Regardless of what you thought of the movie, “Man of Steel” just had the highest opening for a June movie in history. Unless something catastrophic happens in the next few months, I bet there’s going to be a sequel.
With Zod already used up as a villain, Superman is going to need a new challenge. So who should the big villain be?
No, DC Comics and Warner Bros. If you want to make a follow-up to “Man of Steel,” there’s only one way you can go with it. We need Mr. Mxyzptlk.
He’s a flying imp who causes Superman much irritation. So little kids are going to love him. That means more toy sales. Sure, you might have to replace that cigar with something more kid-friendly (maybe he’s an annoyingly loud gum-chewer). But I’m telling you this is a surefire blockbuster in the making.
Superman is just finally getting over the events of the first flick, and the world is slowly restoring back to normal. And this little jerk shows up, completely upsetting the balance. The National Guard calls in Supes. They need him to stop this omniscient little creep. He says to Superman, “I’ll go. But only if you can get me to say my name backwards.”
Boom. That’s two hours and thirty minutes of high-quality entertainment.
So reblog this. Tweet it. Share it on Facebook. Email it to your friends. We need Mr. Mxyzptlk as the new villain.
There’s pretty much no other choice left, anyway.
Here’s a character from years gone by. Way back in the day, Marvel introduced a character named Peter Porker, the Amazing Spider-Ham.
I have re-created him in balloon form (or I don’t have any red rounds to use for the head, so a pig-head would have to do).
I twist balloons. I’ve made it a goal to start doing the occasional paid gig by this time next year - whether that means restaurant line work, a street fair of some sort, or parties. In the meantime, I’m going to hone my craft.
My wife’s favorite is Leonardo, so I made this for her.
I downloaded “RPG Maker VX Ace Lite” the other day. Things are moving… slowly.
Last year, I made a thing. It was a fun thing to make, and I’m getting sort of happy listening to it.
Hooking up my laptop, my Numark DJIO and my Numark DJ2Go, I did two sets of happy hardcore, J-core, hands-up trance, gamercore, and whatever other stuff I felt like mixing into it. Side A was recorded 2012.05.30 and Side B was recorded 2012.05.31.
The DJIO is a nice little piece of gear. It’s a simple USB sound card. The back of it contains two sets of RCA L/R jacks - one for the master channel and one for the cue channel. The front contains a headphone jack for the cue channel, and a simple 1/4” microphone jack. It certainly beats just using a “Y” cable for output.
The DJ2Go is a pretty stripped-down DJ controller. You get two decks, speed and volume controls for each, a crossfader, master volume, headphone/monitor volume, plus some buttons and a knob for selecting tracks. That’s about it. There is no EQ.
The controller comes with a customized version of VirtualDJ that’s pretty bare-bones. You get no playlist management. There is no automix. You have to pick songs one at a time. This makes it more akin to “pure” DJing. You can’t rely on the program for much, which means you have to always be “on.”
This setup won’t allow you to take breaks. You need to know when to cue a new track, when begin a transition, etc. Then there’s the fact that I’m going “live to tape,” which means I can’t go about editing out any mistakes. It was a fun exercise, and it’s sadly one I haven’t done in over a year.
I think in the next week or so, I’ll clean out my tape deck’s record head and make a brand new tape.
George never asked for this.
I use to have dozens of fans. That’s right. Dozens. — Bomb the Music Industry