On Writing, Thor and the Avengers, and School...

Has the abundance of 'smartphones', which are really only pocket computers these days, caused everyone to forget how much fun it is to actually write to other people? Granted, I don't write many letters myself, but that's mainly because I can now reach, and actually see, the guys I used to write to with a click of the button by the use of that handy videoconferencing app, Skype.:D Nevertheless, whether you have Skype or not, writing letters is still worth your time, simply because it's fun to get something in the post besides bills or scrap paper demanding that you buy overpriced electronics... Surely that's how everyone else feels about it to.

The last part of my draft- style JT's Tales story is finally coming together. I may have mentioned that this has been a WIP for two and a half years, so I'm very happy that I can see the end clearly. It's far from readable, though. Desperately needs a few more chapters on 'Big K' early on... I struggle to explain the plot, so it's no surprise if it makes no sense to you.

I watched Thor weeks ago, so I can't explain why I'm mentioning it again now, except that I feel like mentioning it now. In retrospect, I probably would have enjoyed it a lot more than I did. The only snag is that it is what it is, which is a brightly colored comic book acted out. Also, my view of Thor himself was tilted as soon as he spoke. Not being prepared for the guy's deep voice, I assumed he was trying too hard to sound archaic and hulky, which lowered my appreciation of the story considerably. I know that sounds ridiculous, but it's true.

On the same track, soon after I heard about the strong reviews all the Marvel films were getting, and found out that The Avengers was in production, I abruptly found myself counting the days just as eagerly as any Marvel fan probably is. I keep Batman on an equal level with Marvel, though. Honestly, as good as it sounds, I'm beginning to think it possible :D that The Avengers may not turn out great after all. The screen time demands of seven different heroes may drag down their side of the story so that Loki, his alien army, and whoever else is involved emerge as the most memorable elements short of streets full of exploding cars. Nevertheless, the prospect of exploding cars on the big screen seems oddly fun. I'm counting on anyone but Iron Man to save the day. Captain America and Thor will probably finish the job together. Maybe because they are the outsiders who don't belong in the time and space they're inhabiting.

Next Monday I start my last two semesters (possibly) of high school. My load's a lot lighter than it ever was before. Mainly 'cause I don't have to think about Government. (good riddance :D fewer essays). I don't know what I'll do when I get out. The first step is to be a shelf stocker or some such job. Maybe I'm supposed to be a writer... I hope.

I am a sporadic blogger. I can live with that, and I'm sure everyone else can too... :D


  1. Letter writing is definitely a lost art. I used to write letters all the time, and I was always so pleased to receive them. I still am pleased, but my contacts take so long to write back anyway, and prefer email, so letter writing has had to go out the window I'm afraid!

  2. I agree that The Avengers might not turn out as good I would have hoped but the Marvel hasn't had any real misses since X-Men: Origin Wolerine, which wasn't that bad, so I think it will be good. I highly recommend watching Iron Man,which many say is better than Thor, and Captain America, which is my favorite. Have seen any Marvel movies other than Thor?


  3. @James:I'm onto that. I'm gonna try to see Captain America and the Iron Man movies by mid-April. No I haven't and I wouldn't. The Avengers are enough for me.

  4. I watched and reviewed Braveheart like you requested. Here is the link if you are interested.