2008-07-03 Digital Breadcrumbs

  • Stupid Nick. That’s what you get for reading the comment thread on a local newspaper’s website. Frustrated & feeling vaguely unclean. #
  • That’s “unclean” as opposed to “dirty”. I swear, you want to get a look at why I’m a misanthrope, just read a local paper. #
  • I am far too caffeinated. Not drinking more than a mug a day for a month has totally reduced my tolerance… #
  • Oh. After scrolling through the nonsense-storm of VB VS BB, I can’t believe the internet seems quiet about Don S. Davis. RIP, sir. #
  • Dear RTD, have spent evening getting nicely enthused about finale. Please don’t fuck it up, as I know you sometimes do. KTHXBYE! #
  • @barbiehead My sympathies. Oddly enough, I’ve spent a couple of days knowing EXACTLY what you mean… #
  • Elephant Words done for this week, just in time: “Those Awkward Firsts” http://tinyurl.com/5ak4j8 #
  • Interesting fact: I am sitting here in my underpants & teeshirt. Never fear, though – I am still typing two-handed… FOR NOW… #
  • @groonk Oh dear, if I say Happy Birthday now, have I missed the boat or jumped on the bandwagon? Or some other vehicle metaphor? #
  • @joshhechinger I thought it sounded a little too action-packed, actually, you’re right…! #
  • Picked up Astonishing X-Men #25 today, after hardly never buying new comics. I think I may not be cut out for readin’ comics no more. #
  • AXM #25: I would love to see Warren Ellis work under the conditions that Whedon was, but this feels more hamstrung by continuity then that. #
  • … Also, Bianchi’s art is beautifully rendered, but over-energetic, like it’s afraid to tackle a conversation or character head on… #
  • … & pop-outs or bleeds, or whatever it’s called when art burst the panel – used well, it pops, used too much, it renders unreadable. #
  • I had this issue with New Universal. Ellis’ comics pop & fizz with ideas & sharp dialogue. Over-anxious art makes them too soupy & unclear. #
  • Cool, fresh story & there are glorious panels, so if the art calms down & the book becomes it’s own once they’re out of SF, I’ll read more. #