely disappointed. These guys are my friends. I want to know what they think about things. But I think it’s a completely different how we approach fandom. I have to learn to accept that.
I also have to learn to accept that is what makes me unique. It’s what makes my podcasts different from their shows. It’s hard to stand alone sometimes. I have to make things happen on my own. While I know and understand it makes a stronger person, it’s really hard sometimes when I fall. I can only put my chin up, dust myself off, and move forward. I can’t take myself too seriously. Be humble. Be grateful that I’m even in a podcasting group where people value my opinion.
It’s okay the guys have their own opinions. It’s okay I have mine. It’s certainly okay that we have different interests. And it’s okay they don’t want to talk about certain things. I just have to keep my thoughts to myself in my podcast group and share my excitement elsewhere.
Hey, so, uh. I’m deaf. They deafened me. I’m deaf and we need to talk. So… So I’m gonna sign what I have to say. I need the practice and I’m not gonna hide anymore. Barney’ll translate. It’ll be okay. Okay? Okay.
Can we talk about how groundbreaking this issue was?
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.