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Random Thoughts for February 2019
It’s been over 4 years since the series finale of How I Met Your Mother. I’ve watched one episode since. That’s how bad the finale was. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts, it’s truly terrible. No one in the cast defends it anymore and one of the creators changed his tune regarding the episode. And theres a good reason for that: it just wasn’t good. They finally presented us with a great Mother in the prior season, which they promptly kill off in order to make Ted actually end up with Robin. Ugh. It’s infuriating even to write out. The task of creating a mother that was actually likable was so monumental, yet they fucking nailed it. Like, I can’t believe how well the actual mother reveal was. So why the fuck was that not the finale? Why were we left with the single most dissatisfying piece of television in history? Note how I said that I’ve watched one episode since. I even remember the ep: it was the Slutty Pumpkin. An episode that is near the top of damn near every favorite episodes list... and it lost all its luster. The finale had ruined even that episode. So what chance does the rest of the series have?
I struggle a lot with writing these days. Expectations are a difficult thing to surpass and sometimes stress just gets the better of me. I've tried to combat this by participating in other endeavors but none are quite as fruitful as getting a good story out. I have a very stern goal for the year that I refuse to fail at, but I won't get into that now. Just know that just because my writing isn't out in the world, doesn't mean it's not happening.
I’m in love with Kingdom Hearts 3. It’s my first Kingdom Hearts game and I am absolutely blown away. The world is absolutely beautiful, with some truly breathtaking moments. I honestly can’t believe just how good this game is. I figured it wouldn’t live up to the hype but dammit, it does tenfold. This game really came at the right time for me. I love how weird and unlike anything I’ve played the game is. I'm only in the Toy Story world right now, but I can't imagine things going anywhere but up.
I can’t stop listening to the "Into The Spider-verse" soundtrack. It’s phenomenal. I feel like this is going to be a lot of kids’ entry into hip hop and it’s a damn fine one. Truly one of the catchiest albums I've listened to in years. Hell, I even listen to the score on occasion. That’s what I call spot on music choices. In fact, I'm pretty sure my repeated play of this album has made me like the film a little more (which I still loved but wasn't entirely blown away by on first viewing).
I've been reading the very beginning of "The Amazing Spider-man" run. Stan Lee's death finally made me decide that I needed to read every bit of Spider-man that he's produced. And I'm glad I have. I love the wholesomeness of the 60's setting. And it's absolutely insane to see just how strong Spider-man's Rogues Gallery is just after 20 issues. They've already introduced: Doc Ock, Chameleon, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Green Goblin, Sandman, Vulture, and I'm sure someone else who I've forgotten. It's just insane that he has so many good villains, so quickly. Definitely recommend reading for anyone that loves Spider-man. I'm not sure how far I'll read (there are 700 total comics in the series and there's just no way I'm going through all of them) but I'm sure I'll read the first 150 then pick and choose from there. Either way, it's been a blast to do.
Apologies for neglecting the website lately. My creative side is pretty firmly planted in my YouTube channel. I still haven’t advertised it, so it’s not like it’s doing crazy good numbers, but it’s insanely fun for me to do. I just love talking about Horror. So if you want to keep up with whatever I’m doing, that’s the place to do it. I release a new video every Friday.
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