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02 March 2014 @ 05:35 pm
"aww, pants"  
> On the box: I am behind with very many tv shows at the moment, oops. I am, however, up to date with The Walking Dead ('nooo, go the other way!' is becoming a thing I say often this season, for goodness sake characters) and I am three episodes from the end of season three in the big Watch Buffy The Vampire Slayer In Order challenge. No films this week.

> Books Read: The Girl With All The Gifts (excellent dystopian future novel, the changes in viewpoints never distract from the story, and interesting thoughts on choices at the end of humanity as well know it), The Poison Eaters and Other Stories by Holly Black (an absorbing short story collection full of fairytales with sharp edges, including the short story that came before the novel The Coldest Girl in Coldtown so it was fun to see how the novel grew from that, and two stories set in the Tithe 'verse), and Fables Volume 1: Legends In Exile (this was okay, but not as good as all the hype made it out to be. I appreciate that it's the first volume at the start of a long ongoing series, so does it get better? Should I stick with it?)

> This weeks comics: Hawkeye 15 (from which today's post title comes from; so many 'caught with your pants down' jokes, so, so many. Also, people having fun with spotting names and words in the crossword cover? There is a lot of 'BRO', ha), Secret Avengers 16 (I'm not entirely sure I got the point here. Has [spoiler]Bobbi, along with Daisy and Bucky, escaped the wierdness of SHIELD's memory games whilst the others haven't, is that the point?, Serenity: Leaves On The Wind 2 (when is the more?!), Origin II 3 (it's okay), Guardians of the Galaxy 12: The Trial of Jean Grey Part 4/6 (these tie-ins make me want to read the earlier Gaurdians comics, I should do this).

>Recs: things that are especially wonderful that I found this week are we might fall (steve rogers character study vid) by turquoisetumult in which Steve always gets back up and that, that's a superpower, and one he had right from the start. And Introduction To Western Literature by igrockspock (Avengers, Clint/Natasha, Teen and Up, 2645 words) in which in the beginning books and reading are the only things that Natasha has in common with the rest of SHIELD. This one is booklovers story, definitely, and that last line, YES.
Lady Mercuryladymercury_10 on March 2nd, 2014 06:03 pm (UTC)
I liked The Poison Eaters a lot, especially that story where the books come to life.

Guardians of the Galaxy 12: The Trial of Jean Grey Part 4/6
Are you reading All-New X-Men, then? I love that comic.
inkvoices: X:evolution jeaninkvoices on March 4th, 2014 07:11 pm (UTC)
I found that one kind of sad, which was not what I was expecting. I like it when authors play with my expectations *grins*.

I am indeed reading All New X Men and I love it! So much fun, and funny, and YES PLEASE :D
Lady Mercuryladymercury_10 on March 4th, 2014 07:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah! It's so funny, esp. the parts with Bobby, and I like the art a lot. Also: KITTY <3
inkvoices: X:storyinkvoices on March 5th, 2014 10:37 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh, the early issue where the Avengers and X Men are having words, Cap and someone else, and Bobby and Kitty are reinterpreating the conversation! Cracked me up no end. And Maria Hill on X Men and time travel towards the end of the Battle of the Atom run. And, just, yes, so much hilarity :D
Lady Mercuryladymercury_10 on March 5th, 2014 10:40 pm (UTC)
Bobby and Kitty reenacting that conversation was hilarious. And the time Bobby said he liked talking to Rocket because it made him feel like a Disney Princess. Are you reading Uncanny X-Men too?
inkvoices: avengers:jane book loveinkvoices on March 6th, 2014 09:38 pm (UTC)
I read the first three, I think, of Uncanny, and I have bunch more cheap from comics fayres to read, maybe up to ten or eleven? But I wasn't keeping up and stopped. I read all the Battle of the Atom crossover stuff though. I've been trying to be good and not buy comics if I haven't been keeping up with them and they're not cheap at fayes, because otherwise the trades are cheaper later. I will have to go back through my reading pile if you're rec-ing these though!
Lady Mercuryladymercury_10 on March 6th, 2014 11:05 pm (UTC)
I like Uncanny a lot, especially because Magik is in it. Also it got kind of hard for me to tell it and All-New apart after Battle of the Atom, because there's so much crossover and Bendis is writing both of them.
Atlas of Clouds: libsfranztastisch on March 2nd, 2014 08:07 pm (UTC)
The first trade of Fables was as far as I got. I just didn't hook me. I don't really feel I'm missing out on much to be honest. Well, apart from the fact that Lauren Beukes wrote a short run of Fairest, but I don't really need much context to read that I don't think.
inkvoices: avengers:clint comic miscalculationinkvoices on March 4th, 2014 07:10 pm (UTC)
It's been praised a lot, and the guy at one of the comics shops I go to says I'd like it because he got me reading Hinterland and I have a thing for twisted fairytales, but the first volume just wasn't that great :/ I'd stick with it, but there's so much other stuff I want to read much more that grabbed me from the start.
Atlas of Cloudsfranztastisch on March 5th, 2014 12:56 pm (UTC)
That's exactly what I thought.
redbrunjaredbrunja on March 6th, 2014 08:48 am (UTC)
Books Read: The Girl With All The Gifts (excellent dystopian future novel, the changes in viewpoints never distract from the story, and interesting thoughts on choices at the end of humanity as well know it),


I read (and LOVED) the short story that began that book! Hot damn, I am so excited! As soon as I read this, I preordered it from Amazon.com.

inkvoices: avengers:jane book loveinkvoices on March 6th, 2014 09:35 pm (UTC)
Ooo, I didn't know this began life as a short story. One of my friends enabled me into this one before she'd even read it herself lol. Have you read the novel yet, or are you still waiting for your preorder?
redbrunja: stock | bloodyredbrunja on March 18th, 2014 05:31 am (UTC)
You know, it actually hasn't been released in the US, so I don't get to read it until July. *sad face*
inkvoices: girl readinginkvoices on March 23rd, 2014 02:16 pm (UTC)
Oh no! Well you have a really good book to look forward to :)
redbrunja: soul eater | my anime girlfriendredbrunja on March 25th, 2014 09:56 am (UTC)
I have two books that I"m super excited for coming out in July.
inkvoices: girl reading sunshineinkvoices on March 26th, 2014 09:58 pm (UTC)
Ooo, what's the other one in July for you?
redbrunja: comics | i know death so wellredbrunja on May 5th, 2014 05:52 am (UTC)
There's actually a lot. The Black Widow TPB is coming out, so I can have a physical copy of those comics, the next Kate Daniels book, and Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead.