Transcript for KIOTR Chat - February 16th, 2007
Topic: Astonishing X-Men #20

Included in this transcript are links to the fanfiction being discussed within this chat.  These links lead to some of the best Kiotr stories
on the internet.  Happy reading!

 

 

Amokitty

Welcome everyone to tonight's KIOTR Chat, which is celebrating its very first anniversary!  A special feature will be added to the site on Feb. 20th (the actual date the site was created).  Meanwhile there's a little thing called Astonishing X-Men to discuss.... :D

 

xakko joined.

 

 

xakko

helloooooooooooooooooo shari!

 

Amokitty

Hello Xak!!! Can you believe it's been an entire year since we first started doing this?

 

xakko

wow... it's hard to believe.

 

xakko

i mean, there's only been what, 3 issues of Astonishing?

 

Amokitty

So much has happened...

 

Amokitty

LOL!

 

Amokitty

If you don't mind, I'd like to ask a few questions about your fanfic. May I?

 

xakko

so how are you? recovered from the testing?

 

xakko

oh, sure... go ahead.

 

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Amokitty

Yep. Doing MUCH better!

 

xakko

hi Jeremy!

 

Amokitty

Jeremy!!!!

 

J_Harper

Hello.

 

J_Harper

Hope you're feeling better, Amo.

 

xakko

(if venuscameback calls for a LWW interview, I may have to quit though) - kidding, of course

 

J_Harper

First time I've ever been here just as it started, I think.

 

Amokitty

Thanks Jeremy, I am. :)

 

Amokitty

You're right!

 

J_Harper

Very good. :)

 

xakko

so, when are we gonna see Deathless, huh? huh?

 

xakko

(no pressure)

 

Amokitty

ha!

 

J_Harper

Heh. Hopefully soon. I have a three day weekend, so I should be able to find time to comb it out. Unfortunately I've slacked off on my D&D game, and need to work on it and get ready for it by Sunday, though that's gonna take a lot of my time this Saturday. I shoulda worked on it tonight, but I was lazy and just read comics.

 

Amokitty

Fine! I'll start with Jeremy! Can I ask you some questions on your fanfic, Jeremy?

 

J_Harper

Go ahead. I'm egotistical. I like being grilled about my work. ;)

 

Amokitty

Xak started asking, so I'll follow thru. Then it's Xak's turn.

 

Amokitty

Jeremy, will there be an epilogue or sequel to Deathless?

 

J_Harper

Well, I do have in mind that big shared collaborative sequence I've mentioned a while back.

 

Amokitty

The round robin?

 

J_Harper

Something like that. I was envisioning more people writing seperate stories about Peter find his way back to humanity. They don't have to be linked to each other directly.

 

xakko

that's really a cool thought, Jeremy

 

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Amokitty

Do you envision Kiotr being a part of that, or is it solely to concentrate on Peter?

 

J_Harper

I just need to write, I guess what you'd call the keystone story to set it up.

 

Amokitty

hey hon!

 

J_Harper

Well, the three stories I have in mind for myself will definitely have Kitty in it, and Kitty is definitely going to have a big role in helping him find himself again. There's really no restrictions about what characters people can use or not use. Actually, there is - none of the mythics, either the ones I've used or ones in Russian folklore, can be used. I may have plans to introduce them into a future story.

 

J_Harper

Ones in Russian folklore I haven't used yet, I mean.

 

xakko

ah... wise call... it's your sandbox, anyway

 

J_Harper

I'm thinking about using Baba Yaga in the future, and Tugarin Zmeivitch may be a major, major villain if I ever get that far. You thought you hated Koschei? You'll hate Zmeivitch even more.

 

Amokitty

Sounds like more of the same epic stuff we've gotten from Deathless! So very cool. Any new projects - fanfiction or original fiction you'd like to tell about?

 

J_Harper

Nothing much is floating around in my head just right now. I'm just amazed that I've actually finished this thing. I've always wanted to write an 'epic' fan fiction story, and I finally did. It's almost, at final count, 100,000 words.

 

xakko

that's really amazing.

 

Amokitty

That's impressive. No wonder you need a vacation!

 

J_Harper

Heh. :)

 

Amokitty

Xak, I'm grilling you now!!

 

J_Harper

I have a good one lined up. :)

 

xakko

gah!

 

xakko

not the grill!

 

Amokitty

Xakko, you've recently completed Kit's Laughing. Not much interaction was shown with Peter and Kitty, and yet you've tied up all the loose ends for the finish. How hard was the last chap. to write?

 

xakko

* sweats under the spotlight.

 

J_Harper

Heh heh.

 

xakko

the last chapter I'm not happy with. it was a huge leap from Emma/Cassie stopping all the momentum of the previous chapters to them being happy at the end, but to recap 19 issues of Astonishing wouldn't have worked either.

 

xakko

i'd always felt tied to the continuity of the story, and we knew that Kitty and Peter weren't together until "Torn", and my story was set an arc before that, so I *had* to stop them from, y'know, talking. i did feel that would have been a threat to the HFC plan to retrieve Cassie Nova, so that's the way I went

 

Amokitty

Makes sense.

 

xakko

that one review stung- but it was so true. if you hadn't been reading the comic, the last chapter makes no sense

 

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Kirayoshi

Yo y'all!

 

xakko

Hi Kirayoshi!

 

Amokitty

Hello Kirayoshi!!! :D

 

J_Harper

It's tough honoring continuity. Probably why Joey da Q and his coterie dislike it so much... it takes a lot of work and they're lazy.

 

xakko

Watch out! Shari's going to get you next!

 

J_Harper

Hey K!

 

Amokitty

Yep!

 

Kirayoshi

Joe Q is the enemy of continuity!

 

J_Harper

Because he's a lazy sob.

 

Kirayoshi

And of stable romantic relationships.

 

xakko

Well, it was continuity that got me started writing the story, so continuity was my guidebook

 

Kirayoshi

So, what I miss?

 

xakko

but it's also why Book of Magik is post current continuity

 

Kirayoshi

Oh, read your story, Xakko.

 

Kirayoshi

Nice opening.

 

Amokitty

The last chap of Kit's isn't named for a Cat's Laughing/Flash Girls song. You departed from this to a Tori Amos song instead. May I ask why? ;)

 

xakko

thanks, K. the last chapter got momentum from Deb playing "Yes, Anastasia" on one of her mixes...

 

xakko

That, and I couldn't pick out a Cats/Flash song that fit.

 

Amokitty

heh.

 

Kirayoshi

Did I miss a new chapter of Kit's Laughing also?

 

xakko

Kits is done, K

 

Kirayoshi

Oh?

 

Kirayoshi

Excuse me whilst I check out ff.net!

 

xakko

but the last chapter is week.

 

xakko

er, weak, darn homophone

 

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Amokitty

Book of Magik seems more action oriented. Will there be personal moments between Kitty and Peter, or more family themed moments with Illyana coming into the picture?

 

Kirayoshi

I look forward to it.

 

J_Harper

Hey Rose!

 

MadR

Hiya

 

xakko

well, you've read much of the third chapter, with Kitty and Wisdom...

 

Amokitty

It's Rose!!! Hi! It's been a whole year since this shindig started. I can hardly believe it.

 

Kirayoshi

Plus you threw in the much-maligned Cecilia Reyes.

 

xakko

I'll probably cut that down a bit

 

Kirayoshi

She deserves another shot in the spotlight.

 

xakko

(Hey Rose!!!)

 

Kirayoshi

Hey Mad!

 

MadR

Book of Magik's off to a great start, Xak.

 

J_Harper

Oh, Xak, thanks for the compliment, by-the-bye - contracting your fight scenes out to me. ;)

 

Amokitty

LOL.

 

Kirayoshi

I'm still juggling a possible post-Unstoppable story, but so far the first few paragraphs are reading like an OHOTMU entry.

 

xakko

I *loved* the fights in Deathless, Jeremy. I'm struggling with mine.

 

Kirayoshi

I may re-write a few passages.

 

xakko

gah, don't mention OHOTMU... i stopped buying those after the Wisdom flap

 

Kirayoshi

I agree. J, you write stellar action sequences.

 

Kirayoshi

That was always my weakness.

 

Amokitty

Well, that segues right into YOUR set of questions, K.

 

J_Harper

Fights are very tough to get. I guess the three toughest things to write are convincing action, humor, and erotica.

 

xakko

(Rose doesn't know what she's in for, huh?)

 

Amokitty

Kirayoshi, when can we expect the latest chap of  Bloodlines: Family Reunions?

 

Kirayoshi

Who was it said, "Dying is easy, comedy is hard."

 

Kirayoshi

I'm working on it.

 

MadR

Hmn?

 

xakko

Shari has decided to interview us on our fanfic, Rose

 

MadR

Those are the three toughest things to write, I agree.

 

Amokitty

Any new stories or one-shots planned?

 

J_Harper

You've been a bit side-tracked, K. ;)

 

Kirayoshi

I'm working on a scene where Kitty faces Illyana while remembering how she supported "pulling the plug" on little Illyana.

 

Kirayoshi

Actually I admit some inspiration from J on my new Kim Possible fic.

 

J_Harper

Sometimes I'm tempted to write a little Ranma 1/2 for old times sake, but I think I'm completely out of sympathy with that series now.

 

J_Harper

? Oh?

 

Amokitty

ha! Bear with me gentle friends. Fans are gonna want to know this stuff.

 

Kirayoshi

He's steeped himself in Russian folklore, I'm getting into Chinese lit

 

J_Harper

Ah!

 

Kirayoshi

Specifically I've been researching "Journey to the West"

 

J_Harper

Son Goku!

 

Kirayoshi

or Sun Wukong, the Handsome Monkey King.

 

Amokitty

Wow, K. Sounds beautiful and angsty!

 

Kirayoshi

I may actually have to catch up on Dragonball!

 

xakko

wow...can't wait to see...

 

J_Harper

There's a nice online comic adapting Journey to the West. It's called American Born Chinese. It's on one of Joey Manley's pay sites though.

 

Kirayoshi

But not a crossover, I've already got one anime/manga series set up on the book.

 

J_Harper

I can't remember which one - I've not subscribed to it for a while.

 

Kirayoshi

Kim Possible meets Lupin III

 

Kirayoshi

Can't wait to have Ron throwdown with Goemon.

 

J_Harper

Ha! Which Lupin, the completely bastard in the manga or the somewhat softened anime one.

 

Kirayoshi

My first exposure to Lupin was the movie Castle of Cagliostro.

 

J_Harper

I love that movie. I never get tired of it.

 

Kirayoshi

Semi-bastard, but with a strong noble streak.

 

Amokitty

K, whatever happened to your fic Auld Lang Syne? (Yep, I still remember it!)

 

Kirayoshi

OY!

 

Kirayoshi

That's been a long time.

 

Kirayoshi

I may have to dust that one off.

 

J_Harper

Which one is that... :/

 

J_Harper

My memory is horrible.

 

Kirayoshi

I only really had one more chapter planned, in which Peter comforts Kitty after Wing's death.

 

Amokitty

I think you should!

 

Kirayoshi

I posted that one on "Write Me an X".

 

Kirayoshi

Dealt with Kitty dealing with Peter's return, circa that Christmas issue Claremont did a couple years ago.

 

J_Harper

Oh yeah. I remember it now. You never posted it to FFNet.

 

xakko

ah, WMAX...haven't posted there in ages

 

Kirayoshi

Still working on it.

 

Amokitty

Hey, I remember all fanfic that's GOOD. ;)

 

Kirayoshi

I also never posted "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again". Heard that ff.net was cracking down on songfics.

 

Kirayoshi

Surprised they didn't get on me for "Close Every Door"

 

J_Harper

FF.net is vague and mercurial.

 

xakko

and yet I finally broke down and just started adding the lyrics to the Kits chapters. they were central to the theme

 

Kirayoshi

What is it about Kiotr that makes me think of Andrew Lloyd Webber?

 

Amokitty

Did they really have that hard of a crackdown at FF.net?

 

Kirayoshi

I once had a story banned on ff.net.

 

J_Harper

A Buffy one?

 

Amokitty

Really? do tell!

 

Kirayoshi

It was a Buffy/Willow piece called "Journey of a Thousand Miles"

 

xakko

ugh... what for? did they say?

 

Kirayoshi

I suspect that it was due to a strong undertow of Spike-bashing.

 

MadR

FF.Net bans and deletes on anonymous complaint, without investigating.

 

Amokitty

You're kidding!

 

Kirayoshi

The Spuffies have taken over the BtVS section of ff.net.

 

Kirayoshi

As well as Fonts of Wisdom.

 

MadR

I was starting to back my fic up on livejournal, I should probably do that.

 

J_Harper

I don't think I mind as much with Fonts of Wisdom. ;)

 

J_Harper

Hopefully it'll keep 'em too occupied to promulgate Kete. ;)

 

xakko

i was there recently, and just picked one story at random - Kitty dealing with Uncanny #390 - and it irritated me so much i just closed the window

 

Kirayoshi

Compared to Spuffy, Kete makes sense!

 

J_Harper

Kitty-Seth makes more sense than Spuffy.

 

Amokitty

thank you!

 

Kirayoshi

Kitty/Seth = Kim/Eric

 

J_Harper

Oh, Amo, I have a request. It's for something way down the line, but it would be useful to me.

 

Amokitty

Name it, Jeremy.

 

J_Harper

At some point in the future, can you put up scans of Kitty dealing with Seth? I don't have that sole issue he appeared in, and I'd like a handle on what his character (such as it is) is like.

 

Kirayoshi

Okay, this is weird

 

J_Harper

?

 

xakko

you too, K?

 

Amokitty

You bet! there isn't much to see, but I'll put it up! Not a lot of scenes with the little creep.

 

J_Harper

Something happening?

 

MadR

What's weird?

 

Kirayoshi

For some reason my text bar is reading from the right side.

 

Amokitty

Everything okay?

 

J_Harper

Thanks. I know he was pretty muched dropped, but I think he has some potential as an antagonist.

 

J_Harper

Though he is a creep, isn't he?

 

xakko

I'm sure we would've gotten more had CC finished his story, at least in flashback.

 

Kirayoshi

We're not going with the idea that Kitty might have been a Neo, are we?

 

Amokitty

Maybe you should leave and come right back, K.

 

xakko

i doubt Peter would've died had CC stayed on either.

 

J_Harper

No, nothing like that.

 

Kirayoshi

Sorry, I hear Neo I think Keanu Reeves.

 

Kirayoshi

He would have been mind-controlled.

 

Amokitty

Is it still acting weird, K?

 

MadR

brb

 

J_Harper

Kitty is Kitty. She doesn't need anything else added to her set up - she's stacked as it is - girl genius, ninja, potential sorceress supreme... If CC was a woman, people would be saying Kitty was a Mary Sue.

 

Amokitty

People are saying that anyway, Jeremy.

 

MadR

bak

 

J_Harper

True.

 

xakko

do we know where Claremont was going with it? It was hinted, I don't know if it would've been so. Granted, it would take us 15 years to find out

 

J_Harper

Of course, Mary Sue has pretty much devolved to meaning 'any character that I don't like that I think the author is giving too much screentime/competency/whatever.

 

Kirayoshi

Anyone check out the preview of the Joss's new BtVS comic on cbr.?

 

Kirayoshi

I may have a new favorite retcon.

 

J_Harper

Lia's going to get it.

 

MadR

Oh I hate the marysue people who whine on and on about any new character or fan character

 

J_Harper

It is tiresome, ain't it?

 

MadR

Haven't seen the new Buffy comic. Did we get Angel's name yet?

 

Kirayoshi

I don't think we'll be seeing much of Angel.

 

J_Harper

Can they even use Angel? I think IDW still has the rights to that series.

 

Kirayoshi

He and Spike are optioned by a different company..

 

MadR

William Pratt, Faith Lehane...but Joss still hasn't told us Liam's name.

 

Amokitty

Rose, if I may, I'd like to ask a few questions about your work....

 

Kirayoshi

They may do a crossover but Spuffy won't happen.

 

xakko

anyone here ever read "Preacher: Gone to Texas"?

 

MadR

Sure, Amo.

 

J_Harper

Yes, I have. I use to love Preacher.

 

Amokitty

Great!

 

xakko

(we'll let Shari do her interview first)

 

xakko

(mostly, 'cause I'm curious)

 

Kirayoshi

In the preview we learned what really happened in Rome in "The Girl in Question".

 

Amokitty

Madripoor Rose, you've mentioned that your latest fic First Love, ties into Essential Colossus. The focus was on Peter and Nereel. Will Betsy Wilford be shown at some point? And will we see more of how Peter's friendship with Kurt and Ororo will develop?

 

Kirayoshi

And while we're at it, how about a little post-Anya story?

 

Amokitty

yeah!

 

MadR

Yes and yes. Not sure how though, but the Essential Colossus project is basically me rewriting my Essential X Men trades with Colossus as the main character.

 

Kirayoshi

And of course the centerpiece of the story,,

 

xakko

you'll really have to expand on that scene right before they get taken into space, with the Kurt-Amanda/Peter-Betsy double date

 

Kirayoshi

Peter's POV on UXM #129.

 

Amokitty

But the character focus of the story gives it a more in-depth and thus completely different feel from Claremont's work. Making it seem like a brand new story.

 

Amokitty

How far forward do plan to take Essential Colossus' history?

 

Amokitty

Do YOU plan, I mean. *sheesh* Can't type!

 

MadR

I mean to keep going with it, catching up with Astonishing eventually. I feel guilty because I haven't done any writing on it in months. RL's been a bear, and the only part I had done I had to toss because I managed to switch to Scott's pov without noticing.

 

xakko

gah!

 

Amokitty

You mentioned it was something like 20 pages.... has this been fixed?

 

Kirayoshi

More Kitty-centric goodness.

 

Kirayoshi

I trust you noticed the new chapter of Melody Rider's story.

 

MadR

Nope. I haven't picked up a pen since I posted the fragment on lj. I am going to set some time aside for me to write though. I miss it too much.

 

Amokitty

What are your thoughts on a possible "Essential Kitty Pryde"? Interested in writing something like that? ;)

 

xakko

I have to give him all the credit in the world... he keeps going and going, and his twists and turns have kept me guessing

 

xakko

plus, he's given me great feedback on Book of Magik, and beta'd the Kits finale for me

 

MadR

I did orginally want to start an Essential Kitty Pryde once I caught up to her introduction, but now I don't want to promise something on that.

 

Amokitty

Darn it! heh. I'm so greedy!

 

J_Harper

yesh, you are. ;)

 

Amokitty

LOL! And you damn well know it!!! :D

 

MadR

Melody Rider's story is pretty good, I love the ongoing story arcs with the individual 'issue' plots. Very complicated bit of juggling.

 

J_Harper

Lia's been writing again. On multiple stories, even. Bad news is I have no idea how close she is to finishing any.

 

Amokitty

I've got questions for him too, if he stops by.

 

Amokitty

Not to mention questions for Lia.... hee!

 

Kirayoshi

Now if only someone would light a fire under OPF's butt---

 

J_Harper

I don't know if Lia will show up. She took her best friend out on a belated birthday dinner tonight.

 

J_Harper

I wouldn't be surprised if OPF is burnt out. She wrote a tremendous amount in a short period of time, and wrote even more RPGing.

 

Kirayoshi

If we ever do that round-robin set after Deathless, for some reason I have a story involving Juggernaut and Johnny Cash.

 

Amokitty

Aw, that's nice. I'll save the questions for her though. I know people want to hear what she has to say!

 

J_Harper

Heh.

 

MadR

Thing is, I'm still working on getting the household in order after my mother's death, and then I'll have to find some sort of job, and I'm not sure how that'll cut into my writing time. I do plan to keep writing, but it may be slow progress.

 

Amokitty

Johnny Cash? yeahbuwhat??

 

xakko

Melodyrider is en route to Mt. Hood, and can't attend

 

J_Harper

I still plan on it, though who knows when I'll start it. Everyone here is invited to participate.

 

J_Harper

Real life sucks.

 

Amokitty

Wow, that sounds nice1

 

Kirayoshi

The way I see it, Peter has a darkness within him, and I always hear that in Cash's best songs.

 

Kirayoshi

Like he knows what it's like to face his inner demons.

 

J_Harper

K., you have no idea. Amo knows, though.

 

Kirayoshi

I have an idea for Juggernaut setting up a Danger Room simulation of Cash's Folsom Prison concert.

 

Kirayoshi

Have him sing out, "I SHOT A MAN IN RENO--"

 

xakko

he wants a front row seat to hear ol' Johnny sing?

 

xakko

(sorry, Shel Silverstein moment)

 

Amokitty

Amo always wants to know more though! *hint*

 

Kirayoshi

I'm not much of a country fan, but you gotta love the Man in Black!

 

J_Harper

Heh heh.

 

MadR

Kirayoshi....that sounds cool. I can see Cain doing that. Grin.

 

xakko

i still love that Shel wrote "A Boy Named Sue"

 

Amokitty

I do love the Man in Black! *hums Ring of Fire*....

 

xakko

deb says hi and good night... she's got to get up early

 

Kirayoshi

Cash also did a killer cover of DePeche Mode's Personal Jesus

 

Kirayoshi

Hey Deb

 

xakko

the American Recordings are all incredible

 

MadR

Say Hi to Deb for us.

 

J_Harper

The thing I hope to impart when I write the first story is that Peter has changed. There's something perilous about him, in the way Tolkein used the world. Otherworldly.

 

Amokitty

Sorry you can't sleep in, Deb!

 

Amokitty

Will Kitty feel like Peter's now a stranger?

 

J_Harper

I mean, he's still Peter, but Koschei's mark is deep on him.

 

Kirayoshi

I'm kinda thinking that Cain may be able to reach him more than his old friends at first.

 

J_Harper

In a way, being around Peter is like a normal human, or even a superpowered human, feels around an Asgardian. Awe and fear.

 

Amokitty

Is it because Cain has a dark side too, K?

 

Kirayoshi

After all, Scott, Kitty, Logan, they'll be walking on eggshells around him.

 

Kirayoshi

Cain will call him on his behavior and not be nice about it.

 

xakko

solid premise.

 

Amokitty

I'd love to see this..... Jeremy, seriously..... You've got to set this up and make it happen! *begs*

 

Kirayoshi

Heck, Juggy's the kind who would tell Thor, "Yo, nice mullet. Your hammer bends to the left, right?"

 

MadR

Sounds very cool.

 

Amokitty

ha!

 

J_Harper

LOL! Cain doesn't know fear.

 

Kirayoshi

Actually I think there was a Thor arc where Thor and Excalibur took on Juggernaut.

 

MadR

Snort, he would, wouldn't he?

 

J_Harper

Admittedly, it's hard to feel awe and fear when you're the chosen avatar of a Great Old One.

 

xakko

Thor was there for Busiek's Exemplars arc of Avengers, right?

 

Kirayoshi

I distinctly remember Kitty phasing Thor halfway through the sidewalk.

 

xakko

but I wasn't aware of the Thor arc... one more for the Mile High shopping list

 

J_Harper

I'm planning on writing up a little primer on how to write post-Deathless Peter. Doubt you all would need it, but it may be of use.

 

Kirayoshi

I think the main story involved Loki casting a spell that made Excalibur think that Thor was Juggernaut.

 

Amokitty

Who would like to discuss some Astonishing? Anybody interested?

 

xakko

oh, lets!

 

MadR

So what do we think the mural means?

 

Kirayoshi

I do sense that Kitty and Peter are growing closer again.

 

xakko

i loved the issue. absolutely loved it!

 

xakko

i still think the mural's a red herring

 

Amokitty

Yep indeed. Lots to love!

 

J_Harper

Is it egotistical of me to like my shadowy Breakworld better than what I've seen of Whedon's?

 

Kirayoshi

Anyone wanna guess taht it's just Galactus having some giggles at the Breakworld's expense!?

 

MadR

I know the way Joss writes, there's going to be a twist there.

 

J_Harper

Heh. :)

 

Kirayoshi

I did like Kitty holding Peter's hand on the first two pages.

 

J_Harper

Emma's a bitch. No surprise there.

 

Amokitty

No Jeremy, you're not at all really. Just the hints you've given makes me want to see more Imperishable goodness.

 

J_Harper

I think you'd be disappointed. I'm gong to admit something here - all that set up, and the story was going to turn into a smut fic. :/

 

xakko

i don't think that would disappoint people, Jeremy

 

J_Harper

Basically, Peter was going to turn around, and then there'd be Kitty. She's looking at him with big wide eyes, then jumps on him.

 

MadR

....and WHY precisely do you think that would disappoint US?

 

Amokitty

Yay!!!! Oh um, I mean .... really, Jeremy?

 

Kirayoshi

Excuse me, which story is this again?

 

Kirayoshi

And where is that website?

 

J_Harper

Sexual healling and rerappaport. Cliche, I guess.

 

Amokitty

Not with this pairing it isn't!

 

xakko

I wouldn't even dare attempt a story like that.

 

Kirayoshi

Someone said that the difference between erotica and smut is the lighting.

 

J_Harper

I've heard that mentioned.

 

Amokitty

Honestly, how many adult fics are there with Kitty and Peter, whether it's involving sex or just them all grown up and acting like it, rather than teenagres?

 

MadR

Not enough.

 

xakko

it's an underrepresented community, certainly

 

J_Harper

Too, too few. Smut fics? There's Rose's, What Happens in Vegas, my Dreams of Fire... I can't think of much else.

 

Amokitty

I've heard a new phrase, it's called SWS. Smut With Sensitivity.

 

J_Harper

Of course, even I ever start this cycle of healing fics, I was planning on an open cycle of Peter/Kitty erotic fics, which you all are invited to participate in.

 

Kirayoshi

I've heard the word Smuff used on occasion.

 

MadR

My Inner Cynic tells me we might get a few more fans involved in the fandom if we had more explicit kiotr smut.

 

J_Harper

Heh.

 

Amokitty

Just as long as the writing's good, who cares if there are adult situations?

 

J_Harper

Smuff sounds too much like Smurf.

 

J_Harper

That leads to scary places.

 

Amokitty

*giggles*

 

Kirayoshi

Smuff=smut/fluff

 

J_Harper

Ah well, I need to revise Deathless before I start any open ended multiple author cycles, anyhow.

 

Amokitty

BRB.

 

xakko

revise? how much?

 

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J_Harper

Not too much. I tend to revise as I go along. I probably just need to do one or two more passes, and revising is quick for me than actually writing. It'll be done by next week.

 

xakko

hiya DS!

 

J_Harper

Hallo!

 

Kirayoshi

Hey, Darkstorm!

 

darkstorm5000

Hi everybody!

 

MadR

Hi Darkstorm.

 

MadR

brb

 

xakko

wow, Book of Magik is certainly getting more interest than Kits... I suppose that makes sense

 

MadR

I may have bumped up the Book Of Magik hits on ffn, trying to get to the second chapter.

 

Amokitty

Hey I'm back! Miss me? Of course you did! ;)

 

Kirayoshi

I look forward to more.

 

Kirayoshi

Yeah, but my aim's improving.

 

Amokitty

Hey there Darkstorm!! I'm so happy to see you!

 

darkstorm5000

Glad to be here

 

xakko

It's DS's turn!

 

Amokitty

Yes dear, it is.... heh, heh.

 

darkstorm5000

Turn? I don't like the sound of that....

 

Amokitty

DS, I have a few questions on your fanfic, if that's okay?

 

J_Harper

Phear teh Amokitty

 

darkstorm5000

Sure

 

Amokitty

HA ha HA!!!

 

MadR

brb. dang dogs.....

 

Amokitty

Darkstorm 5000, your latest fic No Shelter ties into your current project Looking For A New Connection. what was the inspiration for Peter being a farmboy as well as a world weary mafioso?

 

darkstorm5000

Trying to tie in his various continuity backgrounds together. I figured with his age being confirmed as nineteen when he first appeared, he would have been a little boy around the time that communism came crashing down. And that the economic impact might have affected his families ability to remain on their farming collective and make a living.

 

Kirayoshi

Wasn't the Russian Mafia angle first established in Ultimate X-Men?

 

darkstorm5000

From the small bit of research I read, there did seem to be an influx of people moving to the larger industrial cities. And the Russian Mafia also rose to prominence in the void left as well.

 

MadR

Nods. That's why I borrowed it for my movieverse Refuge fic. Piotr as mafiya legbreaker is unfortunately more believable than Baikal farmboy.

 

darkstorm5000

Yeah, at the beginning of Ult X-Men, Jean finds Colossus working as a gun-smuggler. A deal goes bad and he outs himself with his powers to protect himself.

 

Kirayoshi

Just as long as you don't make him gay.

 

Amokitty

Yes, the autocrats came to power.... nice way to bring a more realistic approach to a story grounded in animation! :)

 

J_Harper

What was that fic Melody wrote as a joke? Brokeback Mansion?

 

Kirayoshi

OY!

 

darkstorm5000

I also thought it would make him a more appealing recruitment target for Magneto as well

 

xakko

i must have missed that one... was it on ff.net?

 

MadR

Heh. Wouldn't that make Ketes heads explode.

 

J_Harper

No, at the Kiotr Journal.

 

Amokitty

Do you intend to do more pairing themed stories such as the classic Force To Be Reckoned With, or Coldfire, or do you want to focus on more action oriented stories/

 

darkstorm5000

No gay Colossus in my fics. Although, Amo can attest that rule doesn't necessarily hold true for certain other characters

 

MadR

Xak...it's the Astonishing Kitty's Dream sequence having Pete Wisdom show up to admit he's in love with Piotr

 

MadR

instead of her dead father.

 

Kirayoshi

I stumbled onto a parody fic called "What's the Worst that Could Happen?"

 

xakko

ah, i remember now...

 

Kirayoshi

Supposed to be a riff on Ben Raab's run on Excalibur.

 

Kirayoshi

I think at one point Moira became a lapdancer while Kitty,Peter and Pete formed a threesome.

 

darkstorm5000

I try to mix up stuff in my fics. So far with 'Looking', it seems to be focused more on the relationships, interpersonal and romantic. But the action stuff'll start to kick in down the road

 

J_Harper

Gack!

 

Kirayoshi

My reaction exactly, J!

 

xakko

yeah, that would be about the worst that could've happened.

 

Amokitty

Yep, that's true DS. Which brings the question of who will be drastically changed from what we know of, that will be shown in "Connection"?

 

J_Harper

Excuse me as I do my Bill the Cat impersonation for a few minutes.

 

Kirayoshi

Get me a brainscrubber!

 

Amokitty

What????? OMG! LOL.

 

xakko

"Wild" Bill D. Katt, Donald Trump, or brain dead presidential candidate, J?

 

J_Harper

Heh heh heh. Just the one that gacks and hacks and spits up hairballs.

 

J_Harper

So basically, all three. ;)

 

darkstorm5000

From the bit of future plot ideas I have now, probably Laura and Wanda will undergo the most significant changes with respect to their particular situations. But, not necessarily in the ways you might be expecting...

 

Amokitty

I'm gonna have to google that story, K!

 

Kirayoshi

It's on Fonts of Wisdom.

 

Kirayoshi

For some reason...

 

Amokitty

X-23 is actually likable in your story, DS! LOL.

 

darkstorm5000

I really didn't care for her character either, until I started reading up on her

 

darkstorm5000

Then I started to see alot of potential, particularly with her Evolution incarnation

 

J_Harper

I had an idea for an Evo story, concerning the Witch. After Wanda kicked the X-Men's butts at the mall, she wanders off, not wanting to be with the Brotherhood. She ends up wrecking this front yard, and is stopped and gently knocked out by this mysterious figure. It turns out to be the Vision. She stays with him for a while, and begins to find a bit of peace.

 

Amokitty

That's the best part about good fanfic. Seeing a character in a new way that hasn't been covered before.

 

xakko

what turned the corner for you, DS? i have the X-23 and NYX tpbs, and have read most of the new X-men with her, and I'm still... she doesn't really pull me in

 

Kirayoshi

Vision?

 

J_Harper

Yup. I miss the Vision.

 

xakko

would he be red?

 

Kirayoshi

Are we talking the classic android version, or some weird amalgam of android and Simon Williams?

 

Kirayoshi

And will Ultron figure in the story?

 

J_Harper

Well, an Evo-fied version of the Vision, but pretty much the classic Vision - created by Ultron for some nefarious purpose.

 

Amokitty

I miss the old Wanda, and am sick to death of Crazy!Wanda... I'm worried about how she'll return.

 

darkstorm5000

I think the NYX stuff. I didn't read that until after reading her 1st LS, and it struck me how teenage girls in her situation could easily go from bad to a whole lot worse without much encouragement

 

Kirayoshi

She did return, for one issue.

 

J_Harper

Well, it was going to lead to the formation of the Evo version of the Avengers.

 

xakko

i picked up a Captain America/Falcon trade from LWW that had some of the Steve Rogers/Wanda flirtation... it was kinda cute

 

Kirayoshi

Had a one-nighter with Clint Barton.

 

J_Harper

Has what happened to Wanda been put up on Women In Refridgerators? Because I think that's an egregious WiR moment.

 

J_Harper

If there ever was one.

 

Kirayoshi

Supposed to be outside of the Civil War or something like that.

 

darkstorm5000

I'm actually working on eventually involving an Avengers team in my Evo-fics

 

J_Harper

Kewl. :)

 

Amokitty

a cross-over, DS?

 

Kirayoshi

Just no CW, please?

 

MadR

sounds cool Darkstorm

 

darkstorm5000

With Captain America's origin getting some stuff drawn from an old What-If comic

 

Kirayoshi

Great line in the latest issue of Neil Gaiman's "Eternals"

 

Amokitty

Yes, no more CW! It's weird how the X-Men aren't more affected by it, but I'm not complaining.

 

darkstorm5000

No CW. Promise

 

Kirayoshi

Yellowjacket and Iron Man demand that Zuras register, and Zuras answers, "If you watched two groups of children arguing over who could play in a wasteland, would you choose sides?"

 

Amokitty

*bows in gratitude before the mighty Darkstorm*

 

darkstorm5000

::smoke

 

xakko

that's awesome, K.

 

MadR

brb. again. oy.

 

Amokitty

That just summed everything up, didn't it? Civil War in a few words.

 

Kirayoshi

Basically they're saying "We're friggin Gods! You gonna tell us to reister?"

 

Kirayoshi

Register?

 

Amokitty

Is it Joss' fault that the X-Men aren't more involved with CW? He gets blamed for everything else....

 

Kirayoshi

I do know that Joss chose the ending for CW.

 

Amokitty

ooooh really?

 

Kirayoshi

Supposedly he was at the writer's summit, and they had him choose one of three endings.

 

Kirayoshi

So I suspect a twist where we learn at the end that both sides lost.

 

Amokitty

I wonder how this might affect the X-men if at all. All three teams seem to be in their own little world.

 

xakko

did you see the (probably) fake trade solicitation, "Steve Rogers, Iron Man"

 

darkstorm5000

I saw it

 

J_Harper

Hopefully as little as possible. :/

 

Kirayoshi

This time next year, Rachel will tell the rest of the pro-reg heroes, "Told ya so!"

 

Amokitty

Oh yeah, that red, white, and blue pic was everywhere, Xak.

 

Kirayoshi

At first I thought it was part of that Bullet Points mini JMS is writing.

 

xakko

i can't believe they planted it on Amazon...

 

Amokitty

Seeing how the Astonishing gang is on Breakworld, hopefully CW won't matter. They've already got a lot on their plate. Like how the hell are they even going to get home? Their ship is toast!!!

 

Kirayoshi

I'm sure they'll 'borrow' a Breakworld ship to get home.

 

xakko

so, how worried is everyone?

 

Kirayoshi

I'm still going with the theory that Colossus will 'Break the Breakworld' by overthrowing the military government .

 

Amokitty

I suppose Emma could telepathically find out how to operate it, huh? I just KNOW she won't die!! Dammit all....

 

MadR

I'm pretty worried. I don't trust Joss as far as I could throw him

 

Kirayoshi

And may I jockey for Hisako for a lead position in a new X-Team when this is done?

 

J_Harper

Something about Peter asking Brand "Why don't you kill me." made me shiver. It resonated.

 

Amokitty

I liked the Kitt and Peter moments, but I'm worried that this focus is there because one of them is a goner.

 

MadR

It is very joss-like to bring Piotr back just to kill him again.

 

xakko

*sigh*

 

Kirayoshi

No one will die. But someone will remain on Breakworld, voluntarily.

 

J_Harper

I really don't think it'll be either of them.

 

MadR

But I'm used to picking and choosing my Whedonverse canon.

 

J_Harper

Lia thinks it may be Scott. Some of another X team is going to be stranded too, plus Vulcan is running around.

 

Amokitty

God Jeremy, I hope you're right! I swear I will throw such party!!

 

Kirayoshi

I think Kitty and Peter will remain on Breakworld, as the new rulers.

 

Amokitty

"A" party, I mean....

 

Kirayoshi

Allowing for Joss to do a Colossus/Kitty mini at some point.

 

MadR

Do we think Kitty will ever forgive Lockheed?

 

J_Harper

After the way Scott got mind fucked, he may want to stay.

 

Amokitty

The whole Lockheed scene made me a bit sad.

 

xakko

Making Hisako an X-men may mean she buys it

 

Kirayoshi

They all got mindfucked.

 

J_Harper

True.

 

Kirayoshi

No, I think Joss is gonna have Hisako join Runaways at some point.

 

Amokitty

But can Wolverine decide just who is an X-Man? Isn't that up to Scott (or Emma)?

 

darkstorm5000

Since when has that ever stopped him?

 

Amokitty

ha! True.

 

Kirayoshi

He is probably a better psychologist than anyone on the team.

 

MadR

That was just the carrot and the stick Wolverine used to get Hisako moving.

 

J_Harper

Well, considering how the X-Men have been treating their students lately, I wouldn't blame her. Lia's told me about the student book - it sounds like a travesty.

 

xakko

Ian gets interview one of the writers...

 

Amokitty

I really like Hisako a lot. I don't want her dead like Wing. But then doing that would tie everything up like Morrison and Austen tried to do on their runs.

 

MadR

I never got a chance to learn the new kids names and they're all pretty much dead already.

 

darkstorm5000

That's what'

 

xakko

well, obviously you don't care about them Rose, so it doesn't matter that they died

 

Amokitty

Christ, I can't stand New X-Men. That's just me though.

 

darkstorm5000

That's what's really a shame

 

xakko

(to quote Kyle and Yost)

 

xakko

paraphrase, really

 

MadR

That's so stupid.

 

MadR

Killing off minor characters just for cheap melodrama.

 

Amokitty

shouldn't that book be called The Best of X-23 and Hellion???

 

darkstorm5000

That kind of logic would have had the original New Mutants dead and buried before they had their first Sentinel battle

 

xakko

well, they are apparently giving characters like Anole some facetime.

 

J_Harper

I'm very tired of the cheap death. Hell, and I just don't mean minor characters. I felt sick when I saw just how many cops Morlun killed in the Other.

 

xakko

...before they KILL THEM!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

 

J_Harper

I'm very tired of death.

 

MadR

Like DC yo-yoing Blue Beetle again already.

 

xakko

i hear that, J

 

Amokitty

Exactly DS!!!!! So much potential - GONE. It's just wrong.

 

Kirayoshi

You should see what they did with Booster Gold!

 

MadR

That's one of the reasons I like the Marvel Adventures kiddie books. hey, comic books that are actually funny!

 

J_Harper

I think the late Mark Grunwald (and I know I butchered the poor man's spelling) said it best when he said 'any character is someone's favorite character'.

 

MadR

They nuked Booster, supposedly, now Ted's alive again. What?

 

Amokitty

and no one respects that anymore, Jeremy.

 

Amokitty

Wait! Ted's alive? Really? That's GREAT.

 

Kirayoshi

When did this happen?

 

J_Harper

Well, not anyone at Marvel. That I know for a fact. Bendis wrote Disassemble just so he could have his own version of the Outsiders to play with.

 

Kirayoshi

I know they brought back Booster, but Ted?

 

J_Harper

I guess DC ain't much better.

 

MadR

Manhunter 27 &28. Someone claiming to be Ted Kord, anyway. Batman and Wonder Woman are looking into it.

 

Kirayoshi

Consider yourself warned; Bendis is taking Doctor Strange now.

 

xakko

gah, i have to write a Doctor Strange scene

 

MadR

He doesn't remember the last year and a half, just woke up in Lord's castle in the Alp

 

J_Harper

My friend Joe won't like that.

 

J_Harper

He's a big Strange fan

 

Kirayoshi

I remember a run on Dr. Strange that Paul Smith did.

 

J_Harper

I'm surprised the fans haven't revolted yet - Bendis seems to be writing everything now, and I honestly don't think he's that good.

 

xakko

wait a minute, is this supposed to be a series in addition to his role in the Avengers?

 

MadR

It was on scans daily. Happy Boostle fans are pointing out that the only evidence was the goggles, and Sasha could have gotten Ted to a Lazarus Pit.

 

xakko

i love him in Ultimate Spidey, and some of New Avengers has been OK.

 

Amokitty

I've got some of those Smith issues, K.

 

Kirayoshi

Very cool scene where three minor wizards attacked Strange in his mansion, which Strange then twisted into an Escher painting to stop them.

 

Kirayoshi

I think there was also a story involving Amanda Sefton and her mom.

 

xakko

really? more for the "to buy" pile

 

MadR

So. Ghost Rider: The Movie?

 

J_Harper

Not going to waste my time.

 

Kirayoshi

I'll wait for the DVD, maybe.

 

Kirayoshi

GR was never my favorite Marvel character.

 

J_Harper

Go see Pan's Labyrinth instead.

 

Kirayoshi

I'm waiting for 300

 

xakko

i've heard it's... average (GR, that is)

 

Amokitty

Amocat is dying to see this, so I'll be seeing Ghost Rider soon.

 

J_Harper

You poor woman... ;)

 

xakko

i love the look, but Cage isn't selling it for me

 

Kirayoshi

Okay, the big comic movies this year:

 

Kirayoshi

Ghost Rider, 300, TMNT, Spider-Man 3, Fantastic Four 2

 

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MadR

I'm just...of all the Marvel characters to make into movies..... Ghost Rider? Really?

 

Kirayoshi

KANG?

 

Amokitty

Clayton Crain (Ghost Rider artist) is in town tomorrow. I'm gonna have him sign my stuff. I don't like GR, but the art sure is pretty!

 

MadR

Mel!

 

melodyrider

moi?

 

xakko

welcome back MR!

 

J_Harper

Hallo.

 

Amokitty

Hey there, Mel!!

 

darkstorm5000

Hi Melodyrider!

 

Kirayoshi

Just finished the latest chapter of Adventures of Kitty Pryde, Me;.

 

Kirayoshi

Mel.

 

Kirayoshi

Kang?

 

melodyrider

Hi! We found a land line here so I thought I'd check in for a bit. How is everybody?

 

xakko

apparently they're doing Antman

 

J_Harper

Kang, or Krang?

 

Amokitty

having fun!

 

Kirayoshi

Kang.

 

xakko

Kang, in MR's Kitty Pryde ongoing fic

 

J_Harper

Oh!

 

Kirayoshi

Yeppers.

 

melodyrider

It's true

 

Amokitty

I'm sure it's a given that YOU'RE having fun tonight! Xak told us where you'd be!

 

MadR

Haven't read it yet, Mel. But looking forward to it.

 

melodyrider

The cabin is fantastic and we've been having a great time!

 

Amokitty

fantastic. :)

 

xakko

awesome. i loved the view from there.

 

melodyrider

Any interesting theories come out of our read of issue #20?

 

Amokitty

Stopped by any wineries yet, Mel? I hear they're prolific around there.

 

xakko

actually, it's been mostly about fanfic... surprisingly, we've hardly talked about Astonishing

 

Kirayoshi

I suspect that someone's controlling the Augers in order to arrange the end of the military government.

 

melodyrider

No, we're in the high ground near one of the creeks. We're hoping to do some hiking tomorrow

 

MadR

We really didn't learn anything new, definitely, from 20. Just the mural.

 

Amokitty

Speaking of fanfic..... Mel, could I ask you a couple of fanfic questions?

 

xakko

your turn!

 

darkstorm5000

Uh-oh

 

melodyrider

I'm guessing, then, that Kirayoshi's a bit suroprised by KP#11 :)

 

Amokitty

heh, heh....

 

melodyrider

Please do, Amo

 

xakko

hey, we all surprised

 

melodyrider

Should I be worried, Xak?

 

Kirayoshi

We're talking Kitty vs. a Doctor Doom-level threat? You're damn right I'm surprised!

 

Amokitty

Melodyrider, how many chapters of the Adventures of Kitty Pryde can we hope to read?

 

xakko

survived, survived. i think i'm getting silly

 

Amokitty

We love silly here!

 

melodyrider

I have quick outlines up to issue 35 plus two annuals, so as long as I can keep in in continuity, it could go on for as long as I can keep it going

 

Amokitty

Holy crap, Mel. I had no idea! wow.

 

xakko

wow, i'm impressed. i haven't even thought of chapter 4 of my new one

 

Kirayoshi

I look forward to reading them.

 

Amokitty

Any clues that you're willing to share about the identity of Kitty's doppelganger?

 

melodyrider

This whole Torn/Unstoppable business is really making things hard, though. I might need to throw in some backup stories

 

Kirayoshi

I'm guessing alternate reality/future type thing.

 

melodyrider

187 from issue #10 is a big clue, actually

 

melodyrider

As is Kang

 

melodyrider

I probably should say more than that, but it will probably be pretty obvious by the end of issue 12

 

melodyrider

shouldn't say, I meant!

 

melodyrider

:)

 

Amokitty

Oh come on! You can give a tiny clue, can't you? :D

 

xakko

go ahead, be all Brubaker about it!

 

xakko

see if we care

 

Amokitty

Or perhaps at least a clue if she completely bamboozles the X-Men before this is all over....

 

melodyrider

Okay, 1 more, but I have to run after this. I wish I could stay longer with you guys, but gotta get back to the gang here

 

xakko

(glad you could show up, MR)

 

Kirayoshi

Good to see ya, Mel.

 

Amokitty

Alrighty! Will we see more detailed Kiotr type scenes to look forward to?

 

melodyrider

Thanks! Here's the clue: Read the issue description on Uncannyxmen.net for Excalibur: Sword of Power #4 (or whatever the last issue is. I forget)

 

Amokitty

Terrific. :)

 

xakko

have a great time!

 

melodyrider

Thanks guys. You too! See you next chat!

 

J_Harper

Take care.

 

Amokitty

Take care!

 

Amokitty

yeah that!

 

Kirayoshi

Later

 

melodyrider

Bye everyone!

 

melodyrider left.

 

 

Amokitty

Now where were we? Astonishing #20 was it??? I forget!

 

Kirayoshi

Mostly set-up, get the gang on Breakworld.

 

Kirayoshi

But I liked it.

 

xakko

it had those great Whedon character scenes- Kitty/Peter, Logan/Hisako, Beast/Brand...

 

xakko

tho' much of Kitty/Peter was Cassaday

 

Amokitty

I think there is a specific reason that Joss has Kitty and Peter together, but separated from the others. I just can't figure out why yet.

 

Kirayoshi

"Tell you what. You get through one day without stabbing me, then you can give me a name!

 

J_Harper

I'm sorry folks, but I'm very tired right now, and I want to get up relatively early to get some work done.

 

Kirayoshi

Maybe they just need some time to talk about what happened with Emma's mindscrew!

 

MadR

G'nite Jeremy.

 

Kirayoshi

Later, J.

 

darkstorm5000

Goodnight Jeremy

 

xakko

g'nite J, thanks for stopping by and sharing!

 

Amokitty

Jeremy it was so good of you to visit! It's always appreciated!

 

Amokitty

Tell Lia "hi", will you?

 

J_Harper

Thanks everyone. Take care of yourselves. Have a good night.

 

Amokitty

Good night! Be well.

 

xakko

yeah... you see her in RL soon, don't you?

 

Kirayoshi

Tae care

 

J_Harper

I will. I don't think she's going to show, I'm afraid.

 

Kirayoshi

take care!

 

J_Harper

Yup. :) Quite happy about that.

 

xakko

say hi from all of us!

 

J_Harper

I will. G' night.

 

Amokitty

bye!

 

xakko

g'nite!

 

J_Harper left.

 

 

xakko

quick question- what was your absolute favorite scene to write in any fanfic?

 

Amokitty

Great question, Xak.

 

Kirayoshi

One of my first fanfics involved a demon impersonating Mr. Snyder on Buffy.

 

Kirayoshi

When Buffy defeated the demon she quipped, "Snyder? You're expelled!"

 

Kirayoshi

Loved that bit!

 

Amokitty

*laughs*

 

darkstorm5000

Mine, it had to be the Kitty/Peter scene at the beginning of my Force Unleashed movie-verse fic. The two of them, in the midst of a makeout session, looking up to see Mr. Summers

 

Amokitty

yeah! That picked up immediately from A Force To Be Reckoned With didn't it?

 

darkstorm5000

Yeah, after the Muir Island battle, and Logan and company's return from their first trip to Japan in Land of the Silver Sun

 

xakko

for me, in a very twisted way i think it was the "wedding" in the final chapter of Kits...

 

MadR

Hm. Kitty's Harry Potter Viktor/Hermione fanfic in Spring Fling.

 

Kirayoshi

I also nominate Kitty punching out Pete in "Family Reunions"

 

Kirayoshi

Piotr: "They used to date."

 

xakko

heehee...

 

Amokitty

oh man, that STILL cracks me up!

 

darkstorm5000

::laugh

 

Kirayoshi

I will get back to that one, I promise!

 

Kirayoshi

I still wanna have that sleepover scene with Kitty and Illyana!

 

Amokitty

Okay, what is everyones' favorite 'verse to write? 616, Evolution, or Movie?

 

Kirayoshi

616

 

Kirayoshi

if for no reason that I'm more familiar with it.

 

darkstorm5000

Mine WAS Movie...

 

xakko

616... I like Evo but don't have a grasp of it.

 

MadR

Evolution or Movieverse, because you can cut out so much stupid canon.

 

xakko

I'm not too keen on the movies just because I don't think I have the imagination of the other author's here to create that much backstory

 

Amokitty

It's certainly less complicated, Rose. That way, you can concentrate on plot rather than worry over continutiy.

 

Kirayoshi

I don't sweat continuity

 

xakko

i envy you, K

 

MadR

Yep. The issue-novelizations are also easy because everythings there, you're just adding detail.

 

darkstorm5000

As I'm learning, Evolution does have a certain amount to keep up with, but nowhere near what 616 has

 

Amokitty

You've collected for so long, K.... you probably own everything anyway! ;)

 

Kirayoshi

I mean, I recognize it's use, but I try not to be slavish to it.

 

Kirayoshi

After all, today's continuity is next year's retcon.

 

MadR

Darkstorm, did you ever see the Evolution comics? With how Logan and Storm and Scott joined up?

 

Amokitty

Truer words were never spoken.

 

Kirayoshi

Get the basics, and skip the details.

 

darkstorm5000

I've seen them and been tempted to buy, but just haven't. Yet anyways

 

Kirayoshi

I understand the new Wolverine cartoon is not supposed to be a continuation of X-Evo.

 

xakko

that's too bad. i did like that universe, if not Kitty's voice

 

darkstorm5000

Besides, with Before Evolution, that's more or less getting re-written for my purposes anyways

 

Amokitty

Is it something completely different then? Do you know which X-Men will guest star?

 

Kirayoshi

No word yet.

 

Kirayoshi

Hopefully that means no Lancitty.

 

Amokitty

Amen!

 

Kirayoshi

Heck, maybe they'll hook Kitty up with Spider-Man!

 

darkstorm5000

I wouldn't be surprised if it draws more off of Hugh Jackman-inspired Wolverine, than anything else

 

Kirayoshi

Isn't there supposed to be a Wolverine movie with Jackman in it?

 

Amokitty

I suspect you're right, DS. Especially considering the Wolverine movie in the works.

 

MadR

Between the Ultimate books and the movieverse, I bet Kitty/Bobby would be in the running for a new toonverse.

 

darkstorm5000

That's what the he and Fox keep saying

 

MadR

I heard there was supposed to be a Weapon X movie.

 

Kirayoshi

From what I've been reading, Kitty'll be out of the Ultimate X-Men book and probably be a regular on USM in the near future.

 

Amokitty

I've enjoyed Sue Penkevich's take on Kitty/Bobby, but it could never happen in 616. Not a chance. (Even if Peter died again)

 

Kirayoshi

Interesting story, but Peter got shafted, characterization-wise

 

Kirayoshi

Any Fullmetal Alchemist fans out there?

 

Amokitty

Do you think Ultimate Kitty will remain as Spidey's GF?

 

xakko

i can't say I've seen an incarnation of Iceman i ever really liked much

 

Kirayoshi

I found this on YouTube. Good for a laugh.

 

Kirayoshi

http://youtube.com/watch?v=XTHpzLdt-Kc

 

Amokitty

I'm checking this out! BRB.

 

xakko

i can't see that as lasting too long... Peter/MJ is too strong

 

Kirayoshi

From what I've heard it's gonna be a triangle for awhile between him, Kitty and MJ.

 

xakko

then again, we're talking about Joey Q

 

MadR

I think it's a gimmack, and a bit of an injoke, Kitty and her Peters. They might milk it for all it's worth, but I can't see it lasting.

 

darkstorm5000

With the way that Bendis' been writing Kitty lately, it seems like she'll be more of a third wheel to their bicycle

 

Kirayoshi

Next year, they hook her up with Peter Petruski!

 

Kirayoshi

Third Wheel? More like nail in the tire.

 

darkstorm5000

Yeah, I guess that's more accurate

 

Amokitty

He just read the freakin' Atomic Chart didn't he? LOL! That was great, K!!!!

 

Kirayoshi

Tom Lehrer wrote that.

 

Kirayoshi

Very funny political humorist, circa '60s.

 

Amokitty

Too funny.

 

Kirayoshi

Also did some educational songs.

 

Amokitty

You mean ala Schoolhouse Rock?

 

Kirayoshi

Best known for "Masochism Tango"

 

Kirayoshi

Something like that.

 

Kirayoshi

He did a few snippets for Electric Company.

 

xakko

I've got his Remains

 

xakko

my RA sang that for a talent show in my freshman year

 

Amokitty

Paste Pot Pete?? LOL.

 

Kirayoshi

"Man, I think I got webs up my nose!

 

xakko

(i thought he was best known for Mandy Patinkin singing "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park" on Chicago Hope)

 

Kirayoshi

He did that one too.

 

xakko

i swear some of his songs - like "Send the Marines" - apply as much today as they did then

 

Amokitty

It bothers me that the bond that exists between Kitty and Peter doesn't have even a chance of being shown in Ultimate. Peter is so one dimensional it's not even funny.

 

darkstorm5000

And depressing as hell

 

Amokitty

He's nothing but a bore!

 

xakko

well, he's gay, isn't that a whole personality?

 

Kirayoshi

Not to mention that he's gay!

 

Kirayoshi

I don't mind that he's gay, but what else is he?

 

darkstorm5000

That's just it

 

Amokitty

I'm cracking up..... this is all so true....

 

Kirayoshi

Okay, we get it, you prefer guys. NEXT?

 

Amokitty

Can't ANY writer give this character a break??

 

darkstorm5000

At least Northstar has some semblance of a personality

 

xakko

being the male Emma Frost?

 

xakko

(i kid - i don't know anything about Ultimate Northstar)

 

MadR

I've had a few plotbunnies for Ultimate Piotr.

 

Amokitty

There was a thread in CBR about Colossus and a poster said that Ultimate Peter had more personality. Oh yeah? Prove it! Because clearly your head is in your ass! What friends does he have? Not Kurt and Kitty that's for sure. Talk about dull as dishwater.

 

xakko

oh? are you going to share?

 

Amokitty

Please tell us, K!

 

MadR

There's the patrolling with Logan and stopping crimes. And a big bucket of angst over Weapon X.

 

Kirayoshi

Don't bring up Ultimate Nightcrawler!

 

Kirayoshi

Talk about character assassination!

 

darkstorm5000

I was going to say it, but you beat me to it

 

Amokitty

That's just it though! Nobody wants to be Ultimate Peter's friend. He's lame, that's why!

 

MadR

...Wraith put Piotr in the cell with Bobby, knowing Piotr was gay and mafiya...expecting Piotr to eventually rape Bobby and use that to divide the team.

 

MadR

There's also when Piotr left the team because he wasn't connecting to anybody, I don't know why they didn't follow up on that.

 

darkstorm5000

And the shame is, there is ALOT of untapped potential with Ult Piotr that just hasn't been touched on

 

Amokitty

THIS Peter seems neither gentle or artistically inclined. Who is this guy?

 

darkstorm5000

Mope-aholic

 

MadR

I wish Domenika Marizone would finish her 'Piotr Rasputin: Agent of Shield' story. But Stargate Atlantis ate her brain.

 

darkstorm5000

brb

 

Kirayoshi

Don'

 

Kirayoshi

Don't look at me, I still thought Kitty Pryde Agent of SHIELD was a cool idea.

 

Kirayoshi

Crappy execution, but it was Ben Raab, what did you expect?

 

Amokitty

I do too, Rose. She did that character Justice. I've spoken to her but once, and she's a very smart, no nonsense kind of person. I think it reflected in her version of Peter a little bit.

 

MadR

We see Ult Piotr playing the guitar in one panel, and he's geeky enough to play Danger Room Dungeons And Dragons with Kurt, before they fall out....but yeah, he gets pushed to the background in yet another canon universe.

 

Amokitty

Actually, K.... it was Larry Hama who screwed that story up.

 

Kirayoshi

Oh? Thought it was Raab.

 

Kirayoshi

My bad.

 

Amokitty

I should post images of it in the gallery so everyone can have a laugh. Agent of Shield was awful.

 

Kirayoshi

There is a decent Kitty, Agent of SHIELD story over at Fonts of Wisdom.

 

Kirayoshi

AU from teh Cross-Time Caper series from Excalibur.

 

xakko

I know a Kete would kill me for this, but I still liked some of Raab's stuff. It wasn't mind-blowing, but oftentimes it was servicable, like #125, and the Colossus one-shot

 

Kirayoshi

When Kitty thought that Excalibur was lost, she encountered Nick Fury, who offered her a spot on SHIELD.

 

Amokitty

You're right, Rose. Which brings up the question of why did Millar make Peter gay in the first place? He toyed with everyone about it, and then just dropped the ball.

 

xakko

for no other reason than to say "I made Colossus gay", I think.

 

xakko

he's rather proud of it

 

MadR

I'll admit that scene where Piotr still has the crush on Logan and tries to tell him only to get shoved right back in the closet was pretty damn funny. But not enough to carry a whole character.

 

Amokitty

Yeah, and the reason is...? Millar is glorified to the point of madness. I'm missing the genius behind his work I'm sure....

 

Kirayoshi

Wha? You don't approve of Tony Stark becoming a fascist?

 

xakko

he isn't? :)

 

Kirayoshi

Pre-CW he was bleedin' progressive!

 

Amokitty

Oh, and Xak? You're not the only one who thought that Raab had some decent moments with Excalibur. he did plenty of stupid things however, like having Kitty don a Valley Girl accent and say that Peter was Ukrainian rather than Siberian. Stupid things.

 

Amokitty

I hate Tony right now.

 

MadR

Speaking of Ultimate Tony Stark. What was that line? "I just wondered what it would be like if a billionaire put that money to work saving the world?"

 

Kirayoshi

Oh, and let's not forget them trying to arrest Steve Rogers for breaking a law THAT HADN'T BEEN PASSED YET!

 

Kirayoshi

The SHRA wasn't a law at that point!

 

MadR

Likeadeuce posted a few panels from Civil War for me, describing Tony as a manipulative son of a bitch. I hate that plotline.

 

Kirayoshi

It was a bill, yes it was only a bill, and it was sittin' there on Capitol Hill...

 

Amokitty

Sure K, but didn't you know? SHIELD controls the country! *rolls eyes*

 

xakko

even if it's an international organization

 

xakko

(being secretly controlled by frickin' HYDRA, and Tony KNOWS IT)

 

Amokitty

Tony and Spidey's sub plot is engrossing but unrealistic.

 

Kirayoshi

Anyone wanna bet when SHIELD sends a team of brainwashed superheroes to stage a coup on the White House?

 

Kirayoshi

I say next March. Who's with me?

 

Amokitty

I wouldn't take that bet for love or money! ;)

 

Kirayoshi

We know from AXM that Hill is still in charge post-CW.

 

Kirayoshi

Or at least a high-ranking member.

 

xakko

good point. 'cause that makes sense

 

Amokitty

I just CW over. It's as tiring as the Shi'ar arc in Uncanny. Not thrilled with Brubaker either, what can I say? Heh.

 

Amokitty

I WANT CW over I should say...

 

Kirayoshi

It ain't gonna be over for a long while.

 

xakko

i just haven't been into any X-books 'cept Astonishing and -Factor.

 

MadR

There are times I'm glad I don't buy comic books, so I can skip all this nonsense in the trades.

 

xakko

NEX was decent this week, tho'

 

Kirayoshi

But I do figure by the end of '08 the SHRA will be either repealed or restructured into something less Draconian.

 

Amokitty

But it looks like we'll all be picking up New X-Men in April though!

 

Kirayoshi

Either that or DoFP stops being a hypothetical situation.

 

Kirayoshi

I kinda wanna see the new FF take on the Zombie-verse.

 

Kirayoshi

Or Ash vs the Zombieverse

 

MadR

Buffy vs Zombieverse?

 

Amokitty

Since Astonishing is coming out in freaking MAY, I'm thinking of having the next chat in April to discuss New X-Men and the possibility of Illyana's return. What do you guys think?

 

xakko

*sigh*, don't remind me Shari

 

Kirayoshi

She doesn't deal with zombies much.

 

Amokitty

*laughs at Xak*

 

xakko

i think i can hold out and just read it in the store.

 

MadR

April? Sigh.

 

Kirayoshi

Maybe we can discuss Joss's new Buffy comic.

 

Amokitty

Oh we can ALWAYS do them sooner, Rose my dear! I didn

 

Amokitty

*Sigh* ‘Didn't’ think anyone would be interested in doing a chat sooner.

 

xakko

it's as much fun talking about the fanfic as the issue.

 

xakko

we've certainly done more of the former

 

Kirayoshi

Well gang, I gotta take off.

 

Amokitty

Absolutely Xak.

 

Kirayoshi

Later maters.

 

MadR

G'nite Kirayoshi

 

Kirayoshi

Peace out!

 

Amokitty

Kirayoshi, thank you for answering my questions and being such a good sport about it!

 

Amokitty

Good night!

 

xakko

g'nite K

 

Kirayoshi

glad to, Kit

 

Kirayoshi left.

 

 

xakko

so i still need to wrap this battle up.

 

Amokitty

Seriously guys, if you're interested in not waiting 'til April or May I'm all for it! I don't want to wear out my welcome in this writer's circle, so I'm afraid to push my "Chat Agenda”, heh.

 

darkstorm5000

I don't have a problem with more frequent chats

 

MadR

I wouldn't mind a general chat in March, if everybody else is interested.

 

xakko

i'm game... :)

 

MadR

We, um, don't tend to stay on topic anyways.

 

Amokitty

We never do! hee!

 

Amokitty

What do you propose to be a topic for the next chat to be, out of curiosity?

 

xakko

the first annual Kiotr.net fanfiction award show!

 

Amokitty

man, am I loopy tonight or something? That drug was supposed to wear off hours ago.....

 

MadR

Fanfic, um, new stupid things the Marvel PTB have done....

 

darkstorm5000

And whatever else under the sun we can find to talk about, I guess

 

Amokitty

jesus, Xak. You've been reading my mind haven't you? I've been looking at Livewire World's stuff wondering if I should buy prizes for a costume design contest at the site.

 

xakko

costume design? to get Kitty out of a training uniform?

 

Amokitty

Fanfiction awards sound great, but how could anyone ever vote just one of you??!!!

 

xakko

which reminds me that I picked her for the DMAX

 

Amokitty

Both of their costumes suck, Xak. Admit it. ;)

 

xakko

easily.

 

xakko

i've already made my attempt

 

darkstorm5000

Guys, I think I'm going to go ahead and call it quits for tonight too

 

Amokitty

Darkstorm, thank you for coming! I'm always so glad to see you! :)

 

xakko

g'nite DS!

 

Amokitty

Thanks also for being patient with my questions.

 

darkstorm5000

No need to thank me, I just enjoy being around so many creative and fun individuals

 

MadR

G'nite DS

 

Amokitty

Have a good night, DS!

 

darkstorm5000

Have a goodnight everyone!

 

darkstorm5000 left.

 

 

MadR

I should probably call it quits too. Getting early here.

 

Amokitty

Aw man!

 

Amokitty

It's going to be an early night tonight. I'm so glad you came, Rose!! Thank you!

 

xakko

hope you find time to get back to writing Rose...

 

MadR

Yawn. 2am on this side, sorry.

 

xakko

(and that the Real Life comes under control)

 

MadR

I will do some writing, I promise.

 

Amokitty

I understand, really. But parting is such sweet sorrow and all that... ;)

 

MadR

G'nite.

 

Amokitty

Good night, dear.

 

MadR left.

 

 

xakko

well, did you get the answers you were hoping for?

 

Amokitty

I did. :) I just wish I could've asked Lia a couple of things.... Oh well, there's always next time.

 

Amokitty

Everyone was very gracious with their responses.

 

xakko

i realized how much that one review stung... i looked at the chapter, and it isn't that bad, it just is incomplete... requiring 12 issues of Astonishing to make sense

 

Amokitty

I stand by what I said earlier about you being upfront concerning the nature of Kit's Laughing, and how the story was set-up. if the readers didn't know, then they weren't reading very closely and thus not doing the story justice anyway. At least that's how I see it.

 

xakko

the transition was still a huge leap - to jump to post-Unstoppable was pretty big.

 

xakko

ah well. i don't have to do anything like that in the new project

 

xakko

i need to not have Amanda deus ex machina in the new chapter... it's tricky

 

Amokitty

what was interesting to me, was that the chapter read a little differently than the rest of the story and I'm not talking about the leap in continuity. It was that the writing style had changed a bit. You could see some of this throught out the story as it progressed, but was very apparent in the final chapter. It had a technical edge that was clever and attention getting.

 

Amokitty

Forgive my many typos, please! :)

 

xakko

n/p

 

xakko

part of what i was trying to do was bring things full circle- bringing everything back...

 

xakko

that was one of the reasons i didn't feel tied to a Cats Laughing song- the first couple chapters didn't have any music... but the line ""we'll see how brave you are" stuck with me so i used it

 

Amokitty

I need to write that darn review. I can explain better then.

 

xakko

i look forward to it

 

Amokitty

Ah yes, the refrain from Yes, Anastasia?

 

xakko

i almost went and had Cassandra Nova "recreate" the Rasputin connection in Peter's head. He was dead, so it should have been broken

 

xakko

oh, and one of my goals in "Book of Magik" is to retcon "The Draco"

 

Amokitty

I agree about that. Rasputin shouldn't have been revived by Ord too.

 

Amokitty

Oh dear God, Thank You!!!!! You don't know how much that will mean to the readers!

 

xakko

i ended up deciding that if i couldn't write Bloodline out of continuity, then i had to use it to my own purposes.

 

Amokitty

Rose did too, so why not? Take a silly story and give it some real purpose. You certainly couldn't do it any harm! LOL.

 

xakko

i loved how that one guy went off when he heard how easily Sinister is swatted around in Bloodline

 

Amokitty

I also thought that Kit's had a nice epilogue. I noticed that it left the door open for Kurt and Rachel.

 

xakko

it did- and i need to make a decision on that soon, don't i?

 

xakko

i can't have Rachel and Amanda and Kurt there for the rest of the story and not settle things, can i?

 

Amokitty

Oh in CBR? Yeah I caught that. Like 'their" precious character isn't allowed to get screwed over. That was funny. I so wanted to yell, Take a number! You're not alone, dude!

 

Amokitty

LOL. yes, you do! Amanda is in the next room for crying out loud.... ;) Kurt must choose!

 

xakko

yeah, seriously, aside from Emma, which X-character HASN'T been abused

 

xakko

I swear, every X-writer loves Emma

 

Amokitty

Exactly. But the abuse is happening so much, it's losing its power as a plot line. It, like death, is being over done. Grim, dark stories have their place but so do other genres. And it's about time we get to see some of them. It's all the rage now for writers to crap all over someone else's work to promote their own. The respect for the work that new writers are taking over - isn't there.

 

Amokitty

Everything is so negative. It's getting too oppressive for me.

 

xakko

sadly, yes. and even the "fun" comics, like Nextwave, aren't much better.

 

Amokitty

Well now we're getting into Ellis territory..... and we know what a fun, crazy guy he is!

 

xakko

I mean, Nextwave was OK, but will it really be remembered 15 years from now? it's more "American Pie" than "Blazing Saddles"

 

Amokitty

Oh lord, I love Mel Brooks!

 

xakko

i dunno, depending on how Whedon wraps things up, Marvel may lose a small but vocal segment of their readership

 

Amokitty

And yes, there's no staying power to stories anymore either. That's because retcons are happening right and left.

 

xakko

well, it isn't like Nextwave was continuity.

 

Amokitty

What's sad is that the readers are becoming blase about these so called emotional, power driven stories. We know better, don't we?

 

xakko

God, I hope it wasn't.

 

xakko

i'd like to think so

 

Amokitty

I can't begin to say how worried I am about what Whedon will do. This latest Astonishing didn't allay my fears one bit. It made them worse.

 

xakko

seriously, did anything in the last two arcs of New X-Men have anything near the impact of the one death of Larry Bodine? Or Doug Ramsey?

 

Amokitty

Yeah, people are still talking about those two after all these years. Who's going to remember Jay? Few, I think.

 

xakko

Jay, possibly, because of his family. Tag? nope

 

xakko

and there's some character assassination as bad as Ultimate Nightcrawler, I think

 

Amokitty

I hate feeling like I'm in the minority of the comics readership. What everybody thinks is cool, and I don't. I'm not interested in New X-Men. I'll buy the damn Illyanan issues, but that's it. Even then, I'll bet that I'll be sorry I did. ;)

 

Amokitty

Maybe I'm getting old? *chuckles*

 

xakko

i know i will.. Faded is trying to make sure we don't buy it, only read it

 

xakko

then buy the trade after Kyle and Yost are off the book

 

xakko

i'll tell you this, i *feel* old reading how amazing Morrison is or how great Ennis is

 

Amokitty

I could do that, I suppose. After all, I finally read Wisdom #2 last week by thumbing through it. It was awful. Where is the praise for it coming from?

 

xakko

i did want to see what Jeremy liked in Preacher. To me, it's just an author insert expounding his own issues about religion

 

Amokitty

Oh Xak, you make me laugh! I sympathize. Morrison is beyond me. He made such a confusing mess.

 

xakko

Morrison had some really cool bits. He had some amazingly crappy bits. His last three arcs sucked. His Xorneto sucked. worse than crazy Scarlet Witch

 

Amokitty

I meant to ask this earlier and forgot - Do you ever wonder if Marvel writers ever read fanfiction about their characters? I realize that technically they're not supposed to, but do you really think they all obey that to the letter?

 

Amokitty

I think they do. ;)

 

xakko

we've caught Whedon reading an essay about his work.

 

Amokitty

Yep.

 

xakko

but then, would they have time?

 

xakko

I'd love to listen in on some of Ian's creator interviews, to get a better sense.

 

xakko

i want to know if i'm completely off base on Brubaker. I would have loved to hear Carey's enthusiasm (even if his work doesn't blow me away)

 

Amokitty

We do. We all have our real lives with work, and loved ones, and other personal interests, and yet we always find time to read what we hopefully will find enjoyable.

 

xakko

i think those who are obsessed with "the craft" don't. Brubaker, Ellis. They don't seem to be "fans" to me.

 

xakko

I think I could see Bendis doing it. I would like to think that Joss, if he's really struggling finding Peter's voice, might creck out some of the better fanfic

 

Amokitty

I agree again, Xak. Carey sounds like a fan, and Brubaker comes off jaded like so many others. I discussed this with my LCS guy 2 days ago, and he's a personal friend of Ed's. He got rather defensive about Ed (while staying polite with me), and said that the reason Ed doesn’t like interviews is that he is forever taken out of context. It's why he prefers a live interview or pod-cast. So *I* said that his latest interviewer was a friend of MINE, and that getting taken out of context wouldn't happen. So we agreed to disagree. I must be missing something, because Ed comes off disinterested in the interview. About as disinterested as he was in meeting me...  *whew!*

 

xakko

Ian didn't leave out much to remove context.

 

xakko

but i think Bru was hampered by the desire to keep spoilers from leaking

 

xakko

i think he felt burned by much of Deadly Genesis being revealed online before it was published

 

Amokitty

Ah, yet another book that everybody loved and I didn't.

 

xakko

not everyone- there was a lot of hate for it.

 

xakko

it's his Captain America that i haven't been thrilled with that is critically acclaimed

 

Amokitty

Ian scored another coup, I see. I'm happy for him.

 

xakko

i do want to see if he asked PAD my Pinky and the Brain question

 

xakko

it's good pub for the site. i don't know if it's bringing in the business to overcome that stolen order

 

xakko

i don't think sandra has much of a profit margin

 

Amokitty

From what little I've seen, there is some stuff in Winter Soldier that I like, but that whole militeristic, cloak and dagger stuff doesn't interest me like it does everyone else.

 

Amokitty

That reminds me.... I've been meaning to order the latest Astonishing trade from Livewire..... heh.

 

xakko

i guess i just felt- naively - that if Marvel could keep their word on one thing, it was something to hold on to. but no- they only had 3 truly "dead means dead" characters, and each one of them has shown up in current titles in the last two years

 

Amokitty

I wonder how a fanfiction contest at the site would work? I think it's a great idea, Xak.

 

Amokitty

I've lost all faith in Marvel. Sadly, I've become jaded too.

 

xakko

Maybe, instead of making it a competition, we could go through each author's body of work and pick out what we think THEIR best story was, best scene, funniest scene, etc.

 

Amokitty

And then do a poll, or something to tally votes?

 

xakko

it's a thought.

 

xakko

some, like Rose, would be hard to choose from lord knows how many fics...

 

xakko

others, like me, well, i have 2.

 

Amokitty

I wonder if in fact, anyone WOULD vote. There's been like 120 something people at the guest book, but no takers. That's why I'm thinking to involve some prizes. something shiny! :)

 

xakko

oooh shiny

 

xakko

i don't know what to do about the guestbook. i know i generally don't sign them on other sites, so maybe other people are like me?

 

Amokitty

Of course all of my other ideas ain't doing so great. Not terribly hopeful that this one would be different. For the same reason so few are participating at the comm I guess.

 

Amokitty

Got some fan mail last week though! It's nice to know that people do indeed like the place.

 

xakko

we do, we do!

 

xakko

i know everyone who shows up to these things really, truly and completely appreciates all your hard work

 

xakko

and clearly there are many more that are taking advantage of the site.

 

Amokitty

ha! You know I'm starting to run out of ideas on New Arrivals. I've already used the best material, I think. Maybe X-Men/Micronauts, or Colossus-God's Country? I'm wondering what to do next.

 

Amokitty

yeah, no kidding. At least some of those YouTube videos look cool. ;)

 

xakko

i love God's Country...

 

xakko

but aside from all the cameos Petey's getting - grumble grumble New X-Men - and Astonishing, i don't know

 

Amokitty

After looking at the Chronology project I realize that my collection isn't really all that hot. I'm lacking if anything.

 

Amokitty

Well, I intend to do another theme month in March just for the hell of it. We'll see where it goes.

 

xakko

yeah, i need to get back into my purchases for Kitty.

 

xakko

March... hrmmm ... you did death... taxes?

 

Amokitty

Has Colossus gotten all your love lately? *laughs*

 

xakko

he was easier - being dead for a few years and all

 

Amokitty

Why, taxes are downright ordinary for guys who have space adventures! I'm thinking to keep it a surprise for a while.

 

xakko

oh, OK

 

xakko

Basketball? March Madness? Sports in general? Should I stop guessing?

 

Amokitty

Understood. Heaven knows how much I love that character. I'll be inconsolable if he dies. Not sure what will become of this place if either Kitty or Peter die.  *sigh*  Oh well, it will have been a fun ride.

 

xakko

let's just keep our fingers crossed.

 

Amokitty

Xak, Xak...... silly man. I gave a hint to Jeremy, but I don't think he realized it. I was being oh-so-subtle, you see.

 

xakko

and hope Ian gets to interview Joss and convinces him that even if Astonishing has to be delayed five years, it's worth it to keep Kitty and Peter alive

 

xakko

i'll be scouring the transcript then

 

Amokitty

I think that Joss cares about these characters. I think they're favorites of his, but why do people make such dismissive comments about that? Carey likes Rogue, but nobody makes cracks about that. Joss likes Kitty and it's a free for all on snide remarks. People are strange.

 

Amokitty

The comment made to Jeremy was during the last chat by the way. ;)

 

xakko

because it's the flagship, it was heavily hyped, it has delays up the wazoo, and it's always "cool" to deflate whatever's the "best"

 

Amokitty

The X-Wank is off the charts these days. It's starting to affect my enjoyment of comics, and of message boards. Whatever happened to 'fun'? I think that may be the single biggest reason why I seldom visit boards anymore. They deflate my sunny disposition! :D

 

xakko

i hear that...

 

xakko

i hate to be a party pooper, but it's 3 AM here

 

xakko

i need to sleep...

 

Amokitty

I know. It's late. Please tell Deb thanks for letting you stay up til this ungodly hour!

 

xakko

my best to Mark... thanks for hosting, as always!

 

Amokitty

It's been an incredible year, Xak. :)

 

xakko

i'll let her know!

 

xakko

yeah, a heckuva ride.

 

xakko

let's hope it goes on for many more.

 

xakko

g'nite!

 

Amokitty

Thank you so much for coming! These things would never be the same if you weren't here!

 

Amokitty

Good night, Xak. Sleep well. *waves*

 

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Amokitty

I'd like to thank Xakko, Jeremy Harper, Kirayoshi, Madripoor Rose, Darkstorm 5000, and Melodyrider for joining in tonight and being so gracious in allowing me to ask fan questions regarding their work. Their talent is exceptional, and it's a privilege to know them. The Kiotr fandom is growing, and they (along with Lia Fail, Oldprydefan, and Anhayla) have all had a part to play in this fandom's resurgence. What a great time to be a Shadowcat and Colossus fan! And what a fantastic year it's been for this site. I can only hope that this positive trend continues. Thanks also, to all of YOU who visit this site. We hope we keep giving you reasons to come back. Take care everyone and good night. :)

 

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