I'm a well read technosexual who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
I'm not sure what the fuss was all about: I don't think the negative reviews were completely trustworthy. Or maybe I'm not? Maybe I just got too emotionally invested?
I actually really liked Gorgon, and I thought Triton could have been done better makeup/CGI wise. (This was a TV show, not a movie budget, though.) Medusa's hair was the worst CGI wise, and, yeah, cringe-worthy. Even this worked at times, like the sexytimes scene that made me wanna barf because I have human-sexytimes issues.
I had more issues with Auran - why use her since they revamped her into a completely new character - and with a plot twist involving Medusa and another involving Maximus. I'd have more problems with a more problematic script, but overall I thought this was okay. A teeny bit slow moving, but overall, it caught the general characters/world quite well.
I thought it was fairly gorgeous in how it was filmed, and so I really liked this a lot! I'm looking forward to the show, now.
As mind bending, or as semantic as these books get, it could be dry. Some of the ways things like metadata are talked about are dry: it's very much about dissecting what it is, and how to use metadata.
I'm pretty fanatic about this type of logical structure, although I may not seem like it all the time. I suck at using tags in BL, but I get upset when things are mistagged. I just know it's a 'me' thing so I suck it up and either fix it if I made a mistake, or know that sometimes they're going to be wrong, at least from my point of view, because different perspectives. (Or even someone just being wrong. It does happen sometimes: if it's labeled vampires and there are none, well...)
Point is, I like this.
Cosplay cover variants I got on sale as a continued celebration of school. I ordered and got the new Novik: the fanfic isn't in color, but it has tons of AU since Novik said she loves AU. Super excited and going to read League of Dragons and that... um, eventually? Maybe during a break?
My two Black Bolts protecting my Inhumans ticket! Cuties.
Surprise haul. Deadpool, and two assorted Marvel pin sets, as well as a Marvel appliqué, and a Periodic Table of Superhero shirts. I also got some Spider-Man eggos since my dad made fun of me wanting them, and then felt bad, but I was ordered to put those in the freezer. They'd been waiting for me outside in a bag for a bit, so my parents got worried.
Not sure what I did to deserve such amazing parents, or this, but yay!
Also, please note my dad asked about the shirt, who everyone was, and was mostly appalled and slightly proud of how fast I rattled those suckers off.
Now to try on the shirt, because medium and everyone's convinced I need a large which is what I get for eating all my feelings of stress as school gets closer.
So. Many. Donuts. I am appalled and not at all proud of that fact.
ETA: the medium fits. I'm happy, but slightly disappointed. I mean, what good are donuts for then?
It almost makes me want to miss the IMAX screening, except I like a character who's all sulky and glowering, so I think I might just sympathize with Black Bolt more than that reviewer did.
And apparently Lockjaw, so? I dunno, though.
*peeks through interwoven fingers*
I hope I don't hate it as much as they did!
According to the guys at Wegman's, this is heavy on the spices, less so on pumpkin and tastes like a slice of pumpkin pie.
Sounds yummy. I'm gonna pick up ice cream on the way home and compound my migraine.
I'm gonna reward myself with comics if I get through most of my reading early.
Man, the old style of writing for comics can get clunky. So, so clunky. There's more nuance nowadays: a little more trust of the audience, so not everything has to be said quite as plainly as it is.
Still, I want to see what happens to that lady who went through Terrigenesis, but there was too much going on: two big threats, which meant all action and no real character development which was one of the reasons this was rated so low.
I did like the art, but I also didn't think it was the best art I'd seen in a comic. I prefer the recent comics, though, with more of an emphasis on characters.
They don't actually fight here: even when Crystal has Dusaike take down the X-Men, it's more that he can't save everyone from a riot, and violence, without doing so. Crystal assures him that she'll take responsibility and Storm will understand, since the Inhumans had just tried to help save mutants from the Terrigent Mist cloud. (That is grammatically correct: Terrigen Mist is what it's called, and it's also a free ranging cloud at the moment. Before it was contained.)
Cyclops, who believes that the Inhumans lied about the Mist being safe, warns the world, a world that had been accepting of the Inhumans, making them mistrust Crystal, Medusa and the rest.
Medusa doesn't want to start a war, but knowing what she does? She knows one is likely to come, and perhaps inevitable. If it comes to the mutants or her people, she's choosing her people and wants to plan to win a war that she doesn't want to take part in at all.
The tension, the misunderstandings, the paranoia? I understand it. Each side has been used, manipulated, chased out of their homes. Someone has tried to kill both Inhumans and mutants at many points, and so I understand, and sympathize with both sides. Still, it's making me want to make things better because I feel so much for both sides - and I want to clear up the misunderstandings, try to help them both.
I know how this is going to end, though, and it's going to get a lot uglier before anything good can happen.
The Guardians of the Galaxy and the Inhumans get involved as the fight over the twins spills over to everyone.
Funny, charming, just gorgeous art - pencils, inks, colors, everything - this is a perfect mini-series. I need to remember I own this on Comixology whenever I need to cheer myself up. Love, love, love!
1. Gwenpool Holiday Special: Ms. Marvel
2. Death of X #1: Crystal, Naja, Flint, Grid, and Gorgon
3. Giant Sized Little AvX #1: Working up to a Black Bolt appearance in issue 2.
4. Giant Sized Little AvX #2: one panel of Black Bolt
5. Giant Sized Little AvX #3: No Inhumans
6. Giant Sized Little AvX #4: Royal family and bodyguards
7. Inhumans #1: Royal family
8. Death of X #2
Cute, funny, and that combined with the bright colors - think the cover, but for a whole comic - make me smile and forget all my anxiety.
It's in this issue, and it made me giggle. But I giggled through reading all first two issues, so...
I'm really loving this series, and I it keeps up the funny in-jokes, the warmth, the heart, that made the first issue so much fun. Petty fights between child-versions of Avengers and the X-Men are the best, especially with Young writing and illustrating.
I'm off to read issue three.
Worth it. This is Skottie Young's take on AvX: all the heroes are children and they're fighting over things like burnt toys, and who gets the new twins in town X-Men or Avengers. It's adorable, and it sidesteps all the real reasons the Avengers versus X-Men were really fighting: to save the world, because they thought they knew what was best, the same reasons as ever, really.
Still, you'd think the lack of tension would hurt this title, but it only adds to my delight. How wonderful to see these childish version of these heroes. Young take every opportunity he can to make a bad pun, or throw in a reference to the heroes origins stories, that he can, too, and this adds another layer to the storyline.
There's enough warmth and humor that I end up caring about this silly little street fight, even knowing what it was really based on, and how serious those issues of freedom versus safety were, and still are.
Love, love, love this series.
I'm so excited. I got all comic book/pop culture stuff, all for school, and I'm eagerly awaiting each item!
I'm going to get myself this amazing Whirl dress, but I'm waiting to make sure I do well in school, mostly because it'll mean more as an award, but also a little bit as motivation. I mean, my main motivation is doing well to try and get a better job, but I also really want that dress...
And this issue made me ship them. But other than some really adorable Rhodey/Carol moments, I didn't really feel this issue. The diplomatic behind the scenes explanations of Ulysses - without explaining that it was a he, not an actual weapon - felt contrived, and never really went anywhere before this issue veered off into a Kree threat.
(Because why not forget about the Inhuman issue, in favor of the people who used them as lab rats? That seemed weird to me, and the fact that they had to shoehorn in a Kree threat, when the Kree were the ones who experimented on the humans, seemed distasteful to me. Carol's saying she's got a good relationship with the Inhumans, but is also in contact with the Kree empire, or at least some factions within the Kree empire, and has to run off to stop a Kree threat without mentioning, oh, hey, the Kree are on the planet to the Inhuman royal family? Even while she's trying to get them to let her use Ulysses? Whatever, Carol.)
So, yeah, this issue kinda pissed me off, and also felt narratively split and odd to me. Beautiful art, and like I said, loved the moments when Carol got to spend time with her kinda-bf, but I can't give it five, or even four, stars.