Name: Threnody Cassini


Dondi's Recent Comments
July 23, 2013 12:21 pm @ilovecomics: "Hannibal" does indeed have it's faults...personally, I really liked (me and two other people in the entire TV viewing audience) the plot line involving Gina Torres and Laurence Fishburne. The resolution they put to it seemed contrived and forced so it can be done with. I'm also not a fan of the "murder of week"...I actually saw both version of "Œuf" and the edited one, which removed all aspects of the plot involving Molly Shannon, the "psycho of the week", was far superior.
July 23, 2013 10:24 am Pulling only 3 books: Lazarus, Bounce, and Red Team. It's been a while since my list only had Image books and no Marvel or DC (I know they have a lot of excellent titles this week that I should be reading)...pulling a lot more Image titles the past year or two. Out of curiosity, checked my pull list from 7/22/1998 had 0 Image titles: some sort of Avengers/Squadron Supreme + Uncanny X-Men/FF Annuals, DV8, JLA, Madman The Jam, Stromwatch, and Wolverine. BQ (when you mean "new", I assume show starting season one): I'm really enjoying the US version of "The Bridge"...I didn't feel any sort of "conflict" between Denmark/Sweden (maybe because I'm a foreigner) while, I think, the cultural differences between US/Mexico are far greater making for a more interesting show. I also wasn't as impressed with the original Saga Norén character...Diane Kruger does a far more superior job with the character. Another great F/X show was "The Americans"...Noah Emmerich I thought was brilliant. Jim Jefferies', Amy Schumer's and Marc Maron's shows were funnier than any sit-com on network TV. Really enjoyed all three tremendously...hopefully Marc gets a season two. "Ray Donovan" gets super high marks from me...Angelina might despise Jon Voight, but he's absolutely outstanding on "Donovan". We'll see where it goes after season 1. The crappy green screen effects on ep1 was kind of distracting... I really really like Chris O'Dowd (LOVED "Moone Boy"), but I couldn't get into "Family Tree"...I could barely sit through e01. Same with "Defiance"...really wanted to like it, but after the season wrapped the whole plot seemed ridiculous and convoluted (although the finale was pretty decent). "Hannibal" is the best new scripted drama on network TV (at least I thought so)...too bad it will probably get axed after season two when it drops to a 0.5 rating. Also enjoyed "Bates Motel"...I think it got compared with "Hannibal" (?), but I think it's really good.
August 29, 2012 12:56 pm I've kept mine chronologically (by week) and add boxes as they fill up...each box is numbered, so my oldest books are towards the lower numbered box. I made a simple app that maps what is exactly is in each box and in what order the books are in, so if I wanted to search for something, I can quickly locate it. Now I just have to build the robot arm that will pull it out for me.
April 17, 2012 12:02 am @timmy: if it helps, I've been keeping Diamond weekly shipping lists from the mid-90's...I tried my best to correct them when they were off, but can't be 100% sure for the more obscure books
April 10, 2012 8:50 am @timmy: If it helps, I've kept Diamond Distribution shipping lists starting from about 1995 in a spreadsheet. Prior to that, I logged only what I bought, which I realize won't help much.
April 9, 2012 4:13 pm Just out of curiosity, I thought most people kept a list of what they pull every week? I'd loose track of spending and what books I have. Out of the books listed, I picked up Sentinel, Blood + Water, and UXM...I only remember "Blood + Water" which I still think was a fairly good book. "Gotham Central" was also getting really good at that time.
October 18, 2011 1:37 pm I admit I don't read as many books as the "average" reader, but I thought Secret Identity wasn't just a good Superman book, but one of my all time favorite books (but I thought Grant Morrison's Aztek was a brilliant book, even more so than his run on JLA). As a "causal" reader, I'm curious as to know how well it was received by the fans when it was first released?
September 9, 2011 1:16 pm My job takes me across the country from Lakeland, FL, to Lacey, WA, and all points in between. I've never run into any horrible shops...from my experience retailers have been the friendliest people I've ever met. My all time favorite was Roger's on 7th Ave in NYC. Not sure if it's still open, but it was literally like walking into the Cheers bar every Wednesday (it moved to 14th street on top of the Donut Hub and he would let us eat donuts and smoke in the store...not sure if that was a good thing).
July 14, 2011 1:22 pm I thought Morrison's JLA came out in November, 1996, and Meltzer's in August of 2006. Not a huge deal...and I could be wrong. Morrison's my favorite by far, but also like Giffen + DeMatteis + Maguire (Formerly Known as the Justice League).
May 11, 2011 12:58 pm When the show can't consistently get a 2 in adults 18 to 49 year olds, no matter how good the show is, it's probably safe to say that it's going to get canceled. There are execptions (e.g. Fringe...or if you're NBC where a 1.5 is a hit), but I think it rarely happens? On a side note, rumor has it that NBC will formally pick up Wonder Woman as a series for 13 eps in the fall. Not sure if it's been formally announced.