"have "the character" return later with a different actor in the role." This, this, a million times THIS. Old soap opera trick, and comics / superhero universes are nothing if not soap operas. Add to this that the new Tony Stark / Steve Rogers, etc. will likely be interacting w/ all new CHARACTERS as well, developing… » 7/23/14 8:59am Today 8:59am

This is just fresh in my head. I wouldn't go so far as to say, "it doesn't MATTER who created Ultron", but for the purposes of the MOVIES, where Tony is already the resident scientific genius, it just makes sense.

it's not as if there isn't already a ton of things they've changed on the way from the page to the screen. » 7/16/14 1:35pm 7/16/14 1:35pm

I work for a local TV station as a "Traffic Coordinator". My primary function is "copy". The first bit means that everyone thinks i fly around in a helicopter reporting on rush hour accidents; the second means everyone thinks i WRITE copy for TV commercials.

EITHER would be infinitely more rewarding and interesting. » 7/15/14 7:41am 7/15/14 7:41am

totally. Add to that the fact that there's 31 flavors of Libertarian (Randroids, Paranoids, Right Wing Hippies, people who are TOTALLY more "independent" than "Republican" even though they're never cast a vote for anyone with anything OTHER than an "R" after their name, etc). » 7/14/14 3:41pm 7/14/14 3:41pm

eehhh... enjoyed the book, but it looks a little Left Behind... and sound a little like it, too ("the values of the individual against the supremacy of the state!") Can't help but think maybe the filmmakers are more pushing an agenda than looking to do a direct adaptation.

at the same time, it looks like it'll make a… » 6/23/14 1:32pm 6/23/14 1:32pm

it's 1994: i'm homeless, sitting in a used bookstore reading a dog-eared copy of Neuromancer, COMPLETELY lost (and just how did people know what the fuck was going on in that book in 19-EIGHTY-4??). Then, the main character, sitting in a doctor's waiting room, puts on a VR headset and watches a history of the… » 6/12/14 5:59pm 6/12/14 5:59pm

Yeah, fuck this. Literacy and access to books and a general apathy toward reading are all issues, too - but THIS is a huge reason why people don't read. Or read stuff that's WAY over their head, just because they want to look cool, or intelligent, or because they want to join in with the book-shaming (i was SO guilty… » 6/06/14 9:43am 6/06/14 9:43am

hmm. Hmm hmm HMMM...

i'm inclined to fall on the Roddenberrian "our memories make us who we are!" side of this issue. But i can't help but wonder: as someone who's been through post-trauma therapy in the past, and has some inkling to what those therapies seek to do in one's brain - are we really talking about Eternal… » 6/03/14 12:58pm 6/03/14 12:58pm