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Aug. 16th, 2017 10:54 am
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It's the time of year for [community profile] femslashex! I've asked for either fic or art on all of my prompts and would be thrilled with either. All but one of my requests are canons with a visual component, but (as a long-time comics fan!) I'm very happy with different interpretations of the characters so don't feel tied down to their literal canon appearances if there's something different you want to do. The same goes for fic - while obviously I enjoy the tone of each canon, if you want to write something at odds with it, or from a different POV or using original characters to explore the canon pairings, that's all good too.

General likes: plot, women working together against common enemies, non-mundane AUs (coffee shop in space yes, coffee shop in modern day Earth no)

General dislikes: rape/non-con, non-canon character deaths, adult/teen or adult/child sexual interaction, mindless zombies, apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic AUs, character or pairing bashing

I've tried to put several prompts for each of the fandoms and a general idea of what I like about them, but if you want to do something else completely, please do! These are just suggestions.

Fandoms

American Gods (TV) )

Crossover - Denise Bryson (Twin Peaks)/Dana Scully (The X-Files) )

Marvel 616 )

Murder Most Unladylike Series - Robyn Stevens )

Finished the novel!

Aug. 15th, 2017 08:32 pm
me_ya_ri: white lotus flower on green water with reflection in the water (Default)
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Jaden surprised me by proposing in the parking lot. Padma, of course, immediately accepted. They're going to do Justice of the Peace and then throw a party for their friends instead of a big fancy wedding.

I'm so happy with the ending of the story. Not with the title, which sucks so bad, but the story itself is awesome. I'm going to spend time tomorrow going over the opening chapter and thinking of a new title and then I'm going to start a new story. Probably a short story. Because that's what I do, start something else right away.

Got a reply on the story I submitted to F&SF. It was rejected but for completely different reasons than the first time. The editor felt that the balance of inner and external action was off, and he thought the action was a little too slow in starting. Which, fair enough. I was going for a very thinky story so the balance was off a bit. And the unicorns showed up pretty late in the story.

Not that I'm going to edit it. I'm going to send it off to an open anthology and see what they think. I spent a while today tracking down places to submit fiction and I've got tons of markets to try out now. Some are novel only but hey, most have anthologies, too. If I'm going to do it, I'm going to do it all out, darn it.

Got my steps today but not my exercises. I should try to do that before I take my bath today though it'll have to be light given that my arms are still flaring a little. My goal is to go to bed before 10 tonight. I haven't been getting enough sleep and it's making me cranky.

So, goals for tomorrow include going over the opening of the book and fixing the title, getting this week's story's cover and ebook done (as I did get the format and cover blurb finished today), exercises, and making casserole for dinner.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!

Two of a Kind

Aug. 15th, 2017 10:37 pm
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August marks the 75th anniversary of Two-Face's first appearance (Detective Comics #66). To celebrate I figured I'd post a few Two-Face comics throughout the month.

First up is Bruce Timm's 'Two of a Kind' from Batman: Black and White.

Scans under the cut... )
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The Shocker is a Spider-Man villain that is somewhere in the high-B low-A area. Whenever he and Spider-Man fight, he always gives Spider-Man a hard time. Yet he never quite "hit the big time." I used to think that was because he had no connection to Peter Parker or Peter's friends.

shockercover.jpeg

Unstoppable! )
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I’m aware I’m on thin ice with Brian’s fans, but it wouldn’t be Brian Braddock for me if he didn’t occasionally get peevish at the ongoing madness of the world of capes. - Al Ewing

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Ah, 1970. The "Mod Squad" had been on the air for three years. Over in Britain, "Mod" styles were fading fast, but in offices of DC comics, where "hip" and "trendy" editors were always proud to be in the vanguard of all the latest cultural trends ("vanguard means in the rear, right?"), it was time for Supergirl to get slightly less behind the times, and a new "Mod" outfit was exactly the thing. Creator credits were still too radical for DC back then, but the Internet knows the blame is all on the head of writer/artist Mike Sekowsky.

adventure 397-00

5/15 pages) )

And that is the tale of how Supergirl hung up her cheerleader frock after, what, 12 years of wearing the exact same thing every day? Something tells me she would have changed things up a lot sooner if not for wanting to avoid a fight with her stick-in-the-mud cousin and his small town Kansas prudery.
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Set the wayback machine to Action Comics 273. Supergirl was still staying in the orphanage where Superman had put her, and still wearing the blue frock that looked like it had started life as a cheerleader costume. The sartorial madness of 70's era Supergirl was still a decade in the future. In the straitlaced world of 1961 comics, when a heroine needed a makeover, they didn't go to the tailor, their alter ego went to the hairdresser. And they did it by asking the readers to participate in a poll.

Action_Comics_273 poll

click to see the results, published about 8 months later )
fairestcat: Bobbi Morse, a blonde woman standing in the rain, with a mask-like pair of glasses pushed up on her head (Bobbi Morse)
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I'm really excited about this. I stepped outside my comfort zone and volunteered to write a monthly Column about Marvel comics over at Women Write About Comics.

My first post went up today and you can read it here.

This is my first time in a long time writing for an audience that isn't people I already know and I'm both nervous and excited about it. Mostly excited, I think. Ask me again when I have to put together my August post.

Mod Post: Off-Topic Tuesday

Aug. 15th, 2017 12:03 pm
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In the comments to these weekly posts (and only these posts), it's your chance to go as off topic as you like. Talk about non-comics stuff, thread derail, and just generally chat amongst yourselves.

The atrocious events in Charlottesville aroused the ire and blanket condemnation of pretty much everyone (Even senior Republicans were straightforward about that), with one notable exception of course.

As one commentator put it, when the people who made the Tiki Torches the White Supremacists were using (Adding a quirky, yet jejeune aspect to their hate march), offers a more literate and resounding put-down of their actions than the President of the United States, it's a REALLY depressing, and worrying, situation to be in.

Oh, and when juvenile brinksmanship tactics bringing the world that bit closer to a possible nuclear exchange is STILL the SECOND worst thing you've done in a week, words really do fail.

A 1940's Anti-Nazi film has gone viral on youtube and might be worth a watch

At the other end of the scale, the new "Duck Tales" premiere aired, to very good reviews, and Disney have made the whole episode available on their Youtube channel if you're in the US. The rest of us can just... wait, I suppose.

Also, new Scrooge McDuck David Tennant is continuing his steamrolling through every cartoon, fantasy and sci-fi franchise he can think of by not only returning for the next season of "Jessica Jones" as Killgrave, but also by being cast in the long awaited TV production of Neil Gaiman's and Sir Terry Pratchett's brilliant "Good Omens". Tennant will play Crowley (a cynical, rather jaded demon) against Michael Sheen's Aziraphale (a fussy but equally jaded angel) as both seek to deal with the imminent Apocalypse, and the apparent absence of the Antichrist they've been expecting.

Brexit shambles on with the gracefulness of an inebriated yak... and the way things are going I think I'd rather have the inebriated yak running it.

Happy 70th Indian Independence day for today (and slightly belated happy Pakistan Independence Day for yesterday!)

"Wonder Woman" picked up most of the movie categories at the Teen Choice awards. But in an inspiring choice which gives me some hope for the future, Teen Vogue did NOT livetweet it as one might expect, but instead, spent the time calling out White Supremacist terrorist bullshit.

The tone and ending of the forthcoming Justice League movie are being changed, most likely (but perhaps not 100%) due to Joss Whedon coming on board. Originally intended to end with Steppenwolf, the bad guy, being defeated, but Darkseid arriving on Earth anyway (making the whole movie essentially a lead in for a sequel), Darkseid will now not appear, giving the movie an actual ending of it's own.

Oh, and I can recommend the podcast The Orbiting Human Circus (of the air) from some surreal, quirky diversions as we peer into the life of a janitor working in the Eiffel Tower, home of the world's most popular radio show and it's unusual acts?

Two chapters left!

Aug. 14th, 2017 09:10 pm
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Yay! Jaden and Padma are getting promotions because Mrs. Prouss, Jaden's boss, is a bigoted old lady and the president of the company sided with Jaden. Next chapter is a celebration dinner where Padma proposes and then the final chapter is the heat wave breaking in a huge rainstorm and Jaden accepting.

I'm so glad it's almost done. Three novels in 3 months is a pretty darn good accomplishment, especially in the middle of summer.

I only got about 1500 words today but that's because the hubby decided that we desperately needed to do some pruning outside after dinner. The wisteria got a very severe haircut and then the lilac bush in front of the hubby's office got massively whacked back. We filled the bin and still had a lot left over but it was necessary. The roofers will be coming to replace our roof on Friday and that bush was way over the roof line. We'll probably give it another wack after they're done, take down to about halfway down the side of the building but that's for later.

I am very sore, not so much muscle sore as ten bejillion scratches sore. The bushes fought back against being trimmed but I won.

Goals for tomorrow include exercises (as the RSI seems to be easing again finally), writing the next to last chapter, getting this week's short story into basic format and getting the cover blurb done, and that's about it that I can think of right now.

Off to bath and bed for me--goodnight everyone!
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'While I was pitching Wil Moss on my Kingpin miniseries, he took over the Inhumans characters. The week he started overseeing them, I emailed him and was like, "Can I do a Quake series?" And he was like, "Uh, maybe." I pitched a Quake series, and he read it and was like, "I really love this, but I don’t know that we can do it." And he was like, "But would you want to do a team book with Quake as the leader?"' - Matthew Rosenberg

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"The only thing worse than what the Purple Man did to her originally is the thought of what he could do to her now that she has a child. Writing this has been so scary. This is scary stuff. This is psychological horror unlike anything I think I’ve ever seen in mainstream comics. We’ll see what people think." -- Brian Michael Bendis

Art under the cut )
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'That small scene, um, generated a brief rash of outraged posts and emails to DC from the Work Far Too Hard At Being Offended crowd. "Byrne portrays Superman as a child molester!!" Happily, this was more than counterbalanced by responses from female readers who thought the scene was "beautiful". I guess they got it!' - John Byrne

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