Last week, I asked you all for help in coming up with a comic book character that I could revitalize. I wanted someone who wasn’t a badass so I could turn them into a badass. I also talked about it with some of the comic book geeks at work. The idea I have is one I really like and I want to make it work.
So, I agonized over who to pick. The guys at work threw out a bunch of suggestions. I thought about it quite a bit. In the end, I could never think of any Marvel or D.C. character that seemed right for the story I had in mind.
The question remained: who would I use?
I have an idea for a new story. The problem is that I’m not sure I want to write it. It’s not that I don’t like my story idea, or that I don’t think I can pull it off. I just don’t know if I want to put time and effort into something that, unless a miracle happens, will never come into fruition.
The story idea came about when a couple of us were talking at work. A question came up that got us all thinking: if you could write any comic book, what would it be?
There are lots of comic books that it would be cool to write for: Daredevil, Nightwing, or Wolverine. The more I thought about it, though, the less I wanted to do those characters. I love those characters and I’m not sure I’d be able to do them justice.
So, then I thought “Who would I write, then?” Continue reading
My company fixes car stereos. That’s the fun thing we do. Whenever we get in a stereo to be repaired, we make sure that all of the dealership’s information is in our computer. That way, if there are any CDs left or stuck in the unit, we can return them back to the dealership and they can be given back to the person they belong to.
Today, we received the following email:
This customer received back one cd and one tape. States there were 4-5 more cds in the unit. Do we still have these cds, some were Yanni. Continue reading
This is actually a post that I’ve wanted to do for a while. I’ve held off on it, however, as I wanted to wait until the two new shows had a chance to get at least half a season in. I didn’t think it would be very fair to judge them before then. I’ll go ahead and start with the first show to air, which is now in its third season, Arrow.
When this show first came out, I really didn’t want anything to do with it. I hadn’t really seen, or read, much with the Green Arrow in it, but what I did see didn’t really interest me. This will probably sound ridiculous, as Green Arrow came out at least ten years earlier, but he always seemed to me to be a lamer version of Hawkeye. Hawkeye’s arrows were more technological and badass. Plus, the Green Arrow was walking around in the movie costume from Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
After the second season of Arrow ended, one of the guys I worked with told me that I needed to watch it. I told him everything I said above. He admitted that he didn’t really like Green Arrow that much either, but that Arrow was a very good show. Still, I was leery about watching it. Finally, I agreed to give it a shot.
A couple of months or so ago, I posted about the idiots I have to put up with at my job. That post was mostly about a particular car dealership who sent me a note calling me stupid while proving their own stupidity in the process. This one will be about the morons who are actually in the building with me.
Let’s start with last Wednesday…
Every Thursday, there’s a woman who I’m supposed to drop paperwork off to. On Wednesday morning, at 9 o’clock, she sent an email asking if I was there and where the paperwork was….
This will be the first post I’m going to put up using my new phone. Hopefully this goes smoothly. If it does, I’ll be able to post more. If not, I’ll be posting about the same as I used to… which is not much.
I’m still getting used to this new phone. There are some really cool things about it. I can do so much more with it, like write blog posts. I’m not crazy about the touchscreen keyboard thing, however. I’m sure I’ll get used to it eventually. Continue reading
About a year ago (I can actually tell you how long ago, as I’m about to post a link, but I really just feel like saying ‘about a year ago’), I wrote a piece about the comic book Negation and its publisher, CrossGen. For a while, I collected many different CrossGen titles. In addition to Negation, I also read Route 666 (a horror series), The Way of the Rat (a mystical/martial arts story), The Path (a story about a samurai), Brath (a Braveheart-like story about an almost-Irish tribe of warriors and their battle against a Roman Empire-ish conqueror), and El Cazador (a book actually set on Earth about 17th Century pirates).
A couple of months ago, I was telling one of my coworkers about how good I thought some of the CrossGen books were. Apparently, he really trusts my opinions, because he went right out and found copies of the entire run of both Negation and Way of the Rat. After he got done reading them, he asked me if I wanted to read them again…. Of course I want to read them again, you idiot!!
Right before I started reading, I actually stopped for a second. Would I like these as much as I did the first time? Am I setting myself up for disappointment by reading these again? Only one way to find out… Continue reading