365 T-shirts - the reasoning

This blog should be sub-titled: a journal of my life in geek.

I get my geek on with things about which I am geeky: comic books, Baseball, Ultimate, science fiction, my favorite bands, books I have read and loved, and Jungian psychology to name some of the most frequently traversed subjects.

I began this project simply as a way to count my T-shirts. I own a lot of T-shirts. But how many do I have? Do I have 365? We shall find out.

When I started this blog, I thought about how each T-shirt means something to me. I bought it for a reason, after all. I set myself the task to post an entry about a new T-shirt every day as a way to simply write something every day, a warm up for writing fiction, which is my passion. Writing is like exercise. Warm ups are good for exercise. But after completing a month of blogging about T-shirts, I have learned that this blog serves as a journal; it documents my life in geek, sort of a tour of my interests in pop culture. The blog serves as a tool for self-inventory, for assessment and analysis of self and the origins of self, for stepping through the process of individuation in catalogues, lists, and ranks.

The blog also made me aware that I have some serious gaps in my T-shirt ownership, and I am in the process of collecting some new T-shirts for several of the great popular culture icons that I truly love. Stay tuned.

I was also a bit surprised that people checked out my blog and continue to check it, read it, and even comment on it. I am very appreciative of this readership. Please feel free to share your thoughts in my comments section. I will respond.

Also, please note that I have moved the original introductory text to the side bar. And now, I present to you the most recent entry of 365 T-shirts: a journal of my life in geek. Thank you for reading.
(Second Update - 1310.24. First Update - 1306.05 Originally Posted - 1304.25.)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

T-shirt #154: Captain Marvel: Shazam

T-shirt #154: Captain Marvel: Shazam

I am not fully back, but I am back. Sort of. Kind of. Almost.

I am reporting CLEAR MARGINS. The prostate contained 100% of the cancer.

I tried to go off the narcotics today and failed. More pain today. Felt a little weak and light headed after my walk. Went farther on the walk today but not yet up to two walks.

And the Tigers lost.

Today, I present (in some cases for the second time) pictures from a party I attended in 2006 at the home of my friend Darrough West.

You see me in all these pictures togged in my SHAZAM! or Captain Marvel shirt. The intent was to be Doctor Strange, hence the cape and Eye of Aggamotto on my forehead. However, as I have shared before, I do not have the Doctor Strange blue symbol shirt. So...

I improvised.

I thought my costume was a good improvisation as my goal was to create something iconic, with which I believe I succeeded.

I have less to say about Captain Marvel than most heroes. He's cool and all. I read a lot of his comics as a  kid. I loved the Jerry Ordway book (definitive), and I loved the recent reboot in Justice League as drawn by Gary Frank, which I mentioned in T-shirt #99. I also enjoyed the old 1970s TV show dedicated to Captain Marvel and his SHAZAM! transformation.

Plus, I may explore more on this hero whenever I finish my Alex Ross post as Captain Marvel (known to many by his magic word: SHAZAM) is featured prominently in Kingdom Come.

I also wanted to point out the striking resemblance between my friend Jeremy Welter and Captain Marvel, but I do not have a good picture of Jeremy. Maybe I will update.

I have other sundry content items (such as finishing my stack of Uber comics and the first volume of Mind Mgmt) but these subject will have to wait for another day.

This is going to be a short one. Still recovering but done with pajamas.

Enjoy the photos. Some kooky kids at that party 2006 Halloween party.

- chris tower - 1308.22 - 17:25