cyrano: (Coyote Cinema)
I decided to postpone my grief processing and give myself a little prep time, so tonight I went out and saw the Lego Batman movie. I laughed pretty much all the way through it. I was worried they'd spend 90 minutes riffing on the character from the Lego Movie, but they gave him an arc and let us actually care about him.

I like that he's still a Master Builder.

I like that Commissioner Gordon was kick ass and competent even before she was Batgirl.

I like that Billy Dee Williams *finally* got to play Two Face.

Five wags, worth every penny I paid.
cyrano: (Kirk Aims to Misbehave)
Good episode all in all, but what struck me was that they let Crusher's hair get mussed while she was running through the wilderness, not just for one scene but until they got back to the ship.
cyrano: (Coyote Cinema)
I can't recall if I specifically recommended this or not. The first season is on Netflix. It's like the cool dystopic fiction the kids these days are grooving on, but it's smart and clever. This would pair well with a bottle of 'Red Rising', the book I reviewed last year.
cyrano: (Coyote Cinema)
Let's frontload the compliments--this is a very pretty film, and they make good use of that fancy new Technicolor technology. However. If I spend the first three acts of the film not giving a crap about your two shallow self absorbed leads, you probably screwed something up. And if you're making a musical film, one of them should have a strong voice. And around the end of the third act, they started to become less awful people and I actually got interested. If they redid this movie with the fourth act being the first act, I'd be interested in seeing it again. Also, yay for not shoehorning our couple back together at the end. You don't have to spend your whole life with everyone you fall in love with.
All in all, two limp wags.
cyrano: (Coyote Rocket)
So we may be leaving for Tennessee a little sooner than expected. Like, within an hour or two. We had planned going down for a weekend in February, so John and Amanda could look at houses and I could look at Chattanooga, sometime in February, but it hadn't progressed farther than that. But there's an attractive property with an open house to-morrow and the ant hive is abustle with activity.

Further updates as the situation demands.
cyrano: (Coyote Cinema)
I think I would have gotten more out of this film if I spoke Korean. It's an epic hero's path, and there's got to be a lot of allegory and metaphor in this because otherwise strictly from a physics point of view great swaths of this don't happen. Three wags.
cyrano: (Blipvert)
There are a couple of half hour comedies I've been watching lately that deserve a recommend. First is The Good Place with Kristen Bell. It's about a woman who accidentally gets sent to Heaven and is trying to stay there. There's a lot of talk about ethics and morals, and later in the season they get into identity and what makes you a person. But it's still funny as hell. Second is Mom, with Allison Janney. Three generations of disfunctional women getting through daily life. It's by the guy who did Big Bang Theory (Chuck Lorre) but I'm really impressed by the maturity with which they approach the subject matter. Most of the time it's "bad people trying to do good" and that's when it's at its strongest.
cyrano: (Ahrr)
Spent some time making sure my 7th Sea 2ed downloads are up to date, including reminding myself how unsatisfying reading gaming books in ebook form are. I miss Captain TrueHeart, Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser, and Padre Calavero. Not enough swashbuckling around here.
cyrano: (TechnoPeasant)
Last night I added The Iron Bull to my party. I can't decide if I'm going to romance him or Sera yet, but I need him on the front lines.
cyrano: (TechnoPeasant)
1. Still more than half tempted to start over with an archer. I can't move while shooting, and I find this irksome. However, I just discovered an ability that reduces cooldown on stuff for every regular shot I take, which makes me feel way better about the pitiful amount of damage my regular attack does. Although I think it only counts for the one school of magic.

2. In DA or ME if you give your NPCs abilities that don't fit in the quicktool bar, will they still use those abilities?

Late Night

Dec. 31st, 2016 03:04 am
cyrano: (Coyote Angel)
I'm lying in bed, not trying to think of nothing at all, when I hear a bump and scrape over my head. Which is not terribly unusual. The squirrels apparently have some sort of small mammal nightclub up there. But then it comes again, and then louder--*thump* *scraaape* I open my eyes and frown in confusion.

"Go home, Santa! You're drunk!"

Thoughts

Dec. 26th, 2016 12:00 pm
cyrano: (Card)
Upon twenty minutes of meditation on the foggy grounds through the warm kitchen's window:

It's ... kinda swirly out there.
cyrano: (WeSaySo)
I want

Enough faithless electors to flip the college to Clinton
trump to do his usual legal barrage of incitements
An injunction to stop the proceedings of the election until the court matter is cleared up
Things get tied up in court for years, like they do with trump
Obama stays president for eternity

A pair of really cute boots

Somebody to run my games for
cyrano: (Coyote Cinema)
I know it's a beautiful, award winning episode.
But it still pisses me off.
cyrano: (Coyote Cinema)
Not as weird as I was expecting. You have some varying tech levels, like in Bunraku or Death Trance, but that can be explained by the imperialist Japanese forces having better tech than the Koreans and Chinese. It's pretty obvious where it draws its roots from, even without the name. It's a twisted game of catch the MacGuffin, with a handful of factions in play. Which was a little confusing at first, but a mandatory part in this sort of film. Light, fun, and a little bit dark. Four wags out of five.
cyrano: (Coyote Cinema)
I now have a new favorite Doctor Strange movie.
I'm surprised I didn't hear more outrage about the casting. Of the... five or six named/powerful sorcerers, only one of them was Asian (in a tradition that seemed pretty steeped in Asian mysticism). At least one of the secret magical bases protecting the planet was in Asia, but all three were in the Northern Hemisphere. It almost feels like somebody set out to tweak noses with this.
I enjoyed this film, the special effects give it four wags out of five, although I am concerned that the power levels displayed in this film will make it difficult to team Strange up with anybody else in the MCU.
cyrano: (Coyote Cinema)
Best Doctor Strange movie I've ever seen.
Only Doctor Strange movie I've ever seen.
But hey, Jeffrey Combs.
cyrano: (Kirk Aims to Misbehave)
This was another chewy satisfying ethics/morals episode about what it means to be human.
Do they touch back on this episode when they encounter the Borg again?

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