Friendly neighborhood self-confessed laconophilia, whose armor suits him, but it can not hide that mark (Nothing ever will), who was prepared the very moment that he let his arrow fly, that’ll slay anything that's evil (that's his deal), who will never die (just go Missing In Action), who's desperate to regain his honor, who has the innate ability to be overlooked and ignored, who hides a bitter heart under a veneer of lovable idiot, and who knows deep down that Who I am is not who I want to be...


I've been used as the base model for 4 Marvel Sketch Cards, 1 Topps Star Wars Galaxies trading card, a Star Wars Insider cover image, and a T-Shirt at Hot Topic.

 

Teaching myself how to work with EVA foam as Goose’s Spartan Wonder Woman progress rolls on.

asymmetricjester:

ACCIDENTALLY GROWS REALLY ATTACHED TO A STORY I’LL NEVER WRITE

The story that’s been rattling around in my head since, well, grade school, actually.  The Dead Man’s Tale.

toysoldieralan:

This is part 2 of my 40 part review of the entire Discworld series, in chronological order of release.

Today’s book is The Light Fantastic, by Terry Pratchett.

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Mini-Review
Better than Color of Magic, but should be read after for full understanding of certain sections of the plot.
Introduces great characters and sets things up that later books will use to great effect.

Spoiler Free Review
The Light Fantastic picks up immediately after the last one, and reading them only a week apart really brings some things to light. One is how much a book benefits from a single coherent plot as opposed to four, another is how little the first book changed the characters.

This book has great characterization, each person feels distinct and has an arc that changes them as the book goes on. In The Color of Magic, even through all the fantastical things that happened, the characters came out acting the same as they did going in.

Once again, this book has some inconsistencies compared to the later books, which get much more consistant in world building and have a continuity of character development that is a joy to read. It’s just getting started in this book, and there are some teething issues, but the things I love about Discworld are almost fully formed and it really shows. I’d read this over the previous book nine times out of ten.

Below the cut is another spoiler filled dissection of the major plot points and world/character building.

Next week on #ReviewsdayTuesday is “Equal Rites”, about the Disc’s first female Wizard. That should be interesting (and slightly frustrating), given how prevalent some sexist attitudes turn out to be among the magical community.

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cabooseandgeoffry:

Keep looking, Geoffry.  I am sure we will find the secret somewhere in here!

Between the series of pictures of Caboose showing off his many medals and now the Adventures of Mini Caboose and Geoffry, my Caboose blog has lost around 15 followers.  

I get that my jokes and my humor aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and sometimes I’m scrapping the bottom of the barrel to come up with pictures and jokes for something new every single day (I have a much deeper appreciation for Newspaper cartoonist like Bill Watterson now) and as a result something I do might not click with my audience or they might think it’s stupid.  I mean, I have, without fail, posted at least a picture a day for over two years now.  Not everyone of those ideas is going to be a winner.  That’s okay.  I used to get really stressed and frustrated at myself when I lost followers on the Caboose blog in little gluts like this.  But then I think about why I do this. 
Every day I create new content to show my appreciation and enjoyment of what I feel is easily the best Internet series out there.  I do it to show my respect for, and to maybe even feel some connection to, a company that I can’t help but continue to cheer on.  That I have watched grow from a couple of Dude’s in someone’s spare bedroom to a company with over 50 full time employees.
And, it truthfully, it is sort of selfishly for myself.  As I’ve explained before (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4VeZhM5aCE) at this point this blog is now a way for me to help keep my head on straight.  To give me consistent, daily, goals to work towards so I can keep on track and keep my focus, and to make me think about humor and make myself laugh, or at least grin, to keep the rather dark and shadowy parts of my mind at bay for a while.

cabooseandgeoffry:

Keep looking, Geoffry.  I am sure we will find the secret somewhere in here!

Between the series of pictures of Caboose showing off his many medals and now the Adventures of Mini Caboose and Geoffry, my Caboose blog has lost around 15 followers.  

I get that my jokes and my humor aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and sometimes I’m scrapping the bottom of the barrel to come up with pictures and jokes for something new every single day (I have a much deeper appreciation for Newspaper cartoonist like Bill Watterson now) and as a result something I do might not click with my audience or they might think it’s stupid.  I mean, I have, without fail, posted at least a picture a day for over two years now.  Not everyone of those ideas is going to be a winner.  That’s okay.  I used to get really stressed and frustrated at myself when I lost followers on the Caboose blog in little gluts like this.  But then I think about why I do this. 

Every day I create new content to show my appreciation and enjoyment of what I feel is easily the best Internet series out there.  I do it to show my respect for, and to maybe even feel some connection to, a company that I can’t help but continue to cheer on.  That I have watched grow from a couple of Dude’s in someone’s spare bedroom to a company with over 50 full time employees.

And, it truthfully, it is sort of selfishly for myself.  As I’ve explained before (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4VeZhM5aCE) at this point this blog is now a way for me to help keep my head on straight.  To give me consistent, daily, goals to work towards so I can keep on track and keep my focus, and to make me think about humor and make myself laugh, or at least grin, to keep the rather dark and shadowy parts of my mind at bay for a while.

heyitspizzaking:

robinandcat:

Robin & Cat - Date pt. 2
Guest Inker - Heather Plunkett
Previously…

Now there is guest talent working on this! Heather is pretty much my editor for this whole project, and she decided she wanted to ink as well. And she did a great job!

heyitspizzaking:

robinandcat:

Robin & Cat - Date pt. 2

Guest Inker - Heather Plunkett

Previously…

Now there is guest talent working on this! Heather is pretty much my editor for this whole project, and she decided she wanted to ink as well. And she did a great job!

Okay I actually think this little scene is hella important. We all know HYDRA did all kinds of experiments on him before Steve found him. Who’s to say they didn’t experiment with wiping memories as well ? They probably already started all kinds of experiments related to the Winter Soldier on him.

See how Bucky’s rambling at the beginning ? It’s like he’s trying really hard to remember who he is. He keeps repeating numbers and his name like it’s something he remembers but he doesn’t know what it means, he doesn’t know it’s him.

Then when Steve shows up he doesn’t recognise him at first. It actually takes him a good couple of seconds before he remembers who Steve is. And with remembering Steve, he also remembers himself because Steve is part of him. I’m going to curl up under the blankets and cry myself to sleep now.

" He keeps repeating numbers and his name like it’s something he remembers."

What he’s repeating is his Name, Rank, and Serial Number, which are the only things a POW is supposed to give to his captors.

(Source: buchanian)

Goose's Spartan Wonder Woman build is officially under way.

This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.

In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.

She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”

American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.

(via excitementanddisbelief)

(Source: futilitycloset.com)