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I am addicted to Turtle Chex Mix, y'all. BAD THING.


In other news, loooots of links! (several via cleolinda and one via spectralbovine)


10 Magazine Covers that Shook the World
OF COURSE the scary, scary Twilight cover is included.

Kline Death Scene Ruined By Cell Phone Chatter
OH NO THEY DI'INT!!!! That's some kind of blasphemy, right there!

Is there such a thing as a 'perfect' book?
Maybe not, but I'd have to agree with some that books like The Great Gatsby and As I Lay Dying are about as good as we'll ever, ever get.

The Five Totally Not Dirty Words You Can't Say in the New York 'Times'
Including "Fug." Oh, my poor, unfairly persecuted Fug Girls!

GWU Law School Brothers to Swim English Channel
To raise money for an endowed scholar-ship at the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center in honor of their sister, Caroline Owen, who has a traumatic brain injury from a car accident.


In (Non-Deadpool) Comics:

Look Out! Here Comes the Spider-Bag
Instructions on how to make a cool tote out of a shower curtain (Spider-Man design optional but totally awesome).

The Tonner Doll My Soul Will Alway Crave
She's SO AWESOME.

New "I'm a Marvel, I'm a DC"
("And I'm Hellboy.")

Every Day is Like Wednesday
Fun-to-read comics commentary and criticism and related stuff.

Gary Oldman likes being the good guy (Via cleolinda)
“In the past, I’ve had my share of good reviews, but it’s always the crazy, scary, weirdo guy. I don’t even know how it happened. Look at me. I mean, when I’m naked, I look like a bald chicken. How did I get to be a scary bad guy?”
Man, I love Gary Oldman. LOOOOOVE.

Neil Gaiman Celebrates ‘Sandman’ Anniversary With New Comic And More
(Also via cleolinda)

And speaking of Neil Gaiman, Wonderful Neil will be at the Library of Congress Book Festival this year!!!
SQUEEEEEEEEEE!


In (Deadpool) Comics:

Deadpool as a Garbage Pail Kid: Surprisingly Cute!
(From this guy's blog, but don't scroll through unless you are not easily squicked out by the bizarre lengths to which Garbage Pail Kids goes to...squick people out. Seriously, I had a bunch of GPK cards back in the day (still might, somewhere) and...were they this gross? I mean, they may have been - I remember some of them made me feel ewwy, but...I dunno. Maybe I'm getting sensitive in my old age. Anyway. DEADPOOL. As a GARBAGE PAIL KID.)

Speaking of weird variations of Deadpool: Is it a...Deadpool panda-saur?
(Lanowar's icon. SO BIZARRE. I do like his Secret Invasion banner, though.)

Also, in my opinion, Fabian Nicieza Interviews shed a lot of light on the subtext behind the scenes in a lot of Cable & Deadpool interactions (not to mention they're really fun to read). I love being able to get into Nicieza's head a bit re: the characters, which is what happens if you read this stuff.

Some choice quotes (Warning: spoilers ahoy!):

It's the story of two very lonely, very different men who are both desperately trying to find a cause in life and little by little, that is turning into-- much to their mutual chagrin-- friendship. Albeit, with perpetual threats on each other's lives. Cable is a child of war who fights for peace. Deadpool is a child of madness who fears sanity.

...

Nicieza sees Deadpool's defining personality traits as, "Perpetual hyperactivity and ADD as a clever facade that prevents him from interacting with life in any semblance of a normal fashion. His healing factor, which keeps his cancer at bay, also makes his brain a whirling dervish of activity. Sometimes, he knows he's a lonely, pathetic, crazy lunatic. But he can't do anything about it."

(Also in the pics from this interview, I love how they cover up the naughty bits of naked Wade with really big bubbles. HEE.)

The mutant Siryn, the object of Deadpool's affections, reenters his life during "Enema of the State." Nicieza explained what that means for Deadpool, "Chafing erections, I would imagine, but we are a family comic," He said. "The Manson Family, but still."

HAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh, Fabian. That was so wrong but awesome.

Yes, breakout your Marvel Universe Handbooks, 'cause we got Black Mamba, the Asp and Diamondback together again -- the B.A.D. Girls will give both our boys fits and embarrassing nocturnal emissions."

OK, this one is too, too funny in light of what happened in that issue.

Unbeknownst to Deadpool, Cable has been behind these mercenary jobs. "I think Nate hopes that Wade can gain some measure of control over himself and some balance to his life," Nicieza told CBR News. "I also think that Nate thinks since it may never happened, better to use the hammer at your disposal to build your own house than leave it lying around for someone else to use."

...

"Nate's plans for Deadpool -- which really amount to: 'keep him busy doing things for me so he doesn't screw-up and do something nasty,' have been totally derailed when Deadpool is hired to serve as a superhuman bounty hunter by the CSA [Commission on Superhuman Activities]," Nicieza explained. "They even gave him a badge. How can Cable compete with a badge? In working for the government, Deadpool sees himself attaining a legitimacy he never had before. That matters to him. Cable may not be able to talk Deadpool out of this."

...

"In my personal long term view, Cable succeeds in changing the entire course of human civilization," Nicieza continued. "But that wouldn't happen until around issue #2,500 (which would be a nifty marketing special triple-sized holographic live-action issue in which Howie Long and Dennis Leary have both been cloned to play Cable and Deadpool – and even with all of that, we probably still wouldn't merit a variant cover from Marvel!)."

Ah! So now we know who Nicieza would want the two to look like in a movie. ;)

"After that, let's just say breaking up is never easy for any couple, so Nate and Wade have to deal with some very tender, very soul-baring emotional issues. The lawyers will probably have a field day haggling over who gets the Chiclet plasma gun and teleporting matrix technology..."

HEEEheeheeheeheeheehee.

"They're separated right now," Nicieza told CBR News. "No one's filed for divorce yet. It's something they'd rather not talk about. They need their space for a bit, so I'll try to respect that."

...

Irene Merriweather, Cable's long time friend and ally, appeared to be very upset about her friend reuniting with his old flame. "She's always had feelings for him, I think," Nicieza stated. "I think Cable's thick, but not so thick that he wouldn't be aware of her feelings."

Haha, he called Cable a numbskull. AW.

Cable and the Merc with a Mouth may be on the outs with each other, but Cable knows his former friend well enough and cares enough to warn him that he'll have some introspective moments coming his way. "They know each other as well now as any two people of their kind know each other," Nicieza said. "Not 'Brokeback Mountain' kind of knowing, but more like understanding male bonding without the grunting and the grease kind of knowing."

Oh, Fabian, don't deny it. We know they're about two steps away from that mountain.

Nicieza may not have figured out Deadpool's new status quo yet, but Wade Wilson fans don't need to worry – Deadpool won't become a hero or a full blown villain. "He's always been on that razor's edge between the two, from the minute Rob [Rob Liefeld] and I developed him, he was meant to be a 'lovable villain.'" Nicieza explained. "He still is. He is not a good guy, but he's too darned 'Build a Bear' huggable to really be a bad guy. I wish he was a really bad, bad guy, cause then he'd be in the new Thunderbolts and he'd be cooler. Or would that make him a really good bad guy?"

Fabian Nicieza is AWESOME.


In conclusion: Kevin Kline.

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elfie_chan From: elfie_chan Date: July 16th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC) (current file)
I have to respectfully disagree with you on As I Lay Dying. It is the most comprehensible of Faulkner's works and, I must say, it's still pretty confusing. I get it, but this still doesn't grab me:

The fact that I can quote all of Chapter 14 thusly: "My mother is a fish."

Call me a Philistine if you wish.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: July 18th, 2008 03:20 am (UTC) (current file)
Well, everyone has their own tastes! I found it pretty fascinating, but hey, that doesn't mean it is for all. :)
elfie_chan From: elfie_chan Date: July 18th, 2008 05:03 am (UTC) (current file)
Very true. ^_^ F'rinstance, I adore Jane Austen, and Alex detests her.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: July 28th, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC) (current file)
*late comment*

JANE AUSTEN YAY.

I ♥ her.
kahlan_amnell From: kahlan_amnell Date: July 16th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC) (current file)
I strongly disliked As I Lay Dying when I read it in high school. Perhaps because the story and the symbolism seemed so obvious that there was very little to discuss about it. The discussions about it in class just dragged on and on without much insight. Perhaps if I'd read it with a different group of people, or when I was older, I would have appreciated it more.

Gatsby is a great novel though. I'm not sure there is such a thing as a perfect novel, but it is one of the ones that would be on a list of the best examples of the format.

Yay for a new Neil Gaiman comic!

I wish I could be at the Library of Congress Book Festival.


Edited at 2008-07-16 03:31 am (UTC)
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: July 18th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC) (current file)
I don't know, I may have been biased by getting to discuss it on first reading in a group led by my mother, also known as my 12th grade English teacher. *g* She's read and taught the book umpteen times, and really brought out a lot of interesting info and themes that I might not have completely realized otherwise, if I recall correctly. But that doesn't mean *you* have to like it. :)

I am so excited about the Festival. YAY!
kahlan_amnell From: kahlan_amnell Date: July 18th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC) (current file)
Well, the English teacher I had when I read that book in 11th grade was good in general, but I don't think he really knew what to do with that specific book. I strongly suspect that had I been in your mother's class I would have appreciated the book more.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: July 18th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC) (current file)
Probably, because MY MOTHER IS AWESOME. Hee! No, seriously, though, my mom is a completely awesome teacher, and was the best English teacher I had, ever. Although I had several others who were pretty good.
chrryblssmninja From: chrryblssmninja Date: July 17th, 2008 09:06 am (UTC) (current file)
which would be a nifty marketing special triple-sized holographic live-action issue in which Howie Long and Dennis Leary have both been cloned to play Cable and Deadpool – and even with all of that, we probably still wouldn't merit a variant cover from Marvel
so true
gestalt1 From: gestalt1 Date: July 26th, 2008 01:03 pm (UTC) (current file)
LINKPOST!!!

Some real gems here. Loving the JK Rowlingcame quietly bit in the Times censorship page. Loving the Spidey tote bag too. :D

I'm pretty the Garbage Pail Kids were always that bad actually...

It's the story of two very lonely, very different men who are both desperately trying to find a cause in life This makes it sound like the blurb on the back of a romance novel...

DP should SO be in the TBolts. IT WOULD BE AWESOME!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: July 28th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC) (current file)
I think a lot of what Fabian says sounds like they're the main characters in a romance novel. Seriously. That's why I love reading these interviews. Heh.
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