This is some parade, yesiree Bob

Magazine reading. I subscribe to Wire magazine and it’s great to see the main feature is about Wire and their new album. Also read some tech magazines… but the less said about this nerdish preoccupation, the better. Very sore after my walk out yesterday. Surely I didn’t overdo it just…

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Legion of Super-Heroes #3

Genre: SuperheroSeries: Legion of Superheroes (2019)Publisher: DC My favourite issue so far. The Legion is off dealing with Ultra Boy’s father on Rimbor and Mordru on Planet Gotham while Superboy brings Damian Wayne into the 31st Century. There’s more to Aquaman’s trident than simply producing water and there seems to…

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The Dollhouse Family #3

Genre: horrorSeries: The Dollhouse FamilyPublisher: DC Just wow. I had no idea how good The Dollhouse Family was going to be when I started reading a few days ago. In this issue time passes quickly both in the main and secondary storylines. Alice grows up, goes to university and has a…

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Vocabulary. Tiers (not tears).

I’m interested to find out the actual origin of language tiers. At the moment there is an interest in vocabulary as a panacea for improving exam performance. As an English teacher I’m thoroughly supportive of improving children’s knowledge of language and literacy. Where I have my concerns is in the…

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The Dollhouse Family #2

Genre: horrorSeries: The Dollhouse FamilyPublisher: DC Following the brutal events at the end of the first issue, Alice’s mother is imprisoned and the little girl placed into care. She’s become an elective mute and is bullied by some of the other children. The dollhouse follows her to the home and…

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In the light I saw quite a scene in there

Much better day today. I’ve even been able to have a shower and change my dressing. I even managed to leave the house for a short time but I fear I may have been a little premature. A chunk of my time today has been listening to music and, inevitably,…

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The Dollhouse Family #1

Genre: horrorSeries: The Dollhouse FamilyPublisher: DC This was enjoyable. It’s very much like an old Vertigo comic – and that’s not surprising as Carey and Gross are former Vertigo collaborators on titles like The Unwritten and Lucifer. It’s part of Joe Hill’s Hill House horror imprint and, based on the quality…

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The map that you painted didn’t seem real

Feeling a little more human today though I’m still finding it hard to stand up and move about. What’s definitely better is that I’m not feeling so exhausted. Apart from sitting around waiting for my wound to heal to a point that I can actually do things, I’ve spent today…

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Legion of Super-Heroes #2

Genre: SuperheroSeries: Legion of Superheroes (2019)Publisher: DC Superboy and the Legion fight the Horraz over Aquaman’s trident. Superboy unexpectedly opens a portal using the trident to flood their location with seawater. After that there’s a great deal of conversation before Ultra-Boy and other Legionnaires travel to his homeworld, Rimbor to…

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