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Jeff of Earth-J replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Your Favorite Things of the Year! (Est. 2017)
"We seem to have fallen out of the habit after the shutdown, but there are still some remarkable things being released on a weekly basis. For example, the latest EC collection spotlight the work of "Ghastly" graham Ingles."
15 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion The New Season (2020)
"I liked it a lot; it pushed a lot of nostalgia buttons for me -- not so much of the original show, but of the rhythms of old sitcoms. We're still in season 2, and enjoying it little by little, one day at a... well, you know. It's a good…"
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Trends in DC's Digital Reprints on Comixology
"....and again, no back issues are being offered today.The sale is a Black Friday sale. Collections only, with about 500 of them for $4.99, and another 1,500 or so at $5.99 or higher. But tons of material to choose from!All the same, I might save my…"
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion The Walking Dead: The World Beyond
"I liked Annet Mahendru a lot on The Americans... in which she played a Russian national working at the Soviet embassy. I'm not sure what she's going for here, but she's the one person on this show I'm going to miss."
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"Up to episode 164 now, with Dr. Guthrie poking around in everyone's business (currently Sam's), and Laura going full on supervillain at one point while talking to Roger -- "All I need is one night... and he will be MINE!…"
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"Ha! Yeah, Elizabeth heading to the hospital reminded me more than anything of the Superman radio show inventing Kryptonite so that Bud Collyer could take some time off. He either recorded some groans, or someone else would just groan into a mic,…"
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"Hate to see me go, but love to watch me walk away, eh? ;) Well, last night and this morning, I caught up through episode 161 -- and now we have a parapsychologist in the house! Dr. Guthrie -- when he was given a name before he showed up, I…"
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"Saw up to episode 158 last night (it's been a BUSY week, so I've slowed for a while), and it was one of my favorite episodes so far. I love how Laura just *appears* at Elizabeth's bedside when she's alone, I love Elizabeth's…"
Nov 20
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion DC's new Digital Firsts
"I think there's more Batman: The Adventures Continue comics on the way, Lee. It might be a little while before we get them, but with the way issue 14 ended, it looks like they're setting up a sequel. Harley Quinn: Black White and Red…"
Nov 18
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Trends in DC's Digital Reprints on Comixology
"I was looking at some of DC's sale, and it seems a little haphazard. Saw the American Vampire: Second Cycle trades on sale for $5.99 apiece, but the earlier trades aren't on sale --  or at least not discounted so deeply. And…"
Nov 17
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion Trends in DC's Digital Reprints on Comixology
"Comixology has several categories on sale for half off or better this week. Includes selected Marvel, Humanoids, Dark Horse, and others. A couple of DC lists, too, which allowed me to clear about half of my remaining Vertigo wish list. I guess…"
Nov 17
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"Oh, good point! Weird reward, though."
Nov 17
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Dark Shadows
"Nice.. I'm glad that possibility checks out. And thanks for the advice on when to watch the other stuff. I'm halfway through episode 156 now, but didn't want to forget this detail (among the hullabaloo of Elizabeth's collapse and…"
Nov 17
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion The New Season (2020)
"I hadn't realized this was announced as cancelled. It's a fun show, basically a hang-out show among friends, and I'm glad it's back.And it's nice to see Natalie Zea appear as a love interest, as she co-starred with Goggins…"
Nov 16
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion What are you blogging about today?
"Short Cuts 51 Ascender Vol. 2 – The Dead Sea; November Vol. 2 – The Gun In The Puddle; Gideon Falls Vol. 4 – The Pentoculus; Farmhand, Vol. 2 – Thorne in the Flesh; and Ice Cream Man Vol. 5 – Other Confections."
Nov 15
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"For anyone who's interested, the Noir City International Film Festival begins this weekend. We'll be watching Panique tonight, and Leave Her to Heaven later this week... and will definitely be digging into more as the fest goes on!"
Nov 14

Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s News Posts

DC Digital: Releases for Dec. 8

Posted on December 12, 2010 at 10:08pm 1 Comment

Stop the presses! DC’s precious resources are being depleted!

Well, maybe that’s a trifle alarmist, but that’s what occurred to me when I realized what a large portion of DC’s digital release program is devoted to Green Lantern… and how precious little of the current run is…


DC Digital: Releases for Nov. 30

Posted on December 1, 2010 at 12:00pm 3 Comments

Time flies when you’re in a turkey coma. I’d taken my last look at DC’s digital releases so late that by the time I got home from Thanksgiving, I misremembered that I’d already finished last week’s column. So, skip… Continue

DC Digital: Releases for Nov. 17

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 1:30am 11 Comments

Sorry for the late column, folks. Been a busy week at chez Staeger. But time marches on, and DC marched through this Wednesday with another sizable week of digital releases. There are 55 new releases in all; it seems like 58, but issues 1 to 3 of Identity…

DC Digital: Releases for November 10

Posted on November 11, 2010 at 2:56pm 3 Comments


After a couple of weeks of relative dormancy, this is the week where DC started to get its act together. There were planty of new debuts (and almost-debuts) this week: Four from the DCU, three from Vertigo, and one from Wildstorm. (Zuda remains MIA.)

Also new is that DC has… Continue

DC Digital: Releases for November 3

Posted on November 5, 2010 at 2:10am 0 Comments

Before we get to this week’s offerings, I should mention that DC provided readers with a few Halloween treats on October 31. There was issue 2 of The Long Halloween, issue 8 of Starman… and two more issues of Batman, issues 645 and 646. This run continues Judd Winick’s Batman… Continue

Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 6:55am on May 26, 2009, Rich Lane said…
Yep, we've thought it through. No blog posts get up without mod approval. :)
At 11:30pm on June 8, 2010, Figserello said…
Matter Eater Lad.

We shall not see his like again...
At 4:17pm on October 8, 2010, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Happy birthday, Rob.
At 5:57am on May 24, 2013, Commander Benson said…

Rest easy, friend . . . you didn't screw anything up.  The culprit is a peculiarity in the function of the system.  Saving an article as a draft---which should send it to my blog list only---will also send it to a mod for approval.  I imagine some reason was imagined for requiring drafts to be approved by mods, but it's inconvenient because, once a mod approves the draft, it appears in the "Latest Activity" column on the home page.


That means folks can access it before I'm ready to publish it.


The reason it became more of a problem this time is because I had to deviate from my normal routine.  Typically, once I've written and proofed my article on Word and collected all the art I'm going to use into a file, then I go the the blog page, cut-and-paste the article, add the art, give it one last proofing (not that that ever gets all the bugs out), and then send it over to a mod for publishing.


During that evolution, I usually save it as a draft twice---once to make sure I have it, in case of a power failure or something, and nearly every time I add the art, a glitch in the hyperlink system forces me to save it a second time.


Because I usually do it all---save the draft and proof it and publish it---in one session, the mod approval of the draft usually isn't a problem.


But "Mars or Bust" I had to do differently.  I had to edit some of the art two or three times, and I saved it as a draft each time.  (I found one piece of art I had to edit, then saved the draft, then found something else that needed fixing, and so forth.)  Even so, that wouldn't have been a problem---except that I ran out of available time to proof the article again.  So I had to keep it in draft status until I can get to it this morning.  (Actually, right after I finish this note to you.)


Apparently on the moderator's end, nothing indicates that it's a draft one is approving, vice an article ready for publication.  And because it was only drafts you approved this time (and no follow-on final article for publishing which usually happens), it didn't publish.


So you didn't goof up, Rob.  I just broke routine.



Commander B

At 5:34am on June 1, 2013, Commander Benson said…

Rob, now maybe, with your godlike powers of moderation, you can help me with something.

As I typically do, when I post one column for approval, I go back to the previous one, correct all the errors/typos which escaped all of my prior proofreading, and submit that previous one for (re)approval.


When I posted my current Deck Log Entry (the Legion Quiz), I also reposted the previous "Mars or Bust!" entry, after cleaning it up.  Usually the reposted column gets approved at the same time the new one is. 


But for some reason, the "Mars or Bust!" column is still waiting approval.  I don't know who the system decides what moderator gets what stuff to approve, but if you can give me an inkling on how to get "Mars or  Bust!" reapproved, I'd appreciate it.



Commander B

At 11:13am on June 1, 2013, PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod said…

How's that?

At 3:29pm on June 22, 2013, Richard Mantle said…

Thanks for the welcome! I've been 'lurking' and reading many a thread for quite a while!


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