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I just like B and that's all. ([personal profile] tzipwich) wrote2009-04-23 01:03 pm
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What I'm going to do with this

Okay, for reals.

I think LJ is going to start becoming my real life journal (since I doubt my real life friends will be moving here) and this one will be more of a fandomy thing. I'm not really in fandom anymore--I don't read/write fic (except for that one Roswell one that I haven't given up on)--but I like discussing shows. Although really, it depends on how the DW community turns out.
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[personal profile] prozacpark 2009-05-05 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Alias is a comic set on the fringes of the Marvel universe about a girl who used to be a superhero but is now a private investigator who often ends up investigating superhero related crimes. It's excellent because the heroine is someone who was not cut out to be a superhero. So after her one big Superheroic proportion tragedy, instead of picking up the pieces and starting over, she quit. I like it a lot because it sort of...shows that there are different ways of being a hero? It's also much darker than most comics because it's set in Marvel's 'adult' universe.

I read "New Mutants" for Emma for a bit, but they writers were not fond of her, and this annoyed me and I was also kind of turned off by how they kept killing all the characters. It was the new team that took over after M-day. Mostly, I kind of just follow the five characters I like into whichever title they happen to be in, rather than actually reading titles.

I need to send you "Mekanix," which is a fun series of only eight issues that sort of follows Kitty during the time she is away from the X-men and going to college. It has a bit of an Emma Frost feel to it, except a bit darker, because you get to see mutants interacting with...humans. Which X-men doesn't do often enough, and this is part of why I loved Scott's human wife madly. Before they pulled a Tess with her.

If it helps, I've been reading comics for years now, and I really can't figure out the whole ending and starting in a different title thing either. Like, dude, when comics run concurrently? And it's like, "For more of this story in Uncanny X-men, why don't you pick up this week's SPIDERMAN comic?" Um, no. My reading of titles never survived their branching off into other things.

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[personal profile] prozacpark 2009-05-07 12:26 am (UTC)(link)
I just posted links to Excalibur on LJ for you. :) I also have much of Alias uploaded and will put that up soon, too. And you should wait to read Mekanix until after you're done with "Excalibur."

I noticed that Emma wasn't portrayed in the best light in New Mutants, but I forgave it because it was told from the point of view of the students, who are completely biased when it comes to which teachers they like best.

Well. I can't be expected to like characters who are hating on Emma now, can I? ;) By the time I started reading New Mutants, everyone else on my FL was hating and leaving, so that possibly rubbed off on me a bit, too.

I enjoyed Madelyne because she did well with all the insanity and chaos of X-men that got thrown at her. She wasn't a hero like them, but she was heroic in her own way and Marvel failed to see that and totally sacrificed her at the altar of the Jean/Scott OTP.
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[personal profile] prozacpark 2009-05-07 12:27 am (UTC)(link)
Kitty, Emma, Madelyne, Rachel Summers, and Pete Wisdom.

Did you read "Days of the Future Past" arc?