Fair enough. next, we have Jesus, simultaneously God and demi-god. How's that working out for you Jesus?
Good to hear. Finally, we have New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Meyer. How are things, Stephanie?
“Good, but I’m afraid I can’t stay long. Taylor Laughner’s contract says I can touch his abs five times a day, so my schedule’s kind of busy until Breaking Dawn finishes filming.”
First question’s for you Muammar; as a head of state, what did you think of the political element of this story?
So, you’ve met Thor?
“Of course not; you do know what ‘monotheism’ means, right? Thor has been a solid book since way back. Simonson? C’mon!”
*daydreaming*: “Mmmm, Thor was always kind of old for me. I’ve always liked Superboy better.”
...right. I think it's time for a commercial break.
Stephanie, as a romance writer, what did you think of the chemistry between Thor and Sif?
“Hm? Oh, it was alright. Sif turning her back on [the Valkyries] to help out Thor was good, but she also embarrasses him. I know this story was about characters when they’re young and, y’know, a little stupid, but even young girls know that men never like being embarrassed.”
You mean Norse mythology?
“No, to the mythology that Kirby established.”
Muammar, you’ve been quiet. What do you think of the portrayal of Thor’s stalwart companions, The Warriors Three?
*again, daydreaming* “Team Hogun….or Team Fandral?”
What about the concept: the bond between young Thor and Loki?
"I loved that story! I always agreed with the author that Loki would be bigger.”
“Oh. That. It didn’t seem realistic to me; they’re gods, so they should always be all powerful and invulnerable, even dangerously so. That’s what people want to see, not a bunch of goofy kids making a lot of mistakes. But hey…Thor was kind of hot and Loki was cute, so it wasn’t a total waste.”
Indeed. We'll be back after another quick commercial break.
12-packs of Pepsi products were on sale at my local grocery store (Rouses #4). I didn't want to take all of the Diet Cherry Pepsi (surely the second-finest of diet sodas) they had, so I took a Diet Lime Pepsi.
After I got home and opened a can, my cat smelled it, recoiled, and slunk away, squeezing herself under a shelf in order to give it the widest berth possible before she ran to the furthest part of the house.
Limes: Cats don't like them very much.
Getting back to the plot. Jesus, what did you think of the themes of betrayal in the film?
“Exactly. I don’t think that, like, any of the people or whatever they were that died before this movie were going to be helped by all the lying and hurting that happened in this movie. Besides, only the ice giants had their shirts off, and they’re, like, monsters so it wasn’t very attractive. All that fighting was pointless.”
Oh, because you advocated peace so strongly back in the 0000’s?
This is more about the live action movie that came out lately, but what’s your opinion about the discontent of some people who worship the Norse gods over the portrayal of Thor?
This is a public service announcement about...
Conduit was a Superman villain for about two years. His name was Kenny Braverman, and he was Clark Kent's best-friend-from-Smallville-that-you-never-met-before-turned-worst-enemy. He was a superspy with a Kryptonite suit who built a replica of Smallville--complete with robotic inhabitants--in order to clear out a high-school grudge against Clark.
He was unnecessarily connected to the protagonist, he killed a character important to the protagonist only for it to be revealed that she was still alive, he had a plot device piece of equipment utilizing the plot device weakness of the protagonist, and he cleanly and conveniently killed himself while pursuing his irrational vendetta. Whatever scattered slivers of relevance he might have had have all since been superseded by Lex Luthor's retconned background.
Conduit is the tentacled embodiment of all of the worst things about comics, in the nineties and now. He doesn't need to be entombed below The Hall of Justice; he needs to displayed like Lenin in the central working area of DC Comics with a 4-foot placard reading "NEVER AGAIN."
Fair enough. I'm afraid we're out of time. Closing thoughts? Mommar?
Indeed, the message about violence within government here is undeniable. Stephanie?
*On the phone* “I’m sorry, Robert Pattinson’s contract says he has to ignore--mmm--five of my phone calls a day. Oooh, it went to voicemail. That is so hot!”
Oh, you mean because Beta-Ray Bill has been so popular lately?
No, I mean, Beta-Ray Bill was…emailing someone? Was this in Deadpool Team-Up?
“No, in Gmail; Beta-Ray Bill is real.”
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