Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Free Form Comments

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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.

AND you can use this space to comment on posts that are old enough that no one is reading the comments threads anymore.

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 I see a big free form comment that deserves more attention, I will pull it and make it its own post, with a label on the post and on the sidebar that will always link to all the posts you write for this blog. I am always looking for reviews of games, tv, movies, music and books.

12 comments:

finsof72 said...

I liked 'I-Robot.'

A lot.

scott91777 said...

Bret Ratner is set to direct a Youngblood movie... if it were only Michael Bay this would be the most horrible thing ever.

(Fins, Liefeld = the Michael Bay of comics... only with much less storytelling ability)

As for the Liefeld apocolypse project? I wouldn't worry, he'll get bored within two issues.

The most offensive part of that article? They refer to comics as picture books...

scott91777 said...

Oh, follow up to my "Is the Album" dead discussion...

One the few things (probably the only thing) that I can agree with Wal-Mart on is a stance they have taking with the music industry: Lower the price of CDs!

CDs are much less expensive to produce than cassettes and Vinyl, yet they remain more expensive (actually, Vinyl albums tend to be more espensive these days but that's simply because fewer vinyl copies are produced and it's seen as a specialty market so to speak).

Not only would this be a great way to boost CD sales, but could it also save 'the ablum' format as well, that is people would buy more albums if they were less expensive. It wouldn't even have to be that much... most 'big box' stores carry the latest releases for around 10 dollars the first week they are released ... with a slight increase after that... now, imagine, if more CDs were available at around 7 or 8 dollars? Thus making them slightly LESS expensive than their digital counterparts.

Thoughts on this...

Gordon Harries said...

Can I shamelessly plug myself?

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My first column (an appreciation of Hammett and Red Harvest) is in the current installment and we have a very exciting few months ahead. You can find us at www.hubfiction.com

Okay, shilling over!

David Golding said...

I've just re-read Watchmen and am now blogging about it. I hope you can drop by and comment.

(I re-read the Watchmen section of How To Read Superhero Comics last night (in preparation for a future post) and was reminded, wow, that really is a nice book, Geoff.)

Mikey said...

Minutemen Arcade Game.

Can someone please tell me how to feel about this?

Streebo said...

The CGS guys have been doing a weekly podcast of footnotes on the Watchmen series. They've conducted a fairly engaging discussion so far. It's a shame that Geoff doesn't have a platform to talk about the Watchmen as the movie approaches. His analysis of the series was awe inspiring.

Christian said...

Constantine: The Movie is so fucking awful. AWFUL.

Streebo said...

Constantine: the game is kick ass.

Christian said...

So a bad tie-in game of a bad comic-book-movie is actually a good game? Is this algebra?


And Hellboy 2 is not very good. (All the things Geoff mentioned, expect when he compares Del Toro to Mignola, I agree with. Also, I felt they kind of dropped the ball on the casual murder of "non-humans." It's pretty fucked up.)

Pretty, but I miss the Mignola'esqueness of it all. I like Del Toro, but I like him in more "quiet" films. Devil's Backbone is excellent.

Christian said...

So a bad tie-in game of a bad comic-book-movie is actually a good game? Is this algebra?


And Hellboy 2 is not very good. (All the things Geoff mentioned, expect when he compares Del Toro to Mignola, I agree with. Also, I felt they kind of dropped the ball on the casual murder of "non-humans." It's pretty fucked up.)

Pretty, but I miss the Mignola'esqueness of it all. I like Del Toro, but I like him in more "quiet" films. Devil's Backbone is excellent.

William Dunigan said...

Well, since you've been so kind and generous as to open the door for all kinds of comments, I'll make a short one about my newly published book.

The name of the book is: Beyond the Golden Sunset and by the Crystal Sea.

It's about two young boys back in the 18th Century gold rush.

Both had lost first their father and afterwards their mother as well. Though, both lived a couple hundred miles apart they met within the gold field area and become life long friends.

Though they both went through some most hair raising experiences and came very close to death time after time, yet, all did work out fine for them.

They also end up marrying too very beautiful girls. Calhoun had married his childhood sweetheart and his partner and fellow gold digger Jake had married her best girl friend. With this both had found their niche within life and so all ends on a happy note.
http://www.eloquentbooks.com/BeyondTheGoldenSunsetAndByTheCrystalSea.html