Tuesday, June 07, 2005

I'm Sick (And Tired) Of . . .

Here's where I bitch for a bit. Enjoy.

I'm sick of Fanboy Rampage. No, actually, I'm sick of the Fanboy Rampage Regulars. Graeme always links to some interesting things, but whenever I make the dumb mistake of clicking on the "comments" section I get the same damn people expressing the same damn grudges over and over. I'm sure they're all great folks and all, but I'm sick of wading through 40 "I Hate Creator _______" comments just to MAYBE get one comment from Doane, Cunard, or abhay. Also there are a lot of folks there that aren't as funny as they believe themselves to be.

I'm sick of the obsession with superhero movies. As a fan of comics and a fan of cinema, I prefer when they're two different things. Sure, we had a decent run of fun ones, but the fewer movies that are based on other things the better, if you ask me. And the hissy fit that every comic movie will inevitably inspire is just not worth it.

I'm sick of the endless Bill Jemas bashing. Sure, he may have been a dickhole, but look at it this way. Marvel under Jemas = awesome, putting out great stuff from top talent and not giving a shit. Marvel sans Jemas = crap for movies. I'm so damn sorry that he hurt your feelings, people. We'll all get together and have a good cry about it one day. But when he was around there were always four or five great Marvel books. Now there's . . .uh, Runaways? Captain America? That's it.

I'm sick of the damn humidity.

I'm sick of people using some sort of false populism as a way of showing now "mean old elitists" are no fun. Little snarky comments about how the "cool crowd" likes/hates something designed to emotionally manipulate tender nerds into thinking, "Yeah, I hate cool people, they always picked on me! Therefore, I had Dan Clowes!" Grow the hell up. Most time, these so-called "elitists" are just people that demand more out of comics (or life) than the pseudo-populists are comfortable with having.

I'm sick of writing this post so I believe I will end it right . . .

Wait for it . . .


7 Love Letters:

Blogger Lex said...

I was glad you got sick of writing that post because I had started to get sick of reading it.

And I'm sick of people starting new blogs that I don't find out about until three months later. Thanks guys.

9:24 PM

Blogger Christopher Burton said...

Oh, boo hoo!

Having said that, I agree about the super-hero movies thing. I don't get the enthusiasm for those things. All told, they suck eggs. There have only been two ever that I really liked. The Spider-Man ones. Those were great. The X-Men? Pretty good, but not great. Hellboy. Pleasant, but not great. Superman II was all right, but I hated the rest of them. Batman. Eh. If they'd never been made, that would've been all right with me.

Daredevil and Hulk. I didn't see them because they looked like shit and I heard they were shit. Fantastic Four? It's gonna be shit. Batman Begins may be good. But chances are greater that it'll be shit.

9:36 PM

Blogger Christopher Burton said...

I hope that didn't sound like a hissy fit because really. I don't care aboout it that much.

9:39 PM

Blogger Joe Rice said...

You hope . . .in vain!

No, just kidding, you're right.

9:41 PM

Blogger Ed Cunard said...

"I had Dan Clowes" is the funniest typo ever.

9:10 AM

Blogger Paul said...

I know what you mean, Joe. I had to scroll through FOUR comments just to get to Cunard at this place.


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