I think it might come down to either of these things, you know, maybe both. I am terrible at both time management and self discipline, I think this has been well established by now. I’m also easily distracted by really cool stuff and, let’s face it, there’s been plenty of that to go around recently! Well, I’m mostly just checking in now to run down on a couple of points, and then I’ll be on my way. First of all, I really hope the writers, producers and directors of “Arrow” have a Netflix account, because they all need to go on and watch Daredevil, they need to take notes and understand that this is how you do street level heroes in a TV show. I’m not knocking Arrow per se, but Daredevil has achieved more, in my opinion, in it’s 13 episode long first season than Arrow has in almost three full length seasons. This coming from the long time DC fan. Needless to say, I loved it. I’d finished the season by Sunday evening and have already started watching it through again. I’ve also recently picked up my first Daredevil book, the first volume written by Mark Waid and that’s fantastic too.
Point two, Mortal Kombat dropped this week and it’s just shy of perfect. The story was short, with my final time running at around five hours, the final boss was ridiculously easy (two flawless victories after all that build up? Really?) and boy does the voice acting let it down, fumbling their way through clunky exposition through QTE filled cutscenes. But story mode isn’t why we buy Mortal Kombat, what’s important is the fighting mechanics which are spot on. Everything that was great about 2009’s MK is back, but refined. Everything that crapped out in Injustice has been booted out the door and what’s left is so immensely satisfying. This week will see the start of me breaking new ground too, as I will be doing a live stream on Twitch with some online games for Mortal Kombat which should be fun. I’ve never done anything like this before so I’m already a little on edge, but if you’ve got any interest in watching it’ll be viewable over here on my channel. I’ll make sure I’m all set up on mic so all my rage can be heard nice and clear!
Finally, just wanted to quickly touch on the freshly updated site. The yellow seemed like a great idea at the time (why?!) but that’s all gone now in favour of a simpler white page with a nice new shiny header. Those are all my comics, nothing taken from the internet and were all very carefully selected based on their importance to me, whether that importance stems from writer/artist debut, character first appearance, first issue of a series or just pretty covers. Let me know what you think of this updated look, I wanted to take a stripped down approach to it this time.
Anyway guys, I’m going to make tracks and get a bit more Mortal Kombat in before bed to try and suck a little bit less before I put myself out there on friday. Oh, I forgot to mention I’ll be kicking the live stream off around 21:00 GMT. That might be useful information… Ok, if anything comes up and gets in the way I’ll post updates over on my Twitter feed but I think we should be all good.