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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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…

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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…

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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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Blame it on the sunshine

The sun is shining in Old London Town, which is a pleasant change, making my mood pleasant and benign. I have no desire to criticise or comment sarcastically, even on something like Countdown to Infinite Crisis, which is obviously asking for it. Instead, let us visit other parts of the…

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Must. Get. Thoughts. Out. Of . Head.

My brain seems to have recovered since yesterday, although not enough last night to actually be able to read my comics haul, so reviews will come later. But my brain is overcompensating by floating all around the place, so this post will digress. You have been warned. I watched Teen…

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Threadless post, concerning comics

Even after a great weekend, I feel like crap, so I could be coming down with something. Nevertheless, my urge to blog is overwhelming. Let's see what we can do ...There was a lot of news from Wizard LA over at comic news websites, much of which didn't signify much,…

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Train of Thought Derailed

A bit all over the place, which might mean I'm coming down with whatever illness is beating my girlfriend's immune system at the moment. Still, might be fun, eh? First all, don't mention St Patrick's Day. I'm half Irish and I get annoyed by the way the festival has been…

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Brain prism: one mind, many links

My brain is all over the place today, so no real new content today. Instead, some links and turgid commentary. Here is an article about those lovely comedy chaps, Mitchell & Webb. I've previously shared my love for their TV show (and their radio show is excellent too), and now…

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Content is an illusion, links doubly so

My brain isn't firing correctly at the moment. Bizarre thoughts percolate. I see a news item about how DVDs are going to be harder to copy – my brain wonders if that is going to make the DVD pirates say to themselves, 'Ah, look what they've done now. We're never…

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