seeing Beauty and the Beast in hyper-realistic CGI has forced me to re-evaluate the entire concept of the movie. Like the whole “talking furniture” thing was adorable & COOL in animated-form, but in reality it’s like a fuckin horror movie. You’re trapped in a place where cups have EYES and literally anything could’ve been an ex-person. That spoon you just licked clean? A person. That chair you’ve been sitting on? Practically someone’s LAP. That toilet in your bathroom? Oh-ho-hooo bOY DO I HAVE SOME NEWS FOR YOU.
You’ll feel so homesick that you’ll want to die, and there’s nothing you can do about it apart from endure it. But you will, and it won’t kill you. And one day, the sun will come out you might not even notice straight away-it’ll be that faint. And then you’ll catch yourself thinking about something or someone who has no connection with the past. Someone who’s only yours. And you’ll realize that this is where your life is.
the ‘no longer human’ (2010) that you probably haven’t seen (and nakahara chuuya’s significant role in dazai osamu’s life)
You read that right. ‘Ningen shikkaku’, or as we know it, ‘No Longer Human’ had a movie that came out on 2010, directed by Genjiro Arato and starring Toma Ikuta as Oba Yozo (and to a lesser extent, Dazai Osamu).
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker is 15. He builds Lego sets with his best friend. His voice cracks when he gets in a heated conversation. He openly cries when he’s sad or hurt. He calls for help when he needs help, and is so heartbroken when he knows he can’t get it, that you hear it in his voice.
In the new media, we are always told characters are in high school, but they don’t look or act like high schoolers. They are too put together, too perfect. I’m not saying that’s bad, or bashing on anyone who’s worked with characters like these, but it’s so easy to relate to Peter in Homecoming because he’s so imperfect. He has flaws, he cracks under pressure, he sweats when he’s nervous.
I’m 15, and I can see myself in the way he greets his friends, talks about his passions, and reminds someone he’s not fourteen, he’s a year older. I can relate to him and his troubles talking to the people he likes, and dealing with bullies. He’s such a kind-hearted character and Tom Holland did so well with his acting during this movie, and I want to thank him for that.
I’ve loved Spider-Man for a long time, and Homecoming is the best movie adaptation I’ve seen of the character so far. A perfect balance of Peter Parker and Spider-Man, not just one or the other.
It’s an amazing movie, and everyone involved in making it should be extremely proud.
I’ll be at Comic Con this year for both Rebel Genius and Turf Wars! All the info about signings and panels below. Copies of Turf Wars, Part 1 will be available for purchase at the Dark Horse booth. And Rebel Genius will be available at the Macmillan booth #2800. Hope to see some of you there!
BOOTH GIVEAWAY + AUTHOR SIGNING
Dante DiMartino, REBEL GENIUS
Macmillan Booth #2800
PANEL – Fantasy, Diversity, and Inspiring One Another
11:00am - 12:00pm
Leigh Bardugo, Michael Dante DiMartino, and Tomi
Adeyemi: Fantasy, Diversity, and Inspiring One Another—Leigh Bardugo
(Six of Crows, Crooked Kingdom, and Wonder Woman: Warbringer), Michael Dante
DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, and Rebel Genius),
and Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone) come together to talk about
fantasy across all mediums, diversity in literature and on the screen, and
their inspirations for their incredible works. All three creators will discuss
their highly anticipated upcoming projects: The Language of Thorns by Leigh
Bardugo, Warrior Genius and The Legend of Korra comics by Michael DiMartino,
and Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone (both the trilogy and the
forthcoming movie adaptation, which has been optioned by Fox 2000). This panel
will be moderated by Kurt Mattila, film director and editor of such films as
TRON: The Next Day and Lies & Alibis. Kurt’s love for filmmaking is rivaled
only by his passion for comic books, which he channels through his super hero
podcast “The Big Pull.”
PANEL – The Comic Book Elements of Avatar and Korra
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horse and Nickelodeon are excited to treat fans to a panel worthy of Korra
herself! Join the creative team behind The
Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Michael Dante DiMartino and Irene Koh, and
the voice of Korra, Janet Varney, for a further exploration of the world. Fans
will also have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge of the elements in a
fun trivia competition for awesome prizes!
Confirmed Participants: Janet Varney
(The Legend of Korra TV series), Irene Koh (The
Legend of Korra: Turf Wars), Michael Dante DiMartino (Avatar: The Last
POST-PANEL SIGNING “The Comic Book
Elements of Avatar and Korra”
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Horse Comics Booth #2615
*I believe wrist bands/tickets may be required for this signing so check at the booth beforehand.
POST-PANEL SIGNING “Fantasy,
Diversity, and Inspiring One Another”