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Being David Norman

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 own domain name so that you can control your brand). I’m not sure why this was, but it made sense when everyone else was…

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Why I Like Genre

Why Do I Like Genre?


(The short answer to the question is: I don’t know. The long answer is me waffling on for several paragraphs without coming to a conclusion. And this probably won’t answer the question, even to my own satisfaction, which mean I will probably come back to it in the future.) I’ve been thinking about why my tastes in fiction consumption veer…

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Angry equals no writing

Don’t Make Me Angry; I Can’t Write When I’m Angry


I’m not going to be sharing my thoughts on recently consumed pop culture this evening. Nothing on comic books or trade paperbacks or films or television or novels. I’m not even going to dredge up some old writing and post it in place of more topical content. The reason? I’m angry. I’m angry about being angry about something completely insignificant…

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Pause for reflection

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 of being able to talk about comic books and films…

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Miscellaneous Distracted Thoughts


My brain isn’t very focussed at the moment – it could be the winter months and the early nights – so this post will be a little disjointed, and it could explain why I haven’t posted since Saturday (I try to post every week day). First off, a big congratulations to Comics Should Be Good! on their four-year anniversary. The…

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Casual Causality


Some unrelated recent incidents got me thinking about the nature of narratives and plot structure in life. Which I will tell you about in a rambling post, so apologies in advance. Sunday evening, I had a crippling headache come out of nowhere and knock me out. It was so bad I thought I was going to be sick if I…

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Time-Saving Idea


So, the clocks have just gone back this weekend, as we return to GMT from British Summertime. Apart from all the stupid people going on about how dark it gets so early, the best aspect of this is the lovely extra hour of sleep most people get on Sunday morning. Which got me thinking. Everyone loves an extra hour of…

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No Content, Just Commiserations


So, there will be no posting today. For several reasons. 1. I was away from town all weekend, so no comics were purchased. AGAIN. This is getting a little embarrassing … 2. England were knocked out of the World Cup this weekend, leaving me in no mood for being creative. The game was fairly even, but the penalties were just…

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Are You Going To Buy Comics To Review?


The weekend didn’t quite turn out the way I had anticipated; I couldn’t get my comics and haven’t read my New Avengers back issues yet, so I’m just going to groove on a wave of unrelated synaptic firings. Because I have a disturbing weakness for watching really bad films about strong females in sexy outfits being violent in genre action…

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