Cephus' Corner

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

Prop Replicas and Copyright

March 15th, 2015

Prop ReplicaThis is a position I’ve had for a long time, but I’m just starting to run into it again, now that I’ve joined the Replica Prop Forum, a forum dedicated to creating prop replicas, following a suggestion from, well, someone well known who shall go unnamed who frequents the place.

However, I’m seeing the same kind of gross hypocrisy there that I’ve seen before and I just had to say something about it, somewhere safe where I can’t be banned because I have an unpopular opinion.

Comic Review: Avengers – No More Bullying

March 14th, 2015

Avengers No More Bullying CoverThis might seem an odd thing for a review, but there was a time when both Marvel and DC put out public service comics on a relatively regular basis. They were usually one-shots like this one that focused on a particular social ill, be it drugs or gangs or whatnot and it showed one or more Marvel heroes helping kids to solve their problems. It’s an admirable idea, even if a lot of them are pretty poorly written and questionable in their utility, but I thought it was a good idea to take notice of this effort and do a review.

So here’s my look at Marvel’s Avengers: No More Bullying one-shot.

Series Finale: The Mentalist

March 12th, 2015

MentalistI love gimmicky detective shows, usually the ones where an oddball outsider gets themselves involved in police matters and hilarity, as well as murder solving, ensues. Shows like Castle and Forever and old-time Bones and Monk and Psych.  Oh, and The Mentalist too.  But the biggest problem with all of these series is that they simply cannot last forever, there comes a time in all of them that the schtick no longer works and unfortunately, for Mentalist, that time came at least a season before it was finally cancelled. So let’s take a look at the series finale and where the whole thing went sideways.

Boardgame Review: Forbidden Desert

March 10th, 2015

Forbidden DesertA long time ago, I reviewed Matt Leacock’s cooperative board game, Forbidden Island and more recently, his classic game Pandemic, but I’ve had this one for a while and am finally getting around to posting a review.

This is Forbidden Island on steroids, a much more difficult task where you traverse the shifting sands, looking for the parts of your airship before the sun and the sand finally do you all in. Can you survive?  Let’s see as we take a look at Forbidden Desert.

Comic Review: Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #0-4 (2014)

March 7th, 2015

Hawkeye_vs_Deadpool_1_CoverThis is not the first Deadpool mini-series I’ve reviewed by a long shot, in fact, they put out so many of these things, I sometimes wonder why they bother having a regular series for Deadpool at all.  Oh yeah, it sells comics!  Silly me.

 

Where they used to have actual mini-events, it seems recently that Deadpool just teams up with whatever random superhero that happens to be well known and has a fun, if short, adventure. This time out, he’s out with Hawkeye.  And no, I have no idea why they numbered this #0-#4 instead of #1-#5 but they did.  Deal with it.  So here’s my take on the most recent Deadpool mini-series, Hawkeye vs. Deadpool.

TV Thursday: Resurrection

March 5th, 2015

tv-show-resurrectionLast year, ABC put out a new series called Resurrection.  As anyone who read my old TV Thursday review posts knows, I didn’t have a lot of good things to say about it, but now it has finished it’s second season and… I still have very few good things to say about it.

However, I came across a thread on a blog a little while ago and while lots of people were begging ABC not to cancel the show, I pointed out that it really wasn’t that good to begin with, the shinola hit the fan and people started raving about how good it was.  Yeah, I don’t buy it.

Therefore, as I’ve done before with shows like Firefly and the Battlestar Galactica reboot, here’s my reasons why this really isn’t a good show.

Why I Won’t Buy a Saw Stop

March 3rd, 2015

saw stopOver on a woodworking forum, someone asked for a recommendation for a new table saw and a lot of people came back recommending the Saw Stop.  I won’t deny that it’s a decent saw, I won’t deny that it has proprietary potentially finger-saving technology, I simply have no interest whatsoever in owning one, even if I was in the market for a new table saw, which, granted, I’m not.

YouTube Trying to Tell Me Something

March 1st, 2015

Rusty ChiselsI’ve been watching a lot of woodworking Youtube videos lately, I really don’t know why, but if I’m not doing anything, I just find something random and put it on. Recently, I’ve watched several on sharpening chisels, which I really don’t know why, all of my chisels are kept nice and sharp.  Then I realized that I had a bunch of my father’s chisels just sitting in a toolbox, they’d all rusted a bit and were extremely dull so tonight, I went out and started restoring them, cleaning off all of the surface rust and preparing to get them sharp and usable once again.

Cephus' Corner

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