Monday, December 01, 2008

Back to my geek roots

After flirting with my party girl slut side, I am returning to geekdom. Meaning I am staying in and watching DVDs. Shunning anywhere with loud music.

Plus I have a new geek side - I have ventured into comic book stores.

Yes, I am now a 'graphic novel' buyer.

When I was going out with Rob, I had started to read his copy of V for Vendetta. I got about a third of the way through. Then we broke up. I thought about that damn book for ages after. I figured that I would just borrow it from him at some point and read the ending. That was when I didn't realize that he didn't want to remain friends. Among other issues with that last part, I began to wonder how I would ever find out the ending of the book. Finally, I broke down and went and bought a copy.

In doing so, I had to venture into one of Toronto's comic book stores. I had always avoided those places like the plague. I never wanted to mingle with the clientèle. I mean, even though it had been truly charming to hear Rob's enthusiasm about various storylines and genres, he was hot and had a personality - I still had the sense that most of those people were all like the creepy dudes I knew back in high school who used to doodle dragons and shit all over their books during class.

Honestly, I was way more comfortable walking into porn stores. I entered the store and the whole time was praying that I wouldn't run in to anyone I knew. I couldn't bear the thought of having to talk to the staff. I ended up grabbing V for Vendetta and a few of Buffy Season Eight. Then I got the hell out of there.

That was the beginning of my long fall into my recent obsession with graphic novels. [part II at some point later]

8 comments:

katrocket said...

I totally laughed at the dragon doodling bit because my high school BF used to do that, and at the time I was thinking "My God, he's soooo talented."

But I like graphic novels - some of the best modern art around.

ty bluesmith said...

i like stories that end badly for the protag. the bad guy should get to win once in awhile.

Stewie said...

I love it when I'm in a video game store and a hot chick walks in sans the boyfriend.

It's awesome for two reasons. One, she's hot. Two, the reaction of the other dorks in the store.

Win/win.

(Just letting you know how the other side is feeling).

tornwordo said...

Yay for new hobbies.

Snooze said...

Kat: I howled reading your comment. Oh, aren't you glad we no longer marry high school sweethearts? And I do agree - amazing art and I do like the storylines.

Ty: Welcome! Yeah, always good to shake it up a bit. I like bad ass protags though.

Stewie: lol - but I am now geek girl. I blend in. Except that I always have good footwear.

Torn: Indeed! Unlike you, I couldn't get the hang of knitting.

eroswings said...

Excellent! I enjoy reading graphic novels--who doesn't love oversized, adult rated comic books!?!

I started with Marvel and DC, but then moved on to Dark Horse comics and thought, whoa! I remember the first time I read 300, Sin City series, Watchmen and thought, wow!

I totally hear ya about doodling dragons on notebooks--weak!...a true artist draws them in art class--like I did, in high school ;)

Roxrocks said...

My youngest is a big fan of graphic novels, particularly manga. I have to hang out in these weird places with her and it just goes against everything I ever knew as a teen.

Snooze said...

Eros: I am all over Vertigo. I'm not familiar with 300 - what's that about? Now, did you date Katrocket in high school, you dragon-drawer, you?

Rox: hahahahaha - oh I can just picture it. That would be the reverse - the parent pretending not to know the teen.