Thursday, April 19, 2007

Media whore strikes again

I'm totally on a roll this week - and no, I don't mean a small bap (although I have nice baps, I've been told).

Back up, back up! A couple of months ago I was reading the at-that-time current issue of Love and Rockets, and I noticed that there were email addresses for its creators, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez. So I emailed Jaime.

I've never emailed or written to a comics creator before (about the closest was when I wrote to Jeri Taylor in 1996, then-producer of Star Trek: Voyager about advice for starting a career as a writer. Lovely lady, she wrote back a long, detailed and very sweet letter. I framed it), but as I've said before I *love* Love and Rockets so much. So I whipped off a short email saying how much I like it.

And Jaime, bless 'im, replied a few days later to thank me for complimenting him on his work.

Anyway, zoom forward in time to tonight. I stop off to pick up my comics, and note that there's a new L&R issue (it's, like, quarterly or something). Yayness. Then I pay for my comics, go round to see Sparky Ma and Pa, and don't get home until after eight (nothing to do with the after dinner mint).

Just minutes ago I thought I'd have a quick flick through the issue to see what japes my favourite characters are getting into now, when lo and behold I notice that my email has been printed in the letters column! How cool!? (It's national high-five day, by the way; this is definitely deserving of one!)

So there we have it - some all-round quality media whorage this week. I am totally spent.

11 comments:

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Just FIRST!ing before reading the post... (definitely not your Royal Mail stuff if it only had vouchers for digestives amongst it).

Inexplicable DeVice said...

You truly are the ho-iest of media hos. And I mean that in a good way, of course.

Now, where're those After Eights?

Tim said...

IDV the 1st - Probably wise, you never know who'll slip in first. Make your mark!

IDV the 2nd - I am, aren't I? It's verging on being slutty, albeit in a rather pleasant, appreciative way.

In the words of Bruno Tonioli: "You're a slut - AND YOU LOVE IT!"

(ooo, related topic, did you see the youtube clip of Heather Mills stacking it on the U.S. version of Strictly Come Dancing?)

Inexplicable DeVice said...

No, but I'm now about to...

* rushes off to youtube *

Tara said...

HIGH FIVE! (SLAP!)
You've had a busy week!

Dinah said...

HIGH FIVE! You're a media whore...AND YOU LOVE IT!

I love "Dancing with the Stars." It's just so awesomely cheesy. Heather Mills has totally reinvented herself, and now America loves her. And don't forget Billy Ray Cyrus: I want to see a Waltz to Achy Breaky Heart!

Tim said...

Oh, IDV, it's brilliant - she performs this dance routine, and then stacks it right at the end when all she's got to do is stand there. It's genius, really genius!

Tara - I know - no wonder I'm exhausted!! And HIGH FIVE right back!

Dinah - I am, and I do! America loves Heather Mills?! (That sounds like a show in itself...). Well, quite frankly America can have her - we've just about had our fill of her over here!

T-Bird said...

He's workin' hard for the money...

You're not really doing much to dispel the image that I have formed that you are an editor by day, and a slutty man-boy for rent by night...

And yes, I mainly did that for all the hits your blog will now get! Mainly.

Tim said...

Ha ha ha! T-Bird, that's awesome - I'm thinking I might change the tag line/blog description thing under the title to 'editor by day - slutty man-boy for rent by night.'

Brilliant!

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Heh! T-Bird's comment made me think of this:

"They mostly come at night. Mostly."

Tim said...

It's OK Newt, you're safe with me Honey.

*Newt gets kidnapped by an alien*

D'oh!