Wednesday, February 20, 2013

comic book wednesday

Happy Wednesday! Comic book reading has been put on a slight hold. I'm really waiting for the new X-Men to come out. Full female line up? I'm totally there. But here's my top picks since my last post.

Young Avengers
Gillen, Mckelvie, Nortan, Wilson
(Number 1 pictured)

I love teenage superheros. Not only do you have to deal with growing up, but there is an added stress to become something greater than what you originally thought. Now, don't let the number 1 fool you. These are established characters. These characters face the uncertainty of growing up in these roles that are in some cases bigger then themselves. Take Kate Bishop for example. A young woman, age 18, who is in some way trying to fill the shoes of Clint Barton as Hawkeye. Wiccan and Hulkling dealing with Hulkling's need to be a superhero and now their new engagement. And throw in a Kid Loki, and there is sure to be chaos.  I'm really looking forward to this series, and I can't wait to see what this team comes up with with our young team of Avengers. My only issue is that while I love that I have the original number one which might be worth a lot someday, I really wish I could get the Bryan Lee O'Malley varient cover. My comic book store didn't get this one unfortunately.

All New X-Men
Bendis, Immonen
(#6 pictured)

Hank McCoy aka the Beast is going though another mutation. He doesn't think he'll survive it. He's desperate  He thinks that the only way to save the future, to prevent from what has happend from happening, is give 5 mutants from the past a glimpse of the future of what will be. So Beast brings from the past to the present the original X-Men. (Talk about timey-whimy.) Bendis and Immonen have created a new story where 5 young people get to see what becomes of them. Its like those letters you write to your future self. But Jean Gray, Beast, Ice Man, Angel and Cyclops get to see exactly has what become of them. They get to deal with coming into their powers and dealing with the consequences of their future selves. Everyone is pissed at Cyclops, Hank McCoy is trying to save his future self, Angel is trying to find out his place in this world. Kitty Pride takes over as mentor. Can she help guide these misplaced mutants on the right path. Can she fill a roll of incredibly big shoes ( or wheels ) to fill? So far, I'm 7 books into this series, and I absolutely love it. I can't wait for the next one to come out!

Roberson, Allred
DC Vertigo
(#1 pictured)

R was browsing the paperback trades at our comic shop and saw this book. We picked it up because it looked interesting and the art is amazing. izombie is a story about Gwen, a girl who has died and in order to keep passing a real girl, she had to eat a brain every month. If she doesn't, she will turn into a mindless zombie. When she eats a brain, get basically downloads (my words, not the comics) the memories of the brain she's eating and then she goes out into the world and finish that person's business. She is accompanied by a Ellie a ghost who died in the '60s and Scott, the were-terrier. This is definitely a good book if you are interested in learning about different types of souls and how they fit into the monster world.

Until next the next comic book Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

high school

holy moly, this is a horrible picture. this is me in 2005 ( I think, I'm not sure. But its from my old myspace page, so its close enough) But for post purposes, I was fresh out of high school, trying to go to collage.  With 2013 marking 8 years out of high school, I think its about that time to reflect back. 

I'll start out by saying that I was awkward as hell. I had the weirdest group of friends, and none of them stook around. It was a very eclectic group. Most of my time was spent either in the chorus hallway or in the courtyard where everyone hung out. My high school years weren't what you would call "painful", its just that looking back I wish I had done more. I wish I had actually took gym instead of ROTC. I wish that I had played some sort of sport. I wish that I had tried out for the musicals and tried out for show choir. I wish I had participated more and I wish that I had actuallly applied myself. I probably wouldn't have taken German and instead would have taken French. I wish I hadn't made choices that i did... 

But like my dad say, "Wishes in one hand and shit in the other. See which one fills up faster." I guess I made it out of high school okay. I didn't finish collage like a lot of people, but I do have a steady job. I have a fiance, I have a home. I don't have kids (big plus). All I can do now is finally loose all this extra weight I have on me, and make the best impression that I can when its time for the reunion. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

off topic

well, according to my blog calendar, I'm supposed to be doing a do it your self tutorial about glitter mugs and painting my kitchen utensil holder.  Sadly, thats not happening. Also, this is proof of my horrible spelling and how up a creak I would be with out spell check. (I'd like to thank my South Carolina public school education, my dyslexia, and my I.D.G.A.F attitude.)  

Anyways. since I'm not blogging pictures about mugs and ceramic holders, you get a post about what I've been doing since my last post.

> I changed the name of my blog to Antlers and Anchors. I like this better and its a bit more easy to create a logo for.
> Speaking of design, I've been toying with the design and the coding of the blog. I had stuff I didn't like on there, and kept changing. In fact every time I got on the computer to blog, I ended up changing something on my blog, design wise. And it will probably change in March as well.

And thats about it. I haven't really been doing anything out of work since work seems to consume all of my time. Hopefully one day I can leave my job and work from home.

I hope you have a great week! Blog post tomorrow about high school. Urg. Scary.