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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2014-05-21 01:44:15
Godzilla: A Love Story
I'm starting to understand Obi-Wan Kenobi: "Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our point of view". As I get older, I see with increasing clarity that our personal realities are governed by the limitations of perspective. Today's comic is entirely compatible with the events of the new Godzilla flick, albeit from a radically different viewpoint.
I liked the movie quite a bit. It exhibited a shocking amount of restraint for a summer blockbuster. It teased, fostered anticipation, and embraced tension over cheap fan service. In short, it was an anti-Michael Bay flick. Then Ken Watanabe ushers in the badassery by uttering, "LET THEM FIGHT." I'll just mention that the action coerced me into hollering DO IT at the screen, and later elicited a stereophonic WOOOAHAAAARRRRRRWOOOOOOO from me and my nine-year-old.
The best element was that the star (who doesn't even fully grace the screen well into the final act) was definitely our boy Godzilla that we grew up with. He's cranky, easily pissed off, but with something of a soft spot for us mammalian ants that have infested his world. He's here to safeguard the earth from rancorous kaiju, and to flip the bird to any who would dare doubt his title of King of All Monsters. He probably cares far more about the latter, so it's a good thing for us that it amounts to the same thing.
Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2014-05-21 02:17:46
"Mistakes Were Made"
Sometime back, we did a comic strip about the dangers of miniature gaming. One of the terrific people I've met through playing X-Wing lived this comic:
That's not even remotely the entirety of his collection. So I ask him, "Why so many TIE Fighters?" (8 is the maximum you can deploy in a standard game.) He responds, "48 is the standard complement for an Imperial Star Destroyer." John, you give me peace of mind, knowing that I am relatively sane!