Saturday, December 16, 2006

Welcome to the 20th Century

As if starting a blog wasn't futuristic enough for me, I can now claim membership to another popular, technological club. That's right, I am now the proud owner of one of them mobile telephones.

I held off for as long as I could, wearing my uncontactability like a badge of honour. But it couldn't last forever. I can now be reached at any time of day or night, whether I like it or not. My brother definitely likes it though, as he no longer has to act as my personal message service. I think he'd had enough of people having to ring him when they wanted to talk to me. Jeez.

All I have to do now is get used to carrying it around with me. It's a pretty nice phone so I'm constantly paranoid that I'm going to lose it, break it or get it all scratched up. That's why, thanks to a stroke of stylish genious, I am currently carrying it around in a sock. Not a sock that I'm wearing you understand, just a spare one that I can keep in my pocket. I am so cool.

I wonder what'll be next for me, maybe one of those 'full time' jobs people are going on about. Mind you, that might cut into my laying around time. I guess that will have to wait a little longer. Besides, I need all my spare time to figure out how to use that predictive text.

Saturday, December 2, 2006

In News: Nerd Sanctuary To Close.

Fellow nerds, dark days are upon us. At first I refused to believe the rumours, "it can't possibly be true" I kept telling myself, "they've got it all wrong". But true it was. Comic Showcase is to close and we sickly fanboys shall have to fend for ourselves.

I've been a fan of comics ever since I was a kid. Through good times and bad, through clone sagas, costume changes and variant chromium covers. Getting the bus into town every Saturday morning and heading for the tiny 'Demon Comics' shop in Hereford with my cousin Tony. Then lying on his living room floor all afternoon trying to draw our own comics. None of them ever got past about two pages though, because we could never be bothered to finish them.

Even if we had finished any they never would have sold, being mostly obvious rip-offs of other characters. The one that looked like Batman but with Wolverine style claws springs to mind as one that probably would have attracted a few law suits.

Anyway, time's a wastin'. I've got to start gathering up those last few kernels of comic book goodness. There's going to be a long, harsh winter ahead.