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Nein [userpic]
Back at the Haunted House
by Nein (mirageknight)
at December 9th, 2009 (08:10 am)

Yoo-Hoo! Anybody home?

Yep. looks like everybody's on Facebook now...and LJ is an empty Mausoleum. Cool.

Updates?

Blackest Night seems to be resolving quite nicely after a sluggish first 3 issues. Still waiting what will happen to undead Jack T. Chance. I love Larfleeze.

Got the Darkstalkers Tribute TPB...looks really solid. There were several Pinoy contributors, even one from UP CFA! But the Koreans still had the best stuff.

Got J. Scott Campbell's Fairy Tale Calendar for an arm and a leg and it looks really sweet. This guy should get a monthly book and not just covers ...think he would draw Darkchilde Magik really well! New Mutants!

Sam Kieth is back on Lobo but his work isn't as good as the Marvel Comics Presents era nor even Maxx.

Portacio's back in Marvel for short stints. Hulk the latest.

At the last local convention--Komikon...saw Ely and Del shopping for indies. Recommended the Skyworld series from Alamat. Myself...bought a ton of Lucifer ( half the run )and the last few Neal Adams/Richard Bennett Continuity Books. Gonna get the Mark Waid/Abnett and Lanning Legion of Superheroes next time.

Btw...Legion of Three Worlds rocked. George Perez is still a God. Like the way he left the book with all the iterations of the team intact but the team that will get the spotlight will be the 80s Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen group...with Wildfire and Dawnstar / Blok and White Witch...Woo-Hoo!

My age is showing...except for the cartoons, nobody probably knows who the LoSH are.

Marvel is starting to show a preference for artists who do digital art: see XForce or Cable...

Really miss Claremont-era long winded subplots...decompressed storylines suck. The X-Infernus mini-series was a rip-off. Claremont would have done it better.

Rambling in a Mausoleum like a loon. Oh well. Merry Xmas to everyone!! Read more comics whenever you get the chance!

P.S. Gonna rave about China Mieville and Steampunk/New Weird next time. Just keeping the torch alive in the Haunted House. Dasvidanya.

Nein [userpic]
Static from Beyond
by Nein (mirageknight)
at June 25th, 2009 (10:39 am)
weird

current location: work
current mood: weird
current song: Bowery Electric

Been an eon. What's up comic book junkies? Everybody's probably on Facebook, LJ is the haunted house left behind.

Anybody in the org working on self-publishing a comic book at all? Participating in the Comic Book Conventions?

The Black Lanterns don't look as scary as they were made up to be---most are just zombified discards of the DCU--the flying Graysons, the orig Captain Boomerang, Pa Kent. Unlike Red, Orange and Sinestro.

Marvel is a garbage bin. Don't like War of Kings. Dark Reign is nothing special. Multiple Wolverine books and the current focus on six issue mini-chapters can't compare with old school Claremont. Except for Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi's run on Astonishing.

Stuff of Legend looks really good.

Also, Cyberforce-HunterKiller.

Joe Kelly rocks.

Bayan Knights blows.

Read a horribly predictable-stereotypical dragon short story online by a pinay writer--Glass.
Will still buy the local dragon anthology for Ate Gabby's story and get it autographed by her and rip out the rest of the crap.

Hope to hear from the rest of Grail, sometime.

Beetle Bailey, baby. [userpic]
Hey GRAIL.
by Beetle Bailey, baby. (exsanguinatrix)
at December 2nd, 2008 (05:15 pm)

A couple of points.

Point the First: Job has instructed me to direct your attention here: the spankin' new UP GRAIL message board/ forum. Read the rules. It's amusing.

Point the Second: Grant Morrison is a donkey fucker.

That is all. Thank you for your time.

ai [userpic]
at November 13th, 2008 (10:24 pm)
current song: Voxtrot

Mayor of Batman sues WB, Nolan
Southeastern city in Turkey fights for name




Batman has a new adversary: Batman.

The mayor of an oil-producing city in southeastern Turkey, which has the same name as the Caped Crusader, is suing helmer Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. for royalties from mega-grosser "The Dark Knight."

Huseyin Kalkan, the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party mayor of Batman, has accused "The Dark Knight" producers of using the city's name without permission.

"There is only one Batman in the world," Kalkan said. "The American producers used the name of our city without informing us."



No one from the town of Batman has explained why it took so many years to take legal action. Batman first appeared as a comicbook character in 1939 and the "Batman" TV series started in 1966. Tim Burton's first bigscreen rendition for Warner Bros. came out in 1989. Undoubtedly the fact that "Dark Knight" is about to pass the $1 billion mark at the B.O. played a part in stirring the ire of the Turkish hamlet.

The mayor is prepping a series of charges against Nolan and Warner Bros., which owns the right to the Batman character, including placing the blame for a number of unsolved murders and a high female suicide rate on the psychological impact that the film's success has had on the city's inhabitants.

Former natives of Batman are also said to have encountered obstacles when attempting to register their businesses abroad.

The mayor is working on gathering evidence he claims will show that the city of Batman predates the 1939 debut of Bob Kane's superhero in DC Comics.

"We are only aware of this claim via press reports and have not seen any actual legal action," a Warner Bros. rep said in a statement.

While the town of Batman has suddenly shown great interest in the property, there's no evidence that the citizenry has ever shown much loyalty to the Caped Crusader -- not even on Halloween.


Source.


Job [userpic]
ACLE Poster
by Job (green_primate)
at August 11th, 2008 (10:27 am)

Accolades for yours truly from yours truly.

name_not_found [userpic]
kasi nagtataka lang ako.
by name_not_found (name_not_found)
at July 23rd, 2008 (06:25 am)
confused

current location: the zoo in the bamfing pit stop
current mood: confused

teka, anong pinag-iba ng Grailer sa Grailee? para ba yang Trekkie at Trekker? [oo, magkaiba yun.] enlightenment naman, o.

poison_berries [userpic]
A favor for Exsanguinatrix...
by poison_berries (poison_berries)
at June 4th, 2008 (03:18 am)
current location: inner sanctum
current mood: eyes slit open
current song: within temptation as usual

Hello there girl. Realized that your links are mostly downloads that you can't use if there's a bunch of other people in the same site so I helped you out a bit. After all, it gave me a break while waiting until my video uploads completely.

Anyway, here's the videos and lyrics for all the songs you posted on your livejournal. Hope you like it. +)

Regards to the grailees and the pussycats and all the other UP-ans that were a part of my life a year ago.


Song lyrics | The Saddest Song lyrics


Song lyrics | One Foot On The Gas, One Foot In The Grave lyrics

Song lyrics | A Better Place, A Better Time lyrics</div>

it was funnier inside my head [userpic]
Because I am woefully unable to use any of them as an icon yet
by it was funnier inside my head (pistachiobear)
at May 23rd, 2008 (05:54 pm)

I mean seriously, what the heck? poison_berries is using my icon, why can't I?

vivmuffin these are the icons I was telling you about.

The rest of my flist:

This album currently has about fifteen icons made by yours truly in connection with our upcoming production of Macbeth. (Yes, we say the name even outside the play--we're not /that/ superstitious and we've already got the best protection ever *points skyward/elsewhereward*)

MACBETH ICONNAGE!!!! :3

*cross-posted from my LJ--thought you guys might be interested in what me, Myra, James and Lex are up to. ^_^

funfuneral [userpic]
CAL Freshmen Assembly project
by funfuneral (funfuneral)
at May 22nd, 2008 (08:35 pm)

GRAIL is making 40 bookmarks as our party favor contribution.

It will show quotes from some famous comic books or quoted by a known character.

So far we have chosen two from Watchmen:

"This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children, not Fate that butchers them or Destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It is us. Only us." -Rorschach, Chapter VI (The Abyss Gazes Also")

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who watches the watchmen?)

Why so serious?

~~~

We are looking for a good Death quote and a Batman quote. Any suggestions? it has to be a quote that will help a freshman (i add mental emphasis on snarkiness).

This be a GRAIL logo draft. Give opinions on how to make it pretty.

GRAIL logo

Beetle Bailey, baby. [userpic]
Pass the message
by Beetle Bailey, baby. (exsanguinatrix)
at May 20th, 2008 (03:08 pm)

This may or may not be late. I'm just the messenger.

PARA KANINO: GRAIL president
ANO: CAL ALC
KAILAN: May 21, 2008 Wednesday
ORAS: 1:00 - 4:00
SAAN: CNB Basement
AGENDA: CAL Freshman assembly, CAL org avp.
IMPORTANTE ANG PAGDALO

--Deane, CAL vice chair


She also asked for the number of the current GRAIL pres, but my phone's busted so she got zilch. (side note: my phone's busted. No contacts for a long time. Sorry.) So for anyone who wants to get in contact with the CAL SC, Deane's number is 09276594877. Bug her for details or propose for text sex, or whatever.

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