Notes to Self
I imagine it's the same way with most people who write a lot, but over the past year or so, I've taken to writing notes to myself almost constantly.
Seriously, the wall in front of my desk at the Shop is covered with Post-Its, covering everything from the name of a professor whose Shakespeare lectures I really enjoyed back in high school to, as you might expect, half-formed ISB ideas. You know, lists of things like Marvel Comics where the cover advertises characters "going wild" or The Worst Cover Blurbs I have ever seen.
Incidentally, that last one's only got two entries so far: the so-bad-it's-almost-awesome Thor #469, and the nigh-unforgiveable Robin #146.
Clearly, most of my notes are pretty self-explanatory. But every now and then, I'll come across one that I've completely forgotten about, like last week when I found a copy of Firestorm #56, from a few months ago when I did my two-part Brief History of the character. There was a post-it stuck to the bag with the simple note: Page 4, Panel 5.
So what was so important about that panel? Not much...
...except that it's probably the most awesome thing ever.