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OK, right now, I am reading [fimfiction.net profile] Goldfur's MLP stories, Specifically "Quantum Gallop" in the House of Path series. and loving it!! I have always enjoyed his writing in his Chakat universe, and this is just as good.
I get so caught up in reading it, I have been quite late to work a time or two.

I need to start setting a timer when I begin reading.

I also need to get myself organized in more ways than one. As mentioned previously, I was breaking down my long boxes of comics into short boxes, both for the space, and because some of the long boxes are probably over twenty years old, and show their age. I.....have not done any of that for quite awhile. Months probably in fact...
And new comics are building up.
and my side of the computer room is building up...

I mean to do something about it, and get distracted.... I plan on working on something when I get home from work, and end up doing something else. I plan on doing it on the weekends, and end up spending more time on my out of home errands, and getting home to late to do it.

I'm thinking of working with a bullet journal type planner, to try to get myself somewhat more organized.
I bought a Taschenbegleiter http://www.roterfaden.de/en/home/ and Hobonichi Techo http://www.1101.com/store/techo/en/ last year, and was going fairly strong for awhile, but have dropped off severely over the past couple weeks.
As Brad Dowdy [twiter.com profile] dowdyism said somewhere on his Penaddict.com website (or maybe the podcast?) with the pre printed / dated planner, if you miss a few days, it leaves so much blank it feels odd. If you miss a few days or weeks in a Bullet Journal, you can just make a note, and start on the next blank page.

Oh well, I can always start once again.
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Bought because I am a Legion fan, and they were appearing.
I should have waited for it to come out in trade, and read it in library.

It is not often that I think I have wasted money on something with the Legion, but this, yeah… This may be the worst Legion crossover. I don't follow any of the "mainstream" DC titles (Superman/Batman/Justice League…) so some of this may be standard stuff there.
Some nitpicky stuff: When did J'onn J'onzz start having the frills on the side of his head? Very odd looking. Green Arrow is specifically called out as Mr. Queen, but looks more like Connor Hawke? When did Ollie get rid of his goatee?

I looked @ Justice League United #5 when it came out. The only Legion involvement was in the very last panel. You would think on a story like this, the whole thing would be plotted out and ready to go: not so.
Assuming JLU5 had title of The Infinitus Saga: Part 1 of 5
JLU6 had title of The Infinitus Saga: Part 2 of 5
JLU7 had title The Infinitus Saga: Part 3 of 5
JLU8 had title The Infinitus Saga: Part 4 of 6 (suddenly it's going to take another issue to finish the story)
JLU9 had title The Infinitus Saga: Part 5 of 6
and JLU10 is The Infinitus Saga: Conclusion
That is probably a bad sign there, that they hadn't actually worked out the story before they started writing/publishing. I don't know far far in advance they work, but…

Legion Nitpickiness:
Tellus is being drawn more and more humanoid. I do not like the latest look. His species is aquatic, and uses telekinesis for most manipulation. His arms were more support, and legs were not quite vestigial, and tail had fins.
I don't think this would fit in any normal Legion continuity. Issue 8, the first part takes place in the 31st Century (the Legion's home time) Pages 10 and 11 have characters from different Legion continuities together. Kinetix and Monstress are from the reboot Legion (after Zero Hour. Whereas most of the team seems to be from the more recent appearances, which is the preZero Hour, Tellus, Tyroc. Gates and XS are understandable, they 'moved' in the Legion of Three Worlds, but Monstress died several years before that, and she didn't make any appearances.
In the flashbacks, Saturn Girl is shown with the 'current' buzz cut, but she had long blonde hair throughout most of the history, so any flashbacks should have long hair.
Page 10, Dream Girl says that Shadow Lass is in Medical Stasis on Mars. Yet 3 pages later, she is one of the Legionares popping out of the "Time Bubble".
The Roll Call of issue 8: Colossal Lad, really? Can't they even get the names right? Quislet and Sensor Girl make no appearances in the story at all. Shadow Lass I've already mentioned. Matter Eater Lad is the reboot (Zero Hour) version. In the double page spread of them coming out of the time bubble, there is someone who looks like Andromeda (another Zero Hour), and Ferro makes several prominent appearances (Zero Hour). The White Witch (preZero Hour) was usually shown as having white skin, not caucasian pink, and most of her powerful spells she was shown as having to prepare for them.. (though one could just say that her "Amplification Spell" is one of the ones she keeps prepared as standard practice.) Dawnstar's gushing over Miyabin: Dawnstar did not grow up on Earth, she is from StarHaven, a colony planet settled by Native American (Aboriginal) people.
Brainy talking about what will happen between him and Kara (supergirl). That throws such kinks in the timing of this. She specifically states in an earlier issue she is sixteen. Braniac looks like he is ~25-30 here. Their (Pre Crisis on Infinite Earth's) romance occurred (when she was a member of the Legion, which I don't think the current Supergirl will be) when they were probably about 20 or so. And of course, she died in that Crisis.

A couple of things I did like: Animal Man and Timber Wolf bonding. Gates!

Overall, I would have to give it 2 out of 10.

Comic Con

Thursday, 24 July 2008 06:53
vik_thor: (Asgard)
Everyone have fun at SanDiego!
I so want to go..,
vik_thor: (Skuld)
Well, since I don't really do much with this blog, I think I will start doing some comics reviews.

First up is going to be Manhunter by DC Comics.
Writer: Marc Androyko Issues 18, 19, 20. I bought these due to good recommendations on the Gay League America mailing list. I will be adding it to my subscription list. (oh, and the 'music' is a podcast I have recently started listening to. Comic Geek Speak)

Even though issue 18 is about 3 months old at this point, I'm putting the rest of this behind a cut for SPOILER reasons. )

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