June 28th, 2005
|10:11 pm - Night of the Living Plastic|
1. People suck.
2. The job opportunity in Chicago won't even bother to consider me because I don't have any experience.
3. I've sent my writing exercises to the place in Connecticut. I should hear how much I suck in 1-2 weeks.
4. kieyra does not suck.
5. I want to rip my thesis into shreds, I'm so tired of looking at it.
6. But I have to make it sexier so we can get it published.
7. Of course, it'll probably get rejected anyway.
8. People suck.
9. I met Jamie and her girlfriend Nicki yesterday. They did not suck. I'd known kniha online, pre-LJ, for four years.
10. People suck.
11. xo_willow_xo does not suck. Everyone go welcome her to LiveJournal so she does not leave.
12. My comic book store is closing at the end of June. After tomorrow, I don't know how I'm going to keep up with my comics without, you know, paying for them.
13. I am out of both milk and ketchup.
14. I watched the first episode of the new Dr. Who. It was pretty good; things blew up. The Doctor feels a little too wacky at the moment; I'm not sure what the tone of the series is supposed to be. But half my flist went batshit over the last two episodes, and I'm interested to see why. So if you spoil me, I will kill you. I will kill you dead.
15. Like a tomato.
Current Mood: crappy
Current Music: Distillers - Dismantle Me
Do you have to go all the way back to the beginning for all titles, though? It seems to me like most of the stuff I read - the Sandmans and Lucifers, things with defined beginnings and endings - you do have to read from the start, or else you'll be lost. But then I think of stuff like the superhero comics, and even something like Hellblazer, which has been going on for 20 years or so now, and it seems like there would have to be points where new readers could jump in without going back and reading every single issue that came before, or else you're limiting yourself to an incredibly small audience. But knowing where that point is is the confusing and intimidating thing for new readers, I think, and it's why I didn't get into comics for so long, and why I'm still not into the superhero titles. Well, that, and they just doesn't appeal to me as much as the fantasy.
Anyways, not expecting you to have an answer to that, just typing out loud. I've had an itch to discuss comics lately, but nowhere to go - Erin won't read them, and no one on my flist reads the same stuff I do! You should sneak off to the cafe at Borders or Barnes & Noble sometime with the TPB of Lucifer: Devil in the Gateway so I'll at least have someone who has some idea of what I'm babbling on about out there.