Hi, I’m Shawn. I understand if you don’t remember me, because I’ve been criminally negligent of this blog for the last month or so. I intend to rectify this, starting now…
I’ve been meaning to write about this subject for a while, but Marvel forced my hand by announcing the upcoming death of Spider-Man. Incredible, right? Why would Marvel put an end to their most famous character? Especially since they’re currently publishing five comics about him every month? They wouldn’t, of course. It’s a load of crap. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
Today is Veterans Day in the U.S. Thank you to all the vets who risk life and limb in defense of their countries and their allies, and especially for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
It’s election day in the US. If you’re registered, please exercise your privilege and responsibility to vote.
I know that there are a lot of people who are frustrated with candidates that they have supported in the past, or who aren’t completely happy with any of the options before them this year. I realize that it can seem like a futile exercise. But a democracy (or a democratic republic, for the sticklers) works best when its people participate. And voting is the most direct way that we have to take part in our government.
I’m not trying to tell you how to vote. I just urge you to take advantage of your right to vote today. Make yourself heard.
Warren Ellis is one of the biggest names in comics these days. He’s the creator of Transmetropolitan, Planetary, The Authority, and Global Frequency, among others, and has had writing stints on Wolverine, Iron Man, Hellblazer, and Excalibur, just to name a few. He’s no slouch. So it’s hardly surprising that his webcomic, FreakAngels, is one of the best on the Internet.
It’s funny how even positive developments can stress you out. I’ve had a run of good fortune lately, and consequently I’m more anxious than I’ve been in quite a while.