Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas! (Or Happy Holidays!)

I'll be busy these next few days, and I don't want to repeat my rudeness of missing a holiday wish as I did with Thanksgiving, so I just wanna take this time to wish you a Very Merry Christmas! (Or a Very Happy Holidays!)

Now it's time for me to listen to my Star Wars Christmas album. Seriously . . . I know "O Holy Night" is the most popular Christmas carol, but for those who've heard it, do Christmas songs get any better than "What Can You Get A Wookiee for Christmas (When He Already Has a Comb)?"

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Star Wars Rant (A Defense of Ahsoka)

I got into an argument with Harold about the Clone Wars TV show and the character of Ahsoka Tano in particular. (She's Anakin's Padawan, for those unfamiliar with the series.) Harold was saying that she's another attempt to appeal to kids and makes no sense in the continuity of the movies since she's never mentioned. Now, Harold's dislike for anything Prequel is old hat with me. He doesn't like the Prequels and I love 'em. Now I won't lie--although I really enjoy the prequels, I think they were sorely missing a brash, Han Solo character and all of the banter between heroes. Clone Wars is a return to all of that, and to the fun adventure of the original trilogy so I thought Harold would like the show too. Well, he does, for the most part. However, he's constantly bashing Ahsoka, and I've had enough.

So I'm here to set the record straight.

As I said, in tone and banter, Clone Wars is a return to the original trilogy--and Ahsoka is a big part of that. The friendly banter is there between Obi-Wan and Anakin, but Ahsoka's hard-headed nature and the way she constantly challenges Anakin is a lot of fun to watch. Plus it's important for Anakin, since he's basically forced to look into a mirror every time she mouths off, since she's so much like him. Also, I think her fate may very well play a part in Anakin's downfall. Last episode already had him going Vader on a prisoner when he knew Ahsoka was in trouble, and Yoda has expressed concern about Anakin being able to let go of Ahsoka from day 1 (The Clone Wars movie).

And just because she's not mentioned in Episode III doesn't make her a flaw in continuity. There are 3 things that I can think of off-hand that would make sense.

1) She died during the Clone Wars (before Episode III). Perhaps she was a Jedi or, hopefully, still Anakin's Padawan, and that led to Anakin doing some awful, un-Jedi things. This would lead to Anakin having to cover up what he did, and thus not wanting to talk about Ahsoka again, or to the Jedi knowing what he did and either turning a blind eye to it or reprimanding Anakin and agreeing never to speak of it again.

2) She's killed during Order 66's execution. Anakin probably wouldn't have time to think about what happened to her during the time frame of Episode III, and that conversation between him and the Emperor would be for another time. If Ahsoka made it to full Jedi Knight before Episode III, she would be on her own missions and Anakin would probably have no idea where she was or what she was doing at the time of Order 66. Maybe a Special Edition of Episode III would contain a clip of her death during the Order 66 montage.

3) What number 2 said, only she survives Order 66 and goes into hiding. If the live-action TV series is gonna fill in between Episodes III and IV and will feature the Empire and bounty hunters hunting down the last of the Jedi, how awesome would it be to have Vader sent out to hunt down Ahsoka? If that were to happen, I'd hope that some of Anakin would shine through and he'd allow her to escape in secret, but I guess it'd be more poignant to have Vader kill his old Padawan. (Or it'd be really cool to have Ahsoka die to save Vader, even after he tried to kill her--maybe have the Emperor electrocute her like Luke in Jedi. That'd be some good food-for-thought for the Dark Lord.)

Either way, these are 3 ways that Ahsoka could easily fit into continuity (and I'm sure other writers could come up with a dozen more), but to say she's a kick in the balls to continuity is a statement that lacks sense or imagination.

That said (and on an unrelated note), Ahsoka's name reminds me of the movie "The Private Eyes" with Don Knotts and Tim Conway. There's a part where Inspector Winship (Knotts) and Dr. Tart (Conway) are interviewing the Japanese cook at a large estate where the owner has been murdered. The cook, in stereotypical Asian speak (and--believe me--being Cambodian, I've heard my share of stereotypical Asian speak), starts out by saying, "Ah, so!" to which Inspector Winship says, "Whatchu call me?" Ahhh! I love that movie!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Whoa! I have a positive review!

Hello, Dear Reader!

My Transcriber at Essay Bee Comics just informed me that there's a blog from Rival Comics that gave my story a rather glowing review! (Read the review at

I checked out the Rival Comics website (, and they have some cool comics there of their own. I don't know if the comics they publish are a glimpse into another dimension (separate from yours and mine), so I asked Bob. Unfortunately, he said it would be a breach of his ethical code to let me (or anyone) know for sure, so I guess it'll have to remain a mystery. Be sure to check out the site and read the comics there, but keep in mind that CAPTive is a bit mature (some language and blood).

Monday, December 14, 2009

Fusion #2 First Update (Continued)

As promised, here are pages 3-5 of Issue #2 of Fusion. My Transcriber said that he hopes to have the next update ready around the new year. He also said that the next update would more than likely be 6 pages, since that apparently is a better spot to break the update.

Pages 3-5

Fusion #2 Started!

Hello, Dear Reader!

Sorry I've been out of touch for so long. The holidays always keep me pretty busy, both with family, school (lots of projects to finish before winter break), and crime fighting (there's a spike in petty crimes and thefts this time of year). All of that has kept me from posting here as much as I'd like . . . and I feel absolutely awful that I missed sending a Thanksgiving message. Sorry! For what it's worth, Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

Anyway, my Transcriber at Essay Bee Comics has readied the first 5-page update of Fusion #2, which I'm posting presently. He told me this second issue will be 20 pages long, so expect three more updates before this issue's finished (hopefully by February, or else my Transcriber will be pretty embarrassed, since he dated the issue Feb 2010 on the cover).

Anyway, this post will contain the cover and first two pages; next post will contain pages 3-5 (and will be up within minutes of this post).

Cover and Pages 1-2

Monday, November 2, 2009

Issue #1 cbr File

Hello, Dear Reader!

Since the first issue is now finished, my Transcriber uploaded a cbr file of it, which you can download from here:

Download Issue #1 cbr Here!

For those not familiar with cbr (which stands for "Comic Book Reader") files, they're basically Winrar files that can be read by a cbr viewer, which allows you to use the Page Up/Page Down keys to cycle through the pages among a number of other features that makes it read more like a digital book. You can do a web search for "cbr reader" or "cbr viewer" and find a number of viewers that you can download for free.

Or, if you don't wanna do that, you can always open the cbr file with Winrar (or rename the cbr extension to rar) and extract the jpeg files to view individually.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the first issue. And from what my Transcriber has said, he hopes to have the first update of Issue #2 up by the beginning of December.

Talk to you later!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Fusion #1 Last Update (Part 2)

As promised, Dear Reader, here's the second part of the final update for Issue #1. Besides the 1-page preview of Issue #2, I'm also posting an ad that my Transcriber put together listing all of the places you can view my life and/or get in contact with me.

Final Issue#1 Update (Part 1)

Well, Dear Reader, here they are . . . the final pages of Issue #1. This will be a double-post update, so, without further ado, here's the first part of the update--pages 15-18.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Final Issue #1 Update Soon

Hello, Dear Reader!

I just talked with my Transcriber, and he told me that he hopes to have the last pages of issue #1 finished and posted by Halloween (just making the October deadline, since he labeled issue #1 as an October issue--lucky him). I have to admit that I'm a bit embarrassed by the way the issue ended, but I hope that you'll stick around for issue #2 (of which, there'll be a 1-page preview at the end of issue #1).

Well, gotta go! There's news of a robbery on the news and I gotta get a move on if I'm gonna stop those crooks!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Happy Halloween! (Yeah, it's a bit early, but I wanna give you a chance to read this)

Hello, Dear Reader.

As I mentioned in my last post, my Transcriber wrote a goofy 20-page screenplay years ago for a bunch of his friends for Halloween. I thought it was pretty funny and got his permission to post it here. BEWARE: The following screenplay is littered with bad jokes and warped humor. If such things don't offend you, then brace yourself for The Ultimate Experience in Grueling Family Horror . . . The Brady Dead.

The Brady Dead

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Special Halloween Post from My Transcriber Coming Soon!

Nothing really to update now, but I've been in contact with my Transcriber, and he's gonna upload a special script for Halloween in the next week. It's something he wrote years and years ago to share with his friends for Halloween, and figured some of you might get a kick out of it. I don't want to give anything away now, but I've read it, and if you have a warped sense of humor, it'll probably crack you up.

3rd Comic Update (Pages 10-14)

Here's the 3rd update of my comic. (First 2 updates with the first 9 pages are in the 2 previous posts.) I actually come across as pretty cool here, although Bob did steal my thunder right at my big moment.

2nd Comic Update (Pages 5-9)

Here's the second update of my life. (The first update--pages 1-4 plus the cover--is in the previous post.) I really hope I'm not this goofy in real life! I mean, sure all of this stuff happened and those were my thoughts at the time, but I'm not really that much of a goof in real life. (Well, I'm admittedly a geek, and I did go ga-ga over Shane, but . . . Man, I think I'm just digging myself a deeper hole--Just read the update and try not to laugh too hard at me!)

First Look at My Life (First 4 pages plus Cover)

All right, Dear Reader.

Here's what you probably came here for in the first place--the reality show of my life, as seen through the pages of the comic "Fusion."

Although this may seem to be a simple web comic, it's actually much more (as you'll understand by page 2). To be more precise, these pages are actually a window into another dimension--a transdimensional viewport if you will.

Anyway, I'll let my life story speak for itself, as laid out by my Transcriber at Essay Bee Comics, that is. Basically, my Transcriber serves as an editor, snipping out all the extraneous parts of my life to streamline it into a format that can fit in 20 pages (much like the editors of Reality TV shows cut all the filmed footage down to fit a 30- or 60-minute TV show). I still wish he would be a bit more liberal with his cuts--I sound like I blabber too much (although Bob says that my depiction is overly kind in that department).

Well, enough of the chatter. Here's the first update my Transcriber posted.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Pic of Me

For those wondering what I look like, here's a teaser wallpaper my Transcriber put together. That's me, all powered up as Fusion. I look pretty tough in the pic, if I do say so myself.

Welcome to My Life

Hello, Dear Reader!

Where to begin?

Well, for those who don't know me, I'm Savunn Adams. I was born in Cambodia, but lost my family when I was very young. Fortunately, I was adopted and brought to the States when I was a mere 2-year-old by two wonderful people whom I'm proud to call my parents. All pretty mundane stuff.

However, less mundane is the fact that I am also perhaps better known (at least locally) as the city's newest superhero, Fusion!

So why blow my secret identity here?

Well, the main reason is because anyone reading this lives in a different dimension from me. That's right--I'm writing this blog from another dimension, a parallel universe, if you will. And how do I know this? Simple. My powers (as well as the snazzy supersuit I wear) come from an interdimensional entity who, for lack of a better description, has fused himself to my soul.

Don't let the idea fool you. It's not as cool as it sounds. Imagine being an optimist and having a pessimist's thoughts wired directly into your head. That's pretty much how it is with Bob. (That's what I call the interdimensional entity who fused to me. His real name is unpronounceable--let alone spellable--in any Earth language.)

Anyway, I digress. As I was saying, if you're reading this, you live in a different dimension from me, so my secret identity is still safe. But, the cool thing is, my life can be viewed from your dimension through the pages of a comic book.

So how am I able to post a blog here as well?

Well, the interdimensional blogging and MySpacing (yeah, I have a MySpace page too--; feel free to friend request me) is also thanks to Bob. You see, these interdimensional entities are sort of energy-based lifeforms, and they are somehow able to shift their energy through dimensional boundaries. They can also manipulate various subatomic energies (such as the electrons flowing through the internet) and make them cross dimensional boundaries as well. I have no idea how the physics of this works (and Bob says that to explain it would be to risk making my head explode), but the proof is in the blog you're reading.

I think I might be rambling a bit now, so I think I should wrap up this post. As I said earlier, in your dimension, you can see my life in the pages of a comic called, appropriately enough, "Fusion," and I'll be sure to have Bob post the pages of the comics here for you all to see. The guy transcribing my life has started Essay Bee Comics to chronicle my life, and I hope that he might stop by here from time to time. (Hi, Transcriber!) Other than that, I'll post here about some of the stuff going on in my life that may not get covered in the comics.

Well, I think that pretty much covers my introduction. Feel free to comment here--just don't get annoyed if I end up talking your ear off. (As I think I've just done in this first post alone!)