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Ironman 3: A Sky Full of Exploding Ironmen

Published May 18, 2013 by proxycore

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Hello everyone, from lobster monsters to un-dead walkers~

After precisely two weeks of postponing, I have finally watched Ironman 3 in theaters. Being a fan of Ironman since the comic books, and becoming an even greater fan after Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Tony Stark for the first movie in 2008, this was a must see movie for me. And it is safe to say that if you have not seen it yourself, I’d recommend that you do so.

However, like all movies, Ironman 3 was not perfect. The movie was a collaboration between Disney and Marvel and it showed. I generally enjoy movies by Marvel (mainly because I have a weakness for superheroes), but the excessive fighting and explosions and the fact that Stark was able to survive them all without the protection of his suit seemed unrealistic and took away from the action of the movie. There were also a few plot holes that should be pointed out.

When Stark first met Harley Keener, Harley attacked him as if he didn’t know who he was. He was only able to recognize Stark after seeing his suit, yet a few seconds later he pulls out the paper where Stark’s face was on the front page. How would the kid not recognize Tony Stark when he made a reference to the papers which was implied that he read earlier? I really enjoyed the interaction between these two characters though, while Stark may have been a jerk to the kid, it did make the audience laugh.

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Another hole that I noticed was near the end, when Pepper falls to her presumed death. She fell into an explosion wearing a sports bra and pants (that I assume are not resistant of a 3000 degree Celsius flame) yet later on returns to save Stark in the same outfit.

Although, after Pepper was subjected to Extremis and gained superpowers, I was half hoping that they would keep her that way and have a new female superhero be born, and half thinking how ridiculous that idea would be. The movie seemed to be inching towards a bit of a role reversal as Pepper saved Stark as many times as he saved her.

The overall feel of the movie reminded me of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. Harley is similar to Robin, in which they are both seen to be successors of the main superhero. And like how the end of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ ends with the ‘end of Batman’, Ironman 3 ends with Tony Stark removing the arc reactor in his chest and destroying all his Ironman suits in a series of fireworks. Although technically neither Tony Stark nor Bruce Wayne are dead, it give a bit of a conclusion to their legacy as a superhero. Although the difference is there isn’t really a conclusion to Ironman yet as he still has work with the Avengers.

Plot holes and slightly unrealistic fighting asides, I still thoroughly enjoyed the movie. We were able to see another side of Stark’s character as he experienced anxiety throughout the movie and yet still get the same amount of ass-whooping as usual. The actors were wonderful and Ben Kingsley did a great job with his character. The idea of the Mandarin just being a clueless actor was rather entertaining and well portrayed, even if the idea of it seems a bit of a stretch. The movie went from being rather serious to completely ridiculous in a matter of seconds.

The cinematics and special effects were great and the humor was amazing. I would give the overall movie a 5.8/10. I would have enjoyed it more if they cut down on the unrealistic fighting a bit though. I’d have to say the part where Ironman made his remaining suits into fireworks, and the sky literally filled with exploding Ironmans has to be my favorite part. It was ridiculous, but it made my day. It felt so Disney-ish to see the sky light up with exploding suits while Pepper and Stark embraced under the night sky.

Either way, I look forward to seeing more movies with Robert Downey Jr.’s Ironman in them.

Here’s something I found later on that I thought matched my opinion rather well.

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Until then,

Jellyfish out~

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My bathroom is haunted

Published April 29, 2013 by proxycore

Why did I just take a break from studying to write a TL;DR post about studying? This is proof that too much studying at once is bad for your brain.

Anyways…Hello again my little fishies~ Here’s an apology post.

I’m sure we’ve all heard about ghost stories that involved a washroom somehow. One ghost story that I remember from childhood was called ‘Bloody Mary’. The idea was that if you were to stand in a washroom where the mirror is opposite to the door with the lights out, and chant ‘Bloody Mary’ 3 times, spinning around in between each chant, that she would appear before you in the mirror. The back story behind her changed multiple times as childish imagination took over and so did the ritual. Sometimes it wasn’t even ‘Bloody Mary’ that you were supposed to summon anymore but rather some other ghoulish creature or evil ghost. Either way, for some reason there were a significant amount of horror stories in my childhood that involved a washroom. I remember that at one point me and my friends were too scared to go to the washroom unless we went as a big group, it’s quite silly really, but all part of the fun in being a child.

Turns out the horror ritual ‘Bloody Mary’ derived from Mary Tudor.

A full decade later, I’ve already read and watched more than my fair share of horror stories and horror movies. And every time I do so I would get scared and vow to never read or watch it again, yet at the same time the very next day you will find me reading more. Up until a year ago I lived and breathed horror. I decided to take a break in efforts to prevent my ‘fight or flight’ reflex from popping up every few seconds since the horror movies were making me paranoid. It was safe to say that I didn’t have my thoughts on horror for a while now and I didn’t need to worry about being scared needlessly.

…..Or was it? I caught myself reminiscing about my childhood horror stories and decided to look up what Bloody Mary was really about (I was also in my washroom to brush my teeth). I turned to trusty and reliable Wikipedia to inform me, and right when I reached the part about apparitions screaming, strangling and stealing souls the lights above my washroom mirror gave out. My door was closed and I was in complete darkness for a bit before I realized what just happened and my brain pressed the panic button. I fumbled around in the dark for the switch to my second set of lights while I my brain imagined up all the horrible scenarios that could happen involving ‘Bloody Mary’ and I swore I felt someone breathe down my neck. I found the switch before my imagination was able to make me go completely insane, but it still took me a while to realize that I wasn’t going to be viciously attacked by an imaginary ghost.

Oh well, the light bulbs are all changed now and I’m going to be staying away from anything horror related for a while now. On a much happier note, today I finally got my Blue Yeti Microphone. I’m really excited to use it~ It’s been over a year since I’ve been planning on getting it after all….I bet you guys can guess what my surprise will be this weekend now 😉

Preparing the mic,

Jellyfish~

Bugs in my basement?!

Published April 24, 2013 by proxycore

Hello my lovely mer-folk and land-walkers!

Sorry I haven’t posted for a while. Now, where did we leave off….

Immediately after my lovely Spring break vacation in London and Paris, I fell extremely ill. It took me a couple weeks to be able to get over the combination of things I had, so that meant not seeing anyone other than my family and no socializing. So what did I do? Go on the internet all day of course! I basically sat in my basement all day browsing different sites and reading up on different things. But my readings were interrupted one time by a giant black moving dot that I saw out of the corner of my eye. It crawled up towards me and just suddenly stopped in the middle of its tracks like it died while walking towards me or something. It looked like a giant furry hard shelled beetle shaped thing that was the size of my nail. Of course I freaked out and was going to get a piece of paper to throw it outside with, but when I came back……it was GONE!

Oh, but no worries, of course 2 other ones would come out in the middle of nowhere just walking all over my carpet like it owns the place. They weren’t furry this time so I managed to get a better look at what they were (the ‘furriness’ from the first one was probably because it walked through dust). They looked like some sort of roly-poly, or sow bug. I managed to put them all outside but I forgot to take a picture of them first. )=

Oh well, I continued to browse the internet. And if you know me, you’d know that I tend to get emotionally attached to the most bizarre ideas at times. After trying to identify the bug in my basement, I came across the idea of having pet insects. One thing led to another and I came across the website ‘bugsincyberspace.com’ where I became emotionally latched to the idea of having a pet millipede.

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Isn’t it cute? No? Only me?…..yea I have strange taste…..

But wait! Something very interesting was about to happen. I looked at the other invertebrates offered and lo and behold, I saw a familiar face in the isopod section.

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Oniscus asellus, also known as the common woodlouse. I can’t be certain because I didn’t get a picture of the ones in my basement and I also didn’t have a specimen handy to compare. But this looked strikingly like what I had in my basement, but they aren’t native where I am. This gives me two possibilities, either the previous owner of my house had owned these as pets and they escaped somehow or the more likely idea that I am wrong. Oh well, maybe if I’m right I can capture these little creatures and set up a shop for myself! Creepy insects + internet shop + oddball isopod collectors = profit????

In any case, I will be on the lookout for another one if I see them and I will try to capture it for identification. And the most likely case will probably be me calling the exterminator on them if there ends up being too many.They’re rather docile creatures though so I’m not too worried.

Oh, and unfortunately millipedes are illegal for some reason in Canada so my obsession was short lived. Perhaps a Mexican Red Knee Tarantula would do instead….

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Pretty, aren’t they? As long as you are ok with spiders I suppose~ Who needs a conventional pet when you can have a tarantula!

Oh well, we’ll see if I actually end up getting one.

I feel like this post is quite a bit less formal than the others I’ve posted before, and I apologize for that. If you like it better this way let me know though~

Until then! Jellyfish out~