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Slow & Steady Wins The Race

February 11th, 2011 (01:43 pm)
current mood: accomplished
current song: Beautiful World - Utada Hikaru

No truer words have been spoken, at least not ones I can think of right now.

I'll get back to my Red Robin review later on this evening, hopefully before Young Justice and Ultimate Alien come on; I just had to mention something that happened to me nearly two hours ago. (It happened at exactly 12:00 noon PST.) I had just gotten off work and, considering how today is payday, I went to cash my check.

Once I got out of the building, to my disbelief the bus I needed to catch had arrived. I couldn't make it across in time before it pulled out, so after a moment of briefly losing my cool - hey, I'm allowed to get angry and frustrated at times! - I didn't even bother staying at the bus stop; I just started walking west.

To my total and complete surprise, when I'd gotten to the aforementioned bus stop which had only taken me about 3-5 minutes to walk to, I had actually arrived on time to catch that exact same bus! (It had been stuck in traffic for a time and might've gone by a second time if the light hadn't turned red and made it stop.)

Despite the comments made by the bus driver and one other passenger that I found humorous - how I needed a red cape, and that I could've beaten the bus at the bus stop after that one, even though I knew I'd still be walking if that had been the case! - I'm pleased that I was able to catch the bus I'd tried getting earlier and didn't have to wait for the next one.

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On The Shoulders Of Titans

Despite being nearly 30 minutes late to the comic store yesterday morning, I was still able to pick up this month's Red Robin and Batgirl issues. I'll wait approximately 4 more days before putting up the latter's review while as for the former...

There's a reason this month's quote is based on the protagonist's inside voice.


Once a Teen Titan, Always a Teen Titan...Right?Collapse )

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Prelude to Red Robin/Teen Titans Crossover Part 2: Teen Titans

January 31st, 2011 (09:43 pm)
current mood: excited
current song: Agent of Chaos - The Dark Knight Original Soundtrack

As promised, one of my biggest reviews done in quite a while on a hero's entrance into a team...that I really don't think he belongs on for at least another 3-4 years - if EVER!


Word is you need a Robin to LEAD this flock...!Collapse )

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Prelude to Red Robin/Teen Titans Crossover Part 1: Red Robin

January 29th, 2011 (09:10 pm)
current mood: excited
current song: I Am The Batman - The Dark Knight Soundtrack

Yes, I know I mentioned that I was going to get to these reviews last weekend but unexpected work and lots of other stuff kept me pretty busy. Hopefully I'll get to the second part before Monday, but thankfully I won't be working until Tuesday.


...Technically, I thought of it first.Collapse )


The next arc starts off with Red Robin in Moscow, as he's interested in cracking the mysterious supervillain conduit/communications grid known as the Unternet.


Internet or Unternet?Collapse )

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Teaching Brat to be Real Boy...after Following Ex-boyfriend's Path

January 20th, 2011 (11:57 pm)
current mood: amused
current song: I'm Not A Hero/A Watchful Guardian - The Dark Knight Original Soundtrack

I find it nearly humorous to realize that I actually made time to try and work on at least one of my self-promised reviews only 19 days after I stated that I would do so. (Revolving around Young Justice, I'll get to that next week hopefully, and as for Red Robin, Teen Titans and yesterday's released Supergirl I'll pan out during the weekend after work on Saturday.

Saturday also happens to be my Mom's birthday, but as I still haven't got paid yet any presents I would've tried to get her I can't until the following week.


She could've just said it was 'complicated...!'Collapse )


After a semi-dramatic, near-filled with Bat-angst, story like that one a breather was needed even if it was only two parts. Enter last week's released issue which has already gotten quite the response, even from critics, concerning two people who don't particularly like each other but have to get along to work together on a Batman: Inc. case...


There's hope for him yet.Collapse )

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From 2010 To 2011

January 1st, 2011 (11:33 am)
current mood: optimistic

Happy New Year, everyone! 2010 was an up-and-down year for most people and hopefully 2011 will be just a little bit better in the long run. (For me, I had my fair share of good and bad last year so I'm pretty cool with how it turned out - mostly.)

Based on the same name of the comic book that had a pretty decent run from 1998-2003, the new series from Cartoon Network entitled Young Justice, makes it's debut this upcoming Friday at 7:00 and along with my regular critiques of Red Robin and Batgirl, I'll be observing how this series pans out. (I will get around to posting my takes on the last 2 months of both aforementioned issues; the obvious differences between comic!YJ's Robin & Impulse as well as TV!YJ's Robin & Kid Flash were shown from the start with some similarities.) I'll also start making my opinion known on comic!Teen Titans and the new beginning that started back in October 2010 which will lead to a Red Robin/Teen Titans crossover in February. It's one I've been anticipating and waiting for as it finally reunites Tim Drake with his best friends as well as another encounter confrontation with his successor/brother/rival.

Here's to a great and productive 2011!

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This Post Is Brought To You By The Letter R

December 4th, 2010 (12:13 am)
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current mood: excited
current song: One In A Million - Monty Are I

http://www.newsarama.com/tv/the-cw-developing-raven-series-101203.html


Aside from (Red) Robin and/or any character from the Batman franchise, Raven's always been an intriguing character since I was first introduced to her some odd years ago. Yes, she's part of the Teen Titans crew but...who's been their leader for a number of years? XD

I definitely can't wait for this series to air!

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Writer's Block: Ready for my close-up

November 29th, 2010 (07:03 pm)
current mood: curious
current song: Ascension Theme - Joel S. Goldsmith

If you could make a cameo appearance on a TV show, which show would you choose, and what type of character would you play?



I couldn't pick just one, to be honest. My usual comic book references aside, I'd have to pick at least 2 - NCIS: Los Angeles, where I'd probably play the standard guy who gets interrogated questioned by Chris O'Donnell &/or LL Cool J.

And then there's a series that's been around for well over 10 years - Stargate - both Sg-1 and Atlantis are in syndication and while I didn't get into Universe, I'd want to be in the straight-to-DVD Stargate movies that features Mitchell, Daniel, Teal'c, Carter and - occasionally - Jack as one of the members of SG-3. Maybe a Lieutenant for a rank, if I wasn't allotted the rank of Captain.

I do have some acting experience under my belt, so I'm fairly positive either role could work.

Indeed.

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"Hey! ...It was a fake wedding."

October 20th, 2010 (01:37 pm)
current mood: amused

One of many reasons why I enjoy NCIS: Los Angeles - Chris O'Donnell's witty comments as G Callen. Another reason? LL Cool J can deliver on cue as Sam Hanna, too.

"Apparently 'The People's Republic of None of your damn business' is a dangerous place to live."


Totally unrelated, but I still want How to Train your Dragon on DVD.

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Bruce Wayne: The Road Home One-Shot Arc

October 13th, 2010 (10:43 pm)
current mood: excited
current song: A Watchful Guardian - The Dark Knight Official Soundtrack

For a month, comic book-wise at least, all Bat-related issues are shelved to reintroduce the return of The 'Bat'Man...Bruce Wayne in the DC Universe. The cliffsnotes are as follows - for about over a year or so now, Bruce Wayne was believed to be dead by everyone who knew him from the first Robin, then-Nightwing and now (one of 2) Batman Dick Grayson, to the Man of Steel Superman.

Only one person believed that he was still alive, and for almost a year - but only a few months DCUwise - he had alienated himself from his family and friends to find evidence to support his theory: Tim Drake, former Robin and now donning the identity of Red Robin. Tim discovered that Bruce wasn't only alive, but lost in time. Eventually the others came around to that same realization and Tim reconciled with his family before informing them of his findings.

The 6-issue miniseries titled The Return of Bruce Wayne hasn't been completed yet, issue 5 having only come out today, but it chronicles the Dark Knight's journey through time as he attempts to reclaim his memories of who he is.

As for the October-related month...


Red Robin & Batgirl #1Collapse )

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Shaggy Rogers = Idiot

October 5th, 2010 (02:11 pm)
current mood: indescribable

Most guys don't realize what they've got until they lose it...or they make a decision to give it up willingly. Case in point - Shaggy Rogers from the new series Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated. From episode 1-9, he was in an unofficial relationship with Velma Dinkley and hadn't revealed that they were official; Velma, wanting their relationship to progress further, was more forward on the subject.

Due to Scooby-Doo being kidnapped in the most recent episode while being framed by a Terminator dog - and thrown in Arkham Animal Asylum, Shaggy realized how much Scooby meant to him and broke things off with Velma while saying that they would always be friends.

My heart went out to Velma so much after hearing that, and Shaggy? No sympathy from me whatsoever. Despite this semi-expected, yet still upsetting end to what was a very different take on Shaggy and Velma's status, I was amused by the references to Batman and the Terminator in the episode.

Again - no sympathy for Shaggy if the entire school finds out that he 'chose a dumb dog over a real girl.'

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A Trap For...Nightwing

September 15th, 2010 (04:33 pm)
current song: A Trap For Tim - Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker OST

When I was younger and first watched Batman Beyond: Return of The Joker, after finding out what happened to Tim Drake I always wondered what happened to Dick Grayson in the DCAU world. It's common knowledge what tragedy befell Tim - captured and tortured by The Joker for a few weeks until he eventually revealed all of Batman's secrets, changed into a twisted kid version of the Clown Prince himself - known to most as Joker Jr. - who ends up being loyal to Bruce in the end and is the one who kills the Joker; he spent a year with Leslie Thompkins until he was back to himself, fired from his Robin role by Bruce as he blamed himself for what happened causing Tim to strike out on his own...and ultimately being taken over by The Joker, the microchip embedded on his neck which led to a fantastic showdown with Terry McGinnis, etc.

Until now, no one exactly knew what tragedy befell Dick Grayson. And it wasn't until the recent 6-issue mini-series - which will become an ongoing in the next few months, not surprisingly - that we find out exactly what happened to Batman's first partner...


Oh, I Kept A Memento...Collapse )

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I Can't/Won't Blame Akino ^^ Cue Quote: Do it if you want...

August 23rd, 2010 (07:53 pm)
current mood: calm
current song: A Watchful Guardian - The Dark Knight OST

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A Never-ending Battle...Cindy Brady vs Cousin Oliver

July 27th, 2010 (02:13 am)
current song: Raging Waves - Megumi Hayashibara

Damian Wayne, created-and raised-in a vat of chemicals, is the 'son' of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul. He's a character who's upbringing-around the League of Assassins-as well as downright annoying attitude toward everyone makes him a 10-year-old kid that you either love to hate or hate to love. I fall more toward the former in this case for quite a few reasons, even if in the recent Red Robin #14 issue he throws a surprising 180 for just a moment. (Surprisingly, if there's anything I actually like about the brat, it's that he refers to his 'allies' by their last names-Grayson, Drake, Pennyworth...)


The History of the 5th RobinCollapse )


Since he's recently returned to Gotham as Red Robin, things are still questionable between them especially since Damian discovered that Tim was doing the same thing Bruce has quite a few times-keeping tabs on the heroes as well as the villains-and guess who ends up being part of that list?


Damn you, Drake...!Collapse )

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A Year of (Stephanie Brown) Batgirl...and Over A Year of (Tim Drake-Wayne) Red Robin

July 20th, 2010 (09:50 pm)
current song: Merlin 2008 Theme - Rob Lane

The Heroes Formerly known as Robin and Spoiler...Uber SeriousCollapse )

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"He was taking you...TO THE ATTIC!"

July 7th, 2010 (01:37 pm)
current mood: pleased

That one phrase from Toy Story 3 was hilarious for the simple fact that Tom Hanks, voice actor for Woody, did the exact same thing during the original Toy Story years ago to a somewhat naive Buzz Lightyear:

"YOU ARE A TOOOOOOOOY!"


Toy Story 3: The Final FrontierCollapse )


One thing's for sure: I will definitely do my best to purchase this movie when it's released on DVD.

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Still Excited...I Wonder Why

June 8th, 2010 (12:23 am)
current mood: excited
current song: One More - Superchick

10 days left. And I still get giddy when I think about it.

Normally people aren't excited, bouncing off the walls or looking forward to their birthdays when they're, to quote a phrase 'starting to get on in years.' I'm not one of those people, hence my eagerness.

Seriously; I get that way about Christmas, and I know it's not about the presents or a guy going around the world with 8 9 reindeer to deliver said presents!

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Meme - Totally blames shaungarin XD

May 12th, 2010 (08:07 pm)
current mood: amused

From Batgirl to Nana & Totally Spies...!Collapse )

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October 5th, 2009 (07:07 pm)
current mood: disappointed
current song: A Little Faster - There For Tomorrow (Ben 10: Alien Swarm Theme)

I hate vending machines. If they don't work properly, they should be dismantled and/or made to work precisely the way they were meant to work.

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B2B - Back 2 Basics...!

August 13th, 2009 (01:13 pm)
current mood: accomplished

It's been quite some time since I went this route, but after the day I had yesterday, I felt it was time to, as the above subject states, get back to the basics on what I used the journal for.

This would've been up hours ago had the computer decided against cutting off the internet connection sometime last night.


Adventure Comics #1, Blackest Night: Batman #1, Red Robin #1-#3Collapse )

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