I was born on October 31st 1985 A.D.
I'm a Caucasian male who lives in Racine Wisconsin.
I'm a Christian, I take the Bible literally, I'm a 6 Day Young Earth Creationist. I don't Identify myself with any Denomination, the Churches I sometimes go to are Independent Baptist, but I'm a Member of none, I was raised Catholic but I'm not anymore. I believe Salvation is by Faith Alone, and I don't believe you can lose your Salvation. I'm definitely not a Calvinist or an Arminian.
I do not believe Homosexuality is a Sin, I've studied all the Bible verses cited as claiming that, and their only condemning certain Pagan practices. Even Pre-Marital sex all together I do not believe is as condemned as people assume.
My Political views are also complicated to explain, I voted for Ron Paul and Chuck Baldwin in 2008. I'm liberation on about 95% of Issues, I despise both major Parties, I consider both the Libertarian and Constitution parties, but their flawed too.
I love reading books, including Comic Books. I like Video Games but mostly Nintendo. I consider The Dark Knight the greatest movie ever made.
I desire to be a writer. I have many kinds stories I want to write. From Young Adult Romance, to stories inspired by French Pulp Fiction and Comic Books and Anime, to Historical Epics, to Steam Punk SciFi/Fantasy. And plenty that merge some or all of those.
My beliefs have an effect on my writing. But I try very hard not come off a preachy, and I do want people who disagree with me to still find the stories entertaining and the characters likeable (or Love to Hate-able for the Villains).
I know, rule number 1 of melodramatic serialized mystery shows is that whoever looks obviously guilty to the shows amateur detective will most certainly be exonerated. And for Pretty Little Liar's magnificent Sherlock Holmes in trainer Spencer Hastings that is taken Up to Eleven.
But this Ezra situation really does feel different to me from Toby and Paige and so on. Toby did only grunt work, but Ezra has been way to over the top. In a sense though, whatever way it turns out, now feels like the perfect timing for Ezra to finally be a suspect in more then just Fan Speculation.
For 3 and a half seasons the greatest annoyance of fans has been how Aria’s story-lines seem to detached from the actual mystery. How -A targets her the least, and she’s always safely doing mundane things with Ezra while her 3 friends endure “Follow Me End Up Like Me” torture.
But when you go back to the Pilot, the “Present” story begins with Aria, besides the Sleepover flashback we only see Aria prior to first rendition of the opening themes, and what’s it led into with but her and Ezra meeting adorably contrived Meet-Cute. And she did receive the very first -A text.
The first Act of the Pilot combined with the Title Screen kind of sets things up as if Aria is the The Star of the show and the other 2 are her Willow, Xander and Giles. Logic says that’s only cause Lucy was the most famous actress of the three, she’s the only one they expected to have a built in fan-base (Special Agent Timothy McGee’s Sexy Leggy Nerdy sister and Benson’s adorably opposite Cheerleader characters be damned) so she’s the one who’s fans they needed to get hooked.
But so long after everything played just the opposite, making us wonder why ABC would bother giving the biggest star the least eventful role. In a way whether we admired it or not we kind of did like Aria’s awkward shenanigans, kind of enjoyed getting a reprieve from all the murderous ephebophile drama with Aria’s Quasi normal teen drama.
The After Ellen recap of 4.12 says the scene with the Leger de main Magic box in Ravenswood. was like the premise of the whole show “Watching nothing happen to Aria while something horrible happens to Emily”. But what a perfect time for such a metaphor, because it’s that very same episode that ends with the ezrA reveal.
So why in the Noir episode little filler play is such a major theme being how none of them have the guts to tell Aria what each of them has had to be told already?
Because as the time finally approaches for Aria to truly suffer the way the others have suffered endlessly, you start to fear that maybe, just maybe, she’s the one who can’t handle it? And then you Hope that her proving she can will be the most awesome thing this awesome show as awesomely done yet.
And then Lucy will have finally earned the fact that she probably got paid more then anyone else for season 1.
I’m really Sick of the Pseudo Feminist attitude that “Skinny” women should be banned from being Role Models because of how they might effect the self image of little girls.
Girls who are basing their self image on looking like celebrities have deeper problems, problems the Parents should deal with, not expect society to fix by trying to control what kinds of Women get put in movies and TV shows.
And I felt this way long before Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman, but it’s now getting worse in response to that.
Like that Commercial where that Spanish actress says “Never draw women with straight lines”, their so paranoid at messages heavy girl get, but they don’t think that would hurt the feelings of a naturally skinny girl? Or do they deludedly believe there are no naturally skinny women? That all slim women must be starving themselves and inducing vomiting every day?
Or those Facebook/Tumblr memes like “real men like thick women, only dogs like bones” I saw a good response to that once “real men like whatever they want, real women don’t compare men to dogs or other women to bones”.
Or that picture with a bunch of professional Photos of old Hollywood actress on top and unflattering candid pics of modern ones on the bottom saying (in so many words) “look how hideous these skinny women are compared to classic curvy women”.
Whether one likes Gal as an Actress or not, or think she looks like their vision of Diana or not, it’s unfair and offensive to call her “Anorexic” or “Bulemic”. The people who don’t think she’s likely to gain much wait before filming have pointed out she is the perfectly normal and naturally weight for the way her body is built. She was a Fitness Trainer for the Israeli defense forces, so she’s certainly not unhealthy.
I personally am not attached to how absurdly gigantic Diana (As well as Clark and Bruce often) have been Drawn since the 80s. Gal is taller then average, that’s enough for me. And I trust Snyder and Goyer’s casting Judgment, they cast everyone brilliantly in MOS, TDK, TDKR, and Watchmen, male and female. In Begins only Holmes was a misstep.
Wonder Woman should empower all Women, not just the ones the Left considers the most Politically Correct body type.
I hate when Comic artists overdue the muscles in the male Heroes, even Batman as big as he gets in DKR annoys me, but at least he’s a normal Human.
It’s actually no scientifically possible for Superman or Wonder Woman to be muscular. The whole process by whihc normal humans build Muscles would be impossible in a superpower physiology like that of Clark of Diana.
But at least with Superman it’s done because that’s considered normal for a Man. With Wonder Woman it’s the opposite, culture conditions us to think a Woman must be far more “masculine” then normal for a Woman to be a credible Hero.
Diana was not always drawn as being Muscular, she was always tall, and this actress is tall. But originally she looks like a fairly normal Woman. The over Muscularizaiton began in the 80s mostly.
And I’m also tired of this Pop Culture etymology of the word Amazon itself implying size. The origin of the word probably comes from what the Berbers call themselves “Amazigh” since if the Myrina legend is to be believed the Amazons were originally Libyians. Latter the Greeks invented their myth of it meaning “one breast” to try and make them seem inherently weird. The ideas of Amazons ebing Giantesses comes way way latter, so I cringe when I see it used that way in Oliver Stone’s Alexander.
And it annoys me in general how it’s considered acceptable now to denigrate “skinny” woman for the take of making larger ones feel more empowered. All that’s gonna do is create a cycle of hatred and unhealthy behavior.
Hollywood is not trying to force anything on anyone, they put out what they perceive will sell. The people trying to force something on anyone on the idiots calling a Woman bad role model for little girls because they don’t think she’s “Curvy” enough. I’ve already seen that kind of attitude directed at this actress.
Gal Gadot is NOT Anorexic, she was a fitness trainer for the Israeli Defense Forces, so there is no way you’ll convince me she has an unhealthy physic. And she’ll probably go thorough some fitness training for the role like Cavil and Bale. Not everyone who does well in beauty pageants is a twig.
Neither Snyder miscast anyone in a Comic Book movie yet. so I trust his Judgment just like I did Nolan with Ledger, and Marvel Studios with Scarlet Johanson.
I care ultimately about acting more then looks, and if Snyder cast her I trust she gave a good audition. I care about looks enough that I would dislike if they’d cast either someone Aryan looking or an African-American, and I would be bothered if she’d been shorter then 5’8. But Gal is just the right type of Exotic, and she’s 5’9.
I believe women of all body types deserve to be empowered. Not just what one group of people consider to be the ideal.