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scottlava:

"Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That’s what’s important! Valor pleases you, Crom… so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!"
Go see the REVENGE OF THE SHOWDOWNS exhibition at Gallery 1988(WEST) in LA now until August 2!

"What is best in life?" 

scottlava:

"Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That’s what’s important! Valor pleases you, Crom… so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!"

Go see the REVENGE OF THE SHOWDOWNS exhibition at Gallery 1988(WEST) in LA now until August 2!

"What is best in life?" 

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batmanisagatewaydrug:

cracked:

The badass costume’s a start. Now how about a badass franchise?
5 Superheroes Who Should’ve Gotten Movies Before Ant-Man

Okay I was expecting a good article here to begin with but then it turned out all five of them are women and EVERYONE GO READ THIS ARTICLE RIGHT NOW 

I’ll go on the record and say I like the costume and don’t mind the heels.
Don’t get me wrong: Wonder Woman doesn’t need heels but since one of the original purposes of high heels were for butchers to wear, in order to keep their feet from getting bloody, I’m OK with the heels in that context.  
Bring on the blood you fantastic Amazon you!  ; )

batmanisagatewaydrug:

cracked:

The badass costume’s a start. Now how about a badass franchise?

5 Superheroes Who Should’ve Gotten Movies Before Ant-Man

Okay I was expecting a good article here to begin with but then it turned out all five of them are women and EVERYONE GO READ THIS ARTICLE RIGHT NOW 

I’ll go on the record and say I like the costume and don’t mind the heels.

Don’t get me wrong: Wonder Woman doesn’t need heels but since one of the original purposes of high heels were for butchers to wear, in order to keep their feet from getting bloody, I’m OK with the heels in that context.  

Bring on the blood you fantastic Amazon you!  ; )

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Mile High Comics To Not Return To SDCC

Holy balls.

I will totally go on the record and say that I do not enjoy San Diego Comic Con anymore, like at all.  

While some may believe the show has “evolved”, I choose instead to believe it has lost its way, that calling it a “Comic-Con” is an affectation and nostalgic reminder of a better era.

SDCC has become such a Mecca to consumption that I find I do not even want to wander the aisleways.  There are a handful of booths that I may brave the journey to, like the Peanuts/Charles Schultz booth or wherever Sergio Aragones may be set up as well as the aforementioned Mile High Comics and Artists’ Alley, but that’s about it.  Everything else I can catch on YouTube, social media, or any number of geeky websites catering to my interests that seem to have sprung up over the last few years (without, I may add, being around smelly, rude neckbeards or being shoved about by the endless throngs of fans).  

Most years, and certainly this one, the exclusives at SDCC hold no interest for me.  I pick up the MLP SDCC piece each year for my younger sister, and perhaps the Lego exclusive for my Dad (a committed Lego-maniac) but that’s about it.  (And don’t get me started on the Lego booth this year at SDCC - they’re getting an email for sure)

Like I said, SDCC has become such a show dedicated to consumption that it hardly seems worth it unless you’re one of the exhibitors raking in the fat cash for the super-rare-secret-variant-cover-alt-color-exclusive-action-figure-bust-thingy, and there are many.  Or one of the super-consumers who bring in friends and family (of all ages believe you me; I saw six year old’s carrying bags of 5-6 items from the Hasbro and Mattel booths behind daddy and mommy carrying their own bags) to rake in exclusive after exclusive to flip on eBay.  (But that’s another post) It’s all about the cash, pure and simple.  

And I get the need to make back the cash one spends on just being at the show as an exhibitor - it ain’t cheap! SDCC is one of the single most expensive shows to exhibit and sell at in this field, if not the most expensive, so I get folk need to make their costs back, but it’s that sort of reasoning that just feed the animal.  Sort of like a perverse cycle of commercialism.  I dunno.  

2014 was my tenth SDCC, and I feel privileged to have been able to attend when so many cannot and actually want to.   But the fact remains, I do not like this show and I have not for at least three or four years.  I actually try to get out of it every year.  (I do it for work, and don’t have an option, if the boss says “You’re going” what can you do?)

Look, I’m not saying don’t go.  If you want to, do it.  This is just my takeaway; I’m a simple country hick from VT and the level of commercialism and materialism at SDCC is anathema to my yokel sensibilities.  That’s all.  

Losing Mile High Comics is just evidence of what many of us have said for years.  SDCC (and many of the exhibitors) has lost its way.  

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