The Pull List, 10 August 2011

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Aug 152011
 
The Pull List, 10 August 2011

My name is Jet Wolf, and I’m addicted to comic books. Every week since 1987 I’ve had comics pulled and waiting to fall into my eager hands. It’s a practice that’s survived multiple comic shops, a cross-country move, and the entire 1990s. I’ve always loved talking about them after reading, first boring friends too polite to tell me they didn’t care, then babbling with my future husband in the proto-internet, and finally spreading my opinions […]

Rock Band DLC, Week of 16 August 2011

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Aug 122011
 
Rock Band DLC, Week of 16 August 2011

I am so not the target audience for this week’s DLC, but given that I’m still soaring high on the waves of last week’s Def Leppard pack, I am so fine with that. It’s a pretty short week by comparison, with a three-pack by pop-punk-emo staples Fall Out Boy, randomly accompanied by a lone single from Deep Purple.   The Songs * Fall Out Boy – “Dance, Dance” * Fall Out Boy – “Sugar, We’re […]

How to Make Kings, Step One

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Aug 112011
 
How to Make Kings, Step One

When we last left off, I was setting up a too-long introduction to our adventures that typically never got to the adventure itself. Time to fix that. If it wasn’t apparent from before, I’ve never actually played any kind of tabletop RPG with more than one person across from me. It’s an experience I’m looking forward to having, but I’m not there yet. Particularly with this being my first time playing in twenty-something years, I […]

Aug 092011
 
Rogue (fuck yeah!) #14

When I picked up my first X-Men comic back in the 80s, I quickly realized one thing: Rogue is bloody awesome. It is truth. It is law. Every Tuesday I will share with you a moment, a panel, a scene, that proves it. Because: Rogue. FUCK YEAH. In the wake of M-Day, mutants are seriously boned. There’s less than 200 left in the world and Cyclops is freaking the fuck out. He offers amnesty to […]

Failed My Will Save

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Aug 082011
 
Failed My Will Save

Me and fantasy go way back. In the mid-80s, Mindy (my best friend at the time) and I discovered the genre and a lifelong love was formed. Together we read Elfquest and Dragonlance and MythAdventures and a series by David Eddings whose title eludes me but I can still picture the covers. We played Bard’s Tale and King’s Quest on our brand new Tandy computers. If it was fantasy, we were interested. It seemed inevitable […]

Breaking the Bat(girl?)

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Aug 082011
 
Breaking the Bat(girl?)

Tonight in conversation with Mike, Amy and Scott, a thought occurred to me. Secret Six ended with Bane returned to his path of violence against Batman. His latest plan hinges not on assaulting Batman himself but destroying the Batfamily. The Robins, Huntress, Azrael and Batgirl are all specifically named. There’s even pictures of each, though Batgirl is, of course, Stephanie Brown. Gail Simone (writer of Secret Six) said today on Twitter: “Everything that is in […]

The Pull List, 3 August 2011

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Aug 062011
 
The Pull List, 3 August 2011

My name is Jet Wolf, and I’m addicted to comic books. Every week since 1987 I’ve had comics pulled and waiting to fall into my eager hands. It’s a practice that’s survived multiple comic shops, a cross-country move, and the entire 1990s. I’ve always loved talking about them after reading, first boring friends too polite to tell me they didn’t care, then babbling with my future husband in the proto-internet, and finally spreading my opinions […]

Aug 052011
 
Rock Band DLC, Week of 9 August 2011

Next Tuesday Harmonix could quit and never release another week of DLC, and I would be satisfied. Of all the bands I’ve most wanted in the game, the only (reasonable) one Harmonix hadn’t given me was Def Leppard. They teased me with “Foolin’” in Rock Band 3 of course, but that was not enough, not even near enough. And then, as though sending me a personal love letter, comes this week’s announcement: A Def Leppard […]

My perfect crime!

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Aug 042011
 
My perfect crime!

Cruddy mood from Moment One today, but I decided to use the cruddiness to do a bunch of stuff I’ve been procrastinating on; I figured, my today has suck built right in, why not use it encompass all suck and spare future days that might otherwise be decent. So I’ve gotten a haircut (which I didn’t actually like, but such is the price I pay for never really having much to offer besides “shorter than […]

Hello Again

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Aug 032011
 
Hello Again

Oo I did say I’d start blogging again tonight didn’t I? So of course I forget all about it until it’s almost 11.30pm and I’m in bed about to sleep. Of course. It’s been pretty clear that I dropped out of doing these in the past few months. I won’t bore with details, suffice it to say that Things Happened and I hit a bit of a bottom. But what follows a fall is getting […]