Friday, December 28, 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, introductions if you have never commented before, personal news, self-promotion, requests to be added to the blog roll and so on. If a week goes by and I have failed to add you to the blog roll TELL ME TO DO IT AGAIN, and KEEP TELLING ME UNTIL IT GETS DONE. I can be lazy about updating the non-post parts of this site. Remember these comments can be directed at all the readers, not just me.

ALSO. You can use this space to re-ask me questions you asked me before that I failed to answer because I was too busy (but now might not be). That is often the reason I fail to get back to people, and on a blog, after a few days, the comments thread dies and I just kind of forget about it. Let's use this space to fix that, because it does need to be fixed; I look like a jackass sometimes, leaving people hanging. I will TRY to respond to any questions here.

AND you can use this space to comment on posts that are old enough that no one is reading the comments threads anymore. For example, if you thought of a great quote for the great quote commonplace book, but now no one is reading that, you could put it here.You do not have to have a blogger account or gmail account to post a comment -- you can write a comment, write your name at the bottom of your comment like an e mail, and then post using the "anonymous" option.

WRITING FOR THIS BLOG. If you think your free form comment here might be better as its own post, but you do not want it to be public yet, email it to me. My email address is available on my blogger profile page. If I think it will work on this site, your post will be published here with your name in the title of the post. You can propose what you will, I am always looking for reviews of games, tv, movies, music and books.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

these blasphemous words
cannot say them
one heart belongs to another
that never
looked
never surrendered
Lightening bolt
Oya
you scare me
your legend be true
Jumping into chango's chariot
leaving ogun heartless
and blue

He is my air
if he leaves
then I cannot breathe

He is my eyes
I don't see beauty without his lies
yet I cannot say these blasphemous words

He told me he was nobody to me
that he would destroy me
please god
I crave
a plate
of hurt love
a Taurus horn
a lover's sin
something papi dropped on me
on his way of whim

He ridiculed me when he knew what I could not say
he knew I spoke of feelings he mastered on untainted women
and ridiculed me he did

But I couldn't help it
as my legs quivered with excitement
Of his laughter
teasing
manipulating
me

But I still didn't say these blasphemous words.

sara d. reiss said...

Walk Hard! that was the other movie I said I wanted to see but couldn't think of it at the time. So, yes, Charlie Wilson's War, Walk Hard, Juno, I am Legend, and poss. There Will Be Blood. Those are the movies. at least so far.

I also wanna see Once, but you prolly wouldn't touch that with a 10' pole. another thing I have to netflix for just myself.

Geoff Klock said...

Anon -- Suddenly, there is free form poetry.

Ssara -- Yeah, I am not seeing Walk Hard, or Once.

Streebo said...

Here are some fun Youtube links I thought I would share with you all:

Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special

Alan Moore: Monsters & Maniacs

Alan Moore Talks

Once Upon a Time of Superheroes

Superman: The Comic Strip Hero

The King of Comics: Jack Kirby

Grant Morrison at Disinfo Con

Joseph Campbell's Mythos

Happy New Year, Geoff and Sara.

//jamie

Casey Malone said...

Geoff,

Did you read the newest issue of Morrison's Batman?
What do you think the ending is trying to say, if anything, about Dark Knight Returns? I feel that particular thing happening to Batman has special significance in the history of the character, and have a hard time finding another reason Morrison would be using that particular device.

Also, when the imposter Batman isn't aware that Gordon is the commisoner, do you think this a reference to the theory that Morrison is saying that it all went wrong with Year One, when Gordon was not commisoner?

I'm not really enjoying any of the actual story in Morrison's Batman, so this subtextual fun is all that's keeping me reading it.

(Batman being completely insane in All Star is keeping me reading that. DAMN, it's good.)

Thanks for your thoughts,
Casey

Geoff Klock said...

Streebo -- thanks

Casey -- I am going to post about this tomorrow, but it is not going to be much more than geeze something important seems to be going on in putting together DKR and the Bat-mite. I really am not quite sure what to do with it. It is a notch away from Moore's Supremium or something like it. Certainly Morrison is coming at Miller head on. Keep thinking about it, because I think I may need some help.

Casey Malone said...

I'll be interested to see what you have to say. It's hard to ignore how heavily this image:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v150/kedren/b672-13.jpg
...borrows from the cover to DKR. But with Batman going towards the a bright white light instead of having the lightning in the background, I'm curious to see if Morrison is saying that the DKR Batman was just a "It's a Wonderful Life" kind of story, (with Bat-Mite playing the part of the Clarence) or if with all his talk of the Neil Adams Sex God, Morrison is saying that DKR was the death of that in Batman.

He's nuts either way, but if I had a fiction suit I'd probably be crazy, as well.