Be Patient With Me

I’m in a crappy mood. Pollen season means headaches and congestion, while I’m also generally depressed and uninterested in anything I used to like. Two things have cheered me up. The first: I bought DVD sets of both Automan and Probe so I can watch them over and over. (Yes, I’m obsessed. I’m toying with the idea of an essay on why Automan is the best superhero ever.)

The second: I’m reading Murder Princess for a review, and it’s surprisingly entertaining. Bounty hunter and princess swap bodies and have to defeat the mad scientist who killed the king. Just the kind of escapism I didn’t know I needed right now, and then I hit this panel:

Murder Princess panel

It resonated with me, Buffy in a dress and her wacky friends on their way to save the kingdom.

11 Responses to “Be Patient With Me”

  1. Adam Says:

    Care to share where you bought those DVD sets? I want Probe too!

  2. Lisa Jonte Says:

    I’m sorry you’re in a crappy mood. I share your allergy season woes.

  3. Ed Sizemore Says:

    Johanna, My sympathies on your allergies. But manga always makes the world a brighter place.

  4. Scott Says:

    Sorry to hear about your allergies. We are having subfreezing weather here, so my allergies have yet to kick in.

    Last year I tried taking herbal nettles and that did knock it down a bit.

  5. Alan Sepinwall Says:

    I can never tell with Manga who’s male and who’s female; is this gender-swapping comedy or just class-swapping comedy?

  6. Tom Stillwell Says:

    If you could get DVDs of Manimal, Misfits of Science, and M.A.N.T.I.S. your collection would be complete.

  7. Rob Vines Says:

    That is a great panel, isn’t it? Reminds me of Buffy in the prom dress and leather jacket from the last episode of the first season.

    I like the fact that her group of friends includes Hellboy and Ghost Rider, too. ;-)

    Hope you’re feeling better soon. I’m feeling like crap myself and I don’t even have allergies to blame it on. :-/

  8. Johanna Says:

    Thanks to everyone for good wishes. I’m feeling a bit better as we get a late cold snap in the area.

    Manimal’s next on my list, assuming that the quality of these sets are good and they arrive as promised. If I like them, I’ll share my source then too. I don’t think I’ve ever seen MANTIS.

    Alan: just class, not gender. I liked that the female bounty hunter was never remarked on for being a girl.

    Rob: Yeah, the character description for the big guy even says “inspired by a movie monster”, so they’re not shy about it.

  9. Paul Sizer Says:

    No problems with MY seasonal allergies… because it’s SNOWING here in Kalamazoo! Yes, SNOW, the best defense against pollen! Ask for it by name!

  10. Lea Says:

    Poor Johanna. My allergies are excitingly worse this year.
    But that manga! I WANT THAT!

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