Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Another hot day.

It's still hot! The weather report says it's suppose to cool down tomorrow but that's what they said yesterday about today.

I went to see X3 and it was pretty good. I've heard a lot of comic fans express disappointment but I thought it wasn't too bad if you don't compare it to the comic book. Maybe the Phoenix story wasn't exactly like the comics but try fitting 30 issues into two hours. I also don't care about the 'permanent' (it's the best way to describe things without being a spoiler) things that happened in the movie. It's the last of the series, so it doesn't matter(at least I think it's the last of the series. The last scene and the scene after the credits lead me to think maybe not).
Anyway, it gave me an awesome comic book story idea. It involves some X-Men but is not an X-Men story. Now if Marvel would just give me a job, the whole world could see my wicked idea.


D.B. Echo said...

Thanks to you and your articles, I'm probably going to a comic book convention in Scranton on June 25. I picked up the latest issue of Wizard, flipped to the listings in the back, and there it was!

I'm thinking you could do an American Splendor-style comic book that out-Pekars Pekar (who, I think, is basically writing a blog in comic form): A comic book that tells the story of your "quotidian life" (to use his phrase) working in a shoe store, writing articles for money, dealing with all the things you deal with on a daily basis, all interspersed with pages of comic book ideas you are developing, almost in a Walter Mitty-daydreaming non-sequiteur style. (The middle of a day of shoe sales is interrupted by a story of a team of superheroes doing this or that...only themselves to be interrupted by the next customer.)

I dunno. Maybe that's something you'd be interested in. I think you might find that it's something that lots of other people would be interested in reading.

Ashley said...

Awesome! I'm glad I've inspired someone. I hope you have fun and find some cool stuff. Let me know how it goes if you do get a chance to check it out.

I actually like the story idea a lot. Some times I come up with crazy story ideas but they are just not enough to stand alone. I spend forever trying to make a whole story and I can't. So I just push it aside and hope an opportunity arises when I can use it. If I did a story about everyday life and had daydreams of the ideas I come up with, that would be a interesting way of finally using some of those ideas.
I might have to give it a try. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for the idea!