K.B. Spangler has a new book out this week--one that's not connected to A Girl and Her Fed. (Digital only right now, but a print version is coming.) seananmcguire wrote a short Twitter thread in response when Spangler announced the new book's availability; the key takeaway about the actual writing is "If you want some of the most elegantly written, internally consistent, funny, touching, TRUE science fiction coming out today, you should take a look at @KBSpangler. She's the real deal, y'all. She's writing shit that breaks every rule, and still works."
In related news, I just spent a vile amount on US-to-Canada shipping* to get a print copy of Rise Up Swearing (so far the only compiled volume of AGAHF) and a little pin of Bubbles, the Fed's digital clownfish...avatar? (I'm blanking on the correct word. "Avatar" is applied to something else in that 'verse, though, IIRC. Hmm.)
I was spared having to decide, in this time of "yes, I swear, I'm trying to cut back on spending", whether I was going to get a "Literalists do it with their genitals!" shirt; the shirt is currently unavailable (as in, no longer showing up on the site at all, not just out of stock). My wallet is grateful.
*Ordered directly from the AGAHF store, and she was as appalled as I was at the shipping cost. It wasn't surprising, though.
The first week at Casual Job is over--all two days of it! (Four hours yesterday and eight today.) I'm having some tech frustration at the office that would take ages to type up and is not terribly interesting, but I'll say that I really, really hope the person who sometimes does on-site IT support for us is around on Monday, because WOW, calling the help desk was useless. -_-
So far at Hal-Con I've seen several people wearing geeky shirts from stories I know, and things like a Sailor Saturn costume down in the mall food court. (A moment of respectful silence for the food court workers this weekend, who'll be slammed.) But the best was when Ginny and I were running down from work to get lunch and ran into someone in Tohru cosplay! The cosplayer mentioned that she was off to get her Yuki and Kyo, but Ginny and I were then unsure if she'd meant plushies of the boys in their cursed forms or fellow cosplayers.
i'm watching battlestar galactica the miniseries, and everyone looks so young! aaron douglas is a baby! i never saw the miniseries and i think i started watching the series in the middle of s2 so i was always a little confused, but a lot of this is familiar, and mostly it's nice to see how thing started. i always liked how the space battles were shot, and i loved that your superior was always "sir", even if they were female - like, the pilots all called roslin "sir", and i thought that was great - and baltar is still nuts. i think there's a bsg marathon all weekend on the syfy channel.
spn_reversebang claims open tomorrow morning and i may or may not have set my alarm clock to guarantee i get my ass out of bed on time. there are a couple of pieces i really like as art but have no story ideas for, and a couple more i totally could write for. one of them is so far in my wheelhouse it isn't funny. fingers crossed i get one of the arts i want.
now the dark knight returns is on and i'm always so disappointed they covered tom hardy's face with a mask. i know it's part of the character, but still. his face! also? i hate christian bale's batman voice.
'Based on feedback they have apparently found that NEW VISIONS goes over big with people who are not "conventional comic readers". I interpret that to mean those people who have spent WAY too many years reading comics, and have built all kinds of rules for what they should be. The people who complain that they "don't like photos with word bubbles in them" but who have no problem with the photorealistic painted books.' - John Byrne
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The Department of Wondrous Woodworking proudly welcomes its newest member: Gig Harbor, WA resident Jeffrey Michael Samudosky of JMS Wood Sculpture, who used a chainsaw to transform an enormous piece of wood taken from a fallen redwood tree into a colossal sculpture of a giant pacific octopus.
Visit the JMS Wood Sculpture website to view a complete series of photos of the creation of this awesome wooden cephalopod.
"While writing Green Lantern I received a letter from a fan asking about a mixup in DC continuity. In my reply I said, “One day we (meaning the DC editorial we) will probably straighten up what is in the DC Universe ... and what is outside.” At this point in its history DC Comics had Earth-One, Earth-Two, Earth-Three, Earth-B, etc. There were super-heroes on each Earth and though old-time readers had no problem understanding DC continuity, it proved off-putting to new readers who suddenly discovered there was not one but three Supermans, Wonder Womans, Batmans, etc."
- Marv Wolfman
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Horror short Rotary, from filmmakers Patrick Young and Powell Robinson, offers a couple of jumps—and one very important reminder. Woe unto the vintage-store employee who just can’t stop herself from answering a phone that should not be ringing. Girl, no! You know that old thing is just for show!
It seems some people have been hitting Ao3 glitches where couples are not showing up under the tagsets requested. In order to stop this, we’ve put all couples into Dragon Age - All Media Types.
Alas, due to an Ao3 bug we’re not able to fix, selecting All fandoms will not autofill. This is a known bug in Ao3 and unfortunately beyond our ability to control.
Because it’s her 25th anniversary, this year’s Batman Day has been hijacked by Harley Quinn. While the rest of the world is obsessing over a lovable maniac with a lapsed medical accreditation, we wanna revisit the question that always pops up when you think about how many versions of Batman there are.
I am doing it now to distract myself from the fact I haven't been able to come up with anything for this week's hogwarts365. :((
Anyway, below the cut at my childhood crushes:
( Wow I was a nerd )
So, who were your childhood idols/crushes growing up?
Tell me! Distract me from my no-writing slump!
Also, I tag...lilyseyes, torino10154, sassy_cissa, akatnamedeaster, adafrog, capitu, enchanted_jae, brumeier, and digthewriter. *g*
Rogue One | ~1300 words | Chirrut/Baze | Thanks to trinityofone for betaing.
(Also on AO3)
( When Baze had believed, that belief had been a thing grounded in soil and stone. )
Follow Natasha on Instagram or to check out more of her work and to find out when these beautiful sculptures will be available to order.
If you’ve never watched a person go whitewater rafting aboard a tower of six inflatable rafts (which we sure hadn’t), here’s your chance. Wielding custom-made 20-foot-long oars, Covey Baack rode 6 SOTAR rafts through class 4 rapids and lived to tell the tale. He’s our Friday reminder that, whatever you do, do it awesomely.
[via Twisted Sifter]
Place "Breaking Bad Main Title Theme" by Dave Porter here
( It looks like a junkie's needle )