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24 July 2016 @ 06:43 pm
Dark Horse Presents #24: Chief Editor Mike Richarson.  Got some Tarzan and some Mister X and some Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl.  But most importantly some new Carla Speed McNeil "Finder" pages.
Groo: Fray of the Gods #1by Sergio Aragones, with Wordsmith Mark Evanier, colorist Tom Luth & letterer Stan Sakai.  Another Groo mini-series, another barely veiled metaphorical take on society.  Religion this time around.

Astro City #37: Writer Kurt Busiek, Artist Brent E. Anderson, lettering & design John Roshell of Comicraft & color art Peter Pantazis.  The return of the Broken Man and a look at the convergance of music and supers and Astro City's Bakerville neighborhood.

Lumberjanes #28: Written by Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh, Illustrated by Ayme Sotuyo, Colors by Maarta Laiho & Letters by Aubrey Aiese.  Roanake cabin and their cats plus Barney and Hes rescue the senior council from the thunderbird without having to resort to deadly siege weapons.

Knights of the Dinner Table #233: Editor-in-chief JOlly Blackburn with Barbara Blackburn, Steve Johansson, David S. Kenzer & Brian Jelke.  Hey it looks like some bit of the disaster that is Bob's situation with Sheila may have finally got thru the shield of Brian's self-centeredness.  Plus the Knights may have come up with a strategy to give them a chance in the rematch against Gary Jackson and his crew.

Velvet #15: Writer Ed Brubaker, Artist Steve Epting, Colors Elizabeth Breitweiser & Letters Chris Eliopoulos.  And the first volume of Velvet closes with fake deaths, real assinations and a revealed cabal of would be world guiders.
Island #9: Creators Fil Barlow, Lin Visel, Joseph Bergin III & F Choo.  Featuring a less p0rn focused version of Visel's "Balst".
 
 
Current Mood: fullfull
 
 
LurkerWithout
23 July 2016 @ 07:03 am
polar cubsnow pandasnow shake cat


snow sheltie
snow stalk kitty
 
 
Current Mood: hungryhungry
 
 
LurkerWithout
22 July 2016 @ 04:58 pm
Most of this session involved introducing Frazer's Fomori foundling aka Fish-Boy and Alyce's Last Priestess of Danu aka Sect-whose-followers-have-mostly-been-murdered-by-Fomori.  Plus the fact that my former crime beat reporter doesn't really trust Bryon's ex-mob enforcer sorceror.  But eventually a tentative peace was reached and we were able to go to the area where we hopefully find one of the suspects in the cafe murders and missing owner mystery.
 
 
Current Mood: awakeawake
 
 
LurkerWithout
20 July 2016 @ 11:12 pm
Movie was funny and clever and the Ghostbuster ladies were all great.  Though tumblr is very right in that Holtzman is the best.  And I liked the original cast cameos, though I think Akroyd got the best scene.  And the ghosts looked good plus somewhat creepy and the climatic action scene was very baller.  Though the economics of their funding and the whole walking around with portable nucleur reactors was very much hand-wavey.
 
 
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
 
 
LurkerWithout
17 July 2016 @ 03:53 pm
Mirror #5: by Emma Rios and Hwei Lim.  So its everbody off the asteroid world by order of flashback alien thingy?  Anyway now all the thousands of humans and hundreds of animal hybrids are on a ship.  An even small enviroment.
The Wicked & the Divine #21: Writer Kieron Gillen, Artist Jamie McKelvie, Colourist Matthew Wilson, Letterer Clayton Cowles & Flatter Dee Cunniffe.  Ananke's secret plan revealed.  Which is murder the girl and fuck everyone because fuck you ya ungratefull stupid tossers!  Also Persephone/Laura, Baphomet/Nergal, the Morrigan and Dionysus throw down with Sakhmet, Baal and Woden's Valkyries.

Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #2Written by Chynna Clugston Flores, Pencils by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, Inks by Maddi Gonzalez, Colors by Whitney Cogar, Letters by Warren Montgomery.  The 'Janes and Gothamites regroup and plan on how to rescue Jen & Olive.  Meanwhile, the latter are trapped in the Lodge of the '80s.

Stumptown #10: Written by Greg Rucka, Illustrated by Justin Greenwood, Colored by Ryan Hill & Lettered by Crank! "The Case of the Night That Wouldn't End": Dex working a regular ol' spousal surveilance case, in this one-off to finish up volume three.
 
 
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16 July 2016 @ 07:57 am
3 besties
brit shorthair 3
cat mob
heart cuddle pile
kitten basket
 
 
Current Mood: tiredtired
 
 
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15 July 2016 @ 04:34 pm
So one of the problems with an open sandbox style campaign is you can have sessions where not much happens.  I mean we opened up a room, cleared it of treasure and got a potentially important McGuffin.  And then sort of got started on acquiring some draconic-blood to eventually power said McGuffin.  Except the group then basically just abandoned that whole thing to travel back to a city so we could be close enough to check on the caravan for the concert.  I mean Brendan's character was basically holed up in a closet for two days copying spells from Fruit Pie's spell book.  Which is usefull and all.  But again as a group not much done, in part 'cause we don't really have a unifying group goal.
 
 
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
 
 
LurkerWithout
10 July 2016 @ 06:57 pm
Paper Girls #7: Writer Brian K. Vaughan, Artist Cliff Chiang, Colors Matt Wilson, Letters & Design Jared K. Fletcher & Color flats Dee Cunniffe.  The further adventures of teen & adult Erin.  Plus kaiju-sized water bears.

Giant Days #16: Written by John Allison, Pencils by Max Sarin, Inks by Liz Fleming, Colors by Whitney Cogar & Letters by Jim Cambell.  Daisy volunteers to lead a incoming frosh tour group, Susan goes on some dates.  And Esther tries to find a job so she doesn't have to auction off parts of her gothic reglia collection.

Future Quest #2: Writer Jeff Parker, Artists Evan "Doc" Shaner, Ron Randall & Johnathan Case, Colorist Jordie Bellaire & Letterer ALW Studios' Dave Lanphear.  The 2nd issue has Space Ghost and his side-kicks, the Herculoids, the Quest Family, Birdman and the Galaxy Trio.  Also an arguement between an eagle, a cat, a space monkey and whatever kind of mini-bulldog Bandit is.
 
 
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09 July 2016 @ 07:39 am
floof bunneh
floor floof
fluff horns
fluff pony
smol but chub birb
 
 
Current Mood: tiredtired
 
 
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The others had managed a meet-up on a Saturday to do some of the communal character building, which I had missed due to needing sleep between work shifts.  So this week was finishing up some of their background and Aspects, while building up mine and integrating some with the others.  After we were going to go back to the pre-gens and the practice module, but no one was really enthused about that.  So I offered up that maybe we could treat the pre-gen stuff as a prelude to our "real" characters starting the adventures.  So Byron's sorceror was called about bail for Sean the Werewolf.  Child of War sorceror was one of the roommates of Frazer's Fish-boy in the City.   Alyce's Priestess of Bridget was a neighbor and co-member of the local Witch Business Owner Association with the missing kitchen witch.  And it all being a crime with occult overtones got my True-Sight Kolchak investigating.
 
 
Current Mood: hungryhungry
 
 
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04 July 2016 @ 03:02 pm
This session mostly saw to the looting of Fruit Pie, the raising of Bill's bard and the reclaiming of Brendan's thieves' hideout.  And working out how the group would use the dead wizard's spell book.  First Brendan's wizard/rogue would transcribe like normal, then Frazer's alchemist would translate the spells in formulae and then my witch would turn them into a nice soup to feed to their owl familiar.  Also figuring out that Frazer's zombie butler could safely use the bag of devouring we got off Fruit Pie.  Then we fought the angry ghost of Fruit Pie.  Sadly for said undead, ghost wizards are pretty much the perfect opponent for Bryon's barbarian build.
 
 
Current Mood: hungryhungry
 
 
LurkerWithout
03 July 2016 @ 03:34 pm
Only two for this last week.  The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #9: Writer Ryan North, Penciler Erica Henderson, Inker Tom Fowler, Color artist Rico Renzi & Letterer Travis Lanham.  No Mole Man, just no.

Jem & the Holograms #16: Written by Kelly Thompson, Art by Sophie Campbell, Story by THompson & Campbell, Colors by M. Victoria Robado & Letters by Shawn Lee.  Bye Sophie, you'll be missed.  Also DAAAA'W, Madmartigan's cast page.
 
 
Current Mood: awakeawake
 
 
LurkerWithout
02 July 2016 @ 07:37 am
cat dog pillow 1
cat dog pillow 2
cat dog pillow 8
cat dog pillow 9
cat dog pillow 10
 
 
Current Mood: goodgood
 
 
LurkerWithout
29 June 2016 @ 11:34 pm
It helped a lot going into this movie knowing that it would be really, really dumb.  Let me enjoy all the 'splosions and brave military orphans and the call-backs and the more 'splosions and Brent Spiner.  Oh and that one dude cutting an alien to pieces with his mad ninja machete skills.  I almost look forward to a potential third movie where we finally take the fight to the jerk aliens...
 
 
Current Mood: okayokay
 
 
LurkerWithout
28 June 2016 @ 11:33 pm
Lot of A.I. related media in the last week.  Got around to watching the movie Ex Machina with its noir-ish femme fatale ending.  Also caught up with the final two episodes of Person of Interest.  And I'll admit to tearing up, especially with the twist at the heroic sacrifice.  And the love's lost reunion.  And someone picking up their dog.  Then I binged on all 8-episodes of Season 1 Humans, AMC's adapted series about a world filled with domestic use androids.  Which had some excellent acting and some good ideas, but never really pushed foward on some of its' bigger concepts.
 
 
Current Mood: tiredtired
 
 
LurkerWithout
27 June 2016 @ 04:58 pm
employment jelly
 
 
Current Mood: hungryhungry
 
 
LurkerWithout
26 June 2016 @ 04:50 pm
Pretty Deadly #10: Script Kelly Sue DeConnick, Art & cover Emma Rios, Collors Jordie Bellaire, Letters Clayton Cowles & Design Laurenn McCubbin.  More confrontation between the Reapers and War.  And family visitations.
Bitch Planet #8: Script Kelly Sue DeConnick, Art & cover Valentine De Landro, Colors Kelly Fitzpatrick, Letters Clayton Cowles & Design Rian Hughes & Lauren McCubbin.  A visit to the trans wing of the prison and a visit by the parent of a prisoner and finally a visit to a solitary confinement prisoner.
The Autumnlands #11: Writer Kurt Busiek, Artist Benjamin Dewey, Color art Jordie Bellaire & Lettering & design John Roshell & Jimmy Betancourt of Comicraft.  One body-horror mutation cleansed.  And one group of femme android statues accessed.
 
 
Current Mood: goodgood
 
 
LurkerWithout
25 June 2016 @ 07:50 am
bread cat gif
boot kittenbasket kitty
box kittydandy lion
 
 
Current Mood: tiredtired
 
 
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This week we all sat down with some pre-gen characters to run thru a short module as practice.  And first off we fleshed out additional Aspects for the pre-gens and how they related to each other with various questions.  So my heavy metal musician werewolf ended up being in his late 40s.  And used to date Bryon's East African war refugee sorceress and was asked by the mentor of the apprentice wizard run by Frazerto keep an eye on him while he's off on Council business and I once ran off a ghoul chasing Alyce's changeling.  That, plus printer issues giving us a bit of a late start, meant we didn't get to the actual gaming part until later.  So we really only had time for one scene.  Arriving at the local coffee house/supernatural neutral grounds and finding two of the staff murdered and the owner missing.  This still gave us the opportunity to briefly run several challenges, including a combat one.  We ended the night with the other's regrouping at Zack the Wizard's dorm while Sean my werewolf waited around for the cops after he ripped the throat out of the goon who was the likely killer.
 
 
Current Mood: goodgood
 
 
LurkerWithout
22 June 2016 @ 06:06 am
A happy birthday to fortysevenbteg
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21 June 2016 @ 07:27 am
president dog
Sam&Fuzzy Present: President Dog
 
 
Current Mood: tiredtired
 
 
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20 June 2016 @ 04:42 pm
After reuniting the party with the resurected Bill's Bard's Wife (now a halfling) the group noticed that the fog cover of the guards & wards spells on the hideout had to be renewed daily.  Giving us the idea that there could be a window the next morning to try and reassualt without all the annoying fog cover and magically locked doors and what not.  Unfortunately while were preparing to wait for this window, our opponent, Fruit Pie the Wizard located the group.

After opening up with a fireball, we then had a lengthy battle against a well-prepped wizard.  Which meant he was flying, invisible and had who knows what other defensive buffs up.  But eventually enough of us could spot him to whittle him down.  And then drop him with a lightning bolt from my witch and a scorching ray from the roommate's wizard.  Sadly Bill's bard was the one not to survive the battle this time.  Too much direct damage combined with getting mobbed by a pack of summoned earth elementals.
 
 
Current Mood: awakeawake
 
 
LurkerWithout
19 June 2016 @ 04:08 pm
Invincible #129: Writer Robert Kirkman, Penciler & Inker Cory Walker, Colorist Nathan Fairbairn & Letterer Rus Wooton.  A trip back to Earth, after a brief visit from Eve's alien ex.  Who is a big ol' dumb butt.  And on Earth Eve has a run-in with Anissa.  Much angry Eve is what we're saying.

Astro City #36: Writer Kurt Busiek, Art Ron Randall, Lettering & Design John Roshell & Jimmy Betancourt of Comicraft & Color art Peter Pantazis. A nice enough end to a Jack-in-the-box story arc.  Really it probably suffers from the incredibley high bar of the previous Jack arc.  Though Mr. Drama was pretty A+ golden-age style villain.

Lumberjanes #27: Written by Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh, Illustrated by Ayme Sotuyo, Colors by Maarta Laiho & Letters by Aubrey Aiese.  Adventures with giant birb and magical kittehs.

Dark Horse Presents #23: By various, Chief Editor Mike Richardson.  Some Tarzan and Mr. Monster and Finder and Space Jungle Girl.
 
 
Current Mood: goodgood
 
 
LurkerWithout
18 June 2016 @ 07:39 am
babbehs
baby capys
baby kittens in baby trees
baby lynx
orphan raccoons
 
 
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
 
 
LurkerWithout
17 June 2016 @ 04:41 pm
The bits where they went around doing magic tricks and kung-fu magic were pretty fun.  And I liked Harrelson playing his actual evil twin as one of the bad guys.  And Harry Potter was generally pretty gleefully over-the-top wicked.  But the actual story bits felt like total nonesense (especially whenever they tried to make a big deal of THE EYE).  And Caine was kind of just phoning in previous roles.  And while I liked the kung-fu magic sequences, I felt the ones in the original were lit and filmed in a way I could actually WATCH them.  Still an enjoyable bit of escapism...
 
 
Current Mood: hungryhungry