Thursday, December 30, 2004

Judgment day all over again.

Remember Terminator or Matrix? How humans became over dependent to machines, and how in the end it ruined our lives? Well, judgment day is starting all over again. Right here. Right now. In a small town which I call... NUMBTOWN. The name of the doomsday machine: Ipod. I have now in my IPOD 1450 songs, 4.2 days of music. And I'm just starting. I spent most of my days getting my CD's inside my beautiful machine of hell. I can't blog. I can't workout. I can't read comics. I barely talk with people anymore. This machine is destroying my life! I can't ...Get....Away...From...It...It's calling me now... Beware sinners! The end is near!!
(Ms. Mysterious will blog later...She promises)

Monday, December 27, 2004

Disasters and simple life

I just had a quiet and nice evening with my boyfriend, Mr. Marshmallow man. We saw a movie, we had some sandwiches and brownies to eat. A simple evening. And then it hit me. I'm lucky. As a matter of fact, if you're able to have a computer and take the time to browse through blogs (even stupid blogs like this one) YOU'RE lucky too. Because right now people is searching for their friends, their families through mud, water and debris. People are watching how everything they had just isn't there anymore. People are lying down on an hospital bed (if they're lucky) praying for their own health, hoping they'll make the night.
It's a hard, cruel world. And maybe right now we believe that we'll never suffer such devastation or loss. I really wish I could say we'll be alright. I wish everyone could live their lives without that kind of experience.
Right now, (according to at least 23,000 people were killed by the tsunami, and people in Indonesia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Maldives, and Burma, are struggling to stay sane. To find a meaning. To understand why this happened to them.

So, what shall we do now? Maybe not all of us are meant to leave our things behind and volunteer to help in the countries that were affected. But I guess the least we can do is remember that somewhere, someone is not having such a good time. Let's not make this just one of those things that we heard one day and forget the next. I don't know, maybe put things in perspective.
And by putting in perspective things I mean that (at least in my case) even though I don't know what I'm doing half of the time (or by that means what am I supposed to with the rest of my life), I can be grateful to be alive. Grateful for my average happy, simple life.

G'nite sinners. Sleep tight.

Sunday, December 26, 2004

Thanks to Bats for dropping by on Christmas Eve. Hope you liked the salad :) Posted by Hello

Santa retired to Fiji

Christmas is over -Thank God-. Things in here in Numbtown were a little bit crazy, starting with our ever changing weather. Yes, believe it or not, one day before Christmas it was 30 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit), while the next day it was snowing. No kidding.
Ok, that was Ms. Mysterious weather report. Let's move on now.
I'm still undecided if I like Christmas or not. Can't complain though, Zdex and Mr. Marshmallow man got me (among other cool stuff) an Ipod (yeah, those bastards), and I have to admit I still think I don't quite deserve it. But hey, if it makes them happy, what the hell.
Anyway, I guess I just wanted to say thanks to my surrogate family, La Banda (the gang), for wanting to be around me even though sometimes I can be a real pain in the butt.
Now I'll continue eating all the leftovers from Christmas night. Hope there are still some brownies hidden somewhere.
See ya later.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

- Hey, are you a dreamer?
- Yeah.
- I haven't seen too many around lately. Things have been tough lately for dreamers. They say dreaming is dead, no one does it anymore. It's not dead it's just that it's been forgotten, removed from our language. Nobody teaches it so nobody knows it exists. The dreamer is banished to obscurity. Well, I'm trying to change all that, and I hope you are too. By dreaming, every day. Dreaming with our hands and dreaming with our minds. Our planet is facing the greatest problems it's ever faced, ever. So whatever you do, don't be bored, this is absolutely the most exciting time we could have possibly hoped to be alive. And things are just starting - Waking Life Posted by Hello

Resistance is not futile, we're gonna win this thing, humankind is too good, we're not a bunch of under-achievers! We're gonna stand up, and we're gonna be human beings. We're going to get fired up about the real things, the things that matter! Creativity, and the dynamic human spirit that refuses to submit. - Waking Life Posted by Hello

The trick is to combine your waking rational abilities with the infinite possibilities of your dreams. Because, if you can do that, you can do anything. - Waking Life Posted by Hello

Bizarre movie night - Waking life

I'm the kind of person that dreams every night. And most of the time I remember everything that happened in my dreams. I' ve always wondered if I'm really dreaming, or if I'm living another life, in another place, dreaming of this life. Which life is true? How much control we have in dreams? Or by that means, how much control we have in our lives?
I saw Waking life yesterday. Written and directed by Richard Linklater, this fantastic animated drama leaves you thinking about life and it's meaning. About the search and awareness of our own humanity. The movie is basically a compilation of interviews with different characters, who give their unique point of view about life and death. Linklater's proposal is unique. He filmed the actors to later transfer them into animation, giving you this psychedelic, animated dream- like look. So yeah, maybe sometimes it gets too philosophical. Or slow. You got to be patient, but believe me, it's worth your time.
So if I start filling this blog with some of the movie's quotes, be patient. It's Christmas time and there's not enough prozac in the world to keep me sane.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

About comics, movies and stupid Christmas carols...

Too many things to write about and so little time...So let's begin:
SIN CITY trailer is now on line. Based on the comic written by Frank Miller and directed by Robert Rodriguez, this movie will sure be one of the best comic adaptations to date. (Just watch the damn trailer ok?)

Talking about comic adaptations....It seems Warner Bros. is finally thinking about using some of their beloved characters and make some money. They got Batman...Superman is coming...And now Flash and Wonder Woman are the next superheros to fight for their own movie. Ryan Reynolds (Blade: Trinity) is being considered for the role of Wally West (The Flash), while Sarah Michelle Gellar and Charisma Carpenter (Buffy and Cordelia from the TV show "Buffy the vampire slayer") are fighting for the role of Princess Diana. Yup. Wonder Woman. Maybe it's just me but I really have and issue with the possibility of a WW movie. I love the character (when it's written correctly), but I guess it's one of those things that's REALLY hard to put on screen. Starting with WW's outfit... It's classic, I know, but actually watching someone wearing it and fight crime with it ..Well... And it's just like Superman's outfit..There are limits of how much you can change it.

Now, about XMen franchise...I WANT my X3 movie!!!! I know Bryan Singer's got his hands full right now with a little movie called Superman..But he has to do the Xmen's third movie. And he's got to do the phoenix saga (I have no idea how, but thank god that's his job, not mine..heh heh). Anyway, the studio wants to release X3 on 2006. Let's wait and see.

So that's it for now. Now I'll continue cultivating my Christmas spirit and shoot all the people that are listening annoying Christmas carols on their cars. Next year it will be a national sport sinners, you'll see. Could someone tell me why, oh why, these songs exist? And why 80% of the world population decides it's a good idea to hear them all day long , turning all their volume up so EVERYONE around them can have their ears bleed to death? No wonder suicide rates go up on Christmas time....
Yeap. Call me the Grinch.

Monday, December 20, 2004

Somedaaaaay. Somewheeere!!

It's amazing how much time and money we waste in this thing called Christmas. I just arrived from McAllen, TX. (Yeah. Woohoo.). I have to go there from time to time if I want to buy comics. (Remember, Ms. Mysterious lives in Numbtown, the place without culture) Anyway, got some great stuff for Mr. Marshmallow man, even though I had to live the nightmare of Christmas shopping. Someone has to wipe out all Christmas music from the face of the earth.
I REALLY want this to be over. Ms. Mysterious needs time to write stupid things in her therapeutic blog.

Thursday, December 16, 2004


Dear Diary:
A stupid girl almost get Mr. Marshmallow man and me killed today. She decided to make an illegal turn on the street, and destroy my not-so beautiful car. We spent four hours at the hospital and the only cool thing about it is that I think I'll get mutant powers with all the Gamma rays I was exposed to. That and the fact that I'm taking enough drugs to make me forget that don't have a car anymore thanks to a stupid stupid stupid girl.
I'll got to sleep now. I hope my truck is resting in a better place.

Ms. Mysterious (reckless driving victim)

P.S. 1Having said this, it's good to be alive and kicking
P.S.2 It would be even better to be alive and kicking HER ass...

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Tweety and Hyde send their regards

Two nights ago I was the mood of watching a good old fashion movie with senseless explotions, big guys fighting, ripping their shirts off so you can see their six pack, bad dialogues and 80's music. So, who was one of the Masters of those kind of movies? No other than Governor Schwarzenegger. I went to look into Mr. Marshmallow man movies and you know what did I get? Kindergarten Cop

Don't laugh! It was a nice movie back in 1990. Okay where am I getting to with all this? Well... Do you remember the kids in the movie? Those evil bastards? Watching the things they did, how they picked on other kids, my question is, Are we evil by nature, or is it something we learn? This is an honest question sinners! It's impossible someone that small has learned already how to be bad! Then why the things they do is inclined towards harming someone? Is it our true nature to do bad things, to be mean, and we only learn to control it as we grow older?
(Bare with me people) Which is out true nature? Remember Jekyll and Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson? (Or the LooneyToons version with a big, hairy psycho Tweety?) Which side was more powerful? How primitive or how civilized we truly are?
I'll leave you guys thinking. There's a big yellow bird trying to eat me.Posted by Hello

The narcoleptic guy, part deux

Yes. It's been a while since I posted something. Blame Mr. Marshmallow man. He's the one that gets all my attention these days. What can I say? I'm weak.
Okay, now down to bussiness.
This week I read the second TP of SLEEPER, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (You know, the one about a guy named Carver that's an undercover government agent, working for some really bad guys, with the big problem that the only person who knows he's still a good guy it's in a coma) If you didn't follow my advice about reading the first TP, well, it's your loss. The second TP keeps getting better and better. More confusion, more dead ends for poor agent Carver. And more Ms. Misery. I won't tell you anything about the plot (I'd hate to ruin a good comic book for you), but what I really want to share with the world it's my new found role model, the goddess, the unique, Ms. Misery. You gotta love this character. The woman has to beat people, kill, smoke, drink, have endless sex, in order to be healthy. If she tries to be nice, it's hell for her. I guess I'm just like her. That's why I always get sick. Ms. Misery is the answer to my prayers!
She's my guide towards a healthier life! Anyway, one of the best characters I've discovered in the last year. No, I won't kill anyone. No, I won't start smoking either. Maybe I'll just punch my sister... Okay okay I won't! Damn... No one let's me have fun anymore.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

They're already here

Have I've told you how I just BOW before Steven Spielberg? Yeah, I know he's not perfect. I admit A.I. was way too long and that Amistad was boring, and that even though I enjoyed The Terminal, there was something missing. That magic that made Spielberg...Special. Unique. The thing that make us dream and feel alive. Well sinners, the Spielberg touch is back. Just watch the new trailer for his upcoming movie The War of the Worlds. It's just perfect. The images, the narration, the pace of the whole trailer and how it just leaves you wanting more. How by just watching the name Spielberg and Cruise, you just know it's going to be worthwhile.
Anyway, that's just me. Check it out.


I'm going to be an aunt!! WHEEE!!!!! Yes, Mazel tov to Monik and Mr.Cotonete!!!!!! I'm sure he (or she) will be a beautiful, pale and intelligent baby :D
Ms. Mysterious will start preparing an educational kit (you know, LOTS of comics, LOTR trilogy, Star Wars, a baby t-shirt with the word "GEEK" on it....) Oh, yeah. I'll like being an aunt :)


"Countdown" is the name of the DC 80-page special coming out on March that will have great names attached to it, such as Judd Winnick and Greg Rucka. I want to read You know what's really killing me? Jim Lee's cover (in collaboration with Alex Ross)...Yeah, I can't stop wondering.. WHO THE HELL IS BATMAN HOLDING IN HIS ARMS???!! Any idea who it might be, sinners? Robin? Nightwing? Batman's neighbor? The guy that sells hot dogs? Who is he??!! WHO??!!Posted by Hello

Going bats!!

Yes. I'm back. Sick, but happier! I'm sitting next to Mr. Marshmallow man, on a hot (yes, HOT) winter afternoon, and we've just watched for the third time in a row BATMAN BEGINS trailer.
Just three word sinners:


Okay, two words. (I've always sucked in math)

Anyway, I loved the trailer. Ducard (Liam Neeson's character) tells the exact words we want to hear. How someone that dedicates his life for an ideal, someone with an obsession, becomes something else. Anyway, as you probably realized by now I'm terrible at explaining things, so watch it!!

Oh yeah. And do you like the new international poster? Ms. Mysterious is officially DYING to see this movie. Posted by Hello

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Yadda yadda yadda

Busy week. Mr. Marshmellow man and our faithful plush dog, Pulgoso, sorry, Mighty Pulgoso, are back Numbtown for the Holidays. I also sadly inform that we're one of those untolerable mushy mushy couples, and if you saw us on the street you'd probably throw rocks at us. Anyway, Ms. Mysterious is sick...AGAIN, and I'll probably be lying on my bed this weekend, eating junk food, hot chicken soup and with a lot of time to waste. Which means I'll have some substantial and annoying posts for you, my faithful sinners. So, come back soon. I command thee! ... Please? I beg you. Read my blog. Anyone?

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Marshmallows fly

Yes, ladies and gentlemen. They do indeed fly. And they're on a plane on their way back to Numbtown. OH YEAH. Fifteen hours and Mr. Marshmallow man and Mighty Pulgoso will receive a serious dose of Ms. Mysterious LUUV! Heh heh... Let the games begin!
Now, (changing the topic a little) I'll have some nice recommendations for you, my loyal sinners:

1. Don't waste your time (or money) watching the movie Ladder 49. Trust me. There are better things to do (learn to play the tuba, read the bible, whatever)
2. Watch the trailer for the upcoming movie Million Dollar baby. There's nothing too extraordinary about it, but hey! It's Clint Eastwood, and he's THE MAN. Yes. I dig old, tough guys. You got a problem with that?

Finally, today's discovery: Sonic's ice cream cone tastes exactly like the ones McDonald's have. And they're bigger.
Oh, it feels so good to share my knowledge with humanity. I'll rest

Friday, December 03, 2004

Batman Begins teaser poster. Ok..My Marshmellow man just complained about a couple of things, starting with the logo. You don't need it there. There's a guy disguised as a Bat. Who else can it be, besides Batman?. He complained also about the way he stands, looking down, looking depressed. I agree with that...but yo know what? I DON'T CARE!!! IS THE FREAKIN' BATMAN POSTER!!! I WANT TO GET EXCITED! I WANT TO KNEEL BEFORE THE GOD!!! And you should do it too, sinners! Bow to the Lord Almighty! Yes. BATMAN. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

I know this is old news but I saw this picture (at and I realized that life can't be THAT bad when a giant lizard can get its own star. Oh, Happy moments! Posted by Hello