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The team at Skatronixxx are proud to announce that for 2017 we have had a re-brand and we are now POP CULTURE PIPE BOMB.

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Different Comic Con worlds

Now, being that I am just recovering from the whirl wind that is a Comic Con weekend, I thought it would be nice to write about the different types of comic cons from small ones, like that of my home town, to the bigger ones like Seattle or San Diego Con.

I figure I may start in order, from smallest to largest… I know I have not been to the bigger ones and do not travel outside much from the near by states, but I am guessing that the three I will compare will pretty much sum up Con’s around the world.

 

Small but satisfying:

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This weekend was the Eucon, which is what we call the Eugene Comic Con here in Oregon. This baby here is small of course, and actually fairly new. Only a couple years old to be exact, debuting in November of 2015. The merchandise was great and the celebs were awesome nonetheless. (Last year we got Winston aka Ernie Hudson from the ghost busters and Bobby aka Jim Beaver from Supernatural!) The wonderful part is that its only 30$ for a weekend pass!! Yes dirt-cheap compared to others for sure. But the prices of the merchandise inside are still wallet robbery, so that’s where the rest of your bank account goes. The venue is smaller so it does not take long before you have seen everything and pretty much can be done in one day, but the guests don’t all come in one day so if you want them, you need to make it a weekend pass. This last Con had Friday and Saturday with four celebs, and Sunday was the only day you could see the fifth one. (David Anders, which I have pictures with!!) And the panels only get one room, which is a good thing I think, this way you don’t have the agony of trying to decide which panels to choose from, only one panel at a time. (YAY)

 

 

The Middle Class:

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This part refers to those bigger but not quite SDCC size Con’s like the ones here in Portland, known as a Wizard World Comic Con. These are the ones you are most likely to see JDF (Jason David Frank) at. Bigger and better on the inside, more merchandise and more panels, bigger Celebs (Last year we had Matt Smith, Alex Kingston, and Arthur Darvill!!) and soooo much more to see. For one, there is more clothing merchandise, where as the Eucon, they had maybe two booths that had shirts, and only unisex shirts for that matter. The Wizard World con has a HUGE booth that not only supplies shirts, but sweaters, baby onsies, and so on. The artistry/comic book designers have a whole half of the convention unlike Eucon, which gave them a third of it, and there are lots of food carts plus a few alcohol additives should this be desired. They have interactive panels where you can either win stuff or make crafts, which are super fun, and dance parties at night. I completely loooove going to wizard world, and never miss it if possible. I plan on going again this February for sure.

 

THE BIG DADDIES:

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Ok this is the dream Cons, the one you sell your soul for. The ones where more-popular names, who cost you about $500+ bucks to meet, subside…. This is the Seattle Emerald City Con or the SDCC… now before I go on, I get it that the SDCC is by far bigger than Emerald City, but Seattle is the one that is pretty close to awesomeness that is SDCC.   This kind takes a whole weekend or even a week to get everything done. More merchandise and more to take part of, the Celebs have you breathless (this year we have Carrie Fisher, voices of the Animaniacs, Robert England aka Fred Crueger himself, and many, many more) and are the ones where they announce new up coming TV, movies, or comics books. Your bank account better have more than $1000 dollars extra to spend because chances are, you will be throwing out that kind of doe while here. And be sure to take your anti-anxiety medications because honey, the overload is great. Now I personally get the biggest tickle-thrill when going to Wizard World, so I can’t imagine how I will be when I get to finally attend the Emerald City Con or even better yet, the SDCC… I am sure I will faint at the entrance once arriving,,, yup I will …

 

So there you have it,, the different sizes of cons out there. Now I know there are many different types of Cons, but this is just a rough idea of what to expect in the small to large cons out there. ^_^

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(extra note, Carrie Fisher will be at Wizard World too this year, EEEEEEEEEEEK!!)

The Skatronixxx Shop Is Now Live!

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Here at Skatronixxx.com we are proud to announce that our shop is now live! Yes that’s right you can now get the very coolest gear ranging from t-shirts to hoodies to mugs and more designed by myself and support our site too. As all profits are 100% re-invested back into the site this is a real good chance for you to help us shape the future of the site and look pretty damn cool in the process 🙂

You can view the site and our full range by either clicking here or by clicking on the shop link on our homepage.

Also as I’m nice I’ve attached a slideshow below so you can get a sneak peak at some of our designs, with new designs to be added on a continual basis, be sure to keep on checking out the shop for the hottest new gear!

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ICYMI – This Week in Skatronixxx

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Hey Skatronixxx followers and occasional readers!

You guys are AWESOME, just in case you didn’t already know that. (Occasional readers, we love you and we really, really want you to follow us, lol).

You may have noticed that we are growing…. we are aiming for World Domination! To get us there, in addition to the writers and regular articles you have come to know and love, we have new writers, and new features. My contribution to the newness of it all is going to be a weekly post called ICYMI – This Week in Skatronixxx, which will feature a few of our weekly posts and news,  just in case you missed them. This is the very first article, and since it is the first, I’ve included quite a lot. Read on for details of the past week.  It was a busy one! [Read more…]

An Introduction From ‘Our New Geek In Town’ Auburn.Geek

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Hi everyone!

I’m Jade aka auburn.geek and I’m the newest addition to the Skatronixxx site. This post is a short intro to my section of the blog! You will get to know me better by reading my future posts, which will be about gaming and other geeky topics. I will do my best to entertain you in a casual style, please note that I am not a professional writer and my opinions are my own! If you have any thoughts, topic suggestions or questions please leave a comment! Any rude or foul comments will of course be ignored and deleted, so let’s try to behave ourselves and have fun, right? If you want to see more content from me, check my instagram profile @auburn.geek  where I post random stuff daily.

An Interview With The Newest Member Of Skatronixxx.Com The Little Librarian

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Wow two welcome interviews in a week! I told you 2016 was going to be a big interview for Skatronixxx.Com and I wasn’t wrong . This time it’s the turn of our vlogger and blogger The Little Librarian.

Those of you who have followed the progress of this site closely, know that I have been on the look out for a vlogger pretty much since this site went live way back in 2015. The reason why I wanted a vlogger is because I wanted to bring your news in another format as well as articles.

I reached to vloggers in the past but sadly things either fell through or they didn’t seem to mesh with us here at http://www.skatronixxx.com. They say that each cloud has a silver lining and that is more than true in the case of The Little Librarian , when I approached her and she said YES!!

I stumbled across her videos by chance actually but I was soon drawn in by her awesome bubbly personality and keen interests that matched our own here at http://www.skatronixxx.com.

That’s enough spoilers from me, let’s find out more about the newsest member of the team below!

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1) How did you get into writing, and what can we expect to see from you on http://www.skatronixxx.com ?

Most my content will actually be in video form. I have my own YouTube channel and I’ve been on there for a little over a year now! I got into it because I had a blog discussing books and I felt I could convey my emotions and feelings better through video rather than writing. In my videos I talk about everything from Books, Gaming, and anything nerdy!

2) Do you have any interests or hidden talents outside of blogging? For example are you a secret jewel thief or ninja samurai warrior?

Wow! I actually am a ninja! Just kidding, Outside of my videos about reading and gaming I actually do make up on the side for weddings, prom, and other events! I also used to be a dancer but I haven’t danced in years though. I also play piano and violin. I played in a hockey league for 8 years but I’ve played since I was 7. I also wakeboard, water-ski, kneeboard, and barefoot; I learned how to ski when I was 3 years old and have never stopped. That’s about it. My parents thought it was important I was a well rounded child and got me into everything!

3) What’s your top 3 fandoms? For example mine are Doctor Who, Ghostbusters and anything to do with Captain America (he’s like me but American!) Language!!!

This question is literally the hardest on this list! I guess I have to say Disney (I’m probably cheating here by saying all of Disney but I can’t pick just one!), Fairy Tail (My Favorite Anime!), and I’m going to have to pick two book fandom’s actually, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare and Uglies by Scott Westerfeld! I just can’t pick between the two.

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4) What’s the most famous celeb you have met? For example I’ve met Jason Momoa, Danny Glover, Lou Ferrigno and Ernie Hudson. How about you?​​

Well, I’ve met a lot of authors… not too many celebs. Probably the closest to meeting them, and by meeting them I mean standing within 20 feet from them, was Tom Felton. I fangirled so hard… He was probably the most beautiful person I’ve ever seen. One author I met is also an actor which was Chris Colfer. However, I’ve met big authors like Scott Westerfeld, Kimberly Derting, Kiera Cass, Kelley Armstrong, Danielle Paige, and a lot more.

5) If a film was made of your life, who would play you and what would the film called?

If I could have anyone I’d totally pick Emma Watson, Kiera Knightly, or Emily Browning. I honestly have no clue what it would be called, maybe The Nerdy Adventures of Aly. Hah!

6) Ghostbusters remake, will it surprise us or disappoint us?

Hopefully surprise us! They have a fantastic cast and all the pictures look amazing! I’m really excited for it.

7) What’s better Star Trek or Star Wars?

Not going to lie this is a tough one. I watched Star Trek growing up and even attended conventions at the tender age of 4. However, I think I’m more into the Star Wars universe. It’s really a tie for me but I think I lean a little more towards Star Wars.

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8) Who’s your favourite Doctor Who and why?

TEN! For one, I LOVE David Tennent, he’s a fantastic actor and can play just about any character. I also love his overall story. It’s beautiful and heartbreaking (All you Whovians know what I’m talking about). Allons-y!

9) Have you got any goals for 2016?

Well, I’d love to reach 1K subs on my channel. I’m also getting married this year and that’s a goal I’ve always wanted to reach. I also want to get into grad school and hopefully find a job in a library! My final goal would be to read 100 books this year, I set it on Goodreads so fingers crossed I can make it!

10) Finally it’s time for the ultimate question! If you had to pick one and you couldn’t have the other ever again, what would you pick, bacon, cheese or time travel?

I think I would honestly pick time travel. I love bacon and cheese but I’m lactose intolerant and I could live without bacon. Plus TIME TRAVEL?! I mean hopefully that comes along with me getting to fly around in the TARDIS and hang out with the Doctor!

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So here we are, our new vlogger and blogger extraordinaire writer The Little Librarian! Don’t be shy go and say hi and tell her ‘Skatronixxx sent you’. Add her on twitter now @alyjoshaver

An Interview With The Newest Member Of Skatronixxx.Com Deadool_1984

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I tried to find a pic of his LOTR style beard but failed, so it’s the sideburns for now sorry readers!!!

As you know I’m always on the look out for talented, hard working and committed people to join the team here at http://www.skatronixxx.com so whenever someone shows an interest in joining us and contributing I’ll hear them out, and give them a try.

Our new addition to the team is slightly different, to me and the rest of the gang, but not in a bad way! He’s a newbie in the world of writing, who I’ve known on and off for quite a while. We both have similar interests and a similar mindset too, so when I offered him the opportunity to write on the site and he said he’d love to it was a no brainer really!

As well as providing all the latest pop culture and geeky news on http://www.skatronixxx.com , I also wanted to provide a platform for writers both experienced and newbies to shine. So I’d like to welcome Deadpool_1984 to the fold as the newest writer to the team.

What kind of content can we expect from Deadpool_1984 ? Well again I’ve reached out and secured somebody who had the necessary skills, knowledge and interests to backfill an area of the site, we desperately needed more experience in. He will be covering a mix of articles, mainly in our expanded wrestling section where we will be now providing UFC news and info as well, for all our grappling fans. Deadpool_1984 also has an big knowledge, interest and passion in music as such will now be heading up our music section too, as well as providing articles for the rest of the site in other areas too.

But hey that’s enough spoilers from me, let’s find out more about the newest addition to the team Deadpool_1984 !

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1) How did you get into writing, and what can we expect to see from you on http://www.skatronixxx.com ?

So this will actually be my first time writing so I was looking for something to do in my spare time and share my opinions on things like comic books/TV series/Films, Music, Gaming and the UFC. You can expect updates from me on all of these things as I’m not short of things to say.

2) Do you have any interests or hidden talents outside of blogging? For example are you a secret jewel thief or ninja samurai warrior?

Interests outside of writing include watching as many TV series as I can (My Tivo box probably hates me) I also play bass guitar and am currently working on some music with a friend of mine and lately looking after the mini female version of me. I’m also a massive Xbox gamer so try and fit in as much game time as I can.

3) What’s your top 3 fandoms? For example mine are Doctor Who, Ghostbusters andanything to do with Captain America (he’s like me but American!) Language!!!

Anything Deadpool related been a fan for a long time, Xbox and Star wars

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Deadpool approves of that last answer!

4) What’s the most famous celeb you have met? For example I’ve met Jason Momoa, Danny Glover, Lou Ferrigno and Ernie Hudson. How about you?​​

So I have met Daryl Palumbo from Glassjaw, Greg Tribbett from Mudvayne, Andy Lanning (Marvel and DC inker) Lee Townsend (Marvel Inker) and Randomly Bill Bailey when he walked past a job I was doing in London.

5) If a film was made of your life, who would play you and what would the film called?

This is a tough one I’d go with Jason Statham just for the bald head and the fact he is bad ass and it would be called The Journey through madness (Part 1) probably followed by a bad sequel where Steve McFadden would play me.

6) Ghostbusters remake, will it surprise us or disappoint us?

I’m not a massive fan of remakes but I will still watch it and see if this is the film that changes my mind but I’m not holding my breath.

7) What’s better Star Trek or Star Wars?

Without a doubt Star Wars it doesn’t matter how many annoying characters they put in the movies this will never change.

8) Who’s your favourite Doctor Who and why?

OK its admission time I don’t actually watch Dr Who (I’m just going to go hide from any backlash now)

9) Have you got any goals for 2016?

So goals for this year get as much writing under my belt as I can, See Deadpool, Get some music finished and trying to get to a convention this year if the funds are there. So mostly small ones that way I know most of them can be achieved.

10) Finally it’s time for the ultimate question! If you had to pick one and you couldn’thave the other ever again, what would you pick, bacon, cheese or time travel?

I would pick to have time travel then I could go back in time before this answer was given and eat a lot of Bacon and Cheese and then pop back to the present.

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Another interview, another answer to the the ultimate question! You guys and gals never fail to amaze me!

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So here we are, our new UFC, music and jack of all trades writer Deadpool_1984 ! Don’t be shy go and say hi and tell him ‘Skatronixxx sent you’. Add him on twitter now @deadpool_1984

 

The Little Librarian Has An Exciting Announcement!!

An Interview With Our News Reporter @mitch_rated

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The names mitch_rated, @mitch_rated

Chances are if you’re a frequest visitor to the site you would have sadly seen my name appear on less and less articles but on the bright side you would have seen more articles appear with a different name attached.

The name’s mitch_rated, @mitch_rated ! Mitch aka @mitch_rated has been an invaluable addition to the site in the last couple of months providing the site with fresh off the press news covering all your favourite geekdoms. This was something that I was wanting to do but was unable to do as I am juggling another full time job and being a parent to Skatronixxx Jr, along with doing the feature articles, interviews and background stuff on the site.

Mitch is a friend of a friend but over time through shared interests and commitments to the site I’ve come to think of him as a good friend too.

I know a little about @mitch_rated and now it’s your time too, let’s meet @mitch_rated .

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1) How did you get into writing, and what can we expect to see from you on http://www.skatronixxx.com ?

I’ve been writing since college. I wrote a screenplay for a Tv assignment involving Zombies and I was bitten by the writing bug, or maybe Zombie would be more apt, and have been writing ever since.

2) Do you have any interests or hidden talents outside of blogging? For example are you a secret jewel thief or ninja samurai warrior?

I’m a dope break dancer.

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 I took a while but I found your crew!!!

3) What’s your top 3 fandoms? For example mine are Doctor Who, Ghostbusters and anything to do with Captain America (he’s like me but American!)

Been a Whedon-Fan ever since Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The show nabbed me at the right time, encapsulating Horror with comedy and gave me the prospect that High School was going to be fun …

it failed to prepare me for the distinct lack of Monsters though, teachers not included.

Love the Star Wars franchise since my Dad took me to a re-release of a New Hope in cinema. Before then I had no prior knowledge of the films besides the cool-swooshy-light-swords, so it was good to get context.

The X-Men comics have been an important constant in my life. They were not only the first comics that got me hooked on the medium but they instilled morals and sensibilities that guided me through my early adolescent.

4) What’s the most famous celeb you have met? For example I’ve met Jason Momoa, Danny Glover, Lou Ferrigno and Ernie Hudson. How about you?

My other ‘real’ job is a hot bed for minor celebrities who I have rubbed shoulders with, but the most famous-ish was probably Joey Essex, who was a real grumpus.

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5) If a film was made of your life, who would play you and what would the film called?

Ed Norton should play an older me and the film would be called “I know Right” and it will have a Big Fish style narrative.

6) Ghostbusters remake, will it surprise us or disappoint us?

A bit of both because I can’t see fans of the original Ghostbusters (especially those that hate the sequel) liking the nostalgia aspect without any of the characters they love. That being said I think the movie will surprise people especially with such a strong cast behind it.

7) What’s better Star Trek or Star Wars?

Never been a fan of the Star Trek Tv series but I dig the JJ. Abrams films. Overall though, Star Wars
wins.

8) Who’s your favourite Doctor Who and why?

Matt Smith because I haven’t watched Doctor Who since he left … sorry Skatronixxx

9) Have you got any goals for the remaining part of 2015 and into 2016?

I have my first WWE live show coming up with NXT Takeover London and of course Star Wars The Force Awakens. After that though, roll on 2016 and all that the future holds

10) Finally it’s time for the ultimate question! If you had to pick one and you couldn’t have the other ever again, what would you pick, bacon, cheese or time travel?

Oh thats easy, Time Travel. I’ll find other foodie goodness to replace them.

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So here we are, our news reported @mitch_rated , I for one would like to say I would be lost without your hard work and commitment to the cause if we go full time, there’s no one else I’d rather have as my deputy!

An Interview With The Newest Member Of Skatronixxx.Com FranPan

 

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Sorry Fran it’s the only photo I had 😛

Those of you who know me, know that I have been on the lookout for more people to join the merry band of misfits we call writers here at Skatronixxx.Com .

If you’ve been a long time follower of me on Twitter you’ll know that I started the site back in January (wow, we’re not even a year old) and I’ve gone from 30,000 followers to 85,000+ I’ve also took on another writer the insanely talented @mitch_rated who keeps you all informed with the news hot off the press. That has enabled me to sit back into more of an editorial role, whilst I try to secure advertising and funding to keep the site going. I’m also now main inerviewer and features reviewer, so although you won’t see my name all over the site like you used to. I’m busy pulling the strings behind the scene so to speak.

So we’ve got myself doing the interviews and features and @mitch_rated covering the news. That left a hole where books, comics and music are concenred. As we want to keep you entertained and informed. I’ve reached out to some people but not many respondded. Some have repsonded but but did not follow through on the goods so to speak.

So after a lengthy search, one that was almost as long as the wait for the next Ghostbusters film. The search is over! Let’s welcome @franpan to the gang. @franpan didn’t actually ask to appear on the site, I asked here. When someone is on your timeline with the name ‘The Amazing Spider Fran’ you can’t help but be a little curious.

I clicked on her profile and saw she was a blogger and not only that but a damn good one, after a few back and forth emails, here we are! Let’s welcome @franpan our book and comic (if she’s up for it) reviewer to the gang with the standard ‘Welcome To The Gang’ Q&A.

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1) How did you get into writing, and what can we expect to see from you on www.skatronixxx.com ? 

I got into writing at a very young age – I remember being eight and attempting to write my own book about a young girl who gets bitten by a werewolf that’s been hunting in her local area. I remember my auntie and mum being incredibly scared of it! And truth be told, I haven’t stopped since.

From me, you can expect excitement and eagerness in high doses to read and blog about everything and anything and a nitpicky need to ensure my posts are great!

2) Do you have any interests or hidden talents outside of blogging? For example are you a secret jewel thief or ninja samurai warrior?

I’m afraid secret jewel thief isn’t up there, unless you count starting the Uncharted games recently! I’m big into reading, mostly fantasy and graphic novels! I’m also a huge fan of the mcu and ensuring I see all of them in the cinema at least twice is where I am at. And I like video games too, though I wouldn’t call it a talent as much as a “well I got shot in the face again.” – but I have fun so I suppose that’s what matters!!!

3) What’s your top 3 fandoms? For example mine are Doctor Who, Ghostbusters and anything to do with Captain America (he’s like me but American!)

Only a top 3?! Oh my. If I had to be really honest, the entire MCU including spiderman (he counts now! But let it be known he’s the ultimate favourite.), Harry Potter and Throne of Glass (really awesome series about a female assassin facing a corrupt kingdom!)  but I want the record to state I’m also a huge Jurassic Park nerd and I cried a little in the cinema when I watched Jurassic World and you saw the park with the music and the things. Dinosaurs just get you man.

 This series looks interesting!

4) What’s the most famous celeb you have met? For example I’ve met Jason Momoa, Danny Glover, Lou Ferrigno and Ernie Hudson. How about you?

Jason Momoa?! I’m jealous! I’ve met Robert Downey Jr, Scarlet Johansson, Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Hayley Atwell, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany…basically all of the avengers so far!

5) If a film was made of your life, who would play you and what would the film be called?

I’m not sure who would play me – but the movie would most likely be called “how not to manoeuvre adulthood” or “oh god, Fran, not again.”

6) As a massive Ghostbusters fan this is important to me! Remake, will it surprise us or disappoint us?

I think the remake will surprise us! Don’t get me wrong, it’s not going to beat or be the original and I don’t think it’s trying to be. I think it’s a fresh take on a classic and I’m willing to go in open minded!

7) What’s better Star Trek or Star Wars?

Is there a difference? KIDDING. I’ve seen zero of Star Trek except the modern movies. But I did finally watch Star Wars a few years ago and loved the hell out of it, so we will go Star Wars!

8) Who’s your favourite Doctor Who and why?

David Tennant – he’s where I kicked off with watching Doctor Who, and I found him so charismatic and fun to watch! He’s an incredible actor and I was so gutted when his time as the Doctor ended.

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9) Have you got any goals for the remaining part of 2015 and into 2016?

Finish my goal of reading 50 books in one year (only like 4 to go!), read more comics, attend the Captain America: Civil War premiere, move out with my partner and find a full time job back in the digital marketing sector!

10) Finally it’s time for the ultimate question! If you had to pick one and you couldn’t have the other ever again, what would you pick, bacon, cheese or time travel?

Realistically, if I could time travel, I’d try and go back and avoid awkward situations and probably either A) mess up my entire future or B) make the awkward social situation 10 times worse THEN mess up my entire future.

I guess cheese. Bacon is avoidable but cheese is in everything great about life (pizza, paninis, 99% of Spanish and Mexican food) so, cheese. Yes, cheese!!!

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So here we are, our new gang member @franpan, ‘Hi Fran!!’ I for one look forward to your debut article 🙂

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