Monday, August 3, 2009

Back from Vacation!

I am back! I had a good time, It was nice to get away for a bit but of course I am glad to be back home. I did a lot of stuff while I was gone like go to the Seattle Art Museum where I saw an exhibit of some Andrew Wyeth artworks, which were AMAZING. Incredible artist, big bummer that he is dead. I ate a lot of fish and chips, yum, I beat mario galaxy on the wii, I went and saw Twisted Flix, which is where this improve group shows some terrible old scifi film and they dub over the audio and ad in their own voices and music and sound effects live while the film is playing, based on suggestions from the audience. I have only been to it 2 times but you can buy dvds of past tapeings from them and they are pretty much all very funny, especially if you like bad movies. I finally read the Road which was fantastic, but terribly bleak and depressing pretty much the whole way through, and honestly I had to stop reading multiple times towards the last couple of chapters, because I knew if I kept on reading I would cry, and when you are in a car with your family members that's pretty embarrassing. Seriously though if you are not crying or almost crying by the end of that book, you are a heartless monster. Since I could not make it to Comic-con this year I bought and read a bunch of comic books, which include, Blade of the Immortal volume 3, they didn't have volume 2, but lucky for me the story really isn't hindered. Blade of the Immortal is pretty much the only Manga type book I read, the art is beautiful and the fights are awesome and even the story holds up, I can tell Samurai Champloo draws a lot from this series. Definitely give this one a try if only for the nice art. I also got Powers, which I have been hearing for a long time is a great series, and after reading the first trade, I am definitely interested in seeing where this story goes. Powers is about a couple of police officers who solve crimes involving super heroes. I usually tend to stay away from the capes and cowls side of comic books, but this one is pretty good. I also bought 2 trades of Walking Dead, which is excellent as usual. As I was reading those 2 I was drawing A LOT of comparisons between the road and walking dead, especially where I stopped reading Walking Dead, which is volume 8, that book ends pretty much the same way the road begins. I really didn't want to read walking dead because the road was such a downer, and I knew walking dead would be more of that, and man I was right. I don't know why I am drawn to this type of stuff, these writers have no remorse and don't give a crap what they do to these poor characters. If they don't die a horrible death then they take a limb or take part of their sanity. At times I wish Walking Dead sucked so I could stop reading it, but I cant, its like the LOST addiction, I got to see these people through! I got to keep on reading and hope they make it out alright.

I still had a lot of fun on my vacation despite such grim reading material. I can't wait for the road film, and I am definitely looking for more issues of walking dead.


here is a trailer for "The Road" as well as some pictures of the comic books I got. The trailer makes the movie seem more actiony then the book, but it is the trailer, and they always edit that stuff to hook as many people in as they can.

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