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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Beware the Ides of March

Somewhere out there, I know someone must have written Rip Hunter/Cable slash fanfiction.

Someday I will find it. Or write it. Whichever.


  • At November 22, 2009 8:36 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Ok...I have to admit that particular combination is one that I NEVER would have thought of.


  • At November 22, 2009 11:15 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    I'm magic that way.

  • At November 22, 2009 11:37 PM, Blogger Diabolu Frank said…

    Hi! I've been following your blog for a while (we had a debate about the pros and cons of Pre & Post Crisis Superman a few months back.) Anyway, I dig what you do, and hoped you'd appreciate the following tongue-in-cheek pitch for your participation in a blog "event." I'd have emailed you, but all I could find was your AIM address...

    Greetings fellow blogger! I'm Frank Lee Delano, and you may know me from such information superhighway personal interweb electronic log journals as Justice League Detroit: The Blog, ...nurgh..., and The Idol-Head of Diabolu, a blog for J'Onn J'Onzz, the Manhunter from Mars! What you may not know is that you and I are not the only isolated, obsessive-compulsive comic book enthusiasts with virtual presences, but merely part of a sort of virtual community of same. In fact, emulating actual comic book universes, some such bloggers occasionally have themed "events," a perfect opportunity to exploit the desire for still-mostly-introverted camaraderie and hijack the readership of others. I can speak to its virtues through my personal experiences with enriching experiences like Crisis on Earth-Blog and Crisis On Earth-Blog: Super Powers Collection 25th Anniversary! It's splendtafulous!


  • At November 22, 2009 11:37 PM, Blogger Diabolu Frank said…


    Alright, enough with the Troy McClure shtick. I personally haven't run one of these shindigs before, but I thought it might be nice to give it a try. Most people receiving this email have already participated, and have at least one DC-centric blog. I'm going to try to expand our circle some more though, and there are enough characters to go around that non-specific blogs can "adopt" to join in. There will also be different MPAA-style "rated" blogs (my Idol-Head is pretty PG, while ...nurgh... is a soft "R,") but I can work to make sure all-ages blogs aren't contaminated with more mature links. My take is to be a bit more interactive by running a "scavenger hunt" where readers can bounce from blog to blog, advancing by answering trivia questions related to a DC Comics character your blog would represent. Right answers would bring readers closer to "a lush scan from an obscure George PĂ©rez pin-up featuring every major character involved in this event," hosted by a site I don't run TBA. For the longest time, I considered giving away stuff, like a complete set of the DC Challenge mini-series, but realized too much trouble and personal information trafficking would be involved. Instead, we'll keep it neat, fun, and coast on the high end of our average daily hit counts.

    I've got an example post up at I'll be happy to provide all the necessary art, text and html, making this a free "day off" for the daily blogger. Folks can contribute as much as they'd like, though, preferably at least the trivia questions and correct answer. Also, you'll note the "E" answer of "I don't know/Error Message." This exists to offer confused readers a correct answer should they be uninformed or unable to access a page for some reason. It's also an opportunity to direct readers deeper into your blog for choice material from your archive, so you can strut your stuff. Questions can be as difficult as you want, but please be sure the answers name check a DC character in some way, to adhere to the format. Also, for the love of God, please be sure both your question and answer are verifiably correct.

    The plan is to run the event sometime around the second week of December. All I ask is that everyone try to post around the same time, but there should be enough participants that the only problem would be if the "winner" site failed to publish. As I said, everyone will receive a 400 pixel wide detail from the piece, and everyone would be free to post the full image (which I'll host on Photobucket) on their blog after observing a respectable waiting period for the sake of the "winning" blog.

    Anyway, thanks for reading this far, and I hope you consider joining in.
    "Frank Lee Delano"

  • At November 23, 2009 2:04 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Ooo, it looks interesting!

    BTW, my email is or Whichever's more convenient. :-)

  • At November 24, 2009 11:44 PM, Blogger Diabolu Frank said…

    Your email is in the air as of last night. Thanks!


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