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13 January 2012 @ 07:00 pm
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Mithen: Handshake S/Bmithen on January 15th, 2012 04:49 am (UTC)
Name/nicknames: Mithen
About you: I'm an American who lives in Japan--was into comics when I was a little girl and got re-involved about six years ago.
Favourite titles/canons: In the current DCU: Demon Knights, Batman, Batwoman, Action Comics, Birds of Prey, Stormwatch, Teen Titans, Justice League. Recently read the Ostrander/Yale run of Suicide Squad and loved it. All Star Superman and Superman for All Seasons are two of my favorites. Jeph Loeb's run on Superman/Batman got me into fandom so I have a special place in my heart for it. I love all the older animated series (Batman, Superman, and Justice League United) and the Nolan movies, and liked Superman Returns.
Favourite characters: Superman, Batman, Steph Brown (never cared for her as Spoiler and Robin, but my love for her as Batgirl is passionate and intense), Amanda Waller (the Wall version), Shining Knight, Exoristos, Selina Kyle, Damian Wayne, Power Girl, Supergirl, J'onn J'onnz, Riddler.
Favourite pairings: Superman/Batman (fair warning: this is about 90% of what's on my LJ), Batman/Catwoman, Dick Grayson/Starfire, Dick Grayson/Tim Drake, Bruce Wayne/Jim Gordon (Nolanverse), Apollo/Midnighter, Riddler/Harley Quinn.
Non-DCU fandoms: You're not going to find much on my LJ but DCU, but I also love Master & Commander, Star Trek, Star Wars, Irredeemable & Incorruptible by Mark Waid, Astro City, anything by Guy Gavriel Kay, Tolkien (especially the Silmarillion), Detective Conan, Blakes 7.
Homes outside of LJ: I do quick comic reviews on Twitter at @_mithen; my stories are archived at AO3 as Mithen. I have a DW account as Mithen but so far haven't migrated there.
Anything else: Despite its many flaws, I'm enjoying the rebooted DCU and would love more friends to share squee with!
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Mithen: Handshake S/Bmithen on January 15th, 2012 11:52 am (UTC)
eighterrorseighterrors on January 15th, 2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
aww Superman/Bats! I'm also very happy to see someone who likes the DCU reboot =D I'll add ya
Mithen: DCnU Lee Supermanmithen on January 18th, 2012 02:36 pm (UTC)
Yay, I added you back! There's lots to be sour about with the reboot, but I'm still having a lot of fun with it. Some of the fresh takes on stories are a blast...
(no subject) - eighterrors on January 19th, 2012 10:43 am (UTC) (Expand)
scribe_protra: Kyle <3 Guyscribe_protra on January 15th, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
I'm loving Action Comics, Blue Beetle, Aquaman, Justice League, and *kinda* liking Static in the DCnU. And I love love love loooooove all the GL titles except the red one.
Mithen: Morales Action Supermanmithen on January 18th, 2012 02:34 pm (UTC)
Action and JL are a lot of fun! I decided to start picking up Aquaman starting this month because it's been getting good reviews and I always want to like Arthur. :) I'm following Green Lantern Corps--not enough Guy/John (I loves me some Guy/Kyle but I would also really love to see John finally get some chemistry going with a fellow GL, all the others are shippy like crazy!) but I like the sort of action-packed military tone of it so far...

Blue Beetle keeps breaking my heart by being almost the same, but not the same, as the original run for Jaime. I think everyone has a couple of titles like that, that they loved too much before to like now, even when they're good, sadly. But anything that keeps Jaime and the Reyes in the fannish eye is good news for me!
➵ she walks in starlight: authority / light and darkigrab on January 16th, 2012 02:03 am (UTC)
oh my gosh hi last year my bff rec'd your fics to me when i was first getting into the dcu and i loved them and basically she worships you and i kind of oh hi yeah

I so completely agree with you on loving Steph as Batgirl in a passionate and intense way. That was just such an incredible run of comics and I'm so sad it's over.

I agree on the enjoying the reboot despite the flaws, even though I'm very behind. I need to catch up! Perhaps having more DC friends will encourage that?

(And I'm curious, have you read The Authority, or just the reboot Stormwatch?)
Mithen: Smiling Lee S/Bmithen on January 18th, 2012 02:41 pm (UTC)
I so completely agree with you on loving Steph as Batgirl in a passionate and intense way. That was just such an incredible run of comics and I'm so sad it's over.

I finished the last issue of that run and I am not ashamed to say that I actually literally wept, tears running down my face, at the idea that Steph was going to cease to be Batgirl. Seriously, I love Clark and Bruce (haha, you might have noticed) but I never felt the kind of passionate protectiveness toward them that I do toward Steph...maybe because they're never going to have someone come along and say "Oh, you know all those superhero jobs you think you held? Well, you were never any of them, you were ALWAYS just a two-bit vigilante in purple." *sobs*

(And I'm curious, have you read The Authority, or just the reboot Stormwatch?)

I read the first volume of Ellis's run on Authority and liked it a lot, but I heard it kind of goes off the rails later and wasn't sure how much further to venture, so I stopped there. I've been enjoying seeing their relationship develop in the new Stormwatch but am in anguish at the idea of a new writer taking over just as they're starting to flirt!

Yay, let's be friends and I'll encourage you to keep caught up so we can squee together! :D
(no subject) - igrab on January 20th, 2012 08:04 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mithen on January 21st, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on January 16th, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
Just taking the opportunity to say you are perfect and lovely and adkskdlflf i love your fanfic and i'mma dissappear now before this gets more stalkery. Sorry. :P
Mithen: DCnU Lee Supermanmithen on January 18th, 2012 02:48 pm (UTC)
Re: o.o
Yeek, thank you, kind anon! You have officially made my day. :)
Cassidydoublehelix20 on January 18th, 2012 12:05 am (UTC)
Oh! You are on DW too. I will add you there, in hopes you'll migrate to squeal about rebooted DCU.
Mithen: Smiling Lee S/Bmithen on January 18th, 2012 02:49 pm (UTC)
Cool! I'll add you because even though I don't post there, I do keep an eye on it, and anywhere I can find reboot squee is a good place as far as I'm concerned. :)
l_junkiel_junkie on January 23rd, 2012 06:30 am (UTC)
Mithen!!! Thanks for posting this on your Lj, I shall continue to squee with you.
Mithen: Blue Sky and Dianamithen on January 25th, 2012 02:58 am (UTC)
Yay for continuations of squee! \O/