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July 5th, 2011

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11:01 am - (Not Quite) Born on the Fourth of July

Mom and Dad came down to see me for my birthday a few days ago, on June 30th, and they got me the present above:"Captain America vs. The Red Skull," a compilation of Captain America's fiercest battles against that sinister, nefarious red-headed boney bastard Nazi, The ReD SKuLL!!! Spanning from Cap's days during World War 2 all the way up to the present day, this comic book is surely a treat for all red blooded American werewolves like me who weren't exactly "Born on the Fourth of July" but June 30th is pretty fucking close, dude!

I'm wanting to get in the habit of updating my blogs and Twitter/Facebook on a more regular basis but I've been having a hard time with some stuff and keep getting distracted. It seems like as soon as I kill off one wolf who is closing in on me, another, BIGGER and Badder one is right there ready to pounce. Although I actually have a handful of different "origin stories" for my "Taco Werewolf" persona, one of them revolves around the idea that a few years ago I was sick of all the figurative "wolves" around me trying to take a bite out of me and ruin my life, take away my tacos, and I figured the only way to counter them and win this war for my tender, sensitive soul was to become a wolf, myself, and that's what I fucking did. But even though I've managed to destroy a few of the wolves that have been after me, a few of the stronger ones still remain. So if I go awhile without posting that's what's going on. I am a werewolf out fighting the other wolves. And yes, in the end I fully intend to win this war, so don't you worry about that.

And lately, when I'm not fighting off wolves I'm either lying on my mattress in my wolf's den or out in the woods near my apartment reading COMIC BOOKS! Fuck yeah! Back in May I decided to get back into reading comic books after about a 25 year hiatus. I guess at some point when I was 12 years old I lost interest in them like a dumbass, but over the years since I've often thought about getting back into reading them but was always daunted over the prospect of catching up on 25 years of lost comic book continuity, trying to figure out who is who now, what are they fighting about; who died; who came back to life and what parallel worlds this and that super-hero are now living on but recently I just said FUCK IT and started diving in, no matter how confusing it all is or how many YEARS it takes. Luckily my local library has a vast collection of comic book back issue trade paperbacks and I'm already starting to get a pretty good handle on stuff. I've been primarily focused on my two favorite super heroes, Batman and Captain America, but I've been dabbling all over the place.

Starting in September DC comics is actually doing a reboot of all their titles, renumbering them all back to #1 to make it easier for new or lapsed readers to jump on board and that's when I'm going to start getting 10 titles a month, including a few Marvel titles. The ten titles I'm going to start getting each month are as such:

1)Batman (the old standby--who the fuck doesn't like Batman?)
2)Detective Comics (more Batman)
3)Action Comics (Grant Morrison starts writing this in September so it should be good and give Superman a lift)
4)Superman (I never used to be into Superman because he's so "goody goody" but I've recently decided to try to appreciate him more)
5)Ghost Rider (sentimental, nostalgia pick because I used to love him when I was a kid. But the new Ghost Rider that is just now coming out is a fucking GIRL?! I'm gonna lust after boney boobies, baby! Hell yeah!)
6)Moon Knight (my Moon Knight obsession is brand new, mainly due to his werewolf-connections in that it is rumored he was bitten by a werewolf which gave him his powers, but curiously enough he is not a werewolf)
7)Batwing (brand-new character to bring in a new modern age of diversity! Batwing is a black Batman is Africa! Hells yeah!)
8)Animal Man (I recently read Grant Morrison's Animal Man from the 80's and loved it. Animal Man is being brought back in September. It's with a different writer but I want to give it a shot.)
9)Captain America (living, breathing symbol of American idealism through the decades. Awesome)
10)Batman and Robin(Batman is now teaming up with the new Robin who just happens to be his 10 year old SON, Damian Wayne, who is a mean obnoxious brat and it should be a pretty funny and interesting dynamic.)

And so, not only do I have my FOOTBALL-related posts to isolate people who don't give a fuck, I'm sure to isolate even more by talking about comic books on occasion. Hahahhahaha! But that definitely won't stop me from leaving you with the cover of one of the bestest most awesomest comic books of all time, the story of when Captain America turned into CAP WOLF!! that I read a few weeks ago and utterly adored. I mean, it was an amazing story and contained absolutely everything a werewolf fan could ask for:

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Date:July 5th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
I'd love to be one of the werewolves that love to Share the Taco's with ya!! :)

Have you down on a post today for Birthdays!!!

Mucho Luvin's!!

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Date:July 6th, 2011 01:57 am (UTC)
Thanks alot, Randy! And I really appreciated the birthday message you sent me a few days ago :=) Love your icon, hahahahaha. AROOOO!

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Date:July 8th, 2011 01:28 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday! I'm thinking we might share a hAiRy TaCo sometime, but on second thought that might be too damn weird!
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Date:July 8th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
Dick_Lash, sharing a HaIRy TaCO with someone who's been with me since the Spooky Flower days doesn't sound weird at all. As a matter of fact, I'll feel obligated if I'm ever in your neck of the briar patch so don't be surprised if you get the invite some day. The taco is the easy part; where the hair comes from is another story, though. Hee!

Thanks for the Happy B-Day!
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Date:July 9th, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC)
I guess sometimes a hAIrY tAcO is just a hairy taco? I'm talking crazy-making summertime babes, with short shorts and low cut tops! They are calling out for an extreme dick lashing, if the two of us are uP for it.
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Date:August 17th, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
Dick, sorry about the delay in responding, but in regard to what you were saying, HELL YEAH, BRING ON THE HAIRY POOOSAAAY!! LOL! I don't mind sharing and in keeping with the spirit of being non-literal, I'll even let you lick the sour cream when we're through, hahahaha.

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Date:August 22nd, 2011 04:48 am (UTC)
No thanks! I wouldn't even want it full of cheese, much less sour cream. I'm just not feeling tha funk.
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Date:July 6th, 2011 01:38 am (UTC)
Happy belated! I hope we *get* to make football related posts this year!!!
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Date:July 6th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
Thanks, Parlet! Well, from what little info they've been releasing in the news lately about the (hopefully) upcoming season, it sounds optimistic but I'm not gonna start cheering until it's official. Hopefully within a couple weeks we'll hear something. If there's a season I look forward to some back and forth with you about it this Fall and early Winter, of course!

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