HEXES the sometime spectra 7/28/13

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Original photo: “Seed” by Ilcato

Editor’s Note

This issue was conceived as a freewheeling and fun gabfest/rant, specifically about the film PACIFIC RIM (why it’s good, why it sucks, and why creators are insistent on: A) not putting the most interesting character upfront, see below; B) relying on the most groan-inducing story elements; and C) perpetuating horrid and harmful racist stereotypes. WE Will NOT HAVE THE TIME NOR THE ROCKET FUEL TO ADDRESS ALL OF THESE TOPICS, ALAS. These words are written mid-afternoon on Grey Sunday July 28 and your humble draxperson has been brought low by microwaves aimed at him by enemies from the hated PLANET PAIN; also, his black heart has been bruised by a pet-centric tragedy of the highest kind, a blow lowered by Mother Nature, The Woods, and Hunger; and the deafening tick of a clock that will not stop. If he’s going to get anything done, finish his stories and write THE END of the hundred and ten novels he’s started but hasn’t finished, then by Satan the humble draxperson must choose his battles. We are FLYING through this issue of HEXES. It’s practically going to be encoded. Cryptographers, grab your pencils.

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MAKO MORI from PACIFIC RIM

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MORI (Japanese): Woods

MORI (Gaelic): Lake

MORI (Latin): Death

MORI (Draxian): Heroine of Exit Vector

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So, guess who was instantly my favorite character the second said character appeared?

[I’d find the pics but I’m too lazy]

Not the rock-jawed hero (who’d just lost his brother!), not the icy Russians, none of the tech savvy geeks, not the über-noble commander of color—and none of the fucking robots or monsters. For fuck’s sake, why couldn’t she have been the hero, the heroine. Her story. Her movie.

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Yeah. Why couldn’t SHE…

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…drive this machine, SOLO, ya know?

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But no.

Our first insight into Mako Mori is to see her as… a terrified child.

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[to be continued, updated. It has stopped raining.]

NEW MAZZY STAR

VIKINGS ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

THE THREE FACES OF SIMON DRAX by @maximpetergriff

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