The House of the Devil Mouse

Goolag has unveiled an all-new snazzier version of Blogger, and as usual, in the process of "enhancing the user experience", they have inevitably broken a bunch of stuff that used to work really well - such as interpreting HTML embed code directly into posts without having to go into the HTML version and edit it there, or the ability to add hyperlinks quickly and easily. And they've left some of the original, broken, functionality in the front-end; putting in blockquotes, for instance, is still an awful process.

And that new version doesn't work very well because you can still go back to the old version simply by clicking on a section of the interface that is still on the old platform, and then going back to your posts.

This is what happens when you try to create a chimeric construct. Works great in Greek mythology - does not work AT ALL in software. Just ask anyone who has to deal with the increasingly crufty and stupid and bloated Windows OS.

Then again, expecting Google to do anything particularly well these days, outside of search - and they can't even do that well anymore - is a bit of a stretch. So we'll just grin and bear it, really.

(I do have an announcement to make about the blog to make in what I hope will be the near future, by the way. We'll see how long it takes me to get a few other projects squared away before I can tell you what's on my mind.)

Be that as it may - there is still plenty of shitposting to get out of the way. So let's get started.

It would appear that the bad people over at Disney aren't quite done with the rotting corpse of the STAR WARS franchise. They have plenty more rodgering to give it, and they chose yesterday, STAR WARS Day, of all days, to do it:

Taika Waititi will direct and co-write a new Star Wars movie for theatrical release, Disney announced today. It won’t be Waititi’s first brush with the Star Wars universe; he directed the season finale of The Mandalorian. He also earned an Academy Award for his screenplay for Jojo Rabbit and directed Thor: Ragnarok. Rumors of a Waititi-helmed Star Wars movie first surfaced in January, though it’s unclear if this movie is the one that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is reportedly developing.

Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who co-wrote the screenplay for 1917, which won the British Academy Film Award for Outstanding British Film earlier this year, will join Waititi in co-writing the new Star Wars film. She will be the second woman to co-write a Star Wars movie; Leigh Brackett was the first, co-writing The Empire Strikes Back with Lawrence Kasdan.

Disney also announced that a new Star Wars series for Disney Plus headed up by Leslye Headland, co-creator and showrunner for Netflix’s Russian Doll. The company didn’t announce any plot details about Headland’s new series, but it’s rumored to be a “female-centric” show that takes place in a different part of the Star Wars timeline than other projects. Headland will write, executive produce, and serve as the showrunner for the new series, according to Disney.

The FAIL is strong with them, that's for damned sure.

It is for this reason (among others) that Overlord Dicktor Van Doomcock was quite maudlin and downbeat yesterday:

Evidently the Devil Mouse thinks that the Gambler's Ruin strategy is a good idea, and wants to continue doing stupid things with what used to be one of the most reliable cash cows in the entire film-making business. We can look forward to these ventures flopping in epic fashion, simply because the people involved cannot stop their politics from seeping through into their work.

Taika Waititi is your typical New Zealand liberal twat, with a Twatter account no less. Leslye Headland is your typical toxic feminist, also with a Twatter account - and she's been awfully busy deleting a bunch of her old tweets about a certain Harvey Weinstein and other topics, lest she be exposed as the gigantic hypocrite that she actually is.

When you've got clowns like that running your new ventures, you can expect things to go very, very badly indeed for the gatekeepers.

This is bad news if you actually still care about the STAR WARS franchise anymore. But if you don't, and you just want to see it all burn, then this is terrific news.

The Devil Mouse is already in serious financial trouble thanks to Corona-chan and her continued spread of Grandfather Nurgle's pestilential blessings. Their Galaxy's Edge theme park was losing money hand-over-fist even before the global lockdowns. Marvel Comics is a major money-loser for them, even as Marvel Studios is doing very well. Lucasfilm has produced several bombs by now. Bad news is piling on top of bad news for them, and that is a VERY Good Thing for the rest of us.

STAR WARS will eventually collapse and fail - if it hasn't already, because The Fall of Skywalker was NOT the movie that the Devil Mouse wanted it to be, and Soylo was an outright bomb. If they keep injecting politics and bullshit into their movies, they can expect that people simply will not watch it, and that is a good thing.

So don't be too worried or downbeat about the fact that our favourite pop culture tropes keep getting cornered and converged. Learn the lessons from these failures to preserve our culture, and use them to your advantage.

Which is to say - if you see an SJW coming, don't leave xim alone, DESTROY xer on sight.

It is the only way to keep these cretins out of your hobbies and away from your life.


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