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Wallpaper Detail: Pumpkin on a Lake

Photography has been a hobby of mine for awhile. My photography usually consists of photos of my kids. I and my wife are the only ones who want to use photos of my kids as wallpapers. Every now and then I’ll take a photo like this and decide to put it up.

Pumpkin

I took the photo during the Jack O’Lantern Spectacular in Providence RI. It’s an annual event where local artists carve pumpkins, usually to a theme. This particular pumpkin was not part of the theme, just a random pumpkin. The pumpkin sat on a railing to a bridge that overlooked a lake. A small amount of fog was rolling across the lake when I took the photo.

I might look over my other photographs to see if they’d make good wallpapers.

Wallpaper Detail: Superman – Up, up and away

I found this image on  Reddit. Apparently, Cartoon Network had a Superman animated series planned, the artist attached was Scott Wills. Scott Wills has drawn for cartoons like Ren & Stimpy, Samurai Jack, and Dexter’s Laboratory. According to the thread, the team behind Samurai Jack started planning out this Superman cartoon. The wallpaper linked below was one of the images created from the now-canceled project. It looks amazing and it’s a shame it was canceled. There’s another image in the Reddit post that looks just as wonderful. Down the road that’ll probably be used to make a wallpaper.

Superman: Up, up and away

New Site

I’ve created a new design and overhauled the code for the site. I still need to make the new template for the blog so you get to enjoy the default for now! Exciting!

You may run into some broken links and I’m working on getting those old links redirected.

Wallpaper: Iron Man 3 Text

I saw these on reddit over the weekend and really wanted to use them for a wallpaper. I think the post said they were part of the unused end credits. I loved the style of them. They weren’t big enough on their own to be a full wallpaper so I thought I’d spell out IRONMAN. I may do more of this style in the future.

Download the ‘Iron Man 3 Text’ Wallpaper

Wallpaper: Hulk Silhouette

Download the ‘Hulk Silhouette’ Wallpaper

I originally found these on reddit. I’m not exactly sure which sub-reddit, but it was of Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Captain America all together. I thought it would look better if they were separate  So I started with the Hulk. As far as who the original creator was… I’m not sure exactly. The best I can do is this etsy store I believe. If I’m wrong let me know and I’ll give proper credit. Enjoy!

Justice League Movie Woes

A few reports have come out and basically said the Justice League movie is in a bit of trouble. Recently Mark Miller, in an interview with Sci Fi Now, said that the JL movie would be “a good way to lose $200 million”. Miller’s complaint with DC is the characters are fine for comics but in a live action environment it doesn’t work.

“You can get away with stuff in comics that in live action’s just a bit sucky – the best one is definitely Aquaman. Aquaman can’t even talk under water. If you think about it in comics it’s fine, you just have a speech balloon, but how do you have Atlantis and people talking under water? Are they gonna talking telepathically? Is it going to be body forms? The actual logistics of each member of the Justice League is disastrous, and you put them all together and I think you get an excellent way of losing $200 million.”

Telepathy is probably the route they’d go with if Aquaman is even IN the movie to begin with. One report from Latino Review says that the main cast will consist of Superman, Batman (even this is in question), Flash, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman. Which brings us back to the Miller interview. Does Green Lantern work in a live action environment?

“Now the stuff I grew up with… I adored the DC stuff growing up but really, how do you do a movie about Green Lantern,” asks Millar, “his power is that he manifests green plasma from his imagination and uses them as weapons against someone? Even that in itself if you just imagine then watching a fight scene with a guy who’s like a hundred feet away making plasma manifestations fight someone – it’s not exactly raucous, getting up close and personal.”

And just to sprinkle some salt into the wound, it seems the current script is “terrible” and has been scrapped according to JoBlo. Now it seems like Warner Brothers is going to wait to see how MAN OF STEEL does before moving forward.

character_bio_576_justiceleagueDC’s films seem to have taken a darker edge to them. Mostly thanks to the success of Nolan’s Batman trilogy. And now MAN OF STEEL giving off a similar vibe, at least with the few trailers that have been put out thus far. I still think the characters would work with a darker edge to them. Batman and Superman have already been dealt with in their movies. Wonder Woman could still work as an amazon princess being pushed into our world (a little bit like Thor from Marvel). Green Lantern’s powers I would limit to basically green blasts and the ability to fly for now. I’d still make it willpower based and we can save some big kind of machine gun for the last battle, much to the surprise of the other characters. Maybe even have him make a small green plane, the size of a toy, to just kill some time while they’re waiting on something. Just to show the whole willpower thing in action. Flash would be comic relief, since I still think they need someone to break the tension.

Now what gets them all together? Some kind of global threat. Aliens have kinda been done by Marvel. I’d much rather see a bunch of natural disasters, where each hero is basically running around saving as many people as possible. Then we slowly find out each disaster is linked to some bad guy’s plot to take over/destroy the world. Or maybe it’s just a cult that’s summoning Darkseid. Which might still be too close to the Avengers. But he’ll have to be in the movies at some point. If not this one then a sequel.

Or they could just hire Nolan as the DC Whedon and see what he comes up with.