It takes something really special to stick in my mind. I still remember the time when I moved to England from Hong Kong when I was 7 years old and I just remember that vaguely but the earliest memory I had was something that happened when I was 3 years old. The year was 1998, I was just three years old. I would wake up every morning at about 7 o'clock in the morning and annoy my mother until she swtiches on the TV for me. The animated series of Spider-Man would broadcast in Hong Kong every Saturday morning and I would always be there. I think for me. Spider-Man was my first ever obsession but as I grew up, I was interested in a number of things, Power Rangers, Digimon, and Pokemon but none of them could compare to my love for Spider-Man.
I love his comic books, and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one. What makes him so great is that against the odds, he still manages to pull off an almost unlikable character. If I have never seen Spider-Man, I would have never wanted to read his stuff because I hate spiders. Without him, half of the Marvel Universe would be gone. If it was not for his characters, Marvel would have never had so much success or so many other great characters or storylines that spawned off the orginal characters. Without Spider-Man would there be Venom? Without the Fantastic Four, would there be Secret Invasion? Without him, I guess I wouldn't be here writing about him. Just imagine, if Stan Lee was not here, some other comic book writers could have invented some super lame characters: Eyebrows-Man? The Superior Shoe? We will never know (and personally, I don't want to know.) If it was not for his charisma in the 60s, comics would not be the same as it is today. Stan Lee shaped and sculped Marvel. He did everything from writing all the main Marvel series to moderating the letters page, to me, Stan Lee is a living legend.
Not only do I thank him for getting me into comic books but I he also changed my life personally as well. I think one of the reasons I want to become a doctor is to help people, to save lives and use my knowledge to help people. His comic books taught me a number of things like never giving up. It might sound silly to other people but I live my life by my comic books. I use his character's way of thinking in life. People often ask me if I believe that Spider-Man actually exists and I tell them "Yes" they laugh at me but he does exist. Maybe not in real life but he exists in my mind. He is my motivation behind the things I do and the choices I make. Whenever I see someone that needs help, I try to help them as much as I can. I live my life by this rule: With great power, comes great responsibility... I know I don't have the proportionate speed and strength of a spider or three adamantium blades coming out from my hands but I still have the choice to help. Without him, I wouldn't have great friends who I talk about comics with and most importantly, there wouldn't be the life that I'm living today and to me, it is perfect!
It's been confirmed, the title for the musical is Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark and the song will be written and performed by U2 members Bono and the Edge. It's going to premiere in February next year and I can't wait, hopefully, it's gonna be on DVD or on the internet because I both love Spider-Man and U2.
"Spider-Man's battles will hurtle the audience through an original story both recognizable and unexpected -- yielding new characters as well as familiar faces -- until a final surprising confrontation casts a startling new light on this hero's journey," -- Musical's producer
This video is about Chris Moyles, you might not know who he is but in my opinion, he is the Greatest DJ in the world, the video above is a special Parody of the Take That song "Greatest Day" If you live in the UK, you might know this guy but if your not, I recommend you to listen to his Podcast and it's available on iTunes.
This is the story: I'm now in Year 9 in the UK and in Year 10 and 11, I have two different english exams called GCSEs, the one in Year 10 requires me to do a presentation about a subject of my choice. I'm now only in Year 9 but my english teacher has told us to practice our speaking skills in year 9 so that we'll be ready in Year 10. We have to choose a subject of our choice but I still haven't decided what subject I'll choose. I know I'll do something about comics because I know a lot of things about that but I need to be more specific about my subject, it can't be too long or too short. I was thinking about doing the Spider-Man storyline "New Ways To Die" but then I found out that I lost the part 6 somewhere, now I don't know what to do, I also want to do Civil War and Secret Invasion but I think it might be too long... I think it has to be 5 minutes under... I'm thinking about doing the presentation about Venom but I have calculated the time it would to take to explain the Origin of Venom, Eddie Brock, Mac Gargan, and the new Anti-Venom, it would roughly take about 7 mintues. I seriously need help because the last time I done this last year, I screwed up... badly... Please just give me any ideas about what my presentation should be about... Any help would be great! :D
As I am writing this blog, there's only 8 more days until Heroes season 3 starts, I can't wait myself and I'm pretty sure that it will be one of the highlight of the year for me. I still remember the day when I decided to countdown on my msn, it was 112 days ago... Now that it's only 8 short days away, I feel very excited and nervous but a part of me feel scared. What if it's not good? What if the wait was not worth it? But I think that's very unlikely ^^
I'm still not sure about when it will air here in the UK so if any of you guys know, just tell me by posting a comment.
SO ANYONE EXCITED AS ME!? lol! TV has never been the same without Heroes. I can see that a lot of you guys like Heroes as well so post your views here or at the Heroes Season 3 thread, you can find it at the General Discussion section of the forums.
Monday, September 22nd 2008, don't miss it, you won't regret it!!!