Sep. 20th, 2006

The only comic I buy regularly these days is 2000ad. It's British, it's normally well written, it's grown up with its reader base ... ), and it's an anthology.

The advantage of an anthology comic is that there's always something you like... ), there's always something I like, even if it's just one little story in an issue full of dross. With the current arcs, I'm a bit meh about most of them ). But Malone? Who cares? It's the denouement today, the final installment, it's even on the cover. Meh, says I, but buys it anyway.

Y'see, Malone is the story of an amnesiac drifter ... ) So far, so dull. Last week, at the end, a character shows up at the door who knows who he really is. The art is pretty poor, but it was a character that looked vaguely familiar. Meh, says I, I still care not, it's a crap strip, move on.

This week? I read it through, again, as I always do on Wednesday lunchtime. The guy introduces himself as Spoiler ). My memory refuses to tell me who that is. I turn the page, still not caring. I turn the page to the next panel, he's going to say who Malone is, I'm hoping it might pique my interest. Speech bubble. "Your name is Spoiler - it's a big one )". Interest piqued. More than piqued.

Oh boy did that get my attention

It's no longer a Malone story. It's no longer a story abot an obscure backwater colony world. It's about Spoiler ). It's about Spoiler ). It's about what happened. It's cool. Crappy story about a character I didn't care about? It was until today.

The art's still crap though... )
Urbandictionary.com:
Pete Martell: "How do you like your coffee?"
Special Agent Cooper: "Blacker than midnight on a moonless night."
Pete Martell: "...pretty black."

Special Agent Cooper: "MMM, that's damn fine coffee!"
Always did disagree with Coop about how to take coffee. It should first be made as black as midnight, but then? You need to add a little something special.

On why I have some expensive vanilla ice )

Mat, what has ice cream to do with coffee?

Well, y'see, little trick I picked up on from a Slovenian friend ... ). Instead of adding milk, add ice cream to your coffee. ... ) Soooo gooooodddd...

I'm about to make my second mug of this evening. Um, this may effect my ability to sleep properly this week. Ah well, off work next week, of to Londres. [livejournal.com profile] nadriel? We may need to investigate a cheap way to get you a freezer compartment for some ice cream.
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British Liberal, house husband, school play leader and stepdad. Campaigner, atheistic feminist, amateur baker. Male.

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