Wednesday, July 22, 2009

If You Love Buffy, You'll Love Rain

RAIN, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off deals with a young woman named Rain ( played by Mila Kunis), a potential slayer who's powers were activated when Willow used the scythe in Buffy's season finale. Throughout the episodes, she deals with controlling her abilities and discovering that she and her Watcher, Madeline Blake, are dealing with an altogether new type of Slayer.

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I never get infectious with any kinds of fanfiction. But, Rain, a spin-off to the wildly popular TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one exception. It's a rarity among countless stories that pass through websites, blogs, and forums. But I find that this one truly is. I'll start out at the beginning at how I came to enjoy this story.

I started my online journey with quickly becoming obsessed with digital art: wallpapers, icons, banners, wallscrolls, and many other mediums. I visited many art sites that fellow graphic artists had on their own. One of the first sites that quickly obtained my interest was an art site by the name Obsession of the Moment. As it was so aptly titled, the site owner created art for tv shows she loved. The main shows were Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. I loved her art, it was different than what I had seen, it was more beautiful. Time was put in to make wonderful art from a mixture of effects, textures, and brushes. The owner, Beth, she was the person who created the story along with a friend, Odelia.

Rain, is an online tv show which is popular on the internet for die hard fans of any show. Beth only posted 6 episodes online before she went off to university for her masters and (sadly) without a computer by her side. The part of her site involved with it goes unfinished as the same with the story.

One day, I hope the story will get a continution. There is a listed 18 episodes, whether or not they were actually written and never posted, I do not know.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Soundtracks; Get Over It, Boys and Girls

Can anybody tell me where to find these soundtracks??? I cannot find them ANYWHERE.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Mortal Kombat 3 : My Thoughts

For the past year, I've been checking out the Mortal Kombat 3 page on Supposedly this film has been in the works for several years now - 2007 to be exact. I've looked at many comments that people have left from news and progress of the film and there are a few things I would like to get out there.

One - I'm not a HUGE fan of the series of games, I have played several of them over the years, usually for leisure with friends. I don't follow every plot line and I don't recognize any of the more recent characters revealed in the games. I have always enjoyed the movies. Mortal Kombat because I believed it had a good mixture of action and drama mixed in with a little Johnny Cage satire. Mortal Kombat: Annaliation( I'm sure I botched that up!) because of the action and that's it.

One thing in comments I read that I agreed with was how the first two movies were much lighter and that for the third it can be darker than the previous installments. As stated from various sources, it's going to be a "remake" of the original. I don't think it makes sense to focus on a large group of characters because it doesn't work well for an audience. Besides, anyone who goes to see it in theaters are more likely to get confused UNLESS the scriptwriters can interwine the characters to prevent too many subplots and even plotholes.

I hate how it's being explained away as a "Batman Begins" type movie because I don't particulary like the movie. It was too long and way too much story. Trying to force feed me information is boring...especially to people who aren't die-hard fans. I liked Batman, a fan of the original film and the crappier sequels...but no. I don't want that. Tell me the movie will be darker but you don't have to bring that up to ring me in. I'm sure Bat fans will have a shit fest.

I would love for some of the original cast to appear, I don't see why Christopher Lambert, Linden Ashby, and Robin Shou could reprise their roles. They are older, but I don't think the characters are very young anyway. I can understand the need to bring fresh, new faces because a younger audience would not only be drawn in but familiar with them.

Low and behold, the script is complete and the production is currently casting...if this is suppose to premiere in 2010, they need to kick it into high gear. Hopefully, there will be some head way in the coming months, I'm excited to see who will be casted. I'm getting sick of the Christopher Lambert (rumored) mess...let's get down to business! I'm ready for more kombat!