Yes, this is another apology-for-not-posting post. My birthday was earlier this week, so I'm entitled, right? What if I told you I got Mass Effect for my birthday? Would that make this absence more understandable?
I'm working up something about the idea of naturalism in comics, but I don't really have that whipped into shape yet. And I haven't really finished anything from my big pile of recently arrived comics, partly because of the aforementioned game (and also Metroid Prime 3, which I recently finished--and by "finished," I mean "gave up on the final boss battle so I could go ahead and get started on Mass Effect"). And there's Rock Band as well. So no new reviews, either. But potential good news: there's supposedly an ice storm headed this way, so maybe the power will be knocked out and I'll have nothing else to do but read all those nice new comics currently piled up on about a foot away from me. Then, should the power still be out, I can write some reviews and send them all to you via courier. Now I just need to find my signet ring so that I can seal the letters with the Hyacinth family crest (a walrus impaling its tusk in a hearty block of tofu, if memory serves; admittedly, it doesn't look very good embossed in wax, but what are you going to do?).
Okay, here's one comics-related thought: will there be fewer reviews of crappy Marvel/DC books by non-comics shop employees, given all the recent Z-Cult hubbub? Or has the blogosphere figured out that bit torrent is basically for suckers?