Confessions of a Dangerous Hand

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Getting to Know Old Friends Again

Marvel's cover for House of M #1

Recently, I've been reading comics again. Due to my boss/friend's influence, I started with DC's Countdown to Infinite Crisis. And from then on, I was immediately hooked again to reading comics. As a teenager, I used to read em and would skip lunch just to buy a new issue of X-men and other series. But they're mostly Marvel series. But when I stepped into college, I stopped. And since then, I never picked up anything and kinda forgot about the characters I used to love. Until recently, I guess it's time to get to know my old friends again. Aside from DC's Infinite Crisis series, I also bought Marvel's House of M. With characters I'm more involved with, the X-men. Although right now, DC's crossover is more interesting, I hope that with the next issues, House of M will get better, I know it will. Sigh... this will be the road to bankruptcy once again. Haha! Or as my Boss said, my DOOM. But I'm glad to be back.

Currently listening to: Coldplay's X&Y, Hale and Gorillaz' Demon Days Posted by Hello

Monday, June 27, 2005

Greenhills Visit

Toys aplenty!

Greenhills Shopping center is still the center of toy collectors having the most stores selling action figures and other collectibles. Best and Jebb's, and other shops that line up a Shoppesville corner are in my opinion, collector's heaven. Yesterday, it was unfortunate that it was closed down due to a fire. I do hope nobody was hurt and that the center would open soon, probably have a wet sale (?). Anyway, I saw the new SW Unleashed line featuring the Siths. Darth Vader, Darth Sidious (with Yoda), and Asajj Ventress. I was quite surprised to see them not sold by set. Each one priced at P1900. I was about to buy them but unfortunately, they don't accept credit cards. Damn, I wish I brought money. But I do hope that when I return, they will still be there. I'm looking forward to having the new Kotobukiya Clone Trooper statue. Hmmm... this is going to hurt my bidget again... as always. Collecting is a hard hobby.Posted by Hello

Saturday, June 18, 2005

The Good, The BAT and The Ugly

The Coolest Batmobile Ever! Drawn by Me.

We saw the movie Batman Begins 2 days ago. And wht do I have to say (as if anyone cares)... I loved it! Though I hate to admit it, I actually enjoyed watching this one more than Episode 3. But that is unfair since they are of different genres. I love Episode 3 and Batman Begins. The movie starts off slow for most viewers, exploring the origins of Batman, and how he came to be. How he learned to fight, where he got his gadgets, what drives him to do all these. I was eager to know everyhting and the movie satisfies that thirst for discovery. I never read any of the dark knights books since I stopped reading comics when I stepped into college, and before then, I was reading mostly Marvel amd Image comics. Somehow, DC's superheroes just don't appeal mush to me. But I loved the movies... well, not everything, Batman and Robin sucked. But of all DCs heroes, I loved Batman the most. Probably beause he's only human, no superpowers, just the brains and wealth to do anything. And by now, people know that I love characters with masks and helmets. Well, after watching the movie, I got myself a couple of Batman action figures, The BatMobile and a 14-inch poseable Batman which I suspended in mid-air with strings. The BatMobile is by far my favorite movie vehicle, along with Ep3's ARC-170 and Jedi Starfighters. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Feeling Like a Droid

Me at work. Posted by Hello