Week11: Life Is Strange

When I first heard of the game Life is strange, I thought it will be about Max’s high school life.  Never know the story turns out to be that way, and the ending is not what I except.  At first, I thought the teacher Jefferson was a nice teacher who would help Max with her struggles, and it turns out he is crazy and kills students just the take photos of them.

I think the whole game brings out the idea of: even you have the power to change the past, those who need to die will die.  For example: Max saw her best friend Chloe got shot in the washroom, and she discovers that she got the power to rewind time and change the past.  During the game, Max has used her power to save Chloe for 4 to 5 times.  But at the end, Chloe still dies.  Max needs to learn of letting go and move on without Chloe.  Max gets to choose between Chloe or saving the whole town, most people would think saving more people is more important than saving just one person; but Max has to save Chloe for so many times, if she let Chloe dies at the end wouldn’t it be “wasting time”.  Even Max has learned from using her powers and she has become more optimistic, she still has to face the fact of losing Chloe.

Max always thinks about her friend’s safety first, even her powers gave her health bad effects.  Even though Max has the power to rewind time, she could not save everyone.  For example: Kate suicide.  Max could have saved Kate if she showed more care about kate during the game, but that will make Chloe think that Max does not care about her anymore.  There is so many decision making during the game, and I think that is what we usually do.

Week 10: Hawkeye

When I was reading Hawkeye, I think it is interesting they using empty chat bubbles to show that Hawkeye cannot hear anything.  I do not understand the American Sign Language when I was reading the comic, so I guessed what those signs mean.

Hawkeye does not want to accept the fact that he became deaf, he tries to afford it.  He keeps reminding himself of his childhood, where he got in trouble and he parents went to school and talked to his teachers about his behavior.  That is the reason he started to change.  Every action or move he does now reminds him of when he is young.  When he was having a fight with Barney, it reminds him of they had a fight when they were young.    They work things out after the fight, everything will be clear.  They were friends for so long and they understand each other very well, Barney tries to talk to Hawkeye about he should accept himself as who he was.  Hawkeye did not accept anything that Barney says, but then he realized Barney was just trying to help him.

Finally, Hawkeye accepted and told everyone he is deaf.  It reminds me of how I do not accept who I am, I always wanted to study something cool like learning all different kinds of languages and travel around the world.  But my parents always tell me about it does not help my future and I should study something useful.  It kinds of making me upset and nervous, because I do not know how to tell my parents about my dream.  Even though it might not become true someday, I would be happy I could follow my dream once.

Week 7: Doom Patrol

Doom Patrol is a superhero team and the members of the team fight with each other often.  This had given me ideas of conflict when there is more than one person people will have different opinions.  Doom Patrol was created to help provide a better future for everyone, but it seems like they are having more conflict than fighting villains.  Same as other superhero teams, every team have their own conflict.  They needed to work things out themselves to overcome the problem.

This has reminded me of me and my friends, we had the similar issue as Doom Patrol.  We had our own friends and we felt left out sometimes, and we had our own problems but we do not know how to share our ideas.  I feel like those superheroes each have their own problems and they just do not know how to express them to others.  In the Avengers movie, Ironman and Captain America had a fight as well, because they both have different opinions on should they follow the rules.

Everyone has their struggles, we could find a way to resolve it and deal with it.  Facing it and finding solutions is the best way to solve problems, those struggles will help us become a better person.

Week 6: Planetary

I had never read about comic Planetary before, when I was reading along I found out it was talking about my home, Hong Kong.  I had watched lots of Hong Kong’s action movies, and I found out most of them are about police getting betrayed.  I think this is because in the 50s to 70s, corruption in Hong Kong is a serious problem.   Police and firemen would need to get money before they would help those who are in need.  Until ICAC had established, the corruption problem had been resolved.  Most people still think there is still corruption till nowadays, that is why there are so many movies about betrayed.

In issue #3 “Dead Gunfighters”, Shek Chi-Wai said, “And no-one understands that better than a betrayed cop executed in Hong Kong”.  I think this had related to those movies about cops getting betrayed and they tried to found out who they were.  In most of the movies endings, the good guys win.  Just like any other superheroes movies, justice will always be the ones who take the victory.

Those had reminded me of my childhood, I watched lots of police movies when I grew up.  This comic had reminded me of those, it made me wanted to know more about why would movie directors filmed so many movies about betrayed cops.  Is this still happening in real life? Or it is just an interesting story to remind us of how corruption was popular in the 50s to 70s?

Week 4: Black Panther

After reading the comic Black Panther, it changed my thoughts on Black Panther.  Before I have read the comic, I only know about Black Panther is the richest superhero.  He owns a kingdom and full of rare metals, I thought he would be the hero with fewer concerns.   When I found out being a king is not as easy as I think, there are so many things that he needs to worry.

In the first issue, T’Challa wanted to please his men in his country.  He thought violence is the answer to all conflict, he thought that can resolve the conflict and his people will be happy.  But it turns out his people are not happy at all, and they try to stay away from their King.  Being a leader takes lots of skills, and T’Challa is impulse and even though he asks for opinions, he never listens to it.  T’Challa thinks working on his own is the best way to complete tasks, but he forgot about human will make mistakes.  Working as a group will be able to get stronger because they can help each other out when they make mistakes.

I think T’Challa has changed from issue 1 to issue 4, he learned from his mistakes and he has changed.  He listens to those opinions which he ignored before, and that helps him to imporve.  He understands that no one is perfect and the way to improve is to learn from his own mistakes.

Week 3: Ms Marvel

When I was reading Ms. Marvel, I was thinking a girl imagines herself being a superhero.  I daydream a lot and imagine lots of things, I would think what if I am a superhero, what would my superpowers be.  I think most people do not want to be ordinary, I wanted to be different as others. I wanted to be special, who everyone can remember me as who I am.

Repeating the same thing every day is boring, wake up, go to school, lunch, study, dinner and go to sleep.  Have to listen and care other’s thoughts on my life and my thoughts,  sometimes I just want to be alone and do what I like to do.  In Ms. Marvel issue #1, Kamala’s parents would not let her go to her friend’s party.  She got bored and did not listen to her parents, she got sick and tired of keep listening to what she needs to do or should not do.  I had the same feeling when I was in high school, other people around me keep telling me what is best for me.  I got sick and tired of their thoughts because that is not the life I wanted to be in, I made some new friends and learned lots of new things.  I found out changing to a new place and meet new people will change my thoughts, when I feel sick and tired it is because I have not met the right place or people.  Same as Kamala, her parents would not let her to the party because the party is full of people with bad behaviors.

Kamala wanted to be the cool kid in school, but she found out it is not working for her.  I felt the same way before, but I found out it is not so great being the “cool kid”.  I rather say normal, stay away from people that would give me a bad influence.  After all being normal is not as bad as I think, I can always imagine being special.

Week 2 All-Star Superman

This is my first time reading superhero comic, I have only watched movies about Superman in the past.  This week we had read about All-Star Superman issue #1 to #6, I found out there are lots more detail shown in the comic.  In issue #4 the comic talked about Superman was changing because of the Black Kryptonite.  In the comic it shows Superman was trying to control himself from the Black Kryptonite’s effect, unfortunately he failed.  It shows he was changing from the chat bubble, turning from white to black.  I like how the artist use every little details to show Superman’s emotions, they use showing more than just saying it in the chat.

In issue #1 to #3, it takes about Superman was going to die.  Lex Luthor was using the US army to kill Superman, and he almost did it.  Superman risked his life to save other people, and the sun is slowly killing his cells.  When Superman thought he was going to die, he decided to be honest to Lois.  He told Lois about him being Superman, and took her to his hideout.  Superman even gave Lois 24 hours of his superpower, it showed he trusted and loved her.  Lois had a great time becoming “Superwoman”, she had fun chasing monsters and fight with Superman.  They met the Time Traveler Samson and the Greek hero while they were fighting.  Samson told Superman the news shows Superman is dead, and Lois will be sad about it.  Superman just wanted to spend time with his girl friend because it was her birthday.

It shows how Superman cares about human’s life more than his own life, he would rather risk his life to save others.  Also it had shows the only person he trust and loved is his girl friend, even he is going to die he would want to spend time with her.  Superman has been a role model on being kid and nice to all humans, even they did something wrong he will choice to forgive them.

Introduction

Hi, my name is Lilian, thanks for visiting my blog page.  This is my second year at the University of Waterloo, I am in program Fine Arts.  I do not have a major, still have not decided what do I want to study yet.

My favourite superhero is Deadpool, I watched almost all the superhero movies and I think Deadpool is the most interesting superhero.  He is the only knows that he is not real, and he is stuck in the comic book.  I think this is interesting that he will make jokes about himself as well, even though he might be mean sometimes I still like him the way he is.