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[sticky post] LII WATCHES [MASTERPOST]

A.K.A. Lii reacts to stuff and overanalyzes it.

It should come as no surprise that my living under a rock has resulted in me missing out on a lot of stuff. Add to that the fact that for six or seven years, I subsisted primarily on anime and Japanese exports for my entertainment (with the exception of Labyrinth and Harry Potter) and you can come to the reasonable conclusion that I don't get a lot of in-jokes and references. Clearly, there is only one way to rectify that:

Hang out on Cracked.com and Channel Awesome.

But then again, I do like giving my opinions on stuff, and I haven't really had a real project on the reviewing front. So, I'm going to sit down at least once a week and watch an episode of a show I've never seen but have an interest in watching, because this is the perfect excuse! Also, as I type this my finals for Fall/Winter of 2013 are coming to an end and I am pretty much catatonic, so smart things like literary analysis and creative writing aren't really happening right now.

LET'S GET TO IT.

CURRENT/FINISHED PROJECTS:

Live Action TV
The Flash (1990)

Live Action Film
The Hunger Games
Catching Fire
R.I.P.D.
- queued

Western Animation
Justice League
Justice League Unlimited

Winx Club (Nickelodeon dub)

PLANNED PROJECTS:

Live Action TV
Wonder Woman (1970's series)
Hawaii 5-0 (season 2 and onward of the remake)

Western Animation
The Last Son of Krypton (Superman: the Animated Series TV pilot movie)
Wonder Woman (2009 animated film)
Green Lantern: First Flight
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
Batman Beyond
Static Shock
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Spectacular Spider-man
Ultimate Spider-man
Avengers Assemble!
Ruby Gloom
Iron Man: Armored Adventures
Green Lantern: The Animated Series


Anime
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (I already regret it.)
Futari Wa Pretty Cure!
Tiger & Bunny
Iron Man
(yes, I own this. No, I don't regret it.)
Iron Man: Rise of Technovore
Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (2014)
(?)

Live Action Film
X-Men trilogy
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
The Wolverine
Spider-Man 3
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Rises
Man of Steel


You will also get rants/commentaries on recent episodes of:
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Sleepy Hollow

NBC's Dracula
CBS's Elementary
BBC's Sherlock

Have something you think I'd like? Leave a comment below and let me know! (Just keep it family-friendly, and be sure to add trigger warnings etc. My tastes aren't too limited, but I do have limits.)
Usagi tilts her head and draws her knees into her chest. It's fairly childlike and endearing; Tony's always been a sucker for this kind of thing.

"I think you're being silly," she says matter-of-factly. Well, she says baka*, so the fact is that a sixteen-year-old Japanese schoolgirl (who, yes, will one day be queen of her Earth and is currently the most powerful superhero in her universe) is talking down to them is not lost on Tony. Good thing she's fucking adorable.

Steve makes a quiet noise, like a half-hearted protest, but the look on her face shuts him up quickly.

"You're best friends," she points out, and she is gonna hammer that point home, isn't she? "You'd die for each other. And you don't want the other to die for you. You're different from each other, which is okay. Friends need to be different. Rei-chan challenges me every day, and it annoys me. But when it's all over and quiet, I know Rei wants me to be okay. She wants me to be there when it's over, and that's why she challenges me. To be honest," she laughs quietly. "To be honest, I'd rather have a fight with Rei than any youma out there, because I know she means the best for me." She closes her eyes and rests her head against the wall. "If we ever fought, without the enemy or brainwashing or anything happening, I know she'd never hurt me. And I'd never hurt her. Our friendship is more important than anything we could fight over."

"With all respect, Miss Tsukino," Steve says gruffly. "Our situation is a little different."

"A little, but not really." Usagi makes a face at him. "You disagree sometimes, but you would never hurt each other. And you both believe in the same thing."

"No," Tony says, a little weakly, but it has to be the power of the Ginzuishou or something because he's not feeling the fight anymore. "It's not--"

"You're silly," Usagi repeats. "Don't you believe that people shouldn't be hurt or die because someone else wants it?"

"Yes," Steve says, while Tony nods curtly.

"You believe that people that do bad things should be punished?"

Neither of them respond.

"You believe that the innocent should be protected? That everyone should have a chance? At life, love, at doing something great?" Usagi looks at them, and Tony can see the future Queen she'll grow up to be. It's eerie, and serenely comforting. "At redemption?"

"God," Tony says quietly.

"No," Usagi says simply. "This is me saying that you have something beautiful, something greater than any disagreement you could ever have. And you do things to each other. Sometimes they aren't good things, sometimes they aren't right. But you do things for each other because you want what's best for each other. And that's what matters."

"He seriously betrayed my trust." Steve says shakily. "Twice**."

Tony closes his eyes. "I wanted to protect you," he says weakly.

"I don't need your protection!" Steve snaps at him.

"Yes, you do! You are the best of us, and I won't drag you down. You're too stubborn and good to see it, and you'd never do it yourself because you have blinders on." Tony jabs him in the chest, right in the chainmail, and it doesn't even hurt. "And then you're just too noble for your own good, goddamnit Steve. I didn't want to go through with the mindwipe. I didn't want to. But you forced our hand! You were going to let two whole worlds die because of your morals -- morals that not everyone shares."

"You would have killed an entire universe!" Steve roars. Between them, Usagi winces.

"I would have saved ours!" Tony yells back at him.

"Um, you guys?" Usagi squeaks. "We need to stay quiet...?"

"And how does that make you any better than Victor Von Doom or Thanos? How dare you play God when you can't even live your own life properly!"

"WHY YOU--"

Usagi screams. Steve and Tony whip around to look where she was staring.

"Oh, pooh," calls Platinum Girl from the next rooftop, grinning nastily as she looks through the viewfinder on her missile launcher. "Just when it was getting good."

"Tony." Steve says.

"Got it."

Steve grabs Usagi by the waist and raises his shield, crouching down behind it and dragging the girl with him. Tony manages to get his left gauntlet prepped and aims a repulsor blast at the missile.

"Make it count," Steve says.

"When have I ever not?" Tony replies.

He fires.

- - -

* A/N: No, Tony, she's not calling you "silly". She probably means "foolish" or, as I intended, "idiots." <3

** A/N: Steve's referring to Civil War and the recent mindwipe thing that the Illuminati did. But then again, there was the thing with the Armor Wars...

(Part of a WIP in which I break many universes for my own gratification.)

In Remembrance

In remembrance of Justin Carmichal, better known as JewWario on Channel Awesome. He produced the show "You Can Play This" and was, by all accounts, one of the sweetest and happiest guys around. He left this world on Thursday, leaving behind his wife and family. News of this only became known today, and I felt my blood run cold when I finally read the various tweets and blog posts. I think at first, I hoped it was a sick joke, but no.

I may not have been a gamer, but Justin was a funny guy to watch in the various crossovers he appeared in. My personal favorite was his review of Kamen Rider The First.

Right now, I'm going to go back and look at all the happy moments. I didn't know him, but I would have liked to. Bright, shining people like him don't come along often in this world.

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Not only is he a computer whiz kid, but he's healing up nicely from some surgery that quite literally ruined his ability to sit for a while there. Also, I like embarrassing him.

Survived my second week of my FINAL SEMESTER. Also, I'm getting back into watercolor again. GOODBYE OILS, AHAHAHAHAHA!

My mom and I might go see Frozen tomorrow, but it isn't looking likely. Meh, I won't be too torn up if I don't see it. You see one Disney Princess movie, you've seen them all.

I'm going to go take my Zzzquil so I can sleep. Wow, I am tired.

LII WATCHES: Catching Fire

Title: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Year of release: 2013
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Screenplay by: Simon Beaufoy and Michael deBruyn
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymor Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland

The stakes have been raised, y'all.

The odds are NEVER in our favor.Collapse )

And once again in unwarrented opinions, this movie's soundtrack is even better than the last. The song I'd recommend most is Lorde's cover of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World". Go check it out, seriously.

ETA: Hats off to Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967-2014. He was a superb, gifted, unforgettable actor.

LII WATCHES: The Hunger Games

Title: The Hunger Games
Year of release: 2012
Directed by: Gary Ross
Screenplay by: Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, and Billy Ray
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland

There aren't a lot of things or people out there that can get me listening to - and liking - a Taylor Swift song. It is about damn time that I wrote this up. Put on your camping gear, string up your longbows, and prepare to face The Hunger Games.

And may the odds ever be in your favor.Collapse )

Also, the soundtrack is overall pretty kickass. I give that a 8/10. /uncalled-for opinions

PSA

Ohgod, let me make it through this next half-year. I just wanna graduate.

I've got six classes, five at one school and one at another. I'm pretty sure I'm up to 16 credit hours. My head hurts.

I'm job hunting again, angling for an internship. Cross your fingers for me, yeah?

Also, I move out of my parents house this upcoming July. Sweet Tiny Robot Jesus. H A L P.
Back to basics... or ARE WE?

It"s S.H.I.E.L.D. Hogwarts!Collapse )
Overall, not as high on my list as the previous episode, but still pretty good. And I liked the focus on every member on the team, moreso Fitz and Simmons. And May's line with Coulson (you know which one) was just the jewel of the episode.

We've got a two-week hiatus, and I can't wait to see what happens next!
I'm still kind of reeling from this over a week later.

COULSON NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCollapse )

And this is why I stuck with S.H.I.E.L.D. all this way through. I am not dropping the series anytime soon, holy shit. Clark Gregg deserves all the awards ever. Everyone is awesome. I love everyone on this Bus.

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