Scarlet Witch 7 came out recently.
I don't know if I want to read it.
On the one hand: WANDA MAXIMOFF ♥!
On the other hand: issue #6 used French national tragedies in a really crass way that really soured me on it
On the third, tentacular, hand: It doesn't matter whether I read this comic or not. Really, it doesn't! Because I, being French, do not count as a costumer for Marvel in the first place! Seriously, folks. I cannot boycott shit even when I want to, because I am not a costumer
. It's really that simple. I cannot vote with my dollars, because Marvel would not have been getting my dollars anyway (or my euros).
On the fourth, robot, hand: I feel like nobody gives a single fuck how offensive Scarlet Witch #6 was. I haven't seen anyone else say anything about it. And that's fine, not everyone has to be offended by the same things! I just feel a little alone. (I suppose Marvel doesn't have to care if they lose my business.)
On the fifth hand: I don't know. I guess this makes me not a real fan.
Often when I pass the place where I've hung original artwork of Gwen Stacy on one wall facing original artwork of Wanda Maximoff on the other, I think about how cool a team-up between those two would be.
I think I need some sort of three strikes system, like "If you feel the need to vent about X more than three times, time to consider if getting rid of X in your life wouldn't be a good idea". (Not that this is always feasible, but. You know.)
MY DRAWINGS ARE TOO BIG! Seriously. I have a pastel work that's too big for my art folder. That's never happened before; usually I feel a little self-conscious about how much bigger than my works the folder is. I need a new folder.
I also need to figure out if my scanner drivers survived the recent system reboot and how to scan gigantic artwork.
I had semi-impromptu lunch with one the fandom folks today and it was lovely ♥!
We spent the entire time talking in French. I don't think I've ever spent this long speaking about fandom in French before.
In 1862, Gustave Flaubert published a novel, Salammbô
, in which Hannibal Barca is a character. I haven't read it.
This is mostly because the novel is entirely straight-faced about and in part responsible for how popular the image of Carthaginians sacrificing children is -- and I am always very wary of taking the words of the victors about the habits of the people they commited genocide upon. (Flaubert, by necessity, drew only on Roman sources.)
Also, it takes place right after the First Punic War, while Hannibal is still a child -- by all accounts his role in the novel is minimal -- and I'm really more about the Second than First Punic War.
That said, I did enjoy what I saw of it in the tome 2 of the Koblenz
comic (Marcher dans Carthage une nuit sans lune
) -- the comic had some very pointed commentary about how purity != virginity, too, which I appreciated -- especially the veil of Tanith, that was some awesome stuff. Anyway, I have the Lone Sloane/IN SPACE adaptation of the Faluber novel by Druillet somewhere, I think, maybe I should read that.
Anyway, not only did the novel give its name to one pf my favourite Indochine song, Salombo
(Hanoi 2006 orchestral version
), but I recently discovered it's also given its name to a pastry.
So naturally I had to try it. It's okay. It's a lot like an eclair.
I finally signed up for fandomgiftbox.