That being said, I think I wanted to do something more...interesting in my reviews for this new series I'll be doing until early November. I've been in a murky place lately, trying to come up with reviews for the shitty issues of Brian Michael Bendis' All-New X-Men which at first whisked me away in whirlwind romance for the first twenty issues or so, but lost me in a hurricane of bland storylines and baffling non-developments among its characters which unfortunately followed. I was relieved to close that chapter of my X-Men reading life once September ended. Now, we have Joss Whedon who will always be beloved for me because of his Firefly TV series (and, to a lesser extent, Buffy the Vampire Slayer). He is also the current writer for the recent two Avengers movie and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D show. I know he's an X-fan and I'm very intrigued to see how the quality of his content holds up.
There are three things I aim to accomplish for my reviews of The Astonishing X-Men.
(1) Take time exploring the series and individual issues more --> I have done this in the past but not consistently, I must admit. Now I want to really explain in detail the amazing issues and their content, completely adhering to my "two reviews a day" format of posts here in the blog. However, I do understand and fully accept that there are just some issues and certain story arcs that are just not worth the precious words and the length. If that is the case, then I will resort to something I used to despise when making reviews..
(2) MAKE FUN OF AN AWFUL ISSUE, HOLDING NOTHING BACK --> I'm the kind of reader who actually wants to read literature that will never offend my sensibilities (I've learned my lesson with Stephenie Meyer's Twilight). It takes a lot of my spiritual energy and sense of decency to actually mock a certain piece of writing, mostly because I don't bother putting out negative vibes in my reviews if I can avoid it. But, of course, there are times I simply can't and I need to tear my hair out and call out bad, awful and godforsaken writing in the comics I read (For references, check out this, this, and this). But I'm aware that other online reviewers can make it fun and snarky so I should aim for that kind of style of narrative because it is progressive therapy to make fun of stupid things every now and then even if said stupid things can be mentally damaging and emotionally scarring. Which leads me to my most important goal of the triad:
(3) MORE CAREFREE .GIFs and FUN/SNIDE COMMENTARY --> ...especially when the occasion undeniably calls for it and that usually entails the aforementioned awful issues and shitty storylines that must be dealt with by unguarded, sparkling wit. Without the risk of sucking my own metaphorical cock, I think I can be funny enough for that. Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'm up for it.
So expect great and better things for my reviews of The Astonishing X-Men. I'm really gonna get down to it like never before. I've been writing comic book reviews for almost 2 years now (with an approximated total of 500 reviews divided among my three comics blogs) and I should never stop challenging myself to write more, fangirl more, lose my shit more and--for the love of all that is holy--
to NEVER EVER STOP CHERIK-ING!
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