Monday, September 10, 2007

Three Good Things

So yesterday was my two-year blogiversary, and I planned on something special that didn't quite materialize until after midnight today.

I thought I would finally chase almost all of my readers away by introducing them to me in person. Well, as close as I can get, which is a video blog. (Please note: Next week I will see several posts on how video blogging is out of style.) As I was writing this, some good news reached me so I thought I'd try my hand at meme-starting with it.

I tried a sitting version, but the lighting looked wrong and really with me standing and fidgeting like that you get the full effect of meeting me in the comic book store (which many people seem to find amusing) so I left it as is.

This is the Green Lantern Corps interview. (Notice at the end he says Pat Gleason is staying on as artist.)

This is Hadley Rille Books, this is Ruins: Terra and this is the submission call for Ruins: Metropolis.

And I'm sure many of you can start your list with "Ragnell doesn't normally videoblog."


  1. You just made me realize that the 2nd anniversary of my blog was about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Didn't even think about it. (I'm busily trying for the one-year anniversary of "Storytelling Engines", because that actually gets cross-posted to "Comics Should Be Good", so people actually read it.)

    Three Things That Make Me Happy:

    (and yes, I know this should be on my blog; but I'd like it somewhere that people read it.)

    1)'s personal. But it did make me happy. :)

    2) Vikings won the home opener, 24-3.

    3) "The Film Crew". MST3K, version 2.0. What's not to love?

  2. Check out "Quasar" back issues over at Marvel. Yes, Quasar may be a Green Lantern ripoff, but Kyle is himself a Quasar ripoff. The "normal guy" vibe you like with Kyle ... ? Wendell Elvis Vaughn had it going on even before Hal Jordan sprouted white temples.

  3. Hey, I thought that NOVA was a Kyle Rayner ripoff. Tomatoes, tomahtoes, I suppose.

    Congratulations on your second anniversary, Ragnell! Today is my First. Who'd a thunk? And congratulations on being a printed author!

  4. Rags:

    Happy bi-blog-iversary! I can't believe you have been at this only four months longer than I have - you have cracked the internets in half more times than I have chipped its candy shell! Keep it up (and thanks for being the first person to ever comment on my blog).

    Oh, and after this video I don't know that I'll be able to call you "the Foul" again - you're totally charming.

  5. Happy anniversary! It was fun to see and hear you again in videoblog form - I might have to try that some time. :-)

  6. Please tell me you were joking when you said Nova was a Kyle Rayner rip-off, SallyP. Because I'd hate to go to the trouble of an entire long, angry rant on the nature of the space-time continuum only to find out you were kidding. :)

  7. Sally: Nova has been around since the 1970s, one of Marv Wolfman's creations I believe. And as far back as I can remember, he was a teenager a la Peter Parker. So if anything, Kyle is a ripoff of Quasar is a ripoff of Nova is a ripoff of Peter Parker -- but I don't believe that holds up, beyond the ability to list them in a sentence together.

    I don't believe that Kyle is a Quasar ripoff, for that matter -- but -- what Ron Marz was trying to do with Kyle, Mark Gruenwald did with Quasar first, and better. (Normal joe given the most powerful weapon in the universe and answerable to one inscrutable alien of ancient wisdom; said weapon creates energy constructs, manipulates energy in a variety of useful fashions, and allows the user to perform "scans" of various types; previous possessor of weapon went 'nanners. Quick, am I talking about Kyle a.k.a. the Guardian of the Universe, or Wendell a.k.a. the Protector of the Universe?)

  8. Congrats and happy blogoversary, Ragnell!

    It seems like a very long 2 years, huh?


  9. Congraturation. A published author is you! Happy blogiversary!

  10. Congratulations on both counts, Ragnell!
    What's funny is that you're like a female version of me when I talk enthusiastically about something. I choose to find that charming.
    You were one of the first comic related blogs that I started reading roughly 16 months ago. I'm glad you're still around.

  11. Congratulations on your two-year anniversary! Many more!

    Take it and run.

  12. Ummm...guys? It WAS a joke. Apparently not a good one.

    What I should have said was that the Nova Corps is a ripoff of the Green Lanterns! Bwhahahahahaha!!

  13. You don't know me as I'm one of your lurkers.I figured if you could make the effort to put together a video blog,I could come out of my secret cave to say congratulations on your 2 years and on being published.Good for you.Your blog and WFA help get me through the long,boring,middle hours of my work day with only a minimal loss of sanity.So thank you.
    Now back to my cave....

  14. "Mem?" All this time I've been pronouncing it "meem."

    Happy anniversary! :D

  15. Congratulations! I'm glad your voice is here in the comics blogosphere.

  16. Actually, for that joke to work, SallyP, you'd have needed to say that the Lensmen are a total rip-off of the Green Lanterns. :)

    And I did at least suspect you were joking. But it's the Internet. Madness runs wild and untamed here.

  17. Happy Blog Birthday!

    The internet is a better place with you.

  18. Hawkman should join the Green Lantern Corp... Imagine THAT!

  19. Hi Ragnell,
    Blogiversary congrats! Huzzah!

  20. Two years, huh?
    Great job. I started reading Written World about four months ago, and I must say: I am an unabashed Kyle fan too. I thought he was the best character in Morrison's JLA, as the normal guy in the gigantically weird situations, and I hope he's written that well in the future after Sinestro Corps wraps up (which I'm loving, by the way).
    I'll have three things up sometime in the future, if you so choose to read them.
    By the way, this is my first comment. Yay!

  21. I don't know that I'd ever video blog, but it is interesting to hear what your voice sounds like and to hear the verbal inflections. It gives your posts more gravitas, as I feel I can interpret your writings just a small amount better than before.

    Alan Coil