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German Comic Con Frankfurt 2017

So last weekend was the Frankfurt version of the German Comic Con that has been introduced to several german cities (Dortmund, Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich) in the last year. I went there on Sunday. It was okay. Much stuff to buy. Autograf sessions were mainly with actors from film and television. There were no actual comic artists there, only a few german cartoonists and independent artists, so that was kind of a bummer. I got an autograf from Robin Lord Taylor, the actor who is starring as the penguin in Gotham, and who is an incredibly talented actor and a very charming fellow, thou. There was much anime stuff and cosplay going on, but only two (2!!!) booths that were actually selling comics. Very little comic for an comic con. Anyway here are the pictures I took.

Just a sticker I saw at the exit of the subway station. I thought that was hillarious.
This way to (too little) comics.
Some cool movie themed cars were there (not originals) like this 1990 Ford Explorer in the Jurassic Park look.



The goddamn DeLorean!!! I love the attention detail in ths replica. I love the replica and want to own one at some point in my life (yeah, I need to make a drivers licence first), but I may reconsider this since it was awfull to cram my fat 105 kg and 1,80m arse into that low drivers seat. I almost hit my head on that door.


K.I.T.T.!!!!! Without David Hasselhoff thou (sad). That one is a brilliant replica. Just look at that cockpit! LOOK AT IT!!!! A real labour of love .
The german garrison of the 501st Legion is here too. Love these costumes.
Here is me with Mauro Antonini aka Manthomex. He is an artist I know from Deviant Art and FurAffinity. Check out his stuff at http://manthomex.deviantart.com/, http://picioncinema.deviantart.com/ and http://www.furaffinity.net/user/manthomex/ as well as his Facebook under the name Mauro Antonini - the artist formerly known as Manthomex. I love his funny, cartoonish stile and he is a real lad.
Star Wars characters as samurai warriors. Since Star Wars was partly inspired by japanese samurai movies we´ve gone full circle here. Also Superheroes as samurai.
Thats an ipressive costume, he unfortunately has displaced his Red Skull mask.
Oh? Another time machine? Where could the owner be?
There he is!
A very lovely Supergirl.

And of course there are some Furrys. Must be a drag to run around all day in those fursuits. At the end of the day you´ll smell like a gym bag full of old socks.
So thats it for the first Frankfurt Comic Con. Will I be back next year? Eh, probably, but I hope they´ll bring more comics into it.
First of all I was in Ghost in the shell a few days ago. It was better than I expected. It does not quite reach the level of the original Manga or the Anime(s), but it was a decen´t Cyberpunk film. I really liked their version of Aramaki.
However the big news this week is the first teaser trailer for "Star Wars - The Last Jedi", Episode 8 of the Star Wars Saga which will be released in Cinemas in December.

Lets start the speculations: Rey starts her training with Luke as her Master. Under his instruction she has force visions of Leia in a star map room, probably of a resistance or new republic star ship, the shattered helmet of Kylo Ren, and some mysterious ancient books in a tree shrine (?) showing the symbol of the Jedi order. We see Rey train with the light saber on Lukes island, we see landspeeders attacking walkers while kicking up dust, Finn is in some kind of regernation (?) chamber, possibly due to his injuries from the end of "The Force Awakens", Poe Dameron and BB8 Make a run for their X-Wing but an explosion in the (Starship?) hangar stops them in their tracks, we stee the Falcon shooting down Ties (yay!), Rey running with the light saber (don´t to that, its dangerous), Kylo Ren now without mask but with his unstable light saber again, Luke (?) and R2 before what appears to be a burning Jedi temple, stormtroopers marching through fire, but that could also be the famed knights of Ren and finally a massive space battle with star ships that somewhat look similar to the old Nebulon B frigates of the Rebel Alliance. The biggest suprise is the final announcment of Luke: "Its time for the Jedi to end." Now what could he mean by this? Maybe that its time to replace the old Jedi order, which was flawed and dogmatic and thus easy to corrupt with something new? Is Luke becoming a grey Jedi? The folks at Lucas Film/Dismey have really masterd the art of the trailer. Their trailers show you enough to water your mouth, but avoitd telling you too much about the story of the film. I, for one, am on the edge of my seat. Oh, and the poster is sweet too:

Ah, and one of my favorite fan theories about Star Wars was sorta confirmed too. The old rebell soldier with the white beard on Endor was semi-offically confirmed to be good old Captain Rex of Clone Wars and Rebells glory.

Yeah, sure its retroactive, but I love that.

Good riddance 2016

Just a little over an hour and we will have a sparkling brand new year and leave this horrid year behind us forever.
2016 was a dumpster full of adult diapers. Used ones. On fire.
Lets hope for the best for 2017.

Happy new year, my little droogs!
Fuck this year. Seriously. Fuck it all.
You hear me, 2016? Go and die allready, you fucking dumpster fire of a year!

RIP Carrie Fisher. She is one with the force and the force is with her.

Duck Tales!

Something nice after all of the horror of the last months.

Yep, the Doctor is now Unca Scrooge.

Berlin

I was on the Frankfurt Christmas Market today.
I did plan to go today anyway, but now I went with determination. I´m not scared, just disgusted and angry. I won´t be terrorized. If you let yourself be terrorized, the terrorists win. And I don´t want to let them win. They won´t defeat me.
What we see is a dying beast lashing out, trying to drag as many innocent as possible with it to its doom. This was not the first terrorist attack and it will not be the last. Still they cannot win. They will not defeat us, nor change our way of life or make us abandon our values. We will stay calm and vigilant and we will carry on. Because we are stronger. Stronger than them. Stronger than a bankcrupt ideology that hates life and gloryfies death. Europe, our way of life, our culture, our open and liberal society, our democraty, our freedom and our great and noble nation of Germany will prevail, will still grow strong when the Islamists, the IS and their barbaric atrocities are nothing but a bitter, half-forgotten footnote in the history books.
We will prevail. We will win.

Rogue One - A Star Wars Story

I saw it yesterday night and what can I say, I loved it!

Spoilers ahead, so if you haven´t seen the movie yet and don´t want to spoin it, don´t read. You have been warned!

Roguw One is an interesting experiment. Its a Star Wars movie and at the same itme it isn´t. Its not part of the episodes, which focus on the lives and times of the Skywalker family, but is playing in the same universe focusing on other people. Basically it does what Star Wars Rebels is doing and the old Extended Universe (now Legends) used to do: It gives us a broader view of the galaxy far, far away by world building. I may be a bit biased here, since I love world building! Rogue Onegives us a backstory of not only how the rebels stole the plans of the Death Star but also of the planning and constuction of the Death Star itself. It also gives us a satisfying explanation why the construction of the first one too almost 20 years but the second one was half finished (but operational) in just four years. The film was also quite brutal. It brought the war in Star Wars. Urban combat that eeriely resembles what happens in Syria, airial bombing raids, space battles and beach assaults.We see many new locations and meet new characters and familiar faces. I liked the new locations Jedah was interesting location, since it was a sacred place to those who believe in the force, kind of a Star Wars universe version of Mecca. I wished we could have seen more of the place before the Empire nuked it. We saw more of the Rebel Alliances HQ on Yavin 4 which was neat and I loved the brief glimpse at Darth Vaders very mordor-ish looking castle.. Speaking of Vader, he was used in this movie very well, brief but effective. They kind of redeemed him in this for making him a tragic, kinda pathetic character in the prequels. Here was a Vader as you want to see him, menacing, scary, almost all powerfull, even snarky! His quip when he force choked Krennic made me chuckle. I loved the brief scene at the end where he boarded the rebel ship, he smashed the rebel soldiers like an angry dark god. The characters were all quite good and sympathetic, sypathetic enough that it really saddend you when they all died. Yes, all (ALL!!!) main characters die, which is unusual for a Star Wars film (and a Disney film for that matter...). I liked the sassy droid K2SO and the warrior monk Chirrut Imwe and was down when they went down. After them the main characters fell like flies. At the end when Jyn Erso and Cassian Ando were vaporized by the Death Star blast I was actually crying a little. Oh and I loved the death of Director Krennic, the main villian of the film, it kinda felt like the Death Stars laser was aiming at him directly when he was standing on top of that tower. The effects were amazing. The CGI replicas of Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing is dead for almost 30 years) and young Princess Leia were close to perfect, only sometimes they were a little uncanny valley, there were moments, split seconds, when you though "huh, something is off here...". Also in this sense Rogue One was an experiment. A test how you can bring back actors from the dead, replace them with CGI-replicas. I think we will see much, MUCH more of this in the future.
In conclusion, watch it. Its a different kind of Star Wars movie buut still very awesome. I wouldn´t go as far as saying its the second best Star Wars after Empire Strikes Back, as some others reviewers did, but its in my top five.

On the US presidential election


So yeah. THIS happend.
The cover of this weeks iddue of Der Spiegel sums it up pretty good how people here in Europe, but also in the US feel right now. I´m writing about it now, over a week later, because I had to stomache it, get of the first wave of shock, horror and anxiety, to think about it and to double check that I wasn´t suddenly transfered to an evil mirror universe by some freak transporter accident.
Trump won.
The person least qualified, least likely, is going to be the 45th president of the United States. A racist, sexist, mentally instable inbecile, an egocentric, vain, insufferable braggart with delusions of grandieur, a chalatarn that has completely lost any connection with reality, a compulsive liar and con artist (not a very good one at it), a thieving scumbag, a shitty, shady business man with zero political experience, zero experience as a public servant, who went bankrupt several times and wasted a large part of the fortune he inherited from is equally dreadfull father and only made money when he fucked over people even stupider than himself, a vile, rude, crude, vulgar bully and pathetic, thinskinned crybaby, a fucking reality star, a sad, small man loudly and stupidly overcompensating his inferiority complex about his numerous and obvious failings as a human being, a ridiculus living cartoon character that is basically a mix of a villian from a crappy old saturday morning cartoon and an anti-american caricarture from a 1980s Pravda is now in charge of the largest economy in the world, the largest army in the world, the largest nuclear arsenal in the world.
This is fucking happening.
This is scaring the shit out of me.
2016 is going to go into history where not one but two mayor nations had the chance to do the right thing, vote for the right thing, but went full retard instead due to some unclear feelings of uneasyness and uncertainty in a large part of the populartion and the abillity of a few fascist demagouges to use it for their own horrible goals. We will start into 2017 with a world of Brexit, a world of president Trump. If you told me this one year ago I would have laughed in your face. I´m really worried whats next. France is going to have a presidential election is spring, it is not unlikely anymore that Marine Le Pen, the candidate and leader of the neofascist FN will become president. Germany will have a general election in September, here its likely that the extreme right AfD will gain not only get seats in the Bundestag but become one of the largest parties. Interesting times we live in. President Obama is currently in Berlin on his farewell tour (and possible to look for places to take political asylum in after January 20th), and he praised chancellor Merkel as the last bastion of freedom in a world of Putin, Trump and Erdogan. Germany is now the free world, the shining city on the hill. Yes, this is fucking happening.
It may be a relief that Trump will quite likely not be president for a full term. I´m quite certain that he will fuck up badly the first months into office that even a repupblican lead senate would have to impeach him. Then there are the protests all over the country, democratic states like Californnia have sworn defiance. I think its also possible that he quits after a few months just because he gets so frustrated with a job that is not talking about himself 24/7 and not being able to rule the country like an absolute king and/or because he gets completely overwhemed by the huge resposibillity and the many tasks this position actually has. First cracks are allready visible, when he had a tour in the white house and the capitol a few days ago he looked absolutely miserable, he hates this! I think he didn´t plan to win, he probably planned to loose, play the matyr for a few years and make a buck out of it. The downside of Trump dropping out of office during the term is that then VP Mike Pence would be president, who is basically a younger, more vital killer robot version of Dick Cheney, only more vicious and less compassionate.
Interesting times.

Wolfmans Fast Food Review 101

Hell, I haven´t done one of those in over two years. Sorry about that.
Today I tested the Beer BBQ Steakhouse burger by Burgerking.
This is what I got. I took it as menue with onionrings and a large Coke (this menue was also availabe with a beer for 0,30 € more, but since it was just shitty Becks I passed on that). Place was the Burgerking Restaurant Liebfrauenberg, Frankfurt, time ca 15:50 h on Monday, 3rd of October 2016. Price was 7,99 € (7,49 € for the menue + 0,50 € for extra bacon on the burger).


First impression:
The burger is quite large and has a nice smokey smell. The burger consists of a beer bun, beef patti, salad, tomato, white onions, cheese, extra bacon, beer BBQ sauce and Mayo. I love the look of the bun.
The onionrings look nice and crisp, but they are a bit greasy, you can see it on my finger, I just took that one out of the bag!
First bite:
The burger has a really lovely, smokey savioury taste. I like it! The bun is firmer (heh) than regular burger buns , thats pretty neat since it gives the burger stability.
THe onion rings are better than I remember. Quite possible that Burgerking improved the recepie since I last had them.
My result:
Beer BBQ Steakhouse: 9 of 10. Now thats a great, hearty burger. I really like the bun (heh) and hope that they will use it in other sandwiches.
Onion Rings: 7 of 10. Those are quite good onion rings for a big fast food franchise.

Side note: A beggar came to my table when I just wanted to start eating (this is something I really hate more than anything) and was trying to get money with a bullshit sobstory about a baby with cancer. This is a really disgusting way to pity people in giving them money. Especially since medical costs are covered by the state in this country if you really are poor. I wonder how many naive pople fall for this? Also there was a homeless person browsing though the leftovers at the tray shelve. This Burgerking restaurant really needs to do something about their security.

3rd of October

Happy birthday united Vaterland.
The times are difficult but we shall prevail.

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