Between The Continuity – Farewell Arousing Grammar

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A sad moment occurred last week on April 19th as the final post of the amazing blog Arousing Grammar took place. Never visited Arousing Grammar before? You owe it to yourself to check it out at http://arousinggrammar.com/. In fact, I insist you do that right now. Soon enough, upon sifting through the 475 articles that formulate the site, you too will soon realize what a loss it truly is. His postings were unique as he would follow an entire issue, posting large parts of the comic itself, while always offering his witty analysis and comments.

Personally, beyond being one of the first comic blogs I ever followed and beyond missing those articles coming out every week and highlighting them on the Comic-Verse, the mind behind Arousing Grammar (Jason Levine) has had quite an impact on the Speech Bubble. Not only is the site my 4th biggest referrer of all-time, not only did he write my second guest post ever (Never Come Between A Martian And His Cookies: An Arousing Grammar Guest Post), not only did he join forces with myself under Reid Vanier to promote Amnesty International, but he has been very supportive of the Speech Bubble as well with his kind words.

To pick my Top 10 posts of all-time from Arousing Grammar would be neigh impossible. A great starting point, as recommended by Jason himself would be as follows:

The motivations of Doctor Doom
First date with Spider-Man & Ms. Marvel
The Avengers fight Nazi mechs
Thor vs. Iron Man
Life questions with Thor
Lex Luthor on Superman
Hawkeye & Spider-Woman: a love story
Professor X: memory hog
Severely mismatched super battles
Batgirl and the assassin prep school
Therapy with Batman & Nightwing
I explain the events that led up to Superior Spider-Man
Gay superheroes are the least weird things in comics
She-Hulk loves Juggernaut
Batman and Catwoman fight crime, fall in love
Spider-Man takes on Morlun, Pt. 1
Spider-Man takes on Morlun, Pt. 2
Spider-Man takes on Morlun, Pt. 3
Black Panther vs. Morlun
Superheroes and Judaism, Pt. 1
Superheroes and Judaism, Pt. 2
Superheroes and Judaism, Pt. 3

Again this is just a small sampling of what he offered. You can truly get lost and devote hour upon hour there. His blog simply enriched the comic community. As he mentioned in his final post (The end (or the unrelenting, permanent optimism for comics)), Jason is moving onto other projects and I wish him all the best. He has a fan for life, whatever he chooses to do. The Arousing Grammar site shall stand as a monument to his work and what will most assuredly be the launching pad to greater things to come.

-GothamRogue

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On that note, this week’s offering of Between The Continuity has reached its end. I hope everyone has an excellent week and manages to read some great stuff. Until next time, I leave you with three words that sum up this blog and life in general:

To-be-continued

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3 thoughts on “Between The Continuity – Farewell Arousing Grammar

  1. This is beyond incredible. You’re a wonderful man, a dear friend, and I’ll always be enormously jealous of both your work ethic and your commitment. Thank you so much!

    • Thank you once again. It was the least I could do to celebrate how much your site has meant to me and countless others. If you ever feel the need to express some comic goodness, the door is always open to another guest post. 🙂

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