Archive | October, 2017

ARROW Season 6×03, “Next of Kin” recap

27 Oct

Welcome back, Arrowheads! Oliver Queen has always had a lot of his plate for the last five years: pretending to be a normal rich boy while also secretly waging war against crime in Star City. But now that he’s had to also raise a son, he’s had to reassess his priorities. So he enlists his buddy John Diggle to take over the mantle of Green Arrow! And that would be a great idea, except Diggle has not revealed to Ollie the nerve damage that is currently impeding him. So, what to do? Continue reading

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DC TV Recap Round-Up, Issue 2: Adjustment Periods!

23 Oct

Welcome back! Time for another regular (fingers crossed) recap of Supergirl, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. So let’s start that out with…

 

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ARROW Season 6×02, “Tribute” recap

20 Oct


Welcome back, Arrowheads! The explosion at Lian Yu certainly left a few marks on Team Arrow, with Ollie’s baby mama dying and Thea being laid out in a coma. And there’s plenty of change besides that, like Ollie now adding raising his son William among the list of things to juggle in his life, and Diggle hiding some injury that is affecting his job. But the Team has a more pressing and unexpected problem: someone has leaked a photo of Ollie in the Green Arrow getup to the press! Continue reading

DC TV Recap Round-Up, Issue 1: Season Premiere Time!

18 Oct

Stewart here…

It’s been a while since I did this particular recap series (abruptly so), which focuses on the other DC shows on the CW that aren’t Arrow. These will be way briefer than the regular Arrow recaps here, and with that, let’s get to it by covering the season premieres of Supergirl, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. Let’s start with… Continue reading

California Republic Comic Con, bringing nerds together for a second year

16 Oct

Recently we took a jaunt north to Merced to check out the second year of California Republic Comic Con. Now, growing up in the Central Valley, we never would’ve thought we’d be heading to Merced for a comic convention… to be honest, most of the Valley just didn’t seem big enough, or nerd friendly enough, to host. But this event proved to us that today we’d be wrong.

Not a whole lot to say, as this event is small (but growing!), so let me just list out some of the good things and a few things we’d like to see improved next year.

  • excellent cosplay showing. Even that Pennywise who was following us around. Actually, especially Pennywise. But seriously, there were lots more cosplayers than we had expected- and the family cosplays were so fun!- and that was awesome! Also, we knew we were heading in the right direction as we drove to the fairgrounds because of the prolific cosplay groups- something that we usually only notice in larger cities, like LA.
  • the dealer room also was a good show. Multiple local valley comic and collectible stores, as well as numerous local artists. The room was full, but you didn’t feel cramped. (Bonus, the fans from that building at the fairgrounds worked beautifully and the room was comfortable, even though there were lots of people wandering about)
  • loved the idea of the film festival. And Laser Tag! However, we thought that maybe they should be separated next year as the few minutes of the film festival we caught were distracted by the laser tag players noise.
  • the gaming area was the saddest thing ever. To be honest, it was 4 game stations. We were impressed with the titles of the games (classics!) but really felt the room could have been better utilized if there had been some table top games available, or a few MAGIC or Pokemon games…
  • the weather was beautiful. Mid September in the Central Valley could be hot but on that weekend it was the high 80’s and sunny. Quite lovely for a little outside time. Excellent timing, CRCC.
  • food trucks!

Overall, we had a good time and would attend again. Check out the album of pics here!

ARROW Season 6×01, “Fallout” recap

14 Oct

AND welcome back, Arrowheads! Last season saw a lot of drama happen, as Oliver Queen became the new mayor of Star City. I mean, there was drama regarding budget plans, gun control, how to revitalize the city, and…what else? Oh yeah, a maniac called Prometheus, hiding in Ollie’s own midst as District Attorney Adrian Chase, was waging a physical and psychological vendetta against Ollie and Team Arrow. This lead to a big showdown between Team Arrow and Prometheus on the island of Lian Yu, and Ollie saving his son. Of course, this doesn’t save the Team, his friends, and his baby momma as Prometheus kills himself, setting off hundreds of bombs on the island’s surface! So who survived this mess? Read on…

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