I don’t usually review comic books, since I hardly read them as it is; nor do I think that graphic novels have equal literary merit to “proper” novels; but I couldn’t help but share this nice title I found. 🙂 By the way, I’m not getting paid to do this (although I wouldn’t mind if I was), and the following are my unbiased opinions on this product.
When I was a kid, I didn’t read all that many comics. I read an all-ages manga once; while it was pretty neat, I can’t say I’d go out of my way to read others. My parents approve of The Peanuts, and I have read a smattering of Calvin and Hobbes at other people’s houses, but that’s about it. Now, as a tentative fan of the Marvel franchise who’s seen a couple of the movies (and I plan on seeing more thanks to what I reviewed in my previous post), I wanted to be able to read about my favorite superheroes in comic-book form without compromising my values. Let’s face it – a vast majority of comic books available today are not appropriate for kids — or conservative readers in general.
I recently learned of the Mini Marvels series, created and drawn by artist Chris Giarrusso, author of the G-Man series. It’s marketed as an all-ages comic series featuring everyone’s favorite superheroes and villains from the Marvel franchise as super-kids!
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Last night was family movie night at my house. Since we rarely watch television, we all gathered ’round the “big” screen of our desktop computer and popped in a DVD movie I have been dying to see: X2: X-Men United.
Warning bells are probably going off in your head now, right? How could Allison the self-proclaimed prude, in her right mind, choose to watch a movie that’s been rated PG-13 for, among other things, sexuality and vulgar language? Could this be a … hypocrisy?
Well, I am proud to say that I did indeed see that movie and loved it, and it’s all thanks to an amazing piece of technology called enJoy Movies Your Way.
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Now that my NaNoWriMo story is nearly done, a handful of people are asking me to let them read it. To be honest, I’m not sure I’m ready to share it just yet; my manuscript needs finishing (which I’ll lazily attempt to do while it’s still NaNoWriMo), editing, and tons more editing. It’s insanely wordy, and I almost got a headache from rereading it. So if I say no to letting you read it, people, it’s because I’m protecting you from getting a migraine, not because I’m selfish and/or don’t like you anymore. 😉
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I’ve got maybe 600 words to go before I reach my goal of 7K! If I’m motivated to write, I’ll probably finish today….
I did it! Seven thousand and seventeen words!
But the story isn’t over yet, and neither is the month of November…. I’m not stopping yet. I’ll be back!
Mwahahahaha! It was apparently Double Up Day in NaNoWriMo proper on Saturday, where NaNo-ers were encouraged to double their word goals, which I think is insane. But instead, today, I shall post doubly on the occasion of NaNoWriMo.
If my principal were Principal Strickland from a certain 1980s movie I would recommend content-filtering before watching, he’d be telling me, “You’re a slacker, Rose!” I wrote a meager total of 161 words today. Talk about making up for lost time!
But considering how I’m only 1612 words short of my slacker-ish goal, I really needn’t sweat it. I’ll push myself a little harder tomorrow.
I realize these every-other-daily updates are becoming posts where I just babble. Why don’t I just document the important milestones and leave the day-to-day musings to more exciting people? 😛
We’re one third of the way through the month of November, and already, I’ve written about 5/7K words. I could theoretically write those last two thousand words today in a few sittings … but I doubt I will.
I am barely finished with Chapter Two in my 5K novel. Yes, judging by the length of these chapters, if I kept writing like this after November, I could definitely make this novel-length.
Well, I’ve yet to actually sit down and write yet, so I had better do that.