lady_sarai: (Tam: GLEE!)
The thing today that brought me the most glee was this interview with Fabian Nicieza about taking over Red Robin. I loved Nicieza's runs on Nightwing and Robin and the single issues he's written, and I have absolutely adored Chris Yost's run on Red Robin. It has easily been my favorite comic this year, and I have fretted over the changing of the guard.

I officially stop fretting now. I love everything in that interview and am very happy. Also, THERE WILL BE MORE TAM. YAY! I had worried she would be dismissed with a new writer and I'm glad she won't be. In reaction to the article, there may have been a somewhat cracky discussion with Katt that she might have posted to her LJ but I can neither confirm nor deny this.

And I haven't done one of these things in AGES, so--why not?

Name any story I've written, and any character in them, canon or OC. I'll tell you three things about that character which I didn't put in the story.
lady_sarai: (Kermit flail--YAYOMG)
You know, there are times when I absolutely freaking LOVE fandom and fannish things and my various platforms of fannish love. I'm currently caught in fannish glee over several things.

1. Twitter. I love it. I love that I can post a random thought about something I saw on a Yuletide rec post and [livejournal.com profile] likeadeuce and [livejournal.com profile] harmonyangel and I can then have a conversation about Little Women that lasts two days.

For everyone else who is curious, I said that I disagree with this statement about a Little Women fic: "The ending Little Women should have had, with Jo going to Paris and hooking up with Laurie again." Because--no. As [livejournal.com profile] likeadeuce pointed out, the entire second half of the book is designed to show that Jo/Laurie is a bad match. Also, Laurie/Amy are better suited, personality wise. And I like Professor Bhaer, if only because of what Louisa May Alcott said: "Jo should have remained a literary spinster, but so many enthusiastic young ladies wrote to me clamorously demanding that she should marry Laurie, or somebody, that I didn't dare refuse and out of perversity went and made a funny match for her."

I mean, come on. How awesome was she? ♥

2. AIM. Also, my phone, because [livejournal.com profile] museofspeed can send me a text message from an airplane that says "READ RED ROBIN" and later she can tell me that keyboard smashing is too difficult on a phone, but she can keyboard smash me in IM.

Supernatural and Red Robin examples of fannish flailing here! )

3) LJ. I love all of my LJ friends, and I love that [livejournal.com profile] aravistarkheena and I can have long, rambling threads about lumberjacks and lobstermen, and [livejournal.com profile] milleniumrex and I can talk about Disney movies and Epic Crossovers, and it's all just fun and awesome. It also gives me back my [livejournal.com profile] marenzi and her awesomesauce. ♥

Also, the first hour of Heroes this week was freaking AWESOME.

So, basically, I am having fun being a fan right now.

Oh, and:

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lady_sarai: (Bart: PARTY!! [YJ])
First, THANK YOU for all the birthday wishes, everyone! I had a very nice birthday--had presents and cake and saw Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which I really enjoyed. And my brother's new(ish) girlfriend gave him a birthday card to give me, which was nice of her. And my phone call with my aunt was only a little traumatizing!

AND ADVENTURE COMICS CAME OUT. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT. I also am one of exactly... two people who didn't hate Red Robin. (I liked it, I don't know. I also don't feel like arguing about it, as an FYI. :P Comics are my fun stress relief thing.) I HAVE A PULL AND A LONG BOX NOW. And about two extra copies of Adventure Comics for strategic covering the box purposes. ;) As it is gorgeous.

I really don't have anything else to say except maybe HI KATE!! And THANK YOU EVERYONE!! ♥


And in other news... My mother is on vacation this week and ISN'T SHE GOING BACK TO WORK YET? :P Today was promised to be our stay home and be lazy day, but Mom's interpretation of "stay home and be lazy" involved cleaning out the refrigerator, changing the cat litter, dusting, vacuuming and generally otherwise finding things to DO.
lady_sarai: (Tim/Cissie: Hair ruffle! [YJ])
Did you think the Cissie picspammage was over? Ha! ;)

Last time, Cissie vanished into a pile of fanmail.

So where did she go? To help her friends play baseball.

As crazy as it sounds, Young Justice wound up on an alien planet, coerced into playing baseball to save it from an invading alien race.

Young Justice was awesome.

Cissie and baseball are not the best of friends, however. )

Previous picspams are here and here.
lady_sarai: (Cissie is not impressed)
As promised, more Cissie! ;)

Cissie goes to the Olympics, her mother saves the day and she gets a roommate... )

Next time, Cissie joins Young Justice as they play baseball with aliens to save the planet--and is jealous of Empress, and gets an agent.
lady_sarai: (Cissie is not impressed)
So! I am writing my [livejournal.com profile] femgenficathon fic about Cissie King-Jones, the former Arrowette, who is awesome and amazing and really, really fun to have living in my head.

And I realize that some of you--::cough::[livejournal.com profile] xenokattz[livejournal.com profile] scribophile::cough::--do not know who Cissie is! Now, I could easily *describe* her, and go on about how very cool she is, but...

I decided to let Cissie speak for herself. ;) What does this mean? PICSPAM. Or several.

(Because, yes, I totally have all of Young Justice on my hard drive, JOY! And honestly--I'm not so sad that Cissie is in comics-limbo, given what's happened to the *rest* of Young Justice these days. It hasn't been pretty.)

Anyway, so here is the first of what will probably be several picspams featuring Cissie.

Part of why I love Cissie is because she joins YJ in issue 4, and quits by issue 17--but continues to make regular appearances for the rest of the series, almost 40 issues after she quit. So, picspam 1 is dedicated to Cissie's career as Arrowette, short as it may seem.

Meet Arrowette. The superhero who dares to ruffle Robin's hair when he is in full Bat-sulk mode:



Please to be noting, those of you familiar with Cissie, that I do a significant amount of context and explaining for the benefit of those unfamiliar. If I've made any mistakes, feel free to point them out!

Also--so not dial-up friendly. Sorry.


Click to see Arrowette join Young Justice, yell at Superman and deal with her *mother.* )

Next time, Cissie goes to the Olympic Games in Australia, gets a roommate and is eaten by fanmail.

(I totally need some Cissie icons--better yet, some Tim/Cissie icons. :) I could make them myself, but begging is more fun. ;) Plus, photoshop keeps quitting on me when I am working. Not cool.)
lady_sarai: (Broody!Bruce)
Okay, so I go from not posting in several days to posting four times in one afternoon, but all these IM posts do come from TWO conversations--Wednesday and Thursday nights. So, um... not sure how, but that makes it better? Also, my mother is sick and I am taking care of her and thus spending my Saturday just sitting here. ;)

So, lately, I gave in to the voice in my head that was screaming DICK GRAYSON at me, and I revisited some of my comics. Which lead me to giving in to curiousity and finally reading Infinite Crisis.

Oh, DC. I love and hate you, all at once.

The hate? Well. >_< Superboy punched reality, didn't he? Which is entirely cracktastic and wonderful in that it's SO cracktastic, but it's also... horrid. ::shrug:: Also, not a fan of mindless death, but it's comics, right? Meh.

The love? Well.

I've mentioned that I've been in love with Dick Grayson since I was seven, right? ;) And the whole screwed up father-son relationship between him and Bruce is one of my favorite things, EVER, and Infinite Crisis? Was chockful of it.

I was planning on posting about this eventually, but [livejournal.com profile] zoe_chan and I got chatting and I wound up explaining it all via IM, so I'm gonna just copy/paste, rather than retype. ;)

But first! I was chatting and this exchange occurred:

Me: Well, Dick kind of spiraled into this wacky emo drama king full of WOE and DOOOOM.
[livejournal.com profile] zoe_chan: I don't really see Robin as emo.
Me: No, but Nightwing is.

And prompted me to give a quick and extensive off-the-top-of-my-head history of Dick Grayson, former Boy Wonder. ;)

Note: This was all utterly off the top of my head, so forgive any inconsistencies. Also, while I have read a fair amount of Nightwing, I also read a lot of Wiki. ;) Also, my grasp of DC timelines--especially after both Crises--is handwavy at times.

Another note: I really did gloss over a LOT of details and if you want more, check out Wikipedia, at LEAST. ;) I actually know more than this lets on, if you can believe that. I am completely aware that much more went on than I managed to convey. I could probably talk for several hours about Dick, AND the people around him. Contrary to what I might let on, I know a LOT more about the DCU than I do about the X-Men. And, sacriledge that it is, my love for Dick may be EVER SO SLIGHTLY more than my love for Scott, which, ACK!! So WRONG!

Wherein I discuss the Life and Times of Dick Grayson, introduce Roy Harper, discuss the original Teen Titans, quote a lot of Infinite Crisis and Nightwing and generally am a HUGE comics geek. )

So, yeah. I think that covers everything I could possibly want to say about Infinite Crisis, Bruce as an Emotionally Constipated Father Figure, the Batclan, the Titans, and why Dick is, indeed, emo these days.

ETA, 3/2/07: D'oh! I read this over now and I think "wait, no, I was WRONG!" Because now I've done far more research on the Teen Titans and oh. It's not bad as a picture of what I knew, but now I know more. So forgive me. =P

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