Oct. 23rd, 2016

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STAR TREK TNG: THE SPACE BETWEEN #4 takes place in the fifth or sixth season, when Ensign Ro was part of the crew.

Zombie monks! )
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"Putting the finishing touches to MTMTE #56. Let no-one think the series is done yet. The last two issues are all about endings." -- James Roberts

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This month's sweet Green Arrow teaches us that sometimes hardships go better when you face them with someone you love. Also, how to do sexy without being shlocky. Also, Oliver's chili returns to canon! Check it!

...Where the tide ends? That's kind of like us. Divided but together. )
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Because why should [personal profile] cyberghostface have a monopoly on posting tales of the weird, of the creepy, of the unexpected this time of month?

When I was a wee lad, I once took some banjo lessons from a nice Mr. Jones. It suitably traumatized me for the rest of the week, and probably a few days after that.

Fast-forward several years, when some urge I can no longer remember prompted me to go and read several more issues of Twisted Tales. To my relief as well as vague disappointment, I began to realize why no-one really talks about any TT stories besides "Banjo Lessons". Most of TT's oeuvre - to be brutally honest - is hackwork, relying on much the same formula as the horror cinema of the time: gore galore, nudity galore, and splashy twist endings galore. Logical plotting was not a priority, to the point where some of the stories' Wikipedia write-ups are scarier than the stories themselves.

To make things worse, Bruce Jones insisted on personally writing (almost) every story, and while he's rightfully hailed as the West's Junji Ito, even his creativity had limits. TT puttered to a fairly sad end after ten issues, with one particular story in #9 being a red-faced admission that the party was pretty much over.

But before TT folded, it managed at least one indisputable gem - a story that managed to be haunting and heartfelt all at once, without any need for blood or boobs or even speech bubbles. It's more of an illustrated short-story than a proper comic, which lends it unique pacing and atmosphere but also makes it a pain to trim without letting all the air out. I've done the best I could here, but I urge the lot of you to seek out the whole thing by any means necessary.
A Tale of Two Roomates, behind the cut... )

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