Crisis Day 2

That was one heck of a story.

Lots of action, with equal parts funny and sad, and an ending that I didn’t expect.

And of course an awesome homage to the Christopher Reeve films.

I totally enjoyed all 4 episodes.

Supergirl Finale

S2 E22: “Nevertheless, She Persisted.”

This entire season was head and shoulders better than the 1st season.  There was the introduction of so many great characters, including the Man of Steel himself, Kara’s cousin Kal-El a.k.a. Superman/Clark Kent.  And Mon-El, who grew on me as the season went on.  Maggie Sawyer.  Lena Luthor.

This finale was great, with a real roller coaster of emotions for a DC fanboy like myself.  Winn’s reaction to Superman recognizing him, the fight between the Kryptonians, Cat Grant doing Cat Grant things, all of it was fun to watch.  It’s still a toss up on who is more my spirit animal in these CW DCU shows, Cisco or Winn.

They appear to be setting up something that I’ve been hoping to see, involving the future of the DC Universe.  Meanwhile, they’re setting up something more recent from the comics as well.

I’m looking forward to next season already.

Randomness 5.16.2017

Thoughts after last night’s Supergirl episode:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Watched 10 minutes of Logan Noir, it looks great.

Mind control?  Disguised Daxamite? #supergirlthoughts

Is the current popularity of Star Wars sapping away my interest in Star Trek?  Or is it the debacle that is Star Trek Discovery?

How do you like your eggs?

Annoyed

Except for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which wraps up season 2 next Tuesday, the rest of the CW DCTV shows are off until the week of April 24th.

*grumble*

Overload

I received so many items for so many different games yesterday, and stupidly tried to go through all of them last night.

Big mistake.

I couldn’t focus on one thing or another, in addition to attempting to play the second mission of the Phantom Leader campaign that I started.  It was a total failure, all planes shot down, but only because I forgot to employ a couple of rules, like pilot EVADE.  Whoops.

I guess I’ll rerun the mission sometime soon.

I sorted the cards and punched the counters for Warfighter.  I skimmed the rules.

I attempted to figure out how to run a fight in the Batman Miniatures Game.  I also found a box to store all the miscellaneous markers and templates for the game.

I opened up the Starfire Gorm-Khanate War expansion.  I almost punched the counters.

I assembled and primed the miniatures that I got from Crossover Miniatures, including the one I’m using for The Koala in Mutants and Masterminds.

Meanwhile, I was watching the Warriors/Thunder game, Supergirl and 24: Legacy.  Good to see Oded Fehr back on TV.

There’s simply not enough time in a day to do everything that I’d like to do.

As a side note, this morning I ordered a few counter trays for all the wargames that I’ve picked up in the last couple of weeks.  Odd that you’d have to pay extra for counter trays, they used to come with the games, back in the day.

And Knight Models got back to me regarding the Superman miniature defect, they’ll be sending me a replacement part in a couple of weeks, so I’ll just put off assembly until then.  Yay!

All this with baseball approaching.

See why I can’t podcast?

TV Viewing

Crap, 24: Legacy is on Monday nights, opposite Supergirl.

Yeah, I can DVR one or the other, or have them magically appear on my PC, but Dad will want to watch 24.

Eventful

The last week has been rather eventful, both good and bad.

The CW successfully showed that a multi-night multi-series crossover with superheroes can work.  And it was awesome.

At work a division director was ‘retired’, and a coworker was lost in the Oakland warehouse fire.  And through all that, I’ve actually managed to stay sane.  Angry and upset, but sane.

And other stuff happened.

Right now I’m focused on getting through the rest of this year, with Rogue One and Christmas waiting in the next couple of weeks.

Here’s to an uneventful rest of 2016.

Guardian

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In May of 2004, when I first logged into City of Heroes, I picked the server at the top of the list: Guardian.

It was my characters’ primary home for the time the game was online, and I still have many friends who I keep in contact from that server, and others from the game’s other servers.

Monday night on Supergirl, a new hero burst on the scene, based on a hero from DC’s Golden Age: The Guardian.

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Created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, at roughly the same time as Captain America, Jim Harper is a police officer in Metropolis’ Suicide Slum who became a vigilante to catch crooks that the law could not prosecute, describing himself as guarding society from criminals.

The character appeared on and off over the years, with other characters taking on the mantle of Guardian, including the Golden Guardian (Jim Harper’s clone) and Manhattan Guardian (Jake Jordan).

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It was a thrill to see James Olsen don the newly created armor of Guardian.  It’s a thrill to see any comic book character in live action form, but this one is special, because it’s like the personification of my home server in CoH, come to life.

I just wish City of Heroes was still around so I could recreate this look in-game.