Being David Norman

When I started this sporadic blog back in January 2005, comic book bloggers preferred unusual names for their blogs instead of using their actual names (in contrast to today when the advice is to own your domain name so that you can control your brand). I’m not sure why this…

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Pausing For Reflection

I'm taking a moment in my daily blogging schedule to step back from my goal (of discussing all the various entertainments I've consumed and getting up to date on them) and think about my blogging, so feel free to ignore this self-indulgence on my part. I'm getting close to aim…

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Halfway Point

I know this is a bit self-indulgent, but six months of almost daily blogging is something worth marking. With the exception of those few days in April, I've posted every day this year, a better history than the previous five years (yes, I've been blogging, rather badly, for five years).…

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Where To Find Me On The Internet

I suppose you could consider it ironic for a chap who hasn't been blogging for five months to talk about the other places you won't find him regularly online, but I'm sure I don't see it that way ... Clandestine Critic – Obviously. This is my main outlet for recording…

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New Year’s Resolution

Admit it – you thought I wouldn't come back. Hell, even I thought I wouldn't. I have an unofficial tradition of posting regularly for a spell, before something breaks the run and I stop blogging for a few months (with no explanation). I'm sure that's a familiar pattern around the…

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Somebody Read My Blog

Rather than reviewing stuff, as I usually do, I have to comment on a comment. Recently, I posted an old review of mine for a film called Londinium. Today, I was notified of a comment left about that post. It said: Hey man, thanks for taking the time to bash…

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Running On Empty

I got nothing today. I feel bad about it. I didn’t know what to write about. I think it’s because I’m more a reviewer than anything else. I love talking about things I have seen or read; it’s something I’ve always done. When I was younger, I wanted to be…

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Good Blog Comes Good

Good news, everyone! Comics Should Be Good is now part of the CBR family. Congratulations to the chaps at CSBG; they are one of the most interesting, consistent and genial blogs around, especially as they are a large group blog. I started reading them when the prolific Greg Burgas started…

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Pondering your opinions…

I didn’t post yesterday because I was thinking about what I did in asking for people’s opinions and thinking about the comments that were left in response. I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to leave a comment; I really appreciate it and read what you said with…

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Now, I want YOUR opinions…

Having accepted the Blogaround challenge (in this post) and then reading that Evan very kindly said nice things about me in this post, after I emailed & blogged some constructive criticism of his site after he asked for opinion of his site, and saw that he got some good criticism…

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