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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Me Being Lazy!

Okay, I've got some errands to run in the morning, so I'm going to be a bad little blogger and be lazy here on the post today.

So anyway, I'm going to mimic what I've seen other, cooler, bloggers do and have one of those question and answer things.

Basically, anyone who's interested, ask me a question, any question, and I'll answer it!

(Eeek. I hope SOMEONE actually does end up asking me a question, otherwise I'm gonna look rather foolish!)



  • At December 05, 2006 8:26 AM, Blogger Doctor Polaris said…

    Why are you stealing my schtick?

  • At December 05, 2006 8:28 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Yay. First question!

    Because I can!

    (Don't worry I have no intention of offering good advice. :-))

  • At December 05, 2006 8:41 AM, Anonymous green with wheelpower said…

    Iactually need your help on a character name for a villians&vigilantes character name. Concept a cross between zatana and Doctor Stange, male with ability to fly and(possibly) use a sword. Something Latin based would be appropriate. Please help ne I want to avoid PR or obvious fantasy references.

    Whose on first?

  • At December 05, 2006 9:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    No,What is on first and Whose is on third....

  • At December 05, 2006 9:24 AM, Anonymous green with wheelpower said…

    WHERE is second in all this?
    God bless A&C;)

  • At December 05, 2006 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What are you buying this week?

  • At December 05, 2006 11:24 AM, Blogger Matthew E said…

    What's the status of The Damned List?

  • At December 05, 2006 11:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What do you really think of Chris Sims?

  • At December 05, 2006 11:30 AM, Anonymous Loren said…

    What's at the other end of the universe?


    If you could make a fantasy dream team of superheroes, who would you choose and why?

  • At December 05, 2006 12:43 PM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Aha!! I really really need a post on the relationship between Kilowog, Guy Gardner and Hal Jordan. Throw in some Kyle for fun. Heh heh.

  • At December 05, 2006 12:48 PM, Blogger Erich said…

    Technical question: How do you do that "spoiler warning" thing where you have to click the link to read the rest of the post?

  • At December 05, 2006 1:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Since it's its been nearly a year since you began this blog

    what in your opinion are some of the highlights of your blog so far?

  • At December 05, 2006 2:25 PM, Anonymous Dan Coyle said…

    What are some of the Marvel books you've found yourself interested in?

  • At December 05, 2006 4:35 PM, Anonymous Matthew said…

    Are you going to buy Manhunter tomorrow.

    Heck, everyone reading this, BUY MANHUNTER!

  • At December 05, 2006 5:09 PM, Blogger The Dane said…

    Why is it, do you think, that the "Little Drummer Boy" song is so popular?

  • At December 05, 2006 6:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

    Also, if you could be any member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in any of their incarnations dating back to 1958, who would it be and why?

  • At December 05, 2006 8:42 PM, Blogger Zaratustra said…

    If you could get a single new comic book series released, what would you ask for?

  • At December 05, 2006 9:35 PM, Anonymous chuck said…

    How did you and Ragnell meet?

  • At December 05, 2006 9:41 PM, Blogger Chris Sims said…

    What are you going to give me for Christmas?

    It better be awesome.

  • At December 05, 2006 9:59 PM, Anonymous david brothers said…

    Have you read Street Angel and if not what do I have to do to convince you to read it?

  • At December 05, 2006 10:02 PM, Blogger Elliot said…

    Ok, so you just got a phone call from a DC editor asking if you want to pitch for one of the current monthly titles. Which title would you pick and what would your first big arc be about?

  • At December 05, 2006 10:36 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    green: I kind of like Aurelius for a name. It rolls off the tongue nice!

    And yes.

    anon and green: I think you're mixed up. :-)

    ragtime: Definitely JSA and Manhunter. As well as anything else that looks interesting. My pull list is actually really small, consisting of five or so titles that I NEVER miss and then anything else that strikes my whim. :-)

    matthew: Still in progress. Mostly we're on the verify-with-our-own-eyes stage. Which means tracking down lots of back issues. Which on a small budget, gets a little tricky. :-)

    anon: I have a deep, unrequited love for Chris Sims.

    loren: More universe. It's hyperbola shaped, ya know. Like two spinning cups.

    Hmm. I think I'd pick Rogue, Synch, and Peter Petrelli. Just so they'd be simultaneously the lamest and coolest team ever, depending on who's around.

    sallyp: Hmm. I'll whip one up for ya soon! Probably once the newest GLC comes out.

    erich: Okay, it's pretty easy. First thing is to go to your template and find the following things: (Please note I've replaced the regular brackets with square ones so I can be sure they show up)

    [$BlogMetaData$] and [style type="text/css"]

    Between those pre-existing tags you'll want to insert: (don't forget to replace "[]" with "< >")

    [!-- Start of Post Summary Conditional CSS 1 of 2--]


    span.fullpost {display:none;}
    span.shortpost {display:inline;}

    span.fullpost {display:inline;}
    span.shortpost {display:none;}


    [!-- End of Post Summary Conditional CSS 1 of 2--]

    Okay. Once you have that done, you can post this as a test post (by creating a new post):

    [span class="shortpost"][a href="BlogItemPermalinkURL"]...Read more[/a][/span]

    [span class="fullpost"]Fullpost text ...[/span]

    Again, don't forget to replace the brackets. Anyway "BlogItemPermalinkURL" is the URL of the new post. (There are easier ways to find out, but I usually place a placeholder there, publish, and then c/p the new page address in through editing)

    It's really easy.

    anon: Hmm. Ruin my idea for an anniversary post, why don't ya?

    I think my best stuff is probably my JSA/Sand-centered stuff, if only because I think the character is shamefully underrated and I like showing why I like him.

    (I think I like this one best. As I love the movie in question and had a lot of fun rambling about possible interpretations.)

    I also tend to like my Green Lantern stuff, most of which can be found linked at Ragnell's Zamaron. Though really there's so much good GL related stuff out there that mine tends to suffer by comparison.

    Hmm. Aside from that...I was always rather fond of my Voodoo hate post as well as my own personal feminist manifesto.

    dan: My current Marvel Must-Reads are New Excalibur, Beyond! and Young Avengers. I'm also terribly fond of older Avengers issues, original-five X-Man issues, early Ultimate Fantastic Four, and Warren Ellis's Excalibur run.

    matthew: Nope. Working Wednesday night. I plan on picking it up Thursday, with JSA first thing, though.

    the dane: The chorus is infectious?


    Michael: African or European?

    I'd be Cosmic Boy. If only for his remarkable fashion sense.

    Zaratustra: A Sanderson Hawkins-as-Sandman series, naturally! Wouldn't need to be CALLED Sandman per se. As long as it has him.

    chuck: There are many rumors about that. One is that we met in Chicago to rain terror down on unsuspecting convention goers.

    Another is that we're secret lab-created tools of the feminist hive-vagina out to spread misery to all mankind.


    chris: If I told you, it wouldn't be a surprise!

    david: I haven't. But all you need to do is remind me of it before I go comic shopping. :-)

    elliot: Hmm. I think I'd actually like to take JSA Classified for three months or so. And do a post-Crisis retelling of Len Wein's "The Creature in the Velvet Cage" (The story where Sand becomes the sandmonster).

    The story's a lot of fun, but filled with a lot of, well, very Silver Age mechanisms and stylistic elements that really don't suit the post-crisis tone/continuity.

    Like Superman sewing the faultline shut with Diana's lasso. I'd keep the bride pelting the sand monster with the wedding cake though.

    I also thought the choice of heroes involved seemed rather arbitrary, missing a lot of good emotional potential with more characters that actually KNEW him pre-monsterdom.

    And...out of my own personal preference, Wesley Dodds would be characterized a little more like the original version/the SMT version and a little less of a self-absorbed jerk.

    Hmm. Actually, I think it'd be more interesting to write it from the monster's point of view. Nowadays, everyone knows the monster will be Sandy, so there's no point in keeping the "No, I'm really good!" a surprise, and it'd be really neat to have the story told from a partially amnesiac due to long-term stasis, pain crazed, confused monster's point of view!

    Lots of potential for stunning imagery.

  • At December 05, 2006 10:42 PM, Blogger Chris Sims said…

  • At December 05, 2006 10:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Why am I such a pervert?

    Who wins (and why):

    Santa or the Borg

    Santa or the New Gods

    Santa or the Batman

    Santa or the Punisher

    Santa or the U.S. Military

    Santa or the Evil Santa Clone

    Santa or the Elves

    Santa or Elvis

    Santa or the Power of Cheese

    Santa or Neil Gaimans Death

    Santa or the Sandman

    Santa or the Silver Surfer

    Santa or the Lack of faith in the christmas spirit and jolly seeking missles

    Moses Vs. Robocop Who wins?

    Batman vs. JLA

    Superman vs. Wonder Woman

    Aquaman vs. Namor

    Jesus vs. The Question

    Joe Quesada vs. A pumpkin

    Infinity Inc. Vs. Not being sucky

    The guy in the hat Vs. The guy in the boots

    Little Mac vs. Batman

    And finally...

    We all know the answer to the woodchuck question but what if Dan Diddo had to chuck wood? How Much?

  • At December 06, 2006 12:58 AM, Blogger The Dane said…

    I think it's rad that you compared "Little Drummer Boy" to the Hiv. Or something like that.

  • At December 06, 2006 7:48 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    mallet: An unfortunate case of genetics.


    Santa or the Borg

    The Borg assimilate Santa but his drive overwhelms them, so in truth they become more Santa than he does Borg. This is how he can deliver to so many people in one night. "We are Santa of Borg."

    Santa or the New Gods

    Santa IS the secret long-lost New God.

    Santa or the Batman

    Batman is an emotionally neglected eight year old boy at heart. Santa would give him a pogo stick.

    Santa or the Punisher

    The Punisher but it's Marvel so it'll get retconned in a week.

    Santa or the U.S. Military

    Santa IS the US Military.

    Santa or the Evil Santa Clones

    Haven't you ever seen any B-movie? Santa of course. Evil clones suck.

    Santa or the Elves

    Who has Who working in his workshop?

    Santa or Elvis

    Elvis. He IS the king.

    Santa or the Power of Cheese

    Santa IS the Power of Cheese

    Santa or Neil Gaiman's Death

    They have tea parties.

    Santa or the Sandman

    Actually they teamed up

    Santa or the Silver Surfer

    Santa is actually a long-lost Herald of Galactus.

    Santa or the Lack of faith in the christmas spirit and jolly seeking missles

    Santa is his own WMD. Not to mention Rudolph.

    Moses Vs Robocop Who wins?

    Moses. He'll crash the Red Sea down on poor Murphy's circuits.

    Batman vs JLA

    Is Morrison writing?

    Superman vs Wonder Woman

    Max Lord goes SNAP.

    Aquaman vs Namor

    Namor. He's prettier. And reminds me of my cat.

    Jesus vs The Question

    Not sure, but those would be some fun cryptic exchanges.

    Joe Quesada vs A pumpkin

    As annoyed as I am by Reed Richards' characterization in Civil War, you have to ask?

    Infinity Inc. vs Not being sucky

    Suck always wins out.

    The guy in the hat Vs The guy in the boots

    Boots help with asskicking.

    Little Mac vs. Batman

    Is Morrison writing?


    Dan Didio Would Chuck a Chuck of Wood if Dan Didio Would Chuck Wood.

    the dane: It's just how I roll.

  • At December 06, 2006 9:08 AM, Anonymous green with wheelpower said…

    Second sallyp on the Gl story:)

    Actually kalinara Aquaman beat Namor (over the head w/ a killer whale no less) in Marvel vs. DC#2:)

    thanks much for the idea and by the way "Mogo does the Universe" should be on your highlights.

  • At December 06, 2006 9:54 AM, Anonymous CrimsonThunder said…

    Aquaman took out an army of atlanteans, and stunned Namor in JLA avengers with his Aquatic Telepathy too!

    I'm wating for the "Aquaman takes out the whole JLA" story...gues s"Ill have to write it.


  • At December 06, 2006 11:44 AM, Anonymous Loren said…

    Hmm. I think I'd pick Rogue, Synch, and Peter Petrelli. Just so they'd be simultaneously the lamest and coolest team ever, depending on who's around.

    LOL! It would be even better if they lived in a universe where they were the only super powered beings. All they could do is absorb each other's powers which, of course, is to absorb somebody else's powers. That would be Earth-L for LAME. :)

  • At December 06, 2006 1:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Aquaman beat Namor because no one remembered he's stronger faster and can talk to fish to.

  • At December 06, 2006 10:32 PM, Blogger Chris Sims said…

    Batman was a founding member of the Nintendo Fun Club. FACT.

  • At December 07, 2006 9:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    As I CAN'T STAND Little Drummer Boy, are there any Christmas songs you dislike?

  • At December 07, 2006 9:45 PM, Blogger Derek said…

    "The guy in the hat Vs The guy in the boots

    Boots help with asskicking."

    Ah, but as Danny DeVito's character in Throw Mamma from the Train said, "The guy in the hat killed the other guy in the hat."

    The guy in the boots might be able to kick asses, but the guy in the hat kills people.


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