Cephus' Corner

A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.

Refinishing the Table Saw

February 26th, 2015

Table Saw RestorationIt’s pretty rare that I have to deal with rust on the table saw. In fact, there is only one time when it becomes a potential problem, I understand exactly how it happens, but it’s an uncommon occurrence, such that it happens maybe once or twice every couple of years.  See, in my shop, I have ventilation fans in the roof that exhaust hot air.  One of them is right over the tablesaw. When it rains, nothing gets through, except in rare circumstances when the wind is blowing hard and hits just the right angle to blow water through the fan.  Then I might get a drop or two on the table saw, as happened in the last rain storm. Most of the time, I get out to wipe it off before anything bad happens. This time however, I didn’t and I ended up with a 3/4 inch spot of rust in the top corner of the iron top.  So, as I do every now and then, I refinished the top, but this time I went completely crazy.

J-Drama Review: Otome-san (2013)

February 24th, 2015

Otomesan

There are times I have no idea why I pick the show, I had to go back and look at the description and I might understand what I thought I saw in it, but after starting the first episode, it really isn’t what I thought it might be.  Of course, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, I’ve seen shows that I thought would be bad and really enjoyed, but this turned out to be totally outside of my wheelhouse.

But those are the chances you take sometimes, so let’s delve into the 9-episode 2013 J-drama, Otome-san.

Winning and Losing in Tabletop Games

February 22nd, 2015

Man sticking his tongue out and gesturing loserWhile I’ve seen a couple of episodes in Rodney Smith’s Watch It Played Youtube series, I had never listened to any of his Table Talk segments. He had one, pretty early on, about losing games and while I think he’s got a pretty decent perspective on it, it’s a perspective I don’t share.

Why?  Because I couldn’t care less if I win or if I lose in tabletop games.  I only care how fun the game is while I’m at the table.

Comic Review: Death of Wolverine – Logan Legacy 1-7

February 21st, 2015
Still doing cute variants.

Still doing cute variants.

Oh look, it’s yet another Death of Wolverine tie-in mini-series. Anyone surprised? Actually, there is one more after this and I think we’re done. Sort of. Mostly. But we’ll get to that later.

This time around, we have a 7-issue mini that explores five of Wolverine’s enemies and what they thought of him.  Kinda.  But let’s get busy taking a look at The Logan Legacy, shall we?

TV Review: Ascension Mini-Series (2014)

February 19th, 2015

ascensionSyfy has  become known as the network of low-budget, badly written movies with crappy effects and wrestling.  It’s a shame because I remember when the SciFi Channel was a ton of fun to watch, it used to be the go-to channel almost all the time.  Then came crap like Sharknado and Ghost Hunters and other idiotic nonsense that drove most science fiction fans away.

Well now they’re back, or at least they’re claiming they are and leading the charge back into the hearts and minds of science fiction fans everywhere is a 3-night mini-series called Ascension.  Is it any good, or just more Asylum cheap crap?  Let’s see.

J-Drama Review: Akumu-Chan Special (2014)

February 17th, 2015

akumu-chanThere’s actually been a significant number of specials that I’ve missed this year, mostly because they just come out of the blue and if you aren’t specifically looking for them, you’re likely to be unaware they were ever produced. Take this one for the 2012 series Akumu-chan that I reviewed here.  I had no idea that there was a special, or a movie, that aired about a year ago.  When I saw it, I grabbed it, but I wish there was a way of knowing which shows were going to get specials, when they were getting them, etc.  This was 18 months after the end of Akumu-chan, for crying out loud!

So here goes nothing, my review of the Akumu-chan Special.

Annual Review: Grayson Annual #1

February 15th, 2015

Grayson Annual #1 CoverYou know how I said there weren’t many DC Annuals that had come out recently for the books I was reading?  Well, there was one, the first annual for the retitled Nightwing book, focusing on Dick Grayson as a super-spy.  I had intended to do a review of the first arc, but it isn’t done yet so this is the second best option, at least until the storyline finishes up.

So here’s my look at the DC Comics annual for Grayson.

Comic Review: Avengers & X-Men: Axis #1-9

February 14th, 2015

Avengers_&_X-Men_AXIS_Vol_1_1One of the problems with a lot of Marvel events is that they build on the horrible events that came before.  Axis started out as the bastard child of Avengers vs. X-Men, which I reviewed here and really didn’t care for. Then came AvX: Consequences, Age of Ultron, Infinity and Original Sin.  Some of it I reviewed, some of it I didn’t, none of it was very good IMO.  With Marvel’s constant event calendar, it’s just one thing after another and keeping up with it is difficult and usually not worth doing.

So now comes Axis, which just finished up.  Does it follow recent history and suck?  Or did they actually do something good? Keep your fingers crossed as I take a look at the Axis mini-series.

Annual Review: New Avengers Annual #1

February 13th, 2015

New Avengers Annual #1 CoverFinally for my week of annuals, I take a look at New Avengers Annual #1. As I’ve said before, there are a ton of Avengers books out right now, far too many, if I can be honest and this is one that I never reviewed as an independent title. That won’t stop me from looking at the annual though and maybe jumping in to review a later arc, since as of this writing, they’re 28 issues in.

So here’s my take on the New Avengers Annual #1, a story called “Self Surgery”.

Annual Review: Amazing X-Men Annual #1

February 12th, 2015

Amazing X-Men Annual #1 CoverFourth up this week comes Amazing X-Men Annual #1, a story called “Goddess” which takes us back to Africa to revisit Storm’s tribe.  I did a review of the first arc of Amazing X-Men here and really liked it, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that their first annual will continue the high quality storytelling.

So let’s dive right in and see how the team fares in my look at Amazing X-Men Annual #1.

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A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.