Netflix No More
October 16th, 2016 by Proprietor
When I bought my Apple TV about six years ago, I subscribed to Netflix streaming as a supplement to the DVD deliveries. Netflix offered a good deal of content from what I considered 1st tier cable channels, Discovery, History, Animal Planet, etc. Netflix even offered content from Starz.
Four years ago, I decided to end my cable television relationship with my service provider, and only have high speed internet. Netflix was a big reason for the ending of cable television, because the catalog of programs was still excellent. Netflix was moving into their own programming as well. Most of the original programming I considered mediocre, but decent to watch. Over the next several years, there were some stand out programs.
About two years ago, Netflix content began changing dramatically. At first Netflix still offered programming from some top tiered channels, but those programs were bundled into “Best of” formats. Then Netflix dropped those shows completely, and offered shows that were similar from 2nd Tier cable channels.
As Netflix began producing more and more of their own programming, the content from what might be competitive channels dropped off entirely. Even programs from 3rd tier cable channels that were marginally watchable, disappeared. “The Vanilla Ice Project” was not bad.
When Netflix original programs that I considered good began to nosedive as well, I was debating whether it was worth keeping. After finishing the sixth season of the Walking Dead, I decided why pay for something I do not watch.
So I joined Hulu. Hulu offers similar selections in programming, and a catalog from top tier cable channels. Hulu will air an episode from a program that is still on going a day or so after it aired. I can put up with commercials for better programming, and lower prices, though I have not yet tried the Hulu original programming. Right now I have watched a few episodes of Deadliest Catch and MythBusters which I missed after I cut cable.
Well, my subscription ends at the end of October, and more than likely, I will not be watching anything on Netflix.
Meet The League
September 18th, 2016 by Proprietor
The Mighty League of Justice (MLJ) is a group of heroes inspired by old Terrytoons cartoon, the Mighty Heroes. The Mighty League was a bunch of clumsy bunglers with really silly or no powers at all, and somehow they managed to defeat their criminal nemesis.
Sir Power (Static Man) likes to think he is the leader of the group. With the power to shock people. Not super powerful electrical powers or taser level shocking, just similar to dragging your stocking feet across a carpet during a dry winter day, then touching someone type shock.
Hands is a dwarf (little person) with really big hands, and a bad attitude, he is the one who makes the decisions, and is the leader, but lets Sir Power think he is.
Big Hairy is big and hairy, he seems stronger than normal.
Extra Arm has an extra arm growing out of the back of his head.
There will be a few other heroes featured in the future, and if you look back at the Networking story line, Page 3, 2B-Bot projects a hologram of the team, and explains where Death Boss comes from.
Yes, some of them are not politically correct names, but poking fun at silly conventions is always fun. One of the heroes mentioned in the current page posted is Nude Swimmer.
Nude Swimmer is really good at swimming, and walks around nude.
The MLJ was going to become part of the BagBoy universe, but I decided to splinter them off. This is how multiverse develop.
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September 12th, 2016 by Proprietor
I mentioned in a previous post how I thought Jon Snow was actually Jon Baratheon. I am starting to watch Season 5 of GoT on DVD, and the first episode where young Circe went to the witch to get her fortune told cements my theory.
Circe would not marry the prince, but marry the king. She married Robert Baratheon.
Circe would have three children. The king would have twenty. This is the key point. Circe had three children from incest with Jamie. Robert had twenty children, but not all were in King’s Landing. Robert was sleeping around before then. He was betrothed to Lyanna Stark, and my guess is she had relations with Robert before she was abducted. The abduction lead to Robert’s rebellion. No actual timetable is given.
Lyanna could very well have been pregnant with Robert’s child when she was abducted. Robert went on his rebellion, killed Rhaegar, and then planned to march on King’s Landing. Lyanna fearing that Robert’s rebellion might fail told Eddard to watch over her son, and told him who the father was. It was Robert. The reason she feared for their child’s life was if Robert failed in his rebellion, any children of his would suffer. If everyone thought it was Eddard’s son, if the rebellion failed, the mad king might be less likely to wipe out the Stark line.
The abduction, rape, and rebellion could all happen during the time Lyanna was pregnant. When she gave birth, it was assumed that it was Raegar’s son.
When Eddard became Robert’s hand, and began investigating lineages of the kings, the Targaryen line always had silver hair. Lannisters always had gold hair, and Baratheons had black hair. Even if the three children Robert and Circe had together were not born of incest, at least one would have had black hair. It is possible that Jon Snow being Targaryen would have black hair, but no one mentioned the Stark lineage. If you look at Rob, Arya, Bran, Sansa, and Rickon, they had brown or red hair. Sansa getting the red hair from her mother. Lyanna Stark is shown with black hair, and it is possible that is where Jon got the hair color, but it is more likely Robert and Lyanna are the parents.
Once Eddard knew that Jon was Robert’s child, and Robert won, it was more than likely political expedience to not tell his friend that Lyanna had his child. Robert was betrothed to Circe to keep the Lannisters in line.
The slaughter of infants in King’s Landing did not get Gendry, and he had black hair, like Jon Snow. We have yet to see Jon stand up to fire, granted not all Targaryen’s are fireproof, but if Jon was a true son of dragons, fire would not harm him.
My prediction is Jon will find out he is Robert’s son, and march to seize the throne. Circe will lose it to Daenerys Targaryen, because the witch predicted Circe would be queen, but lose that title to someone younger and prettier. In a practical move to unite Westeros against the impending winter, Daenerys will marry Jon.
Working On It
September 11th, 2016 by Proprietor
Recently if you notice my site seems to be lacking certain things. Having become frustrated with the slow load times of the site, I worked with GoDaddy and migrated my site to a WordPress focused server.
GoDaddy split their services for basic web hosting into two areas, your standard web hosting and WordPress focused hosting. There are various technical reasons for doing this, and I could write extensively on it, but I will not. Let’s just say, because my site is WordPress based, migrating it to a WordPress focused hosting was the best move. It did not cost me anything more to do so, and within 24 hours of working with GoDaddy the site is up and running. Not one hundred percent as you can see, but I am working on that.
If you notice, the site loads instantaneously in most browsers compared to the minute it would take when the site resided on a standard web hosting server. It also functions extremely well, and the administrative access to it is fast.
Since the server has changed, and there are some other minor technical challenges, I will be working on getting my theme to look the way it did when I started the web comic, it is a custom built site so it requires more maintenance, this is why so many web comic artists decide to do WYSIWYG set ups, less headache. My background is in design, including web design, and I am always one to not enjoy plug and play type things, I like to customize and tinker, so I build my own themes. So there is tinkering involved, once that is done, and everything works smoothly, it is a joy to see, and say you built it.
I am also working on redoing my portfolio website, and making it function well for various devices. The responsive design concept is something I understand, and I am working on it. As fall is coming, and soon winter, my obligations and demands on my time will be less, so I can then work more on my hobby.
Such is the pains of being a working person with household obligations, you cannot focus too much on something like a hobby. Still working on the character bios and idea for a YouTube channel. The channel will probably just be some videos related to another hobby that is relaxing, video gaming.
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Game Of Thrones
August 28th, 2016 by Proprietor
Re-watching the series in anticipation for season 6 coming out on DVD. Right now I am half way through season 3. There are several things I realize with the long view now available.
1. Robb Stark was a total idiot. Though he was an impetuous teenager, if you read the books he was all of 16 or 17 when he started his war and tried to become king of the north. He ignored all practical advice form his mother, and even his wife. But, being a teenager can somewhat account for this, being a total idiot accounts for the rest. First he should have had the wedding his mother arranged right away. If he ended up cheating on his wife during a war, so be it. Once he wed Walder Frey’s daughter, he would have had the men necessary to win the war. Next he beheaded Rickon Karstark instead of keeping him hostage. Since he did not wed Walder Frey’s daughter and married another woman, he lost any chance of replacing the Karstark’s men, when they marched away. Even if he had kept Rickon Karstark as hostage, the Karstark army would have grudgingly fought.
2. Arya Stark will return to the north and her remaining family. The Red Woman told Arya she had a darkness in her, and would kill many people. They would meet again. From what I saw on various websites, The Red Woman brings Jon Snow back to life. Maybe the Red Woman will meet Arya somewhere else, but my guess is Arya will return to the north.
3. Jon Snow is Jon Baratheon. After Eddard Stark had found out about the incest between Cirsie and Jamie, he started looking for Robert’s bastards. My guess is that he was looking for someone not Jon to sit on the throne. Eddard knew Jon was Robert’s son and his sister warned him to keep the child safe, because she knew that the Lannisters would want to kill him. Since Lyanna was dying, she knew that Robert would remarry, and to sit on the throne he needed the Lannister’s backing, so marrying Cirsie would be the logical choice. Look at Gendry, black hair, brown eyes, just like Jon Snow. Lannister’s have gold hair. Targarians have white hair, and we have never seen Rrhaegar Targaryen in the show. He is shown in paintings or interpretations from the book as having white hair due to the inbreeding. That would not end up yielding black hair if he had conceived a child through rape via Lyanna, even though she had dark hair.
Cannot wait to see season 6 on DVD. My order on Amazon is already placed. Such is the curse of having cut the cord, usually a year or season behind on television shows, and have to read stuff on other websites. Good thing I do not care about spoilers.
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PS: Might as well get as much posted while my site works. No thanks to Go Daddy.