I started blogging thinking that this is where I would review whatever media I felt like ranting about. It quickly changed direction. So this is my online diary. Comments are welcome.
Things and Stuff
Two things caught a lump in my throat today, and it's not even noon. The first was a sense of pride in the company I work for. I don't want to get into what I do all day, or even explain what the American Angus Association is exactly. I just want to say that I was very lucky to have been given this job to start with. (Thank you, Dad.) And that when we reach major milestones I feel proud of what we're doing. Sometimes it's just a small sentiment that means the world to your employees. I guess I just feel appreciated today. So, thank you.
The second thing was good music. Only, the music successfully brought a tremble to my lips. Music has this effect on me most of the time, but this caught me off guard because it was a Christmas song. It wasn't a Santa Claus song. It was a religious song and I felt the words stronger than I ever have. I guess I felt "the reason for the season". I can see what this weekend is going to bring for me, so watch out. I'm bringing the love.
The Black Canary
Okay, I have to get something off my mind. Don't worry, this one isn't serious. Not at all.
I don't know if any of you are watching 'Arrow' and 'The Flash' on the CW (keyword - and), but if you like good television, you should be. Especially if you like super hero stuff. The best thing is that even if you're a chord cutter you can watch a day later on Hulu. So, if you aren't watching, get to it. I don't want to spoil any parts of these shows for anyone, so if you haven't watched but plan to, please don't read this now. Did you get that? DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED 'ARROW' OR 'THE FLASH.'
Okay, so since Laurel is apparently going to take up the "Black Canary" mantle for her sister, I had a few thoughts. In 'Arrow', Oliver isn't confronted with too many bad guys that have seemingly super powers. And those that he has faced were dosed with mirakuru. We might see that change now though. Remember episode 1 of 'The Flash'? A particle accelerator exploded shortly after it was turned on and released particles and dark matter that created metahumans. The Flash himself is one of those. At first I thought the explosion only affected Central City. However, we've now seen that Keystone City was also affected. (I know, theoretically it's just across the river.) Also, Dr. Wells suggested that other areas may have fallout from the explosion.
So guess what that makes Andy think. Yep! Starling might have been hit too. (Even though according to Oliver that's 600 miles away.) We know the these cities exist in the same universe because Barry has visited Starling. I can't wait to see how the show runners play this out. There are limitless possibilities for bad guys with powers, but the coolest thing that comes to my mind is that it could give an introduction to familiar Justice League members. I know that's not how they got their powers, but it would make for a great tie-in.
Now, as for the subject of this post. We've seen her training. We've (I've) seen the first looks at Laurel, played by Katie Cassidy, as the "Black Canary". And it seems to work for me. Except for the fact that Sara was a highly skilled and rigorously trained assassin. It doesn't make sense to assume Laurel could get up to speed in just a few months of training sessions in a dingy boxing club. But if she was perhaps affected by some dark matter that gave her a sonic scream and some strength or speed, well, maybe you've got something there! It's probably a stretch, but I want it so badly. The original Black Canary didn't have any powers. She was a skilled fighter and impersonator. But they've opened the door for a great succession just like the comics. The previous Black Canary, Sara, didn't have any powers. She was a skilled fighter. Now, if they can make it believable for Laurel to have gained a super power to counterbalance her lack of training and fighting skill, they will have a brilliant transition from one to the other.
Again, it's probably just me being hopeful, but Black Canary is one of my favorites. I couldn't explain all the reasons why, (because I thought this was going to be a short post, and I have work to do) but she's a really strong character. She's tough and won't take crap from anybody. Ever. Also, she'll kick you're teeth out, then make you bleed from every orifice in your head with her scream.
– Oh yeah, and just wait for my post about the Atom when that bomb finally drops. (Great casting, btw.)
I discovered reading and writing for fun when I was in the 4th grade and I haven't been able to stop. I discovered my musical talent when I was 12 and started a band with my brother and my best friends. I have been on a journey of discovery that has shaped and molded my tastes for music, reading, writing, art, food and extracurricular activities since I was a high school freshman. And I'm not quite finished, so come along.