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Update – Mini Blog Reboot!

Hello interweb, Nate here!  So I’ve been neglecting this blog a lot lately.  It mostly started when college began last year and I used college as an excuse to not worry about this place for a while.  However, summer is almost over and I’ve still barely touched this place.  A lot of that was because I’ve just lost a lot of passion for a lot of things recently, including blogging.  However, I remember that I used to love blogging!  I even remember when I first made this blog, I had a very consistent schedule.  Once upon a time, I made it a goal to post some new content once a week and I held onto that goal for a while.  Then, I stopped posting weekly and decided to stick with posting every once in a while when I felt like it.  Which eventually turned to once a month.  Pitiful.  So, I thought I’d make some changes!

From now on, I’ll be posting once a week every Friday!  Maybe I’ll end up posting more and more often if I can rekindle my passion for comics and discussing comic books, but for now every Friday is my goal.  And every Friday will be slightly different.  Maybe I’ll discuss some recent news and give my opinions on them, maybe I’ll review something, maybe I’ll do another SuperheroSins, etc.  Either way, from this point on wards, expect new content from me once a week!  And yes, that means today!  Later today, I plan on having something to begin this new plan of mine.  So stay tuned to read all about it!  For those of you who’ve stuck around this long reading everything I post, thanks!  it means a lot to me!  For anybody new here, welcome!  The more the merrier!

Ranking the rest of the Ben 10 Aliens

Hello interweb, Nate here.  So, in order to make the past two lists, I decided to rank every Ben 10 alien in terms of how much I like them.  So, I’m posting the full ranking below incase you’re curious on where your favorite alien landed on the list.  I decided to split these ranks into three sections: aliens I like, aliens I’m neutral about, and aliens I dislike.  This is mostly a junk post just to show off the leftovers of my two Top 10 Ben 10 posts.  Enjoy!

To see my top 10 favorite aliens, click here.

To see my top 10 worst aliens, click here.

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Pre-Movie Thoughts on Black Panther

Hello interweb, Nate here.  I’ve been wanting to make this post for a while and since I’m leaving in 15 minutes to go see it I thought I’d jot down some pre-movie thoughts before I head out.  I’ll have a review up tomorrow for all of you to see my final thoughts.

This movie has gotten a lot of hype and a large part of it is the fact that this is a mostly black movie with only two Tolkien white guys (like if you got that joke) in the whole mix.  If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’d know I get really annoyed with the SJW side of comic books and I’ve had mixed opinions on representation as a whole.  However, before seeing the movie I don’t really see this as a big SJW movie at all.  When I think SJW, I think of people forcing representation into the story rather than letting things organically develop.  Iceman is a good example of this.  However, the mythos surrounding Black Panther just doesn’t come off to me as forcing representation down our throats and actually feels like a breathe of fresh air considering how few movies like this film are out there.

In fact, I’d go as far as to say this movie seems like a really important movie in terms of representation for the black community.  Granted, this is kind of a funny form of representation when you really think about it.  I mean, Wakanda is a fictional country with different politics and societal standards than the real world and thus doesn’t technically represent the struggles of black Americans or even black Africans (is that redundant?).  Although, I realize what people mean by representation since it’s not really in comparative to real world society but mainly from Hollywood movies in general.  I mean, when was the last time you saw a primarily black cast in a movie?

Now lets talk about the movie itself outside of politics for a second, since I really wanna rush this out there before I head out to see this thing.  When the movie was initially announced, I wasn’t actually overly excited for the film since to me I saw it as just another Marvel movie and with Infinity War on the horizon my hype is set on that film more.  But the closer this film has gotten to it’s release, the more hype it built and I’ve slowly been sucked into the hype.  It wasn’t until the movie officially came out that I became as hyped as I currently am to see this thing.  People keep saying it’s the best Marvel movie yet!  I’m hoping I’m not over-hyping this film in my head so I’m not dissapointed if it doesn’t meet any of my unrealistic expectations, but I am excited either way.

A few predictions I want to make before seeing this thing:

  • One of the infinity stones are going to be in this movie as a McGuffin (I haven’t been keeping track of these rocks but I’ve been told we’re still missing one)
  • Despite the largely black cast, I’m not expecting this movie to get too political since it’s still a Marvel movie.  Maybe they’ll make a Black Lives Matter jab or something, but for the most part idk
  • I am going to f*cking love Shuri and Killmonger just by judging the trailers
    • (Possibly more than T’challa himself)

Alright, time for me to go.  Forgive any possible typos or grammar mistakes please as I wrote this in a rush.  I’ll fix minor details later.  Peace!

An Update – Is this blog dying?

Hello interwed, Nate here!  So, a few things I want to get off my chest.  If you are a regular reader of mine, you’ve probably been noticing that I haven’t been writing as frequently as I used to.  This blog is about four years old and I’ve enjoyed making it and updating it and receiving feedback from you guys.   However, as of recent there’s been a few things that have slowly been killing my passion for writing on this blog and I feel it shows. (more…)

Marvel’s Runaways Season 1 – Review

Hello interweb, Nate here!  This might be the first time I’ve ever reviewed one of these streaming shows.  I wanted to review season 1 of Jessica Jones forever ago but just didn’t.  However, the season 1 finale of Marvel’s Runaways just concluded today and I’ve never wanted to talk about a show more!  Spoiler-free opinion?  It’s awesome!  Go watch it!!! Only major criticism is that the season is less Marvel’s “Runaways” and more so Marvel’s “Hideaways”, and I’ll get more into that in the actual review.  Also, Karolina is indeed gay in this for those of you who cares.  Ok, from here on out SPOILER WARNING!!!!!! You have been warned!  (And seriously, if you haven’t seen the show yet please do not read this review.) (more…)

IT (2017) – Review

Hello interweb, Nate here!  I feel kinda bad that I’m reviewing this film instead of Batman and Harley Quinn or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but I’ve been busy with college and quite frankly I really wanted to talk about this movie so here we go!  I might get those reviews out if I get myself motivated to do so.  Plus I recently saw Tim Burton’s Batman from 1989 so I might review that too!  As always, SPOILER WARNING!
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I am not looking forwards to Justice League

Hello interweb, Nate here!  The format to this post will be different than most. This is because I am currently away on vacation and therefore don’t have access to a computer at the moment. Meaning, this post is primarily made on a smartphone. So if this post looks a little funnier than most of my articles, or if there is more grammar issues ( as in more than usual) I apologize in advance. I may look back once I get home and edit some of the grammar issues or funny formatting, but I’m not promising anything. I am mostly making this post because I am bored and this is a topic I’ve been wanting to talk about for a while now. (more…)

Re: This Is What Superheroes Would Look Like With Realistic Bodies | (No they wouldn’t!)

Hello interweb, Nate here!  So recently a Huffington Post writer named Alanna Vagianos has written an article titled “This Is What Superheroes Would Look Like With Realistic Bodies” and proceeded to feature these characters with their photo-shopped “realistic” bodies side-by-side for comparison.  Most of these make little to no sense and I’ll explain why in this response to this terrible article.  So let’s just jump in, shall we?

Disclaimer: I do not own or claim to own any of the images in this article.  All art belongs to their respective owners!  The research from Recovery.org can be found here.

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My Tribute to Adam West – RIP Batman

Hello interweb, Nate here.  So quite recently, Adam West passed away at the age of 88.  Now I was hesitant to make this post as I actually never grew up with Adam West and therefore I was never the biggest fan of his work.  Sure, he played a role in the 60’s Batman show but I honestly know him better as the Mayor of Quahog in Family Guy.  However, I do have to respect the man for what he’s done in terms of his impact in comics — more specifically DC and even more specifically Batman — and because of that I respect how he has helped turn my personal favorite superhero into the icon he is today.  While I’m n0t personally a fan of the campy Batman TV show myself, I do acknowledge and respect the fact that without 60’s campy Batman there might’ve not been Batman as we know him today.  It’s kinda like how I respect The Dark Knight Returns for rebooting Batman into the grittier and darker character that I’ve fallen in love with even though The Dark Knight Returns itself kinda sucks in my opinion.  So with all that said and done, thank you Adam West and rest in peace.