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May 15th, 2005


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09:47 pm - More like superzeroes.
Seriously, superheroes are lame.

In other news, I'm about to watch Cemetery High. Wish me luck.
Current Mood: boredbored
Current Music: John Carpenter And Jim Lang -- In The Mouth Of Madness

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From:tlhinganhom
Date:May 16th, 2005 02:50 am (UTC)
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You know, not all comic books have superheroes...
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From:sacredspud
Date:May 16th, 2005 02:53 am (UTC)
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Yes I've made that point, thank you.
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From:tlhinganhom
Date:May 16th, 2005 03:02 am (UTC)
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What about The Tick comics? Those have superheroes...
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From:sacredspud
Date:May 16th, 2005 01:54 pm (UTC)
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I've never read The Tick, though I'm pretty sure I'd enjoy it. The thing is, whether something has superheroes or not, it's image of superheros conjoured up by the idea of comic books that keeps me from reading them. There are a handful of writers and artists whose work I actually like and seek out (not that we've heard from John Pound recently...), but if somebody actually wants me to read comics they pretty much have to put them into my hand and say "READ."
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From:rob_matsushita
Date:May 16th, 2005 05:31 am (UTC)
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Dude, you actually FOUND a copy of Cemetary High? Did you buy it on ebay, or is there actually a place in town that carries it?
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From:sacredspud
Date:May 16th, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
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Uh, lemme repost that comment with fixed links:

In fact I did find a copy of Cemetery High. Galactic Gigolo, too. They're both available as no-frills DVDs. I got my copies from Deep Discount DVD for about $6/each, but they're also available from Amazon.
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From:rob_matsushita
Date:May 16th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I've seen Galactic Gigalo--which, to be honest, I can't really recommend to anyone. And even Gorman has publicly slammed Cemetery High (which he told me was essentially taken away from him and re-edited.

How was it?
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From:sacredspud
Date:May 16th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)
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Well, frankly I'm glad you've told me all this stuff so I don't have to tiptoe around whether you should see it or not. Cemetery High is the least entertaining of the bunch. There are a handful of interesting ideas and good jokes, but they're surrounded by a limp plot and some very weak social commentary. On a technical level the whole production seems very amateurish, which I could overlook if the script were better. I can see good ideas hiding under the chaff though, and knowing that Mr. Bechard lost control of the film makes me wonder if interesting and witty were cut in favor of graphic.

For the record, I found Galactic Gigolo amusing, but if I were having a bad movie party, it's the one I'd have on in the background while everybody's talking and waiting for the other guests to arrive.
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From:rob_matsushita
Date:May 16th, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
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"Well, frankly I'm glad you've told me all this stuff so I don't have to tiptoe around whether you should see it or not."

Oh, believe me, I'm never gonna sit here and pretend that these movies are anything but what they are--the main reason I chose Psychos to do was that I was able to get the rights and do it in an official way. Granted, I also thought that the story was a good fit with my own work as well as Broom Street, but you don't see me begging Gorman for the Galactic Gigalo rights.

I am a little curious about Cemetery, tho.
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From:rob_matsushita
Date:May 18th, 2005 05:30 am (UTC)
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You wouldn't, say, be interested in a tape trade, would you? Like, a VHS copy of Irish Lesbian Vampire 2 (or any of my other shows) for a VHS copy of Cemetery High?
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From:sacredspud
Date:May 18th, 2005 12:30 pm (UTC)
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Actually, I was going to offer to let you borrow the DVD if I could find a way to get it to you and get it back, but this is an attractive offer. If the disc isn't copy protected I'd be happy to get you a tape (it probably isn't, but let's check first). As for ILV2K, how's the recording? I thought I saw somebody making a recording at the last show which was um, not so hot. It wasn't that one, was it?
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From:rob_matsushita
Date:May 18th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
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Oh, was there something different about closing night?

(heh)

Actually, I have to find it--I just moved to the upstairs apartment, so some stuff is packed away--but I'm reasonably sure that it's not the infamous closing night show. I'm also pretty sure it's the second half of the run, when dampha and (unfortunately) I joined the cast, and when Nathan Caracter assumed the role of Mircalla. Actually, thanks to those two, the show got MUCH better.

I'm pretty sure I can find it.
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 13th, 2005 06:37 am (UTC)

Galactic Gi-- Oh, wait.

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Carp. It occurred to me this evening -- far too late to do anything about it -- that I mislabelled your copy of Cemetery High as Galactic Gigolo. Basically, I made the tape way back in May, set it aside without labelling it, and rediscovered it while I was moving. That's when I labelled it, and I'm not sure what made me write the wrong title on it. Check it out, though -- I'm pretty damn sure I gave you the right movie.
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From:evil_jim
Date:May 16th, 2005 06:17 am (UTC)
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Uhm.. I don't recommend the Savage Dragon past issue 50. In fact, I don't really recommend it at all any more but the early stuff is still good... (Could I use the image you made for your article as a LJ icon?)

I'm glad to finally see the Aquaman comic. Great job!
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From:sacredspud
Date:May 16th, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC)
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Oh, you recommended Savage Dragon all right, though you may have been recommending it as a good example of something to stay away from. You can go ahead and use the image, though.
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From:agaysexicon
Date:May 16th, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC)
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Speaking of Aquaman, here's an illegal, odd, yet amusing Aquaman screenplay beginning. Read it or not, it's an Alpha edition, and more work will be done on it as soon as I get that job. That might make it better. Probably not.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 16th, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC)

wtf mate

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Colin, youre confession is honerable, but i don't think you're giving any of this "geek stuff" a decent chance. For example, didn't you only game once? But who am i to say what you exspose yourself to? I do see your point on the superheoros being reccomended in any run of the mill comic book discussion, however, my favorate comic is "Liberty Meadows" which has very little to do with super powers. I think of comic books as simply another media to express art or tell a story, there are lots of different genres in comic books as well as anime, which you know and i know, don't always "squeek". ~lindsay
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