Hello Thursday morning. We're supposed to have record breaking temps today. As always, I have a wait and see attitude. The sky is overcast and there is a whopper of a winter storm crossing the state just above us. Originally we were supposed to climb into the upper 70s (F), that no longer seems to be the case, so revisions are being made to the forecast as I type.
There was a slight hiccup in getting paperback version of The Body on the Lawn set up in Barnes & Noble. I was sounding a lot like Bobby Tussel yesterday when I found out they only accept pdf photos for cover art. I have no problem converting a jpeg to a pdf, however there are limitations when it comes to sizing. Windows will create fairly standard page sizes, however the template requires a photo 5.895 inches, a size that is not on the menu. To blunt my frustration, I went downstairs and killed a number of robots in Atomic Heart. After that, I quietly subscribed to Adobe which will permit me to convert any jpeg to a pdf in any size my little heart desires.
I went to see Ant Man and The Wasp last evening. It's entertaining, for the most part. Except for a few scenes at the beginning and end, you're in a CGI Universe. I watched a Scottish reviewer call it shite. Well, it isn't, not really. The Marvel Studios has the formula for turning comic books into hit movies down pat. They will only change it if forced to. That being said, I didn't think Paul Rudd was nearly as funny as he's been in the past. Part of the success for the Ant Man series depends upon his comedic talents. Because they weren't there, I noticed other things, like the fact that his head is so much bigger than his body. Cory Stoll has a supporting role and he has the same problem: big head, little body. If you have Disney, you might want to wait until this one streams.
Oh, Paul Rudd is a national treasure. That man is a delight. And isn't Michelle Pfeiffer in that movie too? I think I only saw the first Ant Man.ReplyDelete
And the repugs are in a roll: doing nothing, blocking everything and indulging in overall fuckery. And you know they'll keep pushing their agenda (have your heard the latest from Marge Three Names???).
Paul wasn't that good in this, his humor seemed too scripted, and Pfeiffer probably had more screen time.Delete
I remember when I was working and putting together HUUUUUGE reports (written by somebody else - I just assembled them). We would have 100s of charts and graphs and trying to get them all into one document drove me nuts - and drink - so good luck with your book!ReplyDelete
I don't know anyone who uses Adobe and that seems to be the only software that lets you size the PDF to specifications.Delete
Enjoy that weather. Winter is putting up a fight here after we had another false spring. Kyle and I saw "Ant Man" in 3D and liked it OK. But I agree with you about the humor. It seemed to have not enough of it. He needed a comic sidekick like he had in the past and MODOK was not the answer.ReplyDelete
The humor was really forced at times and that whole bit about MODOC being a dick? where did that come from?Delete