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28 May 2016 @ 07:50 am
A happy birthDAAAAW to ursulav, catcom & sartorias!

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27 May 2016 @ 04:48 pm
Ok, lets try to back on track with these.

The Unbreakable Squirrel Girl #8: Writer Ryan North, Artist Erica Henderson, Color artist Rico Renzi & Letterer Travis Lanham.  Dorreen lets her friends sign her up for eDating.  Many bad dates ensue.  Seriously, how hard is it find a decent guy who likes squirrels and isn't a giant, mutant-hunting robot?  Pretty hard apparantly...

Secret Six #14: Written by Gail Simone, Drawn by Tom Derenick, Colored by Jason Wright and Rex Lokus & Lettered by Travis Lanham.  Farewell, adieu, auf weidersain, till we meet again, farewell.

Jem & the Holograms #15: Written by Kelly Thompson, Art by Sophie Campbell, Story by Thompson & Campbell, Colors by M. Victoria Robado & Letters by Shawn Lee.  Boo, Silica's evil-meme world domination goal.  Yay, Hologram/Misfit team-ups!

Monstress #6: Writer Marjorie Liu, Artist Sana Takeda, Lettering & Design Rus Wooton.  Outsider God-Thing throw down.  Plus Scared Kippa is Brave Kippa.
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25 May 2016 @ 02:53 pm
Matt managed to wrangle all the players onto one goal.  Tracking down the planar-travelling dire boar Piggy Smalls.  And the first step was journeying to the stolen headquarters of Brendan's dwarven crime-boss wizard.  Eventually leading to actual combat.  Made more difficult by the guards & wards spells set up.  Fighting a shadow demon is difficult in concealing fog, even after the confusion effect is dispelled.  Also Bredan complained a lot about the looting and desctruction of an evil wizard's lair just 'cause it was his...
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24 May 2016 @ 05:31 am
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21 May 2016 @ 07:40 am
cage burster bird
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20 May 2016 @ 04:54 pm
I have had two different granny pr0n blogs start following me on tumblr in the last two days. I have to wonder, with these kinda of accounts, do they just randomly add or is there some search result that says we should be a match?
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14 May 2016 @ 03:53 pm
R.I.P. Darwyn Cooke
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14 May 2016 @ 08:33 am
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12 May 2016 @ 06:01 am
A very merry birthday to andrewfarago
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11 May 2016 @ 10:10 pm
I wouldn't have thought the best moment would be Iron Man macking on Aunt May but there you go.  Of course May's still Marisa Tomei, so its understandable.  Not that the rest of the movie isn't pretty aces.  Especially the Avenger v. Avenger fight.
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08 May 2016 @ 02:44 pm
Giant Days 14: Created & written by John Allison, Pencils by Max Sarin, Inks by Liz Fleming, Colors by Whitney Cogar & Letters Jim Campbell.  The search for off-campus housing that is not horrible.  Or too expenisive.  Or full of silverfish.

Survivors' Club #8: Writers Dale Halvorsen & Lauren Beukes, Artists Ryan Kelly, Mark Farmer & Peter Gross, Colorist Eva De La Cruz & Letterer Clem Robins.  The Survivors continue to confront their personal demons while all reuniting at the House.  Well those who survive confrontations.

The Wicked & the Divine #19Writer Kieron Gillen, Artist Jamie McKelvie, Colourist Matthew Wilson, Letterer Clayton Cowles & Flatter Dee Cunniffe.  The Underground Faction manage to recruit Dio, but lose Minerva back to Ananke's pawns Baal, Sakhmet and Amaterasu.
Rat Queens #16: Writer Kurtis J. Wiebe, Artist Tess Fowler, Letters Ed Brisson & Colors Tamra Bonvillain.  The remaining Queens are back in Palisade and re-meeting old hook-ups, friends and family.  Or ARE they?  'Cause maybe there is a doppelganger infestation going on.

Howard the Duck #7: Writer Chip Zdarsky, Guest Artist Kevin McGuire, Color Artists Joe Quinones with Jordan Gibson & Letterer Travis Lanham.  So She-Hulk has hired Howard & Tara to find a missing client.  And they recruit Peter Parker thru Spider-Man to help.  And then Matt Murdock, Distric Attorney gets involved because of said client.  And then they all have to go to find some dinosaurs, which means getting a ride from Steve Rogers to the Savage Land.  So all that and did I mention dinosaurs drawn by Kevin McGuire?

Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In: Script Evan Dorkin with Darah Dyer, Art Jill Thompson & Letters Jason Arthur.  So in addition to supernatural battling cats, this one-shot also has Jill Thompson drawing raccoons.  And a demon-haunted house.  But mainly raccoons and cats.
07 May 2016 @ 07:43 am
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06 May 2016 @ 04:34 pm
BoB raccoon
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04 May 2016 @ 07:14 am
Have a very Meddling in the Domain of God birthday shaenon!
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03 May 2016 @ 04:18 pm
Last week's session saw everyone at the staging area for the super-sized caravan heading to the Epic Music Festival.  Brendan's Halgrim and Bill's bard renewed their working relationship as the only two actual carry-over PCs.  The ranger and barbarian had adventures with prostitutes and gambling and took side jobs as guards for a snack cake company going as a vendor.  Frazer's Uncle Creepy hung around being creepy.  And I decided to just talk with the other witch vendor I'm supposed to steal an artifact from.  Thanks to several mystical visions I'd learned her daughter had been stolen away to a demi-dimension by the semi-infernal masters of the previously mentioned snack cake company.  So I agreed to help her get her daughter back and then maybe negotiate a return of the Eye of McGuffin...

And then onto the road with the caravan.  Which basically had three clusters.  The "A" group of talent (where Bill's bard was travelling).  The "B" group of staff and vendors where myself, Byron and Eric's characters were.  And the general fandom mob in "C".  We ended the session with a mini-concert from Bill's bard and one of his rivals in the festival, another bard named Jack Wight.  'Cause all the other talent were terrible, terrible pun mash-ups of real musicians and D&D-isms.
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01 May 2016 @ 03:59 pm
Criminal 10th Anniversary Special: By Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips & Colors by Elizabeth Breitweiser.  This actually came out the week before, but I'd thought it was a reprint not a new story.
Velvet #14: Writer Ed Brubaker, Artist Steve Epting, Colors Elizabeth Breitweiser & Letters Chris Eliopoulos.  Velvet blackmails Vice-President Ford so that she can interogate President Nixon.
Saga #36: Art by Fiona Staples, Written by Brian K. Vaughan & Letters + Design by Fonografiks.  Fear the rage of Ghus!  And me not knowing how to add his umlaut!

Secret Six #13: Written by Gail Simone, drawn by Tom Derenick, colored by Jason Wright & lettered by Travis Lanham.  Strix' Gnome-friend!  Noooooooo!

Conan the Avenger #25: Script Fred Van Lente, Art Brian Ching, Colors Michael Atiyeh & Letters Richard Starkings & Comicraft.  Was Thaug the demon-god in Conan the Destroyer?  His silhouette appearance here looks like it.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7: Writer Ryan North, artist Erica Henderson, color artists Rico Renzi with Erica Henderson & letter & production Travis Lanham.  This CYOA concept probably would have worked better in a book where the flow isn't disrupted by all the ads.  And speaking of ads, looks like SHOCKINGLY Steve Rogers Cap will be back in May, just as he has a new movie coming out.  SHOCKING!
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30 April 2016 @ 07:45 am
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29 April 2016 @ 04:14 pm
An okay-ish movie carried by Chris Hemsworth's consirable levels of charm.  Otherwise Emily Blunt's ElsaFreya seems more bewildered than evil, even when freezing people or attempting to stamp out love.   Nick Frost, as the only returning dwarf, provides basic sidekick comedy with his three shrunken co-stars.  Jessica Chastain seems to have sunk all her focus into maintaining her faux-Scottish accent, which she does do better than Hemsworth.  And Charlize Theron reappears in the third act gnaw on the icy scenery...
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28 April 2016 @ 05:26 pm
Short Fiction: Seanan McGuire's Snake in the Glass, Ursula Vernon's Razorback and Jim C. Hines' Chupacabra's Song

New Reads:
Robert Jackson Bennett's City of Stairs
Josh Fruhlinger's The Enthusiast
(editors) John Joseph Adams & Hugh Howey's the End Has Come:  Third in a triptych of apocalypse-themed short fiction anthologies.  The last focused on post-apoc survival and rebuilding.
Ilona Andrews' Magic Stars: A "Kate Daniels" series novella focused on Derek and Julie.
Tanya Huff's Third Time Lucky: Collection of short comic works about an immortal wizard.
Lexie Dunne's Superheroes Anonymous & Supervillains Anonymous: Gail is nicknamed "Hostage Girl" because villains think she's super-hero Blaze's girlfriend.  And then we he leaves town she ends up getting super-powers herself.
Michelle West's The Broken Crown
Andre Norton's Tales From the High Hallack vol.1: Collection of "Witch World" short stories.
Delilah Dawson/Kevin Hearne/Chuck Wendig's Three Slices:  A short story from each writer's setting.  All with a cheese divination theme.
Kevin Hearne's Staked: Latest "Iron Druid" book with, shockingly, many vampire opponents.

Rereads: None

Graphic Novels/TPBs:
Garth Ennis/Jonh Mcrea's The Demon: Hell's Hitman

Total: 13

Short Fiction:  Django Wexler's the Shadow of Elysium, Delia Sherman's the Great Detective, Joe Abercrombie's Two's Company, Seanan McGuire's Velveteen Presents: Action Dude Vs. Doing the Right Thing and Brian McCellan's Ghosts of the Tristan Basin

New Reads:
C.E. Murphy's Baba Yaga's Daughter the Tales of the Old Races:  World building short fiction for Murphy's "Old Races/Negotiatior" series.
N.K. Jemison's the Fifth Season:  Excellent read, even if the flash-back part of the story somewhat overwhelms the "now" bits.
Daniel Polansky's the Builders:  Like if Sam Peckinpah directed a "Redwall" movie.
Peter Clines' Ex-Isle:  Supers vs. zombies AT SEA.
Nicola Griffith's Hild:  Iron age Britain historical fiction yumminess.
Greg Van Eekhout's Dragon Coast:  One more crazy heist, one more group of nasty cannibal wizards.
Michael McCloskey's Trilisk Supersedure
T. Kingfisher's the Raven & the Reindeer: Ursula Vernon's Snow Queen adaptation.
Daniel O'Malley's the Rook:  What if you woke up with no memories of your life but were told you were one of the leaders of England's super-powered, super-secret spy orginization.  Oh and some of your co-workers wanted to kill you for what you used to know.
(editor) Eric Flint's Ring of Fire IV:  Most recent pro-anthology for the "Ring of Fire" series.
Georgette Heyer's the Quiet Gentleman:  I've liked other Regency Romance style books, but this one didn't really work for me.
Sherwood Smith's Whispered Magics:  Collection of Smith's short fiction.
Joe Haldeman's All My Sins Remembered:  Such a depressing ending.  Soooo bleak.

Rereads: None

Graphic Novels/TPBs:
G. Willow Wilson/Adrian Alphona/Dan Slott/Christos Gage/Guiseppe Camuncoli's Ms. Marvel: Last Days vol. 4:  Short arc leading into whatever last year's summer crossover event was, with some Spider-Man team-up filler.
Joe Hill/Gabriel Rodriguez' Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega:  Used part of the tax refund to finally finish up the series.
Stjepan Šejić's Sunstone vol.4:  Argh!  Open lines of communication people!
Joe Casey/Nick Dragotta/Brad Simpson's Vengeance:  Better than average Marvel mini-series that got lost in the Big Events.

Total: 19

Short Fiction:  Seanan McGuire's Swamp Bromeliad & Velveteen Vs. the Consequences of Her Actions, Alyssa Wong's a Fist of Permutations in Lightning & Wildflowers, Melissa Marr's the Maiden Thief, Carrie Vaughn's That Game We Played in War Time, Caighlan Smith's the Weather, Dave Freer's the Changeling & the Phooka and David D. Levine's Discards.

New Reads:
Stephen Leather's Once Bitten:  Meh vampire fic.
Seanan McGuire's Chaos Choreography:  Latest "InCryptid" novel, going back to Verity Price and a reality dance show reuinion.
R.J. Ross' Shadow Boy:  Most recent "Cape High" book that wraps up the Evil Presidential Canidate arc.
(editors) Walt Boyes/Bjorn Hasseler's Grantville Gazette vol.62-64
Ken Liu's Grace of Kings.  The rise from peasant gangster to Emperor.
Orest Stelmuch's the Boy From Reactor 4:  Ukrainian and Russian gangsters, Chernobyl and hockey.
George R.R. Martin's A Knight the 7 Kingdoms:  Collection of the Duncan & Egg/Hedge Knight stories.
Tamora Pierce's Magic Steps, Street Magic, Cold Fire, Shatterglass, the Will of the Empress & Melting Stones.  Bingeing on nearly all the remaining "Circle of Magic"
(editors) Will Shetterly/Emma Bull's Liakek 1:  First in a shared-world anthology series.
Joe K. Lansdale's Savage Season.  Stupid Sundance preview week making me think I could record all of Hap & Leonard so I had to read the book instead.  Good book though.
Jeff Vandameer's Annihilation, Authority and Acceptance:  I heard there was a television adaptation for this trilogy in the works.  If they get it right it will be super-creepy and amazing.
K.J. Parker's Downfall of the Gods.  One goddess' long scam against her pantheon, though I'm unclear as to her motivation.

Rereads: None

Graphic Novels/TPBs:
Shannon, Dean & Nathan Hale's Calamity Jack:  Steampunk/fairy tale mash-up sequel to Rapunzel's Revenge
Ananth Hirsh/Yuko Ota's Lucky Penny

Total: 22
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24 April 2016 @ 05:04 pm
Howard the Duck #6: Writers Chip Zdarsky with Ryan North, Penciler Joe Quinones, Inkers Joe Rivera, Marc Deering & Joe Quinones, Colorists Joe Quinones & Jordan Gibson & Letter & Production Travis Lanham.  The second half of the Squirrel Girl cross-over.  Which means this issue has "alt text" like tUSQ.

Jem & the Holograms #14: Written by Kelly Thompson, Art by Sophie Campbell, Story by Thompson & Campbell, Colors by M. Victoria Robado & Letters by Shawn Lee.  The Holograms apologize to their loved ones and get ready to try and stop Silica even if it means shutting down Synergy permanently.  Plus Pizzaz' dad is a bit of a putz.

Lumberjanes #25: Written by Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh, Illustrated by Carey Pietsch, Colors by Maarta Laiho & Letters by Aubrey Aiese.  Swarms of magical kittens.  'nuff said.
Bee and Puppycat #11: Written by Patrick Seery, Illustrated by Ji in Kim & Letters by Warren Montgomery.  Oh no, Puppycat is sick and won't take his medicine.  What will Bee do?

Astro City #34: Writer Kurt Busiek, Artist Brent E. Anderson, Lettering & Design John Roshell & Jimmy Betancourt of Comicraft & Color Art Peter Pantazis.  Steeljack and Cutlass bring the Case of the Villianous Collector to a close.

Savage Dragon #213: Writer & artist Erik Larsen, letters Chris Eliopoulos, colors Nikos Kovtsis & flats Mike Toris.  Dart recruits Barry Dragon, son of Dark Dragon.  Plus super-babies.
Invincible #127: Writer Robert Kirkman, Penciler & Inker Cory Walker, Colorist Nathan Fairbairn & Letterer Rus Wooton.  Mark works to re-connect with his family.  And a secret traitor is revealed!
Mirror #3: by Emma Rios and Hwei Lim.  Aldebran the Minotaur joins Zun the Mouse and Phinx on their journey North to see the Guardian, Blackfish.
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23 April 2016 @ 07:50 am
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20 April 2016 @ 10:49 pm
Joanie "Chyna" Laurer dead at 45
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20 April 2016 @ 10:06 pm
Melissa McCarthy is always entertaining, but I'd say this movie falls in the lower ranks of her movies.  Alongside Identity Thief or maybe Tammy (which I haven't seen).  Dinklage is also amusing as her obsessed, weirdo ex.  But the movie is more a sequence of amusing scenes rather than a comedic story as a whole.  The faux-Girl Scout vs. other faux-Girl Scout battle royale actually doesn't hold up as well as it did in the trailers.
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17 April 2016 @ 06:49 pm
Adventure Time #51: Written by Christopher Hastings, Illustrated by Ian McGinty, Colors by Maarta Laiho & Letters by Steve Wands

Gotham Academy #17: Writers: Brendan Flethcher, Michael Dialynas, David Petersen;  Artists: Adam Archer, Sandra Hope, Steve Wands, Annie Wu, Serge LaPointeMichael Dialynas & David Petersen.  I'm actually stopping on both these books.  For Gotham Academy its the near complete change-over from the starting creative team, not even counting these "Yearbook" anthology issues.  Though I will probably grab the Gotham Academy/Lumberjanes book when it comes out.  As for Adventure Time, fifty plus single issues, numerous one-shots, graphic novels and mini-series just feels like a good place to step away.

The Autumnlands #10: Writer Kurt Busiek, Artist Benjamin Dewey, Color Art Jordie Bellaire & Lettering & Design John Roshell & Jimmy Beancourt of comicraft.  Learoyd & Dusty continue up the mountain, searching for the source of the radiation poisoning.  Also they meet and help a goat.
Shutter #20: Writer Joe Keatinge, Artist Leila Del Duca, Colorist Owen Gieni & Letterer John Workman.  Kate has to decide whether to recruit her sister Maieli aka the Normal One into her mission.
Monstress #5: Writer Marjorie Liu, Artist Sana Takeda & Lettering & Design Rus Wooten.  Travels with a member of the Court of Dusk.  Also a treatise on the Five Races.
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16 April 2016 @ 08:00 am
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