Wednesday, July 23, 2008

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.

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8 comments:

Madd_Hadder said...

After seeing all your "favorites" list, I couldn't help but wonder what some of your "worsts" would be. What are some of your least favorite comics, movies and books?

Geoff Klock said...

After Hellboy yesterday I actually had that thought -- maybe a "worst of" list would be fun. Thanks.

scott91777 said...

I second the 'worst of' lists idea.

U2 fans...

I picked up the Deluxe Remastered Editions of their first 3 albums yesterday. You can get them for about 20 bucks at Best Buy and the packaging alone is worth that. Each album comes with a bonus disc of rarities, b-sides, live recordings (the one with Boy is the best... and even though the War bonus disc is mostly remixes... they're damn good remixes). They have new liner notes from friends/historians of the band and The Edge (who oversaw the remastering) They sound great and, for the first time in the states, we have the original cover art for Boy!

j.liang said...

Geoff: Did you catch the Avatar series finale last weekend? If so, what did you think, and will you be doing any kind of review/analysis of the ending and/or the series as a whole?

Geoff Klock said...

I LOVE Avatar, but am watching on DVD rather than on Nick's stupid schedule. So I will see the whole thing by the end of the month.

Voice Of The Eagle said...

Re: Avatar let's see if you cry at the same moment I did.

"Sozin's Comet" may be the best final episode of any series ever.

Mikey said...

Every comics fan on the planet saw The Watchmen trailer right?

I find myself incredibly uninterested in a Watchmen movie and cannot imagine why anyone anywhere would want to make it.

Worryingly, Morrison's secret hidey-hole blog thing throws up some strangely ill-conceived thoughts on the Watchmen footage he got to see while in LA:

"In fact, the crystalline, kaleidoscopic, hi-def hyper-reality [Moore] imagined is right here, onscreen. The eye-blistering, infinite depth-of-field detailing that CGI allows in every shot might almost have been created with WATCHMEN’s miniature, contained, and semantically-dense world in mind. Moore has a lot to be grateful for and a nice big smiley face might be appropriate."

"Hi-def hyper-reality" and "eye-blistering, infinite depth-of-field detailing" just seem entirely the wrong way of looking at Gibbons's work to me. Still, at least he didn't use "sherbert-bomb" or talk about "pop" or the Millennium. (Although he does use the Morrison-by-numbers "thoughtcuttings" at one point. Ugh.)

It seems like a sad attempt at winding Moore up, being enthusiastic for it, painting him as some obstinate, grumpy old man. But as if Moore remotely cares.
Amusingly - the Watchmen site refers to it as 'a graphic novel drawn by Dave Gibbons.' No mention of who it's written by. A weird disconnect, Orwellian Memory Holes that I'm sure Moore was hoping to conjure.

Mikey said...

Every comics fan on the planet saw The Watchmen trailer right?

I find myself incredibly uninterested in a Watchmen movie and cannot imagine why anyone anywhere would want to make it.

Worryingly, Morrison's secret hidey-hole blog thing throws up some strangely ill-conceived thoughts on the Watchmen footage he got to see while in LA:

"In fact, the crystalline, kaleidoscopic, hi-def hyper-reality [Moore] imagined is right here, onscreen. The eye-blistering, infinite depth-of-field detailing that CGI allows in every shot might almost have been created with WATCHMEN’s miniature, contained, and semantically-dense world in mind. Moore has a lot to be grateful for and a nice big smiley face might be appropriate."

"Hi-def hyper-reality" and "eye-blistering, infinite depth-of-field detailing" just seem entirely the wrong way of looking at Gibbons's work to me. Still, at least he didn't use "sherbert-bomb" or talk about "pop" or the Millennium. (Although he does use the Morrison-by-numbers "thoughtcuttings" at one point. Ugh.)

It seems like a sad attempt at winding Moore up, being enthusiastic for it, painting him as some obstinate, grumpy old man. But as if Moore remotely cares.
Amusingly - the Watchmen site refers to it as 'a graphic novel drawn by Dave Gibbons.' No mention of who it's written by. A weird disconnect, Orwellian Memory Holes that I'm sure Moore was hoping to conjure.