Hey, I'm actually blogging from home. No, the cable people didn't actually get here already. Apparently my appointment was for Tuesday, though I'm sure I said Monday. Nope, I fixed it myself, and I'd be real proud, if it weren't an example of me being an idiot. See, when we got the service in the apartment, my roomie and I hooked the modem they provided into a router, because it was the only way to have the four computers in our apartment all connected. But as of now, basically, there's only one computer in use, and given that the router seemed to be the problem, I just unplugged it and hooked directly into the modem. Too bad I didn't think of trying that until today. Sigh.
I don't have too much to say today, but I do want to mention something I noticed in one of the issues of Civil War: Front Line. Dedicated liberal journalist Sally Floyd is talking to Angelica Jones, aka Firestar about the Registration Act. It concludes with Firestar deciding this hero biz is too much crap to deal with and retiring. This brought two thoughts to mind:
One, isn't Firestar a mutant? I know she ran with Emma Frost's Hellions for a time, so I kind of assume she is. I can't remember her being listed in that book that listed all the 198 mutants (now more like 210), but most of that was me skimming and saying "Not Stacy X, not Stacy, who is that, why does Havok get to keep his powers, he's lame.", so I could have missed her.
Mostly I was just surprised she was out and about. The government was "encouraging" all mutants to move to the Xavier Institute, and others are holing up in Mutant Town, where X-Factor can cover them, but she's just moving around as she sees pleases. Maybe being a former Avenger gives her more leeway, or its her reward for actually taking part in Maximum Carnage.
Two, with Firestar feeling forced into retirement, I feel like Nova is doing better than any of his buddies from the original New Warriors. That's pretty sad given his current state involves trying to contain an immense power source, one that is highly prized by Annihilus, who killed his ally like it was nothing and did some damage to Nova before he escaped, and Nova's traveling with a fellow with a penchant for destroying and a mouthy teenager (do they come any other way?).
Oh well, at least Firestar's still alive. I wonder if she and Justice are ever going to actually get hitched. I know they were planning it with they left the Avengers during the Busiek/Perez run, but I can't recall if it actually happened.