LurkerWithout
26 May 2015 @ 07:17 am
Tanith Lee 1947-2015
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24 May 2015 @ 05:35 pm
Jem and the Holograms #3: written by Kelly Thompson, art by Sophie Campbell, colors by M. Victoria Robado & letters by Shawn Lee.  Introduced this issue Constance "Clash" Montogomery & Leah "Blaze" Dwyer.  Things destroyed by a Pizzaz temper tantrum: some fan-girl's chai, a guitar, a catering table.
Lumberjanes #14: written by Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters, illustrated by Brooke Allen, colors by Maarta Laiho & letters by Aubrey Aiese.  Summer camping interupted by snoooooooooowstorm.  Also wolf-a-lopes.
Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift #5: written by Merdith Gran & illustrated by Carey Pietsch
The Fade Out #6: written by Ed Brubaker, art by Sean Phillips & colors by Elizabeth Breitweiser
Shutter #12: written by Joe Keatinge, art by Leila Del Duca, colors by Owen Gieni & letters by John Workman
Groo: Friends and Foes #5: words by Mark Evanier, art by Sergio Aragones, colors by Michael Atiyeh & Caitlin McCarthy & letters by Stan Sakai
Dark Horse Presents #10: creators = various
 
 
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LurkerWithout
23 May 2015 @ 07:39 am
babbeh otter
baby boids
baby skwerl
baby toitle
pallas kitteh
 
 
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22 May 2015 @ 05:54 pm
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LurkerWithout
21 May 2015 @ 07:06 pm
Q: What was awesome in this movie?
A: Everything.  Especially motorcycle sniper grammas and dude with a flamethrower guitar.

Q: What was missing form this movie?
A: I don't know.  A monkey maybe?
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LurkerWithout
20 May 2015 @ 10:28 pm
We actually had a full group this week.  Though much of the session was spent at a couple smallish towns on the way to the university city that is the actual start point for the second module in the series.  But huge sacks of gold needed to be converted into more portable items like small sacks of platinum, riding horses or some minor magic items.  Plus Brendan was really hoping to get his halfling sorceror repaired.  Well he got the disease that was killing him cured, but the logging camp town clerics couldn't remove the cursed wounds that had him susceptible to the disease in the first place...

Only one random encounter, probably because we stuck to the main road instead of the "short cut" through a bog.  But it still ended up being a pair of shambling mounds, which thanks to their bonuses to surprise and grapple almost killed half the party.  Happily they were vanquished and so the group will likely be able to make it the actual official starting point next session...
 
 
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LurkerWithout
17 May 2015 @ 06:42 pm
Howard the Duck #3: written by Chip Zdarsky, art by Joe Quinonesadditional inks by Joe Rivera, colors by Rico Renzi & letters by Travis Lanham
Astro City #23: written by Kurt Busiek, art by Brent Eric Anderson , letters by John G. Roshell & Jimmy Bettancourt & colors by Alex Sinclair.  Sometimes a talking gorilla just wants to be a drummer in a rock & roll band.
Giant Days #3: written by John Allison, art by Lissa Treiman, colours by Whitney Cogar & letters by Jim Campbell
Saga #28: Written by Brian K. Vaughn, art by Fiona Staples & letters by Fonografiks
Copperhead #7: written by Jay Faerber, art by Scott Godlewski, colors by Ron Riley & letters by Thomas Mauer.  Date night on the frontier.
Savage Dragon #203: by Erik Larsen with letters by Chris Eliopoulos & colors by Nikos Koutsis & flats by Mike Toris.  I'm not sure what flats are.  Is that like layouts maybe?
Southern Cross #3: written by Becky Cloonan, art by Andy Belanger, letters by Serge LaPointe & colours by Lee Loughridge
Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #3: cover and bridging pages by David Petersen, "Nain Rouge" by Mark A. Nelson with letters by Willie Schubert;"The Inventor" art and story by Jake Parker & colors by Cam Kendell; "The Tale of Abdiel's Heart" by Ramon K. Perez
 
 
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LurkerWithout
16 May 2015 @ 07:43 am
commute cat
computer kitteh
writer cat
writing cat
 
 
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LurkerWithout
15 May 2015 @ 05:39 am
Positives: Opening fight sequence.  Snarkiness off the scale of the Sarcasamater.  Wakanda.  Infinity Stones.  "I have a bow and arrow.  None of this makes sense."

Cons:  Banner/Romanov, nope just not feeling it.  Spader-bot is enjoyable and splendid, but not really scary.  And finally enough with the "heroic sacrifice" bit.  The only thing even close to a surprise with it is which hero gets blasted.
 
 
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LurkerWithout
12 May 2015 @ 02:41 pm
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12 May 2015 @ 07:21 am
Best day to andrewfarago on this birth-a-versary
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LurkerWithout
09 May 2015 @ 07:50 am
mama tiger
mama tree kangaroo
mom carry pangolin
mom hug red panda
mom hyena
momma quokka
 
 
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LurkerWithout
08 May 2015 @ 04:58 pm
The Wicked & the Divine #10: written by Kieron Gillen, art by Jamie McKelvie, colours by Matthew Wilson & letters by Clayton Cowles.
Samurai Jack #19: written by Jim Zub, art by Christine Larsen & letters by Deron Bennett.  Ah, its talking dog acheologists.  Whos a good boy then?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutanimals #3: written by Paul Allor, art by Andy Kuhn, colors by Nick Filardi & letters by Shawn Lee.  Mondo Gecko & Slash vs. the prisoner transport train.
The Unbeatble Squirrel Girl #5: written by Ryan North, art by Erica Henderson, colors by Rico Renzi & Erica Henderson & letters by VC's Clayton Cowles.  Squirrel Grrrl 2099.  Squirrel. Grrrl.  2099.  Yeeeeeeeesss.
Rocket Raccoon #11: written by Skottie Young, art by Jake Parker, colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu & letters by Jeff Eckleberry
 
 
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LurkerWithout
06 May 2015 @ 06:55 am
This session we were down to only three players, with the roommate still on his training schedule at work and BIll having finals and a death in the family.  So it was just my Tengu, Matt's savage war priest and Eric's new fighter to go on a side quest.  But first a swarm of birds.  Seems that the entire local mockingbird population took Matt's offer of grain for the location of the goblin camp to mean that they could have ALL the grain on the farm.  Leading to a quck fight with a giant swarm of birds.  And us with no area effect attacks or spells...

Still we saved the farmers from the birds and then learned that most of the deaths in the local farms wasn't so much the goblins but actually a horrible gyrfulche.  Which turned out to be a vulture griffon-variant.  Erik's fighter had been introduced as a guard for a group of four merchant brothers, so we tucked in with them to travel to the nearest town.  And so when the gyrfulche snatched one of them we set off on a rescue mission.  Luckily for us Matt managed to tag it early with a poison dart that STR drained it and lowered its combat effectiveness by a lot...

It still managed to almost take down the war priest with it's automatic grapple on a succesful attack followed by auto rakes.  But the beast was slain by Eric's hammer wielding fighter Armand and a charging power attack and the merchant was rescued.  And thus level 4 was attained by all.  Huzzah for Callix becoming a 2/2 fighter/inquisitor...
 
 
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LurkerWithout
04 May 2015 @ 07:05 am
A terrible, terrorfying birthday to shaenon that will show them all at the institute!
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LurkerWithout
02 May 2015 @ 07:54 am
dog and gpeeglemur and bunnies
dog with kittens

nap buddies
rhino and sheep
wombat riding tortoise
 
 
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LurkerWithout
01 May 2015 @ 05:23 pm
Bitch Planet #4: Script by Kelly Sue DeConnick, art by Valentine De Landro, colors by Cris Peter & letters by Clayton Cowles
Invincible #119: Written by Robert Kirkman, pencils by Ryan Ottley, inks by Cliff Rathburn, colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu & letters by Rus Wooten
Jem & the Holograms #2: Written by Kelly Thompson, art by Sophie Campbell, colors by M. Victoria Robado & letters by Shawn Lee,  Cool, I see Ms. Campbell's name change has gone thru for the credits page
Conan the Avenger #13: Written by Fred Van Lente, art by Guiu Vilanova, colors by Michael Atiyeh & letters by Richard Starkings & Comicraft.  Begining of a new arc for Conan, one that again involves the dread Black Lotus
Resident Alien #0: the Sam Hain Mystery #0: Written by Peter Hogan, art by Steve Parkhouse.  A mix of DHP reprint pages and flashbacks.
 
 
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LurkerWithout
26 April 2015 @ 05:41 pm
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4: written by Ryan North, art by Erica Henderson, colors by Rico Renzi & lettering by VC'S Clatyon Cowles.  With bonus trading card art by Chris Giarrusso...
Adventure Time #39: written by Christopher Hastings, art by Zachary Sterling, colors by Maara Laiho & letters by Steve Wands.  Also a backup story "Grocery Kingdom" by Kat Leyh...
Samurai Jack #18: written & drawn by Andy Suriano & letters by Andworld Design.  Jack teams with ghost warriors to fight zombie robots because Aku of course...
Southern Cross #2:written by Becky Cloonan, art by Andy Belanger, colours by Lee Loughridge & letters by Serge LaPointe.  Not actually a release for the last week.  I just missed it when it released originally.  Luckily I was able to find even after forgetting the title and only remembering it as "that murder mystery in space thing with Becky Cloonan not drawing".
Velvet #10: written by Ed Brubaker, art by Steve Epting, colors by Elizabeth Breithweiser & letters by Chris Eliopoulos
 
 
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LurkerWithout
25 April 2015 @ 08:04 am
caracal
napping pallas cat
prowl bobcatcaracal and lion
tumble tiger
 
 
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LurkerWithout
24 April 2015 @ 04:50 pm
Happy *mumble mumble*th to zoethe
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LurkerWithout
23 April 2015 @ 06:01 pm
Despite the always excellent Helen Mirren and the generally good Ryan Reynolds, the non-WW2 portions of the movie feel a bit..emotionally flat.  They definitely try and imbue the quest for reparations for stolen artwork with the Austrian government with a heavy meaning.  But I didn't fully buy into the value and strain of the long legal battle...

The movie has an easier time getting a deeper emotional pull with the WW2 flashbacks.  But then escape from the Nazis is an easier conflict to sell...
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22 April 2015 @ 09:11 pm
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