That said, here's a rundown of the media I've been checking out for the last month:
- Pulse, the recently-released DVD of a Pink Floyd concert from the Division Bell tour, circa 1995, showed me exactly why it is that Floyd concerts have such a stunningly awesome (one might call it "stuponfucious") light show, and that is because the guys in the band play huge arenas, and they don't move. They don't play to the crowd; they pretty much just play, and the audience is so fucking baked that they don't care. All the audience wants is flying pigs and shit. ... I should clarify that: There is not flying shit, just pigs and various other sundry oddities.
- I powered up my Gamecube for the first time in over a year, because my nephew rented Cars, which really isn't bad, as movie adaptations go. However, since I had the thing plugged in and running, I decided to get back into Metroid: Prime 2, which is the only game that's ever made me so angry that I threw my controller. It's still one of the best games I've ever played. Today, I bought Super Smash Bros. Melee, and it's a very nice fighting game, though the only reason I'm remotely competent at it is the fact that it basically rewards button-mashing, which is the bane of any fighting game fan's existence, as there are no ten-string combos to master, and there is essentially no meaningful health meter. True fighting game fans apparently hate the notion of a "ring out," and that's all you get in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
- I hope my niece grows up to be a badass like Samus.
- I've been watching Neon Genesis Evangelion again. Next to Robotech, which I've adored since my childhood, it's easily my favorite Japanese animated series of all time, even though Shinji, the series' protagonist, is a total pansy. I don't know, maybe it's the girls.
- I saw Superman Returns ... twice. Seriously, it's that damn good, and y'all are missing out. It's not quite as good as the second X-Men movie or Batman Begins, but it's certainly a far cry better than Daredevil or the first X-Men movie. It's good. Seriously. Go watch it before it's out of the theaters. I liked it so much, I got the soundtrack. But then again, I've always been a sucker for well-done superhero soundtracks (read: Danny Elfman's Batman score, not that fucked up disc Prince put out).
- I've been anxiously awaiting the Nintendo Wii. Again, I no longer hate the name, but I think that's only because it's fun to say Wii-mote. New Mario, new Zelda, new Metroid... oh, it's gonna be a fun Christmas for me.
Oh, wait, yes I do. It's called Google bait. Unfortunately, the people that it reels in are illiterate.