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I am on a roll; another Marvel movie seen on opening weekend. And Captain America is quite awesome!
I think they did very well in keeping the main continuity version of Steve's personality even while the story/atmosphere is more influenced by the Ultimate universe comics.
And mmm, Howard Stark is almost as fun as Tony Stark. Am a little "worried", in a fandom-ish sense, at Howard's fondness for Steve in the end; could bring up some uncomfortable 'like-father, like-son' romance stories.

Wonder-Con was wonderful

Oh my god, that was great! My first convention and it was awesome. We went first thing to one of the panel rooms to see and hear about "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and sat through the panel for a television show called "Happy Town" that ended with a screening of the first episode. Its a suspense mystery kinda show, not usually my thing, but it was pretty good. Got to see a segment from "The Prince of Persia" as well as from "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".
Then we hit the floor, and it was packed. I had to hold onto Dad's sleeve so as to not get separated. Lots of cosplayers, but either we or they were heading somewhere so I only got a few pictures. We both enjoyed Stylin Online's booth though we ended up only buying the official Wonder-Con shirt. My favorites were six booths of cardboard boxes full of used comicbook paperbacks, in really good condition at half the new price, and twice I had so many that the vendor gave me half off of that for a few. And just before we left we found the table giving away the Iron Man 2 poster with Scarlett Johansson.
I had a stroke of luck today running errands with the parents. While they looked at the dishes at K-mart, I went to browse the toys, and they were having an action figure sale! It was mostly already picked over, but I did find a Booster Gold and a Blue Beetle II, and Cadet Leonerd McCoy - who I hadn't bought online because I wasn't impressed with the face sculpt, but in person it was much improved. Sadly, there were no more Kirks or Spocks.
Also found *ahem* superhero underwear. I don't care that they're made for guys, they don't make them for girls so I'm gonna wear 'em anyway.

Mar. 12th, 2010

Here's a nice way to kick off Spring Break: new toys!

IM2 trailer

Second Trailer!

Briefcase armor, omg!

Mar. 4th, 2010

Movie de la semaine: Tim Burton's Batman. I know what I'm doing this weekend!

Feb. 28th, 2010

Okay, so Sister's concert was her big Christmas gift, and mine was the promise of a comic convention; not Comic-Con, too expensive and too far away, so we were gonna go to Sac-Con which offered the possibility of going to more than one this year. But now Dad has offered to take me to Wonder-Con instead!

Late Christmas

Last Christmas present from the parentals finally arrived.

Mark III Tony

Oh My God!


I have finally, at nineteen, conceded to my mom that I am in fact too old to go trick-or-treating. Instead my dad and I went downtown during "Treat Street" to bask in the spirit of things. There were a lot of princesses, Disney or otherwise, and pirates, Sparrow or otherwise. It seemed to me that there were also a lot more comicbook characters than last year, but that could just be me. Three memorable costumes: a three year old boy in a Captain America costume -an actual costume as opposed to my shirt-and-jeans, winged cowl and all-, a college boy dressed in awesome Doctor Doom armor, and his girlfriend in Doom-esqe armor.

Actually, for a year with no trick-or-treating, I ended up getting a lot of loot. I bought comicbooks from our only local comicbook store while we were downtown. We went to HotTopic at the mall because their website said they had Marvel pins, which was a lie, but they did have something not on their website: Captain America's shield! And Iron Man's mask! The video-game store in the mall had a multi-player that Dad and I both can't wait to play (why yes, he is who I get it from). And then at the grocery store, I found a Superman blanket and Star Trek waffles. Talk about a geek overload.

I need to look for Marvel icons.