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Somehow I have been eaten by a slight comics obsession. I blame this on Stupid Tumblr- first I rewatched Thor, Captain America, and Avengers, and then I started following a Marvel blog and was seduced by some scans of Runaways. So I am now in possession of the entire run and am working my way through. I'm only on #4 but am enjoying so far- I just realized how much I love the "runaways make it on their own/ find chosen family" trope. Especially if said runaways have an awesome hideout.

I also saw some scans of Hawkeye, and OMG YES. The art is awesome; it reminds me a little bit of Dan Clowes and the whole book is pretty spare and a little noirish. I may actually venture to a real live comic book store to track down some more issues, but I preordered Vol. 1 which comes out in March because having to deal with/store actual individual issues of comic books stresses me out and we have way too much crap in our house already. I am really excited about Kate Bishop showing up; I saw some scans from later in the series and I'm looking forward to Hawkeye & Hawkeye banter.

Last but definitely not least in my comics binge is Saga--it's about a couple on opposing sides of an interplanetary war who, against all odds, get together and have a baby. They're now on the run from both sides of the conflict and a freelance bounty hunter. I'm kind of in love with the whole world of this comic and the characters. I signed up for Rarewomen and really, really hope I get to write about someone from Saga.

I am pretty monofannish for the most part so it's exciting to feel that way about something besides Trek for a change. And daunting, because (at least with Marvel) there is SO MUCH out there.

In other writing news, I am almost 10k into a Trek AU that is, kill me now, a Dragonriders of Pern fusion. I don't even know. I went to ye olde kink meme looking for ideas and someone prompted this and talked about Bones as a crotchety weyr healer who seriously side-eyes the whole dragonriding thing and I don't know, I just really wanted to write it. And instead of being crack, it is painfully earnest, because I'm broken and can't write crack. I refused to give them all the dragonrider honorifics, though, because no. Anyway, I now have semi-elaborate headcanon for what would happen if Vulcans colonized Pern along with humans and why they might not be so hot on the whole Impression thing (Spock is cast as a reluctant bluerider who impresses by accident, a la Jaxom and Mirrim, if you're familiar with Pern at all). Who knows if this will ever see the light of day, but it's immensely pleasing to my 9-year-old self to be writing it.

I'm also thinking about plotting out a sequel to my STBB from 2010 (Something Rich and Strange, aka most pretentiously titled story ever, aka the only long fic I've ever written.) I have no idea where to go with it, or how far to take it. I reread SRaS and, after 2+ years I actually feel like it's pretty good and might be worth expanding on. I think Into Darkness might give me some more juice for that kind of wordbuilding.

AND, I started watching TOS with the mini and he can now successfully identify both Kirk ("Coke") and Spock ("Pock") without prompting. My work here is done.

Date: 2013-02-23 05:15 pm (UTC)
garryowen: (trek spock chibi)
From: [personal profile] garryowen
I love cracky premises written in earnest. As you know. It sounds great to me!

Date: 2013-02-23 08:09 pm (UTC)
daphnie_1: Tony with Steves sheild (Marvel | s/t | Better with you)
From: [personal profile] daphnie_1
Hawkeye is every bit as amazing as you think it's going to be as is Kate. It may just be my favorite running comic thanks, in no small part, to Kate and the absolutely gorgeous art. It's so basic and minamalist but also so striking. The current run of Avengers is Amazing and Captain Marvel is knocking it out the park. Good year to like Marvel comics *G*

I do adore the Movies as well though.

Date: 2013-02-23 08:26 pm (UTC)
daphnie_1: Spiderman against a blue sky looking confused (Marvel | Peter | Say what?)
From: [personal profile] daphnie_1
Kate may well be the new love of my life. And the Art for Cap Marvel is *gorgeous*. Such a fun, well written, comic.

And I know that feeling *G* I'm currently trying to work my way through early Spider-Man and crying because I don't know how it all fits together.

Date: 2013-02-24 06:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] waketosleep
Start young! You're a good mom.

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