dragonyphoenix: Katchoo from Strangers in Paradise (katchoo)
So I just finished reading the Buffy origin graphic novel. I haven't seen the movie in a good while, but it's fairly close. All in all I thought it was okayish. Having seen the movie, I didn't really need to read the comic.

My least favorite bit about the comic is that it lost my favorite line from the movie: Pike's response when his vamped friend asks to be invited in. "Invite you in? Man, you're floating!" Not only is it hilarious but it's a fun reference to Salem's Lot.

My favorite scene from the comic is when Buffy tries to pray after her Watcher killed himself to prevent Lothos from Turning him. She starts out with "Our Father who art in Heaven" but doesn't know the prayer and starts talking, as her prayer, to her Watcher. Blew me away when she ended her talk to her Watcher with "Amen." 

I think Lothos should have looked like a young, hot Rutger Hauer but that could be just me.

At the end of the comic, we suddenly learn that Buffy is telling her story to Xander and Willow. Eh, I'd have been okay with that if Sunnydale scenes had bookmarked the story, been shown at both the start and the end rather than just being a surprise at the end. I also wasn't thrilled with "What happened to PIke is another story." 

All in all, not worth the read.

But look at how awesome a villain Rutger Hauer makes!
dragonyphoenix: (Evil!Binky)
Ouch! Someone at work decided they wanted a more comfortable chair and so switched mine with another. On top of residual accident injuries, this is leaving my legs and knees feeling quite sore. I'm thinking I need a chair cushion. Do you think that'd make a difference? If yes, any recommendations on brands?
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I told Dad about the auto accident. He thinks I should talk to a personal injury lawyer. Does anyone here have any experience - good or bad - with them?
dragonyphoenix: Blackadder looking at scraps of paper, saying "It could use a beta" (blackadder)
I heard back from the auto shop about my car repairs. Apparently it'd be over a threshold. The guy at the shop told me State Farm won't pay for the repairs. I can either keep the car as is or accept a check and give them my car to be totaled. It's scrapes on the side of the car requiring both doors to be replaced. Since Saturns have been discontinued, parts are rare and pricey.
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via alatefeline: The wonderful [personal profile] conuly has been attempting to feed, medicate, and shelter two semi-feral kittens, and has finally got them into a safe contained space. Anyone in the greater NYC area interested in two baby kitties who are a bit wild and shy but young enough to learn to love people? If not, once they've been checked up and cleaned up and properly treated for eye troubles, they'll be headed to a shelter.

http://conuly.dreamwidth.org/2556978.html
dragonyphoenix: (blue flower)
Science for Babies!

From the article: The books introduce subjects like rocket science, quantum physics and general relativity — with bright colors, simple shapes and thick board pages perfect for teething toddlers. The books make up the Baby University series — and each one begins with the same sentence and picture — This is a ball — and then expands on the titular concept.

Also: Henry, meanwhile, gives the books a qualified endorsement. "I like it half and I didn't like it half," says Henry. The half he didn't like? It's "for babies."

comics!

Jul. 12th, 2017 10:45 pm
dragonyphoenix: Francine from Strangers in Paradise (Francine)
NPRs list of 100 favorite comics and graphic novels includes Stand Still Stay Silent which I know someone on my list raves about every once in a while. Also, O Human Star, which I adore. But no Strangers in Paradise. Really? What's up with that? 



Ow!

Jul. 10th, 2017 10:34 am
dragonyphoenix: Blackadder looking at scraps of paper, saying "It could use a beta" (Default)
My car was hit yesterday. As I was moving on a green light, a young man tried to change lanes but didn't see my car. The paint was scraped along the side of my car and the front fender crumbled in on his. I thought I was fine at first but my knee aches and my back aches. ;-(
dragonyphoenix: (Frida and God)
We're decorating cubicles at work, to an under the sea theme. I picked Ursula, the villain from The Little Mermaid. Guess I'll have to watch the movie, although I can change my mind. Any suggestions?

fireworks!

Jul. 4th, 2017 10:34 pm
dragonyphoenix: Blackadder looking at scraps of paper, saying "It could use a beta" (Default)
On a hill in Brentwood, PA has an excellent view of fireworks. Off to the right, in the distance, what was probably downtown Pittsburgh’s display. To the left, closer, was another professional display. About a dozen, at least!, displays in all although most were people setting off fireworks on their own. One was a half block down. Another, even closer, shot them above the intersection I was standing in. I have to admit, I wasn’t thrilled to have one go off above me. I wish he’d sent them straight up rather than at an angle. Others were off in the distance, so far that they barely made it over the horizon or above treetops. Many were close enough to see well and far enough that I felt safe watching them. I can still see some from outside my window. It’s awesome!
dragonyphoenix: (raven)

And my final reminder to check out Summer of Giles. I'll be posting my "I Robot, You Jane" chapter of my Giles as the Big Bad story there over the next three Sundays. I've posted a teaser scene at Taming the Muse where this week's prompt is nuptial(s).
 


dragonyphoenix: (raven)
I’m starting to feel this home is mine. I started the day with Poetry Please.
dragonyphoenix: (Morticia)
The roommates I've been having trouble with have moved out. Kat, instead of moving to California, is staying. She spent the day helping them move and then cleaning and went to bed early. I sat down and read a bunch of fanfiction. Yep, I really am feeling so much better.

besom

Jun. 30th, 2017 10:24 pm
dragonyphoenix: Blackadder looking at scraps of paper, saying "It could use a beta" (blackadder)
The day after I realize I can’t recall the word for a twig broom, I come across the word in one of my old stories: besom.



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