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conventions! – D23 & SDCC 2017

D23 and Comic Con were back to back weekends. Why would I subject myself to such a strenuous schedule? I wouldn’t have it any other way, feeding the inner nerd two weekends in a row was definitely tasking on the body but it was so much fun.

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my top two movies of 2016

I’ve tried to pick two movies out of the year that were my favorites.  One tends to be the movie I’ve viewed the most, a lot of the times it’s the movie that I’ve paid to see more than once.  And the other movie is one that I just want to be recognized or pointed out. This year continued with the nostalgia trip.

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wondercon 2016 (photo heavy)

Wondercon 2016 has come and gone. This year it took place at the LA Convention Center, while not my favorite convention site, they did a great job utilizing the space. But you had to walk out to LA live, past the Staples Center, to attend certain panels and screenings. That was weird and sort of confusing at first, but the offsite events might’ve eased up on the congestion in the exhibit hall.
This year also introduced the new RFID badges, you had to scan everywhere.

Anyway, had a lot of fun this year, and #whonewpodcast was spreading due to word of mouth, hehehe.

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my top two movies of 2015

I’ve tried to pick two movies out of the year that were my favorites.  One tends to be the movie I’ve viewed the most, a lot of the times it’s the movie that I’ve paid to see more than once.  And the other movie is one that I just want to be recognized or pointed out. This year was the year for nostalgia.

2015
(it’s a tie for most viewed in the theatre)
Mad Max: Fury Road (3 times in the theatre)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (3 times in the theatre)

Turbo Kid

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happy anniversary to g.i.joe a real american hero

Reposting because… I can’t believe it’s been thirty years since G.I. Joe A Real American Hero hit our tv screens.  To be precise, it was September 12, 1983 when the special series entitled The M.A.S.S. Device premiered (with the full series premiering on September 16, 1985). What started out as a five episode installment, that lasted the entire week, and has remained with me to this day.

It was a time when the Iron Curtain was drawn strong in the Cold War and we liked it that way;

Our bad guys wore garish outfits with metal on their faces

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true detective season 2 – an unsolved mystery…

The season finale for True Detective season 2 aired this weekend. I gave up on this season very early on and kept watching out of obligation and vague optimism that the end might have a satisfying payoff.

There has been a lot of internet chatter about how much people have disliked this season, and even websites and podcasts to break down each episode. All of this points back to people really wanting to like season 2, myself included, but I didn’t fall into the trap of doing homework to understand and enjoy what was going on in each episode. A TV show should be enjoyable and understandable on its own, then if you decide to research further the references and details should add to your original experience. Don’t give me homework TV… Continue reading

san diego comic con 2015 (photo heavy)

Another comic con has come and gone in beautiful San Diego. This year wasn’t the same, I wasn’t able to walk the floor with my usual buddies. I also didn’t spend hours upon hours waiting in line to get a ticket to wait in another line. The only full day I spent at the convention center was Sunday, and that was bargain hunting day, which worked out pretty well this year.

I went to the premiere of Justice League Gods and Monsters, and the Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment Screening TV Panel.

This year I made it a point to meet up with people, comic con used to be a time where I’d run into friends that I hadn’t seen in a while, or would only see at comic con, now it’s a mad house. I know other friends were there that I didn’t get to see, sorry I wasn’t able to hang out for a bit but there was too much foot traffic.

Thank goodness there wasn’t an exclusive figure at the Hasbro Toy Shop that I had to get this year.

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mad men series finale

The Mad Men series finale “Person to Person” was this past weekend. I had to let it sit with me before I was able to formulate an opinion.
This show isn’t about action, it’s about character, and I was on the edge of my seat to see what Don Draper would do. He went from being cock of the walk to another cog in a machine, then he decided to step off the path. That to me was utterly fascinating. Continue reading

arrow is done – so says season 3 finale

Season 3 of Arrow has not been my favorite, but the season 3 finale episode, My Name is Oliver Queen, has officially done it for me. I will not be returning for season 4, unless there’s some amazingly compelling reason that turns season 3 into a bad dream.

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