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My name is jeremy, and this is my blog. height: 6'3, weight: 231 Ib, green eyes, brown hair. I try to be a good person/man to everyone around me.. I give respect to those who warrant it or deserve it.. I'm a person of simple tastes. to past the time I don't mind reading, watching movies, working out, conversation, or listening to music

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Favorite writers (not in specific order)

1)Alan Moore (Watchmen, Swamp Thing)
2)Robert Ludlum (His books are marvelous...a few are: The Bourne Trilogy, The Ambler Warning, The Tristan Betrayal)
3)Ed Brubaker (Criminal, Incognito, all of his Daredevil work, and all of his Captain America work until he brought back Steve Rogers)
4)Dean Koontz (Fear Nothing, Seize the Night, Frankenstein trilogy)
5)Stephen King (Cell since it's the only book I read @.@)
6)Mike Mignola (BPRD)
7)Jason Aaron (Scalped only)
8)Frank Miller (Sin City, and Daredevil)
9)Warren Ellis (Only Fell, which is depressing since I don't know when it comes out or whether or not it will anymore)
10)Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead only)
11)Brian Azzarello (Batman Broken City, and I haven't had a chance to read 100 Bullets)
11)James O'Barr (The Crow)

Wait For It......

Today hadn't started off too bad...I woke up at 6 and since I didn't feel in too much of a hurry I went to sleep again. Around 7, I had gotten up and got ready for the day as well as a trip to the bathroom to brush my teeth. I headed out with my brother, Justin, and went to our school to pick up my A.A. diploma in Liberal Arts. I found it to be an awkward experience because I went in to college to work on transferring and taking classes towards my major Computer Science, and I got an A.A. IN LA @.@. I just walked into the admissions office and waited in line to receive my diploma and that was it. So far the day after this experience has been rather normal to say the least; I ate breakfast, watched a tiny bit of TV, and vacuumed the house. I hope to have a relaxing day, and hope that nothing goes awry. Take care everyone or anyone.

p.s. I might have a couple more posts later on depending on how I feel.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

favorite artists (no particular order)

1)Frank Frazetta (Conan book covers, Blazing combat)
2)Gene Colan (Daredevil)
3)John Romita Jr (Daredevil, ASM, Daredevil Man Without Fear)
4)Frank Miller (Daredevil, Sin City)
5)John Buscema (Savage Sword of Conan)
6)Joe Kubert (Our Army at War)
7)Jordi Bernet (Jonah Hex)
8)Kentaro Miura (Berserk)
9)James O'Barr (The Crow)
10)Michael Lark (Daredevil)
11)David Mazzucchelli (Daredevil, Batman Year One)
12)R.M. Guerra (Scalped)
13)Sean Phillips (Criminal, Incognito)
14)Tomas Giorello (Conan the cimmerian)

Monday, June 28, 2010

why duth this happen to thee

Well I went to my comic store today hoping to purchase my Saga of the Swamp Thing book 3, and come to find out it didn't come in last week. I'm not sure what happened because I had ordered it months in advance, and reminded the owner every month after my initial order.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Set Up

1)Jogged this morning (actually extended the distance and did exceptionally well today)
2)mowed the front lawn
3)worked out
4)cleaned a little bit with Justin to get ready for our new beds
5)gotta go to financial aid tomorrow and wednesday and I hope things go well @.@ I'm really nervous.

Through the Storm

It seems today I'm getting a new bed; its been a long time since I could remember when I first got my last bed, almost ages really. I have mixed feelings because even though I feel very appreciative, I also feel mortified by this upcoming experience. Hopefully today will go by well for myself as well as everyone else.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Trading time

I've been thinking about it for awhile, and I've decided that I wanted to trade some of my collection that I've been collecting since elementary school. The reason I'm taking my sweet time is that I'm trying to find the right time and the right person to trade my stuff with for things of his particular collection.

It's definitely going to take awhile to finalize because I gotta agree with prices, what i'm going to trade for what, and I also gotta do an inventory of what I'm offering. Hopefully I get this done before the end of July so that I can say goodbye to stuff I don't want anymore and get the ones I've always cherished but never could buy either because of location or unavailability....thank you internet :D

Hope everyone/ anyone is doing well.

Monday, June 21, 2010

The road less travelled

Seems hard to believe I'm almost 230 pounds in this picture, however I am 6'2 and I do work out a lot.

I have to assume that my working out and jogging is going to pay off in the long run. About a year ago...possibly 1 1/2 years ago I weighed over 260 pounds. I know...scary is it not. With the work out I did, and in less than 4 months I had lost over 40 pounds. I am presented with a chance again, as well as the motivation to start jogging, to lose more weight that I am sure I will shed off. So far I've been doing really good, jogging every other day for the past 2 weeks. I would say that I'm doing good, and I hope to see great results by the end of the summer. I also find that working out and jogging actually makes me feel more energetic so we'll see how it works out. ttyl everyone or anyone.

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Force is strong with this one

A few of videos for the upcoming games of Star Wars including: The Force Unleashed 2, and two of The Old Republic. I understand that, which should be plain to see, the actual games will not look like the trailers, I thought the execution of the videos were beautifully done.

-Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2

-The first Old Republic video is called "Deceived."

-The second video for the Old Republic is called "Hope."

Just figured I'd post these awesome videos that would make any star wars fan excited. Have a good night everyone/ anyone.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Some Treasures of Mine part 2

Since I was born during the late 80s, I didn't have the chance of getting the lancer paperback books that featured Frazetta's beautiful covers on them...So I had to, for lack of a better term, "curtail" looking for such books and find the best alternative, which was to buy the beautiful Frank Frazetta cover series from Dark Horse. Granted these aren't original Frazetta paintings, however the work by Kurt Busiek, Cary Nord, Dave Stewart, and company attached to the covers is worth getting.

1) I know I see a wizard magazine with Angelina Jolie on the cover and with little knowledge of what's inside (i'm just speculating) probably think " could this even be a treasure?" However, if you're a Conan fan this wizard is a must have. It contains an article about Robert E. Howard's tragic life along with pictures of iconic Conan. I found the article to be really heartfelt, and that is why it remains one of my treasures.

2)To those who don't know, this is Conan the frank frazetta series issue 1, and to cut to the chase the following three are 2,3, and 4 respectively. The cover is the painting "The Frost Giants" by Frazetta, which first appeared on the lancer published Conan the Cimmerian in 1969.

3)The painting is "Chained" and is a beautiful piece by Frazetta, and the story is 'the God In The Bowl,' which is masterfully done by Kurt Busiek, Cary Nord, Dave Stewart, and all those involved. The first published painting, I believe was 'Conan the Usurper' published in 1967.

4) This beautiful Conan cover was featured on the 'Conan The Adventurer,' first published in 1966 and this particular issue contains the story Tower of the Elephant.

5) This cover is the painting "The Destroyer," and includes the Hall of the Dead, which was done by Mignola and Nord, which I completely loved.

The next issue of Conan the Frank Frazetta Series will include the Man-Ape painting by Frazetta, as well as the adaption of the Howard story "Rogues In The House."

Personally, I'm a little sad at the fact that there are only going to be 8 issues of the series. However, since the trend seems to be referencing covers from the Lancer Conan books that Frazetta painted, I hope they reproduce the covers of 'Conan The Warrior', 'Conan The Avenger', and 'Conan The Buccaneer'.

References and thanks used for this part of my treasure collection.
-Lancer Books 1961-1973 and Irwin Stein and Walter Zacharius for actually publishing Howard's stories
-Frank Frazetta (for producing this series)

Hope everyone/ anyone enjoyed this because it took me forever to put together sadly to say.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


1) Father's day is this sunday June 20
2) Swamp thing book 3 comes out next week June 23
3) I sign up for my last classes June 24
4) I get my AA in Liberal Arts June 30
5) Last semester at my community college starts August 18
6) During October I try to transfer again

@.@ Well these particular dates I deem important, considering my first two years of community college was very limited as far as the classes I could take; I can only really consider my last two years to actually be pivotal in my process of gaining more knowledge and further pursuing my goal of transferring and getting my Bachelors degree in computer science. There has been ups and there has been downs that include the following: I've had to deal with problems that didn't even concern me directly, and i've had to basically clean up after peoples' problems along with my brother for the past few years. The fact that my brother and I persevered under such conditions makes me feel like we've come out stronger people as opposed to the people we were in high school. More wise, older, still mature, responsibile, and not to be worried about whether we're going to school or screwing up is what type of person i'd consider ourselves to be. Enough ranting about this subject of mine. I just had to write my thoughts as clearly as I could.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Oh the folly of the big 2

Marvel- Why must I have to deal with cross over after cross over every year, or what seems like every other month. I've just been fed up with marvel this past 5 or so years. I look at my collection and feel really down about some of the stuff I bought when I could have been buying other things. I don't necessarily blame marvel for this, but myself since I bought the freakin' things. Then there was the death of captain america, which everyone had to know was definitely not going to be permanent. I bought Captain America up until steve came back, and they had introduced the back up Nomad story, which I could care less about. It's ironic because the death was really only a ploy to get more sales in my opinion. I felt disgusted that marvel would pull such a stunt, and swore off Captain America when he came back and low and behold he did.

DC- Probably because marvel killed captain america, dc decided to kill batman. The events happened so close that there was no way in hell that there was a coincidence. Cap died in 07 and batman died in 08. When a character dies, they should stay dead so I stopped getting the batman comics.

IDK, however to me the two big comic companies just seem to be trying to make more and more money. They get greedy, and the only reason they do so is because people will buy it. That's why I swore off a lot of comics. ATM I only get Scalped, Jonah Hex (Cooke and Bernet issues), Daredevil (which I'm soon about to axe), BPRD, Abe Sapien, Conan the frazetta series, and The Walking Dead.

As far as GNs go, I am currently collecting Saga of the Swamp Thing in HCs, the Savage Sword of Conan tpbs, and Gotham Central HCs; which I find to be way more worth it for my money as opposed to the majority of the crap coming out.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Some Treasures of Mine part 1

-Swamp Thing Book 1 Alan Moore (favorite writer)

-Swamp Thing Book 2

-SSoC 61 W: Fleisher A: John Buscema (one of my favorite artists) Cover: Joe Chiodo (favorite cover artist for Conan)
I loved the action sequence against the giant eel; by far one of my favorite fights of Conan's exploits

-SSoC 71 W: Fleisher A: John Buscema I: Ernie Chan Cover: Joe Chiodo
Definitely one of my favorite covers for SSoC

-The Bourne Supremacy (one of my favorite books)
By: Robert Ludlum (favorite novelist)
-NCAA Football 2010
-my awesome red remote

Hope everyone or anyone liked this little peep show o.o To Be Continued

Al WIlliamson 1931-2010

Another great creative mind has passed away. Although I didn't know him personally, I thank him for his contribution to the comic book industry and to Savage Sword of Conan, Star wars, and his work on Daredevil. Rest easy sir

Sunday, June 13, 2010

What do you think about "such and such"?

I don't know if it's just me, however every time I work out and I do my run, which is every other day, I love to take a cold shower. It no only cools me down tremendously, but also feels really good. What do you think about cold showers in this particular situation or any situation for that matter? You don't really have to respond...heck no one does, however just ask that to yourself and is the answer what you had expected?

6 women I think are very beautiful (no exact order)

-Cate Blanchett (respected copyright of photographer, which wasn't specified) I just love her figure, beautiful bone structure and she has magnificent eyes....she's just magnificent.
-Franka Potente ( Brian Braff photo) I just love this photo..I also love her eyes and her beautiful smile.
-Gemma Arterton (respected copyright of photographer, which wasn't specified) I love her auburn like hair with her skin tone, delightful eyes and gorgeous smile.
-Rashida Jones (respected copyright of photographer, which wasn't specified) She has the total package, from what I gather she's really intelligent, it's really hard to believe she's about 34, and she just has the beautiful girl next door look that just makes me weak at the knees.
-Kate Mara (respected copyright of photographer, which wasn't specified) Beautiful, great smile, and I definitely love her accent.
-Kate Beckinsale (respected copyright of photographer, which wasn't specified) imo a perfect 10, I just look at her and I get butterflies.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


things to know or think about

1) pork and beef ribs taste equally great to me
2) homemade potato salad is awesome
3) kittens are a handful
4) life is a garden, dig it -Joe Dirt
5) I had realized a little while ago that a new Jason Bourne/Robert Ludlum book just came out and that it was written by another writer, why can't one just come up with their own idea for a novel as opposed to taking someone elses' idea??

Have a good day for this just had to be a quick one.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


My day wasn't too brother and I washed two of our dogs, we cleaned some of the hideous garage, and we cleaned our car :D

There really wasn't much other activity because the ps3 network was down the whole day....and I'm basically just waiting for my brother to wake up so we can play.

Who keeps viewing my blog....? scary... 6 views today O.O

music: nosaj thing - fog

daily gripe

What grinds my gears is that in today's world, when one buys current comics at 2.99, 3.99, etc. soon as you buy it its damn near worth nothing.

I'll leave the sites name out of it, however I tried to sell over 70 comics and what they were offering was a little over 30 dollars when it was totalled. Now...when a site says they are fair in prices when buying collections or issues of collections from'd expect the prices to be fair. I compared some of the comics that I have (let it be known that my comics are in pretty good condition, I'd grade them F-VF) with the same grade of comics that the site is selling and let it be known they're trying to sell the same comics 200%-400% what they offered me. WTF kind of crap is that???

It just pisses me off because my tastes for comics have become more refined, and when I try to sell the ones I don't have passion for I just get

Obviously golden age, silver age, and bronze age comics are worth what they are because of the scarcity/rarity, however this is pretty disconcerting when they charge so much now, and the costumer can't even expect some type of reasonable return.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Nothing is trivial?

To say nothing is trivial seems to rely heavily on personal opinion. One would think that if something said or talked about that doesn't concern one's way of life directly would be trivial.

Personally, I'd want to live my life the way I want long as what I do doesn't effect other peoples' lives in a negative way.

That's my little rant atm. Take care and have a good day everyone/anyone.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


I played some basketball earlier in the day for about an hour, and even though the temperature was over 90 it was awesome.

I did a lot of house cleaning today along with mowing the front yard. I also watched the Lakers and Celtics game, which was pretty exciting.

I've never found out where I got this quote from, however I felt that I would share it.

"Hopes and memories give birth to a wind that blows away all obstacles."

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Saga of the Swamp Thing book 3

June 23, 2010 is when this book comes out, and I can hardly wait. I actually opted to wait for these books as opposed to buying the tpbs that are already available. I much rather prefer the HC to the TPB format. I've been most fortunate that DC is reprinting these issues (and in hard cover) has been a big help filling the gaps I have in Alan moore's run on SotST, and a lot more cost efficient.

Friday, June 4, 2010

A comic that I've re-read today

Brave and the Bold # 30 (quite possibly my favorite out of the ones I have from the run by J. Michael Straczynski and Jesus Saiz .. Straczynski sure has a tremendous grasp on how to do single story issues and the art of Saiz is amazing)

Favorite lines from the story:

Our days are the days we have.
The number is the number, and
from birth to the final breath
we are counting down to the
finite end of that number.

Whether we make our future,
or our future makes us....
whether we swim with or against the
river of our past, our days remain
our own--

--To live in fullest flight of our passions
in the service of those we love.
There can be no higher calling,
no greater destiny, no more
profound choice.

I live today.

I die tomorrow.


Support for Nosaj Thing

I figured I'd just get this out of the way since I'm really enjoying his new CD atm, and it's interesting because I had to use Itunes for the first time (I couldn't find the CD anywhere else). The music, to me, seemed like a's fresh, there's no cussing, degrading women, screaming words that you can't discern... my only regret is that I didn't find out about his body of work sooner.

( I don't own the picture or video, however I thought i'd show anyone who'd view this page that wondered what he looked like; the picture looked cool as well. Just showing support for an artist who deserves it)

going with the rhythm of the beat

Something I did a bit ago with charcoal (first time with the material).

It's definitely a hot day today. It's amazing what a week will do to your lawn during the summer... I swear the grass is on steroids or something.

A little poem to be left behind today:

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams
W.B. Yeats (1865-1939)

music: Nosaj Thing - Fog

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Today is a great day

The last week of my absence apparently brought forth quite a bit of wind where I live. One of the oldest trees in the back yard had fallen over and there was no way to salvage it because the roots were still in the ground; the tree had to be cut down into pieces and thrown away. It took about an hour, however it got done and my brother and I were satisfied. I also read some Jonah Hex later in the afternoon which was very enjoyable (the Jordi Bernet issues are probably my favorite). ATM i'm watching the NBA finals and i'm hoping for a great game.

Hope everyone is doing well, and I can't believe I have over 100 views O.O

music atm: Nosaj Thing - Aquarium

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The previous week

I'm not necessarily sure how to start it off other than last week was supposed to be a vacation for my brother and I. What started out well by visiting family in another city quickly turned into a disaster... our younger sister, who didn't have a license, snuck out of the house with her car and got pulled over, which eventually got taken away. The funny thing was that she avoided all responsibility of the situation blaming everyone but herself and the irony of it was that her driving test was the follwing week. My brother and I even had to give her money that we had saved for that particular week to get the car out because she didn't really have any. It came out to quite a large some of money which we weren't really happy to just give away. So over the "week vacation" my brother and I didn't really do anything fun.

It's pretty depressing when you look at it because I usually try to write in a positive light every time I use my blog. I really try hard to avoid the cliche of "writing on a blog because I'm whining, or just writing negative things," however I couldn't help it this time around. I had saved money, and to have had it given away because of a thoughtless/heartless/selfish thing was really unsettling...especially when it was easily avoidable (trying to keep it pg). It just grinds my gears when one has to pay for anothers mistake.