January 15th, 2009

ditko, dormammu vs eternity

meandering sort-of-venting-but-mostly-comics post

God, I'm in a cranky mood. If I was inclined to, I could write wanky multi-thousand-word posts on pretty much every single story in the news this week. About the best thing that can be said is that at least academies have been shown not to work, but thousands of children continuing to be failed by the system would only really constitute good news if at least it meant they were going to stop letting any old nutters with cash to splash indoctrinate them, which it won't.

I'm even being got down by the BBC's wonderfully comprehensive coverage of the 150 years of the Origin/Darwin bicentenary thing, because when they put this much emphasis on Darwin I just see it playing into the hands of the creationists who can't see the difference between prophets and scientists.

Er, anyway, there were new comics today. That's what I originally came here to say. If you are a comics-y person, be warned there are spoilers.

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On the reasons-to-be-cheerful front, on my way back from my LCS I passed a charity shop that had the little collection of the very first Bridget Jones columns that the Indy put out back in 2005 when they got Helen Fielding to come back to them with it. And so I bought it for 50p, and restrained myself from squeeing at the bored teenager behind the till as I did so (I was half tempted to squee at the sheer existence of volunteering-bored-teenager, but never mind). It has the proper Bridget who was at the top of the column on the cover and everything, not any of these fake Bridgets, and has made me very nostalgic for my school library where I used to read them every whichever-day-of-the-week-it-was-but-I'm-fairly-sure-it-started-with-a-T. I am almost scared in case they turn out not to be as good as I remember.

Er, anyway. As you can see, I'm feeling pretty cranky, though writing this has mellowed me out a bit which was kind of the point because otherwise this was going to segue into My Thoughts on Fanfic Awards. But I could still do with a bit of a pick-me-up. Drabble Ficlet prompt me, pretty pls? (Who, Whedon, or anything that's mentioned here.)

ETA: And here's a good reason to be cheerful I'd forgotten: I'm going to see this next month. Apparently it is not actually that good, but hey.