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I'm looking at you, Blaster

Got back from Comic Con late yesterday (technically early today). I had an AMAZING time, New York is always fantastic-- especially if you don't have 300 other band kids to worry about. Due to the help and determination of my companions, I got to start and finish Watchmen in time to enjoy all the spazzy excitement for what will be happening upon us in less than a month. Seriously, I'm so excited.

I've got lots of great photos to share later, hopefully tomorrow. And Emilee, I managed to meet Miike and get you an autograph! Don't know if you know anything about Yatterman, but it looks crazy XD

H-Bomb has the right idea.

EDIT: They kept playing this on screens around the con-- it was the footage shown in San Diego this summer, but now it's no longer a secret. So if you haven't seen it, enjoy the loveliness


Feb. 12th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
I figured you'd dislike Laurie because most fans absolutely despise her. I didn't like Laurie the first (or second or third) time I read it either. More readings make her likeable, which is really to say that Watchmen requires, like, five readings to make "total sense" because Alan Moore is a fucking insane, beautiful bastard.

Laurie is a woman of squashed potential. She could have had a wonderful career and/or a family but instead she's a sex toy for an emotionally distant blue demi-god and spent her formative years forced to wear a skanky outfit fighting psycho criminals because her mother was living vicariously through her.

Girl gets the right to bitch. She saves humanity, too, to be honest. She keeps Dr. Manhattan from just abandoning earth or blowing it up. Plus, she's sweet and kind to Dan and that speaks volumes about her to me. I like Dan a lot. :3 Rorschach honestly horrifies me. I'll probably squirm the whole film.
Feb. 12th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
Maybe rereading it would help me like her. Don't get me wrong, I totally agree in that I see her as one of those tragic casualties of "This could have been a great character and she wasn't handled as well as she could have been."

I still think she's at some fault for sticking with Jon for so long. I think it was just her final exit that got me. If he were so hard to live with and relate to why did she wait so long to walk out on him? I understand her arguments for the rest of it, I do XD I just can't bring myself to like her yet.

XD Dan is cute-- he's that nice guy who wants to keep people happy, you liking him makes total sense to me. And yes, Rorschach is scary-- but at the same time I'm like "ooo, Rorschach, you do go on~" but it's more of a "I'd want to hang out with that guy" than it is a "I love that guy" for me XD
Feb. 12th, 2009 05:19 am (UTC)
I think in a way, Laurie felt there was nothing else the world could offer her. She was raised around these fruitcakes, and her childhood was so removed from anything normal, she probably understood Jon at first. Also, he's big, strong, and very intelligent. However, over the years, he's gone cold. I think it's maybe only been a few years she's been unhappy, maybe less. I don't necessarily think she's long-suffering with him. Plus, I can understand why a woman would stay with a bad man--she probably second guesses herself or wonders what else is out there. :/

Hang out with Rorschach? A part of me thinks I'd want to bolt for a door first. Dan is just a nice guy. He genuinely wants to make the world a better place. Why he didn't just become a social worker, the world will never know.

Also, Hollis. ;__;


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