So I met Stan Lee, Todd McFarlane, and Jon Goff at New York Comic Con today. Which was pretty awesome. =3 Also I got issues #0-2 of Blood Red Dragon for attending the signing (and got issue 0 signed by Stan, Todd and Jon), and decided to go ahead and give it another chance since I had it now. And despite some of my previous rants in here about it, the comic is actually quite good.
Even though the art is occasionally very wonky, there is some pretty impressive work in there too. And while I was concerned about sexism because of Tracy’s outfit, she’s actually a decent character. Also there’s two other superheroines who help her out and stuff. Though in one issue one of them is named Monica and suddenly in the next issue Tracy calls her Megan, lolwut.
Long story short, despite my reservations I actually think that while it’s not perfect, Blood Red Dragon is still worth checking out, and I apologize to the creators for being so adamantly against it before. ^^”
Oh, and about the stuff I said about trying to get hired to work on the comic? There’s only one issue of it left, so there aren’t any more jobs available, but I’m glad I at least asked about it. XD”
Btw I also saw the premiere of Once Upon a Time at the convention and oh my god it's fantastic so far! Seriously, everyone needs to watch this show. The pilot episode airs on October 23rd at 8 PM on ABC. Watch iiiiiiit.
So I was kinda looking forward to that show "American Horror Story" because in the last year or so I've gotten really into horror stories. However, I just found out it's created by two of the writers of Glee.
Seeing as I'm still boycotting Glee, I don't know if I'd feel comfortable watching this show now. =\
However that "Once Upon a Time" show still looks really interesting, especially because I love fairy tales. =3
Btw have I mentioned I'm super into Community now? It's probably the best thing on television. Everyone go watch it. =P It's on NBC on Thursdays at 8.
Okay, I've been a fan of Glee for a while, but last night's episode had a segment that was so completely offensive to me that I don't think I can continue watching the show in good conscience.
The scene in question had a girl named Sugar who claimed that she had "self-diagnosed Asperger Syndrome" and could therefore say whatever she wanted. She then proceeded to be a complete bitch, and also the only character on the show thus far who can't sing.
A lot of people are saying that because she says it's "self-diagnosed" it's okay because the show isn't actually making fun of people who really do have Asperger Syndrome. But as someone who actually has Asperger's myself I can say that no, it is not okay. It still perpetuates the negative stereotype of "Oh, Asperger's doesn't exist, it's just an excuse people use to act bitchy and mean to people". Which couldn't be farther from the truth, by the way.
Asperger's is already incredibly misunderstood enough as it is. A show like Glee, which is supposed to be about tolerance and embracing diversity, could have used their platform to increase people's understanding of it. Instead, they chose to play it for laughs, in a way that wasn't even remotely funny. It doesn't help that a lot of people who watched the show missed the "self-diagnosed" part of the line and thought Sugar was representing people with actual Asperger's. Or that part of being an Aspie involves often missing social cues, so other people on the Autism spectrum who watched the show may have taken it at face value.
I really don't see how Glee can redeem itself after this, unless the writers make a public apology for going completely against the message of the show and excluding a group of people for the sake of making a cheap joke.
So the FTM show in Ft. Lauderdale, which I was going to go to in three days, was just canceled. ;^; Worst part? It was because of that STUPID hurricane which ALREADY PASSED THROUGH HERE so it couldn't possibly hurt them. =\ And I was only looking forward to that concert ALL SUMMER.
This year sucks.
Nope, I haven't abandoned LJ. The main reason I haven't been on here in a while is because my laptop broke. Yup, second one in two years cause I really am that clumsy apparently. =\ Idek exactly how it happened, except that there were already some issues with it, and somehow when I took it with me for my family vacation to Aspen, the screen got cracked. D=
Also I'm pretty sure my copy of Dum Spiro Spero has arrived at my house by now, except that since I'm in Aspen I can't listen until I get back. Furthermore, my parents put the mail on hold, so technically we have to wait another day or two extra. In other words, even though my copy shipped out early, I don't get to actually hear it until the 15th. ;^;
Other than that, my trip's been going pretty well so far. I'm going to be doing a 5-day art workshop next week, and it's being taught by a teacher from my college that I never got the chance to take a class with, but I'd heard lots of good things about him. So I'm excited about that. =3
And in less than a month I get to see Fair to Midland again! =D Not sure if I mentioned yet how amazing Arrows and Anchors is, but it's amazing. Really, really amazing. Also I still think it's neat how the venue I'm seeing them at in Ft. Lauderdale is also the same venue where I saw them open for Dir en grey four years ago. =3