I’m pretty sure this is a bad idea.
I have yet to successfully continue any goal I have started during the beginning of the new year. I have made two goals quite unsuccessfully that have cost me 2.5 bottles of very delicious scotch. However, this is coming off the tail end of a failure and hopefully that means that this time it may work.
I’m a terrible writer of stories. I think I am good at telling short personal stories, but when it comes down to even a short story, I don’t think that is in my current practiced wheel house. So I am going to start small; I’m going to start blogging. I have no idea what it entails, but hopefully it just means pouring out thoughts and seeing who responds.
Short term goal of this is to let this space be a hodge podge of information about upcoming RPGAdventurers con experiences, upcoming plans, thoughts on current geek events and maybe something legitimately educational.
Before I even launch into any content, I wanted to tell people why I’m doing this: I love comics. To be very specific, I love superheroes. I often talk about this picture, but I’d like to share it with everyone to prove my point.
This is the moment that I became a comic book fan. I have loved Spider Man since I was a little kid. He is the first hero I laid hands on and since then, he will always be the first hero in my heart. I grew up with friends that grew out of being fans, that grew into different fans. While sports and girls began to draw their attention away, I still made my regular trips to the local shops, and growing up in the 90’s, I feel lucky to have had so many of them to choose from. I got into sports, I still played games, but I also remained a dedicated Spider Man fan. Through the animated series, into Spider-Man Unlimited, I loved every story, especially the extra terrible ones. My early ideas of love were based on Gwen Stacy; I imagined I would meet that perfect girl, who would see me in all the ways that no one else could. Even as I set off the study English, and become a teacher, Peter Parker validated my decisions, as he, too, went back to teach at his alma mater.
I’ve been a geek, pretty much alone in that interest, for a very long time. I had to suffer through the isolation of my passion, fortunate to persevere in a time when it is now chic to be geek, in vogue to be Rogue. While I will always feel a little bit out of place, I’m excited that I get to finally connect with people in a way that I was never able to when I was younger. I’m looking to find a way to become deeper embedded in that which I’ve loved for so long. I’m hoping that this will be a good start to that, in whatever way that is.
Thanks for taking the time to read, or skim. Hopefully, this has made you a little nostalgic as well.
“Rightly to be great is not to stir without great argument, but greatly to find quarrel in a straw when honour’s at the stake.”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet Act IV, Sc.IV