Sunday, September 24, 2006


I feel like I'm really out of the loop, after having to adjust to not using the laptop. Every night I would sit down on the couch with it in hand, reading news sites and weblogs, chatting, and writing. Now, everything feels forced if it happens at all. I'm not used to writing on a desktop - it just isn't as comfortable, you know?

Anyway, this week was pretty average with the exception to two titles. Those being, of course, Catwoman and Birds of Prey. If anything could turn around an expensive day of mediocrity, it would be those two.

First of all, Catwoman has shot up in quality quite consistantly since I began reading it. This issue was probably the best I have read yet, and I place the blame solely on Film Freak. I'm big into film and such, so I really enjoy the antics of him. I also absolutely love the constant homages to old movies - so with last week's Psycho bit and this week's King Kong bit, I am in heaven.

Birds of Prey - Thank you, Gail Simone, for that rip on Frank Miller. I don't know if it was on purpose, but it sure felt that way. I don't like the return of 'classic' Batgirl, but I bet that comes from higher up. It isn't really classic Batgirl, as far as we know, but it is close enough. I am curious about the whole 'getting shot like the original Batgirl, but unaffected' thing going. Two Oracles are too many and silly, so I doubt that'll happen. Maybe this it just a really crazy misleading story to bring back Cassandra Cain. No way that's going to happen, but I can dream.

Also, we need shots of this Guy Gardner film. Have them go see the movie so we can see the movie.

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Friday, September 22, 2006


Laptop is dead, so I'm having to recover things by memory. Part of the reason for not so many updates, since I used the laptop for all my writing. Nothing too new, but this weekend I will begin typing about comics once again. Good stuff this week, so I have good reason.

Also, tomorrow is the local comic convention. It's a single day event, so I'm going to be running out to see what is available.

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Sunday, September 17, 2006

Still Alive

Been a while since I've posted anything here. I had a bit of a crisis on my hands, and that has preoccupied my free time - free time which I had very little of thanks to crunch time at work. I'm fatigued both mentally and physically, but things are on the upswing.

I've slowly picked up work on my novel again, but it is rough right now. Still haven't recovered files from old computer to new computer.

As far as comics go, I'm still having fun reading 52. I'm really liking Lobo, especially because I have little exposure to him. Green Lantern was also very very good after finally being released. IDW also released a comic focusing on Shockwave and the Dinobots, which gets much love from me (Shockwave is an old favorite of mine). Otherwise this month has actually been pretty slow for what I read. This coming week looks to be fough though...

Big bit of news is that I am currently in the planning stages of a D&D campaign at the local comic shop. Not totally sure when it will begin, but it is at least two weeks out.

That's all for now...blah...

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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Who Wanted to be a Superhero?

That's the cover it seems. I'd like to point out two things after seeing this.

1) Chun Li and Ryu did not compete in the contest, but I am curious as to how Stan Lee would treat them. Also, Thor carries a hammer and not a sword.

2) Feedback was my choice all along, but he looks much better in black.

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Monday, September 04, 2006

Sad day for the world

Steve Irwin was killed today. He was swimming too close to a stingray, and it barbed him in his chest into his heart. Dead on arrival to the hospital.

He's one of the few people in this crazy world who are not supposed to die...


Sunday, September 03, 2006

Movie Review: Crank

Overall the movie is rather good, much better than Snakes on a Plane as far as action movies go this year. Once the action begins, it is practically nonstop. There are a few soft moments, but thanks to the plot they can't last for very long or the main character will die. How's that for a way to move the story along?

The style of the movie is unique as far as movies go this year. Shifting filters and contrasts twist the movie around to fit the phase the movie is in. The easiest way to think about this movie is in video game terms, which is easy in itself because the title sequence looks straight out of an Atari system.

The movie really is fun, even if it is on an adult level. Imagine various ways to keep yourself going with adrenaline and I bet most of those are in the movie.

There is a lot of typical Hollywood action falsehoods, but you don't really pay attention to them. The movie only really has one plot twist, but you watch it for the action and the insanity.

Recomended to see in the theatres, because the things theatres are known for only help this movie - mainly big screen and sound. It is also really good to see in a group if you can.


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