Nerd of Batman, sports, logic, objectivity, Star Trek, personal enlightenment, Lincoln, the Rays, psychology, mic dropping. Kind've in that order.
KCP - Kentavious Caldwell Pope
WAR - Wins Above Replacement
FIP - Fielding Independent Pitching
LD% - Line Drive Percentage.
LOOGY - Left Handed One Out Guy
B/S - Batman/Superman
I wrote this in September. What if Gotham played football?!
This is the submission. Afterwards, I’ll post the site’s feedback.
I need to be honest, I didn’t have a f*%king clue who Deadpool was until 2006 when I decided to spend too many hours playing Ultimate Alliance on PS2.
Short aside to set the scene. I’d been fired from my Monroe, MI/Toledo, OH job on 9/11/06. I decided to take my unemployment and relax for the first time since I’d moved away from home in June 1999 to start my career in radio. Aside from the aside, I applied for a job I didn’t want, got it, and it went OK. My dad and brother come from Philly to help me move my stuff back home.
The TV was a beast.
It was an older prior-to-flat, and lighter, screens came around. Ohhhh, but it was a flat screen, 50 some inches, and at least 6,000lbs, that took up all of the back of my Honda Pilot driving from Monroe to Philly. It took three people to get it from the car to the dining room where it habitated in a corner, diagonal to the lengthy table and corned by the giant armoire. I wouldn’t watch TV there, it was there to for PS2 purposes only. That TV basically kept Thanksgiving from happening as it annually had at the residence.
Every night, I’d make my drive hour drive home from Allentown, PA to Philly, and after the gym I’d settle into that corner – watching the dogs walk by me each time they had to go out (GTF out of the way!) – and play Ultimate Alliance. Endlessly.
Who was this Deadpool guy?! He was obliterating everyone! He was a part of all of my best foursomes (stop giggling you sex machine). If you put Wolverine and Deadpool in the same playing group there’d essentially be blood all over your TV. Real blood, on real TV. Mom hated that. Not really. To either. It was my TV anyway.
Long story, short. Thanks to Wikipedia I discovered that, “Eh, so this Deadpool guy was like Wolverine, but he got stuck with cancer and he cursed and talked to ME (breaking that fourth wall).”
My eyes were opened to a new Marvel character I’d never known existed. My heart melted. Those moments allowed me to briefly use a Twitter avatar (@eric_chase) of a Deadpool meme stating that I liked and knew him before he got all hipster-y with just-more-than casual comic fans. Plus, I identified to our buddy Wade because we both had screws loose. His WAY looser than mine.
Whatever the year was when the Ryan Reynolds/Deadpool rumors began – whether before or after ‘Origins’ – my enthusiasm was piqued. ‘OK, Ryan, just take the wisecracking Hannibal character from Blade 3, add a healing ability and we’ve got a STAR Marvel property!’
Fast forward to today, we’re…still…teased…with…the…actor…and…the…character.
*Note! I didn’t loathe Wolverine: Origins (put that rock down a$$hole). I know you think they botched Deadpool, but the Wade Wilson interpretation was completely on point!*
May I offer an idea on the premise that *I* will obtain a super human healing power before we ever see anything cinematically with Deadpool in a starring role.
Forget the silver screen route.
I’ll even recognize Reynolds would pass on the role if this happened.Have you heard the idea that NFL is considering selling part of its Thursday night package?
Marvel needs to sell off Deadpool.
To AMC. Or to HBO. Or something else I’m not considering.
Smallville was a success, and Arrow is blossoming into that on the CW.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. lost my interest. The acting was poor and everything felt contrived. But it’s backed by heavies, and will get at least 2 seasons to fall on its campy face.
Whatever Gordon is, is coming.
We’ve heard that anything Deadpool, to be truly authentic, needs to be at least PG-13. I agree with that sentiment. The guy is totally miswired and would cause a new FCC division to be certified!
Well, you may have heard…AMC just finished off a run of one of the great violent and savage shows of the last decade (shhhhhh Breaking Bad).
To be honest (again), I don’t watch my ‘normal TV.’ I’m a sports talk host, so I watch a lot of sports. I’ll watch Elementary or Person Of Interest on my iPad when I can.
If Deadpool were to be sold off to AMC, or HBO, both of whom have produced fierce, bloody shows teeming with vulgarities, then it’s time they surfed the hundred foot wave that is superhero movie (and becoming TV) mania…by purchasing the Deadpool rights from Marvel and spawning a dark, cunning, and brutal anti-hero that finally deserves his day on the screen.
TWO emails of feedback LOL.
A - This article is poorly written. Please revise it, make it more concise, and to your point. You have to many “asides” that digress your topic like a 15 year old who’s attention is all over the place.
I get the point you are trying to make, and you are building what is referred to as a narrative. Creating a setting for your storyline. That’s great. However, you are branching away in multiple directions and the reader has no idea what you are trying to say.
Please revise and focus your content to material pertinent for the CBM website.
My response: LOL.
B. Dear eric,
This is a quick note to let you know that your article
(I’m Taking Over Deadpool.)
was removed by efcamachopmp from the site.
Reason: Atrociously written, i’m sending it back to the creator to revise. Although it read like a hyperactive, sexually charged, and wowed-by-PS2-video-game-graphics 15 year old wrote this piece. 90% of the article has nothing to do with the website and focuses on the writers move from his home and the doldrums of carrying a massively heavy TV…
I’m being very OCD about the type of articles some of the younger contributors try to throw onto the website…
The contributor will receive the article in their mailbox to rework, refocus, and tie to CBM.
The site guidelines I apparently violated.
If I’d have made that submission to The Atlantic, or Slate, I’d be more than accepting of the that particular scathing criticism. Though I’m certain the correspondence would’ve been penned more eloquently.
It was submitted to a blog about comic books! You like have nothing BUT sexually charged 15 year old minds visiting the site. Sorry, that’s excessive. I visit the site multiple times per day, and I don’t think like that.
If the site is aiming for a certain level of credibility, I’d expect, no…demand more professional decorum from the editors.