I'm sort of running out of funny, since he can't react to the movie anymore. Oh, yeah. The movie. I liked it very much, although I wasn't crazy about the guy playing Adrian and I hated Malin Ackerman. I had some issues with the lack of representation of non-white people, since it's, you know, New York, and it bugged me that the biggest black and Asian roles were mostly minor throwaway villains, but then I looked back at the comic and that's mostly true of the comic. I think the vast majority of the problems with the film were things that are inherently problems with the comic, too, and clearly cases where the filmmakers erred on the side of faithfulness to the book-- I think I already had this conversation with kamenkyote-- the book is definitely flawed, especially in its ability to really make you sympathize with any of the characters. But I thought Dan and Eddie were both vastly improved by the translation to film, as was Sally, who was way more sympathetic, although I would have left out that last "reconciliation" scene with her. It just dragged the end of the movie. But I really felt like the movie made me get Dan in a way I never got him from the comic. And there were so many things that were so vastly improved by being moving, breathing things rather than static scenes-- the way Rorschach moved, so fluidly, like a well-greased machine, was brilliant. And it made a lot of the more visceral scenes much more troubling and powerful.
Also, I loved the ending change. I love people whose idea of deference to New Yorkers is that ironic.
Did I totally get through that without any spoilers? Yes, I did! Excellent!
Anyway. I just had corned beef and cabbage and a drink I mixed with Irish whiskey and pear soda.
I'm still kind of sick, but feeling better. I took off Thursday, which was wise, because I got a lot of rest and felt significantly better on Friday.
I had a dream about my tenth grade physics lab partner. Go figure.
Also, I made this lolcat, initially for rorschachsdiary but then I realized that I don't think Rorschach would quite understand the point of lolcats enough to make something that was intentionally funny. So here it is for all of you!