June 16th, 2005

Phoenix

Delayed Reaction.

"Writers Michael Avon Oeming, Mike Carey, Artists Mel Rubi, Ceasar Rodriguez and Richard Isanove are joined by an All-Star line-up of cover artists providing 5-Star Covers, including (Shipping in Equal Ratio): SUPER-HOT PAINTER Gabrielle (from Marvel's incredible Secret War limited series and numerous Marvel Comics covers) Dell'Otto, the legendary John Romita, Sr., the fantastic Michael William Kaluta, and the incomparable Mel Rubi (providing another fabulous wrap-around cover as a special bonus for the fans)!"

Rule #1: If you can't get your own damn comic out on time, YOU CAN'T DRAW STUFF FOR OTHER COMICS! BACK TO WORK!!

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Phoenix

Funniest Four-Way Tie Ever

Four way TIE! TIE! Getcher heads outta the gutter!
You scored as Emma Frost. Emma Frost is a former enemy of the X-Men but has joined them. She finds certain rules about not reading minds without permission to confining, and she still retains a bit of a bad-girl side. Despite this, she is loyal to the X-men and even though she exposes the insecurities of others, she has insecurities of her own. Powers: Telepathy, Can turn her skin into Diamond, Psychic persuasion

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Jean Grey

70%

Emma Frost

70%

Cyclops

70%

Wolverine

70%

Rogue

65%

Beast

60%

Nightcrawler

55%

Storm

55%

Iceman

50%

Gambit

50%

Colossus

45%

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Phoenix

Sour Grapes

I wanna make some whine, and I'd rather not cause a scene on the message board this pertains to, since it involves people I still consider friends, despite being currently pissy.

As most of you know, friends of mine have created a character based on me in the webcomic The Wotch, as one of the original, primary trio of the comic. We were all pretty close, and a few of us from the original goup still are. One is one of my best friends ever. Recently, the creator, Anne, announced she was getting married. Excellent! Anne and I didn't talk much lately, but here and there we got words in where we could.

Anywho, the wedding was this week. A bunch of folks we know went, some that've also ended up in the comic, a few more from the message board... And then I realised something that really pretty depressed me.

I didn't even get invited.

Even if I couldn't have gone (It could've gone either way, really. Give me enough time to plan, and I can pull off most things if I want to.), it would've been nice to have at least been asked. But apparently I'm not even worth the cost of an invitation. I would've settled for at least an IM invite. =P Or at least a "Hey, I can't really squeeze you into the wedding, but I would've loved to have had you there!" would have been great. I can understand that. But she can apparently make room for folks who weren't important enough to have in the comic...

This is silly, I know, but it really bugs me. A once really close friend, now just kinda close, who borrowed my essence as one of the stars in her comic, and is now her primary source of income... Just a little courtesy would've been nice. I'm not terribly surprised though, since I've never been asked to help out with the comic in any way, shape, or form, in the slightest. I would've loved to contribute a fill-in strip, or helped out with the website design, or run the IRC channel, or proofread, or ANYthing. If it wasn't for the occasional brief conversation, I feel like I'd be totally forgotten by her.

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Phoenix

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You scored as Xander Harris. You're quite the character. Though you tend to over react you're never one to back down when something needs to be done. You are however quite the slacker, but you're loving, caring heart more than makes up for it.

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Xander Harris

83%

Willow Rosenberg

75%

Anya

75%

Rupert Giles

71%

Buffy Summers

71%

Spike

67%

Dawn Summers

58%

Tara Maclay

50%

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Not the redhead!

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Phoenix

Peacekeeping

Looks like "Serenity" may well premiere before September 30th.

So says the Whedon himself:

. . .so I called the Universal rep this afternoon, just sort of a "Hi. . .just wanted to see if you guys were in a position to give me hard confirmation on Serenity showing at Mission Valley."

This is cool #1. . .he said, "I think we can do that. . .I’m just not sure when. They’re being a little weird..." and I realize he thinks I’m talking about an ADVANCE screening. This is cool b/c he was actually in the ’advance screening’ state of mind.

So. . .I reassure him that the only date I’m working on with him is September 30th. . .that I realize he’s got tons on his plate and I don’t want to ask for anything uber-special. . .just want to make the nationwide release something of memory.

THEN he tells me. . ."Oh. . .you guys probably won’t even have to wait until September 30th anymore. Our test markets and advance screenings are off the charts. . .we had no idea. . .when you said, ’Big following’, I didn’t realize how big. . ."

And THEN he said,

Quote: "All of us (Meaning the Distribution folk at ’Versal) really wish we’d just gone ahead and premiered it in May. It’s working out as well as "Star Wars" and if we’d started in May, it would have run all summer."

Now. . .

See. . .

For a Firefly fan to say, "It’ll be as big as Episode 3!!!" is delerium and delusion.

For a MOVIE CRITIC to say, "It’ll be as big as Episode 3!!!" is optimistic if not slightly unrealistic.

For a DISTRIBUTOR. . .who’s JOB involves looking at numbers and analyzing statistics, etc. etc. etc. . . to say something along those lines, however. . .and to have the OBVIOUS frustration in his voice of "Dammit, I wish we’d thought of that". . .

I mean. . .

WOW.

So. . .yeah. As the conversation ended, his words were, "I’d go ahead and look for a nationwide release to be earlier than September 30th."


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