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21 September 2008 @ 12:36 pm

I thought I'd post on Mondays, but today seems like a good day: it's the end of New Student Orientation (N.S.O.).


The beginning of the week was jam-packed with events: summer reading discussions, parties, a movie night, Convocation, discussions about Tough Issues, meeting new people, trying to remember their names, and a football game (Stanford beat San Jose State 23-10, and we sang "Hail, Stanford, Hail" with the team while linking arms.)


I've met some cool people, some boring people, and there are some I'd like to meet. It's a flurry of names and locations and information.


My classes are pretty simple. SLE is a special program I signed up for. We read philosophical texts and discuss them and are lectured on them. That's nine units. (9) French is something I want to take and it fits into the schedule nicely. I wanted to get an early jump on it. That's five more units. (14) The minimum a matriculated student can take are twelve and the average is fifteen, the max is twenty and even then special permission is required. So there's room for one more class.


English 90 is a creative writing class. Its required for Creative writing majors and a couple of English majors told me it was great, and that you can't go wrong with any of the professors. These are Fellows who are actually making a living writing. 


The Films of Woody Allen is self-explanatory. I might also add that I love Woody Allen. They're both five units and similar logistically. I'm leaning towards 90, and my advisor is, too; but the Woody Allen class is taught by the chair of the English Department, which is better if I want to get close to a member of the faculty, which most everyone says is of the upmost importance. 

I'll be taking both these classes this week, though not enrolled. Then I'll make a decision by Thursday. (90 is Mon/Wed, Allen Tues/Thurs) 

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11 September 2008 @ 12:46 am

I bought Deadpool #1 and I thought it was okay. It's definitely not Nicieza's Deadpool, but it's a Deadpool I like. Not enough story for four bucks, though. Secret Six was tight.

It was hard to post the picture, so I blogged it fom flickr and just put my other thoughts here.

08 September 2008 @ 05:51 am
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08 September 2008 @ 05:13 am
There's a contest I entered.

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06 September 2008 @ 02:56 am
I don't have my iPod anymore, so I don't listen to much music, really. I do play a lot of it in my head, though. Songs I heard so much that they're ingrained in my head. Or snippets of songs that just keep coming back and inserting themselves into my stream of consciousness. 

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Current Music: none
03 September 2008 @ 06:12 pm
I was reading it and i fell aslep. (Not because it was boring, I was just tired.) And I hugged the book rather than putting it down.

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Current Music: Istanbul--They Might Be Giants
01 September 2008 @ 10:39 pm
After the last issue. i couldn't really put into words why (well, the art was muddy, and it has been since Alex Sinclair left, but that's not the only reason why), but I figgered it out while I was reading The Doom Patrol Archives Vol. 2 this weekend, so here goes.

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28 August 2008 @ 11:49 pm
 There's a discussion over at Tom Breevort's blog on Marvel.com (which I always read, excellent stuff, mostly) about the worst comic ever. He started with X-Men: Black Sun and asked readers for one worse. I nominated Spider-Man #1 by McFarlane, and was vetoed by user pineappleprotein: "Is that allowed? To veto a nomination? Well I veto the "Spider-Man #1" nomination, or am strongly against it. That was a great comic. I understand there is backlash to "an artist writing, how dare he. I read it for the 1st time a year ago, as I have thousands of Spider-Man comics. I'm a new reader, read them all, and that was far from a bad comic. It was actually one of the best and most memorable. It's very different and has a cinematic feel to it, which is what the artist has always been into. It uses minimal dialogue, like a film, and relies on you the reader pulling from the story what you feel from the visuals. There is no initial explanation of the events, because one isn't needed."


A lot of people brought up Jeph Loeb's awful Evolution storyline in Wolverine #50-55 (which I've been seeing at the library and I feel like throwing away, so as to save kids from the horror), but someone vetoed it. Me.

I was willing to give it a shot and stuck with the story for two issues and then...No. I like Bianchi doing covers more than interiors (the cover to 55 is hot) but the story was ridiculously bad. But there's enough about that out there.

I did pick up the last issue, though. I'd skipped the middle one's but I saw a preview on Newsarama that made me have to pick it up. About Cyclops, Wolverine said:

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25 August 2008 @ 11:26 pm

Doom Patrol Vol. 2: The Painting That Ate Paris by Grant Morrison

My review

Rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was going to give this a 3 because it began to annoy me, in all three stories from volume one to this one, that the Doom patrol just seemed to know how to defeat these existential threats. How?

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And chip my teeth. I have the worse luck. It was an easily avoidable pothole. But i chose not o avoid it. It didn't hurt as much as I thought it would, after the initial shock I mean. I went to Jacobi in the Bronx and took this picture in the parking lot.

We got there around 10.30 and arrived home around 8.30. Yeah. I'm going to the dentist in a few hours to see what's to be done about this. Caps, probably. I'm keeping the wristband until it falls off. Is that cool or what?


Can Batman take it standing up? Grant Morrison probably thinks so...

Robin's ass would get torn up, though.
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