Monday, March 30, 2009

Am I Memorex? - Part 3 & 4 up / Work news

Part 3 and part 4 of Am I Memorex? are up on Gillian's Fiction.


I'm still waiting on my promotion and raise. My manager is confident that the powers that be will grant me both. I'm remaining optomistic but keeping in mind that it isn't set in stone.

Being the closing manager I really need my own transportation so I can stop begging rides from my crew. Not that I have to beg them, they're but I would feel much better if I wasn't depentant on them for my way home. I'd really like to get a nice used(maybe new) car of a lot and pay monthly for it. Right now I don't think I could afford a monthly car payment with what I make now but if I get that raise...

I really hate that I'm waiting for something out of my control to happen so I can better my situation. I may take a real hard look at where I'm spending to see if I can't tighten my belt a little and find that car payment money with what I'm making now.

In other news, my manager needs surgery for a hernia costing about $5000 and right now he doesn't have any medical insurance. He's fifteen days from finishing his 90 day probation period here. His doctor has cleared him for work for now but he's not supposed to lift anything heavy. When he goes in for surgery it'll be just me and the other assistant manager running the store while he recovers. I'm not worried about that but I am worried that my manager is going to overwork himself. I know at least twice in the past month he's worked so many hours at a time that he's been practily falling down. I've told some of the others that work at the store that we need to keep an eye on him so he doesn't do this. I like that he takes his job seriously but he won't be much use if he works himself to death.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Am I Memorex? - Part 2 up

Part Two of "Am I Memorex?" is up on Gillian's Fiction.

"Am I Memorex?" a story told in hundred word posts, asks the question, can a copy be as good as the original? What if you're copying people? Is the copy someone new or the same person? Follow Regina as she tries to answer these questions for herself.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Gillian's fiction

Over on Gillian's Fiction I've started a new project. One hundred words a day, six days a week. On the seventh day I'll repost the week's worth of story bits in one big post. I'm not sure how long the story I'm going to write will be but I will keep writing until It's done.

Well enough fo me gibber jabbing, head on over to read part one of "Am I Memorex?"

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thoughts on Twilight [Spoilers]

I watched Twilight the other night. I didn't have plans to see it but my sister had rented on pay-per-view and recorded it to the DVR, so all I had to do was click play. I've never read the books except for reading like the first three pages in a bookstore to see what all the hype was about.

All I really have to say about this movie is, "Eh." It's not a bad movie. The story flows nicely and isn't overly complicated. I liked the idea of a vampire family that doesn't drink human blood. It's a nice twist on the tortured vampire who doesn't want to be a monster. Ussally you end up with a lone vamp brooding about how hard it is to not drink human blood. In this movie you have a nice family of mostly well adjusted vamps who have risen above their baser urges. I would have loved to have seen a movie focusing on just them. You could easily add in some action by bringing in a group of normal vamps and having them clash.

As much as I liked the vamps, there are a few things I didn't like. Biggest thing was Bella on discovering that Edward and his family are vampires decides to confront him about. I know that they fall in love la de da but at that point she barely knows him. She knows a little about his family, has spoken to him a few times, knows he's strong enough to stop a car with his bare hand and thinks he may be a vampire. To me her, confronting him was a stupid thing to do. Everything she knows about vampires says that they kill humans and drink their blood. Which leads me to believe that she's either insane or suicidal. (From something a friend told me about a later book I'm betting on suicidal with a dash of mental instability.) Edward then tells her he's dangerous but she refuses to listen. Even after he has shown he how fast and strong he is all she can say is, "I trust you." This feels backwards to me. Shouldn't the vampire have to prove he's harmless rather than try to show how deadly he is? Any love I had for Bella was smashed in that scene.

One other thing. I had heard that Twilight's vampires were different in that they could go out during the day and in direct sunlight they sparkled. Now I was expecting sparkles like from a sparkler. Little bits of light exploding from their skin. Instead I got glitter covered vampires.

The rest of the movie was fairly enjoyable. I would honestly rate this movie a 3 out of 5. It's a fairly standard teen romance story with vampires. Nothing too outstanding but it is watchable with only one wallbanger moment.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Update on random trans stuff in my life

Sometime I wonder if I really ready to live as a woman.

I read other transwomen's blogs. They talk about dressing in women's clothes and wearing makeup before going fulltime. I don't do either of these things. I know that these don't make one a woman but they seem like a right of passage that I'm missing out on.

But it doesn't really matter if I 'miss out' on these 'rights of passage.' I'm finding my own way. Becoming who I really am. I know that I'm not a man. Being called he or sir just feels so wrong while being she or ma'am feels right.


Yesterday I was going to talk to my crew about how the store has not been getting as clean as it should. To end off the talk I was going to say, "I don't want to be a bitch about this but if I have to I will be."(I'm very easy going at work, so long as people are working.) I thought about replacing bitch with bastard but it felt wrong to refer to myself with a derogatory male word like that so I dropped the line.


Let me tell what happened yesterday.

Yesterday a man walked up to the counter and ordered some cookies and called me ma'am. I got his order, rang him up, took his money, made change and thanked him for his business. Then he asked about his drink. I had missed it when he told me his order, I apologized and got it for him. He paid for it and thanked me one more time and called me ma'am. He saw me as a woman from when he walked up to the counter to when he left.

Can I take a second to say that I'm not out at work, my name tag says Gil and I don't feel like I act very feminine. He may have been visually impaired. I saw him fumble some glasses into a pocket before reaching the counter but I spoke to him in what I think is my normal voice a few times which usually tips people off when my appearance doesn't. Despite all this he saw me as a woman. Yeah me!


This week on one of my days off I'm going to see about scheduling an electrolysis appointment.


I think I need to come out at work. I'm like a heartbeat away from being promoted to assistant manager. My manager has already started referring to me as an assistant manager. It's scary but I think everything will work out fine.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Forgetting Words

I think I may have a problem.

I'm starting to forget words. Not permenatly. When I speak I sometimes forget the name for an item. If I stop for a minute it ussally comes to me eventully. If I don't stop all I can do is try to describe it. Like yesterday I want to tell a coworker to put a box in the broken refrigirater we use for storage and could not think of the word refrigirator. I wanted to say, "That box thats makes things cold but doesn't because it's broken." Instead I gestured at it and he figured it out.

It's a little bit scary because I can remember everything about the object, what it looks like, what it does, how you use it but not it's name. I know everyone has moments like these but they seem to be happening more often than I ever remember them happening.

Forgetting words like this is a warning sign of Alzheimer's. I don't have any of the other warning signs. Some other stuff I read suggests it might be something like brain damage but I haven't had any head injuries. I'm really scared that something isn't right.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Earrings and more job news

For like the past two days I've been thinking about doing this. Finnally today I got my rear in gear and got to the mall about half an hour before my shift started and got my ears pierced with a set of 14k white gold ball studs.

Here's a picture, which once again is dark and grainy because my camera's flash doesn't work:
first earings

I personally don't like the look of regular yellow gold, preferring sterling sliver or in this case white gold. I also don't like diamond studs, they just don't seem very interesting so I got simple ball studs. Keep in mind when I say I don't like yellow gold or diamond studs I mean for myself to wear. On other people they look good but I just don't see myself wearing them.

I've wanted to pierce my ears for sometime now. What kept my from doing it? Presenting as a male means I have had to follow the male dress code at my jobs and without fail they say males are not allowed to wear earrings. Getting my ears pierced was impossible. The last time I was unemployed I thought about getting them pierced but decided to save the money for more important things like rent and food.

So why do it now? Well at my current job the manager is cool with everyone's piercings. We have two guys who regularly wear earrings and a couple of the girls wear two or more sets, a practice that is also frowned upon by most dress codes.

I went into work hair down so my new earrings were not too visable. Of course I had to put my hair back in a ponytail while getting into uniform. I decided to see how long it would take for someone to notice and say something about my earrings. Well only one person said anything though I'm sure everyone at least saw them.

I'm going to wait a little while before getting anymore piercings. I'm thinking about getting a second piercing in each earlobe and one through the each helix. I may get something like this for one of the helix piercings:

Or I might not. I haven't decided yet.

Ok job news. My manager has said he wants me to move up to an assistant manager position along side the current assistant manager we have left. I feel better about being promoted knowing that I'm not being promoted over someone else.

The other day he told me that the lead assistant who was fired was making like six dollars more an hour than me while doing basically the same job. This got me thinking that when I get promoted I will be getting a raise which may make if feasible for me to afford my own apartment without budgeting to the hilt. I may also be able to afford to get a car. Not some junker parked in front of someone's house but a nice used car off a lot.

Just thinking about these possibilities makes me feel a little lightheaded. Right now nothing is set in stone and I'm trying not to plan too far into the future. Several things could happen that result in me not getting promoted. One possible future that keeps running through my mind is me coming out as transgender and then being fired. I know it's not likely. Everything I know about my manager and my regional manager says that they would not fire me. And yet I can't stop thinking about it.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I Made This

So a few weeks ago I grabbed a stack of old Wizard magazines and started tearing out pages. Yesterday I cut a box apart and covered the pieces with postal wrapping paper. Then I took those torn out pages and cut out the pictures I wanted. Then the fun started as I began sorting the pictures and arranging them to cover one of the covered cardboard. Yes, I made a collage! I use to love making collages in school and took pride in leaving no uncovered poster board.

The pictures are taped down with scotch tape because I hate the way glue makes the paper wrinkle. I'm planning on making two or three more to hang on my wall.

The pictures are a little dark because my camera's flash has stopped flashing.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Work News

The lead assistant manager at my work has been fired. There were a number of reasons, some I wasn't aware of, none of which I will discuss here, for her being fired. What exactly this means for me I'm not sure. I'm now effectively third in the chain of command. Our regional manager might hire someone to replace her or I might be getting promoted to assistant manager.

More to come as it happens.

Poetry writing in AIM

I was looking for one friend on AIM and found another that I hadn't talked to very recently. We chatted a bit and then she suggested writing poetry back and forth. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to write on command but once she wrote the first stanza ideas started blossoming. I had a lot of fun writing this. We only got two stanzas each but we'll be writing more in the future I hope.

Reba: i am at the window looking
for someone who is up the road
she is hiking hitching striking
she is speaking soft slow code

i know her and she knows me
we met so long ago
she is walking talking magic
i am something, but i'm slow

Me: I left a while long ago for greener fields
Saw two oceans
Walked through snow and fog
Passed the world by

But no greener pastures
My body wandered far but my heart stayed home
One more trip to make
Homeward bound to see she who waits by the window

Reba: i see her coming up the porch steps
how'd i miss her stalking gait
she's so pretty fucking gorgeous
i feel my heart scream, stupid trait

once in a while i heard her voice
through dreaming and through phone lines
she's standing outstanding emergency landing
her eyes are fire, lost and confined.

Me: She who has waited too long stands at the door
Greener pastures then those reflected
In her eyes do not exist
I stand silent on the porch

Windchimes fill the silence.
Did I travel too far?
Our eyes meet and great, what a treat
The gulf in my heart closes as the door opens

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Late night musings on Dollhouse

I should be asleep. It's late and I work tomorrow but I felt like typing up a little something so here I am. Do not expect anything too coherent.

I just got through watching the third and fourth episodes of Dollhouse.

For those that don't know Dollhouse is Joss Whedon's newest tv show. It stars Eliza Dushku as Echo a woman who has had her memory wiped. Echo is kept by the Dollhouse, a secret company that has the technology to wipe peoples minds and implant custom memories, personalities and skills. When not in the field Echo, like all the other 'actives', is wiped clean of all but the most basic knowledge and reduced to a childlike state.

I watched the first two episodes a few weeks ago. The first episode had very little explanation as to what was going on so I felt a little lost. The second episode had enough back story that it would have made for a better first episode. After seeing it I thought maybe the episode order was wrong but there are events in episode one that clearly happen before episode two. This may have been network meddling. This would not be the first time Fox asked Joss to reshoot the first episode of one of his shows.

After watching the first two episodes, I kind of forgot about the show. I enjoyed watching them but it didn't really grab me in a "I have to watch the next episode now!" way. So I let a few pile up on my hard drive until tonight.

I now have that gotta watch feeling. I'm starting to see the threads of the larger plotlines being weaved in and they have me exited. The FBI agent plotline that seemed tacted on, has started to get it's feet under itself and I'm starting to wonder how it will playout.

It's still to soon to say if this show will really take off but for now it has me wondering and waiting for what's next.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Gillian's Fiction

In an effort to focus slightly more on my fiction writing, I've set up a sister blog to Infowhore Speaks called Gillian's Fiction. As the names suggests I'll be posting fiction written by me. I'll be reposting and then continuing the two stories I started here which I have taken down while I polish them up a little.

I average just about zero fiction posts a week on this blog. So for starters I will guarantee one post a week on my fiction blog. Yeah, not a whole lot but I'd rather set the bar a little low than set it to high and get discouraged(trust me I know me).

Right now there's just a short intro post. I'll update here when stuff starts appearing over there.

That is all.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Work politics

Oh boy. My manager basicly said to me, "You're next in line to be lead assistant manager as soon as we get rid of the one we have now." He didn't say that exactly but he implied it heavily.

Now I have a couple of issues with being told this.
1. I dislike the idea that he wants to get rid of her to promote me.
2. The current chain of command goes Manager>Lead Assistant Manager>Assistant Manager>Team Leader(me). So he has implied that he wants to get rid of the current lead assistant manager and promote me over the current assistant manager. This just seems wrong to me.

Both of them are competent in their positions. Both of them are preforming their jobs at the best of their abilities. I can not think of a good reason why he wants to leap frog me up the chain of command.

No wait, I can think of one reason but god I hope it isn't the reason. Both the assistant manager and lead assistant manager are women. God, I hope he isn't thinking of promoting me so "the men" would be in charge. If I found out that was his motivation for wanting to promote me I would have to quit. Not think about quiting or consider quiting. I would just quit.

You know when I was just an employee I didn't have to deal with stuff like this.

I found something and wanted to share

These two videos made be Amanda Baggs, an autistic woman, to be very interesting.

The article The Truth About Autism: Scientists Reconsider What They Think They Know has is partly about her but also has more general info about autism.

You can see more of Amanda's videos here:
And her blog is here:

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My Backpack pictures

A while back I got my Girls With Slingshots buttons and pinned them to my backpack. I also promised pictures of buttons and backpack. Well here they are:

This is my backpack which I take everywhere. It's conveniant for carrying a lot of small things that don't fit in my pockets like a hair brush, headache relievers, my writing joural and a book. Also if I buy something I don't have to walk around with a bag in my hand.
On the back pocket you can see from left to right a group shot with Jamie, Hazel and McPedro, a Hazel button and a Jamie button. Hazel and Jamie are two of the heroines of Girls With Slingshots.

Here is McPedro the Irish talking cactus.

This is Tyler, a kid Hazel babysits in the comic. As for why he's saying, "Booooooooobies!" you can read his origin comic to find out but he does reappear in later strips.

This is my trusty Vault-Tec lunch box. It protects my copy of American Gods by Neil Gaiman from getting trashed.

And here is my copy of American Gods within the steel hardened tin walls of the Vault-Tec lunch box.

Thats my backpack.

And here's a special bonus picture of myself that I took today.
Umm, yes I took this in the bathroom but only because the flash on my camera stopped flashing and I didn't want to go outside.

All these photos plus two others I took of myself today can be found on my Photostream on Flickr

I feel ill [trigger warning]

You know just when I think the world can't get any more fucked up, it does.

The regional archbishop in Brazil has excommunicated a nine year girl's doctors and mother. Why you ask? Well you see the little girl was raped by her stepfather. Wait there's more. What is a possible outcome of being raped? If you answered pregnancy, you are correct. The little girl was pregnant with twins. The twins were aborted for fears the girl would not survive the pregnancy.

Brazil has very strict anti-abortion laws which only allow abortion in cases of rape or if the woman's life is in danger. The little girl falls under both conditions. And so the regional archbishop excommunicated the mother for authorizing the abortion and the doctors for doing it.

The stepfather has not been excommunicated.

And he was probably also raping her fourteen year old physically handicapped sister.

And the Vatican is defending the archbishop's decision by saying that the doctors and girl's mother committed the greater crime. Yes aborting a pregnancy, that would have likely not come to term and killed the girl and the fetuses, to save the girl's life is worse than raping that same girl nine year old girl.

I feel ill.

Monday, March 9, 2009


This is going to be a little strange and it might be a little alarming but please try to remain calm. Ready? Ok here goes.


First I want to say thank you for reading my blog. I don't have many readers and very few regular ones. In fact I have just one. Oh there a few that check in at odd times but only one really regular reader.

You come by between 9am and 10am. Not everyday but more days than not. You have the site bookmarked. Your ISP is in New Hampshire. I know this from the the page view info from But this is all I know about you.

My other semi-regular readers I know their names. I've talked to them, they're friends. I wonder what your name is. Are you one of my followers? Someone who just stumbled by one day? How did you find me? What brings you back? I wonder..

Which is why I'm making this post. I want to know you. Leave a comment and say hello.

I hope I don't scare you off. I'm not looking to expose you. I just want to know you.

Well thanks again for reading. I hope to see you around.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Earlier tonight, on the way home from work my assistant manager asked me if me if I want to have kids. She had been talking about her kids, about how they're almost all grownup and she feels old (she was joking about this).

Do I want to have kids? Do I want to watch them grow up? Do I want to kiss their booboos and kiss them good night? Do I want to teach them to love the world and everyone in it? Do I want to ... Well if you haven't guessed by now the answer is yes. Yes and yes and yes.

Am I likely to ever have kids? Well, no. Unless I adopt I'm not going to be a parent. Why? Because due to hrt I'm most likely to be sterile in the near future. Pruning this path from my life was not an easy decision. When I was weighing the pros and cons of hrt this was one of the biggest cons for me. But in the end I saw that it was a mostly dead branch. It was a hard decision that I've mostly made peace with. I'm not saying that it doesn't hurt from time to time.

Living with my sister and her kids has been both a salve and irritant to this psychic wound. I've had the opportunity to be something like a parent to them from time to time. I get little moments, where I get a glimpse of parenthood. Sometimes I think, "I can't wait to do this with my kids.." and then I remember how unlikely that is and I hurt.

When my assistant manager asked me the answer that came to mind was, "Yes but I probably won't be able to." What I said was, "Maybe," cause it hurts more to admit it.

Watchmen Review

First off I want to point out that the image at the head of this review is from the Watchmen soundtrack which is most excellent. The music in this movie is down right perfect. Songs like The Times They Are A-Changin' by Bob Dylan and All Along The Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix and The Sound Of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel pull you back in time and ground you in the world of Watchmen.

Overall I think the movie succeeds in translating the book to the big screen. After watching the film I find myself wondering why so many people thought Watchmen was unfilmable. Watchmen is a good film but like any film it isn't for everyone. If you like superhero movies with plenty of action laid over a solid story with good characters then this movie is for you. Fans of the book, I would say to you, think about how much you like the book. The more you love the book the more likely you are to dislike any and every change made. If you can set aside you preconceptions of what this movie 'should' look like then you have a better than even chance of liking this movie.

Turn back now ye who have not read Watchmen, there be spoilers ahead.

There aren't too many but you have been warned, now on with the review.

I went into this movie with high expectations due to all the hype I had seen online and off. From the opening logos to the ending credits this movie does not disappoint.

I felt the movie stayed true to the graphic novel, keeping everything important while trimming out the not so important stuff. I haven't read the book in awhile but there are a few places where the dialog felt different. When it comes out on DVD I'll probably sit down with my copy and see exactly what got changed or dropped.

The film seemed very violent at times but I don't think they added anything that wasn't in the book. Fights are bloody and brutal. When Dr M blows people up, they literally blow up in a spray of blood and organs. The rape scene is shown and violent and the rapist is definitely not shown as sympathetic in anyway.

There are three scenes featuring sex in the movie, only one featuring full on screen nudity, which is in keeping with the book. I thought the scenes were well shot and didn't shy away from what was in the book.

On the subject of nudity, I liked that they let Dr. Manhattan walk around nude. I was sure that they would have him wearing shorts the whole movie. In his first scene of the movie he's naked but they keep from showing his crotch by having him facing away from the camera and cutting to another shot just before he turns all the way around. When I saw that I thought, "I guess they're going to play hide the penis," then they showed it later and I was like, "Oh cool they had the balls(no pun) to show it." I personally am not bothered by nudity but think it's a good thing when characters can be nude outside of a sex scene and have to hide their genitals.

One thing that bothered me was Silk Spectre II's costume. I don't care that they changed it from a see through kimono and swimsuit to skin tight latex. What bothers me is that her costume provides her with the least protection than any other superhero. Unless it's like bulletproof latex then even Rorschach with his two coats is better protected. Ozymandias got sculpted body armor when his costume in the book was just cloth. Nite Owl's costume was upgraded to body armor. So why not the Silk Spectre?

One other thing that bothered me was the lack of people of color and women in speaking roles. All the main heroes are white as are most other speaking roles. The only person of color I can remember with a speaking role was the psychiatrist that interviews Rorschach in prison. As for women, we have only the Silk Spectre among the heroes and her mother with speaking roles. There was another woman hero, Silhouette, but she didn't have any lines. I'm hard pressed to think of another woman who had a speaking role. Of course all this is exactly the way it is in the book so there isn't much to be done about that without making affirmative action like changes. I did notice that the background characters were nicely diversified which is at least something.

While I'm thinking about it, Silhouette is one character that I wish had gotten more time in the book and maybe a different ending. I'm not saying they should have changed it for the movie, I'm saying I wished the book, that the movie is based on, had been different. I really liked her costume because it wasn't skimpwear like most female heroes are forced to wear in comics. It is stylish and sexy without being revealing and featured pants, a rarity among female costumes. In the book, she was forced out of the Minutemen, the group of heroes from the forties, when her status as a lesbian became public knowledge and was later killed for the same reason. In the movie she is mentioned once by a main character but her story is told in the opening credits through a pair of scenes, the second of which showing her dead with her lover is gut wrenching.

The ending... well do you remember that episode of the Outer Limits where they change this guy into this pseudo alien and then drop him in a populated area so that the world can unite against a common enemy thus ending all war? Well the ending is kind of like that. In fact towards the end they show the opening of the Outer Limits on a tv which I think is a nod to the show. Not terrible, not great but it works well enough.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I have a future now

I've been pondering and thinking and musing about where I am gong in life. It's only been in the last couple of years that I have thought about such things. Only since I let go my blindfold and saw myself truly.

For the six or seven years prior to that I never really thought about what the future held for me. I lived day to day, only vaguely aware of future events that needed my attention, like bill due dates or holidays. It was a horrible way to exist. If you don't care about tomorrow or even want to make it to tomorrow you lose hope. I lost hope. But I kept moving through time, putting one foot in front of the other.

Why? Why didn't I just stop living? Why didn't I just end it all with metal and blood? Because even when I didn't love myself, I loved those around me. My family. My sister. My niece and nephews. My parents. I loved them so much that I hurt thinking about ending it and hurting them. So, I soldiered on. One foot in front of the other, don't think about walking, just think about this step, until I could face my true self and then I loved myself. I still love those around me and draw strength from that love. But I love myself as well and that lets me find inner strength.

I love who I am becoming enough that I'm looking forward and wondering where I am going. I hope it's fun.

Friday, March 6, 2009

First thoughts on Wonder Woman movie

I just finished watching the new animated movie based on the comic book character Wonder Woman appropriately titled Wonder Woman.

First impressions: It's not a bad movie but it's an origin story for a character that doesn't really need an origin story. I'm not saying that everyone knows who Wonder Woman is but the majority of the people who will be interested in this movie do. Truthfully her origin could have been handled with a few lines.

I get the feeling that the makers of this movie wanted to show Diana as a "strong" woman but didn't quite know how to do that. Instead they threw her into a couple of situations that would 'normally' place a woman at a disadvantage and let her overcome them. I would love to quote specifics but that would involve watching the movie again, while stopping it to make notes, which would extend the viewing time to around two hours, which would mean I would finish this post around 5am, which is much to late if I intend to see Watchmen today like I want to.

Will tell you about my favorite part of the movie which was right before the credits and unfortuantly only lasted a minute. (BTW I don't consider it a spoiler to reveal that not only does she not die in her own movie but she ends up living outside of the Amazon's paradise island)

Diana is shown with dressed in normal clothes (and wearing glasses) coming out of a building with Steve. (That would be Steve Trevor Wonder Woman's love interest form the comics) He opens a taxi door for her and she says she can lift cars and can lifting a car door handle. He says that they have talked about this in a friendly "indulge me" voice. She says, "I know, sorry," before smiling and continuing in an overly sweet voice, "Oh thank you Stevie. You're such a gentleman," and she flips her hair.

A police car swerves around the corner joins others surrounding a building. A police officer smashes through a window followed by Cheetah. (The Cheetah is one of Wonder Woman's classic enemies who in her modern incarnation is a human/cheetah hybrid) She begins attacking police and even snaps one's neck. Diana hands Steve her glasses and takes off running while saying she'll see him at his apartment. He shouts after her to call if she's going to be late, he doesn't want supper to get cold.

She runs into an ally while pulling her blouse open with both hands, revealing her costume underneath. (What's next a small child pointing and shouting look it's Wonder Woman?) She exits the ally now fully outfitted in her costume and runs past the young girl she met at the beginning of the movie who points and shouts, "Look it's Wonder Woman." (I had to ask) Wonder Woman leaps from car roof to car roof before sending her lasso sailing to catch Cheetah's leg. Wonder Woman yanks her up into the air and toward herself, setting Cheetah up for a punch to the kisser, which we don't see as the scene fades to black and the credits start.

Now, this is the start of the movie I'd like to see. Diana living off the island being a superhero while in a relationship with a normal man. Done right this would be a kick ass movie. Alas it's only a minute long.

That's all for this one.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ten random things

A friend mentioned I hadn't posted anything recently. I have had a lot of things I want to post about but like no energy to write about them. I meant to make this post last night but I ended up catching up with the blogs I follow and made several comments but no post here. So real quick here are ten random things I'm thinking about or that have happened to me recently.

1. Opened a savings account. I'm a 27 almost 28. It's been about seven years since I had a savings account. I haven't felt this secure about money for a long time.

2. I'm thinking of getting this.

3. I need keys to the store I work at. As someone who closes and locks up about two or three times a week I need to have them. I may kidnap my boss's keys and make copies tomorrow.

4. I intend to go see Watchmen. I read the graphic novel years ago I really liked it but haven't read it since. I glanced through a copy at the bookstore in the mall and it was as good as I remembered it being.

5. I finished Braid. The ending makes you think about lots of things that I need to write into a seperate post.

6. I've started watching tv again in a bit of an experiment.

7. I saw a bit of the new Real World on MTV. I've never really been a fan of the show. I accidently selected it in the program guide. It popped on screen while I selected what I really wanted to watch. I changed the channel pretty quickly but not before hearing, "..mantain vaginal depth.." In about half a second I remembered that I had read about there being a transwoman on the show. I changed it back and watched the rest of the show. I might keep watching it just for her but the preview for next episode shows her talking about leaving because she can't pay her rent.

8. I'm trying to decide what I want to do about my twitter. I don't use it very often and I've almost stopped reading the tweets of those I follow but there are a few people I don't have any other contact for and wouldn't want to not know them.

9. I'm having trouble writing the story I started in the Storytime posts. I have this idea of what story I want to tell but its like this shape in my mind. I can see all of it but I can't see the shapes that make it up.

10. I just watched this again and downloaded it so I can have a copy. It's Neil Gaiman reading some stories from his book Fragile Things and answering questions. I know I've posted it before on my LJ but I haven't posted it here and Neil is an exelent speaker and reader.

So thats ten things and now I need to hurry to not be late to work.

Bye and lots of hugs to my readers.