I don’t normally do this type of thing but sometimes you read something that is so spot-on, you just have to share it with the masses (however small they might be.)
I have been a fan of the DC character of Catwoman pretty much my whole life. I got even more into her in the early 90’s with her Chuck Dixon/Jim Ballant run. I have a rather large tattoo proving my love for the character. If you ask me nicely, I might show it to you sometime.
But, sadly, I’m not a fan of the current incarnation of my beloved character. I don’t like how she’s being written. I don’t like how she’s being drawn. And, I gave the current run a lot more issues than it deserved, hoping to be proven wrong. But, nope. Still hate it.
Anyway, I digress.
But I came across this great little essay that sums up the abomination that is DC’s Catwoman Issue 0 cover.
I wish I knew who wrote it so I could give the author the proper credit he or she deserves and tell he or she that I may have just a little bit of a crush on him/her.
Read it HERE
Hope you’re all having an awesome weekend. I’ll have news for you soon, I promise.
addendum: author of the linked post is Andrew Wheeler. Bless his heart. 🙂 lots of good stuff from him.
this has been on my wall for so many years, thought I’d share it with you tonight (though it’s not the entire poem, just the last stanza. enjoy!
But yield who will to their separation,
My object in living is to unite
My avocation and my vocation
As my two eyes make one in sight.
Only where love and need are one,
And the work is play for mortal stakes,
Is the deed ever really done
For Heaven and the future’s sakes.
I’ve heard a LOT of talk lately about the death of bookstores and why it’s happening. most people blame ebooks, but I think it’s more than that. or less, depending on how you look at it.
here’s what I think the reason is, and you are more than welcome to disagree with me, but in a nutshell: hardly anyone wants to pay for their entertainment anymore. they pirate music, movies and books. they want what they want, they want it NOW, they want it to be stellar and most of all, they want it to be FREE. as someone who has ebooks that are priced at only 99 cents and people STILL steal them, I can see that they don’t want to actually get up, leave their houses and then PAY for the art they consume. (where the joy in browsing stores went, I don’t know. maybe it’s a generational thing.)
piracy is a cancer and it’s killing artists. e-readers can-and are-being used as weapons against us. (but in case you’re wondering, I am most definitely NOT in the anti-e-reader camp. I own one and I love it and I’ve never pirated anything in my life.) I don’t have any answers, unfortunately. this is totally off the cuff and I just wanted to jot down my thoughts before they floated away.
so, take this or leave it. it’s all good. 🙂
hope you have an amazing weekend!
“America… just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson