First Impressions


with Carl Li and Jaysen Headley

Every episode we hope to bring you our initial spontaneous thoughts on all things familiar and unfamiliar to us.  Right now, it’s mostly comics, TV, film, and video-games, but down the line, maybe music, books, theatre, food, clothing, products, activities and anything else we want.

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Learn more about Carl Li:
Instagram: carlkli
YouTube: carlkaholi

More about Jaysen Headley:
Instagram: ezeekat

Why First Impressions [FI]?
There’s value to creators and industries to know what truly comes across and what doesn’t, initially, for for those familiar and not familiar with what’s being reviewed.  Products don’t always have the benefits of an established brand/name and hype attached, and with an over saturation of product, consumers don’t have the luxury to give everything a first chance, let alone a fair chance.  Brand/name recognition factor alone isn’t enough either, though it’ll help with it’s initial launch, but beyond that, in my opinion, regardless of brand/name recognition, there are certain things, including hype, that are very important for a product have in order to GRAB the consumer right off the bat on multiple levels to ensure they will continue to support and invest in it long term.

Better production quality 🙂  Anyone wanna help with that?

Guest Reviewers to have diverse representation of perspectives; from those who are familiar and not familiar with what’s being reviewed.

A follow-up, Second Impression – a comprehensive review after thoughts have settled and gathered.


Other places to find First Impressions:
Gay Geeks of New York [GGNY]

Look for my reviews on Gay Geeks of NY’s Blog [GGNY]

Guest Co-Hosting on Forbidden Planet NYC’s Transmissions for Comics Aug. 6, 2014 LIVE!

Film: GGNY Review: Superman’s Choices Add Realism To Man of Steel 070913

K.C’arl’s 1st Impressions: Non-Player #1 [Image Comics] 050611

Comics I’m Getting This Week May 4th, 2011

Comics I’m Getting This Week June 15th 2011

Music: Christina Aguilera – BIONIC – Is “I Hate Boys” & “My Girls” a problem Gender-Issuewise? June 12th, 2010

What We Got This Week
Literal initial thoughts [likes/dislikes]
What we think might happen next
Book of the Week
Rating (5 Star System) 2 for Art, 2 for Story/Writing, 1+

DIGITAL – What we got digital only
IMPULSE BUY – Comics I buy on the fly, based on the cover, the property, publisher,
creators, hearsay, and a flip through look at art.
BLIND BUY – Books I buy even though I’m not caught up.
SOLID BUY – You should get this!
Everything Else: Caught up with, definitely getting based on previous issue

My knee-jerk views are what they are, my own views, specific to who I am, but they don’t necessarily reflect how I really feel about anything given the chance to gather my thoughts.  Can I trust myself to say, or do things, when I confuse myself sometimes?  It’s a risk, but I do take responsibility for putting it out there, and try not to be irresponsible, in order to provide something raw.  I’m a philosopher and devils advocate at heart.  I really do feel I can see the both sides of everything, even though expressing them through language/words sometimes is a struggle as I feel, I’ve been losing my grasp of vocabulary, and ability to focus overtime.  I’ve always been more of a feeler; how I remember things, and in decision making (which is a whole other struggle).  Language/words have always seemed limiting to me.  As with anyone else, my views, can and do, change with time, additional exposure/experience, and the influence of others.

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