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I saw the Green Hornet with my mom tonight. Rented it out of the Red Box thingy in the local Albertson's. I have to say we were both very disappointed in it. It really was one of those movies where all the good stuff was shown in the trailer.

I think the biggest problem I had with it, was that this was supposed to be a serious superhero movie - as it wasn't a parody - and the superhero was an idiot. I'm sorry, but I don't want my superheroes to be bumbling morons. The Green Hornet was a bumbling moron.

I'm sorry, but I want my heroes to be kickass. I don't want just the sidekicks to be kickass.

They kept the Green Hornet pretty much an idiotic slob through out the movie who didn't know how to do anything. This was boring and annoying. He only gets "cool" in the climatic battle and then he screws it up by fumbling. He spent most of the movie screaming in terror.

How is this a hero?!

He is not.

He's a fat bumbling moron pretending to be a hero. This may not be such a problem except for the fact that his sidekick, Kato is so much more badass than he is doing all the impossible flips and kicks and stunts. Meanwhile Britt is busy cowering and screaming. Only when the bad guys are down does he kick them.

I wouldn't mind if Britt started off as an idiot and got better before the climax of the movie. But he doesn't. He just sucks.

I'm seeing X-Men tomorrow, hopefully that'll be better.

OH! Teleport is now up. Who wants to try it with me!?


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kippurbird: (Abandon hope)
FYI: This was written by a friend who wished for it to be posted, but also wished to remain in secret. I did not write it.


I Am Number Four was adapted from a book written specifically to make lots of
money, and it shows. A lot.

Derivative, clichéd and shallow, it doesn’t have a single interesting idea in its head.
That isn’t to say it’s horrible; it isn’t. It’s just mediocre. There a couple of likeable
characters and at least one amusing moment, and I’ll be sure to get into those in a
moment.


Yet more )


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kippurbird: (River Bible)
That was a really good take on the rumours doing the rounds in the empire.
Although, the rumour about Sloan just can't be true because nobody knew of it.
Well, maybe, you could say, somebody met with Sloan and he said to them.

Thank you.

In regards to the rumor about Sloan. I'm more than certain that he would have come across *someone* in his enforced trek to the land of the elves. Even entire villages of people. It's impossible for him not to. And I'm sure he'd be more than happy to tell them exactly what happened to him. It's just a more logical thing to do. Or even angrily emotional thing to do.



And surely you didn't write it as a means to degrade the justice on the part
of Eragon, I hope. If you did then you are grossly mistaken because war makes
people do terrible things and Eragon always tries to do minimal damage.
Although my vision of minimal damage maybe different from what you see as
minimal. But wake up to the fact, without killing, you can't win a war.


I had two reasons for writing this. One is to do a take on the rumors floating around the Empire. The second was to do a different take on the Justice handed down by Eragon. For example he had no reason to kill that patrol. He could have easily made himself invisible. He did that before with another patrol with even less notice. If he was interested in doing minimal damage he wouldn't have killed them. He wouldn't have even bothered them. I'm not saying he shouldn't kill people just that if he has to do it, he shouldn't do it in such a horrific manner. Also, he shouldn't have been dumb enough to be going about the country side without a weapon this entire time.



Another thing: Glabatorix reasoned that he had changed from the merciless ways
of his youth and he only wanted peace and that it was the Varden who made the
latest wars... Its true to an extent, because the Varden were the ones
responsible for the war across the land. But you have to see the reason for
the wars. It was not just Galbatorix's past deeds... He used the urgals to do
a horrible thing...wipe out the Dwarves and the Varden while consequently
weakening the Urgals. He chased Eragon just for no other reason than to make
him his name slave. He tortured Arya just to know how to get into
Ellesmera(thus killing the remaining Elves) and to know where she sent the
egg. He kept foul people around him like shades, Ra'zac that are inherently
evil. His magicians never thought before trying to create the shade, Varaug.
He killed Oromis just because he refused to be his 'first and foremost slave'.
GALBATORIX IS AN OPPRESSOR, AN ABOMINATION THAT HAS TO BE REMOVED.

I see the reasons for the war and quite frankly they were entirely contrived in my opinion. Obviously not yours, but that's okay. :D It seems like the Urgals would have done the same thing to the dwarves whether or not they were under Galby's orders. We have no proof that the Ra'zac are inherently evil. They eat people. So do dragons. We've only seen two (or four) of them. We don't know what the rest of the race is like and will never know because, you know, they're all dead. After all, everyone thought that the urgals were pure evil but now they're proud warrior race guys.

The Shade tortured Arya.

Galbatorix's oppression seems to be pretty uneven. His people have lived in peace for 100 years and yet he randomly is attacking things. In fact everything just happens to get worse when Eragon shows up despite the Varden having been at his heels. Really, I think if he wanted to wipe out the Varden he could have done so ages ago. Admittedly the idea that well now they have Eragon could lend some weight to the matter but he still should have gone out and gotten Eragon himself than send the Ra'zac etc to get him.

The entire bit about Oromis being Galbatorix's slave was just stupid and silly. That's all I'm going to say on that. He killed Oromis because Oromis was an idiot for putting all his power in a sword that could - and did - fall from his hand.




Lemme give you an example from Brisingr:

“Why are we fighting these men, Arya?”

“Because they stand between us and Galbatorix.”

“Then we should find a way to strike at Galbatorix directly.”

“None exist. We cannot march to Urû’baen until we defeat his forces. And
we cannot enter his castle until we disarm almost a century’s worth of
traps, magical and otherwise.”

Then maybe they should have someone trying to disarm the century's worth of traps or you know, try something different. I mean there's tons of stories of the hero sneaking into the Evil Dude's lair etc. How do they know that there's no way to strike against Galby directly. Have they tried everything? Or just sit around and go, "No that won't work" without trying it.


And don't you remember the deep rooted dislike among the people in Carvahall
on the empire because of the heavy tax or did you forget the slave trade that
flourishes in Dras Leona.

OH GOD TAXES.

And salve trade isn't necessarily evil. Nor is it all over the Empire.


REMEMBER LIFE ISN'T AS EASY AS IT SEEMS. IT IS FRAUGHT WITH SUCH MORAL
QUANDARIES. IT IS YOUR MIND THAT HAS TO BE 'GOOD' EVEN WHEN YOU ARE FORCED TO
DO INJUSTICE TO END THE MOTHER OF AL INJUSTICES.

AND JUST HAVING YOUR LIFE ISN'T IMPORTANT... LIVING A REALLY PEACEFUL AND
CONTENTED LIFE IS. HAVEN'T YOU HEARD OF THE ATROCITIES DONE BY PEOPLE FIGHTING
TO GAIN THEIR INDEPENDENCE FROM IMPERIAL POWERS?

I've yet to see Eragon deal deeply with any moral quandries. He accepts what's told to him. It would have been more interesting if Galby got to him first and then he had to decide to join the Varden or stay with the Empire.



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kippurbird: (Chibi Greywolf)
Got a review on my Twilight story Seduction. Person said it wasn't at all inspiring. And I'm all... whut? It's not supposed to be. XD. Checked the guy's profile and they said they were against Sues but their favorite stories were Twilight and the Inheritance cycle. Irony!
kippurbird: (Not afraid of the night)
This post is in response to the comments given here. To my readers and the commenter let me make clear, in no uncertain terms: I am NOT mocking the comments. This was a fair and decent review where the commenter was trying to give me critical advice in regards to the story I posted up. However, the way my mind works, is that I find it easier to post up the comments in a large format and go through them one by one answering and rebutting the points made. As I feel it's only fair.

Thank you.

Kips.


The comments )
kippurbird: (Huh?)
I got a review for one of my stories on the Pit. It says, "Trouble ahead".

What sort of review is that? I don't get it. What's it supposed to mean?

Trouble ahead.

For who? Me? The story?

Is it a good review, a bad review?

It's a confusing review, that's what it is.

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