Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sage's Stray Thoughts: Sept. 26th, 2014

Hello there, and welcome to a new column on JiH.   I'm hoping I can make it as regular as Bottom of the Pile or Battle Rap Wednesdays--which is to say, about as close to weekly as I can reasonably get it.   Basically, the column will be devoted to my thoughts on comics, video games, anime, toku, and really whatever else comes to mind--up to and including my own life, depending on how I feel.    Cool?  Let's get started, then.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Bottom of the Pile - September 17th, 2014

Last week's comics, because somehow being in school has made me more timely.

All-New X-Factor

Okay, I can buy magnetism.  I can buy a woman with control over probability.  I'll even buy a hyper-intelligent AI that wants to experience sex for the first time--though you're pushing it.   But what I can't buy is this: no one has ever had this reaction to beer their first time drinking it.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Battle Rap Wednesdays: Chess vs. Dot

"I'm steps outside your house...that's a porch!"

Bottom of the Pile - Sept. 10th, 2014

In time for this week's stuff.  I may try to make this a regular thing.

All-New Ultimates
Break-ups like this always bug me. These characters haven't exactly been together that long in the first place.  There's no story based reason this is happening--the author seems to have decided that they should, and so he introduces an argument, builds tension, and forces the two to split up all in a single issue.   Even in the days of compressed comics it usually took longer than this for a superhero relationship to end--you needed the proper development to make the audience feel something.  Here...they haven't even been together that long.   It's weird.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Battle Rap Wednesdays: Mr. Mills vs. Oops

"His name is gonna be "Oops why did I take this battle" afterwards."