the_abcs_of_justice: (Mrs. White)
Oh good grief, here we go again. People are freaking out over spoilers for the second issue of the new Buffy comics and going "Oh noes! How can Joss hurt my poor widdle shipper heart so?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!". Bah. I am so freaking sick and tired of people getting upset about anything that might (GASP OH NOES!) get in the way of their precious ship of choice. I'm so so glad that I'm over Spuffy and don't really care anymore. Except that I still have to see this crap on my friends list. Thanks for making everyone regress back to 2003, Joss. Thanks a whole heaping lot. -__-;
the_abcs_of_justice: (no victim - cousinjean)
First the good stuff. I just finished reading the Tales of the Slayers comic tonight, and damn was it good! I love learning more about the Slayers of the past and all the different art styles are very pretty. I think my favorite stories were "Rightous" and "Presumption", although it's hard to choose because they're all so interesting. I really liked how the story in "Rightous" was told in rhyme, but geez that ending was disturbing and depressing. "Presumption" is probably the most light-hearted story of the bunch. Not in a funny, wacky kind of way, but the tone definitely isn't as serious as the rest of the book. The interaction between the Slayer and vampire was great, with a kind of dry, 1800's British-style banter. Also, it was written by my gal Jane Espenson. I heart JE. :)

"Sonnenblume" had the most unique artstyle. All of the other stories had fairly realistic drawings, but "Sonnenblume" has this really weird style where all the characters look very cartoony and....well....strange. I'm not really sure how to describe it, but I'm wondering whether that's simply the artist's own style or if they chose to draw it that way for a specific reason. The story is set in 1938 in Germany, so maybe the artist was copying some sort of German art style? Or I could just be reading too much into it. :P I had to look up what "sonnenblume" meant, though. The Jewish bakery lady keeps calling the Slayer that, even though the girl's real name is Anni. I figured it had to be some type of endearment, so I looked it up on Sherlock, and it's German for "sunflower".

And now for the ranting portion of the evening.

Read more... )

Hunh.

Jun. 9th, 2004 11:38 pm
the_abcs_of_justice: (Default)
Well, I've been hit by a bout of LiveJournal apathy this week, due mostly to what's been going on at work. We're switching over to a new system for logging in articles and it's a real pain in the ass. At least I'm catching on pretty quickly, though, so the work isn't taking quite as long as it did on the first day. But it's still more time consuming than the old way, so, as a result, by the time I get home I don't feel much like getting on the computer after having to use one all day at work. My brain is so fried that I'm even having trouble remembering what day of the week it is.

So instead of surfing, I've been spending my spare time reading the Fray graphic novel. I lurve Melaka Fray. She's just so cool! I really, really want to read more stories about her now. I've heard that there's another Fray story in the first Tales of the Slayers graphic novel, so I guess I'll be buying that one next. I don't suppose anyone knows of any fanfics set in the Frayverse, though, do they? 'Cause that would be cool. And if there's anyone else who still hasn't read the comic yet, then what are you waiting for? Go, buy! It's a great story with lots of great art and interesting characters. In fact, I wish that the artist, Karl Moline, could have drawn all of the Buffy comics and that Joss could have written them all, 'cause they make such a great team.
the_abcs_of_justice: (glance)
Woohoo! Only one more week left 'til Angel comes back on! Err.. wait a minute though. There are six more episodes left in the season, yes? Crap. That means the finale will air while I'm still on the cruise. :( Oh well. I'll be back home that Friday, so hopefully the torrent file will still be available for downloading.

Speaking of the cruise, I'm really getting excited about it now. I've never been on one before, nor have I ever been to the Caribbean, so this should be a lot of fun. I wish I could've stuck to the idea of losing some weight, though. I've still got a month left before we go but.... I just wish exercising was more interesting or that I had more willpower to get off my butt and do it. Maybe I should haul my Walkman out and force myself to walk while listening to music, maybe that would help.

Anyway, now on to the actual reason for this post. I like to talk about books, so I thought maybe I would do a kind of review of the few Buffy books that I've bought, and maybe later talk about the other stuff I read, too. So, first up is an illustrated novel by Tom Fassbender, Jim Pascoe, Brian Horton, and Paul Lee called:

Creatures of Habit )

Anyway, so that's my review. Now I'm off to bed.

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