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Comics, Gaming and Meeting New People

All_Star_Superman_CoverI have a new article up over at Hubpages. You can check it out at Comic Books to Read Instead of Watching Man of Steel. It’s my final rant of the movie in a more constructive format and will hopefully allow the healing to begin.

Still looking for another female guinea pig. Apparently, all the pet stores in Jacksonville specialize in male only business.

I’ve been cruising through comic books like there’s no tomorrow. My goal is to binge on all the ones that are in my local library so I can go back to a healthier, less frequent diet. Then, I’ll be able to get back to read novels at a regular pace. Considering my to-read list on Goodreads grows faster than I can cut it down, that’s a good plan.

I’ve uninstalled League of Legends. Not because I want to quit, by any means, it’s just taking up a lot of my time and I don’t know anyone who plays on a regular basis. I’ve I meet a group of people who do play, I’ll re-install it and get back in. Until the, I’ll be taking a break.

Why is it meeting people is so hard? I’m sure the big reason is that I’m an introvert and don’t like meeting new people. Even making friends at church takes a while. But it’s hard to meet other geeks and gamers in real life. Put us online and we chat up a storm. Meet in a store or library and we’re lucky to make eye contact. Even if it’s a gaming store, it’s hard to strike up a conversation. I have new plan for bookstores, though. Next time I’m in Barnes and Noble and I’m in the sci-fi, gaming and comics section, and other people are in the same isle, I’m going to try to small talk with them. If we’re looking at the same books, we must have something in common. I’m going to give it try. I gotta believe people need other people as much as I do.

I just want to meet a group of guys, it doesn’t have to be a lot, who like doing nerdy things. Who like to roleplay, who like to have fun. It would be awesome if I could find them at church, but who knows, maybe they’re hanging out at the gym. That would learn me real good.