Being tall and all, I’m a huge fan of DC Comics mainly because of Wonder Woman, but I do love Marvel and I’m especially fond of the X-Men. Dude, the X-Men are legit! So many different mutants with insanely cool powers, and you’ve got to admit, the movies are great and all, but nothing beats the classic 1992 cartoon.
Now of course I was born in 91, but as a kid I did enjoy watching the X-Men all the way until it’s finale in 97′. That show was so good! X-Men cartoon was not only cool because each of the characters, but the intro was very cool and this new stop motion video makes it even cooler! Have you seen it? Well if you haven’t seen it, then watch it below. The video is by Kyle Roberts and his buddies, and the entire video took 4,000 stills and 60 backgrounds. Wow, a lot of work! But the result is a huge payoff and the video is making its way around the web and reminding folks of how much we craved Saturday Morning cartoons.
Yesterday, while everyone was somewhere on the planet doing their usual happenings or seeking some type of “adventure,” Felix Baumgartner was on his way to space for his death-defying jump from the edge of space.
If you’ve never heard of Felix Baumgartner, then you have been missing out on following the happenings one of the coolest men on earth. Seriously, he’s even cooler than the Dos Equis guy. First off, his name is Felix and that happens to be one of my favorite names; such a cool name, every Felix I’ve meet has been radical! Secondly, Felix Baumgartner has jumped off almost all the tallest buildings and successfully sky-dived back to the safety of the ground.
Felix, a world renown Austrian skydiver, has done a lot of stunts and yesterday he made history. Millions around the world gathered together on YouTube to watch the live feed (courtesy of Red Bull Stratos) of Felix’s journey to space and his insane freefall from space back to earth. It was perhaps one of the coolest videos I’ve ever watched in my life! I mean how often can someone say, “Yeah, I skydived from space.” That is pretty radical, borderline super-heroic.
If you thought you knew the definition of epic, then you’d better think again. Felix Baumgartner’s jump from the edge of space is officially the new definition of the word “epic.” For now on that word should only be reserved for things that are truly comparable to skydiving from space (or at least a few notches below that, but still cool).
For some chance if you didn’t watch the live feed and experience the fear that everyone felt watching Felix jump from the tiny vessel that carried him to space, then you need to watch the mission highlights now. The video is still insanely cool, but I will admit I’m glad I crowded around the computer screen with my folks and held my breathe from the moment he jumped until the time he landed on the ground. It was such an heroic moment in history. Oh, and if you thought the jump was a new world record, well it was. But Felix also is the first skydiver to ever break the sound barrier. Like I said before, that is totally heroic! Felix Baumgartner is my new favorite superhero!
Super Cool Video of the Jump, Re-created with LEGOS!
So I have this thing for music. I know it’s shocking! Who does that? Well I do. Music is just great. It’s very mystic, because what is it? What is it about booming sounds pulsating through your body that makes you want to just move? Not just move, but move with passion, move with intent, move with resolve. It can make you cry, whether it has a message or has no lyrics. It doesn’t matter. It can make you bawl like a little baby! It inspires, brings about fear, happiness, it pretty much has the emotional spectrum covered. It’s like a superpower. Probably not the best super power….
Or is it? Could it, in fact, be the greatest super power?…Probably not, but think about it. Just follow me and enjoy the journey. Who is Musicman, or Musicwoman, or the The Great Note? I can’t think of a name, dammit I’m not that creative! It would be a cool power to have. You would just need to be smart about how you use it. What would the famed music super hero do? How would they fight crime? I guess if a group of people rob a bank or something Music superhero person could play a sad tune. It would be a tune so sad, and meaningful, and retrospective that the robbers would truly begin to contemplate their place in the world. Slowly they would put their weapons down not knowing how to describe these newly found emotions. The tears would pour. They would reflect upon a time when life was much more simple. They would think about when they were kids and how they frolicked in the grass. They’ll remember the giggles, the good times, and they would slowly realize those times are gone, and the massive mistakes they’ve made. Tears would flow, regrets would be deeply felt, but they would smile knowing that perhaps those times could come again…..then BAM! Music hero cuts off all their heads with one fatal swing with his/her badass Katana, because why wouldn’t they have a Katana?
That could work. I’d buy that comic, I’d watch that film, definitely would read the book, but what if it becomes an amazing piece of work? What if it’s too amazing? Like so amazing that I decide that I want to be Musicman then I’m found dead under mysterious circumstances next to radioactive waste and an Ipod? I’m certainly that stupid, so on second thought maybe the book/film/comic could be put on hold for awhile.A man can dream though, and I will, and maybe someday out in the great distance you will see the outline of me floating just outside your house. Then I’ll probably cut your head off for some reason.
I actually meant to start writing this post a few days ago (I saved a draft of the title,) but thanks to the news that Wonder Woman and Superman will be romantically involved in the New 52, I was reminded that I should go ahead and write this post.
I have yet to actually take time to read any of the New 52 comics, but I plan on making a trip to the comic store this weekend or sometime early next week. I always knew from watching The Justice League that Wonder Woman could be be a flirty when bantering with Superman, but I always knew that her and Batman had some type of brief fling (or at least they flirted a few times.) Plus, as evidence in the video below, Batman didn’t seem to keen on the idea of dating someone on the JL team.
So how will this relationship with Superman and Wonder Woman turn out? Hmm…who knows. Guess I will have to start reading the New 52 and follow the story closely. I’ll give you my thoughts on that once I actually start reading the new comics.
Alright, so now to the purpose of this post. Wonder Woman. Everyone who comes into contact with me
shortly finds out that I’m obsessed with all things Wonder Woman. I’m basically 5’11 1/2 (more like 6ft, but the 1/2 counts!) I’ve always been tall and quite confident, as well as a little geeky and a fan of superheroes (I’m a gamer, so it shouldn’t be too big of surprise I like superheroes.)
Anytime I get the chance to purchase anything Wonder Woman related, I don’t skip a beat. I’m just so in love with what she represents, and if I ever got a tattoo it would probably be a Wonder Woman logo (I’m so serious.) But of course, not tattoos in the near future for me, so I just stick to collecting Wonder Woman memorabilia.
I’m not even where I’d like to be when it comes to starting a collection (I’d need a job to seriously start putting money aside to feed my obsession.) But I’ve got some cool stuff so far, and I even plan on buying a custom-made Wonder Woman costume for Halloween from Etsy. I can’t wait!!!!! Oh, and have you seen the custom-made Wonder Woman heels? My oh my, sign me up for a pair! They come in any size, all you do is send your shoes in and she will custom make the shoe. Pretty cool, right? And another girl on Etsy has custom-made shoes as well up to size 11. I rock an 11-12, so I might consider buying her pair as well. But I like the ones below. Click here to check the seller out on Etsy.
Both of these guys are insanely huge fan of all things Wonder Woman, and back in 2008 Sam did an interview and let the world get a peak at his collection of epic Wonder Woman memorabilia.
I’m not sure how much Sam’s collection has grown since the video, but a followup video of Wonder Boy features an awesome custom-made Wonder Woman outfit he made.
All I have to say is, WOW! Both of these guys have collections that are totally worth envying. Geez, I need to step up my game and perhaps seriously start collecting. But man, it’s going to be so expensive. Oh well, one day! For now, I will keep collecting inexpensive Wonder Woman memorabilia and enjoy being a real-life Amazon.