February Favourites!

February Favourites!

I thought I’d give this type of post a try. So even if I struggle to write posts, (which I hope I don’t) I’ll at least have a consistent post each month. With that being said let’s get on with my top 5 favourite things I got/did/discovered over February.

5. Lego Batman

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Lego Batman was an enjoyable film that I was, fortunately, able to see in the cinema. It held probably the most Batman easter eggs ever in a film and I enjoyed trying to spot them all. It is was a lot of fun and a great family film. To hear more of my thoughts on the film, I’ll link to my review of it HERE.

4. Darth Vader Pin

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Admittedly I’m a casual pin collector thanks to my girlfriend but this pin I’m especially proud of as it looks awesome in my opinion. That being said it is a pin of one of the greatest movie villains ever, how could not add it to my collection.

3. Disney Infinity Figures

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For those of you that don’t know, I’ve set myself the monumental task of collecting all of the Marvel and Star Wars Infinity Figures, as well as a few favourites from the regular Disney lines. During one of our trips to the town centre, I and my girlfriend stumbled across a 3 for 2 deal on Disney Infinity figures. In the end, we walked away with a Stitch, Mulan, and Kanan for our collection.

2. Black Mirror

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After hearing so much about the show I decided to take a look as it and I loved it. With its clever writing and interesting storylines, it is definitely a show for people looking for something a bit different. It is the Twilight Zone for a new age.

1. Leaving Megalopolis

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The 2014, Dark Horse, published comic by Gail Simone (Secret Six, Batgirl) and Jim Calfiore (Exiles, Gotham Underground) is a comic I’ve had in my wishlist for a long time now and finding it for £2.99 and free postage I simply couldn’t resist. It is a fantastic read that takes a look at a world where their superheroes turned against humanity and began hunting them rather than saving them. It is one of my favourite indie comics and I cannot wait to read the follow-up Surviving Megalopolis.

Let me know what some of your favourite things were this month by tweeting at me or commenting below.

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Lego Batman Review

Lego Batman Review

First of all, I really enjoyed the Lego Batman Movie, it was a strong kids movie with a lot of in-jokes and references geared towards adults and Batman fans. The opening scene highlighted too many Batman tropes to mention with a crazy opening act, that contains the entire rouges gallery from heavy hitters like Joker and Bane to more obscure villains like Condiment King and Crazy Quilt.

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The humour is non-stop from the very beginning, a joke a minute. Sometimes you might miss a joke because you are laughing at the previous joke. The films does not take itself too seriously like other Batman movies of the past, and that is a big advantage. With a throwaway reference to the Lego movie, it is able to play with the environment much in the same way.

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It is definitely a fun film for all ages and a must see for any Batman fan. It is ultimately a kids film but there is a lot for people of all ages to chew on. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an enjoyable movie

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The Tsum Tsum Tag!

The Tsum Tsum Tag!

Hi!

Now I haven’t ventured into the realm of Disney blog posts, I thought this tag was the perfect opportunity to dip my toe in. You can look at Hollywood and Lime’s Post HERE! as she tagged me originally.

1. How many Tsum Tsums have you got?
I have 11 Tsum Tsums, it’s not a lot compared to a lot of other people completing this tag but I’m just a casual collector and get characters I like the look of.

2. What was your first?
My first Tsum Tsum was Stitch which my girlfriend won for me in a Disney Quiz funnily enough. After that I liked the look of the Venom Tsum Tsum and from that my collection began.

3. Do you have full set? What is your favourite set?
I don’t have a full set but I have most of the last Marvel set but I gave Ms Marvel to my girlfriend as she is one of her favourite characters.

5. Who is your most wanted Tsum Tsum?
I don’t really have a most wanted Tsum Tsum as I just get ones I like the look of but if they made a Punisher Tsum Tsum I would be there day one to get it

6. What set do you want them to make?
I don’t know really but I think they should make a Star Wars Rebels set as that is a Disney created Star Wars property so I think it would be the best of both worlds.

7. Do you collect just Disney or do you collect the Star Wars and Marvel ones?
My collection is mostly Marvel characters with the odd Disney and Star Wars characters.

8. Do you have any ones from Clintons/Target/other non-Disney Store shops?
I have some Clinton Tsums Tsums of characters they stopped making before I started collecting.

9. Do you dislike any Tsum Tsums?
I don’t dislike any Tsum Tsums I just buy ones I think represent the character the best in my opinion.

10. Who do you think they should have released with previous sets?
Disney tends to include most of the characters in each set so I cannot think of who they have missed. A bit boring, I know but that’s my answer as I’m a casual collector I don’t tend to notice.

I am going to tag the That Disney Dude, Josh! (just to make sure he does it :)) and anyone else who would like to take part.

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Why One Punch Man is Awesome!

Why One Punch Man is Awesome!

Admittedly at the point I’m writing this I have only read 4 of the 9 volumes of One Punch Man, but that being said it is one of the best things I am reading at the minute. The series is a parody of the standard Superhero genre. The protagonist Saitama is a direct analog to the Superman motif, he is an overpowered hero that can solve any problem with one punch.

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That being said Saitama does not take himself or the world around him too seriously. He is a hero for fun and spends his life just looking for a challenge that he will never find and his frustration at this is so comical.

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He is surrounded by a world of comedic straight men, while he just wants to be a hero for fun and get cheap deals at the supermarket. Even his origin seems unreal, to the extent his supporting cast do not believe he simply exercised every day for three years, and that is the source of his power.

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One Punch Man is an excellent piece of satire writing, with a well fleshed out world and interesting characters, with Saitama being one of the most interesting. It is well worth the read, or just catch up with the anime as it adapts the source material as it is released.

Thank you for reading!

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5 Steps of Grief and the Walking Dead.

5 Steps of Grief and the Walking Dead.

The walking dead is a comic and show that perpetuated loss and grief, whether it be Rick dealing with the loss of Lori or Morgan trying to deal with his revived wife. However, no-one suffers more in the Walking Dead than Hershel Greene. Regardless of the medium Hershel loses most of his family as a result of the Apocolypse before being murdered by the Governer. That being said throughout his story he embodies the five steps of grief.

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1. Denial:

Hershel refuses to believe his wife, son and neighbours have died but are only sick. He believes keeping them in his barn until there is a cure it the most appropriate things to do and convinces the rest of his family that it the correct corse of action too. His clear refusal of the reality he is in is textbook denial. He believes he is right even when Ricks group tries to convince him otherwise.

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2. Anger:

Hershel’s level of anger is different between the show and the comic. After Rick’s group kill the walkers in his barn, he orders them off of his property. In the show, his anger is brief, mostly because a horde attacks his farm forcing him to leave with the group. However, in the comic Hershel forces, Ricks group off his land and doesn’t return to the story until the 3rd volume.

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3. Bargaining:

Hershel’s Bargaining comes before anger as he bargains to a higher power for a cure for those he sees as afflicted with a disease, the walkers.

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4. Depression:

After the death of the walkers in the barn Hershel got really low. In the comics, he put a gun to his head and attempted to kill himself until Rick stopped him. In the TV show, Hershel turned to alcohol after being sober for years.

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5.Acceptance:

After Hershel leaves the farm he learns to accept the reality he lives in. In both the comics and TV show, he becomes a voice of reason with the group, to the point that even Rick Grimes comes to him for advice.

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Hershel is just one of the characters that suffer from grief in the walking dead but his character arc highlights the 5 step of grief established by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross.

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Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider is back!

Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider is back!

Ben Reilly the original Scarlet Spider is back in the marvel universe thanks to Dan Slott’s (Spider-Man, Silver Surfer) Clone Conspiracy. Ben Reilly is a clone of Peter Parker’s Spider-Man (one of them anyway) and first debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man #149. He then took up the mental of the Scarlet Spider during the event of the infamous 90’s event Clone Sage.

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It was recently announced that post Clone Conspiracy, Ben Reilly will headline his own comic starting in April 2017. Peter David (Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man 2099) and artist Mark Bagley (Ultimate Spider-Man, All-New X-Men) were also announced as the creative team to bring the comic to life.

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As the images show he will get a new costume which as of now is not as iconic as his 90’s costume, but in time we may come to enjoy it. Here’s hoping the comic does well and has a strong voice with an interesting story to tell.

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About Me!

About Me!

Hi,

Starting to write something is always difficult so I thought I’d start off with a little intro to me. Narcissistic I know but ah well. Here are 25 things about me based on questions I’ve borrowed from Google (Thank god for Google).

  1. What is your middle name? Craig
  2. What was your favourite subject at school? It would have to be Science as I had one of the best Science teachers there ever was and ever has been, he was able to bring the subject to life and always wore the craziest ties.
  3. What is your favourite drink? Rum and Coke (It’s just so good)
  4. What is your favourite food? Chilli (Gotta love a bit of spice)
  5. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Yeah who doesn’t these days?
  6. Favourite book of all time? Tough one but at the minute I’d have to say The Game of Thrones books have my current attention
  7. Favourite colour? Red
  8. Do you have any pets? I had three but my cat Dixie recently passed but my dog Buddy and other cat Katie are full of life 🙂
  9. Do you have any kids? As I currently write this I have no kids
  10. Favourite Breakfast? Bacon Sandwich (Hmmmmmmm bacon)
  11. Are you Married? As I currently write this I am not married
  12. Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times? I have left the UK several times but never left Europe.
  13. Do you speak any other language? I don’t speak another language fluently but I know some common phrases in French
  14. How many siblings do you have? I have 2 siblings, one older brother and one younger brother
  15. What is your favourite shop?  My favourite shop would have to be Travelling Man in Manchester as the staff are always so welcoming
  16. Favourite restaurant? My Favourite restaurant would have to be Buffet City in manchester as you should never refuse an all you can eat Chinese buffet
  17. Computer or Television? My answer is a bit of a cheat as I would pick a computer as you can always watch TV on a computer as well as use the internet 
  18. Favourite Blog? My favourite blog would be ‘Hollywood and Lime’ as she inspired me to start my own blog whilst keeping me up to date on interesting Disney stuff
  19. Favourite Movie? My favourite movie is John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)
  20. Favourite TV show? My favourite TV show is Game of Thrones
  21. Favourite Comic? My Favourite Comic series Injustice Gods among Us, it is a tie-in comic to the game of the same name and is so much better than it has any right to be. Depicting the fall of the DC universe in a tasteful and all-encompassing way it is a must read for any comic fan
  22. Where were you born? I was born in Manchester, England
  23. What are your hobbies?  My hobbies include; reading books and comics, playing video games, watching the latest films and TV shows and having a good time with my friends
  24. What is your eye colour? My eye colour is blue
  25. Can you cook? I can cook the odd meal, nothing fancy but it keeps me going and doesn’t taste half bad.

That’s just a little about me I hope you like what you’ve heard and decide to stick around.

Thanks

Le Omniverse

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