8/28/07 Update

Posted August 28, 2007 by electricbolt
Categories: college, Update, Websites

Another college semester is here and it just got easier for me. I made the choice to drop Chemistry today and add another class that I needed. I had to do some juggling in order to make it fit (like drop Health Science… again) but, I added English Comp 1 to my schedule since I didn’t pass it last semester. After dropping Chem and HS, it left me 3 credits short of full time, so I had to register for another class…. Intro to Meteorology is now in.

So, that may seem like nothing right there, but with the juggling of my schedule, I now only have to go to the campus 3 days a week and I have both Monday and Friday off… how nice is that? There is one con to it though, I won’t be home at all Thursday afternoons/evenings as I’m in classes from 1:15pm till 9:45pm… oh well.  One extremely tough day is worth it, right? Yeah… I thought so too.

Over at SFU, Zipper and I seem to be in a screen capping frenzy as tons of movies and tv series are being added to the gallery each day. Be sure to check out his blog, he’ll most likely give an update on all he’s been doing for SFU soon! As for what I’ve been uploading, its quite a list… gonna start with movies and do this in a list:

  • The Invincible Iron Man – Marvel Comics Direct To Video release that came out earlier this year.
  • Ultimate Avengers 1 and its sequel – Another set of Marvel Comics “DTVs” released.
  • The Punisher – The 1989 Marvel Comics Adaptation starring Dolph Lundgren.
  • Serenity – Joss Whedon’s “Space Western” masterpiece… also capped the extended scenes for it.
  • Stargate – The movie that kicked off the highly successful SG-1 and Atlantis series.
  • The Triangle – The Sci Fi Channel mini-series.
  • Sliders – Capped season 1 of this show, working on seasons 2 and 3 as you read this.

That’s pretty much what I’ve been doing at SFU recently, although I’m starting to look into WML (Wireless Markeup Language) for the possibility of starting a mobile version of the website… we’ll see how that goes. Guess that’s all I have to type about today…. hope you enjoy the links of screen caps I posted above.

5-4-07 Update

Posted May 4, 2007 by electricbolt
Categories: General, Update, Websites

Wohoo a new month! So I don’t really have anything to talk about today, haven’t been busy with too much stuff of note to post here, but there is some stuff.

I continue to do work on ComicSerials.com, The design of the site is pretty much set, its just a matter of adding content and other mods to the site to make it more accessible… it should be online this summer. :)

Yeah there’s some other stuff to post about, but I will post on it tomorrow… just have barely any concentration to post on it now. Later all…

My Favorite Comics

Posted April 13, 2007 by electricbolt
Categories: Comics, Update, Websites

The following update is just a small update into one of my hobbies. If you are reading this blog, then you probably are well aware that I am a big comic fan. Some of you may wonder what my story is with comics, how I discovered comics? What comic books do I get? etc…

Well, I decided to take this oppurtunity of free time (3:30am as I type this) to tell you a little bit of my personal comic history. Part of this will be copied over from my Comic Space account, where I have typed part of it already. Obviously the story can’t change too much, so why bother coming up with new details to add? After all, this isn’t a “choose your own adventure” story. I hope you enjoy this little story, obviously you want to read it if you are still here.

I was exposed to comics at a very young age, which is pretty much as far back as I can remember. My mom had bought several VHS tapes of various comic adaptations when I was young, and from what she has told me, I actually worn out a few of the tapes from watching them so much. These tapes included the 1966 Batman movie, which I apparently watched every day. Although that is highly likely as I watched the movie again the other day in quite some time and my mom was able to recite some of the lines from the movie. Another tape I had featured the 1960s Marvel Comics shorts. On that tape I remember a few Spider-Man shorts, along with an Iron Man one. I still have that one around here somewhere. So as you can see, I was exposed to the stuff that only true fans and comic addicts watched over and over :P

Growing up in the 1990s gave me plenty of time to get to know the comic characters well as there were a load of cartoons to watch. Cartoon Network gave me a lot of that exposure, with the early Fantastic Four adventures (coincidentally my favorite super hero team) and SatAM network blocks were full of cartoons from the big 2 comic companies.

I have my grandmother to thank for exposing me to comic books themselves. Back in the mid 90s when Valiant was still around, she got a package of comics from that company and gave them to me. I kick myself nowadays as I threw out those comics, but I still have one in my possession. Even if it isn’t in the best of shape, I don’t plan on getting rid of it as it’ll remain a reminder of how I got into comics. The Harbinger trade is that piece I have left.

My first comic purchase came about 12 years ago at a local auction house. It was Spider-Woman #15 “Death Cult,” from the characters 1970s run. I still have that issue as well, and like the Harbinger trade, is in pretty much the same condition. Throughout the rest of the 90s, I didn’t pick up any other comics and my exposure remained in the various tv series that were on the air at the time.

Back in 2005, I started listening to podcasts and found 2 that rekindled my interest in comics, Collected Comics Library and Golden Age of Comics. Both of these podcasts remain a fixture in my iTunes playlist week after week and I must thank both Chris (CCL) and Bill (GAC) for doing a great job with the podcasts and helping me to regain an interest in comics.

In January 2006, I bought my first comic in 10 years while surfing Amazon. Ultimate Daredevil & Elektra (in trade format) was that purchase. I followed that purchase with an order in February from Midtowncomics.com. This order consisted of the follow-up trade Ultimate Elektra: Devils Due, and I also got started collecting single issues with Giant-Size Ms. Marvel #1, and Ms. Marvel #1. I’d love to give you a timeline of the past year and my comic purchases, but I’ll be posting a list of comic series I currently buy at the end of this post.

This past January I made my first purchases outside of the big 2 and haven’t regretted it. I ordered about 10 comics from them in one order, which was basically every Battlestar Galactica comic they had released up to that point.

My comic work with various sites began early last year as Commodore MAC and I decided to work on a website project together. That ended up being SciFiSite.net, which is now SciFiUnited.com. Its been a fun ride so far MAC :) I also do some comic related projects (as I mentioned in a previous update here) at Galactica.com. I’m currently working on posting information based on every BSG comic released.

So that’s pretty much the entire history, without writing a biography hehe. I’m going to make a few lists below on various things like, comic titles I pick up, titles I want to pick up, etc. Some of these lists may wait until I set up a personal web page (that isn’t Survivor Tribe or Comic Serials).

Current Titles I Pick Up:

Justice Society of America (DC)
Checkmate (DC)
Ms. Marvel (Marvel)
Classic Battlestar Galactica (Dynamite)
New Battlestar Galactica (Dynamite)
Battlestar Galactica: Zarek (Dynamite)

Current Titles I Plan To Pick Up:

DC
Amazon’s Attack
Detective Comics
Brave and the Bold
Supergirl
Action Comics
Wonder Woman
Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis
Teen Titans

Marvel
Fantastic Four
Ultimate Fantastic Four
Mighty Avengers
New Avengers
Spider-Woman

Dynamite Ent
Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse
Painkiller Jane
Red Sonja

Miscellaneous
Athena Voltaire
Sheena: Queen of the Jungle
And other titles I can’t think of at the moment.


Hope you enjoyed the read, took me nearly an hour to write. :P

Theme Update

Posted April 12, 2007 by electricbolt
Categories: General, Update

FYI, I just changed the theme being used on my blog. Prior to now it was all white with a custom banner that I made (2 Clouded Leopards).

Thought a little color would be nice with the blog since I’ve finally updated.

Oh and if you are wondering, its a Clouded Leopard on the left and a Sand Cat on the right.

4-12-07 Update

Posted April 12, 2007 by electricbolt
Categories: DVD, Update, Websites

Well its been quite awhile since I put up this blog and deleted the other, and the truth is I forgot about this blog. I have a few different ones I use for different purposes and well, this one got lost. I have been streamlining all my online work a bit, so hopefully I’ll have more time to post on this one.So what have I been up to? Well lets see where my time has gone:

Sci Fi United (Galactica.com also)

Most of my time at SFU (where I am a site admin) has been spent posting on the forum and also reporting news stories. Quite a busy time for comics with a load of movies coming out here soon, so the comic industry has been noticeably picking up a bit as far as news is concerned. Head over to the news forum now to see what recent news stories have been posted, as I am not the only one that posts… more than 90% of the news stories are posted by Commodore MAC. (Keep up the good work mac :) )

I haven’t posted anymore comic related specials on Galactica.com, but I am planning on continuing with that project as soon as time permits.

Survivor Tribe & ComicSerials.com

Lots and lots of work finally going on with my 2 personal sites.

After reinstalling WordPress on Survivor Tribe, I started updating the site with a comic book recap from the current season – Fiji. The updates with this are slow, but they are coming as I just recently posted page 2 of the comic. I should be starting the first ep recap soon.

Lately all work for Comic Serials has been a brainstorm, but yesterday the first steps of its building finally began. I have installed Joomla (a nice CMS) on the server and will be working on a design sometime next week as time permits. My current plan is to focus on television and movie adaptations of comics, as that is what most of the general audience is aware of.

College life and Studies

This week I’m on Spring break, so nothing new to report hehe. I have taken at least an hour this week to read up on a few big cat species and a few other animals, such as the Red Panda and Sand Cat.

New DVD Purchases

I have had a chance to pick up several new dvds in the past month.

Dukes of Hazzard (Season 1) - I originally went to Wal-Mart to pickup the latest movie “The Beginning,” but saw this sitting on the shelf and decided my $20 was best spent on this set as its the Hazzard I grew up with (in reruns that is, I’m in my 20s afterall).

Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning - Last week, I decided to go back to the store and actually pick this one up. I didn’t think I’d actually like this film, but it was quite entertaining.

The Punisher (1989) - Another movie I found enjoyable, I came across this one in the 2 for $11 bin at Wal-Mart, along with the next title.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Best of) - An 80s cartoon I didn’t expect to find in the bin, just like Punisher.

Survivor: The Australian Outback - Recently ordered this on Amazon, finding this to be an awesome season of the reality show.

There are other titles that I have picked up as well, but I do not recall what they are at the moment.

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Well that’s all I have for this update, until tomorrow.. or 3 months from now (whichever I remember first).

My First Post.. My 2nd (3rd.. 4th?) blog with WordPress!

Posted January 28, 2007 by electricbolt
Categories: General

Welcome to my blog! This is the 3rd wordpress.com blog I have had and 4th overall including ones I had installed on my websites. I formally had EB’s Moonbase, which I posted about my life on.. I rarely posted there over the last several months and I decided to start this one.

Electricbolt’s Blog will focus a little bit on my college life as I make my way through and I’ll also be posting conservation related news here.. probably mostly about wild cats like Panthers or (my favorite) Clouded Leopards.

That’s it for an introduction, please visit often!


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