To those who aren’t familiar with the term, Elbikon is a combination of the words Elbi (LB = Los Baños) and kon (localized spelling of con, a.k.a. convention). Basically: a comic convention in Los Baños.
- Baymax/Yokai Pin by Lyndon Gregorio
- Daredevil Pin by Lyndon Gregorio
- Bookmark by April Marie Praz Pagcaliwagan
- Ugh #2 by Hulyen (Julienne Dadivas)
- Deadpool cupcake by Clover Bakes (which isn’t in the photo because I ate is as soon as I bought it LOL)
My most favorite among this bunch is Ugh; Hulyen (the protagonist of the comics) is so #relatable on so many levels. I feel like this whole thing is a 2D representation of my mind. Like the cartoon version of Lizzie McGuire.
I need to remind myself to start saving more money for next year’s convention so I can actually buy the illustrations and comics that I wanted instead of just awkwardly staring at them for a good 5 minutes.
Deadpool (Tim Miller, 2016)
Fourth wall break inside a fourth wall break? That’s like 16 walls!
—Wade Wilson, Deadpool (2016)
Right after going to the ELBIKON, my sister and I headed straight to the cinemas to watch Deadpool. There were a lot of pop culture references in the film and by a lot, I mean a whole lot. I swear, there was no moment when a character didn’t reference someone from something.
Also, funny story: the film is rated R-16 here, so naturally the people at the cinema wouldn’t let anyone younger than 16 enter the theater. HOWEVER. I wasn’t informed that this included people who are of legal age but look younger than they actually are.
Yes, me. I am talking about moi.
I was asked twice about my age (I’m 18, by the way) and this one dude was so doubtful even though I’ve already told him that I was born in ’97. Whatever, though, because I still got to watch the film in the end.
So, back to Deadpool. It was very comedic; fun to watch, but probably not with my parents and younger brother. There was this part where the film shows a montage of Wade and Vanessa having sex for each holiday and it was incredibly funny, but it would probably have been uncomfortable to watch had my parents been in the same room.
Also, I saw Ryan Reynolds’ dick—in HD! Whether it was CGI or not, it still hung there like a beaten eggplant (I mean, it was a fight scene and he’d been skewered in a burning room so).
Anyway, I’m still not sure if I really liked it or I’m just joining the internet bandwagon. Again, it was funny but I don’t think it’s my cup of tea? I’d definitely watch it again, though. For the laughs, not for the substance.
THE AFTER-CREDITS SCENE, THOUGH OH MY GOD? I was surprised that nobody in the cinema (who stayed for the after-credits) reacted the way I did when they showed that part. I was like, “Guys? Ferris Bueller’s Day-Off, guys?!?!”
I am disappointed at everyone back there. For shame!*
I definitely had fun today. Not financially, because now I’m broke as fuck, but it was still fun. Hopefully, I would have more days like this—just casually going to conventions and watching great films. Now I can’t wait for Dawn of Justice and Civil War.
My wallet isn’t ready, but I sure am.