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Dept. of Weariness


BB and I went to see "Spiderman: Homecoming" tonight. If you can get to see it, do so. It's the best superhero movie I've seen since, well, "The Avengers," and I loved all the other MCU movies, so that's saying a lot. It's funny — I haven't laughed out loud in a theater for quite some time — and smart, and has a villain who's both villainous and perfectly understandable, with a work ethic and a sense of responsibility to his staff and family. I found myself cheering him on in a couple of instances, a little to my surprise. Michael Keaton does villainy right. Tom Holland as a 15-year-old Peter Parker is so good that I can forget that he looks more like a 17-year-old kid. Sure, that's only two years' difference, but it's a difference. And that may be the only thing I can find to nitpick about. 

I'm glad I went to the movie, but I'm still fighting the Black Dog. In my case, it's probably more of a Black Puppy, but he (or she, who can tell with these little demonettes?) keeps dashing out of the shadows and nipping at my emotional ankles. Fucking puppy.  

So perhaps it's time to go to bed. I have another working weekend; helping clean out the condo storage basement, something I completely forgot until this morning, and then one of two separate union meetings, neither of which I want to go to, on Sunday morning. 

Fucking puppy. 

Oh, I said that already. 

Down, boy. 

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Sep. 9th, 2017 05:10 am (UTC)
Good villains are awesome! :D

Dog or puppy, it should go get lost either way; I hope it does sooner rather than later. ♥ In the meantime, going out and doing stuff with your close ones in a way that doesn't stress or tire you too much is very good!

Take care *hugs*
Sep. 9th, 2017 10:32 pm (UTC)
I think the best villains are the ones who don't think of themselves as villains. They're the ones who are human, and, thus, have the most layers and sides to them.

Today felt a lot better, once Owls rescued my computer, and we got the downstairs storage room quite nicely cleared out. So things felt better today.
Sep. 10th, 2017 05:14 am (UTC)
This is so true. (And it's more realistic, because few people want to be a villain—you can have goals you are aware would be classified as evil by common standards, and not care in the slightest, but you rarely just go like "I'm going to be King of Evil, mwahaha".)

Yay :) *hugs*
Sep. 10th, 2017 04:22 pm (UTC)
"I'm going to be King of Evil, mwahaha".

But that's what I say when I get up and look into the mirror every morning!

*ducks, runs*
Sep. 10th, 2017 04:38 pm (UTC)
Ah, but when are you going to start acting on it, my dear? :D
Sep. 10th, 2017 04:45 pm (UTC)
Uh ...

Real Soon Now?

*shuffles uncertainly*
Sep. 10th, 2017 04:46 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm eagerly awaiting the Evil Plans of Doom ^_^
Sep. 11th, 2017 03:40 pm (UTC)
Sep. 11th, 2017 07:01 pm (UTC)
*whispers* To be honest, I still haven't quite figured out mine…
Sep. 11th, 2017 07:06 pm (UTC)
We must join forces, then!
Sep. 11th, 2017 07:09 pm (UTC)
And take over the world? :)
Sep. 12th, 2017 04:34 pm (UTC)
Or at least have tea!
Sep. 12th, 2017 04:52 pm (UTC)
I say we should do both.
Sep. 10th, 2017 03:58 pm (UTC)
OMG I loved that movie! Very well-done. Keaton was so excellent, and Tom Holland is outstanding. Fantastic casting choice--he really holds his own among the larger Avengers cast. The supporting cast were terrific, and the setting was almost like another character. The inclusion of Tony Stark was limited and effective. I'm glad you got to see this in the theaters. Some people said it was like a Marvel film done as a John Hughes movie from the 80s, which might explain why I liked it so much.
Sep. 10th, 2017 04:20 pm (UTC)
I like your comment that the setting was almost like another character - it certainly helped us understand Spiderman's character, and it did the "friendly neighborhood Spiderman" concept much more thoroughly than previous movies. I enjoyed the first two Spiderman movies because of the acting, but this felt much more Spiderman-like.

BB said the first two, especially the first one, was very Ditko-like, which made sense, since Steve Ditko created Spidey; he said this one was much more Romita-like, resembling the Spidey that John Romita penned and drew. I know less about the character than BB did, so I'll take him at his word.
Sep. 11th, 2017 03:04 pm (UTC)
I shared some very lengthy thoughts with my fellow-geek friend Ed in Cleveland, which I tried to copy-paste here, but it exceeded 4514 characters, LOL.

I can't speak to the comics, so I'll have to take BB's word as well, LOL.
Sep. 11th, 2017 03:43 pm (UTC)
Aww, I'd love to see your thoughts; you could always copy-paste the first half in one comment, then copy-paste the second half in another comment. Yes, I'm that greedy for discussion! (But you don't really have to do it ... heh ....)
Sep. 11th, 2017 03:38 pm (UTC)
May need to take the time (and cash, if I have it!) to see the new Spidey, then! :)

Feel better, honey. It will get better soon. I know it will...

Sep. 11th, 2017 03:41 pm (UTC)
Or, if you pay for a VPN account you could wait a month or so and *cough*acquire*cough* it for home digestion.

I am feeling a good deal better now, my dear. Thanks for the hugs, and have some back!
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