He's been a WHAT all along?

I don't normally weigh in on the comics published by Marvel or DC Comics because I don't read them any more.  When everything I was diligently following got restarted and/or rebooted to attract new readers I felt my years-long loyalty was being disregarded, so I put my money where my dissatisfaction was.  That is, I simply stopped buying their comics.  That does a lot more than bad-mouthing on the internet.  Still, every so often some bit of superhero news comes my way and I do my best to ke...

Snared by stories.

I'm a sucker for a good story.  Give something a storyline and you're certain to have me hooked.  It's one of the reasons why I'm such a big fan of professional wrestling.  At its best, there's great athleticism alongside a satisfying story arc (though your mileage may vary).  But pro-wrestling isn't the only thing that uses stories to hook me.  Video games have evolved to have the same capacity for excellent, engaging storytelling.  I no longer give a crap about high scores or fast play-t...

Medium well.

For various reasons* I've been thinking about mediums lately.  Not the size category.  The people who can supposedly talk to the dead thanks to their special psychic connection to the afterlife.  I don't believe them.  I think mediums perform parlor tricks at their best, and are charlatans who trick the bereaved out of their money at their worst.  But I considered the possibility that I'm wrong about them.  What if it's true, and there are people out there who really can communicate with t...

Working on more than muscles.

Wednesday is leg day at the gym.  Yesterday was Wednesday, so I hit the gym like I do every weekday and began my leg day routine.  I've taken to doing goblet squats over normal squats because I enjoy them more.  So there I was, doing my first set of goblet squats, when this massive dude waves at me through the gym mirror.  Having successfully captured my attention, he proceeds to tell me how to improve my goblet squat form, from lifting the dumbbell to the proper positioning of my l...

Nothing to talk about.

Every Tuesday and Thursday we update the blog section.  For the most part it's my responsibility, and Garth chimes in when he has something he wants to talk about.  Usually it's me, talking about whatever is on my mind.  Sometimes I have difficulty trying to determine what to talk about.  I try to make these blog posts as interesting as possible, whether it's about my personal life, about STAR POWER, geek stuff, politics, music, or anything else.  But today I'm having trouble determining wh...

Different sounds.

I recently picked up two albums I had been anxiously awaiting, and I do mean physically "picked up" because I went to a store that sells CDs and bought them there.  I'm one of the few people I know who still does this.  Granted, I purchase plenty of music for download, but in that case I'm usually looking for a single song or two.  When it comes to albums, I always go out and find a CD.  Presentation aside, it's nice to have a physical copy of my music after I upload it to my iPod.  I'm als...

Wrestling's SuperBowl.

This past weekend was Wrestlemania weekend.  If you're a professional wrestling fan, it's our SuperBowl.  And just like the SuperBowl, the show is either off-the-walls amazing or a complete waste of your time.  Since I spent much of the weekend watching wrestling, I'm going to blog about it today.  If you don't like pro-wrestling and/or are unfamiliar with the wrestlers, you should probably stop reading now. Saturday had the show I was really looking forward to, NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO.  T...

The classical cure.

I sat down to write today's blog not knowing what I would be writing about.  I write at a desk in my bedroom, so the bed is nearby.  As I sat down to determine what this blog entry would be about, I heard music coming from nearby.  My wife has been ill the last few days and has taken to listening to classical music to help her sleep.  My attention is easily hijacked by music, so instead of blogging about something geeky or related to STAR POWER, I'm going to dwell on classical music. Heav...

It was beautiful, man.

ConBust was amazing.  I had little doubt that it would be, but I was not expecting the way in which it would be amazing.  This tiny show, with its undeniable heart and soul, continues to impress me every single year. Amazing aspect 1:  My wife was with me.  She and I used to be seen together regularly on the convention circuit, but the birth of our son has kept her home for the majority of shows these past two years.  She was with me at ConBust, however, with our son last year and the ye...

ConBust or bust! Again!

Tomorrow evening I begin my weekend at ConBust, the smallest and most intimate show I do all year.  It is also one of my favorites because it has unbelievable heart, soul, and character.  While the bigger shows may be good for my wallet, some of them have left my soul feeling empty and drained.  ConBust has always been fuel for my spirit, for numerous reasons: I mean it when I say that ConBust is a small show.  The entire convention takes pl...