Name: Matt Ricketts
Paradiddle's Recent Comments
August 22, 2012 4:53 pm So if I jump on with issues at #7 and save 'em up until after I read the first trade I'm good, right?
July 20, 2012 12:49 pm Yep, the comments on the NY Times article are already overflowing with political arguments: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/21/us/colorado-mall-shooting.html?_r=1&hp. Sigh...HOW can people be so selfish and self-righteous this SOON after an event like this? Makes me almost as angry as the tragedy itself.
July 20, 2012 12:41 pm Extreme anger at the perpetrator is my gut first reaction when this crap happens, as well, followed by overwhelming sadness for the victims and their families, not to mention the survivors whose lives will be forever scarred by this tragedy. Still, I hope they DON'T give this guy the death sentence, and that he is forced to live the rest of his life in prison. My wife and I are currently watching S3 of The West Wing, and I can't recall which episode it was or which character even said it (Josh/Bradley Whitford, perhaps), but there was a line about how they wish the gunman involved in a similar massacre would live out the rest of his life in a small cell watching a television that showed non-stop video of the victims with their loved ones while being punched in the face every day. THAT'S what I wish for this guy.
July 13, 2012 7:28 pm Honestly, I've only read through Vol. 15 of the trades and think I'm going to stop just because I can't take the bleak nature of this book anymore. I know I'm not qualified to comment on this issue or recent arcs, but from the discussion on here it just sounds like this book gets more dark and more disturbing with each arc and it's just not fun for me to read. I think the 12-yr-old kid and his mom getting eaten by zombies in Vol. 14 did it for me...becoming a father has made me more squeamish when it comes to stories like this. I just don't need them in my life right now. Maybe when my kids are in their teens and fans of zombie movies and fiction I'll be able to return to them. ;-)
July 11, 2012 1:43 am Invincible and WD, definitely (sorry, Kirkman). I'm reading the first in issues and the second in trade and both have become really stale for me. I'll probably stick with Invincible for awhile but am just not interested WD anymore...I'm just really sick of zombies and there are too many other trades I'd rather read.
April 18, 2012 7:57 pm Frankly, I've just given up trying to stay current with a lot of comics (esp. Marvel and DC) due to both budgetary and time constraints. I know a lot of comics fans are able to maintain their habit after becoming fathers but I'm just not one of them. My single-issue pull list is down to five books (Scalped, Unwritten, Invincible, BPRD, and Hellboy) and surprisingly I'm completely fine with it. Yes, it means that I'm not able to really participate in the online community as much as I used to (sorry guys, don't even have time to listen to the podcast anymore [ducks under chair]), but I really enjoy reading those comics in the limited time I have to read them. I also love listening to music, watching movies, and some TV so my spare time is extremely limited, so unfortunately my comics habit has probably suffered the most.
April 2, 2012 5:54 pm I'm just wondering what comics-themed animated shows will be available when my twins are old enough to watch them. They're only 17 months right now so it's going to be awhile before I can start watching this kind of stuff with them. I'll check back in 5 years or so. ;-)
March 29, 2012 12:29 pm Oops, sorry I meant to reply to the thread as a whole, not WhiteReadBlack's specific comment.
March 29, 2012 12:28 pm Yep, I'll definitely be trade-waiting for this one. I just don't have the time or energy anymore to deal with this kinda crap where I need to pre-order or special order an item that I'm not even guaranteed to get from my LCS. Reading comics shouldn't be so much work.
March 28, 2012 3:26 pm Ever since I became a father (October 2010) my comics reading has dwindled to about 5-7 books a MONTH. However, it makes the experience of reading series I love (Scalped, Unwritten) that much more enjoyable. I decided long ago that I just don't have the time, financial means, or interest to keep up with Marvel and DC anymore. The only superhero book I read regularly now is Invincible, and it's plenty for me. If I ever get the itch for Batman, Justice League, Daredevil, etc, there's literally a ton of trades out there I can explore whenever I want. Quality over quantity is definitely more important to me now that I have so little time for any kind of spare time entertainment, whether it be music, television, movies, prose books, or comics.