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Interview with Patrick Scherberger

Interview with Patrick Scherberger

This is a cool little interview with my favourite contestant from “Comic Book Idol” over at Comic Book Resources. It looks like he and Jonathan Hickman (who is apparently a painter extrordinairre) are going to make it to the next round.

This week was an amazing comic week with Supreme Power, Hero, Green Arrow, Teen Titans, Ultimate Spider-Man, New X-Men (which ends with one of the biggest shocking moments in years), and the best issue of JLA in months. Sometimes it’s good to be a comic fan!

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About Me

The End of an Era

I’ve decided to kill off “Tales from the Darkside” as a blog. It will still live on as a weekly wrestling column, but the blog itself is going to undergo a dramatic metamorphasis.I’ve been (pardon the pun) wrestling with this big idea now for a few months, which will involve an entire “re-branding” of my stuff.

HeadsDown is slowly evolving into a real business, and it’s probably inappropriate for me to store my personal stuff on the site, so it’s time for me to step up, buy a new domain, and move stuff over to it.

Additionally, Tales from the Darkside has kind of become my “brand” for my wrestling stuff, and I don’t want to confuse the two sites anymore (it’s very hard to put two links into my columns, one for “Tales from the Darkside” archives, and one for “Tales from the Darkside…the website”.

So the big question is, what next? Do I get a vanity URL? Do I go out and buy my own name like my friend Ryan did? Do I buy my own URL?

I have a couple of cool ideas for “brands” of my own, one of them hit me like the proverbial bolt out of the blue today, and makes a lot of sense.

What’s next? Keep watching, to borrow the tagline that was on HeadsDown for over a year, “Change is coming”.

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New column

New column

My latest “Tales from the Darkside” column (the second one since my big “return to wrestling”) features the first of a two part look at NWA-TNA.

This week I took a quick look at the promotion, and it’s major stars. Writing this column was a little tough. As I was going, I kept on wanting to add to it “Oh, what about this guy? Oh, how about the time he did that?”, it’s really tough to reign these things in sometimes.

In other news, I finally got Daredevil on DVD last night, and I watched a bunch of it. I really enjoyed it on another viewing, and I’d have to say that it’s one of the more faithful comic book adaptations. Larry also sent Bounty Hunter to me via the girlfriend/wife pipeline (his girlfriend and my wife work together). It’s pretty cool, the graphics are amazing, and the cutscenes have been just stellar so far. I’m really enjoying it so far.

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About Me

Our Dirt…

We went out for a drive today and checked out our dirt. It’s coming along quite nicely, they’ve started service, they have some of the temporary roads in, and the stakes have started popping up. I went into the sales centre and they told me that our upgrade books should be arriving by the end of this month. I can’t wait to see that stuff, at that point we’ll go and find an interior designer to make sure that we’re making the right choices.I guess today sort of unofficially marks the end of yet another summer. It was a pretty good one too, not too many ridiculous muggy days, pretty good sleeping weather most nights, and overall a decent summer. It puts us one summer closer to us owning our own home.

Char and I went to Nikki and Tim’s second annual Coits tournament where the team of Charlene and I were eliminated in the first round. Since there were an uneven number of players though, I was paired up with Nikki, and we went on to win the entire tournament (mostly thanks to Nikki’s solid coits playing. I managed to score about 10 points in the three games we played, leaving the other 20 points up to Nikki). So I’m once again the grand Coits champion.

I forgot to mention it last week, but Wednesday saw my return to TSN.ca/wrestling, and I’ll be following it up this week with another column. It also means that searches for Brian Garside in Google now returns Tales from the Darkside (this page) as number 3, and Tales From The Darkside from TSN.ca as the number 4 result. I’m gonna throw some links up to this site on the Tales from the Darkside archive pages in order to drive a little traffic over here. This site’s doing pretty well, serving up a few dozen page views a day, but I’d love to boost that up to a couple of hundred a day soon.

I’ll also be tweaking the design, getting a new URL, and adding some stuff to this site next month, which I’ll detail here later.