As the end of the semester draws near, I've begun to realize that it's been a while since I've made a connection with a girl to the extent of "I wanna get to know you for the sake of pursuing a relationship with you." Sure, my first two -- or should I say last two -- attempted relationships exploded like a land mine in 'Nam mostly due to my own ineptitude, but that doesn't mean I haven't learned since then. I suppose if my mistakes were to fall into darkness and fade into black, I wouldn't have them to learn from. I've never experienced a Christmas with a significant other, which could be either good or bad, but it'd be nice to have that experience just once. It's not my fault none of the girls at my school interest me. I'd talk to 'em more if they did. That and I don't go about actively seeking a relationship because doing so would make me come across as needy. I figure I'll continue to worry about what I need to focus on and let some poetic romance or what have you come later. That way, in God's timing, I'll get something better than I expected, which I imagine as being very passionate and powerful. A sense of emotional vulnerability -- in a good way -- that my future true love and I share appeals to me for some reason. I'm not sure how much of a realistic expectation that is, but a little empathy goes a long way. And if my future true love were to go away for a while, not only would I miss her, but I'd also miss the moments that we haven't shared together. That'd probably make me feel motionless and white with a sense of security about it all.
I've been talking to a girl from the Philippines sort of for fun. She considers us to be friends, which is fine with me because I'm not sure if I like her not. She was
concerned when Sandy hit, though, even though it didn't hit me. Regardless, maybe that meant something that I didn't quite catch, which has to do with the fact that's damn near impossible to convey emotion the internet. I enjoy talking to her and we do relate in some ways, but if we ever do meet, if God so desires, it probably won't be for a while. Who knows? She could be the kind of girl that'd be willing to fly a million miles just to see me smile at her, which would be OK with me.
I'm not sure what to do with these feelings other than write about them because it's good to get 'em out even if no one reads this.
A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."
The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude."
She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."
"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"
"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."
The man smiled and responded, "You must be an Obama-Democrat."
"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"
"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are -- or where you are going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it's my fault."
A fake Daredevil trailer you say? Is this some kind of Grindhouse-inspired thing? No, not really, but according to Comic Vine, this is what the trailer could have looked like. I watched it earlier today and was in awe of it. Director Joe Carnahan's pitch looks awesome despite not being an actual trailer. Whether it be a reboot or otherwise, it gets me excited for a possible Daredevil movie. I like the '70s look since it has pulp/film noir kind of ambience if you will that Frank Miller's run on Daredevil is known for. Hopefully the rights issue will get worked out, as mentioned in this. In terms of a new movie, it's time that the Man Without Fear is done justice -- no pun intended.
So I went to the Big Wow Comicfest on Saturday and had a good time and took picutres of some of the things I saw as well as some of the people I met. I didn't take pictures of everything, but I am including commentary to give y'all a general idea.
Before having lunch, I got Swamp Thing co-creator Bernie Wrightson to sign some of my comics.
I didn't get to talk to him for a long time since there were a few people behind me in the line, but I'm glad I was able to have him sign some of my comics because I didn't know when that opportunity would present itself again.
When the opportunity presented itself, I took a picture of the Bay Area Ghostbusters' Jeep, which I thought was really cool. There's also a poster/image of Viggo in the background.
I also thought it was kinda cool how at the same booth, the Necronomicon from Army of Darkness and Jason's hockey mask were on display. I guess the idea behind that was that the Ghostbusters had examination reports on both items in regards to paranormal activity.
While walking around, I came across a Leonardo Micro Series comic. The guy that I guess was the book's artist or something wasn't around when I walked by, so I didn't get a chance to ask him about it.
There was another guy, though, that walked by when he noticed I intrigued by the book and told me something about pre-ordering it for $20.00 from what I remember, but I thought that was kinda steep, so maybe I'll order it from the site on the cover since the fact that it's an exclusive interests me. I haven't read any of the current Micro Series comics because I haven't been looking hard enough to see if my local shop carries them, but if anyone has any information about the comics, please let me know.
Before leaving, I had the chance to talk to Ron Lim and check out some of his artwork.
He didn't talk a lot when I came by since he was working a Thanos sketch, but he seemed really nice nonetheless. I told him that I was familiar with his work on X-Men 2099 and Spider-Man Unlimited and he said it's been about 15 years since he worked on those titles, which I told him was when I started to get into comics. With that in mind, I told him I never really lost interest in '90s Marvel stuff since I still collect and read it to this day. I told that I'd check out some more of his stuff because he was he quite active in the '90s. I hope to see him next year and perhaps talk with him again.
Overall, I enjoyed the convention and was glad that I didn't let the day go to waste. I even got some good deals on comics and bought a print from an artist named Corey Bass that I'm thinking about hanging up in my room. Oh, and I also won Spider-Man paddle ball by answering a trivia question. Basically there were these two guys in the panel room that I walked into to see a panel. They still had some prizes to give away and they encouraged the audience's participation. I spoke up when they asked what C.H.U.D. stood for since I had seen the movie and one of them handed me my prize. They seemed really enthusiastic when giving out prizes and I'd say the fact that they decided to do some trivia before the Underground Comics panel started helped to get everyone in the mood for it.
I think that's it for now. Hope y'all have enjoyed reading this.
So I was curious if there was an online comic collector databse that didn't requre any additional software to download and came across StashMyComics.com. I like it because it's easy to use as well as navigate. Plus, it doesn't take long to update my collection nd it gives me a reason to go through my boxes of comics again and possibly find stuff I didn't know I had. I highly recommend it, especially if you're looking to keep track of your collection.