Because I know you’re all wondering, I started off the week with a horrible cold that left me prone for about 24 hours. But I still made some stuff, so here it is!
The entire time I was making these Valentine’s Day cards based on Bane quotes from The Dark Knight Rises, I kept repeating, “This isn’t worth it,” in my head. But you know what, it was worth it, just to see the smile on one child’s face. That child was me. I am that child. Twist.
Basically, I’m so terrified of ending up in a political discussion, I had a nightmare about it, and then wrote about that. I actually think a lot of people could benefit, though, from admitting that they don’t know what the f–k they’re talking about when it comes to politics, and that’s okay. You don’t have to be an expert in everything.
Pretty self-explanatory, but as I’ve been getting back to exploring what I love about writing, and what I love writing about I’m pushing to get back into comics. Not that I went away totally, I still do Comic Book Club and occasionally did some comics focused interviews over the past two years; but this is the first straight comic book reviewing, in writing, I’ve done since 2013. Feels good.
Beyond “it’s great,” I was struck with one main thought after binging Nathan For You, that the “Dumb Starbucks” episode just didn’t work. I think I figured out why (and the show is incredible, by the way, watch it if you haven’t). Also I’m not in love with this headline, so if anyone has suggestions please let me know.
There’s actually a great joke about this in the Deadpool movie; but in case you’re a stickler for continuity, here’s your explanation.
Lotta Deadpool this week, but this was a particularly fun episode of Comic Book Club with guests Fabian Nicieza (co-creator of Deadpool), Reilly Brown (long time artist of Deadpool) and current Deadpool editor Jordan D. White. I’ll point out, we started with Nicieza talking about this past weekend’s “beef” with Rob Liefeld, started in a New York Times article that was never really a beef… And these are my favorite kinds of stories to do. They never get as much press as feuds, and often no corrections are added to the original story, but Fabian’s explanation of what went down is mature, adult, and shows how you have to do your research as a journalist. Don’t just print everything you read.
In which I continue to explore what’s bothering me about Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in specific, niche ways that probably only apply to me.