23 October 2017 @ 08:33 pm
Zekkyou Gakkyuu: "Make Believe Sisters"  

You know, I've always had a fondness for the body swap trope, and why not? Their funny little role reversal stories, always full of endearing antics as two people fumble about in brand new bodies with brand new lives. And such a versatile plot, too? With the right combinations of characters and settings, no two swaps need ever be quite the same! So yeah, I know it's 'Halloween Theme Week' and all that, but you can't exactly make a body swap with a kid and a toddler scary, now can you? So why don't we visit a story from this innocuous little anthology comic, and see what kind of a silly and heartwarming romp we get up to?

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23 October 2017 @ 12:54 pm
'Behind You'  
 'Behind You' is a webcomic by Bryan Coldrick. A compilation book is being released by IDW. Here are a few selections, you can view the rest here.

Comics under the cut... )
24 October 2017 @ 12:19 am
Secret Warriors #6: If Trouble Must Come, Part One  

"My friend Sam who falls down a lot (I can say that because she doesn't read my comics) once referred to me as 'shitty Bendis' and it was one of the nicest compliments anyone had given me at that point in my career." - Matthew Rosenberg

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23 October 2017 @ 11:39 pm
The Kingdom: Son of the Bat - "Convergence"  

Partly because the artwork was rushed and largely inappropriate to the subject matter, but mostly because I was simply having to produce too much material in too short a time — seven scripts all at once! — and ended up putting most of my attention to the five “middle” books. Say what you like about KINGDOM #1 and #2, which aren’t great, but I genuinely feel that Offspring, Planet Krypton and Son of the Bat are as good as anything I’ve ever written or likely ever will. -- Mark Waid

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23 October 2017 @ 10:35 pm
Hiwaga Komiks: the literal Mystery Comics of 1950s Philippines  
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23 October 2017 @ 10:45 am
Mod Post- Theme Week - Halloween!  
Greeting my pretties,

It being the week leading up to All Hallows Eve, otherwise known as Hallowe'en, your beloved, and only slightly scary (in the right light) Mod Team, deem it a fine and fitting time for a proper Theme Week.

We've had some horror scans posted already, so our thanks to those who have contributed, but now's the time for more of you to get involved! We want your horror, we want your terror, we want your FEAR! (Ahem, sorry about that, channelling Vincent Price for a moment there)

What stories scared you? What stories made you afraid to go upstairs in the dark by yourself, or stretch your foot down to the end of the bed because of what might be lurking under the sheets? What comic story has had an image that lingered with you long after you'd closed the book?

We want to see them, we want to enjoy the frisson of thrills that horror can bring, so please do make an effort to share them with us! And use the tag - Genre: horror if you would please, so we can easily find them in the future!

As Rod Serling's words from "The Twilight Zone" put it;

"Enjoy these brief excursions into the other places ... the odd places, the strange places, the different ones.

The denizens of the Twilight Zone Scans_Daily are odd ones, indeed. They run pretty much a gamut of the most unexpected bystanders and players in life’s game . . .

You’ll see the witches, the warlocks, the elves and gnomes, the space ships and time machines.

All the odd ones and the not-quite-right ones . . . and, needless to say, we hope you’ll enjoy these tales from the strange and shadowy places .... "

Okay, at least half of that could describe scans_daily on your average Wednesday, but we want MORE!

So fly my pretties, fly, and scare the living crap out of us all!
23 October 2017 @ 06:38 pm
food stuff  
paid 3,599 yen for a 1.5 liter yoghurt machine that also makes nattou, amazake (rice + kouji = sweet liquid + sweet rice), sprouted rice and whatever else you can ferment at a range of 20-55 degrees C. it claims 1 hour will only cost HALF A YEN in electricity bills. btw japanese people are always shocked when we say we make our own nattou even though it's sooo easy... i'm getting comments like "you're more japanese than us japanese people!". they're also shocked if you like koto, shamisen and rakugo.

paid 530 yen for a bag of soybeans that didn't seem like very much at all... but half that bag (after soaking + cooking) ended up being almost more beans than the yoghurt machine can fit. a 3-pack of store nattou costs 75 yen and i add one pack, so together with electricity costs let's say it's 300 yen for 1.5 liters of home-made nattou. that's at least 5x what 300 yen of storebought nattou would be.

i bought a 3 liter pressure cooker for 3,110 yen, cook the soybeans for around 50 minutes before starting the nattou fermentation. pressure cookers can also make oden (some kind of soup; it's the season right now so i want to try making it), rice (instead of a rice cooker) and all kinds of crazy stuff i had no idea it could do. you can literally cook rice in FIVE MINUTES with a pressure cooker. anyway you can cut like 10 hours of cooking down into 1 hour with a pressure cooker and probably save a ton on electricity!:

i have a bunch of plans to try... ex. dango is just rice flour so we can eat it, i'll try making a sauce out of amazake and rice flour (thickening agent) then making dango... also thinking about miso rice, miso fish...

our regular costs that i want to cut down are:
— grocery store onigiri (100-150 yen each); been eating these for lunch at school / when wandering out in town
— grocery store sushi (500-1,000 yen each) / eating these for dinner when out wandering
— grocery store kimchi (300 yen each) / japanese kimchi is SWEET. i don't like it
— pre-made green tea (120-150 yen each) / 150 for a normal water-bottle sized one in a vending machine, 120 for 2-3x that at a grocery store.
— dried sweet potato strips (300-500 yen per pack) / eating these a lot. the cashiers keep telling us that you're supposed to roast them on the stovetop. we finally tried it and it was good!
— mincemeat (300-600 yen each) / my wife wants to eat this like every day and it's really annoying

btw if you eat out for a meal, it's going to be 1,000-2,000 yen on average. you CAN get stuff for cheaper but it's going to be like noodles without any toppings!! if you eat just a snack (ex. meat on a stick) it'll most likely be 400-1,000 yen. and despite japan being the land of green tea and how just 10-20 years ago tea was always free in restaurants, in many places ordering green tea is like 300 yen now it seems... museums have ranged from 300-1,200 yen so far; apparently the movie theatre is like 1,800. small shops usually don't have any real price difference from big grocery stores, it's just 1-2 items that'll be really different, ex. my local tiny shop often has grapes super cheap (200 yen) compared to other shops (500-800 yen).

the tea, sushi + onigiri i just need to figure out how to make at home, have to figure out where to buy cheap fish. can't make kimchi until i find out how to get the kimchi spice + buy a fermenting container, but lettuce is often on sale for 100 yen a head. can't dry sweet potatoes at home (unless i make some weird contraption for it) but we should really just be eating regular sweet potatoes that we cook, normally one sweet potato is around 100 yen and you get that same amount or less in a bag of dried sweet potato strips... btw sweet potatoes are apparently super healthy, way healthier than all normal potatoes, and japanese sweet potatoes are said to be extra healthy. i think normal potatoes in japan are actually more expensive than sweet potatoes, could be wrong.

it'd really help if we could cut down our transportation costs too but we obviously can't do that until we get more used to getting around town and stuff. a friend i just made THREE DAYS AGO said he might have found a place that'll hire me so i have to hurry up and get that work permission and start working!!
22 October 2017 @ 03:06 pm
[ SECRET POST #3945 ]  

⌈ Secret Post #3945 ⌋

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


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Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 47 secrets from Secret Submission Post #565.
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22 October 2017 @ 02:20 pm
H. P. Lovecraft's 'The Cats of Ulthar'  

“The cat is such a perfect symbol of beauty and superiority that it seems scarcely possible for any true aesthete and civilised cynic to do other than worship it.”
- H. P. Lovecraft

This is an adaptation of Lovecraft's story from Jason Thompson.

Warning for animal cruelty.

Images under the cut... )
23 October 2017 @ 12:32 am
The Kingdom: Nightstar - "Not Go Gently"  

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22 October 2017 @ 11:36 am
NoScans - Justice League Action (and something for Ladybug fans)  
Justice League Action has been producing some terrific episodes, taking a sort of "Brave and the Bold" take on the wider DC Universe.

They've also released a series of shorts, and I think I rather like this one which showcases some problems encountered when Firestorm faces Metallo and tries to transmute his Kryptonite heart.

Wackiness ensues )

and for my next trick

Miraculous Ladybug Season 2 )
22 October 2017 @ 12:34 am
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #11: When Tony met MJ  
Here's a page from a flashback to when Tony Stark met Mary Jane Watson. I am not quite sure when it takes place, but it happens when Mary Jane was a model and when Tony was hitting the sauce. So it is before IRON MAN #128?

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21 October 2017 @ 03:23 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3944 ⌋

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Secrets Left to Post: 03 pages, 56 secrets from Secret Submission Post #565.
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22 October 2017 @ 02:50 am
Lark's Killer #2 - "Riding into the Sun"  

This isn't Fables. But my bet is it's for the same people who like Fables. -- Bill Willingham

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21 October 2017 @ 03:01 pm

The first secret from this batch will be posted on October 28th.

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