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"Eventually the shark died...and shortly thereafter stopped swimming." 
22nd-Dec-2006 02:34 pm
Pete love!
I'd forgotten how fucking AMAZING 'The Watchmen' was. Somebody's posting the entire thing on fullscans_daily as the twelve days of Watchmen, and I started downloading them, intending to read the whole thing later, but every time I start downloading the pages, I'll catch a panel or a line, and I'm totally trapped in the story. This was one of the most amazing comics ever written; there's a damn good reason it's one of the most important works in the history of comics, on so many levels. I can't even begin to describe how awesome it is. If anyone here hasn't read it yet, and you're looking for something dark, gritty, and utterly beautiful, you might want to check it out.
22nd-Dec-2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
Hee :). I have to admit, I was rather fond of that when I read it - but in my heart I do prefer V for Vendetta ;). I'm a sucker for a happy(ish) ending XD. Although that said, DESPERATELY want to read The League of Extraodinary Gentlemen and From Hell still!
23rd-Dec-2006 01:02 am (UTC)
I haven't read V yet, but I'd love to, as well as League and From Hell! Fuck I LOVE Alan Moore.
23rd-Dec-2006 01:05 am (UTC)
Totally not going to spoil it for you, but it's SO GOOD. In a completely different way to the movie (although I loved that too!). It's just... yeah. It's gooooood. And a hell of a lot of it is eerily non-anachronistic!


[I love him too, even if he tends to get a bit narky about movie adaptations of his work. That said, having seen all of the ones so far, I can't blame him. I liked V, but the other adaptations have been *rubbish*]
23rd-Dec-2006 01:17 am (UTC)
Actually, I loved the From Hell movie, but I didn't read the comic soooo... The League movie was kinda crap, though I enjoyed Sean Connery's role (I love him in just about anything.) Alan Moore is right up there with Neil Gaiman, Warren Ellis, Peter David, Brian Michael Bendis, and Mike Mignola, and Kevin Smith as the best people writing comics today, or at least the best I've read. :D For the most part they bring a real literary quality to comics, even (or maybe especially?) the superhero genre.

[uses her favorite Warren Ellis icon]
23rd-Dec-2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
Guh, Watchmen! *drools* Probably my favourite graphic novel of all time! (Though I'm also totally addicted to the Sandman series as well...)

I've neither seen nor read From Hell (though I do own the DVD - go figure), but both volumes of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and V for Vendetta are, simply, fantastic.

I won't go into all the reasons why I've disliked every film adaptation of Moore's work I've ever seen! I'd end up ranting, and no-one wants to see that.

Um, hello! XD Hope all is well, have a great Christmas and stuff!
24th-Dec-2006 12:55 am (UTC)
I'm falling in love with Watchmen all over again, seriously. Though Sandman is, and probably always will be, my absolute favorite comic of all time.

I read, like, half of the first volume of League in a Waldenbooks and was in love, but I never got it for myself. Sadness. ;_; I need to add that to the list of Stuff I'd Possibly Slit Throats For, along with V and From Hell, Transmetropolitan, the entire Hellboy series and Hellblazer series and Books of Magic series and the rest of the Sandman series and Watchmen, of course.

I'm a very needy person. :D

HIIIII!! [waves] Merry Christmas and happy holidays and New Years and all!! [hug] Are we gonna be gifted with a Christmas fic, or have the holidays kept you as busy as everyone else? ^_~
24th-Dec-2006 08:30 am (UTC)
God, I haven't even thought about a Christmas fic, I'm afraid! (Actually, I totally intended to post a response to the Halloween Challenge, but I haven't even managed to do that yet!) :(

There's been loads of activity over there recently, and I haven't managed to read a single thing! Still, I've got some time after Christmas when things are a lot quieter, so I'm hoping to catch up then.
24th-Dec-2006 09:36 am (UTC)
S'alright, everyone seems exceptionally busy this year. ^_^ But you should definitely read the stuff that's being posted, especially Earthenwing's bazillion fics from the past week or so, I mean dude, GUH. And hey, it's never too late to do a Halloween fic. :D
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