Super Nice Arbitrary FAQ

I suppose this is long overdo. Every other blog I’ve ever visited has some sort of arbitrary page detailing themselves, their origins, and purpose.

Bah– and fine!

How did you come to be?

In case you haven’t been following me since the beginning, this used to be my video game blog. It was redundant since I blog such things over at Gamespot and video games are just a flickering interest of mine– not something I devote to on a daily basis and certainly not something I can constantly write about.

Comics, however, are as much a staple in my morning routine as coffee and a newspaper is to others. I read them every day. So, one morning fat off inspiration, I wiped the slate clean and started anew.

Why call it Super Nice?

A long time ago, I had the idea that I would open my own comic book store. Inspired by a lot of wacky Japanese influences, I came up with the name Super Nice. I Had practically everything all thought up, even cheesy slogans buying into that wacky name.

“… where all our book are super nice!”

Naturally, I chose this name as tribute and reminder to my dream. While I might not have my own store (yet), I can at least spread some comic love (and hatred) with this blog.

So what’s with the Thulhu Guu?

Well, Guuthulhu Super Nice didn’t sound good, neither did just Super Nice. It needed something more and I remembered how a lot of my friends will quote me like Confucious, but reverse my name.

Thulhu Guu say dim sum for the win.

And there you have it. Thulhu Guu Super Nice. The wacky nonsense I detest, my outlet to the world. Oh, irony. How I positively hate you.

Why don’t you use ratings like everyone else?

I hate them. Pure and simple.

The average Joe jumps straight to the score card and hails it as law. Whether he agrees or not, he’ll have no restraint in commenting his opinions without making an effort to read, which also lends itself to the bane of karma systems and all those other systems of rating content. “Was this useful to you” is transformed into “do you like what she had to say?” and the content worth reading passes into obscurity.

Many times I’ve considered conforming with the masses, but it’s just not me and doesn’t seem fair to the books or the readers. I want people to read my thoughts and form their own opinions of whether or not it’s something they may enjoy. I try to give as much as I can on what I really liked, what I didn’t and the gist of what’s going on. I can’t confine my thoughts and feelings to a letter grade. Creating a list of criteria to grade would likely turn me into some sort of robot and kill my love of this blog.

And I’ll admit right now, some posts are far before others. Some books I read just don’t have an effect strong enough for me to find any words, or it’s so strong, I’m speechless. Whatever the case, my goal has always been to share my thoughts and feelings about the books I read. I’m no NYT critic and I don’t want to be. I try to keep it real like the answers you’d get if you were to ask a friend.

Where’s the manga?

Over the years, I’ve met people who would stab me in an instance if they heard me call manga a comic book and anime a cartoon.

Well, it is true. Manga’s more like a graphic novel, but a comic nonetheless and anime is a cartoon.

Getting down to it, truth be told I’m not a huge fan which might not seem fair since I do tend to read some European comics, but that’s the way it.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Steph Dumais
    May 19, 2009 @ 11:24:13

    Hey thanks for the Zombie Commandos review, you can get the other 4 books here: http://www.zombiecommandos.com/
    I’ll throw in the soundtrack if you order them straight from the website. The next and final book has been in the works for a while now but should see the light of day by the end of the year….

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