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 PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:11 am Reply with quote  
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  Taral-DLOS
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I was having trouble calling this either good news or bad news, but a conversation with my wife last night (which, side note, confirmed how awesome she is) demonstrates that this is good news.

Marvel is bleeding me dry by producing such awesome stories for me to buy.

I've decided to use Marvel NOW (the relaunch of many ongoing series to bring in new readers) as an opportunity to jump into the comics. I've been reading TPBs from the library, so I do know that I like it. My plan is to preorder series that I think look good. When I pick up the first issue, I make the call as to whether I'll continue buying. Hopefully I can limit to 3-4 really good series. Series I don't care about don't need to be bought, and ones I'm only mildly interested in can be sampled or explored digitally.

So I started with:
1. Uncanny Avengers (a new title featuring a team of X-Men and Avengers)
2. Thor: God of Thunder (featuring young Thor in Viking times, modern Thor, and +1000 years future Thor)
3. All-New X-Men (featuring the original 5 X-Men time-traveling to modern times)
4. Indestructible Hulk (Hulk evades SHIELD at a time when they need him)
5. Captain Marvel (not a relaunch, but the series looked cool and I love Carol Danvers)

Seems reasonable, right?

Then they keep making more announcements of great stories. Add to the original small batch:

6. Savage Wolverine (Wolverine is in the Savage Land fighting dinosaurs)
7. Guardians of the Galaxy (the team from 2008 returns, and I love those 2008 stories)
8. Uncanny X-Men (featuring the team villainous Cyclops re-forms)

And now they've just announced another Wolverine title!

These books are $3.99 a piece (I pay $3.23 because I preorder), and some ship two per month. So it can get expensive. Plus there's all my Star Wars titles (the February 2013 solicitation has 5 titles).

Thankfully, there are numerous well-received series that I do not care about like Deadpool, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, FF, Superior Spider-Man, etc. And other series I'm only slightly interested in (like Avengers or Uncanny X-Force) I might buy digitally when the price drops.

But the good news in the end:
1- Comic books!!!!
2- My wife doesn't care that for February 2013 I'll be buying 14 comic books, most of which cost $3.23.
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 PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:46 am Reply with quote  
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Life Is The Path wrote:
Now for my good thing: Passed 50K words for NaNoWriMo Very Happy .


Excellent! What's your story about?
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Thanks! Templars Very Happy . I watched a film involving a Templar, a while ago, and at the same time was looking for a particular historical battle. The two came together to be my story. I couldn't resist.

Basically, my character, Julien Beaumont, goes to Outremer, participates in a rather large (and famous) battle, the battle of Montgisard, and his survival of which sends him into a depression, of sorts (PTSD to be exact) and finds himself in trouble with some of the shadier elements of Jerusalem. At the same time, he has to suffer through a rather incompetent yet ambitious commander's attempt to gain power.
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When you're done, I want to read it. I love knights. Cool
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Got myself a new Xbox 360 today from Amazon, £150 with 12 months Gold membership and a copy of Halo 4 comes with it (I'm not a Halo fan so anyone UK-based or abroad and willing to pay postage drop me a PM if you're interested in buying it). I love Black Friday week Smile
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Life, there's your chance! Grab it and run, dude! Very Happy
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Aww, I think I'm getting it for Christmas. Don't know if it's been bought yet, so that probably rules me out.
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Exams are over! Yay! followed by my gripe...
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My wife and I are changing it up this Christmas and instead of buying each other gifts, we're making each other gifts. We did something similar for our birthdays.

I'm writing her a book, and then properly binding it and presenting it as an actual book.

She's big into teen lit that's set in postapocalyptic dystopias, and I have an idea for that. I'm flexing my writing muscles and trying it out. Hopefully it'll work out.
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Happy writing, Taral. Smile
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Awesome idea Taral! How could she not love that?! Take pics
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5 months after ordering, my Raspberry Pi has finally been dispatched and will be here in the coming days Cool
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Reepicheep wrote:
Happy writing, Taral. Smile


Thank you!

1337Jedi wrote:
Awesome idea Taral! How could she not love that?! Take pics


Will do. I may seek advice from the group over here. I've started early drafting and remembered how terrible I am with introductions lol.
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I took a three hour nap today. It was glorious.
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Got this awesome new haircut which everyone loves! Except for the fact that my stepsister keeps repeating over and over: "It's so short...it's sooo short..."
I admit I'm gonna miss my long hair but, hey! What does my dad always say?
"A change is as good as a holiday!" Very Happy
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