10/14/12

X-Men Discoveries


I just finished watching all 4 X-Men movies. Here's what I thought going into the 4th movie.

  1. The humans started the war with the mutants out of fear for the unknown and very likely dangerous powers of the mutants
  2. Wolverine was probably in his thirties in the first through third movie, even though his age was undeterminable.
  3. Xavier is awesome, but sort of an innocent bystander who did everything he could to prevent World War 3 from happening at the hands of the mutants.
  4. Xavier lost his legs somewhere in the time period when he was training Jean, Storm and Scott or shortly before he started training them.
What I discovered:
  1. Wolverine is at least the same age as Xavier and Magneto and most likely much older, not younger than them as I originally thought. I really should have taken his cell regenerative powers more seriously. People should start bottling that. It's also funny that Magneto and Xavier actually met him when they were young, way before Stryker got his hands on him. And when I say way before, I mean waaaaay before, because apparently Stryker was still a little boy.
  2. Magneto would never have become everything he became without Xavier. Xavier taught Magneto to use and control his powers to his full potential, something he would never have learnt on his own, seeing as he based his power on anger, which was an unreliable and unstable source. Xavier also provided Magneto with the best, power-wise, and most loyal mutant sidekick he could have ever dreamed of. Too bad he discarded her like yesterday's trash the moment she was cured, which leads me to number 3.
  3. Xavier and Beast might not have accepted the mutant side/ mutant appearance of Raven/Mystique, but in X- Men 3 it's clear that Magneto doesn't accept Raven's human side. He loved Raven because of her mutant gene, while Xavier and Beast loved her for her personality and seemingly human appearance. Either way, Raven was never loved for all of who she was, only for parts of it. That's a really sad realization, one I'm sure Raven ultimately came to herself. Which makes me think about Wolverine and how he accepted Jean completely. He could care less that she had a split personality. I'm pretty sure that if she wasn't so uncontrollably lethal to herself and others he wouldn't have had a problem.
  4. Xavier lost the use of his legs twice? According to the 4th movie, a prequel, Xavier lost his legs then, when he was young, but then years later he manages to walk into Jean's house alongside Magneto, when they're recruiting Jean. First I thought that it was the same recruiting period shown in the 4th movie, but that's not the case, because in the 4th movie they recruited Alex Summers, who I'm guessing is Scott Summers' dad, and Jean is of Scott's and therefore a later generation. So basically, Xavier manages to lose the use of his legs when he's young, then walk into Jean's house years later, only to be back in a wheelchair even more years later. Yeah.
  5. It's unbelievable how much the choices of the mutants affected their future, both separately and as a whole. In my opinion, the war was started by a small group of mutants with an agenda that I probably won't understand until I re-watch the last X-Men movie. But I think it had something to do with their idea that they are a superior race, afraid of being discovered and hunted out of fear for their abilities. The sad part is that they were the ones that gave the humans a reason to fear and hunt them. (Also, Xavier recruiting mutants for the government was a really, really bad move. He should have recruited and trained them in secret from the start.) Then there was Magneto who only saltened the wound, declaring war on humanity, because one human mistreated him. That's the problem with all species, we tend to generalize. If one of a certain species hurts us, then naturally, automatically, they are all bad, all dangerous and therefore all deserve to die. That mistake was made by both sides, the mutants as well as the humans. We fear what we are not and what we don't understand, don't we? Then there's the separate mutants in the last movie. Mystique/ Raven could have chosen a future with Beast. I think he loved her, even if he could not accept her. He also became what he couldn't accept and in time I think he woud have learnt to accept himself and by extension, Raven. It's apparent in the third X-Men movie, since Beast doesn't opt to receive the cure. Yet Mystique chose Magneto over the love she clearly lacks and misses in all the other X-Men movies. She thought she was choosing acceptance, but in the end it was proven that she chose the wrong person to receive that acceptance from.  There's also Xavier, who could have chosen a life of love, a partner to rule his school with. Granted, she was human, but still.  He didn't trust her, though, which I kind of understand, since he couldn't risk putting the future of his school and its students in danger in the event that she turned on him. But I can't help but think that she wouldn't. She seemed  as loyal as Mystique and there seemed to be more than loyalty there, too.
  6. Xavier is still awesome, but not an innocent bystander, on the contrary. He meant well, but he's basically part of the catalyst that set everything in motion, both the good and the bad. 
  7. None of this changes the fact that I do not agree with a lot of things that happened in the third X-Men movie, although it was a decent movie. But if I have to elaborate on that, I'll need another post so I'll leave it at this.



10/11/12

Hello Sunshine + The Vampire Diaries returns tomorrow!

Hello sunshine!

I know it's been a long time no...write, but guess what? I'm back!!! Or at least I think I am. And I just finished THE most amazing book, which I will tell you about after the break in my next post. First, I just wanted to write a proper hello and tell you to make yourself at home. I've just dusted the place off after a long vacation away from it, so really, make yourself comfortable.

And of course I need to tell you that I am freaking out! The Vampire Diaries returns tomorrow!!!!! Or later today actually since it's already morning in my country. Nobody in my house understands my infatuation with TVD. So I'm hoping to find some kindred spirits online. Man, I can't wait for this show to be back. It should be illegal for it to take such a long break between seasons.

I'm dying to know what's going to happen! The season finale was epic and left me wondering how I was going to survive without the show, which seems to have become an annual thing since I discovered it.

Anyway, so much went down last season. But the big question is, what will happen now? We were left with Elena on the verge of being a vampire, Rebecca and Elijah all but ready to kill everyone who had anything to do with Klaus' supposed death and last but not least, Klaus in Tyler's body. I hope I didn't forget anything, which is entirely possible with the amount of information crammed into one episode. Not that I'm complaining, you wonderful and amazingly talented writers.

There's so much to contemplate.

Let's start with Tyler-Klaus-Caroline
By the looks of the season 4 promo, Klaus (in Tyler's body) and Caroline will might sleep together. That is so epically wrong and sort of shamefully right at the same time. I love Klaus, well, we've sort of got a love-hate relationship going on. He's just so good at being bad. But you can see that he likes Caroline. He's completely wrong for her, but at the same time I'm wondering whether it could work. I feel like they'd blow up if they were together. I'm not sure yet if that would be a good thing or a bad thing, though

So question one: How will Tyler react if something happens between Klaus and Caroline?
I'm thinking that Caroline will kill Klaus, unless Tyler gets to him first, of course. Or at least they'll try...until they realize that if he dies, so will they, so there goes that plan. So any other ideas?

Now what about Eena's future vampirism and choice between the Salvatore's?
We all know she never wanted to be a vampire and we also know that she chose Stefan before the big change. But what will happen now?

So question 2 (and yes, I can count): Will Elena turn?
I think we all know that Elena will turn, especially with Damon around. Elena already died, because she wanted to make her own choice and Stefan let her. I doubt Damon will let her choose to die. He'll probably make her turn and then apologize for it later.

Question 3: Who will Elena choose (and will she choose this season)?
*Me: DAMONDAMONDAMONDAMONDAMONDAMONDAMONDAMONDAMONAMONONONONONONONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!

Let's look at the facts (which  might also be defined as the truth being stretched), shall we?
When Damon and Elena first met, which was before she even met Stefan, he compelled her to "find what she was looking for." Then Elena's parents died. Elena's world was turned upside down. She was looking for fighting to regain some stability, some security in her life. Enter Stefan. Can you see where I'm going with this? Then she meets Damon. He likes her, she likes him, but she doesn't want to like him. Stefan goes ballistic, turning into a ripper (granted, for a very noble cause). Elena feels "compelled" to search for him, despite the fact that he's turned ino a heartless killer. I could go on and on. The point is...what is the point?

All I know is that soon, Elena will remember all the awesomeness that is Damon that he compelled her to forget and I'm hoping that her infatuation with Stefan was just a by-product of Damon compelling her to go after what she was looking for, which at the time was security and stability, which are basically the definition you will find when you look Stefan up in the dictionary. Maybe turning into a vampire will heighten her senses in such a way that she'll realize that what she was looking for, Stefan, is no longer what she needs and maybe never was. That what she actually needs is Damon. With that said, dear God, if Elena has to sleep with someone, please let it be Damon. I'll even take Elijah. But not Stefan. Just not Stefan. Don't worry Stelena shippers, you're welcome to convince me otherwise.



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