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Farewell Stan Lee, The Original True Believer

I’m not gonna lie and say that I was a big comic book fan. I admittedly wasn’t. As a kid, I was into many different avenues in the nerdy sphere (video games, movies, TV, etc.), but somehow comic book reading was one of the few things in that sphere that passed me by. I did always have an admiration for the artform, though, and surely heard a great deal about both Marvel and DC comics from friends and family. I’d hear of the magesty, attention to detail and deep stories found in the pages of Marvel and be blown away by both the absurdity and the magnificence of it all.

So, when I talk about the unfortunate passing of Stan Lee this morning, I may not be coming at this from the same place many diehard Marvel fans would. I was never a consumer of his, shall I say, direct work; however, you don’t have to be a comic book reader to feel the weight of this loss today. Continue reading Farewell Stan Lee, The Original True Believer

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Mini-Update (8/15/18): Gone Fishing! Be Back Soon

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Greetings peeps!

I know I’ve been away for a little while, but I wanted to make an incredibly quick update post to let you guys know I’m still around. I haven’t quit blogging or anything. I’ve just been away handling some things in my personal life. I won’t go too much into detail, but this summer has been a very eventful one. Whether that’s a good or bad thing I’ll leave that up to you to decide.

I look forward to returning to a point in life where blogging makes sense. At the moment, I haven’t been in the position to casually make a blog post. Don’t get me wrong, I have had my ear to the ground in terms of news. I just haven’t had the time to place those thoughts in writing. Rest assured, though, that the time isn’t too far away now. I anticipate that by the end of this month I will have made at least one blog post to kick off my triumphant “return”. I know a few have found my blog in the time I’ve been away, so to you guys, welcome aboard! Your captain will be with you shortly.

Until then, take care of yourselves, and I’ll see you soon.

I’m SBox180. Thanks for reading!

Mini-Update (6/13/18): E3 Posts Incoming & Whatnot

Greetings peeps!

I’d like to begin this incredibly brief post by saying, “Wow, a month and 4 days without any new posts. That may be a new personal best for me.” Yes, I have been a bit busy this past month. In my defense, this is my final summer vacation ever before I head into the career territory next year, so I’ve kinda been living it up while I can. That unfortunately meant that blogging has taken a back seat to other obligations in life, as I prepare my soul for a long future parked behind a desk creating a super-AI that will take over the world. I have very specific career goals as you can see. Continue reading Mini-Update (6/13/18): E3 Posts Incoming & Whatnot

The Greatest Poem Ever Written (Part 2)

I have a good friend who wrote me a birthday poem a year ago, so here I am returning the favor. Happy (now slightly belated) birthday The Ranting SBox! Here’s to more years of friendship, nerdy conversations, and bad poetry. Roses are red, Violets are blue, I’ll start this one off The same way […]

via The Greatest Poem Ever Written (Part Two) — live3one

Hey, look guys! My first ever reblog post. (You’d think after blogging for almost 4 years I would’ve done something like this sooner, but I digress).

I think a little backstory is in order for this. A little under a year ago, I wrote a post called “The Greatest Poem Ever Written“. Not only was the poem the greatest that ever was or ever will be, and not only am I the an auteur of the highest caliber, (and not only are either of those things I just said complete lies in order to save face), the poem also doubled as a birthday gift for someone I know in real life: Gabrielle Gillispie.

Not only is she a good friend of mine, but she’s also a really talented lifestyle blogger who writes among many other things poetry. She’s actually been at it for years now, but she recently rebranded her blog into Live3One, a community-driven blog with an emphasis on empowering women through religious discussion, poetry, photography, and occasional Disney gushing. I highly encourage you to check her out, because I think what she’s doing is amazing and I want to see her idea grow even more.

Anyway, today she surprised me with this work of art which is now one of my favorite things in the history of anything ever. Gabby, I can’t thank you enough for this amazing gift that just made my day. This was beyond thoughtful of you and the cherry on top of a perfect birthday. Plus, unlike my poem, yours is actually good, so kudos for that!

I really hope this post isn’t really sloppy, because even though I’m not hungover per say, I’m a bit dumb at the moment from last night’s events. All well! Next time I see you I’ll gush about this some more, this time using all my brain cells instead of just two. (Granted, some would say two brain cells is a personal best for me so…)

I hope you guys check out Live3One and that you guys enjoy her poem as much as I do. Now if you excuse me I’m gonna go read this poem 15 million more times… by tomorrow.

I’m SBox180. Thanks for reading!

Mini-Update (11/30/17): New Album Review Coming Soon

Greetings peeps!

I wish I could’ve gotten this announcement out sooner, but as it turns out this week is the infamous “dead week” on my campus. This week has been a pretty hectic one for me as I’m working to get the last of my assignments turned in before the end of semester, then switch gears to the upcoming finals week before finally embracing the Christmas spirit head on. Y’all don’t understand, I’m ready to just close the book on this semester and go back to being the lethargic sack of suds I usually am. Continue reading Mini-Update (11/30/17): New Album Review Coming Soon

Mini-Update (10/11/17): Blog Posts Are Coming & Whatnot

Greetings, peeps!

I’m going to try and make this the quickest update I ever did since I would rather not apologize for it being so long since I got a proper blog post up for the 80th time… By the way, sorry it’s been so long since I got a proper blog post up. Now I’ve said it 81 times. Go me.

I feel really bad about just going dark for about a month, but lately I’ve been both struggling with my class/family/work schedule and struggling to find anything to talk about in the first place. Maybe it’s just the fact that my brain has been all over the place lately, but it’s kind of feels like very little has happened the past month or so in terms of movies or games — at least not a lot of stuff up my alley anyways. Regardless, I have a few ideas for posts that can get me back in the swing of things here on The Ranting SBox.

I’m working on a TV related post I’ve been holding back for years now. Literal years. I can’t wait to share that with you when it’s done, and I think the time is right for it. From there I have at least one other topic in my head based on a recent Marvel announcement. It’s just an idea, but I really want to see where it takes me. I’ll also try and keep my ear to the ground with other pieces of news that may tickle my nerdy bone and get me posting somewhat frequently again.

In short, new blog posts are coming very soon. In the mean time, I better get back to finding out why one of my homework assignments isn’t loading as it should. (Wish me luck)! I’ll see you guys soon.

I’m SBox180. Thanks for reading!

Mini-Update (9/8/17): I’m Back, But… Hurricanes & Whatnot

Greetings peeps! What’s new in the world of you?

As you can see I have finally gotten my act together and got a blog post up and ready for you guys. Sorry August was so barren with content, but there really wasn’t a lot going on in August to talk about. Both of my planned album reviews fell through: one for inconvenient timing (Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi) and one just for creative reasons since I plan to cover another album by the same artist in a couple months (Bad by Michael Jackson). The closest posts that came to actually becoming anything were ones involving the Inhumans IMAX thing (which I saw and thought was decent, but a waste of money) and the standalone Joker movie.

Thankfully, the Queen movie entered production this week and that image was released to give me something to talk about, and I was determined to get that shit out, too. So, I hope you enjoy it.

So, no, I didn’t just quit out of nowhere. I’m still alive and well and persistent as a motherfucker. I’m currently looking for ways to keep a regular blogging schedule up for at least 1 post per two weeks. That’ll be difficult considering I started school 3 weeks ago, but I’m gonna try anyway… Right after this bitch, Hurricane Irma, goes away. Yes, for those who don’t know, I live in South Florida, which is currently expecting a category 4 hurricane which may wipe me off the face of the Earth. So, there’s a chance I won’t have wi-fi come Sunday… or electricity… or a house… or a pulse.

So, unfortunately I can’t fully come back until I’m confident in my ability to blog in the next week or so. I’m pretty sure I’ll be okay, though, and that I’ll be back to making content more frequently in no time.

Until then, I’ll see you guys around! Stay safe if you’re in Irma, Jose, or Katia’s path, and my best wishes and prayers to those still suffering from any of those storms including Harvey.

I’m SBox180. Thanks for reading!

Mini-Update (8/12/17): Back To School, Writer’s Block & Whatnot

Greetings peeps! What’s new in the world of you?

It’s been quite a while since my last update, and since I’ve been kinda quiet that past couple of weeks, I figured I’d just make one now. Sorry again for not a lot of content coming in lately, but I’ve just been in a weird funk when it comes to ideas for blogging. After completely skipping out on Comic Con posts for the first time in 3 years, I’ve just been having trouble finding something to talk about. I don’t know why, either. I guess nothing in the news has caught my attention just yet, and that has affected my posting schedule. So, I appreciate you guys’ patience as I get my head back in the blogging game. At least while I can. Continue reading Mini-Update (8/12/17): Back To School, Writer’s Block & Whatnot

Thank You! (The Ranting SBox 3 Year Anniversary)

Greetings peeps! What’s new in the world of you?

Guys… I don’t even know where to begin with this post, so bear with me if I start to become scatterbrained. Today is July 14, 2017, which marks a full 3 years since I made my first post on The Ranting SBox blog in 2014. 3 years! That’s totally insane. I mean, last year around this time I made the comment about all the milestones this blog would’ve met if it were a human child. Now this blog would be holding conversations, dressing itself, and would definitely be potty trained by now. That’s right! This blog is officially reached the potty training level. I’m so proud! Continue reading Thank You! (The Ranting SBox 3 Year Anniversary)