The Fray trade paperback will be released November 26th. So if, like me, you claimed you were Waiting For The Trade, now's your chance.
Or soon's your chance.
Oh, right, some of you don't know:
Hundreds of years in the future, Manhattan has become a deadly slum, run by mutant crime-lords and disinterested cops. Stuck in the middle is a young girl who thought she had no future, but learns she has a great destiny. In a world so poisoned that it doesn't notice the monsters on its streets, how can a street kid like Fray unite a fallen city against a demonic plot to consume mankind? Joss Whedon, the celebrated creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, brings his vision to the future in this unique tale. As inventive in the comics medium as in that of television or film, Whedon spins a complex tale of a skilled thief coming of age without the help of friends or family, guided only by a demonic Watcher.
Mentioned it ages ago, when the singles were coming out. The future-slang is a bit annoying -- almost always is -- but the book was worth getting.
I was Waiting For The Trade.
This has been your Daily Joss.
And now, for your personal note:
One of the things I realized in my recent chat with Melek Taus is that I've been much too worried about burning bridges that lead to places I'm not welcome, and that I have no particular interest in returning to. And that, rather than allowing my anger to eat me alive, I should be more willing to not just burn them, but fucking blow them up with a smile on my face and a song in my heart, and dance as the wreckage comes a'raining down around me.
The point was also raised that if you're going to be considered the villain no matter what you say or do, then that must be what folks want, so just go on and give it to them.
Perhaps not the best of advice, considering the source, but if you can't trust the Morningstar, who can you trust?