San Diego Comic-Con: Or man, I wish I can do this as a video
Hi, welcome to my WordPress, I’m Crimson and while I would normally do a video on this, the file got corrupted so here we are.
Normally, I do title cards betweeen these, but I’m just going to go down the list and give my thoughts.
Dungeons & Dragons: Chris Pine as the bard is actually really interesting. Also I love a good owlbear.
National Treasure: Edge of History: It’s nice they are focusing on a DREAMER and using this opportunity to focus on identity, community, and patriotism. Do I care about Nic Cage possible cameo? Yes, but it’s not like that exciting for me and I KNOW.
The Rings of Power: I’ve read most of the Tolkein universe and I don’t know if we really need a new series for Lord of the Rings. I guess it’s interesting as these are relatively unknown actors, but I don’t know if it’s my cup of tea.
Tales of the Walking Dead: A six story anthology may be a better thing to do since you keep beating the zombie horse!
The Walking Dead: Speaking of zombie horses, let this die. I mean I liked the first five seasons, then it dropped off. I love Norman Reedus, but stop. Please. There are so many other comic adaptations to do, my dudes.
John Wick 4: Well, I guess I got to watch the franchise now that there’s four.
Interview With a Vampire: I like that they got Jacob Anderson from Game of Thrones for a new Louis. Looks good to be honest.
Netflix’s The Sandman: I haven’t seen it yet.
I’m not surprised that DC didn’t have a lot to announce given that Ezra Miller has been a …thing to put it lightly.
Gotham Knights: I am all about dat Batgirl. Can’t wait for this game to drop October 25th. I may buy it right out of the gate with everything I’ve seen with it so far: gameplay, look, feel, the fact that there’s a stellar line-up.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods!: I’m so hype. I like the upped stakes. I like that Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu are the villains with the Daughters of Atlas.
Black Adam: I know this is a passion project of Rock’s, so I’m not really worried. I do hope he has a cameo at the end of Fury of the Gods to set up a third Shazam movie as that would be a logical conclusion to that trilogy. That being said: the line-up for Justice Society looks great: Doctor Fate, Hawkman, Atom Smasher, and Cyclone.
I do like that the Rock hopes that Black Adam will give the DCEU a new start. Basically: keep Shazam and Aquaman. I guess you can keep Wonder Woman if you have to, but reboot everything else. With Flashpoint… oh right… Grant Gustin for Flash.
*Looks at the WB/Discovery merger and how HBO is going to be for boys and Discovery for girls and Batgirl being cancelled*
There’s a lot to unpack here, so let’s start with the shows they announced.
I Am Groot: Looks fun, probably won’t watch it though.
X-Men ‘97: Interesting that Magneto is leading after the ending of The Animated Series, but that does track, so I can’t wait.
Spider-Man: Freshman Year: Can’t wait to see more of that.
Marvel Zombies: Is this going to be done to death like they did in the comics? I hope not.
Marvel’s What If?: Season 2 is looking good with some Shang-Chi versus Odin and 1602 by Neil Gaiman. Can’t wait.
Marvel’s Secret Invasion: Nick Fury and Talos are teaming up. We will also be seeing Rhodey, Everett Ross, and Maria Hill, so that will be interesting as well. I want to know what Olivia Colman and Emilia Clarke are doing though.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law: I like this teacher element between Jennifer and the Hulk, also Wong is here and needs to be in everything. Like Luis from Ant-Man. I’m legitimately hype for this one.
They announced other shows like Echo, Loki Season 2, Ironheart, Agatha: Coven of Chaos, and Daredevil Born Again. Luke Cage and Jessica Jones reprisals when?
We were also told that The Multiverse Saga is the name of Phase 4, 5, and 6. The films they announced where we got no other information were: Guardians 3, Blade, Captain America: New World Order, Thunderbolts, Fantastic Four, and two Avengers movies: The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: Jonathan Majors is going to be reprising the role from Loki. I love it. He’s a great Kang from what we’ve seen. I’m also hype for MODOK, but would be interested in who’s voicing him. Cassie Lang is going to be helping out as well it seems.
Wakanda Forever: Of the line up so far, this seems to be the one I want to see the most. That trailer was amazing: Namor looks excellent and I’m glad they stuck with blue for the Atlanteans. It seems that they are making this more about the women of Wakanda and M’Baku is there, which I’m fine with. Ironheart is here and Kendrick looks like he’s back on the music. I think the armor at the end is feminine. I don’t think it’s the Queen Mother. It could be Shuri, but she doesn’t want it as far as we’ve seen. It could be Nakia who wants to honor T’Challa or it could be Okoye, because who better to guard the crown then the leader of the Dora Milaje.
Finally, I just want to mention they said the Infinity Gauntlet was worth $25 million. That tracks since it’s more than 150 carats. Time Stone is a Colombian Emerald, Space Stone is a sapphire from Madagascar, Reality Stone is a natural Ruby from Mozambique, Power Stone is a natural amethyst from unknown origins, Soul Stone is a spessartite garnet, and the Mind Stone is a yellow diamond.
I’m interested in seeing how they address the Ezra Miller controversy at DC and as always, always interested in Marvel properties, at my own pace.
This is Absolutely a Call-Out Post
Dear friends and family,
This is a call-out post. Not in the way you’re thinking. I’ve been sitting on this open letter for a LONG time. I kept thinking it would alienate my family members and some of my friends, but you know what? At the end of the day? My happiness is more important than your opinion.
Here’s my truth and the tea, I’m just living it. I am non-binary. I came out awhile ago, but some people were like it’s a phase or you’ll always be Jess to me. Jess is my deadname (a name I no longer use and has a lot of scars for me related to trauma). It’s not a reflection on anyone, it’s just one of the many reasons I changed my name.
Speaking of, I do have gender dysphoria. Mine specifially manifests in my needing to keep my hair short and my flannel on. Some days I feel like wearing dresses, others I feel like wearing a tank top and a flannel and pockets. It wouldn’t be any different than you.
But society has deemed me as the “other” and because of that, I am labelled a way that is considered dangerous. I honestly don’t understand it. I am lucky to live in a state that not only recognizes my marriage to a transgender woman (I’ll get it, don’t you worry), but also recognizes the X on my driver’s license. Because I go between genders for lack of a better word.
So, let’s talk pronouns: I use they/them and my wife refers to me as her husband. Not because I am a man, but I am much more comfortable with a husband moniker. In dealing with this exciting news, let’s lay a few ground rules:
- I am Crimson Stone. I kept my middle name. I changed my first for a number of reasons: my reflection of being non-binary, it’s a pretty kickass name, and I happen to work in a field that likes unique names. I took my wife’s name because I love her. It wasn’t an insult to you and if you take it as such, ask yourself if you are really mad at me or if you have some preconceived notion I was disabused of in college.
- Ask for my pronouns or you can use she/her and they/them as that’s what I appear most as.
- Don’t assume that I look like a girl for the day. Hi, I’m right here, ask.
- I use the female or family bathroom. I am not comfortable in a male restroom and probably never will be.
- Every non-binary person is different. So if someone else comes out, their experience? Going to be waayyyy different than mine.
- I do not identify as transgender. Not because I don’t want to or have to. I’m not transgender and that’s just how I feel about the subject.
- If you make mistakes, that’s fine! It shows you’re trying and that you care enough to change your thinking on how you address me. I may correct you or let it go, but know that it is noticed and appreciated, ESPECIALLY if you correct yourself to the non-binary affectation.
I don’t understand how my job can change everything over in a month and just the people who I see once a year don’t know, but people who have known me for over a year can change it over instanetaneously. You have no excuse.
Okay, now that I’ve explained that, let me explain another thing: I married a transgender woman. She is a woman. Has always been a woman and quite frankly anyone who says “used to be a man” is both ignorant and an asshole.
Do I have to explain as to why I love Ispiri? No, because I love her and that’s my business. I am married. There is a ring on my finger. Please make sure to address me as such. I took my wife’s name, just as most people have taken their husbands’ names. It’s the same thing. Please don’t single me out if you don’t agree with my lifestyle.
Again, I have no ill will towards anyone in my family or friends. I just want to set the record straight.
FUN FACTS: I am also asexual, meaning I don’t really find myself attracted to others or have an interest in sex. I can’t pick up on some social cues. Remember that I love you, but I will put my foot down and protect myself, my wife, and my cats.