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Happy Valentine’s Day from Comparative Geeks!

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Comparative Geeks! Since this is a site about the things we love, it seemed only fitting to take a moment on this day to recognize that fact. And to turn things back to you, readers: what do you love? What are your fandoms? Anything you would want to share here on Comparative Geeks? Let us know in the comments below!

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Deadpooooooool!

Yesterday, as a wholly appropriate Valentine’s Day (or the other way that the holiday is celebrated, Violent Times Day) activity, we went to go see Deadpool! In many ways, I’m not quite sure what to say about it, because it was just fun. It was irreverent, violent, funny, meta, while having a solid relationship, good action, and so much more.

More than anything, I have to say they caught the feel of Deadpool from the comics. The Merc with a Mouth: self-awaredly crazy (but is he?), needlessly reckless (but he heals), 4th-Wall-breaking, pop-culture-referencing, sword-and-gun wielding…

Some of the best moments are when multiple of these aspects come together at once, and in the movie, maybe best of all when they’re taking potshots at Ryan Reynolds, the previous incarnation of Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and things like that. So good – though some of those scenes unfortunately made it into the trailers.

Honestly, I couldn’t tell you what the most violent scene was. What the most ridiculous string of curse words was. What the best joke. What the best or worst things were in general. It came together as a pretty great whole, though I agree with We Minored in Film that it was generally a better movie whenever Deadpool was in the scene, rather than Wade Wilson.

I can’t even really do a LitFlix much justice, since I don’t imagine this movie was based directly on any comic source. However, there are two main comic series I have read with Deadpool. One was the short (and ultra-violent) Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe. In it, we see his murderous creativity, certainly displayed in the movie. Second, as one of the team members in Uncanny X-Force. And that makes me think that the rumored X-Force movie could certainly include Deadpool as a character and not have him completely overshadow the whole thing. Still, he would be a disruptive force whenever he came onscreen so you would have to handle it carefully.

So since I don’t know what to say, I’ll leave that to you – open discussion in the comments below about the movie! And if you haven’t seen it, and are okay with stylized violence on screen and continuous cursing, then go see it and as everyone has recommended – leave the kids at home.

Valentine’s Day or Violent Times Day

So tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, one of the more overrated holidays in my opinion, but that could just be me. I do love the large Reese’s hearts because those are delicious and used to only be available as eggs at Easter. Now as a kid it was about the fact that everyone got a card and I would often would make cards by hand because I enjoyed doing that sort of thing. As I have gotten older though the whole holiday seems a little ridiculous. For one thing I do not need a special holiday to show my husband I love him, I try and do that at least a little bit every day. Also, Valentine’s Day seems to have this idea around it of putting pressure on any relationship that does not match up to an idea of what Valentine’s Day is going to be about. So with that in mind I want to know what your plans are, do you go all out or are you more of ignore the holiday is happening altogether sort of person. Or you could be like my friends and I did in college and turn to violent action movies on the day because that is just fun.