Tag Archives: Batman Begins

Soy un perdedor.

I have not done any significant writing recently. More the fool, I.

The article which the student who cited me quoted was “Should your faith influence your vote?”

The ideas for Fragile Gods are starting to congeal into more tangible forms.

Work (that is, my day job) is insane. There are myriad double-bookings this week, which means I have to be the bad guy and tell people to shape up even though I have no real power of enforcement over such idiocy. Then when the customers discover they’ve been double-booked, I get to take the fall. Lovely.

George R. R. Martin is better than I remembered. Why did I get bored in the middle of book two?

My father in law is not impressed or gripped by the opening of Elantris, which is one of the best fantasy books I’ve ever read, bar none. To each his own; your mileage may vary. (This is karmic revenge for the fact I have hated two of his very favorite fantasy series.)

Maybe Brandon Sanderson represents a generational shift. After all, my dad didn’t like Fight Club. (I know, right?)

IGMS (see sidebar on the right) has not yet rejected Woman’s Best Friend. Until I learn otherwise, I am choosing to interpret this as “no news is good news”. Perhaps my rejection letter is late because my manuscript made it from slush pile 1 into slush pile 2. One can only hope.

DnD Insider continues to disappoint, only this time with software they have actually “completed.” As previously stated, more on this in a future post. (Yeah, yeah, I know.)

Who are your favorite fictional characters, and why? Mine have included Hannibal Lector and the Joker from The Dark Knight. For outright heroes, I’d have to honestly say Rand from the Wheel of Time Series in spite of the fact so much else about the series is annoying. Batman in Batman Begins, obviously. Commander Adam from Battlestar Galactica is rapidly becoming a favorite, and I always enjoy scenes with Matt from Heroes. Hiro Nakamura deserves honorable mention here.

When you keep me honest about posting, I’ll keep posting. When the questions and feedback slow or stop, the posting slows or stops. You, my readers, have more power than is reasonable. Especially for those of you I don’t know that well.

I wonder if film composition would have been an easier secondary career than writer.

Best Supporting Actor? This is an outrage! (but not really)

Here's my card
“Here’s. My. Card.”

So … no surprise here, Heath Ledger posthumously won Best Supporting Actor for his performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight.

What a travesty.

Best supporting actor?

“Supporting”?

I think not.

I don’t care that Batman is technically the title character. Nor was I displeased with Christian Bale’s performance; quite the contrary. The script gave him far less to work with than Batman Begins, but that’s par for the proverbial course. The character was already developed. What else can you do…short of introduce a major catalyst?

By the written plot AND by Heath Ledger’s jaw-dropping performance, The Joker is the primary moving force in The Dark Knight. The characters react to him rather than the reverse, all the way to the bitter end. He’s the cause for the Title Drop and all the events leading to it, not to mention completely stealing the show from the intended Anti-Hero.

He managed to take something Older Than Dirt and make it completetly original.

And Ledger’s Joker is giving even Hannibal Lecter a run for the money for my favorite Big Bad of all time.

Although at the moment I may sound like a gushing fanboy, for someone as cynical and critical of all things as I am, that’s no small feat. Ledger played the lead as far as I’m concerned.