Welcome back to another Life of a Nerd post. Hard to believe I am on my sixth entry. My posts have been a little sporadic, however I plan on ending that. According to a recent study, blogs with daily posts get more traffics and are higher commodities. As the premier authority of nerdy things it is my goal to share my thoughts with as many people as possible.
Now, onto my daily nerdiness. How many of you knew there were 7 different lantern rings? 9 if you include the special ones. Apparently less people than I thought, while known throughout the nerd world, outside if it people don’t get it. Everyday I get “is that a Green Lantern ring?” To which I have to explain why my clearly not green ring is actually a different power source. Most people wish I hadn’t told them, but a few get excited and interested in the thought of different lantern corps. While not the hugest lantern fan, I love the symbolism behind the rings, and have all of them to wear at my disposal.
Because I’m a nerd, and a dork, I wear my ring when I need to rely on it’s power the most. When I need to call upon some extra strength, I will wear my green ring. When I am angry and upset with someone or something, the red ring will wind up on my finger. Most often I will wear yellow.
Yellow is my favorite color, but symbolically stands for the ring I need most. Fear. The yellow ring of fear utilizes fear in two ways. It empowers the wielder based on their ability to inspire great fear, but in some cases the fear felt by the wearer. And that is what I need most often. Is the reminder that I can’t be paralyzed by my fear and insecurities, so on goes the yellow ring, I recite the oath, and am good to go for another day. My worries put behind me for the time being.
Well, that got a bit personal, which I apologize for. To summarize my point. I super nerd out when it comes to the mythos of the lantern universe.
Now for something completely different.
Does it bother anyone else that Doctor Who is everywhere now? I walk into my local comic book store and the first thing I see is the insane amount of Doctor Who merchandise, and while I would like to purchase a few of the things there, when did it become so huge? When I discovered it, it was word of mouth from my friend group. Very few people I knew watched the show, and now everyone does. And that bothers me, just a little. Now I have to deal with ridiculous Doctor Who fanboys and girls that didn’t exist (at least not in the open) when the Doctor and I first met. And maybe it’s just me being a fanboy, but does anyone else not enjoy the new series as much as the old one? Season 1-4 I love. 5 is meh, and 6 is eh. I love the Doctor Who franchise as a whole, but would frankly rather watch Tom Baker or Peter Davison serials before watching the new series. Maybe I’m just being hipster, but I dislike where the show has gone.
Well, those are my rantings and ravings for the day, stay tuned for my weekly wednesday post, out tomorrow and until then, live long and prosper