August 1st, 2008

Thoughtful

Just sayin

I don't want to sound whiny or stuck-up here, but...that post in /m/ yesterday made me wonder. Why is it that any Double K stuff is welcomed and encouraged all the time on 4chan, but my fanfic automatically gets saged to hell? Aren't they sort of the same thing? Just one is in comic form and the other is in writing. It makes me wonder that if Double K was a fanfic, and my fanfic was a comic, would they be treated differently?

I mean, if I could draw, I would draw. But I can only write, so I work with what I've got. But it still doesn't make much sense to me because before captainosaka started Double K, back when the guys on /m/ were still throwing around ideas for Garhalla Vice, there was talk of what format it would be in, and some people were suggesting an illustrated fanfic. And no one had a problem with that.

So really, what is the difference? captainosaka took peoples' ideas and made them into reality with his own personal take on the concept. That's exactly what I'm doing. In fact, I got a lot of my ideas from people on /m/ whining about not getting GARlock and what their expectations had been.

I dunno, it just feels like I'm being shunned by half of my target audience.

(On a related note, whoever did this made my day. XD I was laughing for like five minutes straight.)

EDIT: Speaking of fanfiction, I mind as well recommend some. While the GL section at FF.net is in a rather sorry state overall, I have found a couple of gems mixed in.

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Journey

Re: The Mummy 3

Okay, I will say that it was fun to watch. However, it was not nearly as enjoyable as the first two films, and I don't plan on seeing it again. As a comparison, I had WAY more fun watching the new Indiana Jones movie. But anyway, let's get the negative stuff out of the way first.

Things I didn't like:
-Brendan Frasier and Evelyn's new actress had ZERO chemistry, ugh. Their love was still there in the writing, but acting-wise, it wasn't convincing. I tried substituting Rachel Weisz in my mind, but...it just wasn't the same.
-The whole family squabble thing kinda made me think "BULLSHIT" considering how Rick went all-out saving his son in The Mummy Returns, and Alex knows it. I thought it was forced.
-Story wasn't great, though really, who the hell watches this for the story?
-Something was just...missing. I don't know how to explain it.

Things I did like:
-Michelle Yeoh.
-Michelle Yeoh VS Jet Li.
-Rick shooting at fish.
-Rick and Alex comparing their weapons was fun, as was every time they teamed up to kick ass.
-I love ancient Chinese stuff, so all that was pretty awesome to watch.
-Rick fighting the Dragon Emperor...a clash of completely different fighting styles and Rick getting knocked around as usual.
-Alex and his new Chinese ninja girlfriend. Because they reminded me of Al/Mei, okay? I admit it.

Also, OMG HARRY POTTER TRAILER. I haven't been keeping up with any HP news so it took me completely by surprise. It was all about Tom Riddle/Voldemort and so dark lol. Book 6 was my least favorite in the series, but...I'll be honest. I'm excited.