Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Month in Review: October 2011

Amidst a sea of October fluff posts float some real contenders for our highly selective (and self-serving) Year in Review...and hey, we think we're getting pretty good at the fluff posts, too. Stories of conventions, Konami games, and Alex's favorite time of year dominated the discussions, but we managed to sneak in a few delightfully unexpected departures from the usual fare here and there. Overall, I think it's safe to say that we're both pleased about the passion and enthusiasm these posts convey--after all, sharing our interests with you is what this blog is all about.

Behold, the month of October:

- An exhortation to uphold the yearly tradition and go play Crystalis

- A flowchart guide to choosing a sci-fi/fantasy book that's right for you

- Sincere anticipation of the creepy, wonderful joys of the Halloween season

- A long-awaited ode to cream soda

- A thoughtful update on my ongoing comics self-education

- A tribute to Steve Jobs

- Excitement over the start of a new baseball season, complete with hilarious digressions

- A look at Amazon's eBook reader, the Kindle Fire, and the fallout between DC Comics and Barnes & Noble, plus a follow-up news piece about the matter

- An introduction to Axe Cop, a webcomic written by a 5-year-old and illustrated by a 29-year-old

- Anticipation, pictures, ruminations, delays, more delays, and a look back at conventions past, leading up to our grand joint recap of the 2011 New York Comic-Con / Anime Festival, Part One (the philosophical part) and Part Two (the geeky part)

- An admission that I am a cheater

- Alex's weekly candid thoughts column (which frequently focuses on new comics), Waiting for Wednesday, Volume 3, Issues 41-43, covering Orchid, con plague, and the fall of Marvel

- The continuation and conclusion (?) of my two-month Konami kick

- Praise for The Walking Dead, television's terrifying series about love triangles and getting older...and also zombies

- A celebration of 2,500 subscribers to my Mega Man-centric YouTube channel

- Perhaps the best filler post ever

- Why Alex is horrible at Halloween...again

- A blog that hysterically sets the record straight about what qualifies as "artisan"

- The coolest Halloween light show of the season

- HP Lovecraft (the HP stands for "Halloween Poem")

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