I'm a well read technosexual who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
"Before Balthazar could start talking and cover the awkward moment, Charity blurted out 'I love Justin Bieber.'"
I laughed out loud!
"She tried to rally. 'I'll tell them I'm a cougar.'"
I'd give you more but I feel like this will be so much funnier without any context.
Also, yes, I need a small break from comics/superheroes right now. Teen romance it is! Not only that, teen paranormal romance, from the library. They didn't have the first of these books, so I'm jumping in on book five. The other two teen romances I have are also in the middle, but true to form, I took out three graphic novels and one manga. Not true to form, I took out a nonfiction book about a hockey goalie.
I also was out on the boat today, so I read a bunch of this. I refuse to take my iPad Viv, or paper comics, on the boat, so it's been library books - which come out flawlessly when I take them out on the boat. My own books not so much, go figure.
I'm not sure if they're frowning or that sweat is from the effort of them trying to eat their own faces off.
WTF, this panel? This panel is why i can't give this series more than three stars, at least so far.
This tends to be fairly bad. The art is bad, the story isn't actually that great, but I'm into it, anyway. I'm also too tired to focus on anything else. I made weird coffee that tasted so strongly I thought it tasted like soap. Like so weird I was like WTF, I made this like usual, why are there coffee grains in the bottom of the cup?
And I've been out of it since drinking that coffee. Frag that coffee.
And now I'm binging on Fairy Tail since anything else, and I go 'but I'm so tiiiired. Words. Must think about this, and I'm too tired to do that."
So Fairy Tail. It's actually perfect for this mood, but that doesn't make it any better as a product. But that's okay. I can binge fifty volumes of this, right?
Maybe I'm just not into the X-Men, or maybe I'm disillusioned by Marvel's statements - about diversity in particular, by Marvel's Secret Empire stunt, or whatever. This also didn't do it for me, and I miss the old team, the old favorites, and this didn't rise about that.
Also, so bizarre to see the political art stripped out, even if I was sideyeing it when I'd heard about it.
It's just that there are, what, seven X-Men titles, all competing for my money, time and energy. And I don't particularly like Jean Grey, especially not when she's the leader of the X-Men, and most of my favorite characters aren't these actual characters.
This is average. Some of the fight scenes, and the complexities of young Scott Summers, are interesting, and I'm eager to see where this is going with them answering to Magneto now, but overall?
I didn't like this enough. There wasn't enough of the complexities of time travel. And I didn't like the character interaction as much as I did in Generation X. Not sure if, or when, I"ll continue.
Finally, one of the Marvel freebies that gives me all the feels! The character interaction feels more intricate and realistic, and this is an old-school X-Men feel: a school where the children learn to use their powers for good, but also... a school.
It helps that I really like Quintin Quire - Kid Omega - as a character and Jubilee and Jono looking for Jubilee's adopted kid was absolutely adorable, even when it should have been a little horrifying. (The kid being missing, the exposure word play.)
Loved this one!
I have one from yesterday, and at least two from today - but I don't feel like reviewing right now. Maybe tomorrow. Right now, I'm gonna read some more.
I took some teen romances from the library - so Balthazar for now.
"Cock, balls, cunt. These were some simple basic expressions."
Ugh, I'm just not in the mood to read about sexytime bits. Help, other prose. I am, by the way, in the mood for prose.
Her boobs are so weirdly drawn. It's like I'm hypnotized by the shiny fabric right about where her nipples would be...
So, I bought this Humble Bundle. Which means I have about fifty volumes, including spinoffs. And man, do I hope they get better! This was by no means terrible, but the art was subpar, and just plain weird sometimes. I'm not talking about the way that things are exaggerated to be emotive, as happens in many manga. (Full Metal Alchemist did this, and it was done skillfully; the weirdness I'm talking about is odd postures and over exaggeration, even for the manga style.) So let's get this out of the way: I find the art in Fairy Tail to be the weakest point in this manga. In fact, I find it incredibly off-putting. The forms - the way the women look - are just off enough for me to find it incredibly distracting.
I am into the characters and the world, enough so that I devoured this volume. However, I find the dragon, Igneel, who never shows to be fascinating given that his background seems unusual. (Not much time is spent on him, but the reactions to this revelation show that it's not common.) Unfortunately, I found the mystery of Igneel to be one of the most interesting aspects - and something that isn't dealt with in this volume. What is dealt with is Lucy's magic, and her Gate Keys, and the celestial spirits she can call upon. I'm very interested in seeing where this goes.
I do find this interesting enough to continue, but I can't say for sure whether or not I'll end up loving the series. A lot of this was setup, and I don't have a great feel for the world or characters. If something isn't horrible, I tend to be overly nice during the first volume or so: maybe the author had a shaky start, and I know how rough that can be for ongoing series, so I'd take what I'm saying with a grain of salt.
For now, I'll continue. If I get bored, or find this to be poorly done after more volumes, there's a chance I'll take a hiatus or stop reading this all together.
So, this panel. That facial expression, and that pose, keep making me giggle. And yet, that seems like the exactly proper reaction to being told that the person across from you is looking for a real dragon, too, so I'm conflicted about this.