May 19th, 2010


Archie Vs. The Punisher

I've heard about Archie Meets the Punisher quite a lot over the years, but couldn't find it. This past weekend, I finally put some effort into finding it, and read it. It's pretty funny, and the mix of art/story styles works well - the Punisher, grim, gritty and somewhat melodramatic, vs. Archie being Archie. It also made me laugh out loud several times, which is always a big thumbs up. Definitely worth checking out, and I'm glad I did so. (For some reason, seeing the panicked Riverdale teens totally freaking out as gunfire erupts during the dance just cracked me up.)

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In another case of "finally getting around to something most other people already knew," I finally heard "Freebird" yesterday, and I don't get what the fuss is about.
reject your reality

Random argybargy

- I haven't walked at lunch for two days now because of the heat. On the way home, my legs felt funny, which reminded me of one of the (many) reasons I started walking in the first place. If I don't walk, my legs feel numb and tingly. So when I got home, I did 25 minutes on the treadmill (about 5 min at a higher speed than usual, too).

- I am so sick and tired of that "Uprising" song by Muse. It's on at least once a day, and I end up listening to the radio between two and three hours a day because of the commute. I shut off the radio when that song comes on. It's so self-important and grandiose. It makes me think of vampire LARPers. Or Queen for the 2010s. I really don't like that song.

- My arm is better (yay!) so I hope to get cracking on the needlework gift tonight. OTOH it's not 100% better, so I need to keep resting somewhat, too.

- I have a new concept for a Mastermind in City of Villains, for when we start our all-MM team. I've got a concept and backstory and even a reason why he'd team up with anyone - arguably one of the most difficult things for a villain, since they're notoriously bad at playing well with others.

- I remembered today a recipe that I lost some years back. It had stir-fry cuts of beef; bow tie noodles (farfalle); and broccoli florets. You made a spicy brown (Asian-inspired?) sauce over the course of the recipe; it wasn't a gluey sauce but a thin one, IIRC. Very hot and spicy but darn good. I got it out of a magazine, but I don't even remember which magazine. Saying it was a women's magazine doesn't help. :P I want to make that recipe now.

- The matchmaker really picked a doozy for Boost's future spouse.