superfangirl1
17 August 2017 @ 08:49 pm
DARK NIGHTS: METAL #1  
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cyberghostface
17 August 2017 @ 09:01 pm
'Eye of the Beholder'  
 

'Eye of the Beholder' from Batman Annual #14 is probably the most important modern Two-Face story ever written. This was the issue that fleshed out Harvey Dent's origins and redefined his characterization as someone who was already struggling with his psyche before the acid hit. A lot of the material here was later used in 'The Long Halloween', the animated series as well as The Dark Knight.

Unfortunately this has yet to be reprinted by DC, either in trade or in digital format. I imagine the latter will happen sooner or later (Comixology is constantly adding old comics to the archive) but DC's treatment of this has always puzzled me.

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Case
17 August 2017 @ 07:05 pm
[ SECRET POST #3879 ]  

⌈ Secret Post #3879 ⌋

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17 August 2017 @ 11:59 pm
Hitman: Tommy's Heroes - Part 3  


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superboyprime
17 August 2017 @ 01:51 pm
Superman & Batman: Generations III #12: "Century 30: Time and Time Again"  


'One of the complaints the Byrne Bashers like to dust off from time to time is that I have a "fetish" about young girls crushing on older men. In a forty five year career, this is something I have done a grand total of four times with Mac and Heather Hudson, Lana and Superman in GENERATIONS, Rita Farr and Cliff Steele, and Reed and Sue Richards. And that last one was set in place by Stan and Jack. As fetishes go, not much to write home about.' - John Byrne

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icon_uk
17 August 2017 @ 09:06 pm
Zatanna is back, in a new setting...  
DC has announced a new series starring the Mistress of Magic... back when she was maybe more of a "Miss"

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and she's brought some new/old friends with her...

Welcome to

Mystik U! )
 
 
 
laughing_tree
17 August 2017 @ 02:51 am
Royals #5 - "The Center of Things"  


There’s a thing readers should understand with this book: we’re not doing business in the normal way. There will be no tie-ins until we get back to Earth. We’re self-contained, telling our own story, beholden to nobody, and we’re on a trip out to the far reaches of Marvel Space, and we’re going to come back changed, and carrying something very special with us. -- Al Ewing

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17 August 2017 @ 04:34 am
The Unbelievable Gwenpool #18  


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lusentoj
17 August 2017 @ 08:05 am
.......  
i keep having ups and downs where i feel like going to japan is impossible, in the sense that 1. something will go wrong and i can't go or have to come back fast (ex. problem with my student loan going into my bank account, problem getting VISAs), 2. something will happen to me in general (ex. i'll suddenly die). i know it's ridiculous, and i'm not DWELLING on it, but the thoughts do crop up. haven't cleaned my room or sorted out my bank card or the disability money yet. i think part of the problem is that my wife's been constantly negative about japan ever since i started this whole process - she doesn't even care about japan so she's not even excited about going there. despite that even if you ignore everything else, she should be super excited just to get out of this abusive house.

on top of that is... i've been dreaming of going to japan practically every day of my life since i was SEVEN. that's almost 20 years. it sort of feels like once i go there i'll have died. like the rest of my life was just a long, bad dream being the prelude to my actual life. not just that i'll have "died" but that in japan i'll also be a "real adult": doing all the stuff adults do (going to concerts? hanging out with friends/coworkers? i can even visit a gay bar or go hang out with old ladies if i want to etc). it feels like my self-reservation and stuff like that will fall away. i'm pretty sure this is just one of many weird symptoms of depression; going to japan shouldn't make me think i'll be a completely different person once i get there, you know? it's not even my first time living in a foreign country.

BUT, japanese IS already "freeing" me. every day i'm talking to normal, non-depressed even, japanese people; something i don't (apparently) do in english or swedish. i really watch what i say ("this is just my opinion but..."), say please and thank you (stuff i really don't say in english/swedish...), and it's just natural. it's not fake. i've started reading the news, i read amateur short stories, manga, doujinshi, listen to music and occasionally the radio. i don't follow the news in any other language. i don't listen to the radio (by my own free will) in swedish. i've already found TONS of similarities between my life and these japanese guys' lives (ex. how their parents treat them, what they do when they're just sitting at home, even their holidays). it's not everything of course, but ex. O Bon is literally just the 4th of July except O Bon has the pretext of your dead relatives coming to visit. you have a fire/barbeque in your backyard, you have fireworks and relatives over, you probably go to a neighbourhood/community party = exactly the same. or, simply just the fact that we've seen the same anime and played the same videogames can go really far. and they, even if they actually hate japan, really like it when YOU like japan and have a real interest in what they're doing etc. so to someone like me who genuinely loves almost everything about japan, everyone's really friendly and nice.

i don't know how i'll feel once i actually get there, or what will happen to me during the exchange. seriously every time i think about it it's like "but i'll be dead then, i can't know the afterlife". but i just feel like... i just have to get there. i honestly feel like my luck with japan has been so good so far, i could probably get a job in like one week as soon as i start looking. (my plan is to start looking in september/december, after i've gotten used to the place... but if an opportunity comes knocking i won't turn it down!)
 
 
lusentoj
17 August 2017 @ 07:49 am
sigh  
been trying to read fanfic/short stories in japanese every day, still just working on adding kanji to my pop-up dictionary..... even though i know a "lot", there's still a ton i don't know so it's really frustrating. and even though i can read with the DICTIONARY, that doesn't necessarily mean i can without it.

these two dazai stories were okay, i plan to read more:
http://www.aozora.gr.jp/cards/000035/files/1589_18111.html (i've already practically memorized an english translation of this so even if i were to get stuck....)
http://www.aozora.gr.jp/cards/000035/files/42363_15873.html (read this in school so again, can't really get stuck on it at this point)

this fanfic is super easy; i don't know all the words but since it's really cliché, isn't doing anything fancy with words/grammar/sentence structure, i can figure it out with the dictionary and don't have many problems
https://www.pixiv.net/novel/show.php?id=8192324

this one however is too hard for me at the moment (though i'm trying it anyway, it's frustratingly difficult looking up all the kanji meanings and stuff)
https://www.pixiv.net/novel/show.php?id=7666616

generally speaking, the news is actually easier to read than fiction. in fiction you have bits of sentences, description etc that's just completely random AND often using poetic/rare words or words in a non-everyday-way in general. the news is "there was a river at x place", fiction is "in the pitch-black twilight darkness of the cold, lonely night there was a dried-up, dusty river at the previously-unknown-to-him x place". sigh. the news has a ton of "rare" words like place/people names, detailed geography vocabulary etc so it's difficult in its own way, but not sentence-structure or grammar-wise.

sometimes i also can't think of an esperanto word to describe the kanji, which is frustrating... for example "murky". apparently no such word in esperanto. i wrote something like "mud-cloud-like unclear" but uh that's not what i want. dict has 1706 entries now, lately i've been adding in a lot of compound words but hopefully after a long while i'll be able to remove most of them by just updating the definitions for the individual kanji they contain.
 
 
ironymaiden
16 August 2017 @ 10:19 pm
Journey Into Mystery 632: A boy and his dog  
I recently went down a rabbit hole about the fabulous, foul-mouthed Thori. and since my dog can also be a yelling arsehole...
i give you the heartwarming story of seven Yule puppies. )
 
 
laughing_tree
16 August 2017 @ 05:11 pm
Secret Empire: Brave New World #5 - "Lessons"  


Has anyone ever filmed a scene where a priest blesses his own saliva then gobs in a vampire's eye? -- Si Spurrier

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icon_uk
16 August 2017 @ 11:15 pm
DC's next Hanna Barbera title has been announced  
After The Flintstones, it's perhaps no surprise they are shifting in the other direction temporally, and in giving us, in Novemeber...

The Jetsons )
 
 
Case
16 August 2017 @ 07:05 pm
[ SECRET POST #3878 ]  

⌈ Secret Post #3878 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

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cyberghostface
16 August 2017 @ 06:26 pm
'Faces'  
 

Continuing Harvey Dent's 75th anniversary is Matt Wagner's 'Faces' from Legends of the Dark Knight #28-30. It's considered by a lot of people to be one of the definitive Two-Face stories. I'm personally on the fence; it's well-written and drawn but Harvey's character and overall motivations are fairly inconsistent with how he's usually depicted. The story might have been served better with a number of other Bat-villains instead. But who knows, you might think differently.  

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glaurung_quena
16 August 2017 @ 11:17 am
Supergirl's closet full of super-outfits (Adventure comics, 1970-72)  
In the beginning, Kara wore a blue frock:

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If it looked a bit like a high school cheerleader's outfit (back in the day when cheerleader outfits didn't show much skin and weren't all that tight fitting), that was probably intentional. And this suited her just fine all through high school and most of the way though college. And then, 12 years later, her editors belatedly realized the 60's had brought a sea change in fashion, and things started to get weird. Sartorial madness ensued )

And that is the long and sad story of Kara's closet of super outfits. Maybe someone sensible came along and rescued her from further sartorial shame by stealing all but the hotpants ensemble?

In some cases sadly, in other cases thankfully, we never got to see her wearing some of the other outfits in that closet, but evidence of their existence was preserved:Read more... )