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A few weeks ago, .

I released my first book “Discover object-oriented programming using WordPress“

The book had $11,040 in sales during its launch week.
This went above and beyond the expectations that I had for how well the book would do.
(I would’ve been ecstatic if it’d made even half of that.) But before I go any further, I want to do a small preface.
What I am going to talk about isn’t anything that I really figured out myself.
All that I did was read a lot of what others had done and then tried to do it myself in my own authentic way.
(That last part is super important though!) I’m especially thankful to Nathan Barry and his book “Authority“.
(Sadly, he doesn’t sell just the book anymore.) I’m also super grateful to Paul Jarvis who’s inspired me to have my own quirky voice through his newsletter.
He and Justin Jackson (not the basketball player!) taught me that marketing didn’t have to be this slimy thing if you were authentic about it.
(Justin has a course on marketing for developers.) That’s also why I’m taking the time to write down all my thoughts about this experience while everything is still fresh.
(Much like my year in reviews.) I was only successful because other people shared how they approached marketing and self-publishing a book.
I want to do the same by sharing as much information as I can for anyone interested in marketing and publishing their own book.
Having a newsletter.
The centrepiece of marketing a book (or any other product) is having a newsletter.
This is something that you’ll hear over and over from a lot of people selling things on the internet.
The newsletter is how you build an audience that trusts you and will want to hear what you’re creating.
(And maybe even pay for it!) Now, there’s no right way to do a newsletter.
(Paul Jarvis has a pretty good take on what makes for a good newsletter and how to start one.) What I did was just start teaching everything I knew to the WordPress community.
I then put up a newsletter signup page to try to stay in touch with anyone who liked my writing.
That said, it’s worth pointing out that creating a newsletter signup page isn’t some magical thing.
It doesn’t mean that you’ll end up with thousands of subscribers overnight.
It does happen for some people, but it didn’t for me.
The main reason why that didn’t happen was that I was pretty much writing for a niche within a niche.
(And even maybe within another niche!) So to try to increase the number of people signing up to the newsletter, I added a book landing page in August 2014.
I never tracked how effective it was for me to do this, but it didn’t really matter either.
I was just trying to find another incentive for someone to subscribe to my newsletter.
I was willing to try things that I didn’t consider dishonest or annoying like exit popups.
(I did do that little slide down below the menu, but I haven’t tracked how well it works either.
I know.
I’m bad at this.) I wasn’t against the idea of writing a book if there was enough interest in it so the book landing page felt ok to me.
But what was enough interest for me.
Well, enough interest was about a thousand newsletter subscribers.
This seemed to be the sweet spot based on my research.
Less than that and the odds were good that I wouldn’t make any money.
Anything above that seemed to lead to pretty good launch outcomes.
(I’d read people making a few thousand dollars to $50,000 or more.) And then nothing.
Once I had a landing page for the book, I did nothing else related to it for a few years.

My main focus was just writing articles and speaking at WordCamps

Over time, my newsletter grew to a point where I felt I’d have over a thousand subscribers when I’d be ready to launch it.
That was in 2016.
I spent most of 2017 writing it slowly.
(As I do with everything I write.) 2018 was all about editing it and working on the extra material for the more expensive packages.
I won’t talk too much about all that in this article since there’s a lot to write about there as well.
But as 2018 was wrapping up, I was far enough along that I’d started thinking about ways to market the book.
Normally, you want to do all these guest posts and try to get the word out as much as possible.
I already wrote a lot.
I didn’t want to write guest posts.
Picking my launch date.
But one content marketing idea I had was to do a WordCamp talk where I could promote the book at the end.

That talk was “How to approach object-oriented programming with WordPress“

I started submitting it to WordCamps at the end of 2018

I also told myself that, when a WordCamp selected it, I’d set a deadline for launching the book.

It wasn’t picked up by any WordCamps in 2018

But in January, it got accepted for WordCamp Miami.
This meant that I now had to set a deadline.

I needed the book to be out by the time I spoke at WordCamp Miami

The date I chose was Wednesday Match 6th which was just one week before the camp.
I had a few reasons for picking that date.
I have no idea whether they were good or not since I’ve only launched one book.
But they made sense in my head at the time.
(The best selection criteria obviously.
lol) First, a Wednesday seemed like the optimal day to launch a programming book.
There are almost no major holidays on a Wednesday.
It’s also mid-week.
I’m catching everyone near the peak of where they’re thinking about programming.

I also chose that week because it was a week before WordCamp Miami

I felt this would give me enough time to focus on the launch and finish preparing my talk.
In practice, it was enough time because I started preparing my talk a month before.
But it was still stressful because I was still in book launch mode the following week.
I’d bump that to two weeks if I did it again.
Building excitement for the launch.
With my launch date selected, I started promoting the launch of the book.
I didn’t really know what to do for that either.
I ended up mostly following the launch plan from Justin Jackson’s marketing for developers book.
Four weeks prior.
The first promotional message that I did was four weeks before the launch.
I tweeted that the book would come out next month.
I also sent an email to my newsletter which you can see below.
I didn’t put a specific date because I wasn’t sure if I’d hit my deadline or not.
I still had a lot left to do.
The largest one was that the screencasts which I couldn’t record because I was in Mexico.
(Though life I know!) That tweet ended up doing very well.
It got 37 retweets and a lot of likes.
But more importantly, I added 44 new subscribers that week which is more than I add in a month usually.
Foreword update.
A week before launch, I sent a final email update about the book.
(You can see it below.) That update focused on announcing that the book would have a foreword by Tom McFarlin.
I was so happy with the foreword that Tom wrote so it felt great sharing it with everyone.
The truth is that I hadn’t planned on having a foreword for the book.
Tom was just super nice and offered to do one.
I feel really fortunate for having had that happen.
But it was also a unique marketing opportunity.

Tom is a pretty well-known WordPress developer

I figured I could test if announcing a foreword by him did anything to create excitement for the book.
So I tweeted about the upcoming foreword email a few days before I sent it out.
The tweet wasn’t even close to as successful as the one I’d done announcing that the book’s release.
I only got six newsletter subscribers during the period between when I tweeted about the foreword and when I sent the email for it.
Day before.
The next promotional message was the day before the book launch.
I sent to different emails to my newsletter.
The one below was if you hadn’t shown any interest in the book.
While I didn’t want to spam people that hadn’t asked for book updates, I also didn’t want to ignore them either.
I figured the day before was a good day to bring up the fact that I had a book coming out.
I also gave them a link to the sample chapter if they wanted to get one.
The link had a 14% click rate which is quite good.
Above is the email I sent to the people who were getting book updates.
It’s very different from the other one.
It follows Justin’s recommendation in his marketing for developers book I also tweeted that the book was launching the day before.
This tweet did really well much like the one announcing the book launch a month before.
It got 26 retweets and reached a lot of people.
I also got a lot of newsletter subscribers from it as well.
I don’t know how many exactly because the launch messed with the numbers.
(I’d say at least as many as the tweet I sent a month before.) The reason why I think the tweet did really well was because it had an incentive.
It said that’d they’d get launch discount if they signed up.
Launch day.
So this brings us to the launch day.
I started the day by switching the book landing page to the book sales page.
(I’ll talk about the sales page in the next section.) In terms of communication, I followed the same formula as the other days.
I sent an email announcing the book launch to my newsletter which you can see below.
I didn’t really have a plan when I wrote that email.
I just wanted to talk about why I wrote the book and why I thought it was important for the WordPress community.
It ended up being quite a long email so I put a TL;DR at the top with the launch discount.
I also tweeted about the book launch.
I wanted to have this tweet pinned at the top of my Twitter profile so I wrote it in a more timeless way.
It also linked to the new book sales page without an attached image.
(I’ll talk about the book sales page later in the article.) I didn’t attach an image to the tweet because I made sure that the book sales page had a great link preview.
I don’t usually do anything special for social media or SEO with my articles.
But I figured it was probably a good idea to do it here since I have no idea what the long tail sales are going to be.

Sharing in the Advanced WordPress group

It was a good thing that I did the work making sure that the book sales page had a great link preview.
That’s because the book sales page was also shared in the Advanced WordPress group on Facebook.
This wasn’t something that I expected.
For me, it felt like too much self-promotion to post the book in the Facebook group.
I didn’t want to do it.
(It’s also why I never posted it on Reddit either.) But my friend Maxime Jobin insisted to do it so I let him make a post.
Even if Maxime created a post for me, .

It didn’t mean that it would make it on the Advanced WordPress group

It still needed the group administrators to approve it.
And I wasn’t sure if they would since it was about a product that you had to buy.
But they did.
And the reception was actually quite good which was a relief.
Maxime also offered to share the launch discount code if anyone wanted it.
A lot of people took him up on it.
I think not having a discount code for the Facebook group was a mistake on my part.
(Maxime even suggested I have one.) If I did it again, I would make one.
I could at least know if the group drove a lot of sales or not.
Last day of the launch sale.
While doing my research on how to market the book, I found plenty of information on what to do leading up to the launch.
But after that, there wasn’t much written about what to do.
So I decided to just go with what made sense to me based on my research.
The first thing that seemed to make sense was that I should send a reminder that the sale was ending.
People are busy.
They might have had the intention to buy the book, but life got in the way and they forgot.
So on the last of the sale, I sent the email that you see above to everyone who hadn’t bought the book.
I didn’t really know what to write in the email either so I mentioned that the book had been doing well.
I also put a screenshot of this tweet by Kevin Hoffman reviewing the complete package as a form of social proof.

The graph above from Gumroad shows my sales around the launch of the book

As you can see, I made almost as much money on that final day of the sale that I did on launch day.
It does feel like sending that email was probably a really good idea.
As with a lot of what I discuss in this article, it’s hard to know if it actually did do a difference.
I can’t see what would have happened if I hadn’t.
But I would probably send that email again if I launched another product.
Sales page.
Like I mentioned earlier, with the book launch, I replaced my old book landing page with a sales page.
There’s plenty of material out there on how to design and build a sales page, but I wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do anyway.
I just ended up piecing one together using a few sources as inspiration.
For the copywriting, I kept a lot of what I’d written for the book landing page and just polished it.
The copywriting for the original landing page was the result of following Amy Hoy’s teaching.
She talks a lot about her formula of talking about the reader’s pains and dreams, and how to bridge them.
The big copywriting addition to the new sales page was the hero image and text.
I ended up basing my text on the one Adam Wathan had for his “Refactoring to Collections” book.
Since the book did “quite well”, I figured it was probably an ok text to base myself on.
In fact, I based a lot of the rest of the sales page on the one for “Refactoring to Collections”.
I didn’t feel like reinventing the wheel and that one seems to have worked well for Adam.
I did leave some things out like the sample screencast and table of contents.
Communicating after buying the book.
Another thing that wasn’t discussed at all during my research was what to do once someone bought the book.
I wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do either.
That said, I made sure that I had an automation rule to add anyone that bought the book to a sequence.
Asking for Gumroad review.
At the end of the book, I ask if you can tweet or write a review for the book if it helped you.
That’s because I’m not doing anything else to market the book outside what we’ve been discussing in this article.
That means that I’m depending on word of mouth for marketing from this point on.
However, a month before the book launch, Gumroad came out with a product rating system.
Gumroad uses the rating system with its product recommendation system.
I haven’t made any sales with it yet and I don’t expect to if I’m being honest.
That said, it’s still another type of social proof.
Whenever someone clicks to buy one of the packages, they’ll see the rating for the product.
I felt that was probably valuable enough to ask people who bought the book to rate it.
Above you can see the email that I send.
The title of the email and the first paragraph bring up the favour that I asked in the book.
After that, I explain that Gumroad has a rating system and how they can rate the product.
I think that sending that email was a good call.
If you look at my Gumroad profile, you can see that the three main packages all have 5 stars.
That’s all I could ask for really.
Upselling the team package.
I also had another post-purchase email idea that I didn’t end up implementing.
It was about buying the team package.
The idea was to refund someone’s purchase if they got their work to buy it.
My idea was to talk about how getting the book into as many as possible was important.
That’s how we’ll get the WordPress community to learn object-oriented programming.
So, if they felt that the book would be helpful to their coworkers, they should get their work to buy it.
So why haven’t I sent this email.
Well, the truth is kinda chickened out.
The book did super well already and I felt it was kinda greedy to push for more.
I’m curious about your opinion on it though.
So feel free to let me know in the comments if you feel like I should have done this.
Maybe I’ll end up doing it.
Post-launch discount requests.
I took down the launch discount code at the end of the third day as I’d said I would.
But even with the emails, I still had people reach out a few days saying they missed the launch discount.
My policy for those requests was to create a custom one-time use discount code for them.
Why do that.
Well, because this book launch is far from being the most important going on in your life.
So you end up missing the emails and forgetting about the launch even if you had the intention to buy the book.
On top of that, if you reached out about it, you were probably really keen on buying it.
It didn’t make sense to me to be greedy.
I’d rather just build goodwill by extending you the discount.
Offering a discount for a WordCamp talk.

So what happened with my WordCamp Miami talk where I was going to promote the book

Well, due to technical difficulties, I wasn’t able to show the slide with the discount code.
So I wasn’t able to promote the book as I’d planned when I picked my launch date.
All wasn’t lost though.
While I wasn’t able to see if promoting a book at WordCamp talk generated any sales, I did do something else.
I also offered the discount code to my newsletter when I sent my email about the companion article to the talk.
This is actually the only mention of the discount code that I ended up doing.
What was interesting is that I did get 7 sales from mentioning it in the email.
So it wasn’t a bad idea to mention it in the email.
I just don’t know how many sales I would have made if I’d mentioned it at the talk.
(I’ll get a chance to test that again soon.) Sales breakdown.
So that pretty much covers everything that I did for the book launch.
Let’s wrap this up by going some of the sales numbers.
Launch sales.
First, let’s look at the sales during the 3-day launch.
I made $9,349.50 during that period.
If we break it down per day, it looks like this: Day 1: $3,826.50.
Day 2: $2,225.25.
Day 3: $3,297.75.
As I said, I think sending the email about the last day of the sale was a really good idea.
I think that’s part of the reason why the last day almost did as well as the first one.
Packages.
There’s one recommendation that I saw over and over researching how to market this book.
It was to not just sell the book.
There’s a limit to how much people are willing to spend on a book even if that’s where most of the value is.
Instead, the book should be one of several different packages.
Each package has a different value proposition at a different price point.
This allows you to increase the average revenue per customer.
So from the start, I was planning on doing more than one package for the book.
And was worthwhile to spend the time to create these different packages.
Yes, it was.
You can see it clearly when you look at the sales breakdown per package.
Book package: $2,496 (81 sales).
Premium package: $3,118.50 (42 sales).
Complete package: $3,735 (19 sales).
The book package had the most sales but generated the least amount of money.
Each package made progressively more money on fewer sales.
The complete ended up generating the most money on only 19 sales which is amazing.
This puts my average revenue at $65.84 per customer.
This is more than twice the revenue that I was making on the book during the sale.
(The book was $29.25 with the discount.) So needless to say, I’m happy that I did packages.
It was the difference of over $5,000 in revenue for me.
Refunds.
I suffered from a lot of impostor syndrome writing this book.
My biggest fear with the book was that people would hate it and ask for a refund.
The opening of the book was specifically written to deal with that fear.
First, I specifically explained what the book would be about and what it wouldn’t cover.
I think this is a good thing to do even if you don’t have any fear of refunds.
It ensures that the reader really knows what to expect from the book.
For me, this had the secondary benefit that I felt less guilty about a refund if that’s why they wanted one.
But I also said that they could ask for a refund for any reason and I’d be happy to give it.
Overall, doing this made me feel better about my fear of refunds.
But like most fears with impostor syndrome, it ended up being unfounded.
I had a single refund request since the book launched.
And it was a completely legitimate refund request based on what I’d written at the beginning of the book.
Where are we now?.
Over a month has passed since the launch, I’m now at $12,952.80 in sales.
So that means that I made about $2,000 in sales in the last month.
That’s pretty amazing.
I’m not sure where this number will be in a few months, but it doesn’t really matter.
This is more money than I ever expected to make with this book.
I’m really just grateful for everyone’s support.
I also hope that this will help anyone who’s thinking of launching a product of their own.
The whole thing was scary and daunting to me even with all the research.
So know that you’re not alone feeling that way, but that there’s always a potential for success.
Even for something as crazy as an object-oriented programming book for WordPress developers.
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Reply April 11

StarBird Space Avenger.
In the 70’s, a lot of toy companies were incorporating electronics into their toys.
While I still maintain that Rom the Space Knight is the coolest of the electronic 70’s toys, the Starbird and it’s variations are pretty close.
All the Starbird toys have a few things in common; press a button and their front lasers light up and fire, tilt the ship up or down and it makes engine sounds that raise or lower in pitch, removable front assemblies, wing fighters and engine parts.
These ships are often missing parts, most commonly a little gun that sits in the ball turret at the back.
There are two main modesl of Starbird, the Electronic Starbird and the Star Bird Space Avenger which was also boxed as the StarBird Avenger.
Depending on the model, there are diferent sticker sets.
The lasers on the Avenger’s nose are set closer together, the canopy plastic is much darker.
The Avenger was a second release of the Starbird and included updated electronics that could both send and receive infrared signals.
The Avenger model comes with a “target” to shoot at to test your skill with the infrared lasers.
A third vessel, the Starbird Intruder, was also made but is much harder to find.
It is basically the front assembly of a Starbird with wings done up in black.
It makes the same laser and engine sounds and includes the advanced infrared electronics as the Avenger.
In fact, the Avenger and Intruder can have battles, knocking out the opponents ship with infrared beams like lasertag.
A disabled ship’s engine will knock out briefly when hit.
Milton Bradley made a playset to go along with the Starbird line, the Command Base.
It is a large cardboard station with plastic accessories like radar dishes, laser guns, a working crane, little vehicles and space men.
Electronic Starbird Star Bird Space Avenger Click here for a larger picture Starbird front view Click here for a larger picture Starbird rear view Click here for a larger picture Starbird Command Base Click here for a larger picture Loose Command Base Click here for a larger picture   Starbird Intruder Click here for a larger picture German Star Bird Supervogel.
43 thoughts on “StarBird Space Avenger”.
May 13, 2008 at 2:55 pm Rick, I have some bigger pics of the command base if you want to post them.
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Robert May 31, 2008 at 4:57 pm Starbird rules.
I got my S-Bird as a gift when I was a teen, and loved it.
It is one of my top toys ever.
I broke mine of course, and 20 years later,got one off E-Bay.
I still fire her up when I can.
Great laser blasts and the acceleration sound are some of the best memories I have.
Thanks for a great website.
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todd June 3, 2008 at 9:45 pm Starbirds completely rocked.
MIne got a lot of play time.
I think I still have it somewhere.
It was in good condition except for it lost a few decals.
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charlyramsesdelosreyesbenitez June 15, 2008 at 5:57 pm good-evening-fans-ihave-5starbirds-collections-with-me-for-over-30-years-ago-there-in-good-execellent-conditions-anfortunadamente-the-need-some-a-little-small-medium-parts-pieces-to-reconstructem-execpt-of-course-the-electronics-original-sound-efects-has-to-be-repairs-all-of-them-a-little-service-maintences-i-need-to-resurrectem-the-5-motherships-starbirds-all-name-them-starbirds-electronics-x450-the-second-thestarbird-theavenger-and-the-tirht-the-starbird-the-intruder Reply.
August 5, 2008 at 8:35 pm Go on Ebay, there you will find your parts you seek.
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charlieramsesdelosreyesbenitez August 31, 2008 at 3:15 pm good-afternoon-everybody-how-are-you-loyal-fans-outher-i-forgot-to-say-something-in-the-web-you-tube.com-you-will-find-some-3-videos-clips-of-thestarbirds-evolutions-andthe-starbirds-starangelblades-originals-scenes—–i-recomended-to-starbirds-loyal-fans-everywere-on-the-web-i-garrentiet——and-coming-soon-in-november29-to-30-starbirds-total-acces-you-shall-se—-a-little-snake-previeu-i-recomended-that-is-all-thank-you-very-much Reply.
Howard Hoover September 1, 2008 at 5:55 pm I was looking on ebay to find out what an Electronic Starbird is worth but I didn’t see any.
I was fixing to put mine on ebay when I found your site.
It is missing one of the thrusters on the back & the gun is missing, it also has a burn mark on the engine exhaust area where I put a lighter up to it to see if it would make a flame come out.
Yeah a 9 or 10 year old with a lighter doesn’t sound good does it.
Anyway all the electronics & lights still work good.

Any ideas thanks Howard [email protected] Reply

September 7, 2008 at 4:23 am I remember last seeing one of these hanging in a comic book shop in Syracuse, NY in the early 90s.
The owner had taken it and painted it gun metal grey aand highlighted certain areas blood red.
I think he painted large black wings on the bottom of it.
It looked awesome.
I had one when I was a kid, which is how I stumbled across this site when I did a search on eBay.
Just wanted to see if anyone even remembered this toy.
And when I remembered the name and did a search, I found this site.
Thanks for helping me remember my childhood.
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James Howard September 12, 2008 at 5:09 pm Thank goodness for mothers who saved things.

My mom just sent me 2 Milton Bradley Electronic Starbirds that I had when I was a kid

Just like anyone, both are missing the gun.
But for the mostpart, there mostly all there.
I just handed them over to my five year old boy and he’s just as excited as I was when I got mine.
Oh yeah, I’m forty now and the sound just takes me back.
Thanks for the site.
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Frank September 18, 2008 at 8:33 am Is their any way you could scan the cardboard base and post or email it to me thanks Reply.
julia lawrence October 20, 2008 at 10:44 am My brother used to have ‘starbird’ , think around about same time as ‘big track’ came out.
I used to play all the time when he wasnt around.
Would love another one.
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festie October 21, 2008 at 8:58 am wasnt there a short lived live action show based on this.
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Kevin H December 30, 2008 at 12:23 pm There were no shows or other media to support this toyline.
In america there were only 3 ships and one base.
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gill h February 9, 2009 at 7:07 am I have an intruder and an avenger both boxed in fair condition but both work and make noise if anyone is intrested in making me an offer before i put them on ebay [email protected] Reply.
February 12, 2009 at 11:24 pm I still have the intruder in beautiful shape, that thing is crazy cool.
I used to have the star bird, but that toy was completly wrecked.

( guess the intruder won the fight) Reply

Randy March 23, 2009 at 7:10 am Mom and Dad still have all of our toys from when we were kids and they are slowly starting to migrate the 2 hours south to my house.
My 6 year old boy spent spring break at my parents and when I went to pick him up we went to the attic with the intention of finding my brothers Xwing fighter (remember the cool old ones that had the light on the nose like a lazer).
Anyhow, he got that and I got the intruder(I was always bummed My figure wouldn’t fit in the ship).
I pulled it down out of the attic and found a battery for it and it still works.
The entire ship is in very good shape although missing one of the wings/fighters & The gun.
I’m sure it’s around somewhere, just need to find it.
I remember taking it to school in about 2nd grade….back when lazers and toy guns were just toys.
Memories.
Thanks to whoever took the time to put this page up and letting us chime in.
Randy in Des Moines, IA.
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Kristopher April 20, 2009 at 1:18 am Great article.
I had the original StarBird and the Command Center when they came out and thought they were the coolest thing – especially the variable pitch engine sound.
I lost mine in the typical “Mom Purge” of toys “I grew out of” and it was likely sold in a garage sale along with many Star Wars, Battlestar Gallactica, and Buck Rogers toys.

If we knew then what we know now… Reply

Jon July 21, 2009 at 10:08 pm Ok, so I’ve posted this somewhere else too, but I thought it belonged here too.
If you have TSR’s (quite excellent) pocket game Revolt on Antares, check out the graphic on the Air Jets counter… they are StarBird ripoffs.
I never had one of these wicked-cool babies, but somebody at school did, and I once got to fly on of the little detatchable wing ships.
I always thought that was a line of BS, but I guess they really were supposed to be ships.
So I guess that wasn’t quite as lame as I thought it was (not that I refused).
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Louis September 13, 2009 at 9:22 pm Does anyone remember if their was a black wing like nemisis to the starbird.
I remember having the starbird and the playset and my step brother having the starbird intruder and another black wing evil version also with lights and sound.
The vehicle was also made by MB and hade little wiglets that could come of and be used as fighters i just cannot remember the name of it.

Does anyone remember the name of the starbirds nemisis Reply

Eric October 10, 2009 at 4:53 pm hey guys n gals!.
does any one know where to get the gun part or a reproduction of it??.
i need that part!!!.
still have the one i had as a kid and it still looks n sounds great!.
atill have the box inserts and instructions as well!!.
in hella great shape for being ancient!!!.
hell I’m 40 and still play all my old stuff ive had or re bought over the years!.
also love my mega bugs!.
got em all!.
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December 24, 2009 at 5:26 am I LOVED MINE.
I got one of the ships as a BD gift from my parents when I turned 9 and I remember it like it was yesterday.
It’s been almost 30 years ago now and I still have the nose part that has the electronics in it.
Doesn’t work anymore and I have taken it apart to try to repair, but I have had no luck.
I think I will just hunt a nice one down and buy it.
Thanks for this site so I could take a stroll down memory lane again.
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Pascal January 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm Hello Friends from space, I’m looking for the starbird Intruder to complete the war!!.
If you want to sell it, please write to my adresse [email protected] And thanks for this web site so cool.
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January 12, 2010 at 12:26 am And star bird also, .

Because i didn’t find any….let me konw Reply

Phil April 1, 2010 at 7:49 am I have a Titanium Series Autobot Ark which bears a striking resemblance to the Starbird.
I know it’s only a small pic, but here it is: http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:34e5kkc6fFVceM:http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/transformers/images/thumb/2/2c/Arktitanium.jpg/180px-Arktitanium.jpg Reply.
craig davies September 19, 2010 at 1:05 pm i have star bird space avenger in orignal box.
all the pieces are present.
i.e the cardboard landing pad.
the roller gun on the back.
still in perfect working condition.
looking to sell to good home.

Anyone interested make me a offer Reply

January 7, 2011 at 9:58 am I love these.
In face I have 2 avengers 2 intruders and the station still.
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March 24, 2011 at 11:48 pm Hello Friends Star bird!!.
I have gun part for your collection, i’m selling also a star bird intruder complete, an avenger complete, a star bird station and a normal star bird, they are all working well!.
Let me know if you want to change part or sell o buy, i m always loocking for missing parts.
Very nice site Reply.
March 24, .

2011 at 11:49 pm My mail is [email protected] Reply

Tim November 9, 2011 at 8:22 am Hello, When I was 10 years old I got a Star Bird for Christmas.
It soon became my most beloved toy of my childhood.
My parents had pictures in the photo album of me playing with it.
I found myself later in life trying to remember the name of it.
I forgot what it was called.
Yesterday, I stumbled across one on the internet.
The wave of emotion of seeing and remembering that toy rolled over me like nothing I’ve felt before.
I thought for a moment that I was gonna cry.
I gotta get one.
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Eric B December 22, 2011 at 7:57 am I remember waking up one Christmas morning and getting one of these, and yes I seemed to have lost the gun within a few days.
I loved the smell of that plastic though, the awesome sounds.
I always wanted a Star Wars Y-Wing fighter, .

But this was the next best thing (and I dearly miss it) Reply

Daniel February 5, 2012 at 6:54 pm I have the PCB (printed circuit board) from my Star Bird.
It is all that survives after these many decades.
I don’t know why I kept it all these years, but I still have it.
I’m sure it would work if connected to batteries and a speaker.
I love the metal ball on tracks that controlled the pitch up and down.
Someday when I have a little extra money, I WILL have another Star Bird.
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Scott February 24, 2012 at 6:59 am Love the site, just to make you all a bit jealous, just picked up a boxed Star Bird Space Intruder from a local charity shop for … wait for it a whopping £1.30p, .

Its now pride of place next to my Big Trak and Action Men Reply

Speedy September 22, 2013 at 7:50 pm I had the second version of the starbird in year 4.
(Early 80s.) This was the one that DID not haver the removable nose, or the wing fighters.
It shot little missiles, had the same engine sounds and lasers.
It died after many years, but I got a replacement on Ebay, along with oine of the original versions.
(Just need the turret gun, like everyone else does.) The thing is, I have NEVER seen the second version mentioned anywere.

Reply Joel January 28

2017 at 3:13 pm Actually, that version was before the white ones as they’re much harder to find.
There’s also a white and red version of the same design of the silver one.
I currently have three of the silver one and will be receiving an almost brand new white and red one (unopened instructions, stickers, unopened darts and unopened battery).
The white and red one is even harder to find and I’m very lucky that I’ll be getting the most complete one soon.
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David December 24, 2013 at 5:52 am Does anyone have any idea where I could get replacement decals for the Starbird Avenger and Intruder.
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April 10, 2014 at 7:39 am Hello.
I’m the webmaster for Suncoast Diecasters.
At our March meeting I sold my German-edition Starbird to another clubmember.
Outside of auction sites, this page of yours is the only one with any info on Starbird.
I’d like to have permission to link to this page when I post the next update.

Reply April 10

2014 at 11:41 am Yeah, of course feel free to link.
BTW, love your site.
Hadn’t run across it before.
I’m not deep into die cast toys, but there are a few I like, especially the Zylmex stuff like the Thunderbirds knock offs.
Reply April 11, 2014 at 2:14 pm Thanks for the link exchange, Rick; the site has now been updated.
BTW, we do have Zylmex models show up from time to time.
Reply April 11, 2014 at 3:41 pm No problem.
And I LOVE Zymex.
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Nigel October 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm Hi I have a bandai grey starboard.
It’s the one with the retractable landing gear It has all of the missiles, the electronics work.
It is missing the orange plastic engine cover art the rear.
Does anyone know what these are worth before I stick it on eBay.
Only issue is that shipping will be expensive from new Zealand [email protected] Reply Joel January 28, 2017 at 3:20 pm Have you actually put that on ebay yet.
Somebody put one up for $500 and it got nothing.
I’ve asked them if they’ll sell it for $80 as they’ve already gone down to $100.
If you haven’t yet, I would say around $80-90 depending on its condition.
If it has paint wear I would say around $60-70 but if it’s in really good condition probably $80-90.
If it doesn’t have the box that will put the price down a bit.
Seeing you have the darts that helps with the price.
With that rear piece missing though that does devalue it a bit.
See how you go, do what you think is right.
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Jason Atkinson May 3, 2017 at 1:32 pm I have a starbird intruder that is in great shape , but the decals are showing age.
Does anyone know if it’s possible to find new decals for the intruder.
It was one of my favorite toys as a kid, I lucked up about 2 years ago and got it on ebay for 50 bucks.
I don’t think the guy knew what he had !.
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This is of course The Cybermen from the Doctor Who universe

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Another Day, another foray into my stack of wrestling comics I’ve obtained in the past few years but woefully neglected to read for some reason.
In the past, and especially in the days when I was a really heavy comic reader, I never really got into wrestling comics simply because they would usually take things far too seriously or end up like the infamous Ultimate Warrior comic book where he ….emmm…. Nowadays, it seems like wrestling comics are thankfully way more fun, much like today’s topic.
Today, we’ll be looking at a comic that came from one of my boxes from , although I think it was originally produced by Chido comics as a follow up to their successful line of Lucha Underground comics via.
You might remember Chido comics was also the company behind the I’ve done on here in the past.
A few years back, a short clip surfaced online of Ryan using his penis (not really, wrestling’s silly) to flip someone over after they attempted to harm his downstairs neighbor.
This, of course, went incredibly viral due to the silliness and absurdity of the “move” and basically changed Ryan’s entire career.
Now, he’s managed to even.
In this post- world of pro wrestling, where despite heckling by diehard MMA guys (You know it’s fake right brah!) – everyone knows exactly what wrestling is, and a gimmick such as this can flourish.
In fact, lately it seems like wrestling things that go viral are almost always something intentionally ridiculous, and make somebody what I assume is a pretty good living.
they might even get popular enough to appear on National TV wrestling brands such as Impact Wrestling and Lucha Underground, or even get their own comic book.
This comic is basically a sort of alternate future affair for Mr.
Ryan as it’s not a tale of him at his prime vanquishing evil-doers, but a story of a washed up and grizzled Ryan who has abandoned the business due to a horrible tragedy and how he gets back into the ring.
It seems that five years prior to this comic, Joey Ryan and his tag partner Candice LeRae (who is not named) were involved in some sort of match where a wrestler was killed and LeRae was horribly injured, Ryan obviously blames himself and has turned into a miserable drunk.
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After reviewing the a few weeks ago, I remembered that I’ve actually received a few more wrestling comics in various boxes I’ve ended up with.
Forgive me for not remembering which one, but one of the very first packages I got contained a random issue of a comic called La Mano del Destino by J.
Gonzo.
For some reason, I tossed this book into my swag box and forgot about it until I went in looking for a Joey Ryan comic I also plan to review.
Published by a small independent publisher called Castle and Key Publication, La Mano del Destino is planned  to be a six issue series of which I believe five have been released.
My main question is – can you jump into this at issue 2, or would it be a bad idea.
we’ll see.
To read more about this comic series,.
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A while back I started reviewing some of the , and here is part two.
So if you want to read a bit about her origin or how these comics came to be check that link out as going into this review I’m going to assume we’re on the same page.
I hope to keep doing these until I’m all caught up, which could be a while at the almost glacial pace I’ve been moving at.
While you’re at it, make sure to to see the newest volume that will be coming out soon, I might do an un-boxing time article for all the swag I get from the campaign if that’s something somebody would want to see.
Check for my review of part one.
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To be honest, when it comes to comics related to wrestling, I never really picked up too many, not even back in my heaviest comic reading days.
So aside from the Joey Ryan comic I got a while back (which I should review on here) I haven’t really read too many.
Luckily Masked Republic had my back recently by tucking one of these bad boys into my recent Lucha Loot Treasure Chest () via.
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As part of my new posting initiative (posting every day in March!), I hope to do more comic reviews on Sundays, so make sure to check back every weekend to see a review of the next chapter.
If you have something you think I should check out for this, feel free to drop a comment.
Now that introductions are out of the way, it’s time for the task at hand – It’s been a while since I took a look at this crossover to end all crossovers brought to us by.
Fans have speculated for years as to which cybernetic villain would prevail in a hypothetical battle between cybermen or , and Doctor Who / : Assimilation Squared is just what the doctor ordered.
Sadly both armies of zombie androids are still on the same side as of issue three, we’ll see how long that lasts.
To recap the story so far.

A Star Fleet outpost on Delta IV has been ransacked by The Borg

only they seem to have new upgrades or another race entirely helping them.
This is of course The Cybermen from the Doctor Who universe, and for some reason these seemingly parallel dimensions have crossed allowing both villains to team up.
It all starts when The Doctor and find their way into what they think is the past, only for it to be revealed as the on the U.
S.
S.
Enterprise.
Shenanigans ensue, and just when everyone is starting to get used to each other, The Enterprise itself gets attacked.
We finally get to see the new , a vague term given to a myriad of different high-ranking Doctor Who villains that control the Cybermen.
This time it is a Cyberman that has Borg implants.
One only assumes that this new leader has assumed the roles of both Cyber-Controller and The Hive Queen, which is a  terrifying thought.
and crew scour their Star Fleet archives to see if there is any record of so called “Cyber Men” and come up with a few sparse records of contact with the NCC-1701 Enterprise commanded by none other than.
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By Alan Moore and David Lloyd Warning: there are spoilers in this review

by reading this I assume you are familiar with the works of Alan Moore, or at least will not be offended if I discuss the ends of a few of his books.
“Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power.
Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth.
And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there.
Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression.
And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission.
How did this happen.
Who’s to blame.
Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror.
I know why you did it.
I know you were afraid.
Who wouldn’t be.
War, terror, disease.
There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense.
” As the cold air creeps into our homes, and the smell of pumpkin spiced confectioneries seems to permeate our everyday lives, I figured that today would be the perfect day to look back at a literary classic that is relevant to this very week (November 5th to be precise).
It’s the story of a future riddled with fascism and the one man (?) willing to try to change everything for the better.
If that means razing it to the ground to start over, that’s par for the course for our hero.
Of course, .

I’m talking about Alan Moore‘s dystopian masterpiece V for Vendetta

Remember, remember.
The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot.
Most of V for Vendetta originally appeared in black-and-white between 1982 and 1985, in Warrior, a British anthology comic published by Quality Communications.
That publication went under in 1985, leaving the story unfinished.
came to the fans rescue and encouraged Moore to complete his work, an act that seemed awesome at the time, but has led to years of litigation and sour grapes between the two parties.
I’m not going to touch on that too much, but it’s hard to consider that if Moore had his way, V for Vendetta wouldn’t be the cultural lightning rod that it has become some 32 years after pen touched paper.
It’s hard to write about any version of V for Vendetta in 2014 without stumbling over many modern uses of it’s iconography, most notably with the modern anarchist-driven protest movements led by the self-styled “hacktivists” that go by the name Anonymous.
It can be argued that they have slightly missed the point in their use of the iconic Guy Fawkes masks and other homages, but one cannot ignore their passion for their hero – the antihero named V.
Artist David Lloyd has been quoted saying: “The Guy Fawkes mask has now become a common brand and a convenient placard to use in protest against tyranny – and I’m happy with people using it, it seems quite unique, an icon of popular culture being used this way.
Before I get too far, I wanted to drag out my soap box for a minute.
Notice, I said “literature” up there and not dismissive things such as “comic book” or “graphic novel”, because, as pretentious as this must sound, I feel that this is one of the many examples of sequential art that can easily be considered a classic of modern literature.
Even today, comics somehow still have a near hundred year old stereotype as either a silly or childish storytelling medium.
This is, of course, the established art community trying to resist new mediums, much in the same way that video games get the cold shoulder by critics and art lovers alike.
I challenge anyone to hold in one hand a popular book such as 50 shades of Gray and in the other a copy of V for Vendetta and come to the conclusion that the former is in some way a better piece of literature.
Just because something has pictures in it, it doesn’t immediately mean it’s inferior.
Love him or hate him, Alan Moore has been one of the few comic writers to break this elitist barrier and gain even the slimmest amount of recognition by the non-comic media.
The story of this book is pretty complex, but it mostly boils down to the story of a girl named Evey Hammond, and how a chance encounter with a domestic terrorist (or a freedom fighter?) changed her life.
It’s Bonfire Night in in the far off future year of 1997 (I always love joking about dates in sci-fi, don’t mind me).
A down on her luck young girl named Evey has resorted to prostitution due to her inability to find a job, and makes the mistake of soliciting men who are undercover members of the state secret police, called “The Finger.” These men plan, not to arrest her, but to rape and kill the poor girl until a cloaked figure calling himself V steps in and takes care of the situation.
V is a well-spoken, seemingly intellectual, anarchist wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, a long black coat, and a tall old-timey hat, all fashioned to look like the infamous Guy Fawkes.
What follows is the story of how V slowly dismantles a fascist regime through both ideas and bloodshed.
The backdrop for this dark world revolves around uprising of the villainous white supremacist group Norsefire.
Sometime in the late 1980’s there was a large-scale nuclear war that ravaged the Earth, and while Britain was unscathed physically, it led to economic and social scars.
After something like 5-6 years of lawlessness and rioting, a group stepped up with claims that they could bring stability back to Europe, this was of course with a cost.
Norsefire implemented a by-the-numbers Orwellian nightmare upon the populace including mass surveillance and re-education campaigns.
Racial and political cleansing was soon instituted, leaving most of the populace afraid to do anything that would remotely put themselves on the state’s radar.

To understand how Moore thought up Norsefire

one has to look back at the British political climate in the early 1980’s.
Many were scared that the conservative ideas of politicians such as Margaret Thatcher were leading towards the acceptance of ideals usually held by radical groups such as The National Front and The British National Party.
These groups were after political offices, and many felt that any success they might have would pave the way for something akin to Nazi Germany.
As a result, many anti-fascist and anarchist groups popped up to “fight” the dangerous ideologies behind these Nationalistic parties, .

And it seems Alan Moore was very active in those scenes

Alan Moore was interviewed back in 2000 by a site called Blather about his creation of Norsefire, and here is a snippet about what he had to say: “Well, exactly.
You know, like originally, when I thought “Oh, I’ll make fascists the villains,” it was precisely so that I could sort of do a bit of propaganda, I mean, remember at the time I think I was still – I mean, this was 1981.
1980-81.
– I mean, I was still involved with Rock Against Racism and the Anti-Nazi League, things like that – but it doesn’t do anybody any service to actually just do a load of cartoon Nazis, you know, with funny monocles and cigars and accents […] they’re just caricatures.
“Ve ask ze questions”, you know.
Whereas in fact fascists are people who work in factories, probably are nice to their kids, it’s just that they’re fascists.
[Laughs].
They’re just ordinary.
They’re the same as everybody else except for the fact that they’re fascists.
Like, in order to really -I mean, I’ve read somewhere that – I’m sure I’m not going to get this exactly right but the basic quote is something like – “Total understanding is total love.” It’s something [like that] or vice-versa.
” One of the more refreshing things about the character V is that he is no hero.
In fact, he does some pretty deplorable things in order to further his cause.
I liken him to other villain-protagonists like Dexter, Light from Death note, or even Tony Soprano.
In the comic at least, it becomes pretty evident that V’s time in the Norsefire concentration camp system may have shattered his mind completely.
As readers, we are challenged to determined if he is sane or psychotic, hero or villain, due to his morally ambiguous acts.
At one point he goes as far as torturing one of the former guards of Larkhill concentration camp in just about one of the most messed-up ways imaginable.
The man, Lewis Prothero, was once the site Commander of the camp, and was promoted to a role not unlike that of a news pundit.
He basically takes information from a state computer system and broadcasts it to the masses.
V kidnaps Prothero from a train and dresses him up in old Larkhill clothes.
Prothero wakes up, and very quickly is driven insane by a combination of an overdose of the same drugs that were used to experiment on V and the shock of seeing his prized doll collection burned in a mock recreation of mass killings of camp detainees that he oversaw.
Usually when V does stuff like this, he is seen wearing a more grotesque mask that is similar to a clown.
I actually plan on reviewing the 2005 film based on this comic, but I do want to point out that much of V’s “dark side” is absent from the movie version of the character.
We do see him getting revenge on folks, but it’s in a borderline heroic way.
Many see the film, and do not realize that there is a duality to the character that makes him very unlikable at times.
For example, V’s entire reason for taking Evey in was to use her to get at a priest known to be a pedophile (Evey is only sixteen in the book), one can assume that she was going to be left to get raped and killed along with the priest, that is had everything gone to plan.
This is one reason I mentioned the misguided idolization by internet hackers earlier – to them V is a modern hero, but the book says otherwise.
To V the ends justify the means, and he is just as willing to inflict all manner of atrocity to end the reign of the Norsefire leadership.
The only difference is that V is willing to die, and has no plan to lead if he meets his goals.

Moore later revisited this idea with another character in his book The Watchmen

One could say that the character Ozymandias is the main villain of the piece, but when you think about what he actually did it becomes a gray area that involves testing your own morality.
Ozymandias did commit mass murder on a terrible scale, but he was working towards a “good” result.
He planned to stage an alien invasion to bring the world together and stop an impending a nuclear holocaust.
It could be argued that in by blowing up cities such as New York City and Paris he actually saved billions of people that would have died otherwise.
Then again, some of the best villains in fiction are heroes in their own story, and are only bad to us because we don’t agree with their methods.
The edition of V for vendetta that I am using for this review happens to be one of the trade paperback editions released in the 2000’s prior to the release of the theatrical film.
Between issues of the 10 comics, there are a handful of “making of” vignettes and other extras that are pretty entertaining.
I’m unaware if these were part of the original DC run, or if they were added when the comics were grouped together as a trade paperback, but their inclusion is still very nice.
Since the comic was originally black an white in Warrior, a lot of the first chapters are pretty drab despite being in color.
In a way this adds to the dystopian feel of everything as it seems like everything is always dark, dingy, and sick in some way.
With such a text heavy script, David Lloyd was able to create panels that were both exciting and somehow action-packed even when very little action was going on.
The griminess somehow makes the art age better than some other 80’s comics.
Even classics like The Watchmen seem older in comparison.
Compared to another text heavy comic such as The Dark Knight Returns, with it’s multitude of “talking head” panels, this was a breath of fresh air.
I think a copy of V for Vendetta should be on the bookshelf of most comic fans, and read alongside many other subversive classics like Orwell’s Ninteen-Eighty-Four and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.
The book is a challenge to anyone used to the typical hero vs.
villain motif seen in most fiction, and plays up things like moral ambiguity.
This isn’t a story of “The Government” vs “Freedom” like some would like for you to believe, that’s too simplistic.
This is the story of how we rationalize things that could be seen as heinous, even evil, if it means a greater goal can be reached.
Do the ends really justify the means.
If that means that we’re better off with a draconian fascist police state, that’s one option that a character like Detective Finch strives for.
If that means we’re better off with freedom through anarchy, that’s yet another option that V stands for.
This book is the key to keeping someone from looking at things in a truly dualistic manner (i.e.
“good” vs “evil”) and to see all of the factors that go into the choices one makes.
Think of what the mask represents – the real Guy Fawkes, a Catholic mercenary that tried to kill King James and his full parliament on that fateful day over 400 years ago, to some he was a hero, and to others a terrorist.
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Since there is a new Star Trek film just on the horizon and a new season of hitting the airwaves, I figured that now would be a great time to read some more of the recent comic crossover Assimilation Squared.
For those that didn’t catch my last review, this story centers on an alliance between The and The Cybermen – two similar alien races from both franchises.
Their first action as a unified front was the sacking of Delta IV, an attack that was very surprising considering the way The Borg usually make themselves known prior to any offensive actions.
In the final panel in the previous issue the crew of the U.
S.
S.
Enterprise and the crew of the Tradis were just about to meet in what The Doctor assumes is prohibition era San Francisco.
While the first issue dealt mostly with setting up the shocking alliance between both armies of zombie androids and their attack on Delta IV, issue two is a little deeper, a bit more “talky”.
Tipton does a great job writing convincing dialog.
For example, I really enjoyed the conversations between Commander Geordi LaForge and Commander Data since their “bromance” was often times my favorite part of the show itself.
Usually Data would misunderstand a human trait of some sort whether it be laughter or anger, and Geordi would have to set him straight.
Take this snippet for example: Data shows that he is often very human Geordi has pointed out that Data was created more than thirty years ago, and that he could benefit a lot from some of the more “modern” android technology being worked on currently.
Data, in the most supreme example of foreshadowing ever, ponders on whether that could get out of hand, and if he’d lose himself in the process.
I was surprised that the beginning of the issue shifted back, in a non-linear manner, .

To before the meeting between The Enterprise crew and The Doctor

This makes sense because we only saw Picard and Co.
for like half a panel at the end of the last issue, so it’s good to see what they were doing during the Delta IV attack.
Starfleet has set up a mining operation on a remote aquatic planet populated by “fish people” a fact that Commander Worf humorously undercuts with “they sound delicious!” In order to make quotas and keep the flow of the minerals steady, the folks in charge of the operation have had to cut corners leading to accidents and losses of life.
Geordi asks why they are mining so frantically, a question Picard replies to with “The Borg”.
It seems that Starfleet was nearly decimated at the battle of Wolf 359, a Star Trek battle depicted in the fan favorite episodes The Best of Both Worlds: parts 1 and 2.
Speaking of those episodes, and derailing any sort of flow here: that two-parter is soon to be re-released with HD special effects next week on Blu-Ray, you should all pre-order it below if you like the series: Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Best of Both Worlds (Blu-ray +UltraViolet) You may be asking yourself: “Where is this Doctor fellow that is supposed to be in the book, I think there is an image of him on the cover?” Well, much like the previous issue, the interactions between the two sets of characters is kept to a minimum until the very end where we finally see them interact.
This scene is pretty funny as The Doctor basically ignores everyone and bee-line’s it directly to Commander Data.
There is a misunderstanding where the Enterprise crew thinks that the holodeck has gained sentience and that the Doctor is merely a “bug” in the system, and The Doctor simultaneously thinks that Data is some sort of anachronistic robot that shouldn’t be in the past.
And just when everyone is having fun, the Borg and Cybermen arrive….bummer Poor Data I really enjoyed issue one of this series, but issue two tops it in every way.
The first issue almost seemed like two unrelated stories jammed together, and this one flows so much better overall.
I definitely love the art style by J.
K.
Woodward, he uses life-like painted interiors that one seldom sees in comics these days.
It really adds to the realism that makes one think this could have been a real episode of either show.
Now that the cast is all together, and the villains have appeared, I think we are in for a real treat in the next issue.
Maybe Commander Worf will smack the Doctor for talking too much or maybe we’ll find out what’s going on.
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April 27, 2013 , , , , , , , , Data, , , , Geordi La Forge, , , , , , Picard, San Francisco, , , , , , Leave a comment on Doctor Who / Star Trek: Assimilation Squared Issue 2 Doctor Who / Star Trek: Assimilation Squared Issue 1 Review.
Outside the realm of fan fiction and other such non-official works of fandom, there really hasn’t been any sort of official crossover between and Star Trek.
While fans would no doubt go crazy for an actual televised adventure pairing the two properties, something like a novel or a comic book is such a better fit.
When I opened my mailbox earlier this week, .

This is exactly what I got with Doctor Who / Star Trek: Assimilation Squared Issue 1

The book is written by Scott and David Tipton along with Tony Lee.
This first issue starts with a bang, as a federation aligned planet called Delta IV is invaded by the Borg in a manner not fitting their usual attack patterns.
We find out that it is typical of these monstrous zombies to warn people before they set out for assimilation, but this time they just swoop in with guns blazing.
Could this be caused by their mysterious alliance with a new race that the federation has never seen.
(yeah we all know it’s the Cybermen :P) The Prime minister of Delta IV and a few Starfleet officers are left to find help on a tiny escape shuttle.
One can only assume that they will stumble across the enterprise pretty soon.
We jump ahead to Ancient Egypt in which the Doctor, Amy, and Rory are setting out to stop an ancient alien invasion.
It seems that the pharaoh at this particular time might just be not what he seems.
With that plan foiled the Tardis crew set out for 1940’s San Francisco, a locale very popular for fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
This book does a great job of capturing the two styles of the seemingly unrelated universes.
While we don’t actually get to see the crew of the U.
S.
S.
Enterprise until the very last page of this issue, all of the other Starfleet related stuff is very much in line with what we have seen for many years in all of the various Star Trek materials out there.
It will be nice to see how the writers handle Picard and his crew in the upcoming issue, especially with the Doctor in tow.
Speaking of the Doctor Who front, the dialog is very much spot on, with how the Doctor tries to handle a bumbled infiltration into a pyramid to confront the pharaoh.
His hijinks are the comic relief of this issue, and definitely show the tone of the show very well i.e.
fun but dark.
Some of the dialog is a bit sparse, but with the nature of the comic being VERY action oriented, it really doesn’t warrant a ton of heavy dialog.
I will be looking out for that in coming issues.
The highlight of this book has to be the art style.
J.
K.
Woodward, an artist I’m not familiar with, does these cool painted interiors that make the book look like a million bucks.
I’m not sure if this is hand painted or digital, but it’s really nice.
Some of the images of The Doctor and Amy look especially great as I’m assuming the artist is using references from the show itself.
Here is an example page: All-in-all, this was a great kickoff to a fun romp, but it was all over way too soon.
The next issue should be awesome with the Doctor ending up on board the Enterprise and meeting the crew that we all want to see.
For me this is a definite buy for fans of both franchises.
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Brad is still not with us this week, meaning that we have another guest filled episode.
This week’s show is yet another one featuring us telling stories of our past.
This time, we aren’t discussing drunk stories, but stories about the time when we all lived in a terrible apartment that was about to fall […].
A listener asked us why we did not one, but TWO gaming episodes right before E3, we respond by doing yet another gaming episode to cover ourselves.
Brad is off being a father or something, so we’re joined by The Ginger One himself, Jason Clark   Triangle Face Podcast Ep 8 – Waiting for […].
This week the crew discusses the new X-Men film, X-men Days of Future Past.
Do we discuss how the movie was.
Do we discuss the travels of Ferdinand Magellan.
Does Dave discover more ammo to combat Mike in his never-ending quest to dethrone Wolverine as top dog of the Marvel universe.
We answer […].
Here is the second part of our long-winded discussion on video games.
This time we take a step back to review a new interdependently-made role playing game called Siralim and attempt to give away  some free stuff.
That is, until our run-in with the fabled lawnmower man.
Triangle Face Podcast Ep 6 – […].
This is the first half of a two-part discussion Brad, Dave, and Steve had about the state of gaming in 2014.
They discuss good things, bad things, and what we are all looking forward to in the gaming world.
Check back in a few days for more, as this one got a bit out of hand, […].
This week on Triangle Face Podcast, we will be discussing summer movies and more specifically the newest Godzilla movie.
As you can imagine, this episode is going to be full of spoilers so listen at your own risk.
Triangle Face Podcast Ep 4 – Deal With It   Related articles Film Review: Godzilla (2014) Why [Spoiler] […].
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This time the guys (and Sarah) tell stories of everyone’s favorite pastime – drinkin’ the booze.
While some of us are too old for the party guy lifestyle of our youths, it’s fun to look back […].
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They they do some whining themselves.
Then they talk about obscure children’s books.
All in all, nothing gets accomplished.
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1984 Related Podcast I […].
On this episode, Dave, Mike, Steve, and Brad discuss a Stanley Kubrick related documentary called Room 237.
This film is a HIGHLY acclaimed, and award winning film for some reason that our crew really does not enjoy all that much.
Are there homoerotic erections everywhere.
Minotaurs.
Nazi Typewriters.
The answer is NO.
Triangle Face […].
Triangle Face Podcast Ep 0 – The Intro.
Thomas flies solo as he explores the concept of Independence, just in time for the 4th of July.
Shaggy actually has a fiber connection in his new home.
He discusses what he can do with his new ISP with Thomas before both talks about the state of broadband in the United States.
Thomas wishes his dad a Happy Father”s Day.
After a hiatus that will be explained in a future episode, Shaggy returns to the show and talks about Intel”s latest veiled threats against those who would emulate the x86 instruction set.
Thomas talks about his mom, and how she influenced him.
Consider this a special Mother”s Day Edition of the show.
In this episode, Shaggy and Thomas experiment with Minecraft on a server created on Digital Ocean.
There have been some things going on, so I wanted to say I haven”t forgotten about the audience.
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Two Years.
Posted on by Last Thursday, October 18th, marked the two year anniversary of.
While , I certainly didn’t expect it to take this long.
But it’s also weird because it hasn’t seemed that long.
My whole life was put on pause and I moved in with my mom.
I haven’t slept at my place since being diagnosed and I have barely done any of the things with friends that I would normally do.
No summers filled with weekend drives.

No autocross with the Viper and Corvette clubs

All of the things that marked the passage of the seasons and time.
Thankfully I’m feeling normal-ish now and can get back to my life somewhat.
I’m working and finally hanging out with friends again.
Un fortunately due to though, I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to be the driver on a spirited drive through the country with friends again.
I’m forced to be a passenger which really sucks.
The same likely goes for autocross.
Hopefully one day they’ll figure out how to repair optic nerves.
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2018 at 4:43 PM Alex

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I am praying daily for you to have your vision restored and to stay cancer free.
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2018 at 1:37 PM That’s great news

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2018 at 7:08 AM I am really glad that you are finally doing good

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VR is hot stuff these days and there’s a wide-range of gear

Where gaming and education converge.
I want to be Ms.
Frizzle when I grow up.
When I think about the ideal classroom, .

The Magic School Bus quickly comes to mind

This show (which is getting ) is what good learning is all about.
Seriously.
Can you imagine being able to take your students literally anywhere, any time, to do, just about anything.
Learning should spark a sense of wonder.
The experiences we create and share with our students should be the first spark that spurs them to want to dig deeper and explore more.
Nearly three years ago, I wrote about some.
I was immediately struck by the possibilities.
Fast-forward to today, I’m excited to share that we’re making it happen.
Through a partnership with , .

We’ve launched our first VR Space in Surry County Schools at Meadowview Magnet Middle

Getting started with VR in schools doesn’t require a dedicated space

however, as part of library makeover, we wanted to create a space that kids would beg to be in.
What once was a dusty book storage room has been transformed into a state-of-the-art space where we, like Ms.
Frizzle, can take our students anywhere.
Part of the challenge has been educating our teachers and administrators about the technology.
VR is hot stuff these days and there’s a wide-range of gear.
Some schools are starting to explore the possibilities with phone-based VR using tools like Google Expeditions.

This is a great way to bring VR experiences to many students at once

however, the experiences lack the immersive quality of high-end computer-driven VR like you might experience with the Oculus or.
Thanks to foundry10, our space utilizes the Vive.

The Vive takes VR a step further in that it allows for what’s been dubbed room-scale VR

Simply stated, this means you’re not confined to a chair for your experience, .

But can actually move about the room while immersed in a VR experience

Take a step forward in the room and you move forward in the virtual world you’re exploring.
And, don’t worry.
A virtual grid materializes in front of you if you get too close to a wall.
We started with hands-on experiences for our teachers.
Simply having a great first experience seems to spark teachers’ imagination for the possibilities.

Our Lead Digital Learning and Media Innovation Facilitator

, has been working closely with Meadowview teachers to match the growing variety of VR experiences to the curricula they teach.
From there, teachers are scheduling times to bring their students into the media center (another bonus) to rotate through selected experiences.
There’s an exciting variety of explorations our students are trying, too.
Our social studies students have been exploring the world with , .

Stepping inside the Roman Coliseum or walking the streets of London

Our science students can travel through the body’s circulatory system or deeper, still, into individual cells.
Likewise, .

We can take them scuba diving for an encounter with a Blue Whale in

We’ve explored Saturn’s rings in  and we’re soon hoping to let students build their own unique worlds with (a VR-ready Minecraft mod) and physics simulator,.
The exciting thing.
We’re just seeing the beginnings of what’s possible.
If you’d like to know more about the resources we’re putting together for high-end VR in schools, check out the.
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5 5 Minecraft Dungeons Review

Minecraft Dungeons Is A Mediocre Dungeon Crawler

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Minecraft Dungeon is a spinoff of Minecraft

I’ve only played Minecraft for about 20 minutes before I got bored and quit so I can’t really comment on what that game does well because it’s not for me.
Dungeon Crawlers, however, are for me and I’ve played them all.

So how does Minecraft Dungeons stack up to the likes of Diablo III

Grim Dawn, etc.
Here’s what I think of it.
Fans Of Minecraft Should Love This: If you’re one of those hardcore Minecraft fans you’ll probably love this game because it’s more Minecraft for you to enjoy and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.
If you’re someone that’s not a fan of Minecraft and you’re thinking about buying this game because it reminds you of Diablo don’t do it.
You can play Path of Exile and Diablo III on Xbox One and both of those games are so much better than this.
You can even play Warhammer 40k Inquisitor and be better off and I have a love/hate relationship with that game.
This game isn’t better than any of those.

If you’re on PC you have many more choices available to you

You don’t need this game.
If you’re on Xbox Game Pass then go ahead and try it since it’s part of your subscription service.
Just don’t buy it.

Minecraft Dungeons is basically Minecraft x Diablo

It just doesn’t have the polish or fun that series of games do, but this developer isn’t known for making games like this so I’m willing to cut them some slack here, but the gameplay here is as bare-boned and average as it gets in this genre.
You’ve got your basic attacks, a ranged attack, and different items that you can use in the place of spells.
The problem is that only a tiny amount of items that I found was actually useful to me and they were basically magic spells.
There are no skill points to put into a spell tree or anything interesting like that.
There are no character classes or even a passive skill tree to make your character stronger.
Everything scales with your gear level and that’s a system that I’ve always hated in games.
If you want to do good damage to enemies on higher difficulties equip that item with a higher gear score and you’re good to go.
Whether you like the item or not doesn’t matter.
Just use it.
That’s how I felt while playing this game.
After you complete the main story (if it can even be called that) you’ll unlock Adventure Mode.
It’s also as bare-bones as it gets.
In Diablo III.

Adventure Mode is a place where you can accept bounties

take on rifts and greater rifts, or explore some of the new areas that were added to it over time.
I know it’s not fair to compare a game that just launched to a game that’s seen its share of ups and downs, but I’m doing it anyway.
Adventure Mode in Minecraft Dungeons is basically a new game plus for those of you that want to go through this very short game again and again.
I completed this game in two sittings.
I played for about an hour and a half my first sitting and powered through the rest of the game in my second.
By the end of the game, I just wanted it to be over.
I wouldn’t call the soundtrack in this game horrible, but it’s not very memorable either.
Even now off of a fresh playthrough of the game I can’t recall a single song that played in the background.
What little voice acting there is in the game is alright and the sound effects are about what you expect from this genre of games.
Nothing wowed me here.
I honestly stopped paying attention to the story in this game after the opening cinematic cutscene.
The developers obviously didn’t put any love into the story so why should waste my time paying attention to it.
You’ve basically gotta stop some big bad guy with your hero and every stage you enter gives you the bare minimum of information.
You fight through a handful of stages plus some secret unlockable ones and that’s about it.
There’s nothing special here and it makes me appreciate games like Diablo III and Wolcen because at least the developers tried to tell a decent story and have interesting lore surrounding everything.
In this game, it’s just boring.

It’s Really Buggy In Local Co-op: Playing this game in local co-op nearly broke me

If I wasn’t being spawned into a wall or behind the fog I was floating in mid-air helpless to help my wife.
This game needs some serious patching.
I’m not a fan of the way this game looks.

Keep in mind that I’m not a Minecraft fan

I never cared for the blocky graphics and I hate the character models in this game.
The game ran fine about 70% of the time.
The various different bugs & glitches we encountered really tested our patience and made me want to quit on multiple occasions.
Especially since this game punishes you for playing with a partner anyway.
Loot & Customization Every great dungeon crawler has great loot that you want to grind for.
This game does not.
Even if it did none of the items that I collected looked cool to me.
I hate that everything is blocky as hell and none of the different armor sets I found were cool.
Even the unique stuff was bad.
There’s also not enough loot in the game.
I can go through an entire stage and not find anything for me.
It actually happened to me twice.
I had to buy my gear just to keep up with my wife.
A game like this should have us swimming in loot.
Even if it’s not good loot I would at least feel like my time was being rewarded with something.
After we beat the boss of the game my wife was the one that got all the loot drops even though I did 90% of the damage to the boss.
This needs a serious rework.
What’s the point of playing multiplayer when you don’t get anything for all your hard work.

Minecraft Dungeons did nothing for me

It”s a mediocre dungeon crawler with bad boss fights, bad loot, average gameplay, a below-average story, and really bad customization.

Fans of Minecraft may like this

but for hardcore fans of this genre, I would recommend looking somewhere else for your fix because you won”t get it here.
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2018 at 4:47 AM Great advice

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How to Stop Playing Dating Games

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If there’s anything doing my podcast has taught me, it’s that everyone is playing games when it comes to dating.
Intentionally and unintentionally.
None of us are perfect at maneuvering through this new hyper-connected way of finding people to semi-regularly date with no labels until one or both of us ghost each other.
It’s tricky.
But, it seems like we could do better.
We might even save ourselves a crazy amount of time by holding ourselves to some higher standards of interaction.
Let’s start off by gettin’ real clear about what “not playing games” actually means.
Does it mean that you lay your emotional cards out on the table right from the get-go, demand immediate knowledge of the other person’s intentions on a first date, feel the need to be in a relationship asap, and are way too damn serious?.
No.
Dear God, no.
The basic dynamic of human interaction still begs us to take time revealing our layers.
Choosing not to play games means you do your best to show up with an honest version of who you are and what you’re looking for while simultaneously valuing the other person’s time and your own.
Some of these points are actions we can take and some of them are just mindsets we can adopt.
We’ve got enough self-induced anxiety these days, so let’s see what we can do to steer clear of unnecessary dating dramatics, am I right.
1.
Ask clear questions and give clear answers.
If there’s an issue that’s got your panties in a bunch, just ask the question.
Ignorance is bliss until you realize you wasted your life playing hide and seek with Truth.
Truth might be kinda blunt, but it’s mad efficient.
If they ask you a question about where things are going or what you’re looking for etc, etc, fill in the blank…just answer for real.
Don’t say what you think people want to hear.
Whatever you’re trying to get out of them could easily be found with another person.
Be more interested in finding what you actually want than with playing pretend with that person you know is a “WOT”.
Stands for “Waste of Time”.
Get with the lingo.
2.
Just respond when you read it.
A key one for people like me with memory issues.
You don’t have to be glued to your phone and if you’re busy, you’re busy.
That’s fair.
But, if you do happen to read the message and you’re free to answer…just answer.
People appreciate being acknowledged.
If you don’t know the answer, drop a quick text that says you’ll get back to them in a bit.
I’ve seen how lightning fast those thumbs are.
Bang that text out and keep the inbox movin’.
If someone’s super bad at responding to you on the reg.
Signs of lackluster interest.
You know I’m right because you’re slow to answer people you’re “meh” about, too.
It’s nature.
3.
Don’t lie to yourself about who you’re dealing with.
This one’s about not playing games with yourself.
Believe people when they tell you what they’re looking for.
If he/she is out here talkin’ about, “I’m not really looking for anything.

Just out to have fun.” Treat that like the damn truth

Don’t tell yourself you’re going to change that or that they will soon.
You slap an imaginary sticker on that person’s forehead that says “DCF”.
That stands for “Don’t Catch Feelings”.
And don’t even think about catching feelings for that person unless they directly tell you that that’s changed.
Can you still hang with this person.
Absolutely.
Have fun if you’re down.
But, don’t get it twisted about what category they’re in.

If that person starts getting you more in your feelings than Drake

it’s time to spend your time elsewhere.
4.
Always do your own thing, but don’t be purposefully unavailable.
Busy, motivated, social people with interests and talents are sexy.
Universally.
That’s facts on top of facts.
Be that person simply because you’re walkin’ around in a temporary existence and you probably wanna get some things done.
But, if someone tickles your fancy along the way, don’t be weird about making some time for them.
Be like Nike and just do it.
Don’t wait for 7 hours because she made you wait for 3 hours or wait 4 days after the date to hit them up.
There are too many options out there for you to drop off the radar for too long without expressing some form of continued interest.
You better believe I (and any other human who thinks about all this nonsense) have a firm grip on which people are actually interested and which ones are getting in touch when they’re bored.
I’ll put you in that “HJB” category real quick.
Stands for “He’s Just Bored.” Obviously.
5.
Vulnerability is strength.
When you’re trying not to play games, you might have to drop a moment of honesty on people from time to time and that ish can get crazy uncomfortable, but at least you’re out there sharing truths in a world where people are drowning in small talk.
If you want more down to the nitty gritty convo in your life, be willing to be the one to initiate it.
See if they meet you halfway.
Pro tip (like I’m a pro.
HA!): Easiest way to deal with being vulnerable is to release any and all expectation about outcome.
You’re sharing because it’s real and, sometimes, that has to be enough.
It also bears mentioning that not everyone deserves your vulnerability.
Don’t drop your emotions on a person that’s not giving you the time of day in the first place.
That’s a WOT.
You know this.
6.
Develop boundaries.
Some people will treat you any way you let them treat you.
So, it’s important that you know what you’ll tolerate and what you won’t.
If they want to be around you, they’ll respect that.
If not, remove yourself from the situation.
If they ask why you dipped, tell them in a chill and honest way.
If they want to change it up, allow them the chance to.
If they continue it, talk to one of the other 7.7 billion people on this planet.
7.
Don’t try to manipulate other people’s emotions.
Deal with your own.
Don’t flirt with other people in front of them to see if you can annoy them.
Don’t play the victim to see if you can get their attention.

People are out here tryin’ to win an Oscar for the movie they wrote

directed, and starred in called, “Manipulation”.
Stop all that.
If you’re feeling insecure or unsure, ask yourself why first and then bring it up to them if you’ve got enough of a relationship to do so.
Otherwise, realize that you won’t feel the need to control the feelings of a person that’s actually into you and makes sure you know it.
Keep it movin’.
8.
Try not to ghost people you’ve actually met.
A toughie, right.
We’re interacting with so many people online through dating apps and Instagram that to tie a neat bow on every DM in the box would leave us with mental carpal tunnel.
But, if you’ve been on a date with this person…they’re like…real and stuff.
And now, maybe they’re contacting you on the reg to hang and are asking you what’s up…so just drop a friendly exit text if you know it’s not it.
From the people I’ve talked to, being fully ignored is more disheartening over time than just someone being gently upfront with you.
9.
Accept that the other person might still be playin’.
You can’t control another person’s choices.
Players are gonna play.
Just because they’re doing it doesn’t mean you give yourself the excuse to join in.
Then, take it back to #6 when you’re starting to contemplate how much gaming you’re willing to accept before you look elsewhere.
10.
Be kind.
Be honest.
Be “ADH”.
Stands for “A Decent Human”.
Clearly.
And, maybe most important of all, guess what else I’ve learned from all these hours of conversation with a range of different kinds of humans… I’m insecure.
You’re insecure.
Everyone is insecure.
Maybe not fully or all the time, but certainly in moments and when it comes to feeling slighted or rejected.
Internalize that and feel at one with your fellow man for a second.
Feels good, huh.
We all want to be accepted and for people to like us but, at the end of the day, we’ve gotta like ourselves enough to maintain standards that make us feel confident about the way we’re choosing to interact with people.
The natural bounce back will be attracting more of the right types of people for us and being less negatively affected by the ones that just aren’t it.
It always comes back to communication.
The people I trust most in the world are good at just saying what’s up.
Not in ways that are meant to be hurtful or harsh.
Just in ways that are real.
Even if the truth sometimes is, “I’m not even sure what’s going on.
I’ve got issues, triggers, .

And restless leg syndrome.” Pretty sure that’s all of us 86% of the time

If you’re not in the headspace to connect and just wanna do your own thing, then play on player.
Nothing wrong with being in that zone and finding the people that are down to do it with you.
But, if you’re looking to try and tackle this new age dating thing with a little more intention, give these guidelines a test drive next time you’re hittin’ that swipe life.

Challenge: Stop playing games for one month and let me know how it goes

I’ll take the challenge with you.
*I’m gonna jack it all the way up, but let’s do this ???? I’ll see you out in the dating battlefield.
Share this with a friend if you enjoyed these thoughts and make sure to check out my podcast, “We’re All Human with Courtney Diamond” to hear me and my guests work all this out in an auditory way.
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Gary December 15, 2018 at 4:47 AM Great advice.
Im divorced,and a very good man.
Caught my wife cheating with 8 diff men.
It alnost killed me but im much stronger now, i hope.
I cant find no one ,perhaps its my age,apperance,and maybe im not what any woman wants anymore.

Thank you for geing friends on IG

your a big help understanding these things.
Ty.
PREOWNEDMALE Reply courtneydiamond December 15, 2018 at 9:34 AM So happy to hear that what I’m sharing is helpful.

Keep your head up ???? Use each day to take care of yourself and get a little better

Starting there will bring more of the right people to you and continue to build up your confidence.
Have a good one.
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Srijan April 14, .

2019 at 7:23 AM hello

you’re quite a wise lady.
i really liked reading you.
i like your personality.
it’s independent and inspiring.
also i was wondering, if maybe i could get to connect w you somewhere if that won’t be a problem ???? Reply.
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