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Favorite Characters

Because I was bored.

In Books

1-Howard Roark, The Fountainhead
2-Anita Blake, The Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series.
3-Alice Cullen, Twilight Series
4-Wanderer, The Host
5-Warrick, Burnt Offerings
6-Jamie, The Host

In Movies

1-August Rush/Evan Taylor, August Rush
2-Jared and Simon Grace, The Spiderwick Chronicles
3-James Bourne, The Bourne Series
4-Edward R Murrow, goodnight and good luck
5-Flying Snow, Hero
6-Sivia Bromme, The Interpreter
7-Beatrix Kido, Kill Bill
8-The Phantom, The Phantom of the Opera
9-Violet, Ultraviolet.

In TV

1-Temperance Brennan, Bones
2-Gregory House, House
3-Allison DuBois, Medium
4-Jessica/Nikki Sanders, Heroes
5-Hiro Nakamura, Heroes
6-Dean Winchester, Supernatural

The Idiot Ball

There is a quote somewhere about a TV screen writer who once asked “Who is carrying the idiot ball this week?”

In Heroes, there a lot of people carrying the Idiot Ball this week. Actually its more like four idiot balls.

They are in order of idiocy:

1-Hiro Nakamura. After Kaito clearly states that Hiro is NOT to open the safe Hiro, against Ando’s advice, opens the safe, then Daphne steals the formula. This is episode “The Second Coming” Then in “One of Us, One of Them” Hiro goes to find the second half of the Formula in order to fix his first mistake leads us to:

2-Ando Masahashi. In “One of Us, One of Them” Ando knocks the Haitian out, allowing Daphne to take the second Half of the Formula from Hiro. By the time he reacts, the Haitian has awoken and stops him from stopping time therefore letting Daphne escape.

3- Mohinder Suresh- Eager for powers and incredibly exited about having found a way to give them to anybody, Mohinder, against Maya’s advice, injects himself with his own version of the Formula. It gives him heightened senses, strength, flexibility, aggression and boosts his immune system (as well as a high craving for milk) Then he discovers that something is wrong with him. By “I Am Become Death” his aggression has caused him to interfere with a marital fight upstairs and chase off Maya. Then in the future part of the episode, he is hidden in his old, unkempt, dusty lab, where he has shut the windows and hides away from light, the walls are also covered in slime. He is at this point unsure if this is caused by his ability or if its an allergy. The only thing he is sure of of that “I got the formula wrong” Yeah, no shit, Suresh.

4- Matt Parkman, Knox, Claire Bennet, Daphne Millbrock, the African. Its a tie. Matt is following a turtle around becasue he thinks that its his totem. The African Man also points out that Parkman doesn’t read much, which if you could paint the future and know everything about a person, you’d know that Matt is very dislexic. Claire, Daphne, and Know follow shortly, after failing to realize that pissing off a former villain by killing his son might not make the best survival strategy, especially when his visiting dear brother also happens to have a toolbox of aquired abilities. As a result, Knox, Daphne and Noah end up dead, maybe in an alternate future, they should just follow Tracy’s example and jump off a bridge.

Which reminds me, I was wrong, Tracy isn’t a clone, she’s one of three, all whom the Company gave abilities. I smell Linderman, perhaps he should carry an honorary idiot ball.

So to sum up the episode:

Future Peter takes Present Peter to the future. Matt listens to music that makes him see the future (iTunes, which songs so i can buy them?) Tracy tries to turn herself in, Nathan sees Linderman, Future Peter shows Present Peter the Future where anone can aquire abilities via the Formula. Claire, the Haitian, Daphne and Knox corner them and Claire kills Future Peter, while Present Peter escapes to find Suresh, who had become some sort of animal mimic (I’m guessing lizard (like little Mohinder) Fly (perhaps hinting at the Fly remake?) or Cockroach (they’re everywhere, and Mohinder thinks highly at them, remember “genesis?”)) Then Present PEter goes to find Future Gabriel (Sylar) to get his ability. Gabriel, so fondly, prevents PEter from using his telepathy to get it out of him (so, new aquired ability?) and then teaches Peter how to use the ability after eh paint the future. Then all hell breaks loose, as Claire, Knox and Daphne show up, Noah dies, Sylar blows up Coasta Verde, and Peter ends up in a morgue somewhere, where he tries to harvest Nathan’s ability (even though he already has it.) then he teleports to the present to find Sylar who is amazed that Peter  had inherited his Hunger. Matt wakes up, and the rest was covered in the Idiot Ball section of this post.

The END.

Actually i’ve been watching Life too, its amazing, but i’m not entirely an obcessed fan just yet.

Next up: Why Turkey is run by morons, Johnny Clegg’s music rocks, Nelson Mandela likewise rocks, Sephen Carter carries the real version of the Idiot Ball, and The Tao of Writing.

oh, and Hiro and Ando dig up Adam Monroe.

Cody Linley

I’ve put this particular post in the back of my mind and have tried to avoid it (much like my Mormon post which strangely enough hasn’t gotten ANY comments at all (Or death threats for that matter, i wonder what would happen if i said something about Mohamed and the Shi’a, or how the Turkish are bunch of idiots. maybe i should write that one next).

Anyway, I’ve been putting it off. But I’ve grown bored and tired, and strangely valiant and courageous. (even in its own post i seem to be hesitating)

So, Cody Linley. Several things:

1-Way, way, WAY SEXY!

2- Hilarious, but not as much as his drop dead gorgeous partner Julianne (right? there are so many variants that i mess them up, you’d think an eidetic memory, yeah i know there is no such thing!, would remember that one version)

2.5- by the way, the dance in the white, whatever-its-called, was intensely reminiscent of William Blake. Strange but true. There is a tender eroticism in his poetry that nobody seems to get. And Cody especially drew into it, the motions, the desire covered with a nice overtone of emotion made for an overall very interesting dance.

3-I have laughed twice this week. One was during a Stephen Lynch performance, and once during Cody’s and Julianne’s backstage interview. (Cody did, in fact sweep a decent chunk of America off its feet, great job dude, if you were to ever read this, which i suppose would be very weird, for him (you?) at least, let’s not dwell on the thought)

4- Finally, completely unrelated to Cody, but deserving attention: i’ve finally manage to burst though my writer’s equivalent of the Great Wall of China, and got writing a long short story, a short novel, whatever it’s supposed to be called. Its interesting i think, and i’m about hafway though.

So, in retrospect, Cody Linley is incredibly sexy. He needs to wear more white whatever-they’re-called’s, and he DID look like a little kid at a candy store, and like man at a strip club, who has no idea what to go for first.

I’m not sure which is weirder.