Monday, January 19, 2015

My Posting

Sorry I have been neglecting things.  I know people read because I see the stats and I hope those who are enjoy what I post and also maybe have some reference to the various back issues I write about.  I have just felt drained lately.  Not sure what it is, I will just blame the diabetes since it is a good scapegoat.  When I feel like this I have to prioritize and the Blog suffers.

I have had another encounter online that has upset me.  That is why I posted the picture I did.  I currently have this as my profile pic on Google + and I just like the pic.  The young woman that is Wonder Woman has been a fixture at HeroesCon over the years and I think she is an outstanding cosplayer.  I even wrote about this photo in my convention posts.  I had watched what I thought was a guy way older than me groping her when his buddy was taking a pic.  It made me hyper aware as this pic was taken as to where my hand went.  I was a bit upset at seeing that happen, but just was dumbfounded.

Anyway, what happened to make me sad was a comment I made on G+ to a posted video where a Pastor tells of punching a kid.  I work in the church with children and this was wrong to me.  I said so.  I was not preachy or anything, but thought I was a good balance for a Christian who thought this was as wrong as other commenters.  So dude wrote that my being a minister and having a pic with a busty babe made my comments invalid.  I realize he made no attempt to check my profile and see that I am a comic nerd or even question my opinion further as a Christian.  To me it was a slap a Christian and use judgmental opinions to make myself look big.

The bigger issue to those that scream about dialogue and freedom of expression is why do you not do as you say?  Why can a Christian not think it wrong to punch a kid as a way to convert them?  I watch this all the time.  I am sick of those that do not want to be stereotyped doing that to me.  I am sick of ultra conservative fundamentalists right wing Christians making me look like them.  They preach and judge and get all the attention.  I could spend hours detailing how my faith and beliefs differ from theirs.  Bottom line is that there will never be understanding in this world until trollz become silenced and reasonable people sit down and talk.

BDS

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year

Been a rough end to the new year.  I have had a BAD head cold and my Dad has pneumonia.  I have made it to work and been OK watching the Kids, but am dragging today.  I did watch some Netflix while sick.

I finished Season 2 of Arrow.  Wow, what a second season.  It got even better.  I am glad that it and Flash are so strong.  Maybe the CW can become the DC goto station.  I am watching Farscape again and for the first time in its entirety.  I really liked that show.  It was never fully appreciated.

I want to catch up and do more writing this new year.  Here's Hoping!

BDS

Friday, November 28, 2014

Flashback Friday: The Incredible Hulk #250

I had been reading issues I picked up over the summer as I awaited the cash flow problems to subside and allow for new comics to read.  It brought this old gem back into my hands.  It is a strange combination when the Silver Surfer is paired with any Marvel Hero that is Earth-bound, but especially the Hulk.

This is a time when the Silver Surfer is trapped on Earth.  An invisible cosmic barrier prevents him from leaving.  It is the punishment he received from Galactus for siding against him when the Earth was on the menu.  It also provides the plot for this issue.  The Surfer seeks to add the gamma power of the Hulk to his own power cosmic to escape and soar the spaceways once more.

Bruce Banner has found peace though.  His own heroic actions placed him with a loving woman and her daughter.  Over time he has fallen in love and the Hulk has been away.  All that is at risk if he helps the Surfer, or is it?  It seems that the Surfer is able to cure Bruce and for that he is willing to gamma power the Silver Surfer.

All is set up for tradgedy.  How could it not when you have two of the most tragic characters in the Marvel Universe?  The twists and turns that occur is what makes this an excellent story.  You feel for both men as decisions are made and life is returned to a status quo neither of them wanted.  This is a great issue of The Incredible Hulk.

BDS

Friday, November 21, 2014

Flashback Friday: Avengers #333

I am trying to get back on track and not let my Blog fall away as I am working two jobs now.  I have been grabbing random books that are in stacks that are not sorted to read as I have a minute.  I read this old Avengers story from their first volume.  It was back when history mattered and the Avengers were not the money making machine they are in today's movie climate.  It has two unlikely Avengers in this story as well.

The set up from last issue is that the Avengers new high tech headquarters has been finished and they no longer are banned from Manhattan.  They throw a huge party that has dignitaries and the vast collection of Marvel heroes in attendance.  It is a cool bunch of panels as you see different heroes rendered for the story.  Of course this impregnable fortress is penetrated by Doctor Doom and a couple of Doombots.

Dr. Doom wishes to be given the secret of trans-dimensional travel.  He has secured a device that will release neutrons for miles around and kill all organic life if the Avengers do not share this secret that he witnessed as they battled some recent foes.  He tells them that two of the Dooms they see are Doombots, but do they risk attacking and setting the bomb off?

Sandman and Vision are trapped on a different level from the party as is Captain America in a training area.  They decide to face off against their Dooms after some logical deduction.  Seeing Sandman fight Doom is awesome.  The real hero is the secret teen Rage.  The story starts having Doom shock him.  The funny thing is that Rage figures some important things out and they are all because of cupcakes his Granny brought to the party.

This is one of the fun stories that has so much cool from the Marvel Universe.  It is also a great find for any that might collect comics that Doc Doom appears in.  One of my favorites from this era in Avengers History.

BDS

Friday, November 7, 2014

So A Lot Has Been Going On.....

Well, many things have been happening.  The biggest is that my substitute job has now turned into a second job.  It is before and after school care and that leaves me with a crazy schedule.  I hope that it helps with some of the money stress.  It has been an adjustment.  I also have been sick and dealing with the diabetes while this has happened.  All while still doing the primary job in the local church setting.

I have been able to catch up a bit on my reading of comicbooks and one thought crossed my mind.  What was the point of the FUTURE'S END stories from DC?  Aside from a few nice bits they really are not playing into the current plots for me.  I mean I figured that my books would jump forward and we would have a mini restart and that might be cool.  Add a few bits of tension and intrigue, but to have everything plodding along as is after reading what will be is just a marketing scheme, right?  My shop owner did have the non-steroid covers available for a switch or I would have not been buying the titles I collect.

TV has been cool with the Super Heroes of late.  I can't comment on Gotham as I cannot received the local FOX station over the airwaves and I have sworn off Hulu because their alliance with Facebook seems to screw with my access on my outdated computer.  But Flash is AWESOME!!!!!!!!  I love what they have done with the character and the way that they have the very accessible "Easter eggs" on display.  They really have done it right and it is the equal to Arrow in every way.  Constantine I like, but I figure it is a good thing that NBC is low in the ratings right now or it would be cut already.  They are doing it justice.  The thing I am wondering is if the Grimm folks are staying tuned and watching?

Trunk or Treat went well.  I was told I was the "coolest person ever" for giving out comics.  Had a mom at a local library praise me for making her little boy's Halloween.  Plus, it was cool seeing kids be dumbfounded when a comic was dropped in their trick or treat containers.

Well. gotta head to bed.  I hope to get back on track soon, but no promises.

BDS

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

VOTE


A new second job, bad health, and knowing I am in a gerrymandered district did not stop me from voting.  It is a right that is slowly being manipulated from us.  It is important to maintain this right, so go vote.  

BDS

Friday, October 17, 2014

Flashback Fizzle

Tonight I was all ready to get back to Blogging.  I have had a busy and rough few weeks.  I know my health has been on a roller coaster.  I took a second job that has odd hours compared to most jobs.  I have been pushing to promote and work my church job.  All this while fighting off a seasonal allergy cough.  It was to be a start to scheduling normalcy tonight.

I had a old comic from 1986 on tap and really was getting up to start the process when I heard a sound like the vehicle that passed by had run over something on the road.  It was before 8:30 PM EST.  I went and got a flashlight and fund Pal in the road dead.  It really changed the night.

Pal was the name I called him, Dad called him Bozo or the dog that "wasn't his dog."  He really wasn't our dog.  Sometime back he showed up, a Beagle that just found the house with all the other Beagles and hounds.  He would run a rabbit, but was beyond gun shy.  In fact right after he showed up, the sight of a rifle before a cow was killed and dressed to be processed made him disappear.  We figure he was an older dog and that because he was gun shy the owner just took off a collar and let him go.

I had pet him maybe twenty minutes earlier when I went out on the porch.  Another Beagle we have that was his running buddy was looking for him after I got him out of the road and in a wheel barrow.  He may have not been our dog, but he is now buried in the area where many of our dogs have been laid to rest after their deaths.

It has been a long time since we lost a dog to the road.  It is just a sad night.

BDS