Philia

Y’know, my generation is the first generation that… We really saved everything from our childhood and never got rid of it. We thought the Star Wars action figures of our childhood, we thought that was it, but now they just keep going and going and going, and people love it… You know what? Just because you’re a certain age, you don’t have to stop loving the things you loved as a child. That love can evolve.
Eli Roth (Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope)

Pray to the geek gods, because Comic-Con is just around the corner.

Kiss This!

One of the craziest things that you definitely see at Comic-Con are women dressed in very strange and revealing outfits. And you know it’s from a comic book or an anime or a video game, but you can’t quite place it, and all you know is that girl forgot her pants.
Morgan Webb (Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope)

Now don’t be nervous, Comic-Con is 8 days away.
P.S. All joking aside, please consider signing John Scalzi’s anti-harrasment policy petition.

The Crofts

Han: We are all ready to win, just as we are born knowing only life. It is defeat that you must learn to prepare for.
Williams: I don’t waste my time with it. When it comes, I won’t even notice.
Han: Oh? How so?
Williams: I’ll be too busy looking gooood….

Williams: Man, you come right out of a comic book.
Enter the Dragon (watch the clip)

I always play women I would date.
Angelina Jolie (Talk Magazine June 2000)

Here’s to Jim Kelly (May 5, 1946 – June 29, 2013) who died from cancer this weekend. Black Belt Jones taught me to get my karate on. And to Angelina Jolie who recently had to make a very difficult choice about her own future health.

Lest you fools forget, Comic-Con is 15 days away.

Raye

Raye Hollitt, Comic-Con International, San Diego Convention Center, Marina District, San Diego, California. Ilford HP5+ Black and White 35mm negative film.
San Diego CBD

When a woman tells you to grow up, that’s God’s way of telling you to get a new woman. Especially if she tells you to get rid of your comics. There’s three billion women on the planet, not a lot of great comics.
Mile High Comics CEO and President Chuck Rozanski on celebrity actor Nicolas Cage selling his comic book collection to placate his fiancée (Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope)

Speaking of Comic-Con, the convention has recently agreed to extend its contract with the city of San Diego until 2016 (read here). Los Angeles and Anaheim must be a little dissapointed to hear the news.

Spidey!

Spider-Man cosplay, Marvel booth, Comic-Con International, San Diego Convention Center, Marina District, San Diego, California. Ilford HP5+ Black and White 35mm negative film.
San Diego CBD

Comic-Con International from ten years ago. “Ultimate Spider-Man” was still new. Now he’s dead. People were talking about Sam Raimi’s upcoming  “Spider-Man” movie. Now it’s being rebooted away for a newer cast. See you at Comic-Con, Peter Parker.