Just stuff

I did make progress on the novel this weekend, I just didn’t post about it. But I made inroads with the next chapter, outlining as well as writing. So though I’m not making the kind of progress I should be making, at least I made some.

My laptop should be home either today or tomorrow — so we’ll see at that point whether I have to start from scratch or if I can just continue.


Fair warning — I’m a Frank Miller fan. I’ve read probably about half of the Sin City graphic novels. I have a huge black and white poster of Miho (from the comic books) on my wall — have had it for at least 5 years. My husband collects comic books, and I know that I’ve read other Frank Miller work — I’m just blanking this morning on what. (Did he do The Preacher? Or was that just Garth Enis?)

While watching the movie, I reconfirmed that I’m still a twisted fuck. I laughed through parts of the movie that other people didn’t seem to find funny — but the violence was just so comic book, so joyous, so glorious, so over the top. It was delightful. I want to see it again. Mike didn’t seem to mind my laughing too much — it was just when I started chanting “Miho! Miho! Miho!” that he got bothered.

(It reminded me of the time I saw “Natural Born Killers” while I was in Taiwan. I was the only one who laughed at it. The other patrons of the theatre — all Asian — gave me a lot of space afterward. No one wanted to get near the crazy American.)

I loved the look of Sin City. It was amazing. I don’t have good visual literacy I’m afraid. I can’t tell you about shots and technique, how or why things worked. I can just tell you about Teh Pretty, and it was really, really pretty.

There were only a couple of things that bothered me about the movie — the huge continuity error with Marv, when the women were beating him up — anyone else notice that sometimes the blood was dripping down his chin and other times it wasn’t? This happened one other time as well. . .

And I know it’s a different Dwight/Miho story, but I still wish they’d used one of my favorite lines — when Dwight tells Miho to stop playing and just kill the guy — someone questions him about her “playing” with them — and he says, “Haven’t you ever seen a cat with a mouse?” Cause dude. She was so playing with the bad guy, just flicking little bits of skin and blood from him. He didn’t know he was already dead. Also, I know it wouldn’t have been practical, but generally Miho is portrayed on roller blades, and I would have liked to have seen that too.

All in all, though, it was good. I enjoyed it.

I hope ya’ll are having a lovely Monday. I have caffeine, not much to do with the day job, and plan on spending some time writing.

And no, this isn’t just a GIP, though I finally did break down and get more icon space so I could load up some Sin City icons. Particularly the very pretty and deadly Miho.

Comments (4)

  1. Preacher is indeed Garth Ennis, not Frank Miller.

    Miller also famously did Dark Knight (Batman), and more recently 300 (ancient Greece).

    • I read the Dark Knight comics he did. I didn’t read the 300 stuff — must ask Mike if he has any.

  2. Preacher is indeed Garth Ennis, not Frank Miller.

    Miller also famously did Dark Knight (Batman), and more recently 300 (ancient Greece).

    • I read the Dark Knight comics he did. I didn’t read the 300 stuff — must ask Mike if he has any.

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