Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Comicbook Day!

I've been debating lately about continuing my comic book purchases. I've been thinking about stopping all together, but the reason is because I'm having too much fun. I started buying comics almost a year ago. At the time I thought it would be just a few bucks every week and it would be a fun little diversion. I was having trouble picking out one comic a week to take home. Now everything is different. I am caught up in a bunch of stories, I have opinions about artists and DC's reboot and every week I look at my growing list of comics to buy and briefly consider how much yarn money they equal. So to help me make this decision, I've decided to write a bit about the books I'm planning to pick up. I hope this will help me sort out how much I am really enjoying them and how much I really want to keep getting them.

From DC Comics
Wonder Woman #612
I started with Wonder Woman #601. I'm pretty sure I was the target audience for the renumbering and the new outfit. I am fine with that. It worked and I'm hooked. I'll be sticking with her, pants or swimsuit, to see who she is going to become.

From Image Comics
Super Dinosaur #3
If you remember my geek out love fest for Axe Cop, then it will not be hard to understand why Super Dinosaur appeals to me. It is much more kid oriented than most of what I read, but that is why I love it. I wouldn't mind a dinosaur best friend. (Especially if he was able to overcome that tiny arms dilemma.)

From Marvel
Captain America: First Vengeance #4
This is the final in the four book introduction to the Captain America that we should all expect to see in the movie. I picked a bad (though everyone else says good) time to get interested in Captain America. Completely oblivious of the movie, I decided to look into him and ended up reading what seems like a half a dozen different versions of the same origin story. (None of which gave me any clue to what is happening in the  main story line or any explanation of why the Avengers have abandoned Bucky in the Gulag.) This has been my favorite. It has gotten me excited about the movie and the character so I don't want to miss out on the final book.

From DC Comics
Flashpoint: Hal Jordan #1
Hal here is my one half-hearted purchase this week. I haven't read any Green Lantern at all. Hubby and I went to see the movie this weekend. It wasn't a great movie, and Hal isn't  my favorite hero, but based on this movie alone the Green Lantern Corps, may be my favorite group of do-gooders ever. I am completely sold on the concept of the Green Lantern. I really like the energy of will foundation for their powers (though I probably would have happily accepted them when it was just magic) and I love the creative potential of what they can do. They can bash in faces when necessary, but there seems to be a huge opportunity for unique problem solving approaches with their powers. When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail, so I understand that when you have just one super power (or basic set) then that is what you use to solve every problem. The power that the Green Lanterns have is to create anything that they can imagine. That sounds awesome! It also sounds like it has a huge potential to disappoint me, but I haven't been disappointed with most of the comics that I've read so far. I'm keeping the faith and since Flash Point is the big summer event I'll happily use it as my gateway to Oa.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Yarn Bombing

I didn't find out about International Yarn Bombing Day until the Tuesday before so I was unprepared. Fortunately I had some hearts left over from my I *heart* My City project. Since I had company in for the weekend, I turned them into yarn bombers as well. We simply tied up some hearts to the subway poles and we journeyed through the city.

 I think my favorite bombing from that day was the NYC subway turnstiles. Did you see any good knit graffiti? I'd love to see pictures!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Hello Again

Where did June go? Last time I checked it was May and I was headed down to Disney World to park hop with my girlfriend and to introduce my favorite family to Mickey Mouse. Now it is the end of June and I feel like I am just starting to recover from a whirlwind of fun. I've had friends visit and I've been playing all over the city. I do have some exciting stuff to share and catch up with. You should look forward to:

Yarn Bombing
Renegade Craft Fair
Myrtle updates
My first CSA
and maybe even some Shakespeare in the Park

I hope your June was as wonderful as mine.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Follow Friday: Felicia Day

From Felicia Day
I became a fan of Felicia Day watching The Guild. I WoWed and I related to her jokes. (I have to admit I love that she's a red head too.) It wasn't until a year later that I saw Dr. Horrible and became a devoted fan. She's continued to be involved in projects that really interest me so I am happy to continue following her. I'm looking forward to sitting down and working my way through Eureka and I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy Dragon Age Redemption when it is available.

Twitter Bonus: @feliciaday <--One of my favorite tweeters as well!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Physics of Animation

I love NSF because I just received this video in my work email:

Via National Science Foundation

Monday, June 13, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Playing in the City

I have friends visiting this weekend! I probably won't be posting until they head home but you can check out their adventures while they are here or you can watch this happy little yarn ball play in another fun city.

Via Threadpanda

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Queued: Baudelaire

From Krentu
When I started my sock knitting I was in awe of Cookie A but I wasn't understanding the fanaticism* of Monkey. I decided I needed a Cookie A pattern to try. Reliable as ever, Knitty brought me Baudelaire. These socks are beautiful and I look forward to them. It has been too long since I've cast on a pair of socks. I should do some digging in the stash once I get caught up from vacation.

*If my experience from knitting Clapotis has taught me anything, it is that I should trust the excitement and be confident that I will love knitting Monkeys.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Gumball Wars

This cute little video touches the same cute-spot in my heart that the Pixar lamps.

Gumball Wars from Scott Thierauf on Vimeo.

Via LikeCool

Monday, June 6, 2011

Recuperating from Vacation

Hubby and I got back from Orlando last night. I have an overwhelming amount of internet to catch-up on and photos to go through. I expect the knitting over the next week will be pretty limited, but hopefully I will have some awesome pictures and tidbits from the webz to share. Fortunately, I did get some great travel knitting done. I brought the Stripe Study Shawl with me. It was a perfect project for this week. I love short rows and garter stitch meant I didn't have to focus at all on what I was doing. It is a full relaxation project.

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