I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
So the last time something was delayed and told me it was in transit, Amazon shipped the lego set to Virginia and then canceled it and went LOL, just pay $20 extra. I eventually got them to take away a useless refund and give me $20 on my credit card right back so it didn't cost me extra.
Now they're like LOL, we can't tell you where your graduation cap is. I'm so disillusioned by this. Most of the time it works great, and now they cut me off - or I cut myself off earlier - and the person on chat was like we can't find it. And no, they don't laugh out loud about it, but I kinda feel like it right now. I'm stressed, I'm near tears, and yes, they gave me a $15 dollar refund and offered to cancel this and order it again - oh, wait, it's SOLD OUT - but I'm just like well, maybe this doesn't come and they'll all be sold out.
What. The. Hell?
Amazon is convenient - until it isn't. Seeing as this was used with Student Prime and should have been here two days ago, yeah, I'm not happy with them.
New England Archivists.
First workshop/day? Presenter loves that I love comics, has a box in his car that his wife's been mad that he hasn't gotten rid of.
I now have a box of Vertigo and Dark Horse comics to organize and I'm too tired to finish homework...
And boy, does it! Between figuring out who Aphrodite V is, or trying to, and whose trying to kill off her new friend, things get better. It allows us to explore who Aphrodite V is and to figure out where she fits in this world, especially with the distrust Hui-Men shows for Aphrodite. Is Hui-Men correct? Her boss shows much more trust in Aphrodite, but he could just be putting himself in danger since he has no basic knowledge of who she is. Yes, she saved him once; does that mean she will again later on?
Things start to make sense, the plot starts really moving along, and this just gets better.
And I can say that, having read the whole thing. But it started out with what I felt was a whimper, and I wasn't really sure I'd continue immediately. In fact, I remember reading little of something else and then coming back to this. I'm glad I did: the setup is a little confusing here, but the character arc is worth wading through a less impressive first issue.
Not sure I felt it was fully resolved at the end, and the ending doesn't take away my feelings about this: I'd forgotten about who Aphrodite V was, and I wasn't sure when exactly this was taking place. I wasn't sure what her meeting and saving a super rich dude had to do with her greater storyline, from what little I did remember and from what I knew about Aphrodite IX.
I wasn't sure I was into the billionaire against billionaire intrigue that this promised to follow through on, but it was worthwhile. I especially like how they dealt with the rest of the world not knowing who, or what, Aphrodite V was.
It was okay, but not my favorite, certainly not even my favorite Image comic set in this particular world of theirs. Still, it was a decent read, although I was slightly confused because I hadn't really been keeping up, or probably even reading this in order.
I wish there had been a little more to settle the reading in, but the art was spectacular, and I wasn't so lost I couldn't follow along at all.
Okay, so I was obsessed with Red Tornado, an obsession that DC stopped fueling which is part of the reason I'm not as heavily into rebirth as I could be. (I know, I know, I'm in the minority and I'm not saying DC isn't right, just that it doesn't draw me in.)
But the plots, the dialogue, and the art are... not what I expect from comics anymore. Just way too juvenile. I mean everything. Would I suggest this series to someone? I mean, not even if they were obsessed with Red Tornado. I was craving more of him last month and tried to reread these and jus couldn't...
So my new Bumblebee blu-ray/digital combo has an exclusive paper/motion comic. But I don't know where to find sources on this. How do librarians on BL feel about me adding it?
My body feels like it's breaking in weird ways: dizzy, hot, temperature control on the fritz both ways but mostly hot, I can feel my heartbeat in my feet a lot, and am having migraines that give me visual symptoms, mostly my vision going for white while I sit up and then me feeling weak. I also am tired, like bone-weary it's hard to get up tired, so I spend more time than usual lying down. Interestingly enough, I can walk the forty minutes from my apartment to my school and back again sometimes, and sometimes walking out of the library and across the street stresses my body out to the point where I feel like I'll pass out.
I've been swimming a bit, but like one lap and then giving up. The water is too cold, or too warm, or my body just can't anymore.
So today I am lying down, clearing out some Humble Bundle comics. (PDFs, not 100% ideal, but I can't beat the price and I don't mind all that much, although it might drive some people up the wall!) I feel pathetic and I want to cry, so I've managed to go downstairs because I can't nap, turned on Monk on TV, and am reading. I figure I'll make the best of it today!
I own most everything in every format. I'm still considering it to get the things I don't own in some formats.
Not only is this unnecessary, but it shows up as a recommendation when I leave out an o in Transformers.
Why, Comixology? Why?
I mean, if it weren't on BBC...
So I am not a happy girl right now. I wanted to like this, but it was not as good as the last two series, it tells the story through a new character that I do not like, and oddly enough keeps some aspects of the old series, which only makes me compare them more. So yeah. I will give it some time, and hell, probably keep buying it because at least it's something, but I will grumble and keep the ratings low unless this really shapes up.
The art is good, so two stars instead of one.
I own most of the comics in this series for Red Tornado; there was not much of him in this. I found the character interaction to be cheesy and the attempts to be subtly meta to be awkward. I did enjoy some of this, found things like the poking fun at the way women are drawn in comics to be humorous, but this to be 'meh' overall. That being said, I think I got this for free from Comixology - legally but I paid for the rest and remember liking them more than this issue.
Then again, they didn't have to deal with setup - and I cherry picked issues that had my favorite character in them, so there's that.
Then Unicron. I have a couple issues that I think are not of this continuity and more aligned with the movie, possibly, but not much left. It's sad, but again, good. The character development is just top notch, and it goes to show that this was a labor of love; they could have phoned it in because they knew it was ending, and they did not. Lovely, lovely work here!
I'm saddened by the end of this continuity; the new one is not nearly as good so far. But I am happy that this continues to be excellent right up to the end, so at least I have that, a nice, tight, clean ending to this universe...
So I'm finished with the binging through most of this, and am onto individual issues. Still loving this series, although I found the death scene that was promised to be explosive, ah, less than impressive. Still, overall, this is a fantastically addictive series.