Not a Perfect Dad, but One Perfect for you

Father’s Don’t Need to Be Perfect By John Pepe As Father’s Day approaches it makes me ponder fatherhood.  Am I the perfect dad?  Am I even a good dad?  At times my son looks at me as if I’m infallible (other times, not so much), and it harkens me back to when I was his…

The Lego Batman Movie: “I Don’t Do Ships…”

By: John D. Pepe   Life is about connectedness.  It’s about the relationships we develop, with friends, family, co-workers, etc.  I mean even the most hardened of criminals need basic human contact, otherwise why risk time in “the yard” where you can be attacked over time in “the hole” where one is safe.  The reason…

Comics? Ha! 

  By G.P. Avants   Why do we love comic book heroes? Maybe it’s because their character and spirit have things we can emulate and affect real life. Who wouldn’t want to fly like Superman, shoot webs like Spider-man, or spike up like Wolverine and route out the enemy? Anyone who is reading this blog…

Speciation 

  By G.P. Avants   The reality of any hero movie is they have a story to tell with a defined origin story, a series of adventures, and for many a heroic end. Logan AKA Wolverine has lived a life that has ironically began not too long after the birth of America. He has participated…

Hey, Paper Boy! 

By G.P. Avants   There are two reasons why I thought Kubo of the Two Strings was a movie worth watching. One reason was the visual animation used to tell a very unique style. Since it was from the creators of Coraline, they already peaked my interest. So this is for storytellers and wordsmiths who…

 A Powerful Ally; The Living Force (Part II)

  By G.P. Avants     “Close your eyes. Feel it. The light…it’s always been there. It will guide you.”                        -Maz Kanata       Eyes shut Darkness falls, Yet something different Begins to call. A voice, A whisper, That gentle nudge That directs you down The path you trudge.   You feel…

The Whimsical and often Witty Wisdom of Willy Wonka

                      By G.P. Avants, Rudy Rodriguiz, and Ron Avants   I don’t know if I have mentioned this in a blog before, but I love Willy Wonka in all his wonkiness. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was a great book and the movie is on…

He who Has Ears to Hear

  By G.P. Avants   In the Netflix series, Dare Devil, we come to meet Matt Murdock. He is a blind lawyer who sees justice from a different perspective. His father’s lessons as a boxer, remind him that the real fight isn’t always what you see outside, but what’s inside a person that matters. In…

Unconventional Convention Love

“Writers note: This posting is dedicated to those who have stood outside of convention center protesting comic book conventions and other related events. My hope, as always, is to bring a little light into our lives” These photos above are real and were taken outside the San Diego Convention Center during the biggest weekend in…

You get Stranger Things When  NEEKS Save the World 

  By G. P. Avants   Wow, you never know what will find on Netflix. Now that they have begun creating their own series, they have been pulling their resources into a new series called Stranger Things. It is sort of a mash up of Spielberg characters, meets Stanley Kubrick’s other-worldly surrealism. Toss is The X-files paranormalites,…

Just like your Father 

By G.P. Avants   A father has an impact upon their children that changes the course of their life.  George Kirk, in this altered timeline, never lived to see his son become the Starfleet Captain we all know and respect. Because his father was a great hero for twelve minutes, James Kirk has always had…