ironymaiden: (Kamala Khan)
i made my first contribution to [community profile] scans_daily!

the origin story of Thori the foul-mouthed hel-hound
ironymaiden: (chinstrap)
  • i knit a dog toy out of fancy pencil roving. i am happy about how pretty the colors are (it's why i bought the roving originally) and i'm happy anticipating the fun times i'll have with Leela. i'm also pleased that i was able to get over myself and use the roving instead of hoarding it against some "more worthy" project.


  • i gave some AU Marvel/AU Potterverse crossover fanfic a try, and it was delightful. someone in my circle recommended it, and i left it unread in an open tab for days. thanks! Every Little Thing He Does Is, featuring Steve Rogers the auror, adventure, fixit for the Wizarding world in the US, lots of Marvel nerdery, and a sweet PG romance.


  • if you are an American woman of a certain age, Oprah Winfrey is a presence in your life (whether you want her there or not). The Oprah Winfrey show is thirty years old now, and WBEZ Chicago did an excellent series of podcasts about the show and its impact on American culture. it was completely absorbing on a day when i really needed to get my brain to shut up. Making Oprah


  • this rare SFW Oglaf comic


  • i've been reading Code Name Verity to C before bed. he's well and truly hooked, and he's caught on to spoilery things well before i did when i read it. it's such a pleasure listening to him try to puzzle it out.
  • ironymaiden: (internet!)
    artist tucks Indonesian political messages into Xmen Gold
    discussion in comments is really interesting and includes link to a post by another Muslim creator discussing the many issues with translating the Quran into the vernacular.
    ironymaiden: (powerpuff)
    thanks to my influence, the chatbot at work now randomly quotes DJ Khaled when you type ".wisdom"

    which gets you things like:
    .wisdom
    You smart.
    .wisdom
    And another one.
    .wisdom
    And another one.

    ***
    i am afraid to watch the new Powerpuff Girls. but i am delighted to powerpuff myself.

    ***
    i had an interesting thought recently, when some people were wrong on the internet. i think of myself as having grown up in the least racially and culturally diverse place possible, and i should be even more of a clueless asshole than my WASPy cousins. but that's not actually true. i grew up with visible religious minorities woven into the fabric of my daily life. it was just so normal i don't think about it at all. i'm not frothing at the mouth about those scary Muslims and their different habits because i grew up with the Amish :D

    ***
    i'm on another Marvel Unlimited binge. i was trying to read Secret Wars, but wow, beyond the Last Days of Ms. Marvel* i can't make myself care. instead i'm reading all of Civil War. it isn't perfect, but much of it is good.

    reading Civil War definitely makes the Mr. Impossible storylines in the Venture Bros richer.** man, this season was a real return to form and a pleasure from beginning to (too-swift) end.

    *Kamala and Carol Danvers work together, and Kamala's family is awesome. it's the sweetest. <3 <3 <3

    **the great thing about Venture Bros is that everything works on its own. you don't need to know anything other than the text. if you can see the references and echoes, then there's another level to appreciate.

    *is dog*

    Nov. 28th, 2015 09:28 am
    ironymaiden: (chinstrap)
    ironymaiden: (rich zoe)
    this has a been a tough week. I'm okay, good people are not.


    • Seafair is on. in Ballard, that means Seafood fest. i bought ginger-infused honey from a taciturn old white guy who was wearing a sweater with a hole in it and could barely interact enough to take my money. There's the combo dim sum/elephant ear stand. I had a locally made birch beer. I had a pickled herring sandwich. I nearly collapsed from ecstasy taking my first bite of deep fried bacon cinnamon roll. I finished it while watching awesome little girls do a skateboard slalom competition.

    • apparently, once a year i facilitate [livejournal.com profile] mimerki's purchase of awesome shoes. If this is my superpower, i accept it.

    • Google sheep view

    • touchstones. I was looking through my yarn stash to pick out a worsted weight for a project, and i had stories to tell for every scrap and skein. Gifts, souvenirs, milestones in learning to knit and spin. So many good memories and good people.

    • Planet Earth is on Netflix. So amazing.




    OMG i go camping soon!

    Edited to add: the issue of Hawkeye told from the dog's POV. It's not a gimmick, it's the best way they could reveal information to the reader through the eyes of a character. I've reread it a few times because there's so much going on. Seriously a masterful use of the medium.
    ironymaiden: (chinstrap)
    A co-worker turned me onto Marvel Unlimited, and it is simply the best entertainment investment I have made in years. (For the uninitiated, its all-you-can-read back issues of Marvel comics as ebooks that scale to your screen.) The biggest barrier to comics for me has been that I read too damn fast.*
    Let's see... I've been skipping all over time, reading the first few issues of X-men, Black Panther's origins in the Fantastic Four, the Runaways, Nextwave, and following around Kelly Sue Deconnick (Lady Sif, Rescue, Avengers Assemble) and now I'm starting Captain Marvel. The end of issue 1 made me cry. Excited to read more.

    Truly, I live in the future with my electronic neverending comic book. *squee*


    *Admittedly, the app does seem to seize up on me when I go through issues too quickly, but a restart fixes that.
    ironymaiden: (bumbler)
    Life in Hell is over. funny, i thought it had died quietly while Matt Groening was busy with The Simpsons and Futurama. that it was still out there for so many years without me knowing it, that's sad.

    in high school i used to make a special trip to a record store in State College to pick up a (usually week-old) copy of Pittsburgh City Paper. it brought me Life In Hell, and Savage Love, and personal ads asking for relationships that to me were the stuff of fiction. that bit of city culture was a rare commodity in my world - this was after BBSes, but long before local calls to said BBSes.

    Life in Hell had sex. Life in Hell had a happy gay couple. Life in Hell was saying what i was thinking about being in school. it was there when i needed it, and for that i am forever grateful.

    :)

    Mar. 9th, 2009 12:03 pm
    ironymaiden: (the world is awesome)
    Book.

    :)

    Mar. 9th, 2009 12:03 pm
    ironymaiden: (the world is awesome)
    Book.
    ironymaiden: (blow your mind)

    JMS at the Q&A
    Originally uploaded by green eyed so and so.
    (i've been down with a hacking cough the past few days, hence no movie viewing this week and the untimely ECCC reporting.)

    i had a lovely time at Emerald City Comicon this year; ran around with girlfriends, found a 9th Doctor action figure, came off as reasonably normal to JMS, totally babbled at Jeph Jacques. (i failed to walk down [livejournal.com profile] johnaegard's aisle. d'oh.)

    i now have a sketch of the three AnthroPCs (mac/linux/windows) and will eventually take a picture or scan it. i was a creepy stalker and congratulated Jeph and Cristi on their engagement.

    the Sunday highlight was the JMS Q&A, followed by [livejournal.com profile] mimerki getting her books signed.

    notes from the JMS talk )

    [livejournal.com profile] mimerki brought his screenwriting book to be signed, along with a couple graphic novels. JMS checked out the spots she had marked in the book and talked to her about writing. pretty freaking awesome. i took pictures, but her hair covers some of her expression. as C says, you can still see the way she's smiling from her cheeks.
    ironymaiden: (blow your mind)

    JMS at the Q&A
    Originally uploaded by green eyed so and so.
    (i've been down with a hacking cough the past few days, hence no movie viewing this week and the untimely ECCC reporting.)

    i had a lovely time at Emerald City Comicon this year; ran around with girlfriends, found a 9th Doctor action figure, came off as reasonably normal to JMS, totally babbled at Jeph Jacques. (i failed to walk down [livejournal.com profile] johnaegard's aisle. d'oh.)

    i now have a sketch of the three AnthroPCs (mac/linux/windows) and will eventually take a picture or scan it. i was a creepy stalker and congratulated Jeph and Cristi on their engagement.

    the Sunday highlight was the JMS Q&A, followed by [livejournal.com profile] mimerki getting her books signed.

    notes from the JMS talk )

    [livejournal.com profile] mimerki brought his screenwriting book to be signed, along with a couple graphic novels. JMS checked out the spots she had marked in the book and talked to her about writing. pretty freaking awesome. i took pictures, but her hair covers some of her expression. as C says, you can still see the way she's smiling from her cheeks.
    ironymaiden: (kitty)
    look at what Tycho is reading.
    ironymaiden: (kitty)
    look at what Tycho is reading.
    ironymaiden: (gah Haley)
    i'm not sure i like Order of the Stick anymore.

    and this is the bizarre part: one of the things that is making me unhappy is that there is way too much written content.*

    the story has gotten too big to be communicated effectively in the webcomic format by someone who doesn't have the ability to crank out a page a day. i feel like it's being compensated for by jamming the panels full of word bubbles. i wish the Giant would either rethink, or write and post a few pages of text for us to read and skip the comic ahead to a point in the story that fits the medium. (and i think this problem is the big reason that Start of Darkness didn't do much for me.)

    i feel guilty about complaining about the thing i get for free from a guy who is in poor health, but i don't believe any artist should get a pass on work they show in public. i don't need more punchlines; i just need more comic.

    any other OotS readers feeling this? or the opposite?



    *(usually i love and defend adding more words to comics. unless it's The Black Dossier which i still haven't finished because it was so densely printed that i was getting sick trying to read it on the bus.)
    ironymaiden: (gah Haley)
    i'm not sure i like Order of the Stick anymore.

    and this is the bizarre part: one of the things that is making me unhappy is that there is way too much written content.*

    the story has gotten too big to be communicated effectively in the webcomic format by someone who doesn't have the ability to crank out a page a day. i feel like it's being compensated for by jamming the panels full of word bubbles. i wish the Giant would either rethink, or write and post a few pages of text for us to read and skip the comic ahead to a point in the story that fits the medium. (and i think this problem is the big reason that Start of Darkness didn't do much for me.)

    i feel guilty about complaining about the thing i get for free from a guy who is in poor health, but i don't believe any artist should get a pass on work they show in public. i don't need more punchlines; i just need more comic.

    any other OotS readers feeling this? or the opposite?



    *(usually i love and defend adding more words to comics. unless it's The Black Dossier which i still haven't finished because it was so densely printed that i was getting sick trying to read it on the bus.)

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