The Highs and Lows of My Geekdom

It has been a pretty trying week emotionally for me concerning my geekdom. Sunday I was at my buddies house watching a wrestling ppv and came home to watch Preacher (I’m writing reviews for Fan Fest you can find here). Which meant no time for Game of Thrones. I tried to watch it on Monday buuuuuuut I fell asleep around 10:30. When I woke up I tried watching it but knew there was no way I was going to make it through the full episode. You know that feeling when your eyes are shutting without your knowledge and you suddenly snap them open to discover you’ve lost five minutes? Yeah that was me Monday night. Needless to say I had to put off my viewing until Tuesday which also happened to be the season finale of The Flash. Please allow me to break down my emotions starting Tuesday night with The Flash finale and ending last night with my reading of DC’s Rebirth.

  1. The Flash– This show has become the center of the CW super hero universe, a title which once belonged to Arrow, but The Flash has surpassed it in both story telling and emotions. The lead up to the finale had been fantastic (those last four episodes) and watching as the season was wrapping up was a lot of fun filled with great character moments, and the right types of emotions. Then that ending. That freakin’ ending. I’m watching and suddenly Barry makes a rash decision (which I won’t spoil here) and I couldn’t believe what was transpiring. It was like two years of The Flash was altered forever and I found myself in that strange situation where I’m talking to my television. I believe it was, “what are you doing Barry”. At least with Hudson the Cat around I can lie to myself and say I’m talking to him, but we know the truth don’t we Geeklings? We know. I took that emotional high/shock and wasted no time in putting on…

2. Game of Thrones– which proved to be a terrible mistake as the hour spent in Westeros crippled me emotionally. I really want to talk about it but I hate spoiling for people who haven’t watched. It’s like the worst thing you can do. All I can say is Danery’s has a great scene that really gets the feels going, and then that ending. At one point my hands went up to my head and didn’t leave for like ten minutes (I also believe I said, “oh god please don’t do this to me” but I’m not sure). The episode wrapped and I was just staring at a blank television. I was so sad I couldn’t cry. Has that ever happened to you? Where are all of your feels are gone? While the episode was fantastic, mixing it with The Flash finale, left me emotionally spent and I laid in bed wishing someone would just hold… me (you thought I was going to say it, didn’t you?).

3. Arrow– Last night was the Arrow finale and it didn’t even come close to capturing the emotions from either The Flash or Game of Thrones. The episode was serviceable and concluded a season that started off pretty strongly but plateued somewhere in the middle. I wasn’t mad but I also wasn’t left with that excitement that good season finales leave with you. You know that feeling where you think you can just conquer the world because what you watched was so incredibly awesome and creatively inspiring. For that I ended up turning to…

4. DC’s Rebirth– Which could very well be the best single issue comic book I’ve read in a long time. Not only was it brilliantly written, with awesome character moments, but it brought an ending that was face melting and began the process of restoring the DC continuity to a place where fanboys will no longer be freaking out. But again that ending was crazy town banana pants, and there was one image in particular (that you can find on my instagram page) that had me geeking out hard. As a matter of fact the issue was so good I’ve been riding the high of it all day.

There’s nothing like good entertainment really getting into the root of you and effecting your emotions. From riding the Tuesday dead emotion train to the high of Rebirth, I’ve been very pleased with my entertainment outlets this week. Now it gives me something to blather about when I drink this weekend, and willingly give the info to people who probably aren’t interested. But hey, maybe they will be?

P.S. You’ll notice I didn’t talk about the Captain America twist that Marvel tried to pull off yesterday, and that’s because I haven’t read the issue yet. I will say it has left me with the who farted face though. There better be a good explanation to this or I think people will revolt. Who knows, maybe I’ll champion the cause…

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