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Indulgence Increases Bandwidth

I could have sworn that I wrote out a blog post about how to conserve emotional bandwidth. I did find my post about Cantrell's Law of Conservation of Energy. You can review it here, if you would like. It has pieces of the idea, but doesn't quite get me where I want to go. I am ABSOLUTELY certain that I wrote about this. I am just going to compose a double post rather than spend a bunch of time trying to find my work. 

I may have chosen not to publish the bandwidth post because it was something my Mother absolutely hated. She believed that she was capable of carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders. She also believed that no matter what came at her while she was doing her Atlas imitation that she could handle that too. She believed that I was the same. I am not. I am not sure if she was as strong as she believed she was, but I almost never saw her bend. She only broke once that I saw.

I have a breaking point. Granted, my breaking point is so far beyond reasonable that…

Comic Book Pull List Hiatus

There are people sick and dying on the planet. I am really about to post a blog about halted comic books. I am going to do it. The reason I am going to do it is because it really does have some wider reaching implications.

The Comic Book Industry slings out hundreds of titles every week from dozens of publishers. Now for those of you outside the know of this situation let me see if I can high level the idea for you. Someone gets an idea. Artist or Writer is a bit of a chicken and an egg argument. Sometimes they are already working together. Sometimes napkin sketches get a talented writer to flesh them out. Sometimes scripts are brought to life by a talented writer. In some really cool cases they are one in the same person. Sean Murphy, I love you, man!

Inkers, colorists, letterers, editors, and publishing houses get involved. I am fairly certain that a printer jumps into action at some point along the way. Then the books are packaged and shipped to Diamond Comics for Distribution.

Why…

March 25 Comic Book Pull List

Aftershock Godkillers #2 Boom! Once & Future #7 DC Batman Beyond #42 Batman Curse of the White Knight #8  I will be buying 3 copies of this. I want both the A & B covers plus an additional B to hang on the wall. Sean Murphy has the very best Batverse.  Detective Comics #1021 The Flash #752 The Last God #6 IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #104 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika #2 Image Analog #10 Crowded #12 Sex Criminals #28 Marvel Giant Size X-men: Nightcrawler #1 Hellions #1 Immortal Hulk #33 Incredible Hulk #182 Facsimile Edition  Star Wars Bounty Hunters #2 Wolverine #2 X-men #9 X-men Fantastic Four #3

My Thoughts on COVID-19

My title might lead some of you to think that I am going to comment on the virus itself. It isn't beyond the scope of belief that I would write some sort of conspiracy theory themed article about the virus being man made and all of the potential upsides that governments and corporations could reap by releasing a man made bug. This isn't that post though. For one thing, I can allow my brain to skip off down that mentally fantastic road if I really tried, but I am trying to live in the reality I can observe more often these days. There are probably plenty of people out there theory crafting if you are looking for that sort of thing.

Before I get to what I want to talk about I want to address a thing I did. I had a friend make me a meme of Samuel L. Jackson saying," Say Caronavirus again. Say it again. I dare you..." from his Pulp Fiction days. Why would I do something so massively insensitive? Christ, David people are sick and dying. It is such a douchebag move to make…

March 18 Comic Book Pull List

Dark Horse Starship Down #1 This is a fantastic alternate history/ sci fi story written by Justin Giampaoli. I am such a fan.  DC Batman #91 Justice League #43 Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #4 Image Undiscovered Country #5 Marvel Conan the Barbarian #14 Excalibur #9 Fantastic Four #20 Star Wars #4 If you ever wanted to know what happened between Empire and Jedi this comic will answer your questions.  Jane Foster Valkyrie #9 X-Force #9

March 11 Comic Book Pull List

Aftershock  The Man Who Effed Up Time #2 DC Detective Comics #38 Facsimile Edition Green Lantern Season 2 #2 Image Decorum #1 Manifest Destiny #42 Marvel Avengers #32 Avengers of the Wastelands #3 Cable #1 Ghost Rider #6 Immortal Hulk #32 New Mutants #9 Star Wars Darth Vader #2 Star Wars Rise of Kylo Ren #4 Thor #229 Facsimile Edition Thor #4 X-men #8