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FTL: Faster Than Light

Hello everyone, just wanted to make a quick post saying that I’ve started a video series on the hit indie game FTL: Faster Than Light.

 

Let me know what you think, and if you’re interested, part two continues here.

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Darth Batman?

What do you get when you cross Batman, Sith, and Shark Week?

Answer:

I found this over at NerdCore.  I don’t think it’s actually FOR anything, but it’s pretty much a condensation of everything awesome into one picture.  Thought I’d throw it up to share with everyone.

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Lost Killer Puppy

Not really comic related, but it made me laugh, originally posted at Dogatar.

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Child’s Play

A quick update about the charity Child’s Play, run by Jerry and Mike out of Penny-Arcade.  We’re coming down to the final week of the Child’s Play charity, and it would be great if you could make a donation.  That is to say, if you haven’t already.  Child’s Play is a fantastic charity that donates toys, movies, books, video games, and consoles to children’s hospitals around the globe.

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Who’s a Winner in Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Comic Awards

Nickelodeon’s has started their own comic awards bit.  The Nickaloedeon Magazine Comic Awards.  The twist in this one?  The awards were all chosen by polling kids.  The catagories were pretty standard, with the exception of “best hair in comics,” and the “grossest thing in comics.”  Something called a Diary of a Wimpy Kid showed up twice, including “best graphic novel” so maybe it’s looking into.  Best hair obviously went to Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes.  The Simpsons Comic was voted best comic series, and Snoopy was voted the cutest comic character.  It’s good to see that some classics are still getting recognition among kids.  Otherwise it was pretty uninspiring, with a bit of statistical inaccuracy mixed in.  Some catagories were only availiable for voting via online and cell phone ballots, so the same pool of children did not vote on all the awards.  Nothing majorly wrong with this, per se, but as a math and science person, this is the kind of stuff I notice.

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Aquaman’s Lament

Here’s a fun song my Mark Aaron James, it’s called Aquaman’s Lament.  I really like how the Aquaman uses the fact that he’s had 7 gin and tonics as a real selling point; “well, he does all that fun stuff, but look at what I’ve had, SEVEN gin and tonics!”  Enjoy!

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You caught me…

I recieved an email this morning asking why I haven’t been posting as many reviews lately, and if I am “stalling” for some reason.  Yup, you caught me, I’m stalling.  I had a bout of real world-ness to deal with (applying to graduate school, working 2 jobs at 12 hours a day) and just hadn’t been able to get to my local comic book store.  Mix this with my chronic, compulsive need to know a whole story, and as a result I’ve got a whole big pile of comics sitting around, in a huge mess.  Well, in an attempt to clean up the house, I decided it was finally time to really organize my comic book collection last week.  I took a photo to send to a friend, and it is reproduced here.  From top to bottom, right to left, the following comic piles have been organized in such a way that Howard Hughes looks rather commonplace…

At the top is a mess of comics I determined that I had read, so I bagged and boarded them.  Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars: Rebellion, Star Wars: Legacy, Star Wars: Dark Times, Comic News (yes I save them), random bargain bin comics including a number of Alpha Flight, Thor, Marvel Knights publications, Conan: The Cimmerian, two comics featuring Fin Fang Foom (look for a post on this pile!), Wolverine: Origins, X-Men: Legacy, Uncanny X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, X-Force, my DC pile, Captain America, War Machine, New Avengers, varios Iron Man comics, Weapon-X: First Class, and Deadpool.  The largest piles by far are Star Wars: Legacy and Knights of the Old Republic.  Right now I am wading my way through these comics, and enjoying every minute of it.

So, yes, I was stalling, and I got caught.  But have no fear, reviews are incoming, probably even one today, so make sure you check back at Your Comic Relief for all your comic related needs!

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