She absolutely should, regardless of my unkind comments. I was being a jerk and in situations like that, people should ignore me and do follow their heart’s desire. Furthermore, I think that I should add my two cents and answer each one of her questions each week (except for the food, I'd take all day on that list). In the hotlink "whiny" you, dear reader, can see that I answered week one. Here’s my response for week two:
After thinking about it for a few hours, I came up with my top five anti-heroes. Who’s my favorite? Well, I feel that I can’t have a number one, without mentioning the others. In my mind, they were all so good at being bad, that they have to be mentioned if only to illustrate that a hero (or in this case an anti-hero) is a hero no matter what medium they’re in.
5) Ric Flair. But Tony, he’s not a superhero, comic book or cartoon character. He’s a freakin’ wrestler and a fake one at that! True, he’s not a fictional character per se, but I’m certain that the Ric Flair that used to come down to the ring every night was not the same Ric Flair who went home to his wife and kids. Ric Flair has figure-four-leg-lock’d and knife-edge-chop’d his way to over 16 titles in his 30 years as a wrestler...but in the end will be remembered as “the dirtiest player in the game”! In fact, if you go to Google and type in “the dirtiest player in the game”, he's at the very top of the results. For most of his career, he’s poked is opponents in the eye, racked them in the groin while the ref wasn’t looking, relied on the help of the other Four Horsemen and when he would pin his opponents, he’d either grab the edge of their tights for leverage or put his feet on the ropes...or both. Of course, it’s pro-wrestling so the fans would see all of this and boo like crazy when he cheated. They’d boo him again when he left the ring especially with a newly acquired belt that he won, by cheating. Yet the very next event, his theme song would play and the crowd in unison would let out a WOOOOOOOO! and bow down at the waist to the wrestler who let you know that to be the man, you’ve gotta beat the man! Time and time again, no matter how many times he cheated or “hospitalized” an opponent in the ring or outside of the ring, the very next time he entered an arena, he was greeted like a hero, returned to us after sacking a great city. Wine would flow freely and women would offer themselves up without hesitation. I don’t get it, I won’t pretend to get it, but Ric Flair was the first to make me realize that being bad could be fun!
4 and 3) Mickey & Mallory (Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis in “Natural Born Killers”). These two took moviegoers on a road trip of bullets and blood that has yet to be repeated. A 90’s version of Bonnie and Clyde sans robbing banks, these two killed not for money but just to get their jollies off. Quite possibly the most unapologetic entries on this list, they killed early and often but they weren’t without rules, they only had one: they never killed their last victim. If Mickey & Mallory were in a diner of 25, they’d kill 24 and leave that one person to tell the tale of Mickey & Mallory. Which, if you’ve seen the movie doesn’t work out too well for Robert Downey Jr.’s character. This movie, like a lot of Oliver Stone films was ahead of it’s time and it was one of Quentin Tarantino’s finest scripts.
2) Agent Sands (Johnny Depp in “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”). Where Ric Flair made it fun to be bad, Agent Sands made it cool! Within the last 15 years or so, it seems like whatever Johnny Depp touches turns to gold. Jack Sparrow was in the running for this list, but ultimate, it had to go to Sands. The same Sands, who walked around with a fake arm to fool people into believing he was unarmed. The same Sands who rigged a bull fighting match and by “rig” I mean incapacitated a bull fighter moments before the bull gored him. The same Sands that told the person he was having lunch with, that the dish that they were enjoying was so good, you’d have to kill the cook afterwards. Funny joke. Then, Sands walks into the kitchen and kills said cook! And sure, if you believe in karma, he got what was coming to him at the end of the movie. But even after losing both eyes, he still managed to gun down several assassins. Robert Rodriguez describes him as a mass murderer; I don’t care, I like this guy!
1)Kratos. (from the God of War video game series). God of War! He got the title after he battled wave after wave of centaurs, minotaurs, gorgons, cyclopses and every other undead or supernatural being from Greek mythology. Oh, and after that he was killed and sent to Hades (a common theme for Kratos, I've played four of the five God of War games, and he seems to inevitably end up in Hades). Then he fought his way out of Hades, battled several doppelgangers of himself that were trying to kill his wife and child (This was part of his fight with Ares; years ago, during one of his Ares-induced mega-nightmares, Kratos killed his wife and child. The town witch then decided to cover Kratos’s body in the ashes of said dead family members. Ares used this past event to mess with Kratos’s head during battle.), and finally killed Ares and takes over as God of War. That’s just the first God of War game. If I were to stop here, he’d be a candidate for the hero list.
I ain’t stoppin’!
This is Greek mythology and the Gods were essentially a bunch of bullies! How do you stop a bully? You stand up to him or her by ripping their heads off (Gorgons bleed magic), ripping them in two, stabbing them in their one good eye, force feeding them your Blades of Chaos (Minotaurs bleed health), ripping their wings off and stomping them into the ground or using countless other ways to maim and/or dismember a Grecian mythical creature. But it wasn’t just mythical creatures. Kratos killed countless humans who got in his way...and some that didn’t. Kratos would kill innocent bystanders 'cause in this video game, they also bleed health! Later, in his quest to kill Zeus and any god that gets in his way, he dooms countless humans to death and disease without a second thought. Every time he kills a god, part of the world dies with them. When Kratos kills Poseidon, all of the oceans rise killing thousands human beings. He apologizes to the world by killing more gods and causing more humans to suffer. He doesn’t care. He’s hell-bent on making the gods suffer for making him suffer.
What a dick.
Still, I played the first four and I’m currently playing God of War: Ghost of Sparta on the PSP. What can I say, Kratos kicks ass, rips that ass off of the poor soul it belonged to, THEN takes their name. See, it’s all about syntax.
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Well then, now that the 30 Days of Kink are over I'm going to have to come up with something other than BDSM to write about here. I also feel I should find a way to keep up posting regularly, since that meme had me posting (with the one exception) every day for a month. With these things in mind, I've decided to make up my own memes for some of the other platypi. I don't think I'll follow the same post title format I did for the Kink meme, and I might try to mix it up a little instead of focusing on just one meme for thirty days straight. The point isn't so much to participate in a meme anymore, just to post regularly. But, just in case someone else wants to participate in my memes, I'll be posting them as I come up with them. Here are the ones I have so far.
15 Days of Nerd
- Do you have a favorite superhero? Who and why?
- Do you have a favorite anti-hero? Who and why?
- Do you have a favorite super villain? Who and why?
- Do you play tabletop RPGs? Which ones and what do you like about them? If you don't, why not?
- What are your top ten favorite cartoons?
- Are you a fan of anime? If so, what shows do you like best and why? If not, why?
- What do you think of miniature war games like Warhammer?
- What is your favorite Sci-Fi tv series and why?
- What is your favorite Fantasy tv series and why?
- If you're a Star Trek fan, who was your favorite character from all the shows and movies? If you're more of a Star Wars nerd, who was your favorite character from those movies? If you hate both, why?
- What do you think of Bruce Campbell?
- What are your top ten favorite video games?
- What is your favorite Fantasy book or series of books and why?
- What is your favorite Sci-Fi book or series of books and why?
- Choose a non- Fantasy or Sci-Fi, but still nerdy, tv series and explain why you love it, or hate it.
20 Days of Food
- What is your favorite breakfast? How do you make it?
- What is your favorite lunch? How do you make it?
- Share your favorite pie recipe.
- What is your favorite dinner involving chicken? How do you make it?
- What is your go-to pot luck dish? How do you make it?
- Share your favorite cookie recipe.
- Describe your favorite sandwich.
- What is your favorite dinner involving beef? How do you make it?
- What is your favorite cocktail? How do you make it?
- How do you make your favorite snack?
- Share your favorite cake recipe.
- What is your favorite dinner involving pork? How do you make it?
- What is your favorite type of ethnic/cultural food? Can you cook any dishes of that type of food?
- What is your favorite non-pie, cake or cookie dessert? How do you make it?
- Share your favorite potato recipe.
- What dish or meal do you make that gets the most compliments? Share the recipe.
- What is your favorite holiday food? How do you make it?
- Share your favorite pasta sauce recipe.
- Share your recipe for your favorite rice dish.
- What one recipe did you make sure you got from your parents when you moved away from home?