Why aren’t you reading the #1 Graphic Novel of 2007?

January 28, 2008 at 4:15 pm (comics, strange, Webcomics)

Reminiscent of when the magazine lauded Watchmen as one of the top 100 novels of all time, Time has claimed Achewood as the #1 Graphic Novel of 2007. Granted, this scintillating work of art is a webcomic, it is still more than deserving of this recent prize and I can’t help but wonder what took so long for it to receive this kind of recognition.

I’d recommend starting at the beginning, but if you want to make certain as to whether or not this is a webcomic worthy of your attention, read the Great Outdoor Fight story arc. If this doesn’t clinch your adoration nothing will.

Man. This comic is worth reading for the alt-text alone sometimes. Makes me want to get my slant on.

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Cranky: A Miscellany

April 3, 2007 at 5:09 pm (anime, miscellany, mood, music, Neighbors, science, Webcomics)

Cranky today. Must be the menopause. Here are a few things, thoughts:

I’ve been listening to this song a lot lately and I consider it to be a good sum up of the late nineties/early 2000s for me. An anthem even.

Although the downstairs neighbors still “sing”, I’ve been able to work around it in such a fashion as to be able to sleep five hours without interruption. I’m still sick of hearing that rolldowntheriver chorus.

It’s easier to work through an archive of web-comics than it is to check for day to day/week to week updates. Recently, I’ve been reading through the Achewood archives in an attempt to cheer myself up. Thanks to Philippe it’s kinda working.

Often a web-comic archive has more to offer in its news posts than it’s actually content. I’d say MegaTokyo is a good example of this with it’s cornucopia of info about anime and videogames. It’s got me watching Kimagure Orange Road anyway.

There’s something else I discovered via a news post at MegaTokyo: Physics for Future Presidents. When it comes to Physics I’m a big dumb-dumb. I got a 27 percent average in my high school class, although I must admit I didn’t put any effort into it at all. I just wasn’t interesting in the subject matter or the way the teacher (old Brew!) presented it. I started listening to this series (it’s free!) and found it enjoyable. I recommend it to anyone who desires to brush up on their knowledge of the nature of the universe.

Blah (bah!).

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