Short Film: Lazy Teenage Superheroes

May 22, 2011

This morning StumbleUpon introduced me to another awesome find: Lazy Teenage Superheroes.

According to Blastr, this thirteen-minute short film was made for $300 bucks, and they describe it as a combination between “Scott Pilgrim” and “Heroes”.  And that’s pretty much what you get.

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Remember That Time…

May 22, 2011

that I used to update a blog on comics and other nerdly endeavors, then stopped because of school, then repeatedly said I was back but would merely drop off the face of the earth one post later?

I do. Let’s see if we can’t break that habit now that I’ve graduated.


New Scott Pilgrim Trailer

June 1, 2010

So a lot of things have been happening since I last updated this blog. I put it on the backburner because things like school and… well pretty much just school, ended up kicking my ass, taking my lunch money, and telling me that I better never talk to the pretty cheerleaders again. But the blog has always been in the back of my mind. I’ve even broken it out a few times to talk about interesting news, but then decided that my humble opinions were not worthy of the interblags.  But now I have to show you something.

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Ben Towle’s “Midnight Sun”

June 20, 2009
The cover features Biagi, the Italian radio operator and one of the major characters

The cover features Biagi, the Italian radio operator and one of the major characters

“Painted Smiles; Written Words” was not made for ‘comics’ in the most typical sense of the word. It was made specifically for one shots or miniseries, for stories that break the mold of what you typically think comics to be. Nevertheless, I recognize that lately the posts have been Marvel and Superheroes and everything you immediately think of when you think ‘comics’. And I’ll tell you right now that the next three updates are likely to be Batman story arcs, because I just read them and I am incredibly impressed with them. But they’re not really why I created “Painted Smiles; Written Words”.

“Midnight Sun” is.

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Dollhouse, Comics, and Other Things. But Mostly Dollhouse

May 14, 2009

Well then, would you lookit that. Three updates in one week?! This is UNHEARD OF. Seems like someone’s trying to make up for lost time!

That someone is me.

I’m excited to start working on this blog again. I’m especially excited to start buying even more comics to write about– I do so very much love buying comics. I’m looking at some excellent new comics to talk about, I’ve got a lot of comics that I read over the semester to write about, it’s all very exciting. So the blog is back, updates will (hopefully) be more frequent, I have a lot of stuff I can’t wait to get into, yadda yadda yadda.

Now, onto business.

Joss Whedon's Dollhouse

Joss Whedon's Dollhouse

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Procrastination Nation: Farm Town

May 14, 2009
Farm Town... Eff yeah.

Farm Town... Eff yeah.

So, at first my major qualm against reviewing Farm Town was that it’s a Facebook app. And at first I was worried that that might exclude people– I mean, you can’t exactly play it if you don’t have a facebook. But then I realized that nowadays everyone and their grandmother has a facebook, so I felt that a review—or at least rant—about one of facebook’ most rapidly-growing apps was fairly warranted.

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Secret Invasion: Runaways and Young Avengers

May 12, 2009
The Cover of Issue 1

The Cover of Issue 1

It’s not exactly a secret that one of the major influential factors in making this blog was the excuses it would provide me for buying comics that I could otherwise never justify buying for myself. So when I went into the comic shop the other day and found the complete series of the Secret Invasion: Runaways and Young Avengers serial for only four bucks, it didn’t take some convincing to shell out the cash. After all, I’ll deal with the ads to save a couple bucks.
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