Tue, Sep. 4th, 2012, 12:19 pm
I have realised something, I have become a total comic book nerd. Apparently when I decide to get interested in something I dive in head-first, as within a month or so, I now own like 90 comic books. In terms of recent stuff, I'm really enjoying the current Journey into Mystery arc, which is a given because I'm a mythology nerd, and the new Hawkeye comic started off really strong, I'm hoping that it stays good. I've been buying the new Gambit comics, but if they don't start getting more interesting, I'm going to stop buying them soon. They're not bad, but they're just cliche and boring.
I'm really looking forward to some of the storylines being kicked off with the whole Marvel NOW thing, especially Uncanny Avengers and All-New X-Men. Am trying not to spend too much money, but it's hard when everything looks so interesting.
I decided, randomly on a whim, that I was going to buckle down and attempt to read the massive history of comics that is Marvel. This was actually partially prompted by finding a site (http://cmro.travis-starnes.com/
) that is a massive fan-driven effort to put all the comics into a reading order where everything makes sense. It starts off in 1961 with the first issue of the Fantastic Four comics, and continues from there. Yes there are comics missing from the order, the original Captain America comics from the 40s being some of them, but a starting point had to be chosen and this one actually makes a lot of sense.
Quick backstory, I never read comics growing up. I read books, mostly. I got into manga and anime when I was a teenager, but they're very different from Marvel or DC comics in a lot of ways. The extent of my comic-book knowledge is the little bits and pieces I've picked up browsing the web from time to time, or the various live-action movies. (I've seen most of them lol)
As I've finished reading the first 50 issues at this point according to the order, I figured I'd like to log what I thought about what I've read so far, as it'll be interesting to look back and see further down the line.( Read more...Collapse )
So I just finished watching the Nintendo Press Conference online, and oh. my. god.
A bit of explanation: Nintendo, in the grand scheme of E3 press conferences, generally plays things rather conservative and close to the chest. While hardware wise they've shown some amazing innovative things in the past, they still play things really safe in press conferences.
So after Microsoft's press conference was fairly calm and conservative with no real shocks or surprises because they were really focusing on showing off the Kinect, I figured Sony was the best bet to take the lead for most impressive press conference.
But oh my god, Nintendo just hit that ball out of the park! Yeah, we got confirmation on things that everyone knew were coming, a new Zelda, a new Goldeneye, a new Mario game (there's always a new Mario game), Metroid: Other M, the 3DS, etc... But it's the surprises that were awesome: Kirby (looking amazing!), Kid Icarus (for the 3DS!), Donkey Kong, a demo of Epic Mickey, a list of all the developers who are designing something for the 3DS (OMG Atlus! - 3D SMT would be awesome!)
I don't normally blog about gaming news all that much, cause this is the age of the internet and by the time I get to it, normally everyone knows. But there's so much coming out in the near future that hadn't even been hinted at, and I'm super-excited about everything now, lol.
Really, Sony's going to have to bring it to beat Nintendo this year, because they sold me on the 3DS and I'm scornful of this whole 3D fad.
Sun, Feb. 7th, 2010, 05:42 pm
So, my dad invited me to join Facebook back around Christmas. And well, it's hard for me to keep in contact with him a lot of times, so I went and made a Facebook account. (....i feel dirty now, i joined the evil facebook...)
...I'm more disturbed by the fact that my dad plays Farmville on Facebook then anything else. Anyway, if you have a Facebook account, feel free to friend me, I don't bite... usually.
A. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
B. Tag seven people to do the same.
C. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag "whoever wants to do it."( Read more...Collapse )
So, I'm not tagging anyone in specific, I'm instead gonna tag everyone on my friendslist, because even if I tag specific people that doesn't necessarily mean they're gonna do it :P
Wed, Jan. 20th, 2010, 11:47 pm
I was going to make a post about how awesome and spectacualar Cirque du Soleil's Kooza show was, but really? It's too awesome for words.
So if you get a chance to ever see it, do so, because you won't regret it.
Tue, Jan. 19th, 2010, 05:35 pm
So the area I live in in Southern California got nearly an inch and a half of rain today. Weather forecasters are saying that we'll get around twice that tomorrow, and at least 3 times that on Thursday. The streets around my house were already flooding today!
You know, hurricanes are so much easier, you just have to worry about a shit-ton of wind.
Thu, Jan. 14th, 2010, 01:44 am
Attention World - I just beat Final Fantasy XIII!
No, I did not plan to do this tonight or this late, but I hadn't realised I was walking into the final boss fight until he'd already transformed once and killed me a couple of times. There's still more to do - as the internets have joked, while there is no 'New Game +', there is 'Old Game +' There are also bits and pieces of the plot that I know I'm still not grasping too well, but some of it will have to wait for a full replay with a dictionary at my side, which won't be till after I get the Ultimania guides at the end of the month. Alternatively, I can always play it in english in ~2 months.
Wow, I honestly didn't expect to do this tonight :P
Some of these are funny, some are serious, some are weird, but I suppose that describes me :P
1. Finish Final Fantasy XIII. (Preferably in Japanese before it ever comes out in English, but I'll take what I can get really)
2. Graduate from college with my BA in Japanese. (This will actually be in the fall instead of the spring as planned, because of a multitude of reasons including the fact that when I catch the Swine Flu, I catch it good)
3. Don't catch Swine Flu. (I'd rather this be, "Don't get sick" but I know better)
4. Keep in better contact with friends/aquaintances, because it's not like I don't have ways of doing so, and school/sickness is not that good of an excuse.
5. Stop giving in to people because I don't want to start a fight.
6. Have fun, and stop worrying so damn much.