Friday, July 06, 2007

Free Form Comments

Say whatever you want to in the comments to this post -- random, off topic thoughts, ideas, suggestions, questions, recommendations, criticisms (which can be anonymous), surveys, personal news, self-promotion, and so on.

14 comments:

Ultimate Matt said...

Blog roll me, Geoff! And read my blog, too, if anyone out there cares to.

Mitch said...

My first Silver Bullet Comics article in a while is coming soon-- a review of the Transformers movie. I'll post a link.

Streebo said...

Feel free to pop over to my Live Journal. A couple weeks ago, I posted a six page comic that ties into my horror film project. The art is 3D rendered and actually looks really good. I'm not saying that because I did they art, it was an artist in Brazil.

Today, I posted part of my response to a debate about Identity Crisis. I somehow got sucked into this because I was never a fan of that story. The rape and crying harshed my boner for fun and felt like anathema to the superhero world of metaphor and symbolism. Anywhoo. . .

Watched Transformers last night. It was good in a BIGDUMBFUN kind of way. Don;t follow the narrative and try not to keep up with the plethora of characters and you can enjoy it.

Geoff - Somehow I wound up reading your review of Ratatouille to my Mom because we are planning to see it this weekend. She liked what Sarah had to say about all the rats being men and thought that was significant. lol

Madd_Hadder said...

In front of Transformers there is an awesome trailer for a new J.J Abrams produced movie that is being very tightly kept under wraps, which is fun because it is so hard to do these days. Very little in known about it but random little websites are popping up supposedly related to the the movie. Apparently the whole movie is shot with a hand held camera and may or may not be a monster movie. I knwo with Lost there are a ton of easter egg liek tings on the show and that the web has a ton of sites that are connected to the show, so I have to wonder if anyone has used the web better than Abrams when it comes to movies and television.

If oyu are looking for anything related to the movie it has the code name of "Cloverfield" at the moment or "The Untitled J.J Abrams project"

Jason Powell said...

madd_hadder, that's pretty cool. JJ Abrams is one of my heroes.

Also, to Neil S.: When's that X-Men essay of yours going to be online somewhere? I'm still itching to read it!

Geoff, do you have an opinion of Peter David's comic-book writing? I occasionally find myself wondering if his style would appeal to you but in the end I cannot guess.

Dante Kleinberg said...

All: I'm interesting in finding some new podcasts to listen to. Particularly ones focused around analysis of either movies, TV, books, music, writing in general, or games.

There's already plenty of comic book analysis, strangely enough.

If you've got any suggestions, you can let me know here or on my blog, where I've a post up about it.

Geoff Klock said...

UM: I will get on that.

JP: I LOVED Peter David's X-Factor back in 1993 but I was also a teenager. He is a writer who did not grow up with me, and I left him behind years ago. Whenever I have had the chance to read his stuff, it has always seemed mostly dumb. The only recent work of his I can remember reading was The Hulk: The End, to be fair.

Geoff Klock said...

UM: done

Mitch: awesome

Streebo: I was glad someone read that comment by sara; i was worried it was too far down the page.

MH: keep me posted on this; it sounds cool.

fraction. said...

i wish there was a new mountain goats record

Geoff Klock said...

Fraction: dude I know -- I got albums by the Weakerthans and Of Montreal to fill the void left by Get Lonely. They are working pretty good. I also got Apples in Stereo and Olivia Tremor Control: they are getting on my nerves a bit, but I am trying like a sunofabitch, and often these things take time (I have initially been annoyed by many bands I have grown to love).

fraction. said...

never actually listened to much OTC but the Apples are a kick-- fun and fizzy, and nice to crush on for a few days here and there. I had to strip all the brian wilsony instrumental bits off of... whatever the one was that had more brian wilsony instrumental bits than songs on them. selah.

you know Neutral Milk Hotel, right? (forgive me if the answer is "duh"-- if not, email me immediately and your life will be saved by rock n' roll)

Geoff Klock said...

Fraction: Crazy -- CRAZY -- for Neutral Milk Hotel. I am as crazy for Neutral Milk Hotel as I am for the Mountain Goats -- like an every day religous thing. To branch out I plugged Mountain Goats and Neutral Milk Hotel into Pandora and found Olivia Tremor Control, and Apples in Stereo, and so on.

And yeah, I have the one with all the Brian Wilsony instrumental bits; it is good to know you had to strip them off to like the album -- I though I was just being a philistine. Olivia Tremor Control has similar noise-y bits that literally stop me in my tracks and make me hit the NEXT button on my iPod before continuing on my way to the post office or whatever.

Marc Caputo said...

Interesting timing - I've finally gotten to/through Casanova - happy to say it lives up quite well to Geoff's ravings about it. I put up a post on my blog talking about that and Godland, another Image book. (http://marcscomichut.blogspot.com/)

Ping33 said...

I fecking LOVE OTC. Their These Sessions EP is the 15 best minutes of live music ever.

I actually really dislike Of Montreal... not sure why.

And as a sidenote: The Minders is my wife's fave e6type band.

y'all might like the first Calvin Don't Jump record if y'all can find it. If you can't... and don't have an issue with the Bit Torrent of music... give me a shout.