The Return

I know it’s been a week since I posted a journal. I wish I could blame it solely on my lack of internet, but that got fixed on Wednesday. This week was filled with distractions that caused my procrastination to flourish. I can’t say that it won’t happen again, because it will, but I promise to try my hardest to write in between Super Mario Levels.

Honestly this week was pretty boring up until Friday. I spent every day at work desperately waiting for the weekend. I would sit here and tell you about the woes of retail, but I have more important things to talk about today. First and foremost, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con.

If you know me then you already know how big of a geek I am. Most of my t-shirts contain some reference to Star Wars and I have a Pokemon tattoo on my ankle. Comic Con is my church. A stadium filled with comic books, action figures, and the actors from the original Power Rangers. What more could a young boy want?

Comic Con is not just a place to meet your nerdy heroes, it is also a place where you can dress up as those heroes. Forget Disneyland, this is where dreams come true. Not only can you can take a picture with Deadpool, you can do so while meeting his creator. Speaking of which, I met the creator of Deadpool. This was probably one of the greatest moments of my young geek life. He also signed my New Mutants #98, also known as the GREATEST COMIC BOOK EVER. Look it up.

On top of meeting the great Rob Liefeld I also met a number of other great geek heroes. This list of heroes is related to everything from Bob’s Burgers to iZombie, but instead of wasting your time with names you won’t recognize I’ll just sum it up with- DO YOU SMELL WHAT THE ROCK IS COOKING?

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is no small man, physically or personality wise. Twelve year old me would have had a mental breakdown if given the chance to meet “The People’s Champ.” Twenty-Three year old me almost had a breakdown for the same reason. Although I am not the avid wrestling fan that I was in my young teens, seeing The Rock was still a fulfilling experience. The only thing that would have made that experience better is if he wasn’t promoting the Jumanji reboot. Listen it’s not that I’m not going to see the movie. It’s just that I’m not going to see it in theaters.

On top of meeting the Rock and Butch Hartman, I also waved at Stan Lee from a reasonable distance. My childhood is happy.

I’m sure you are questioning why I was unable to complete daily journals while going to Comic Con. Questions like: Ryan Comic Con ended at six why didn’t you write when you got home? Ryan it only takes fifteen minutes to write a journal why couldn’t you take some time out of your day for us? Trust me, I am hearing your questions and I have an answer for you. Actually I have two answers, Super Mario Odyssey and Stranger Things Season 2.

How am I supposed to get anything done when Nintendo releases another beautiful Super Mario game and Netflix releases another season of one of their best shows? Exactly, I can’t. I’m sorry that I ignored my responsibilities and replaced them with things that I enjoy, but I was stuck in the Upside Down.

I am going to release reviews for both Super Mario Odyssey and Stranger Things 2 later this week. Until then head over to Netflix and get lost in the Upside Down yourself.

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