Confessions of a Dangerous Hand

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Mail, Movies and the House of M

A lot has happened this week, first, copies of my manga has arrived and I had to get it from the local post office. Excited, I immediately went out to get them. While there in the post office, I really can't believe how rotten the place has become. You really feel unsafe when you're there. Package bags scattered everywhere, posters ripped, boxes that seemed to be untouched for centuries, broken windows and dripping roof, it's really disgusting, as if the Hulk was unleashed and tore the place apart. Even walking in the vast interior of the haunted building would bring images of being held up and no one would even notice. Anyway, I gave them the notice, the guy got the box and handed it to the "custom guy", he sez I have to pay fees and taxes for it. Okay, seems normal, I'm a law-abiding citizen... and when he finished computing, GASP! I have to pay P1,750! So having no choice but to pay up to get the package, I did. But then he sez, "Wait a moment, I'll take care of the customer next to you." I sat there, waited for a few minutes. I went back, and he asked me where I got the money. I told him it's mine, that I'm already working, in fact, the books inside the box are my work. Okay... he then sez, we can do something about it, I won't give you a receipt and you can just pay me P800. I thought to myself... well, that's corruption in your face. I got my package.
This week, I saw 2 movies, War of the Worlds and Fantastic 4. WOTW is a really suspenseful movie. I was quite surprised at the ending but hell, it makes sense. The movie wa so well-executed and everyone who worked on it did a very good job. I felt fear, what if it's true?! I can imagine myself cowering in a corner, building my own panic room (as if that would help). next, Fantastic 4... 'nuff said as Stan Lee would say it. It's not really bad, but it's not good also. The only redeeming factor in this movie is Jessica Alba's hot bod. And I liked Doom's metal mask. But as with other comic movies, it needed more story.
House of M number 3 will be out this Friday, I'm excited to read it!

Working on: No Man's Land Volume 2 and Psychonauts

1 Comments:

  • hey jen, thanks a lot for the copy of No Man's Land, it's not with us yet pero big thanks (o: grabe. you even paid for it. sabi ni ate joey we should just buy a copy to support you pero there you are, naunahan mo kami. i was thinking of getting you magazines in exchange kaya lang all we have in summit are FHMs, i know you're not the type. so i'll think of something else. right, so. goodluck sa next volume, try mo rin matulog ng maaga, i know it's impossible with our type of work pero it'll be good for you.

    By Blogger jen, at 11:35 AM  

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