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This Blog Skipped 2016 And It’s OK

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Hello! I don’t know if you noticed but the last entry on this blog was posted December 29, 2015. I completely missed out on 2016. Sorry for that — or you’re welcome, if you didn’t want this site to come alive again.

Since I missed writing about things in 2016, here’s a quick list of some of the things that defined the year, plus my (non)reactions, before I give you an update on Baddieverse, Collectiboss, and myself. BECAUSE YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED TO KNOW STUFF ABOUT ME.

SPOILER: 2016 was the worst.

2016

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Collectiboss

Update Like A Collectiboss

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Collectiboss

I hope everyone’s enjoying the holidays! This is my first and only post for 2015. Hooray?

I’m just here to let you guys know that I’m still alive and this blog is too. You know, just in case you’re keeping a Bloggers Who Still Blog Because They’re Still Holding On To The Idea That Blogging Is Still Relevant In 2015 list. But I didn’t stay away from blogging completely this year. I posted some stuff at Collectiboss like a review of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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Funko Pop! Weeping Angel - Holidays

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

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Funko Pop! Weeping Angel - Holidays

Hey, everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying the holidays!

I just want to thank all the collectors who purchased stuff from Collectiboss, especially those who spent some time talking to me about Pops and this hobby that has brought the passion for toy collecting in Filipinos to new heights. Conversations about the hobby you love with the people who share your passion for it are the best conversations. I’m looking forward to more conversations with you all next year!

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The Pros and Cons of Asia Pop Comicon Manila

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Asia Pop Comicon Manila - Nathalie Emmanuel

MissanBAE.

I’ve never been crazy about local geek conventions. I’ve attended a few just to see what’s out there, but I always felt local conventions leaned more towards commerce rather than the celebration of fandom. That’s why I didn’t buy my ticket to Asia Pop Comicon Manila until days before the event. I only gave in because I was told Nathalie Emmanuel will be there. I love me some Missandei, yo.

I only attended 1 day out of 4 convention days and I chose Saturday because I wanted to be there for the exclusive screening of Captain America: Civil War (SPOILER: I didn’t get to see it thanks to EDSA traffic) and see Nathalie Emmanuel. I expected to spend the day in a packed World Trade Center and leave smelling like geek sweat like I always do when attending other local conventions. But (dun dun dunnn) I didn’t.

Did the first ever Asia Pop Comicon Manila change my mind about local conventions? I’ll break down my answer, Pros and Cons style.

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10 Astonishing Things About The Ant-Man Movie

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Marvel's Ant-Man

Before we begin, let me just tell you that there will be SPOILERS here. Cool? Cool.

With probably the most ridiculous superhero concept to ever hit the big screen and the shocking departure of director Edgar Wright (he was replaced by Peyton Reed, the esteemed director of the modern classic Bring It On), it was easy to assume that Ant-Man would be the first major failure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Everyone, including this blog author, expected a disaster. Well everyone is wrong.

Ant-Man is the most human story to come out of the MCU and it’s the funniest as well. It’s not the best superhero movie ever, but holy Stan Lee is it entertaining. Here are 10 reasons why (again, SPOILERS!):

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