October 11th, 2007

Book of the Still

Overlong comics/Who braindump

  1. A few months back talking about Checkmate, I said "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." And OMG I was totally right. Collapse ) In short: the Green Lantern Corps is 3600 buddy cop movies. Going on simultaneously. In spaaaaace. And thus utterly awesome.
  2. Also, it makes me have strange crackfic thoughts where the Pete-verse is an AU of the DCU as well as of the Whoniverse, where Abin Sur never crashlanded on Earth and so no Earth people became Green Lanterns. The Guardians exist and are fulfilling the Time Lordy role, but the whole Green Lantern set up is as per the beginning of the Silver Age because all the stuff that changed is a result of those pesky Earthlings, really. And anyway, a ring finds post-Doomsday Rose and she kicks ass and takes names as GL of Sector 2814 but when Daleks appear from somewhere lame and implausible they are yellow enough for the ring not to work, ZOMG.
  3. neadods wrote clever things about where SJA fits into the Whoniverse race thing that made me have the following thinks: a) Kelsey and Clyde are both very close to stereotypes of black schoolchildren, oh dear. b) Apparently, if you aliens put all of humanity in a blender create an archetypal human, you end up with a geeky white boy. You can see the appeal to fandom, I think. I really think now that the production team have just got a huge side order of clueless. 'Cos, I mean, I know I'm clueless and I can see this stuff. Apparently there is all shock noes-we-is-not-racist-why-would-anyone-think-that stuff in a DWM interview, so I am clearly going to have to go buy it to find out what was said, and that annoys me 'cos I unfairly associate DWM with the irritating conservative end of fandom.
  4. I accidentally-on-purpose read a Torchwood spoiler at freemaagyeman.com. Collapse )
  5. Speaking of freemaagyeman.com, are there any Freema Agyeman worshipping sections of the Internet that use the name "Sweet FA"? 'Cos if not, there totally should be.
  6. That "write a character writing fanfic" meme is incredibly cool. If the bar wasn't already set intimidatingly high I would totally write Wesley britpicking Gunn's Mickey/Jake, but it is so I won't.
  7. For some reason, my masochistic streak is making me read fics on Teaspoon that trigger my "Avoid! Avoid!" sense. This is very silly, because my "Avoid! Avoid!" sense is well honed and they are very bad fics indeed. Also, I looked at my statistics on there for the fifteenth time this week 'cos I am weirdly obsessed even though I haven't uploaded anything there in months out of mild curiosity and OMG the pr0n gets so many more reads than the gen. But far fewer reviews. WHY HALO THAR FANDOM'S COLLECTIVE SENSE OF SHAME.
  8. Apparently there is going to be an Angel S6 comic. This is a bad idea. The whole point of Not Fade Away IMO is that they are all doomed doomed doomed and fighting on anyway. I do not want to see them survive. Sorry. The Buffy S8 comic is great, though, even if it is now set in the Britain that only exists in Americans' heads.