Monday, June 29, 2015

New logo for year 8!


From this...


...to this.


I like it. It's like old 80's monochrome text on acid.

Previous changes.

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Seven years of Shmegalamonga!!!!!!!













Okay, like last time, let's do updates...

The Harry books turned 3.

Jade Shade and Chokecherry turned 2 years old.

Eidolon turned 1.

Dr. Herbert turned 4.

I started season 2 of Quantum Dissolve.

I did calendar day 2.

I did the fourth and final (hopefully) En-Mike-lopedia.

Also...

Harry Hembock turned 26.

Krazyfool's Den Of Delusion turned 16.

The Krazyfool Show turned 15.

Harry Hembock: Dark Designs turned 6.

Spiderman joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

GPKs turned 30.

Robin Williams, Leonard Nimoy, Harve Bennett, and Christopher Lee all died. :-(

Gay marriage is legalized in all 50 stares, so the bigots finally lost a big one.
Shoulda done a separate post on that, but...eh, the whole internet went crazy, you couldn't miss it.


So, last year, I said I was gonna buckle down on Jade-Shade, but I only got 5 chapters of season 2 posted so far.
BUT my notes are fucking huge, the overall story structure is jotted down, so that year didn't go to waste.
Now I just gotta force myself to convert them into chapters.

Hopefully, I'll have a bunch of that whittled away next year.
We'll see.
Fingers crossed.

Up next, the logo for year 8.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Happy 2nd birthday, Chokecherry!




Last year.

What the hey, let's do the origin story like Eidolon and Dr. Herbert, and I'll make these bonus features for the book.

All right, so I knew that Jade-Shade had to build a team, and I knew he had to start with a main partner.

The male "Batman & Robin", thing had been done to death, and I wasn't interested in that at all.

And Frank Miller had already done the younger female thing with Carrie Kelly in "The Dark Knight Returns".

And in both cases, you've got variations on the "people will talk", factor.
Didn't wanna get slowed down by those conversations.

Then, somewhere along the way, I saw a clip of the old Adam West Batman where Catwoman was seducing Bats, and wanting to be his partner, and Bats is like "what about Robin?", and she's like "...I know! We'll kill him!".

And instantly, I was like "damn, I wish I could be watching THAT version of the show!".
But I shelved that thought for some reason.

And I'd had similar thoughts on Catwoman in this rant, but my dumb brain still wasn't making the linkup.

Then, one day, I'm thinking, and thinking, and staring at my walls, and my eyes landed on the Hyla pic of "Harry's Ex-Wife", for the quadzillionth time, and it's almost like she's looking at me in irritation that I'm not getting it, and the pieces slammed together at last.

Once those pieces assembled, I got thinking about how few husband and wife teams there have been in comics, and how often they've been broken up.

Ant-Man & Wasp, Reed & Sue Richards, Swamp Thing & Abby, Spidey & Mary Jane, and...I can't think of many more.

And that kinda pissed me off.
So, I had double motivation to make it a love interest.

Anyhoo, coming up with her name was an ordeal, I think I started with that her costume reminded me of cherry cough syrup.
Then "Cherry-Bomb", popped into my head, and that would have been fucking great, but that was a Joan Jett song, and it ended up being used in "Guardians Of The Galaxy", anyway, so...shit.
Good thing I didn't use it.
Dunno how I settled on Chokecherry, but I did, and after a week or so of bouncing ideas around.

Even harder was coming up with Jadie & Chokie's team name.
That took a solid month of trying fucking everything.

Then, "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey", popped into my head for some reason, and I remembered the bit where the Reaper raps "you might be a king or a little street sweeper, but sooner or later you dance with the reaper".
I smacked my forehead.
None of the other crap on my lists were close, and none of the thought processes that got me to the crap on my lists were close, but THAT did it.
I put some of the frustration of that process right into chapter 16.

As for how/why Chokie evolved from Harry's Ex-Wife to her mark 2 form, I already covered that here, and here.

And that's that.
Here's to her future adventures.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Re-reboot Spidey news.


Previously.


From here.

Stay tuned for the casting of the new Spidey.

So, 5 months later, they finally chose.

Tom Holland is MCU-crossover Spiderman.

The first standalone film will be directed by Jon Watts.
His IMDB page.
Yeah, it doesn't help, does it?

Rumored title is "Spider-Man: The New Avenger".
I call bullshit until Marvel announces it.


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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Big Summer Movies Part 3. (Part 3.5)


Ah, what the hell, here we go...


The Human Centipede 3 
[Final Sequence] (2015)


Since last time...

  • Saw it again right after with subtitles so I could fully understand WTF Dieter Laser was saying.
  • Saw it a third time as part of a marathon of the trilogy to see it as one four and a half hour movie. Glorious experience.
  • Saw it a fourth time just because.
  • Saw it a fifth time to pick me up from a case of the blues. Worked like gangbusters.

So, yeah, I love it.

But, critics are tearing it apart.
It has the lowest score on Rotten Tomatoes, last I heard.

Now, most of them are whiny little moralists that have no business reviewing ANY fucking horror movie.
Or, they review horror, but admit up front they didn't like the first two in the first place.
Another disqualifier.

But, some that claim to have liked the first two are whining.
And their biggest whine, is Dieter Laser's performance.
"Eeeww, it's too over the top. It's so annoying! Wahhh, wahh!!".

That's why I love it.
It's a fucking "Ren & Stimpy", cartoon.
That's totally what they were going for.

I dunno, that's totally my humor anyway.
Unhinged and over the top just makes me tingle with joy.
Bugs Bunny cartoons, Ren & Stimpy, Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet.
You can certainly see those influences in my Harry comics.

I was right at home with this flavor of insanity.
It warmed me like a hug.

And like Ren & Stimpy, I'm starting to memorize lines.

"My leadership balls are nuclear bombs!!! 100 megatons each!!!!!!!".

"Leeeeet the poooorrrrk roast!!!!!".

"Clitoruseeessss!!!!!!".

*Doing a dance* "On your foocking foocking kneees!! On your foocking fooking kneees!!".


*Laughs*

Nope, hasn't worn out for me yet.
Gonna take awhile.

If you love sick wacky shit, this is your flick.
WTF are you waiting for?

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The (third) YEAR Of Hembock!



Previously.

Since last time, Harry turned 26.

Aaaand, that's about it.
Philosophy wise, I pretty much repeat everything from last time.

I've got big plans for Jade-Shade, and how that's all going to tie in to the Harryverse more extensively.
Stay tuned for that.

Aaand, there might be a fifth Harry book cobbled together from some stuff.
But after Quantum Dissolve is done.

So, holding pattern this year.
Next year, hopefully you'll be seeing some cool shit.


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Happy Summer!



Continuing the new theme set up in spring.

Yhep, summer's kicked in.
Box fan is back out and everything.

Today though, is gloomy and drizzly.


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