Thursday, March 31, 2005

Something wicked this way comes (8)

I know, I've been in a photoblog mood (you know, posting a lot of images, not writing a lot), but hey! It's been a busy week. So, now you're looking at a picture from the upcoming movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Yes. Our kids are all grown up *sob*

The movie's been directed by Mike Newell (Four weddings and a funeral, Pushing Tin), a weird choice if you ask me, but I'll be happy if it's at least as good and dark as the last one directed by our very own Mexican Director, Alfonso Cuaron.

So, what's next? We'll only have to wait for JK Rowling's new book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, that will be in bookstores on July 16 (don't worry, that's only 105 days, 23 hours, 50 minutes). By the way, it never ceases to amaze me the euphoria and impact these books are having on society. A book that will print, 10.4 Million copies, just for starters? WHOAA... It's still impressive how these books just make EVERYONE read. Now, THAT'S magic. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

You gotta love this.... Posted by Hello

Now you can Repent on your own blog!!!

Yes, that is correct, Repent Sinners now handles comments through Haloscan rather than from blogger. Why? well, because I wanted to have Trackback enabled, and therefore now we have it. So feel free to use the feature as you see fit.

oh yeah, repent sinners and all that.

Do not read this until you've read Countdown to Infinite Crisis

I'm giving you warning: Do NOT read this post before you have read DC Comics' Countdown to Infinite Crisis. Though if you don't know what I'm talking about, and you haven't read it, because you know, you don't know, then read, It's a short post anyway, just one or two lines, and it reaaaaally doesn't give anything away. Though if you know your comic history it'll spoil everything.
Let's just say that:
  • If I were Bonilla Da Costa (A.K.A. Fire) I'd start making a will
  • It was a good comic book, enjoyable. Though I know that some people will probably hate it. big time. And I can't blame them as it's really a downer.
  • And at the same time, it doesn't make any sense either
  • Yes, it's a shame
  • and bastards
You know, DC reaaaaaally has it in against Keith Giffen and JM DeMatteis. My thoughts will appear once everyone has read it.
Update: Some other people are talking about it: Postmodern BarneyBrill Building, Jumbotron 6000

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Comfortably numb

Ms. Mysterious reporting from her HQ's in Numbtown. This week I'm in love with two men. One is my honey bunny Mr. Marshmallow, and the other one...David Gilmour. (If I say that I love everyone at Pink Floyd it would be too much. I'll start with just one at a time). It's only Tuesday, but I've been working a lot at home. And what did I do to make my life considerably less miserable? Well, I fed Ipod-E2 (Yes, that's my Ipod's name, show some respect) with all Pink Floyd's albums. Hours and hours of absolute bliss and magic. These guys truly are GODS. THIS is music. And yes, I have a plan for this weekend. I will go to my room, light some candles, lie down on the floor and play their CD's over and over again. Oh, yes. Life can be so beautiful and simple sometimes...

P.S. Yes, that's Gilmour 30 pounds ago :) Posted by Hello

Monday, March 28, 2005

I'm sorry but I have to say this...

So I read this article that appeared on AP. And I thought well, you know if you are going to protest the showing of a science film on a science museum about the scientific fact of evolution because it offends your religious beliefs, then I reserve the right to go and protest to your cathedral about the lack of scientific fact on the priests teachings.


Sunday, March 27, 2005

Hate Mondays

Do I really have to go back to work tomorrow? May I just stay in bed?? WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.... *sniff*.
Yeah. That's all I wanted to say (I love blogs).

Afternoon thoughts

It's a slow Sunday afternoon. Vacations are almost over, and tomorrow working life will continue as usual. I'm not complaining, I just feel...Lost? I just finished watching The motorcycle diaries, and yeah, I'm one of those persons easily moved by good movies. I don't know, it just made me think, once again, the meaning of my life. Am I doing what I'm supposed to do? Is there a higher, deeper meaning in all of this? Am I just wasting air? Is there something else I could do to change the world around me?
Just ranting people... Just ranting...

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Wuuuhuuu uuuu ju... or something like that...

Yeah, Okay, I liked Dr. Who. :)
and I was going to write a revew, about how insanely cheesy and cool it is, both at the same time, and I don't mean like buffy or angel, but more like a really cool old comic book where ideas are flying back and forth, even though... seriously... mannequins :)
but I think Rich* at Twistblog did it much better that I could.

*who writes like Rich Johnston, writes like Rich Johnston, and has a blog at a website whose main page is using half their screen space to promote Rich's comic, but who could be someone else :)

Read this post you must!

Where can I begin? A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a great trilogy named Star Wars. It changed a lot of people; The way the saw life, the way the lived their lives. Everything was perfect.
Years went by and one day George Lucas, the guy that used to be the hero, almost destroyed this perfect universe which he had constructed more than twenty years ago. He made Episodes I and II, and everything that was good and pure almost disappears. But then, a miracle happened: Clone Wars cartoon.

Yeah, I'm dramatic, what can I say? Here's the thing. YOU GOT TO SEE CLONE WARS. Period. This week cartoon network aired chapters 21 - 25, and instead of the lousy 2 minutes that Lucas gave us last seasons, we have five chapters of twelve minutes each. I won't spoil you everything by telling you what happens. Two things I'll tell you though: One, you'll be REALLY mad because you'll want more episodes, and two:
JEDIS truly were GODS.
Finally we get to see Jedis, fighting and using all of their power. They are NOT the weak pseudo guardians of the galaxy Lucas showed us in Episode II. No, no, this guys are for real. Honorable. Powerful. Lethal.
Now we finally believe that Anakin was the chosen one. We see why Yoda was the Master. And, yes, we get to be happy and depressed at the same time when we realize that we were born in the wrong galaxy at the wrong time.
Well, I guess it's chocolate time for Ms. Mysterious... I wonder if I can use the force to make my sister prepare me a banana split...Hmmm...
MTFBW Posted by Hello

What time is it?

Ever wanted to go back in time to that precise moment before you got convicted? Or to go into the future to find out how Michael Jackson will look like? Well, today's your lucky day! Ms. Mysterious will tell you how to manipulate time: You just have to fly contrary to the earth's natural rotation. But remember:
"After you've finished accelerating or reversing temporal flow, it's very important that you remember to return the planet to it's normal rotation... You'd be surprised how often even experienced heroes will reverse time and then forget to get it moving in the right direction again."

From the book "How to be a superhero"

Heh, heh...

Friday, March 25, 2005

Advice 101 for shameful sinners

Today's advice?
- Don't waste two hours of your life. Avoid Colin Farrell's "A home at the end of the world". Yes, he's cute, but not THAT cute.
- Exercise regularly, so you can eat like a pig on your holidays. (You don't want to know how much junk food I've eaten this week)
- Experiment and listen different kinds of music. You'll get pleasant surprises discovering good not-so-renamed artists. (Yeah, I just discovered a crazy guitar player named Kaki King. Highly recommended, sinners)
- Piña coladas taste even better when you're playing pool with your best friend. ( It helps even more if you're winning..heh heh)
- Allow yourself to vegetate in front of the TV or to spend quality time on your bed, looking at the ceiling, thinking of nothing and everything at the same time. Oh, yeah. Pure bliss...
- If you love Fiddler on the roof like I do, STOP! Don't kill yourself when you listen to Gwen Stefani sing "If I were a rich man". She's young and inexperienced. She'll pay for her blasphemy someday.
- It's never late to learn something new. It might be hard, you may suck at it, but at least you'll have fun. (Hey, I'm trying to learn to play guitar. You never know when you're going to need to play on the subway for some spare change)
- Last but not least, treat your plush toys with respect. Someday, they'll inherit the earth.

That's it for today. G' nite people.

Thursday, March 24, 2005


"I'm the firm believer in the idea that people can solve their problems by exposing themselves to dangerous chemicals, untested secret formulas, and massive doses of radiation...."

From the book "How to be a superhero" by Doctor Metropolis

It woooorks!! It wooooorks

Finally, after much prodding and stretching, Internet Explorer will finally make this thing look like it is supposed to. Firefox did it fine, and I a quite sure that Safari and Opera will make it look as it should. So everyone, please give a big round of applause to the Microsoft Internet Explorer team, for not following standards, and making everyone's life just a bit more difficult. Congratulations guys!.
Anyway, you've probably noticed that we have finally added a blogroll and links section. I heartily recommend each and every single one of those blogs up there for some smart, witty commentary on Comics, Manga, Sci-fi, and pure and plain crazy stuff. Go and say hi from us to all of them, will ya?

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Famous events that happened on July, that you should know of in March

It's like DC knew that I was being born on that month :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Why, God? WHY?!

Okay someone's gotta give Dave Mustaine a real problem to worry about. I was watching Metallica's documentary "Some kind of monster", and Dave Mustaine, former Metallica's guitarist, appears talking to Lars Ulrich (Metallica's drummer), complaining about how hard his life has been since he was kicked out of the band in 1983. He says his life has been hard. I agree, Metallica is one of the most important bands from our era. It has sold over 90 million records, while Megadeth (Mustaine 's band) only 15 million. Yeah, sometimes Metallica's fans give you a hard time on the street by screaming METALLICA at your face. Those bastards.
YOUR A ROCKSTAR DAMMIT!!! You're complaining even though you have 15 million records on the street? You're famous! You're a god between insects! You have fame! You have money! You love what you do! You create something! There's people that LOVE your band! You make (or at least you used to) good music. So shut the hell up! I want your pathetic life!
Really, if I see Mustaine on the street I will have a serious talk with him about his perception on life... *sigh*

Yum.. Fish and chips

How hard it is to get a summer job in the UK? Is Ms. Mysterious destiny to spend this summer in Numbtown? Will the forces of numbness win? Who will save me now??!
This is what happens when Ms. Mysterious works all morning. Stupidity, sinners. Don't leave home without it.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Sunrise, Sunset

Don't you just love to watch movies that challenge your mind? That make you pay a little more attention to details and to dialogues? Movies that make you think about your own life and destiny? Movies that when you finish watching them you just can avoid feeling that you have grown? Maybe you even get wiser or more conscious of your own role in this crazy life... I don't know, aren't all movies supposed to make you believe, think and dream? Aren't movies supposed to be...Revealing in some way?

Well, a couple of days ago I had one of those revealing moments. It was a Friday night and Mr. Marshmallow and I had our weekly dvdate (for those of you who have no idea of what I'm talking about because a) this is the first time you read this blog and you don't know me or my life, or b) you do know me but you just ignore everything I say most of the time, Mr. Marshmallow is currently living in Skippyland (Sydney, Australia) while I'm stuck here in my beloved Numbtown (Monterrey, Mexico). So, every week we have our cyberdate *okay, that term is so lame* and watch movies or cool TV shows. But that's some other story for some other time.
So, as I was saying, the movie we saw was Before Sunset. Yes, this is the sequel to 1995's Before Sunrise, starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delply.Here's the story so far: An American guy (Hawke) meets a French girl (Delply) while traveling through Europe. They spend one night together and the next day they go their separate ways and they vow to meet six months later on the train station. Nine years have passed and they finally meet again. Now they have only one afternoon until they have to separate again.
Before sunrise was a pleasant unexpected surprise. I gotta admit I didn't enjoy her predecessor as much as this one. But then again, I guess Before Sunrise reflects more what is happening with my life now. I feel much more identified what the protagonists are living on this one.

This movie is great in many ways, starting with the simplicity, yet beautiful directing, how scenes and endelss conversations are filmed as they walk in Paris. The chemistry between the actors it's just incredible, and they alone are able to make this an enjoyable movie, even though it's all basically a big conversation's between both of them. The dialogues are strong and the pacing is perfect. Don't expect explosion, special effects, or hot sex scenes. This is a movie that gives an honest view about life. That makes you ask yourself where we are in our lives. How much we've changed throughout the years. How far we are from our dreams, and are those dreams what we really wanted in the first place.

Before sunrise's director and writer, Linklater gives you a guide to things that are worthy asking. That are worth your time thinking of. Is what we say what we actually do? What we do is what we say we do? How far are we from being the persons we thought we would become? There are so many questions, and maybe we'll never get straight answers, but what this movie does is reminding you to stop, take a look at the mirror, and then look around you and analyze how your life's going. Anyway, enough ranting. Just take a chance and watch this movie.
Later, sinners.Posted by Hello

Happy Birthday to youu (8) happy birthday dear, lethal Roobert! (8), Happy Birthday to youuuuu! (Yes, I know it was yesterday. Humor me). MUACK!  Posted by Hello

Friday, March 18, 2005

It's official. Joss Wheadon (creator of Buffy the vampire slayer) will be writing and directing the Wonder Woman movie. Well...good luck! (He's going to need it). Even though I love the character, I still have a hard time trying to imagine how she'll be adapted for the big screen, without being cheesy. Let's face it, WW rules, but it's a difficult character to work with. Anyway, I'll give my insight about this later....Gotta go to work. And ...Rejoice, sinners! It's Friday!! Wohooooo!! Posted by Hello

YEAH, BABY!!!! (I really don't need to say anything else, do I?) Patience ! Just 90 days sinners.....90 days.... Posted by Hello

Sunday, March 13, 2005

There is a god out there...

Alias Season 4, episode 10. The index
ALIAS is back ladies and gentlemen! Betrayals, confusion, cliffghangers, hidden agendas, action, travels to exotic places, people getting beaten... We're on a roll here people!!!! This show is NOW going somewhere.

Do Twixters love chocolate?

For the last couple of weeks I've had to take some courses about education methods in high schools, and I bumped into a discussion about TWIXTERS. First of all, what does it mean? (no, it has nothing to do with eating certain chocolates) Well, Twixters it's the name to the trend of twenty-something’s who refuse to grow up and decide what to do with their lives.

It's good to know that finally someone paid attention to my life.

So, what's going on with us? Is it really wrong not wanting to get married or have kids in this precise moment? Is it really wrong not to be sure yet what you want to do for the rest of your life? Is it bad to try new things and keep on searching something that makes us feel alive?

Our parents and their parents before them used to settle at a very young age. But let's remember that their life expectancy was low. They had shorter lives, so maybe that's why they were in a hurry and had their lives solved by twenty six. Could this be an explanation of why our generations are so different?
I don't know, I'm just ranting. There was a time when I really was concerned because my life didn't seem to be going anywhere. Maybe it also affects living in a Mexican culture, where 80% of my childhood friends are already married and with kids, and have been working in the same place for ages.
I read an article that said that "Twixters have a special gift for friendships and their culture revolves around strong friendship groups" (!&id=12990)
So, yeah, I have my special group of friends that are like my family. Is that wrong? Does it means that I'm immature? I don't think so.
Something is true about all this. We all have different necessities. Each of us manage our time differently. So, hell, am I a twixter? I don't know for sure. Yes, I'm still not 100% sure of what to do with my life. No, I still don't want some responsabilites such as parenthood, but still, I'm not running away from adulthood. Just because I don't rush into some things, that makes me irresponsible with a Peter Pan complex.
There's a time and place for everything.
Just like now, it's time for an ice-cream cone.

Extreme makeover

Where's Ms. Mysterious picture? Don't panic, sinners! We're improving our look. Soon things will get back to normal. I hope.

Life after Battlestar Galactica

Damndamndamndamndamndamndamndamndamndamn damndamndamndamn!!!!
DAMMIT!!! Ces't fini. Battlestar galactica's first season it's over. I KNOW it finished long time ago in the UK and god knows where else, but I just finished watching it here in Numbtown. I know! I've been saying how good it is, how human the characters are, how perfect is every second you watch, how interesting the plot is and how everytime an episode ends, you just ask for more. I can continue all night long saying the good things about this sci fi show, but if I continue I'll just start crying. As I said before, the first season is over, Ron Moore (producer, creator, god) has not announced yet when the second season is coming out (I believe they're just starting to shot the first six episodes. And I'm really pissed and happy and frustrated and excited and so many more stupid adjectives because the damn show finished with a really good cliffhanger and I will kill someone! DAMN! DAMN! DAMN!!!
I need to know when my cylons are coming back to haunt me! WAHHH!!! I need a whiskey.

P.S. Yes, sinners, I dare to say that this is definitely the best show I've watched so far this year. Mighty Pulgoso and Omnipotent Puedquito, my faithful plush demigods agree with me. Mr. Marshmallow would also love to comment about it, but he just suffered a minor stroke with all the excitement from the show. Posted by Hello

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Take me down to the paradise city (8)

Current Ms. Mysterious's state: Tired. REALLY tired. It's been a long week, my faithful sinners. But, alas! I survived. Now it's Saturday and I just want to sleep, but my beautiful blog's been neglected. I need to feed him with stupid words, with useless comments that probably no one will read, but that will make me feel powerful and...Mysterious? *sigh*. Anyway, I really have nothing to say but welcome to Fer and Piny, to this temple of wisdom that is the blogsphere. Yeap, fresh meat, sinners. Figuz's blog ( it's basically about his adventures and misadventures in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Yeah, the bastard works in a bar, lives near the beach, and meets interesting and sexy people. He's in a constant party. Damn him. On the other hand we have Piny's blog ( who just moved to Valencia, Italy and ...We'll have to wait to see what she's going to rant about. So, Welcome to paradise! Enjoy your bloggin :)

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Episode 3 Trailer!! Yep, there's still hope!

I NEED TO SEE EPISODE 3 NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know, Lucas ruined Episodes 1 and 2, but if Episode 3 is what it looks it can be, Lucas will be a GOD again!!!
Just watch the trailer (ok, you can barely see anything, but you'll get the idea)
MTFBW, Sinners! Keep your fingers crossed!

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Sin city trailer!!!!

This looks absolutely PERFECT. Check it out sinners! Here' s our city: SIN CITY.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Do you feel the Luuuv? - L.K.

Welcome to Numbtown the place where nothing interesting happens! Yet, Sunday was an exception. Once in a while international artists (and by that I mean singers/composers/rockstars) decide to come to our little town, and this time it was Lenny Kravitz's turn.
The concert started at 9:30. Ms. Mysterious and her loyal friends were sitting far, far, far away from the stage. Yes, we're poor. Yes, we're also cheap. The sky was covered with dark clouds and a cold, wet breeze that accomplished to get our butts wet. Yes, we were sitting on the lawn. Yes, I already told you. We're poor and cheap. May I continue? Thank you.
So, after some nachos, popcorn and a bite from Zdex's hamburger, and some really bad background music, the lights went off. Mr. Rockstar was on stage. Be he didn't star right away!! No, siree! He saw everyone...Took his time...Enjoyed the applause and the screaming. And THEN he and his band started playing.
I've never been a big Lenny Kravitz fan. Yes, I own a couple of CD's but I really HATE some of his songs. I think his last album is quite mediocre. But to watch him perform...Man, that's a whole new experience. He's what a fancy rockstar should be: Arrogant, sexy and noisy. Everything he says it's according to a script. Every word, every look, every move was studied and prepared before a mirror to make his followers die of envy and adore him like a Greek god. And he succeeds, my dear sinners. When he performs, he's a god among insects.

What about the music? I was really impressed by his musicians virtuosism. The band was composed by two guitar players (including Lenny's), bass, drums, keyboards, three backing vocals, and a metal section (two saxs and one trombone).
He started with Minister of Rock n' roll, from his latest album "Baptism", and continued with "Live" from his album "5". Then I have no idea if he started jamming or if it was an old song he was playing but man, it was so good! There was a smooth, funky atmosphere that combined with some good gospel-like backing vocals made you disappear into a different dimension, where only you and music existed. It felt really good. And after that I decided that Lenny was not as crappy as I sometimes thought he was. He has really good songs, (besides "Fly away", "Always on the run", "It ain't over till it's over" and "rock n'roll is dead"). I thing songs such as I belong to you, Live, It's your life, Straight cold player (from 5- the one album that I really, really know) or the new "Lady" are pretty good, and show Lenny Kravitz capacity to do powerful, substantial melodies. Because let's face it, sometimes the guy just finds 2 chords and uses them the WHOLE song.
Anyway, the concert went on, at times it was not so interesting (I really can't stand songs such as Dig in and Again- Yeap, I was the only one that was screaming out of pain in those songs), but he finished the show on a high note: Are you gonna go my way. It was just what Ms. Mysterious needed. To jump like chipmunk and forget about the world around her.

So yeah, Ms. Mysterious had a good time, and decided that Lenny is definitely not perfect, but still, he has a good show and some good songs to pay attention to. And most important of all:
The SOB is really SEXY. Damn him. Posted by Hello

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Am I the chosen one?

Captain Mysterious's log no. 123456789. I have the symptoms. I think I'm the chosen one. I see things before they happen. I also experience constant deja vu. I'm scared, Toto.
Okay, I'll cut to the chase. I saw Smallville episodes 15 & 16 and even though there were quite entertaining it was like watching an endless homage to movies I love. There was a Bondesque sequence that involved skiing, a Crouching tigger, hidden dragon fight (we have budget!) , treasure hunting (National treasure meets Dawson's creek), mysterious elements that reminded me to ALIAS in the old days, and enough electric shocks to cute guys a la Lethal Weapon. But I'm not complaining, I just find really interesting the notion that there are no original ideas anymore. I sure had fun, but once in a while it would be nice to watch something fresh and original , don't you think? At least Smallville was not as boring as Alias episode 9. Sark is back though. And yes, they also try to impress us showing him as Hannibal Lecter, all tied up.
Aaaanyway...Things will get better sooner or later, right? There's still hope, right? Also Star Wars Episode 3 will be a great movie, right?? Anyone? Hello?

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Human necessities

Eleven episodes....Two more to go. I WANT MORE BATTLESTAR GALACTICA DAMMIT!!!! WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Oh, cruel life!
*Time for my prozac*

Today's favorite capital sin: GLUTTONY

I eat, therefore I'm a pig. I just had one delicious homemade ham and cheese sandwich. And for dessert: Tim tams. Yes, I still have one pack left from my beautiful trip to Sydney. Oh, happy days... I promised myself yesterday that I saw "Supersize me" that I would control myself. That I would change my eating habits, That I would take care of my body and mind. But hell no! I'm weak and been eating like a pig. ..Hmm.... Omnipotent puedquito (my plush pig) can't stop looking at me. I think he's in love. *sigh*
Whatever... I guess I'll start to eat healthier food on Monday. Now, I'll drown my sorrows watching ALIAS, Smallville and Galactica on my weekly TVdate with Mr. Marshmallow man. Mmmhhh yummy ..Marshmallow...

P.S. Talking seriously, if you haven't seen Supersize me, rent the dvd. And if you watch it and that's not freaky enough, go to the bonus section on the dvd. Watch the Morgan Spurlock's experiment with hamburgers and McDonald's french fries. I'll tell you a secret. McDonald's french fries do NOT decompose. Yeap. CREEPY.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Take one minute. Okay, maybe two.

It's just one of those weeks. So much work that you feel you barely have time to breathe. Sometimes things happen so fast, you just lose sight of what makes life interesting and beautiful. And it's then, in the middle of the night, when you decide to take the time to look around you and remember what makes you happy What makes you whole. So, this is what I'm doing tonight. I took a couple of minutes to feed my beautiful blog with useless but cathartic ranting, and to find some music that could lift my tired soul. Here's what I found: Stereophonics.

I look around at a beautifiul life I been the upper side of down; been the inside of out but we breathe, we breathe
I wanna a breeze and an open mind I wanna swim in the ocean, wanna take my time for me, it's all free So maybe tomorrow I'll find my way home

- Maybe Tomorrow

Oh yeah.
Just what the doctor ordered. Buy it, download it, borrow the cd, or find another song that fills your soul. Just take a minute for yourself. Look around you and do something that you really enjoy. You deserve it.
Now Ms. Mysterious will go to sleep... See you around