I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
If you haven't seen it, and you're a horror fan, I highly suggest it, in the original French.
I'm all into Moon Knight and binging right now.
And then there's this for a reason why:
It's also being billed as the death of Rocket; there aren't really spoilers, since the author said he'd do this on twitter before issue one. Also, the last issue was like 'the death of Rocket starts, so, yeah.
But the author is also doing a way better job than I expected and so many feels. So much emotion.
I want to hug Rocket so bad.
I keep forgetting he was well known - or how well known he was - before he was president, because he just wasn't on my radar there at all...
Anyway, this is way, way creepier in retrospect:
And I kind of love him for this. This has also rekindled my interest in Barricade/Bumblebee.
And because someone asked, I am... not invested in BL. I may or may not update my reading here, although it would just be date read.
It's become clear that BL is an echo chamber: politics is applauded, so long as you're coming from it from one point of view. Nuance be damned, and the fact that Jews are being shouldered out of progressive movements be damned.
I am too tired, and too cynical, for this hypocrisy; I am politically homeless, and I'm well aware of the fact that people only want confirmation bias at this point. So, I'm on Twitter because Jewish Twitter is the best Twitter.
If BL allowed me to connect with Jewish readers, I'd love to rejoin. But to be honest, without strong Jewish voices here? I'm feeling isolated, particularly since it stings to see politics that silence Jewish voices here.
I also have gotten past the point of caring if this loses me all my followers. We're .02 percent of the world population, and if Jewish history has taught me anything, it's that it's hard to trust the rest of the world to take care of us. I thought this was over with, but seeing Jew hating politicians being treated with kids gloves is really hitting home that, I don't know, not that I don't want there to be no Jews where I am, but I'm more comfortable when openly Jewish Jews congregate in a place. I feel safer.
Between the Women's March, and the Squad, and seeing much more support to people who aren't Jews who get racism thrown at them, I'm sick of the demands that I show solidarity to individuals who don't show me any solidarity at all.
That being said, damn, I understand why Megatron, like Trump, was able to fleece so many people. Politics just makes one cynical, and people like a strong leader.
The ending is amazing.
So behind that it's from May 8th. General anxiety, anxiety about my fellow Jews, depression, and stress have made it hard for me to really function, and either read or review for large swathes of time.
Tom Taylor's Gabby is brilliant: innocent and hiarlious, full of heart and warmth while she's threatening anyone who wants to hurt her or her family.
Far superior to the movie version of Gabby, although I'd been hoping she'd be another clone - this time of Laura Kinney, aka X-23 from the Logan movie and comics.
Am I still a month behind on reviews? Um, yes. I'm thinking of updating, leaving stars, and then just reviewing books I care about and not doing the ones that were meh for me. Possibly leaving reviews for books that made me feel a fiery passionate hate, too.
Anyway, whoah, I don't know what's going on, but I want more frum science fiction.
Frum is just a word for a Jew who's super observant, like more than they have to be. Like super religious, head covering religious, which isn't common amongst Jews.
Anyway, I'm enjoying the Jewish bent to these even when it feels a little weird, because it's so uncommon to find religious Jews in science fiction. I'm really enjoying getting some religious Jewish writers in, too.
Robbie seemed off, I wasn't crazy about the art in this, and although it was cute, it was all a little too much in the end.
'Cuz apparently it's an unwritten rule that Marvel has to get weird about Judaism and Christianity and that mythology...
He's still not at Roberts level, or hasn't reached the heights of Barber or Scott at their best, but he's winning me over. It's more tense, it's better, it's not all fucking Rubble - who still annoys the crap out of me*, and Barricade is alive again. Took a while to get there, but I'm glad I stuck out the first couple issues which I, quite frankly, hated after the MTMtE and LL runs. (And yes, RiD, OP, TAAO, and all the one shots and trilogies were pretty damn good too.)
Look, this hasn't reached five star level - not even at issue six, which I've read. (I'm still a month behind on reviews!) But it's getting better.
*look, if I want to see through anyone's eyes, it's not a baby OC, okay?
Still not crazy about these huge events. They usually try to shoehorn something in or are too bombastic for me, or... something. I just don't tend to like them. I'll take a tightly written smaller arc in an ongoing title over events like this any day of the week.
But Vision and Rocket, so, yeah, I was gonna see this through somehow.
First of all, the art is spectacular, which is huge; without good art, anything else will not save an art book. I find some art books have spectacular art, without good organization or too much text. I prefer an art book to let the art speak for itself, at least to a good degree, and a book about art is the place to talk about the artists and context of the art more.
This book had really good organization, although not, by any means, the one way to organize it. They collected prominent artists and built collections showcasing their art, then had brief interviews with each artist, including asking what their favorite piece of Darkness art was. (A clever way to add in more art, as they featured the piece the artist brought up.) I also found the questions and answers to be brief enough and interesting enough that it didn't take away from the spotlight on the art, so I found the text less annoying than I do in many art books.
I think I wasn't crazy about the animated style. I know this was based on the series, but I found the TV show more charming than this, partly because of how cute Chi sounded. It didn't translate into this as well. It was part of a Humble Bundle, so I probably won't be continuing.