27 June 2017 @ 11:11 am
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.

In the US, the new Healthcare scheme is being co-ordinated and planned in such cloak and dagger stealth and secrecy that the planning of the D-Day landings look like an information free for all by comparison.

The Supreme Court upheld, sort of, Trump's travel ban, until it's review later in the year, so we'll see how that one goes.

The British PM finalised a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (a party more regressive than even her own Tory Party are) to shore up her minority Government for Brexit, and the cost of this compeltely cynical move? A snip at £1 billion pounds. And this from a PM who told a nurse that the Public Sector pay cap of 1% had to stay because "We don't have a magic money tree"... yeah, right.

A new mini-version of the Super Nintendo is being released in September for $80

This weeks Doctor Who, the first of the two part season finale (and last regular story for Peter Capaldi) was pretty damn awesome... especially if (like one lucky friend) you had managed to avoid ALL spoilers, because the reveals were very, VERY impressive. And even if you knew what they were, they were still capable of holding an emotional gut-punch.

Missy was a delight, in her trying to be good, but not really having the right attitude for it. (Oddly, and I only realise this as I typed that last sentence, in some ways reminiscent of Capaldi's early stories, where his social skills were... distinctly lacking and he ponders over whether he's a GOOD man)

The Cybermen should always reflect a degree of body horror of course, but I can't recall anything on this scale before (The proto-Cyberman screaming "Pain!" repeatedly and endlessly through it's voicebox, until a nurse comes along to tend to it... by turning the volume on the voicebox down... That's just HORRIBLE)

My one serious concern is that Bill does not end up being a victim of the reprehensible "dead lesbian" trope in TV drama, but I'm hoping that Moffatt's tendency to NOT kill characters will shine through and it might end up being something to do with why he's seen regenerating at the start of the episode. Am REALLY jazzed for the finale!

And to shift slightly more ON topic (which I really do try NOT to do), it's the last week of Pride Month, and whilst we may not have had a theme devoted to it, since EVERY month is Pride Month on scans_daily (Well, it is if we're doing it right), a big shout out to all members who identify on the delightful rainbow which is the LGBTQIA spectrum! You are all welcome, you are all celebrated and if some of you want to post scans on the topic, then fly my pretties, FLY!
 
 
Conflict is needed for drama. And in a group, there is that one character who is around just to cause conflict with the other characters. WEST COAT AVENGERS #69 is an example of when there are two characters there just to cause conflict, and what happens when they fight each other.

Story by Roy Thomas, with art by Paul Ryan.

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Grudge Match )
 
 
26 June 2017 @ 01:04 pm


Only possible trigger warning for this issue is some blood.Read more... )
 
 
 
 
26 June 2017 @ 06:38 pm

⌈ Secret Post #3827 ⌋

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

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Secrets Left to Post: 02 pages, 41 secrets from Secret Submission Post #548.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
 
 
 
26 June 2017 @ 03:05 pm
55 Icons: 46 Disney Animated Films + 9 Phineas and Ferb

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26 June 2017 @ 01:01 am
two navigation tables, each with space for a quote, and as many links as you want!



speech bubbles here!
this one is easily adaptable as a muselist or whatever else if you wanna cut out the links and just stack 'em on top of each other



image-focused one here!

at [community profile] photosynthesis
 
 


Comics don’t rip off pop culture anywhere near enough any more. Krypto and Ace the Bat-Hound happened because of Lassie and Rin Tin Tin. Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD happened because of James Bond and the Man from UNCLE. Comics used to omnivorously devour whatever was popular and make it part of the mix. Usually two years too late, but they were in there trying. Kung fu popular? Have some kung fu heroes! Blaxploitation? Gotcha covered. But at some point, greedily chasing trends started to be frowned on. And the Big Two comics got to be a lot more about maintaining the old stuff than chasing the new. I think that was a point when comics lost a lot of vitality. If Pokemon had happened in 1965, there’d be a Spider-Man villain today named Monsteroso, who hunted & trapped monsters he used to do crimes. -- Kurt Busiek

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The death and displacement of the King of the East, the late eastern Sovereign Mr Chcbss Phvmph, has left the power of Messier off-balance for the last several days. With all of the greedy wanna-be leaders coming out of the woodwork at the first sign of weakness, existing sovereigns are calling an emergency meeting. The time and location is unknown to the public, but a statement has been released by Batista's sovereignship declaring the vacuum caused by Phvmph's death will not be felt for much longer.

News of Halli Harlow's arrest yesterday by famed UICAF captain Mara Sol has made the rounds, to include video and audio snippets of the exchange. The arrest took place across a large swath of the neon south, trailing from the Vega Triangle all the way to the Romeswion Row, where small-time smuggler Harlow was apprehended in the back of a small local butchery owned by local Jurigiron Corpsebang Mudfucker III, also known as Ron Ron to his customers. Mr. Harlow and Captain Sol were both unreachable for comment, and it is unknown at this time what this arrest will mean for the rest of the Messier population. [there is an unflattering picture of mara arresting halli that accompanies the piece] In related news, Mara Sol's public marriage to Nukkal'Athi diplomat Mecca Sol continues to cause race-relation waves. Several activist groups have emerged both in favor of and against the union, with the most vocal among them being the Golla For Purity initiative, a controversial group known for its extreme views on inter-species relations. The GFP party's leader, Chardonnay Crystal Chandelier, has made public statements announcing their plans to disrupt the union, intending to take it to party and planet leaders. UICAF officials have made statements in response, noting their lack of concern for the matter. The happy couple is currently enjoying a honeymoon apart, as Mecca Sol is on assignment in a remote, classified galaxy and Mara Sol is on a recruiting tour on Messier, arrests not withstanding.

 
 
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25 June 2017 @ 12:51 pm


75 Dragonriders of Pern icons over here.
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25 June 2017 @ 03:31 pm

⌈ Secret Post #3826 ⌋

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

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Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 03 pages, 51 secrets from Secret Submission Post #548.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
 
 
 
25 June 2017 @ 12:31 pm


"You don't wear your strongest influences like a shirt, something you take on and off as you like. You wear those influences like your skin. For me, Ray Bradbury is that way. From the time I was twelve to the time I was twenty-two, I read every Bradbury novel and hundreds of Bradbury short stories, many of them two and three times. Teachers came and went; friends ran hot and cold; Bradbury, though, was always there, like Arthur Conan Doyle, like my bedroom, like my parents. When I ruminate about October, or ghosts, or masks, or faithful dogs, or children and their childish frightening games, every thought I have is colored by what I learned about these things from reading Ray Bradbury. One of Bradbury's most famous collections is The Illustrated Man, which features a man tattooed with a countless number of Ray's stories, a man who walks through life carrying all those stories on his back. I relate."
-- Joe Hill

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24 June 2017 @ 08:09 pm


Last time, petty crook Parker Robbins kicked the crap out of a Hydra recruiter, shot a demony-looking character in the midst of a break-in, and discovered the boots he stole from its corpse allowed him the power of flight.

Trigger warnings for racism, sexist language, gore, and a reference to rape.Read more... )