Justice League 3000

May. 24th, 2015 07:49 am
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Just read the first run of this, which is by Giffen&DeMatteis with Howard Porter on art, and something of an odd comic in terms of tone. The premise, that original flavour Justice League has been regenerated to fight battles a thousand years in the future, but not only came back with fractured memories, personalities, bodies and powers, but at the expense of a good deal of human life, is horrifying. Any part of that is horrifying, and the characters acknowledge that and clearly feel displaced, angry, and bereaved. But it's essentially a comedy book.

In the first half, at least, that doesn't quite work for me. Partly it's because I've read so much G&DM that I can more or less see a lot of jokes coming a mile off, and plus there's their usually weird sexism, both of which undercut the funny (though there are still some great moments), while the funny undercuts anything serious they're trying to do. I'll admit to not taking the time to care who the antagonists are, and the story doesn't seem to make that clear until the game changer part way through, so I expect I'm not supposed to. Future politics, blah blah whatever.

I also have pretty much zero investment in any of the original flavour Justice League, except maybe Wonder Woman on principle, and don't really know them enough to catch any subtleties in they have changed from who they were. Well, I know Superman isn't supposed to behave like Guy Gardiner, which frankly I could live without (I get that G&DM don't like the big guy, let's all move on), but I have no idea if Hal Jordan's reactions in his quieter moments are on the nose, or creepily off, or what. And if I never hear anyone, in any comic, talk about how Barry was the best man they've ever known again I'd be fine with that.

I do like the new characters they've added: Teri as the new Flash, with her personality maybe melding into Barry's; Ariel the remorseful Dr Frankenstein behind this mess. The pacing is good, with each issue moving the story along, and no one afraid of changing things up. I wish it spent more time on emotions and character interactions that weren't Bruce and Clark at loggerheads. There's some nice scenes later in with Bruce and Ariel, but we don't get as much character stuff as I'd like. I generally love stories where characters are displaced, and stories where characters don't know who they are, and stories where characters are worried they might be monsters. They could be all of that, but generally is not.

Then the second half of the run decides it's the third volume of Super Buddies, and starts putting that team together again. Which is something of a change in tone again, but on the other hand it's really nice to see the old gang back, and I'd much rather focus on Ted, Booster, Bea and Tora than the actual Justice League, so there is that. But again, we don't have a lot of time to reflect on how the characters feel being out of time by a thousand years, in the case of Ted and Booster, or in the case of Bea and Tora, how they feel having lived through the last thousand years. We do, however, get this scene:

about a page and a half of JL3000 #15 )

So, nice to see one of my OTPs back together again. I should write fic.

The book's taken a break for the current pointless event of pointlessness, but will be back next month as Justice League 3001, with, if solicits are to be believed, a greater dedication to self-indulgent crack. We'll see how that goes.

AMV: Just A Dream Away

May. 24th, 2015 10:28 pm
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My [community profile] wiscon_vidparty 2015 premiere. Post in progress!

source: Star Trek: The Animated Series
audio: They Might Be Giants, "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow"
length: 2:01
stream: on Critical Commons
download: 48MB mp4 | .srt subtitles
summary: Man has a dream, and that's the start: the final frontier is still out there, just a dream away.

Embed and notes to come!

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May. 24th, 2015 10:28 am
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Today is my ten year LJ-versary! \o/ And by a happy coincidence, I am spending it with friends I met via LJ. :D
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The thing I love about this is how Wolverine is squished way way in the back *g*

Yup, faceplanted into compulsively playing Marvel Heroes 2015 when I was home last. What can I say, playing Steve or Nat and kicking bad guy ass and having Sam zip in and shoot HYDRA fools, well, it's hardwired into my pleasure center.

My Steve running around in Avengers tower. Lots of Scarlet Witches running around too!

The lineup of characters you can play is actually surprisingly varied, with a mix of the movie characters and comic book verse ones. Plus it's not an endless sausage fest, there's several playable ladies. (ok, 37 dudes vs. 12 ladies, and 13 dudes vs. 9 ladies on team-up is far from perfect, but I'll still get to be She-Hulk or Storm or Squirrel Girl if I wanna.) And the roster is continually expanding.

Mystique and Elektra are definitely coming, Gamora is available as team-up only atm, but they are discussing making her playable. With the GotG movies, I can't see why they wouldn't. Misty Knight has a high chance of popping up next year. Rumor have it they're still working on getting Snipes to do the voice for Blade, which would be beyond awesome omg. They've also stated they're very interested in doing Kamala Khan (SQUEE), and are trying to figure out how she'll work. She would just have the most fun animations ever I bet. (you can look at incoming stuff here)

Lots of fun pets you can earn in game, and it's been talked about bringing Lucky/Pizza Dog in <3

Cannot describe the amount of squee I feel when other Marvel faves turn up on screen to fight alongside me.

They also have what's called enhanced costumes, which drastically changes the character equipping it. Lots of Venom variants, but they're also recording the voice for female Thor in August :D And American Dream Cap has been confirmed, so if you wanna play lady Cap, here's your chance. Gotta love a game that lets you genderbend ♥_♥

The game is free to play, though you can of course opt to pay for shinies. Considering it doesn't have to cost a penny, the amount of content is massive!

My roster so far.

I chose Cap as my starter hero, and then unlocked Natasha with my Day 2 Login Reward of 200 splinters. After that I've bought random hero boxes for 175 splinters each, after collecting them in game. Sam I bought with actual money, along with Cap's costume and some STASH space to keep my inventory. (boy those things fill up fast!) I've now spent the amount I permitted myself, meaning pretty much what I used buying the DA:I or Skyrim game when it came out. The special packets are all ridiculously expensive imo, but since everything but STASH space can be unlocked by in-game currency, completing challenges, and re-booting your level 60 characters to level 1 again, I'm not too bothered with it. Working towards stuff is part of the fun!

In June they'll be celebrating their second anniversary, and if last year's is anything to go on, a lot of awesome events and treats are in store. So if you're curious about the game - and have a pretty solid machine to run it on - I hope you check it out! And friend me in game, I'm gbb there too.

Come assemble and stuff! :D

Shard-verse diversity – the Flock

May. 23rd, 2015 11:06 pm
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Mirrored from Shenanigans - Curiously Lydean.

Input welcomed to make stuff more realistic or to point out stuff I missed, especially from people who are multiple. (I am not)

Delia’s admin assistant is multiple (in-universe there’s something called Multiple Consciousness Condition – it’s NOT a disorder or disease. Multiples who need help get something similar to family therapy to work together and communicate better). (I’m specifically working on getting a ‘normal’ multiple in there because I have a couple characters, Swordcat and Ostanes/Iosis that are artificially multiple.) (Er, spoilers?)

(I’m going to say right here, anybody who’s going to try to say that multiplicity isn’t real or that it can’t be healthy or that people are doing it for attention or any other garbage like that can just shut up right now. I don’t want to hear it, I won’t approve comments along those lines, and, also, you’re wrong.)

The person who fronts the most at work is Irina. The body is female, 30-ish, and white. Over time Irina has grown to resemble the body more, although she’s still blonde while the body has dark hair. She’s non-binary and her in-world body is genderless. She showed up with a dozen others when the original was about 11, for no especial reason. (The home life was chaotic with lots of moving and family members in and out, but nothing horribly abusive). They faded / left for other worlds / died along with the original leaving Irina scrambling alone for several months. Irina took the legal name (was just ‘the pink girl’ – they were mostly named after colors by the original). She has anxiety and depression. She’s got a bit of a short temper which she tries to control. She tries to polite and nice to everyone, but she’s stubborn and impulsive.

The next people to show up were the twins Kim and Viola Violet who showed up when the body was about 13.

Kim’s a little boy aged about seven. He’s got periwinkle-ish skin, violet eyes, and butterfly wings. He can’t walk, but floats. In meatspace he’s very clumsy and stumbles a lot. He likes boys and gets lots of crushes. He likes birds and dinosaurs and loves to birdwatch. He’s very forgetful and kind of selfish (like a little kid), but loyal to his friends.

Viola age slides between 12-ish and 25-ish. She’s got red eyes, red hair, and dark purple skin. She’s asexual, has depression, and light and noise sensitivities. Because of their chaotic life she overcompensates by trying to control everything. Kim helps her remember to lighten up. She’s got tons of survival skills, the most useful one lately being able to pick locks. She loves languages and is always learning new ones. She fronted for most of the body’s teenage years. She takes a long time to warm up to people.

They’ve had a large amount of headmates show up and then fade over the years. During their teenage years it was about one a month on average.

The last one to stick around is William Beck. He’s moody, a bit of a hoarder, and has anxiety and paranoia. He’s about ten years older than the body and ages with it. Walked in from another world about when the body was graduating high school, and their family was moving across country (they decided to run away not long after that). He likes opera and has a good voice. He’s very loyal and kind. He’s got an excellent memory in-world but loses time when not fronting or co-fronting so he makes lots of notes.

William can be co-present with anybody but when not co-fronting can’t talk it Kim or Viola. Viola can only be co-present with Kim or William and loses time when not fronting. Kim can co-front with anyone. Irina doesn’t lose time and can always talk to everybody. They’re all generally co-conscious but during times of stress the fronter will get locked in for up to months at a time, which everybody hates. Kim hardly ever fronts because he can’t fake being an adult well.

They’re estranged from their family because they couldn’t handle it. They’ve got overlapping groups of friends. Delia, their boss, knows they’re multiple as do all their friends (because it isn’t stigmatized except by very conservative people). It’s easier to let strangers and other random people think they’re a singlet.

Comments? Suggestions? Critique?

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May. 24th, 2015 03:28 pm
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Title: Sera – Act 3. Honest living in a dishonest world.
Fandom: Star Wars.
Disclaimer: No ownership, no profit and no offence meant. Everyone is of the age of consent in their country and period of history
Author’s notes: This ‘verse started as a first anniversary gift for the members of the Canberra Star Wars Collectors Club. That story didn’t go very far but the idea stuck.

Summary: Sera’s patience starts to pay off.

Read more... )

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May. 24th, 2015 03:24 pm
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Title: D’rue – Act 2. Choices, not always your own.
Fandom: Star Wars.
Disclaimer: No ownership, no profit and no offence meant. Everyone is of the age of consent in their country and period of history
Author’s notes: This ‘verse started as a first anniversary gift for the members of the Canberra Star Wars Collectors Club. That story didn’t go very far but the idea stuck.

Summary: Master D’rue questions the meaning of friend and foe.

Read more... )

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May. 24th, 2015 03:17 pm
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Title: Sera – Act 2. Every second wounds.
Fandom: Star Wars.
Disclaimer: No ownership, no profit and no offence meant. Everyone is of the age of consent in their country and period of history
Author’s notes: This ‘verse started as a first anniversary gift for the members of the Canberra Star Wars Collectors Club. That story didn’t go very far but the idea stuck.

Summary: A week after the Purge, Sera stops to take stock.

Read more... )

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May. 24th, 2015 03:13 pm
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Title: D’rue – Act 1. We go from where we stand.
Fandom: Star Wars.
Disclaimer: No ownership, no profit and no offence meant. Everyone is of the age of consent in their country and period of history
Author’s notes: This ‘verse started as a first anniversary gift for the members of the Canberra Star Wars Collectors Club. That story didn’t go very far but the idea stuck.

Summary: Order 66 begins and Master D’rue must face it without his crew.

Read more... )

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May. 24th, 2015 03:04 pm
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Title: Sera – Act 1. The end of the beginning.
Fandom: Star Wars.
Disclaimer: No ownership, no profit and no offence meant. Everyone is of the age of consent in their country and period of history
Author’s notes: This ‘verse started as a first anniversary gift for the members of the Canberra Star Wars Collectors Club. That story didn’t go very far but the idea stuck.

Summary: Order 66 happens while Sera’s away from the Arguments End.

Read more... )

Character Writing #10

May. 23rd, 2015 08:38 pm
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Mirrored from Shenanigans - Curiously Lydean.

10) Can you define a turning point (or more than one) in your character’s life?

(TW: character death,

Delia – when she met Mick Adler (leading to the creation of Future-Tech), when her husband died (the final straw to becoming the White Knight)

Wild Rush – when he got the only birthday present he ever got from his parents (fourth grade, a book of magic tricks and a deck of cards), when during a break-in he got sprayed with chemicals (leading to the grey skin and ending the headaches he got from his powers), when he met Daisy.

Daisy – when her mom died (leading to her dad abusing to her), when she met Wild Rush (leading to her powers expressing themselves and her being happy).

Andre – moving out on his own (he was a spoiled kid and having to take care of himself was a huge shock), joining a gang as a kid (his family is rather straight-laced, but Andre was a rebel and stubborn).

Charles – getting into a fight in junior high (he was a big kid, but quiet. Got noticed by some people that ended up leading him into crime)

… trying to think of a character with some non-obvious ones…

Sergeant Kella Aurita – getting arrested for shoplifting as a kid (got chewed out by parents to no end, including a trip to tour the police station. Got talked to by an understanding officer who ended up mentoring her a little bit and is why she joined the police academy)

Laundry and Eurovision

May. 23rd, 2015 11:22 pm
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The problem with having bought all the bed sheets and duvet covers at the same time is that now it all needs replacing at the same time. And then when you get the new stuff home it all needs washing. I have done all the laundry today. All of it. The washing machine is probably wondering what it did to deserve that kind of treatment.

I've also managed to catch most of the Eurovision this year. By which I mean I've been listening more than watching so I've doubtless missed some amazing visual stuff. But I'm so very glad I was actually watching when Serbia arrived on staqe because I looked at her smiling away in her lovely silver dress and decided that this was either going to be operatic or a surprise metal entry and I was totally wrong. It was even more glorious than either of these things and if Bojana Stamenov and her anthem to beauty being many different things is not all over Tumblr when I wake up tomorrow I am going to be very disappointed. I did like the Swedish entry quite a bit but I am secretly sad that Serbia did not win.

Also Georgia looked like she was auditioning for a part in a The Wicked and the Divine movie :)

Next task is to answer all the emails that I've been kind of ignoring this week because it has been a brainweasel week. Amazing what a weekend, some sunshine and some peace and quiet will do to chase the brainweasels away.

ET Phone Home HELP!

May. 23rd, 2015 07:23 pm
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Après plus de 10 ans de bons et loyaux service, même si je n'aimais pas la pauvre bête, je crois que j'ai malencontreusement tué mon pauvre vieux téléphone portable en l'oubliant dans la poche d'un pantalon passé à la lessive.
Modèle : Nokia made-of-indestructium, je crois 1600, peut-être 1110 ou 6020 ou 3120 ? c'est difficile à dire, sur les photos ils se ressemblent tous et je ne l'ai plus sous la main pour comparer.
Il n'était pas éteint au moment des faits, j'avais même chargé la batterie le matin même, mais quand je l'ai récupéré évidemment le choc l'avait coupé, et il avait quelques petites bulles de mousse sous l'écran. J'ai démonté la batterie, sans toucher la carte SIM, et j'ai tout mis dans un bol de riz pour absorber l'humidité. Je vais attendre 48h voir si ça sèche avant de tenter de le rallumer.
Y a-t-il une chance, si maigre qu'elle soit, de le sauver ? Sinon, que puis-je faire ? Est-il possible de transplanter la carte SIM dans un nouveau téléphone ? Je ne sais même pas si mes contacts étaient enregistrés dans les circuits de la bête ou dans la carte, d'ailleurs...
Et dans ce cas, où, comment, sous quelle conditions acheter ce nouveau téléphone ?
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A video posted by @deadlydiva on May 23, 2015 at 10:01am PDT

Watching #doctorwho when I should be washing my hair
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Title: Forgiveness Fucked Through
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Pairing: Natasha/Steve
Rating: NC-17
Words: 1345
Notes: BDSM. Pegging. Sounding. For [livejournal.com profile] avengers_tables, prompt "reminder", and a prompt at [livejournal.com profile] avengerkink.
Summary: Sometimes the responsibility of leadership is too much. Sometimes Steve's just too damn hard on himself. Sometimes he needs this.

“Please,” he manages, and he’s getting there, but she’s not done yet. )
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Titre : J'ai cent ans
Auteur : Caroline Lamarche
Langue : français
Type : nouvelles
Genre :

(1ère parution : )
Édition :
Format : poche ; 16 nouvelles, 200 pages au total

Read more... )

Conclusion : Euh. J'y ai rien compris. Je ne sais même pas s'il y avait quelque chose à comprendre. Un gros, gros bof, donc.
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Title: The Haunts Where Jackals Once Lay
Pairing/Characters: Helena Bertinelli, Dick Grayson
Rating: G
Warnings/Spoilers: None
Fandom: DC Comics; Grayson
Summary: A wounded Helena Bertinelli waits in the desert to see if Dick Grayson will return, or if she will die. A missing scene from Grayson #5.
Word Count: 1100
Notes: For the Dick Grayson Diamond Anniversary Challenge!

Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked. )


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