I wrapped things up with a bit of a tribute to Darrin Sensei who passed away two weeks ago. I showed the group three particular techniques that he had showed me. We didn't go full blast with them as we did with Darrin's training sessions as those left me bruised to weeks. Still the applications got across, and I think everyone enjoyed themselves.
After that it was off to Red Robin for burgers and a healthy round of shooting the bull. I was quite exhausted the whole way home, and passed out on the couch.
THE WALKING DEAD #97 kicks off the "Something To Fear" story line which will be taking us up to the 100th issue. The last storyline gave us a brief glimpse at another community and this is looking good for Rick and his group. Rick's group has some serious muscle. The Hilltop has a lot of supplies that Rick's group needs. WE saw Hilltop has a problem with some guy called Negan who has a group of his own. Seems he's been extorting goods from Hilltop. Rick's volunteered his groups's aid in dealing with Negan in exchange for supplies. That's pretty much enough to give us a good idea as to where this current storyline is going. This issue gives us a little look at some of Negan's crew. Nothing terribly impressive. They come off as sort of culties, referring to Negan as if he was some sort of spiritual leader. However, its looking like this is the tip of the iceberg. We also get some big news about Glenn and Maggie which kinda has me worried about them. it seems when things start going really well for some characters that the bottom is going to drop out from under them at any moment. We're at another point in which the group is a well oiled machine and for the most part have a handle of things. this is pretty much the cue for Kirkman to lay waste to the cast with something horrible.
MORNING GLORIES #18 bounces us back to the events concerning the Woodrun. This book is crazy, and I mean that in a near schizophrenia type of way. Its been tough to pin down some of these characters, and there's been a lot of weird stuff going on. This time around we're focused on Jun or Hisao or whichever his real name is. We get some back story to him. We get the "not that there's anything wrong with that" reveal about him. More importantly, we get a bit of a look at the playing field. We know Morning Glory Academy is up to something weird and horrible. We know there's an organized resistance against them. There're buckets of straight weird all over the place. We know know that there's some kind of plan against the Academy, but we're light on the details. The reveal about Jun isn't really "graphic", but its pretty in your face, and I'm wondering how the fans of the book are going to react to this. Personally, I've liked the character since I started reading the book, and this doesn't bother me. I do imagine there's going to be camps on bother sides of this, but i doubt its going to be a big deal. This comic still flies under the radar even though its is very good.
Time for some drinking music.
Time for some coffee. See y'all Wednesday.