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21 May 2010 @ 04:19 am
Art for Flamebyrd's story on comicsbigbang.

03 January 2010 @ 02:08 am
i don't like the new search set-up I can't find my communities anymore :(
22 December 2009 @ 11:48 pm
i have pet peeve in Young Avengers fanfic (and some actual comics)...

Billy does not actually do magic, not if we follow the current definition of Scarlet Witch's powers. Billy alters reality as he desires. That is why Billy's "spells" are actually self-actualization rituals from self-help books. All Billy is doing is focus on what he wants and his powers take care of the rest. He calls it magic, he probably thinks it's magic but it's not.
16 November 2009 @ 12:12 am
This is a rant inspired by some trends in comics in the past 25 years. This is the trend towards angst, lots of angst, for everyone. I don't mind my heroes to have problems, I don't mind them question their actions every now and then, it's healthy. I don't mind "realism" (and if you think there is any real about this "realism" I have few bridge to sell you). But I would like to point out, "the Goddamn Batman" is "a Goddamn Asshole" and villain like Punisher, and he should be considered a danger to himself and others and locked in a padded cell.

I still love comics, and the asshole is not a bad character. I love Constantine: he is a great character and huge douchebag, but at least no one pretends he is anything else but a self-serving asshole who every now and than stumbles across the Right Thing To Do. I just wish people would stop treating these characters like good people as well as interesting characters.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
10 November 2009 @ 01:33 am
There is something about American superhero comics that's makes me want to write about theory and ideas about what these characters mean to me. Japanese comics have inspired my fiction, even the most predictable or non-existent plots (I'm looking at you PoT) inspire me to write the characters as my own. American superhero comics inspire me to analyze, to look at these characters as Jung or Bloom might. So that's what I'm doing.

Bart Allen, Titans of Tomorrow, Flash Reborn, and Being Collapse )
Current Mood: hungryhungry
30 October 2009 @ 11:51 pm
So I disappeared for....awhile...but I'm back sort of though I can think of only person who would care at all.

Anyway I have a bunch fics (and one one metatextual musing) to dump into several posts so I'm sorry in advance for filling your friends page with drivel.
30 October 2009 @ 01:15 am
aren't you glad it doesn't say Harry Potter?

The aforementioned meta
I was reading all sorts of fun essays on comic books recently and it got me thinking. See all of these essays are about the big and older names: Superman, X-men, Batman, Spiderman, Fantastic 4, Justice League, Wonder Woman ect. So I started thinking about the metaphors and meaning behind some of the newer characters, the characters created in the 90s and 00s.

Superboy, the next generation
What Superboy MeansCollapse )

Impulse 'R us
What Impulse meansCollapse )
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30 October 2009 @ 12:31 am
Title: A Family history
Rating: PG
Summary: A series of vignettes between Andromeda and her grandchild.
Disclaimer: I live in a closet and own nothing, Harry, Andromeda, and Teddy all belong to the corporate monolith that JKR became.

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Current Mood: awakeawake
30 October 2009 @ 12:09 am
Title: Some Other Spring
Rating: Pg-13 for suggested sex
Genre: Romance/Angst
Characters: Alphard/OC
Disclaimers: I own nothing not even the clothes on my back
Summary: One week in the summer between 6th and 7th year changes everything for Alphard.

It started with a dareCollapse )

Title: Blackbird
Author: Teshumai
Gift for: Sugeredarsenic
Pairing: Ted/Andromeda
Rating: PG
Warnings: somewhat bloody
Word Count: 4300
Summary: Andromeda was content to follow her family but as she grows up and the world becomes more complex she’ll have to decide who she is and how she wants to live. Thank you to my Beta!

there are all sorts of unsavory folk coming to Hogwarts these days, mudbloods and half-breeds and the likeCollapse )
Current Mood: awakeawake