The Jangosphere: Randomness

I've had a few things buzzing in my brain for awhile and thought I'd work it out into a blog. I've been accused of having intense preoccupation with narrow subjects. But I have many interests and tend to lean more toward certain ones than others depending on my mood. Lately, it's comic books. Specifically, Batman. I've been buying past collections (as funds allow, of course) and I've caught up on the current Court of Owls storyline, but apparently I've alienated my friends who have no interest in comic books--- I think they view the current stuff as if it's the Golden Age cheesiness, which is a far cry from the truth. When topics of Video Games come up, I have nothing to offer anymore. Unless it's Batman: Arkham City, which I've beaten twice now.

I love movies too and here lately, I've been revisiting the comic book movie genre. But no one seems to care when I wanna talk about them. I'm beginning to think that I'm gonna have to abandon the current interest just to get them to converse with me. That may not be what's going on, but that's how I feel.

Ever watch a movie or read a book and adore a certain character and wish there were more adventures to take hold of and enjoy? That's what comic books offer. Granted, I'm just getting into them and because of this great site (I love you, Comic Vine!) I can catch up on past storylines so I don't feel out of the loop. In the past, I always felt that since, for example, Spider-Man issue #600-something came out, I'd never catch up on what was going on. I just need to find myself a few interesting characters and hop along for the ride. As a Batman fan, I have a few to choose from, but I'm looking for something else. I've read great things about the current Aquaman series and a friend recommended Demon Knights, so I've got some pretty good options. Just gotta get the cash and I've thought about selling some crap on ebay just for comic book money.

Besides, in a couple of months I'll be all over Baseball and comics might become something on the side. That's just how I seem to be. Too many interests, and I can't give any of them my full attention. I want to though. I really do.

-- JANGO

6 Comments
6 Comments
Posted by Renchamp

Baseball is worthy so we won't judge you too harshly once Spring Training begins and you go missing for a while. Let's go Rangers!

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Posted by TheWholeDamnShow

@Renchamp said:

Baseball is worthy so we won't judge you too harshly once Spring Training begins and you go missing for a while. Let's go Rangers!

Posted by stormtrance1618

Baseball and comics are my two favorite things. Movies are close behind. Video games behind that. I'm glad you're getting into comics Jango because I'd love to be able to discuss stuff with you. I just wish I had a friend who was familiar with Geoff Johns' Green Lantern, lol.

Posted by stormtrance1618

Jango, you say you've caught up with the Court of Owls storyline. Does that mean you finally got your comics in?

Posted by JangoCrossfire

@stormtrance1618 said:

Jango, you say you've caught up with the Court of Owls storyline. Does that mean you finally got your comics in?

Yes, I did. Man, issue #5 was so awesome.

@Renchamp said:

Baseball is worthy so we won't judge you too harshly once Spring Training begins and you go missing for a while. Let's go Rangers!

I follow the Mariners (yeah, I know) and the Braves. As long as there are some people willing to talk baseball on the forums here, I may not have to go missing. :)

Posted by Renchamp

@JangoCrossfire said:

I follow the Mariners (yeah, I know) and the Braves. As long as there are some people willing to talk baseball on the forums here, I may not have to go missing. :)

Oh, I know what it's like to follow a team like the Mariners. It's been like that as a Rangers fan for fifteen years (until these last two years when they suddenly realized their potential).

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