Shock!tober continues unabated!
Just a few things...I.
I'm digging Book IV of The Legend of Korra
, although... i really think the other shoe needs to drop soon. I admit, i'll be a little let down if this season, the final season of the Avatarverse ever
, comes down to Korra fighting a determined dictator who wants to reunite the Earth Kingdom which was... already united before. We need something bigger, right? Something having to do with Raava and the spirits and the existence of the Avatar and all of that? Something that pulls it all together?
I guess we'll see.II.
I'm currently frantically turdpolishing my 2012 works before moving on to my 2009 works. I didn't think... they needed... much help, but some of them do. Not much help, but a few tweaks here and there are making them look more solid...
...yeah, you can tell these look a bit better. III.
I'm a bit ashamed to admit that i don't really know who Ultron is... he appears to be some sort of wonderful mechanical man?IV.
Reading about VanHeist
's plans to get serious with his Bomangoverse, move away from DeviantArt, get paid more, and quit his day job... are making me really think long and hard about what i'm doing. So far, i'm still kind of mired in loserdom, a journeyman with no professional destination. I have to get from here
to somewhere else
although i'm not entirely sure how. V.
Today, i'm thinking about the East Coast Liberal Elite... why? Well, when i hear NPR in my car on Sunday mornings, they play a show called "Says You!" It's a show of wit and wisdom, bluff and bluster, don't ya know. It features two teams of recurring panelists who answer incredibly tricky word game questions that require quite a bit of education. They play for "points," although these points hardly matter, and are often rewarded for shows of verve and humor. It's all so... fancy. You can just see the sweater vests and corduroy jackets with leather patches on the elbows.
You know what kinda questions they ask? This is the last one i remember...
"Preposterous. Gigantic. Cephalopod. Monopoly. Sophomore -- which of these words does not belong?"
But after a few minutes of mulling and musing, they get the answer. "Gigantic" does not belong because the other four are all oxymoronic if you examine their parts; i.e., Pre(before) + post(behind), Cephalo(head) + pod(foot), Mono(one) + poly(many), Sopho(wise) + more(fool).
...ain't that something else?
I kind of sigh when i hear this show. It is... a rare glimpse into the fancy Boston east-coast liberal world of Harvard and Yale, of large patrician families like the one that Ralph Fiennes belonged to in that movie Quiz Show
, its big family Christmas dinners followed by wassailing and brandy, it's old family money and charity luncheons and regattas off Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, it's your dad explaining that he voted for Romney instead of Obama because, well, Mitt let him copy his Lit notes that one semester. It's mittens and crossword puzzles and coffee and handwritten letters and girls named "Phoebe" and sweaters and encyclopedias and all that stuff.
Oh, what a world. We're taught to fetishize Hollywood and New York, but what about the old elite empire stretching across Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, and Maine? Can't you just see these people? Enjoying the brisk autumn air, sipping their pumpkin spice lattes and wondering where to summer next summer? Listening to "Says You!" on a Sunday morning?
I sometimes wish i could have been part of that world. It's not a world you can enter, you kinda have to be born into it.
Me, i'm still stuck in Shitville with the asshole losers. I graduated with honors from Fuckface Academy.
It ain't the same, Charlie. It ain't the same.
Sometimes, i just wish i had some other life.
....anyone here belong to that world? Anyone here know what the hell i'm even talking about?
.The Wall of Turdpolish
OPERATION TURDPOLISH 3.0
LadyHawke, Godzilla (2014)Current TV show:
The Legend of Korra, Gotham, The Walking Dead, Hannibal.Current Tunes:
Patrick O'Hearn, the Gorillaz, and more Patrick O'Hearn.Current Foods:
Wal-Mart seafood salad and smoked kippers.Current Drinks:
Folgers' Instant CoffeeCurrently Feeling:
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