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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Good bye and good riddance to 2017

I'm spending the last couple of hours of 2017 doing what I did at the end of 2016; social media. Yeah, social media is frivolous, but after the year I've had, I just want a bit of enjoyment. Perhaps I will go into length as to what happened this year. Perhaps not. All I know for sure is I'm more than ready to put the year behind me. And I hope that 2018 will be a much happier and more productive year, because the alternative is catastrophic.

Hopes for Hal-Con 2018

1, See more friends and acquaintances.
2, Eat more sushi.
3, Find more deals.
4, Not get sick again.
5, Not spend too too much.
6, Meet more celebs.
 7, Have at least two cosplays.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Nerdy Questions for 2018

·        Will we get a new Skylanders game? 
·        If so, will the Imaginators be compatible?
·        Will the Infinity-inspired Disney Toybox figures continue?
·        What will the new Gravity Falls graphic novel be about?
·        Will "Rise of the Ninja Turtles" be good?
·        What will the first Nintendo Direct bring us?
·        Will we get a game where all amiibo are usable? 
·        Who will the guest character be in Soul Calibur 6?
·        Will WWE and NJPW clash?
·        Will “Woken” Matt Hardy be any bit as fun as #BROKEN Matt Hardy?
·        Will we finally get some answers as to what's going on in the Cloverfield universe?
·        How will Avengers: Infinity War balance such a large cast?
·        Will Godzilla get any bloody bigger? (Like, seriously, 2016 Godzilla is over three hundred feet tall and only comes up to 2017 Godzilla's knee!)
·        Will toylines like the Grossery Gang Putrid Power action figures or the Mega Construx Heroes line ever actually reach my local Wal-Mart?
·        Will we find out what happened to the 02 kids at the end of Digimon tri? 
·        Will Marina get an amiibo figure? (Oh, and Pearl too I guess.)
·        How will the Ninja Turtles play in Injustice 2?
·        Will I finally get Primal Rage 2 working on my PC?
·        How will Them's Fightin' Herds play?
·        How will Indie Pogo play?
·        Will more Beast Wars characters get the Masterpiece treatment?
·        Is there truth to the rumour of a Beast Wars revival?
·        Will we get more Bucky O' Hare content?
·        Will more old franchises return?
·        How amazing will Mega Man 11 be? 
·        Will more Ocean voice actors be brought in for Funimation's Dragon Ball Super dub?
·        Will the winner of the Royal Rumble be as predictable as recent years?
·        Will Alita: Battle Angel help the Gunnm series finally become mainstream? 
·        Will the eventual Battle Angel Funko Pop figures be from the movie or from the manga? 
·        Will we hear anything about the Bone movie?
·        If Contra gets another console game, will we get to play as that polar bear character from the Chinese mobile game?
·        What is the story behind My Hero Academia's upcoming movie? 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thoughts on Alita: Battle Angel

Full disclosure; I own (and have read) all nine volumes of the original Battle Angel Alita manga. I have seen both episodes of the OVA. I've only got a couple volumes of Last Order, and have not followed the series for quite some time. To illustrate to you just much time I've spent away from this franchise, Mars Chronicle was completely new to me.

We've known that James Cameron was interested in adapting Battle Angel Alita for a long time now, early '90s I think.

I didn't really get interested in the series until 2008-9. I ordered volume 1 at the local bookstore, and I was hooked. The art, the detail, the story. It all pulled me in and kept me there for eight more volumes. I started losing interest in Last Order, I kind of forgotten about Alita.