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March 2017



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Oh, I know what I forgot to mention last post.

Grimjack Trade Paperback Reprints.

All of them.

And a new limited series, with Ostrander and Truman.

Can you say, YAY? I knew you could.

ETA: Also, we saw a sneak preview of Harold and Kumar go to White Castle. Now, those of you who know me know that I have a very fine-line tolerance for lowbrow humor. (Even th slapstick in Shakespeare is my cue for a bathroom break).

I actually enjoyed this movie.

It's... well, it objectifies women, in the sort of way that 22-year-old men objectify women, but it was in character enough that it didn't annoy me at all, because I didn't get the feeling that the movie approved of that attitude, if that makes any sense? Especially given that some of the decisive action of the movie is taken at the end by one of the female characters, wherein she transforms herself from The Little Redheaded Girl to a real person with wants and needs, rather than just an object of male lust.

It kind of came across as the unholy lovechild of Still Smokin', Revenge of the Nerds, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, or maybe Better Off Dead. And I very much liked the way it dealt with issues of racism and bigotry, which was its primary focus, without ever becoming heavyhanded or unfunny.

...and apparently we're going to be in the commercial, as the test audience. There goes the rest of my soul--


You're a Grimjack fan?

Now, don't take this the wrong way, but...

...marry me?
Good stuff, isn't it? I have the whole run, except for one issue, and ran a role playing game session at Ambercon 2000 entitled NO! Tourbots!
! Boy, that's a convention game I'd have liked to play in.

I never got into the second run, but I read and reread that first run nearly to tatters.

I should dig that out and give it a reread....

Now I need to remember to look for the Grimjack stuff and pre-order it.

Grimjack! YAY!
Grimjack! Must ... get ... Grimjack!

That will be enough to tempt me back into the comics store on a regular basis again.
Trying to wrap my mind around The Little Redheaded Girl as "an object of male lust". Poor Charlie Brown. No one thinks of him as a real man.
He must be manly if he can lust....
I never read Grimjack. As a matter of fact, I think I was one of the players in one of your other games (maybe 2001? That was my last Ambercon, and it sounds right to me)which dealt with the Grimjack universe... don't remember too much about it, other than my mad scientist character got along famously with... was it Frank Cornerlius? By Zeus, I think it was... :-)

Loved Ferris Bueller, loved Better Off Dead. Maybe I'll have to check out this movie...
Yup. That was No! Tourbots! Who are you in real life/who did you play in the game?
Joe? Is that you? Long time no see!

Otto is very much missed in Blaze of Glory...
Yup, this is Joe. I played Kyle, the crazy Son of the Ether, in the Tourbots game. Lots of fun...

I really miss you guys, and all the conventions of years gone by. My personal life got interesting in the Chinese sort of way after my last Ambercon, so I haven't been able to get out to any cons over the last few years. And now my workplace is forcing me to be responsible! Hopefully, I'll be able to sneak out to Michigan or Toronto one of these years... but I'll always be with you guys in spirit, if not in the flesh!


You are sorely missed, indeed.
*hugs right back atcha!*

Welcome Back!

Anthony, Ben, Harold, Kumar AND Peter?

I don't have to ask who had a good time ::grin::.


Missed you while you were gone! Glad to see you had a great time.
Grimjack is cool as hell. Now all I need is American Flagg!, Badger, and Dreadstar.
nice choices!
Grimjack!!! Oh, my god, I'm overjoyed.

You should have seen me dancing a jig in the aisle.

I've been thinking a LOT about Munden's Bar lately (won't go into that). I don't have a complete run. I have a list somewhere of the comics I'm missing. But now I don't NEED to get them!

Yay yay yay yay!!!!! Thanks, hon! *smooch*

yer welcome!