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27 November 2015 @ 06:20 pm
As we restarted the battle against the remaining gatehouse trolls Bill's Traygon rejoins the group along with Emile the Ratfolk.  The party then begins to work out how to get atop the gatehouse while attempting to avoid rock bombardment.  Eventually the two remaining trolls are taken down, the first from several scorching rays by Brendan's halfling sorceror and a multi-round flight by my tengu Callix that ends with an acid flask bombardment.  The second wounded troll fails a Fort save and gets shrunk and then pulled off with a grappling hook and then fininished.

After that its just mopping up, questioning a goblin prisoner and working out how to bypass another golem hound guarding the bridge without another tough fight.  We decide to rest up and end the session just outside the castle.  And the group hits level six, putting my character at fighter 3/inquisitor 3.  DING!
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25 November 2015 @ 02:16 pm
Rat Queens #13: Writer Kurtis J. Wieve, artist Tess Fowler, letters Ed Brisson & colors Tamra Bonvillain.  The important thing to take away from this issue is the inclusion of a coal-powered super sled.
Invincible #125: Writer Robert Kirkman, penciler & inker Ryan Ottley, colorist Jean-Francois Beaulieu & letterer Rus Wooten.  So Mark pretty much entirely gives up on non-alteration of the past at this point.
Pretty Deadly #6: Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, artist Emma Rios, colors Jordie Bellair & letters Clayton Cowles.  Back from hiatus and several generations further along in time.
Shutter #17: Writer Joe Keatinge, artist Owen Gieni, colorist Leila Del Duca & letters John Workman.  I feel like they could have replaced about half the covers for this week's books with the characters giving someone an angry finger.

Giant Days #8: Written by John Allison, illustrated by Max Sarin, colors by Whitney Cogar & letters by Jim Campbell.  I refuse to accept this issue's theorem that it is possible to watch too much Friday Night Lights.
Lumberjanes #20: Written by Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh, illustrated by Carolyn Nowak, colors by Maarta Laiho & letters by Aubrey Aiese.  No problems that can't be solved by talking things out and impromptu rock concerts.
Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake: Card Wars #6: Written by Jen Wang, pencils & letters by Britt Wilson & inks & colors by Rian Sygh.  You're saying Marshall Lee WASN'T the Floop Master all along?  Whaaaaaaaaat?

Secret Six #8: Writer by Gail Simone, artists Dale Eaglesham & Tom Derenick, colors Jason Wright & letters by Travis Lanham:  Even by Secret Six standards this is poor decision making.
Astro City #29: Writer Kurt Busiek, artist Brent Anderson, lettering & design John Roshell, Albert Deschesne & Jimmy Betancourt of Comicraft & color art by Peter Pantazis.  A day-in-the-life of a young student from one of those alien civilizations Earth heroes always have to stop.

Jem & the Holograms #9Written by Kelly Thompson, art by Emma Vieceli, colors by M. Victoria Robado & letters by Shawn Lee.  A masquerade party where Stormer the Skeleton and Kimber the Shark kiss and make up.  So adorbs!
Godzilla in Hell #5: Written and illustrated by Dave Wachter.  The Big G triumphantly finishes his tour of Hell by embracing the tenets of Buddhism I guess?

Dark Horse Presents #16: Editor Mike Richardson.  New Mingola written and drawn Hellboy story and another chapter for Carla Speed McNeil's Finder.
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21 November 2015 @ 07:36 am
fox kit
hyena pup
nibble pup
parent and potato pups
parent and pup
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18 November 2015 @ 02:58 pm
Adventure Time #46: Written by Christopher Hastings, illustrated by Zachary Sterling, colors by Maarta Laiho & letters by Steve Wands.  I think I liked Mady Martin's "Water Strike" back-up a little bit more than the main story about a left-over case of Finn & Jake's pops.  Even with their dad now mentioning Jermaine in his video messages.

Zodiac Starforce #3: Script by Kevin Panetta, art, colors & lettering by Paulina Ganucheau & color flats by Kristen Acampora.  Look, just because your Magical Girl team got wiped out fighting evil is no excuse for becoming a high school Mean Girl.  Or raising the undead.

The Wicked & the Divine #16: Written by Kieron Gillen, artist Leila Del Duca, colourist Mat Lopes & letterer Clayton Cowles.  Back story for Morrigan/Badb & Baphomet.  It may ihave nvolved skills in Obfuscating and knowing what hand signals are used for that.
8House #5: Yorris Part 2: By Fil Barlow & Helen Maier.  Helping strangers can lead to improvements in you being dragged off to psychic prison.
Southern Bastards #12: Writer Jason Latour, artist Chris Brunner, color by Latour & Brunner, letters by Jared K. Fletcher.  Wait, when did the creative team shift around in this?
The Autumnlands #7: Writer Kurt Busiek, artist Benjamin Dewey, color art Jordie Bellaire & lettering & design John Roshell & Jimmy Betancourt of comicraft.  Dusty & the Great Champion survive their trip down-river, while the other refugees are rescued.  Seven-scars also manages to survive and skulk away to plot.  Something revenge related no doubt.

Knights of the Dinner Table #225: Creator/EiC Jolly Blackburn, development team Steve Johansson, David S. Kenzer, Brian Jelke & Barbara Blackburn.  Brian's latest brainstorm leaves Bob lost somewhere in a crate the U.S. postal system.  I mean hopefully he's still in the U.S.
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15 November 2015 @ 06:45 pm
After doing what we could to patch them up physically and mentally we sent the remaining pilgrims back towards town with Traygon, since Bill wouldn't be there for this session.  Then onward to Schloss NotFrankenstein.  A brief campout and then we approached the castle.  Where were attacked by a group of trolls and their troll-hounds.  Despite not being prepared we finished off the hounds and two of the four trolls before breaking for the night.  Not having a straight up wizard, who at level 5, would likely have a fireball or two definitely made the fight tougher.  But we were helped immensely when Cuonto did some kind of telekinitic trick to steal the heavy crossbow/light ballista of the boss troll, forcing him to get in range of the heavy damage of Armand the Hammer and Cat Stevens...
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14 November 2015 @ 07:53 am
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13 November 2015 @ 05:40 pm
Attacks in Paris leave at least 100 dead
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12 November 2015 @ 04:37 pm
Some very nice sequences and scenes.  Especially the single-tracking shot during the Day of The Dead bit at the beginning of the movie.  And Dave Bautista makes for a very menancing Bond-style henchman even with only a single line in the movie.  Like Oddjob or 1st appearance Jaws.  Plot is more than a bit..well silly.  Like I have a really hard time buying that nine nations, that include the UK, China and USA would be willing to form a JOINT surviellance sharing database, all run by a 3rd party corporation with no oversight.

Christopher Waltz is pretty good as Blofeld, managing to give even the most over the top villain monloguing a sense of drama and depth.  But given that he managed the same in Green Hornet, no surprise there.  I do find myself hoping that when he escaped the base explosion-ing so that he could be there for the final confrontation that he grabbed his cat.  SPECTRE-cat doesn't deserve to get exploded because of the Bond/Blofeld feud...
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11 November 2015 @ 06:45 am
Howard the Duck #1: Writer Chip Zdarksy, Penciler & colorist Joe Quinones, inker Joe Rivera & letterer Travis Lanham.  A weary Howard decides to try and use the McGuffin from the previous arc, along with the Nexus of Realities, to try and return to Duck-Earth.  But first of course some more super-villains as he and Tara have to face-off against the Wizard and Titania.

We Stand On Guard #5: Writer Brian K. Vaughn, artist Steve Skroce, colorist Matt Hollingsworth & lettering & design Fonografiks.  The Canadian resistance goes on the offensive.
Paper Girls #2: Writer Brian K. Vaugn, artist Cliff Chiang, colors by Matt Wilson & letters & design by Jared K. Fletcher.  Missing townsfolk, mutants with sacks full of phones from different times, red skies and a swarm of pteranodons.
Velvet #12: Writer Ed Brubakerartist Steve Epting, colors by Elizabeth Breitweiser & letters by Chris Eliopoulos.
Monstress #1:Wrtier Marjorie Liu, artist Sana Takeda & letterer Rus Wooton.  That was a lot of world-building and story packed into even this over-sized first issue.  Definitely on board to see more of where this leads.

Survivor's Club #2: Writer Lauren Beukes & Dale Halvorsen, artist Ryan Kelly, colorist Eva De La Cruz & letterer Clem Robins.
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10 November 2015 @ 07:09 am
nye hard
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07 November 2015 @ 08:18 am
dust ball
fuzzy potato
grazing wombatsheepspuppy mix
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06 November 2015 @ 05:57 pm
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04 November 2015 @ 03:14 pm
Stumptown #8: Written by Greg Rucka, illustrated by Justin Greenwood, colored by Ryan Hill & lettered by Crank! More coffee related shenanigans.  Kidnapping, tasering, lots of money!  All for a bitter bean used to make a foul swill.  Coffee!

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1: Words by Ryan North, art by Erica Henderson, color art by Rico Renzi & lettering by VC's Clayton Cowles New Avenger Squirrel Girl takes her roommate Nancy to meet up with her parents.  And the secret history of Squirrel Girl is revealed!  Also a Hydra-programmed, alien-built cyborg from the 50s!

Power Up #4: Written by Kate Leth & art by Matt Cummings.  The latest foe is a friend possessed and so our heroes must defeat and free him without too much painful punching and stuff.
Adventure Time 2015 Spooooktacular #1: Written & illustrated by Hanna K.  Teen Marceline; punk rocker, vampire hunter, puppy dog owner.

Prez #5: Writer Mark Russell, pnciller Ben Caldwell, inker Mark Morales, colorist Jeremy Lawson & letterer Travis Lanham.  Prez goes on a world-apology tour.  War Beast seeks sanctuary with the church.  Boss Smiley and the Coalition of 1% Assholes continue assholing up the place.

Conan the Avenger #19: Writer Fred Van Lente, art by Brian Ching, colors by Michael Atiyeh & letters by Richard Starkings & Comicraft.  Enemies become allies as Conan goes against an ancient horror from outside of time/space.  So its, you know, a Tuesday.

Savage Dragon #208: Writer & artist Erik Larsen, letters by Chris Eliopoulos, colors by Nikos Koutsis & flats by Mike Toris.  Malcolm Dragon, Angel & Battle-Tank vs. Mr. Glum & Angel 2 in Dimension-X.
Shutter #16: Writer Joe Keatinge, artist Leila Del Duca, colorist Owen Gieni & letterer John Workman.  No Kate Kristopher, but lots of her family, friends and exes.  And lion-people.
The Fade Out #10: Writer Ed Brubaker, artist Sean Phillips & colors by Elizabeth Breitweiser.  The mystery of Val Sommer's murder begins to move towards closure in Hollywoodland's sordid underpinnings.
Island #4: Editors Brandon Graham & Emma RiosContributors Roque Romero, Robin McConnell, Farel Dalrymple, Brandon Graham, Gael Bertrand & Addison Duke.  Stand-outs here being 60+ new pages of Dalrymple's Popgun War and another chapter of Graham's Multiple Warheads.
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02 November 2015 @ 07:20 pm
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01 November 2015 @ 04:55 am
Best birthday feast wishes to ellakite
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31 October 2015 @ 08:07 am
cat fits in
cookie cat
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raincoat pug
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27 October 2015 @ 05:47 pm
Astro City #28: Writer Kurt Busiek, penciller Gary Chaloner, Inker Wade Von Grawbadger, lettering & design John Roshell, Albert Deschesne & Jimmy Betancourt of Comicraft & Color art Wendy Broome.  The origin and life of Australia's Wolf-Spider.

Gotham Academy #11: Writers Becky Cloonan & Brenden Fletcher, art by Karl Kerschl with Msassyk & Mingjue Helen Chen, colors by Serge Lapointe & Msassyk & letters by Marilyn Patrizio.
Secret Six #7: Writer Gail Simone, Artists Dale Eaglesham & Tom Derenick, colors by Jason Wright & letters by Travis Lanham.  So the Phantom Stranger, Felix Faust & Deadman walk into a bar.  Well more a fortress on the boundries of time and space.  Which leads to the Six vs. various Earth mystic types.

Invincible #124: Writer Robert Kirkman, penciler Ryan Ottley, inker Cliff Rathburn, colorist Jean-Francois Beaulieu & letterer Rus Wooton.  Mark's back in time to when he first started and trying to keep things mostly on track without risking too much paradox.

Groo Friends & Foes: Taranto #10: By Sergio Aragones, wordsmith Mark Evanier, colorist Tom Luth & letterer Stan Sakai.
Dark Horse Presents #15: Editors Mike Richardson, Jim Gibbons, Philip R. Simon, Chris Warner & Brendan Wright.  Yay, start of a new Finder story by Carla Speed McNeil!

Giant Days #7: Written by John Allison, illustrated by Max Sarin, colors by Whitney Cogar & letters by Jim Campbell.  Esther, Susan and Daisy return from the holiday break with a new artist.
Lumberjanes #19: Written by Shannon Watters & Kate Leyh, illustrated by Carolyn Nowak, colors by Maarta Laiho & letters by Aubrey Aiese.  April attempts to heal the rift between her new mermaid friend and her former friends.
Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake Card Wars #4: Written by Jen Wang, pencils & letters by Britt Wilson & inks & colors by Rian Sygh.  Cake is so focused on her card tournament she ends up snubbing Fionna which could lead to disaster in her match against the Floopmaster

Godzilla in Hell #4: Written by Brandon Seifert, art by Ibrahim Moustafa, colors by Marissa Louise & letters by Chris Mowry.  Big G is still in Hell and still battling old foes.
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25 October 2015 @ 09:53 pm
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24 October 2015 @ 08:06 am
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23 October 2015 @ 08:30 am
A happy birthday to thekamisama
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22 October 2015 @ 04:29 pm
Written by the Coen brothers, directed by Speilberg, starring Tom Hanks.  They'd have to actively try to fuck up that movie.  Which they don't.  They maybe push a little too hard on the This Scene is Important bits, but nothing that really detracts.  The titular spy exchange only takes up the second half, with the first being the trial of the Russian agent.  With Hanks as the Lawful Good Lawyer vs. the System that Just Wants to Hang a Spy Because the Mob is Scared.  I especially liked the little scene of school children terrorfied to tears by the nucleur war filmstrip.  Also while their are other actors in this, the movie is pretty much owned by Hanks and Mark Rylance as Rudolf Abel
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21 October 2015 @ 08:03 am
Paper Girls #1: Writer Brian K. Vaughn, artist Cliff Chiang, colors Matt Wilson & letters & design Jared K. Fletcher:  The Case of the Paper Delivery Girls & the Creepy Dudes With the Weird Machine.
Copperhead #10: Writer Jay Faerber, artist Scott Godlewski, colorist Ron Riley & letterer Thomas Mauer: The Case of the Hostage Deputy & Bandit Town.
Southern Bastards #11: Writer Jason Aaron, artist Jason Latour & letters Jared K. Fletcher:  The Case of the Guy in the Woods Who Hated Football But Liked Bow-hunting & Snake-Handling.
8House#4: Yorris: Written by Fil Barlow & Helen Maier & art by Fil Barlow: The Case of the GIrl Who Saw Stuff But Wasn't Believed.
We Stand on Guard #4: Writer Brian K. Vaughn, artist Steve Skroce, colorist Matt Hollingsworth & lettering & design Fonografiks: The Case of the Jerk-Ass U.S.A. Still Occupying Canada and Threatening to Shoot Dogs AGAIN the Jerk-Asses.
The Wicked & the Divine #15: Writer Kieron Gillen, artist Stephanie Hans & letterer Clayton Cowles.  The Case of So What's Amaterasu's Deal Then?
Phonogram: the Immaterial Girl #3: Written by Kieron Gillen, artist Jamie McKelvie, colourist Matthew Wilson & letterers Clayton Cowles & Katie West: The Case of the Two Halves Who Tried to Use Time Travel to Game Their Problem.

Jem & the Holograms #8: Writen by Kelly Thompson, art by Emma Vieceli, colors by M. Victoria Robado & letters by Shawn Lee: the Case of Being the Lead Singer & the Manager & Having to Pretend They're Two Different People & Kind of Freaking Out Over It Plus the Misfit's Having a New EVIIIIL Manager.

Survivor's Club #1: Writer Lauren Beukes & Dale Halvorsen, artist Ryan Kelly, colorist Eva De La Cruz & letterer Clem Robins.  The Case of Being a Lot Like the Daryl Gregory Book We Are All Completely Fine But Kind of Not as Well.

Lumberjanes: Beyond Bay Leaf: Written by Faith Erin Hicks, illustrated & lettered by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell & colors by Maarta Laiho.  The Case of a Magic Pony & Some Mean Lady Who Was Hunting It.

Adventure Time #45: Written by Christopher Hastings, pencils by Zachary Sterling, inks by Phil Murphy, colors by Chrystin Garland & letters by Steve Wands: the Case of an Evil Circus with Bonus Case of the Lake Monster Who Stole Embarassing Stuff.

Knights of the Dinner Table #224: Main guy Jolly R. Blackburn assisted by Barbara Blackburn, David S. Kenzer, Brian Jelke & Steve Johansson: the Case of the Guys Who Ruin Everything With Their Hack&Slash and MinMax Stylings.
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