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Totally got shushed at the theater tonight while watching Iron Man 2. Spoilers for anyone who hasn't seen it yet underneath the cut.

Some people need to read up on their Marvel mythos... )
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Finally picked up Transmetropolitan through the new version of the volume 1 trade.  Loved it every bit as much as everyone always said I would.  Damn, but it does make me miss Hunter S. Thompson something fierce.

One thing it does make me wonder: how the heck has the Doctor not run into The City yet?  I'm having grand fun with him there, and he hasn't even gotten out of the alley where the TARDIS landed yet.  I have no idea whether there's going to be any market for this crossover, but it's just begging to be written.


Mar. 6th, 2009 04:48 pm
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So, my comic book shop just lost its lease.

Other than my fellow patrons and a couple of friends, very few people seem to understand exactly how upsetting this is.  For one, they were a local business which got booted when the mall was purchased by an out-of-town interest, which is a microcosm of everything wrong with the current economy:  let's purchase something at an inflated price and with unrealistic expectations of the profits and then force out everything that made that thing desirable in the first place, while screwing over the locals who have invested in it.  

But mostly, I've spent the last two and a half years becoming a regular there.  I have friends and acquaintances with whom that is our one common interest and meeting spot.  I can find another comic shop (albeit none quite so convenient), but it's going to take another two years to get in the position that I was at this place, and who knows if all the guys from this place will go to the same one I go to next?  It's like losing a community.  A community that's been one of the few bright spots in my Real Life lately.  (I prefer to keep this journal non-emo, but I'm going through a rough spot, and I was The Girl at this shop.  I was showered with awed affection and adoration.  It's a major self-esteem boost, and I'll miss it.)


Comics Day

Jan. 28th, 2009 12:29 pm
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I love my comic shop.  Nothing came out for me this week, nor had my copy of DW: The Forgotten #4 arrived, BUT, the store decided to get me a birthday present! I am now the proud owner of a Damaged Dalek Thay action figure. 

Also enjoyed ripping apart the genuinely lame new issue of Spiderman with the "Meet the President" mini in the back.  Peter Parker says "redonkulous" at one point.  In another panel, Spiderman has apparently dislocated his jaw.  And the storyline is just sort of crap.  So, yeah, I have no idea what the hell they were thinking.

Okay, back to translating.
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So, Neil Gaiman won the Newbery Medal for The Graveyard Book today.  And for some reason, I feel proud.  I think I may have internalized my adoration for his work just a little too much.

(Sadly redlit Fark headline: "Only Neil Gaiman could win the most prestigious award in children's literature for a book that opens with the horrific slaying of an entire family by a serial killer")

I'm also a bit squee over this promotional video for Watchmen. 

Not to mention both the "Lumps" song and "You Don't Have to Be a Prostitute" from Flight of the Conchords tonight.  Sadly, no links for those yet.

I really am going to start doing my thesis translation this week, I swear.


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