Agreed. I think there were some strong performances in it and they elevated it to something better than it ought to have been.
It all got a bit... eldritch in the end. I forget which volume had the gollywog ship captain with the puppet crew and the occult conspiracy of story characters, but...
I enjoyed Superman Returns, but I think it's well-established by now that I have questionable taste in cinema. It felt like it was intended more as a homage to the Christopher Reeve Superman movies than an attempt to do anything new, but I liked that.
Kevin Smith did a script treatment for that and the producer directions he was given were:
- No cape. Capes are too gay.
- No flying. It's been done before.
- Have a giant spider in the third act. Giant spiders are very marketable right now.
Kevin's advice in return was that the producer had a...
Yes, in the unrelieved blackness of the final abyss where we will have only our torment for company we will lose even the memory of whiteness, and human form, and an existence without pain. So browse in light mode and eat that second piece of cake!
The poll only lets me select two choices, but I need more. My table rotates GM duties. In the last year we've had gonzo urban horror, investigative sci-fi, shadowrun (pretty much its own genre, I think) and now Samurai fantasy.
Heh. I've learned not to use poetic language in Google Translate - keep it as mundane, literal and simple-vocab as I can. And translate back into English to see if my phrase keeps its meaning across languages.
My favourite burger joint (which admittedly was a local chip shop and not a restaurant) went wide with their burgers instead of tall. Damn, those things were so good. Wish I knew how they made them taste the way they did.
What's the deal with restaurant burgers? Why do they come so tall I can't fit them in my mouth and have to disassemble them and then eat them layer by layer? Do people who aren't me actually like them that way?
And have I complained about this before? Getting a sense of deja vu here.