ladymercury_10: (Companions)
Everyone keeps telling me it is NO GOOD that I never finished RTD Who, and especially that I never watched any Ninth Doctor episodes.  So last night, [livejournal.com profile] light_frost and I watched "Rose" and "The End of the World."  (Since we don't live in the same state, this really means we were on GChat while we were watching them.  She had seen them before, incidentally.)  

Man, I thought Ten was sad, but Nine goes and hangs out at, like, the launching of the Titanic, and his idea of an impressive vacation is taking Rose to see the world blow up.  Rose and Mickey were cute, even though they seemed like they were kind of talking past each other most of the time.  And they looked so young!  Also, weirdly, the special effects were super cheesy, but "Rose" was a much creepier episode to me than many more straightforwardly creepy episodes.  I am not sure if I am more susceptible to cheesy-scary than proper-scary, or if I am just getting more susceptible to being scared by Doctor Who in general. :P

Also in fannish news, I have been trying to get in some more library comics-reading before finals/winter break, so I just finished Robin: Year One, Batgirl: Death Wish, and Batgirl: Year One.  Which, Batgirl: Year One was amazing, and pretty much everything I would want from a comic.  The art was magical, and I really liked the story and how Babs and Dick were written.  It has a lot of mythology references, and allusions to Barbara's future as Oracle and such, and other cool stuff.  It makes me so sad that it's out of print. :(

Did everybody see that [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking moved to DreamWidth this year?  I haven't finished making my stocking yet, but I am very excited to do so.  Who all is participating?  I want to know where your stockings are. :D
ladymercury_10: (AmyRoryPostcards)
Hello!  Thank you so much for offering to write fic for me!  You are awesome.  :D

This is my first time doing Yuletide, so I hope I've got everything all together sensibly.  Here goes!
cut to save the flist )


ladymercury_10: (MollyYellow)
So my grandma made me waffles and later I'm reading more Batgirl, yay!  And I made a brief detour for Batman: Knight and Squire.  Cyril is the Knight, Beryl is the Squire, and they're basically the Batman and Robin of England.  They occasionally appear in Batman comics, and so I'd seen Beryl once or twice before and thought she was fantastic.  She continued to be so when given her own (half of) a book (sorry, Cyril, you're cool, too), but Knight and Squire kind of got sidelined in their own book by a large supporting cast and the plot wasn't all that coherent, so it wasn't as good as it could have been.  

I'm going to school in like a week, and apparently the public library in town has a bajillion comic books.  So far my to-read-once-I-get-there list contains:

-Cass Cain's Batgirl run
-Batman: Black Glove
-Amazing Spider-Man Presents Black Cat
-possibly some Wonder Woman--I remember [livejournal.com profile] shinyjenni telling me I should check out the trades from when Greg Rucka was writing it.
-and maybe some Catwoman or Birds of Prey if I can figure out where to start with those

But seriously, this is super exciting.  If you know of any good comics, you should tell me so I can look for them.  Or maybe you shouldn't, so that I will actually, you know, do my math homework. :P
ladymercury_10: (Default)
Have been on a Batman kick since I saThe Dark Knight Rises last week.  On [livejournal.com profile] shinyjenni's suggestion, I checked out Stephanie Brown's Batgirl run and I am loving it.  The trades are starting to get pricey since the whole New 52 reverted Batgirl to Barbara Gordon, but I've gotten a bunch of issues fairly cheap as digital comics and I found a good deal on the second trade online, so I ordered that today. I'm reading issue #5 right now and laughing my head off.  Steph is funny, awkward, hardworking, kindhearted, and snarky.  She's an underdog who's always full of hope--which can be a tricky thing to keep hold of in Gotham city.  Someone on Tumblr compared her to Spider-Man, and I think that's a really apt comparison--I think she might be a bit less angsty, though.  Ahh, Stephanie Brown, you rock, never change.

I also got a bunch of Batman trades from the library...I have way too many library books in general.  And then I think I might like to read Batwoman, after I'm done catching up on Stephanie Brown's run (which, sadly, wasn't all that long).  Although, keeping up with comics gets expensive kind of fast.

Does anyone have comics-related feelings to share?

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