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Sunday, September 21st, 2014
10:46 pm - I Wish it was a Nuclear Wessel
Another quick posting to Trisk, this time for the movie The Vessel.

The movie was promising, with a decent take on a haunted, abandoned prison, but then they went for the cheap, obvious stereotypes of Mexicans and women.

I bounced between being intrigued by the story they were trying to tell, and pissed off at the lazy characterisations.

J

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12:42 pm - Marvel Comics: December 2014
AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #7 (OF 9)
AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #8 (OF 9)
AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #9 (OF 9)
AXIS: REVOLUTIONS #3 & 4 (of 4)
LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #9
AXIS: HOBGOBLIN #3 (of 3)
AVENGERS WORLD #16
ALL-NEW X-FACTOR #17
ALL-NEW X-FACTOR #18
AMAZING X-MEN #14
CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE MIGHTY AVENGERS #3
SUPERIOR IRON MAN #3
ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN #1
S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
SPIDER-MAN AND THE X-MEN #1
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #7
SPIDER-WOMAN #2
SPIDER-VERSE TEAM-UP #2 (of 3)
SCARLET SPIDERS #2 (of 3)
DEATH OF WOLVERINE: LOGAN’S LEGACY #6 (OF 7)
DEATH OF WOLVERINE: LOGAN’S LEGACY #7 (OF 7)
DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE WEAPON X PROGRAM #3 (of 5)
DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE WEAPON X PROGRAM #4 (of 5)
AVENGERS #39
NEW AVENGERS #28
AVENGERS NOW!
BUCKY BARNES: THE WINTER SOLDIER #3
ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2
GUARDIANS 3000 #3
LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #6
THOR #3
ALL-NEW INVADERS #13
MOON KNIGHT #10
FANTASTIC FOUR #14
CAPTAIN MARVEL #10
THANOS VS HULK #1 (of 4)
SHE-HULK #11
ALL-NEW X-MEN #36
X-MEN #22
NIGHTCRAWLER #9
X-FORCE #13

J

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Saturday, September 20th, 2014
9:32 pm - FINALLY
I am amused that at long last I get a new Trisklet posted, and what's next? Why, You're Next! Of...course?

This was a fun little home invasion movie that did some good, new, bloody things with that subgenre, and made for a very enjoyable ride.

J

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9:34 am - Comics Next Week
Running total up to 48 books, with Artifacts #38 and Spider-Verse #2 sold out. Grr.

Batman Eternal #25
Booster Gold: Futures End #1
Futures End #21
Legenderry #7
Star Trek #37
All-New Invaders #10
Amazing X-Men #11
Cyclops #5
Edge of Spider-Verse #3
Loki: Agent of Asgard #6
Mighty Avengers #14
New Avengers #24
New Warriors #10

J

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Friday, September 19th, 2014
11:21 pm - Ugh 2: The Return
On the upside, at least I feel less constantly drained.

On the downside, my mom has decided to start calling around 10pm a couple times a week. =/

Dad's LONG since gone to bed, and those are...fun calls.

And I continue to be terrible at LJ posting (And Trisk posting) this week, but if all goes well tomorrow, I should make up for lost time.

J

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Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
10:33 am - DC Comics: December, 2014
SECRET SIX #1
THE MULTIVERSITY: THUNDERWORLD #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #7
EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #9
EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #10
EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #11
EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #12
EARTH 2: WORLD’S END #13
THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #31
THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #32
THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #33
THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #34
THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #35
BATMAN ETERNAL #35
BATMAN ETERNAL #36
BATMAN ETERNAL #37
BATMAN ETERNAL #38
BATMAN ETERNAL #39
GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #2
ASTRO CITY #18
FAIREST #32
FABLES #147

J

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Monday, September 15th, 2014
9:24 pm - Intruder Window
I've got more thoughts about the new BBC show, Intruders, but I'm still pondering over the rather dark and murky plot, so I'll keep it simple...

...The kid is the breakout chracter of this show, isn't she?

J

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Saturday, September 13th, 2014
9:26 pm - Comics Next Week
Running total: 34 books and a missing Artifacts #38.

Batman Eternal #24
Justice League: Futures End #1
Multiversity...uh, #2
Futures End #20
Fables #144
The Wicked + The Divine #4
Artifacts #39
All-New X-Factor #14
All-New X-Men #32
Avengers #35
Avengers World #13
Deadpool Bi-Annual #1
Edge of Spider-Verse #2
Original Sin #5.5
Savage Hulk #4
Superior Spider-Man #33
Uncanny Avengers #24
Wolverine & the X-Men #9

And I know it's not actually "Multiversity #2" but I wasn't about to type out the whole title.

J

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7:10 am - Someday All This Will be Yours
What, the Curtains?

No, the review of Curtains on Trisk!

I dug out a weird little Canadian cult film that's so much of a mess, and yet still pulls off a decent story and becomes a weird mix of arty Canadian giallo genres.

Pretty fun, actually!

J

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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
9:45 pm - This and That
Blegh. I feel so drained the last few days.

I've managed to get super ahead of big Trisk reviews...okay, I've gotten the next two watched and noted up. That's still ahead of the curve for me. But I *really* need to get in a few smaller ones. And this is where the drained thing comes into play. I should write one RIGHT NOW...but I'm not.

Tomorrow, I promise...

J

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Saturday, September 6th, 2014
8:44 am - Comics Next Week
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 3 #6
Astro City Vol 3 #15
Avengers Undercover #10
Avengers Vol 5 #34.1 Cover A Regular Dale Keown Cover
Batgirl Futures End #1 Cover A 3D Motion Cover
Batman Eternal #23
Captain Marvel Vol 7 #7
Death Of Wolverine #2 Cover A Regular Steve McNiven Cover
Edge Of Spider-Verse #1 Cover A Regular Richard Isanove Cover
Fantastic Four Vol 5 #10
Justice League United Futures End #1 Cover A 3D Motion Cover
Ms Marvel Vol 3 #8
New 52 Futures End #19
New Warriors Vol 5 #9
Nightcrawler Vol 4 #6
X-Force Vol 4 #9

J

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Friday, September 5th, 2014
9:10 pm - Ugh
I feel so drained this week, and I don't *think* it's because of everything that's been going on. I just feel like I'm dead on my ass with no energy and zero motivation. I just kinda laid around either watching last night's "The Quest" episodes, while largely zoning out and napping during it, but getting the gist of things, or just outright napping later on.

On the mother front, she's still in the hospital, getting better, but still a bit confused at times, and they don't want her coming home until she's straightened out and can manage to take her own medications, because if she keeps refusing our help, she'll be right back there in a week or whatever.

So, mostly nothing to report other than slow progress.

J

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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
11:11 pm - Ugh
Today was a looong day. I am so drained, mostly physically at least.

Not a good day for mom, she was on the bad side of fuzziness, but dad had promised her a trip to go food shopping (Where she'd sit in the car, but at least she'd get out of the house) and probably shouldn't have gone, but anyways...

We had a visiting nurse scheduled to arrive today, and I'd been waiting for that, since this was a rough weekend, and the new plan to have dad or I making sure she takes her pills and insulin was NOT working out, and may have made her LESS likely to take it, just to be belligerent and contrarian, and not wanting to be told what to do. So she'd either forget to take stuff on her own because she's getting fuzzy, or when that didn't work and we had to make sure, she'd just say NO and get argumentative. Neither is really any good.

But I digress! I wanted to be around when the nurse was, because I have a good memory (And writing all this stuff down helps too), as well as having a better idea of the right words to say, and less frustrated than dad is right now at everything. Plus, I'm up all night so see THAT side of things as she's wandering all around the house moving to a different chair every 20 minutes, all night long.

But since they went out, they asked the nurse to come later, which meant I was up WAY later than I wanted, and right now I am SO drained. @.@

This all ended up in the nurse seeing things were wrong, she was more confused, and this is someone who's only met my mom like three times now, and could see a major difference. Her blood sugar was also VERY VERY high, so she's back in the emergency room again, after just being there on Sunday.

At least, the nurse wanted dad to stress that she is much more confused today, to try and make sure they look into and observe her cognition, because they're better suited for that sort of thing.

*slumps in his chair*

J

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Monday, September 1st, 2014
2:14 am - High as a Kite
No, not my mom...

It's new review time at Trisk, and I dipped back into the high school horror subgenre, although it becomes a school reunion horror pretty quickly, with Slaughter High.

Not quite as batshit crazy as Redeemer, but it has it's own bits of madness and fun.

J

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Saturday, August 30th, 2014
8:11 am - Comics Next Week
I would've made a post last night, but oops! Internet went down for four hours, came back RIGHT at midnight! Anywho, here's comics.

And I actually decided to complete the order, since I'm doing well getting through the pile, three weeks is a good amount, and with books like Death of Wolverine, Original Sin finale, and Multiversity, it's probably a good time to grab and avoid sellouts.

The whole list from the three weeksCollapse )

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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
9:10 pm - Feeling Lost
While the fourth season was a bit of a structural mess IMO, I am actually super sad that the next season of Lost Girl will be the last one. =(

I don't want to be in a world without regular doses of Kenzi on my screen.

J

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2:19 am - Ticked Off
Whizzing by with a new post to Trisk, this time out giving you a movie that mixes mutated creatures with the cabin in the woods horror subgenres, and spits out a weird little creepfest with pretty decent effects, Ticks!

Because how else do I follow up a movie called "Dogs"?

J

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Sunday, August 24th, 2014
8:17 am - Comics This Week
With last week, we have a total of 29 books, and I'm noting, in case I forget, that Artifacts from last week sold out as of these words. Keep an eye on that, me!

Batman Eternal #21
Futures End #17
Dream Police #4
All-New Invaders #9
All-New X-Men #31
Avengers Undercover #9
Avengers #34
Cyclops #4
Fantastic Four #9
Original Sin #5.4
Savage Hulk #3
Uncanny Avengers #23
Wolverine & the X-Men #8
Wolverine #12

J

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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
10:45 pm - Blargh ad Things
We have gotten set up with a visiting nurses program, that has people coming to check on my mom, help her with things, and to see how things are. After everything that's been going on, it was probably long past time.

We even had a speech therapist involved with memory, testing her, and you can imagine how that's going. Honestly, better than I'd expected, but with some glaring events here and there.

The hardest part right now is to get my mom to STOP playing with her pills. They've told her she can't set up the pill box anymore, because when they looked at it, it was a *mess*. But then she likes to move pills around for no good reason, and they don't want her doing THAT, but when we tell her to just take her meds, well, cue the arguments.

We're getting there, but it's still a long road, sometimes.

J

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Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
9:54 pm - Marvel Comics: November, 2014
AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #4 (OF 9)
AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #5 (OF 9)
AVENGERS & X-MEN: AXIS #6 (OF 9)
AXIS: REVOLUTIONS #2 (of 4)
AXIS: HOBGOBLIN #2 (of 3)
WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #12
AVENGERS WORLD #15
ALL-NEW X-FACTOR #16
CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE MIGHTY AVENGERS #1
CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE MIGHTY AVENGERS #2
SUPERIOR IRON MAN #1
SUPERIOR IRON MAN #2
LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #8
ALL-NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
NEW AVENGERS #26
NEW AVENGERS #27
AVENGERS #38
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10
SPIDER-VERSE #1 (of 2)
SPIDER-WOMAN #1
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #6
SPIDER-VERSE TEAM-UP #1 (of 3)
SCARLET SPIDERS #1 (of 3)
THE SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #17
DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #4 (OF 7)
DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #5 (OF 7)
DEATH OF WOLVERINE: LIFE AFTER LOGAN #1
DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE WEAPON X PROGRAM #1 (OF 5)
DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE WEAPON X PROGRAM #2 (OF 5)
NIGHTCRAWLER #8
STORM #5
THOR #2
LEGENDARY STAR-LORD #5
GUARDIANS 3000 #2
FANTASTIC FOUR #13
CAPTAIN MARVEL #9
ALL-NEW INVADERS #12
MS. MARVEL #10
SHE-HULK #10
NEW WARRIORS #12
ALL-NEW X-MEN #34
ALL-NEW X-MEN #35
X-MEN #21
CYCLOPS #7 (This is VERY tenuous, sadly.)
X-FORCE #12
AMAZING X-MEN #13

J

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