Professor

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    The minor annoyances thread

    To sum up the kind of day I have been having: I took off my coat. In doing so, I got a static shock. Which fried the headphones I was wearing. How does that even happen?
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    Every comic you've read in 2017

    Nightcrawler (2014) - So, Kurt is back from the dead. No idea how that happened or how he came back. But that is the entire plot of these 12 issues. Things happen and I am not sure if I am supposed to know these people or not. If so, it does a bad job of catching me up. If not, it does a bad job introducing the characters. Single Issues: 8Graphic Novels: 2 Trades: 26 (196)
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    Legion

    Watched the first four episodes today. And it's interesting. The fractured nature of the storytelling has a point in that 'he's crazzy~!' and all that. But it can be really difficult to follow at times. The two leads have a very awkward chemistry, which again, I think is the point. It just isn't that enjoyable. And I don't really know what I was hoping from this series, but this feels like it is taking forever to move along. I have the next two episodes ready to go. I'm still interested enough to continue with them, but that might be my jumping off point.
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    Every comic you've read in 2017

    Nancy in Hell: On Earth - I read the first mini at some point last year and apparently did not post my thoughts. Which is a shame as I would love to know what I thought. I remember it being a fun read with a badass chick murder-killin some demons with a chainsaw. This was not that much fun. Heaven vs. Earth vs. Hell politics. So boring. Great covers tho. Nancy in Hell: A Dragon in Hell! - Probably would have liked this more if I had read it first. I have zero knowledge of the Dragon so this was not for me. Single Issues: 8Graphic Novels: 2 Trades: 24 (184)
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    Every comic you've read in 2017

    Had to kill some time at work this morning, so I figured I'd read some random DC laying around. I have no context for these, so let's see how well this goes. Nightwing #15 - Says epilogue on the cover so I'll assume this is coming off of some sort of multi-part thing. But this felt like a decent jumping on point, so kudos for that. A nice simple issue with no real action that let me get a sense of the story before. So, thumbs up to this one. Superman #17 - Two kids in the spooky woods. This was pure filler that I don't even know if it would make the trade. Green Lanterns #17 - I have no idea who these Lanterns are. This did little to change that or to make me care. Single Issues: 3Graphic Novels: 2 Trades: 24 (184)
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    Every comic you've read in 2017

    Seven Soldiers of Victory - I don't know about these. Well, that is not true. I found these to be bad. Like really bad. Maybe I made the entire thing up in my head, but I thought these were supposed to be really good. Each mini was bad and that ending was downright stupid. I care about nothing the entire time. Such a waste of time. ApocalyptiGirl: An Aria for the End Times - Basically a girl and her cat in the apocalypse. There is some higher story here, but it wasn't engaging at all. Had promise and missed its mark. Single Issues: 0Graphic Novels: 2 Trades: 24 (184)
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    What are you watching and enjoying?

    I'm sitting here trying to think about my favorite episode from the season and I cannot pick. When it ended, I wasn't as high on the season, but yeah, better than the first. Also, Pablo is a great sidekick.
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    Every comic you've read in 2017

    The investigating detective's son wrote it, right? That he did. Which I cannot say I noticed until the last few pages.
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    Every comic you've read in 2017

    Green River Killer - A graphic novel Dark Horse put out about six years ago. Was well done. With no action and basically two hundred pages of talking heads this was a surprisingly quick read. Art was on point as well. Like I said, well done. However, it does come off as an episode of, say, Criminal Minds. Makes sense with the 'based on true event' thing and all. Single Issues: 0Graphic Novels: 1 Trades: 20 (154)
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    Riverdale

    Six episodes in and I finally found the good in this show and it is
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    Logan

    I enjoyed this. I have a few issues with it, but I got what I expected and it was well done. You could really see this Deadpool influence . So many fucks. One thing that made me laugh:
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    Every comic you've read in 2017

    Wolverine: The End - Seemed like a reasonable thing to read before Logan. But, no. This is not good. Not good at all. I don't think any of these End books have been. Gotham Central - Now this, this was excellent. Only small complaint is the art got a little bit rough in the third trade. Other than that, I loved this. Single Issues: 0Trades/Graphic Novels: 20 (154)
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    Random wrestling thoughts

    That time WCW showed up on Battle Dome to beat up Terry Crews. Man, I loved Battle Dome. It was no WMAC Masters, but what is really?
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    Every comic you've read in 2017

    Immortal Iron Fist: The Complete Collection - That name still annoys me. Anywho, this went downhill quickly. To start, the art is complete shit. The main series is a mess. The Immortal Weapons are lacking, which is a shame, as I feel they could be a fun team. Also, too much filler about random Iron Fists. Focus on Danny and call it a day. The Immoral Weapons mini is included, but again, it is lacking. Get back stories (finally) on 3 of the 5, but they felt like I was reading an illustrated Wiki page. Single Issues: 0Trades/Graphic Novels: 15 (108)
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    Every comic you've read in 2017

    That is correct.
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    Every comic you've read in 2017

    The Immortal Iron Fist: The Complete Collection - But it is not complete. Boo. Otherwise, I liked this. Not the biggest fan of the triple narratives, but it all worked out in the end. I look forward to Vol 2. Single Issues: 0Trades/Graphic Novels: 14 (90)
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    Every comic you've read in 2017

    Jonah Hex: Tall Tales - A bunch of short Hex stories. Some better than others. Don't think it worked well as a trade. The 'Hex is a badass' story gets boring after a while. Jacked - Did not enjoy the ending, but it was good until then. Single Issues: 0Trades/Graphic Novels: 13 (72)
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    Just curious:
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    Every comic you've read in 2017

    Buffy: Season 10 - I thought about flipping thru the last Season 9 trade before reading but didn't. And, surprise, I felt like the first few issues caught me up nicely. So good job that. My main takeaway from these six trades (could have maybe condensed down to five) was I liked the lack of a 'big bad'. These were mostly about the characters and relationships. They'd been going bigger and bigger, it is nice to step back and not try and top the last evil. Angel & Faith: Season 10 - This did not do a good job of catching me up. Felt really disjointed most of the time. Not much to say on these sadly. Single Issues: 0Trades/Graphic Novels: 11 (60)
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    John Wick: Chapter 2 - I was entertained. You know what you are getting with this, which is really the only issue I have. I went into the first one with no expectations. I had them for this one. I'd say they were met but not exceeded. I will say that I was happy that the urge to 'outdo' the original was rarely there. Spoilers:
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    Riverdale

    Well..
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    Riverdale

    Got around to watching the first two episodes. And while my Archie knowledge is next to nonexistent, I think I picked up on most of the characters. What I really found disappointing was the lack of fun. I don't remember a since moment that isn't riddled with angst, drama and sadness.
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    The leisurely comic discussion thread

    So, what is the best way to go about selling some comics? First thought is ebay, but it is mainly post-Rebirth DC and not in any sort of straight run. Don't think these are particularly hard to come by. But, the box is full and I have no desire for them so they need to go. Thoughts?
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    The "I need to vent" thread

    On New Year's Eve I started to have non-disclosed medical issues. Progressively got worse thru the subsequent week, so on the 6th of January I go seek medical help. As usual, since I do not have insurance, I visit the local Urgent Care. They are baffled, but decided to send a sample out for testing and give be the 'these might work' pills. They say they will call in 3-5 days with the results. Being a Friday, I expected to hear something by Wednesday. Nope. Not a word. And while this annoyed, the pills worked and I was mostly back to normal. So I let it go. Until I got the bill. The bill for the tests was blank. Not totally blank. It was their standard form, but they only thing they filled out was my name and amount owed. Not details, no breakdown. It was basically a note that said "Chris, you owe use money. Pay now.". When I go question this, they inform me that the bill is not theirs, but the lab directly. When I bring up the 'I never got a call' thing they tell me that if the tests results are good news then you don't get a phone call. They click-clacked the computer and said I was fine. Now, I understand that bad news is more urgent and all. But good news is still important, because you know, I SHOULD KNOW WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON. Ahem. That settled, I call the lab to get a detailed bill and go about my day annoyed. And then there is today. Today in the mail I get another blank bill for them lab with a strongly worded message of "Pay Now Motherfucker". I paraphrase. Not details so, yeah, not paying that until I get some. Annoyed, but it is just that, an annoyance. But I get another letter. This one from Urgent Care themselves. This letter, hand written on a nice letterhead, is dated Jan 19th. Thirteen days after my first visit. This letter states that the lab lost my sample and if I was still having issues, please visit as soon as possible. Again, this $300ish bill is for tests that never happened. Never Happened. NEVER FUCKING HAPPENED. Then how the fuck did you tell me the tests were fine? Why did it take you two weeks to inform me by mail (instead of by phone, because I only had to give you my number on three different forms)? And, WHY THE FUCK DO I HAVE A BILL?