At lunchtime today, I went to Hastings to look for Babylon 5: The Lost Tales on DVD. They were sold out! Let me recap that string of improbabilities for you:
- A new direct-to-DVD Babylon 5 movie
- …sold out
- …in Fort Smith, Arkansas
😯 To further my list of seven impossible things by lunchtime, I stumbled upon a Doctor Who merchandise rack that I didn’t realize was there, and picked up two new action figures that I didn’t know were out (much less in the U.S.), Martha Jones and the bloody space rhino (they’ll look great next to the Face of Boe). (I also snuck out with The Hand Of Fear on DVD, which I had been keeping an eye out for.) I then had no choice but to go to Best Buy. There was a time, about ten years ago, when I couldn’t walk into Best Buy without dropping $50 at least. These days, their selection has become so watered down into mainstream pablum that I have a hard time finding $50 of things I’d like to buy there over the course of an entire year. In this case, though, they got not quite $20 out of me, as they had three copies of The Lost Tales left. I didn’t realize until I opened up the box that there was a Best Buy exclusive comic inside, written by JMS himself. Quite nice artwork, but story-wise more sentimental and symbolic than meaty at only six pages.
Okay, I promise, I promise, I’ll stop spending money…starting…now.