bjornwilde: (01: Danny Rand)
Watched ep03 of Defenders, and despite an "Eh" hallway battle scene*, I liked it. It was nice to see Danny actually learn something from his talk with Luke, although yet again a minority is left to educate a white person. Crossing my fingers that his growth continues.

(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.)
bjornwilde: (01: Danny Rand)

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.)

bjornwilde: (01: Danny Rand)
 I've started The Defenders, although I only got to the first episode before chores and then my Fire table disappearing. Set up seems good and if this first episode is anything to go by, relationships will be a big part of the story.

 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.
bjornwilde: (Ahsoka novel)
Freaky Dark Side Ahsoka fan arts to consider
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.
bjornwilde: (01: Sabine)
 So I came across this fan theory on the New Mandalorians (Tumblr link to a text post). I call it fan theory as the animators/show creators may not have meant for things to be this awful and deep, but still...

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....
Read more... )
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 Today's goal, stay away from Facebook and Tumblr. I need a break from how awful the world is.
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 So wow...that thing in West Virginia...I don't think I need to say I'm so far beyond against what those waste of DNA are expressing that I can't even express it. But I find myself feeling kind of helpless. I know there's places to donate cash and such, but I'm kind of tight on cash. There is a protest in my area at the end of the month but I kind of feel like it's a case of preaching to the choir since I live in a pretty liberal area (SF Bay).

Of course signs are indicating leadership of these stains came from the Bay Area, which is just really hard to bend my mind around, so maybe that preaching isn't just talking to those who agree. 

I also have one person on my FB feed who has to say she can't support initiating violence, no matter at whom. I can see her point, but I don't think now is the time for that conversation. People have a right to be angry and all that. I doubt this person is meaning to derail that anger, but I can't help feeling like that how it is coming across.

Over all I'm just heart broken and anger, and I just don't know what to do to make the world better. I used to think raising our children to not hate was the way, but now I'm afraid there won't be much of a world if we don't act now.
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But still my brain wants to play.

In the fantasy world of extra time, I think I'd give serious thought to figuring out where and/or how to play the following characters:

Yato, from the Noragami anime and manga. A small god who is trying desperately to both be remembered and worshipped, and shift his purview and erase his past. Cocky and obnoxious (in entertaining ways) he is nonetheless very complex, despite coming across as shallow and callous.

He could cause problems for security as he tries to sell his services within Milliways (outside business?) but would always have a plot hook in that he will do most anything for 5yen, which in the Japanese kanji reads/sounds like a prayer. A fun problem for X? A random plot hook as he can be a mostly dependable retainer for the small price of 5yen!

More here if you're curious.

 Elaye Kevarian (her profile is here if you are curious), from the Craft Sequence series of books. Bad ass solicitor/necromancer who, I think, is trying to make the world better, or at least more stable.

She appeals as she's very snarky and does't bother with drama or BS. I do worry about her being too powerful (she has killed and resurrected gods), though Milliways has it's own way of dealing with that, and with having adequate knowledge of her world.

On the plus side, she's used to buying things with portions of soul, so unless she's told not to, that could lead to Bar gaining more awareness and power. If that's something Bing wants to deal with.

I also find Yang Xiao Long (RWBY) and Tybalt (October Daye) are making noises again; although Tybalt might be wanting a new PB. I'm currently looking at Aidan Turner (Google image search link). Maybe I'm missing having a tank and a deadly pretty boy?

Then there's Ehren from the Codex Alera books. I want to finish the series before anything definite, but the two threads I've started with him and Cassian, and K2, has me liking his potential. 

Happy 4th

Jul. 4th, 2017 09:09 am
bjornwilde: (MAC attack)
 i have the day off and mean to spend it with the fam, but I hope you all have a good day if you celebrate it. Our country is fucked right now and will be for years after p45 but I still believe in the dream. 

May Steve Rogers or America Chavez bless you this day and the year to come. 

(So wish I had the time and spoons to EP America into a sandbox.)
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Since I have no thread brain and work isn't allowing play anyway, my impulsive self is looking at other pups to play at some point, likely sandboxes cause of bandwidth issues.

America Chavez, because damn you Marvel. You suck, but sometimes you do things right. Plus, she'd be a lot of fun.

Jack Wolcott, from Seanan McGuire's Wayward Children series. Thinking of came_tumbling_after as a user name and I have a bunch of icons cribbed from classic b&w horror films with mad scientists for use.

Ehren ex Cursori, from Jim Butcher's Codex Alera. Scholarly spy with a fondness for knives who seems pretty unfazed with life and odd things. About the only way he could be more my jam is if he were a shape shifter or teleporter. Only name I sort of have is study_of_cursors, but I'm not committed to it. I want to read more of the books first before doing anything farther. PBs are either Ben Whishaw or Mika., Ben Whishaw in Perfume: A Story of Murder would work really well.
bjornwilde: (The Scarlet Siouxsie)
 Part of my recent self care is trying to do a daily meditation. Nothing huge, just five minutes in the car before I walk into work. Today I forgot and so just took five minutes in my cube, using a guided meditation on youtube. The search 5 min meditation auto filled to either "5-min calming meditation" "5-min mindfulness meditation" or "5-min goth meditaion"...wait, what? I'm all for dark expressions and aesthetics, but goth meditations?

Of course I had to look and there was no results that were actually goth, but I am amused that someone had to have entered that search stream right?
bjornwilde: (i don't know what i expected)
And once more I am on another day of little sleep. Third day in a row now where I've only managed 6 hours and let me tell you, I am noticing a decrease in my mental faculties. (I had to pause there and figure out how to spell 'row'.)

In the quest of self improvement, I came across an essay about how anxiety can present as anger and it was like a light from above switched on. I've always been fearful of my temper, often thinking of it as the classic Irish stereotype, but all the times I've lost it or snapped, I'm usually feeling overwhelmed, threatened, or panicked. I need to dig deeper into this, but it seems legit and has helped me take a deep breath and step back when I feel like attacking or yelling.

I've also come to realize I suffer much more from impostor syndrome than fear or laziness when it comes to creative things. Like I know I am creative and always have ideas for making art or stories, I can't stop the ideas, but any time I think about making them happen, I hit a wall. I've always read it as fear of making the thing badly or a general laziness, i.e. writing takes so long, but i think it's more a little voice in my head telling me I'm faking it. I'd like to know where I got that voice so I can pommel it.

OK. Time for pain meds, caffeine, and music to see if I can find my way out of my mental fog.
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 OK, feeling better from this morning's broadside of bad news. Lost my words, but I've been looking at faces for a sandbox pup with some success. Why aren't there more movies with a teenaged, female scientist type of character? Image searches mostly give me manic or sexy mad scientist when I'm looking for more Hammer/Universal calm and collected in a bitchin' Edwardian style attire.

Now I'm soothing with music. We'll see if words find me or not.
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 I seemed to have burned my creative spoons with hunting new icons for Elayne today. I've been using Helen Mirren, who is lovely, but about a decade too old for the character. I would just run with it, but she didn't quite fit.

Somehow I came across Robin Wright in House of Cards and thought, "Oh she could work" and so I looked, and I think she will work very well indeed. Although I must admit it wasn't until I saw her older and smiling with the short hair that she pinged proper. She also has a very nice and long film career and so I have lots to use for different parts of Elayne's long life. (And when the IMDB flu comes around, she can be the general from WW who trains Diana.)

I've set up my choices here in the post to see them all together.
bjornwilde: (01: Danny Rand)
 If I weren't so adverse to going AU with pups, it'd be tempting to use this rewrite of Iron Fist as milli-canon. So. Damn. Tempting.
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Game to check out:
 Knowhere

bjornwilde: (02: Clarice & Lorna)
 Yes, we love the character, both from the comics and Days of Future Past. Yes, we love the idea of playing in the Sentinel guarded, mutant dystopia. But, simply put, you've only see her in the trailer for all of 5 seconds, she doesn't speak a word, and that interview with Jamie Chung isn't a whole lot to go by.

And stop shipping Clarice with Lorna. You have no idea if there's chemistry or not.

Sheesh.

[This post brought to you by love of Exiles, Blink, Jamie Chung, and missing active lesbians in bar.}

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