Scott Pilgrim Vol. 5: Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe

2 12 2014

Because of the cold weather recently, I almost forgot I even had these. The first time I wore them, they felt strange, but after a while, I almost forgot I was even wearing them.

By the way, I don’t read in my underwear on the couch like that. I read naked. Obviously.

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Scott Pilgrim Vol. 4: Scott Pilgrim Gets it Together

18 11 2014

Almost forgot about continuing on with this series. Great book again, although I will have to echo what I mentioned previously about the pacing being a bit all over the place. It’s a lot slower than in the film, and I like that it takes time to explore things that never made it into the film, like how Scott and Wallace had to move out of their apartment, but the overall structure and pace suffers because the fights don’t usually build up. I still love the humour though.

Also, I bought these pants while I was in California last week. They look more salmon coloured in the picture than in real life for some reason; they’re a darker shade of pink (but still bright). I remember being doubtful whether or not to buy them, but then I thought, I want to buy something that I wouldn’t normally buy, so I got it. Definitely got looks from people when I wore them.

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Scott Pilgrim Vol. 2: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

21 07 2013

As enjoyable as the Scott Pilgrim comics are, I gotta thank the writers of the film adaptation for cutting a lot of stuff out and making it more dramatic, particularly during the fight with Lucas Lee. The pacing of the comics is surprisingly all over the place in this book, going from intense fighting with Lucas to sitting down and having a drink with him, to challenging him to the disappointingly anticlimactic skateboard rail thing.

Anyway, this is still pretty cool. Also, I like the pretty colours.

Also also, I think my body looks strange here.

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Black Sheep

5 07 2013

For the past little while, I’ve been super into Scott Pilgrim, if only because I read the first of the series of graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley and loved it. I proceeded, naturally, to watch the movie again, and loved it even more than when I originally saw it. For some reason, the following day, with Scott Pilgrim still in my DVD player, I checked out the extras just for fun, watched the gag reel, and then was surprised that there were 4 different audio commentary tracks. One featured actors playing minor roles in the film: Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Keiran Culkin, and Mark Webber. Curious, I selected it, thinking I was only going to to watch/listen to about ten minutes and then pop in Jane Eyre because it would be due soon at the library. Ten minutes became twenty, and then thirty, fourty-five– you get where I’m going with this.

I couldn’t help it! It just sort of happened, and I couldn’t stop the movie because they were so funny… and since then, I’ve been listening to the awesome soundtrack, particularly the Sex Bob-omb songs and this one, ”Black Sheep”, sung by Brie Larson (in the film) and Metric. I shall be reading the rest of the series when they arrive at the library for me, but in the meantime, here’s a kickass song from a kickass film.





Scott Pilgrim vol. 1: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life

5 06 2013

I thought this would be a longer read, but it only took me less than an hour to read through it. And it’s so funny! I’ve seen the film and I loved it, and I think the film lives up to the charm and awesomeness of the graphic novel. I will admit that this one felt a bit short, but seeing as how there are six books that presumably feature one ex a book, I’m not that bothered by it. The dialogue’s great, the characters are absolutely wonderful, drawings are surprisingly interestingly framed and colorful, and I LOVE the fact that it’s set in Canada. Hell yeah! Can’t wait to read the second book!

Also, here is me again half-naked after a workout. Notice how nothing has really changed.

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