September 12th, 2015
It’s really hard to gauge Marvel comics these days, you don’t have any idea if a new title is going to go 6 issues or a dozen or a hundred. When I decide how to split these things up into groups for reviews, I have to arbitrarily pick an arc or a number of issues or, honestly, as much as I feel like doing before I give up and in the last couple of weeks, there have been titles that have died at issue #12, mostly because of Secret Wars, that I had already done the first batch and now, I get to go back and resume my review where I left off.
Such is the case with Spider-Man 2099, which I first reviewed here. So let’s go back to 2099 to see how this particular series finishes up, shall we?
September 10th, 2015
“Hey, you want to watch this?” “Sure, why not?” That’s how we started watching The Whispers, a 13-episode summer show on ABC. It hit some of the right buttons and honestly, at the time, we didn’t have enough to watch so we went with it. It’s the story of a mysterious alien named Drill, who communicates with children and makes them do things to bring about his plan, whatever that may be.
So how did it all turn out? Instead of asking Drill, maybe I should just go over this first season.
September 8th, 2015
I listened to a podcast about Person of Interest at San Diego Comicon 2015 and they were talking about Jonathan Nolan, series creator, saying that because they were only going to have 13 episodes in their 2016 season, it was going to be tight, with no filler.
Well isn’t that how ALL SHOWS OUGHT TO BE?!?!?!?!
September 6th, 2015
I’ve written before that I consider Star Wars to be over and done with as of 1983 with Return of the Jedi. Everything else, including and perhaps especially the prequels, is just bad fanfic. People are clamoring for the new movie and frankly, I just don’t care. When it comes out, it comes out, when I see it, I see it and if it’s good, fine. If not, whatever. However, on a recent podcast, someone mentioned that if you read this book, it might help you get more excited for Star Wars, both The Force Awakens and other projects like the animated series Rebels. So I read it. Here’s what I thought of A New Dawn.
September 5th, 2015
I tend to get most of the Avengers books, not because I’m a huge Avengers fan, but because that’s where Marvel puts all of it’s energy these days, what with the success of the Avengers movies and, indeed, the majority of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sometimes they’re really good, sometimes they’re really not.
However, this series promises to pit the Avengers against their most deadly foes in done-in-one issues that harken back to the olden days of comics and I couldn’t let that go. Therefore, here’s my take on the first three issues of Avengers Vs.
September 3rd, 2015
Sparky at age 5, in better times.
A while back, I told the story of my old Dalmatian, Sparky, and how she’s getting to the point where she’s falling apart but not so bad off that we need to have her put down. She’s not in any significant pain, she’s still eating and drinking and sleeping, she still has plenty of energy and, so far as anyone can tell, she’s still plenty healthy, she’s just suffering from the common old-age ailments that most Dalmatians eventually get, especially since she’s considerably older than typical life expectancy. But she is falling over a lot and honestly, she’s frustrating me so I decided I’d find a dog forum and ask if anyone had any more suggestions than just letting her go on until she drops or taking her in and having her put down because, at this point, it would be more for our sake than it would be for hers.
And wow, people are dicks.
September 3rd, 2015
I guess I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with Defiance, the Syfy Friday night show based on, or at least released in conjunction with, an MMO. I mean, I wanted to like it and it has its moments, but the characters are really not redeemable in any way, they have a few spots to shine here and there, but nothing that really lasts long. In fact, the only reason it gets watched is because it’s part of a block of programming on Fridays that I’m already watching.
So now, season 3 has finished. Was it worth spending time on every week? Why don’t we take a look at it and find out?
September 1st, 2015
I notice that as CNC routers and laser engravers are becoming more and more common in woodworking shops, they are getting used quite often, but I really can’t look at that as woodworking because it takes the human hand and human skill out of the equation. Sure, you have to program the computer to create what you want, but it isn’t the woodworker making the design, it’s a machine.
So should we consider this woodworking? I vote no.