This is from a conversation I had after seeing Thor 2 last night. Didn’t hate it, but wasn’t so big on it, and was particularly underwhelmed with a lot of the writing, but this lil’ bit of our conversation pertains to a favorite subject of mine: shitty villain treatment. Christopher Eccleston’s presence devolved to him glaring and saying the occasional “rarrgh”. Not cool, man.
3:08:20 AM Vasquez Jhonen: I would never hire Christopher Eccleston just to cake him in goo and have him not say ANYTHING cool.
3:08:24 AM Vasquez Jhonen: That’s bullshit writing.
3:08:29 AM Vasquez Jhonen: You give people things to actually DO.
3:08:31 AM Vasquez Jhonen: ACT!
3:09:20 AM Vasquez Jhonen: He said more memorable stuff in two minutes of doctor who than the entirety of that movie.
3:09:25 AM Vasquez Jhonen: and it’s not just because he’s not the focus.
3:09:28 AM Vasquez Jhonen: He’s your villain!
3:09:34 AM Vasquez Jhonen: He’s why the movie is happening at all!
3:09:45 AM Vasquez Jhonen: Yes he wants revenge, but I’m not cool with that being enough!
3:09:47 AM Vasquez Jhonen: RARARRARARAGH!
3:09:54 AM Vasquez Jhonen: I’m okay now.
3:10:51 AM Tyler Hutchison: I was ok with him just being a big bad
3:11:22 AM Vasquez Jhonen: he’s too cool to just be okay.
3:11:46 AM Vasquez Jhonen: play off more than just bad. Play off tragedy!
3:11:55 AM Vasquez Jhonen: Everywhere he looks is a place that used to be his!
3:12:24 AM Vasquez Jhonen: Have him look at a toilet and say “That was where my throne was…”
3:12:40 AM Vasquez Jhonen: tears in his eyes…and then a janitor shoves him aside and poops in it.
3:12:50 AM Vasquez Jhonen: while dramatic music blares.
3:13:34 AM Vasquez Jhonen: maybe he yells over the music at the janitor and says “WHERE YOU ARE POOPING IS WHERE MY THRONE USED TO-“
3:13:39 AM Tyler Hutchison: :(
3:13:44 AM Vasquez Jhonen: and the janitor just farts so loud that it just shuts EVERYTHING up.
3:13:57 AM Vasquez Jhonen: And it just holds on Malekith’s stunned face for like a minute, a full, silent minute.
3:14:15 AM Tyler Hutchison: and then he gags a little
3:14:19 AM Vasquez Jhonen: yeah!
3:14:20 AM Tyler Hutchison: and runs out of the room
3:14:24 AM Vasquez Jhonen: It just cuts right as he’s gagging.
3:14:27 AM Vasquez Jhonen: oh man..
3:14:38 AM Vasquez Jhonen: see. that enough is like WELL YEAH, of course he’d want revenge.
You know how when they show the world from Predator’s point of view, it’s those various bands of the spectrum, usually the heat vision and so on, well this drawing @cunch did of herself and the best dog ever to exist is how I see her from my point of view. Yeah, I see things in cartoon vision.
Anyhow, I just thought her drawing was pretty fantastic and now YOU DO TO. YOU HAVE NO CHOICE!
Did a dumb new lil’ self portrait durdle. Poonch.
Guy comes up, asks “Will you draw jimmy urine standing next to Johnny?” Because I don’t charge for signings or drawings, I feel I’m in my right to not have to take directions, so that guy got a pig standing next to a bee.
Theeeere…now that’s not so hard, is it, Lil’ Fuckup?
Actual head pigeon beanies. These are better than any official ZIM thing I’ve seen!
The English language needs a word for that feeling you get when you badly need help, but there is no one who you can call because you’re not popular enough to have friends, not rich enough to have employees, and not powerful enough to have lackeys. It’s a very distinct cocktail of impotence, loneliness and a sudden stark assessment of your non-worth to society.
Enturdment? — David Wong- This Book is Full of Spiders
MAH FACE! MAHH FAAAACE!