Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Derrida problematized Saussere by coining this term, which is indistinguishable from the real French word "Difference" except in writing (they sound exactly the same).
After all: the only way to resolve differences in dialect and other variations in pronunciation is to go to the visual standard of writing! How then is speech superior?
- Action Philosophers #11
by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey

Monday, February 27, 2012

Anything More Than Legend?

'Cause for me, there's a difference between proving the historical and geographical record...
...and declaring belief in something that I have yet to find the evidence to support the existence of.
Was there a Jesus? Yes. Are his deeds anything more than legend? Can't say.
You know me...I've got to see the proof!
- Eye Witness: A Fictional Tale of Absolute Truth #1
by Robert James Luedke

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Stories Worth Telling

Stories worth telling are worth telling over and over again, so even if you've heard this one before--
Listen again.
- Some New Kind of Slaughter
by A. David Lewis and mpMann

MitchWords: Part Five

I still believe in heroes.

It sounds better coming out of the mouth of Samuel L. Jackson. Of course, most things sound better when he says it, especially if it's peppered with expletives and about reptiles on an aircraft.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Daily Batman

Post #200!

200 posts! Wow! Can you believe it? I sure can't. Granted, about 80 of those consist of little more than awesome pictures of Batman being awesome. But even that consistency is impressive to me. What I mean is, even if this blog was nothing but awesome pictures of Batman, I wouldn't have expected my attention span to last for 80ish posts of those.

MitchWords: Part Four

I had an idea about what to write for the previous installment of MitchWords. I was going to empathize with the Joker from The Killing Joke. In that Alan Moore penned graphic novel, we get some sort of explanation of the Joker's origins. Basically, he had one incredibly bad day. So he reasons that's all it takes to go insane. That's all that separates every normal one of us from him: one bad day. He proceeds to make someone else have a really bad day in an attempt to make them just as crazy as he is.

I've had a bad day. I've had several bad days. Obviously, the most recent one did a number on me. Sure, people have had far worse days than me. But it was my bad day. Basically it was going to be a weird and probably very depressing post. I'm not even sure if I would have meant it all. Part of me just wanted to see if I could actually write something like that.

But then Gail Simone retweeted a post on this blog and I had something even better to write about. So the Joker idea was scrapped for the time being. Now, I could try to do that again for this MitchWords. But I'm just not feeling it anymore. I still think it could be a neat thing to try to write, but there are other topics and other questions to write about now.

Like, is God talking to me through comic books?

Strange Mixture of Pagan and Christian Mythologies

Dr. Kate Corrigan: The text of The Secret Flame is Ini-Herit's partial transcription of the great Tabula Smaragdina -- The Emerald Tablet.
Supposedly engraved by the Greek god Hermes on a stone that fell from the head of Lucifer when he was cast out of Heaven.
A pretty strange mixture of pagan and Christian mythologies, if you ask me.
Adoet de Fabre: So you do know about it.
But of course, Lucifer is not the name of the fallen angel. That mistake originates from a misreading of Isaiah 14:12.
- B.P.R.D. The Universal Machine # 3
by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, and Guy Davis

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Daily Batman

Possibly the greatest Batman movie ever.

Why Would God Let This Happen To Me?

She was everything I had in the world, Cyndi. I-I-- can't... nhuh... can't...
God told me she was the one... the only one I... nhnnn... I'd ever love and be with and--
Why would God let this happen to me?
...I mean her.
- American Virgin #2
by Steven T. Seagle and Becky Cloonan