I caught up on the website and noticed the second part of this series was published online (along with the first, which I read in hard copy). I was buI caught up on the website and noticed the second part of this series was published online (along with the first, which I read in hard copy). I was bummed when I learned that this was only a two-part series — it's a really rich part of the Gunnerkrigg story, but I guess the author's treating it a little differently than I expected, keeping it light. I want some big thing with FEEEEELINGS and he's written some cute thing with fairies. Oh well. Who the heck can argue with that?
So this wraps up Annie's getting acclimated to the forest people when she spends the summer there. Basically in the first issue she feels awkward and shy (and Ysengrin says, deal with your own problems!) and in the second issue she starts to make friends. They uh, get her drunk sort of? And she makes fireworks? I guess basically this could be called Annie Goes to Magic Summer Camp.
She shows a momentof pain, in her hangover sleep. I was glad for a little touch on what this is all about, with her. It's good she's having fun this summer, while she's processing a bunch of sad stuff in her past.
Just, how great is it when they ask her if she has a "love" back home and she says Kat? This is the best comic ever....more
1) Quit my job 2) Bought this book 3) Went on vacation to the Jersey Shore with my friend 4) Read this book,Over a couple weeks in the summer of 2005, I:
1) Quit my job 2) Bought this book 3) Went on vacation to the Jersey Shore with my friend 4) Read this book, on the beach (enjoyed it!) 5) Came home and returned this book to Barnes & Noble because I was unemployed and needed the money back.
It was kind of a great time.
The B&N Lending Library, I called it. "It's okay because they're hardcover!"
This was not the only time that I did such a thing, and it's not that this is an ethically wonderful idea that I would recommend. But if what you really feel you've got to do is take that brand new book on vacation, and you've got bigger problems with no health insurance or credit card, I would say that, well, have a great time. It's hardcover....more
Even though this is just a single-issue comic (until more follow), I had to add this because I was excited about it. It happens to fall into the chronEven though this is just a single-issue comic (until more follow), I had to add this because I was excited about it. It happens to fall into the chronology exactly where I left off reading -- between the last trade, and the one that just came out. It's a side story, and not on the website (unlike all the other books), so in some ways it seems like a less-important, secondary thing. (EDIT: This issue and the sequel were added to the website.)
But, when Annie goes into the forest at the conclusion of the last book, it's actually a really huge moment for the series. The next book picks up once the summer is over and school is back -- not to gloss over it, I'm guessing, but to use it in a background way. Still, this is a story completely deserving of being told outright, so, good!
This issue of course takes just a few minutes to read, and not much happens yet. Coyote threatens Annie in the same move as he helps her, and then he introduces her to some new friends. So far, it's mostly humor, which is a change considering how deeply sad Annie is right now. But the cuteness in this series always comes right along with the heartbreak and the mythic beauty, so, it will balance out. (Best panel: "Dramatisation")
Hey, anyway, this is my 1000th book on Goodreads! Yay. Don't delete my "unencouraged" comic book, I'm celebrating....more