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This year's Comicon was a total blast. There was a lot of anime stuff which I'm not really into and they could've had more panels that were more interesting, but the few that I went to were great. Honestly the biggest draw for me is just being in this environment where there are other nerds like me who can just geek out and share that with other people who understand what I'm talking about. I also really love seeing what kinds of costumes people put together, as some people actually spend the whole year preparing and putting amazing things together.... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at BLAP! the Blog
I don't think I remember anything of substance from grade school. I just realized how absurd that last statement was. There are distinct moments that really stand out to me that I'll never forget. If I list those and it turns out to be fewer than I thought I will try harder to remember other less entertaining things to fill the rest of the space. 1. I made a PVC ring for a girl. I once tried to impress a girl so I thought that making something would be a huge token of my affection. I had a friend who... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2011 at BLAP! the Blog
Grant is now following Tess Fowler
Apr 20, 2011
- I've said before that I hate slang, but that's actually not true. I don't like today's slang. I just don't get it. I find slang from decades past to be much more amusing and fun to say. I have a particular fondness for slang from the 1920's and I'd like to see it make a comeback. Some examples of great 1920's slang: gams, dame, "and how", swell, bearcat, bee's knees. - The perfect song to drive to is the piece from Batman where Batman is taking Vicki Vale back to the Batcave and they're driving through the countryside. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at BLAP! the Blog
- Talking on your cell phone while ordering I think is, at this point, widely accepted as totally fucking rude. This makes me want to become a doctor. I know that seems like a non sequitur but if I was a doctor I would go to the rooms of patients who talk on their cell phones while they order shit and I would say "Your test results came back in" and my cell phone would ring and I would say "Oh I have to get this" and I would have a conversation in front of my patient who is waiting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at BLAP! the Blog
Whenever I write I'm always concerned with making it good. I've never really tried my hardest to make it terrible. Floating How many hours have I been adrift, alone on this river? Well, not entirely alone, for I have three companions; a bottle of jack, a baby orangutan, and the sweet promise of death. When did I pick up this orangutan? Oh yes I rescued him from that other orangutan, the bigger, stronger, faster, meaner orangutan This pup didn't have a chance. Or did he? I don't entirely trust him yet. Open the blast door! Open the blast door! Seems... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2011 at BLAP! the Blog
I grew up with 94.5 as being only radio station worth listening to, and in the last year or two I've noticed that it no longer seems to an awesome radio station. It fucking sucks. So I was bored enough to write a letter to the head of programming at 94.5 and ask them why. Hello email recipient, To the point, I'm just curious why 94.5 has branched away from playing great music from the 50s and 60s and now seems to favor the 70s and, unless my ears deceive me, the 80s. As a kid 94.5 was the only... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at BLAP! the Blog
Ha we are terrible at fighting kobolds
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2010 on Level One Encounter at Chief's blog
I'm often reminded of the fact that I haven't been going to school anytime recently. The con of working near the neighborhood I grew up in is that I run into ghosts from the past on a semi regular basis. Work is like a Bermuda Triangle where faces from the past drift into and linger to remind me that I've lost my way and I need to get out. Mentors and peers alike have come in and they inevitably they ask the question "Are you going to school?" and I sheepishly answer "No not right now...." and then I just... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2010 at BLAP! the Blog
I've nothing to say Yet still I arrange my words In five, seven, five. I do not fear death It's everything before it I can't figure out Came upon your door Unsure how to turn the knob Much less place my foot Summer in the park I'll bring the sweet sound of clouds You bring the sunshine These six strings are mine With these steady, tempered hands They'll unravel time See, things There know you as stranger as you know There things see And her dance begins Amidst the fireflies she is Illuminated My haikus are dumb One of many... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at BLAP! the Blog
For the most part I have completely wasted my time off, but yesterday I at least got myself down to the art museum. I had not been there in probably six or seven years and it was really just what I needed. Unfortunately they the upstairs galleries roped off and they only have a very small part of their Asian art on display for the time being, they Also opened up some new sections and have a bigger collection of Modern Art on display. I immediately went to find my favorite piece from the last time I frequented the art... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2010 at BLAP! the Blog
I'll just go ahead and chalk all this up to being in some kind of mood before I even get started. I know that success and happiness don't typically just come to people and they have to really work at it, but I also know there are still few cases where it does just happen to people like some gift bestowed upon them by the universe or karma or what have you. I guess because most of my life I often lose myself to some ridiculous cinematic point of view where I'm the main character (an underdog, mind you) that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2010 at BLAP! the Blog
If I could leave Arizona or if I had anything outside of here I'd move too. You have to go where you're happy.
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2010 on The Motherland at Chief's blog
I've never done a music review before so I thought I would take a crack at it while I'm in the middle of cleaning up my apartment. What better album to explore than one I've been revisiting quite a bit lately which is 'The Listening' by Canadian twenty-something artist Lights. And what better way to revisit an album than to have it blaring against my stucco walls while picking shit up. First I'll talk about 'Ice' which is the first Lights song I ever heard and inevitably made me go out and buy the whole album. Admittedly it was the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2010 at BLAP! the Blog
There's really nothing that I haven't done that everyone else has. How is that possible to really be the only person who hasn't done a particular thing? The only thing that comes close is that everyone else can stare me directly in the face but I'll never be able to. I could look at a reflection of myself, sure, but I could never actually stare myself in the face. I also can't give myself a hug or play a competitive game of chess against myself. And would I truly ever be able to lie to myself? I mean there are times I try to kid myself but I'm always cognizant of the truth. Oh I guess there are dead hooker stories now that I think about it. I mean I don't have one of those but almost everyone I run into has a dead hooker story. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2010 at BLAP! the Blog
About two months ago or so my cpu fan in my laptop stopped working causing it to overheat and shut off every ten minutes. This was devastating to me considering that my computer is my lifeline. My computer shutting down after ten minutes is akin to having a stroke every ten minutes. I explored different options to fix it. I could take it into a repair place and they would charge me $200+ to fix it. I could just save up and buy a whole new computer altogether. That would be about $800-$1000. The fans themselves only cost around $50,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2010 at BLAP! the Blog
I hardly ever think about my brother Darrell. Some people probably don't even know I have another brother besides Travis. I'm not sad that he's gone; I was never one to grieve. I remember when Darrell passed away I couldn't face people. A couple of days of feeling dumbfounded mixed with utter melancholy and I was back to normal. I honestly can't even remember the exact year he died. It was a handful of years ago. It actually kind of pains me that I can't remember that detail. Some might look at the way I can quickly move on from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2010 at BLAP! the Blog
Grant is now following Chief
Jun 21, 2010
I just got back from going to roller derby and wow was that awesome! Such a good couple of matches! I haven't been to a roller derby match in several months to a year since normally I work the weekends they fall on. Tonight I was off though so I flew solo and it was so great to see a match on a banked track finally. Fewer fights this time but after seeing a handful of bouts of felt much more familiar with the rules and enjoyed a couple of nailbiters thoroughly. The Coffin Draggers vs the Bombshells and the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2010 at BLAP! the Blog
Oh god I am the biggest procrastinator. More immediately I'm procrastinating from fixing my dishwasher, building the tv stand I bought almost a week ago, and cleaning my apartment. It's not that I don't want all of those things done I just become distracted easily and I choose to do something fun over any of those things. I'm also procrastinating from finding a better job. I've tried looking here and there but I haven't really done some serious searching. It's not that I don't hate my job; I think I've just become comfortable where I am. I think if I found the right job I would jump at it but for the time being I'm just really taking my time trying to look for one. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2010 at BLAP! the Blog
Grant is now following Amanda
Jun 14, 2010
It's funny how I can forget big things but I'll remember the little things, the minute trivial things that most people don't give a second thought to. For instance I remember exactly the first time I heard the term 'vigilante'. It was from a Bartman comic short in an issue of Disney Adventures. Yes I read Disney Adventures, and religiously as a matter of fact, so bite me. I read this word and didn't know how to pronounce it or what it meant, so I looked it up. It clicked with me in a way I didn't necessarily comprehend at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at BLAP! the Blog
An acquaintance of mine who I work with is one of the AZ Derby Dames. I've been to a couple shows but not since they got a banked track put it. I was blown away the first show I went to.
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2010 on kick out the jams, motherfu- at WWdN: In Exile
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Bickleton sauntered down the street while the Sun beat down on him something fierce. He cautiously pushed his grocery chariot full of all the various treasures he'd found while living out in the sprawling urban jungle for the past twenty two years. Everything from magic lamps to sorcerors' toilet brushes and even dragons' pizza boxes. Of course he didn't want any lookyloo seeing his treasures so he covered them up with trash. He knew every nook and cranny of the city and despite all the hunchbacks and commoners and dragons running around he knew it was really his city and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2010 at BLAP! the Blog
I don't like kids and have almost nothing but contempt for them; this is a widely known fact. That aside I can't help but feel pity for any child I see whose parent has placed them in a harness and attached a leash to it. Whatever happened to holding your child's hand? Yes if your child is that young you should physically stay connected with them when out and about around groups of people, but why put a leash on them? I understand kids are detestable creatures but they aren't dogs. First it became socially acceptable to treat you dog... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2010 at BLAP! the Blog