Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monty's Crush of the Week

Okay, my attempt to keep this feature "weekly" has been failing, but I will continue to try...

Now, for this week's crush, honestly, I can't believe I hadn't posted this girl already! 
Like, seriously, she should have been posted a LOOOOONG time ago!

Kim Possible

(Kim Possible, Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time, Kim Possible the Movie)

Of course, the reason she should have been posted in the very early days of this feature is because Kim Possible is one of the most crushable toon girls who ever existed! She is amazingly gorgeous! She's a cheerleader! She's a brilliant, teen superspy! She's, she's... well, she's freakin' amazing! I know I always list my top Disney girls as Ariel, Tink, and Rapunzel, but seriously, Kim is the next girl in line! Her and Belle when she has her hair down loose. And, yeah, there are times when I think I should promote her to the top group. It is hard for television animation to compete with feature animation though. But, yeah, she gives them a run for their money! Even with the super simplistic designs of Kim's show, the ladies (pick and choose the ones that suit your tastes; I crush on more than one, but Kim is my fave for sure) are very sexy, to be quite blunt, especially when they're in cheerleader mode. Gotta love their slim yet curvaceous designs and big, bright eyes, and I always loved their realistic cheerleader legs. And, though I've never had a thing for Kim's voice actress, I have to give her credit for having a gorgeous speaking voice. It's just one more thing that makes Kim a perfect dreamgirl. And, yeah, I can be finicky about voices. 

(I also have a thing for Bonnie, even if she IS a beeotch. I got a commission to draw her dressed as Lucy from Peanuts once, and the combination of Bonnie's looks in Lucy's dress made her remind me all too much of the one girl I truly loved who was lost to me; I also dig the blond standing just behind Kim there)

Now, I gotta tell ya, it was not easy finding pics to post here. Maybe it's because I don't have the family-friendly Safe Search on when I do an image search, but man, it seems like mostly what I get in a Kim Possible image search is a lot of porn. Made by fans, of course, not Disney. Some of it is insanely good though. That's the thing. There's a TON of Kim Possible fan art out there, both G rated and X rated, and everything inbetween, I suppose. I've even been commissioned at least 4 times to do Kim pieces myself, and some of the stuff out there is really hard to distinguish from actual, official Kim art and screen caps. I HOPE the pics I'm going to post here are all official. They probably aren't the best stuff, but they are all I could find tonight...

And, the famous pouty face....

Who could stand up against that? Oh, and check this out. Holy shnikey!

Yeah, Kim Possible is a knockout! And so much more. She is truly the whole package. I'll confess, I have mostly seen this show at random. I couldn't give a good, definitive explanation of the story arc of the whole series. I hope to remedy that in the future. I do own both movies though, and I hope to get the Disney Movie Club DVDs at some point, but there are other ways to watch the show in the meantime, thanks to the magic of the internet. 

Now, before I leave you for tonight, let me give you a couple more images to ponder. Ever heard of the hit 1984 film, "Angel"? It was pretty popular, though I was like 9, so I only got to watch it sneakily a little while later once it was getting TV airings. See, it was a thriller about a 15 year old prostitute and a prostitute hunting serial killer. I'll show you how this pertains to Kim in a minute. Here is the poster for the movie "Angel"...

Okay, now, get ready for this. Below is a bit of official promo art for Kim Possible. This was actually one of the Kim posters they used to sell at Toys R Us and Wal-Mart back in the day (wish so hard that I'd bought one; unless I did and forgot, which is possible, no pun intended).

So, yeah, um, I'm probably not the first to point this out, but that Angel poster was definitely an influence on this Kim poster. Or maybe it was the Angel VHS cover. The yellow/gold framing on the VHS cover make an even closer match. 

Okay, sorry about that. Hope it didn't cause you to go into a "you just raped my childhood" rant. Here's one more pic to drift off to dreamland with...

If you can't get enough Kim, check out the awesome fan-art the net is LOADED with, but be wary that it can hit every gamut of sexy. There's also some killer K.P. cosplay. *sigh*  Deviantart.com used to be a good source for both, and it probably still is (I really need to get more active there again). Man, I wish I'd been able to visit Disney World when they had her as a character greeting guests. Oh, well. Catch ya next time! By the way, my next post will probably be my first Christmas in July post about my Disney trip last December! If you're one of my fellow Disney nuts whose been waiting for that, it's on the way! It will surely be a multiple article feature though, and I'll try to load them with pics! Laters!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Management Inspection - Pizza Hut's New, Big-ish Cookie

Ever bringing you new and compelling product reviews here at the Moonlight Motel, especially when we can eat them, here's something I discovered just yesterday! As far as I know, it's the latest dessert offering from my second favorite place to get pizza (third if you count school, though I guess they don't make that incredible, boat-shaped pizza anymore): Pizza Hut. Of course, my first favorite place remains the Alamo Drafthouse, ever since I discovered it a few years back. Anyway, this is my review of Pizza Hut's new Ultimate Hershey's Chocolate Chip Cookie.

Quick bit of background for ya. I grew up in a Pizza Hut family. It was the southernmost tip of Texas, and back in the day, Pizza Hut was a pretty cool place to go, and the best way to eat their pizza has always been in the restaurant, while it's hot and fresh. My parents always ordered a Pan Pizza (beef, pepperoni, and mushroom), which is incredible when fresh out, but not so much when cold or reheated. We'd get a pitcher of root beer, there'd be a jukebox that always had Hotel California as an option, thankfully, and the whole place was dimly lit and very red. It was a cool place. Plus, little jars of parmesan cheese on every table. I am big on parmesan cheese. Unscrew the lid big. I murder my pizza with it. Anywho, that was back in the day, and I don't recall Pizza Hut having desserts back then, just a salad bar. They didn't have wings, and they didn't have these little quick stop restaurants meant only for pick up and delivery orders. It was a different time.

Anywho, I roll with the flow since I have no choice. The other day, I strolled into one of those little Pizza Hut quickie places, as I was jonesin' for the Pizza Hut pizza I have been exclusively hooked on for years, the original stuffed crust. Sometimes, I get my usual beef, pepperoni, and mushroom, which I was raised on, but this time I opted for just pepperoni. Might actually prefer stuffed crust that way, in fact. Well, while heading in to place my order with a very sweet girl behind the counter (this was here in North Austin; I forget the street, but maybe Braker or Rundberg; it was just off I-35 and near my day-job), when I saw the add you see posted above. Well, it looked good, I'm sort of a cookie monster, and it was one less thing I'd have to pick up at H.E.B. on the way home while my pizza was getting cold (still had to get parmesan, root beer, and milk). So, I decided, sure, I'll take one of these Ultimate Cookies too.

And, there you have it, in its box, sitting atop my large stuffed crust pizza box in the photo above. As you can see, the ad is a bit tricky. I thought this cookie was going to be bigger. Not Great American Cookie Co. big cookie big, but a bit closer to the pizza size than that...

Now, I have to give them credit. It must be a new policy or something, but this place opened the boxes to get my approval on both my pizza and my "ultimate cookie" before I left the Hut. But, as you can see, the disappointingly not-all-that-big cookie above was actually burned on the edges. Being waaay too nice though, I pretended not to think much of that. I also thought the cookie would be pre-sliced, like the pizza, but no luck. Now, it WAS served-up hot, but of course, by the time I got it home and finished eating my portion of pizza, it was no longer warm. Of course, that's nobody's fault but science...

Well, the pizza was great, though my pit stop for root beer, parmesan and milk did mean I had to nuke it very briefly, but that's fine with stuffed crust, especially since it was still pretty fresh. Oh, I also ordered a couple of sides of marinara sauce. They are like 50 cents there and great for dipping stuffed crust, and Pizza Hut has the best marinara. But, getting back to the cookie. As you see above, after my pizza, I cut myself a slice. I nuked it briefly too, and my assessment... Well, honestly, it was better than I thought it'd be! However, that's not saying it's Great American Cookie Co. big cookie good. No, this tasted A LOT like if I'd bought a roll of chocolate chip cookie dough at the grocery store and baked some cookies. Delicious, and for some reason even those burned edges didn't taste burned (don't know how that worked), but in all honestly, for 4.99 (pizza purchase required), well, I think I'd get more cookies out of a roll of cookie dough from H.E.B. for a buck less. So, when you come down to it, it's all about the convenience of getting it right there at the Pizza Hut and not having to bake it yourself, though you still might have to heat it up anyway. It was delicious though, both warmed up and cold from the fridge. I just think I might have been better off picking up a Tollhouse roll and saving a buck since I was going to the store anyway. Had I not been making that pit-stop, then this would have been fine, if not the better bargain. The size was a little disappointing though, ha. Maybe that makes me a greedy pig, but I LOVE pizza and cookies A LOT.

The last thing I'll say about this new item, is that it seems to mean the loss of the Hershey's Chocolate Dunkers option, at least from what I've been able to tell. Now, while those just looked like breadsticks with chocolate on top and a dunking sauce, a tactic I've never been a fan of for pizzeria desserts, the fact is that they tasted phenomenal! Really! No joke! I definitely shed a tear for their loss! It seems like everyone is just offering cookies these days, actually. KFC didn't have their hot apple pies, last time I checked, and Chik-Fil-A got rid of their famous brownies! What's up with that! I mean, I love chocolate chip cookies, but if I want them, I'm going to get them at the store where I can get a whole roll or bag rather than buy them one cookie at a time (I'll only do that at the Great American Cookie Co., or I guess they're just called Great American Cookies now; my bad). Well, at least Pizza the Hut is offering a semi-big one, but I miss those other desserts that were more unique to their sources. Overall though, as I said, this is a delicious item that is fine for convenience, even if not the most bang for your buck. If you are going to the store anyway, just get your cookies for dessert there. If not, yeah, I can softly recommend this.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Moonlight Movie Reviews - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Transformers: Age of Extinction

Treated myself to a sci-fi twofer this weekend. First up...

I'm a little upset about this, but check this out. There is a specific Alamo Drafthouse Theater here in Austin that has Planet of the Apes themed decor. We're talking not only a variety of classic Planet of the Apes movie posters all through the lobby, but an actual replica of the Law Giver statue from the original film that was cast from the original statue. It's pretty fantastic for long-time Apes fans like me. This also happens to be the Drafthouse I visit the most lately (Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline), as it's one of the two closest to my apartment. The other I visit most often is Alamo Drafthouse Village, which is even closer to me, but that's neither here not there (it IS where I saw Transformers 4 though, but we'll get to that in a minute). Anyway, the reason I'm upset is that I found out a week or so ago that the very Planet of the Apes themed Drafthouse I visit so often actually had a special pre-screening of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" recently, and in attendance were the film's director, Matt Reeves, and stars Andy Serkis (Caesar the Ape leader) and Gary Oldman (one of my all-time favorite actors!). They were all there signing autographs and taking pictures and stuff. I am sooo upset that I did not even know this was happening! Maybe this was only for people who received special invitations or something, but, hey, that still doesn't make me feel better! I am very annoyed about this!

Well, setting that aside, I DID go see this brand new Apes film, a sequel to the 2011 reboot "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", at that very same Drafthouse, because it is basically the coolest place ever you could watch one of these films. I mean, take a look at this sampling of the decor...

That statue is huge, and there's a ton more Ape movie posters throughout the place. I saw this one on Friday night, which was opening night if you don't count the late, late showings they do on the Thursday nights beforehand now, and as usual, I settled in with my order of Carnivore pizza and Coke to enjoy the show. Starting with the highlight of any Drafthouse screening, the preshow...



That was just a sampling of the many fun clips we saw before the show.

Now, on to the film. As "Rise" was essentially a reimagining (a very different concept indeed) of the classic film "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes" the fourth of the 5 classic Planet of the Apes features of the 60's and 70's,  this year's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is appropriately a reimagining of the 5th film of the original franchise, "Battle for the Planet of the Apes". It's a fascinating reboot of the origin stories centering around Caesar, the first talking Ape who starts the revolution against mankind in both sagas. However, it also begs the question, "Where will the next film take us?" As it suddenly becomes more complicated to use the classic films as source material (though not impossible). But, let's not get ahead of ourselves. All that matters here is Dawn, which you may have heard already is one heck of a fantastic film!

When we last saw Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, he had freed an army of apes from human captivity in the city of San Francisco and led them to live in a forest just outside the city (after quite a battle on the Golden Gate Bridge). Before doing so, he treated them with the same lab grown virus that caused his own leap forward in evolution. This virus, however, proved to be fatal to most human beings, aside from a small percentage that proved to be immune. This vastly reduced the numbers of human beings on the planet and led to a basic collapse of human society.

In "Dawn", we catch up with Caesar and his people living in those same woods they had escaped to. They have built a very primitive village there. The hunt deer, ride around on horseback, and the old orangutan, Maurice, teaches reading and writing and the laws of Ape-kind. The primary law, of course, is, "Ape shall not kill ape." This is, actually, all pretty similar to the classic film, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, aside from the separation of the human survivors.

In the ruins of the city, a group of humans still exist, and they aren't doing well. They are desperate for an energy source, and a small band is sent into the woods to get a dam working again to restore power to San Francisco. Things go awry when the human band unwittingly discovers the apes and shoots one.

This starts things off on the wrong foot, of course, but the group's leader is a good soul who returns to the forest later (against Caesar's orders) to start up dialogue with the apes, and especially to beg permission to access the dam and get it working again.

Okay, I'm not going to deny that the story makeup of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" uses a lot of stuff we've seen before. It's very much one of those Pocahontas/Dances with Wolves/Avatar kind of stories where "White Man from Town" comes into the society of a more primitive looking society and shakes things up. Well, heck, it's a thing that happens. We're never going to stop seeing this in movies because it's an actual thing. Anyway, as usual, there are those who want to make a connection between two peoples, and there are those who are afraid and racist or whatever, and they just keep undoing any progress, eventually to the point of war. This film adds another familiar element though. We have another ape remembered from the previous film, Koba, who has a hatred for mankind due to being a lab animal his whole life. He is determined to see humans wiped out, and when he loses all hope that Caesar will lead the apes against the humans, he takes matters into his own hands, even when it comes to turning on his own kind and his own king. Is this stuff familiar? Yes, but it is brilliantly done here. The fact that we've seen these plot elements before does not affect the film at all. It's beautiful and fascinating to watch and the story is engrossing.

My favorite scene, hands down, is one you may remember from the trailers in which Koba is spotted by two armed humans when he has snuck into the city to spy on them. Koba decides to play the stupid, humorous, performing ape role to get their guard down and viciously eliminate them with their own guns. The full version of this scene on the big screen is incredible. What we saw in the trailer was only a taste. 

The CGI in this film is the best I've ever seen. I don't mean all of it. Some apes, to me, still look like they did in the previous film, in that uncanny valley territory. However, some, like Koba especially, are just amazing. No lie, Koba looks and acts 100 percent real!

If there is any weak spot to this film, it is the human characters. Though I enjoyed this film tons more, it seems, than The Cinema Snob did, I do have to agree with his assessment of the human characters in his own site's review. It didn't bother ME as much, I came for the apes, but yes, the human characters were pretty flat. Cinema Snob's complaint though, was more about them being two-dimensional. Yes, they could all easily be labeled as character stereotypes, but I don't have a major issue with that. Frankly, sometimes, people are actually like that, especially when you don't see enough of them. I just felt (and I think Snob mentioned this as well) they were a bit bland, specifically the two good-guy leads, played by Jason Clarke and Keri Russell. They served their purposes, but perhaps not in the most compelling way possible. Luckily, the apes carried this film fine on their own. And, we also had this guy...

Gary Oldman felt a bit underused in this film. But, it's hard to tell if I just feel that way because I love his acting. He was excellent, but his character is back at in town with the other humans, and we only see him now and then. Still, he plays an important role and he also has one of the most emotional scenes in the film. Certainly the best human scene in the film. But, this was still completely the apes' picture.

Human issues aside, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is a fantastic flick. It's a dark film and at times very tense, but in the best way. This one could make you cry if you are the type. It's a beautifully made film, from the visuals to the music to the story. Not perfect, but really excellent nonetheless, and definitely among the best films I've seen in a long time, especially in the genre of sci-fi remakes. You will care about these apes, and you will want things to work out between us and them. Perhaps that's why I required less from the human characters as a viewer. We're already on that side, so yeah, as long as we know some of the humans are still good, that's enough for us to hope things work out for them as much as for the apes. I cannot wait to see what the next Apes film has in store for us! And I can't wait to rewatch this one on Blu-ray in the near future. If I could spare the funds, I'd actually catch it again in theaters. I did, however, go out and get a Caesar action figure the very next day. Really hope I can get Maurice and Koba before they're gone!

Okay, now, guys, I'm not going to spend a lot of time on this next one. It's already been out for a while, and really, it's a pretty simple film to assess...

Yes, I'm talking about "Transformers - Age of Extinction". I guess that is not a U.S. poster above, because I'm sure it's already on its 3rd or 4th week by now, and today is just the 14th. Anyway, so, I finally made it out to see this one, and, well, let me get this out of the way first. The Michael Bay Transformers movies are popcorn flicks. They are just that and nothing more, aside from nostalgia trips for those of us who grew up with the cartoons and toys. Myself, I grew up with the original show and animated feature, and a few of the toys. Very few, because they were very pricey. Back then, the bigger ones were made out of metal! Man, I need to get some of those again someday. But, my point is, people go to the live-action Transformers movies for the following: Major action and special effects, hot teen girls in short shorts, and giant robots transforming back and forth into vehicles and other stuff, beating each other up and destroying everything in their wake. That's why people go to these movies, and as bad as the last couple were, all these films have delivered in those areas. So, what's the assessment for this 4th installment?

It delivers in all those areas, as expected. In fact, I personally liked it loads better than the last two. Maybe even better than the first, but probably not, since origin stories always have a lot more style and charm, and just plain better writing. I'll have to pop that one into the player sometime soon and remind myself though. 

Oh, hang on, here is a quick look at some of the fun stuff Alamo showed before the film began...


Notice the Dinobots in that last shot...

Now, the thing about this fourth Transformers movie that is worth noting, is that it lacks a lot of the annoying stuff of the previous films. Or, I should say, there's less of it. Now, I'm not coming down on Shia LaBeouf. I actually think the guy is a great actor. I never understood all the hate for him (before he flipped out). I thought he did fine in Indiana Jones 4, but then I actually liked that movie a lot and think everyone was butt-hurt just because of the aliens (which I thought were handled fine, and I'm one of the biggest Indy fans ever, so...). His character in Transformers though, had worn out his welcome by the third one. Giving the character a new girlfriend didn't help either. I'm not huge on Megan Fox, but they made such a big deal out of that romance that they should have changed the human characters all together rather than break them up. Thankfully, we get a whole new group of humans in Transformers 4, even if I could have done without the douchebag boyfriend character.

Basically, Trannies 4 (that's what I'm dubbing it for short,... or maybe not) picks up a while after the last one, when people are sick of the Transformers destroying their cities, and Optimus Prime is sick of being unappreciated. We basically are breaking up with him. But, there's this company that is creating new Transformers from the bodies of deceased ones, and they are on a mission to collect all the Transformers they can find, by any means necessary, to continue their work. They are working with a government agency out to destroy all alien robots that is in turn working with a Transformer bounty hunter named Lockdown. There's some stuff about creators and a seed that turns huge areas of the Earth into transformium metal, oh, and there's Galvatron, who is basically the recreated Megatron. Like the other Transformers movies, there's a lot going on, including a human family: Inventor father Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), daughter Tessa (Nicola Peltz) and Tessa's boyfriend Shane (Jack Reynor). They get caught up in everything due to helping Optimus Prime at the beginning of the film.

None of that really matters though. This is what matters...

That's right, Dinobots!!!

Unfortunately, though they're as cool as anticipated, they are not around for long. They are only tamed and enlisted by Optimus Prime in the final battle, which takes place in China. Which is nice, because, you know,... Chinese girls.

Yeah, Dinobots are awesome, Wahlberg is in his element in action films (more than LaBeouf), and Peltz, who looks much better and more convincing as a short-shorts wearing Texas teen than the annoyingly troubled character she played on Bates Motel, is the easiest-on-the-eyes Michael Bay Transformers girl I've seen yet. I mean, I'm not a huge Peltz fan, but I dug her here. Oh, and Dr. Frasier Crane is a villain in this movie too! Kelsey Grammer is always good! 

Don't get me wrong, this movie has a lot of crap in it. There are moments of bad dialogue and hammy romance scenes, douchebaggery galore, characters that are supposed to be intimidating or funny not fully pulling it off for me, and all kinds of stuff like that. It's a true Michael Bay "Transformers" film. But, I think it's got more win than fail, unlike the last two, and it's worth checking out if you're just watching for the robot fights, girls in short shorts, and loads of action and adrenaline in general. Not a masterpiece, but good fun. Could have used more time with the dinobots though. Still, they did make the finale great, so perhaps saving them for the end was the right idea.  Man, I wanna get a high-end Dinobot figure for my Caesar to ride on now. That would blow my mind!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Monty's Crush of the Week

I realize this has practically become a bi-weekly crush post, but I'm fighting that as best I can. Under a lot of pressure from various sources right now, but I'm trying to stay on track with the site and still hoping to kick off a Christmas in July series of posts about my Disney World trip last December very soon. And, yes, there will be more comics! I swear! Ha.

Anyways, in gratitude for your patience, here's one of those wonderfully more offensive "Crush of the Week" girls we love so much, direct from the "adult" entertainment industry. As I've said before, I want to at least occasionally post crushes from sources other than just the latest blockbuster movies and hit TV shows. Like, literally from anywhere in the public eye. And, this young lady really caught my eye recently. Though, I'm sure I stumbled upon her work completely by accident... You know how the internet is...

Momoko Rima

(Adult Internet Model and Performer)

As is usually the case with most adult industry girls who aren't quite mainstream, especially ones like Momoko here who seem to be from the European side of the biz, there's not a lot of info I can give you on her beyond saying she appears to be only a couple years in (give or take), many folks think she is Asian, but sources (though they're not always trustworthy) indicate she's Russian (perhaps mixed, though I can see her being pure Russian), and she is mostly known for a site called WOWgirls, though not exclusively. I'd rather not name some of the other sites she's appeared on though, in trying to keep this post mostly inoffensive, ha, because some have very raunchy names. In many cases, with the pictures I'm sharing here, I've had to block those names out. So, for the record, no, I don't own any of these photos. Anyway, these are just fully presentable samples. Those who are interested should know how to find what they're looking for to see the, um, ha, really good stuff.

Now, the other thing I can say about Momoko, having seen more of her than I can show you here, is that this girl is really my idea of perfect in so many ways. Anatomical ways, at least. In her line of work, there's not much more you can know about her, especially since the types of films she's made so far are the kind that don't even involve acting. They are of a certain breed of adult web videos that attempt to be more artsy and intimate; as explicit as anything else, but without dialogue or fantasy scenarios, and more tastefully shot.

Sadly, since starting out, Momoko has taken on one tattoo on one side of her abdomen. I take a lot of heat for saying this, living in Austin, which must be among the most tattooed cities in the country, but I swear, when I see a picture of this girl before the tat and after the tat, it just brings a tear to my eye. Even as an illustrator myself, no man-made art compares to the beautiful, clean and clear skin of an amazing female like this. It should be a crime to draw permanent doodles all over such a previously flawless girl! I seem to be in a minority in feeling this way though. Admittedly, all my friends here have tattoos, and they're all great people, but I just don't like the look of tats. I'd rather see a girl's beautiful, creamy skin. Not a fan of most piercings either, ear and navel piercings being exceptions. But, back on topic, I just hope one tatoo doesn't turn to 3, and 5, and so on, and man, I hope she never gets breast implants. This girl truly has the most perfect blessings I've ever seen in that department, but it happens even then.

Okay, now, before I send you off with just a bunch more pictures of Momoko to ogle, a word on my position on the industry being discussed here to some degree. Let me say, and I may have said this before and may say it again every time I do a crush of the week from adult films or adult modeling, I have definitely taken some lashings for including this sort of thing on the site, even though my comic can get raunchy sometimes too (while other times it's equatable with Garfield), and even though this feature is really just about celebrating the beauty of human females wherever they be found. I've actually even lost very good (though usually faaar too right-wing for my current tastes) friends over the two or three times I've included adult industry girls in my Crush of the Week feature in the past, even though I've known them to be fellow fans of rather raunchy webcritic sites. Heck, the Cinema Snob actually reviews adult films on occasion, albeit the more bizarre, exploitative ones. But, bottom line, this is not something I do to support a specific industry you may or may not find acceptable. It's all about showcasing the girls that I find drop dead gorgeous, and often impressive in more ways than just that, mostly because, well, besides the fact that I just like talking about them and sharing their pics with you, mostly because I'm sick of the media telling me who the most beautiful women in the world are! No thank you, media! I will tell YOU who the most beautiful women in the world are! Thanks!  

That rant aside though, as for the industry itself, look, anytime you are strictly on one side of an issue or the other, you are probably not looking at the whole picture. Believe me, I used to be just like that. Everything was right vs. wrong, good vs. bad, black and white with no gray areas. That's not the reality of it. In the past ten years, my opinion has changed on nearly everything, because, even though MY opinion is more than ever the only one that matters to me when it comes to what I like and don't like, I do try to look at the bigger picture much more often. You take the porn industry for example. Here's what I've noticed. Most people who are dead set against it, aside from usually being very religious, are people who simply have no need for it. They're usually not the lonely guys who couldn't get a date to save their lives. They're usually, well, married people; often married since high school or college. They're usually people who have never had much trouble at all getting someone to cuddle up to, let alone everything else. Guess what? Some people never can find that, and for those of us, porn is there. It doesn't fill the void completely, but it does serve a purpose. Without it, many of us would spontaneously combust, and that's a scientific fact! Now, we can get into a big debate over exploitation issues and so forth in the industry, they certainly exist, but that fact remains, and so does another. There are and will always be women (and men) who get into this industry reluctantly, but there are, now more than ever, many women who get into the adult industry because they want to. There are many who love it. For them, what do you have besides a moral argument? And that's a very touchy thing indeed, because even morality itself is something that can be heavily debated.

Myself though, I won't deny, I find viewing adult material to be a mixed bag. I'm sure I've talked about this before, but unlike most guys, I would rather not watch this material unless I see a girl I really, REALLY find attractive. That's the same reason I don't date much. The girls I find really, REALLY attractive are never single. Heck, no girl I've met since junior high school has been single, not even the ugly ones, but I digress. And, while watching an adult video of a girl you find drop dead gorgeous is enjoyable, yeah, it also makes me sad. It's a real quizzybuck. I mean, while it's enjoyable to look at, you're looking at someone you'd kill to date yourself, and you'd treat like a princess if you did, yet you're watching them in most cases being, well, how can I put this, being treated like a human jungle gym, like a gymnast's pummel horse, at times, like a Christmas turkey. You don't know these girls, and already, you're upset for them. You keep saying, "Why is she doing this? She could be in major motion pictures!!!" Then, you realize they seem to REALLY be enjoying themselves. Then, you're just upset for yourself. And, well, that's how I view the porn industry. Quite simply, it's a mixed bag. For some of us, it's as close as we'll get to intimacy. It leaves us with mixed emotions, but it's also the only sexual outlet many of us have, while most of the people who are adamantly against it have never truly known that problem and are arguing the importance of some ancient moral code that most of them have fudged on more than a few times themselves and that has left many who followed it  loyally feeling lonely and unfulfilled.

But, enough about that! I'm not here to be a downer! Enjoy these hand-picked favorite pictures of Momoko Rima and tell me you wouldn't worship this girl if you ever met her! And these are actually the very few pictures I was able to find that I can even post, ha.  

Man, love the one above and the one below!

Brace yourself for this next one! Pure perfection!

Love her in that flower dress! So long for now!