Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It's The 'Stache

Introducing the newest, thinnest badass to the dp world: Stick Guy, P.I.!  He has absolutely nothing to do with anything, and he doesn't take up very much space.  If there's any mystery in two dimensions though, he's your man.

Some day, we'll be able to look back on this day as the first time the world saw what turned out to be a character at the center of Six Seasons and a Movie!

On the Guild Wars 2 front, we had a few Epoch boys hit the coveted level 80 this past weekend, myself included.  It's super weird, but the idea of reaching the 'end of the game' hasn't slowed down my interest to keep going and completing every bit of the world that I can.  In fact, tonight we may have a crew taking down a dungeon or two.  Here's hoping it goes smoothly, it's just what I need to bleed off the stress of a particularly hectic work week.

Punch it, Chewie!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Playground Platform

Politics are in the air, and I could not care less about it.  It's so hard to make any judgments pre-election on what your officials will actually do when in office that every promise, every argument is just taking up oxygen.

Then you get into the fact that there are some seriously whacked out ideas to spew forth from both their brains and their mouths.  You would hope that those tasked with safeguarding our way of life would have a better view of how to provide that, however it's more often the case they only really know how to do that for themselves.  It's clear that for the majority of these people, the real key to power is simply showing up and being willing.  If you keep asking for responsibility from people, especially to do something that they don't want or understand how to do, they just may give you the keys to the kingdom.  That thought is simultaneously sobering and scary while also being hopeful for those who want to make a genuine difference.

Either way, shortly we'll elect someone who has the opportunity to break my pessimism towards politicians, but if experience has anything to teach me probably will fall short in this.  As long as pointless webcomics don't get abolished, I'll adapt.

Punch it, Chewie!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Inventing Stuff

It's been said that we are all standing on the shoulders of giants.  Why then, would we not try and use some of the same cues from these aforementioned large people.  So then it would only make sense that if you want to up the ante, why not update a classic that good ole Benjy figured out long ago.

Short post tonight, not really feeling the funny too much on a day like today.

Punch it, Chewie!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

First Issue Problems

If you're not a comic book fan or don't get why it's fun to read adventures and stories on a monthly basis tonight may not be for you.

With that out of the way, it's getting a bit weird at the comic book store lately.  Let me break it down a little bit further for you.

Marvel Comics decided that they were going to release their flagship titles (Iron Man and Spider-Man for my own pull-box) twice a month, meaning now you'll be paying twice every 30 days.  This means a lot of content which is fantastic, but it also means that there's a little less weight in your wallet.  Speaking of Spider-Man, this year is the 50th anniversary of the character's creation, meaning that there was an extra-thick issue, complete with an extra-thick price.

DC Comics, meanwhile, went through their New 52 rebooting of numbering and title reorganization last year at this time.  It just so happens that they simultaneously decided that all of their titles would have their 'Annual' issues be released at the same time as a #0 Issue would be released to re-focus their titles.

So after all those consideration, my most recent trip to the comic book store netted 9 issues for only 5 different titles.  I doubled-down on 80% of the titles that were in my box this time.  Don't get me wrong, I love comic books and I love supporting the industry, but it's time to think long and hard about trimming back some of these titles.  Maybe the lackluster Justice League can go out to pasture.  Gratefully, Marvel's Avengers Vs. X-Men event is wrapping up so that will get trimmed out as well.

Hobby Economics 101, class dismissed.

Punch it, Chewie!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Self-Inflicted Injuries

Tonight's comic encompasses probably something like 60% of the home-cooked meals that the Lady of the Manor is responsible for.  There came a point, as there absolutely should have, where the amount of sympathy and care I received for encountering a potential food coma diminished.  It's probably the case that knowing I won't have support if my guts are destroyed due to my own mistake keeps me repeating this mistake too often.

Ah well, I wonder what's on the menu tonight?

This past long weekend the theme was definitely mystery, specifically Sherlock Holmes.  We caught the BBC show Sherlock on Netflix and instantly devoured all of them that have been made so far.  The show is a modernized version of the classic detective, changing the setting to modern England and paying homage the original stories while at the same time keeping them from being outdated.  I wholeheartedly suggest you checking it out, even though the emphasis on Moriarty is much more  pronounced than in the source material.

Alright, it's a short week to let's get through it.

Punch it, Chewie!