So by now I am sure that you have all heard PLENTY about the new Nintendo, I mean Niantic PokemonGO app. It’s all our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds have been filled with. While some of you are probably tired of seeing it all day I have to wonder how bad is this app? Why all the hate? Why have all the trolls come out of small crevices that my Pokemon should be in to come hate on this one app?
As a noob to the whole blogging world it was a blessing to have stumbled upon the Geek Girls x Bloggers facebook group. For me personally it was wonderful to have such a supportive group willing to help and motivate new bloggers like myself. I quickly found myself trying to follow them all, read every post and most importantly I felt like I wasn’t alone in the struggle to balance my blog with my busy life style.
As a huge comic book fan I was super excited when one of its members, Stacey from Geeks & Lattes suggested a Comic Book Swap between us bloggers. I couldn’t signup fast enough and was excited to see who my swap partner would be! So here’s how it went.
My swap partner was Kayla Cox from Epicfied. I think Stacey did a great job in pairing for one we both have a love for some DC (Harley & Joker) and both into the deep world of Game of Thrones.
Side Note, Funny Story: My life has been crazy with health issues and moving so a part of me had forgotten about the swap. I didn’t forget to get a comic for my partner but I did forget I was receiving something in the mail. My wife was quick to remind me that I had received a package from Amazon and I thought it was just a late birthday present. I rushed to open it and read the cute card instead and still my brain did not register what was happening. Until my wife was quick to snag the note and barrate me on WHO IS KARLA and why is she sending you awesome presents?!?!? LoL. I saw my life quickly flash before my eyes before I realized what the gift was, and how I had requested it on my comic wish list. LoL. I seriously thought my wife was going to bang me over the head with my comic book.
Okay…so once that was all over I was finally able to dance with excitement because Karla could not have picked a better comic for me: The Killing Joke written by Alan Moore which is also a soon to be released animated movie. I absolutely LOVE this story.
Can you see the excitement in my eyes? I have read this story now about 3 times and still can’t get enough of it. It’s truly one of my top 10 comics of all time. Thank you again Kayla for rocking it and Stacey thank you for putting this together, this is something I would definitely do again!
What a week it’s been! I recently celebrated a birthday and it seems that my body felt it more than anything else as I slowly started to deteriorate and ended up in the hospital. Now, I’m normally someone who has no concept of naps, down-time or relaxation. If I see an opening on my calendar, I’m eager to fill it. So when the doctor gave me a mandatory 4 days of bed rest I literally almost panicked.
I know what you’re thinking… “well you can read a book, or watch a movie or play some video games.” And…you’re right. That’s exactly what I did for the first few days…
Tales from a Noob…the Rebirth edition.
Ok, so I know my fair share of geek stuff. I dabble in comic books, toy collection, video games and of course films. But truth is when it comes to the GEEK world, I’m still just a noob. Continuity confuses me, keeping up with comicbook story lines feels like a full time job, and trying to make any sense of that with movie timelines can just be exhausting. But I try.However, when it comes to comic books, I feel like I’m just set up for failure. Between Crisis’, Wars, and Rebirths I just can’t keep up with the hell is going on. Continue reading