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Category Archives: My Life

Starting the New Year With Some Legit Awesomeness

This is a fine how do you do. I’ve been writing this blog for nigh on to a bunch of years now. Once upon a time, I thought it might make me a big deal, but it hasn’t really caught on with anybody important. I just write my stuff and hope that you good people read and enjoy.

Well check out this surprise when I ordered some Spider-Woman trade paperbacks this week.

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Also, rare appearance of my thumb

You can double check the book’s Amazon page if you don’t believe me!

I loved Dennis Hopeless’ Spider-Woman comic. I was going to make it my favorite comic of 2017 before I checked and saw that only a couple issues came out at the start of the year. It’s a great comic and I stand by that blurb on the cover!

I’ve been blurbed, people! Blurbed! It truly is an honor.

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New Twitter Handle: @seanianmills

Hey everybody! Just a little social media update for anybody interested. Since I started this blog and first joined Twitter all those years ago, I have used the handle @hench_4_hire. I didn’t understand Twitter at the time. Those underscores are pretty gnarly. But the full “Henchman4Hire” name was already taken by some yahoo who wasn’t using it, so silly old me went with that mouthful of a backup.

I stink at Twitter. But it’s a pretty important social media in this day and age, so I’m going to try again. I will still use @hench_4_hire to post blog-related stuff on Twitter. But to post about my burgeoning career as a comic book writer, along with personal anecdotes, I’m going to use a new handle.

Follow me @seanianmills

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Or don’t. I’m a blog writer, not a cop.

I’m not claiming it’s going to be the hottest handle on Twitter or anything. But I’ve never liked @hench_4_hire, and I’m a terrible procrastinator, so it’s taken me this long to finally put my foot down and make some positive changes!

Follow me this weekend for my trip to New York City for Flame Con! Should be a fun adventure!

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Feelin’ Fine!

Hey everybody! You may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything since Wednesday, including my weekly comic book reviews. Don’t worry, everything is pretty fine now! Turns out I had a touch of pneumonia and spent a couple days in the hospital recovering.

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These things happen. They suck, but they happen. The hospital treated me well, gave me some antibiotics and now I’m back home, pretty much right as rain. I haven’t yet figured out how to make blog posts on my phone, so I didn’t bother with anything during my stay — and I know I missed some good trailers!

So forgive the slowness of updates over the next few days. Just readjusting to life on the outside again!

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My 6 Favorite Lores

I am a member of several prominent fandoms. I love me some geeky TV shows, movies, video games, comics and more. And like any good geek, I can get super into the lore and backstories of these franchises. Got a wiki wormhole with dozens of pages devoted to the secret connections of several minor supporting characters? I’m in! I love a good lore.

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Which means we better get a sequel with the Green Ranger

Don’t understand what I’m talking about? Comedian Patton Oswalt explains it pretty well in this stand-up clip. Lore is not just the main story, but all the deeper histories behind the characters and settings. Lore isn’t just Frodo and the One Ring, it’s everyone who came before and everything in the Simariliion. Lore isn’t just Tyrion, Daenerys and John Snow playing the Game of Thrones, it’s the history of the Night’s Watch, Bran the Builder, Robert’s Rebellion, The Tales of Dunk and Egg and more. Game of Thrones has great lore.

And now I’m going to share my favorite lores with you! I’ve loved a few over the years, ignored others. Feel free to share your own favorites in the comments!

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Henchman Builds the Millennium Falcon

Seeing as how I’m still an unwed, kid-less man child, I spent my Christmas bonus this year on the LEGO Millennium Falcon. Despite my life-long love of LEGO, I’ve never owned, let alone built, one of those big, $100+ sets. Time to correct that and live a little dream. The Millennium Falcon clocks in at 1,329 pieces and looks pretty impressive on the box.

To sort-of honor the death of Carrie Fisher, I started my project the other night.

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My saga begins…

I may keep all you henchies up to date on the build as it goes along. I like to savor this sort of thing. I didn’t even start building until nearly a week after I bought the LEGO. I just liked having the big, ominous box sitting on my desk. And rather than build the set in one sitting, I’m going to do a bit per day to stretch it out. It’s just more fun that way.

It’s good to have hobbies.

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