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Submitted for your approval... 
11th-Nov-2008 06:39 pm
Mylar staring
I realize I'm sort of spamming your flists, but considering how depressing the average Heroes-related post in my flist was today, I'd like to offer something a little lighter.

I don't know if you've ever seen a blog called "Preppies of the Apocalypse". I never had, until I Googled a slightly odd phrase and it came up near the top of the search results. They have been reviewing Heroes. The reviews themselves just bring the occasional smile. But the comments on the reviews...the comments, now, those are works of art. I've been giggling hysterically for half an hour.  Observe...


"All this is well and good, but I'm sure what we were all really wondering last episode was: Where's Matt? What's he up to? Because I think some quality screen time should have been devoted to watching him follow that turtle across the desert!"

"The turtle is obviously training Matt offscreen - the Charles Xavier to his... uh... I dunno, who is the lamest of the X-Men? Iceman?"

"And yes, Skulky The Turtle Wonder was imprisoned in the lizard cage. I bet there's an awesome deleted scene of that pair's fight to the death."

"Seriously. If Sylar ever tries to lop the top of my head off, I'm going to save myself by insisting he's my brother. It just might work."

"I believe Magic Blood has been retconned out of existence this season. Volume Two? I have no memory of a Volume Two."

"A Profit reference! Outstanding! Ingrid and I faithfully watched Profit during its oh-so-brief run on FOX lo these many years ago. We both enjoyed it, even if what we mostly remembered about it was Naked Pasdar. So a couple years back, Ingrid got me the complete series on DVD for my birthday. And... it doesn't hold up all that well. Remember in the nineties how television pacing wasn't all it could be? Profit has that problem, with scenes that drag on forever and ever and ever.  Still, Naked Pasdar. That's something."

"I thought fondly of Claude when Sylar tossed Peter out the window. Remember when Claude dropped Peter off the rooftop to teach him how to fly? I think that was one of the flaws of Volume Two: at no point did anyone drop Peter off of a tall building."

"I don't think I've ever actually paid attention to a Mohologue. I am only human."

"Yes, that's right. Per Molly, Maury is EVEN WORSE than Sylar. Then again, lately Sylar has been fetching coffee and making waffles and apologizing a lot, so maybe Molly knows what she's talking about."

"Perhaps Matt never existed and is, and always has been, a psychic projection of the turtle?"

"Fair warning: for every mention of Skulky The Turtle Wonder, I will make a wholly gratuitous reference to Mohinder's phenomenal bone structure and/or his dazzling smile. Mentions of Mr. Muggles will result in hyperbolic speculation on what Mohinder's hair smells like. I'm just saying."

"Arthur Petrelli has very strong, very exciting supervillain potential. Swiping all of his son's powers via hug was a smooth move. I approve. Of course, it figures that anyone married to Angela would be similarly sneaky and ruthless and awesome.  And between them, they produced two sneaky, ruthless and awesome sons: Sylar and Nathan. I'm not sure how to account for sweet, dippy Peter, though. Perhaps it'll turn out he's adopted."

"Mohinder's hair smells of honeysuckle and saffron threads. At least that's today's speculation."

"Mohinder is a creature of the moment. I bet if Matt called him up and said 'Hey, how's Molly doing?', Mohinder would respond with a blank stare (particularly effective over the phone)."

"I've long ago stopped trying to view Mohinder's actions through any sort of logical filter. I just sit back and admire the bone structure. It's easier that way."


Best of all: when creating an Official Ranking of Evil, you know who they put on top?  That's right.  Mr. Muggles.
Comments 
12th-Nov-2008 01:38 am (UTC)
Profit reference? I don't remember a Profit reference. And you'd think I would. I need to know specifics!

And between them, they produced two sneaky, ruthless and awesome sons: Sylar and Nathan. I'm not sure how to account for sweet, dippy Peter, though.
Aw. Peter just chooses not to be sneaky. He can be. Remember the Family Brunch? He holds his own against Nathan.

12th-Nov-2008 01:54 am (UTC)
Oh, and I love the title of your entry! Brings back memories of when I was 11/12 and SNICK.

"Submitted for the approval of the midnight society..."

And then I realized it was also a TZ thing, even moreso, and I don't know why I thought of AYAOTD first. I know TZ much better.

Edited at 2008-11-12 01:55 am (UTC)
12th-Nov-2008 01:57 am (UTC)
And because I already replied to the comment, I can no longer edit it and I see the Profit reference was in the comments.

However, I did get a Profit flashback during last night's episode, with the poisoning. Except in that, it wasn't so much poisoned food as much as it was... an injection. And not so much generic poison as heroin. But still! Intent to kill while making it look like a heart attack! It's entirely possible the connection was just in my mind.

Edited at 2008-11-12 02:00 am (UTC)
12th-Nov-2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure someone else besides you mentioned that they had Profit flashbacks in that scene. Now, if only the show had fully-naked Pasdar... ;0)

And yeah, I was going for Twilight Zone with my entry title. But so many shows and movies and books reference older works that I think a single quote often brings up memories of several different shows. There are Monty Python references that make me laugh not because of Python, but because MST3K made jokes that involved those references.

And you know, there was a time a few weeks ago where I was still hoping it would turn out that Sylar was NOT a Petrelli, and Angela was just lying to him so that she could get control over him and use him (I liked it better when Sylar kind of came out of nowhere, I'm not sure how I feel about everyone being related and EVERYTHING turning out to be tied into the Elder Heroes's schemes)... Anyway, I was also hoping that Angela would tell Peter he was adopted. Not that it would be true - just that she was lying to both Sylar and Peter, in order to motivate them to do what was needed to head off the new horrific future that Future!Peter was accidentally creating. (But then, in my personal canon, Angela is not evil. She's just one of those people who will do evil things if she believes it will help The Greater Good - like in S2, when she was willing to take the fall for Kaito's murder to keep the specials' existence a secret.)

I don't have a good Angela icon. That makes me sad.
12th-Nov-2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
Hey, Forsquilis, thanks for the link -- Preppies of the Apocalypse is my blog (I just use this LJ account to post stories where Sylar gropes Mohinder inappropriately), and yeah, I've got some damn funny people commenting on it. Please feel free to join in the mayhem, should you feel so inspired; the more, the merrier.
12th-Nov-2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome! I only read about 4 or 5 of the reviews, but part of my reason for posting about it was to make sure I had a link so I could go back and read more. As it was, I sat at work with my hand clamped over my mouth, trying to keep myself from laughing out loud as I read. Er, I mean, if I were the kind of person who reads things on the Internet at work, which I am NOT, because I am a dedicated and efficient employee who would never do something like that, THAT'S what I would have done. Yeah.

The world needs more stories where Sylar gropes Mohinder inappropriately. Real life is very happy for me right now, but unfortunately, it's also so busy that I have no time for imagining and writing about new ways that Sylar could grope Mohinder inappropriately. Sigh.
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