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So the Duggan/Posehn run is the best run on Deadpool in years... quite possibly the best since Joe Kelly's. A big part of this is the flashback issues that they do with Scott Koblish, imitating older styles under the conceit that these are inventory issues of Deadpool's title in previous eras. This issue sees us in the swinging 60s, but instead of hippies, Wade is on his way to meet up with Nick Fury. But first...

Bringen Sie mir Deadpool-lein! )

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Nov. 20th, 2014 02:26 am
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"I don't have Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/Reddit/Instagram/etc etc blah blah, I guess I'm just weird like that"

I don't care.

No one cares.

Shut up.

If your self-worth and identity and uniqueness is that tied in to not being on XYZ social media site? You need something else. Because that's some boring bullshit. You're not more interesting just because you're slightly harder to contact.

(EDIT: Before I get complaints, just not being on one of these doesn't mean you're one of the douches who uses it as a weird form of bragging. I've avoided many forms of social media too, but I don't randomly offer up that information unasked as some kind of weird replacement for a personality trait or hobby)

Batman '66: The Lost Episode

Nov. 19th, 2014 07:53 pm
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For those who don't know, Two-Face was set to appear in the old Batman television show. Harlan Ellison even wrote up a treatment for it. Unfortunately, it never saw the light of day. There's more on it here.

Recently however DC has published the story in comic format using Ellison's original treatment as the basis. Four pages from it are below.

Images under the cut... )
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Axis is probably my least favorite event in ages thanks to the lame twist of "It's opposite day!" being the main takeaway. However, bad events are often a time when good writers shine; Starman came out of Zero Hour and Thunderbolts couldn't have existed without Heroes Reborn. And so we have Al Ewing's take on an inverted Loki, and issue 8 features him doing something utterly hilarious.

But first, the greatest terrible villain brag ever )
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I've added two more related stories to Tam Lin balladry:

Kemp Owyne - a young woman is turned into a dragon by her stepmother, and sent to live under a tree by the ocean, until such time as Kemp Owyne comes to kiss her. Kemp Owyne does come, but seeing as she's a deadly dragon, he's a bit reluctant. She offers him a magical item for each kiss, providing him with invulnerability. At the third kiss, she transforms back into a young woman.

The Laily Worm and the Machrel of the Sea - a similar tale, with a wicked stepmother who transforms one of her children into a dragon, exiled to live under a tree, but this time it's a boy, and his sister is transformed into a fish. Although the siblings can interact once a week, the rest of the time they mostly kill people. Then their father comes to find them, and the dragon-boy tells his tale of woe. He goes to his wife and demands that she transforms the children back. The boy turns into a grown man, but the sister refuses, saying one act of magic was enough. The father then burns the stepmother for her crimes.

These are Child's ballads 34 and 36, so fairly close in Child's organization to Tam Lin. I'm particularly taken with the sister-mackerel in the latter story. When the stepmother is captured, fish sister respond to the offer to be turned back with:

But the proud machrel of the sea:
‘Ye shapeit me ance an unseemly shape,
An ye’s never mare shape me.’

Or, basically, "Screw you, I'd rather stay a fish than be under your power".

Since the ballad is told from the point of view of the brother, we don't really get an idea of what life was like for the sister- we know that once a week, the enchantment is suspended, and she and her brother meet, and she combs out his hair. We know that during his periods of enchantment, he's killed at least seven knights who came to challenge him. We do not know what she did as a fish.

I hope- and I'd love a retelling that explains or explores it- that she had her own powers as a fish, and her refusal to be changed back, although understandable simply as a desire to never again be under the power of an abuser, might also have some beneficial reasons. I hope there was something awesome about being a magical fish, and that she got to have some kind of awesome adventures of her own.

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Nov. 19th, 2014 10:47 am
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Today is therapy. Undecided if I want to go out and drink with friends tonight or stay in and relax and get some art done. If I really felt like it I could do both and just bring all the art stuff with me. I don't know. We'll see. Also I need to make a shopping list.

Tomorrow Will and I go out to run some delayed errands. For one we're going to this Magical Bra Place we had recommended to us in DFW that does custom-sized bras for very very reasonable prices. I'd LOVE to have a bra that fits. I'm also gonna get my eyebrows waxed. Then I want to stop by a grocery store before we go home and pick some things up for an experiment.

Friday we have company and if we're up for it we might go out with said company and do some thrift store shopping. We'll see, depends on when she gets over here.

Saturday I'm want to make the aforementioned experiment for breakfast. We chill. Then the three of us head down to play Pathfinder for a few hours.

Sunday I either do a comic or that's something I can try to do beforehand. I also want to go to brunch with my friend since it's become an accidental once-a-month tradition.

Monday through Thanksgiving I've got a few things to do. Vet appointment, wax, laundry, gather up Faire-type clothing, dye my hair, pack for a week away, and still find time to not overstress myself.

Thanksgiving I think we'll be driving up to my grandparents' place. Been a while since we did anything with my family. If we're up for hanging with friends that night, cool. But considering we're heading to TRF the next day we might want to go home and pack everything up and get a good night's rest.

TRF itself still needs the details worked out. Camping on-site is the easiest and closest option, but is frustratingly limited in other ways. I do like the idea of camping out, I really do. I also worry about the weather. We have an offer to stay with my sweetie but his house is like almost two hours' distance. Will's worried about that much driving with his back as it is. WHY CAN'T HUMANS TELEPORT? If we could teleport, hell, I'd just sleep in my own bed at night after enjoying a couple of hours around a fire. ;)

The week after TRF I spend in Houston. I'm really looking forward to the change of scenery - it's been a stressful couple of months and a break sounds fantastic.

The first weekend of December we drive back up this way. Will's gonna be LARPing that weekend so he'll not be able to join us for the cider festival in Denton. I'll just be sure to have at least one cider in his honor (likely with a touch of brandy that I plan to have tucked away in my backpack)

Yup. Busy times ahead. But most everything on the to-do list is wonderful.

INTERSTELLAR: The (short) comic

Nov. 18th, 2014 11:24 pm
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A short comic that fills in a few questions about INTERSTELLAR is available on line at "Wired."
http://www.wired.com/2014/11/absolute-zero



"Wired" makes me a little nervous, at least when to comes to sci-fi and how it moves into superhero comics.

Interstellar spoilers after the cut )
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"One of the things I disliked about people using the multiverse before was that they were creating things indiscriminately. If someone wanted a bad Superman, they’d just pull one from Earth X and suddenly you have a bad Superman and you kill him at the end of the story and never refer to that world again. I thought that was slightly wasteful. Every world should be capable of sustaining its own series and its own stories. So that’s what we’ve done with it." -- Grant Morrison

12 pages from a 40-page story )

Axis: Carnage #1

Nov. 18th, 2014 09:19 pm
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Carnage is one of the many heroes and villains who's found his nature inverted due to the events of Axis.

Warning: Gore.

Scans under the cut... )

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Nov. 18th, 2014 07:20 pm
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I wanted to make myself all glamorous and shit. I’ll settle for a 5-minute Photoshop job.

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Nov. 18th, 2014 04:59 pm
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I no longer have to go for follow-ups to the specialist in Dallas. Thank GOD. One less reason to be at that shitstain of a hospital.

I think the Dallas VA Hospital was once rated as one of the worst hospitals in the US. Not the worst VA hospitals... all hospitals. It is god-awful.

The parking. Jesus shit, the parking. It's a nightmare. It's a decent sized parking lot and yet it's constantly full. Handicap parking is near worthless because it's the VA so most the people there are disabled. It took us 20 minutes before some one finally pulled out and we were able to take that spot. Ridiculous.

Two of the automatic doors up front were busted.

One of the clinics was being renovated and the giant black tarp covering that area was... unsettling. But hopefully that's good.

When I got back to the labs for my 11:30 appointment there they had everyone taking numbers and there were well over a hundred of us waiting. Took a little over an hour for them to see me. Four vials of blood and it was THAT bad.

Luckily the gastro part of the appointment was relatively quick once I finally got back there (about 30 or 45 minutes after my appointment time)

But they had a brand new vending machine out front.

Priorities, man.
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In the sense of it being one he'd ask, rather than one asked about him.

Following on from this preview cover, which I actually posted yesterday



I was reminded of a couple of cartoons I'd seen on tumblr, by one evinist, which might relate to the above, and would also link to one of Damian's (I hope) first, and most obvious questions;

Father... where is Grayson? )

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Nov. 18th, 2014 08:49 am
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I got a VA appointment card last week, it was something I was expecting. A six month follow-up at the hospital. No big deal. Appointment today around 1:30.

Then they called me and mentioned labs at 11:30 as well. WAT. I GOT NO CARD FOR THIS.

So because a card never showed I'm playing it safe by having nothing but water for 12 hours before the appointment.

This means no morning coffee.

*pouts*

Nameless #1

Nov. 18th, 2014 12:33 pm
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Trigger Warning for some Gore

Read more... )

X-Force #9

Nov. 18th, 2014 05:18 pm
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"99% of the time it's perfectly reasonable that we craft our stories around conflict and duality without painfully laboring a point about how wretched violence truly is. In most superhero comics we're dealing with modern mythologies, after all: the complex interactions of today's cultural pantheon waging their wars in heaven. There's no need, therefore, for brutal reminders about the fibrousness of human flesh or an accurate depiction of a torn body. The Marvel Universe, seen in one light, is simply a contemporary analogue for Ragnarok, or the Kali Yuga, or the book of Revelation: a shimmering dreamspace from some uncertain future or hazy parallel, echoing and exaggerating our own world, wherein the fundamental contests of divine morality can be settled in dramatic form. In most cases the point of superhero battles is to delineate moral roles and glorify physical or mental prowess, not to underline the ickiness and self-fulfilling corruption that goes hand-in-hand with a truly violent lifestyle." -- Si Spurrier

Read more... )

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Nov. 17th, 2014 09:02 pm
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I'm slowly evaluating my emotions right now.

So last week a thing happened that upset me. I've talked it out with one of the people involved but not the other. No maliciousness was involved, but I was still hurt. Hurt, angry, upset, and sad.

But these emotions are so much easier to handle when they're directed at something or some one.

Right now... I don't really have that.

I sometimes crave more irrationality. I have JUST enough to feel the more wild and untamed emotional responses to things, but not enough to direct them at some one. Instead I feel the emotions, and say "Well it's not really that person's fault, they didn't mean to hurt me, it was an innocent act on their part, they just made a mistake"... especially if the person has already apologized and started to make amends.

So now I have all these feelings and nowhere to really direct them at. I think at this point most people would just go ahead and let themselves feel the anger at the people involved, but... I don't want to do that. It'd be easier, probably. But it wouldn't really... help. Yes I still need to keep the lines of communication open and work through it, but... I need to cool off and NOT turn this into anger and attacks and accusations. It only makes it worse and pretty soon there's WAY more hurt involved than there needs to be.

Right now I just need to figure out what to do with directionless negativity. Mostly... I just need to find ways to burn it off. Music, maybe. Socializing or quiet time. Baths. Meditation. Art. Writing. Just... embrace the anger and hurt and pain and let it burn itself out like a controlled fire, rather than trying and failing to snuff it out too soon and watch it slowly burn way too much around me.

I think this sounds like the best option. I don't know. It sounds good to me, right now... but it could also be me in my desperation for control grasping at this situation like a drowning man for a lifeboat. I'm lacking in control in my life right now and it's driving me a bit nutty and, yes, that tends to sometimes manifest a little stronger when I'm emotional. I get angrier with myself because I can't control my emotions and I end up just shoving them down and not addressing the problem.

I'm working on it. So far I'm doing better this time than I normally do.

We'll see.

Ugh, growing and maturing is a pain the ass.

A 50th anniversary!

Nov. 17th, 2014 07:45 pm
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A comic strip I enjoy hit a milestone today and no matter how busy I am right now I think that deserves a post.

Several other strips also paid tribute:Read more... )

I think some other strips also talked about it but I don't have time to track them all down. If you see more feel free to post them in the comments or make your own post.
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Courtesy of Nebezial, and just to be on the safe side, perhaps not the safest thing to view at work, but there's nothing OVERLY blatant.

He's Superman, but whan you think about it, he's maybe not )

Five Step Bullshit

Nov. 17th, 2014 03:29 pm
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Here's how I wish things happened.

Step One: Issue occurs.
Step Two: I feel hurt and sad and angry and upset about Issue.
Step Three: I talk about said issue with the Person who caused the pain.
Step Four: Person apologizes and is sincere.
Step Five: I get the fuck over it and move on and the pain is gone.

Instead I have to hate myself because this is how it goes instead...

Step One: Issue occurs.
Step Two: I feel hurt and sad and angry and upset about Issue.
Step Three: I talk about said issue with the Person who caused the pain.
Step Four: Person apologizes and is sincere.
Step Five: Despite the fact that Person has apologized and meant it, despite the fact that Issue won't happen again, despite the fact that I logically know it'll be okay, I still feel hurt and sad and angry and upset

Fuck you, brain. Just fuck you.

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Nov. 17th, 2014 12:28 pm
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Been invited to at least three Thanksgiving day things. One is family, so we'll probably try to make it to that at least at first. If we're up to hanging with friends after that, cool. That can be a follow-up thing. But I think just two things is enough, if that.

I'm more excited about what happens after Thanksgiving, anyway. BUT food is good too. Yay food! Just gotta try not to overeat, got a corset to fit into that weekend. ;)

X-Force #8 - "War on Terror"

Nov. 17th, 2014 03:13 pm
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'My true, secret goal -- when I first took the "X-Force" gig -- was to establish a million continuity errors and moments of bare-faced wrongnesses, which I justified to my editors along-the-way as being tiny pieces of a huge "Lost"-like mosaic leading-up to a grand mystery, but are in fact just pernicious acts of narrative mischief. I consider this a glorious transcendent artwork! A smashing-down of the invisible cages which box your minds! A breaking-free from the shackles of continuity in whose neurotic loops we have all willingly enmeshed ourselves! A nihilistic experiment to demolish all illusion of verity in fictional personality!' -- Si Spurrier

Read more... )

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Nov. 16th, 2014 04:47 pm
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Stew turned out tasty! The only thing I fucked up on was forgetting the carrots until the last hour. I scrambled to cut them and boil them on the stove before throwing them in. And oddly now the stew tastes very overwhelmingly of CARROT! But I like the taste of carrot so this isn't too bad of a deal.

Yeah I'll definitely have to use the slow-cooker more. :)



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Nov. 16th, 2014 02:58 pm
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I cross-post to LJ from Dreamwidth. Today I actually clicked on the LJ Post page for the first time since they revamped it. OH DEAR GOD. That is... that is bad. That... I do not like that.

*clings to crossposting*

(Seriously though, I could NOT find the option to use filters on there. Did they move that away? Am I missing it because the whole damn thing feels like chaotic crap?)

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Nov. 16th, 2014 10:44 am
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Trying out the slow-cooker. My experiment is low-sodium low-starch chicken stew.

Marinated diced chicken last night in a lot of spices.

Put it in today with some low-sodium chicken broth. Cut up celery, green onions, and zucchini. More chicken broth.

Sprinkled in some spices. Bit of salt, pepper, creole seasoning, turmeric, curry, parsley.

Then put in just a bit of milk and a few spoonfuls of greek yogurt.

Stirred a bit.

I'll keep an eye on it throughout the day, add more broth and yogurt and seasoning as I see fit. When it's a bit closer to finishing I'll add lentils, and when it has an hour left I'll add peas.

I'm really really hoping it goes well. Didn't measure anything, came up with this mostly independently (checked other recipes for ideas but mostly this is off the top of my head)

We'll see how it goes. Fingers crossed.

X-Force #7 - "Quis Custodiet"

Nov. 15th, 2014 03:17 pm
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"Worth saying: this stuff is going on in the real world all the time. Unmanned predator drones, civilian spying software, undeclared special-ops missions, off grid aeronautical technology, cyber invasion, bloody radioactive sushi! Switch on the news, brothers and sisters, we are adrift upon a world of shadowy espionage far more elaborate and vituperative than the most insane James Bondian excesses." -- Si Spurrier

Read more... )

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Nov. 15th, 2014 01:53 pm
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My dad gave us a new slow cooker last week and I'm wanting to bust it out and make some healthy from-scratch low-starch low-sodium chicken stew. It's already 2pm so I'm thinking I can shop for the ingredients today, marinate the chicken overnight, and throw it all together in the morning and hopefully super tasty and ready to eat tomorrow night. :)

X-Force #6 - "Alexandria"

Nov. 15th, 2014 03:27 pm
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"Our initial aim was to deliberately sidestep the obvious route of having X-Force fighting Recognizable-Returned-Supervillain #4367 from the get-go, and instead demonstrate what a real bad guy looks like. That is, an irritating little prick in bad clothes, with an extraordinary amount of political power, who literally does not give a **** about anyone below a certain level of importance. As a villain, Volga is simply a distillation of the sorts of people who control all of our lives." -- Si Spurrier

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'I was looking at my outlines last night and it appears I've done a terrible thing. I've done a bad job, you might say, in that you actually find out some of the answers to some of the biggest mysteries that are out there hanging in "New Avengers" in "Avengers" issues. And some of the big mysteries in "Avengers" are answered in future "New Avengers" issues. Because as the stories get intertwined you find out that the solutions are actually on the other side. So people are going to miss stuff if they're not reading both books. I'm not obviously asking them to read both, but I did in fact screw them if they're not.' - Jonathan Hickman

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Thanks to The Mary Sue, for this snippet of info

The latest round of Musical Chairs Mood Rings means that in Green Lantern Corps #36, we're getting an answer to the question;

"Could a male join the Star Sapphire Corps?"

Looks like the answer is... Yes )

Leaving the actual character out of the tags for the sake of surprise.

X-Force #5 - "Floating Stock"

Nov. 14th, 2014 03:03 pm
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"There's this really funny paradox when it comes to lesser-known characters. Everyone's got their weird little favorites but they'll react with incredulity to everyone else's. Weirder still, we often haven't thought too deeply about why we've got these odd fixations on certain characters: they just suggest themselves like old friends and we can't quite shake the inexplicable certainty of their thunderous AWESOMENESS despite all evidence and claims to the contrary. For me it usually comes down to inventive weirdness (e.g. Maggott) or sheer visual interest (e.g. Chamber) -- but when I got the chance to include a real Didn't-See-That-Coming character in X-Force my brain went straight to Marrow." -- Si Spurrier

Read more... )

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Nov. 13th, 2014 08:05 pm
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I've been crying for hours and I'm so, so tired. I think tonight I'll go to bed early. Maybe chug some NyQuil or something so I don't have to be alone in the dark with my thoughts for very long.

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