Sunday, January 15, 2006

Reveal Thyself!

I have been informed of De-lurking Week.

And I have judged it a lovely idea. Worthy of introduction to the Comic-blogging Community. If you've been lurking here all the while in the all-concealing shadows now's the time to step out and say "Hi!"

Even if you already talk to me all the time, leave your calling card just the same, thank you.

So, whether you've come in search of Green Lantern Rumps or Shiny Metal Racks, I want to hear from you. Tell me anything. Tell me hello, tell me goodbye, tell me your name, tell me about how you picked your name, tell me about yourself, tell me about your day, tell me off, tell me why you hate/love whatever character, tell me why the panel to the left is inappropriate for this subject, tell what picture I should have used, tell me anything!

Just say something.




(Please note: This post post-dated in order to keep it at the top of the blog all week. So, check the post below before assuming I've blown off updating again)

56 comments:

  1. Damn, is it Delurking Week aleady? My how time flies.

    Shelly here, big Arsenal/Roy Harper fan, just because. :)

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  2. Do I have to?

    Well, hello everyone. My name is Bob "G. Bob" Roland, a former computer game and comic book geek turned semi-responsible father. I hadn't read a comic since the dark days of the early ninties, but while pitching a video game idea, I rediscovered the four color joys of my old long boxes. Since then I've been on again, off again when it comes to comics. The game never got made, but the old feelings were rekindled. For the most part, I'm not happy with where the industry wound up. I hate the fact that comics are written for people like me rather than people like my son. I long for a return of spinner racks and "Hey Kids! Comics!". Still, I love reading sites like this one and others to see what's good about the industry, rather than just my bitter old man grumblings.

    Now I can go back to lurking.

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  3. Let it never be said that I passed over a request to reveal myself...

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  4. (Emerging from the all-concealing shadows ...)

    I'm 37 and single. Working as a graphic designer at a newspaper, searching for a company that offers designers a better wage. Hooked on comics at an early age, but the love affair ended in the early 90s. Still read them, occassionally, prefering more down-to-earth characters. Currently collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1-122 (which I consider the beginning and end of the Spidey saga), and THE SPIRIT.

    PULP MAGAZINES won my heart over comics. I publish reprints of THE SPIDER, an old super-hero pulp, and sponsor an annual pulp/paperback show in NJ. I run a local comic show twice a year with Redhead Fangirl.

    Otherwise, it's business as usual. Need to lose a few pounds, get organized, realize my aspirations of writing/artwork/design in the field I love ... Hopefully, by the end of 2006, it won't be business as usual.

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  5. I won't lurk. Don't ask me.

    I can't lurk. Don't task me.

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  6. Scott here. Long-time comic book fan and less-long-time blogger (and what defines "long-time" in blogging years?).

    I always enjoy reading what the (allegedly) gentle sex has to say about comics; all too often I find myself learning something new or thinking about things in new ways.

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  7. Aww, do I have to? Oh well, hmm, I'm currently reading up on Ego, the Living Planet, for that thing that scares you. I'm actually writing it. :-)

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  8. I have to be honest. I prefer lurking. I'm not crazy about drawing attention to myself.

    I visit this page because I really enjoy The Absorbascon (and I see that Scipio has posted above.) You always seem to contribute interesting comments over on his blog, so I came over here to read more of your thoughts.

    (I think I'm gonna go back to lurking now...)

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  9. Not a qualified lurker here, myself. In fact, on the new Adventure Games Store Forums I have more posts in than most of the moderators. Hee hee.
    I'm Ragnell's sister, and I am very talkative in my own corners of the web, linked through my pages here.

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  10. Also not quite a lurker. Also, I believe, a discoverer of the-glory-that-is-Ragnell through Absorbascon. Also not much of a reader of current comics, but an avid reader about current comics.

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  11. If you insist, Ms. Foul, though I haven't much to say for myself. Your loss HAS been my gain, so I thank you for blogging about all the best things in supercomickery.

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  12. Still readin' regularly, Ragnell (wow, check that alliteration). I don't know where you find the time to update so often, and so intelligently.

    Look at me, I'm all praise-y today.

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  13. Hi Ragnell,
    I actually randomly found your site. Not exactly sure how. Then, I noticed your post on Reappropriate during the Carnivale of the Feminists. She's actually a good friend of mine from college; in fact, she designed my site. So, I kinda had a "what a small world!" moment.

    Anydangways, you've got some funny stuff going on here, and i just wanted to say "hi".

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  14. Hi there. Glad I found you. More time-wasting for me.

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  15. From across the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean I found your site and then fell madly in love with you.

    How's that for a comment?

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  16. I just like anyone who links to the freaking Drudge Siren. For that, I am eternally grateful.

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  17. Wow, nice to hear from all of you!

    But I'm a bit disappointed no one's said why the Panel's not right yet!

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  18. (And btw, this doesn't let you off the hook. Expose yourselves!)

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  19. But I'm a bit disappointed no one's said why the Panel's not right yet!

    Um...no Raynerian ass!

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  20. But I'm a bit disappointed no one's said why the Panel's not right yet!

    Umm... Is it because he's disappearing rather than appearing?

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  21. (And you're all still not off the hook! Even those of you who followed dubious searches)

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  22. Green Lantern rumps, mostly.

    Oh, and it keeps turning up when I google "sheep pornography"...

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  23. Just found your site in the last week and have been looking around. I'll be back. Have a good day.

    John

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  24. I read way.. WAY too many comic blogs. But yours is one of my favorites.

    So, thanks!

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  25. Hi, just discovered your blog via Jog and Double A recently. I notice you've a lotta Barbelith quotes; are you a member?

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  26. I came here through reapropriate to read your Wonderwoman article, but the server won't let me. Boo.

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  27. "Sheep porn"...

    I'll have to tell my brother-in-law to drop by.

    HA!

    Peace,
    puff

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  28. Um, hi. There is a place between irony and sincerity: I go there when I sleep. That is all.

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  29. Thanks for commenting on my post way back when. It allowed me to find your blog which I highly enjoy . Keep up the good work.

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  30. Wow, lots of people. A bit much to comment to everyone personally (except to answer duncan f's question -- No, too shy. I soemtimes lurk at the Comic Boards there, so I suppose I'll have to de-lurk before Sunday) but I love hearing from everyone and getting links to all these new profiles and blogs.

    More! More!

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  31. Just wanted to say hello. I've been enjoying your blog quite a bit and decided to de-lurk.

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  32. My name is Frances Isabelle Nash...but everyone calls me Fin.

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  33. From one night-shift condemned blogger to another, hello. Kindly direct me to any animal-related naughty lithographs in your possession.

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  34. Please do delurk, Ragnell. Judging by yr site you've plenty to offer.

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  35. I've only recentely started visiting your site but I continue to enjoy it very much. Namaste.

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  36. Just saying hi, that counts as a comment right? Maybe I should say a little more than a single sentence. I wrote three for you!

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  37. Hello, name is Julio. I think your blog is really funny, intelligent and hip. I think I got here from Scipio's blog originally (that Green Lantern butt post), but was the link by Johanna Draper Carlson that made me double take and see the general coolness and greatness of your writing). Keep up the good work!

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  38. Hello. This is just one of the places I check out once in a while to keep up with what's going on in the comics I don't read myself.

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  39. Heyla, your sister sent me this way and I loved the Wonder Woman blog, so I come back now and then. Not much of a comic person, but interested enough to keep my hand in.

    Cheers.

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  40. Maybe we comic blog ladies can start our own Birds of Prey outfit. Clearly, I have to be Oracle/Batgirl as the redhead librarian--- who do you want to be Ragnell?

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  42. ooranos -- That was pretty neat!

    redlib -- Hmm... I'm a brunette technician rather than a blonde pilot, but I'd still have to be Lady Blackhawk/Zinda Blake.

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  43. Rats, I don't match any of the Birds well. Can I be a recurring Ted Kord? (I'm not much for robotics, but I bet I could learn!)

    I *am* quirky, geeky, and occasionally maniacally crazy. :-)

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  44. I came to this blog after finding When Fangirls Attack, and enjoyed your writing (the GL butt-shots weren't that bad either). I'll probably go back to lurking after this though. I'm shy.

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  45. Hey, it's T. Fellow blogger. This de-lurking thing is a good idea. I think I may rip it off!

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  46. I came for the shiny metal racks. I stayed for... Well, the shiny metal racks, really.

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  47. Jog said "Ragnell writes words that will further enhance your enjoyment of Seven Soldiers. Go and read them." So I did. Jog was right.

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  48. yooooo. :)

    the written world is my weekly comic fix since i got too poor to buy actual comics.

    ... except now i'm starting to buy them again. daaaamn youuuuu!!!

    *shakes fist*

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  49. The details of my life are quite inconsequential.... very well, where do i begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it.

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