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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2016-11-07 09:36 am

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1. The worst that can happen is global thermonuclear war, and global thermonuclear war is the fastest way I know of to reverse global warming, so it's a win-win situation really. repeat as necessary.

(also I will be dead and not have to worry about it anyway, and that map is a fascinating toy.)

2. I am apparently doing NaNo (w/ the asteroid story and various wips), or rather NONONONO as I have named the scrivener file, because some part of me *does* know better. Anyway I have set a private goal of 1000 words a day and am already well behind, but if someone wants to add me as a buddy, I'm on the website.

3. I have read all of the One-Punch Man manga in the last week. I had been reading Dragon Ball for mindless escapism but that gets so high-energy it is tiring, One-Punch Man is the same "punch the bad guys" payoff while being the opposite of high-energy. (If you don't know OPM, it's a currently running manga/anime/previously webcomic set in a shounen-rules world where superheroes kill giant monsters. You know how in superhero fanfic, you get the bad guys that are totally just NPCs nobody is expected to care about, there to give the heroes something to do in between working out their personal issues and intra-hero politics? That's One Punch Man canon.

The MC is a guy named Saitama whose superpower is basically the middle of the Hyperbole and a Half depression comic, he is so out of fucks to give that he is literally invincible. Only this world runs on shonen rules, so he is LITERALLY invincible and the Strongest Hero In The World. (Also even stripped down to his basic Trying to Cope mode, he is a really good person, so there's that too.)

(I kind of want to write a fanfic where somebody gets him on antidepressants finally and he gets to the end of that comic and eventually realizes that maybe everything isn't completely bullshit, but I am probably not the right person to write it.)

Anyway, yeah, A++ low energy escapism, just wish there was longfic that wasn't shippy now that I'm done with manga canon. (debating attempting to find the anime.)

4. So speaking of, I am looking for something that will do with my comic collection what LibraryThing does with my books. To wit: an easy way to get a searchable/sortable list on my smartphone of what I have and what I am actively looking for.

I looked at apps in the Play store, but the two that looked useful enough to try required adding comics by looking them up in a database, with no way to manually enter stuff the database couldn't find, and if I can't enter my collection of Tandy Computer promotional comics from the early eighties, it is useless to me. (Not to mention the fancomics from the Con.txt swap table and the ones I got for being a paid Keenspot charter member.) The ones I tried couldn't even find Axe Cop.

What I would really like is: I put in a title, it lets me go through a list of comics with that title and click the ones I have and the ones I don't have and am looking for, and lets me manually enter if they aren't in the database, and then lets me look at those lists even if I am not connected to the internet. Preferably it would also let me enter my trades and compare what's in the trade to what's in floppies.

I can do it with a spreadsheet and spreadsheet app if I have to, but it seems like this is a problem somebody should have solved already. Anybody have recs?

5. So jealous of the people who have read The Hanging Tree already. (I will get that fic out to beta! Someday! Eventually!)
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[personal profile] brownbetty 2016-11-07 03:44 pm (UTC)(link)
when I was looking for a solution to your comics problem, years ago, I remember comicrack was the answer I settled on, altho very possibly the landscape has changed since then.
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[personal profile] brownbetty 2016-11-07 05:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Oops, my bad, you are right.
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[personal profile] monksandbones 2016-11-07 03:59 pm (UTC)(link)
1. The worst that can happen is global thermonuclear war, and global thermonuclear war is the fastest way I know of to reverse global warming, so it's a win-win situation really. repeat as necessary.

I'm teaching the Cold War on Thursday, and I just scanned some excerpts from Robert F. Kennedy's memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis for my students to read, selected to heavily emphasize the importance of restraint in diplomacy in a nuclear-armed world. Hopefully we're all going to be very, very relieved when we discuss them, and not very, very nervous, but I'm preparing introductions to my lecture that go both ways.
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[personal profile] watersword 2016-11-07 04:00 pm (UTC)(link)
That nuclear wasteland map is very comforting. For, you know. A very given value of comforting. (Are nukes more likely to land on the Financial District downtown or on the Indian Point nuclear plant slightly upstate? Who cares, I'm dead either way!)
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[personal profile] cyprinella 2016-11-07 04:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I was doing a custom library in Calibre for a while since most of mine are scans. There's a way to connect it to one of the big comic databases but the search function was only so-so. That was about two years ago though.
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[personal profile] sophia_sol 2016-11-07 05:14 pm (UTC)(link)
re #4, I use an app called Book Catalogue to organize all my books, including what few comics I have. I like it a lot. It can find things for you if you put in the title or put in the ISBN or scan the barcode, and it also allows you to input things yourself if it can't find the book in question. You can add books to different "bookshelves" and organize by that, which I think would work well for distinguishing what you own vs what you're looking for. I don't know how well it would work for a huge comics collection but it may be worth looking at?
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[personal profile] jadelennox 2016-11-07 06:14 pm (UTC)(link)
I was looking at that tool and I got really depressed, because I'm not even guaranteed to get killed if they nuke Boston--and if they don't get closer than New York, I will only get radiation poisoning. I have always had my fingers crossed that if there is global thermonuclear war I will go out in the 1st hit.
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[personal profile] ratcreature 2016-11-08 01:31 am (UTC)(link)
I haven't tried the site myself to catalog, but if you search it finds the Tandy Promotional comics, and it looks like you can create collections once you register on the site, and they want participation by users entering comics they don't have already, so I assume you can add new stuff? It's not an app though.
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[personal profile] zlabya 2016-11-08 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
I love your #1.

#3 is--oh, man--I'm so glad I bought that manga for our library system. I read vol. 1 and LOLed 4 times by the time I got halfway through--decided legions of teens would adore it. And I love your description that Our Hero is in the midst of a Hyperbole and a Half cartoon--very apt! Also, the Superhero trope, yeah. You could write for animenewsnetwork!
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[personal profile] beatrice_otter 2016-11-09 05:16 am (UTC)(link)
1) That map does me no good. Why? Because Minot, ND is not an option. Now, why would anyone care about Minot in a nuclear war? Because Minot is the home of Minot Air Force Base, which houses Minutemen Missiles. Which makes it a very tempting target for anyone who wants to prevent the US from nuking them. And I live an hour's drive from Minot.

2) I am so excited to see what you do with that asteroid story.