34: Canon Fire

Luke and Shiri continue their hike through the “canon”, stopping for a Roadside Picnic.  Next, we bust the shit out of a bunch of refrigerators and finally take on the issue of some assholes vs the “vocal minority.”  We end, as always, with the Grrr and the Arrrgh.     Check out this episode! ... more

Sentenced: Shiri’s 3-22-15 Edition

Writer: Kelly Sue Deconnick
Art: David Lopez
Colorist: Lee Loughridge
Letterer: Joe Caramagna
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  Well.  Looky there.  A female comic book character with agency and a male character who makes absolutely no attempt to take it from her and exists in a world wherein any other choice makes him a huge dick.  What do you know, it does work.  And with humor! ... more

Now Entering Shiri’s Eyeholes

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Because the concept of eugenics isn’t creepy enough, Nickel had to set the thing in Idaho.  And the cover drawing has the demon eyes. I’m a be sleeping with the lights on… Besides, the name of Nickel’s blog is: “The Devil’s Exercise Yard.”  No one who comes up with that could craft anything other than delicious terror. ... more

Shiri’s Review: Dreamsnake

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  As I mentioned the other day, I was excited to discover, in my quest to conquer some of the classics of genre fiction, that the 1978 Hugo and Nebula award winning novel was written by Vonda McIntyre (of recently read, enjoyed, and reviewed The Sun and the Moon fame).  Finally, a classic free from the constraints of the ... more

The Vocal Minority Has Something Else To Say

More fightin’ words spoken today vis a vis the new (comic) Wonder Woman’s armor.  Words that were sort of, kind of, partially retracted later, the author of said blaming (as so many of them do) the enforced brevity of Twitter. Honestly, at this point, if you don’t know how to use it, don’t.  And if ... more

Comic Review: God Is Dead 1-10

When it comes to long-form, high-concept, epic comics Jonathan Hickman is the reigning champ. From his SHEILD run, to his FF/Fantastic Four run, to his creator owned Manhattan Projects at Image, to three or four others I am forgetting, if you want a comic that plays with big ideas and is willing to use the ... more

The Importance of Editing Music

The classic
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True news: editing your own stuff is a long, arduous processes. If you have intention of being a “real writer,” you’d best accustom yourself to participating because, hint: that travesty you dashed off during NaNo is ready for neither publication nor a paid, or bartered, editor to read because Jesus in a hand basket why would you subject ... more

*Mike Drop*

And now you're giving us THIS?  Really? REALLY?
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I was going to write a rant-y post about all the DC costume change announcements because, whether or not they’re temporary, they’re stupid. Then, I had stuff to do and I went to the zoo with the kids and it was Pi day and I took a nap and then I decided it wasn’t even ... more