Streamline (Stream of Thought) 2/27/18

Steamline Update

I haven’t done a Streamline in awhile… So here goes… I haven’t had much to say on the general front. The world is a fucking mad house and society is going to hell. That pretty much sums up the partisan BS happening in the outside world. Lunatics I tell you!!! More and more every news report is greeted with me giving myself the facepalm or beating my head on a desk. No nuance to any story now… either you go with the created narrative based on surface findings or you are wrong. It’s so shallow, wrong, and just insane.

The Comic Book Nudging…

Right now for me, Image comics is just nudging out Valiant Comics as my favorite reading. This is based on how excellent and adult comics like Spawn, Sam & Twitch, and Saga are. The reason I like Valiant Comics so much is that they are more “adult” than Marvel or DC. Turns out, Image is full on adult and doesn’t apologize for it any way, shape, or form. I like that. Let’s not pretend that comics are mainly for kids anymore. There are more adults reading comics than kids these days and Image is cornering the market on adult themed titles. I’d love to see Valiant Comics move even more toward adult themes but with their recent full on acquisition by DMG, I have a feeling they may be pushed more toward the tights action because that is DMG’s main interest, superheroes in tights movies.

Also… Valiant has been stuck in “setup” mode lately. They keep putting out comics that set up things but take the whole entire issue to do so. Bloodshot stopped the action and took a whole issue to set up Rampage. X-O stopped the action and took a whole issue to set up a bounty hunter group. Ninjak (in Ninja-K) has been going down the list of lettered Ninja, to give a back story to each which feels like almost every issue becomes a set up for the mystery. Back stories are great and all… but a good backstory should be peppered into a narrative without calling full stop to it. So it just feels off kilter right now. I’m hoping things do pick up. We’ll see…

Sidenote: The next Bloodshot Salvation has no art in it, save the last page. It’s all word balloons on black panels. To say I’m already peeved off thinking about this is an understatement because if the book literally doesn’t have art in it, why are they still going to charge me $3.99 for it???

Olivia Munn kinda has to Marry into Pop Culture

Most of us in Pop Culture Fandom know Olivia Munn from G4 Attack of the Show! and as such, she’s the hot uber geek girl of pop culture fandom. For awhile there, Fandom was having flashbacks to Middle and High school as the uber geek hot girl was dating the uber jock (Aaron Rodgers). That ended and he’s now with Danica Patrick who is also in sports (racing). Now Fandom waits in quiet anticipation of who Olivia Munn shows up with next. Granted, fandom shouldn’t have this sort of peeping Tom fascination with her love life but she is really the Queen of Pop Culture Fandom. I mean… Queen of England or Queen of Pop Culture Fandom… Who is more important? I’m just going to answer that for you: The Queen of Pop Culture Fandom is much more important and that is a crown/title that Olivia Munn wears by default. So if she dates or gets married outside of it… That would register as a great disturbance in the force.

Why do people on Facebook ask for Prayers?

I keep seeing people on Facebook who ask for prayers… but they don’t give any context. It really seems to be a cry for attention. How do you ask someone to pray for you when you don’t provide any context on what to pray for? Honestly… When I see these posts, I just think: NO!!! You have not provided the info needed to attempt a prayer and prayers equal time so they are valuable. I’m certainly not going to reply to your post with a comment and ask “Just what am I praying about?” Because for one, that just provides the attention for the seeker, and for two… I just don’t care. Maybe if you provided that missing context I would care, but because you don’t, and because you just think you are entitled to prayers… I don’t.

Twitter Fail

People love to Retweet a Tweet they disagree with and add a snarky commentary onto it to signal their disapproval and superiority. This however spreads the original reach of the Tweet that contained the information that was originally disagreed with. The BEST way to silence those who are tweeting idiocy is to ignore them. That’s it… Simply let their tweets die in the void that is Twitter. Or let their own echo chamber pass them around between one another. They already agree with the idiocy so who cares?

There was a hashtag last week that was trending (# killNRA) and it was sending people on the right into an uproar. “How can Twitter allow this to Trend???!!!???” Well… If you clicked on the hashtag, then clicked on the “latest” Tweets, and then read through them… You would have seen that the majority were people on the right using the hashtag to register their anger that it was trending, thereby making it trend.

Twitter as a platform for social media is really dumb. There are no meaningful convos there and the hashtag system is a horrible barometer for measuring anything. Really… unless you have a customer service issue or you want to LIVE tweet a show… It’s better to avoid Twitter.

Author: jasonfalter

Aspiring writer that is not starving due to being in the Technology industry. Noir, Crime Fiction, Cyberpunk, Etc...

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