Thus revealed, the creature buried its nose in the tire-tilled soil...
December 5, 2009
Too Ugly For Love

So I actually watched this ages ago and meant to write a bit about it, but I never did. I did, however, pull up a few links about it... which have been sitting among my Firefox tabs for the last few months. And I'd like to clear them now, so I'll say a bit about the program!

Back in... September, I guess, Mom was flipping through channels and we came across Too Ugly For Love on BBC America. I wasn't really sure what it was about at first -- they were just following this guy around who thought he was so ugly that he couldn't be seen in public without sunglasses. And yeah, he was kinda ugly. Not hideously so, mind you -- you probably wouldn't even give him a second glance on the street -- but he certainly wasn't Brad Pitt. Anyway, I didn't understand why he was so convinced of his horrific ugliness, especially since I couldn't imagine the sunglasses doing all that much unless they were hiding hanging Slobulus eyeballs. (more...)

-posted by Wes | 8:33 pm | Comments (0)
September 11, 2009
Recently seen: hateful movies

I know I've seen a few movies in recent memory that I didn't absolutely despise -- Private Parts was, um, interesting; I rather liked G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra despite its numerous shortcomings; and I enjoyed Iron Man (though I still don't think it approaches Spider-Man 2 greatness) -- but it seems like most of the movies I've watched as of late have outright sucked.

"Sucked" is italicized above, of course, because most of the movies I've seen recently have been vampire movies. I'm not even including Twilight among these -- yeah, that wasn't great, but I can't really call it bad. It was just derivative emo teenybopper fare that seemed cribbed from early "Buffy" season developments (not to mention the entirety of "Roswell"), with the only original contribution being the vampires' glittering in sunlight instead of burning. And that was stupid. (more...)

-posted by Wes | 4:04 pm | Comments (2)
August 2, 2009
Posted on a Doctor Who forum
Category: Toys … TV, Film, & DVDs

In response to a comment criticizing companion Rose for her (admittedly awful) treatment of Mickey:

The Doctor was way worse to Martha, though. First there was that "one more trip" business, and then he basically made her a slave for however long (and consider the implications there) just so he could be "merciful" to a murderous gang of aliens that he later defeated by standing over them and glowering. And on top of consistently treating Martha like absolute dirt -- to add extreme insult to injury -- he concocted a world-saving plan that hinged upon her traveling the globe while not only telling everyone how great he is, but also urging them to pray to him! The Doctor is a jerk.

And regarding companions:

Tegan was easily my least favorite companion, with Donna coming in as a not-so-close-but-not-terribly-distant second. Peri and Mel were far too cute to make my list, and Adric -- while at times annoying -- died like a champion and took the dinosaurs with him. If that's not hardcore, I don't know what is.

Also (not posted on a Doctor Who forum; just sharing):

The second Doctor!

That'll do it for this entry, then. 😛

-posted by Wes | 5:32 am | Comments (7)
July 6, 2009
Horror Obsessions: Kuchisake-onna

Hey, I think she's pretty...

Kuchisake-onna on Wikipedia

Google image search for "kuchisake onna"

YouTube video about the Kuchisake-onna

I'd kinda like to make a custom figure of her, actually! I'd just need the right base figure, a miniature surgical mask... and a tiny pair of scissors.

-posted by Wes | 6:00 am | Comments (6)
March 26, 2009
Why universe hate Wespinator?*

It'd be nice to know. 🙁

*Reference to Waspinator.

-posted by Wes | 8:32 am | Comments (1)
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