Friday, September 11, 2009

Too Soon

Wow, I've just written such a colossally trouble-making post. Really, I've outdone myself. I'm not even quite sure where this post came from, so early on a rainy and windy Friday morning. It's just a horror, partially inspired by Dirk Deppey's post on DC Comics yesterday.

The post I wrote is too soon. I realize this, as I let it sit as a bloated, text-heavy draft on the Blogger server.

Ah Comics! Your hagiographies, your sensitivities, your internal mythologies, histories, anxieties. It all goes far deeper than the actual narratives on the pages, the lives of your heroes and the heroes of your own lives running parallel to each other. Our little slice of the world, looming so large on the windshield.


  1. Hya, Val.

    Sorry for not posting for so long. Have been very busy lately.

    Just passing by to say that being the natural born agitator that I am, I think you should just go right ahead and post it. ;)

  2. Anonymous10:40 AM

    In Holland we'd say: "If you say A, then you've also got to say B".

    So no teasing, please... Either you post or you keep silent...

    Meanwhile, it's staying a bit quiet over at Comixology - did I miss something?

  3. Post it! Post it! There aren't any voices nearly as strong as yours regarding the undiscussed sexism in the comics industry.

  4. Dang it! Now I want to know what the post was about.

    I feel like Homer Simpson when he tries to open Lisa's special diary.


  5. I don't really know who Mr. Deppey is, but on a general note, one of the reasons blogs are not taken as seriously as "professional" media is phrases liked "sucked donkey balls".

    However, I agree that Levitz was ultimately the person-in-charge and any failures on DC's part need to go on his scorecard next to the successes. If he was a corporate coward, then wave goodbye and let him get back to writing.

  6. The link to the Dick Deppey post is not serving, which makes this an even bigger mystery.

  7. Anonymous4:47 PM

    Oh, the moral dilemma that is the Blogger Draft Entry.

  8. Anonymous5:15 PM

    People that don't understand that blogs are personal opinion are the same people that think pundits actually know something about politics.

  9. "For the record: Zack Snyder’s Watchmen adaptation sucked donkey balls, and bombed at the box office to such an extent that it effectively killed the very idea of another “superhero movie for adults” ever getting the green light."

    If you're going to use hyperbole, at least use it to say something interesting and insightful....because this isn't it.

  10. Yowwwww! Now I'm dying to know what you were planning to say! Well, not literally. Well, in the sense that we're all mortal I suppose it's true. Basically, I'm champing at the bit here.

    Also, not literally.

    Scrr... Your people sound so wise.

  11. Brian,

    I was just responding to those who thing online blogs are new journalism.

    I agree with you.

  12. Waiting with anticipation

  13. Anonymous6:29 PM

    I think you should blog about how Dr. Horrible shouldn't of won its Emmy. That would probably be just as controversial as what you have saved as a draft. :)