Forging Forward

I used to follow a blogger who crafts his own tools on a forge. I had mentioned on his YouTube page that my own family forge, complete with anvil and other tools, would be acquired but wasn’t certain of when. I guess he thought that I was lying simply because I didn’t have an exact timeline.

This coming Monday, 18 December, will see the forge and anvil placed here on our property. Hand-crafting knives and other weapons for cosplay can finally commence! Learning new things is always an exciting prospect, and I’ll finally have some awesome things to show off at the next gaming convention we attend.

Life rocks! My forward progression is gaining momentum, especially since getting rid of roadblocks and smoothing out the bumps in the tarmac.

When I say that I’m going to do something, you can guarantee that it will happen. When it happens is never set in stone, but it happens.

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Change Is Good

I’m pleased to say that some of the seeds planted over the past couple of years have finally begun to flourish and blossom! Looking forward to 2018 with a renewed sense of accomplishment. It will be time to travel again, and I can’t wait to set wheels back on the road.

Repetition and stagnation work for some. It has never worked for me. The proof is undeniable now.

Changes will be coming to my little blog in the new year. Nothing drastic, but it is well past time to do a bit of updating, fine-tuning, and re-branding. I hope that you will join me on the new adventures which are sure to follow!

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The Wonderful, Colourful World of Cosplay!

Happy Monday, everyone! I figured that I’d share some images I found whilst scouring the interwebs today. I’m doing some researching and took a break, and discovered some awesome cosplayers – I’m not alone in my geeky, gaming world!

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Yachiru is Zaraki’s Zanpakuto! Bankai Powers – Bleach 668

I recently found out that the Bleach series has officially ended…time to find the manga and any anime that was done after the last story-arc that I saw on Cartoon Network! That will take some time…
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Bleach 668 raises my expectation as it seems Yachiru is the physical manifestation of Zaraki’s Zanpakuto. She appears as Zaraki lays on the ground with very little power as Byakuya and Hitsugaya try their best to fight against Gerard. Zaraki realises that Yachiru has given Zaraki the ability to unleash his Bankai!

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For All of the Comic-Con Fans… ***UPDATED***

…if you’re lucky enough to have attended Comic-Con in Toronto recently, or are currently in San Diego enjoying the madness, this is for you! Enjoy…

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http://teamcoco.com/video/conan-comic-con-mad-max?playlist=x;eyJ0eXBlIjoicG9wdWxhciIsImlkIjpudWxsfQ

http://teamcoco.com/video/anime-conan-andy?playlist=x;eyJ0eXBlIjoidGFnIiwiaWQiOjJ9

***UPDATED SUNDAY, 12 JULY 2015***

Credit: comicsalliance.com

Last, but certainly not least, honourable mention to Congressman John Lewis, who was at SDCC promoting his graphic novel trilogy, March. From Tech Times:

In 1956, a comic book changed John Lewis’s life. It was a ten cent, 14-page floppy that told the story of Martin Luther King’s march on Montgomery. 

“The Martin Luther King story inspired me,” explains the congressman, telling a story he’s no doubt recounted countless times over the past few years. “It told me what happened and how it happened in Montgomery, the involvement of Rosa Parks and hundreds of people. This little book, 14 pages, sold for ten cents and became the blueprint for me and hundreds of thousands of other people across the American South.”

For Lewis and a generation of civil rights freedom fighters, Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story was more than just a comic book. It was a blueprint for change through non-violent protest.

“It taught us to accept non-violence, not just as a tactic, but as a way of life,” Lewis adds. “We started sitting in at lunch counters all across the south, and as a student in Nashville, I was part of the sit-in movement. We would sit at the lunch counter and someone would spit on us or put out a lit cigarette in our hair. They would pull us off the stools, beat us and later on we would be arrested and taken to jail. The first time I got arrested, I was 20. I felt free and I felt liberated and I’ve not looked back since.”

The comic’s straightforward storytelling had an impact that’s stayed with the Congressman to this day, and when aide Andrew Aydin brought up the subject at the end of a 2006 campaign, Lewis was happy to explain the impact the book had on his life’s trajectory.”

What do you know…Comic-Con is slowly becoming a bit more multicultural – it’s about time! Well done, Congressman…well done.     🙂

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