Saturday, July 26, 2008

In our darkest hour..


What a great cat..

This looks awesome to me.
I don't think I could be convinced otherwise.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Sit down to talk...

So awesome.
Check this out, as per Sean's request that I blog something good.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

You're not one of them..

I don't know if you read my post titled "Responsible Adult = Secret Identity", but if you did, thank you.

If you haven't read it, by all means, feel free to do so. I'm not much of a writer, but I feel like it's one of the best things I've ever written and one of the most important things I've ever tried to explain.

My hope is that it is still accessible on a general comprehension level even if you don't know anything about superheroes.. but then, if you didn't know anything about superheroes, I doubt you'd be at my blog in the first place.

My point for writing this particular update though is to say if you do read it, please have a look at the comments as they gave me a chance to talk on the subject a little further and say some things that I didn't think about when I was writing the original post.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I can't believe I'm really here..

I got this guy at lunch today.

From the Transformers wiki :
Soundwave transforms into a Scion xB that got a "Pimp My Ride" music style treatment. That's awesome. He also comes with his partner Laserbeak, who changes from a guitar to a bird. Also awesome. In Soundwave's car mode, Laserbeak can mount on the top of his roof and perch onto Soundwave's arm in robot mode. Very awesome. And the tuning knobs are just the right size to fit in the screwholes on his arms, so he can look like he's strumming Laserbeak when in guitar form. Extremely awesome.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Responsible Adult = Secret Identity

I really like the idea that our responsibilities as adults are the suit and glasses we put on to fool the world, but underneath?

Oh, boy.

We're winking to the camera.

If they only knew.

The other thing is the few, select, special people that get to know the real us, who we are under the glasses (whether it be from us revealing our secret to them, or them somehow deducing it for themselves), those people get to be the people that are like the hero's hero.

Those are the people that believe in us.

The people that know what we're really capable of and have this incredible faith in us even when we've got our glasses on and are pretending to stumble trying to catch the elevator.

It's like people having faith in you makes you want to reward their faith in you by being what they believe you to be. Someone else having faith in you, believing in you, gives you the ability to go beyond what you are or what you think you are and be who they think you are.

And it's so easy when you're the person out there trying to save the day and make the world better, to get knocked down and dragged through the mud. The real you, though more capable and powerful, is unfortunately also more vulnerable to all the people and forces out there that don't want to believe or don't want others to believe. The you with the glasses on is able to blend in with the crowd and not be such a target. But I guess that's the price we have to pay for daring to dream of something better.

It's riskier.

It's scarier.

There are criminals and evil businessmen and monsters and giant robots from outer space all out there waiting to try to take you down a peg and be the one who beats you.

And not just out there doing evil things, but sometimes actively plotting against you while you're none the wiser. All kinds of traps and ambushes out there just waiting for us.

And yet, we have to not just endure it all, but persevere.

To not just find a way to survive, but to come out on top and be ready to jump headlong into the next adventure.

It seems like it's too much to ask of anyone. It seems like it's more than anyone should be able to do.

And maybe it is.

Maybe it is too much for anyone to do, but to think that there are people who believe we are capable of it, I think, is what gives us the ability to do so.

Awoken by a cloud of steam..

This is where I saw The Dark Knight for the second time.
It's only a few doors down from Mike Deatherage's office.
The only take cash (or checks) and on Saturdays showtimes are at 2:00pm and 7:30pm.

For when I think I'm most resolved..

Demo from Superdrag's new album!

Like it matters to him..

Best name ever?
I took this picture with my phone in the small town of Highland, AR.

Monday, July 21, 2008

But life still goes on..

Happy Birthday, Sean!
As a birthday gift to you, I've chosen not to post some of the more.. questionable pictures of the two of us.
You're welcome.

Anyone can see..

Grant Morrison : Imagine a Japanese Justice League made up of Ultraman, Astro Boy, Marine Boy, Gigantor etc fighting Godzilla and Mothra...

I will, Grant.
I will imagine that right now.
I will imagine that right now, and I may never return.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

This is for you..

This was also my exact reaction.