Gotham VS Batman

Gotham
VS
Batman

Please excuse if this is a tad out of date as I wrote it a few weeks ago
Gotham has achieved world-wide success since airing last September. We have already looked at the trailer for the latest episode. It has given new life to the infamous detective comic series Batman. The Batman comics have such a cult following and in depth back story, that it’s a brave move by Fox to make this series. However, whilst Gotham is a truly excellent TV series in its own right. It’s not necessarily true to the original Batman story. Gotham has managed to pack a lot of super villains into the series so far, but by doing this they have confused or even neglected to address a lot of major points within the story. The strangest character for me was Harvey Dent; or Two Face as we also know him. Two Face has become a popular super villain again for fans after the release of the Hush graphic novels (taken from a 2002 story arc of the same name). Gotham gave a completely new back story to Two Face. The comic series sees District Attorney; Harvey Dent go insane after Sal Maroni throws acid in his face. Scarring the entire left side of his face. The one part of the Dent character that Gotham incorporated was his coin flipping gimmick. In the comics this is how he decides which persona he is going to take on. In the series it’s a means of scaring children away from crime which is a little different however. In Gotham Two Face is born with a scarred face and has plastic surgery to make him appear as if nothing was ever wrong. He then goes on the prowl for his “soul mate”. Killing any that aren’t quite up to the job. Detective (or commissioner depending which angle you’re reading this from) Gordon shoots Two Face in the head in episode 21, closing off that story line forever. 

Video link: https://youtu.be/3zByqJjbPoA

Fish mooney is quite a pivotal character within the Gotham series. She was created just for TV purposes, she never appeared in the DC universe. Fish or Maria Mooney is a gangster who works with Sal Maroni, Dr Dulmacher (that would be Dollmaker to anyone that’s ever read a Batman comic) and the Penguin in order to boost her own profile in Gotham. I really don’t understand why they have chosen to spend so much time on building a new character. There are so many aspects or the other, more well-known characters that they could have dug a bit deeper into.

The Joker for example. This threw me off completely. The Killing Joke story written by Alan Moore is very famous and gives readers an essence of why The Joker is the way he is. The Killing Joke shows that The Joker was a failing comedian with a pregnant girlfriend who got involved with the red hood gang (also appear in the series) to earn some money. They arrange for him to lead them through a chemical plant he used to work at. Joker’s girlfriend dies but he is forced to go through with the plan regardless. New security has since been installed and the gang get caught, Joker falls into a pit of chemical waste which turns his skin white and his hair green. The Joker then emerges from the waste laughing manically. Gotham shows The Joker as a teenager called Jerome. Jerome kills his mother, it seems that she was a whore and did this around Jerome as a child. Clearly this has had some lasting and negative effects on his mental health! Jerome is then taken to Arkham where he is released by another character that we are not entirely sure of the origins of yet!

Video link: https://youtu.be/gROKtojleQg

Throughout the comic series, a lot of emphasis is but on the fact that Batman represents the order and authority within the world. The Joker is the chaos. Without one, there is no need for the other. The Joker only exists as a result of Batman’s need to have order in Gotham city, that’s what feeds him. So why have such a weak backstory for such an important character? It is still early in season 2, Jerome seems to have a lot of screen time so perhaps they will reveal some more about him that will make sense of his personality. 

Jim Gordon’s wife; Barbara Kean appears in the comic series as a normal, loving wife and mother. That is until she dies of unknown circumstances. Gotham have her as a cold, hard psychopath! Jim ditches Babs for Leslie Thompkins and she finds herself involved with Harvey Dent, Two Face as we discussed earlier. Dent thinks that Barbara is the one, his soul mate so he doesn’t kill her like the other women. She manages to escape after quite an unpleasant ordeal shall we say. She appears to be recovering but then out of the blue tries to stab Thompkins in the middle of a counselling session. Kean gets sent to Arkham where she becomes an entirely different character. She is calculated and manipulative, nothing like the character from the comic series. 

Obviously Fox weren’t going to stick exactly to the same story lines the comics followed, they were going to bring something new to the story. Gotham is almost too detached from Batman to be even considered to be any part of the existing DC universes. I really do enjoy Gotham as a standalone series, but I do have to remind myself of that at times. Gotham could almost be considered a new universe of it’s own? As a fan of the comics I am very familiar with the origins of these characters and to create entirely new ones I feel is unnecessary. I would have liked to have seen Gotham focus on the super-villains as they are. Just in a different time period. 

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Purechemicals stupid or just lazy?

I have used Purechemicals (I refuse to put any backlinks to their site on here and will be removing any existing ones) on many occasions and always found them to be very reliable and professional, hence why I would keep going back. I was very happy until recently when I had made an order of around £70 on 31st of July. I chased them on the 3rd August to see where the order was as all orders are sent special delivery which 90% of the time turn up the following day.

I spoke to a bloke who initially informed me that there was a backlog with Royal mail in my particular area??? His colleague then took the phone and informed me that he had in fact forgot to post it out and would do it today (why did this other idiot try and blame royal mail??). I explained that I am not happy about this because I am a freelancer, I am at various addresses throughout the week so if I need something sent to a specific delivery address within the timescales of the postage method I have chosen, if it fails I am fucked basically.

They gave me a lot of errrming as if to say what the fuck do you want us to do (you job perhaps) and then agreed to send it special delivery to a specific work address so I would have it the following day. I explicitly went through the shipping address and had them reiterate it back to me, they still managed to send it to the wrong address however.

I put this down to perhaps a bad day or too much indulging in their own products but I placed another order of around £60 on 1st September and received an email confirmation to say it had been shipped (it hadn’t). I chased this again the following working day to be told yet again that they had forgot to send the item out. I asked why the fuck they had sent me a tracking number for an item that cannot be tracked, apparently just so I have it (makes perfect sense doesn’t it?). I had initially asked the order to be sent to a work address, obviously didn’t show up because the idiots forgot to post it, so now I have had to have it sent to my home address where no one is there to sign for it purely because when I request a different delivery address to billing address, their tiny little minds can’t quite grasp it.

Usually these guys are quite good but I would not recommend them to anyone, their customer service is not great, to forget to send out orders and not even offer an apology or communication to say the previous email was a lie is disgusting. The very fact that they cannot undertake a simple task like sending an item to an address, quoted back by both parties verbally. I do not know the gentlemen in question, I am sure they are very nice people but I no longer trust them with my money and someone else can have it.

Theresa May’s blanket ban, not a waste of tax payers money at all…

“Legal highs” as they are commonly known in the media, or research chemicals have unfortunately become quite prominent in the news lately, which is a shame for responsible researchers, we are not funding a black market and we are offering valuable research and experiences into chemicals with little or no information, we take responsibility for this.

Then we have those fucktards that will take anything that is offered to them, get themselves, usually into a severe panic attack, which is confused with a heart attack or other severe physical symptoms, leading to further media attention. If you are not willing to even entertain that these compounds are named research chemicals then you should not be touching them. They do not become recreational drug of choice unless you are happy with the research you have done on said drug.

Legal highs are now practically impossible to buy on the high street, shops such as Dr Herman’s, Redeye, Fantasia and Rudeboy headshop all no longer stop any research chemicals due to a clamp down on the law, this doesn’t mean you can’t get them on the high street if you know the right people.

More and more poorly researched articles are appearing through Google’s news section which is worrying as it is all biased. Absolutely, drugs can potentially be deadly, so can alcohol and cigarettes yet the government trusts us not to kill ourselves with them (for now) or drain our tax so we fund whatever damage we do to ourselves (just to clarify I am not a smoker and I don’t drink often).

So as I haven’t posted in a while, having been working like a Japanese Prisoner of war I wanted to get a post up about the current situation in the UK regarding research chemicals because in my opinion, the government are working on a blanket ban which will cause more damage than good and I think people need to look at it from this side.

If we look at Darwin for example; natural selection I believe applies as far as drug use. It is all about education, research and moderation. If people are so stupid that they cannot understand this then in certain circumstances, I cannot sympathies. That is not to say every drugs related death is due to being irresponsible.

So I did a Google search for legal high news (surprisingly research chemical news brought me nothing from mainstream media), the first article I came across was one from the guardian which you can read here:

The basis or the article is that (I can’t even find words to express my distaste for this woman’s political views and the work she has done) Theresa May’s legislation that she hopes will impost a blanket ban on psychoactive substances could create criminals out of law abiding citizens.

If we look back at the train wreck of a career of Theresa May, she has always been ignorant, stupid (I know they are kind of the same thing but I meant in different contexts) and has only proved what an absolute moron she is by drawing up this piece of legislation without even realizing herself that it doesn’t actually work, it had to have this pointed out by the advisory council of the mis-use of drugs (ACMD). Although no doubt the daft wench will ignore their advice as per the Professor Nutt incident.

Apparently May is willing to make amendments only to ensure the bill passes and people like us who would rather sit in on a Friday getting baked, watching Netflix with our Mrs (happy Saturday) or just chilling at someone’s house having a laugh and a smoke get penalized, yet the people are still free to binge themselves into a pit of aggression and dig their false nails into my neck in the middle of a packed bar?

It seems to me that the UK is going backwards with it’s drug laws, and I cannot see anything good coming of this. The war on drugs in America resulted with 1% of the population in prison, the British economy cannot sustain this, nor can it sustain the unnecessary amount of man hours from the police force is spending catching petty criminals who merely enjoy recreational drug use. One thing the war on drugs did prove is that there is always going to be demand, someone has to supply, by putting research chemicals on the black market you are only extending it and creating more criminals.

Since the US have started to legalize and decriminalize cannabis it has helped their economy hugely. A report earlier in the year from the Huffington Post which you can read here: Discusses how the legalization of cannabis is the fastest growing industry within the US, it is creating jobs, people have access to better medicines (THC and CBD) and less arrests are happening. Why does the UK want to go against this, what do they hope to achieve?

May’s bill would see any of us poor cunts with any psychoactive substance which is not listed under her exempt list (gin and all forms of sugary and fatty food by the looks of her) would face a 7 year custodial sentence. Does that seem fair when people commit violent and sexual crimes which ruin the rest of their victims lives as well as their families life and get out in about 5? I certainly don’t, if someone wants to smoke some herbal incense because they are subjected to drug testing or just because it helps them relax, the same way people do with a beer at the end of the day, that does not make them a danger to society and that doesn’t have any bearing on that person’s character whatsoever, to them label them a criminal disgusts me.

A lot of people have spoken out against the ban, this article on the Independent speaks to several students about how they feel about the ban. A similar ban was implemented in ROI in 2010 and has proved itself to be a very flawed bill on the basis that any substance confiscated has to be tested and the police must prove that it is in fact psychoactive before any charges can be brought, often leaving the police powerless, apparently only 4 arrests have occurred in 5 years as a result of this legislation.

So we are in a lose/lose situation. We are either imprisoned for 7 years for getting high (I am good citizen believe it or not, I pay my taxes, I work full time, I don’t cause any harm to other people) or are tax is wasted by May’s idiotic and poorly researched bill which will cost the police force millions in testing and scientific research on chemicals it is not necessarily going to be familiar with.

So what do we think? Will this bill pass? If so, will it just be like Ireland where the police are pretty powerless, are we going to see a black market of synthetic cannabanoids and analouges which is even more dangerous than the current market.

#legalhighs #legalhigsban #legalhighsblanketban #researchemicals #ukdruglaws #fuckthetories #fuckthiscountry

The Killing Joke

Having never really paid much attention to the Batman series in the past, I have seen various films but I have never taken an interest in the back story, until now:

Since discovering the Legendary deck building game by Marvel I have become intrigued with the Marvel and DC universes. Whilst on the face of it, Batman stories are based on Bruce Wayne’s alter ego and various super-villains within Gotham. It is when you look into the earlier stories and character back stories, such as the killing joke, that the batman series begins to make sense.

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I have literally just finished the 2008 edition of The Killing Joke graphic novel, while I thoroughly enjoyed it, I do feel it is lacking in certain areas. Firstly, I felt that the end of the story was very ambiguous, something that the writer, Alan Moore addresses in the re edition but still, to me the story felt as if it had been cut of half way through. Also as Alan also points out, it doesn’t necessarily make sense to have an origin story for the joker. As the joker states, he remembers the incident which turned him mad differently all the time, the creators seem to be limiting themselves by giving a definitive story rather than having multiple options, potentially left inconclusive to keep some of the mystery and creepiness around the joker character as I found myself actually sympathizing with the character after reading his back story, which is not how I want to feel towards one of the greatest super villain characters ever created.

I did however, really like how dark and sinister the artwork and story were. Moore has recolored the comic books as he was unhappy with the original artwork, he says he also made other small edits so each page has slight changes in them. One particular point he makes is how he changes the flash back scenes to black and white, yet chooses one item per cell which is extremely red in colour.

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So a quick overview of the story is that the joker escapes from Arkham Asylum, upon escaping he visits the commissioner of the Gotham city police, James Gordon in an attempt to drive him insane and to understand the joker, that he is no different to anyone else, he was driven to madness and madness is easier than dealing with reality. Joker shoots commissioner Gordon’s daughter Barbara (aka Batgirl) and subjects the commissioner to images of his daughter, naked and bleeding on the floor after the incident whilst holding the commissioner in his freak show as a man with belief in good and order as his freakish point. Obviously the Joker fails and is caught by Batman.

It has been announced that an animated version of the killing joke is to be made, and Mark Hamill has been confirmed to voice the Joker. Bruce Timm is set to produce the film which should be released in 2016. It has also been reported that there will be a 15 minute prologue to set up the story, which may go further into the back story of the Jokers madness.

After reading this I have also got Batman: the man who laughs, which is the 2005 follow up novel to the killing joke and Arkham asylum. I opted for Arkham asylum purely because of the story, it revolves round the Joker and other inmates trying to take over the asylum, the asylum also plays a central role in the upcoming Suicide Squad film from DC, which includes Jared Leto taking up a new Joker.

What are your favorite graphic novels or DC/Marvel stories?

Rachael Dolezal; please help me understand

When doing a bit of research on Caitlyn Jenner the other week, I came across an article which compared Jenner’s transition to Dolezal’s so called transition from white to black. I was shocked by this article and did some further research however, I still can’t quite understand.

I have a great deal of respect for the trans community, and my belief (based on speaking to transgender folk and studies I have read) is that the male and female brain are wired differently, if you are born with a brain wired towards the other sex, you are more likely to identify as this gender. I truly believe these people were born into the wrong bodies and I support any one going through the grueling transition process.

From what I have read of Dolezal, she is a white female, as you can see her parents are as white as they come: parentswho mis-represented herself as a black woman. She was the president of NAACP or National Association for the advancement of colored people for the Washington Chapter, until she resigned in 2015 after the allegations of her mis-representation began to surface. Dolezal claimed on an application to the Spokane city hall claiming she was an ethnic mix of African American, white, black amongst others. Her parents have since come out to “throw her under the bus” as some of her supporters seem to think.

The parents have provided a picture of Dolezal as a child and you can clearly see she is white:

404Since her parents have spoken out Dolezal has refused to speak to them due to an ongoing law suit and maintains her heritage as a black woman and doesn’t view her parents as her real parents. she even stated that her real father was a black man, something that has been stated as lies by her parents.

So my issue with Dolezal’s attitude and transition to one race from another is that she has no ties to black heritage and I don’t know how she can identify as black as she cannot have ever been subject to racial discrimination nor is slavery or any part of black history part of her or her family’s history. As a white person I am offended by her attitude that she feels black inside, how can you feel a certain race? Surely you can only identify with certain heritages and culture which does not affect something as fundamental as your race or entire upbringing. Again, speaking as a white person this is only my opinion and I mean no offence; Dolezal doesn’t understand the struggle and discrimination the black community have faced, she has only read about it in books, this to me does not qualify her to teach anything relating to black history or rights. What annoys me the most is that Dolezal still maintains that she is black despite her parents pretty much proving she wasn’t, if you look at a picture of her: Rachel-Dolezal-NAACP-Spokane-1if you look closely, she has quite distinct bright blue eyes, not that this is a definitive sign that she is not black. Her skin tone appears unnatural as if she has used a fake tan, she has an orange glow about her, never seen anyone but a British Chav with this skin tone. Lastly, while again, I mean no offence, her facial features are very white, as you can see from the picture here: rachel-dolezal-3not only does she look white in every way, shape or form, her parents have confirmed this yet she still continues to argue her point.

In my opinion Dolezal is a confused and stupid individual who thinks that she can use the discrimination card as and when she feels like it. She attempted to sue Howard University in 2002 for anti-white discrimination, and then began to identify as black in 2015, can’t have it both ways love!

Also Dolezal did a recent interview with Vanity Fair in which she insisted she is black and doesn’t identify as African America as there is a difference between the two races.

Since all this shit has kicked off Dolezal is struggling for work and apparently turned to hair dressing to make ends meet, putting in weaves and what not for her black girlfriends (LOL). She wants to write a book to put her side of the story across as she feels that her career is shattered unless she can provide a published explanation for the mis-representation.

I would be interested to see how she talks her way round this one, also if anyone has any experiences of race transitions or thoughts please get involved in the comment box.

The Royal Windsor Hotel Blackpool – Robbing Cunts

Courtesy of my housemate Jackie:

“When we arrived on the 27th of May at said hotel in the afternoon, the first 1st guy on reception was really nice; tall but stocky with brown hair. Then there was a Scottish bloke who stunk of booze, who was apparently the manager, didn’t smile or say hello, only looked at us. We got our keys and went to our room, but on the way up there were crisp packets and thick dust and dirt that appeared to have been there a while. They put us on the top floor despite saying we were bringing a child, there was no secure place to put a pushchair other than drag up 3 flights of stairs.

We had to leave the key with them anytime we left, giving them full access to our belongings. There was some kind of awful disco that went on all night also. Anyway, the worst of it was the robbing shit bags stole my fucking tablet. I made the bed and the tablet was underneath the quilt, when I realized I didn’t have it with me I called them and they said they would get the cleaners to check and would call me back. over 45 minutes later they hadn’t called me back so I called them again. The Scottish alcoholic answered and said nothing had been found so there was no need for me to come back, I insisted on going back to check.

When I got there he was really defensive and cocky about going to look for it, so I told them I had a find mt tablet app. He then let me go look in the room. When I moved the bed there was loads of dirt underneath it, and my tablet wasn’t there. So he let me into the back room to check the laundry bags and rudely told me to make sure everything went back in the right place. Whilst I was in there, 2 polish employees, possibly the owners came in arguing very suspiciously. I went back to the front desk and asked the Scottish guy if I could speak to the cleaner, he said no because I wouldn’t be able to understand he and she had gone home (she is Polish, and said he had to speak to her with his hands????).

I said I was calling the police, which the manager then turned around to the person behind the desk and said “I’m finished, I’m clocking out”, then the Polish guy asked me to show him the app, but I had already blocked the tablet, they told me there was no need to do that (WTF?!). They had also put up a paper sign saying we do not deal with lost possessions where the taxi numbers are after the incident (because they are sneaky bastards).

The police were informed were informed but were unable to do anything further as there is no CCTV. I rang them to see if they had found my tablet, they told me to fuck off or they would call the police and hung up.

Back to me:

This piss poor excuse for a hotel is to be avoided at all costs, they advertise their bedrooms as looking like this:

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The tablet has never been recovered, whilst we have no solid evidence. The behavior of the staff speaks volumes. Also Jackie posted a negative review on tripadvisor, there was also a negative review below it, both have since been removed. Here is a screenshot of said reviews before they were removed:11741827_1075240165838223_40236313_n11749263_1075240022504904_186594128_n11758864_1075240899171483_884748555_n

The hotel doesn’t have a website and google only lists a phone number and address so if anyone has an email address please put in the comment box.

I cannot find a twitter handle for these twats, if anyone has one, please let me know.

Anyone else have any experience with these people?

Research chemicals still available to buy on high street

On my way through town earlier I noticed one of the news stories was something like lethal legal highs back on sale in York,  upon returning home I checked their website (I’m not buying it!) and came across this.

Apparently a specific shop in York is still selling incense blends if you ask over the counter. I do not want to name said shop as I think the people who work their are lovely and if you live locally you will know who I mean anyway. However, I feel this was a silly decision on the shop’s part. After being told by police not to sell these products anymore (I am not entirely sure about this, just what I have heard). They then revamped the shop away from a head shop to prepare for this stupid up coming ban and stated that they would no longer be selling any research chemicals. I had walked past the other day and noticed some empty packs of green crack and cotton candy, 2 of the blends available at said shop prior to change over which made me question if they were still selling them.

I think with the media’s attitude towards research chemicals this was an un-wise decision as I would be paranoid that a member of the press of similar local news would do what they have done and catch them out, potentially causing issues with trading standards (I hope not).

To quote the presses article:

James Hall, who runs the York Against Legal Highs Facebook page, said: “It is well known that legal highs are extremely dangerous and the dishonesty demonstrated by this shop shows they cannot be believed when they say that the products are not intended for human consumption.

“They cannot be believed when they say they check ID to ensure the customer is over 18 and they cannot be believed about anything else in the future.

“It is time for the authorities, Trading Standards and the police to take robust action, right now, before more people end up in hospital or worse.”

This could potentially cause issues for the store, I hope that one sneaky, local journalist (living the dream bud) doesn’t cause them any issues with regulators or even start some kind of vigilante group.

So whilst I am pleased I can pick up some incense in town, I am a bit disappointed in how they have handled this as it is a chain not just one store, I personally wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side if the law or my regulators this early into business.

I hope that those knob head mother groups doesn’t pick up on this one because as I said, the staff there are good and don’t deserve to be out of a job over poor management decisions (again this is just a guess).

I would always recommend this shop to other people looking for related products as The staff were always very helpful and would go out of their way to offer the best service and recommend the most suitable products rather than trying to get people to buy the more expensive items.

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I will be intrigued to see if any further action can or will be taken from this, I hope not as the law hasn’t yet passed so they are still within the law to sell these items, and the way the press have gone about this is just sneaky, but retailers of this nature need to look out for such things.

The idea to ban all psychoactive substances is patronizing, we should all be allowed to ingest any substances we wish, I don’t need David Cameron to tell me drugs are bad m’kay. This will only create a black market for these substances, when mephedrone was made Class A various street dealers started selling it. A nasty enough drug in its pure form, let alone cut to shit.

I think the government need to look at USA and start relaxing drug laws, not tightening them, this does no good to anyone. The war on drugs is clearly a losing battle, I don’t understand why they would waste time and resources on that failing war, which the government will never, ever win. Where ever there is demand, someone will have the resource to fill those demands, including illicit substances.

What are your thoughts on this?

Leave a comment and we can discuss.

DC Suicide Squad Trailer and the DC universe

The trailer for the upcoming Suicide Squad film was shown at San Deigo comic con and then posted online within minutes. You can view the trailer here if you have been living under a rock for the last couple of days.

The premise of the film appears to be that Harley Quinn, Boomerang, deadshot, the jokerRick flag, enchantress, Amanda Waller, killer croc, Katana, slipknot, and El Diablo as well as the infamous Batman The super villains are locked in the Arkham Asylum run by secret government task force A.R.G.U.S who undertake dangerous military like tasks for the good of the nation? This is what is suggested in the trailer at least that A.R.G.U.S are working for the greater good although can’t be sure until the film is released in August 2016.

The supervillans are locked in a prison type institution by the government. It would appear that in the initial scene where Amanda Waller and Rick Flag are discussing a mission for the suicide squad, the government intends to use the team, but what for?

Fans have been going absolutely wild online about this trailer. The new joker, played by Jared Leto for example. I personally like this joker look, it is pretty dark and accurate to the character. However reading this article on Forbes, the writer says he is sick of the joker and feels that his presence is too strong for a muti supervillan movie, the focus will always be on him when he is on scene. Whilst I agree to some extent, yes the joker is a massive presence and does take the focus off other characters depending on how it is written/shot/directed. I personally think that Leto looks like an awesome joker and I really like the new look joker. 

Previous DC  work hasn’t really done it for me (more of a marvel fan) but it appears that they are getting back to what they are good at, dark supervillans. I personally think that DC had become a bit tame in comparison to earlier works in their comics and stories since the films became a large part of the franchise. Obviously the movies are marketed towards a different demographic and have been too commercially adapted and overly child friendly in my opinion, and suicide squad appears to be the turn around. Usually I don’t care about films but after watching the trailer to this along with my like of DC/Marvel I am genuinely excited. The idea of the Arkham asylum holding the supervillans I find quite fascinating, bringing out the darker side again. The asylum or “Elizabeth Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane” has appeared in many DC comics, having villains submitted for psychosis and then escaping (The Joker, Harley Quinn and the penguin have all escaped this asylum). In an interview earlier this year directory Ayer teased that the Arkham asylum would feature in the suicide squad, and quite heavily it would seem.

One thing picked up by fans is the possible Robin. This was mentioned to me yesterday by a friend who had seen the trailer and said he had found a scene with a Robin suit. As we remember Joker killed Batman’s Robins and Batman kept the suit in the bat cave as a reminder of his own personal failure. As you can see from this still: 

there is a Robin suit! The fact that the Robin suit has joke is on you painted on it suggests to me that Joker has killed himself another Robin, however this is mere speculation.

We also have the batman v superman film to look forward to. Caville and Affleck will resume their superhero roles in Dawn of Justice. this will be the first time we see the two meet as part of DC’s shared universe film franchise, so 2016 is looking good film wise for us geeks.

We have to wait a whole year for the release of this film so I hope it is worth it given the hype it has already received. What are your thoughts on the upcoming suicide squad film? Any ideas as to plot? Comment below!

On a relevant note our local RSPCA charity shop had this in the window: 

Initially due to financial issues and responsibilities I just kept walking past every day on my way to work desperately wanting some of it, but unjustified as it was I purchase some for me and my cousin as it his birthday this week, now I really want to kept it. So here is what I managed to pick up:  

Marvel’s greatest Gambit collectors pack still selead, includes comics Gambit#1-4.  

  Phoenix and Wolverine artwork by Ian Churchill 

 As well as a couple of spectacular Spider-Man comics from 1998. 

 It will be very upsetting when I have to give this to my cousin as a gift but I have made sure which ones I want 😉 obviously including the gambit set, he can have wolverine and the comics that don’t correspond closely with the others. Whilst I admit this is slightly selfish, he never buys me a gift and I think this is a good one which is enough justification from me.

Have you found any geeky treasures in your local charity shops or car boot sales? Let me know in the comment section.

Second life WTF?!

As I work in SEO I come across a great deal of random and bizarre websites everyday. I have considered a section for worst website of the week, but I feel this is slightly mean. Yesterday as I was trawling my inbox looking for web,asters to work with, I came across this. Now I was so utterly baffled by this site, especially being unaware of Second Life that I spent a good half an hour of my working day reading through the news sections whilst me and my colleagues pissed ourselves laughing. Due to curiosity as we couldn’t quite work out the point I did some further research. It turns out that this website sells avatars and accessories to be used within the Second life platform however, the descriptions of the characters are just ridiculous for example we have Carlo (one of my favourites)!, what really tickled me was the description of the avatar as quoted below: Carlo has a Mediterranean appearance, with a slight Asian touch. Sensitive and yet full of temperament, always looking for an adventure. The smooth and clear facial details give CARLO the appearance of a man when we are most wild and hungry for new experiences and discoveries. But take a closer look at him and you can see our designers attention to detail: A man’s eyes mirror his soul and this man is sizzling with heat and energy.    As we had no idea what use this avatars had we had a good laugh at the various descriptions and pictures, I then read that the avatars were to be used within the game Second Life. Again, due to curiosity I did a little bit of research and downloaded the game to test it out. Honestly, I can’t get my head round it but I only played for about 15 minutes so far. It is a 3d virtual reality world where characters can interact with each other or objects within the game. The game has its own currency  L$, if you open a paid for account you are given monies to use otherwise you are left to fend for yourself.  There are reports of people making large sums of money from this game as the currency can be sold back to USD, and with the ability to generate income within the game. There is a high level of entrepreneurial activity within the game with the ability to buy and sell real estate. Also all users retain the rights to any objects they create within the game meaning they can sell them on within the game. There are reports of people starting relationships through second life as well as access to speak to the Swedish embassy, which I think is just bizarre. I will give second life some further investigation but to me it appears a platform for lonely people (lonelier than me ha) with nothing better to do. There is no objective to this game you are merely left to your own devices to wonder round and communicate with out people or purchase objects.

Attempt number 2 at making C-liquid (not doing well)

so the first attempt whilst not overly successful in the sense that the liquid was not clear however, the C-liquid still got me high so can’t really complain.

I have an obsession with artificial grape flavour, I had been struggling to find any 0mg liquid in town, until I went to see the lovely people in Redeye (or if they are changing their name, whatever) who had it in abundance. I picked up 40ml and ordered 2 grams of BB-22 just as I had never tried it and I was curious.

I read that it is not really effective to place more than 20mg per ml of liquid, having no scales (again I strongly recommend against eyeballing potent chemicals). I put roughly 800mg of the cannabanoid in the 40ml if e liquid.

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I placed it in a breaker, resting it on something as to not burn it. After quite some time it became apparent that the BB-22 was not going to dissolve properly so as per the guide in the pervious C liquid post, I placed the beaker in the microwave until it started bubbling which gave me a clear solution.

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I left the mixture to cool, I can only assume I either put too much BB-22 in the solution or I didn’t apply enough heat, although I was concerned about damaging the cannabanoids.

Next time (I have roughly 60ml so will be a while. I while choose a cannabanoid which has a fear ratio on that guide and try to apply more heat without spoiling the solution.

If anyone has any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong or help in anyway, please either email me or leave a comment.

I have recently upgraded from a standard tidy battery, at I believe 3.2, I got myself a variable voltage which goes up to 4.8; the C-twist tornado from Totally wicked, I have noticed a definitive difference in strength and would recommend anyone who is getting to vaping to invest in some more solid equipment as you will notice the benefit.

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