fireez: (Monty Python - Monks)
...or, thank Cthulhu it's finally over.
Spoilers )

In short:
Dear Len Wein,

fireez: (Marvel Movies - Black Widow boom)
...even though he was an editor on it. Or maybe he just really really hates and really really doesn't get the character of Adrian Veidt.

A spoilerish essay by a disgruntled fan )
fireez: (Avatar - Toph whaaaaa?)
Can I just say ohjesuschristfucknosfalkjsfadlkjfsajfasI'mscarednow?

It's like Cooke took my soul and threw it into a shredder.



Spoilahs )
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Time for some Before Watchmen reviews! But first, let me just say that OMG SPN YOU KILLED ME THERE. I only got to watch the new ep now because well, Germany. I need to snatch it off the 'net somewhere.

Ahem. Anyway. Ozymandias and Silk Spectre #4 )

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I'm going to head this off by saying: this is one of the best, if not the best comic books I've ever read. Yes, it's even better than the original Watchmen. There, I said it. SACRILEGE. But then, while Watchmen has this wonderful moral dissonance and deconstruction of comic book tropes that made it outstanding at its time, this one has something that is of even more interest to me personally. It's kind of like... Cold Case in comic book form. Watchmen posed its questions about ethics and personal morality in a somewhat cerebral, detatched form. This one gets up close and personal. Watchmen was philosophy, this is psychology. What happens when good people are confronted with horrible things? How do people deal with the dissonance between their ideals and the actual reality?

Spoilers for Minutemen #4. In which I explain why I have been flailing. )
fireez: (Avatar - Toph whaaaaa?)
Spoiler-free, because I just can't put my feelings into words. Just... JESUS CHRIST OMG FUCK AAAAH COOKE YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME YOU MADE ME CRY FUCK OMG MAKE IT STOP NEVER STOP *breaks down in a ball of feels*

Gifs to express my feelings )
fireez: (Marvel Movies - Black Widow boom)
The time where I have a screaming fit over the newest edition of "Before Watchmen: Ozymandias"! And what a fit it is. This comic is vile. And I'm going to tell you exactly why I think so beneath the cut. But first, something for my bb rocks_not_dead: the only redeeming feature about this was IT HAD MOTHMAN IN IT AND HE WAS ANGSTY AND AWESOME. Also, if you squint, they supported our ship! Well ok two woman rowboat from cracksville. But still. :P

And now I be hatin'.
Why this has crossed the line from bad to vile )
In short: Dear Mr. Wein. Go fuck yourself. With a cactus.
fireez: (Comics - Tony is in denial)
Getting Nite Owl and Comedian out of the way so I can focus for the RAGEFEST that is sure to be brought on by next week's new Ozymandias.

Spoilers! Macros! Me going WTF a lot! )
fireez: (Misc - awesomely different)
Or, more FEELS MAH FEELS!!!

Spoilers )
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But really, this post on tumblr illustrates (yeah, pun intended) another problem I am having with Before Watchmen, the Ozymandias edition. Besides the wrongness of characterization and utter clichéd boringness of what I loathe to even call a plot.

ADRIAN NO

Yeah, even the artwork is boring and uninspired, as soon as you take a closer look at it. The only redeeming features are the paneling and the coloring, to an extent.
fireez: (Avatar - Toph whaaaaa?)
First, I just finished watching Legend of Korra and IT IS AMAZING.

But now I need to talk about my feels about Minutemen #2. This is going to be so incoherent, folks.

SPOILERS and FEELS )
fireez: (Watchmen - comic book villain)
...because I have to talk about fandom. So sue me. This doesn't mean I'm back, this just means I have feelings about this and I want to record them. I have feelings about a bunch of other stuff, too, but they're kind of heavy and complicated and I'm not up to discussing them with the larger world just yet.

So dear internet, let me talk about "Before Watchmen". Mostly about the Mintuemen issue, which I loved to bits, and the Adrian issue. Which I did not like one bit.

Spoilers galore )
fireez: (Marvel Movies - Loki)
“I have to say that if you are a reader that just wanted your favorite characters on tap forever, and never cared about the creators, then actually you’re probably not the kind of reader that I was looking for. I have a huge respect for my audience. On the occasions when I meet them, they seem, I like to think, to be intelligent and scrupulous people. If people do want to go out and buy these Watchmen prequels, they would be doing me an enormous favor if they would just stop buying my other books. When I think of my audience, I like to have good thoughts and think about how lucky I am to have one that is as intelligent as mine and as moral as mine. […] The kind of readers who are prepared to turn a blind eye when the people who create their favorite reading material, their favorite characters, are marginalized or put to the wall — that’s not the kind of readers I want. So, even if it means a huge drop in sales upon my other work, I would prefer it that way. I mean, there’s no way I can police this, of course. But, I would hope that you wouldn’t want to buy a book knowing that its author actually had complete contempt for you. So, I’m hoping that will be enough.”

- Alan Moore on fans who buy Before Watchmen.


This confirms once and for all that Alan Moore is a huge douchecanoe who has reached levels of arrogance and detachment that are honestly astounding. I might actually comply with his wish, not out of respect for him, but out of disrespect for someone who thinks they are so high and mighty that they can insult the people who pay for their bills. Because yes, without us, the readership, Mr. Moore would just be another failed artist who drives a taxi and dreams of being famous one day.

Then again, I might not, because I don't actually give much of a fuck about what the author of something thinks of me. I'm pretty sure that a number of authors would have contempt for me, if they knew who I am and what kind of beliefs I hold. But that does not give them the right to dictate if I buy, read and enjoy your stories. If you put your story out there, well, you better be prepared that EVERYONE reads it. Even people you personally wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole.

Another thing that irks me is how he paints himself as some kind of martyr. He wasn't marginalized or put to the wall. He was asked, several times, if he wanted to be involved. He declined. Did he really think that DC would just bow down and say “okay then, we'll never do anything with this HUGELY FAMOUS AND POPULAR universe and characters that we own the rights to”? And they do own the rights to them, like it or not. Yes, the way they obtained the rights was a tad shady, but I think I've mentioned before that other authors have been fucked over way worse. Also, this is pretty much the way things are in the comic book business. Characters aren't property of their creators, but rather of the publishers. Else, we wouldn't have 60+ years of Superman, Captain America etc.

I don't think that me buying the prequels somehow makes me less intelligent and/or moral than if I wouldn't be buying them. This has nothing to do with intelligence or morals. It has to do with loving a set of characters and wanting to see what other people might do with them. Same reasons I read fanfic, really. But yes, I don't care about the creators. I care about the world and the characters. With some authors, I really do buy everything they write just because I think they're brilliant. Alan Moore is not one of them. Usually, I buy books for the stories, and not because I give a fuck about the person who wrote them. That's how this storytelling thing works. You are not as important as your story. If you can't deal with that, well, you should've become a different kind of celebrity. If you want personal fame, writing is really not the way to go. With writing, your stories will always be more famous than you. People will care more about your main characters and their lives than they care about you or your life. Deal with it, or choose a different profession.
fireez: (Marvel Movies - Erik Raven Havoc lol)
Have a macro. This is my brain on memes.



Also, yesterday at work, I unpacked a crate of books whith a shipping note dated "10.10.11". I'm guessing I have encountered my first real evidence that L-Space really exists, since those books seem to have travelled 3 days back in time...
fireez: (Watchmen - comic book villain)
Texts from last night

(978) He's like a perfect storm of amazing hair and horrible judgment

needs to be put over a picture of Adrian Veidt.

Project for tomorrow. Too lazy tonight.

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