Friday, August 13, 2010
Everyone remembers time. You hear it everywhere. Jobs. “I’ve been working here three years and still haven’t gotten a raise.” Communities. “Hi. My name is Bob, and I’m an alcoholic, but I’ve been sober for three months.” Cue the clapping. Home. “Honey it’s been three weeks, since I’ve seen you. Please come home for the weekend.” School. “ Ten more minutes and I’m free for three months.” (It hardly seems like three months when you know what’s on the other end of that freedom.)
We judge people by time. By how long they have been married. How long they’ve been on drugs. How long it’s been since they died. Since they were born. It’s inescapable. It’s always there. Vacatiions aren’t even free of restraints. You know it’s going to end. You know the weekend will slip away faster than the hours you spend at work. But you also know at the end of the week, there’s always the weekend, waiting to greet you.
Thank god, it’s Friday.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Damian seemed to have more life breathed into him as the book progressed and by the end, I was satisfied that he would be back to his overly critical and sarcastic self in the next trade they release. I also read Streets of Gotham and Batgirl, which Damian has appeared in, and I find his character much more enjoyable in those books.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I've decided my favorite subjects so far this year are Zombies and Batgirl. Second place goes to the rest of Gotham, whom I live with on a hate-love relationship.
This is my most recent comission by Michelle Sciuto. She does lovely work. And I continue to gather evidence on why Steph and Tim should get back together. Bryan Q. Miller, please write a "We're back together" issue of Batgirl and kill off that Tam girl in the Red Robin series. No one likes her anyways. Thanks!But that's basically my thought for the day. I swear to start writing more. I'm working on reading Feed by Mira Grant right now. So I'll be sure to post how it turned out, and there have been many new Batman trades to come out I haven't had a chance to write about. So, hopefully I'll get to that soon.
Until then, this will have to do.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
That said, I have to go, I've been asked to make fliers for a donations deal at work.
Check out Teefury today. Awesome Care Bear/zombie mashup. Had I been more of a Care Bear person I would have bought it. Alas, I was more of a Darkwing Duck/Bonkers kind of gal.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I went to HeroesCon this weekend and it was fantastic. The best con i've ever been to. I met so many awesome artist. And they were even nice! I got a ton of sketches in my Batgirl Con book and picked up plenty of prints as well as some original artwork. I'm sad that it's over, but still working off of the excitment.
Check out my facebook for pictures of the con. I'm going to work on getting photos of the art and sketches up this weekend.
This pretty much explains exactly how I feel right now. I can't wait for next years HeroesCon. I've got 365 days to prepare. I'm not sure thats enough.
Also, I will be staying all three days next year. I missed Saturday all together this year, next year I will not repeat that mistake.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I picked up Shadow of the Jaguar, which is one of the Primeval books I purchased recently. Side Note: Primeval is one of my favorite shows. Just finished Season 3, with Season four not due out till January 2011 :(. I finally settled on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls. Which is the prequl to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. But back to Silver Borne.
Briggs writes an excellent book. Her characters are believable and realistic. the thing I love most about Mercy is her ordinariness. Not in the way her character is or anything like that, but in how she is just a normal person. She's a VW mechanic. She doesn't do anything like work for some agency that would get her into tricky situations or anything like that. Well maybe she isn't too normal she is a shapeshifter that can turn into a coyote. So she's fairly normal. And of course in Briggs world there are vampires, fae, werewolves, and ghosts. Thats kinda what I look for in paranormal books. How well do they fit in with our world.
For example, both Hamilton's series are set in our world, but in a parallel universe type dead. My other favroites series, The Sookie Stackhouse books, and The Mercy Thompson/Alpha and Omega books are also set up this way. And they all have the "it's still our world, just slightly tweaked". That's what makes a good book for me. And of course the plot line has to be good. I can't stand a boring book or one that doesn't make any sense with itself.
I'm trying to write on here more often. If not just to write, then to relive some stress. I like thinking things out. I like reading books and comics, drawing, and watching movies. And I like to talk about them. Unfornatly not many of my friends like to do the same, or are interested in the smaes things as me. I still love them. I just need somewhere to talk about the things I like.
I have discovered Twitter is an awesome tool to talk to people that have the same interests as me. It lets me talk to people without getting to invovled. Say not as much as facebook or myspace. Also, there are alot more comic orientated people on twitter. Which makes me happy. And trust me, on my list of important things, me is number one.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
A song that makes you sad.
Boston by Augustana.
I love this song, but no matter where, where, or whom I'm with when i hear this song, it makes me sad. It makes me think of all the things I'd wished I'd done. And all the reasons I did the things I did. It makes me think of why I moved to SC. And sometimes it makes me wish I'd moved further away. It makes me sad in a thinking way. And in a sad way.
It's just one of those songs.
Monday, April 5, 2010
A Song that makes you happy.
ABBA- Money, Money, Money
Now I know this song isn't about the happiest of subjects, but theres something about ABBA that just makes me want to dance. There a few songs that don't inspire the need to move or at least lip sync along enthusiastically, but for the most part ABBA has a plethora of upbeat and fun songs. So in short, they make me happy. Because I like to dance and sing, even if it looks like im just drowning out of water.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
You Favorite Song.
And here's the deleima. I couldn't decide. But I got it down to two. So here they are:
1. Dance, Dance by Fall Out Boy
Fall Out Boy is my favorite band. Patrick Stump has one of the most amazing voices I have ever heard. It was just a matter of choosing which song I liked best. The others that were in the running were HomeSick at Space Camp, Chicage is so Two Years Ago, Sugar We're going down, and A little less Sixteen Candles A little more Touch Me.
2. Wolf Like Me by TV on the Radio
It was between this, Blind, Young Liars, I was a Lover, and Don't Love you. But clearly I made the right choice. I'm always in the mood for Wolf Like Me. There's just something about that song.
And there we have it. Day One of 30 days of Music. By the Way, you should download all these songs, unless it's the ones for the days like: A song that makes you sad, or your least favorite song.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The Walking Dead, they like to bite.
They shamble on thier two dead feet.
Always searching for human meat.
I escape in the day and hide at night.
For I fear the most, thier awful bite.
And if I ever join the dead,
Please shoot me once...in the head.
One of my friends is doing a school project where she had to write poetry about survival. I suggested a zombie survival poem. This is what I came up with in about two minutes, so it's pretty awful, and yet entertaining. That is all.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Oh, did I mention Jaws? Cause yeah. He's totally out there too.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Honestly, I don't think Tim Burton is even worth mentioning anymore. I liked Sleepy Hollow and the batman movies. And Sweeny Todd, but besides that, Tim Burton has nothing. All his movies are the same. They cater to a certain darkness. And they are ridiculous. Beetlejuice has to be one of my least favorite movies of all time, along with Edward Scissorhands, The Corpse Bride, and the Nightmare before Christmas.
If I ever met Tim Burton, I dare say I'd feel the compulsion to punch him in the ovaries.
Eight Legged Monster stalks the Abyss
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I miss working in the field with the guys, I miss doing actual stuff, and I really miss the people I was working with..however I don't miss the bullshit. Or a number of other things I had to deal with.
I wish I had more interesting things to blog about right now. But I don't so this is what you get: sheer boredom.
On the other hand, this weekend promises excitment. Me and two of my friends are taking a roadtrip to Asheville to visit Empire Tattoo. Dana is getting her first Tara McPherson tattoo. Trent's coming with us. There was supposed to be a fourth in our crew, but he already bailed on us. I've been to Empire once before, and I had lots of fun. There's also this awesome bar there called the Yacht or something? It's right besides Empire and it is fantastic.
Maybe I will have tales of the weekend to write about later. Maybe not.
Monday, February 8, 2010
I want to start drawing again...well more than I am now. I bought some sketch cards and I'd like to work on those some.
I'd also like to start developing on my own style more. Kinda create something that I can put my name on and it be mine....ALL MINE!
Anyways, just a thought.
Also, I bought a kick ass Jamie McKelvie print today. A cell from his comic, Suburban Glamour, is at the the bottom of the page. And you can always visit his site at jamiemckelvie.com. It's packed full of wholesome awesomeness. As well as the print I bought, which is Balancing Girl. If you want one he is only doing a limited print of 75, signed and numbered. It'll set you back approx. $45 including shipping. But I believe it is well worth it. The pic included isn't the print I bought. I missed out on this one when he had it for sell back in decemeber. He only did a run of 50. The character is Astrid Johnson from his series Suburban Glamour. He also works as the artist for the musically induced series Phonogram. The last issue is debuting on Wednesday Feb 10th. Pick it up....or else.
Friday, February 5, 2010
I think the link says it all.....Bahahaha! The link? Get it?
I fear one thing worse than the oncoming zombie apocalypse, which i really don't fear. I'm kinda looking forward to it actually. I've been training for months. And all those skills are just going to waste right now. But anyway, that thing, yeah? It's Robots. NO ONE likes a robot. Even Wall-E has something to hide.
And besides, this robot, it's a cheetah. A CHEETAH! Really, Kelloggs? REALLY?
And to let you know where we stand on the whole Internet deal..I mean, I'm pretty sure the whole Internet craze while die out in a few years anyways....but here it is.
And one from io9. Anyone seen Book of Eli yet? Me neither. But as apocalyptic scenarios go, they say this one has a major flaw and its called ipod. Way to go Apple. Way to go on marketing a device that will outlast most of the human population. Now explain to me why my ipod freezes when it's a perfectly cherry day outsides and I just want to listen to some Backstreet Boys..er...I meant Radiohead.
In a random epiphany I had the other day while speaking with my aquatic roomate, Sheldon, I discovered I have an overwhelming addiction to pop culture. While I may not get every reference made, I get most of them. I mean why else would one have a blog that discusses Movies and Zombies and many other interesting articles? It's because I'm obssessed. Clearly.
My life centers around movies, books, comics, and music. The more I learn the more dangerous I become and the more my list of Random Facts grow. I'm on #3,115 or around about that. Not that I actually know that many random facts, that's just where the list is at.
But the reason I was writing this post today was this: To showcase the many shirts I have bought on shirt.woot.com and teefury.com, in the past weekish. Also to put up a website a friend sent me this morning. If I was any good at playing video games, i would have most certaintly tried out for this show. No doubt it would have been my way in. Never the less, here's the list:
It's a Trap!
Music is Life
Thin Red Lines
No Cultural Reference here, I just really like this shirt. It mesmerizes me.
Soylent Green Zombie
The Website only offers one shirt a day, for 24 hours only, after that it's gone foor good. I missed out on a brillant At-At shirt. So now I visit the site every day. Because I want a t-shirt collection as awesome as Sheldon Coopers. However, I will never own a green lantern shirt.By far the lamest superhero ever. His weakness is the color yellow. Who does that?
Here goes nothing. Expect more posts. I got a new job and I now sit at a computer all day long. Which makes for much stealthy internet surfing.