Sunday, June 04, 2006

X-3, the return of the obsession

So I saw X-3 yesterday. I won't give away any spoilers, so don't worry. Let me just say that I was totally unprepared to find myself crying in the middle of a superhero movie! It was so good though!

Meanwhile, conversations with a certain blog-friend (who is coming to visit me this week!!!) about this movie have revived my interest in the whole X-Men/Marvel comic book universe. This means Grump is in trouble, though he does not know it yet! I used to be a fairly (obsessively) devoted fan of Wolverine as well as several other titles. The guys in the comic store I frequented knew me by name and new my taste well enough to recommend new titles to me on occasion. I spent hours pouring over each issue I got, and sketched my favorite characters regularly. Ok, yeah, in short I was a bit of a dork about the whole thing. (To clarify, I am still a dork, just not so much about the comics lately!) So anyway, I spent some time looking up all of my old favorites on Marvel's website, and it got me thinking. A few years before I moved out, my Mom did the Mom thing an threw out some of my old comics because they were starting to look a bit worse for wear. Of course, the ones that were looking so ragged were my favorite books. I replaced several of them, but my #1 pick I was never able to find again. The guys at the comic store couldn't figure out what issue it was any more than I could, and eventually I gave up on it. Of course, that was before I became so enamoured with this wonderful tool we call the internet! So, In about ten minutes I tracked down my long, lost book (would've been less if it wasn't for this darned slow dial-up) and it is now on order at Lone Star Comics. (which is actually somewhat local for me, so I don't even have to pay for shipping!) I should have it tomorrow. Well, they said Monday or Tuesday, which could mean Wednesday, but I am choosing to firmly believe that it will be in my hands TOMORROW (do you hear that guys? It WILL be here TOMORROW!!!) I think the obsession may be returning...

3 comments:

Princess Jami said...

Oh, hey, did you get your book!??

So glad I could help you find it. ;-)

Bun-Girl said...

NO. The-store-that-shall-not-be-named apparently told Grump that they would order it, but when he called them to check on the status, they said they don't do special orders over the phone. So, now I gotta track it down via another store in the area cause I am sooo not going to buy it there.

Princess Jami said...

Stinkers. :-(

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