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24 September 2016 @ 07:42 am
autumn catbush cat

autumn still catfall dogsred skwerl
 
 
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LurkerWithout
18 September 2016 @ 03:55 pm
Southern Cross #7: Story Becky Cloonan, Art Andy Belanger, Colours Lee Loughridge & Letters Serge LaPointe.  How nice, more cosmic space horror mystery.  With a single survivor from the missing "Southern Cross" arriving at Titan.

Resident Alien: the Man With No Name #1Script Peter Hogan & Art Steve Parkhouse.  Also nice, a new chapter/mini of Hogan & Parkhouse's mystery solvin' alien small town doctor.  With more government conspicarcy-ing.

Astro City #38Writer Kurt Busiek, Artist Brent E. Anderson, Lettering & Design John Roshell & Jimmy Betancourt of Comicraft & Color art Peter Pantazis.  1929s Astro CIty with a little more of the Blasphemy Boys and introducing pulp-era capes Cloak of Night, the Five Fists, Yankee Sheikh (and a hunch-backed mad scienctist foe I'd like to see more of) and the issues main attraction Jazzbaby.  Who may have been Mr. Cakewalk?  Which makes me wonder if she/they are an era-specific entity and thus maybe connected to the Bouncing Beatnik?
Doom Patrol #1Writer Gerard Way, Artist Nick Derington, Colorist Tamra Bonvillain & Letterer Nick Derington.  I was pretty much sold on this new semi-Vertigo Young Animal launch title just by Gerard Way writes Doom Patrol.  And it is gloriously almost incomprehensibley weird.
Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #4Written by Chynna Clugston Flores, Pencils by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, Inks by Maddi Gonzalez, COlors by Whitney Cogar & Letters by Warren Montgomery.  All the groups are now in vacation house for the never-ending birthday party.  And maybe have a plan to break the spell holding them all.  Of course there are still TWO whole issues to go so complications must ensue.
 
 
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LurkerWithout
17 September 2016 @ 03:10 pm
Winter Soldier/Legally Blonde fanfic
 
 
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LurkerWithout
17 September 2016 @ 02:09 pm
red panda who is cutestred panda its me

whats this catwho is cool boy
flower doggie
 
 
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LurkerWithout
15 September 2016 @ 08:18 am
Mediocore movie elevated to good by Tom Hanks just Tom Hanks-ing up the joint.  They really had to stretch out "Will Computer Simulations Show that Sully Was a Dangerous Risk-Taker Rather Than a National Hero" bits to get the movie from a 1/2 hour to just over 90 minutes.  And thats with running the emergancy sequence twice AND a pair of brief flashbacks.  But those water-landing scenes were pretty great.
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LurkerWithout
14 September 2016 @ 02:35 pm
Finished up the introductary adventure and either Rotes are a bit overpowered or we're still not quite grasping something.  Still, despite the mad sorceror and his summoned Black Dogs we managed to rescue the coffee witch and stop the ritual.  I mean him shunting all the feedback from his Evil Spells into enviromental effects and literally bringing down the roof is what really stopped the ritual.  BUT we all got out alive.  And since my main character was in a coma and Sean my backup was a wolf the whole time, they won't be implicated in the whole kidapping of a park ranger and destruction of a nation park/old fort.  So I'm kind of golden is what I'm saying.

Anyway next session we're taking a break for a board game or two and prepping for me to run some 7th Sea after it was picked by random draw as our next game.  Which means I'm going to have to read up on my rule book so I have some clue how it works.
 
 
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LurkerWithout
11 September 2016 @ 05:07 pm
Only had one title this week, since the latest Giant Days was delayed by Diamond.  So I picked up and added The Flintstones comic, grabbing the first three issues.  Writer Mark Russell, Artist Steve Pugh, COlorist Chris Chuckry & Letterer Dave Sharpe.  Satrical, funny and dark without being too grim & gritty.  You've got immigriant worker exploitation, runaway consumerism, discarded ptsd war veterans and 1st world entitlement spoiled vacationers among other themes in the first three issues.

And the single regular pull Paper Girls #9Writer Brian K. Vaughan, Artist Cliff Chiang, Colors Matt Wilson, Letters & Design Jared K. Fletcher & Color flats Dee Cunniffe.  So it turns out to be only two time variants of Erin and one time-traveling clone of Erin.  Plus a time blimp.
 
 
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LurkerWithout
10 September 2016 @ 07:44 am
brit shorthair 1brit shorthair 2

kit + willowsunbeam 3

tree buds
 
 
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LurkerWithout
09 September 2016 @ 03:57 pm
Man, it has been a while since we did some Pathfindering.  So with the group (minus Eric's Ranger who was off babysitting or something) in the city of Dwarf Fort City we (or at least I) began to look into finding out more about Evil Pastry Sub-Plane.  Which lead to an encounter with A-Team parody member Marduk.  Which led to realizing that the "crime"  they were accused of involved a missing girl who was one of the two I'd seen in visions of E.P.S-P.  Which led to us deciding to break MurdochMarduk out of the local crazy house.  Which kind of led to us murderlizing a platoon of visiting Korvosan soldiers and fleeing in a carriage carried by Dr. Erasmus's plus-sized zombie minion.  Because of self defense justifications.  So yeah.
 
 
LurkerWithout
07 September 2016 @ 09:30 pm
A happy remaining hours of birthday to poetheather
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LurkerWithout
05 September 2016 @ 04:30 pm
Future Quest #4: Story Jeff Parker, Art Evan Shaner, Colors Hi*Fi & Letters ALW's Lanphear.  Mightor!  Who isn't putting up with an of this chtonic entity take-over bull crap.

Howard the Duck #10: Writer Chip Zdarsky, Penciler Joe Quinones, Inkers Joe Rivera with Marc Deering and Joe Quinones, Colorists Jordan Gibson and Joe Quinones & Letterer Travis Lanham.  Meta jokes.  Giant green space kitties!  Spider-Man!  Giant Robots!

Jem and the Holograms #18: Written by Kelly Thompson, Art by Jen Bartel, Colors by M. Victoria Robado & Letters by Shawn Lee:  Big shake-ups for the Holograms.  And OMG BEARS!

Saga #37: Art by Fiona Staples, Written by Brian K. Vaughan & Letters + Design by Fonograkiks.  And its back.  And where is the wang?  *Prince Robot masturbates in his bunk*  And there is the wang.

Groo: Fray of the Gods #2: By Sergio Aragones, Wordsmith Mark Evanier, Colorist Tom Luth & Letterer Stan Sakai. So some new godling and his chief follower are looking to manipulate Groo for their advantage.  And all the other gods just find this sooooo funny.  Poor doomed, kind of evil godling.
 
 
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LurkerWithout
03 September 2016 @ 07:45 am
dual pigglies
shark pig
smol hogger
smol pigwestern pig
 
 
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LurkerWithout
02 September 2016 @ 04:03 pm
Character actor Jon Polito dies

rip polito
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LurkerWithout
30 August 2016 @ 03:10 am
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LurkerWithout
29 August 2016 @ 05:29 pm
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LurkerWithout
28 August 2016 @ 04:49 pm
Bruce Wayne Vs. Wal-Mart.
 
 
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LurkerWithout
28 August 2016 @ 07:50 am
Invincible #130: Writer Robert Kirkman, Penciler & inker Cory Walker, Colorist Nathan Fairbairn & Letterr Rus Wooton.  So back on Earth Robot is seeming to be more and more the benevolant tyrant but Mark still doesn't trust him.  Sure its all end poverty and fight off alien invaders now, but in a 1000 years it'll be all SACRIFICE YOUR LIVES FOR THE GOD-EMPORER AND CONTINUE HIS IMMORTAL REIGN.
Island #10: Editors Brandon Graham & Emma Rios, W/ content by Farel Dalrymple, Gael Bertrand, Fil Barlow & Remy Boydell.  I am like 50% certain that I'm mostly buying this title to help ensure that a title like this keeps getting published.

ROM #2: Plot & script by Cristos Gage & Chris Ryall, Pencils & colors by David Messina, Inks by Michele Pasta, Color assist by Alessandra Alexakis & Letters by Shawn Lee.  I'm still on the fence on this ongoing and the attempt at making an IDW-verse.  But I'm fully onboard with lines like "But though the Wraith-Hawk's song is fearsome...
...my Neutralizer sings louder!"

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #11: Writer Ryan North, Guest artist Jacob Chabot, Color artist Rico Renzi & Letterer Travis Lanham.  Squirrel Girl has face off against the deadly Count Nefaria.  But its a dream.  And she kind of gets him confused with the Count from Sesame Street because she doesn't have her Deadpool brand trading cards for villain info.  And so she teaches him how to count on his fingers in binary.  LEARNING!
 
 
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LurkerWithout
27 August 2016 @ 07:44 am
paw chin
penelope 1penelope 2
smores poptart

posing cat
 
 
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LurkerWithout
25 August 2016 @ 07:19 am
This movie was a delight.  A beautiful stopmotion fairy tale.  Young story-teller Kubo ends up on a quest for magic mcguffins joined by Monkey the monkey and Beetle the cursed samurai.  Its also very melancholy despite a somewhat uplifting final battle solution.  A+ voice work.  I avoid 3d though so I don't know how much better or worse that version is.
 
 
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LurkerWithout
24 August 2016 @ 06:08 am
Since the Pathfinder game is on hold for the month, hosted a board game night for the Tuesday game.  First was a five person single-lap of Formula De where I pulled 2nd and the roommate managed to eliminate his racer midway.  And then we broke out my new edition of Nucleur War.  I've had one of the earlier editions forever, but because it was missing a spinnder track haven't been able to try it.  So last night we had a six-person game.  And once we worked out the rules (and Flying Buffalo is kind of terrible at writing clear and concise rule sheets) it was a lot of fun.  The roommate was eventually the first to go out, but didn't take anyone down with him in his Final Retalation strike.  But then before we could all take advantage of the new peace to start using Propaganda cards again the next player was done in by Top Secret card.  And his Final Retaliation set off a chain of elimation/Final Retaltions that left me the last nation standing with 7million population.
 
 
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LurkerWithout
22 August 2016 @ 05:04 pm
Dark Horse Presents #25: Editor Mike Richardson w/ various creators.  Latest "Finder" section by Carla Speed McNeil as always the big stand-out for me.  Though more Paul Levitz detective noir, Al Gordon post-apocalyptic Tarzan, Rich Wodall's space-girl Tarzan and a closing to the latest "Mr. Monster" story.

Superf*ckers Forever #1: by James Kochalka.  This was a nice surprise.  I hadn't heard anything in advance about Kochalka doing another volume of Superf*ckers.  I also grabbed the variant cover by Ryan Ottley, letting me see what the characters would look like if they were part of Invincible.

The Wicked & the Divine #22: Wirter Kieron Gillen, Artist Jamie McKelvie, Colourist Matthew Wilson, Letterer Clayton Cowles & Flatter Dee Cunniffe.  And as Persephone and the other Pantheon members confront Anneke this story-arc closes.  Violently as always.

Lumberjanes #29: Written by Shannon Wattes & Kat Leyh, Illustrated by Carey Piesch, Colors by Maarta Laiho & Letters by Aubrey Aiese.  April is very enthusiastic about the first joint breakfast with Zodiac Cabin.  Which is spoiled by supernatural shennagins.  Looks like teen goddess Diane has got some 'splainen to do.
 
 
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LurkerWithout
20 August 2016 @ 07:35 am
fennec kitsfox & hound

fox meeting
rescued fox kitsmug fox
 
 
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LurkerWithout
19 August 2016 @ 04:18 pm
While the magical bomb/ward was defused at the end of the last session, doing so did leave my Ben "Don't Call Me Kolchak" Franks in a bit a coma situation.  But handidly I still had Sean Barnes, heavy metal bassist and werewolf.  Who was out on bail thanks to Byron's sorceror.  So we set off for the ol' fort/park where the crazy ex (and Sean's former bandmate) was keeping the hedge witch/shop keeper for his BIG EVIL PLAN.  In getting into the park we may have accidentally, sort of, kidnapped a park ranger.  And Fish Boy may have stolen her gun.  And radio.  And utility knife.  But forgot her flashlight at least.  And then ghoul attack.  Fortunately for us and unfortunate for the ghouls (who are nasty and tough) the group was a bit heavy-handed in the damage dealing capacity between a fully wolfed out Sean, Frazer's Fomori Kid Fish and Bryon's sorceror Max with his discount Hammer of Tunderbolts.
 
 
LurkerWithout
15 August 2016 @ 06:45 am
The roommate gifted me with a membership to this year's con again so I took the weekend off to attend.  Saturday got to try out En Garde, a fencing simulation card game.  Fun, though I can see how in a big multi-player game it can turn into a Pile on Player X situation.  Then after that I took part in Brendan's Twillight Imperium game.  Six player game and we managed something like 4 or 5 rounds from noon to 8PM (with a lunch break when I went home to feed the cat).  I ended up "winning" by being ahead by 2 victory points when we called it.

Sunday I was in a Call of Cthulhu rpg, "Proof of Life".  Small town politics in the 1920s over whether to allow in a lumber company.  Which leads to murder, brains in jars and a final confrontation with flying alien funguses.  Though my pre-gen character ducked out of the climax with the mi-go to run off and file her story of small town madness (with pictures!) and win herself a Pullitzer.  Which apparantly was established in 1917 and so is totally what happened.

ETA: On Sunday I (The Roommate) was supposed to play OGRE, but that got cancelled, so I had a game of Heroes Incorporated, a really fun strategy Heroes ggame which I lost by a hair, and Blood Rage, a Vikings in Ragnarok boardgame with a draft system, which I got absolutely trashed in. Heroes Inc. is out of print, so good luck finding it, and Blood Rage is a Kickstarter game that sells for around $75-$100.
 
 
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LurkerWithout
14 August 2016 @ 06:32 am
Another light week, with only Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #3 (written by Chynna Clugston Flores, pencils by ROsemary Valero-O'Connel, inks by Maddi Gonzalez, colors by Whitney Cogar & letters by Warren Montgomery), which despite the enjoyable team-ups plus the stellar creatives is beginning to feel a little padded.  Three more issues?  That means some kind of branching story coming out of the logical finish for issue four.

Also grabbed the All-New, All-Different Avengers (is that really the entire official title?  sheesh) Annual #1 anthology.  For the "Duck Amok" sytle She-Hulk story by Natasha Allegri and the "Squirrel Girl vs. Ms. Marvel" by Faith Erin Hicks (with colors by Megan Wilson) if nothing else.
 
 
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