Well, since I do not own a spacecraft interdimensional portal, or secret lair, I settle for the next best thing. I read my comics in my room. It is quiet, there is a comfortable chair, and my little brother is strictly prohibited from bothering me. Plus, I keep all my comics there anyways.
So it's been a year since I joined the Vine. It feels like a lot more. Since I joined I:
Started my blog, Calculations of Lightning, later shortened to CoL so I would have room to post the names of the Legos I added. Just to be confusing (no, not really) I called the Lego series Conquest by Lego. Since the blog series started, I've written 85 entries or so. Then....they were posted at less and less frequent intervals and stopped altogether. But fear not! I have decided to continue Calculations of Lightning! If you submitted requests I still intend to make them! If you have not submitted requests you should, and I will make that character! You can see the list of characters I plan to make here, and ones I have made here. And naturally here are some Legos to celebrate this occasion. (More after the Legos!)
As my comic fanaticism grew, I went to Baltimore Comic-con....in costume! Not only did I wear a costume (Agent "!"), but I convinced my mom to wear one as well! (Sleepwalk).
Eventually I discovered what the RPG section on the vine was. About six months ago I created my first, and main, RP character, Portrait. I was trained by Quality, and learned quickly. I am now considered maybe not a veteran, but at least a promising RPer. And now I shall answer a question many other RPers have: "How many RP profiles does she have?" The answer: 18!...so far! And to go a step further, I'll tell you which they are:
Hi! Icarusflies here, creator of Conquest by Lego! (And for fans of that, my costume was the reason for the extreme delay) Yesterday I went to Baltimore Comic-Con! It was amazing.
First of all, I had to prepare my costume. I chose one of my favorite characters, Agent ! of the Brotherhood of Dada. I convinced my mom to go as Sleepwalk, another member of the Brotherhood of Dada. So I made the costumes, and we were on our way! While making the costumes I discovered that felt is almost impossible to cut.
I was too exited to stop long enough for mom to take photos at first, so the description will have to be enough. The con was on the second floor. On the first was an aerobics class. Those ladies must have been really confused! Once on the convention floor, I ran around like crazy meeting writers and getting things signed. During a rest where I was getting my comics in order, my mom spotted Scott Adsit, Pete of 30 Rock! We ran to meet him. Apparently he is a HUGE comic fan. He even recognized who I was. Lego 1 of 3 was given out. (I brought three with me to give to the various writers and artists, Superman, Green Arrow, and Calculator.) Scott chose Superman.
I met some of my favorite writers, such as J.M DeMattois from the JLI era. He is also writing the Metal Men co-feature. Others are in the pictures. (I highly recommend the new Doom Patrol series, as well as the older one written by Grant Morrison)
Franco of Tiny Titans was the second to receive a Lego. He got Green Arrow. He also drew me a Tiny Titans style Agent !. If you don't read Tiny Titans, you should. Last among the writers, I went and saw Mark McKenna, who inked the original series that Agent ! appeared in! He got the third and final Calculator Lego.
At various times walking around the convention, little kids were terrified by me. Why? I'm not sure. But they looked at me like "who is this crazy person and how did I end up within 10 feet of them" Yep, I sure have a way with kids.
I also ran into one of my friends who runs a comic store in my city.
After about 5 hours of this, I headed to the DC Nation panel. Mom and I got there early, so we sat in on some of the Image comics panel. For you Image fans: SPOILER WARNING: Click here to reveal hidden content. Eventually the DC Nation panel started. They really could not reveal much about upcoming events. However, I can confirm that while magic users will be playing a major role in the DC Universe, the Demon and Shadowpact will not be getting their own series in the near future. On a more upbeat note, a sequel to Wednesday Comics is being considered.
After the panel I headed home. And started bugging my parents about the next comic-con.
Invincible is going back to his original colors, there is going to be a mega-crossover, and the Walking Dead series is going to have some issues located in DC.
Next on my high-priority list (aka requests) are the rest of the major Heralds of Galactus, and Madrox. If you have any requests, let me know!
Requests help me know what people want to see, so without them I just make characters that I think are fun or that will complete one of my sets. Also, do not be intimidated by the length of my To Make for Conquest by Lego List, because unless it has a high priority thing next to it, they are just characters I want to remember so I can make them some other time. I usually prefer making requests, and as those who have submitted requests will probably tell you, I make those my high priority Legos.
So, as long as I'm posting long boring announcements, here's another: You can now follow me on Twitter! My user name is Icarusflies77 and my 'real' name is Icarusflies. I post updates about the Legos, a thing called 'You know you have been reading too much H.P Lovecraft when', and random other stuff.
Sorry for the boring stuff, I'll try to write something more interesting for the next post. Anyway, without further ado, Conquest by Lego!