August 20, 2007

Villains (II)

You know what villains I hate?  Villains who lose because of utter incompetence.  Not just supreme villain arrogance (which is very old in and of itself).  But simple, outright, full-on, incompetence.

The most glaring example is from the anime Noir.  Now I never watched the whole series and after this particular scene I don't think I want to.  The main characters in the series are a pair of assassins.  One gets captured and she is in the middle of something in the realm of three dozen bad guys as they take her down the path off of the mountain.  The second waits for them at the base of the mountain.  All of the bad guys simply open up with their guns and none of them can hit her even though she is standing in the middle of the path with no cover!  None of them.  Even worse, instead of simply putting a bullet into the one in their midst, they ignore her and let her get a weapon to join in the killing of them.

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Yeah...that scene totally turned me off of that show.

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August 18, 2007

Quote

"This is not a drill.  This is the Apocalypse."

-Dogma

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August 12, 2007

Villains

The other day, I read a blog post from a friend of mine about villains and how they don't seem to be really evil anymore.  To an extent, I agree with him, but I honestly don't know if it is necassary.  To try and figure out what I like in a villain I decided to examine three of my favorites (ended up being four) to try and figure it out.  I wasn't too successful because I had a hard time defining exactly what about each villain I liked.  more...

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August 07, 2007

Slytherin House

I finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows yesterday afternoon.  And I was going to write a post last night, but got sidetracked when I got involved with a conversation over IM with a friend who had also read the series.  During that he mentioned that he didn't like the epilogue.  I agreed with him, but there was one thing I did like about the epilogue. 

(Spoilers follow)

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