Just got a notifcation from Wordpress about booming hits! Yes, when you get eighteen hits one day, getting forty-four is a boom. ugh

Two things about “The Flash” tonight. First, Killer Frost–even with a Matrix costume–zooming around the city on her Iceman ice slides? Awesome. Truly awesome. I’m down for Killer Frost as villain of season four. They could do so much visually. Look at the Kayanan art from Firestorm. Just awesome visuals. And probably relatively inexpensive. Team her up with Grodd. Boom. Far better than this season’s turn, which is the other thing to talk about.

It’s the safest move. There’s this real push into giving Grant Gustin more to do as an actor and it’s not necessarily the best idea. Because that earnest, better than Peter Parker quality he brings to Barry is what makes the show. It’s how you crack a “Flash” TV show; it’s related to how the other CW superhero shows work, but it’s different. “The Flash” doesn’t have the best powers for special effects and he doesn’t have the best “powers” for fight scenes. Super speed in CG only gets so exciting.

But it’s got that earnest sappiness of it. Those warm fuzzies the family scenes give. The show’s been exceptionally successful about integrating new characters into the most important scenes–the sappy ones. The Barry moments, which is why the musical worked, but the Savitar reveal didn’t.

And whatever explanation they come up with is going to fall short, because the infinite other potentials–almost literally any of them–are going to work out better. Unless it’s all build-up to setting up Barry and Iris as married next season, which could work. But I doubt they’ll do it. Because “The Flash,” which gives me unimaginable wonders like the Killer Frost chase, has made me cynical about their overall plotting decisions. They screwed up season two. They needed to make this work after a rough open….

just think how good alan moore would have been at writing comic text books. cinema purgatorio is a good example. non-fiction comics have always had incredible potential. it’s probably too late for anyone to do anything about it. at least until cinema purgatorio gets collected. If the Moore/Kevin O’Neill stuff gets collected on its own, Avatar will do something great–put out an Alan Moore version of mainstream work of creative non-fiction. You’ll be able to easily cite an Alan Moore comic as authoratative fact in a history class if you want. It’d be a six-hundreth of what Moore deserves–I mean, Watchmen is literally a Frankenstein. It’s destroyed DC Comics for Moore, who clearly loved writing them. And DC’s milking of Watchmen, more and more desperate (almost like Marvel did initially with Marvelman but then gave up once Moore didn’t participate)–that milking is dragging DC down. And it’s not like the Watchmen movie didn’t poison DC comic movies. I love Man of Steel but Zach Snyder clearly shouldn’t be involved with these movies. No one there should be. And it’s like this curse from Watchmen: The Movie. Though I suppose one problem is how do you recommend a Purgatorio collection, or even encourage it–most of the classic stuff Moore’s writing about is out from Warner Home Video. Kong, the Marx Brothers, probably some of the noir stuff, the Westerns. It’s a tragedy.

I can’t even remember why I started this post now.

Thread from Feminista Jones on what’s wrong with being called feminine. (Nothing, obviously, but why it’s an “issue”)

I’m not sure I’m going to keep doing micro blog posts about Sunday comics fondle posts. It’s just way too much. I also need to start writing the “sharing” tweets earlier… But Redneck is really cool. Derivative (it’s vampire rednecks), but still really cool. Post here

The Fantagraphics superhero line wasn’t very impressive right off and Bullwhip is more like bull… well, you know. Bull poo. Stinky, stinky bull poo.

I hate coming up with tweets for comic book reviews. Hate it. Should just endlessly hashtag but since it’s on my regular feed (the comics site’s feed is silent) I try to make them “good.” And I fail. Every time. It’s just too much required data for 140 characters. Anyway. Hadrian’s Wall #5 post

More of my griping about The New York Times, which honestly started with their crappy Apple hit pieces years ago (and the terrible movie critics earlier)–but here’s a thread on how their climate denying dumpster fire

So Copperhead I can remember because it’s been gone for so long and is back with a new artist. It’s in its third arc–the delay was after the second–and it’s taking a while find itself again. Post here

One problem with waiting to post all the week’s comic reading at once. I have no idea what to say about this Flintstones in a tweet.

I’ve decided–I can’t remember when, but sometime last week, I was going to do “Sunday Comix” on Comics Fondle. Not worth a graphic yet (since it’s the first week, etc), but just putting up all the comics posts on Sunday. Starting with Hadrian’s Wall #4, which came out at least two months ago and I hadn’t read yet.

A twitter thread talking about ableism and how “positive” messages from abled people read to disabled people. Thoughtful and rending by the finish.

We just watched Tunnel, which is my third South Korean film from 2016. It’s the best one I’ve seen so far, but it’s apparently not the strongest year. Tunnel did get a U.S. home video release though, which is awesome. here’s the post

I try to use Pixelmator as much as I can as opposed to Photoshop CS6. The CS6 license is a hand-me-down, the Pixelmator I bought, it’s updated (right?). But Pixelmator just doesn’t have a useful file system interface–not being able to “export” and close a file you’re working on is a pain. Photoshop is ugly and clunky, but it’s also got useful contextual labels.

Of my regular podcasts, “TMO Daily Observations” has stayed a regular, even through my Apple disenchant. This episode here is a great one. It’s more a news show–all the Mac Observer podcasts are–but there’s a lot of nice personality on this particular episode.

I’ve had two hits on the stupid Sheena post, maybe one more “syndicated,” though I never know what Wordpress means by syndicated. Do people actually use the Wordpress reader? Anyway. It’s incredible when you realize how little interest there is in that stupid movie. It was vaguely infamous for a year or two.

Once again, I’m doing really well with hits from Bolivia. Not sure why. If it keeps up though, new tagline might be “Big in Bolivia.”

A Nick Cave interview at “GQ.” Probably exceptionally depressing given his recent life events so I’m putting off reading it for a while.

I have a very long watch list I’ve been assembling of movies. Somewhat fatalistically since November. So I finally got around to watching Sheena again–for the first time since I was like 19. It’s really quite unforgivably bad. Post here

I got the great idea to write 800 words about my tortoise dying. So that’s an upbeat way to spend an hour. And this is for the blog I felt like I really wanted to keep going with. Like, for fun. Anyway–Green Beans