July 11th, 2007

chameleon watch

Things what I read today during the slack periods of my incredibly cushy temp job


  1. Harry/Draco shipping in the Guardian. (Scroll to the last para, though the whole thing is quite entertaining; it's also probably been all over your flist today already, but I don't care.) And it's not in G2, like you might expect, but the comment section in the main paper. Nice work, Bidisha, whoever you are. (Also: Zoe Williams seems to have got much more overtly feminist lately. I like it.)
  2. Checkmate: A King's Game, which was ace but made fuck all sense to me, as I am a Marvel zombie and my sum total knowledge of even the main players of the DCU comes from their crossovers into Sandman and Swamp Thing and this is one of those comics that's all about the people who haven't got a comic of their own and haven't had for ages, which is the sort of thing I love. Plus it's full of realpolitik. (For some reason I have a feeling that if I do get more interested in DC it's going to be the whole Green Lantern thing that excites me the most.)
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First Among Sequels next, yay. Which means there's probably a post about "why I love flaily-but-competent female protagonists like Thursday Next and Benny Summerfield who are almost always written by a certain sort of male author and does this mean I fail at feminism?" coming soon.

ETA: Oh dear. House has rendered me completely incapable of watching Jeeves and Wooster without breaking into giggles by imagining Jeeves working on the Crazy-Ass Diseases team and quietly pwning House all the time.