I do mean to bring Ben Grimm back to Milliways...finally. News of the possible beginning of the return of the F4 to the comics landscape has woken him something fierce. I plan on starting with his time in the Guardians of the Galaxy and slowly moving forward until December when the search for Reed, Sue, and the kids starts. Very likely to stick with allusions to things happening in his life rather than doing OOMs. I just don't seem to have the time for them.
I think I need to through Tybalt (Toby Daye) and Yang (RWBY) into a sandbox to give them some play before I decide if I want to play them. I keep being tempted by both since they have new canon out or soon to be out.
Ehren and Elayne are still there. I'm waffling on Elarne. I love the world, but I'm not sure I understand it well enough. Ehren I am still having trouble deciding on a PB as well as a canon point to began play from.
I'm learning more and more that character and personality are more important to me for playing in Milliways than a cool world or powers.
OK, work and then maybe some playing or writing. I still need to get back to my Trucker Quest.
Also, Governor Pryce is an awful person. If her willing to torture a teenaged girl (Sabine in season 03) wasn't enough evidence, this book really makes it obvious, especially the last battle of the book.
And I squeed anytime a mention was made that tied into Star Wars Rebels.
I hope we hear more about Eli Vanto in the future.
( Ahsoka... )
Sabine's thoughts are really just this past post and thinking of how the New Mandalorians seem like they were more benevolent Fascists than the ideal pacifists presented. Possible ideas are Sabine finding a book about the change in power during the Clone Wars and the switch to Imperial occupation. My main concern is that I am not sure if I'm the person to touch on a story so deeply seated in racism and eugenics, nor what the story has to do with Sabine now. The possibility is fascinating, but I am just not sure it needs to be told and told by me, a white male.
Now the wife has to drive to the vet, buy some over the counter, drive back home, feed the birds, and then go into work. This is making her very late and, rightly so, very pissed at me.
Note to see, stop cutting things so damned close. I knew on Friday there was a problem. STOP TRUSTING OTHER PEOPLE TO SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS. I should've gone into a pet store on Sunday and gotten food to carry over until we got the special food the birds are used to.
But I do feel I've accomplished great things. I may ever make an entry post for Sabine into Milliways as a reward.
I'll likely just spend a few hours at a cafe or library, nothing big, just me time.
I also need to figure out how to get my muse to not be crepuscular, i.e. most active at bedtime/evenings and wake up time/mornings. Both are times when I don't have a keyboard. That or I need to figure out how to get some time in to write during those periods. I keep having story ideas or start making plans to thread in Milliways, but then work happens and blah.
I don't want to go into too much and risk spoilers, but I do feel like Danny's fighting choreography has improved. It isn't as good as Matt's or Elektra's, but it stands out compared to IF. I did notice Danny doesn't use as many acrobatic moves as Matt and Elektra, which has me thinking maybe I'll have Danny focused on a style that uses a strong grounding stance and punches. Could be a way to explain him not seeming as skilled or flashy as the other marital artists in the program.
And don't think I didn't see Madame Gao doing the crane pose right before that last fight with Danny. (A call out to her being the Crane Mother?)
(I am going to have so much fun writing the talk with Luke and I love that despite their friction, they immediately started fighting as a team in the boardroom and beyond.)
I like the Hand as corporate evil with a sinister past. The whole ninja thing needed to be updated and so far I'm liking how they're doing it.
Don't want to say too much more as I'm edging into spoilers already.
(*Finn did a good job with the fight in the boardroom before hand. Likely his best fight choreography so far.)
I'm onto the second episode of The Defenders and I'm liking the build up to the team. Danny Rand is still lackluster at best, which sucks as he's my fav, but I loved his meeting and immediately fighting with Luke.
I am a little weirded out that very few people seem to be complaining about Madame Gao (a WoC) being upstaged by Alexandra (a white woman). Given all the valid criticism Iron Fist got, I would've expected more. I guess this gets a pass cause Sigourney Weaver?
(Madame Gao would be so amazing in Milliways if done well.)
I did read a writer friends mostly spoiler free review and he pointed out that the entire Marvel Netflix would be so much better had they done rewrites to remove the Hand from the plot. Every series was strong or well centered until the Hand we brought in, arguably forced in. Even Danny's story worked much better as just the Meachums as the bad guys and lost its footing pretty quickly when it went mystic Asian; not that it had a strong footing. Maybe if someone who respect Asian cultures, and the fact that Chinese does not equal Japanese, etc, the mystic elements could've worked, but we aren't allowed nice things.
RaiKoh (Armored and not) I'l liking the not armored more as the armored looks too much like Ahsoka as a youngling or teen-aged.
Iledra (Not quite Dark Side, but definitely darker.)
Although an Ahsoka who studied with Assaj and helped create a new tribe of Nightsisters has a lot of potential.
tl'dr: The New Mandalorians not only exiled those Mandalorians who chose the warrior traditions, but those who were racial diverse. Evidence is given in that every one of the New Mandalorians shown, even the background characters, were white, light haired, and pale eyed. The language used to describe the exiled Mandalorians was also pretty xenophobic and prejudiced.
Thoughts on possible directions to Sabine's play here....
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