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05 May 2014 @ 02:11 pm
bank holiday weekend of fun  
> Free Comic Book Day on Saturday! We went to the travelling comic fayre and I got some bargains - the first GN of Y: The Last Man, the next two Walking Dead GNs, and a bunch of Image comics to try. (I am now collecting Revival; I blame @TricksyLiesmith.) We went to Travelling Man and watched window art happening. We went to Forbidden Planet, we went for food, and we went to watch Amazing Spider Man 2. [film spoilers]When it opened with the gears inside the watch and the decisive tick me and @TricksyLiesmith gasped in realisation. This time we spotted all the time and clock references. Well done film! And it still hurts.

> scribble_myname has made a fantastic fanmix here on AO3 for my fic Failsafe! Clint/Natasha wonderfulness!

> I've been doing a bit of beta reading and ideas storming with people this week, and folks? You have really good fic in your future. I'm excited about these :D

> I installed a new internet router yesterday. Our internet has now miraculously improved.

> In about an hour I will be watching Tracks! Trailer here. (I have watched so many films this year, and more multiple times than before. Mutual enablement with @TricksyLiesmith is going to be the bankruptcy of us both lol.) Shout out to the Australians - this one is set where you are.
Atlas of Clouds: a girl is a gunfranztastisch on May 5th, 2014 06:17 pm (UTC)
Meant to ask you in my email but forgot. What is a GN? And I tried Revival - the fist 6 issues came into mu Oxfam shop - but I couldn't get into it. The first 6 or so issues of Mind the Gap came in too, and I liked that one much more. AND Y THE LAST MAN IS SO GOOD.

And clock references? What? Explain.
inkvoices: girl reading sunshineinkvoices on May 5th, 2014 06:37 pm (UTC)
Sorry, GN = graphic novel. I've read the first issue of Revival but never got around to the rest, and I really like some of the cover art. 50p comics, may as well give it a go :) Ooo, I have a bunch of Mind The Gap! I'm behind though. LOOKING FORWARD TO Y THE LAST MAN :D

Clock and time references...have you seen the film? Just checking because spoilers...
Atlas of Clouds: lyingfranztastisch on May 5th, 2014 06:41 pm (UTC)
Oh! I see. I call them trades. Or tpbs.Trade paperbacks. I thought it was some fancy new edition that I didn't know of.

Y THE LAST MAN IS SO GOOD. And I know I just said that but IT IS TRUE.

Yeah I've seen the film. Though if you're worried about spoilers, message/email me.
inkvoices: girl reading sunshineinkvoices on May 5th, 2014 06:48 pm (UTC)
Yep. Graphic novels covers both the trades and the hardbacks which is why I often use that as a catch all. These ones are all trades though.


I'll email - just going to start tea and then doing another run through of your remix anyway :)
Atlas of Cloudsfranztastisch on May 5th, 2014 07:34 pm (UTC)
Well technically they are not the same thing. But I ignore that for ease of communication. :P

WOO. I am so happy I'll soon have someone else to talk to about Y: The Last Man. In fact, I can lend you up to 6 if you need it. I just need the last four trades and then I have them all.

Woo, thank you!
alphaflyer on May 5th, 2014 08:16 pm (UTC)
Comment crash! What is "Y the Last Man"? Franzi seems pretty excited about it ...

Also -- jealous that you are actually reading re-mixes. I'm still in the "oh my god, what am I going to DO???" stage ....
Atlas of Clouds: verb nouns!franztastisch on May 5th, 2014 09:27 pm (UTC)
OH MY WORD ALPHA Y THE LAST MAN!! OK, it's written by the same guy who wirtes Saga (and if you're not reading Saga: READ SAGA) and it's about the aftermath of a plague type thing that whipes out every mammal with a Y chromosone on the planet apart from this one guy and his pet (male) monkey. So litterally all the other characters are female and it's SO FUCKING GOOD. Ohmygod.

And breathe.

And you'll do fine! If you want to chat about it, drop me another email. I can wave pompoms in your face. Figuratively. :P
alphaflyer on May 5th, 2014 09:34 pm (UTC)
OK, I'll e-mail you later tonight (probably after your bedtime) on the remix thing.

I'd have to think about Y -- do I really need another distraction in my life ...? Hmm. Two words: transatlantic move. Ugh. (Okay, that's three.)
Atlas of Clouds: sagafranztastisch on May 5th, 2014 09:49 pm (UTC)
KK!. :)

IT IS SO WORTH IT. And does that mean the move is happening and you're being posted... where ever in Europe it is?
inkvoices: avengers:assassins huginkvoices on May 5th, 2014 09:50 pm (UTC)
Heehee, what franz said. I've read the first comic, so the first chapter, of Y: The Last Man and it looks amusing and interesting, so should be good!

Well, it's only franztastisch's remix that I've read as finished so far. Still writing mine :/ I have a first draft, but it doesn't work, so I'm doing two second drafts in different modes and seeing what works. Because I'm nutty.

And also happy to cheer you on for remix :) Although since I'm already bombarding you with marvel_bang you might want another voice ;)
inkvoices: avengers:assassins huginkvoices on May 5th, 2014 09:46 pm (UTC)
I think it might be because GN is just shorter and I'm lazy ;)

I did look to see if they had any later issues at the fayre, because I remembered you were after them, but they actually had limited Image GNs/trades :/ Lots of comics though :D I think i'm reading more of the Image stuff than Marvel at this point, heh.

And email done!
Atlas of Clouds: change my worldfranztastisch on May 5th, 2014 09:50 pm (UTC)
I think I'm more interested in Image stuff than Marvel at the moment too. Though I actually buy more Marvel issues. Image I tend to buy trades of, just cos I can manage my costs better that way. And thanks for looking! :)