I Really Need to Get Rid of the Feels of Steel

It’s been…I think 19 days since I watched “Man of Steel”. And I’m still butthurt over it. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because I learned to read with Superman comics (along with a kitchen magnet alphabet) and I know in my marrow (mmmmm…marrow) that MoS got a lot of it wrong. Of course, that doesn’t matter as much as the fact that, in a little over a week, I will have been ranting about this for A MONTH. Seriously, ask my dad and sister. THEY GET THE LIVE FEED.

I really suck
I really do.

This needs to stop. I need to find other things – NOT work – to distract me.

I’m tempted to turn writing into my distraction; but whenever I try to do that, I end up trying to write that superhero story I was meaning to write – which, of course, makes me think of superfolk and (by extension) Superman. As you can see, that’s really not a good thing. It probably doesn’t help that it ALSO makes me feel like a hypocrite, because the character I’m writing has father issues. If I remember correctly, I recently criticized hero stories that involve father issues. Oy vey.

A friend suggested that I should try and watch Monty Python to try and get over this – and I’m trying that right now. But just in case that doesn’t work, what would YOU suggest I do to get rid of my Feels of Steel*?

*term by the awesome artist A.K. Domingo

Just Watched: Man of Steel

So I just watched Man of Steel yesterday, and I’m still trying to process everything that happened – because A LOT happened. There’s so much for me to dissect that I seriously still can’t decide if I liked it or not. I don’t even know if not knowing how I feel about this film is a good thing or a bad thing. In fact, if I really think about it, my reaction to this movie’s trailers was pretty mixed too.

I can’t say it sucked. I can’t say it was phenomenal. And god help me, I can’t say that it was mediocre either. A part of me really, really likes this; but another part of me is screaming “WRITERS WTF ARE YOU DOING?”

I don’t think I ever felt this way about a movie before. And I don’t think I can write about this fully without spilling some details.

I guess this is the bit where I have to say WARNING!!! SPOILERS AHEAD!! RUN FOR YOUR UNSPOILED LIVES, YOU FOOLS!

You know what? I think just for good measure I’ll break this post up into pages.

Man of Steel Poster
Up, up, and awaaaaaaaaaay (Image from Wikipedia)