Well. That certainly just happened.
My entire body is alight with excitement and I am practically devastated that I have to wait until 2019 to find out what happens next. Under the cut, I’m gonna talk about some pretty spoiler-y stuff and some Feelings I have, and if you’ve seen the episode already and you know how I tend to react to this stuff, you can pretty much tell what I’m going to talk about. Head under the cut for all the spoilers, now:
Oh boy, oh boy. This one was a doozy of a pair of episodes. From another familial relationship reveal, to a death that made me want to riot, the last couple of episodes of Krypton have been epic. Read under the cut for my rather late hot takes about Ona, Adam Strange, and Seg-El’s future sexual history.
A.K.A. I was right and I’m never going to let the world live it down!!
So last night’s Krypton was possibly the best episode so far. A real roller-coaster of emotions and a “no, wait, what, really?!” moment on one of my pet theories. I am so damn happy about this show, guys. It is so damn perfect for me.
Under the cut, I’m gonna talk about a couple things: 1) the thing I’ve been right about all along, 2) this show’s commitment to Krypton as a planet free from gender/sexuality-based oppression, 3) the Zods, and 4) my sweet boy who is going to probably ruin everything, Adam Strange.
Okay, so, it’s been a couple of days, and I’ve had time to process Avengers: Infinity War and deal with some real life stuff and celebrate my best friend’s birthday, so now the time has come to talk about the movie in depth, with spoilers. Pop under the cut for my reactions, in full detail.
Okay, first of all, Oh my god. There is so much to talk about with this show in terms of nuanced philosophical and political discussion, and I cannot possibly get into all of it in a single short blog post, so I’m going to just go with the three things that give me the most feelings: 1) Adam Strange in general, 2) Brainiac as the Voice of Rao, and 3) the moral quandary that Adam has placed everyone in by bringing Superman into the mix.
So, if you follow me on Twitter, you probably saw me flip my shit earlier today about Deadly Skies, a 2006 sci fi disaster movie about an asteroid on a collision course with Earth. Literally the only thing separating it from every other movie of its type is the fact that the main characters are a black woman and and a gay man.
It’s not super well-made, with some juvenile editing choices at times — and some shots that are framed the way a lot of my classmates in college would have framed them. The dialogue is often very bad. The first act moves too slowly; the third act, a little too fast.
But it’s comfortable. It takes the tropes of the genre and points directly at me and people like me, saying, “THESE ARE FOR YOU TOO.”
Hey everyone, just dropping by to leave a couple of links.
First of all, I’ve put up a new post on Patreon, so if you’re interested in paying me for all this nonsense, you can go do that and then read it. In it, I talk a little bit about Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core and how excited I am about the analysis of it that I’m doing. It’s gay, guys. It’s so gay.
Also, #ComicsGate is still a thing, I guess. Because some people still think that comics were better when they were all about white dudes fighting the most uncontroversial supervillains, forever, and ever, and ever. Despite the fact that this prelapsarian, apolitical version of comics never existed anywhere except in their own heads.