Thursday, February 24, 2011

Why the "Worgen Generation"? Part 1 of 3

Last week I had introduced my suggestion to name my generation (generally, those in their 20's who mostly were the children of Baby Boomers), and I suggested the "Worgen Generation" so that we named ourselves rather than allow ourselves to be named by someone else - especially by those of another generation.

Thing is, folks - it's been said that our generation will be the first to not outdo the previous generation, and I've said before that we don't have to accept that as a foregone conclusion. We don't have to live up to this self-fulfilling prophecy just because someone else says so. No, I think we can be the "Best Generation" despite whatever obstacles that others may put in our way. Below is my first reason for suggesting the "Worgen Generation". The second and third reason will come Wednesday and Friday respectively.

1.) "Worgen" as I'm using it here comes from the game, World of Warcraft. The worgen are a race of humans who have the ability (or more accurately, a curse) to become werewolf-type creatures. For those of you who do not play WoW, basically, WoW is a fantasy online game in which you do battle against various villains and against the opposite faction in a "Lord of the Rings" style setting. Worgen belong to the Alliance faction (the opposing faction and the one I had played is the Horde). There's a lot more to WoW than what I'm describing here of course, but that is it in a nutshell.

Anyway, my use of the worgen reflects our generation's gaming pasttime. Yes, previous generations had the video arcade games, but to my knowledge, our generation is the first to use it to the extent that it is now; that is, to the extent that gaming is as much a part of our social life as other forms of socializing, like bowling or miniature golf for young adults of the past. Technology has become a part of our lives like the Hi-Fi record players of my parents' generation.

On Wednesday, I continue with my second point. See you then!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Adrianne Palicki as the new Wonder Woman? Hmm...

I've been asked over the weekend about what I thought of the news that Adrianne Palicki will be playing Wonder Woman.

At this point, I'm going to wait before saying anything, because one, I want to see what Wonder Woman costume she is going to wear, and two, I want to see what the writers do with the story. Palicki herself is certainly the right height at 5-11 and she seems to be physically fit for the role. Time will tell, however, if she will be this generation's nerd goddess like Lynda Carter was back in her day.

Friday, February 18, 2011

A symbol for our generation?

I've mentioned previously about our generation; that is, those of us in our 20's who are the children of Baby Boomers. Something I've been considering ever since is this: What shall we call ourselves?

Yes, I know we've been called Generation Y (because we are the generation after Generation X), and also the Millennials because we are the first generation to be adults in the new millennium, and even sometimes called the Baby Boomlet since most of us are the children of Baby Boomers.

However, I say that we reject whatever name others may want to call us; especially names that try to identify or associate us with another generation. We are our own generation, dammit! Let's instead control our own destiny and chart our own course, and we start that by coming up with our own name.

And of course, I have an idea for a possible name! Or perhaps it's more accurate to say that I have an idea for a symbol for our generation. And that symbol is the worgen race of the MMORPG, World of Warcraft. How does the Worgen Generation sound? Why the worgen? That answer, my friends, will come next week. :-)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Remember Vasquez from the movie "Aliens"? Well...

Earlier today a GF sent me a link to a website of the actress who had played Vasquez on the movie Aliens. Her name is Jenette Goldstien. Here is a pic of her from the movie:

No doubt you're wondering why my friend would send me a picture of Vasquez. It's not related to the role the actress played in the movie, but to what the actress is doing now. You ready for this? (Okay, to you dudes: You might want to make sure your monitor is not out in public where someone you might not want to see this will be able to see it. This is not a NSFW situation, but... well, you'll see what I mean in a bit.) Here is what Jenette is doing now.

At last! Someone who knows what I go through! :-D

Maybe, just maybe, I'll pay that lady a visit. :-)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Joanne Siegel, the model for Lois Lane, passes away

I posted on Facebook about the passing of Joanne Siegel, who was the model for Lois Lane and also the wife of one of Superman's creators, Jerry Siegel. I want you guys to notice something about how Jerry drew Joanne as Lois. Check it out!

Here's an excerpt from the article below, and there's a point that I want to bring up afterwards:

"Shuster’s drawings reproduced her hairstyle and her facial features, though in the most famous of the original drawings, Lois is considerably more voluptuous than her model was." “Joe might have taken a few liberties,” Ms. (Laura Siegel) Larson said with a laugh."

Laura Larson, by the way, is the daughter of Jerry and Joanne.

Anyway, check out the drawing below. Know what this means? It means that comic book artists have been drawing women as busty since the beginning! You guys are incorrigible, you know that? LOL

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Are liberals close to "getting it"? Not even close!

This Salon article gives the merest of glimmers of hope that at least a few liberals are close to grasping how arrogant and elitist they are. The article's author, Michael Lind, at least seems to have an idea of how bad they are right now, but he's not there yet, and that's evidenced by this paragraph from the article:

"It makes liberals look like snobs.
Since the '60s, conservatives have managed to recruit populist voters by claiming that the intellectual elites look down their noses at them. By theatrically sneering at less-educated politicians and media loudmouths, progressive pundits seem to prove that the left consists only of snobbish members of the college-educated professional class making fun of the errors of people who did not attend prestigious schools."

So close, and yet still not there! Here's the disconnect: Liberals look like snobs precisely because...

...they ARE snobs!

Only until liberals know and understand that they **are** wholeheartedly and complete snobs and elitists will they be on the road to overcoming their blindness and get back to understanding the problems of the "little people" that they claim to be the champions of.

I often use this example of their disconnect: Liberals are often the champions of public schools and public transportation, and yet they wouldn't be caught dead sending their kids to those schools, nor would they use public transportation. Thus, since they are unaware of the current state of public schools and public transportation, they are not "invested" in seeing them improved, because they are isolated from the problems of those who must send their kids to public schools. They likewise are isolated from the problems of public transportation; preferring instead to purchase the latest in electrical cars that are well out of the price range of most of those "little people".

Liberals then, are basically intellectual alcoholics; that is, they are drunk on their own perceived level of intelligence. And like regular alcoholics, they won't be able to fix the problem until they admit that there is a problem, and that problem is that they are elitist snobs. Liberals cling to their diplomas in the very same way that alcoholics cling to their bottles - that is, it's a crutch from facing reality. Until liberals can set their diplomas down and see the world as it truly is and see how lacking they truly are in helping to champion the causes of the "little people", then they will continue to be distant and aloof from the problems of the rest of us. Hopefully they can awaken to their blindness before an Egypt-type uprising deposes them. Unfortunately, I see little hope of that at this time.

So close, Michael! So close! Hopefully you'll get it next time! :-D

Since this post is made out of love for my liberal friends, I'm going to classify it as a FMFLLFs post (For My Fact-Loving Liberal Friends), because the fact is that they are snobs. Luv ya! Mwah!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day! What I love...

In honor of Valentine's Day, today I am going to list what I love!

<3 <3 <3 <--no, those aren't boobs, they're hearts!

By the way, this list does not pretend to be comprehensive. I'm just going off of the top of my head, here. I may add others later.

I love:

* Shopping! For those who love shopping, no explanation is necessary, for those who don't, no explanation is possible. ;-)

* Comics! Always have, and probably always will. :-D

* Being a superhero! Nothing like punching bad guys and saving the world, and not necessarily in that order!

* Strawberry shortcake sundaes! Mmmmmmmm!!!

* Football and baseball!

* Having big boobs! Yeah, they're heavy, they tend to get in the way, stuff falls into my bra a lot, people tend to look there instead of up here (pointing to face), they stretch out my tops.... uh, what was my point again? Oh yeah! Big boobs! Awesome! :-D

* Liberals! Even if they do drive me nuts! But I drive them nuts as well! LOL X-D

* Blogging! Meesa <3's writing as a blogging superhero!

* My readers! Sometimes you guys and gals can really make my day!

* Facebook! Who knew that I had so many "friends"? :-)

* Artworks done of me! During my whole experience as a blogging superhero, seeing the many different interpretations of me as done by many artists has been the most enjoyable part of it! And hey, I would love more artwork from you all, especially by those who haven't done artwork of me yet!

* And yeah, I <3 flowers. :-D

That's it for now! More is likely to come, and probably on Facebook.

Don't you guys just feel the love?

Have a Happy Valentine's Day! <3 <3 <3

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Obama's health care plan: Coming soon in a comic book!

Yes, that's right, folks! Since we're too dumb to understand why Obamacare is the best thing since Karl Marx invented Communism, now some brilliant genius is going to explain it to us all - with pictures! And you can bet your superhero costume made with unstable molecules that I'll check it out and review it here! ;-)

Man, and here I thought nothing that liberals do would surprise me - I gotta admit that this surprised the hell outta me! OMG! They're now going to explain it to us with pictures! PICTURES!! I can't believe this! And if we STILL don't want Obamacare, what are they going to do then, huh? Since we'll be so stupid as to still not want Obamacare even when it's explained to us in pictures, can we then get one of those waivers that others have been getting? :-D

The libs have hit rock bottom, and have now started digging! LOL X-D

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Superhero Buzz!: Wonder Woman coming to television?

Time for another The Superhero Buzz! With the exclamation point!

According to this article on the Huffington and Puffington Post (of all places!), a new Wonder Woman TV series might come out this fall! I like the idea, and I hope they try it. However, I also hope that they try to do WW in the tradition of Lynda Carter, and not their previous attempt of Cathy Lee Crosby. The former is a nerd goddess, while the latter is of interest only to those looking to see what else has been tried to put WW out in the entertainment media. And what an awful outfit! I have some hesitation, however, because of this line in the article:

"The show will allegedly involve a somewhat 'realistic' take on the Amazon warrior, with Diana being a CEO by day and a vigilante at night."


It sounds like they're going to go with the Cathy Lee Crosby version instead of the Lynda Carter version! Have they learned nothing these past few decades? I'll reserve judgment until I know more details, but this attempt at "realism" gives me jitters, because most writers of TV shows are of the liberal or very liberal slant, and "realism" to them generally means some politically correct sermonizing crap, and if that's the case, it will fail faster than a $1 bra.

In case you're wondering how I would like to be presented in the entertainment media, I think I want something along the lines of a Pixar movie - computer animation, in other words. Superhero stories are basically tales of myth along the Greek or Roman lines, and I think computer animation would capture that style of storytelling the best.

Anyway, this has been a TSB! report! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New blog feature! The Superhero Buzz! Today: Who is Super K?

Okay, folks! Today starts a new feature for this blog, and it's called The Superhero Buzz! With the exclamation point! :-D

What TSB is, is my intrepid investigative reporting on rumors or upcoming news on the superhero scene! I'm hoping that eventually, comics companies big and small, franchises and independents, will look to me to report on upcoming events or to stir up interest on new and exciting personalities making their way onto the superhero stage. As you folks know, us super folks tend to be larger than life, and who best to report on those larger than life than the busty one herself! I'll don my press fedora with the press card tucked in the hatband (hmm... I might need some artwork of that!) and get cracking on these news stories so that you know who's who and what's coming up!

Today we start with this lovely young lady known only as Super K!

Holy cow! Who is this hot little number? Rumor has it that she is to be a love interest for a certain El Gato Negro! But who is she? What are her powers? Where did she come from? And will the sparks fly for these two right off the bat? Your investigative journalist intends to find out!