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I know several people who are anime geeks. They tend to get a bad rap for being real weirdos, even in the geek world. Don’t get me wrong… there are some extreme geeks on this level. When you can understand Japanese because of watching anime, you’ve really gone too far.
In conclusion, we are all geeks. I assume most of you are anyway. We need to stick together and support other geek cultures. Go out there, try new levels, and develop new passions. There is a place for every geek.
Thanks for reading for these past two weeks, and being a “web comic geek.”
I am very, very close to being an anime geek. I love anime cartoons, and I really love Cowboy Bebop. Cowboy Bebop is what got me hooked on anime. After watching several series, I started getting into the toys and models (I bought a couple Gundam models). I also started listening to a couple of anime series’ soundtracks. Then, I started reading manga as well. Basically, I have given the anime geek level a good amount of attention. I’m not quite to the point of being a geek on this level, but I can see how easy it is to reach that point. It’s my dark little secret of the geek world.
My Thanksgiving break is over, and back to classes I go. I’m on the home stretch now… only three more weeks until the end of my semester. If the blog posts start getting progressively shorter and less comprehensive, you can blame it on my finals.
I imagine Zack, Sloth, and Mike have never seen a Football game. We’ve already established that they’ve never seen a basketball. Football is my favorite sport. Maybe it has something to do with being a Midwesterner. I don’t know. I just love this time of year. It’s almost college bowl time and the NFL is in the heart of its season. In the Midwest, football is an all weekend deal. I pay attention to football Friday through Sunday. We have high school football on Friday, the NFL on Sunday and college sandwiched in between. It is a big deal out here.
In contrast, Rob couldn’t care less about football. I think there was a time when the super bowl was just a concept to him. He has done well to tolerate my insane fandom. He even attended a high school football game with me. He put on a brave face and tried as best he could to relate it to comics. It’s a strange world for any geek. It’s as foreign as understanding D&D if you’re an athlete. There will be times when my sports love seeps into the strip. I thank Rob for letting me throw these in on occasion and doing such a good job on them. Now all I need is for K-State to win this weekend. EMAW.
The villain has a weakness, and it’s poor taste in comic books. We all have guilty pleasures, but there is no excuse for being a Liefield fan.
Yes, we’re a little late this evening. Between Rob somehow hurting his arm this weekend and my homework it made this a late edition. I am not very good a trigonometry, and it takes me a bit to get it figured out.
It’s late here and I am afraid I don’t have much to say. The Kansas State Wildcats beat Baylor this Saturday, and proud we are of all of them. We had friends visiting from out of town this weekend. My wife and I don’t have many friends that live here locally. (We could count them on one hand.) It’s nice to have visitors. That’s about all the ramblings I can muster. Goodnight all.
Ty2ray I have not been reading the new 52, but only because Kansas has maybe 2 comic book stores and they are about 100 miles away. Rob has been a good friend and has picked up the first few issues for me. So I will read them very soon, and I’m sure I’ll have some thoughts on the reboot.
BadHobbit, thanks for the suggestion I will be sure to check out Dynamo 5. If anyone else has more suggestion let me know. I can go through a full trade in less than 30 minutes so I am always looking for something to read. In fact, go to the forum and submit the recommendation for everyone. I just made a new forum category for “Recommended Readings”. Other people might like to discover some new comics. Go share, don’t be shy.
We have some conventions coming up and are looking at some other things. Rob will be visiting in a couple of weeks. After that, there will be some improvements, and big, big things coming to the five and dime comics. Be looking forward to some new stuff this October.
Sometimes, in comics, villains get created and they are special. I don’t like the phrase, “The kind [of person] you love to hate.” That term would apply to the Joker or Carnage. You love them because they are bad. You don’t like what they are doing, but you like the style they have while going about doing it. This attitude covers most of the good to great comic villains in the world.
I’m not talking about those guys. I’m talking about villains that are more than that. In short I’m talking about Thanos. Thanos is a villain you don’t love to hate. You just love him. He is smart, charismatic and powerful. The reality of it is, he shouldn’t have lost the infinity gauntlet. He had the power of a god and got stopped by mortals. I ‘m not going to go into the whole story because “The Infinity Gauntlet” is as trade worth picking up. It’s characters like Thanos that present a problem to the comic company that creates them. They are “too good”. The heroes of the universe need to win. That’s the point of comics; good vs. evil or right vs. wrong, to see that justice is served. However, characters like Thanos, Dr. Doom, Dark Phoenix, Lex Luthor and Namor shatter the belief that the heroes will win. The truth is that they stack up too well to the heroes they face. With so many terrible villains out there don’t we deserve to see the greats more often? It brings back the fun of comics wondering if the heroes can win the day.