Hero Killer #1

Apr. 28th, 2017 03:33 am
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"The original inspiration was that I wanted to write about boredom. The killer to me is someone who is bored and unsatisfied and needs to somehow fill a hole in his life. As I developed the idea I saw a real opportunity to make superheroes vulnerable, so that became a big part of my writing as the story developed."

- Tony McDougall

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Don't think anyone's posted anything about this before, so here you go.

So much like the Gwen Stacy covers of June 2015, Marvel is publishing variants which place Mary Jane Watson in the place of various Marvel heroes this June, coinciding with the first issue of Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man.

The first announcement can be found here. More covers have since been released, though I don't think they've completed the set. I posted my favorites of the ones I found behind the cut.

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Supergirl: Being Super #3

Apr. 27th, 2017 10:49 pm
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Every other month, we have Mariko Tamaki day, where both Hulk and Supergirl: Being Super are released. That is my favourite new comics day. As a community, we've already covered in depth that Hulk is bloody good, but Being Super seems to have flown under the radar.

Another title for it could be Supergirl: Secret Identity*, or Supergirl: Girl of Steel. It's "retelling her origin for a new generation" but I'm not sure which continuity it fits into, if any. Each issue is a 48 page prestige issue and when it's all said and done, I'm buying the trade as well.

Before we get in to the story, know that it's bloody beautiful. Art is covered by Joelle Jones, who I adored when I first saw her in 2006's 12 Reasons Why I Love Her and followed her to Minx's Token. Since then she's done work at Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and her own series Lady Killer has taken off and Jones has become much, much better. There are jaw dropping, heart stopping splash pages in this book. But that's for another time.

Right now, I'm going to share a short flashback, as an aside from the main story. Being super )
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*If you haven't read it, you are doing Superman wrong.
** But not rubbish. Actually, watching that trailer made me annoyed that we didn't get more of beardy Clark travelling the world, looking for his place in it.

Code push scheduled for Sunday night

Apr. 27th, 2017 03:03 pm
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We are planning to do a code push late this weekend, at approximately 8pm PDT / 11pm EDT / 3am UTC on Sunday, Apr 30 (or May 1 for you transatlantic types.).

I don't have a list of changes for you yet, but most will fall into the following categories: things users have complained about to support volunteers, things support volunteers have complained about to developers, things [staff profile] denise has complained about not working the way she expects them to (and as we all know, The Boss is Always Right), and things that were printing warnings over and over in the production server logs, making it hard to spot when less frequent, more urgent errors were being printed. Oh, and also all the unused code I ripped out at the roots, which if you notice that, I did it wrong.

To sum up: we are rolling out a bunch of requested changes, so thank you all for your feedback!

If you're new to Dreamwidth and interested in tracking our development process, our commit logs are published to [site community profile] changelog and [community profile] changelog_digest, and every month or so, one of our volunteers will translate those often-cryptic entries into witty, informative code tours! The most recent one was published on April 1, so we're about due for a new one. Hint, hint.

We'll update here again to let you know when the code push is imminent!
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Title: Ready to Get Down
Source: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Music: Getting Ready to Get Down by Josh Ritter
Characters/Pairing: Mac and Dennis, Mac/Dennis
Summary: And when you get damned in the popular opinion, it's just another damn of the damns you're not giving
Warnings: none

streaming + download here on lj, here on dw and here on AO3

The Americans 5.08

Apr. 27th, 2017 09:22 pm
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I'm currently at a conference, thus can only be online very rarely. Sorry for delayed replies etc. Anyway, onto the 80s and their spies.

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Picked this up in Oxfam, having seen the original French version recommended in language learning forums. (Someday...)

I hadn't heard of Marguerite Yourcenar before this, but she have been a sort of Belgian Mary Renault. Mid-century female writer, bisexual, spent most of her life living abroad with a female partner, wrote historical novels about gay men in the ancient world. (New Yorker article about her)

Her style (or the translation, which was done by her partner) is self-consciously literary in a way that makes Mary Renault look like the middlebrow hack writer that she was. (Kidding, except in the sense that I'm not.)

And although I'm not that far through the book, she seems to have had a rather more humane outlook than Renault. An interesting read.

Be kind to plants.

Apr. 27th, 2017 08:34 am
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Got home last night and someone had ripped out the mint again. :\ Luckily, I had some extra compost/potting soil mix and a pot that was for another project. I soaked the roots for a bit and potted it last night. This morning it had perked up considerably and while it's absolutely not out of the woods (it was so dry!), I do have a lot more hope than when I went to bed last night. Poor little plant. I felt so bad! I thought I was doing a good thing in putting it there, but nope. Ah, well. Fingers crossed it recovers.

I also talked to The Bill and he finally has strawberry plants for me. I'm heading out there on Saturday to visit and attend a fund raiser with them, so I'm 100% going to snag a couple. My window box is ready! And the middle of June is not SUPER far away! It'll be an adventure in dodging squirrels.

I think my entire existence is ambivalent right now. Job, school, and non-working hours are one giant *side-eye emoji*. Still, while going through this it's been good for me to seriously stare in the face how lucky and privileged I've been in all of those areas. I've had challenges, but I've been very fortunate in regards to my education and work life. I would be where I am without a whole lot of support and good timing. And it's very much reinforced my desire to create those chances and options for people after me. I owe it to the people who helped me to help those coming up after me. /social contract ranting

Back to my Hermione Grangering of grad school (or at least, my attempt at it). 501 and 502 don't have assigned textbooks, so I can't really put hands on course material for either of those yet. However, my 490 course DOES, plus a supplemental book. As does the 507 class I have my eye on for Spring. I've ordered those from other libraries and am hoping to plow through them to give myself an idea of what's coming. I've been informed by people who Know Better Than Me that the bulk of the work for this degree is going to be task-based projects, which I completely understand. I'm also running up a list of nearby community colleges that I could approach about doing a practicum later in my degree. I've seen practicum students swing through here, and I know that it's good training for entering the workforce. It wouldn't be too hard to get in here (I talked to our practicum person) and I might try for that, depending on how things go. Still, I would like to consider doing one at a local community college because that's kind of where I want to go? But who knows what I'll think or feel in two years!

Anyway, I'm listing the books below because I keep forgetting their titles.

Aqui. )

Well, that discourse made me feel vaguely smart.
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A meme, via [personal profile] selenak:

Comment with one of my fandoms, and I'll tell you:

- the character I least understand
- interactions I enjoyed the most
- the character who scares me the most
- the character who is mostly like me
- hottest looks character
- one thing I dislike about my fave character
- one thing I like about my hated character
- a quote or scene that haunts me
- a death that left me indifferent
- a character I wish died but didn’t
- my ship that never sailed


And a poem:

Personal Letter No. 3

nothing will keep
us young you know
not young men or
women who spin
their youth on
cool playing sounds.
we are what we
are what we never
think we are.
no more wild geo
graphies of the
flesh. echoes. that
we move in tune
to slower smells.
it is a hard thing
to admit that
sometimes after midnight
i am tired
of it all.

by Sonia Sanchez



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