My first Friday the 13th movie was Freddy Vs Jason. I saw it in theaters. It was also my first Nightmare on Elm Street movie. My first Alien or Predator movie was Aliens Vs Predator or whatever they chose to call it. I made it a point to go back and obtain each and every movie in all four of those series and I’m not sure what point I’m trying to make here. That I like movies where two franchises fight each other? That probably has something to do with it, because one of my earliest comic book events was Marvel Vs DC and my first (disastrous) attempt at competitive gaming was Super Smash Brothers. Heck, Who Framed Roger Rabbit is one of my favorite movies and that Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue thing they aired in the early nineties? I went on a mad quest for that thing and I still have the VHS kicking around somewhere. I do still need to get a DVD of Wreck-It Ralph and I bought Project X Zone despite having only a cursory knowledge of all the fighting game characters. I really don’t know what I’m trying to get at with all of this.

I guess I like it when things from different universes meet up and do stuff together? Especially if they’re super different. It has the power to make me completely ignore the fact that I sometimes only know about the properties involved through cultural osmosis (and sometimes not even then) and it’s definitely had an effect on my creative work. Not so much now, though there is a lot of crossing over (the upcoming Guardians of the Fictosphere is all about crossing over and Zeitgeist was just an excuse to show my guys with Mario and whatnot) but I guess that it just shows a sense of cooperation you don’t normally see in a lot of things and some of those things I mentioned were plagued by jerkiness and hatred after release.

I think I meant for this to be some sort of examination on Friday the 13th but this is what happens when you go into something like this with no real plan. I’ll probably talk about all the stuff I mentioned above at one point or another. I suppose you can consider this a look into my love of crossovers. Shared universes do count in this. Destroy All Monsters! and Godzilla Final Wars are two of my favorite Godzilla movies and books like the Discworld series. Leave more examples in the comments of shared universes and crossovers and I will weigh in on them.