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  The 2018 Rhode Island Comic Con
Posted by: Deathstroke - 11-12-2018, 12:38 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

You can check out my recap of the 2018 Rhode Island Comic Con via this Limelight Magazine.com link.

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  A Day At The Con - Super Megafest 2018
Posted by: Deathstroke - 10-23-2018, 11:32 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (2)

My recap of the New England Super Megafest Comic Con 2018 can now be seen via this Limelight Magazine.com link.

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  Crowded
Posted by: AndrewCrossett - 09-20-2018, 01:44 PM - Forum: Comics - Replies (6)

Just throwing this out here as a recommendation... I put "Crowded" from Image Comics on my pull list because the Previews spot caught my eye. Two issues in, I'm liking it quite a bit. It's about a near-future where people can make crowdfunding campaigns to have someone assassinated... whoever gets the job done wins all the pledged money. The story concerns a woman who finds that she has a $1 million+ price on her head and has no idea why, and the bodyguard she hires who has a lousy rating because of her reluctance to kill people. I hope this title catches on and doesn't fade away like many others of its kind.

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  Free Comic Book Day 2018
Posted by: Deathstroke - 05-06-2018, 05:16 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (11)

Any one else go out for Free Comic Book Day this year?

I did and you can read my recap of the even HERE!

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  My life is changing fast.
Posted by: Weeto - 05-06-2018, 01:48 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (28)

As you all know, my Dad died three months ago, my Mum moved to full time care and I went from a full time carer to having a lack of direction. I was drifting around, between having an inclination to spend all my time outside the house, going shopping and to the cinema and then being stuck in for days rather aimlessly.

I had virtually no social life for a long time as everything was dominated by my parents care needs.

Things have changed a lot and I’m really finding direction and meaning on things and I’m looking to reinvent myself in a lot of ways.

I can be really shy. I usually break out of my shell after a few minutes though and gain a little confidence speaking to people, I’m polite, maybe to the extent it makes it difficult to convey my feelings at times and my voice is muffled by my automatic urge not to offend anyone.

I seem to have more confidence now. I’ve more time to myself and I’m able to have control over my life.

I’m getting my house redecorated to suit my tastes and I’ve had more money for clothes and general lifestyle costs. I can afford to eat at nicer restaurants, go to the cinema a lot and I’m looking to go to more live events, conventions and get out and about far more.

I’m looking to go a trip to London soon for about four days, maybe as soon as the end of this month.

I’m on sickness benefits for my anxiety right now but things are gradually improving for me. I’m looking to probably go into a normal full time job instead of going self employed at the moment. It would be easier for me just to get a bit of routine in my life. I’m looking to possibly do some other work projects too but I want to have a base job and be able to do something beyond that. I’m looking maybe to run a few little comics fairs and things like celebrity appearances (the on stage interview style with meet and greets) and various other things. Might look into event management as a permanent thing if I can get a start with one off events.

I want to build my confidence, be able to be a bit more sociable and be able to travel a bit and have a more varied life.

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  Stephen Hawking dies at age 76
Posted by: Weeto - 03-14-2018, 10:34 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

Stephen Hawking, widely considered he best physicist in the world has died at the age of 76.

He had been given a couple of years to live after being struck down with motor neurone disease at the age of 22. He would be confined to a wheelchair soon afterwards and lost his speech. He would become known for his voice synthesiser later on.

He appeared on several TV shows such as The Simpsons, Red Dwarf and The Big Bang Theory often in a mildly self mocking role.

He was very politically minded and campaigned on behalf of the NHS and was a supporter of the Labour Party. He turned down a knighthood at one point as well.

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  My future work plans...
Posted by: Weeto - 02-28-2018, 01:43 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (4)

I'm trying to think what to do and while I have the chance of interviews with a store and a call centre coming up, I'm really looking at the idea of having a pet products stall at one of the large Glasgow malls, even if it is just a sideline project. If the pet stall can give me enough to get by on, then running events on top of this could be realistic.

Running an events management business probably isn't something I could do full time immediately and running a small business could be what I need to get going.

I'm waiting to see what happens with the job interviews though. Getting a full time job might be enough for me just now.

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  Happy Birthday Weeto!
Posted by: Lady_Hawkeye - 02-08-2018, 01:04 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (5)

Happy Birthday Weeto!

I truly wish it was under better circumstances but have a great day!

I'm sure your dad would love that you did.

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  I’m struggling to cope...
Posted by: Weeto - 02-04-2018, 02:15 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (43)

As I’ve mentioned before, my Dad is still in hospital with jaundice and he has been diagnosed with bowel cancer and Mum is in respite care at a home for the elderly she normally attends the day care centre at.

I haven’t been told anything really as my Dad withheld information over the phone and asked the doctor NOT to call me until I visited as he wanted to tell me personally so I was under the impression the hospital were just being rude and unhelpful when it turned out they were told not to give me the full information. But this meant the doctor didn’t talk to me as they planned to and I have virtually no information yet despite the fact my Dad is due to get out sometime next week. I have a cousin who is a former matron in a nursing home and she has been interfering too much in the situation and has actually been upsetting me as she is very negative (her husband died recently of a long illness but she apparently behaved like this when one of my uncles was ill with my cousins) and she has been trying to help but going too far and sometimes putting her nose where it isn’t welcome and leaving me zero breathing space.

I’m finding this whole situation really stressful and I’m not sure exactly how bad my Dad’s illness actually is. I’ve been run off my feet and while I’m concerned that my Dad is making his situation seem less serious than it is, my cousin seems negative about everything and I’m not getting entirely coherent information from my Dad either.

I need to call his consultant but I’m not 100% sure who it is as his board in the hospital says the same name I was told to call but my cousin who has made calls is insisting it is someone else with a similar name and this is causing confusion too. I think my cousin is wrong but I’ll need to call the ward to be sure. I’m not overly fond of the idea of calling a receptionist (not the actual doctor) and getting a load of gobbledygook which I’ll probably not be able to make 100% sense of anyway instead of a coherent answer to the situation.

My Dad is talking to me in a positive light and my cousin is virtually burying him and I don’t have the first clue what is happening. The way my Dad spoke to me initially he sounded as if he might not be able to get a removal as such but treatment like chemotherapy and suchlike but nothing has happened so far (he has been treated for jaundice) but the hospital staff he spoke to ruled out any short term danger.

I’m not sure if they’re saying they can prolong his lifespan with treatment or if there is still a good chance of wiping it out. I wish my Dad had let me talk directly to the doctor but he thought it was a good idea not to tell me and I’ve been in misery because of this. I went a few days thinking he had a sore stomach and a touch of jaundice. I was expecting to be told he had an ulcer or needed hernia surgery.

My Mum’s memory is declining rapidly and she is getting weaker and weaker too.

And my dog is not 100% out of the woods yet although his cancer treatment (removal of a tumour) is expected to be confirmed as successful but I haven’t been able to arrange his follow up scan yet. They’re confident he should be OK though.

My own health has been terrible. Daily leg pain, dizziness, tiredness (mental and physical), severe ear pain (sinuses) and occasional asthma.

I just can’t cope with this chaos. Our house is far too small, we have neighbours above us who are noisy at the weekend (and occasionally at other times) and we can’t get things sorted out as we have a lot of stuff and can’t get it organised because of our health and the sheer lack of space. There are too many stairs, a lack of pavements and the house is too narrow for wheelchair use. Things like windows that were to be replaced but had to be held up to due to my Dad being ill and not being able to give access to every window at once, somewhat worn out kitchen units and other issues like poor sinks and occasional heating issues (the whole system needs replaced but that would take enormous work and a lot of disruption and there isn’t space to do it) are driving us nuts here.

We’re looking to move to a larger house and a lot of the additional items are not needless clutter but equipment like wheelchairs but the dining room is needing to be used as a store room as we can’t swing a cat around in here.

We’re unable to work on the house the way we normally would for health reasons plus it is senseless to do a lot of expensive work if we intend to go as soon as we can anyway.

I’m sorry if I’m going on about this two much but I’m getting badly depressed as I’m never able to go out or have any kind of social life at all. Things like dating or holidays are impossible for me. I don’t have the time to go anywhere and I often have to cancel at the last minute if I’m planning on going anywhere. I don’t have any privacy or thinking time as I have to be on call 24/7.

Going to see a movie or a wrestling event is a pretty big deal and I’m usually lucky if other than visiting Glasgow or Braehead Mall for a couple of hours, I can get out about two or three times a year. I go to an annual wrestling event in Glasgow and the Glasgow Comic Con usually (down to a day now) and that is usually all I go to outside the daytime schedule. My parents aren’t the sort who demand me to be there but I genuinely have to be at their beck and call from early morning to about 10 or 11 at night and often again during the night.

I have no cover at all at the moment although the idea of both my parents getting respite care has been mentioned but I’d still have to work out something for the dog if I had plans to do anything. He was never left on his own for seven years until the other day. He was fine as he is used to having a nap in his bed (a large cage with bedding at the bottom) during the day anyway. There are probably kennels in Glasgow he could live in.

I’m not keen on expecting my parents to have to spend prolonged periods in a care home though. It might eventually have to be an option for my Mum, especially if my Dad was to deteriorate although an in home assistant for personal cleaning (showers and changing) could be happening in the next couple of weeks.

I’m sorry for unloading all this baggage but I turned to YABS years ago when we were victims of religious abuse for years and I ended up with legal issues for a while and I was really ill as a result. I was drugged to the eyeballs on medication and was getting aggressive and couldn’t go out for prolonged periods, a year at one stage. If it hadn’t been for comics and the comics fan community, goodness knows what would have happened.

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  Doom Patrol
Posted by: Lady_Hawkeye - 02-02-2018, 01:51 PM - Forum: Comics - Replies (2)

I saw this review of the new Doom Patrol and honestly, it makes me want to buy it.

I enjoyed the weird Grant Morrison Doom Patrol and this one seems to follow on it.



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