I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
This series continues to be spectacular.
I read this a month ago, while I was crazy busy with classes, but it's pretty much Punisher and Black Widow against the world which I needed more than I knew!
im going back tomorrow morning to see what they can do.
My car is on its last legs, so I'm not fixing it, and not buying a new one because I rarely use it anymore.
So that's exciting, not having to deal with a car in the winter in Boston which is a pain in the ass, but also frightening because I might need it, too?
Amazon said I had a promotional credit, it didn't work so I contacted them and got $19.95 in credit. I figured it was worth a shot, especially after they mis-shipped my used thing and tried to charge me $20 more with another shipper last time. (I got them to put it back on my credit card, so pursuing it works. I told them I was so mad I'd quit Prime which was true; he's my least favorite Autobot.)
This time it was easy, and I've decided if they're just going to mis-ship and not GAF and make me push, I was justified in asking about this.
Anyway, yeah, that's where things stand. I'm so nervous I can't even tell you. I'm reworking my resume for a meeting about that at the Career Center at my university on Wednesday, I'm doing two finals right now, and I'm worried I won't get an archivist position during break, during my last semester, or after. I'm so panicked I walk around most times feeling like I'm going to puke all over the place, so it's pretty much a miracle up I'm and about ready in time to go to class today...
Thank you, Tina.
I got the Scarlet Gospels, which I really want to read, but have been putting off due to school. I haven't even gotten it yet, so this was a lovely surprise. I also got a Transformers comic - Marvel continuity, which I only point out, by the way, because I am a huge, huge Transformers continuity nerd. I will often specify what I'm talking about.
I also got a Gnatrat comic. I've never read a Gnatrat comic, so I'm excited to delve into this new world.
I like cold climes, so I picked a cold island. I got socks and gloves in case it gets too cold, and a sleep mask that is fluffy. Way fluffier than the ones I have, so it is also now officially my favorite sleep mask. I love this all!
I got chapstick which is fantastic: the one thing I really hate about the cold is that my chips get so dry they crack. So these will be put to good and immediate use.
I said I could live on Kinder eggs, so I got a bunch of Star Wars Kindle eggs and a Disney one, all of which is perfect. I have a small collection of Jurassic World and Marvel toys, but only one SW and Disney one as I haven't collected these much. I'm excited to see what new toys I can add to my shelves.
I also got cookies, and Marvel stickers.
I love this package, and I love the note, Tina. Thank you!
Seems like dangerous spam so I'm not risking checking that shit out.
Marc Lamont Hill used 'from the river to the sea, palestine will be free' at the UN. Why is this problematic? It's used as a call to push Jews into the sea, genocide them, and is very, very racist.
His response was, woah, woah, I didn't call for the destruction of Israel - a 'free palestine' from 'the river to the sea' explicitly calls for the destruction of Israel and the denial of self-determination for Jewish people - and that phrase has been used since blah blah for multiple reasons. Fun fact, it hasn't on both counts. And even if it has been, it was co-opted by hamas who does want to murder all Jews worldwide.
Marc Lamont Hill was fired by CNN. Temple University is looking for a loophole to fire him despite his tenure, from what I understand. Everyone is now saying that criticism of Israel isn't antisemitc. It can be criticism that isn't racist. That is not what Marc Lamont Hill did.
So I'm pleased with CNN, regaining faith in humanity, and wish Temple U well on their quest to wash their hands of this vile racist.
However, I do not want to get up, pack, and go to school. I just am tiiiiired.
After dealing with one week of family trauma, and then three days of non-stop retail work and homework, I just want a good deal of time to recover.
I think I'm going to give myself another half hour, a half hour I can afford to give myself, and nap a little more to Suicide Squad the extended cut, and then head into school...
I'll have breakfast or coffee tomorrow morning with my dad, which will be nice. I might call him and see if he wants to meet me later today, too. Or my mom. I'm hitting the mall anyway.
We'll see what's what later on today.
I continue to love this series like you wouldn't believe.
Beautiful art, heartbreaking storyline that keeps me coming back for more.
No emotional energy to write more.
Is there a 100th level? I can't really say anything, because, fuck, I'm not putting that on anyone, especially in public, but holy fuck. Can the floor just open up and swallow me whole?
Soule and Noto nail it, while tightening the noose around Murdock. Brilliant stuff, heartbreaking story arc as Elektra makes an appearance.
Noto's Elektra is stunning.
I should point out: there is a Star Trek Animated crossover with Transformers, that I couldn't even with, but cannon in this universe? This and Unicorn, I've purchased it all, and that's all I have. Saaaad.
This day sucks, and I need comics. Like I'm 100% convinced a divorce is looming in my family's future and I'm with my sister to make sure she doesn't hurt herself. I need comics so, so bad.
And this. I sucked in a breath. Shockwave is back, which WTF, he's supposed to be completely dead. And it's shocking, surprising, and... actually all makes sense in a very Shockwave way.
Love, love, love this series right now. Maybe part of it is just really truly enjoying the thing I know I don't have much left of?
I'd say this is the most lush and gorgeous art that Noto has done, but that's unfair to Noto: his art tends to be pretty uniformly gorgeous. Â Breathtaking all the time. Â There were certain images here, though, that vied for all time favorite: a discolored image of a library in muted, eerie greens, Daredevil's mask haloed in red that made me stop on that particular panel.
And of course, it all works in combination with Soule's art, running along at a, well, breathtaking pace as Matt barrels along with a newfound sense of morality - or newfound again, as I believe he has this crises every once in a while - and still is as reckless as ever regardless. Â He has to do what he can with the time he has left, after all.
The fact that this is called the Death of Daredevil and the next ongoing DD series does not seem to be about Matt Murdock? Â It makes this a little more: a little more tense, a little more aware that Daredevil is being not only reckless, but stupidly reckless. ÂI should feel disdain for him, and me and my sister are camped out in her room, hiding from the fighting - yay Thanksgiving :/ - making fun of how reckless Murdock is. And yet all I am is worried about him: seems as if he’s not going to make it, Marvel isn’t hiding it, and I want him to survive.
Bless Marvel, they’ll realize he’s a mainstay and bring him back eventually, but I’m not looking forward to my Inhuman-less, Matt Murdock-less years…
Charles Soule is one of my favorite writers, and Phil Noto is one of my favorite artists - so having them together writing one of my favorite characters is fantastic.
This storyline is great and the art is superb, as always when it comes to Noto.
Loving this storyline, although I hate that this, like Transformers, is ending. It's bittersweet because I know a little about what's going to come from hints of other series, and the title of this storyline.
But I'm going to enjoy it while I still have it!
I knew this would focus on Misty Knight going in, but I was hoping there would be more Daredevil anyway, especially given the cover which featured him as much as her.
I don't feel like this shed any real new light on Misty, either, so it was overall not my favorite DD story by far...
I got less and less impressed: less funny, and felt this went out with a bit of a whimper. Kinda like the 'it was all a dream' ending let down, although it wasn't that trope.
Hoping DD holds up more.