Tuesday, October 4, 2011

jump in the line, rock your body in time

There's a lass I follow on Tumblr, who goes by LaurenNotJordan on YouTube, and she has some really insightful things to say about Doctor Who and about storylines in general.

Imagine my surprise when she turned out to be auditioning for season two of the Glee Project.

Personally? This would be a small-time fandom plus if one of the biggest Doctor Who fans on the net becomes part of the New Directions show choir, but...that's me, I happen to like the show.

Also? She's got a great voice. I'm looking forward to the possibility of her showing up on the fannish show of fannishness (because seriously, forget other reality shows--The Glee Project only exists because fans wanted more Glee. Period).

Continuing from yesterday's WTF entry on comics, now we have Dan DiDio commenting that no Crisis events ever happened in the new DC reboot.

What?

No, he's serious:
"For those in crisis over Crisis, let me clarify. The topic of Crisis was much discussed among the editors and talent working on The New 52. With so many characters and histories restarting, major events like Crisis are harder to place when they work for some and not for others."
So, for the uninitiated, this is what he means:
And, as that article mentions, anything leading up to, or leading from, these events, is also gone, including:
That's kind of a lot of comics, DC, including some that were either hotly defended or decried (both of which drive up sales) or that were fan favorites (thus driving up sales). Now, every single hero has only been "hero-ing" for five years. None of them have that much past history, at all.

I can't shake the feeling that DC is shooting themselves in the foot, repeatedly, and changing guns on occasion to get more firepower and a larger blast radius.

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