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Some of My Facebook Statuses


I post some very odd things on Facebook….

Examples of some of my statuses:

-Nerdy thoughts: What would a mash-up between Rush’s “Tom Sawyer” and the Halo Main Theme sound like?

>Freezing cold and the heat doesn’t work
>eats icecream

-Everyday I’m stumblin~

-That awkward moment when it’s so cold you wear a hoodie as a shirt.

you know sometimes i type in all lowercase and i only punctuate with periods. its not even out of laziness. why do i even do it.

Do Greek people say “It’s all Greek to me” instead of “I understand”?

The Rapture Part 2!


REPENT YE SINNERS AND PREPARE

REPENT

Also starring the ghost of Alec Guiness.

Waiting at the Comic Book Store


I went to the Comic Book store at 11 AM yesterday, hoping to get all of the latest of the New 52 as soon as the store opened. But when I got there, it said that it didn’t open until 12:30. This was the beginning of my penultimate journey for new comics.

I came back around 12:45 or 1 PM, when it was finally open, but guess what? The comics were not out yet. The lady working the store said that it could be a while, but I did not want to waste even more gas going home and coming back again. So I waited.

Hour 1- I fiddled around on my phone, went on Facebook, wrote that New 52 Part 2 article. They put a few comics out on the table that I could read, but no DC just yet.
There was a new limited series called Avengers 1959 that I skimmed. It didnt look too good, and I am not even sure it it was an alternate universe or canonical.
Then my phone hit the 15% power mark and I couldn’t even play Angry Birds. I had to put it on airplane mode and keep it powered down. But it couldn’t be much longer, could it? It could.

Hour 2- I began reading some of the Trade Paperbacks that they had in the back. They were mostly very old, and the dust covering many of them was proof of that.
First I skimmed the Essential Defenders. The Defenders is the C-List team of Marvel Comics. You know how a lot of the Avengers are already C-List characters without a solo series? These guys are the Avengers REJECTS. Think about that for a moment. It did have Hulk, Dr. Strange, and Silver Surfer sometimes (it was a rotating cast. Changed members more often than the Mighty Avengers), but pretty much nobody else. But there is one thing that is good; at least they aren’t the New Warriors!
I later skimmed Green Lantern: Rebirth, which sucked because it retconned Parallax so that it wasn’t just Hal Jordan going insane, and Spider-Man by JMS volume 1, which contained the 9/11 tribute issue and the issue where Peter tells Aunt May that he is Spider-Man. Damn that boy can write. I have loved literally everything he has ever written. Fantastic 4, The Twelve, Thor, of course Babylon 5, you name it.
I then got so bored that I re-read Scott Pilgrim volume 5, aka Vs. The Universe. But that only took about 15 minutes because those books are really fast reads! It did remind me why Scott Pilgrim is my second favorite work of fiction though (Homestuck is first of course).
I skimmed Neon Evangelion Saga volume 2, and it looked peetty dumb. Why was he going to school instead of fighting robots in a post apocalyptic world? I have only ever seen the first few episodes of the anime so I have no idea what I am talking about.

Hour 3- I finally got up to see if they were done, and they were. It was about 3:30, but I was still really excited about getting to read Justice League 2, Legion of Superheroes 2, Green Lantern Corps 2, plus Fear Itself 7 and Fear Itself: The Fearless. Totally worth the wait.

Also: I am going to do articles on Fear Itself when I get there in my Marvel readthrough. I am still on Heroic Age, meaning I still have to read Shadowland and Chaos War before getting to it, but I am still very close.

More New 52 #1 Opinions


I have aquired a few more #1 comics from DC’s New 52.

Justice League: Wow I love Jim Lee. His art is pretty much perfect forever. Yeah the writing is good too whatever. but DAT ART.
Justice League Dark: I… am not sure what this was all about. Not in the slightest. But I do know that creepy cynical stuffis bedt left with Marvel.
Blackhawks: Just… pretty dumb.
Green Lantern: Luckily, I read War of the Green Lanterns Aftermatb before this, so I understood what was going on and it was pretty awesome.

And a couple #1s for limited series in the reboot universe, but not actually part of the New 52.

Huntress: This is either going to suck hard or be awesome. Cannot tell as of yet.
The Shade: confusing, but that last page plot twist was insane!

New Vegas Hardcore Mode Part 1


Okay, for my character, I have picked out a very deformed Asian American man with a very ridiculous haircut. All of my stats are at 5, except for my strength which is at 10 (so I can hold more crap). I picked the bonus on the skills that let me get filled up on food and drink faster, and bartering of course (I am a huge loot whore). My perks are fast shot, and wild wasteland because it sounds interestimg. Now lets start the game!

Okay so I talk to the robot Victor guy, who I am bored by almost instantly. So I begin wandering aimlessly and stumble upon Victor’s Shack (why do robots have shacks). I loot it to death. Nothing really that interesting in there. I do find some food to steal from a farmer, but not much else in this little town. So I leave.
I see a city in the distance that I think I should probably travel to. But there are these gecko things running around, and monsters mean two things: more loot and more XP. That is much more important than some “main quest”. I fight the little bastards for a while, until I run out of ammo and my health gets low and I decide to go to the city and try to find some way to heal. But when I get there, there is this soldier guy that starts yelling at me. Who’s this douchebag? He warns me of something bad, which obviously means I have to go in. I contemplate punching him, but my health is too low. But when I return… he better be ready.

I go into the city and almost immediately, guys start shooting at me. So what do I do? The thing that is most natural; I run. I barely escape with my life, not to mention the head and arm injuries I receive. NOW how am I going to get healed? I have to see a doctor to get rid of my injuries, since I don’t have any doctor’s bags. Well I just head back to Goodsprings, and go back to the doctor that I met at the beginning of the game. It takes a while, but I make it there. The problem is that I don’t have any money. Even with the loot I sell to him, I barely have enough just to buy a doctor’s bag. So I begin stealing everything out of the guy’s house. It isn’t deemed illegal, so it’s not like I am doing anything wrong. I begin to feel bad for taking his entire library of books, but then I remember that he is a game NPC and he doesn’t actually have feelings.
I loot everywhere I can on Goodsprings for the next hour or so. Do a few sidequests. Nothing too interesting. I did wander and get killed by some giant scorpions, but that is a tale for another day. Like one where I talk about how much I suck at combat.

My playthrough of Fallout: New Vegas (hardcore mode)


I have just started a playthrough of Fallout New Vegas, to stave off the wait for Skyrim. But I am going to try it on Hardcore Mode, where you are forced to eat and drink and sleep, and the weight of your items affects your speed and stamina! It is going to be a fierce challenge, and I will document it here starting tommorow, like a journal.

Ringgold Marching Tiger Band 2011!


I am a Mellophone (Marching French Horn) player in the Ringgold Band that won the Armuchee Invitational Contest last week and the Yellowjacket Classic this past Saturday, with overall scores of 95.8 and 97.1, respectively. It is pretty much the best thing.

You can watch our New York-themed show here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-8mBQjakms&feature=channel_video_title But skip to around 2:50; everything before that is a really cheesy intro thing.

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