Nov. 18th, 2015

healyg: (Healslime)
What with the IF Comp being over and us moving into December pretty quickly, I figured it was time to change the theme on my blog. So say hello to the Holiday Stripes Blue theme! It's generic enough to keep through January, which is probably what I'll do with it.

Anyway, speaking of the IF Comp, they posted the results on Monday. There were quite a few surprises, and I was a little surprised that Birdland, which was my pick to win the Comp, didn't even make it into the top 3. Also, I really need to play Map. And Cape. And Sub Rosa. And Ether. And a whole bunch of other titles off that list.

Also, there's going to be a chat about the Comp (probably at this new-fangled chat-site over here) at 3 PM Eastern on Saturday or Sunday (the date hasn't been finalized yet). I hope to see at least some of you there!
healyg: (scheming)
Currently I'm rereading Darwin Cooke's adaptation of Parker: The Score again, but since I already covered that book before (in Currently Reading Wednesdays 11.75, true believers!), I thought I might as well cover the book I read last week, Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster, written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi, with art by Tonči Zonjić. I don't think I've ever covered the Lobster Johnson series here before, so here's a quick overview: Lobster Johnson (or just the Lobster here, as he won't be called that for a while) is a hardcore pulp superhero who kills gangsters and burns a lobster claw insignia onto their foreheads. He works with a crew of allies and helpers to hunt down crooks and other malicious ne'er-do-wells.

Anyway, this one's actually a later book in the Lobster Johnson series, and I gotta admit I was pretty confused with regards to who everybody was. But I got over this pretty quickly, and had a pulpy good time. Overall I'd recommend this one to anybody who enjoyed super-violent pulp fiction stories and wanted a fix, but I'd really advise them to read The Iron Prometheus and The Burning Hand first.

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