2012-04-16-BFP911-futuresob


911 Future’s So Bright.

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Before I forget, many thanks for all the various computer/word processing advice you’ve given me. I appreciate it. For whatever reason none of the programs so far have been able to convert my old files into new formats. I’m trying to download Libre Office, but it’s taking forever. I’ll let you know how that works out.

Man, the last couple of nights working on the comic have been rough. I don’t know why it’s been taking me so long, but I am just not getting them done in a timely manner. I was really moving right along for a while but now… I need to get back in the swing of things. I don’t know how I got out. I like to swinga about the moona and the Juna and the springa. What?

So I’m not a big fan of DC Comics, or American comics in general, but the shows based on them are just great anymore. Young Justice is great and, after a questionable start, Green Lantern has turned out to be great too. I’m not thrilled with all of the mini cartoons that they’ve interspersed throughout the lineup, but seeing the Teen Titans again is cool. There was a lot of stuff that didn’t get explored on that show that I would have liked to see resolved. It seems like there might be a chance for some of those characters to appear in Young Justice. They set up Beast Boy’s backstory at one point, and a few characters have been added over time that make it seem like the possibility exists. The Young Justice Robin is #1 Teen Titans Robin was… Let’s see… It goes Dick Greyson, Jason Todd… Tim Drake. So Teen Titans Robin is Tim. In that universe he becomes Nightwing and gets with Starfire. I’m not sure which Robin is the Titans Robin in the comics, but I think it’s Greyson. I know that Cartoon Titan Robin is Drake because Beast Boy mentions Jason Todd in passing in one episode. Which indicated that he had died and the torch had been passed by that time. Young Justice established that Robin was a very young Dick Greyson early on and had a Robin centric episode recently where his backstory was still as a circus performer. That backstory is eventually going to have to be changed because I can’t remember the last time I even heard of a circus existing. I’m sure there still must be some sad holdout circus around. Because we can’t let that bullshit tradition die, but really, it’s time to update that shit. I’m sure I’ve brought this up before…

Do any of you guys read regular American comics? Actually, what do you read generally? I’m mostly a reader of easy access manga, stolen and translated stuff that never makes it here otherwise, and webcomics. I don’t think it’s right to steal comics like that, but not having them available at all kind of puts us in a quandry doesn’t it? I have shelves and shelves of supporting artists that have broken into the American market. I would make room for others if they became available. I also like old European stuff, like Smurfs.