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DaveGreen7777
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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WHOOOOO is awesome? @JoScho is! 😀 Owl always appreciate her #ManicMonday posts! 🦉

📖 - “Watchmen” (One of the main characters is code named “Nite Owl” 🦉)

🎥 - “Labyrinth” (I suspect this and Harry Potter will be very popular choices today! 😂)

🎶 - “The Crow, The Owl, and the Dove” by Nightwish (as an aside, symphonic metal bands like Nightwish make a great soundtrack for fantasy novels! 🤘)

JoScho 😂 love it! Thanks for playing Dave 🦉🖤 16h
cobwebmoth Love your choices.😊 14h
DaveGreen7777 @JoScho @cobwebmoth Thank you so much! 😊😀 13h
JessClark78 Great choices. 🖤 12h
DaveGreen7777 Thank you, @JessClark78 I love that we both picked the same Nightwish song! 😁🤘🎶 12h
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Eyelit
Promethea Book One | Alan Moore
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After chores and some #audiobaking (banana bread, and it made the apartment smell sooooo good!), I‘m ready to settle down for some quality comic reading time. Good end to a Monday. 😁

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TK421
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Pickpick

It has been years since I've read any of Alan Moore's run on Swamp Thing. His writing is fantastic. It is the perfect blend of sci-fi and classic horror. The glowing forward written by Ramsey Campbell should be proof enough that this is a great comic series. If they are really going forward on The Sandman tv series, then I hope a live action adaptation of Alan Moore's Swamp Thing is next in line.

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madamereadsalot1
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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vivastory What are your feelings on the upcoming HBO adaptation? 2w
madamereadsalot1 @vivastory I'm interested. From the teaser it looks like it's going to try to shape it to feel current, which I think could be good. The comic is phenomenal in the story and in it's influence, and I think it has more it can give. I know a lot of folk didn't like the movie, but I liked it. So I don't think the TV show will disappoint me. You? 2w
vivastory I'm really looking forward to it. I read the original, but none of the sequels or spin-offs, so I don't know how much will be from the original. I've heard that it's going to be an original take incorporating stories from all of them, which is pretty exciting. I think it definitely feels relevant now. I agree about the movie, too. I thought it was better than a lot of people gave it credit for. It was criticized for having several one dimensional 2w
vivastory characters, but I feel like the same is true for the graphic novel. The strength of the story isn't really the characters (except for maybe Rorschach) but it's cultural & political commentary 2w
madamereadsalot1 @vivastory same! I've only read the originals too. And definitely agree it isn't so much about the characters, it's about what they represent, or perhaps, what they DON'T represent. It was definitely cutting edge and out of the box for the time. It was, in my opinion, when comics took a turn for the better. Miller's Dark Knight Returns came out around then and it too made Batman darker and more "broken".... better. I prefer my heros conflicted. 2w
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BarbaraBB
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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The #Summer quarter of #Booked2019 is a real challenge for me since I never read graphic novels or middle grade but for now I have these six beauties lined up! Looking forward to all of them, although they may change of course!

MicheleinPhilly I have somehow already filled 3 prompts for this. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Middle grade is going to be tough although I can likely knock it out in an hour. I think. I don‘t even know what counts as middle grade. 3w
youneverarrived The Fault in Our Stars is a great choice. 3w
BarbaraBB @MicheleinPhilly Neither do I, but I guess The Fault in Our Stars Will do. I saw the movie so am prepared for its sadness! 😢 3w
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Cinfhen @MicheleinPhilly I can easily recommend Jaclyn Woodson or Jason Reynolds for #MiddleGrade both books phenomenal and I listened to the audio for this one 👉🏾 3w
Cinfhen Excited to see #Summer picks going up!!! ☀️ 3w
monalyisha I'd also be happy to recommend some Middle Grade! Tagging a book I read for the Rhode Island Middle School Book Award & unexpectedly LOVED. (I think “The Fault in Our Stars“ is more straight-up YA/Teen but I'm sure no one's enforcing super-strict guidelines ;) ). 3w
BarbaraBB @monalyisha Neither am I. I thought it would more or less be the same 😊 3w
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen I love Woodson! Don‘t know why I hadn‘t thought of her before. Thanks love! 3w
emilyhaldi My husband made me read Watchmen when we first started dating and I admit I was not thrilled to comply... But totally loved it! In fact, may reread it for the booked challenge too 😊 3w
emilyhaldi Thanks for the recs! @Cinfhen I was stumped by middle grade but am excited to give this one a try 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage I actually like middle grade more than YA, but I can‘t articulate the exact reason. Here‘s one I loved 3w
Taylor Watchmen is really good! 3w
Reggie All the Rivers!!!! So good!!! 3w
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi @Taylor That is really good to know ‘cause it doesn‘t appeal to me at all 😀. It‘s on the list of #1001books though! 3w
BarbaraBB @Reggie I am looking forward to that one! 3w
Cinfhen The Woodson & The Reynolds we‘re both excellent @emilyhaldi I think I may have preferred Jason Reynolds. His voice is really soothing and super sexy 😜💕 3w
Liz_M @BarbaraBB If you can't find our don't enjoy Watchman, the tagged is also excellent. 3w
BarbaraBB @Liz_M I‘vre had a copy on my shelves for years because of the list. I figured this may be the perfect chance to finally read it 🤞 3w
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BigHappiness
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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#whatwouldyoudo @DannyHattan

1. Doctor Manhattan
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3. Quantum mechanics fascinates me, but Dr. Manhattan‘s character is so nihilistic, so cold, so removed and so egotistically still human, I roll my eyes at him every time I reread. Even less lovable than Sheldon from Big Bang Theory. Heroes set aside their own agendas, Doctor Manhattan chooses to disengage. What bought him in the first place!? brain

julesG Thanks for the tag! 4w
rretzler Thanks for the tag. I agree with you about Dr Manhattan, but not about Sheldon! 🤣 4w
BigHappiness @rretzler I actually do love Sheldon 😸 (edited) 4w
Eggs Thanks for the tag 🏷😍 4w
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TracyReadsBooks
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Pickpick

One of the first comics the staff at Chicago Comics recommended I read was Swamp Thing. I wasn‘t too sure when I first picked it up but within a few pages I knew they were right. I‘ve been working my way through the series ever since & it continues to be a really well told story & a gorgeous old school comic. Love the smell of the paper (newspaper quality) it‘s printed on, love the saturated colors, & love the story. Definitely a good read.

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decembersveryown
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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Pickpick

I have so many thoughts about this graphic novel but not sure if I have the right one just yet. There‘s no real hero in a book full of supposed heroes and I admire the realism that the author brings in the characters — the flaws, the raw humanity... I can‘t do it justice on my first reading of all twelve chapters but hoping to revisit it in the future in the hopes of picking up anything I missed.

I totally recommend this graphic novel!

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decembersveryown
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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“... but you yourself refuse to consider my viewpoint, letting your emotions blind you. Look at yourself— angry, shouting... if you‘d only relax enough to see the whole continuum, life‘s pattern or lack of one, then you‘d understand my perspective. You‘re deliberately shutting out understanding, as if you‘re afraid; as if you‘re too delicate... I think you‘re avoiding something.”

I feel for Laurie and her struggles with her upbringing & identity

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LiterRohde
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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“Yeah. Yeah, that‘s right. Pregnant woman. Gunned her down. Bang. And y‘know what? You watched me. You coulda changed the gun into steam or the bullets into mercury or the bottle into god damn snowflakes! You coulda teleported either of us to goddamn Australia...but you didn‘t lift a finger! You don‘t really give a damn about human beings.”

#QuotsyJune19 | 13: #Jerk

📷: Made with Typorama & PhotoGrid

gradcat Love. This. Lots. 1mo
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