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Thursday, January 1st, 2004

The New Year

“So this is the new year.

and I don’t feel any different.”

– Ben Gibbard, “The New Year”

It’d be kind of freaky if I woke up this morning and DID feel different. Like with superpowers or something. Hope everyone had a good New Year’s Eve.

Comic Book Resources has the following spy report from the world of Batman: Intimidation Game

“There’s two villains. There’s one love interest. There’s a young Commissioner Gordon. There’s a young Harvey Dent. The cast are Christian Bale [Batman], Michael Caine [Alfred], Judson Caspian [Viggo Mortensen], Cillian Murphy [Harvey Dent], Katie Holmes [Rachel Caspian], Chris Cooper [Gordon], Elle Fanning [Barbara], Noah Emmerich, as of 11/29/03.”

Judson Caspian was the foe from the classic Batman: Year Two storyline. Looks like Ra’s Al-Ghul is out, The Reaper is in?

Speaking of Viggo Mortensen, I finally saw Return Of The King last night, and yeah, good film. Exhausting film! As expected, this one deviated from the books the most, but I understand that was out of necessity. Still, I was a little disappointed in the epilogue – while wholly impractical, I would have liked to see some of the secondary characters’ stories, mainly Saruman, Eowyn and Faramir, given some proper closure. And now that all is said and done, I still believe the addition of Arwen to all proceedings was not only pointless, but awkward and the only running complaint I have about the series. Oh yeah, I’m also disappointed that it’s all over. But on the plus side, there’s still that 9-10 months anticipation for the extended DVD… because THAT is when I can finally see the whole series as it was meant to be.

Got my new ATI Radeon 9600 video card… all I can say is PHAT. And I never say ‘phat’. I have dusted off Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance and my first impression is that the controls SUCK. Damn these direct ports of console games. But anyway.

np – Centro-Matic / Love You Just The Same

By : Frank Yang at 5:17 pm
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