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Tuesday, March 21

well... i liked it...

"This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is it vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished, as the once vital voice of the verisimilitude now venerates what they once vilified. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose vis-à-vis an introduction, and so it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder treason and plot. I see no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot."

I liked it too, especially Stephen Fry's character--that tv clip was perfect.


6:12 PM

Blogger dr gonzo said...

did you read the comics before you saw the movie?

10:18 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

nope, did you?

12:48 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh I am seeing it tonight! I will let you know what I think!!! Exciting!

I especially liked that I knew it was about the gunpowder plot before I knew the plot - ask Lo, I was telling her all about Guy Fawkes.


4:57 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, I thought it was awesome! I didn't care that he wore a mask the whole time.

On to the argument that I have been having with people..
a) graphic novels are different than comic books in that they usually are of a more serious nature and there is only one, ie. it's not a serial.
b) why are literary people into graphic novels? I've noticed this trend and I've tried to explain, but I just don't know.


10:46 AM

Blogger dr gonzo said...

some graphic novels started out as serials... i belive V for Vendetta did...

literary people are into graphic novels for the plot. it's eye candy, and it usually has an interesting outlook on life or a situation.

i read the Watchmen, and really, the drawings are pretty bad... that's the 80's for ya... but the plot and premise are amazing. sometimes i think regular novels, regular writers, are too afraid to glorify simple things like the male hero, the masked hero, simple life vs superhero life etc... they dont want to be cheezy. which is why i appreciate writers like Michael Chabon and Alexander Dumas (even tho dumas lived forever ago, and his novels were arguably the first form of comic book).

12:45 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't seen V for vendetta, but I think literary people are reading more graphic novels because graphic novels are becoming more and more sophisticated. Maus, Watchmen, Sandman, and Blankets are all exceptional works that have some very complex and facinating themes. I think the art underscores many of these themes in a way that simple text can not.

One of my favorite examples is in "Blankets" when the narrator discusses the different personas God seems to have. In one frame the art is jagged, dark, and ugly. It describes God as a vindictive sadist, delighting in the suffering of the mortal to confirm our faith. In the other, the art is soft, warm and gentle. It describes a loving god who only wants the best for the lost and hungry. Good times.

7:00 PM


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