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Screw you, news media. [Jun. 23rd, 2011|07:46 am]
M. McGregor
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Do you know how goddamn hard I work at not getting spoiled for the one stupid comic book I still think is worth reading these days? Almost every other comic I like is cancelled, cut short, infected by horrible crossover events, or given to crappy writers, but Ultimate Spider-Man has managed to maintain its quality (despite a brief hiccup of art that I hated) for about ten years now.

But does the news care about that? Does the news care that I might be enjoying the series, and would like to read it without them BLARING EVERY FUCKING SPOILER ON THE FRONT PAGE OF EVERY WEBSITE, NEWSPAPER, AND TELEVISION SHOW THEY HAVE?

What the hell is it with comic books and spoilers that people seem to think it's perfectly fine to spew them out instantly even before the book has come out? I managed to avoid major spoilers from USM when it was on the front page of the New York Times a few months ago, but Kotaku apparently decided that 18 hours of the book being out was good enough for them, and so put the major development of the latest issue in the headline on their main page.

What if Harry Potter had been released and the New York Times posted the major spoilers for the last book three months ahead of time? What if it came out and inside of 24 hours every major review site and news organization had headlines full of spoilers?

Damn it. The one stupid comic I actually like these days, and the world seems determined to ruin it for me.

/ANGRYNERD
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[User Picture]From: nitsuj911
2011-06-23 02:44 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on the quality of USM, Bendis his writing has been outstanding and aside from the brief Stuart Immonen experiment the art has been great.
[Spoilers for USM 160 ahead]
But you have to be somewhat realistic, the arc was called the 'Death of Spider-Man', kinda spoils everything to be honest. And after his fake demise in the horror that was Ultimatum (please shoot Loeb, pretty please) you kinda knew Bendis was going to do something that would stick.
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[User Picture]From: m_mcgregor
2011-06-23 03:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but Death of Spider-Man can mean a lot of things, just like how in Batman RIP [highlight to reveal spoilers:]Batman wasn't actually killed, the title of an arc isn't necessarily to be taken literally. It could have easily seen the Spider-Man character "killed" whereas Peter Parker continues to live.
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[User Picture]From: nitsuj911
2011-06-23 03:38 pm (UTC)
True, comic book deaths rarely stick, unless your name is Benjamin Parker. If you are looking for worthwhile writing you should check out Hickman's Secret Warriors. It starts off kinda slow but the build up is worth it, probably one of the few books I can call intriguing.

PS how do u do that highlighting spoiler thingy :)?
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[User Picture]From: m_mcgregor
2011-06-23 03:57 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: d_tepes
2011-06-23 11:00 pm (UTC)
They're all false spoilers. The truth is, in a massive battle Spider-Man/Peter Parker gets his wangus lopped off. Thus "Spider-Man" dies and Spider-Eunuch is born!

... Or should I have not spoiled that?

People have no damn respect about spoilers man, kill'em all man.
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[User Picture]From: nistelle
2011-06-24 02:59 am (UTC)
Calm your mind, my friend
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-07-22 10:19 pm (UTC)

iamnuff

no posts for over a month?

you ok there mate?
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-08-18 12:38 am (UTC)

Coming up on 2 months now.

How about dropping us a line?
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[User Picture]From: rudyhenkel
2011-08-19 07:25 am (UTC)
How you're alright, McGregor. :( Best.
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-10-13 10:10 pm (UTC)

Four Months...

You okay?
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From: weresmilodon
2011-10-22 08:34 pm (UTC)
I guess your new medicine was one of those ones that leave you unable to do much of anything. I hope you get to switch to another one soon.

That said, would you mind dropping a line here to show us that you are still alive? Perhaps a few words about how you are doing? We worry, you know.
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[User Picture]From: rudyhenkel
2011-10-31 06:43 pm (UTC)

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, McGregor. Hope yours is filled with candy, scantily clad women, and guilty pleasure YAHF ideas.

:)
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From: thunellyju
2011-11-02 01:13 am (UTC)
Just want to say what a great blog you got here!

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[User Picture]From: rudyhenkel
2011-12-25 05:20 am (UTC)
Merry Christmas, McGregor. I hope all is well. :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-12-27 07:00 am (UTC)
Same mate hope you are well and pain free. Merry Christmas :)
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[User Picture]From: draconin
2011-12-27 07:12 am (UTC)
I was re-reading I Am What I Am as a Christmas treat and realized that I'd not heard from you in a long time. I hope things are going well for you! Take care. :-)
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From: (Anonymous)
2012-03-10 07:09 pm (UTC)
Are you still alive?
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From: (Anonymous)
2012-06-05 05:27 am (UTC)
Since we're approaching a year since we heard from you last, Let's try something to get you talking.

Stargate SG-1 is the best show is the history of television!!!

If you don't respond I can only conclude that you agree with that statement.
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From: (Anonymous)
2012-06-09 02:00 pm (UTC)
over a year since we last heard from him.

and one of his last posts was of him complaining about constant migraines.


Mac? did you get brain-cancer and die?
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From: (Anonymous)
2012-06-23 08:30 am (UTC)
Happy anniversary or something.. Hope you're still alive out there somewhere.
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From: (Anonymous)
2012-07-25 11:23 am (UTC)
I too would like to add myself to the list of those sincerely hoping you aren't dead.

But, being a sucker for a happy ending, should you not be heard from again I am going to assume that on the 24th June 2011, you met a beautiful and mysterious yet lonely young woman who was implausibly visiting your home town for but a single day, and the two of you immediately fell helplessly in love, and, because of her chequered past and numerous deadly enemies, decided to emigrate together to a hitherto unheard of and unspoiled tropical paradise, where you would live out the remainder of your days frolicking in the crystal clear seas, eating succulent fruits picked fresh from the trees and basking in the embracing warmth of each other's love, the very concept of the internet never crossing your mind ever again.

Because that would be nice.
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From: (Anonymous)
2012-10-28 05:05 pm (UTC)
With Halloween coming up, and me re-re-re-reading "I am what I am", I thought I'd add a note to the others.

Hope you are doing well out there!
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[User Picture]From: rudyhenkel
2012-12-27 04:04 am (UTC)
Merry Christmas m-mcgregor; I hope all is well.
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[User Picture]From: rudyhenkel
2013-12-25 06:22 am (UTC)
Merry Christmas, McGregor.
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From: weresmilodon
2014-03-10 07:35 pm (UTC)
It's nearing three years now, McGregor. Getting pretty worried about you.

If you're still alive out there, please let us know. You don't need to post anything special, just let us know you're alive so we can stop worrying about that at least.
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[User Picture]From: rudyhenkel
2014-12-26 04:39 am (UTC)
Merry Christmas, M. McGregor.
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From: (Anonymous)
2015-06-21 09:22 am (UTC)
And I echo the above words.
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[User Picture]From: rudyhenkel
2015-12-25 07:15 am (UTC)
Merry Christmas, M-McGregor
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