It’s been about a week since I finished watching all of Smallville. I’m going on memory here, and I have a terrible memory, but I’ll try my best. Anyways, a while back I downloaded all of the show and pretty much as soon as I began watching it I was addicted. I think it was the combination of the sexy cast and the coolness of Superman that drew me in. I spend maybe two weeks watching the whole show and I was so impressed with it that I’m writing this post.
-My face watching every single episode.
It wasn’t without its ups and downs but overall I really loved the show. I’ll admit I genuinely got teary eyed at some parts because every big moment is really built up to and just generally well written and acted. Sometimes it suffered from blatantly copying films like SAW and The Matrix, or from some ridiculously far-fetched story lines, but that’s really just nitpicking.
For those you who haven’t seen or heard of the show, I’ll run over it a little. Basically it’s Clark Kent when he’s a teenager/young adult. The story follows him from being a clumsy high school student to inconspicuous reporter at the Daily Planet. It also shows how he came to meet Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, and how the latter turns from best-friend status to arch-nemesis. Of course he does meet his fair share of allies too, like Green Arrow and The Flash. It’s really awesome to see people Clark has helped and saved make a return appearance in the next season or two changed for the better because of Clark’s good influence. Along with Clark’s social life, it also follows his own struggles with being a Kryptonian, his trials as a “Superman” and all the weird that that comes with. And all the sexiness too.
-Just fucking look at him. My god.
So yeah, it’s basically Superman: The Early Years. The whole reason I wanted to write this was because of the finale, so I’ll go into that now. The season 10 finale was the climax of an accumulation of 10 years worth of storytelling and mythology and, like how I felt with the L O S T finale, while it wasn’t absolutely perfect, it managed to tie up all the loose ends.
I’ll get my gripes over with before I praise it. Firstly, the episodes in season 10 kind of felt unconnected and because of that, it didn’t really feel like the finale was built up very well. The build up to Darkseid was about as tense as an episode of Antiques Roadshow and even when he did appear, not that much happened. Which brings me to another criticism. Like Doomsday previously, the action was over far too prematurely. If they’d have fleshed out the action scenes a little you bet it’d be a much more satisfying finale. Also, even though it was a double episode, I couldn’t help but feel it felt a little rushed and a little too short. For a finale to decade old show I don’t think it did the show that much justice. Finally, even though it was a little too much to ask, I felt kind of sad that some of the characters didn’t even make an appearance, especially at Clark and Lois’ wedding. Where was Pete, or Lana, or Martian Manhunter, or Emile? Their absence was quite a shame.
-No Pete at Clark’s wedding.
So I guess I’m done nitpicking. With that, the finale was fucking fantastic! There wasn’t an unmelted heart or a dry eye. After watching Clark slowly but surely become a man throughout the show and actually see him on his wedding day, proud parents n’ all… It was awesome. He finally made peace with Jor El too, which was icing on the cake. The episode really emphasized how far Clark has come along. Especially when he saved the entire planet from impending meteor-related doom.
-Clark Kent: reporter and part-time Earth Savior
They really went all out with the episode (well, other than the picked-nits above) and it shows, especially when Clark finally learns how to fly. It’s like the audience is a dog, right? And Smallville has been waggling a big juicy steak over our heads for like 3 years, and then finally BAM! I think I speak for all of us when I say that we are one happy dog now.
-I’ve been itching for an excuse to use this picture. GO ANALOGIES GO!
So yeah, even if there was room to improve, it was pretty damn good anyways. The defining moment of not just the finale, or even the season, but maybe even the show, was, for me, the ending. The day is saved, the conflict is resolved, and Clark is chilling with Lois at the Daily Planet. Suddenly there’s a bomb threat reported. With that, Clark is off to the roof, where he rips away his reporter disguise revealing the iconic Superman shield. It cannot be described as anything other than “fucking awesome” or a variant of that description, seriously. It’s what everyone had been waiting for for all this time. Tom Welling a fucking Superman suit, man! This kind of left a Superman-flavored taste in my mouth and I wish there was another season covering Superman’s beginnings. That would’ve been sweet.
-Seriously, where is my non-suck Superman videogame?
Somebody literally just said “I wonder what if feels like to be truely happy” on facebook. Wow.
Like a well made boomerang, I have gone and then came back. There’s quite a lot to catch up with and I’ve got lots to share. Sorry I haven’t written in so long. I’ve missed it. So let’s catch up.
-How I feel at the moment
I really do not know where to start so I’ll begin with this: I have no hair. Well, not very much hair. It got all cut off and stuff. I fancied a change and kinda wondered how I’d look with short hair again. It looked a little silly at first but now it’s had a chance to grow a little I think it looks okay. No pictures yet unforts.
Secondly, I’d like to briefly mention that I’ve started to write another story. As I mentioned in some earlier posts, I’ve been watching a lot of Smallville. That kind of got me thinking about the whole Superhero thing so I got started writing my own. It sounds silly when you say it like that but I think it has a lot of potential. Watch the fuck out Marvel and DC…
On to the vidya then. I’m up to Jabu Jabu’s Belly in my current playthrough of Ocarina of Time. I ran out of bombs and shit so I got stuck and turned off my Wii, but hopefully next time I give it a go I’ll manage to beat the game and finally tick that one off of my list. Other than Ocarina, I’ve been playing a little Reach and some Minecraft. I made some seriously cool shit in Minecraft, including a floating base with lava waterfalls. Lava waterfalls man.
-Sometimes cows fall underneath…
Moving swiftly on, I found this awesome saying. You know how like people say “Weed before beer and you’re in the clear”? Well I saw someone say “Weed before drink and you won’t need a sink”! I think that’s just class. But do you know what beats that? This:
Other than a few pictures which will be following this post, there’s not much else left to cover. Oh, just remembered, I got banned from the whole of 4chan for posting a post about videogames in a thread in /v/. Truly I have never been more dumbfounded and amused. I think the mods are worse than the actual board. Anyways, again, it’s nice to be back and I’ve got plenty more to write in the next few weeks, so stay finely tuned in. All my love.
-Now what the fuck am I meant to spend 2/3 of my day on?
The creepiest thing in the history of ever:
If you freak out easily, DO NOT LOOK.
Man I just got some new headphones and then got high and listened to some Animal Collective and the difference between my speakers and my headphones are amazing. It’s literally like my ears are having orgasms.
So I just realized that pretty much everyone is 18 now and half of us can drive now. It’s fucking scary. It seems like yesterday we were all kids in school. Now we’re legally adults. Is it me or is that absolutely fucking horrifying?
You know what would be awesome? A motherfucking Superman game that didn’t suck. The Superman franchise has so much potential but all attempts at videogames have been complete failures. The infamous Superman 64 (or Superman: The New Adventures for any would-be pedants) being the prime example. That game is more garbage than actual garbage. Yet a Superman game could and should be by all means an awesome game. Think about it. Arkham Asylum was one of the most immersive games I’ve played in a long time and I thoroughly enjoyed it. If they could make a Superman game on par with Asylum, we’d be laughing.
-At least we know that it couldn’t be any worse than this abomination.
The more I think about it, the more I think a Superman game would be great. I can imagine everything from the TV shows and cartoons translating perfectly to videogame. It’d be amazing to explore the Fortress of Solitude for the first time, or heat-vision Brainiac in the face, or grab cars and throw them in Lex Luthor’s general direction. I could see it being very similar to Arkham Asylum, but maybe it could even take a more GTA IV-ish route. You could use your phone to arrange dates with Lois Lane, patrol the city of Metropolis, exploring and crime-stopping as you go, or simply go for a relaxing fly about. The potential for a Superman game this gen or next is incredible. Why isn’t this game made yet? Damn.
-If you ever played Spiderman 2 for PS2, you know this shit has to be made.
It’s been two weeks. Two whole entire weeks that I’ve managed to not smoke. Well, cigarettes anyways. I actually have some weed for a change (after a good couple of months trying to find any to buy) and so I’ve been getting high on a daily basis. Naturally, life is fine and dandy. Even finer and dandier now that I’m slobbing around watching failblog in my manjamas (men’s pajamas) and eating melons. Seriously, if you have never eaten a melon while high, you are missing out. I highly recommend it. Upon rereading this post, I decided that I had unwittingly written the greatest pun the world has ever seen.
-These things are the tits, seriously.
Other than my drug-fueled melon-munching I’ve also been playing a little Halo: Reach with Louis and Karl and Ronnie and Cros. I have to say, I’m happy to just play with the guys on xbox again. I’ve missed it. Similarly, I’ve missed harassing people. Any Australian’s reaction to “Steve Irwin crikey mate”, “how’s Fritzl?” and “down under kangaroo g’day mate” are bound to be hilarious.
Other than that, I’ve been getting high and eating melons. Oh wait I already said that… Uhh… Watching Smallville! Watching Smallville. That’s what I’ve been doing. This whole time. I’m nearly done and I’m not ashamed to admit that I cried at at least five scenes. Five WHOLE scenes.
I’ve been meaning to write something from my list for the past couple of weeks now but I have no idea when I’m going to get around to it because, frankly, the stoner lifestyle is exhausting sometimes. I don’t know how people can get high every day. I’ve been high the last 4 days and haven’t had motivation to write whatsoever until now. So I guess I’ll probably be writing more once I’m outta weed. Until then, friends.
-I love to end posts with nice pictures.
A few of my favourite meals:
-The Indian dish chicken korma. Hnnng.
-Fried egg sandwich with ketchup is like the ultimate breakfast food.
-Kebab and chips for drunken nights out
-Criss-cuts, chicken breast bites and bbq sauce. God bless Morrison’s.
-Last but certainly not least, cheese pizza. Maybe a little vanilla but whatever. Bonus points for cheese stuffed crust.
-Do wantttttt, especially those brownies. Jesus fuck I would kill a man for those.
I’ll be writing some actual things in the near future. For now, however, I’ve no choice but to share some of the hilarious/awesome/weird-as-fuck pictures I have amassed over the last few weeks. Let’s start with this one:
I’m sitting here high as fuck munching on Reese’s pieces and watching the ponpon video in my dark room and life is wonderful.