Gentlemen, I hope your week is going well. I started my new job yesterday and then was off today because my background check had not come in. That came in late this afternoon, so I’ll be returning tomorrow. Man, I’m already wondering if I made a mistake signing on with them. Yeah, it’s retail sales, and I’m used to that, but this company has such a script they follow and they ask you to be a lot pushier than I am by nature. Nothing ventured nothing gained is normally my philosophy, but sometimes if you have something that works, you might do well not to try fixing it. I will give it some time, but I cannot see myself being the sort of sales personality for which they are looking. Time will tell. Honestly I would prefer to get out of retail altogether. I am so tired of having my livelihood dependent on convincing people to part with their money.
As usual, I’ve gotten no gaming in this week, but I have had time to finish some tv. A couple of days ago I wrapped up watching Daredevil’s second season. Oh my…fellas…it was so good! Like Rhett, John Bernthal is now far and away my favorite Punisher. His storyline was so well done that I honestly began getting annoyed when the show’s focus shifted to Daredevil. I was all “No, screw Daredevil, let’s get back the Punisher’s storyline!” I do hope Netflix makes good on the rumors of producing a standalone Punisher series. Unlike Rhett, however, I had no problem with Elektra. The actress looked the part, and my familiarity with the character was scant enough that I lacked sufficient point reference to be annoyed by any deviations. I did think the final battle left something to be desired, but all in all I was more than satisfied with this season as a whole.
I also have been keeping up with The Flash, which in my opinion is the best comic book based show on tv. I am surprised y’all really do not talk about it more. Or, ya know…ever. My hope is that it does not follow Arrow’s example. That show was fantastic for the first 2 seasons, and now it is horrible. They have turned the character into an emotional, whiney turd, and the shift in focus to his romantic relationship leads me to believe the show has hired former Lifetime Channel writers to script each episode. I do still watch Arrow just because I am morbidly curious to see where the train wreck will lead, but I no longer really care. But yeah, The Flash is such a fun show. It is the most comic booky series, and it does not take itself too seriously. It is purposely campy and goofy, which endears it to me. That, and I have just always loved the character of Barry Allen anyway. I have one more episode of the current House of Cards season and then I will be finished with it as well. The downside to Netflix series is that you can mess around and burn through them too quickly. Last season it kind fell off a little, but this season it came roaring back to the standard I have come to expect.
I STILL have not seen Dawn of Justice. (or Deadpool for that matter) I had a talk with my wife two days ago, and she agreed to watch the baby for me later on Tuesday and let me go enjoy it. I do not care much for the opinions of critics, and I’m not expecting mind blowing acting and intricate plot weaving. I’m going into it expecting it to be a fun, popcorn munching good time, and I believe it will not disappoint. I know even Kevin Smith said the film was terrible, but then this is the same director who keeps making the same low brow stoner movies over and over, so take his assessment for what it’s worth.
I have been spending a fair amount of time on the retro game hunt this week and came away with some halfway pricey gems for my original Xbox collection. I picked up Def Jam Fight for NY, The Dukes of Hazzard, and a handful of others. Eventually I plan to hook my OG Xbox up to the big tv in the living room, but honestly I need a VGA to HDMI converter if I want it to work halfway competently.
Oh, did you hear that today the PS2 is officially dead? Well…according to one article I read, anyway. Apparently Final Fantasy XI has been online this whole time and as of today they are finally shutting off the servers. I was shocked to learn it was still a thing, but apparently it was. Oh well, it will not affect me. I have 3 PS2 consoles and collect games for it, because it is still a fantastic system with lots of great games.
Well guys, as usual I do not have a whole Hell of a lot more to add, so I’m gonna let y’all get on with the show. Peace.