Yes, I'm finally back to blogging, and what brought me back is the need to tell you about the awesomeness of Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
Did I mention the evil steampunk faeries? Oh yeah, that's right, it's the title of the post. Seriously. The movie needed more of 'em. Like non-stop nothing but evil steampunk faeries. They were pretty amazing, what with their weapons and weird facial scars and army of indestructible robots. Sure, I guess the good guys were cool, too, and they also had some rather steampunk gear at their disposal, but they weren't faeries. It's hard to compete with that.
I have to say, the movie's main weakpoint was the drama between the characters, which felt kind of cliche and predictable. Everything else was very well-done. Good acting, amazing effects, sweet action scenes. Lots of faeries, trolls, and goblins. Cool sets. Neato weapons. And a few laugh-out-loud moments. Also, faeries princesses have awesome fashion sense. How I want that blue dress!
If I had to make one actual complaint about Hellboy II, it's that the trailers (which I've seen repeatedly) show pretty much every single faerie and creature that's in the movie. Sure, you get to see more of them and learn about them in the film, but there were very few surprises, you know? How much cooler would they have been if I hadn't already seen them a dozen times? Granted, the trailers got me all fired up about the movie, but they could have done that without showing me everything.
In non evil steampunk faerie news, we're still settling into the house. It takes forever to unpack and figure out where we want everything! I'm enjoying life here, though there's certainly a lot more work involved than in apartment life. Much more cleaning, and a yard to maintain, in addition to all the work of settling in. The work is worth the reward, however. It's so much nicer and quieter here, and I definitely feel a lot of pride of ownership.
Not a lot of beading going on, and I'm clearly just not going to get around to updating this month. I have a lot of BFAC stuff going on, plus I'm going to Comic Con in less than 2 weeks. I haven't even been writing much lately. Or dancing. The lack of creative outlet is getting to me, though, so I'm going to try to set some time aside this weekend.
More tomorrow. I don't want to write a novel.