|Me before I had food.|
The event for kids were numerous and just added to the family friendly environment.
|Me before I had food.|
When we last talked, I was taken away to Bangladesh to do things I am not allowed to talk about. No, not mind-in-the-gutter things. Things like transferring the cold fusion formula to the highest bidder. But, again, I am not allowed to talk about that.
Let's get right into the mailbag.
This week, a fictional reader writes, "Steve, how do you read your comics? Online? Print? What's the deal, yo?"
Great question, person who does not exist! I have mixed it up in recent years. With the advent of Comixology, I have not only saved space in my home, but have undoubtedly saved my marriage in the process. There are times where I will still pick up things in print, but usually it is something like a trade paperback, or a "one-off" comic for a series I might like to try.
With Comixology, I was using an iPad mini, and that was great! If I was travelling for work, I could read comics in an airport, or in the cab on the way to a meeting. This helped because if you have had the joy of being in a cab, they take delight in telling doughy Midwesterners that they could die in a moment's notice. They do all this without actually saying a word. I'm looking at you, San Francisco cab drivers.
Anyways, I recently upgraded to a normal iPad like the rest of the world had done years before me, and reading comics on that is AWESOME. I highly recommend it to you, your friends, and whoever else.
There is an online comic service through Plume Snake Comics, at plumesnake.com that has a slick online interface, and a bunch of great titles to choose from for a low monthly fee. It's like Netflix meets comic books. I use my iPad, laptop, and even cooler, my TV through my browser on Xbox.
If you are a serious collector for print, then congrats to you. Space in my home eludes me, so I envy those that are able to collect physical copies.
If you will excuse me, I need to go read a bunch of people talk about how movies that have not been released yet will "suck". It's good therapy, in that it reminds me how not to act. Ever.
The "in" thing was to blame 2016 for the deaths of some of our favorite celebrities. I've read a variety of articles and thoughts as the year passed, and one thing I actually found amusing were the people who felt it necessary to educate people on the fact that a "year" was not responsible for taking the lives of celebrities.
SERIOUSLY?? I'm trying to convey extreme levels of sarcasm. Maybe I should mix in some exclamation points.
Hmm. Looks good.
If you truly believe that the calendar year of 2016 was responsible, then please email me. I have a need to have money moved from a Nigerian bank, and you are the one I've chosen!
There were a lot of big losses last year...Bowie, Prince, Fisher, Reynolds...the list goes on and on. Instead of writing any sort of tribute posts (I had a long on one Carrie Fisher), I will instead get a little preachy. Lame, I'm sure, but it won't last long, I promise.
None of us escape death. Celebrities, CEO's, or average Joe's...we all meet an end. What will YOU leave behind? We live in an era where we have tons of data at our fingertips, with our heads down and our faces lit. Some people have written nice tributes, others are critical. Some of it legitimate, some of it vitriolic.
When time catches up to us, what will people say about you? Us non-celebrities aren't worried about the masses. What about those close to you? Leave a positive mark. It's important.
Be kind to each other!