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Jul. 23rd, 2017 11:08 am
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Daily Happiness

Jul. 23rd, 2017 02:04 am
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1. I have to stay till closing tomorrow, which means I don't have to go in until noonish, so I can have a nice lazy morning.

2. Last night Jasper fell asleep with his head on the base of the scratching post, which was super cute.

Arrrrgh! Die die die!!!!

Jul. 23rd, 2017 01:26 am
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>.< I have officially reached the end of my patience with being stung while bicycling. Today's event was a sudden, burning stab that hurt so much it made me yell! And then move off the bike path and start lifting away my jersey to make sure the little f*@ker wasn't still in there, waiting to get me again.

I had on a really lightweight sports bra, which was not thick enough to blunt the sting. Usually, there's a *stab* and I think, "Wait, did I just get stung?" Today, the little monster got me square on the boob— enough that afterward, I wondered if it hadn't made a preliminary sting first, before going for the big one. Third or fourth sting this year! Pass the insecticide, please— I'm ready to rid the world of yellow jackets, once and for all. :(

I got some follow-up information to the sewer event that happened a couple of weeks ago. The guy that came to replace the dead plants has worked for about three years at the company the county subcontracted for the sewer job. He said that those blown-in sleeve replacements work really well about 90-95% of the time, but when they don't, things turn very bad very quickly. It's either "Yay!" or it's "OMG, there goes the rest of the day." /o\

This explains why the worker that came to the door was SO despondent on his second visit, when the project suddenly was not going well. The plant guy said that people he's worked with have had heart attacks from the stress. Yikes.

I'm working on this week's Idol story, and I really need to do travel planning for August and for our son's orientation trip to UCLA. I hate that kind of logistical planning, I don't know why. This was one of the reasons I wanted to elope when we got married— I had NO desire to do wedding planning, even for a low-key event.

On a visit up to Portland last October, I discovered that my mother and both sisters share my pathological hatred of grocery shopping. I knew my mother didn't like any form of shopping, but I thought I was the only one of the kids who felt the same way. Going to the grocery store makes me feel like my soul is draining right out through my feet. Ughhhhh.

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Jul. 23rd, 2017 12:54 am
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There are no Xiaomi service centers in the US. Sigh. I got instructions for backing up and factory resets, which I'm not sure is the solution because that sounds like a software issue? Anyway I backed up the phone but I don't actually know what that means.

By some miracle, though, the phone charged overnight.

I was up until very late last night though, so the morning was a bust. I slept much of the afternoon, but when I woke up, I got started at a very good clip, and I think this section is almost finished. I'm working out some more argumentation re: minor literatures, but after this I think I'm ready for the next section. I'm also inserting images into my first chapter, which will hopefully add some pagecount.

Fingers crossed!

Also there is a Pokemon Go event right now and I am STOKED and dropped ten bucks for incubators MASS HATCH YAAAAYYYY

Orcs are STRONG! - D&D sessions 8 & 9

Jul. 23rd, 2017 05:18 pm
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So drained after a 12+ hour session yesterday, but it was SOOOO worth it! First, session 8.

Session 8
We set out through the desert, trying to follow the army that had decimated the town. We fell foul of a fire elemental, but fortunately the nifty "decanter of infinite water" that the DM had given us made short work of it. And soon after we got hit by a sandstorm, which we managed to survive, but lost the trail. we had three options of where to go next, and decided to investigate the plume of smoke which turned out to be an oasis with three orc scouts. Some discussion with them led to a temporary alliance to gain us access to the army's camp, and the orcs were basically epically bad-ass, so Kaz developed a man(orc?)-crush on the leader, Ovak.

On reaching the camp, my monk buddy failed a couple of checks to pretend to be a prisoner, and well, there was violence. Ovak lost an eye. With all the guards dead, we ended the session.

Session 9
This was such a relaxed session. There was no pressure to move the story along or get through combat before the games store closed, so we could talk tactics, and go off topic and just generally have a bit more fun than usual.

Getting through the army, we reached the orc section and well, Ovak basically sold us out. Such betrayal!! Kaz was heartbroken. Turns out we were just the bargaining chip to get Ovak in to see the war chief so he could attempt a coup. Thankfully, the orc shaman had other plans, and sent us to the cells. We didn't like that, so we slaughtered our guards and waited to see what would happen next.

When the shaman turned up, she revealed Ovak was dead. Huzzah! She also offered us a deal - get the jawbone of an ancient orc warlord from his tomb and she'd put in a good word with the war chief. This would splinter the army too, as the war chief would be able to break away from them. We readily accepted. Off we went, after some shenanigans trying to figure out how to use the lizards orcs use as mounts. We found the tomb no problems, but were nearly wiped out by the spiders in the entryway (thanks to some REALLY bad rolls), but thankfully my monk buddy showed up in the nick of time and saved the lot of us.

Making our way deeper into the tomb complex, we made a split second decision to go right instead of left and apparently made the correct choice, because while there WERE more spiders, it brought us to the tomb in the best possible location. The tomb was now inhabited by a drider, who we tried to make a deal with, but who eventually got fed up with our questions and attacked. Kaz nearly died a couple of times, but we finally prevailed, retrieving the jawbone (and upgrading some of our equipment, including my monk buddy getting an awesome godly lightning-javelin).

The trip back to camp was uneventful, but due to a miscommunication (both in-character and out-), the monk nearly gave the game away at the army gate again. Some quick thinking from him (and AMAZING dice rolls) meant we got through, and we realised we were going to have murder all the guards. Again. The warlock came up with a plan to charm the guard captain to walk out into the desert. It worked perfectly, until she came up against kobolds, and she doesn't speak draconic... More SUPER lucky dice rolls and what the hell the crazy ass stupid plan worked!!

We kept going to the orc encampment and delivered the jawbone, although Kaz stared down the orc war chief, which was super intense and SO MUCH FUN, with me and the DM roaring at each other about honour and strength and what makes an orc, which probably also nearly got us killed. It was super cool and got me 25 XP later. Anyway, Kaz got called brother by the war chief, which is a HUGE DEAL for him, since he's never felt like a "real" orc and now might have a place to be who he should be. Kaz's future is still all over the place. Basically he pledged loyalty to the war chief - provided the war chief can weld the orcs together and give them a chance to live as they once did.

With the orcs on our side, we had a chance to get into the kobold camp, which meant we had our shot of assassinating the half-dragon general. Got in, no problems. Met the aide-de-camp, no problems. Found the general's secretary (a faerie dragon) and utterly failed the creature's riddle. We were only spared because the general showed up, and the battle was on. It was suitably epic, with Kaz going toe to toe with the general the whole time, but the dwarf cleric, who spent most of the battle picking himself up, and had been smacked down by the general before, managed to land the killing blow.

This was such a great day. I can't wait for the next session on Thursday.

Sunday 23/07/2017

Jul. 23rd, 2017 08:54 am
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1) Clean bedlinen for tonight.

2) I can can access a protected site to upload documents to the government from my own laptop. Before I had to use my parents' computer because my laptop complained the connection wasn't secure. *rolls eyes*

3) I'm going to my parents for dinner.

New Comics For Wednesday 26th of July

Jul. 23rd, 2017 01:10 pm
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Posted by All Star Comics Team

 

Many thanks again to all our stall holders and everyone that made it along for last weekend's Back Issue and Toy Fair. A great day for sure and now you've got a couple more events to look forward too. 
This Sunday, the 30th from 5pm is the next ALL STAR WOMEN'S COMIC BOOK CLUB MEET UP for July. The Club is covering Terry Moore's Rachel Rising among other comic books catch ups and discussions.


A little further in the future, keep an eye out for details about another very special event with "The Animators" novel author, Kayla Rae Whitaker in early August!


So much happening and we still have this week's books to look forward too!

The team has just come out of actual Hell on Earth. Liz must now lead her team through the monster-infested ruins on a most important rescue mission, but will the new cults arising get in her way in BPRD DEVIL YOU KNOW #1.

Pairing a few times in the past, this is the first meeting of the current IDW Turtles and Stan Sakai's endearing bunny samurai, Usagi in the Sakai written and drawn, TMNT USAGI YOJIMBO.

Flash's infamous Rogue's have given up on Central City and looked elsewhere to pull their next big heist but have they ripped off the wrong people? Will they survive in FLASH TP VOL 03 ROGUES RELOADED (REBIRTH) without the help of the Flash himself?

Wanted to know what happened after the finale of LEGEND OF KORRA? A new quest begins as Korra and Asami's new bond leads them back to Republic city. Can they work together to stop the human vs spirit conflict in LEGEND OF KORRA TP VOL 01 TURF WARS PT 1.

Get your 80's fix with the first collected volume of MASK MOBILE ARMORED STRIKE KOMMAND TP VOL 01 MOBILIZE.

NOVA RESURRECTION TP kicks off by bringing Richard Rider back! But are two Nova helmets better than one and what exactly has Richard brought back with him?

Mal strikes an unlikely partnership to help rescue a missing friend in this brand new story from the world of Serenity in SERENITY HC VOL 05 NO POWER IN THE VERSE.

You better go go visit us early on Thursday or you are going to miss out on finding out the deeply personal stories of the Power Rangers first days in GO GO POWER RANGERS #1.

Come and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the green dragon with a mohawk this week and watch the ultra buff one take on the Dark Lord in a final battle in SAVAGE DRAGON #225 25TH ANNIVERSARY.

From the world of Archie comes a brand new series in classic Archie style and storytelling with a sprinkle of modern fashion, be sure to take a look at ALL NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE YOUR PAL ARCHIE #1.

Have you already picked up one this year's best, most exciting titles in Beautiful Canvas from Ryan K Lindsay? We still have copies of issue #1 that you are going to want on pick up. Seriously just read what is happening in #2. As a mind reader stumbles through Alex's piles of messy issues, the city begins to burn and Lon wonders if she really should kill that small child. BEAUTIFUL CANVAS #2. Mind explode!

The Black Sinister patrols the streets, handing out his own kind of justice as a town lives in fear. A new comic from the creator of Renato Jones, artist of Lobster Johnson and director of the upcoming Don't be afraid of the dark this the original BLACK SINISTER HC.

Becky Cloonan's award winning trilogy Wolves, The Mire and Demeter is finally been put back in print in this new collected format. Including a sketch and illustration section, this book should not be missed. It's BY CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE TP.

Fall head first into the dark land of the Skeksis in this whimsical new adventure from the world of Jim Henson. A tiny bird tries to find it's feet after being stuck in the Skeksis net with JIM HENSON THE DARK CRYSTAL TALES HC.

Listen along while you read with a brand new soundtrack by Dan Auerbach from the Black keys and Robert Finley. Murder Ballad's tells the story of a man fleeing a record label career and failing marriage, only to discover a couple of new musicians that might be able to pull him out of the darkness in MURDER BALLADS TP.

From the one, the only Jonathan Coulton and superstar team of Matt Fraction and Albert Monteys comes a concept album in the form of a comic book from Image, SOLID STATE TP.

The ultimate book for Steven Universe fans bursting with concept art, sketches, storyboards and so much more in the STEVEN UNIVERSE ART & ORIGINS HC.

Finally the iconic Adam Hughes statue can be yours with the beautiful re-release of the DC DESIGNER SER WONDER WOMAN BY ADAM HUGHES STATUE

Want to get ahead of the game and find out what comic surprises to look forward in the coming months? Maybe check out the comic book ordering catalog PREVIEWS #347 AUGUST 2017, which also means we'll soon have our next Preview Highlights Album up on Facebook!

Great list, great books. See something you gotta get us to stash, just let us know before close of business Tuesday and we'll make it happen. Until we see you next, have a fantastic week!


MARVEL
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #5
BLACK PANTHER #16
CABLE #3
CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #24 SE
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #19 SE
DEADPOOL #34 SE
EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #3 (OF 5)
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TELLTALE SERIES #1 (OF 5)
GWENPOOL #18
I AM GROOT #3
ICEMAN #3
INFAMOUS IRON MAN #10
MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL #7 SE
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #21
OCCUPY AVENGERS #9 SE
PUNISHER #14
SECRET EMPIRE #7 (OF 10)
SPIDER-GWEN #22
STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #10
THANOS #9
WEAPON X #6 WMD
X-MEN BLUE #8 SE

DC COMICS
ACTION COMICS #984
ALL STAR BATMAN #12
BATGIRL #13
BATMAN BEYOND #10
BATMAN THE SHADOW #4 (OF 6)
BLUE BEETLE #11
DETECTIVE COMICS #961
DOOM PATROL #7
FLASH #27
HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #25
HELLBLAZER #12
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #11
KAMANDI CHALLENGE #7 (OF 12)
LOONEY TUNES #238
MOTHER PANIC #9
SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP #28
SUICIDE SQUAD #22
TEEN TITANS #10
WONDER WOMAN #27

BOOM
ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #13
GO GO POWER RANGERS #1
JIM HENSON POWER OF DARK CRYSTAL #5 (OF 12)
LUMBERJANES #40
WWE #7

DARK HORSE
BANKSHOT #2
BLACK HAMMER #11
BPRD DEVIL YOU KNOW #1
CONAN THE SLAYER #11
JOE GOLEM OCCULT DETECTIVE OUTER DARK #3
MASS EFFECT DISCOVERY #3
REBELS THESE FREE & INDEPENDENT STATES #5 (OF 8)

DYNAMITE
NANCY DREW HARDY BOYS #5
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS HERO KILLERS #3

IDW
24 LEGACY RULES OF ENGAGEMENT #3 (OF 5)
BACK TO THE FUTURE BIFF TO THE FUTURE #6 (OF 6)
GHOSTBUSTERS 101 #5 (OF 6)
MY LITTLE PONY MOVIE PREQUEL #2
STAR TREK BOLDLY GO #10
TMNT ONGOING #72
TMNT USAGI YOJIMBO
TRANSFORMERS LOST LIGHT #8

IMAGE
BLOODSTRIKE #1
CANNIBAL #7
CROSSWIND #2
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #29
PAKLIS #3
PLASTIC #4 (OF 5)
REDNECK #4
SAGA #45
SAVAGE DRAGON #225 25TH ANNIVERSARY
SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #2 (OF 5)
SHUTTER #30
SONS OF THE DEVIL #14
SPAWN #276
UNDERWINTER #5
WAYWARD #22

ONI
DAMNED #3
RICK & MORTY #28

VALIANT
FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 (OF 4)
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #5

MISC
ALL NEW CLASSIC ARCHIE YOUR PAL ARCHIE #1
ARCHIE 75TH ANNIV DIGEST #12
BEAUTIFUL CANVAS #2
BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #255
BLACK #6 (OF 6)
DIE KITTY DIE HOLLYWOOD OR BUST SUMMER SPECIAL #1
MILLENNIUM GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO #2
NAMWOLF #4
NO WORLD #4
NORMALS #3
ROUGH RIDERS RIDERS ON THE STORM #5
TEKKEN #3 (OF 4)

MAGAZINES
IMAGE PLUS #16 (WALKING DEAD HERES NEGAN PT 16)
MARVEL PREVIEWS VOL 04 #1 AUGUST 2017
PREVIEWS #347 AUGUST 2017

TRADES
APAMA UNDISCOVERED ANIMAL TP VOL 02
AQUAMAN KINGDOM LOST TP
ATOMIC ROBO PRESENTS REAL SCIENCE ADVENTURES TP VO
AVENGERS EPIC COLLECTION OPERATION GALACTIC STORM
BATMAN SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN TRINITY TP NEW EDITIO
BLACK ROAD TP VOL 02 A PAGAN DEATH
BLACK SINISTER HC
BY CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE TP
DISNEY ROSA DUCK LIBRARY HC VOL 07 TREASURE 10 AVA
DOCTOR WHO 11TH SAPLING HC VOL 01 GROWTH
DOCTOR WHO TP EMPEROR OF DALEKS
EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN TP VOL 04 IVX
FLASH REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 01
FLASH TP VOL 03 ROGUES RELOADED (REBIRTH)
FLASH TP VOL 09 FULL STOP
FROSTBITE TP
GREAT DIVIDE TP
HARVEY PEKAR CLEVELAND HC
HOOKJAW TP
HOW TO WIN AT LIFE BY CHEATING AT EVERYTHING TP
JIM HENSON THE DARK CRYSTAL TALES HC
LEGEND OF KORRA TP VOL 01 TURF WARS PT 1
LEGEND OF ZELDA LEGENDARY ED GN VOL 05 FOUR SWORDS
LIFE AFTER TP VOL 04
MASK MOBILE ARMORED STRIKE KOMMAND TP VOL 01 MOBIL
MIGHTY THOR TP VOL 02 LORDS OF MIDGARD
MURDER BALLADS TP
NIGHTWING TP VOL 06 TO SERVE AND PROTECT
NOT SO SECRET SOCIETY ORIGINAL GN
NOVA RESURRECTION TP
POKEMON OMEGA RUBY ALPHA SAPPHIRE GN VOL 04
POKEMON XY GN VOL 11
QUEEN EMERALDAS HC GN VOL 02 (OF 2)
RUNAWAYS TP VOL 05 ESCAPE TO NEW YORK NEW PTG
SERENITY HC VOL 05 NO POWER IN THE VERSE
SLAPSTICK THATS NOT FUNNY TP
SOLID STATE TP
SPIDER-MAN COMPLETE CLONE SAGA EPIC TP VOL 05 NEW
STAR WARS JEDI ACADEMY YR HC VOL 05 FORCE OVERSLEE
STEVEN UNIVERSE ART & ORIGINS HC
STREET ANGEL GANG HC
SUPERMAN SAVAGE DAWN TP
UNCANNY AVENGERS UNITY TP VOL 04 RED SKULL
UNCANNY X-MEN SUPERIOR TP VOL 04 IVX
USAGI YOJIMBO SAGA LEGENDS TP
WARLORDS OF APPALACHIA TP
WASTELAND COMPENDIUM VOL 01 (OF 2)

MERCH
DC DESIGNER SER WONDER WOMAN BY ADAM HUGHES STATUE
MARVEL NOW AGENT VENOM ARTFX+ STATUE

BACK IN STOCK

SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER #1 (OF 5) 2ND PTG

check-in day 22

Jul. 22nd, 2017 10:07 pm
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It's check-in time. Log your progress:

-writing
-planning or outlining
-research
-editing
-sending to beta
-posting
-taking the day off
-something else, which I will tell you all about

It's Saturday! Feel free to post a snippet, ask for help, brag about how well you're doing, or anything else.

Uh oh

Jul. 22nd, 2017 04:53 pm
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PokeGo Fest is running into some problems.

I know some of our members are from Chicago. Hopefully, you weren't one of these people! :/

(I feel like these were predictable issues? Oh Niantic.)
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Pita, spanakopita, mixed tomato-cheese handpie, olive bread, melomakarona, mango donut peaches, regular peaches, shiro plums, blueberries, yellow sweet cherries, a half-gallon of Mocha Moo, cheese curds, 3 lb of ivory and purple bell peppers , and spicebush (now called 'sorghum', because no one knew was 'spicebush' was) vinegar.

I made blackberry preserves and cut up the fruit for mixed stone fruit jam -- about half sour cherries, the rest plums, nectarines, and donut peaches -- to cook up tomorrow.

[ SECRET POST #3853 ]

Jul. 22nd, 2017 04:04 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3853 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

01.


More! )


Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 43 secrets from Secret Submission Post #551.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
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Posted by braverade

THE REFLECTION immediately sets itself apart from the rest of Summer with several distinct visual qualities: highly graphic animation, an understated, rather drab palette, no gradients, and a very thick black line work. Like the animation, the sound is sparse and atmospheric…until it’s not; in quick flashes of intense action, sound, and Henry Jackson/Alan Silvestri-style superhero music.

It is very much a superhero comic book brought to life on the screen with as little modification as possible. It’s as if there are beats and pauses where nothing happens, just as if you were lying on the floor, your eyes going from panel to panel. Only word bubbles are missing, though the vast swaths of LCD and LED panels visualize some sound effects, Batman-style.

It’s not quite explained what’s happening; things just kinda unfold, and I’m thankful for that. And it’s pretty easy to see what’s happening: people with powers, aligned on both the good and bad sides, are battling each other, causing a fair amount of collateral damage (though nothing like The Avengers).

The focus is on an Iron-Man like powersuit hero and a more ground-based red masked guy in a tight bodysuit with a big X emblazoned on his face, calling to mind Spider-Man, Daredevil, and Deadpool.  He’s able to absorb the powers of anyone he touches.

A photojournalist gets lots of nice shots of X-guy’s fight, but when she ends up caught by a bad guy, she uses her own pretty slick teleportation power to escape, thus not having to be saved.

After a lot of back-and-forth, both X-Guy and the Caped Robot Guy prevail in their battles, each using big loud, devastating finishing moves with authority. Robot Guy then reluctantly introduces himself as “I-Guy”, and is very stingy with answers, except that he probably won’t be able to save NYC every time, since he’s based in L.A.

All four bad guys are placed under arrest by suits and SWAT officers belonging to a S.H.I.E.L.D.-style organization “higher than the FBI”, but while in transit, all four are released by stronger bad guys, though one is apparently killed, presumably for failing. Those two bad guys meet atop one of the Chrysler Building’s chrome eagle gargoyles, adamant that things have only just begun.

Later, the photographer returns to her exposed brick apartment in BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (a very specific American city for an anime) and watches some video on her computer that serves as exposition: three years ago the mysterious “Reflection” incident gave many humans (like her) superpowers. Some went good, some went bad.

What no one knows is how or why. While we’re not sure Red has taken a side yet, and is content to document battles between “The Reflected”, it’s clear she’s not with the metal-manipulating woman or the flame-wreathed “Russian Ninja,” and she’s attracted the attention of someone who seems to be her favorite hero: X-On…who has followed her to BALTIMORE, MARYLAND.

THE REFLECTION is a bit of an odd duck. It features very straightforward heros-vs.-villains story, and a relatively straightforward introduction to the world and its various players, and the potential for some rip-roaring action. And yet it made the choice to eschew an overly flashy visual presentation for very sparse, elemental aesthetic, all thick lines and solid colors.

While perhaps not the prettiest or most precise, I enjoyed the show’s unique (for this Summer season) look and feel, and am interested to learn more about this Baltimorean woman and her role in all this.

P.S. Marvel’s Stan Lee himself announces the next episode. Whether he’ll do them all, or they’ll be done by a new famous comics world player each week, we will see.


[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #553 ]

Jul. 22nd, 2017 03:48 pm
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[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #553 ]




The first secret from this batch will be posted on July 29th.



RULES:
1. One secret link per comment.
2. 750x750 px or smaller.
3. Link directly to the image.
- Doing it RIGHT: http://i.imgur.com/KuBug.png
- Doing it WRONG: http://imgur.com/KuBug

Optional: If you would like your secret's fandom to be noted in the main post along with the secret itself, please put it in the comment along with your secret. If your secret makes the fandom obvious, there's no need to do this. If your fandom is obscure, you should probably tell me what it is.

Optional #2: If you would like WARNINGS (such as spoilers or common triggers -- list of some common ones here) to be noted in the main post before the secret itself, please put it in the comment along with your secret.

Optional #3: If you would like a transcript to be posted along with your secret, put it along with the link in the comment!

Weeknight Ponzu Pasta

Jul. 22nd, 2017 09:53 am
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This one is for semi-lazy nights when you still want to get something vibrant and seasonal on the table. All things green in a quick, weeknight pasta option. It's feel-good food that won't weigh you down. The ponzu dressing comes together in a flash, boosted with a good dose of garlic and a thread of toasted sesame oil. The broccoli and green beans are cooked in the same water as the pasta, and everything gets tossed together in one big bowl to serve family style. The recipe is incredibly versatile - it is vegan as written, you can use GF pasta if that is a consideration, and there is very little added oil, if you're keeping an eye on that. It can adapt through the seasons - swap in asparagus/favas in spring, roasted cubes of winter squash or sweet potatoes later in the year. Enjoy! -h

Weeknight Ponzu Pasta Recipe

Weeknight Ponzu Pasta Recipe

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 06:07 pm

monsters inc

Jul. 22nd, 2017 06:06 pm
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Jul. 22nd, 2017 12:36 pm
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I'm still waiting for my photobucket links to break with a kind of fascination of watching a crash in slow mo. I pretty much only use photobucket for fanish stuff, and that sparingly since I don't do a lot of art, mostly banners and things these days. I haven't lost access to my account yet.

But really that had me browsing through pictures on my phone recently since that's my main camera for recording my life, and it's kind of hilariously made up of two things for the past few months: bread in various stages and animals that my cat has killed and brought to the door. Which is even more hilarious when you know that my 1st grade science project was titled "Animals that my cats catch." So yeah.

Anyway. I'm making regular loaf bread today from the Joy of Cooking, and tomorrow I'm going to do Casatiello, which is an enriched Italian bread that has chunks of cheese and salami in it. I haven't gone grocery shopping for the extra ingredients yet, which is why it's waiting till tomorrow.

Been working on my Teen Wolf fic this week. I'm kind of feeling like I want to clear off what's ongoing before starting something really new. I'm still messing with Dragon Age short fic, but I don't really have a direction for a lot of that, though I'm thinking I might once I get to some mysterious critical mass.

Still been reading a lot of Dragon Age fic. This week's rec is
Haven (256723 words) by SageFic
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Cullen Rutherford/Female Mage Trevelyan
Summary: Kate Trevelyan, mage and earnest, genteel nerd, travels to the Conclave with Colleen Lavellen, an ex-Dalish-turned-librarian, and Robert Trevelyan, her charming smuggler cousin. But when the Divine's peace talks explode, Robert falls in with bad company, Coll finds herself chasing mercs, and Kate becomes...the Herald of Andraste? Sort of. Kate has absolutely NO idea what she’s doing, and her growing attraction to a certain former templar isn’t helping.

Why I love it: This covers just the time in Haven starting a little before the game with some really great character work throughout. Basically I love this story for the conversations you get between characters. It delves into the mage-templar conflict, and really sets up a nice discussion between mage!Trevelyan and Cullen about Kirkwall that is really well done and not seen very often. Early scenes include Divine Justinia, and there's a lot of good daily life included. It diverges enough from gameplay to keep it interesting. I'm not a huge fan of the Lavellen or male!Traveleyan characters that are included, or the epistolary chapters, but over all it's good.



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Jul. 22nd, 2017 11:13 am
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Nerd Prom (aka ComicCon) is thus far a bit more professionally terrifying than fannishly interesting. D23 was last week, so Star Wars and Marvel both got their big news out then, generally saving the smaller stuff for SDCC so they can get a participation trophy without needing to share the spotlight. Both arms essentially chose to keep the movie stuff at D23 and do the television and toys at SDCC, which is utterly sensible as well as more traditional. SDCC is the better marketplace for merchandise and Marvel's complicated development rights situation makes San Diego neutral ground for the other studios (Fox, Sony). But I still think it's a little bemusing because of the historical antagonism between Marvel's movie and television sides, especially in a year when Marvel used D23 to launch the Avengers: Infinity Wars promotion machine, aka The Movie Where Everyone Shows Up.

The Defenders trailer doesn't look terrible, mostly because they seem to understand that Jessica Jones is the most interesting person there. Also, especially in contrast to the previous paragraph, do note that the kingpins here are queenpins -- Madame Gao and Sigourney Weaver's character -- and that Elektra is back in a key role. Plus Trish and Colleen and Misty and Claire and Jeri Hogarth is around as well. Could the TV side have a better understanding that there is more to success than the Males 18-25 demographic? 

The Inhumans still looks like a train wreck, btw. Game of Thrones by way of Asgard Atalan and we apparently do not yet have the technology to make Medusa not look ridiculous. You can see the bones of something interesting -- the same sort of debate over elitism and isolationism that bleeds into a leadership struggle that's probably going to be handled better in Black Panther -- in the bit where Maximus argues for preemptive war as the only way to survive. But it's buried under CGI and bad wigs. 

Speaking of other studios... Fox is making yet another attempt to retain the Fantastic Four rights by floating a Doctor Doom movie. I have no idea how they pull this off; my original hope was to flip the script and make the FF the bad guys -- canonically, Ben and Reed are not exactly blameless -- but I was belatedly reminded that that is probably a terrible idea in the HydraCap era. What I fear is that they'll aim for Wicked or Maleficent territory and wind up with that version of Dracula with Luke Evans because they can't figure out how to handle that their anti-hero protagonist is actually a bad guy who does unforgivable things and that he occasionally does good things or that his bad things come from a not-entirely-evil place doesn't change that. Every villain is the hero of their own story, but that doesn't make him the hero outside of it. 


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