February 23rd, 2014

girl reading sunshine

"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).