Am I Not Entertained? | November 30, 2021

by Joe

Watched a whole bunch of stuff last week as the weather is getting… well, Canadian winter-y :D One for the kids, one for the wife, and one for me haha

For the kids, I took the family out to see Encanto, Disney’s newest animated feature (their 60th, as they stated in the opening credits). They really know how to pull at heart strings, don’t they? They know what stories, tropes, and cliches to exploit to make kids and adults alike choke up and they make adults forget that there really are only like five stories :D They get me every time! I’d check it out if you want another solid Disney flick that thankfully is not a remake.

For the wife, we watched Tick Tick… Boom, based on the play of the same name, written by the late Jonathan Larson. It was directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who seems to be involved in anything music-related these days (Hamilton, Vivo, even Encanto), and it was great! I’m always hesitant to start musicals since, I dunno… can’t you just talk? Why you gotta sing this mundane conversation? But, I always end up enjoying them :D Les Mis was good, I enjoyed La La Land, I’m probably gonna enjoy West Side Story, and I can add Tick Tick… Boom to the list. Plus, who knew Andrew Garfield could sing!

For me, I continued my utter dependence on the MCU with the new Hawkeye series. Oof, talk about a huge meh. Yes, it’s too early to judge the series based on two episodes but going by the mixed quality and inevitable falling off of the MCU’s other series, I don’t have much hope for Hawkeye. It’s a shame, too, I really like Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld :( It’s starting to feel like you have to be a comic reader to fully enjoy these. As I watch reviews made by comic fans, I can hear the excitement in their voices when they talk about how Echo is making an appearance and that she has connections with Wilson Fisk and that means Daredevil, which leads to… wait… who are these people? Episode 2’s ending was supposed to be a cliffhanger… but only to people who have read the comics and know who this stranger who is apparently named Echo is. But, again, who am I kidding, even if Hawkeye ends up sucking, I’m gonna finish it, like I’ll finish the next one, and the next one, and the next one… :D

Enjoy Scene 67 – “Not Buying It”! Thank you as always to all our awesome Patreon Patrons for their continued support! Super special thanks to Shalidar – find his sprite in the scene! :D

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NeoPhantom
NeoPhantom
5 months ago

Arbor Harry is fine and walking about! That was definitely a quick fixing! Jess definitely seems to have a slight trust issue with him though.

Arguas
Arguas
5 months ago

As she should, from what she knows and her experiences! Arbor Harry is both what she hates in her current colony and what her current opponent she is staring down is. She wants desperately to prove that she is above what has defeated each of her peers and that she doesn’t need the people who already ascended those boundaries. This is for her, and she keeps getting stopped, but also saved by the things she is trying to rise above. She is fighting against being outclassed, because if she ever is outclassed, she is back to being at their mercies.