Have you read Scott mccloud's understanding comics? It's a comic book all about how comic books work and I've given it to people I know before who wanted to read comics but had trouble getting into them for similar reasons as to what you were saying and they enjoy them now. Can't promise it would work but might be worth a shot. It's really cool and explains a lot about how to read them that a lot of people take for granted.
I haven’t, thanks! That sounds like something that could be helpful, I’ll check it out.
Some of them I don’t have trouble with, but some I find really hard to follow, depending on the art style and how much dialogue there is.
I’m not gonna lie, this issue is also probably related to why I prefer to read my porn. Words are the way to my heart…and other places, I guess.
(Like how I hijacked your reply to talk about porn?)
The comixology app has a thing that helps you see which panel to look at next. That helps me. But it sounds like your issue might be taking in the words and pictures at the same time?
I actually do prefer reading them on the comixology app. It helps that it will let you zoom focus like that, but I also feel like the overall page composition is part of the art as well, and you miss that. It isn’t that I don’t enjoy them at all, I guess it is just a lot of work.
Same on the comics! It confuses my brain and breaks up the story for me. Give me words.
It was such a relief to be able to articulate why I didn’t really read comics. I felt like it always came out like I though comics were ‘less’ and I don’t feel that way at all. I just have a really hard time connecting to them because it’s not the easiest way for me to take in information.
I have the same issue with comics/graphic novels. Glad it’s not only me!
That is comforting.
I was tagged by apocalypse-patisserie
New questions for You:
Old questions for Me:
Hair. Always hair. I guess I work my way down and then back up, actually.
Hmmm. 10 years ago me had a 1YO, so I probably had access to protective Mamma instincts if I needed them, but I think, in general, I’m tougher now.
Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett
Probably also Lymond Chronicles, not because people find it lame, but because it is almost impossible to get anyone to read it. But, also, oddly enough, in real life, I have a hard time finding anyone who watches Supernatural.
I could probably answer this differently every minute of every day, but some strong contenders are The National’s High Violet and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ Damn the Torpedoes.
The women in my family make a Chicken Tetrazzini recipe that has been handed down through a couple generations, and it is my ultimate comfort food.
I am capable of taking naps, and I enjoy them. I don’t actually do it very often, though.
I tend to see all sides of an argument. I mean, I usually have a side, but I usually don’t get mad about the other side or take it personally. (Unless the other side specifically degrades or hurts another human being, then my secret rage appears) It makes me a fairly good mediator.
I have a really hard time reading comic books. It’s not that I don’t appreciate them, I do. But I LITERALLY have trouble reading them. Hand me a 2000 page book, I’m in heaven, but hand me a comic and I’m like, how does this work? I don’t think I ‘read’ the visuals very well, so I miss the visual part of the story, which means I miss a lot. When I realized it, I suddenly had a lot more sympathy for the kids I knew growing up who didn’t like to read.
I have an undergraduate degree in French & Women’s Studies and a graduate degree in Montessori Education. My Montessori training was one of the happiest years of my life. I just enjoyed it so much. I have often said I would go back and do that year over.
I was helping her rinse her hair and it looked so cool with her face just poking out, that I had to ask her if she would mind if I took a picture. I’ll be honest, I was a little nervous I was going to drop my phone into the bathtub.
It’s possible I’m having an “I’m an asshole” day.