I really appreciate when someone gives me a request, because it reminds me people are believing in what I’m doing. This is the case with the latest edition of The Pop Culture Playlist. Gamersunitedggblog suggested a playlist for The Joker, and the unpredictability of the character makes for some great music. At his core, Joker is about creating chaos, so I wanted to do a playlist that reflects his nihilistic view point.
Marvel has a number of characters with unusual powers, and one of them is Noh-Varr, known as Marvel Boy. Introduced in 2000 by Grant Morrison, Noh-Varr is a Kree from an alternate dimension who became stranded on Earth 616. He became an anti-hero who declared war on Earth until he learned about the legacy of Captain Marvel. With a varied power set, Noh-Varr is interesting to read about.
Establishing yourself as a writer can be hard, whether you’re trying to publish a novel or gain a following. Endless drafts pile up and the editing process can lead to sleepless nights. So, when there’s a platform to promote your work then you have to make the most of it. This was the case when I appeared on Whisky And Words, a new podcast dedicated to helping writers who are trying to establish themselves.
Today, I’m reviewing Sons of Anarchy: Volume 2, written by Ed Brisson and drawn by Jesus Hervas. I love the show and I’ve enjoyed seeing the stories that are woven in and out of the series. SOA has themes of brotherhood, violence, loyalty and family. This is shown in the graphic novel adapations as well. Volume 2 is set between the third and fourth seasons, where the Sons have been sent to Stockton prison to serve a thirteen month sentence for gun running.
This week I hit 200 followers and I wanted to thank everyone for their continued support. Blogging has become a helpful creative outlet, and all of your comments and likes have encouraged me to continue. I wanted to do something special for this milestone by giving you all a sneak peak at the cosplay outfit I’m going to be wearing at conventions later in the year.
It’s only been a month and I’ve been nominated for my third award with the Blogger Recognition Award! I’d like to thank GamersUnitedGG for the nomination. Lita has only been here a week, but she’s already demonstrating why she’s got the potential to be a great blogger. Be sure to check out her thoughts on upcoming games.
With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol: 2 coming out later this year, it’s created a fresh opportunity to open up a whole new corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With the opportunity comes the chance to see many obscure characters from the franchise make it on to the big screen. As impressive as the film looks there’s one character that’s missing and should be mentioned for his importance. Richard Rider also known as Nova, is considered the most recognized member of the Nova Corps. He was absent from the first Guardians despite the Nova Corps playing a large role in the plot. As there is a large fan base for Rider it’s my hope that he’ll appear in future installments.
With this edition of The Pop Culture Playlist, I’m putting Thor in the spotlight. The Thunder God has long been established as one of Marvel’s flagship characters and powerhouses. With limitless strength and the power to wield Mjolnir, he’s a worthy character to create a playlist for. Let’s get ready to Ragnarok and roll.
The blank page mocked him. Not for the first time Josh found himself glancing at the alarm clock that read 3:00 in luminescent digits. He’d thrown out all the regular clocks, ticking, tocking, buzzing nightmares. Time was usually on his side, but tonight it goaded him as much as the words that refused to form on the page. Josh tapped out a couple of sentences onto his laptop, trying to exercise his creative muscles. He came as far as ‘the cat prowled through the night like greased lightning. Its tail swished like the whip of some errant god.’ Josh furiously deleted all traces of contriteness.
“You. I’ll be you. The you you’re supposed to be. If you had killed Joker years ago, beyond what happened to me…you know what hell you would have saved this world. But no. His murder is a long list of sane acts you refuse to commit. You never cross that line. But I will.”
It was only a matter of time before I got around to reviewing my favourite graphic novel, and here it is with Batman: Under The Red Hood. Written by Judd Winick and drawn by Jeff Loeb, the story is centred on the conflict between Batman and Red Hood. The comic was adapted into a successful animated film, but there’s something more visceral about seeing it on the page.