Have had a lovely day. Got to play host to good friends, and they gave me really cool housewarming gifts. We watched ponies and other things, played games on the balcony, and ate lots of sweets and carbs. Oh and lots of people I know seem happy today. Came back from dropping friends at bus stop and room mate has won derby game by a shitload of point AND got MVP so this means PUB! Whee!
If you’re having a tough time, hopefully this’ll cheer you up. Everyone needs an Anna pep talk.
This made me feel so good
All the thank yous for that.
*two girls kiss*
straight people: i just think it’s so amazing that they would do that, you know. as friends
*two girls have sex*
straight people: female friendship is amazing
*two girls get married, buy a house, have some kids*
straight people: what better way to grow old than to do it with your best friend
This is 100% true. “So, how’s your friend?” “Fiancée” “Yeah, friend, how’s your friend?” “…”
I love you Idina Menzel. :)
Red Sonja #6
There is a pattern in the characters I love.
It’s a funny thing, the vast majority of people in my signing line at cons ask me to sign the covers of the various books I have written. Lots ask for me to sign a certain page that meant something to them (the page where Alysia comes out in Batgirl is one such page).
But I have never had so MANY readers as for a particular page to be signed as this one. I signed a ton of them at Emerald City!
I think some of you people might enjoy a tipple!
Man, this is one of my favourite pages. That whole story. Ugh. I can’t wait to get the new issue.
"A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling ‘Stop!’"
-William F. Buckley, Jr.
Over at the Iona Institute’s blog, David Quinn is busy scraping the bottom of the barrel for arguments against same-sex marriage. As you might guess, he comes up empty (again), and offers us little more than a brief, uncomfortable glimpse into the mind of a conservative who realizes he’s lost the debate but hasn’t got the faintest idea why.
Great piece, though I would avoid using the term “gay marriage”, as it erases bi people from the fight. I’m pretty sure Quinn doesn’t like bi people’s rights either.
So, today was a day of drinking a little too much tea, but *sips tea* I think it was justified by the fact that shut up.
I spent some of the morning listening to music and at some point I started dancing around to Nikola Tesla by 8 in 8. I listened to a lot of fun stuff. And I tried to make myself dance more because I am über-depressed and maybe dancing will make me feel better. I think it did.
When one of my new roommates woke up, we chatted and she made some French toast things, which were rather delicious. I found out the little wifi extender I rigged up worked enough to reach her room.
Go me. Oh, and we may be throwing a Frozen party. This seems like a good idea to me.
We each got bits of shopping in different places, and I got to see that person-who-works-in-the-shop I met yesterday. She asked how the move was going and such. I said I slept well. I think I forgot how to affect, and we did the dorky awkwardness thing again. I think I would like to be friends with her based solely on her brilliant enthusiasm.
So I tidied the apartment and then hosted my roommate’s parents for a bit while she finished shopping. I was a fucking kick-ass host because I MADE TWO DIFFERENT KINDS OF TEA AT THE SAME TIME. I am amazing. We discussed the changing nature of academia in Ireland and how much that sucks.
When they left, my roommate did a bunch of cooking, and I did most of the pencils for a comic. I’m not sure about the comic because my depression seems to have leveled off my ability to like anything. Hard to tell if I’ve done good. At some point we sang along to the Frozen soundtrack and also I got to taste the food what she made.
I read Tomb Raider #2. I tweeted some shite.
My health hasn’t been the best today, and I’ve been zoning out more, but I think it was productive. I’m pushing through it. Pretending I’m OK as much as I can, mostly for myself, because I am scared of so much. I will work on it.
I will keep you aprised. For some reason.
Happy…but I’ve been drawing for far too long!
Buut…I’m almost at the half way point on inking and colouring my first comic! :)
Yay, colour! :D
*anticipates Casket Case*
I may have come up with the best name ever.
I just moved into a new place this afternoon, and I went down to the shop around the corner to pick up some stuff to eat over the next couple of day. So I get groceries and go to the till, and the things-selling-person was very friendly and had really nice-looking hair, so I was like, “Wow, your hair is really pretty!” and she was like “Wow, thank you, you don’t know how much that’s made my day! You really don’t know!” and she was embarrassed and awkward, like I would be and she says, “Sorry, I’m babbling” or something and for some reason my brain just made some strange connection and I said, “It’s OK, I have a Tumblr, too!” and she didn’t understand what this was I’m assuming or maybe she misheard me in my mumbling and was like “They just make things easier! Haha!” and then I awkwardly said I just moved in and forgot where I moved into and we awkwarded at each other. So yeah. I’ve been on Tumblr too long. But yay nice shop-working person!
It’s early. I’m nervous. I’m waiting out the morning rush hour so I can drive to high school. It’s not my high school. I’m 33. It’s been ten years since I taught high school and fifteen years since I attended high school. I’m going to a high school to talk about mental illness, which is a thing…
What if Frozen was an anime series?
What would its OP sequence look like?
Why does this make me laugh so hard
because it’s accurate
Welp, now I need this series.
Frozen spoilers, but accurate.
I am told that the last issues of The Movement will be in a second trade paperback collection at the end of the year.
This is really exciting news, because as I have mentioned before, sales for the monthly were not high enough at all to keep the book going.
Lots of characters have gotten a second chance based on trade sales. If the first collection sells well, then we get the second collection AND there will be renewed desire to see the characters again in the DCU. If the first book doesn’t do well, that is a lot less likely.
I don’t do this a lot, but if you liked the series, or if you wanted to try it, I hope you will consider picking up the first trade volume. And I hope you enjoy it, if you do.
Pick this up so you can be annoyed that it was cancelled. Each issue was better than the last. Basically it’s the radical left of the DCU’s superhuman community. The Teen Titans meets Zuccotti Park.
Oh man, I’m not actually following any comics right now. Partially because I’m terrible at going to the comic store in town without a buddy. *cough thischarmingand cough* And also partially because I really prefer trades.
And I’m also still willfully ignoring the new 52.
So, how about top 5 comics I’m reading/wanting to read?
- Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye. Because let’s be real.
- Saga by Brian K Vaughan. I’ve only read volume 1, but holy hell I love it so.
- I really desperately want to read the new Ms. Marvel. Because Kamala looks awesome.
- Like everyone on tumblr I also want to pick up Lumberjanes.
- And I still want to read all the Miles Morales Spiderman stuff. Even if Ultimates is silly.
1. Hawkeye is just yes.
2. I have volume 1 on my shelf and can’t wait to read it so this pleases me. :)
3. Ms. Marvel is up there with Hawkeye as one of my favourites after the first issue and now the second issue. Just read it because everyone needs to forever and ever so it doesn’t get cancelled!
4. Hells to the Lumberjanes-yes.
5. I gave up on USM near the end of the first volume (before the relaunch) but yeah, I would definitely like to read some of the Miles stuff. All the panels I’ve read with him have been awesome.
I’d totally recommend Red Sonja based on your list, by the way. It’s so. much. fun.