James Bond 007: Service

Jun. 23rd, 2017 11:14 pm[personal profile] laughing_tree posting in [community profile] scans_daily
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It’s explicitly a book about fading Empire. M16’s roots are in World War 2, and the core of the plot reaches back to there. What is Britain’s place in the world now? What does being British even mean? In a real way, it is a post-Brexit Bond. -- Kieron Gillen

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The Hood #1

Jun. 23rd, 2017 05:50 pm[personal profile] mastermahan posting in [community profile] scans_daily
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Since Foolkiller ended with the implication Frank Castle was about to shoot The Hood, and the general consensus was "good riddance", I thought I'd take us all back to a time before Parker Robbins was a lame magic Kingpin wannabe, with the MAX series that first introduced him, written by a pre-Runaways and Y: The Last Man Brian K. Vaughn and drawn by Kyle Hotz.

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Y: The Last Man #1

Jun. 24th, 2017 01:16 am[personal profile] history79 posting in [community profile] scans_daily

"We wondered if he thought a planet full of women could ultimately rebuild society and sustain itself once again. Vaughan was surprisingly optimistic on that front. "Yes, I do think it could. There were a lot of people early on in the first year who complained, "Wow, this is such a misogynistic book to say that, because the men died, the women can't get the electricity running all over the world and the airports up and running again." I think that's an extremely complex, extremely difficult thing to deal with. When three billion people die, I don't care what their sex was, that's an incredibly difficult thing to come back from. I will say that the world would be better off than if it were just the men left. I think that would be an even more dire situation. I think there is hope for the planet."

Source: http://www.ign.com/articles/2008/02/02/y-the-last-man-the-end-of-an-era?page=5

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alicemacher: Lisa Winklemeyer from the webcomic Penny and Aggie, c2004-2011 G. Lagacé, T Campbell (Default)

"I'd read the two BROTHER POWER THE GEEK comics as a small boy, and thought they were seriously weird. Rereading them as an adult they were still seriously weird, and funny, and touched with a sad, strange nostalgia. I'd been reading some Ken Kesey, and somehow the idea of Brother Power as a final remnant of flower power began to possess me. 'At least you didn't bring back Prez,' said my friends, relieved. Little did they know."
--Neil Gaiman, Midnight Days

Mild gore on one page.

'Like where did the beeeautiful people go?' )
tyger: Larxene's Avatar Kingdom chibi. Text: Larxene (Larxene - chibi)
To be fair, I didn't write any CODE for the database project, but I DID get a bunch of people's thoughts and feelings re: what the front end should be able to DO, which is honestly kiiiiinda important, since it's not going to just be for me.

But, have started! Have a fair idea of what barebones UI version 1 is going to look like, so I can start working on that... probably tomorrow? IDK, will depend on how I feel. I'm getting close to done with the basing for the comm I'm doing - I just have to shade the twenty million flowers (today I shaded the base and the foliage), add the lillies, and something something with the stars if no one gets back to me with a version that already has them fixed. (Likelihood... IDK, 50/50?)

Anyway, SUPER EXCITED to get that shit finished. It's going to look pretty damn great, but omfg it's taking foreeeeever. But will try and get it at least mostly done tomorrow, I really want to get these comms DONE. And if I have time and brain after that, then yes. More things. And stuff.

The Lake

Jun. 23rd, 2017 10:26 am[personal profile] cyberghostface posting in [community profile] scans_daily
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So each June I sometimes try to post a Bradbury comic or two in his memory. EC did numerous Bradbury adaptations and 'The Lake' is probably the strongest.

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Slow day.

Jun. 23rd, 2017 01:54 am[personal profile] tyger
tyger: CLI login for a Raspberry Pi / nerdery (RasPi)
I mean, I did things, but I don't have much to show for it, hahaha.

Some dotpoints:

- cleaned bathroom. Noodle arms, after that.
- did washing, again. Why so many clothes dirty so fast??
- talked to Ez and have a solution a problem on the petsite (the problem is only a problem because I'm a silly, slightly obsessive person, hahahaha. Still, glad it's solved).
- did a bunch more organising shit on the petsite I really shouldn't've let a bunch of things slide for... months... orz FML.

Things I was going to do but didn't:
- start to set up a trello board for domestic tasks
- start on the database project frontend (ugh it's been more than six months already, self whyyyy)

So those two will be my first priorities for tomorrow. (I will probably get distracted by something, though, lbr. >>;;)

Ultimates2 #8

Jun. 22nd, 2017 12:11 am[personal profile] laughing_tree posting in [community profile] scans_daily
tyger: Toothless curled up on a fiery piece of ground (Toothless - smug fire (ani))
I mean, I can wave off x amount due to not working in it frequently, but oh my fucking god why no keybindings, and no fucking transparent-as-active-colour and so many of the animation things are COMPLETELY COUNTER-INTUITIVE and -

Anyway, I made a Toothless icon! It's animated! It was a pain in the ass because photoshop, bluuuuuuh. I should really learn how to use the animation tools in CSP. >>;; (I really didn't think this icon was going to take more than two seconds for resizing and clipping off unneeded frames! But photoshop.) Anyway, I discovered last night I somehow didn't have EVEN ONE Toothless icon, so that has been fixed. Will possibly make more - I mean, I want to, but I might get distracted. Knowing me, the probability is high. >>;;

Other than my PS woes, I was actually pretty productive today! Made a double batch of brownies for Sunday (we're going to the zoo! for my birthday! finally!!), and worked a bunch on a comm. Redid the wing shading entirely, which is anoying, but!! It looks a lot better, A LOT. So that's okay. Learning experience! Have started lining the flower mane, it's going to take foreeeeever, but hey, at least it's started.
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Pages from "Steve Rogers #18, U.S.Avengers #7...

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Batwoman #4

Jun. 21st, 2017 02:20 am[personal profile] caivu posting in [community profile] scans_daily

The finale of "The Many Arms of Death".

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Everyone’s done vengeance, everyone’s done "The night is so dark." Giving Batman more pain doesn’t reveal anything about his character because he’s taken as much pain as he can. But giving him love and joy, that combines with the tragedy of his past into something new... -- Tom King

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Jun. 21st, 2017 02:00 am[personal profile] tyger
tyger: Demyx's Avatar Kingdom chibi. Text: Demyx (Demyx - chibi)
I dunno, something something.

Today: - got CSS done, Shaarli's all finished yay!
- still have to finish retagging the few things I have bookmarked in it (I came up with an actual schema), and then somehow... get through all of my bookmarks ever and add/trim dead links where appropriate
- that's going to take a while
- also I want to write a Javascript script for better tag management, but not now nope.
- went for a walk down the shops and got some vaguely-decent snacks for self
- no really there's fruit
- something something pokego something something

Rest of the day was pretty much reading fic, which is definitely the shaarli project's fault and not at all me not wanting to shade fairy wings. Nope. >>;;;;
laughing_tree: (Seaworth)

The besieged majority is the primary calling card of fascism. -- Nick Spencer

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Off-Topic Tuesday!

Jun. 20th, 2017 11:01 am[personal profile] icon_uk posting in [community profile] scans_daily
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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.

Britain has had another pretty awful week, a horrendous fire in London, causing any number of questions about the housing situation and cuts to the Fire and Emegenecy Services. Local's rally round in magnificent

Also in London, a white terrorist attempted to run down a group of worshippers at a Mosque as they left late night prayers. One dead, several injured, and notably, an Imam who protected the attacker from potential angry mob to ensure that the rule of law and justice would proceed. (Even The Daily Mail had, eventually and after it's usual shoddy attempt to victim blaming, to describe a white man as a terrorist, a move so outside their normal scope that a friend of a friend described it as "Like hearing a cat moo")

Also Brexit negotations started... with the UK team immediately capitulating on the order of discussion, a topic which they had promised they would fight all summer long.

In the US, the tentative loosening of diplomatic relations with Cuba initated by Obama, were summarily removed by Trump... citing human rights concerns... Which, given the human right records of certain countries he recently toured and praised to high heaven, seems to be a rather radical disconnect, even by Trumpian standards.

In more upbeat news a College at Oxford University has loaned a 19th century violin to a 14 year-old Syrian refugee and musician.

The opening titles for the new Ducktales series have been previewed, and though the new animation style will take some getting used to, it seems very promising, with some very definite nods to Carl Barks in the layouts.

And it's been announced that Animaniacs may be returning to the small screen

"Transformers: Rescue Bots" which ended after four seasons (and the longest run of any single title in the Transformers franchise" is getting a sequel "Rescue Bots Academy" which will follow the further adventures of the team, as set up in the series finale. Also announced is another Transformers series (presumably something to replace Robots in Disguise?) and new series using the name "Micronauts", though how it ties in to comics old, new, or whatever toy line Hasbro has been working on, is anyone's guess right now.

Peter Capaldi's final season as the Doctor starts it's two part finale this coming weekend, with the return, after fifty years, of the original design "Mondasian Cybermen" (Mondas being the long lost twin planet of Earth that appeared in William Hartnell's final story "The Tenth Planet", which also introduced the Cybermen). Also featured in the trailer is the return of John Simms as the Master which, since the story also includes Michelle Gomez as Missy, makes this the first multiple Master/Mistress story on TV.

Also in a cute note, just discovered that in "Dark Water", the Season 8 story which revealed Missy was the new incarnation of the Master, her line "I am a Mobile Intelligence Systems Interface, MISI for short" (As a fake out, since we viewers had no idea who or what Missy was at that time), was originally recorded as "I am a Random Access Neural Interface, or RANI for short" in case anyone outside the film crew overheard the recording (There was much speculation about that Missy might actually be a regenerated Rani, the amoral scientist Time Lord the 6th and 7th Doctors met) so the surprise could be kept.
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More far-out DC Silver Age craziness from Brothers Joe Simon and Al Bare.

'Cool it, brothers!') )


Jun. 19th, 2017 05:56 pm[personal profile] seventhe
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Today I learned that my phone autocorrect and predictive texting have pretty effectively picked up my mannerisms and habits and vocabulary, SOOOOO as a game whose bounds are "hilarity" or "creepily accurate", leave me a one-word prompt to start a phrase and my phone and I will read you your fortune.

New Wonder Woman creative team

Jun. 19th, 2017 05:24 pm[personal profile] spider_man6 posting in [community profile] scans_daily
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Wonder Woman cover
So, DC has announced the next creative team for Wonder Woman. In September, #31 will mark the onset of James Robinson (Scarlet Witch, Squadron Supreme), Carlos Pagulyan (Deathstroke), and Emanuela Lupacchino (Superwoman). The new team will tackle the Rebirth mystery of Wonder Woman's secret brother Jason. By the looks of the cover, Giganta and Grail appeared to be involved in some capacity.

This could make for an interesting run. Robinson has done generally mixed work at DC, in my opinion, but his Marvel work seems pretty good. The two artists are also great. Will look at this with openness.
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tyger: Aqua's Avatar Kingdom chibi.  Text: Aqua (Aqua - chibi)
Didn't end up going to blood bank - apparently Mama's not allowed to donate blood for four months, what even. That is a long time!

I got a bit done today, though. Some cleaning, and a little bit of art. (It would've been more but I pmuch cracked the shits because ARGH INSECT WINGS ARE HARD and yeaaah, I needed a break.) Not as much as I'd *like* to get done, but, well. SIGH. That's life.

I think tomorrow's goal should be to get the shaarli CSS 100% finished, though. Then I can start on the next project, damnit! >:

Quiet-ish day.

Jun. 19th, 2017 12:33 am[personal profile] tyger
tyger: Terra.  Text: Terra (Terra)
Didn't do any art today, or any coding. Kinda disappointed at self.

I DID clean a bit, and went for a walk, but mostly I've just been browsing the internets, which is... well, it's fun, but it's not actually what I want to put my time into, sigh.

Tomorrow, probably going in with Mama to her bloodbank appointment and giving blood, and then IDEK, something something maybe?

The Wild Storm #4

Jun. 18th, 2017 10:13 am[personal profile] laughing_tree posting in [community profile] scans_daily
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I don't return to old grounds too much. I don't look back. I started asking myself if that had become dogmatic. Binary thinking. And then this popped up, and I thought, well, here's a way to test the hypothesis. -- Warren Ellis

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