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Chill Bloggity Thing 12/5/15: The Weather is Frightful but Yay Holiday Season!

The onset of Winter is here, the fog is in play and did I mention I hate cold weather? Oh well, time to get sparked back up as now that I’ve started to adjust to the cold I can get back into things again. Yes cold weather and me do not get along which slows down everything else in my life, I swear every year this happens but oh well I’ll get through it. I need to catch up on writing, reading, and many things. The Thanksgiving Holiday and whatnot threw me off too, so colder weather and Thanksgiving totally threw me off. I’ve been in the midst of researching a few things though too, so my brain has totally been all over the place. This is life with Wesley. You all should prepare yourselves now for a scatterbrained to hell Chill Bloggity Thing.

I’ve been tweaking with my habitica for one thing mostly because of the fact that cold weather and me equals slow down time. It really makes me feel so sluggish and that sucks but I’m still keeping up with my habitica tasks for the most part. I even saw the pain fuel that is the TMNT Christmas special though, maybe I’ll write about that at some point soon. Or not, really I don’t think I should put anyone through that outside of it was really bad, so many levels of bad. Not even sure if it is good bad, it is just boring bad with no budget. At least the Star Wars Holiday Special is oddly entertaining and there’s some kind of budget involved. If you decide to watch the TMNT Christmas well it’ll make the Star Wars Holiday Special look like a four star masterpiece.

Now as for tonight, I’m thinking Batman: Endgame is in order as I got that to read. My library decided to have all of the hold titles come at me right at once. So yeah, time to play reading catch up tonight. It’ll spark my writing mind a bit anyway as seriously, Winter weather sucks and it is still technically Fall. Oh well, I make it through as I do every wacky zany Winter. So I shall end it here as I don’t have that much to say at the moment. Though my twitter has definitely been a good focus for me at points. Still can’t believe I’m almost at 2,500 followers there. That is crazy.

Take care everyone and I shall be back tomorrow as I’m making a point to get my writing groove back in action!

Chill Bloggity Thing for 11/21/15: Processing Doctor Who and Yay Batman!

Well I did get to see Doctor Who tonight, and dang that was a powerful episode. I won’t say much but looking forward to talking about it more in a few days once things dial down and more people have had a change to see it. I don’t want anyone else to get as mega spoiled as I did on the episode. It was good and now I can’t wait for the second part, this is going to be one brutal wait. Yet I think it’ll be worth all the wait as Peter Capaldi has been amazing this season and I can’t wait to see where he takes the Doctor next with his performance. I’m strangely excited now.

If you’re wondering why the Yay Batman, well there’s a good reason for it. My local library just got in Batman: Endgame! I’m so excited to finally read that entire story. I read Batman in trade so I wait forever but I get the full story so it works for me to wait awhile. I wish DC was a little quicker with trades but I can deal with the wait as my library gets inundated with requests for the books anyway. Either way I’m finally getting to read Endgame and I also have the Joker one on hold so I’ll read that soon enough too.

I will have to write a thing on Green Lantern: New Guardians at some point, at least the Tony Bedard run I just read. That was a weird read and suffered from crossover hades at points but came together in the end. I just got to read all of that thanks to my local library actually. I’m finally starting to make headway in my reading lately and that makes me happy. I’m still backlogged but I’m used to being backlogged at this point, totally groovy with it. Onwards to the 2016 reading challenge at this point because boy howdy am I going to be ready for it. Heck I’ll probably be able to do 150 books easily at this stage of the game, my goodness me the backlog, yes indeed.

I am going to wrap this up for the night as I don’t have that much more to say and I just want to chill for the rest of the evening. It’s been a good day on this end though and I’m happy I got to catch up on reading and saw a powerful Doctor Who episode. Still haven’t started on Jessica Jones yet but that’ll be for over next weekend as more and more of my shows go on break for the season. Meaning I have to have something to watch and Jessica Jones will be my something to watch. Gotham is wrapping up soon, along with Agents of SHIELD and The Flash and Arrow are on a break this week. Perfect time for Jessica Jones will be in the next week or so for sure.

Now I head off, thanks for reading and I hope you all are doing well out there. Bye for now!

Chill Bloggity Thing 11/16 to 17/15 Edition: Recharge Was Needed

Ever have those points where you’re writing and you’re not feeling anything? That was me the past few days. I couldn’t hardly feel anything I was writing and I just didn’t really want to focus much at all. So I took a couple recharge days and I think I needed it more than I realized. I got a lot of cleaning done and found a few things I’d even somehow forgotten I had. I finally found a missing issue of The Intimates series I thought I’d somehow lost but turns out it was in a random box in my closet. That was so cool to find today, thank you massive cleaning session for that! I even found a good chunk of the Steven Grant and Warren Ellis X-Man run from Counter X that I’d thought I’d lost but again, it was just hidden within boxes, so freaking happy!

I just happened to notice that WordPress made some upgrades to their system today. Whoa, this is weird to get used to. I didn’t know that wordpress had done any upgrades recently, that’s pretty cool though. I don’t mind the new system as the quick update here is similar to the more plain but detailed WordPress backend. I can work either way though and it is weird not to have the word count below but I can deal.  If anything I can just make a point to go to the backend version to update the blog here if anything else. Though I kind of like using the quick version here as it is pretty fun. Reminds me of my old school blogging days and I like it. It makes things that much more immediate.

Anyway, yeah I needed some recharge time. Now I’m back in action and ready to get some stuff done again! I’ve been plotting out even more things and looking forward to a lot of even better things along the way for 2016. I’m pretty excited right now and I’m even going to make a point to see if I’ll start talking more TV here. Some people are enjoying my little James Bond post so I’m pretty game to do more TV talk and so forth here again. Maybe not recap things but definitely little chats about shows and so forth in between the comic talk. Definitely can make that happen as I do have some stuff to say about certain shows lately. Especially since all of the shows are going bonkers, at least the ones that I watch and that is too much fun!

So yes welcome to the Chill Bloggity Thing as I really don’t have too much to dive into but I’m getting the ideas back. Bless me for coming up with this as it is the ultimate way to let me write without any major restrictions and just to write. I should remember that even in recharge mode to just write away with these Chill Bloggity Things. I swear I have to make reminders of that all the time. Relaxing is a good thing my friends, totally a good thing.

I’ll end this here as it is mega rambling and it’ll become more of a ramble as it goes on. Take care everyone and back in full action now. Bye for now!

 

Chill Bloggity Thing for 11/11/15: Relax, Have Fun, and Talk Comics

Today I am off to a decent start with my reading adventures thus far. I got Secret Wars #7, Illuminati #1, and All-New All-Different Avengers #1 read thus far. I’ll read more late tonight as I’ll use it for my pre-sleep time chill out session but yeah I’m off to a decent start. I’m taking the advice I gave a friend of mine and just relax and write for a bit. There’s a good reason why this is called the Chill Bloggity Thing, it is for me to write and just relax. That’s why this is named what it is. My brain is having trouble wanting to write anything so I use this as a way to loosen up the old mind and get it functioning. Sometimes I’m on fire and I can write away with no problem but other days nothing comes to me so pretty much it is Chill Bloggity Thing time. I really should just make these a daily to twice daily thing just so keep everything flowing on the blog and keep myself writing throughout the day.

Anyway, comic wise on TV right now I am really excited for a lot of things. The Flash has been rocking and rolling on all cylinders as Zoom is possibly one of the most terrifying villains in a long time. The design is still seared into my mind and what he has unleashed so far makes me wonder what will happen next on the show and Grodd is next week! Gorilla Grodd so far looks better than his first appearance and from what we got from King Shark, man I can’t wait to see what we get out of Grodd next week. Now as for Arrow, that show is still solid but not as solid as The Flash has been this season. Though I did love Constantine’s appearance as Matt Ryan is amazing and I miss the Constantine TV series so much. Sadly no other cable network so possibly afford it outside of maybe AMC and FX. We’ll see but I don’t think we’re done with Constantine quite yet. I may have more to write on this in the future now that I think on it. See this is why I love the Chill Bloggity Thing, I get ideas just from writing stuff out here, cool huh?

I should start doing a weekly TV chat blog here just to set up conversations and so forth. No real recapping, I’ve done my share of recaps for both Arrow and Agents of SHIELD in my day and I could be persuaded to revive those, we’ll see. Heck if I could figure out a way to be as prolific as Emergency Awesome with all he covers TV wise I’d be set, seriously that youtube channel blows my mind. Solid recaps and he gets them done pretty quickly, the only reason why some shows are delayed is because there is so much going on and that’s a good thing. It is inspiring really and just another one of those things that inspires me to push myself that much more. So much good TV right now, dang that is unreal. I love this age of TV so much.

Now as for comics, there is so much going on too. That’s so unreal as to how much great stuff is coming out in the near future. So many cool projects on the way, Marvel has a lot of great stuff and next week from DC I am looking forward to reading the Batman: Europa book. Then we’ll have the Dark Knight book on the way too. Yes I am going to read at least the first issue of Dark Knight as hey I can’t help but be curious. I actually got Superman: American Alien today and I’m curious about that one, that one I will definitely end up writing something on as I haven’t bought a Superman comic in forever. This is going to be interesting, I’m hopeful I’ll end up digging it. Yep that’ll be part of my late night reading tonight. Most definitely part of my late night reading tonight.

Now I am getting pretty relaxed and getting back into my groove a little more even as I write here, ah the fun of the Chill Bloggity Thing. Tomorrow shall be fun and I need to prep for the Comics and Coffee feed for Friday. I’ll be doing that a good bit as last Friday I was hanging with family awhile so that kept me away from the computer a lot. At least this Friday I’ll be home a little more so that should work out pretty well.  Now I shall head off for the night. Time for this guy to get himself some sleep and relax and read for a bit. Catch you all later, bye for now and take care everybody!

Chill Bloggity Thing 11/7/15: A Day At Home or When in Doubt Organize Comics and Make With the Cleaning

Sometimes a day can be quiet, and I mean mega quiet. Nothing is going on, nothing is happening. No plans at all. So what do you do in that situation? You make the day up as you go along and see what the heck happens. This my friends was my day as I pretty much used it to get stuff done that I hadn’t gotten the chance to do for awhile. Mostly I did cleaning in the morning, specifically some organization of some DVD’s and comics and whatnot. Seriously, it was dreadfully unorganized and it looks like I’ve started another project in the process thanks to my organization today. Right now my comics for example are not the most organized so I’ve been in the midst of trying to figure out how to get them back in order. Kind of a tall order but getting there. In my basement they’re mostly organized in small boxes and some longboxes and so forth under the pool table and on a shelf. At least graphic novels and TPB’s are easy to organize, just finding the bookshelf space and there we go on the magical land of organization. It is funny that this entire blog is going to be me just rambling about organization and so forth.

Yes this is officially a Chill Bloggity Thing as I got nothing for tonight. This is straight up a desire for me to write and keep the blog active after a couple rough days so I am writing a Chill Bloggity Thing. The things I do to keep my Habitica happy with me. I lost a level because I slacked off a little so making a point to not do that again. Hey when dealing with Habitica and the quest for cool gear in getting stuff done, you do not want to dare make the Habitica angry. Hence why I’m keeping up with my goals and making sure I keep getting things done. Hence, cleaning today and doing some laundry, which I actually need to do tomorrow. At least tomorrow I have plans, yay for plans! Wow this is going to be a rambling kind of a blog but hey it is the Chill Bloggity Thing, you pretty much know what you’re getting into when you see that title.

I did finally catch up on a little comic reading, Angela: Queen of Hel #1, Sam Wilson: Captain America #2, and The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil. All totally awesome in their own way. I really dug Angela and may give that another issue to see where it goes from there, great ending. Sam Wilson: Captain America gives me a lot of hope for that series and that’ll end up on my pull list as that was really good. Iron Man, Captain America, and Doctor Strange have all been consistently good reads thus far so I’m loving that I’m now going to have three more books on my pull, oh well hey embrace the great reading right?

I swear it is why on my Habitica I have a thing on catch up on comic books and it has been helping overall considering that I am starting to make a small dent on the backlog. Only small as I keep finding new stuff to read. I swear welcome to my world, I will never ever lack for anything to read. If I ever say the words I’m bored someone smack me. Not that it’ll happen considering that boredom isn’t something I feel very often at all anymore considering my Habitica and the task list I have set up on there. It is good to keep active and keep busy so in reading and in life Habitica keeps me from never ever being bored, ever. That’s why I say if I ever say the words I’m bored then wow I am totally slacking or doing something totally wrong in my life with Habitica my friends.

At least I did catch up on some TV, The Blacklist has been solid so far this season and I really have been enjoying that show. I probably won’t get to see Spectre this weekend but I will see it eventually though. I’m probably not going to see The Peanuts movie until it hits streaming/DVD/Blu-Ray but that’s what I expected anyway. I hope Spectre is a movie I get to see in theaters but if I somehow don’t get to see it in theaters then I’m okay either way at this point. This is how my adventures with seeing movies in theaters goes, at least with Star Wars in December I am going to make a big effort to see that in theaters. It is freaking Star Wars and there is no chance I am going to miss out on seeing that in theaters.

I am going to bed here soon but I am glad I got the chance to write down my last little bit of the day. It’s been a good day today and while it was quiet, it definitely was a nice one. I’m looking forward to seeing what tomorrow holds. I’ll end up having to resist half price books and the final day of the sale but it is 50% off coupon day so we’ll see how that goes. Likely I’ll succumb if one of the two things I saw the other day are still there. That could seriously go either way at this point if one of those two hardcovers are somehow hanging out. Punisher Max and Fury hanging there had my eye.

Anyway I shall bid you all a good night for now. Till tomorrow I shall catch up to you all later. I am starting to get sleepy and wanted to get these last little words done before sleep. Till tomorrow take care and hope you all have a great day ahead. So much more amazing things to come and I am excited to see what the next day will hold. Catch up to you all later and may you all have a great day or sleep ahead. Bye for now!

Hi, I’m a Comic Book Optimist and You’re All Cool With Me

Hi I'm Ambush Bug

Hi, my name is Wesley and how are you doing?

I’m a guy who writes about comics on the internet, I’ve written for a few sites, and still love talking about it on social media all the same. I’m usually optimistic and I have my cranky moments but overall I’m a positive person. Lately, I’ve felt that we need more love in the comics internet scene. I’ve interacted with writers from many different sites over the years comics wise. I’ve interacted with many writers, artists, and so forth over the years comic book wise. When I first started I really had no idea what I was doing, all I knew was I liked comics and liked talking about them. Then writing about them happened and then it ballooned from there into a decent sized writing adventure. The one thing is even at points where I’ve not been exactly positive about certain aspects of a comic or what’s going on with them, I’ve still always really enjoyed comics. It was all about to me the conversations and the energy behind them. Nowadays at points it seems that there’s a level of cynicism that appears within the comics community like no other and it makes me sad. Yet at my core I am a generally positive person which makes me the rare breed of a Comic Book Optimist.

I’ve had my moments of negativity over the years like anyone else yet I like keeping things on a positive level, an active energy of love in everything I write about. It’s why I’ve been writing the way I have and how I look at books now. Sometimes I think I may started to mellow as I’ve gotten older but it is more along the lines of if I dislike a book now, I really have to find something major that sparks my ire so to speak. Say with ANAD Marvel right now, there’s been a lot of solid books and only a couple that left me kind of lukewarm but that’s really it. DC Comics wise, I’ve found a lot of cool books but still part of the line is kind of okay and that’s about it. Yet I know that there’s a lot of things that need to be fixed but I feel that in time they will be. It’ll take awhile but we’re getting there slowly but surely. Every time I see something that could potentially turn out to be awful, it somehow ends up being better in the end. Hence why I never quite lose my internal optimism for comics.

Hence why the Ambush Bug, as Ambush Bug is one of my ultimate in fun characters that I always find myself relating to. Fourth wall breaking madness but filled with everlasting comic book goodness, Ambush Bug in a nutshell. I remember I used to use a fourth wall breaking end line for my columns at Comics Crux at one point. Some goofy thing but really I am a guy who looks at fun in comics and tries to find it in everything. It’s tough to be a comic book optimist and find the good in anything and yet somehow I usually can find something. It was lost to me for a short time but I’ve got it back now and I don’t plan on losing it. It’s also why I put in that you’re all cool with me because you’re all cool with me. My chats on twitter about how I am is pretty much this post, you are all awesome and you’re all why I am such a comic book optimist, the fan base of comics encourages me more than discourages me at this point.

Seeing all the awesome creator owned projects out there and what people are doing on the independent scene of comics, that’s exciting and amazing to behold. I still haven’t discovered all of it yet but what I have seen blows my mind and makes me look forward to seeing what will be happening next in comics. Heck when Marvel and DC are trying out a lot of things lately even with stumbling blocks, that’s interesting to me and that has my eyes curious as to what will be coming. It’s pretty awesome on the comic scene right now, not even going to kid you, it’s a pretty wild and fun period of time. I see the comic book TV scene and I’m blown away from what I’ve seen on it, then the comics do that much more and it makes me an even more engaged writer than ever before, I look forward to talking comics more and more lately.

Welcome to the most unique period of time to ever be a comic book fan. Ridiculous amounts of new material like nothing we’ve ever seen before, new ideas, new worlds, and more new things being tried than ever before. The fanbase is more engaged, the conversations overall more productive, and we are starting to get somewhere. Hence why I have fully embraced being a Comic Book Optimist. It’d be hard to break me of it at this point. Like I said things aren’t perfect right now on the comic book scene but my goodness it is ten times better than it used to be that’s for darned sure.

Yeah we live in amazing times and I’m pretty curious to see where we end up in comics in the coming years. New genre explorations from new and old creators, the bigger companies trying out stuff and seeing what happens, and so many other interesting things happening. It is why I still love wandering about on twitter, facebook, and more and seeing what else is out there and what will be created next. Even the digital platforms have opened up new and exciting possibilities for creators to get their name out there. This is one amazing and unique time to be a comic fan.

I want to know how you feel about comic books nowadays, optimistic, pessimistic, bring it on as I want to know what you all think out there about comics and more lately. Whatever the case may be, your opinion either optimistic or not, isn’t wrong by any means. This is definitely one of my favorite periods to be a comic fan that’s for sure. I still can’t believe what I’ve seen so far in the industry that is more good than bad. Oh yes there is still bad but there is so much more good out there.

That my friends is the life of a Comic Book Optimist, I know everything bad and good that is happening. I just know it’ll be better and with time everything will be better than ever before.

My History of The Halloweens of Limited Costumes

So here’s a funny thing about me and Halloween, I’ve never really dressed up for it at all. I’ve done it a couple times and strangely enough, there is no photographic evidence of it. I’ve done one actual costume but it wasn’t for Halloween, it was dressing up as Superman for the release of Superman Returns. Outside of that it was the only time really in my adult life I’d ever done a costume. There was one year I was thinking about going as Doctor Who but could never really find everything I wanted so it didn’t happen. There was another year where I’d actually gotten a solid Joker impression down from the Dark Knight so I was going to do that. I actually did get most of the gear for it but plans fell through and I hadn’t worn the costume yet or anything so I returned it all. Most of my actual costumes were from around childhood and into my early teens. It’s funny to think about that actually, but true, I’ve never been huge on doing that much for Halloween for most of my life.

Yes shocking enough to admit but true, I never really did trick or treat as a child. In the two times I did any kind of costume, I did go out but I lost interest and if I did go outside it was to actually hand out candy. My parents are big on getting candy so I never really had a reason to go out and do the whole trick or treat thing. Seriously I always had candy around. If I wanted candy and it didn’t interfere with dinner or whatever, my parents never minded me having candy at all. It wasn’t treated as a mega event so I never made a big thing about going out to trick or treat. I remember one year when I did hand out candy and I dressed up in all black with a purple mask and in all black sweatshirt and sweatpants. I was around 13 or 14 years old and it was actually fun. Not really a costume but the mask was cool and I kept it around for awhile as it was a sweet mask. I actually do wish I had a picture of that mask still, alas it is somewhere in a box probably in the attic. A shame really but it was a cool costume-ish kind of thing.

I did wear a mask one year but not a full costume when I was in art school years ago. Not really a costume again but I had a cool black long sleeve shirt with Kanji on it and a Psicosis mask. I swear I go for costume-ish more than anything else. I actually did pop in for the class picture with my Psicosis mask and costume-ish look, to the dismay of one annoyed student but hey I had a mask. Psicosis mask was cool by golly. Besides in art school I remember Halloween was kind of an unofficial holiday so I had to do a tiny something, so I had a cool mask and a shirt to match, costume-ish magic. I never did a costume again though, I let everyone else do their thing costume wise from then on. I enjoyed more observing the costumes more than actually wearing the costumes.

I do love seeing costumes though, I love the designs and considering I know quite a few cosplayers I can’t help but enjoy cool costumes. Just in my case I know that me and costumes are just not going to happen. I don’t do makeup well, I don’t do costumes well, at least ones without some kind of pockets in them and so forth and I can move in, so pretty much I just let everyone else do the Halloween fun. I live vicariously through my friends that do costumes and do stuff on Halloween. As for me, I’ve been pretty much spending it inside like I do most years. I do sometimes enjoy going out and handing out candy but even this year was quiet on the Halloween front. Also I’ve never been to a Halloween party, maybe one when I was a kid at a Library but that was it. No Halloween parties for this guy and you know that’s okay. I never was much of a party person anyway.

After awhile I decided to enjoy Halloween from afar and it is fun to see all the cool things people get up to on Halloween. As I said, I love seeing cool costumes but not as much wearing them. Don’t get me wrong if there is a year where I get an invite to a party and I can go, I may be tempted to try out a costume or at least a costume-ish kind of thing. Until then, I’ll observe and enjoy seeing what people are up to for Halloween. Luckily my friends take lots of pictures so I can easily live vicariously through them and see all the cool things people are up to. It’s kind of fun talking about my own oddball way of looking at Halloween and my own little adventures with it over the years.

I thank you all for reading my little Halloween story and my adventure or lack of adventure with the holiday. I really do appreciate you all reading this. It’s been fun actually writing it down for the first time ever outside of talking about my weird history with Halloween. The humble observer of the holiday. I have been enjoying with my own mild bit of candy here and there and some hot apple cider so I’m pretty good on this end. I hope you all enjoyed your Halloween and hey if you want to leave a comment and tell me what you were up to, feel free. I post this on twitter and so forth too so feel free and let me know what your adventure was over Halloween. Take care everyone and bye for now!

Accepting and Embracing the World of Live Tweeting

Let’s start this off by saying that at one point I was an active live tweeter. I was heavily involved in live tweeting, The Walking Dead, Falling Skies, and South Park and those were my regular shows to live tweet. Mostly because I had other friends that I was watching with and made a couple friends that way too. After awhile though I kind of fell out of live tweeting because I found myself not as into it as I once was. I had nothing against live tweeting but after awhile it just wasn’t for me. Back then though it wasn’t as huge as it is nowadays. I know many people who despise live tweeting because a lot of people don’t do it right. People will spoil shows left and right in the midst of their live tweets and that’s where the hatred of live tweeting comes in for people. I can understand it and why there are certain nights I know if I’m not going to watch a show I just avoid social media for the night because it can be just as nutty on facebook now. For as many though that go spoiler crazy, there are others that are actively engaging and have genuine and fun chats about the shows. So this is why I’m writing this, talking about why sometimes you almost have to accept and embrace that live tweeting is here to stay, love it or hate it.

Now why do I say that live tweeting is here to stay, one is now every TV show uses live tweeting. The Walking Dead fans are notorious for spoilers but they’re also hyper passionate and talk about the show with a fervor like no other. They could be better about not spoiling but I also know live tweeters who are good about not spoiling the big events of the show. The Flash is heavy on live tweeting, Arrow is heavy on it, and heck I’ve even seen the Thursday night ABC shows become huge live tweeting events. Then the WWE with Raw and their live PPV’s especially rely heavily on social media. Social media is part of the ratings as much as the actual Live, DVR, and even streaming views. The landscape for TV is new beast and live tweeting isn’t going away at all. It’s not just about discussion anymore, it’s about part discussion and also that people are paying attention to your show at all.

As I am defending live tweeting I’m also going to give advice on how to do it responsibly. After all there is an art to everything and with live tweeting there are good and bad ways to do it. The bad ways are straight up spoiling major points in a show. The reason why there are so many people who despise live tweeting is because of spoilers. If you’re going to live tweet be careful how you say a plot point that blows your mind. Now with The Flash there was an easter egg of King Shark that appeared and that’s a grey area spoiler. It’s a your mileage will vary on this. For me when I saw King Shark I made a point to tread carefully with it until I saw everyone straight up hollering from the roof tops about King Shark. About a day or so later I decided to let my King Shark nerd out fly because every freaking website had talked about it by that point. Just for live tweeters, even something mild about King Shark be careful. Say #TheFlash #Spoiler so people could mute it or just ignore it and go on to something else. Seriously The Walking Dead could learn a thing or do about being careful about spoilers because once a major event happens on that show, all bets are off. Just #Spoilers people and it could help a lot.

That’s really the biggest one is the spoilers. Everything else about talking about a character you like, that’s fine and awesome, go nuts and talk about that character you love. Talk about the scenes that you’re digging and all that, there’s so many things you can talk about in a live tweet without outright spoiling things for people. Not everyone watches live so be mindful of that and be passionate but don’t be a spoiler junkie, don’t be that person in the theater talking about all the plot points before they can see the movie. The Live Tweeting Genie is out of the bottle but it is now up to us to know how to manage it and control how the conversation goes.

I haven’t done a live tweet in a long time but I do like talking TV shows on twitter frequently so I can see why people enjoy live tweeting. Usually I watch most of my stuff live, at least the stuff that I know will likely be spoiled before I can blink. If I didn’t watch The Walking Dead live, oh lord I would have it spoiled for me in five seconds and same goes for the Flash and Arrow. Others aren’t able or just don’t watch it live and have learned the fine art of avoiding all social media during certain nights of the week. Others forget and then the anger over the spoilers begin and it’s why I’ve gone on twitter actively to tell people to be careful, yet it seems to fall on deaf ears. Hence why I write this.

To sum this up for people, be kind to the DVR and Streamers of the world Live Tweeters. Not everyone can watch a show live and some people even wait for Netflix or even a box set to be released before they get into a show. Be kind is all I ask my Live Tweeting friends, be kind. The Live Tweet is out there, the Facebook blasts are out there, and it is up to all of us to be cool and learn not to spoil the living heck out of everything for the rest of the universe. Thanks for reading and take care.

Adventures in Writing about Comics and Me, Oh the Places I Want To Go

I’ve been writing about comics for what seems like ages now. It’s been a journey and a half and never ceases to amaze me the people who like what I write about. Lately I’ve been trying out new ideas and new things related to comics, usually old ads or even talking about TV shows related to comics. It has opened up my eyes to so many new worlds and really helping me find a focus for my writing direction in the coming year. I’ve been using Habitica too as a way to keep myself on task in all that I’ve been doing as well. I’ve been someone who’s written about a lot but you know I still feel I got a lot left in the tank. It’s why I’ve been enjoying doing the Comics and Coffee feed every Friday, it’s been a great way for me to learn things as well. Considering Phoenix has given me full reign with Comics Trivia, it’s even more fun to cut loose and again, I get to try a new thing and so far it has been fun, a lot of fun. Even more I’m starting to loosen up in my writing again as I’m playing around with new projects while doing casual blogging at the same time. I feel you need that balance for the sake of sanity and to remind yourself that hey this is comics, make it fun by golly.

The Saturday Morning Post I did from 1981 was an experiment for me and I liked it. I got to deep dive into youtube and do some research into some shows that I’d heard of but also never heard of. I’m going to do more of that and even more looks at old and new comics. I think I’m going to spend some time with the All-New All-Different Marvel stuff too, heck I didn’t know people were so curious about New Avengers so I’m going to keep rolling with that. I do understand why people got hooked into the Captain America thought process, I liked writing that one too. In my adventure in tweaking my writing style I’m enjoying where it is taking me. I even want to play catch up with my indie and DC books too, I got plenty of those to write about as well. As I say, I got thrown into comics internet in a big way so everything I’ve written has always been a case of learning on the fly. I really have been working and experimenting and seeing what works for me and what doesn’t.

In turn I’ve been also trying to make a point to read much more than I have been. Between comics and novels, I’m backlogged to heck and back so I’ve been working on that. Put it this way, when my habitica has read three comics a day and 50-100 pages of a novel, you know I’m backlogged. It’s all part of improving my own writing and giving me more cool stuff to write about so inspiration and catching up on reading all at the same time. Backlogged reading and me is not good but I can catch up and I’ve also been working on organizing my collection too which also helps in my writing. It’s how I find stuff and keep things from getting cluttered, trying to work more on that. It’s all part of the process.

In turn with all of these projects I want to do it’ll encourage me to also write more. As that’s a major goal is to keep writing, keep working, and keep improving my craft. That’s always my goal and it is why I am always trying to keep learning more. It’s a good process and always something to keep in mind. Never be content with one level and always strive to be better, that’s the name of the game for me. Heck I remember in my early reviews I barely talked about art and so forth, so I made a point to fix that, then coloring, and more. I read, I observe, and I keep learning to see what I can do to make my stuff better. That’s my continuing goal on top of everything else. On my habitica I actually do have a goal of writing 1,000 words a day. I put it on hard but it’s a daily goal I want to make sure I hit. I’ll make it happen come heck or high water.

Now you all know a little more as to what I’m up to with my own writing. This is kind of the opposite of my Chill Bloggity Things where I just write whatever pops into my head just to get something down. Now I’m trying for a more focused goal to get stuff done and written about. The Chill Bloggity Things will still pop up for sure as sometimes I just want to chill and write about whatever. No goal in mind, just write and see what happens. I have so many places I want to go with my writing and I’m far from finished. I’m only giving a hint as to what I want to do in the future. So many more adventures to go on.

For all of you who read all of this, thank you for reading and thank you for taking the time to get a look as to what I want to do. This is partially for me to keep me on point but to let you all know that I have many things that I want to do and appreciate you all taking an interest in my universe. I really do appreciate you all from those just discovering my writing to those who have been following me over the years in my adventures. You’re all awesome and great people, nothing but love here.

I am going to finish this up now and get some more reading done for the evening. Time to get lost in some worlds. Take care everyone and keep being amazing.

My oddball collection journey/Chill Bloggity Thing Fun Adventure: Marvel and DC Novels

Over the past couple years or so I’ve been on a collecting spree of Marvel and DC Novels. If I stumble upon them in a used book store or anywhere, I’ll usually grab them. How did this start? Honestly out of pure curiosity of knowing they exist. I didn’t know so many of these were around until I started wandering bookstores and finding them. I have mostly the modern ones from the 90’s on up but I don’t have as much of the late60’s/70’s novels. I really didn’t know Marvel and DC had such a long history of novels. So that’s what I hunt down from time to time is those novels. Most of them you can find for scary cheap too, heck I got two Generation X ones for 2 bucks a piece so that was neat and the rest I’ve gotten for around 3 bucks a pop overall. Only a couple of the 70’s ones have run me about 5 to 7 bucks so I’m not arguing much about that at all. This is my weird collection that I like but it’s also fun because I do plan on reading them at some point as so many of them look like they’ll be a ton of fun to read.

I’ll have to list all the ones I got later as I need to write all the ones I have down and I’m writing this near midnight so, yeah it’ll have to wait for now. Promise I’ll get to it though. Yet I wanted to mention this fun adventure as it has been quite the journey for me. I’ve been to many different used book stores over the years and not even really hunting for those novels officially, they just seem to appear before my eyes. It’s been only recently I’ve seriously started to collect the novels and make a point to look for them. Of course you ask yourself as you read this why haven’t I just gone on ebay or amazon and so forth to get the ones I can’t find, it is because I enjoy the hunt for these. It’s not a big major hunt at this point, it’s my leisurely hunt for these novels. Stumbling upon them at random is still a lot of fun and I want to keep that up.

That’s my fun little story for the night I got an urge to talk about it and I’ll dive more into it later. Thanks for reading, take care and keep being awesome everyone.