The Sundry Times
susiesfancies:

Audrey Hepburn and her dachshund.

susiesfancies:

Audrey Hepburn and her dachshund.

Can you give an example or two of items on Disc 2? How loose is your definition of “Drama” as a genre?

Well, I was going to put House Of Cards (the original) on there, but then I decided on Black Books instead, so my definition of drama has become explosively liberal. :D 

I’ll be opening the stream shortly, and at 5pm Central I’ll be streaming episodes from the Iron Man Anime, a 12-episode series starring Tony Stark, Tony Stark’s Hair, and the World’s Worst Newspaper Journalist. Terrible anime awaits you!

Dude! Is the op going to be laparoscopic as opposed to ‘surgical’ (if it’s even right to make that distinction, ‘cause obvs, it’s ALL surgery).

Laproscopic, so I’m told — I think the term for the other way is “open” which, oh my god, so much no. Hopefully they’ll just, you know, tuck whatever’s out back in and stitch it up. And I will not, this time, have moving boxes either at work or at home to shift around, so there’s that. 

I’m taking a break out from cooking (actually I’m waiting for the milk to cool for yogurt, and I can’t cook the beef because I need the milk pot for it) to burn DVDs for watching when I’m recovering from hernia surgery in November. Recuperation Disc #1 is the “safe to watch with Mum looking after me” so it’s Much Ado 2012 and a bunch of Disney cartoons. Up next:

Recuperation Disc #2: Late 20th Century BBC Drama

Recuperation Disc #3: Never Tired Of Documentaries

Recuperation Disc #4: Catching Up On Suits

This time I am determined to spend as much time as possible on the sofa without lifting anything, since doing physical labor is what got me into this predicament in the first place. I may procure enough DVDs to watch all of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, because nothing’s better than watching fictional people do work when you don’t have to. 

cenabisbene:

So pretty

cenabisbene:

So pretty

dorkilybeautiful:

And suddenly, a blimp.

I’m enjoying how the edges of the image match my dash, so it looks like I’m looking through my dash at the SECRET BLIMP COMMAND CENTER OF TUMBLR. 

dorkilybeautiful:

And suddenly, a blimp.

I’m enjoying how the edges of the image match my dash, so it looks like I’m looking through my dash at the SECRET BLIMP COMMAND CENTER OF TUMBLR. 

funnyandhilarious:

Dumping Paper Airplanes »
Happy Birthday :)

Thank you!

As I mentioned over on LJDW I am 35 today, so I am doing Grownup Shit like driving a car to Costco and making yogurt.

And then I will probably dust my shelf full of Marvel action figures. Because I’m a grownup.

amy-vic replied to your post “tehnakki replied to your post:if this isn’t too invasive a question to…”

I’ve never used my queue…are we *supposed* to do that? Am I Tumblring wrong? Is queue-ing posts better, or something? Help!

I don’t really think there’s a way to tumblr “wrong”, though certainly there are tumblrs that I have noped out of for various personal taste reasons. Everyone’s got those. 

Queueing posts isn’t better, just different. It means that if you’re on your dash and you see three things you want to reblog, instead of posting them all at once to your dash, you can queue them and they’ll post spread out, over time. It’s a little less overwhelming for your followers and means you’re more likely to get replies/reblogs on all three because they’re not clustered together.

And, of course, if you have A TON of posts you want to reblog, queueing them helps not to flood your followers’ dashes. 

I use the queue function because I create a lot of “original” content (in the sense that the post originates with me, even if it is other peoples’ work, as with my comic book posts). I’ll line up 30-50 posts at a time and put them in the queue so that they get posted three or four a day, which keeps a steady but not overwhelming stream of posts going.  

But if you don’t post/reblog that often, or if you do but you don’t want to queue them up, there’s no reason you should. Anyone who doesn’t like the speed/rate of posts can unfollow easily.

TLDR queueing posts is a tool, not a requirement, and only you get to say what’s right for your own personal tumblr.  

marveldaily:

copperbadge:

antisock replied to your post:

Do you have a good starting place rec for the Winter Soldier comics, Sam?

Mmh, that’s a hard one, I haven’t actually read much about Bucky Barnes beyond his appearances in other peoples’ comic books. :D

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This is a good rec, actually. There’s also this year’s mini Winter Soldier: The Bitter March, but it’s written by Remender which is a deal-breaker for a lot of people (although I’ve been told it’s pretty good). And the new Winter Soldier on-going starts in October.

Oooh thanks, I wasn’t aware there was a new ongoing coming out!

The thing about Bitter March is that it’s not that good; it’s not bad, it’s just….it’s not that good, it’s not especially relevant to anything, and there’s some really creepy art — the only panel I’ve posted from it was captioned “Marvel, you’re better than this”.

So like — I would say read it, if it were written by someone who is inoffensive or likeable, because it’s not bad. But it’s Remender, and it’s not good. So I do say don’t bother, you’re not missing anything you can’t live without. (I should note that I read 4 of the 5 issues without paying for them, got bored, and have yet to finish it, because I just don’t care.)

And honestly, most of the comic book writers who I find fall on the “inoffensive to likeable” scale write better comics than this. It’s almost like behaving as a decent human being makes you a better writer. 

antisock replied to your post:

Do you have a good starting place rec for the Winter Soldier comics, Sam?

Mmh, that’s a hard one, I haven’t actually read much about Bucky Barnes beyond his appearances in other peoples’ comic books. :D

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Hello there! I live in Chicago and I want to get into comic books now (specifically Bucky Barnes: The Winter Solider). Do you recommend any comic book shops around the city?

We have several fine purveyors of comics in this fair city!

My favourite by far is Chicago Comics, on Clark just north of Belmont. Convenient, large, friendly, and they have a nice bargain bin AND a sale shelf, plus they sell tons of indy comics by locals. 

If you’re on the south side, First Aid Comics is probably your best bet; they’re super-small and crammed-in but they sell the major titles and are good for gamers too. 

Downtown is Graham Cracker Comics which I am not super-duper fond of, but people in general say that it’s okay. They do have EPIC bargain bins. 

I have not personally been to Third Coast Comics or Alley Cat Comics, which are both up north, but I’ve heard good things about both of them. Alley Cat is a little more indy and apparently kind of hard to find, but Third Coast is your standard comic store as far as I know.

Good luck! :D  

Dear Lord, you and your non existent queue. My queue is perpetually at 300 posts and my saved drafts is >600 because it’s where I store posts that don’t fit in the queue.

That’s because you’re an obsessive weirdo, Nakki, I thought you knew. It’s why I like you. :D 

Usually my queue’s a little more full — I don’t like it when it drops below about 30 — but I’m behind on comics, which means almost all of that queue is coming from my dash, and not original content. I’m slowly catching up — caught up on Deadpool, She-Hulk, New Warriors, a few others — so there should be more comics goodness soon.

I was so disappointed the Deadpool Bi-Annual wasn’t about Deadpool and Shiklah dating Blade, I can’t even tell you. 

proudly-pro-choice:

You are not a bad person for getting abortion, it doesn’t matter if:

  • you were assaulted
  • your birth control failed
  • you weren’t on birth control at all
  • there is a medical issue
  • you don’t want children
  • you already have children and can’t handle another
  • you aren’t ready
  • you don’t want to be pregnant

You are never a bad person for needing an abortion. There is nothing wrong with you. Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise.

You are not alone.