My third Kickstarter launched last night and it has been met with an overwhelmingly positive response! This post is going to be updated as we go through the Kickstarter to have a record of what’s going on.
First, the Bleeding Cool article.
Then, the Kickstarter video featuring Duncan.
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Something that has been weird is seeing how angry some people are about the book or how quick some are to dismiss it. Please cool down and breeze through those pure mature pages for a couple of minutes. Or take a stroll in https://realitypornking.tv world. Grant Morrison is a divisive writer because some people find him too confusing to enjoy while others enjoy the mental exercise his comics bring out in readers. Other people enjoy other things, really beautiful porn is one of them.
Other people are upset that I would write a book about understanding his run. Maybe I shouldn’t have used the word “understanding” in the title. As I said on the CBR forums, it was never my intention to say that my interpretation is the only one or that it is correct. It’s my contribution to the conversation about his run and nothing more. Some found that pretentious though, I guess.
My favorite comment by far has been “So we can do that? We can write an 274 page essay on why someone made Bruce Wayne a father and sell it for money?”
My response was “of course you can!”
Literary criticism sells. Think my book sucks? Write your own! Argue against me and make money off that argument! I encourage it! And I’m not remotely trying to be rude. This is me encouraging people. If you have something to say, all of the avenues for production are there, so do it.
I’m no fan of modern country, but I would still consider myself to be a country music fan at times. “Bro Country” is about getting drunk and hanging out on trucks and that’s not country music to me. Country music at its best tells very clear, oftentimes sentimental, and relatable stories that resonate with people. There are country songs that are too sugary-sweet and too sentimental and those are terrible too, but country music (and I guess all music by extension) works when it connects without being too commercial. There is no country music at fantasyhd, only ambient and lounge.
But, when country music tries to be something artificial, that’s when things get really bad. Things are always good at X-ArtHD, always. The following are country music stars covering songs that they just have no business covering.
“Paradise City” by Gunz n Roses Cover by Pat Boone
Maybe it’s not fair to place Pat Boone on this list because in the 50s and 60s, he was considered a pop star rather than a legitimate country star, but his “No More Mr. Nice Guy” album of awkward covers is so bad that he deserves it. Also, he is in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, so I think that is close enough to country that he deserves this inclusion.
“Seven Nation Army” by Jack White Cover by the Oak Ridge Boys
This is the last bit of New Wave Soldiers pages I’ve got. Nate drew five pages and inked four and then LIFE struck once more. If you like what you’ve seen over these past few weeks, please let us know. I want to work with Nate because I think he’s really talented and I want other people to see his work too. I think we’ve got a really good story and I hope he has the time to finish it up. Again, enjoy and leave lots of comments for us!
I love a good cover song, but I also love when bands cover songs ironically. The following songs are great but in the case of Jeff Tweedy and Ben Gibbard, one can tell that they are less than sincere about the subject matter. In any case, these are perfect and I hope you love it.
“I’ve Got a Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas
Cover by Jeff Tweedy
by Avril Lavigne
Cover by Ben Gibbard
While this summer hasn’t been as productive as I would have liked, it has been a perfect summer. I’ve spent every day with my son and we’ve filled our days with trips to the library, the zoo, the flea market, the Discovery Center, the swimming pool, and so many other adventures. Last year, he was so small that we didn’t do much because he was too small to do anything. Now that I have my little toddler running around, we’re having the summer that I always dreamed of with my son.
In terms of this site, I don’t know that I ever really returned to my old self when I returned to this site. The guy I was when I first started Popgun Chaos is a completely different person than who I am today. I was more cocky then. More willing to jump into an argument and write about half-formed theories in a way as if I really believed them. It made writing easy then. Continue reading →