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Wishing a happy belated Thanksgiving to fellow US-ians and a lovely weekend to all!  Having survived my midterms, I spent the first half of my Thanksgiving break overloading on comic books and graphic novels.  (Have I mentioned lately that I love the local library in the town where I go to school?  Because I do.)  And the library also got me the Seventh Doctor Audio "Night Thoughts," so I listened to that, and then I watched "Battlefield" today.  I meant to do a lot of writing, especially for [ profile] yuletide, over the break, but I've mostly just been catching up on sleep and fangirling things.  Which, Ace and Shou Yuing are adorable together, and if there exists fanfiction of them having sleepovers and braiding each other's hair and exploding non-critical pieces of architecture, I would be much obliged if someone would tell me where it is.  And I expect I've found most of the Ace/Hex that exists, but I would so like to be proven wrong. :)  

Just for my own reference, and in case anyone cares, the comics I was reading are:

Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall
Batman: The Court of Owls
Nightwing: Year One
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel
and the first two issues of Li'l Gotham

Now with a postscript, because I remembered that I have More Doctor Who Thoughts, due to the Brig being in "Battlefield": According to TARDIS Index File, Kate Stewart was born in the early 70's, so does that mean that at some point she and Ace were roughly the same age and were hanging out and comparing notes on alien invasions?  Or maybe that's what they did when they grew up? :D

Date: 2012-11-25 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, good.

So, very interested in comic books selection. I've read only a few Batman comics, so I'd be interested to know if you liked The Court of Owls, and if you liked Fables because I was considering reading it.

ALSO you can also tell me about the others if you think they're worth recommending <3

Date: 2012-11-25 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've never read any other Fables comics, so I don't know too much about them. The frame narrative for this one was pretty weak, but the individual stories were interesting and had really, really gorgeous art. (The reviews I read said the art was fancier than it usually is in Fables, as this is some kind of special book? IDK.)

Batman: The Court of Owls was pretty good--it had some things I liked and some that I didn't. The themes it got into in the second half were interesting, but as usual I didn't find Bruce Wayne as compelling as I found his sidekicks. :P

Nightwing: Year One is fun if you like Dick Grayson (which I do). And A Wrinkle in Time is a wonderful book, but I don't know if it really needed to be a graphic novel. I mean, I don't think the adaptation hurt it, but I don't know that it added a whole lot, either.

Date: 2012-11-25 11:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh thanks ♥ If I ever decide to find time for books again (college+new tv shows+people is what's occupying me now) I'll definitely check out these ♥

Date: 2012-11-26 03:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha, I understand--I have a similar problem trying to make room to watch new shows. :P

If you like Batman, my biggest rec is checking out Stephanie Brown's Batgirl run. Most of it is out of print except in digital (the digital back issues are fairly cheap through Comixology though--that's how I read most of them) right now, but if you can find it, it's FANTASTIC. Her trades were Batgirl Rising, Batgirl: The Flood, and Batgirl: The Lesson.

Date: 2012-11-26 10:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm watching two new shows at the moment, which lol, I have three exams in the next five days, such a fantastic time to start a new show.

Ok, definitely finding Batgirl, THANK YOU ♥

Date: 2012-11-26 05:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha, exam periods are always the best/worst time to get fannish about things. :P Good luck with all your test-taking!

Date: 2012-11-26 08:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes ♥

already started on Batgirl ♥ (so much for studying :D i really should be doing it, though.)

Date: 2012-11-26 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh dear, I'm sorry if I'm distracting you, haha. :P Glad you could find it, though!

Date: 2012-11-26 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
oh please, no worries.

I'm reading Batgirl Rising, btw ♥ Stephanie's been adorable and kick-ass so far ♥

Date: 2012-11-26 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
She pretty much never stops being adorable and kick-ass. ♥ I love her sense of humor and her big heart and how she never loses hope.

Date: 2012-11-26 09:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
YES. Loving her relationship with Barbara, love their dialogue and Stephanie's all around just lovely ♥ REALLY thanks for reccing <3

Date: 2012-11-26 10:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, yes, she and Barbara are a fabulous team. :) And you are very welcome! [ profile] shinyjenni got me hooked on it this summer, and now it is one of my favorite things, so I am always happy to pass along the rec. :D

Date: 2012-11-26 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ALSO if you have any time in life, for the love of everything nice on this Earth, read Sandman.

Date: 2012-11-26 10:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I tried reading the first one this summer, and I couldn't finish it. It was too dark for me, which is sad, because it does have some really lovely bits tucked in with the scary ones. :|

Date: 2012-11-26 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, true, the first one's VERY dark, I remember <3 it gets lighter, a lot lighter at some points, and then A LOT darker as well ♥

Date: 2012-11-26 11:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah, maybe I should try a different one, then, if they aren't all equally dark.

Date: 2012-11-26 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes. I'd definitely recommend Season of Mists, which is darkish, but DEFINITELY not as much as the first one, and IF YOU READ ANYTHING, read Brief Lives, my favorite :)

Date: 2012-11-26 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Cool, thanks! I will keep those in mind next time I go to the library. :)

Date: 2012-11-25 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Happy belated Thanksgiving to you too!

Date: 2012-11-25 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you! Did you enjoy your holiday? :)

Date: 2012-11-25 04:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes! My holiday was really fun. I ate a lot and saw family and everything was delicious and warm and funny.
How about you?

Date: 2012-11-25 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That sounds like Thanksgiving as it should be. :D

Mine was all right. I have had a headache most of the week, which is annoying. But I got to come home and see my family, as well as some friends I hadn't seen for several months, so that was pretty nice. :) Also no homework, haha.

Date: 2012-11-25 02:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Night Thoughts is one of the creepiest BF's I've listened to!

(Also I apparently fell asleep after writing that comment, without actually posting it. :) Feeling much better now)

Date: 2012-11-25 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I wanted to listen to an audio that had Ace and Hex in it, and that was the only one in our library system, so that's how I ended up with it. It was pretty creepy. And confusing. :P

Haha, you must have been really sleepy! That's good you're feeling better now. :)

Date: 2012-11-25 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I just saw a copy of the graphic novel version of A Wrinkle in Time in my local bookstore! Did you enjoy it?

Date: 2012-11-25 06:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
A Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorite books, so it was fun to revisit it, but I don't know that it really needed to be a graphic novel.

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