I got into Kwabs maybe sometime late in 2017, early 2018, probably during a YouTube binge. I say this because the first thing I heard of his was “Cheating On Me”, and I had happened to be watching the video. Since then, I’d downloaded one other song before finally just buying the whole album, and I can’t say I’ve ever really regretted it. I’ll be the first to say that I slept on Kwabs, because he lived in my playlist for a good year before I really recognized how good his music was. But now that I’m on board, I wish other people had noticed him better too.
In a way, I’ve built a brand on Allen Stone. As early as 2012, I was covering his concerts for my personal Tumblr as a way to practice my blogging skills. As late as 2016, I was posting my review of Radius on my music blog on Tumblr that had started out as an Allen Stone fan site.
You see, I‘ve been seeing this trope for years and only recently realized how weird that is. It’s not always a little girl, nor is it always a demon king, but it’s definitely always someone that can be thought of as a minor with someone else who is definitely not. More often than not, the other person tends to be at least a century old.
Whether you are hesitant to call that pedophilia or not, I call that weird.
If you’ve been wondering what I’ve been doing for the last two years, I’ve been reading manga and webcomics for something like the last 4 months of it. The other 22 months, I’ve been asleep and at work.
This Top 5 Wednesday was supposed to be a free for all, so I’m using it to talk to you about some of the things that I’ve been reading since I’ve begun my journey with Manga and Webcomics. Some of them you may know, some of them you may not.
First of all, this book is nothing like what they said it was on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Admittedly, I still haven’t watched the show yet, but my homegirl did, and the book she summarized to me was not the one that I read.
So I begin this post with an apology, both to my readers and to a particular writer. I haven’t written a damn thing on this blog, or any of my other blogs, since I’ve come home, and I have no good reason as to why. I didn’t have writer’s block, I don’t work so much that I couldn’t make the time, and, even if I’m not reading novels, I’m still reading a ton of fanfiction. But I haven’t been writing, and that really sucks.
Earlier this year I met an author at work, and I told him that I would review his book on this blog. Honestly, it was an attempt to get myself back into the hang of it. I figured I was pretty okay at this reviewing thing, and his book shouldn’t have been a problem. Except it was. Continue reading “Apologies”
This one goes out to my mom because she paid for the domain to be renewed, but also because she’s always encourage me to be great.
Recently, I moved back to my home town, Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and I’ve had a few days to look around and reflect as to the why of it. The obvious why is because I got a job, but, you know, I could have come home at any time, so why now?
I left Provo as a child at 8. I was much smaller then, so everything seemed much bigger. Seeing it all now is . . . definitely eye-opening. Progress and improvement is necessary, but I’d be lying if I said that it’s still all of the same.
Every time I come home there’s always something new. The hotels have changed hands, more land has been built on. One year text messaging swept the country months before it really got big in the US. Another year, they were getting ready to implement National Insurance. A bridge was built between the twin islands. New things. Progress.
Admittedly, that’s not all of it, but I haven’t been here to really take it all in until now.
An old classmate of mine once looked at my childhood pictures and said, “you’ve come far”. That’s how I feel about the Turks and Caicos I’ve come back to: it’s come much farther than where it was when I left it. Some people say it’s not far enough, but I feel like we’re doing pretty damn well all things considered.
I don’t know where life will take me, or what God’s plan for me is here, but however it goes, I am excited about it. Apart of my heart has always been here, and now I’ve returned to it. Surely that means that I have a part to play in the next step of my home country’s progress?
Or, you know, it was just time to come home.
I have rescheduled this post more times than I needed to this week, simply because I could not bring myself to start this stack. 20 comics in one go is exhausting, and I still feel like I’m missing three titles. I usually like to have these kinds of posts done by the eighth of the month, but here it comes on the ninth, which is good enough in my book.
September was an interesting month in the Marvel universe, as everyone currently involved in Civil War II had something to say about Bruce Banner’s death. Which is fine, but I’m pretty sure this could have been said in August. Over at Archie Comics, Josie and the Pussycats makes its debut, whilst Jughead gets a new writer and Archie ends its second arc. Black Mask Studios debuts The Forevers, and DC is apparently in need of a web editor. Those blank banners aren’t going to fix themselves.
You’ll notice that the cover image for this post is from Captain America: Steve Rogers. Even though I’m not a big fan of that run, I can’t deny how cute this cover is.