beccatoria: (dr manhatten)
OH HEY THERE INTERWEBS. So I haven't been around much lately partly because I have been vidding like a crazy person to try and get a vid done in time to procrastinate and then panic about whether or not I want to submit it to WisCon (but don't worry, I've decided to - if I can stop fiddling with it), and partly because some software in my OS broke during an update and instead of trying fix it I decided to upgrade to the newly released long-term support version because I thought, hey, my OS is years old now. This is the new long-term support version that focuses on stability and stuff. Now's the time! So I painstakingly backed stuff up, prepared, etc., and at first I was very pleased. The main issue I had to fix last time (stuff with my audio drivers) sorted itself out immediately on installation. I was so happy. Then I discovered it had shipped with a glaring problem for people with integrated Intel graphics cards whereby the eyecandy shiny desktop animations cause endless crashes and I'm having to use the boring 2D oldskool desktop with no fancy dock or desktop cube or multiple wallpapers or anything. *plays tiny violin* I'm mostly pissed about this because having investigated I know exactly what the problem is. I need the newest build of mesa, which they just need to pull over to Ubuntu and spin out as an update for people like me, but even though this has been identified for weeks no one has bothered doing it yet. I am...disappoint. And considering installing a virtualbox so I can experiment with compiling it myself, since it seems...super complicated to compile. :/

SO ANYWAY THAT'S ME.

In the meantime, have some thoughts on comics - spoilarz obvs:

Swamp Thing. )

Earth 2. )

Worlds' Finest. )

The Manhattan Projects. )

Briefly, but only because it's so awesome there's not much to say, Saga. )
beccatoria: (Frau Totenkinder: ever the atavist)
I am finally caught up with Fables. Holy fuckballs. So I looked up the author and yes, I was right to suspect the guy is a staunch political conservative. It's...actually incredibly interesting knowing I was right about that not least because it means that the following sequence of facts, that I am convinced are all utterly intentional, are suddenly about a million percent more fascinating in terms of authorial choice:

In which a huge part of Fables' central conflict involves a pro-choice witch heroically toppling an evil, pro-life Empire. NO RLY THAT IS BASICALLY WHAT HAPPENS. )

YOU GUISE. I JUST. FRAU TOTENKINDER. I LIKE HER A LOT.

HERE IS AN ILLUSTRATION OF HER TERRIFYING FANTASTICNESS. )

It's a really interesting series. Some of the stuff in it bugs me; some is incredible. I'd like to make this into a series of posts, but we'll see if I feel I have anything else worth saying.

Have any of you read this series?
beccatoria: (unlimited rice pudding dw)
OKAY SO. Here's some stuff I oughta have at least sort of talked about lately - sorry to bunch it all up in a big post, but cut-tags and giant underlined titles should help you find the portion of interest! :) Picking and choosing your lj-cut is HIGHLY recommended! :p

WEEKS OF CATCHING UP:

First up, TELLY!

Once Upon A Time )

Parks & Recreation )

1940s Animated Superman )

OKAY, ON TO COMICS!

New 52: Wonder Woman )

Other New 52 Titles )

MOVING ON! OLD COMICS!

The Old 52! Err, I mean, the '52' weekly comic from 2006 )

Renee Montoya as The Question: Five Lessons In Crime )

Zatanna )

AND NOW, AN AUDIO DRAMA!

Batman: No Man's Land )

...and that's it. I'm done. Nothing more to babble about!
beccatoria: (superman: he's awesome)
OMGS IT'S OVER.

Okay. Week 4. Alphabetical. Spoilers. Slightly less about boobs.

All-Star Western )

Aquaman )

Batman: the Dark Knight )

Blackhawks )

The Flash )

The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men )

Green Lantern: New Guardians )

I, Vampire )

Justice League Dark )

The Savage Hawkman )

Superman )

Teen Titans )

Voodoo )

DC RELAUNCH REVIEWS COMPLETE.

June 2016

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