- Posted by Johanna on September 16, 2006 at 8:06 am
- Category: LinkBlogging
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Looks like James Meeley has taken his blog and gone home. Told by everyone and their dog that you can’t control who links to content you make public, he’s apparently decided to shut down the blog he recently started and delete any comments he posted on anyone else’s blog instead of admitting he was wrong. (Here’s a writeup of the whole thing.)
Yet another story of Diamond screwing up and not caring to fix it in a timely or effective manner. A store owner paid for an order to be shipped from Diamond’s game arm Alliance, they miscoded it as COD, and so the store couldn’t get what they’d paid for unless they paid again (creating a credit on their account) or waited an extra two weeks. If Alliance had just taken a bit more effort to fix their mistake, they’d have customer goodwill instead of causing the customer to sound off publicly.
An insightful commentary on the good uses of continuity while reflecting on the original Excalibur.
I’m talking about something that has been largely lost from both the Marvel and DC Universes, and that’s an idea that the characters have a history. Today, if writers do like continuity, that’s fine, but they seem to use continuity as both a crutch and a bludgeon. It becomes a crutch because they try to fit every little aspect of the character’s history into their story at the expense of the story, and a bludgeon because they beat us over the head with it to make sure we know that they know far more about the character than we ever could and nyah-nyah-nyah! To be fair, fans do this as well – I’m amazed and a bit daunted by the ridiculous knowledge that many of our readers possess about the comics they love. So the fans and the writers become trapped in a vicious cycle of one-upmanship, and the books themselves suffer.