A brief confession. There is now an entirely new, third blog (fourth, if you count the RSS feed for The Fourth Wall) on the site. It isn’t in the masthead options, but there is a link hidden somewhere on the site. I’m not sure if I’ll ever go fully-public with the new musings, but I might. In the mean time, if you’re interested, go seek it out! It’s not in the main site directory, but it’s also not hidden all that well.
I was not terribly hungry one day recently at lunch and decided to get a happy meal. I don’t know what’s happened with these things in the last twenty-five years, but I felt a little out of my depth. The toy was—essentially—a tiny plastic rolodex-y metal directory, with an entry each for each of the Justice League. Is this what qualifies as a toy these days? What was all the more bewildering, is that I received instructions to ask my parents permission to download a McPlay app so that I could somehow get more out of the trinket. Now I just need to make a call to my parents and get permission so I can figure out if there is something more to this thing.
What happened to all of the DVDs at Circuit City…? Of course, as I type that, I realize that Circuit City has been entirely closed for nearly ten years, and I really mean to ask why Best Buy has stopped carrying so many DVDs… I’m getting the sinking feeling that physical media is never coming back in the big bad way that it was before. Am I like the guy in 1979 who takes a good hard long look at his 8-track collection and realize things will never be the same? At least DVDs are alive and well at used stores and the flea market. Im not sure why that’s comforting.
So I’ve been playing the new PS4 Spider-Man game. I can’t honestly remember the last time I actually finished a game, but there is a better than even chance that I will play this all the way to 100% completion. It exists in a better world than the one we’re stuck with for the time being, and I like it a lot. At first, it does feel like a rip off of the Batman Arkham games, but layers upon layers keep getting added in, and I think it is reasonable to assume that it is far more fun to be Spider-Man than it is to be the Batman. Which feels like a sacreligious thing for me to say, but there it is.
I’d say more, but production for The Fourth Wall holiday special is in full swing, to say nothing of the need to finish the scripts for the second season, more flash fiction stories, a third blog (apparently), trying to be a functioning human being, and I’ve got a great responsibility to use my great power to save New York City.