August 31st, 2007

I’m finally getting around to learning CSS. I’d put it off before because I kept reading that some browsers don’t use it. Unfortunately, I didn’t notice that all of those articles were old and that just about every browser worth a damn works with CSS. I’m experimenting with it on ScrollBoss first since it only has one main style then I’ll try it out on Illmosis. I’ll try it out here last since this isn’t something that I’ve built from scratch. Keep your fingers crossed since that’ll mean this joint will be a lot less ugly. And in case you were wondering, yes, I only mentioned all that just so I could use that post title.


Comic writer Joe Casey turned in a great post about team-based comic books on the Newsarama Blog. If you’ve read the man’s work, you know that he knows how to write a good team. Here’s his list of favorites:AVENGERS #36-#202, DEFENDERS #1-124, NEW TEEN TITANS #1-44 + ANNUALS 1-3, JUSTICE LEAGUE #1-46, JLA #1-41 and SEVEN SOLDIERS #0. Then he throws in a few more: ALL-STAR COMICS #58-74, SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #1-15, INVADERS #1-28 & THRILLER #1-7.

Notice how the letter X doesn’t appear anywhere in that list? A few people in the replies section did, though it was all in a more laid-back way than I’ve seen in other places. But this brings up one of the things I’ve never been able to understand about message boards. Nearly every time someone posts a favorites list, somebody comes in and bellows, “I can’t believe that you didn’t mention ‘Such & Such Incorporated’, you horse’s crusty ass!!!” or “Hey, you forgot ‘Ms. Whats-her-neck’, ‘the Thingamabob Bros.’ and ‘the Son of Whodat’, all classics to their very staples!” Really? Did they forget? Maybe the person who wrote the list has their own opinions of what they enjoy that doesn’t match up 100% to what you enjoy or even what the average person enjoys. Yes, it happens! There’s no need to get all huffy puffy ami yumi every damn time someone doesn’t agree with you. No one is challenging your claim as part of the Hive Mind of Normalcy. It’s just, you know, some people have spines. Again, it happens.


Another thing that’s probably going to keep me from fully getting into Justice League Unlimited figures: Solomon Grundy. Why? Low production run of 5000 plus eBay
= screw that. Nice figure, but I’d rather carve one out of wood than pay that much.

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