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allhailgrimlock

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I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.   

Currently reading

Transformers: IDW Collection Phase Two Volume 1
Andrew Griffith, Nick Roche, Alex Milne, John Barber, James Lamar Roberts
Progress: 31/272pages
Avengers: Absolute Vision - Book Two (Avengers (1963-1996))
Brian Garvey, Jimmy Akin, Roger Stern, Steve Ditko, Carmine Infantino, Al Milgrom, Prentice Hall
Progress: 98/360pages
Deadpool Classic Vol. 20: Ultimate Deadpool
Kelly Doudna, Mark Bagley, Brian Michael Bendis
Altered Carbon
Richard K. Morgan
Progress: 67/516pages
Batman (2016-) #40
Stephen King, Jordie Bellaire, Joëlle Jones
(First Signet Printing) the Mossad Inside Stories: Israel's Secret Intelligence Service Paperback By Dennis Eisenberg and Dan Uri (1979)
Dan Uri, Dennis Eisenberg
Vision: The Complete Series (Vision: Director's Cut (2017))
Stephen King, Mike Del Mundo, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Michael Walsh
Progress: 34/484pages
Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars Prose Novel
Alex Irvine
Progress: 15%
G.I. Joe (2013-2014) Vol. 2: Threat Matrix
Fred Van Lente, Steve Kurth, Jamal Igle
Progress: 65/154pages
The Big Girl's Guide to Buying Lingerie: A Cowboy Love Story (Bluebonnet, Texas Book 4)
Amie Stuart
Progress: 14%

I'm going to start tweeting positive reviews of things to the writer

Why?   Because I want to let them know when I like things.   If it's below a four, I'm not going to do it, but gushy reviews?   Yes.   And furthermore, I've found they either thank me or retweet and while I know it's not something I have to do, it's something easy that I'd like to do.   Because if attention is called to my review and someone picks up the book based on that, then good. 

 

Not that Black Bolt, the reason I started doing this again, needs help.  Nope.   After all, it's completely sold out from what I hear.   Good.  It deserves to be. 

 

Saladin Ahmed was just a doll, too.   He thanked me for wanting to read Black Bolt #1 - a tweet I sent in response to the anti-Muslim backlash against a Marvel artist and him feeling the need to defend his art.   (I didn't realize who was writing for Black Bolt, or what religion he was; I just knew it was a Black Bolt solo series and I wanted it.)

 

He's liked and/or retweeted all the positive responses to his work.   (And not the negative.   As he's said in one tweet, not liking his work doesn't make you an asshole, but tagging him to tell him that does.   I don't necessarily agree, but not for anything: if you'd making a point that the work is harmful in some way, it's no use if the writer doesn't get it because their work won't change.   Saying that it's boring and I want you personally to know is a bit of a dick move.   Saying it to other people via review?   That's cool.   Because of this, and because I saw nothing harmful in BB, I sent him a tweet reaffirming how much I liked his work.  I also agree with him because of, oddly enough, Anne Rice.   If someone tweets at you something negative, and you mention that, you risk throwing that person under rabid fangirls and fanboys.   And as much of an Ahmed fangirl I am after one issue, I wouldn't attack the haters, but plenty would.)

 

And it's not about getting Ahmed more praise or money.   Nope.   This series is just as good as Vision and Vision didn't sell well enough to pay Tom King enough money that he wouldn't be poached by DC.   If I want Ahmed and crew to stay on Black Bolt, I want more people to get interested and buy this.   Any promotion I give?   It's more for me, to keep getting what I want. 

 

I've just tweeted at Benjamin Percy who writes Green Arrow and he liked.   So I'm going to keep this simple: four or more stars, and I may or may not choose to do this for older works depending on how much time I have.  I will continue to tweet at Ahmed and my absolute favorite writers, no matter what though. 

 

 

 

I'll also be posting replies/likes/retweets.  Because warm fuzzies.