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Kelvin Benjamin Presser

09 May 2014 - 04:03 PM

Supposed to be sometime within the hour.


Mars is in opposition

09 April 2014 - 01:07 AM

Most of you probably won't see this in time, but Mars is visible tonight. Wish I had known sooner. If you're on the east coast, look south. It's brighter than any star tonight, so it's easy to pick out. Pretty clear night from where I'm at, so I found it quick. It has a slight hint of red, even with the naked eye. If you have a telescope or a camera with good zoom capabilities, you can get a pretty good shot of it.


01 April 2014 - 12:39 AM

Didn't see a thread for this show, so I'm starting one.

For those who don't know, Arrow is a show on The CW about DC's Green Arrow hero (he's neck and neck with Batman for my favorite comics, so when they announced the show a couple of years ago, I was more than excited). It is absolutely amazing. It sticks pretty closely to the comic origins, and where it diverts, it's worth it or at the very least, they make it work in a way that doesn't bother you. Stephen Amell is PERFECT for the role of Oliver Queen/Arrow, and the supporting cast is phenomenal. Mostly little known actors, as far as I know, with a few that are more well-known, like Katie Cassidy and Susanna Thompson.

There are a LOT of commonly known characters not just from the Green Arrow universe, but from the DC universe as a whole (mostly names associated with Batman). There was an awesome cameo by Harley Quinn recently, for example. Most of the characters aren't deeply developed, as you just can't do it with every character, but the main cast is well developed, and they try to delve into personal stories involving the minor characters throughout the episodes.

Plot moves well. Very focused. Utilizes flashbacks in every episode (mostly dealing with Oliver's time on the island where he was put through a crucible of sorts to become Green Arrow. Though, he's known as everything BUT GA on the show. Mostly referred to as "The Hood", "The Vigilante" and "(The) Arrow"). Plot basically works in arcs, like most shows based on comics would. Except, they're not drawn out like TWD. You have 2-4 episodes that deal with a particular arc where sub-plots are dispersed, and at the end of the seasons, it seems like they throw in the big arc that takes up 5-7 episodes with fewer sub-plots. The good news is, this isn't based on the comics any further than by name and origins. It's entirely independent, so you don't have that thought in the back of your head where you're saying "this episode isn't like the comics AT ALL" like you do with some movies/shows.

I know, long overview of it, but I figured I'd entice some to check it out. I couldn't catch most of this second season, and I just got time the past few days to catch up on it. HIGHLY recommend watching this, because it's rare that a small network like The CW puts out such a quality product. Anybody else already watching?

So...uhh...I'm adopted (sorta)

15 March 2014 - 01:37 AM

So, I just found out that the man I call dad is actually the man who adopted me shortly after birth.

Basically, my mom was married to a guy before him. She had a son with him. Then she got pregnant with me. Then got divorced during that pregnancy and met the man I call dad.

24 years and nobody ever told me. I've "known" for like, 15 years though. I pieced it together as I got older. My biological dad always treated me really well whenever I was around him, and I distinctly remember after hanging out with my brother at his house one weekend my mom asking "so, do you have any questions?". I said no, because I didn't really know what to ask. But from that point on, it sort of bothered me. Then, as I got older and learned about genetics, I realized that I have FAR too many common traits with my brother, who I was told has a separate father, and then I realized I looked NOTHING like my "dad".

For all intents and purposes, the dad I ended up with IS my dad. He's always done well by me. Always been there. He has been great my whole life. But at the same time, I'm pissed at all 3 parties, as they each have had 24 years to tell me the truth about where I come from.

I had all of this verified by my uncle earlier who knew I knew and roundabout told me, "if you have questions, I have answers. But I think you know what that answer is already". 

Do I go to my mom with this? Or to my dad? Or my biological dad? I have no idea how to even process this. It sort of trips me out a bit and I don't really know WHO to talk to.

My first experience on a jury

12 March 2014 - 07:04 PM

Got the summons a few weeks back. Been on since Monday. I guess I still can't give details just yet, as we deliberate tomorrow morning, but I will say this much for now: holy hell is this poo more complicated than I thought it'd be. But, overall, it has been a semi-enjoyable experience. Seeing our system from the inside is interesting. Kinda hope I get called again in a couple of years, and I hope the case is a bit more complex.

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