The Art of Refinding your Mojo

So, hi Internet, this is straight up a blog. Nothing fancy, just me wanting to have a quick chat. I don’t really care that much about SEO here or anything else. All this post is about is really getting my mind back on track again. I’m slowly working my way back to functioning so to speak. It’s weird to admit this and I know not many people will read this blather but hey, here we are. I feel it’s important to sort of talk about what the heck is going through your mind. Some people don’t like talking about whatever goes through their head, me I’m fairly open about it. I was told not to be by more than a few people, which probably messed me up in some way. Oh well, but yeah hang in there for a bit as I talk to you all about me refinding my mojo.

Yet I still keep up the subheading gimmick either way because me. It’s my gimmick now.

In my quest to find my mojo again I’ve sort of been wandering. Just wandering about, not quite sure how to talk about my lost mojo. I’ve been a little shaky at times and not quite in a good headspace on occasion. It’s been a little all over the map in my mind. Maybe it’s heat or just a sense of feeling lost, that’s me. Yet I’m working my way back home. I’ve felt disenchanted with a lot of aspects in comics internet for one thing. Heck sometimes while I talk comics on twitter even I want to keep a level of detachment from the last. Which doesn’t help mojo either way but there we are. As any of us who hang out on twitter or any social media for too long, it’s a freaking hellscape out there.

I had talked about doing streaming for awhile but never could pull the switch on it. I just wandered around the twitch sphere a lot. Mostly lurking and trying to figure it out. I’m the grand master of lurking around either way. Heck getting me talking in a chat room for too long on anywhere is tough as nails. Yes I know it sounds weird from someone on Twitter but Twitter is easier than an immediate chat room. It’s hard to figure out what to say so you end up lurking, so much lurking. I started hopping around randomly. Hopping here and there and I found a random room. Weirdly enough I got welcomed. On one stream I wandered into they were playing Fallout 4 and I found a random Fallout 4 stream. This is where things get interesting.

Heck I am surprised by this one. To think just one random visit turned into something bigger than I expected.

I’ll talk more on this as I get closer to a streaming schedule but I found a group called The Nest. I got welcomed in and they helped me figure out how to stream. Seriously, I had no idea what I was doing but now with one supportive group, it helped get my mojo back. My very broken and battle damaged mojo is sort of healing itself back up again. Now I even want to write more again and get back on track after a period of not caring about much at all. It’s weird to say all of this but again it’s honest and well, sometimes you just have to admit you’re not in the best state of mind. Now I’m getting back in the game so to speak. Figuring out games to stream and a schedule for streaming in general. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

I’m looking forward to seeing where this adventure takes me with streaming and getting my writing life back on track. There will games, there will be talks, and overall, it’ll be a lot of fun. Thanks for hanging in there with me those of you that have. I’m slowly but surely enjoying myself again and I feel a lot less alone in the process. More updates to come and more cool columns as well. Take care everyone, bye for now.

Yes the Ambush Bug is totally random for this post but hey it works as a random image for this. Because actual Mojo is weird.



The GWL Adventures 3/7/16: The Adventures of Comic Blog Planning and Book Recommendations

I treat this blog as more of an update blog as right now I am plotting out things and I want to make an update here. Hence the GWL Adventures label for this blog here too. When you see the GWL Adventures, it means this is a quick update to keep my writing mind going. I was going to do a thing on Martian Manhunter but it didn’t come together the way I wanted. My little bursts on twitter about Martian Manhunter vol. 1 said it best, get Martian Manhunter vol.1 and you will be a happier comic fan. After I read Martian Manhunter vol. 1 I also read 7,8, and 9 and you know, they were just as good. The art shifts do a little number on the comic but overall it’s not bad and Rob Williams does such a great job writing the comic that honestly you stop paying attention to the shift in art teams. A unique way in breaking down a character and building them back up to make them better than ever, that’s Martian Manhunter for me. Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira do an amazing job art wise on the issues they work on and Gabe Eltaeb’s coloring is gorgeous beyond belief. I know it’s not part of the DC Rebirth plans so far but still get it and get issues 7,8 and 9 while you’re at it, Martian Manhunter is good reading.

As for comic blog planning, I enjoyed the response I got on the Wes Reads Street Fighter x G.I. Joe post. That was a blast to write and it was part review and part me totally having a blast writing about this comic. It spoke to my childhood for goodness sake so heck, Street Fighter x G.I. Joe was right up my alley. I’m going to do more with the Wes Reads though as I like the format as it is reviewing but still fun and laid back for me. I am also going to work on more DC Obscure stories soon as I have a few books in mind that I have never seen written about online. I love that somehow I am likely enough the only person to have ever written about iCandy in any serious format ever. I also have a few Marvel titles in mind as Marvel has some oddball obscure books in their library too. Heck even Image has a few obscure series too, the same with many other comic companies so this could become a fun format to play with in the months to come.

Yes you wonder why I haven’t written much about DC Rebirth after the big announcement and that’s simple, I’m waiting for the full announcement. I have titles and I know about the 2.99 double shipping deal, that’s about all and I want more before I dial further into this. I know there is supposed to be legacy involved and more stuff and I want the more stuff more clarified. I call it a version of the New 52, they need to do something the DC Rebirth is that something that for the sake of DC Comics, I hope it works. So far I think DC Rebirth has a ton of potential and the fact it isn’t a reboot is a relief, we shall know more about DC Rebirth and what the possibilities will hold for this relaunch of fun and wonder soon.

No big shiny pictures or anything of that nature. Just a quick update blog here, more official articles to come. I appreciate you all checking out what you have checked out so far. Take care everyone and I hope you all are having a great one out there.