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I am disgusted at the Sudanese people on the news, marching around carrying swords saying that the teacher not them is the one inciting hatred.
HELLO, you’re carrying swords demanding a woman be killed for allowing children to name a bear a particular name, how is that not inciting hatred?
Are they so insecure about their religion that they believe someone defaming the name of their prophet will forever change his perception, I don’t care if someone called Jesus every name under the sun, because i know in my self that it doesn’t matter what they say, because it won’t change what i know about him.
And the news is just stating this information, WHY are they not acting more forceful in the defense of one of our own, i understand that Britain is a tolerant country full of ethnic and religious diversity, but WE ARE a christian/catholic country in the end and we should damn well stand up for our own ways as they do, if a Christian marched down the street in a muslim country protesting something or marching for a cause, they’d most likely be beheaded, over here if a person of any religion marched for their own reason the government would give them a path, a voice and recognition to the world and allow their views to be heard even if those views defame another’s, Abu hamza anyone?
I don’t want Britain to be a nation that controls or defames others but we should re-establish that this is Britain and should stay Britain and not change into any other country or culture because our government allows every religion to come in and slowly take over, i mean, in Australia and America you have to take citizenship test and the like and conform to a degree to our culture in order to stay, Britain’s government has the country becomimg global pussy’s that will soon be taken over and changed forever.
Death Proof Icons October 10, 2007Posted by scartissuemark in Composite Artwork.
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My Logo “Mark Hawkins’ Designs” September 5, 2007Posted by scartissuemark in Composite Artwork.
What Spider-man 4 should and shouldn’t be August 17, 2007Posted by scartissuemark in Movie Reviews, Screenplay's, Stories, Scripts, Treatments....
Like many fans i enjoyed Spider-Man 3 at the time of first seeing it, but then after a few weeks you look back and see all the things that could’ve made it better. So here is my thoughts on what went wrong the what the future sequels should have to make them fresh and exciting.
I think that in Spider-man 4 there should be very limited time of mary jane in the story. In spider-man 1 we saw peter pining after MJ and befriending her, in spider-man 2 they grew apart while falling in love, and in spider-man 3 they went from being happy to miserable.
For the films; the MJ and peter parker story has run it’s course, we don’t need to see anymore as we’ve had three films worth so far. The format has become stale, it’s like those great TV shows that start off with a great first season of characters dating on and off but then in the second and third seasons new characters are introduced, dated and then gone and forgotten by the end of the season while the orginal characters get back to their on-again-off-again relationships that by now have lost their appeal.
I understand that Peter isn’t the most happiest of superheroes, but he need to lighten up a little so the fans don’t feel so depressed and sorry for him.
So here is how i see Spider-man 4 being a fresh spidey story and major hit. The theme will be ‘THE HUNT’ (see below)
Mary jane and peter have broken up, it’s been a few months, they’ve eached moved on although they are still there for each other when needed, Peter is dating Betty Brant and is doing relatively well at the paper and at college. He and Dr connors have grown closer and frequently do experiments together as friends.
Now the meat of the story unfolds. Loose on the streets of New York is a maniacal serial killer who craves nothing but death and blood, he is of course Cletus Kassidy (Human Kassidy) he has claimed several victims thus far in a string of killing and attacks. One night he finds Mary Jane, she becomes critically wounded (comatose, scarred, virtually dead) Peter parker finds out and all his feelings of anger come back, doubled this time by the fat that he wasn’t there to save like he did in every single film so far (this is important as she has gotten taken in every movie and recovered without a scratch) Peter finds out that it was Kassidy but knows that he, Peter, is no killer, so he decides that he needs one thing to help in his quest for justice, he goes to Dr Connors lab and steals the mutated/offspringed symbiote of Venom that is Carnage, he bonds with Carnage and searches for Kassidy.
For the Majority of the film we see much more of Spider-man than peter parker as the movie is called Spider-man 4, not peter parker 4. This starts the theme of the hunt as spider-carnage hunts for Kassidy, as he does this he is attacked by another hunter, Kraven who comes to new york to kill the greatest game of all Spider-Man, So Kraven hunts Spidey, Spidey hunts Kassidy.
Spidey finds Kassidy and since he’s only human, spidey doesn’t get his ass handed to him or his costume ripped to shreds, he injures, and by that i mean when he hits Kassidy there is actual evidence of trauma unlike spidey drop kincking the powerless Doc Ock and not leaving so much as a red mark. During the attack the Carnage Symbiote senses the evil in Kassidy and betrays spidey by bonding with Kassidy making the evil Carnage character.
This is a great chance to do a symbiote story PROPERLY, i know Sam Raimi had no love for Venom, but i find Venom to be one of the most interesting and vile characters because he didn’t rob banks or want to do science projects or rule the world, he was a direct enemy of Spider-man who’s only goal was to kill spider-man, in the third film this whole lengthy pschycological pursuit of spider-man and beating him at evey corner was totally left out or squeezedd into five minutes at the end, What’s worse is that Venom teams up with sandman before he even take a shot at Spidey himself, The CGI work was amazing but simply not used enough, we only see his Venom face once for about thrity seconds the rest of the time he is whizzing by so fast you can’t even focus on him.
What i think failed in spidey 3 wasn’t that they included too much but they didn’t have enough balance to tell the full story, there was about 3/4 of the film with Peter and Mary jane moaning at each other or on the phone, 5 mins of Venom and about twenty minutes of sandman, this took away all the characterisation of the villains that make you value their place in the story.
The forth should be like Empires’, equal amounts of the segments of the story, the villian(s) (Darth Vader on the Star Destroyer), the hero (Luke on Dagobah) and other characters to show the impact of the story (Han and Leia)
I’m not sure how the rest of the story should go but i think the ending shouldn’t have a complete resolution like 2 and 3. In spider-man, Peter is left with more happening as he and harry talk bout his fathers death. In the second, MJ comes to peter and they are loved up and the end equalling a happy ending, in the third although Harry dies he becomes a good guy and so has a heroic end, a little sad, but venom is defeated and sandman leaves, so things look pretty resolved
In the end of the forth i think the carnage symbiote having been turned further evil by Cassidy should re-bond with Spider-man and we should see peter’s face underneath screaming a silent scream with tears running down his face as the symboite tortures his mind… fade to black with a to be continued line.
Important things that should and shouldn’t happen in the story:
- Spider-man is not unmasked, so far Green Goblin knew who he was as did Harry, Mary Jane, Doc Ock, Sandman, Venom and a whole bunch of people on the train, i mean it’s a wonder the whole of New York doesn’t know.
- Flat un-interesting continuation of the Peter/MJ story thats been done to death.
- More time for the villains to shine.
- More Spidey than parker, we’ve got three films full of parker.
The Fergussons May 26, 2007Posted by scartissuemark in Interests, thoughts and Opinions.
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Me, Sin City Style… May 20, 2007Posted by scartissuemark in Composite Artwork, SIN CITY.
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The unmentionable has happened!!!! April 11, 2007Posted by scartissuemark in My Life, My Self, The Life and Times of Me Myself and I.
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I GOT MY TRANSPLANT….
On the evening of Febuary 13th (mums birthday) i received a call from harefield asking if i’d like to come in for a tansplant. After a few hours of wainting to see if the two lungs were viable for transplantation, it was on.
And so it happened, the first two weeks post-op were the most frightening, mystifying and spiritual experiences of my life thanks to the hallucinations i had…
As i was in and out of consciousness parts of the real world intruded on my visions. The most memorable visions were of the room and its fixtures which would stay the same but the view through the window and the colours of the walls would change from dream to dream. It was like a game that needed solving, each vision would have a goal in order for me to pass onto the next vision and i was under the belief that if i solved the mystery i would ascend to a next level and meet god. i interpreted the male nurse in the room as Jesus, i asked him his name and (in my psychosis) he wrote it on a wet paper towl and folded it and tore it and placed it on the window so that if i removed it it would break apart, because i’m not meant to know it was him.
One vision was of me eating crisps and gulping down coca-cola, as i did so i would struggle to breath and the nurse would squeeze this tube that look like intestines and i would breath easier again, this was like a lesson to eat more healthily.
Another vision i guess i had when i was fighting off one of the masks was that a ball shaped object was placed over my head and i was struggling to breath and then my head got turned inside out and i was in a big meadow breathing the freshest of air.
Another was that the writing “Get well soon uncle mark” on a card my nephew made became more round and legible as i fought to become stronger, as i fought and the writing becamee longer and longer and was lke an setence, then a paragraph, it was like a visual representation of myself living longer, i also saw my sister being informed of my death as the nurse stood beside me and told me i have to keep breathing for them. My most memorable was my nephew Riley attending my funeral dressed in black, only he was grown-up.
After the hallucinations passed i was on all kinds of breathings machines; Ventilatior, Bi-Pap, C-Pap, i could eat or drin. My mouth was so dry my skin waas peeling off my lips, i was obssessed with wanting to have some juice, all i could have was an inch or so in a cup and have a sponge of it and then spit it out because i couldn’t swallow.
Slowly but surrely i got better, it took three of us to get me out of the bed and onto my feet for physio. i had lost pretty all of my muscle in my legs as i was laid up in bed in the ITU for about 4 weeks. eventually ai started stumbling about, the chest drain tubes came out one by one and i was taken to the ward for the remainder of my recovery.
Up on E-Ward i was weened off of the machines and moving about more to build my strength up. It was so hard at points and i had a few breakdown and cry moments when the pressure and loneliness and despiar would set in, when i felt that i couldn’t progress any further…
Review: Marvel Zombies December 28, 2006Posted by scartissuemark in Book Reviews.
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I found this book to be an enjoyable read, it doesn’t try to be anything more than a bit of fun with favorite characters given a zombie-twist. I wouldn’t get it on hardback, better to wait for a cheap paperback during a sales period.
Review: X23 – Innocence Lost December 1, 2006Posted by scartissuemark in Book Reviews.
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I had previously seen the character of X23 in the ‘X-Men Evolution’ cartoon and was very excited to read the comic of her origins.
The story is by no means nice, it is a abusive look into a lack of humanity exhibited in the pursuit of monetary profit. Their are far more dislikable characters in the story than there are good, yet you see the ideals and motives of the main character Sarah Kinney change as she watches X23 grow into a captive, deadly killer over being that of being a child.
There are some great twists and turns in the story, plenty of action and emotion that fits into the whole mood of the story and characters