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Today, I was able to get up early, take care of some Christmas shopping and watch three shows I have been waaaaay behind on. G.I. Joe: Renegades, Young Justice and Transformers: Prime. Tom has already talked Prime, and has called me about it multiple times. So as an overview….
G.I. Joe: Renegades – The animated version of the A-Team. I love the A-Team (Including the recent Movie). I love G.I. Joe. I should love this, but right now I am sitting on ‘good’ but willing to watch more episodes.
Young Justice – I am a HUGE fan of Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond (the weakest of the set), Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. I LOATHED Teen Titans and The Batman. I thought Batman: The Brave and the Bold was marginal, with a few really good episodes. Lastly, I have been a fan of the direct to video releases, especially the shorts that were the ‘added bonus’ on each. So I was truly expecting to not enjoy Young Justice at all. I was wrong. I want to see more.
Transformers: Prime – Complete crap. It took all my willpower to sit through the first episode. Did I mention it was crap? This might be as bad as Beast Wars… might.
That’s all the comments I have time for now… later I’ll get into why I enjoy Young Justice. Though I have a feeling my complete dislike for Transformers: Prime will need to wait for the next DARE! The Transformers Panel Ultimate.
While Mr. Croom may be excited… I find that I lost even more brain cells watching this ‘trailer’. Oi…
Yes… Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg making America dumber… One Transformer movie at a time.
Sometimes people complain… and complain… and complain. I do that often. I like to buy things, just so I will have the basis to complain. That is how I have justified my Batman purchases in the Grant Morrison era. There have been a few creators that will NEVER see a penny of my hard earned cash (or at least what the government will allow me to keep). Today I was reminded why. *chuckle* For those old skoolers that read this still, I leave you with a single image.
After all the zaniness, I finally have a moment to sit down and write something. Of course it is only because I am sitting at a gate at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) waiting for ass crack of dawn flight. Recently, Houston has become a second home with all of its flatness and humidity. It’s like being back in Florida.
On the geek front, I am looking forward to:
- Fable III
- Fallout: New Vegas
- Tron: Legacy
And preparing for a return to “The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast” with the infamous Paul Chapman.
Oh, and this post is coming from my new HTC G2.
To summarize my BotCon 2010 experience:
1.) It was disorganized on multiple fronts.
2.) It was catered specifically for the high price point attendees.
3.) Almost all other Florida Conventions have a deeper and richer line of programming and activities.
4.) It was a major disappointment.
Pretty simple to me. I guess I was expecting more, and was let down. I have grown used to this in my life. Movies such as Bayformers and TV shows such as Lost and Heroes, all of which I had high hopes for, and all of which failed to live up to anything I was expecting.
Tom and I have put facts up to support our opinion. These can be seen on the now truly epic BotCon Chronicles on Tom’s Blog. I guess we have struck a real sore nerve and the rabid BotCon supporters came out to tell Tom and I that our opinion was wrong! As this discussion has gone on, I am noticing something very telling of those that are carrying the flag of BotCon support. Trying to state facts to this group is like arguing with Christian Fundamentalists. When Tom shows that the ‘main panels’ room cannot physically seat all the BotCon attendees, he is accused of twisting the facts. Tom quotes one of the BotCon staffers regarding point #2 above, and Tom is accused of using quotes out of context. The ultimate capper is when we are told we can’t comment on BotCon because we didn’t go to every single event, but they are free to ‘poo-poo’ our panel, even though they have never sat through it. Hypocrisy in action!
Move the WayBack Machine to yesterday, and now Tom and I are the ‘stars’ of an obscure webcomic over at Shortpacked.com. I have read a good number of David Willis’ strips, and though sometimes more politically skewed than I prefer my ‘entertainment’ reading, not bad, though I don’t think it is any different than the other gazillion ‘geek culture’ webcomics out there, like PvP, CAD or even Penny Arcade. It may be unfair to compare him to those, however. It is still a quality product, even if his opinion of Beast Wars is seriously flawed.
Just got back from Ancient City Con. Had fun, it was good to be back in the Sunshine State for an event. For those of you still tracking, Tom and I are still going CRAZZZZY on the “BotCon Chronicles“… and elsewhere, people are still angry about stuff Tom and I said about Beast Wars… OVER A YEAR AGO!
Thanks to the crew and attendees at Ancient City Con for having us, we did have big fun! Next on the Joey Snackpants national tour… GEN CON!
For those that have been under a rock for the last 14, or for the 2 people that read my Blog but don’t read Tom’s, there has been a heated debate between Tom, Myself, some realists and one rabid BotFail fan. You can read all the fun at Tom’s Blog or the full report at You Bent My Wookie. I was originally going to post a 3-4 page grammatical train wreck about how BotFail 2010 was one huge fleecing of the fan, but reading the responses I found the perfect summation of BotFail…
“I wouldn’t be remotely surprised if they got the bright idea to hold the “convention” in a vacuum chamber and charge extra for oxygen.” – Chris
I wish I was witty enough to come up with it myself, but I was not.