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We Started A Blog! Text and Violence

CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
edited June 2012 in Graphic Violence


We are the smarter, cooler comics blog.

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By Arivia

This is a group blog dedicated to the discussion of comic books (in all their forms: floppy, trade paperback, graphic novel, etc.) Specifically, the “group” are posters from Penny Arcade’s Graphic Violence forum. We like comics: we’re passionate about them (different comics, but a shared passion) and we all share an interest in good comics. What that goodness is – where it comes from – is what concerns us. So, enjoy and respond!

Credit for the Text and Violence name goes to Munch.

Blog header taken from Batman Incorporated #1 (2012) by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham. ©DC Entertainment, 2012.

Blog icon taken from 2001 #1, by Jack Kirby. ©Marvel Comics, date unknown.[/quote]

TEXT AND VIOLENCE POSTING 101/EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

-Post about whatever you want, whenever you want, however you want.

-If you want your post read over before it goes live, just save it as a draft and PM @Arivia or @Skullo about it.

-Categories: At this time, the categories for posts are Essays, News, and Reviews. Pretty self-explanatory, please use one, if your post doesn't fit into any of those categories please tell me so we can come up with one for the next time a cool post like the one you're doing comes by.

-Tags: Tag your posts, please. Definitely tag the publisher; if it's not Big 2, tag it Indie as well. Tag any prominent characters, groups, or series in your post (Ms. Marvel, JLA, Animal Man 2011-) or concepts (Women in Comics.) As an example, @Antimatter reviewing Robots in Disguise #6 would have a category of Review, with the tags of IDW, Indie, Transformers, Robots in Disguise, and Kup or whoever. Creators are also likely worth tagging (Morrison, Moore, Bendis.)

-Art: Art is pretty! Art is cool! Art makes everything work better. If you're going to sling an image right at the beginning of your post, like I did for my Ms Marvel post, then please use the Featured Image option on the right hand side of the post editor. Otherwise, go wild.

-Sources: Please note sources for any art/news/theoretical treatments/whatever somewhere in your post. I still need to do this for my Ms. Marvel piece, but if we can keep ourselves well-organized from the beginning, then it will pay dividends in the long run.

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    AriviaArivia I Like A Challenge Earth-1Registered User regular
    Correction: We hope to be the smarter, cooler version of everything.

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    Indeed. Because we already are.

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Cool is my middle name

    or it would be

    if it wasn't Jonathan

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Also I don't think I have a notification yet? If I get one then I will write something tonight, probably about the new Manowar series.

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    Man I wish I had money to buy comics so I could be a good contributor to this.

    I have every confidence it's going to be the best thing ever.

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    AriviaArivia I Like A Challenge Earth-1Registered User regular
    So here is our thing to think about: Editing!

    Skullo has graciously offered to edit posts and help people out, but it's sort of an all or nothing thing due to Wordpress settings. Are people okay with someone being able to edit their posts, understanding the goal is to simply clarify and improve, not materially edit their content?

    Would people be okay with this if they always have the option to refuse changes somehow if they disagree?

    Also does the one month of posting before joining the blog make sense to people?

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Just let people know the planned changes before they are made, then if there are any disagreements they can be aired then

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    AriviaArivia I Like A Challenge Earth-1Registered User regular
    edited June 2012
    Man I wish I had money to buy comics so I could be a good contributor to this.

    I have every confidence it's going to be the best thing ever.

    Yeah I can't wait to do weekly reviews in September :(

    Also I sent you your invite I think Solar

    Let me check

    Edit: resent it to be safe.

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    AriviaArivia I Like A Challenge Earth-1Registered User regular
    I took a look at the Wordpress settings. I can make people Contributors, where they can draft posts but they have to be approved by admins before posting. So if anyone wants to join prior to having one month of posting here, I'll just make them a Contributor for a month.

    Oh! Also I'm going to stick two blog roll link things up, one for contributor blogs and one for other good sources (Gail Simone, ComicsAlliance, 4th Letter?) Please provide ideas for either.

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    I was indeed invited, just missed it

    anyway, just made a post of my own about X-O Manowar #1. Perhaps it is a little wordy? I always enjoy long articles myself, but that may just be me. Anyway, interested to hear people's opinions.

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    i'll post things under the condition that no one can edit me. I also don't want a column or to be expected to poat regularly. I wanna be sporadic and just

    i've got a specific word flow and voice and know exactly what i'm doing even if it is against any standard rule of grammar. every word is chosen for a reason. this writing degree didn't earn itself.

    it's not like my scriptwriting where collaboration is built in. I gots to know I am the sole editor on a thing, and I don't want skullo wasting his time because I will refuse all changes.

    is this arrogant? maybe. but that's just my thing.

    then again I dunno if i'll even have time to post anything if this screenwriting gig comes to fruition

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    cshadow42cshadow42 Registered User regular
    Hm, I'd be interested in contributing my two cents on the trades I get. Alas, I don't get floppies these days due to budgetary considerations.

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    I'd love to do a Transformers feature, and maybe comment on Swamp Thing and Animal Man

    I'd definitely contribute articles about the upcoming the Man-Thing mini if TLB doesn't do things first

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    AriviaArivia I Like A Challenge Earth-1Registered User regular
    i'll post things under the condition that no one can edit me. I also don't want a column or to be expected to poat regularly. I wanna be sporadic and just

    i've got a specific word flow and voice and know exactly what i'm doing even if it is against any standard rule of grammar. every word is chosen for a reason. this writing degree didn't earn itself.

    it's not like my scriptwriting where collaboration is built in. I gots to know I am the sole editor on a thing, and I don't want skullo wasting his time because I will refuse all changes.

    is this arrogant? maybe. but that's just my thing.

    then again I dunno if i'll even have time to post anything if this screenwriting gig comes to fruition

    That's cool, TLB. Stuff like this is why I put it out there, to make sure that everyone's wishes were respected.

    Also Solar your post was pretty awesome and British. Mind editing some tags and a category in - or if you don't want to, I can. (I fixed one instance of "Valient.")

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    i'll do mostly opinion stuff, not reviews, so the new man-thing mini's all yours, anti

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    okey dokey artichokey

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    I am always crap with tags, so if you do it now, I can go through and do another spell check. Then I can figure out tags for next time.

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    hahahaha so i installed wordpress and it's all a bunch of code and gibberish that doesn't work on my computer

    fuck it, I'm out, can't wait to see what you guys write

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Anti if you like, I can set up an account for you, then you can write stuff and I can post it in your stead

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    AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    you're too kind

    I'll think about it

    now that the singles that comprise the MTMTE and RID trades are out, it'd work

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    AriviaArivia I Like A Challenge Earth-1Registered User regular
    edited June 2012
    Antimatter wrote: »
    hahahaha so i installed wordpress and it's all a bunch of code and gibberish that doesn't work on my computer

    fuck it, I'm out, can't wait to see what you guys write

    you don't need to install anything to write for Text and Violence, its all done through a web editor

    wordpress.com is just online blogs hosted on Wordpress (the program), it doesn't require you to have Wordpress yourself.

    edit: I put tags and a category on for your post, Solar.

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    thank youuuuuuu!

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    And yeah you only need to install Wordpress if you want to host or something like that

    and we don't, so you just hop online and do it all there

    it's as easy as posting here!

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    AriviaArivia I Like A Challenge Earth-1Registered User regular
    So far the general sentiment towards editing seems to be "Okay" so I'm going to give it 12 more hours and then pass an editor invite to @Skullo unless people disagree all of a sudden.

    I will also be writing our little style manual/posting 101 of sorts tonight. Nothing complicated.

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    redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    Just browsing the thread and wanted to say that a little editing isn't a bad thing. If not editing the content, let someone look it over for grammar mistakes. Typically, if I see a stupid error, I just stop reading all together.

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    AriviaArivia I Like A Challenge Earth-1Registered User regular
    edited June 2012
    Invites have gone out to @JyrenB and @The Lovely Bastard

    If you want in, just send me a PM with your email address in it, no strings attached.

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    Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    Dear Text&Violence,

    I am now a member of your newsletter, how much comic book inspired porn should I expect to receive in any given month?

    Also: Cool idea, looking forward to it :)

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Arivia wrote: »
    So far the general sentiment towards editing seems to be "Okay" so I'm going to give it 12 more hours and then pass an editor invite to @Skullo unless people disagree all of a sudden.

    I will also be writing our little style manual/posting 101 of sorts tonight. Nothing complicated.

    Don't cramp my style, lady

    seriously though, I think a wide mix of writing styles and subjects would be good

    no need to limit anything

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    AriviaArivia I Like A Challenge Earth-1Registered User regular
    I am not going to cramp anyone's style. :p

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    CadeCade Eppur si muove.Registered User regular
    edited June 2012
    I look forward to seeing how this turns out.

    Good luck to all participating.

    Do expect great things.

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    AriviaArivia I Like A Challenge Earth-1Registered User regular
    edited June 2012
    TEXT AND VIOLENCE POSTING 101/EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

    -Post about whatever you want, whenever you want, however you want.
    -If you want your post read over before it goes live, just save it as a draft and PM myself or Skullo about it.
    -Categories: At this time, the categories for posts are Essays, News, and Reviews. Pretty self-explanatory, please use one, if your post doesn't fit into any of those categories please tell me so we can come up with one for the next time a cool post like the one you're doing comes by.
    -Tags: Tag your posts, please. Definitely tag the publisher; if it's not Big 2, tag it Indie as well. Tag any prominent characters, groups, or series in your post (Ms. Marvel, JLA, Animal Man 2011-) or concepts (Women in Comics.) As an example, @Antimatter reviewing Robots in Disguise #6 would have a category of Review, with the tags of IDW, Indie, Transformers, Robots in Disguise, and Kup or whoever. Creators are also likely worth tagging (Morrison, Moore, Bendis.)
    -Art: Art is pretty! Art is cool! Art makes everything work better. If you're going to sling an image right at the beginning of your post, like I did for my Ms Marvel post, then please use the Featured Image option on the right hand side of the post editor. Otherwise, go wild.
    -Sources: Please note sources for any art/news/theoretical treatments/whatever somewhere in your post. I still need to do this for my Ms. Marvel piece, but if we can keep ourselves well-organized from the beginning, then it will pay dividends in the long run.

    I think that's it. I can't think of anything else, off hand.

    @Crimsondude, please attach this to the OP.

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    SkulloSkullo Registered User regular
    edited June 2012
    Looks good!

    Edit: Just sort of dawning on me: I promise not to get all library science on this and tag the shit out things. :P

    Skullo on
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    ManetherenWolfManetherenWolf Registered User regular
    Posted up my first article. Definitely like some feedback, as its basically the first thing like this I've written in QUITE a while.

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    If I were to post, I'd want like a reverse of TLB's rules, I want mine editted and fixed by the folk with actual writing abilities!

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    Guys, you can't just start up a thread like this without asking permission first. You can link your site in your sig, and if you want to discuss stuff like this here, take it to PMs. The forums aren't meant to exist as a recruiting/advertising space for your blog.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    You gave up sig rights by doing this.

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