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"I'd also like to stress that the portrayal of Batman presented here is not definitive and is not necessarily how I would write the character otherwise. The repressed, armoured, uncertain and sexually frozen man in Arkham Asylum was intended as a critique of the '80s interpretation of Batman as violent, driven and borderline psychopathic. My own later portrayal of Batman in the JLA comic was one which emphasized the character's sanity and dignity; in the end, I figured that anyone who had gone so far and been so successful in his quest to avenge his parents' death and to help other people would have ended up pretty much straightened out. Bruce Wayne would only have become conflicted and mentally unstable if he had NOT put on his scary bat-suit and found the perfect outlet for his feelings of rage, guilt and revenge." - Grant Morrison

Scans under the cut... )

spinach season

May. 28th, 2017 10:28 am
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I made this salad last night with spinach and cilantro from my garden, and wow, it is still SO GOOD.

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May. 28th, 2017 01:45 pm
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I did something this week I'd been meaning to do since I was in college: Went to one of Andy Statman's regular residence gigs at the Charles Street shul in the Village. He's been in residence there since, like, the late 90s, and I spent four years in the mid '00s just a half mile east, and I knew he was playing shows, and I knew I loved Andy Statman's music like burning, but I never managed to do it. Because his weekly gig was on Thursday nights and Thursday nights were usually frisbee team practice in Union Square, I think.


Statman is a klezmer clarinetist and bluegrass mandolinist and sometimes a jewgrass mandolinist/clarinetist. He plays both instruments with prodigious speed and fluency, and more importantly, with tremendous soul and spirit. He was a student of the great klezmer clarinetist Dave Tarras and became one of the great proponents of the '70s klezmer revival.

I came across one of his albums in the library last week and said "Hey, I wonder if he's still playing at Charles Street" and I checked and he was, so I went in to the City to see the show.

The concerts are in the tiny and cramped basement of the shul, with Hebrew school posters of the Alef Bes on the walls. There was a bottle of vodka and some pareve cookies on a table, apparently for anybody who wanted to take. They didn't take admission, but at intermission the shul president asked everyone who could afford it for a fifteen dollar donation. When a woman tried to give him a twenty, he forced her to take change. It was, in short, one of the most heimishe concerts I've ever been at.

And the music was splendid, an opening set of klezmer with Statman blowing beautiful strings of notes on his clarinet along with his trio of bassist Jim Whitney and drummer Larry Eagle (Highlighted by 'the Lobster song', supposed a song played by Romanian Jewish lobstermen in early 20th century Maine while they gathered their treif bounty), followed by an instrumental bluegrass set. They were later joined by visiting guitarist and bluegrass singer Gene Yellin for a handful of songs. They made up the setlist as they want along, sometimes just strumming a chord or a simple melody to get the rest of the band on the same page. Yellin wanted to play a couple of songs that Whitney and Eagle didn't know- Whitney told Yellin and Statman- "You two get started, we'll either figure it out and catch up or we won't." Spoiler alert: They figured it out.

The whole experience was a blast, getting to hear such great music in such a low key setting. I need to go back again when I get a chance.

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May. 28th, 2017 08:16 am
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The puzzle feeder I got to slow down Chloe's eating was great for traveling, but doesn't work so well day-to-day, so after she finishes her wet food, I set a timer for 20 minutes. Chloe, who is quite smart, has learned that when Alexa goes off, it's time to head back to the kitchen and she usually beats me there. Even this morning, when I kicked Jack off my lap to get up and go finish feeding the baby -- only to discover that the bowl was already empty, because the wretched brat had jumped her tiny little butt up on the counter and eaten it there because I forgot to cover it. And had the nerve to still stare pleadingly up at me to put her bowl down so she could get the last five kibbles.

Cats. If she tosses her cookies in the next 20 minutes, it's her own fault. (Jack has already thrown up once this morning, so why not Chloe? Bud can go next and I'll have a complete set....)

Big day yesterday -- training an excellent person at the shelter yesterday, followed by laundry, going to buy cat litter, and hanging out with the two dogs downstairs. My life is a constant social whirl. But I finally finished watching Sense8 season 2 with [personal profile] butterflykiki (Whee! Ack! Awww! Whee!), and the person belonging to the two downstairs dogs may come up tonight to watch Despicable Me, which she's never seen all the way through. Also cleaning, more laundry, and sorting books. If I get really ambitious, I'll make the jewelry hanger I plan to assemble from a leftover piece of baseboard and some small cup hooks (my hoop earrings are taking over...). Power tools FTW!

Sunday morning gratitudes

May. 28th, 2017 07:56 am
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There's a lot that's hard right now. So I'm doing what I can to cultivate gratitude:

1. Iced coffee. Turkey bacon. Challah french toast.

2. Cuddling with my kid yesterday and marathoning a bunch of Sword Art Online, which I enjoy as much as he does.

3. My kid is seven and a half today! On his suggestion, we're going to the grocery store later today to get cupcakes to share with friends later this afternoon.

4. Watching wee birds at my bird feeder, supping on seeds.

5. Friends. Including all of you.

So a while back, I made a vow

May. 28th, 2017 04:45 am
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I would refuse to see Batman vs. Superman until I had tickets to see a Wonder Woman movie in my hot little hands.

And - guess what? I have those tickets.

So I hunkered down and watched Batman vs. Superman. It was exactly as joyless, miserable, boring, and generally intolerable as I expected - with, of course, the exception of the Wonder Woman bits.

But I did it - and now my appetite is whet for more Wonder Woman!!

Saucer Country #1 - "Run, Part One"

May. 28th, 2017 12:45 pm
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The key thing is that it’s politicians, not the military or some sort of special team, that become involved with UFO mythology, so this isn’t about firefights and a standard “alien invasion.” It’s much more about [UFO] mythology itself, and how that myth has been shaped by, and actually done its part in shaping, America. -- Paul Cornell

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CLASH OF KINGS adaptation

May. 27th, 2017 10:17 pm
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COMIC SHOP NEWS has some preview pictures of Dynamite Comics' new CLASH OF KINGS adaptiation, one being an advertisement. As with the GAME OF THRONES adaptation, they go directly with the books than going their own way as HBO did.

clash4.jpeg

A Song of Ice and Fire Book 2: Electric Boogaloo )

Interview with Priest

May. 27th, 2017 10:40 pm
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New interview with Christopher J.Priest - about the upcoming turning point in Deahtstroke's life.

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It's part of their King imprint.

Its protagonist's the 22nd Phantom's successor.

He doesn't consider himself the 23rd.

That's not for want of self-confidence. )

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