136 "A Decent Effort"
January 24, 2012

I've always liked superheroes. Even now as an adult, I'm a sucker for superhero stories. Especially Marvel characters, for whatever reason. But it's kind of strange, because I've never collected the comics--though I've been meaning to start for a really long time now. Lately, a lot of Marvel titles have been at really nice jumping on points, so I've decided to take the plunge and try following some comics.

Even though they're good jumping on points, they're still continuations of stories, and so I'm interested in reading the events that lead up to the events happening now. But to read those stories, I need to read about the events that lead up to those events, and so on. Between that pattern and the fact that I want to read a few different titles, it adds up to a lot of comics. But I'm having a good time with them, and I love seeing and learning from the different art styles.

As for Sonic happenings, we've taken the plunge and threw together a leaderboard, recording the best times of our friends who are playing. Things are getting pretty heated, too--times for some of the stages are only fractions of a second apart. We're hitting times that we once would've thought impossible to achieve. Admittedly I haven't been playing much lately but considering how serious all of this business is getting, I'm going to have to pick up the pace here pretty soon. Gotta get those best times.