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28 July 2015 @ 08:04 pm
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27 July 2015 @ 05:52 pm
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27 July 2015 @ 05:40 pm
Prez #2: Writer Mark Russell, penciler Ben Caldwell, inker Mark Morales with Sean Parsons, colorist Jeremy Lawson & letterer Travis Lanham.  Thanks to blind, stupid, petty greediness Beth "Corn Dog Girl" Ross is now president.  Pity it didn't happen soon enough so she could have hooked her dad up with some of that potentially life-saving FedGovEmp health care

Adventure Time #42: Written by Christopher Hastings, inks by Zachary Sterling, pencils by Phil Murphy, colors by Maarta Laiho & letters by Steve Wands.  Demonstrating how to and NOT to infilitrate a community of hungry bears.  Plus BMO back-up story by Ian McGinty & Fred Stesing.
Power Up #1: Written by Kate Leth & illustrated by Matt Cummings.  Strange lights and mysterious baddies at the old pet store.

TMNT: Casey & April #2: Story Mariko Tamaki, art Irene Koh, colors Brittany Peer & letters Shawn Lee.  April be helpful, Casey be angry and Rat King be creeeeeeeepy.
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26 July 2015 @ 05:41 pm
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25 July 2015 @ 07:46 am
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24 July 2015 @ 06:18 pm
Since our group's priest was out for family stuff, Frazier ruled that the character was passed out after delivering some emergancy restorations.  Meaning our search of the abadonded village was merely dangerous and not suicidal.  After locating various bits of circumstation evidence to support the theory of the "Beast"s innocence we eventually end up in the corn field.  There we faced Brother Swarm, the wraith of a child murderer slain by trial-by-bees for religious reasons.  And his child-wraith victims.  Despite several rounds of truly terrible damage rolls, eventually our dog piling on the main foe resulted in general victory.  And then a combination of Profession: Trauma Counselor from my tengu and general Diplomacy by the halfling sorceror gave us an interview with one of the "Beast"s supposed victims.  Which we can testify to at the 2nd trial...

We may just stop this flesh golem railroading yet.  Justice!
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23 July 2015 @ 03:56 pm
An entertaining if formulaic bit of super-hero adventuring.  Paul Rudd is sardoniclly amusing, Evangalline Lilly is is gruff and annoyed since this would be a Wasp movie if it weren't for an over-protective father.  Corey Stoll is a bit bland as the evil science corporate ass.  But he's more than balanced by Michael Pena's sidekick character.  And the scenes with the ants were all pretty great.  I do wonder why Stoll's Cross was doing his shrink-ray testing using adorable lambs instead of anything else.  Was there a sale?  Couldn't find even more cute baby otters or ducklings to squish?
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21 July 2015 @ 03:20 pm
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20 July 2015 @ 08:35 am
A very merry birthday to purplemoonwoman
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19 July 2015 @ 04:15 pm
Groo Friends & Foes #7: Wordsmith Mark Evanier, art by Sergio Aragones, colorist Tom Luth & letterer Stan Sakai: Its Chakaal.  Who has a new plan for sending the love-lorn Groo on his way.
Dark Horse Presents #12: by various.

Godzilla in Hell #1: Art & story by James Stokoe.  I don't know why big G is in Hell.  But I do know I'm always down for more Stokoe Godzilla.

Secret Six #4: Writer Gail Simone, artists Ken Lashley & Tom Dernick, colors Jason Wright & letters Travis Lanham.  Why am I the only person who seems to have noticed that this issue and #3 seem to have been published in the wrong order?  Anyways, the nuDC Six get in a fight with Scandal, Rag Doll and Jeannette.
Astro City ##25: Writer Kurt Busiek & artist Jesus Merino.  A generational story of Hummingbird & Hummingbird II.

Giant Days #5: Written by John Allison, art by Lissa Treiman, colors by Whitney Cogar & letters by Jim Campbell.  Pretty dresses, fancy suits, drunk dialing exes and walks of shame.  It must be a college dance party!
Lumberjanes #16: Written by Noelle Stevenon & Shannon Watters, illustrated by Brooke Allen, colors by Maarta Laiho & letters by Aubrey Aiese.  Lumberjanes: Past Generation
Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake: Card Wars #1Written by Jen Wang & illustrated by Britt Wilson

Invincible #121: written by Robert Kirkman, penciler Ryan Ottley, inker Cliff Rathburn, colorist Jean-Francois Beaulieu & letterer Rus Wooton.  Back on Earth, Robot continues to build his Utopia on the corpses of his former allies.
Island #1: creators Marian Churchland, Emma Rios, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Brandon Graham & Ludroe.  A big ol' fat anthology comic.
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18 July 2015 @ 07:57 am
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16 July 2015 @ 11:57 pm
The use of anthromorphic avatars to reperesent Riley's inner thoughts and emotions makes this one of PIxar's more evocative movies in a while.  Though the actual "people" end up being a little less well developed then their inner avatars.  Even the glimpses of the non-Riley Joy/Sadness/Anger/Digust/Fear quintets seem to have more depth than the people they inhabit.  But definitately one of Pixar's stronger films...
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15 July 2015 @ 03:14 pm
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14 July 2015 @ 06:19 pm
Short Fiction: Veronica Schanoes' Ballroom Blitz & Usman Malik's the Pauper Prince & the Eucalyptus Jinn

New Reads: Kat Richardson's Sea Witch
Ian Thomas Healy (ed) the Good Fight 2: Villains
Eric Flint/Paula Goodlett (ed) Grantville Gazette VII
Eric Flint/Walter H. Hunt's 1636: the Cardinal Virtues (royal sucession shenannigans all up in France)
Ed McBain's the Last Dance
Harry Connely's a Key, an Egg, an Unfortunate Remark
various authors' Mongoliad vol.2
Diana Wynne Jones' Castle in the Air (I can't believe I never got into Jones as a kid.  She seems like she'd have been right in my wheelhouse)
Bobby Cole's the Rented Mule (too many players meandering over an overcomplicated scheme)

Rereads: George R.R. Martin (ed) Aces Abroad (I do love these reprints with the new stories added in)
Eric Flint/Virginia DeMarce 1634: the Bavarian Crisis
Alan Dean Foster's Icerigger, Mission to Moulikin & the Deluge Drivers (a frozen world with cat people aliens with ice-sailling physical traits)

Graphic Novels/TPBs: various creators - Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman
Adam Warren & various artists - Empowered Unchained
Krazy Krow - Spinerette: Shattered: Vol. 4
Grace Ellis/Noelle Stevenson/Brooke Allen - Lumberjanes: Vol. 1
Mike Maihack - Cleopatra in Space: Vol. 2: the Thief & the Sword


Short Fiction: Lois McMaster Bujold's Winterfair Gifts, Kameron Hurley's Elephants & Corpses, Daniel Jose Older's Ginga, Eric Burns-White's Nemesid & the Sky over L.A. is Yellow/Grey, Sharon Lee & Steven Miller's Chimera & Sherwood Smith's Zapped

New Reads:Jody Lynn Nye's Advanced Mythology
Greg Van Eekhout's Pacific Fire
Matthew Cody/Brian Clevenger's the Pharoah of Hong Kong
Ian Thomas Healy's Champion & Castles
K.B. Spangler's State Machine (more PTSD cyborgs and D.C. politics and yet still no talking koala)
Joe Abercrombie's Half a World
Elizabeth Moon's Deeds of Honor (a collection of Paksworld short stories)
Ruth Downie's Medicus
Peter Brett's the Skull Throne
Judith Tarr's Forgotten Suns (well worth the long wait from when the Kickstarter funded)

Rereads: Lois McMaster Bujold's a Civil Cmapaign, Cryoburn & Captain Vorpatril's Alliance

Graphic Novels/TPBs: Paul Tobin/Colleen Coover - Bandette: Vol. 2 Stealers Keepers
G. Willow Wilson/Jacob Wyatt/Adrian Alphona - Ms. Marvel: Vol. 2: Generation Why
Noelle Stevenson - Nimona
Stjepan Sejic - Sunstone: Vol. 2
Kurtis J. Wiebe/Roc Upchurch/Stepan Sejic - Rat Queens: Vol. 2: the Far Reaching Tentacles of N'RyGoth

Total: 20

Short Fiction: Courtney Alameda's Trigger, Seanan McGuire's the Star of New Mexico & Velveteen vs.Spring Cleaning, Kelly Ribson's Waters of Versailles & K.B. Rylander's We Fly

New Reads: Wesley Chu's the Deaths of Tao (my only main issue with this series is that real world vs. secret alien masters world are exactly the same.  Meaning the ancient super-genius aliens seem to have zero real effect on anything)
Michael J. Martinez's the Daedalus Incident (a neat mash-up of some near future hard SF with someones Best Ever Space: 1889 campaign.  Because of quantum)
R.J. Ross' Life Light
T. Kingfisher's Bryony & Roses
Lincoln Crisler (ed) Corrupts Absolutely (this anthology of "bad" super-heroes was just a tad too cynical for me)
Paolo Bacigalupi's the Water Knife (and this drought-dystopia was way too grim and cynical for me)
Carrie Harris' Dinopacalypse Forever
Drew Hayes' Superpowereds: Year 3
Tamora Pierce's Circle of Magic #1: Sandry, Circle of Magic #2: Tris, Circle of Magic #3: Deja & Circle of Magic #4: Briar
Rereads: David Weber (ed) Beginings
David Weber's the Shadow of Saganami, At All Costs, Storm From the Shadows, Mission of Honor, a Rising Thunder & Shadows of Freedom
David Weber/Eric Flint's Cauldron of Ghosts

Graphic Novels/TPBs: Jeremy Whitley/M. Goodwin/Jung Ha Kim - Princeless: Vol. 1: Save Yourself
J. Whtley/Emily Martin/Kelly Lawrence/Dave Dwonch -  Princeless: Vol. 2: Get Over Yourself
Sabura Uta -Citrus: Vol. 2
Ben Fleuter -  Derelict
Kate Leyh - Supercakes
Jay Faeber/Scott Godlewski/Ron Riley/Thomas Mauer - Copperhead: Vol. 1

Total: 27
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13 July 2015 @ 04:47 pm
Gotham Academy #8: Writers Becky Cloonan & Brenden Fletcher, art Karl Kerschl, colors Serge Laponte & Michele Assarasakorn & letters Streve Wands.  Less Olive this time around and more brooding ex-Kyle and brooding man-bat Tristan.  Can't have a proper love tirangle without your brooding.

Saga #30: Art by Fionna Staples, written by Brian K. Vaughan & letters by Fonografiks: Bittersweet reunions.  And missed reunions.
Shutter #13: Writer Joe Keatinge, artist Leila Del Duca, colorist Owen Gieni & letterer John Workman.  Best friend Alain, best skeleon butler Harrington and best ex-girlfriend Huckleberry get together to find and help Kate.  Who is still memory wiped and dodging red robed assassins in Venice.
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11 July 2015 @ 11:01 am
The last 12+ hours have been exceedling long, irritating and frustratingly expensive.  This requires emergancy extreme levels of DAAAAAAaaaaw...
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10 July 2015 @ 06:08 pm
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09 July 2015 @ 06:48 pm
Filth: There is a line that an anti-hero protaganist needs to balance on.  And James McAvoy long jumps way over it with his racist, corrupt, homophobic, rapist, asshole cop.  Still, that did mean I felt the ending was a happy one...

The Rover: A low-key Australian dystopia.  With Guy Pearce on a single-minded mission to get back his car no matter the cost in blood.  Plus Robert Pattison as his sort of sidekick...

Veronica Mars: I have owned this movie (which is excellent and a lovely coda to the series) for awhile, since I was a Kickstarter backer.  But I didn't actually watch it until it came on cable.  Because Paramount only let it be released to backer's on their stupid and pointless Ultraviolet thing...
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08 July 2015 @ 08:47 pm
I was pleasantly surprised when our somewhat scanty evidence actually seemed to give pause to the railroading trial of the "Beast".  I mean, sure I'm still highly doubtful of the hoo-man justice system giving a humanoid defendant a fair shot.  But we left town with three judges actually delibirating on whether the "Beast" was guilty of marsh town massacre...

Though this rush to get to the next crime scene before the 2nd trial starts meant we were fairly unprepared for ghost fighting.  Stupid CON draining lil' kid specters.  And those were meant as the teaser battle before the main encounter for this abandoned village...
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07 July 2015 @ 03:09 pm
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06 July 2015 @ 05:05 pm
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05 July 2015 @ 05:09 pm
Conan the Avenger #15: Script by Fred Van Lente, art by Guiu Vilanova, colors by Michael Atiyeh & letters by Richard Starkings & Comicraft.  Conan and current gal Natala escape the fortress of the Lotus Eaters.  And then probably die of sepsis or something.  C'mon people, clean your flogging and/or demon toad wounds!

Howard the Duck #4: Writer Chip Zdarsky, artist Joe Quinones, additional inks Joe Rivera, color artists Rico Renzi & Rachelle Rosenberg & letterer Travis Lanham.  Howard and current gal Tara Tam consult with Dr. Strange on Talos the Untamed.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7: Writer Ryan North, artist Erica Henderson, color artist Rico Renzi & letterer VC's Clayton Cowles.  Squirrel Girl and current gal Nancy consult with Thor and Former Thor about the Asgardian menace Ratatoskr.
Groot #2: Writer Jeff Loveness, artist Brian Kesinger & letterer Jeff Eckleberry,  Groot does not have a current gal.  He doesn't even have a current raccoon 'cause Rocket got captured.  Poor lonely Groot.

Adventure Time #41: Written by Christopher Hastings, illustrated by Zachary Sterling, colors by Maarta Laiho & letters by Steve Wands.  Pep Butler's secret spy stuff scoops up FInn & Jake.  ALso bonus story "Dad Olympics" by Phillip Jacobson.

Jem and the Holograms #4: Written by Kelly Thompson, art by Sophie Campbell, colors by M. Victoria Robado & letters by Shawn Lee.  Awww.  Kimber + Stormer = So cute!

The Fade Out #7: Written by Ed Brubaker, art by Sean Phillips & colors by Elizabeth Breitweiser. Charlie and Maya take a brief vacation at the beach to escape their Hollywood problems.
Southern Cross #4: Story Becky Cloonan, art Andy Belanger, colours Lee Loughridge & letters Serge LaPointe.  You know what goes good with spooky haunted spaceship engines?  Mind altering chemicals.
We Stand On Guard #1Writer Brian K. Vaughn, artist Steve Skroce, colorist Matt Hollingsworth & lettering & design Fonografiks.  The last of the Canadian resitance fighters against the American aggressors.
8house: Arclight #1: Story Brandon Graham, art & colors Marian Churchland & letters by Ariana Maher.  You know whats nice about Graham's new trippy fantasy comic?  I mean aside from a blood-zombie goose.  Every page, including both interior cover pages, is story or art.  Even the title page stuff is on the back cover.
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