"It is critical you pay attention at this time..."

I need to increase my readership haha
- JFav

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Come and Gone

Happy Holidays everyone! Did everyone have a good Christmas? I hope you all had good food to eat, great company to spend time with a loads of gifts and presents. Lots of things to talk about this time so let's get right to it!


Overall, Christmas this year was great. Sure, I spent Christmas Eve in MakatiMed (which has changed so much by golly) since my grandmother was sick and had to be confined, but hey, it was something different. I'm worried though that this is becoming a thing, since last year, it was my dad who was at the hospital for Christmas with the most intense toothache in the history of the world. I remember how he look so pained that night. It was horrible. Luckily, my Lola found the strength to soldier on (Thank you Jesus!) and after some shopping in Power Plant, she's all better now. Plus, my Tita got me these cute set of socks. They're Pacman-themed so it's pretty boss.

On the other hand, Christmas with the Favises was pretty awesome as always. The food was great, it was nice to get to know my little nieces better and Secret Santa was fun too. We left earlier than most and I wish I got to spend more time with them but hey, that's what next year is for. My one superwish though is that we finally get to have a COMPLETE Favis Christmas with everyone. That's something that's eluded the family for a while now. Here's to hoping!


So, to put it simply, I bought a shitload of comicbooks this year. I got a lot of TPB's and hardcovers. Ultimate Spider-Man, Fables, Jonathan Hickman books, The Korvac Saga, it was a good haul. Having a stable salary does have its benefits.

Doctor Who A Christmas Carol

This year's Doctor Who Christmas special was the first for the Eleventh Doctor and the gang and it was pretty great. Some of the twists and turns were kinda predictable, but during Christmas, predictable is exactly what you need. Michael Gambon was a fantastic foil/ally and Matt Smith was great as usual. The lack of Karen Gillan was a little disappointing though but judging by the teaser trailer for next series, we'll be seeing a lot of Amy Pond in the next season. Speaking of the teaser for series 6 at the end of the episode, it was chock-full of spoiler-y, Doctor-y goodness and I seriously cannot wait for all of it to start.


Many thanks to Junsi Agas for hosting this year's A-Boys Christmas get together. Personally, this was one of the better gatherings. It was great to see everyone again and to catch-up, and join in on the customary shenanigans.

The Town

So I just finished watching The Town and what a great movie it is! Again, it was sorta predictable in a way, but the characters felt so fleshed out that you came to care for them that watching the tragedy unfold was pretty exciting. The movie clocked in at almost two hours but I felt like we needed more. Not to say the movie was lacking, jbut ust because I wanted to see more of Jeremy Renner's character. All in all though, fantastic flick.

Okay, whew. I'm spent. Again, Happy Holidays everyone and I hope everyone's ready for the New Year. Can you believe it? 2010's already over! 2011 here we come! Toodles!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hell Week

My fantasy team (the most important one) is currently down 0-8 this week in a 9-cat league.

Gilbert Arenas and Andray Blatche have not responded to the recent trade quite as well as I hoped they would, Steph Curry is still hurt and some of my other players have just quite simply been sucking it up. Ugh.

For Christmas this year, I wish for a magical turnaround. That is all.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I Am Sick

Sore throat sucks. You can't talk, you can't crack a joke, you can't laugh properly, you can't sing Daniel Bedingfield's If You're Not The One, you can't tease people about their love lives, I mean, I've got to find some way of amusing myself at work and I use my mouth for like 90% of those things.

I won't lie to you, sitting here in front of the computer is probably making it worse, but I need to be here, trust me. Oh well.

At least it's Friday tomorrow so there's no work and I'll get to rest.



Almost forgot! My buddy Lex is back from Singapore. He'll be here for the holidays and I'm looking forward to seeing him. Welcome back PB!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hello, Goodbye and a Promise

It seems as if every time I try to get this thing going again, I end up with a four-posts-in-one-day type blitz and then no-show for a month. Well, I'm here, promising, that I actually follow-through and start blogging for real again.

Micro-blogging, so convenient and easy, has completely eradicated the "need" for one-word/one-sentence entries, thus making it necessary that each post be substantial, purposeful and wordy. Which, for a young bloke like me who comes home from work semi-tired and only thinking of whether or not Andray Blatche actually gave a damn today and got some rebounds and blocks, pushes "real blogging" off of my to-do list. It just takes too damn long to blog. The internet beckons.

So on this, the 15th day of December, 2010, I declare that Jeri Favis starts blogging again. Why? Because I must. Because it is just. Because damn it, you need to take me seriously as a writer. And because a guy like me who loves comicbooks, basketball and the NBA, pop music, works for a bank and LOVES to eat needs to be able to tell the world about, or risk annoying and eventually losing another follower.

That is all.

Monday, September 27, 2010

When Life Imitates Art - Doctor Who Style

If you are a fan of Sci-Fi and of good stories in whatever medium in general, you should check out the website io9 and its Morning Spoilers feature (here's the link for the one today). In it, they provide the latest scoop about your favorite TV shows and movies.

The reason I bring this up is because the point of this post comes from their latest bit of Doctor Who news by way of The Press Association. It's actually a quote from series star Matt Smith, who plays the Eleventh Doctor, regarding his co-star, the lovely Karen Gillan, who plays the Doctor's companion, Amy Pond.

Here's the quote:

"She can't die, Amy Pond can't die. No way, I'd be sad. I'd miss Karen. I just think for this particular Doctor, his bond with Amy, I think there's a lot more mileage in it yet. I think there's a long way to go. So I can't see it happening any time soon. Don't worry, I won't let it happen - I'll save her, I'll save the day."

Don't worry, I won't let it happen - I'll save her, I'll save the day.

Fans of the show know how awesome this bit of news sounds and it basically underscores the fact that Smith is perfect for the role. That last line especially, sounds exactly like something the good Doctor himself would say. Suffice it to say, he's been taking notes and has got the role down pat and all Who fans should love him for it.

Long live The Doctor and Amy Pond! Long live Matt and Karen!

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Few Things...(Also: Spoiler Alert!)

1. So I picked up Halo: Reach over the weekend...AND IT IS EFFING AWESOME. I've only played it once and put it down after I finished the fourth level but I've seen enough of it to know it's going to go down as one of the greatest Xbox 360 games ever, let alone the best of the Halo franchise. I love how all the weapons are more effective than they were in Halo 3, how the Elites are so hard to properly take down and the gameplay is just sharper than it's ever been. Suffice it to say, the game is as impressive and awesome as they said it would be. I peeked a little at the 5th mission, and if the opening cinematic is any indication, I'm in for an all-out battle with the Covenant on Reach's harsh terrain. Can't wait.

2. On the same day I picked up Halo: Reach, I also got myself a copy of the second part of The Strain Trilogy, The Fall by authors Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan. The paperback edition is only some three hundred pages so I'm trying not to rush through it (which I am failing to do since despite my busy schedule, I'm more than halfway through). Despite the fact that, since it's the middle book and you got the exposition and set-up in the first, so with this one, it immediately jumps into the action, I'm finding it moving a little slow. I love the book and all, don't get me wrong, and some of the developments have been interesting, explosive and down right sadistic so I think I'll talk about it all after I finish the entire thing.

3. Got my NBI clearance today (Monday, September 20, 2010) and even if it seemed like a million miles away (N.B. Monumento is VERY FAR from Makati), the process of getting myself cleared was pretty easy. Same with getting my police clearance and cedula. Snaps for the Philippine government!

4. I still have a lot of requirements to finish so I hope I didn't jinx it with that last one haha. *Knocks on wood*

5. Allow me, for one moment, to pour out my feelings.

I hate how, despite understanding that it's okay to be single and that I have tons of friends who love me (or at least like me a lot...or well, tolerate me) blah blah blah, I still feel alone and well, lonely. Like, just an hour ago when I desperately just wanted to talk to someone and I realized I couldn't, (and more importantly in this case, shouldn't), I just felt defeated and lost. It's a crap feeling I go through every now and then and it never fails to bring me down. So there.

6. Tomorrow, I continue my quest to accomplish all of my pre-employment requirements. Here's to that.

7. Castle, Supernatural, Smallville, Glee and whole mess of shows start this week. What bad timing I have, to finally get a job when all my favorite television shows begin their new seasons. Haha.

Okay, so that's it for now. Hope this is a good week for everyone. Toodles!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Decision III: The Jeri Job Hunt

To complete the trilogy about the three most important decisions in Earth's history (to refresh your memory, the first was LeBron's, the next was Anthony Tolliver's), I have decided to take my talents to Metrobank.

Yes, I am going to work at a bank.

Or well, I'm supposed to start on October First but knowing how my life works, something bad's going to happen before then and I'll never make it.

*crosses fingers (or am I?)*

Lex, if you are reading this, IHAVEAJOB! Hahahahaha. Looks like we can't hang out everyday when you come back. :( Hahaha.

How will this affect me? Will I able to jell with my officemates and bring home a championship? Will other legends criticize me for choosing to go to Metrobank? Stay tuned...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Fish Analogy

So the big news yesterday (September the 14th, 2010) aside from it being my baby brother's birthday (Belated Happy Birthday Mikey!) was the fact that I got a job offer yesterday. It was from a bank and my mom could not be more pleased. I did not expect myself to be so happy just to have a job offer but I realized that it was at a good bank and even if the pay was kinda low, there were good benefits.

However. HOWEVER. Today (September the 15th, 2010), I got a call from another company asking if I was interested in an HR position and if I were, they'd have me over for an interview. Also today, I got an email from another company, in reply to an email I sent waaaaaaaay back in March, one of the first I sent out. Said company asked me if I still wanted to work for them and well honestly, what this company does is something I'm very interested in.

I know they're not actually job offers BUT HOLY HELL WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON HERE. I mean, I'm like a fish who has been in the lake for ages and none of the fisherman want me when all of a sudden, one of them does want me but then in the distance, other fishermen have arrived and are laying out chum. This fish doesn't know what to do!

Thank you very much, irony gods.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Halo: Reach and the Disadvantages of Sticking to a Budget

"Halo: Reach."


"Haaay-lo Reech!"


As if I needed something else to waste my time with. Look, if you have an Xbox 360, you have got to at least own one Halo game right? And if you actually love the franchise, ISN'T HALO: REACH THE THING YOU'D SELL YOUR SOUL FOR??? Not that I'm an advocate of Faustian acts but HALO: REACH. AMIRIGHT?

The reviews are all positive, the snippets of gameplay scattered all over the internet look awe-inspiring and IT'S THE STORY OF THE FALL OF REACH (prequel to the Halo games starring Master Chief, how the good guys lost and the bad guys glassed a planet). It's an epic and an epic game and it causes people to shout-type in CAPS LOCK, or maybe that's just me, but nevertheless, it's a game you have to have because it is pretty darn good.

And just my luck, I'm committed to about a gazillion other purchase this month. There's The Fall by Hogan and del Toro, the second book of The Strain trilogy which I'm dying to get my hands on and also the X-Men: Second Coming Hardcover, which comes out at the end of the month, among other things. I have no more money for Halo: Reach. (Shoot me now.)

Actually, I do have the resources to pick up the game and all of the other things I want but...I'd be all tapped out afterward. Ay, there's the rub. Ugh.

Materialism is not evil. Having things is good. Having to spend money on them is bad. (Spoken like a true supervillain in the making.)

Time to rob a bank. Or get a job. Whichever is easiest.

The Best One of the Best Ones

Yes, I'm listening to this song again. No matter how you feel about Dashboard Confessional's most overplayed, most infamous and most importantly, (arguably) their best song...well, actually, if you were part of the other camp, you'd think this was the worst song ever, so I guess it does matter how you feel. But I digress. And have stumbled my way to the point I wanted to make.

"Stolen" is a song by the band Dashboard Confessional. What exactly was 'stolen?' Well, according to the song, it was "my heart." Yes, it is one of those songs, but like the title says, it was the best one of the best ones, of those songs. I submit to you, Stolen, for best "love power ballad" ever.

Why? Because if you were 17 and in love with someone and you heard this song on the radio, from the TV or from your computer, you damn well should have felt all those tingly feelings, all those butterflies in your stomach, because Stolen makes you want to fall in love.

It is an anthem. An anthem for all those who have ever felt like they belonged with someone. I guarantee that this song, corny, dreamy, sickening lyrics and all, if played at the right moment, will induce romance. And that's okay. We all need a little bit of love in our lives anyway.

So to all those who might not like the song very much, give it another chance. Listen to it and listen the fuck out of it. Sing along once you know the words. Just friggin' listen. Wait for that moment the song hits you. Wait 'til that part in the song where it tells you what all of this is for.

You are the best one, of the best ones.

Someone out there is the one for you, and you for whoever that person is. And finding each other is going to be the greatest moment of your life.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

2010 FIBA World Championships Final

We started with 24, now we are down to two. It is the final game of the 2010 FIBA World Championships between host Turkey and United States of America. This is the live-blog. Let's pray that no one gets hurt and we have ourselves a good game!


-Around 5 and 1/2 minutes to go in the 3rd place game. Lithuania (which upset Spain in group play and shockingly destroyed Argentina in the quarters before falling to Team USA) is up by 17 against Serbia (thriller of a quarterfinal against Spain, stunned by Turkey in the semis). I was very impressed by the Lithuanians. Boasting only one NBA player (Linas Kleiza) they didn't seem to be too much of a threat but they worked hard, made their shots and played tough D so if they do finish the tournament third, they truly deserve it.

-By the way, Spain finished 6th and Argentina, 5th.

-Okay, Lithuania wins 99-88 and takes the bronze. Kleiza finishes with 33. Let's get it on!

-US needs to limit turnovers. Defense will get them opportunities but they need to be able to convert.

-Turkey has to protect the lane and keep'em on the perimeter. Hedo needs to step up.

-Durant will be only 29 and in his prime for the 2018 FIBA World Championships.

First Quarter:

-Derrick Rose to the rack on their first possession but Turkey answers right away to tie the game, 2-2

-Durant hits his first j.

-Sweet KD step-back 3. My goodness.

-KD 3 makes it 12-7.

-So far, Turkey has been inconsistent offensively.

-Rose misses a 3.

-Hedo gets away with an elbow and actually draws a foul.

-Odom's bleeding. Hedo hit him in the face. Gangsta. Chandler in. Hedo hits 2 from the line, 12-9

-Hedo's throwing 'bows and making shots. Came to play today. His 3 cuts it to 12-14.

-Refs clearly being influenced by crowd.

-Turkoglu's second 3 gives Turkey the lead but he's just thrown an elbow at Chandler.

-After that little altercation, Asik scores to give Turkey a 17-14 lead.

-Kevin Durant, third 3. Ties the game at 17. Guy is on fire. Already with 11.

-Plays defense too. Stopped a fastbreak with a block. Curry hits a three and the US is back on top, 20-17.

-US has gone small. Gay at the 5, Durant at the 4 with three guards.

-Beautiful defense by the Americans, force a 24-second violation.

-Rudy Gay shouldn't be taking 3's from the corner if he's playing the 5 spot. Won't be able to get back in time to play D.

-Wow. KD got hammered but the refs don't call it. Luckily, Westbrook was there for the offensive rebound and he got fouled. Hits both. US up 22-17 at the end of the first.

-First quarter is already a classic. Hedo Turkoglu came to play today but unfortunately, he's in the locker room now getting treatment. KD with 11 and a spectacular block. US 4-10 from 3 already.

Second Quarter:

-US sticks with their small line-up and Westbrook drives down the lane to get the hoop and the harm. 25-17.

-Turkey forces the US center to travel at the top of the key.

-This one commentator is clearly biased. Rudy Gay accidentally hit Tunceri in the face. Relax. There was nothing dirty about it.

-Tunceri hits both, 21-27. Less than 7 to go in the half.

-US starting five back in. Durant misses 3, has gone cold.

-Iggy rotates perfectly and gets the block.

-Durant driving baseline, runs into a brick wall and draws the foul on Asik. KD slow to get up, appears to be a little winded.

-Gets a split from the line, 28-21 USA. Turkey turns it over. That's their 10th.

-Durant nails a three from the corner, biggest lead of the game for the Americans, 31-21. He has 15.

-Hedo gets away with a foul and gets the rebound. Turkey turns it over again.

-Turkish zone forces an ugly Iguodala 3, Hedo hits his own. But KD answers right back. Ultimate zone-buster.

-Durant has 20 now, by the way.

-Billups' two FTs give USA a 10 point lead. 38-28, 2 and a half to go.

-Durant is 5-8 from 3, the rest of the team is 1-11.

-Turkey big Savas has now hit 3 of 4 from the line, cuts it to 7.

-Chauncey Billups with a horrible-looking 3 but Gay gets the board and puts it home, 40-31.

-Ersan Ilyasova to the line, 24.8 ticks left in the 2nd quarter. Gets a split.

-Last shot for Team USA. Westbrook appears to slip but draws the foul with 4.5 seconds left. Hits both. Lead back to 10.

-Gordon knocks the ball away and the half ends. 42-32


-Both teams with terrible shooting percentages (US 34% Turkey 35%) but their respective team leaders are playing well. Durant with 20, five 3's, 3 boards, 2 steals, 2 blocks. Turkoglu with 11, three 3's and 7 rebounds. Westbrook has 7, perfect from the line. Turkey with 5 more FT attempts but just one more made FT. Turnover story: Turkey 12, US 5.

Third Quarter:

-Here we go, Turkey with possession to start the last half of 2010 Worlds. Hedo misses the lay-up.

-Billups has to start penetrating and stop taking threes.

-US D forces another shot clock violation.

-And Durant hits another triple. Automatic. 45-32.

-KEVIN DURANT IS ON FIRE! ANOTHER THREE-POINTER! USA with their biggest lead of the game, up 16, 48-32.

-Wow. Turkey just left Rose and dared him to shoot that. Without Durant's 26, Turkey would actually be up.

-US on an 8-0 run to start the third, score is 50-32 now.

-Arslan hits a 3 to end the drought and Rose commits an offensive foul. Turkey needs to make their move now.

-Omar Asik can't put it in. Tapped out of bounds, last touch on the Americans.

-Iggy's offensive board leads to a wide-open Lamar Odom lay-in. US bench is standing up now, they know the gold medal is within reach.

-Arslan hits a three, cuts the deficit to 11, 41-52. USA timeout. Commentators are really biased.

-Out of the timeout, US turns it over but stops Turkey from scoring. For some reason, Turkey has gone to a man-to-man now. Gay hits a jumper off the dish from Iguodala, 54-41.

-Turks getting the calls but can't hit their FTs, failing to capitalize.

-Ilyasova with the miss, Durant the rebound, Westbrook the three, 57-41.

-Durant toyed with the little Turkish defender and just hit a beautiful jumper.

-Rose and Billups miss and that's the end of the third. US up 13, 61-48. Ten minutes to go 'til we crown the 2010 Worlds champion. US shooting has gotten better, Turks' has gotten worse. Ilyasova is a no-show.

Fourth Quarter:

-Rose turns it over on their first possession.

-Hedo hasn't returned. Injury could be serious.

-Rose with back-to-back fastbreak buckets. Maybe this can get him going. Up 17 now, 65-48.

-Future Boston Celtic Semih Erden just scored on Lamar Odom but Lakers fans need not worry., guy is a long way from actually being a factor in the NBA. Odom counters with a three from the corner.

-Fourth foul on Billups, Turkoglu comes back in, finally with 7:30 to go.

-Turkey has lost focus, down 20 now after Odom's fastbreak lay-up.

-Derrick Rose with the and-1. He's got six in the quarter, going for 7. Misses the FT but Odom tips it in. US up by 22 now, 74-52, 6 minutes to go.

-Rose and Odom have all 15 of Team USA's points this quarter.

-Four and a half to go in the quarter, US up by 19, this game is pretty much done.

-Westbrook is definitely benefiting from the shortened 3-pt line, hits the pull-up. Hedo counters with his own but with three minutes to go, it might be a little too late.

-Subs have come in (DANNY GRANGER TIME) and USA is already celebrating.

-Durant leaves with 42 seconds left. He didn't score in the 4th but his teammates picked up the slack. Finishes with 28 points, 7 threes, 5 rebounds, 3 steals and two blocks.

-And it's over. 83-64. Team USA wins their first World Championship in 16 years.


Derrick Rose and Lamar Odom picked up the slack in the 4th backing up Durant's superb play. Odom finishes with 15 and 11, RussWest with 13 and 6. Turkey was led by Turkoglu with 16, no one else reached double figures.

So the US "B-Team" takes the gold. Which players deserve to be back for the 2012 Olympics? Odom and Chauncey Billups played well but might be too old for it. Rose had an inconsistent tournament but if he continues to improve, he should right there. Eric Gordon, Rudy Gay and Andre Iguodala all played well in a support capacity. For me, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant have to be sure things. Westbrook was the only player who could penetrate a zone and Durant was just unstoppable at times. Team them up with LeBron, Wade, Dwight, D-Will, CP3 and Melo and fill the rest of the slots with bigs and role players and no one will be able stop Team USA.

Awesome Weekend

So it's Sunday, as I write this, and the end of the long weekend which lasted from September 9-12, 2010. Here's what went down:


Carpool Party! It's the first carpool party of the new school year and the first not to be organized by me. I was a little apprehensive about going at first, but when I arrived, I knew I was just being silly. Seeing everybody was great. True, not everyone went and it was the fewest number of people at a carpool party ever but that's okay. Seeing Sevi, Javi, Doms, Amanda A., Racela and the rest was pretty fun. I miss Makati Carpool! I miss it so much that I am creating the Makati Carpool Alumni Organization haha. It was great laughing with everyone and reminiscing about the past. Like I told'em afterwards, 'til next time!


Friday night was a good night. I don't want to spoil too much about it and it would only really matter to me, honestly, so let's just leave it at I had fun. :) I had lunch in UCC and watched Resident Evil: Afterlife too!


Yesterday, Saturday, was the rest day so I spent most of it catching up on The Walking Dead which is a pretty awesome book. I can't help but feel that the book should be wrapping up soon because it feels like it has nowhere else to go after the current story arc. Spoilers! They started out on the road. Then at a farm. Then at the prison and then back on the road and now Rick, Andrea and the remaining cast have found their way into the perfect situation. The teasers suggest that something bad is going to happen but then what's next for them if their new haven gets wrecked and they are forced to leave? It's going to get repetitive if they have to survive on the road again. I say, have them run into the authorities and then just leave the country. There has to be hope out there.

Whoops, kinda rambled on. Anyway, back to Saturday! So in the early evening, we heard mass then had dinner in Pancake House and then watched Despicable Me. Cute movie, but it got a wee bit boring. To end the evening, I watched the US-Lithuania semifinal game. Kevin Durant is a beast and I can't wait for the final game tonight. Turkey's got homecourt but the US have Durant so it's going to be an instant classic.


We had lunch in my Tita's house today, the customary Favis Lunch. Great food! It was fun hanging out with my cousins and nieces. And well, that's that! Haha.

So yeah, this weekend was pretty good. It's Monday tomorrow (*groan*). Hope everyone has a good week and I finally get a job. Haha!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Stay With You

Oh I will stay with you through the ups and the downs//Oh I will stay with you when no one else is around//When the dark clouds arrive, I will stay by your side//I know we'll be alright, I will stay with you.

Great song. :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thoughts on the Thor SDCC footage

First, the video. Here. (Many thanks to i09 for this.)

-Thor kicking ass and taking names WITHOUT Mjolnir. Awesome. You get the sense that he really is a mighty warrior.

-Agent Coulson getting more screen time? Clark Gregg is slowly turning into the most recognized "That guy!" actor in geekdom. Wonder when he's going to show up in the comicbooks?

-At the :51 mark, we get a good headshot of Thor. Much like RDJ with Tony Stark, Hemsworth totally looks the part.

-Asgard looks incredible. Truly the home of the gods. (Where's the Rainbow Bridge though?)

-Anthony Hopkins as Odin. Nothing negative to say about that.

-First look at the other Asgardians at the 1:37 mark. Volstagg (Ray Stevenson), who does not seem to have his trademark belly, Fandral the (really) Dashing Joshua Dallas), Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) and Hogun (Tadanobu Asano). The guys are known as the Warriors Three and Sif is Thor's special friend. I'm excited for their role in the movie as Thor's posse.

-Hmm, those things they're fighting look like Dark Elves. Wonder if one of them will inappropriately unleash the Elvish Tickler.

-Thor and Odin engaged in a shouting match with Loki caught in the middle. This really is a story about a father and his sons after all.

-Rene Russo(!) is playing possibly Thor's mama.

-Loki doesn't look that mischievous (yet).

-Again, where's the Rainbow Bridge?

-Great line. "Oh no, this is Earth isn't it?" Glad that we're not going with the amnesia subplot.

-Man Thor is RIPPED.

-Despite playing an actual character in the comics (Jane Foster), it looks like Natalie Portman is our exposition device.

-3:23 Power Walk, Asgardian Gods style.

-No idea what that box was. Cosmic Cube? Casket of Ancient Winters? And that green-skinned creature too. Looked like one of the aliens from Doctor Who, "The End of Time." Could it be a Skrull??

-Why hello, Natalie Portman.

-Most likely, the Warriors Three and Lady Sif come to Midgard (what Asgardians call Earth) and ally themselves with Thor after Loki inherits the throne.

-Hopefully the Thor-Loki showdown is an epic, god-on-god, battle of the Odinsons showdown and not really bad cosplay.

-The Destroyer armor looks incredible. Best line of the whole trailer goes to unnamed S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, "Is that one of Stark's?" And man, Coulson's got some balls trying to read the Destroyer its rights.

My immediate reaction to this? Fuck and Yeah. Based on this 5-minute teaser, the movie is going to kick so much ass. Asgard really looks well done, the costumes don't look as unpolished as they did in those pictures they released a while back and Hemsworth seems born to play Thor. So far, Marvel has done a good job finding the leads for their movies ('cept for Norton apparently) and I just hope this means Chris Evans will do a good job as Cap. They look to cover a lot of ground in this one movie so hopefully they can fit it all in. It seems to start in Asgard then goes to Midgard then back to Asgard but I'm confident that director Kenneth Branagh can pace this well and give each moment room to breathe. Hopefully the other characters get to shine in this as well, especially the other Asgardians (Idris Elba as Heimdall!!!) and even if they don't get a lot of screen time, hopefully they can duplicate what they did with Black Widow in Iron Man 2 and give them individual bad ass moments.

I'm really, really looking forward to this. Honestly, I'm expecting both this and Captain America to be better than the Iron Man films because they aren't your traditional superhero stories. Next year can't come soon enough. I wish it were 2011 already.


Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Greatest Day Ever (So Far)

Why is today the greatest day ever?

1.) On the third day of San Diego Comic-Con 2010, Marvel Studios held their panel in Hall H, highlighting the upcoming Thor, Captain America and Avengers movies. From that alone, any comicbook fan of the past sixty years will find much to talk about because THEY ARE MAKING MOVIES OF THREE OF MARVEL's BIGGEST PROPERTIES. HOLY SHIT.

2.) Though I haven't seen the actual teaser footage, from the recaps, I can safely say my excitement for these movies couldn't get any higher. When the words COSMIC CUBE are involved, you know shit's gonna get real.

3.) Correction, apparently, at the end of the panel, they decided to induce a mass geekgasm as they brought together the principle cast of The Avengers, along with their director. Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Sam Jackson, Robert Downey, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Joss Whedon (among others) all appeared together for the first time. Evans missed his chance to basically destroy the minds of every single fanboy there by shouting Avengers Assemble! but it was enough to see all of them on stage.

4.) RDJ basically dissed Inception. I am all for that.

5.) When I finally get to see The Avengers, that will be the greatest day ever. Peace.

Friday, July 23, 2010


Walking home from the Petron building along Buendia reminded me of all those times I'd be walking along Katipunan to get Wok Dis Way or Webtown or McDo or Chili Willy's or Kourtyard or KFC or Burgundy or Rustans or Mind Movers or what have you.

Sorry. Napapa-reminisce. It's been a while. I kinda miss Katipunan you know?

Actually, that is the point of this particular post. I really friggin' miss Katipunan no matter how noisy, dirty or hot it could get. (And more often than not, it was worse.)

I only ever found myself along Katipunan in college because before that, students were confined to the grade school and high school. And after school, I'd go home immediately because I rode the school bus or, for a few years, remain in school because of basketball practice. In college, that all changed. My friends and I would go out to eat in one of the student-friendly restaurants or play in one of the gaming shops. Other people will tell you that I forgot about "drinking," but that's only because I don't drink.

(I know, shocking.)

Anyway, so walking along Jupiter kinda reminded me of those good times. The freedom and spontaneity of it all, like, your own personal country, separate from your life at home where you had a different set of rules and privileges. No parents or teachers to reprimand you and you could basically do anything you want.

College was great. Now it's time to move on. The most important part of this post shouldn't be the "missing" part but the fact that I went to the Petron building along Buendia ave. I had my P&G test today. And I passed. And I am one step closer to landing a job. Huzzah.

I am not excited, I am not thrilled but the same time I am not sad that I passed. I'm still stuck in the past and I realize this is bad because the future is where I need to be. Getting a job is the first step into my future and it's scary and daunting and terrifying but it is necessary, absolutely necessary to growing up.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Perils of Good Teeth

Actually, the joke may be on me and the title does not mean what I think it means, but I am very smart (and absolutely look it) and the title works and I blame it on my right as a writer to take some creative liberties with my work.

Shit, I did it again with "creative liberties."

Don't you hate it when you hear something being said everyday and then when you try to write it down and use it correctly in a goddam sentence, you can't? Ugh.

Maybe it means I'm stupid. Go figure.

Anyway! The point of this post. Like many adolescents, I had braces. Unlike most adolescents, I actually kinda liked them. You know how some perfect people have perfectly white teeth? I don't and I had to rely on the bits of metal in my mouth to convince me that my teeth were making that "shiiiing" sound effect cartoon characters make when they show off their pearly whites. That's why I liked having braces. Never mind that unbearable, headache-inducing pain I had going on every time I took a bite outta something that seemed to last the entire time I had braces on or that sometimes the wire would break and a long piece of sharp metal started poking at the inside of my mouth causing me more pain. I could take all'o that because I had deluded myself into thinking I looked more handsome with a metallic smile.

Yeah, one more point for the "I'm probably stupid" column.

Well, eventually, I had to say good bye to my braces. No more food stuck getting stuck in my mouth, no more sharp metal wires, no more tightening and bleeding gums, no more pain and no more awesome metallic smile.

Then came the retainers. Oh shit.

I hated wearing my retainers. The things made me spit when I talked, got food stuck uncomfortably on the roof my mouth and caused me more pain. I swear, a baby could have lightly tapped my top lip and I would have cried...like a baby. God awful things really. Supposedly, they were for the good of my teeth (Which they are. Or else, dentists and such wouldn't be prescribing them. - Common sense) but no one said they would be worse than braces. So what did I do? I stopped wearing them, that's what. Fuck dentists.

Turns out, they said "Fuck you, Jeri" back.

The gap in between the middle of my two top front teeth is getting bigger. The gap that the braces had already corrected and the retainers were supposed to support until there would be no more space between my teeth. Damn it.

I am wearing my retainers now and already it is starting to bother me. Saliva is building up in my mouth and it is proving difficult to swallow it. My retainers are going to fucking kill me. All because I was too much of a sissy to wear them in the first place. Awesome.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Transformers: War For Cybertron

I read a review saying that Transformers: War For Cybertron would be less received if it wasn't a Transformers game. That could possibly be true since half the fun is living the dream of being Optimus Prime (complete with Peter Cullen voice) and blowing 'Cons to holy hell. (The other half is Warpath who sounds almost exactly like he did in the cartoon.)

Well you know what? I do not care. Did you read that up there? I GET TO PLAY AS OPTIMUS PRIME. That alone makes it worthwhile. You also get to play as other Transformers (Megatron, Soundwave, Sideswipe, Ironhide, etc.), the story is supposedly in sync with the cartoon's continuity and you can watch the credits to the sound of a wailing Stan Bush. As a Transformers fan, it's a pretty sweet deal.

Sure, it gets annoying when I accidentally transform while in the middle of a fight (the transformation button is on the left joystick, which you use to move) and the game is pretty short but it's the best Transformers game to date so it's easy to overlook the imperfections.

The inevitable sequel should have longer campaign modes, split-screen co-op and escalation (Split-screen is quickly becoming a thing of the past!), even more Autobots and Decepticons to choose from, combiner-capability and more Stan Bush. Those are my list of demands. I patiently await for the next game.

Transform and roll out.


Inception. Definitely not lame. Amazing? Sure, what the hell. The effects, mainly, were kinda friggin' awesome (my theater called it "2D Digital," whatever that is) and convinced me that Joseph Gordon-Levitt could play Spider-Man. The characters, who we are supposed to care about, were generally engaging even if I felt that they weren't as fleshed out as they could possibly be. Leonardo Di Caprio, was a fine leading man even if his dialogue was confusing. He was doing a lot of explaining in the movie and really, most of it just went through my head like, "Oh okay. So?" but it was fine really. Could have done with out all the Ellen Page-y exposition though. I would've liked to see a little more of how the team bonded because they seemed to be a little too focused on team-play when they hardly were a merry band at the beginning of the movie (Levitt's and Tom Hardy's characters were definitely not friends before the mission). I am thankful that Nolan didn't play the "traitor" trope in this one though. I was waiting for it the whole time like crazy but I am glad that nothing of the sort happened even if it made me feel anxious about the whole forced camaraderie thing. My guess? Levitt, Cobra Commander himself OR Ken Watanabe's character, who I really have a hard time with. His motivations were, as we were led to believe, fueled by practicality, mostly. I wish there was something more sinister to it since the film lacked a villain. Sure, you could argue that the villain was actually Cobb (Di Caprio's character) but his triumph didn't feel all too triumphant given how it ended. Plus, Nolan forced Page's Ariadne too much. It didn't feel organic, her care and concern for Cobb.

All in all, however, Inception is a really fun (and really long) movie. The action scenes were inspired, especially the chase scene in the Mombasa streets and the concepts were really something else. Watch it now and tell me what you think happened in the end.

True Friendship

So it seems that I am in a state of denial-slash-acceptance, over-you-but-not-really and there-is-still-hope-even-if-there-isn't-really. (This makes sense to me, I promise.) When I spend time with you, I am happy. And that's okay. That's alright. You make me happy. Like a friend. Like a real, honest-to-goodness friend.

True friendship is a fantastic thing. It's so rare and you accomplish it with so few people that every time you do figure it out and realize what's going on, it's a lovely thing. And it doesn't all mean anything romantic even - that's something else entirely. It's just a knowing kinda thing, a trust. Like, when you know, you know, and that's that.

Anyway, the point is, I think I've finally accepted it. That you and I will never be together, that she and I are destined to be in each other's lives but not for romantic reasons, that we will only be friends. And it's perfect and I am content with that because...well, I have to be. I have to want it to be.

I think.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


The problem the hero has with saving someone, after he has rescued them, they're not in danger anymore. The hero has done his job and saved the damsel in distress. And she has no need of the hero anymore.

Our hero needs to go save someone else. He cannot go back to someone he has already touched, no matter how much he might want to. Because once the hero is done being a hero, he is nobody anymore. Once the center of her fragile world, now he is nothing more than that person you had one class with back in college. She just waves and moves on, because the world moves on and there are more important things to get to.

And whatever human contact and love the hero cherished from his time with her is nothing but a mere memory anymore. Because when it's over, it's over.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tennant is F*cking Awesome

"Yes because there are laws, there are laws of time. Once upon a time there were people in charge of those laws but they died...they all died! D'you know who that leaves? Me! It's taken me all these years to realize the laws of time are mine! AND THEY WILL OBEY ME!"


"We're not just fighting the flood, we're fighting time itself. AND I'M GONNA WIN!"

F*cking brilliant.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Doctor Who

For years, I had been hearing about Doctor Who. How could I not? I'm a geek who frequents internet message boards, of course I'd hear about him. Admittedly, I did not know what all the hullaballo for some seemingly goofy sounding British Superman was all about. Yes, I did hang my geek head in shame. It was my geek-blindspot, sorry. So when I found the DVDs for the first four seasons of the new series, I quickly snatched them out of the bin.

Let me tell you something about this new Doctor Who series: It's f*ckin' awesome. F*ckin' brilliant. Anyone who watches the series knows what I'm talking about. Doctor Who is packed full of aliens and paradoxes and great concepts. Everything about it is fantastic. The TARDIS is the Doctor's sentient timeship that looks like a 1950's police box but is actually quite spacious inside. The Daleks are these R2-D2 looking aliens and are the sworn enemies of the Doctor's species, the Time-Lords. The alien races have wacky names such as the Ood, the Slitheen and the Carrionites. It's science fiction pushed to its limit and then some.

It's this wonderful introspection on what it means to be human from the point-of-view of this god-like being who loves everything humanity is about. In a word, simply, the Doctor is love. Love for traveling. Love for people. Love for life. And it is a breath of fresh air. Instead of focusing on the dark and gritty most modern storytelling focuses on, Doctor Who decided that life was more important. That all you need to face the devil are your wits and a cheery "A-HA!" That companions long gone and come back and meet the new companions and they can all get along. That war is harsh and surviving is harsher but if you try hard enough, you can figure out how to beat despair.

That is what Doctor Who is all about in the end really. Hope. It's about hope. That hope can let you conquer anything. You could be at the end of time and space itself but as long as you have hope, all is not lost. The good Doctor treats our hearts, minds and souls. He makes us better.

Doctor Who is clever and brilliant and most of all, fun. It's inspiring and romantic. If you have never seen the show, give it a chance. Let it surprise you. It's a testament to great television guaranteed to take you on a wacky, amazing journey. Allons-y!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Say Something

Hi, she says with a smile. Hi, he replies, barely audible. You're very pretty, he doesn't manage to say and two lives that should've intertwined, don't.

All because he didn't say.

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Song Remains The Same

It all ends the same way.

Abandon all hope ye who enter here.

So I'm gonna smile about the small victories I had. And then forget about it. It's for the best. Because I don't think I could measure up to you.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The problem with asking you how you are and checking up on you and caring about you, is, I don't want to have to lie to you when you ask me how I'm doing. Because you left a big gaping hole in my heart and it'll never fully close.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

On Making New "Friends"

So. I made a new a "friend." Yes, that sort of "friend." She's cool, talky and actually likes a few things I like. How do I not mess this the fuck up?

Let things happen, kay JFav? Let this one come to you. Be smooth, not slimy. Be charming, not overbearing. Be funny, not corny. Relax. Your life does not depend on her. Get to know her more okay?

Don't move too fast. Don't imagine her as your girlfriend. Slowly discover who she is and after every new nugget of information, decide if you're willing to wait to get to know more of her. It's going to be a slow burn so don't panic.

I know, this is usually where you make a mistake, and when I say 'usually,' I mean, all the fucking time. Let's do something right this time alright? You're charming, caring and funny. Trust me on this one. You just gotta play smart and play it cool.

Alright? Pep talk's over, go get her.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Fuck it.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

2010 NBA Playoffs X-Factors - East

Eastern Conference:

1. Cleveland Cavaliers - Mike Brown

Mo Williams needs to show and prove. (Duh.)

Antawn Jamison needs to bring the balance.

Shaq needs hold it down inside. (Gigantic duh.)

But for the Cavs to win it all? It all comes down to Mike Brown. He needs to realize that Bron in the post is better than Bron on the wing. He needs to realize that putting Delonte West or Wally Sexyback on Rashard Lewis is a bad idea. He needs to figure out that if they lose and Bron bolts, his job is on the line.

2. Orlando Magic - Rashard Lewis

Hedo Turkoglu is gone. Thankfully, Rashard Lewis is still around. Lew hit a lot of BIG shots last year for the Magic and this year, he'll have to take even more. Jameer Nelson also gets his first real taste of battling it out in the playoffs since he missed most of last year's run. It's on him to get the offense going because the defense was set the moment Dwight puts on his uniform.

3. Atlanta Hawks - Mike Bibby

Recapturing the '02 form is not what Bibby needs to do. He has to prove that the PG spot in the last five minutes belongs to him, not Jamal Crawford. No disrespect to Crawford, but Bibby is a more stable presence. Champions need that from their point guards and if Bibby can raise his game just a little, it'll go a long way for the Hawks.

4. Boston Celtics - Kendrick Perkins

We get it. Paul Peirce, Kevin Garnett Ray Allen are old. Rasheed Wallace is insane. Kendrick Perkins, Rajon Rondo and Glen Davis are not. Well, mostly just the "old" part. Perk (and Davis) need to step it up when Garnett and Wallace can't. Containing Dwight and protecting the paint from LeBron and Dwyane Wade? That might be too much for them to handle but if KG can't do it, they have to.

5. Miami Heat - Quentin Richardson

Dwyane Wade needs a sidekick. Someone who can hit 3's and just generally make good plays when Wade gives up the rock. Q can board, shoot and hustle. The Robin to his Batman? More like Alfred. But a few 3's here and there to go with some man-sized rebounds in traffic will let Wade relax just a little knowing that there's actually someone on the roster who can help him out.

6. Milwaukee Bucks - Brandon Jennings

The rook needs to show that his 55-point game was no fluke. The rook needs to play like a vet. The playoffs are about big time performances and now is definitely the time for B-Jennings to take center stage.

7. Charlotte Bobcats - Stephen Jackson

Stephen Jackson is playing hurt but what else is new? Frustrating Orlando is the best he can do and he can do that by shutting down Rashard Lewis and abusing Vince Carter on offense. If Gerald Wallace can keep the game close, Captain Jack just might make some noise.

8. Chicago Bulls - Luol Deng

Remember when we thought giving up Deng for Kobe was stupid? For Chicago? Yeah, me neither. Luol is going up against the King and if Derrick Rose and the rest of the Bulls are going to score the upset, Luol Deng needs to step up.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

How To Kill A Cockroach

Here's my step-by-step survival guide:

1. Not on a rug (it'll get all the roach goo on it after you squish it).
2. Not in the shower stall...
3. Do not squeal if when you try to step on it, it crawls all over your foot.
4. If it's on its back, STEP ON IT QUICK!...

5. If you step on it, and it turns over so you see its belly and there's no goo coming out of it, STEP ON IT AGAIN IT ISN'T DEAD YET!!!!!!
Because 6. It will totally put a monster-movie move on you and play dead then spring back up on its feet and get back at you!

Hopefully, this is helpful. Also?


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Please be mine. I love being with you. And I can't stand to see you with him.

Hello, Goodbye

Things I Learned Whilst in Makati Carpool:

1. The party don't start 'til I walk in.

2. He/She who smelt it dealt it. Unless it was manong driver!

3. People who have on their earplugs and are "listening to music" are not necessarily always listening to music.

4. Don't wake someone up if they're asleep and have rested their head on your shoulder. Do wake them up when they start to drool and/or inadvertently open the window. (I'm looking at you inoc dazic.)

5. Good luck on getting to school for 730am class :))

6. The declaration, "I know something about you," is the second terriblest thing anyone can say to you. #chismisisbad

7. The terriblest thing anyone can say to you is, "Sorry, we left na. :("

8. Carpool Crush. *shudder*

9. What happens in the car doesn't always stay in the car but actually lives on in Facebook.


11. Amanda Alegre wins every race. She doesn't even have to know she's in one to win it.

12. If you want to freak certain people out *coughsevicough* be a dude and text him with :) :D :p :* XD :"> and/or Hey Sevi-wevi.

13. Medyo Near, Almost there, On Edsa na, On my way, Very near, Five minutes away, I'm in dasma na, I'm entering church na, Sorry! My mom needed the car it just got back, etc. all mean the same thing: "DON'T LEAVE ME!"


15. It's mandatory that everyone sing along to Defying Gravity, I Want It That Way and SHOTS.

16. George is NOT a boy.

17. It is not called "the molehole."

18. Seriously, "molehole?" I mean seriously.

19. "Who's the ride at (insert time) on (insert day)?" is the WORST question you could ask. There's a schedule people.

20. On the other hand, "Can I ride?" is the most lopsided question ever.

21. The most difficult question to answer is "EDSA or C5?"

22. When trying to figure out if you can fit all those people you said yes to can fit into your civic, remember that girls count as 1/2 and the guys can always commute.

23. Some people don't seem to see you when you're not in the confines of the car. A simple nod or wave would suffice bastard.

24. I'm riding because you're riding :)

25. I implore you all *coughjavicough* STOP TEXTING SHORTCUTS. PLEASE.

26. That's what she said!

27. It's funny when your friends get drunk.

28. Chismis is the only thing we care about.

29. Makati Carpool > Any other carpool

30. Don't be late :p

The last one is the most important because we'd be one failure of a carpool if that happened regularly.

Okay. So...


...For some reason, I don't know what to say now. I guess I should say thanks, for everything. For being friends, great friends and in some really cool cases, almost family. I'm going to cherish the really short time we spent together on the way to school or Forbes haha. Thanks for being awesome, all of you, I'm being incoherent, I'm sorry haha. I know you all might think this is "hella super gay" but I don't. Because I had fun. And I'm going to miss it. So everyone, take care, enjoy college aaand in case I don't see you, good afternoon, good evening and good night. Bye. :)

-Jeri Favis, Ex-Carpool Head

Friday, March 26, 2010

To You

It's always been meant for you. That rose belonged to you four years ago.

Despite the fact that it's so wrong for me to be in love with you, I can't help it. No one means more to me than you do. No one ever has, no one ever will. At the end of every song, of every line, of every damn moment, is you. This is going to kill me and I do not care. Because it's the truth.

I ain't delusional, I ain't wrong. You're the one for me. Even if you're already with someone else.

I'm sorry I love you.

Monday, March 22, 2010

This Girl

So there's this girl and she's all sorts of awesome. I like her because she's gorgeous and beautiful and bubbly and charming. With undeniable appeal, I am completely enthralled. She's fantastic in every way.

And she doesn't like me back. But I don't care. Because I'm going to make her fall in love with me.

This girl? She's the one. And I know it. And the whole world will know it. She'll be mine.

I love her and that's that.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Unborn

The Unborn is awesome because it stars Cam Gigandet, Odette Yustman, Idris Elba and the G.O.A.T. Gary Oldman. Despite being a cheap-thrills kinda movie, I still was fucking freaked out. My old adage remains true: scary little kids are damn scary. But what do I know? Anything scares me.

Talking about the cast, well, I loved 4 of the leads.

Cam Gigandet is winning me over for being the cheap go-to-leading-guy type. He's leading man material! The next Ryan Gosling!

Idris Elba is big, bald and black. Also British apparently which makes him sorta like John Amaechi but infinitely more bad ass.

Gary Oldman is awesome for simply being Gary Oldman. He's played The Devil, Dracula AND Sirius Black, and also does voice-overs for games. Gary Oldman for the effing win.

Finally, Odette Yustman is awesome because she is HOT. HOT HOT HOT. Need I say more?

Sunday, February 21, 2010


"Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out." - Vaclav Havel

That is the most awesome line I have ever heard. Damn.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Lost Season 6 Premiere "LA X"

Why couldn't they just show everything in one day?

Because I cannot get enough of Lost right now. THAT ladies and gentlemen was a fucking season premiere. I was thoroughly blown away by the episode.

The alternate earth Lost (or Ultimate Lost). Smokey/Fake Locke. SAYID. Hugo stepping up. Sawyer's vendetta. Matthew Fox kicking ass as two versions of Jack Shepherd. Charlie! Boone! Jacob! The Temple of Doom Others.

My god. I cannot wait for next week.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Where's The Love

If you and I are not meant to be, then what's the point?

A) "There is a divinity which shapes our ends, rough hew them how we will."

Pointless machinations, trying to delay the inevitable is what this is then. All I'm doing is wasting my time. Resistance is futile right?

B) "The fault Dear Brutus is not in our stars but in ourselves, for we are underlings."

Never give up and never surrender and all that? I'm going to fight, despite overwhelming odds? Is that it?

Which is it? A or B? It's either, I can't change destiny or I make my own destiny. They're two competing forces which wreak havoc on my life. Do this, don't do that. Say that, don't say this. Either way, you're going to regret it. Damned if you, damned if you don't. Why can't I just do and don't? Why does it have to be strategic? Why are there choices?

Why can't it be simple? Why does it have to be so darn complicated? Boy meets girl, boy likes girl, girl likes boy back. See, simple! That's what makes happily ever afters. Certainty. Excitement, risk and chance? All those things do is give people headaches and more excruciatingly, heartache. People can be happy without all the drama.

I do not know what the hell I'm supposed to do. No one actually knows what to do. In fact, I don't think anyone's ever actually done "it," the process of making someone fall in love with you. They'll all just fallen into whatever hole life deems they should tumble down. Because there is no one way about it. There's no one way to love. If that's the case, and we're all destined to find happiness and love, that means love is all around.

So how come I don't feel it?

The Great Battle of My Time

So here we are again. Another girl, another battle. How will it end?

There have been too many battles, too many losses in the past that I am scared and am full of trepidation.

But the world hates a coward. So here I go again.

My Neglected Blog

Hello. I have been neglecting you. That will change soon. I promise :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010


So yeah. I'm not in love with you. Totally.

Yeah sure we can reschedule. That's fine.

Farther and farther away from our proposed date? Sure okay.

I'm cool. It's fine. No big...

...So why am I still disappointed. :(

(This post was sponsored by The Jeri Favis Is NEVER Going To Get Anything Good Society)

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Yeah just leave me alone.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


I picked you. Let's do this. :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010


There are two girls. And I can't decide on which one. :(

The Magnificent Seven

Only seven books. Seven on-goings. That's it. Minis and events are another thing. But if I had to choose just seven on-goings to read for the rest of my days, these are those seven.

7. Green Lantern Corps
For as long as Peter Tomasi is the writer, I will stand by this book. For as long as Kyle Rayner is a main character featured in this book, I will not drop it. Amen.

6. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man
Brian Michael Bendis was born to re-create Spider-Man for a new generation of readers. This is the single Peter Parker I want to read about. He's young and cocky and inexperienced and just still a kid. He makes mistakes, dozens of them each issue but I don't care. Because that's what kids do. What makes him a hero is that he never stays down for long. He fights back. Well, he'll fight back after he whines a bit but that's part of his charm. It also helps that the artists on this book have been top-notch. Mark Bagley, Stuart Immonen and David Lafuente have all made their mark on these pages and they're all just pretty pictures.

5. Secret Warriors
4. Fantastic Four
Jonathan Hickman's two Marvel books. He's just started on both (11 issues for Secret Warriors, 5 for Fantastic Four) but I'm already in love. Crisp dialogue and intriguing plots. Great characterization and awesome moments. What more could you ask for?

3. Guardians of the Galaxy
What can I say, Rocket Raccoon might just be the best thing about this book. So is Star-Lord. So is Drax. You know why writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning have such a great book? Great characters. I keep on coming back to see what new adventures the Guardians have gotten themselves into this team. On paper, they have enough power to rival any of Earth's mightiest but most of the time, they're outclassed in the depths of space. That's what makes them fun. That a team with a space-mage, a giant, talking tree and more telepaths than the X-Men is still outgunned by the nasties of the universe and then some and they don't care. They'll still kick your ass.

2. New Avengers
Marvel's flaghship book by their highest profile writer. Bendis has taken the Avengers concept and turned it on its head. It's new-age cinematic scope mixed with heart and character. And aliens. And ninjas. And super powerful mutants. And evil gods from other dimensions. And lots and lots of fun.

1. Nova
Abnett and Lanning's first cosmic book. Why is it so awesome? They turned Richard Rider into this generation's Peter Parker. 'Nuff said.

What I Want To Do For The Rest Of My Life

I want to write. That's what I want to do. That's all I want to do. No, that's not true. I want to write stories. I want to be a story-teller. I want to take people to these places where they can enjoy and relate to what I've laid out before them.

So write!

Friday, January 1, 2010


This blog is dead. Hahahahaha.