100 Years, 100 Creators – Part 8 (Final)

Over a few posts, I’ve been choosing different creators or creative teams–novelist, composer, scriptwriter, comic book artist, etc–who have influenced or inspired me, and in most cases brought me a lot of enjoyment.

Day of the Doctor

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Fictional Initials (… so far)

The title is a bit misleading.  I’m not talking here about initials that only exist in fiction.  That doesn’t really make any sense.  Instead, I’m talking about initials of fictional characters.  That does made sense even though it may seem a bit of a random topic.

Anyway, it occurred to me sometimes (as such things do) to wonder if I could come up with a fictional character for every two letter initial combination that’s possible in English.  In other words, A.A., A.B., A.C., and so on.  That’s a total of 676 combinations, and thus 676 characters.

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Captain Marvel

Well, now we live in a world where Captain Marvel has come out…the first MCU movie headlined by a female superhero.  For some people this is great big huge deal, and apparently for others, it is a sign that this is the end of days.  Or at least that’s what I’ve heard.  Maybe there really are people who believe it is a sign of the end of days, but I guess I don’t frequent the right websites because I’ve never read anything by any of them directly, only by those who are refuting them.  (Spoilers ahead). 

Captain Marvel 1

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Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 3 (#80-71)

After a dying-computer related delay, we return to my countdown of favorite fictional heroes.  Hmm, that makes me want to make a list of my favorite fictional dying computers.  Hmm…HAL 9000, K-2SO, Data, the first Terminator…

Star Trek TOS 1

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Weekly Geeky Question #33: Modern Superhero Epic Movie History

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #33, and this week’s question is again about comic books and superheroes:

How did we get to the modern superhero movie?

Superman

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49th Year Bucket List

So, point of clarification:  I’m 48 years old currently, having just celebrated my birthday yesterday.  I’m not 49, but that this year is actually my 49th year of living.  When I celebrate my 49th birthday, that means I’m completing my 49th year, not starting it.

And I know, it’s not really a “bucket list” if the deadline isn’t the end of your life…when you “kick the bucket”.  Indeed, maybe it’d be better to call this a “49th Year To-Do List”.  But that’s catchy sounding, don’t you think?

So this is a list of things I’m hoping to have achieved by the time that me being able to say “I’m 48 years old” is cold and buried in the ground.  What do I want to have achieved / completed / accomplished by then?  That’s what we’re looking at here. Continue reading 49th Year Bucket List

Spider-Man: Homecoming

It’s been a couple of months since Spider-Man: Homecoming came out, but it hit the screens when I was in a period of basically never getting anything up on this blog.  Fortunately, it also came out while I was in Asia and had access to relatively cinema tickets, so I was able to freely go with my two younger daughters (the oldest, and their mother, were back in Australia).  Good times!

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47 Movie Blogs #38 – Seven of Film’s Worst Fathers

I’ve long had brewing a post about the best and worst dads of not just movies, but TV and comics as well.  Today, thanks to the instructions I’ve received, we’re talking about just the bad ones, and of course only the ones from movies. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #38 – Seven of Film’s Worst Fathers