Weekly Randomness

Greetings my fellow random response generators! Yesterday was Boxing Day in Canada, which is why this post is a day late and a dollar short.

The last couple of weeks have been good for me, all things considered. I now have most of The Order of the Stick in print (though the binding is shit), along with Richard J. Evans’ The Coming of the Third Reich, Sir Ian Kershaw’s Hitler (yes, the one volume abridged version) and both volumes of Stephen Kotkin’s biography on Stalin. The third one isn’t out yet, as far as I know.

I also have Shining Pearl and, most importantly, Metroid Dread. I have Fandom Heresy post coming up about it next week.

See you guys in a week!

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Weekly Randomness

Greetings my fellow random response generators! I had hoped to get the next instalment of Fandom Heresies up this week, but I haven’t been feeling well this week. So, I’m afraid you will have to wait for next week for more Alan Moore bashing.

In the meantime, both preview chapters of No Blood for Business and Brockhold will be up later this week. You can also check out the rest of the Fandom Heresies here

See you guys next week!

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Fandom Heresies: The Killing Joke; Or How Alan Moore Doesn’t Understand Batman, Part One

Hello my fellow random response generators! This week, as long promised, we’re going to dive into The Killing Joke, Alan Moore’s most famous work for DC and unarguably his worst. No, seriously: even Moore himself hates The Killing Joke, and with good reason: it’s a deeply misogynistic tale, complete with the use of rape imagery to titillate the reader (yes, I know Moore has said the Joker didn’t rape Barbara. The imagery is still there), thoroughly abelist and generally just a nasty, pathetic little story. While a lot of the problems we would see from Moore in later years (seriously, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is just one long thematic sequel to this steaming pile of crap) are here, it’s not hard to see why he’d reject this story in particular. The Killing Joke is nothing more than an exercise in Alan Moore’s worst tendencies and darkest fantasies.

Today, we’re going to set up a little background for Alan Moore’s most infamous work. But first, if you enjoy my writing you can support me on Patreon or buy me a hot chocolate.

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Weekly Randomness

Greetings, my fellow random response generators! Welcome to this month’s first post!

This is just going to give you a brief idea of what the plan for this month is. There will be a new post every Sunday. Yes, every Sunday. It won’t be preview chapters from No Blood For Business or Brockhold; while those are coming this month, they won’t be a part of the Sunday posts. While you are waiting for new chapters, you can check out previous short stories and preview chapters here: https://www.patreon.com/joshstoodley?fan_landing=true

This month in Fandom Heresies we will look at The Killing Joke, its relationship with Barbara Gordon, Crisis On Infinite Earths and Redwall.

I hope to see you all this month!

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