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23 February 2014 @ 12:22 am
"And they're still arguing about Darwin"  
I'm going to aim to do some kind of fandomish update much more often, because I do things like read books and comics...and then forget to mention them. Which is a travesty, because I could be chatting more about things like books and comics! So...

> Today's title quote is from Only Lovers Left Alive, a group cinema trip today instigated by our Tom Hiddleston fan @TricksyLiesmith. It's an arthouse film about living for music, reading, and writing, about being fascinated with the world and disappointed with it, about love and immortality, despondancy and connections, ...oh, and vampires. Slow paced and atmospheric rather than plot driven, as arthouse films often are, and I rather enjoyed it.

> I caved and bought The Girl With All The Gifts. My other half bought s. by J J Abrams which we all covet. And there was, of course, comic shopping.

> This weeks comics for me: Amazing X-Men #4 (this amuses me), X Men #11 (I'm still enjoying this, but it's been better), Morning Glories #37 (gorgeous cover, but then aren't they always), and Alex + Ada #4 (we get more details, things get more intriguing). I picked up a previews freebee - i'm not liking the cover art or the internal art for the upcoming run/restart of Secret Avengers *sigh* but I still like the humour, the art for Elektra looks interesting (and I've been buying at least the first issue of every female-led comic, because support! She-Hulk #1 I'm sorry to say I didn't really like, but Ms Marvel #1 is good) and yay for more Captain Marvel!

> Books read: Casanova Volume One: Luxuria (because it was written by Fraction, but I can't help feeling it tries a bit too hard to be clever, the art is not my cup of tea, and the story was too zany; no more of this for me thank you), Slow Storm by Danica Novgorodoff (lovely watercolour clouds and weather in this graphic novel, story a little hit and miss), and The Gospel Of Loki by Joanne Harris (a retelling of the Norse myths from Loki's viewpoint as a prequel to the author's Runemark books, but it works as a standalone; nicely done retelling, amusing, and stories about stories and storytelling always interest me).
Lady Mercuryladymercury_10 on February 23rd, 2014 12:28 am (UTC)
Ms. Marvel #1 was really cute.
inkvoices: saga:readinginkvoices on February 23rd, 2014 12:33 am (UTC)
I liked the art, I like that they're doing a female-led comic and a diverse character, and that she rings true as a teenger :)
Atlas of Clouds: booksfranztastisch on February 23rd, 2014 12:56 am (UTC)
Oh my I am jealous of S. Really want that.

And yes to Fabio/Gabirel Ba art! (I can never remember which one did Casanova). I wasn't a fan of it when I read the Unbrella academy and it's put me off Casanova too.

And the Girl with all the Gifts... is that Mike Carey?
inkvoices: avengers:jane book loveinkvoices on February 23rd, 2014 02:03 am (UTC)
We all want it. It's shiny :D (I spotted it tonight on Amazon for less than what he paid in store but haven't the heart to tell him :/ He got to pick a lovely copy though, nothing that might be damaged in the post, and I know copies are hard to get hold of.)

Cassanova just doesn't work for me, the art and the story. Ah well.

Yes, yes it is. Laura has been telling me about this book and made me really, really want to read it. And then we realised that Carey has done lots of other things that we want to read but actually haven't or have heard of!
Atlas of Clouds: booksfranztastisch on February 23rd, 2014 09:29 pm (UTC)
Woah wait, copies are hard to get hold of!? If that's true I might have to get a copy now despite the costs. :/

I was recommended Mike Carey by a woman in the library. I was looking for his graphic novels and she was telling me how he wrote supernatual crime (?) and that she really liked his stuff. And then we talked about Neil Gaiman because obviously. But I'm assuming that's on general I-can-buy-it-in-Waterstones release, and I can get that easy anywhere.
inkvoicesinkvoices on February 25th, 2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
Apparently so. I am so very tempted, argh.

Yep, that one's out everywhere :)