Who am I?
I’m Lisa. I’m Ragnell most places, like Twitter and Librarything, and Ragnell the Foul others such as formspring. I’m cranky, overbearing, and I can get mean in an argument. I’ve got that casual causticity that comes form working with mostly males for many years. I’m American, Air Force (over ten years now), pagan, white and female without college so my posts come from that perspective but I don’t speak for anyone but myself. I have the following picture of myself by Rebecca Guay.
I forget which one I am.
I mostly reblog, post quotes and pictures here. My long text posts are reserved for Written World, which oddly is dedicated almost entirely to comics. I used to import them, and do roundups but I’ve let that lapse a month or two so I’m not sure if I’ll do that again or link old posts here.
I’m a 90s fan but I read a lot of old comics. (And old pulp fiction short stories.) I tend to cycle through obsessions, and you probably chart them through my blog. At the moment it’s Star Trek. Adore the reboot, adore TOS, TNG and DS9. VOY was okay but didn’t catch me, and I haven’t seen any ENT.
Before I burned out on DC’s reboot I ran a Steve Trevor tumblr, amazonboytoy. (Yes, that was me in the lettercol.) Started reading WW with Byrne and have devoured every back issue and collection my greedy little hands could get hold of. I can pick out numerous mistakes and terrible ideas but I think I’ve enjoyed every run on some level except for Piccoult, JMS (though Hester is good), and O’Neil.
I have serious problems with the Perez reboot. I think Marston knew what the hell he was doing with gender and it was unwise to take away the Amazon Tech and the boyfriend. I love the weirdness of the Marston and Kanigher runs and want Grant Morrison (I am a big fan) on this book badly because I think he’d bring us back to the mythic cycle, astral travel and semi-mystical societies with different gender roles. At the very least, he’d bring back the weird and the metacommentary on the traditional heroic story that was inherent in the earliest WW.
I don’t watch much TV and I’m not in the US so my timezones are a bit screwed up. I’m not currently active on any projects, but I was one of the co-linkers for Dispatches from the Fridge, which is just a weekend thing because we all still have the same demanding live that made us give away WFA and stopped my sporadic attempts at professional writing.