"The Scribbler" Review:
From the real world to a science-fiction-tinged comic book genre meld, next up was The Scribbler. Katie Cassidy (Arrow, Supernatural) plays Suki, facing an angry detective (The Sopranos’ Michael Imperioli) and a dapper psychologist (Eliza Dushku), who want an answer for all the suicides at her halfway-home tower block. She explains how her attempts to beat her multiple personality disorder coincided with a steady number of fatalities. Was one of the residents to blame, or was the experimental ‘Chinese Burn’ machine forcing one of Suki’s potentially homicidal ‘alters’ to the surface?
Based on Daniel Schaffer’s graphic novel, The Scribbler is a heavily stylised piece of work, with over the top characterisation, self-consciously snarky dialogue and one foot (and half the other) in a different universe. It’s a little bit sci-fi, a little bit horror, and a whole lot of lingering teen angst. Suki repeatedly ponders the question of whether or not fitting in is even a desirable outcome, pondering the pros and cons with her only friend and only “rooster in the henhouse” Hogan (No Country For Old Men and Looper‘s over-qualified Garret Dillahunt, having fun).
There’s a real potential for a hugely entertaining whodunnit here, especially with such an interesting cast (Gina Gershon, Sasha Grey, Michelle Trachtenberg). The idea of an Identity-like murder mystery in a dilapidated high-rise full of recovering lunatics sounds like great fun, so it’s a shame this is so determinedly grim. Like the previous day’s Savaged, The Scribbler only really comes to life when it embraces its comic-book sensibilities in its final act, but it’s far too often preoccupied with establishing itself as a scowling and snarky oddity. That’s not to say that this approach is never successful, but a strange determination to drag its feet keeps it from ever gaining momentum. It’s not without its moments, and Cassidy’s performance is solid, but The Scribbler takes far too long to lose its mind.
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Laurel Lance + MBTI
I thought I’d share this with you guys. This is Laurel’s personality type, and it fits so perfectly, and explains so much about her, I might actually turn it into a gifset. (Who am I kidding, of course I will) I highlighted the best parts.
INFP - The Idealist
As an INFP, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit into your personal value system. Your secondary mode is external, where you take things in primarily via your intuition.
INFPs, more than other iNtuitive Feeling types, are focused on making the world a better place for people.