My Shocking Harry Potter Based Jung Typology Test Results & Why I’m Totally Okay With Them

So, just to give you a little bit of background information, I’m a long time Harry Potter fan.  And I mean so long term that on June 30, 1997 when the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was released, I spent the day sitting on my favorite chair in my childhood room reading my hardcover copy and hoping that on my 11th birthday (which was less than a month away at the time), I’d be finding out that I was actually a wizard too and unlike the Dursley’s, my loving parents would be gladly escorting me to Platform 9 3/4 that fall for my first year at Hogwarts.  I vividly remember preordering a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, from a Book of the Month Club catalog ( ! ) (way before I knew what an impact it would have on my life), because my ten year old self had thought that a book about wizards sounded incredibly awesome.  Spoiler alert, I was right.  But anyway, I also remember JK Rowling first introducing us to Luna Lovegood.  A character who is arguably one of my favorites in any storytelling medium.  Luna is so cool.  She’s blond with green eyes, just like me, and I totally admire her ability to believe the unbelievable, as well as her complete disregard for other people’s opinions of herself.  I think Luna is the reason that I too, don’t give a darn what anyone thinks of me.  She always served as a kind of role model to me, but not in the way that adults are role models.  Luna is a character that grew up along with me (until book 5, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, when JK Rowling took a two year period to release the next book and I surpassed her in age).  But nonetheless, I looked up to Luna as much as any kid could look up to one of their peers.  (Side note: I still consider her a peer because I’m not entirely convinced that I could possibly be a Muggle).

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So here’s the thing.  I’ve spent my entire life identifying with Luna.  Then, this Harry Potter based Jung Typology Test showed up.  Did I *need* to take it?  Probably not.  Anyone who meets me agrees within minutes that I’m a Ravenclaw.  I don’t need a test to confirm it for me.  But out of sheer boredom and curiosity, I decided to indulge myself in the affirmation this test would surely provide.  So there I went, answering question after question, critiquing my personality traits until hitting submit and awaiting my result.  And there it came INTJ (Introvert Intuitive Thinking Judging).  I flipped back to the Harry Potter infographic, and my eyes beelined to Luna I (yupp), N (mmhmm), F (wait, what?), P (?!). NO. No, no, no, no, no.  This can’t be correct.  Who’s lettering do I match?  And that’s when I saw it.  Draco Malfoy. Shock. Awe. Surprise. Confusion. Speechlessness.  These are all things that I experienced.

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Fortunately, Draco’s Jung character description is not nearly as awful as  the way his character behaves in the books, so I suppose that just goes to show you that it’s all about how you choose to apply your traits to your everyday life.  Here’s mine & Malfoy’s description: Natural leaders that strive for perfection.  Objective, independent, conceptual, and adaptable.  Quickly see patterns in external events and develop long range explanatory perspectives.  Skeptical and independent.  Tend to have an aura of definite self confidence.

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I spent a bit of time reflecting upon my life and wondering how this could’ve happened, and how I could possibly be like Draco Malfoy in any way, shape or form, but while barely any direct comparisons come to mind, I did find the description very accurate and applicable to my own self.  Then I thought back to good ole book number one when dear Harry begged the Sorting Hat to place him anywhere except Slytherin.  “Not Slytherin. Not Slytherin.”  And do you know what the Sorting Hat said? “Are you sure?  You could be great, you know, it’s all here in your head, and Slytherin will help you on the way to greatness, no doubt about that – no? Well, if you’re sure – better be GRYFFINDOR!”  Which is why I’m choosing to believe that I am in exactly the same situation.  This Jung test is like my Sorting Hat and I’m begging for it to comply and allow me to continue living my childhood fantasy of becoming Luna Lovegood.  If I’ve learned anything from Harry Potter, it’s that the conscious choices we make are the ones that define us.  So while I’m quite happy with my outcome’s description, I suppose I shall attempt to be more empathetic from here on out.  In fact, the results have made me more empathetic towards Malfoy, which is probably a step in the right direction.  He made some poor choices along the way, but he proved himself in the end.  I may share traits with Malfoy, but Harry shared traits with Voldemort, and really, it’s all about the application of those traits to your own actions.  So, Luna Lovegood, I will not disappoint you!

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You can take the test here, and then compare your score to the chart above (click to enlarge!) to find out exactly which Harry Potter character you’re most like!  I’d love to know your results as well, so feel free to leave a comment!

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Tea & Toy Chat: Black & White Harley Quinn (Based on Bruce Timm’s Art)

DC Collectibles had teased us at SDCC with a sketch of the upcoming Harley Quinn statue based on Bruce Timm’s artwork, but it wasn’t until recently that they released actual photos of her.  The new Harley collectible is part of the Batman: Black & White series of statues and is sculpted by Jonathan Matthews.  I’ve always been a huge fan of anything Bruce Timm related so it’s no wonder how in love I am with this statue.  I’m absolutely thrilled to see Harley returning to a more classical look.  She’s gone through many costume changes over the years, and her newest New 52 outfit is absolutely ridiculous.  This Harley statue is clearly based off of her look in Batman: The Animated Series, which is where she was first introduced into the extensive Bat-villain family.  I’m amazed at how well the black and white shades work for Harley since she’s known for incorporating bright red into her attire but I love everything about this statue.  Her face is beautifully sculpted and her features are feminine, almost in a porcelain doll kind of way.  Her body is also very proportionate and the smoke coming out of her gun is optional.  I’m really hoping that someone will cosplay as Black & White Harley Quinn at New York Comic Con this year.  Comics Alliance has a wonderful interview with Jim Fletcher and Kevin Kiniry on their site which you can read here, where it’s revealed that DC is going to start numbering their statues again.  Harley is going to be part of a limited line with only 5,200 statues made.  Obviously, it’s imperative that I get my hands on one for my collection!

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My Favorite Moments: Baltimore Comic Con 2013

Baltimore Comic Con is once again my favorite convention of the year.  Each convention has a specific focus and personality to it and Baltimore’s is strictly comics.  I was so pleased to see how much the convention had grown in only one year.  There were plenty more people in attendance this year than there were last year, but even still the floor was not unmanageable to walk around.  There were definite crowds in some areas, but the floor is set up with enough space between aisles that there isn’t ever a major human traffic jam.  One of the reasons I love Baltimore so much is because all of the creators are so easily accessible.  This year the two longest lines I waited in were to buy artwork from Amanda Conner, and the Starbucks line. But to talk to Brian Bolland, the creator of one of the most infamous and terrifying images, depicting the Joker peering out from behind his camera with that eerie over exaggerated smile, I waited for MAYBE three minutes.

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I spent the overwhelming majority of my convention time walking around with Amy, who I absolutely adore.  The first day of the con Amy dressed as Princess Amethyst of Gemworld, and I was dressed as a casual Stephanie Brown Robin.  We were able to walk the entire floor in less than one day, but we spent a lot of time perusing through artist portfolios and Amy was in search of artists to draw in her new Daredevil themed sketchbook.  I don’t even want to think about the amount of money we spent between the two of us.  We also visited our friend Stephanie at Bill Willingham’s table and she entertained us with stories about cats.  Then we followed her into the two hour long Fables panel which I’m going to recap very soon for On Wednesdays We Wear Pink.  Amy and I walked into the panel slightly late and in the same door and time as Shelly Bond (executive editor for Vertigo Comics), so we were pointed at by everyone on the panel and stared at by the attendees while we tried to move across the room as quickly as Barry Allen to find seats and get out of that awkward situation.  After the panel we went back to the floor and (shocker) bought more art.  I had the pleasure of meeting Jamie Fay and Rich Bernatovech who I were drawn to because of their incredible artwork.  I bought a bunch of things from them including their complete Sentinels series, and I just finished reading their current series, Neverminds, which I totally love and am going to write a separate blog post about.

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Remember how I said the other longest line I waited in was for Amanda Conner?  Well that was because she already had prints with her from the upcoming Harley Quinn series her and her husband Jimmy Palmiotti are working on.  And Harley looks beautiful.  I’m really happy that I decided to commit and brave the long line because when I went to see Amanda on Sunday she was completely sold out of Harley.  I also picked up Supergirl, and Black Cat prints from her as well.  And if she’s coming to NYCC (which I’m pretty sure she is), there were Catwoman and Wonder Woman prints I had my eye on.  Other artists we saw and purchased prints from were Chrissie Zullo, Sean Gordon Murphy, Chris Samnee, and Franco.  I was disappointed that Cliff Chiang had to cancel last minute, but hopefully he’ll be at NYCC as well.  I also bought a bunch of older DC trades for 50% off and a Marvel holiday trade (because the cover has Spider-Man wearing a Santa hat, insta-buy) at the same booth I purchased trades at last year.  If it weren’t for the kindness of Amy’s fiance Thom Zahler, and his table mate Paul Storrie (who I also bought a really cool comic from called Robyn of Sherwood about Robinhood’s daughter), I might’ve ended up breaking my back and needing medical attention (which I how I felt on my commute back to NY).

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I had woken up at 3AM for my commute to Baltimore so I was pretty lame on Saturday night and instead of hanging out in the hotel bar and drinking with my friends I decided to stay in my hotel room and read some more of my book before I called it a night.  I know, such an exciting life I lead!  Still, I started Sunday morning off with an iced Venti Pumpkin Spice Latte and I spent the 45 minutes in line catching up with fellow New Yorker, Heidi MacDonald, who runs Comics Beat before the panel she was moderating.  Sunday is the big cosplay day of Baltimore because there’s a huge costume contest held for all the attendees.  I spent Sunday morning photographing my favorites (including these DC Aquaman/Mera and Green Lantern/Star Sapphire couples).  Afterwards, Amy and I (who dressed as ourselves for the day), attended another panel called Genderizing Comic Books  which was moderated by Christy Blanch, who I totally want to be when I grow up.  She was so inspiring and full of fascinating Superman stories I hadn’t ever known existed.  Her panel was very engaging and interactive, and it was clear the entire audience was captivated by her wisdom.  Amy and I had the longest talk with her after the panel and she told us all about her new comic book shop which I’d basically do anything for a chance to visit.  Then we popped back over to see Steph before she had to rush off to the airport back to Canada land.  And then we too were on our way back home.  I’m so happy I was able to spend the weekend with Amy.  We’ve been internet friends for a while but we hadn’t ever gotten to spend so much one on one time together!  I’m sure there are other highlights I’m probably forgetting from this whirlwind of a weekend because I definitely haven’t caught up on sleep just yet.  But, I’m not planning on getting much sleep anyway until after Fangasm premieres which I cannot believe is only two weeks away! SO EXCITING!

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Preparing For The BlackMilk Harry Potter Collection Release & My Current Wish List

Last year when I participated in the BlackMilk photoshoot and meet-up in NYC, JL and Cam made a little announcement about obtaining a Warner Brothers license and I have been looking forward to their Harry Potter collection ever since.  Albeit, almost exactly one year later, my nylon Harry Potter dreams are coming true.  I couldn’t be happier if a had kitten named Crookshanks to keep my company during the release.  Being a Ravenclaw, I was originally worried that the collection would mostly contain pieces allowing  wearers to display their Gryffindor and Slytherin house pride, but fortunately BlackMilk has covered all four houses!  I’ve been saving up for the release for quite some time since I want to ensure that my Harry Potter wardrobe quota is met.

When BlackMilk released their Lord of the Rings and Hobbit collection, some of my best bi-coastal friends and I met up via Google+ hangout for a Tolkien themed shopping date.  We decided to do the same thing for this release, which luckily is earlier than last time.  Instead of wine, I’ll be preparing a frosty mug of frozen Butterbeer to consume during our magical shopping spree.  I may even don my Ravenclaw dress robes.  Below are some of the pieces I’m trying to choose between.  Chances are I’ll end up buying most of the items I’ve posted.  Too bad I can’t use my Luna Lovegood wand replica to cast a spell that would replenish my bank account.  Also unfortunate, my bank account isn’t full of gold and my account isn’t at Gringotts.  Nor are my bank tellers Goblins.  You can see the full collection on the BlackMilk Pinterest page, but here are my top picks!

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Baltimore Comic Con ’13: Panel Schedule

I wasn’t planning on writing a panel schedule post, but last night I received some exciting news and it looks like I’ll be able to attend both days of Baltimore Comic Con!  Which also means, I have more panel flexability because I won’t be trying to maximize my floor time and fit everything into one day.  I’m especially excited because I really wanted to attend the Fables panel but since it is 2 hours long, I didn’t think I would be able to.  But now I can!  Anyway, here are the panels I’m most likely going to attend!

SATURDAY

3:00-5:00 – The Official East Coast Fables Panel

The Official East Coast Fables Panel will feature Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Adam Hughes, Barry Kitson, Chrissie Zullo, and more of the extended Fables family for a whole TWO HOURS. Join them as they discuss the past, present and future of the series, do giveaways and more for the first hour and then go behind-the-scenes and delve inside the construction of a new Fables story in the second hour.

5:00-6:00 – IDW Presents: Joe Hill

As the Locke family’s long ordeal comes to a close with Locke & Key: Alpha, join IDW’s VP of Marketing, Dirk Wood, as he moderates a discussion with award-winning author, Joe Hill. Come find out Joe’s thoughts on the end of his run on Locke & Key, and his plans for the future! Featuring Q&A, hi-jinx, and tales told in the inimitable Joe Hill style!

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SUNDAY

1:00-4:00 – Costume Contest sponsored by Stylin’ Online! 

The fun begins at 1:00 pm! With $1,000 up for grabs for the best overall costume and prizes for each of the 10 categories, this is one event all of you cosplayers don’t want to miss! Adult Categories have a $5 entry fee per person. Contest registration at booth #2505.

2:00-3:00 – IDW: The Big Panel

Join IDW’s VP of Marketing, Dirk Wood, with industry legend Walter Simonson, and a host of special surprise guests! Find out what IDW has planned for the rest of 2013 and beyond! Madcap laughs, Q&A, announcements, prizes, and a guest appearance from a creator you won’t believe!

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Baltimore Comic Con ’13: Top 5 Writers I Can’t Wait To Meet

At most conventions it’s difficult to meet and spend one on one time with creators because of huge lines and such, but that is not the case at Baltimore Comic Con.  I usually don’t write a “Writer’s I Can’t Wait To Meet” post because chances are, I’d have to spend most of my con floor time waiting in a line, and quite frankly, that’s not why I go to cons.  Midtown Comics often hosts comic signings with wonderful creators in the industry, so I always make my way over to those and I reserve my con time for mingling with friends, admiring cosplayers, purchasing new toys, and swooning over all the prints in artist alley.  But for Baltimore Comic Con it’s reasonable to formulate a mental (and now physical) list of writers you’re looking forward to seeing.  Here are mine!

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Mike Carey – Baltimore Comic Con is Mike Carey’s only United States convention of the year, and I’ve currently been re-reading and obsessing over his Unwritten series for Vertigo.  Carey has an original graphic novel coming out later this year based on Tom Taylor’s adventures and I’ve been dying to find out more information about the story.  You may also be familiar with Carey’s other series Lucifer, which is a spinoff of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman.  He’s also written some Hellblazer, Fantastic Four, and a whole lot of X-Men.

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Joe Hill – I haven’t yet met Joe Hill which is kind of crazy since I admire him and his prose so much!  I was thrilled to see his name on the list of attendees this year and I can’t wait to introduce myself to him.  Joe and I have followed each other on Twitter for quite some time now (ever since I wrote a few reviews gushing about him & Gabriel Rodriguez’s brilliant Locke & Key series), and I’m so excited to get to see him IRL.  I’m also a huge fan of his horror novels Horns, Heart Shaped Box, and of course NOS4A2.  And holy smokes, I am so excited for his upcoming Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland comic!

1Sean Gordon Murphy – You may also recognize Sean Gordon Murphy from my Top 7 Artists I Want To Give All Of My Money To post from yesterday.  Murphy is a jack of trades having mastered both writing an incredible story and illustrating one in his own stylized manner.  I first fell in love with Murphy’s work after reading Punk Rock Jesus, and I’m currently loving the Vertigo series, The Wake, he’s co-creating with Scott Snyder.  I actually met Murphy at a Midtown signing a few months before I left for filming, and again on Free Comic Book Day, but nonetheless, I’m excited to see what he has with him in Baltimore. Oh!  He also designed a super awesome Batman Black & White statue that you have a chance of winning from Comics Alliance.

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Mark Waid – Mark Waid is another writer I’ve met in the past, but I’m still really looking forward to seeing again.  Waid was at Baltimore Comic Con last year and he has one of the best senses of humor of anyone I’ve ever met.  He helped moderate the Marvel NOW panel which was getting ready to launch at the time (oh, memories).  Waid actually made my brother stand up in the middle of the panel because he just so happened to be borrowing and wearing my “I’m not Daredevil,” t-shirt from WeLoveFine which Matt Murdock dons in issue #7 of Mark Waid’s incredible run.  Daredevil is my second favorite Marvel hero (second only to Spider-Man), and I absolutely adore the direction Waid has taken the series in.  He’s also written some other notable stories like Kingdom Come and Superman: Birthright.  So yeah, he’s kind of a big deal to me.

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Bill Willingham – Bill writes one of my favorite Vertigo series of all time, Fables.  I love everything that he’s done with the characters and how he’s modernized their story.  He’s managed to create one of the most fascinating universe’s in comics today, and he shows no signs of stopping any time soon (thank goodness).  I’ve also previously met Bill Willingham at last year’s New York Comic Con and he had plenty of hilarious stories to tell, including one about my best friend Melissa as the drunken Snow White from a signing in Texas a few years back.  Baltimore Comic Con is also hosting the official East Coast Fables panel which is going to include the majority of creators who have worked on the book, and it’s going to be a full TWO hours!

After going back through my list, I’ve realized how many of these creators I’ve already met!  Being the huge comics fan that I am, it doesn’t even lessen the excitement level for me the slightest bit, and I am so thankful for that feeling!  One more day, and to Baltimore I go!

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Baltimore Comic Con ’13: 7 Artists I Want To Give All Of My Money To

Normally I would narrow my list down to the top 5 artists I’m excited to see, but Baltimore Comic Con is an exception to all conventions.  It was my favorite show I attended of 2012, and it’s always full of the industry’s top talent.  Unlike SDCC or NYCC, it’s a much smaller scale convention, and it’s one of few that feels like everything about it is planned for fans.  Many creators I’ve talked to have said that Baltimore Comic Con is one of the shows they do the best at, so it’s beneficial for both attendees and industry folk.  But enough about the convention! Here’s a list of the top 7 artists I’m dying to buy prints from this year!

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Mike Maihack

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Brian Bolland

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Mark Buckingham

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Cliff Chiang

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Amanda Conner

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Sean Gordon Murphy

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Art Baltazar

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Kidrobot x Marvel Labbit Mini Series

At San Diego Comic Con this year I was hardcore coveting the exclusive Wolverine and Venom Labbits by Kidrobot, but sadly, I didn’t get them.  Call me crazy, but I was unable to choose just one.  I had to have both or neither, but with limited suitcase space, and my Super Best Friends Forever exclusive, the Hasbro My Little Pony, and a vast selection of new prints, I wasn’t going to be able to carry them back with me if I tried.  Since I’ve gotten home, both Labbits have appeared online (and on my Amazon wish list) but then I heard about the new blind box mini Labbit series that Kidrobot is producing and I nearly lost my mind.  The line includes miniature versions of the aforementioned Labbits, as well as Galactus, Doom, Loki holding Thor’s hammer, Deadpool, Red Skull, Doc Ock, and Punisher.  But Kidrobot’s site says there are 10 in all, so there must be one more that hasn’t been revealed yet!  The figures are 2.5 inches tall, retail for only $9.99, and they’re being released on September 12th (online and in-store).  Needless to say, I’ll be making a trip to SoHo so I CAN BUY THEM ALL.

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TRILLIUM #1 By Jeff Lemire Review

It’s no secret that Jeff Lemire is one of my favorite writers and artists currently producing content in the comic book industry, which is why I had been looking forward to reading Trillium since the day it was first announced at NYCC in 2012.  Trillium is an 8 issue miniseries written and painted by Lemire centering around two characters; Nika Temsmith, a botanist working in space 1,000 years in the future in search of a rare flower, Trillium, needed to cure a virus from 3739, and William Pike, a WWI veteran journeying through the Amazon while experiencing PTSD.  The series is a science fiction love story, subtitled The Last Love Story Ever Told, which takes place across time and the universe.  Intriguing, am I right?

In typical Jeff Lemire fashion, the first issue completely exceeded all of my expectations.  The issue is divided into two 14 page sections which tell the stories that lead the main characters to meet each other from each of their points of view.  There’s something poetic about two characters who’re meant to fall in love with one another literally meeting in the middle of the issue (similar to how all relationships require compromises, and for each person to meet the other halfway).  Lemire has taken the typical story structure of most literature (exposition –> rising action –> climax –> falling action –> denouement) and recreated the story chart for Trillium by applying it in a way where the end is directly in the center of the book.  Technically speaking, there is no falling action or denouement in the first issue because both sides of the climax constitute the rising action for one of the characters.   The way Lemire is able to revolutionize storytelling never ceases to amaze me.  After reading the first issue, I watched this interview with him on CBR, and learned that each side of the story not only has an equal number of pages, but it also has an equal panel count on each page, and the exact same page layout for both character’s stories.  Lemire is correct in stating that he “created the perfect mirror.”  He also informs CBR that the second issue, which comes out this Wednesday, is going to be all about language.

I would be remiss in ending my review here without mentioning the beautiful artwork that enhances the narrative, and takes on a burden equal to that of the prose in conveying Trillium’s story.  Flipping through the painted panels is reminiscent of what it must feel like to experience a lucid dream in Lemire’s head.  The book is water colored by Jose Villarrubia who previously worked with Lemire on his last Vertigo series, Sweet Tooth.  There’s a clear shift in the style of art used in Sweet Tooth to the style used in Trillium (which is similar to the art in Lemire’s original graphic novel Underwater Welder), and there’s no doubt that the pair have certainly grown and matured together in their progression from series to series.  One of my favorite aspects of all of Lemire’s artwork is that the way his character’s are drawn allow the reader to grasp the experience and stress behind the character’s journey up until this point in time.  So far, we’re aware that William is a war veteran, but it’s his physical features and flashback panels that give us a hint as to how traumatized his character truly is.  If you haven’t read Trillium #1 just yet, I highly recommend purchasing the issue as a physical comic.  You will reap the rewards of the flip book element of the story and the mirrored panels will be more easily appreciated than if you were to read it digitally.

Trillium #2 debuts in comic shops this Wednesday September 4th.

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Candy I’m Obsessed With This Week: PUMPKIN SPICE M&M’S & My Quest To Obtain Them

Seeing as how this is a holiday weekend and all, I had a little extra time this morning to lay in bed without feeling guilty and while I was browsing through my twitter feed, I happened to see a tweet by my internet friend Jen, alerting me to the fact that Target is now carrying Pumpkin Spice M&M’s.  I leaped out from under my covers with a kind of motivation on par with how Captain America must feel when Nick Fury gives him a new S.H.I.E.L.D. assignment.  I threw on the closest t-shirt, pair of shorts, and Converse sneakers I could find, all the while having daydreams about how the rest of my day would play out.  I stopped only for a second to visit the Target website, and make sure that my precious pumpkin spice M&M’s were in stock at my preferred Target location.  I can’t remember anything from my drive over.  Did I listen to music? Probably, my mind was 100% focused on the end goal.  I parked my car, ran into the store and bounded down the M&M aisle.  Peanut M&M’s, Peanut Butter M&M’s, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Coconut, Almond… OMG THERE AREN’T ANY PUMPKIN SPICE.  I immediately began to freak out.  I had flashbacks to last year and began feeling a pit form in the bottom of my stomach.  It was going to be Candy Corn Oreo’s all over again.  “Douglas Adams would tell you not to panic,” I told myself.  I began to breathe.  I looked for the closest Target employee and told him I NEEDED pumpkin spice M&M’s but they’re not in the M&M aisle. “Hmmm, I saw those earlier today,” he said, “Give me a minute.” I paced and paced until he returned from customer service with three packages in hand!  I became so excited that I nearly jumped up and down in the middle of the store.  Achievement unlocked!  “Here you go!” he said, handing me one bag.  “I think I better get at least two packages…” I thoughtfully countered.  So yeah, now I am the proud consumer of Pumpkin Spice M&M’s.  The second half of my quest, the return home, is anticlimactic compared to acquiring my precious, so I’ll go right ahead and describe the taste to you.

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Pumpkin Spice M&M’s are manufactured in the exact way as peanut butter M&M’s.  If you bite into the shell leaving half of the M&M in tact (similar to a diagram of the Earth’s core, except, you know, with chocolate), you’ll see that just beneath the shell is a thin layer of the pumpkin spice flavoring with the milk chocolate encapsulated in the center.  The pumpkin spice flavoring compliments the chocolate and sugary shell surprisingly well.  I’ll buy just about anything that is pumpkin spice flavored, so I’ve had my fair share of disappointment in the past, but these delicious pieces of candy exceed all expectations.  They’re spicy and sweet all at once which gives your tastebuds an incredibly satisfying experience.  I’m almost kicking myself for not purchasing more packages because these have become an instant favorite of mine.  I’m considering using my second package to make a batch of pumpkin spice M&M cookies, but we’ll see if they last long enough for me to get around to actually baking them!  If you’re considering buying some of these, I would suggest getting them ASAP.  They’re bound to sell out quickly once other pumpkin spice aficionados such as myself become privy to their existence.

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