for the lovely, crazy, beautiful pinkminx!

Behold, my new running shoes! (Considerably more muddy this morning, post run!)

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hurray!

Happy birthday, lietya!!!

happy hallow-meme!

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PSA of zero import

Did another Friend's List purge. Only cut people that seem to no longer be on LJ.

If I'm wrong and you were lurking---lemme know, and I'll be happy to add ya back!

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scorpio races

Last night, I finished Scorpio Races. rolypolypony --I see now why you so strongly advocated for this book. It was freaking amazing from start to finish.

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the people who love you know you

My cousin M is continuing to deal with her divorce woes like a rock star.
We've been talking about next steps lately. I followed up with her via chat
today. And after we talked about her stuff, we randomly segued into other
topics. Then, she suddenly suspiciously asked:

M: did you have coffee? just now?
me: :}
M: too much of it?
me: busted. i've been exhausted lately.
M: hehe
me: omg it's hilarious you can tell.
M: yeah
M: you love everyone and all things
me: LOL

Apparently I was, um, perky.

bkv: saga

If we've ever talked about comic books, then you know that I freaking LOVE Brian K. Vaughn. There's no one else where I will buy any book sight-unseen and know for sure that I'll love it. His series Y: The Last Man, Runaways, and Ex Machina are my favorite series of all time.

I think his writing is brilliant, inclusive across gender, sexual-orientation, and racial lines. He clearly gets it in a way that so many other content producers do not.

So, when I heard he had a new series out, I said: SIGN ME UP. I just picked up the first four issues of Saga this past weekend. To be honest, the title sounded generic and the premise, "heavily influenced by Star Wars, and based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent, depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, who struggle to survive amid a galactic war with their newborn daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the series," didn't exactly grab me. Not that it sounds boring, but that it sounds a little more complicated. I liked the everyday-ness of Ex Machina, and I could viscerally relate to the horror of all male mammals dying on earth. But the otherwordly stuff doesn't always grab me.

But four issues in, I'm freaking hooked. I think what I love so passionately about BKV is that he writes characters I can completely relate to. Even if it's a teenage ghost who is missing her lower half with entrails swinging about. The characters are so well written that it's effortless to get caught up in the story. And he never makes things over convoluted. LIKE JJFUCKINGABRAMS.

So I would heartily recommend it. The artwork is as always totally stellar. That's the other thing that I love so much about BKV books--the artwork doesn't make me want to rip my eyes out (much like everything by Alan Moore). And his work always feels distinct; the books don't all have an identical feel to them.

Anyhow. To sum up: I really like it. It's only four issues in, but I'm curious about the characters

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Trying to test out the posting by email feature, which failed earlier
today. Hrmph.

Neat, I can post via email.

Testing sending posts by email.