Journal Entry #23: ConBravo Day 0

So, ConBravo the premier convention for all things geek is starting tomorrow. Or, well it has already started for some people as planning and things are no doubt going on right now as I write this post.

Still, for the normal members of staff the convention doesn’t start until tomorrow and noon. For the normal people though, the convention doesn’t start until tomorrow evening.

I’ve been doing normal pre-con things like packing, eating, saving money and also trying to fight my pre-con cold. You know what’s dumb. I get sick before conventions and after conventions. It’s so dumb.

Last convention I was at, I had a nasty case of pink eye before it, that somehow translated to me having bright red eyes that made me look like I smoked weed about every single hour on the hour. Yeah, that made working the weekend a bit awkward.

Right now, I have a horrible cough that makes me sound like I’m dying. Sigh. I bet all my con friends think I’m always sick.

Anyways, I’ve been preparing. This weekend is going to both wreck me and be one of the most amazing things that I love. This is going to be awesome.

I just love conventions. As always, I’ll try to keep some sort of blog going on. I think I’m going to write a little paragraph about what I’m doing every hour, so let’s see if I can’t get some sort of interesting blog post from this weekend.

Also, expect RWBY Episode 2 to come up right after I’ve watched it and capped some screens from it. I’ve been putting it off, just because I really don’t want to listen to the voices. The more I’ve been thinking about it, the more I dislike the voices. Oh well. Hopefully it’s better the second time. I really don’t want to have to drop the series just because I could stand it.

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SUPERMAN UNCHAINED: Issue #2

SMUND_Cv2_swb1p9qvqg_Superman has always been one of those heroes that I’ve not really gotten. He’s pretty much invincible, yet he always seems to have all of these problems, though it seems like his powers were, at the very least, reduced compared to what I remember them as.

Anyways, the comic starts off with Lex Luthor doing his thing. As in; building a giant diorama of his dream city that runs completely off of the sun. If what he talked about in the last issue is true and works, then that is some model he’s built. Either way it isn’t really relevant as, we go across the world to Dubai, where Superman is fighting some sort of construction robot that is trying to bring down the world’s tallest free standing structure. You know, I don’t remember many evil villains trying to take down the worlds tallest free standing structure when it was in Canada, but now that’s it’s in Dubai, every villain has some sort of evil plan that has the building in the center of their plans. Really, that kind of just ticks me off. I mean sure, the CN Tower isn- wait no. The CN Tower is pretty impressive! In fact, it’s really cool, and distinctive.

Anyways, Superman saves the building with his almighty powers, and then… wait give me a second to double check.

Oh, yeah. He goes to talk to Batman!

Yay!

This is why I love comics. The super giant worlds that all these vastly different stories take place in, is just so fantastical and amazing. I mean, it’s almost akin to that of a epic fantasy world. The amount of stories and adventures is never ending, and that’s what I love in fiction. The ability to lose yourself in it, to lose yourself in a different world.

Anyways, Batman does his usual thing, and the two watch some weird video with singing men that have red headed men added to their faces. Batman then does his thing some more, and Superman flies off to the… desert?

General Lang is there and the two share some passive aggressive conversation, before Lane takes the passive part and tosses it at Superman’s face, along with a barrage of robots. Superman does his thing, but before he can totally dominate, the weird blue man thing from the last issue pops out of nowhere and starts to dominate Superman.

We then cut back to Lex, who has well… gone straight back to evil, and has created some sort of exosuit. He breaks our of prison and swears to change the world. Ah, typical Lex. They really should just off him.

Anyways, the issue ends with Batman doing his thing and talking about how he has a special anti-Superman suit. Talk about foreshadowing eh?

So, all in all. Not a bad issue. Lots of action, the plot is thickening and all that. It wasn’t very… memorable. As in, even after reading it several times, I still can’t quite remember every little thing that happened. Which isn’t- no. It’s a bad thing.

Still, that is nice, because I can reread it and still find some entertainment in it so wasn’t a waster of $3.99. Also, this was a dollar cheaper than the first issue, is that a normal thing? I don’t know… I’ll see with the next issue in August.

SUPERMAN UNCHAINED: Issue #1

So, I’ve decided that I shall now be adding comic books to the number of things I blog on a semi-regular basis. The first of the things I’ll be doing is SUPERMAN UNCHAINED a new series in the DC NEW 52 universe. It stars, guess who, Superman. I actually haven’t read too many comics, but I’ve always been a fan of the comic book world and the tropes that come with it.

I may have bought two issues of this, because the comic store that I bought it at had two different versions with different covers but I don’t regret it at all. I plan to be a giant nerd and start a comic book collection.

Anyways, what happened?

SMUND_Cv1_q53uxls7jd_Well, a lot happened. There summary are going to be vary bare boned. Also spoilers.

Okay. So, Superman is up in space and destroying some sort of satellite that is coming to crash down into the Earth and kill a ton of people. Superman monologues quite a bit as he tears apart the space station. Apparently seven other space objects have also crashed and Superman has had a busy day trying to save the world. There is that thought eh? Good guys have to save the world every single time, bad guys just need the good to guys to fail once and they get what they want. Poor good guys.

Anyways, Superman saves the world and then retreats back to his man cave to start writing a report on what occurred that day. We learn that Clark had left the planet a while ago and was now simply reporting from his own room. Lois calls and they start to passively aggressively flirt, Lois then informs Clark that apparently his report is wrong and that Superman did something that Clark didn’t know about.

Clark is no doubt confused about that as he should really know what Superman had been doing, therefore Clark quickly decides to investigate exactly what was going on. He goes to the crash site of the satellite that he didn’t save, and is quite quickly shot by the military.

With that the comic ends.

There was quite a bit of other stuff, but well yeah.

Now, I haven’t read too many comics, but I’ll still do my best to from some sort of opinion. The art was very vibrant and colourful. There was quite a bit of detail and I didn’t notice anything that was too out there. The actions scenes were nicely framed and although I didn’t like it too much, the giant poster sized page in the middle of the book was quite pretty. I’ve too pages, so I might post them up somewhere like posters.

So yeah…

I’ll get better at this. I promise!