Rebirth (Or let’s smoosh all the best things together)

6 Sep

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So after five years of complaints about the New 52 by those who missed their versions of the DCU, and after five years of applause from those who embraced the new, DC said, fine, you win… to all of you!

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Following Convergence, some things happened.

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One of the crazy moves was that Superman returned, to replace Superman.  The New 52 Superman had vanished or died or something.  I honestly don’t care how it happened.  But then they revealed that the pre-Flashpoint Superman, Lois and their son Jonathan (introduced in Convergence) had been living a quiet, secret life for the past five years in the New 52, having crossed over from their own universe that ceased to exist.

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And so we got a new Superman, who was the old Superman, with the red underwear!  And Jonathan became the new Superboy, though I’m not sure what happened to the clone Superboy (was he still named Conner or Kon-El in the New 52?)

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But that’s just the tip of things.  Then, the old Superman, who was the new Superman (the New 52 Superman) showed up again, and the two Supermen touched, like in some sort of really out there Rule 34 thing (no, not really), and then they merged, and their timelines merged!

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And all those heroes that had been left out of the New 52 like Wally West and Donna Troy came back, and the timeline was re-extended!

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So what’s the new timeline?  Have no idea.  Apparently, it’s a mix of the best parts of all the old timelines.  The JSA are coming back.  And I mean the real JSA from World War II.  And the Watchmen are here!  THE WATCHMEN!!!  It’s been returned to a 15 year heroic age rather than the New 52 five year timeline.

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It’s an exciting time.

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And thus ends my series on the DC Multiverse.  Next time up… More about the DC Multiverse.  I’m never really done.  It’s an infinite series, after all.

 

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Convergence

26 Aug

Robert E. Wronski, Jr.

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So DC established that Grant Morrison’s Multiversity was the rule of law.  Just those 52 universes that Grant approved and nothing else.  Nothing before the New 52 ever existed.

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Once month later, DC completely undoes that, saying “Screw you, Morrison!  You’re not the boss of me!” and gives the fans kind of what they want.

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Turns out that Brainiac finds his way to Vanishing Point, which, get this, is still connected to Hypertime, that thing Dan DiDio hated and wanted us to forget.

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Via Hypertime, Brainiac is able to visit every timeline that ever existed, and started collecting cities from various points in time, and putting them all on Battleworld, er, I mean Telos.

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The main point of Convergence is lots of characters get to fight lots of other characters, of course, and a bunch of one-shots came out featuring snapshots of former continuities that fans loved.

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But the big…

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Convergence

26 Aug

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Convergence

26 Aug

Image result for Grant Morrison's Multiversity

So DC established that Grant Morrison’s Multiversity was the rule of law.  Just those 52 universes that Grant approved and nothing else.  Nothing before the New 52 ever existed.

Image result for Screw you

Once month later, DC completely undoes that, saying “Screw you, Morrison!  You’re not the boss of me!” and gives the fans kind of what they want.

Image result for Hypertime

Turns out that Brainiac finds his way to Vanishing Point, which, get this, is still connected to Hypertime, that thing Dan DiDio hated and wanted us to forget.

Image result for Telos Convergence

Via Hypertime, Brainiac is able to visit every timeline that ever existed, and started collecting cities from various points in time, and putting them all on Battleworld, er, I mean Telos.

Image result for Convergence DC

The main point of Convergence is lots of characters get to fight lots of other characters, of course, and a bunch of one-shots came out featuring snapshots of former continuities that fans loved.

Image result for Pre-Crisis.  Post-Crisis.  Elseworlds.  Alternate futures.  New 52 worlds.  Infinite Earths.  Video games.  Cartoons.  

But the big point of Convergence that we should walk away with is that every single DC timeline still exists or existed.  Pre-Crisis.  Post-Crisis.  Elseworlds.  Alternate futures.  New 52 worlds.  Infinite Earths.  Video games.  Cartoons.  All of it.  It all still exists in Hypertime.

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And that makes me happy.

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So next, let’s talk about something that’s equally confusing but in ways bringing me joy, and that’s Rebirth.

NCSN Guest Speaker Update

23 Aug

Just heard back from the career center. They will be happy to provide a guest speaker for our life success group. It should be in a few weeks once they’ve completed their office transition. I’ll keep everyone posted.

We’ve also got someone coming to speak soon who has been very successful in guiding others through the section 8 process and navigating the obstacles.

I’m trying to have one guest per month who has something to offer in overcoming obstacles to success.

Safety.

20 Aug

Safety. It’s the very first word in the description. The Northampton Community Support Network values safety most. Soft spoken words of hate and bigotry can be more violent than a physical confrontation. Words harm. Words kill. The Northampton Community Support Network will not allow words of racism, sexism, homophobia or any other bigotries. We welcome all, but all who attend must adhere to this very simple room. If anyone is unable to adhere to this simple rule they will not be welcome until they can change their behavior. Coming with the intent to harm others is counter to building a strong community.

Having said that, if you willing to work on the obstacles to your success, including healing the inner wounds that have led to your outward hatred, I am happy to sit with you one on one to have a discussion towards that goal.

I want all to be welcome. But I need all to be safe. Remember that your choices of behavior are what keeps you from being welcomed. You can choose to change your behavior and join the community. Or you can choose to maintain your behavior and isolate yourself.

Multiversity: Grant Morrison’s Long Game

17 Aug

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