4 years agoPeteZahut47
5 years agoPeteZahut47
I've been on this site for almost 10 years now, but active for only almost half that... I've made some of my best memories here, and one thing I've come to regret is letting it fade away. I'm a much different person than I was when I started. A geeky 15 year old who cracked the schools firewall to watch Red vs Blue and post in the forums, and today, a 25 year old living with his girlfriend trying to get a jump-start on his future. How did I get here? It's a long story...
After I graduated I took a month off to plan for myself. I ended up with a Full-time job shuttling cars for a car dealership's service department. Good job, full time with great pay. I worked there just over a year and saved to start on college. In August 2008 I was a Full-time student and part-time bakery clerk at a grocery store. I didn't intend for it to stay that way, but it did for quite some time.
In 2009, I decided to save and take my first solo vacation: RvBTO! I went to Mexico in 2006, and TO 2008 looked so awesome. This had to be the biggest life-changer for me, because when I came home, I had stayed in touch with my soon-to-be best friend, Queenspammy. With a few skype calls and other dealings, we made an arrangement to escape our parents' dwellings. With that, in October 2009 we moved in. Things worked out very well, I worked days, she worked nights. (I was pretty messy) I still went to school and earned my technicians certificate (which I guess is only good enough to get a job at Best Buy) We even got an extra cat in the apartment, my kitten Doc. But we cut things short in 2010 when our neighbors started being pricks.
We moved out in June 2010, which was good since my Mom lost her job and needed help with the house. It was only meant to be temporary, as she was planning to move in February of the next year. I also attended RvBTO 2010, probably the most exciting weekend ever.
This....is where everything took a turn for the worse. In September 2010, I was working early one Sunday morning when I hear that there's been a call from the Humane Society....that Doc got out. It was hard on me, I grew really attached to the little guy. In comes the hardest week for me, dealing with it. Then came the next weekend, Nan Desu Kan 2010. Feeling down, I decided to don my new Deadpool cosplay and hit the town, and I was a hit! I still wear it to this day. What was special was this was the night I met my friend Steven. Super nice guy, who a year later would be a huge influence on my life. but more on that later. He introduced me to a girl, who I admit I became smitten with. We dated for about 6 months, when she ended up breaking up with me in pretty much the worst way ever. Long story short: She stole $500 from me and dropped off the face of the Earth. It was at the worst time ever, too. My brother and I were planning on moving into our new apartment together, and that was my half of the deposit.
2011 wasn't very kind to me. The apartment turned lousy during the summer when we found we had no AC in our hole of a garden-level. I kept getting taunted by this girl, too. I eventually got off her hook when in September, my friend Steven asked me if I wanted to move up North to Greeley. My bro and I were paying month-to-month, and there was nothing but my dead-end Grocery store job, anyway. I gave my two weeks and over this time I moved everything I had up there.
By the end of the month, I was settled. I found my new job at Target and got back on my feet. I spent the holidays mostly by myself, and New years was especially shitty. Eventually, Target let me go and I was working at the new Mega-marketplace in Greeley by February. That's when I started dating Lilli...the biggest influence on me to date. We originally met Halloween 2011, but we were seeing other people at the time. She helped me move on with some problems I had going on, and motivated me to pursue new goals. Thanks to her, I'm financially stable again, I have a job I enjoy (call center gig), I'm headed back to school for better learning, and I'm back to practicing music. I'm not almost finished with my Computer Science degree, and have an In with Google in Boulder!
Things have changed so much for me over the years, and it all started here.
Tl;dr: Things are getting better, and I'm happy I found this damn website.
Thanks for reading,
5 years agoPeteZahut47
I meant to post yesterday.
Just hit 9 years of RT profile time.
Wow. I think back on all that time, it almost feels like a whole lifetime. From trolling on the computers in high school to posting from my laptop in College.
Sometimes feels like yesterday, the profiles all looked like this.
MUCH BETTER, DON'T YA THINK?
P.S. All you who read this are awesome and I'm glad to have met you along the way
6 years agoPeteZahut47
After finally getting around to seeing Man of Steel, I figured I'd take a stab at ol' Supes.
A perfect portrayal of Superman and a good solid foundation for his origin. Nobody likes the time travel thing at first, I've found, but it's eventually accepted as a normal Superman thing to do.
Superman II (1980)
A sequel that's better than the original!? (In my opinion, anyway) As it was set up right from the start of Superman I (literally) An all-out brawl between Superman and the Zod Squad was inevitable. Complaints: The ending. So You de-power your foes, and whats the first thing you do? Toss them into the holes in the floor of your fortress? Smart. Cause yknow, now that they have no superpowers they can't crawl out of a hole in the ground. And honestly, did Superman kill them? That seems Dark, especially for Christopher Reeves' Superman. I mean, he even let Lois Take a swing and kill one of them. Overall, I loved the movie, but I just question the logic of dealing with his enemies.
Superman III (1983)
It's good to see a Superman movie that isn't revolved around Lois Lane, for once. But then again, lose one, find another and he's got a thing for Lana again. One of only two movies without Lex Luthor, but there's still some guy taking his place and doing the exact same thing. I'll admit this movie made he laugh a few times, the junkyard scene was kind of awesome, and watching Superman Drunk and Disorderly is actually amusing to me. The rest of the movie? nooo. No thanks. Nuh uh.
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Now, Superman takes a while to make his big return, from 1987 to 2006. What scares me most is what ALMOST happened in between.....
JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESN'T MEAN YOU SHOULD.
Superman Returns (2006)
A nice refresher for Superman in the midst of a Comic Book Movies uprising. I actually really liked this movie despite what everyone says to me. Brandon Routh was amazing, Kevin Spacey even more so, Kate Bosworth was meh, the movie as a whole was great, and a perfect homage to Chris Reeves. Granted, Routh isn't a PERFECT match (Blue contact lenses) he still looks and acts the part well. Complaint: If you're not totally committed to franchising to open too wide for a sequel. I mean they basically put out a landing strip for Superboy, but it just wasn't meant to be. Especially in the world with Nolan's Batman. I had a brilliant idea for a sequel, it would've played out something like: It's a few years later and Superman's back in business. The island of kryptonite is flying endlessly though space when suddenly it's intercepted by Metallo/Brainiac/Mongul. They trace it back to Earth and start invading. While having Superman's weakness, they get a pretty good jump on it, until a young Superboy jumps in and saves the day with his Dad. It would be a good lead-in, and could also open for more characters.
Man of Steel (2013)
What I've always wanted was a good Superman movie was a villain Superman could beat the ever-loving shit out of. So sparing an Avengers/Justice league crossover where Superman goes toe-to-toe with the Hulk, this is the next best thing. it's a good opener for a Justice League thing and leaves plenty for an even-more-powerful Superman to do his thing. Complaint:.....well, I think HISHE said it best. Simple solution that couldve save a trillion in property damage and leave another hour of Superman figuring out how to be Clark Kent in Metropolis. I dunno, I just think there was so much more they could have done.
With Henry Cavill on the rigns, Superman's movie future looks to be bright, with a Superman/Batman crossover, and maybe one day a Justice League movie that wishes it could be as big as The Avengers. No offense, but unless GL gets good again, I don't see JL coming together well as a movie. All the movies in DCU have their larger-than-life origins (alien invasions, City takeovers, etc.) its too big as it is. If they're going to do this, they need the rest of the characters to start small. That or a S.H.I.E.L.D.-esque organization needs to get them together. Jussayin.
6 years agoPeteZahut47
I decided to keep going
Captain America: The First Avenger
This has to be THE BEST version of Cap's origin I've seen yet. Great, great, great movie and it ties in with the others so well. Thor, as with the cube being Asgardian in origin, Iron Man, with Howard Stark proving Like Father, Like Son, and with Hulk, showing how the development of the serum ended up in Bruce Banner's hands. I even loved Cap's costume(s), probably the best designs for him yet. My only complaint was how they handled the ending. Searching the Arctic circle was tough back then, I understand. But that ship had to be as big as a city block. Even with the fictional tech they were scanning with then, I bet they could find it somewhere on the path between Europe and the US. A better way to have handled it: As the ship's controls were dead and Skull went off with the cube or whatever (Which is another thing, if the cube was out, what was powering it to get to New York?), the only way to stop this thing from turning New York into a crater....is to DETONATE IT. There were enough of those bomb-planes on the thing to blow it up, in addition to all the non-fuel the thing had in it. So cap sets the big plane to blow up mid-air and then dives off. Makes total sense. He saves NY, defeats Hydra and get an Ice Block all to himself. Just an idea. So yeah, I loved the Captain America movie.
Cap has been unfrozen for a little while and is getting riled up being kept on lockdown. So Fury puts him to work to have fisticuffs with Loki. Ultimately, Cap did Amazingly well in this movie. Only complaint: The outfit.
Look at it. JUST STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND LOOK AT IT FOR FUCK'S SAKE.
I mean, at first, I thought 'Hey, maybe it'll look better in action, like Spider-Man's new outfit from ASM!' But no, as I watched Avengers again and again, Cap's new outfit just makes me go WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK WERE THEY THINKING? And Coulson said he designed it, too. Really, Phil? What, was this your last Convention outfit? Do a little Cap cosplay? It wouldn't surprise me. It just seems so....bland. And the back of the outfit has nothing, did you notice that? No harness thing for his shield, his belt just stops at the hips. its just straight blue from neck to knee.
Lemme explain: one of the things Chris Evans even liked was that on the original outfit there was a magnet on the back straps, so cap could just stick his shield there when he wasn't using it. In Avengers, Cap never takes the thing off his arm. It really does just look like a bad cosplay.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
I'm really looking forward to this just based on the concept art I've seen. I mean, they made Falcon look Badass! (No easy feat) Cap teams up with Black Widow again, he's a new SHIELD Operative and all that, and now there's the Winter Soldier. WINTER SOLDIER. FUCK. YES.
I can't wait to see it.
6 years agoPeteZahut47
So upon seeing Iron Man 3, I have some points I'd like to make.
Iron Man 1: All I can say is this movie was exceptionally well-done. Perfectly cast, excellent story, and a great origin start for the Invincible Iron Man. Only complaint: Obadiah Stane's whole plan seemed to go out the window as soon as he stepped in the Iron Monger suit. I understand, Stane must have been planning to kill Stark for years, expecting the ambush on Stark's convoy to work, but he didn't count on him surviving and killing all the guys who kidnapped him, much less Tony making a killer robot suit and further ruining his plans to take over the company. So he revises his plan and builds himself a suit, and starts smashing downtown LA. Seems like kind of a roundabout way to kill Tony. In the end, he was just forgotten. Who will shed a tear for El Mongerino? Dammit Tony, you peed on his rug, man!
Iron Man 2: Only love of this movie was for the suitcase armor and War Machine. I felt like the whole thing was just Iron Man filler to tide us over until Avengers. Seriously, I didn't see much use for Iron Man 2 to bridge us to The Avengers other than Introducing Black Widow, giving backstory to Howard stark for Captain America, and showing Tony doesn't get along with Fury (Which, come on, we could have figured that out in the first movie.) And Whiplash/Crimson Dynamo/Vanko/whatever you want to call him was cool, but under done. The fact Stane was well forgotten by this point meant a much better villain could be established. (Come on, not one mention of Stane? Even in Howard's history?) But really. You can go right from Iron Man 1 to Avengers and miss Nothing. This movie is superfluous.
Avengers: COOOOOULSOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!! That is all.
SPOILERS FROM HERE ON OUT. JUST GO SEE THE MOVIE.
Iron Man 3: I was actually really looking forward to Mandarin action. Seeing as how the group that kidnapped Tony was called THE TEN RINGS. IT'S WHAT THE MANDARIN IS KNOWN FOR. I approve of the Extremis, but it would have been so much better used as Mandarin's weapon than to insert Aldrich Killian (I seriously had to google to find his name, he's not even super-villain name-worthy) and make him the man-behind-the-curtain.....oh wait, that was the nameless Vice President. The rest of the movie I very much approve of. Tony struggling with himself after the New York Incident, building armor to keep from going insane. Which, I was waiting for an Extremis suit as soon as I heard the word in the beginning. The whole injected-with-microcomputers thing works, too, actually. I LOVED the new armors, too. Also wondered what happened to SHIELD enforcing the Mandarin. I mean, if they've been tracking the Hulk all this time, can't they track exploding people given a fiery super-serum? Nah, let's leave the Iron Patriot to do that. And that's another thing, Iron Patriot? No, never mind, that's another annoyance altogether. but it worked for the movie. At the end, I know Tony's not gonna give up being Iron Man. You know he has one more suit at Stark Tower he didn't tell anyone about. (After all, how can RDJ NOT be Tony Stark again? He's MADE for that role. He loves Playing that role!) And Bruce Banner at the end? Love it. Love it love it love it. Overall good movie, but with a few holes.
I have ones for the other movies, but I'll save those for later.
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