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Do I bid on a pair of hand-knitted socks and take a chance that the knitter will be able to do royal blue with a pattern of silver stars, or do I not? On the one hand, squee! On the other hand, I'm worried I'll accidentally ruin them when trying to wash them, and then there's the accidental hole in the heel problem, and the 'oops, crap, I tugged a loose piece of yarn and now things are all unraveling' problem, and...

Decisions, decisions. :)

It *does* look like one pair of wrist warmers will happen, which is an absolute delight, socks or no socks. Royal blue cabled secondarily in silver, or if not true silver, then as close a silvery grey as the knitter can manage. And they will be my own commission, in my own color pair, and no one else will have had a hand in besides myself and the crafter. Assertion of my own identity, separate from family expectations and ideas, feels a little like joy and a little like righteous defiance. And it's for a beyond worthy cause, so triple score.

Sunday Indulgences

22 Oct 2017 04:30 pm
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It's Sunday again, Milliways, and you know what that means...

it means oopsie, I forgot last week's entry! My bad! )
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posted by Neil Gaiman
My friends Sxip Shirey and Coco Karol were married yesterday.  I wrote and read something for them at the wedding party.

Afterwards a few people found me and asked me what I'd read and where they could find it, and I explained I had written it for Sxip and Coco that morning, and then they asked if they could read it again.

"I have a blog," I told them. "And it is dusty there and really, I should put it up. So look on my blog." (And now I'm blogging I realise I need to do blog about the TV series we are making of Good Omens.)

This is what I read.


This is everything I have to tell you about love: nothing.
This is everything I've learned about marriage: nothing.

Only that the world out there is complicated,
and there are beasts in the night, and delight and pain,
and the only thing that makes it okay, sometimes,
is to reach out a hand in the darkness and find another hand to squeeze,
and not to be alone.

It's not the kisses, or never just the kisses: it's what they mean.
Somebody's got your back.
Somebody knows your worst self and somehow doesn't want to rescue you
or send for the army to rescue them.

It's not two broken halves becoming one.
It's the light from a distant lighthouse bringing you both safely home
because home is wherever you are both together.

So this is everything I have to tell you about love and marriage: nothing,
like a book without pages or a forest without trees.

Because there are things you cannot know before you experience them.
Because no study can prepare you for the joys or the trials.
Because nobody else's love, nobody else's marriage, is like yours,
and it's a road you can only learn by walking it,
a dance you cannot be taught,
a song that did not exist before you began, together, to sing.

And because in the darkness you will reach out a hand,
not knowing for certain if someone else is even there.
And your hands will meet, 
and then neither of you will ever need to be alone again.

And that's all I know about love.

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“The cat is such a perfect symbol of beauty and superiority that it seems scarcely possible for any true aesthete and civilised cynic to do other than worship it.”
- H. P. Lovecraft

This is an adaptation of Lovecraft's story from Jason Thompson.

Warning for animal cruelty.

Images under the cut... )

Halloween Plot - Doll Invasion

22 Oct 2017 10:43 am
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On Halloween, the bar will find itself overrun with creepy porcelain dolls*. They aren't normal dolls, but extra creepy ones from Wilford's world.

Some time in the morning (Pacific time), Wilford will come into the bar and accidentally bring one with him. This is the queen doll, and from her will spawn even more dolls. She'll be hiding somewhere until the end of the day.

Basic horror rules apply. They are animate, they are creepy, and they probably want to harm you. The dolls can be as dangerous as you want or need them to be. They may want to just tug on your clothes and creep you out. They may want to pick up a fork and stab you with it. They'll move whether or not you're looking at them, but aside from that, they have no supernatural powers. Being injured by one will only hurt as it should. Only the queen doll can summon more, which she will be doing constantly. They're also made of porcelain, so they're pretty easy to smash and kill. Once you break the vessel, the doll is dead.

The queen doll will be killed by the end of the night (there's no set time; just at a point where it seems like things are winding down, or it's getting late), and with her all of the others will fall lifeless to the floor, to be disposed of in whatever way possible. An announcement will be made in the back room when the queen doll is dead, so all players can react accordingly.

The doll invasion itself is to be kept in a single, contained post. If you do not want to deal with the dolls, they will be super easy to avoid as they will only be in one place.

*There are creepy porcelain dolls in the link.
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Justice League Action has been producing some terrific episodes, taking a sort of "Brave and the Bold" take on the wider DC Universe.

They've also released a series of shorts, and I think I rather like this one which showcases some problems encountered when Firestorm faces Metallo and tries to transmute his Kryptonite heart.

Wackiness ensues )

and for my next trick

Miraculous Ladybug Season 2 )
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Here's a page from a flashback to when Tony Stark met Mary Jane Watson. I am not quite sure when it takes place, but it happens when Mary Jane was a model and when Tony was hitting the sauce. So it is before IRON MAN #128?

One page )

(no subject)

21 Oct 2017 07:37 pm
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Thorn is enjoying her first night in the Bar. It's late, which is why she's around, and she wants to see what all the fuss is about without having been triggered into it.

She's currently sprawled out on a couch on her stomach, knees bent and her feet entwined. There's a coke with a straw nearby that she's nursing and a generic teen magazine she's flipping through, mostly making faces at the various articles and photos.

If all this is normal, she's not for it.

(no subject)

21 Oct 2017 10:17 pm
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Bonnie is in one corner of the bar, with little Billie asleep next to her on the sofa. When a toddler has to nap, a toddler has to nap.

In the meantime, Bonnie is nursing a fancy Italian coffee and brooding over a dilemma.

(no subject)

21 Oct 2017 12:50 pm
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It’s early in the morning when the door opens and someone on the other side whistles sharply. Buster trots over to see who it is, wags his tail happily, and disappears through to the other side.

On the other side of the universe, in a house in the Vinewood Hills, there’s a brief power struggle over home-ownership.

Later in the evening, the door opens, and Buster races back into the bar with his ears down and his tail tucked firmly between his legs. Not far behind him is Wilford, in his pyjamas and holding a wooden spoon and a giant wok, looking equally rattled. It takes them both a few seconds to realise where they are, at which point they head straight for the fire to form a new plan of attack. Because the first one went so well.

[ooc: Wilford is just a few months out from the point where he originally entered the bar. This is the ‘older’ version of Wilford, for anybody who may still be under the impression that there were two versions of him.]
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This isn't Fables. But my bet is it's for the same people who like Fables. -- Bill Willingham

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Weekend DE

21 Oct 2017 08:01 am
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I've a day of waiting between water polo games, so entertain me peoples! This one suggested by Fi.

How does your character feel about nicknames and their name? Do they have one? Do they bristle when called the wrong name? What name do they prefer?

(no subject)

21 Oct 2017 05:35 am
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[Not-exactly-OOM: As night falls, Sherlock and Jim celebrate Jim's birthday.

Feel free to react to the fireworks.]

[NSFW content above and below the fireworks. Also sentiment. Lots of sentiment.]

Heisei Generations Final

21 Oct 2017 07:09 am
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You know, I will laugh if out of all the Riders who could help repair Ankh's Medal, it gets done by the guy who specializes in pediatric surgery through videogames.

"Well, the surgery was a success. All he really needed were a few sutures and some Angry Birds."

"Well, when you put it like THAT, it sounds obvious."

(no subject)

21 Oct 2017 02:46 am
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[oom: Wilford goes home to try to work through some stuff, but it all goes not at all as planned.]

First EP

21 Oct 2017 07:37 am
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With the fish back where they belong, mostly, things have returned to normal in Milliways.

(For certain values of normal anyway).

The door opens. A soft light filters through. A little while passes.

Then someone calls from the other side of the door.
"Maze? Maze? Why have you left - Oh, I'll just go and shut it myself, shall I?"

There's some good natured grumbling atop the rap of footsteps and then a man pokes his head through the door.
"Well, I'll be damned," he says, looking first with puzzlement and then growing delight at the sight before him.

He turns his head. "Maze. There's a portal in my bedroom closet. Did you put it there?"

And then he impulsively steps through without waiting for an answer.

Wearing an expensive, tailored suit, handsewn shoes, and an amused smile he saunteres up to the Bar, and raps the surface with a knuckle.


Someone might want to fill in the devilishly handsome fellow?

{ooc: meet Lucifer Morningstar, the actual devil, from the TV Show bearing his name. He's very friendly and will behave. Probably. Kinda. He's not good with human conventions but he smiles a lot}
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He felt ill.

He went home.

He felt worse.

He attacked his wife.

He tied her up first. )

(no subject)

20 Oct 2017 09:46 pm
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After the translation magic seems to have reestablished itself, Baze has settled his armored bulk on a barstool, leaning his staff against the counter. An empty plate with a smear of guacamole rests by his right elbow--the remains of a steak fajita with grilled onions and bell peppers.

He's intending to write a note today, but because he reads slow and writes even slower--and the fact that paper was painfully precious on Jedha--there have been plenty of false starts. He learned how to write from transcribing texts as punishment in the temple when he was a small child, and always resented the act of writing. Using a datapad to type in the Aurebesh characters is much easier, and while he's tempted to just use one of those, paper is a more personal touch.

So he writes, his unhurried scrawl painstaking and careful, each stroke precise and exact.

X )

Note finished and delivered, he drinks his surprise tea--Chocolate Mint Peach, mmm--and swings his feet, waiting for a response.

(OOC: Open to all!)

(no subject)

21 Oct 2017 12:26 am
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Your Muse: Tony (You Know Who I Am) Stark
Muse wanted: The indomitable Pepper Potts
Community: PSL / Bakerstreet
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Canon or AU: Canon, but I'm open to AUs!
Medium: Film / Comics
Contact via: PMs (would be preferable), but comments'll do!

I've a handful of both canon and au ideas to bring to the table, but I'm flexible and interested in brainstorming with my RP partners. Primarily looking for something long-term with someone who doesn't shy away from conflict and/or darker subject matter in their lines.

Translation? Fail!

20 Oct 2017 09:20 pm
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There are... suddenly quite a lot of unintelligible languages in here.

Not that a universal translator, or for that matter the still-inexplicable, presumed translation field working on the bar and grounds, make this fact inaudible, but a certain amount of bleedthrough or confusion is one thing. This... seems to be entirely another.

Doesn't it just figure that today is the day Sariel both finds a working door in her quarters and leaves her communicator (and its embedded universal translator) behind when dimension-hopping? What? She was drying her hair, and the bar ambushed her on the way out of the bathroom.

Cue one thoroughly bewildered, bemused Starfleet ensign in civilian clothes standing at Bar, trying to pick familiar words out of the general - please forgive this one - Babel. Babble. Bunch of people talking. You know. Her tea's cooling, but hasn't yet gone cold.

((OOC: I had to get in on this before it ended. Sariel is fluent in English and Kweyol, Saint Lucia's French patois. the latter is if not mutually intelligible with, then at least reasonably intelligible with, other French Creole languages, though if someone speaks European or, say, Moroccan French or Quebecois, they'll likely have a harder time. The mun's got English and Spanish, so I'm not even going to try and do justice to Kweyol itself, but I'll indicate when/if there's a switch to it.))

Tiny confuzzled tag: Translation fail.

Guess who... (X-posted)

21 Oct 2017 03:45 am
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It's been more than 20 years since the movies aired... feeling old yet?

Not that I'm complaining. It's nice for you to pick me up like this. Regardless of circumstance. Though do you remember the movie well enough to give me credit? Now that I wanna find out. I'd wonder how others will take to me also. Seeing as they are from a time somewhat closer to the present. Though who counts time in comics eh?

Well lets give it a go then, shall we?
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"Well, if you can send that to me today, I should be able to get some notes back to you by lunchtime tomorrow..."

A ruffled black head pokes around the door.


Sam ambles in, still wearing his usual scruffy black, and carefully shuts the door on the university behind him.

"This is - huh. This is definitely weird."

Not just because he hasn't found a door in a long time, but also because he's just realised he can't understand a lot of the chatter going on - and he hasn't been somewhere he can't speak the language in millennia.

He finds his old favourite spot at the bar to perch on, surveying the room, and lets the flow of languages wash around him as he hunts for a) his girlfriend, b) his best friend, and c) his cat.

Even if you aren't one of the above, you're welcome to come say hi.

[OOC: Sam speaks basically every language in Earth, Heaven and Hell. Please let me know if your pup's language sounds like or shares words with any of those.]

Empire #0

20 Oct 2017 11:24 pm
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"I reserve the right to change my mind [laughs], but Barry and I have talked about it many times and one thing we like in the world we’ve built is that there is no Justice League waiting in the wings, no Fantastic Four, no Avengers to set the world right. It is not a story of what happens when the villain wins until the heroes wake up, it’s about there not being any more superheroes."

- Mark Waid

Read more... )
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A repost of one of my Hallowe'en 2014 selections! H.P. Lovecraft's classic 1924 tale of horrific family secrets gets the Richard Corben (writing as, appropriately, "Gore") treatment in the underground comic Skull #5 (Last Gasp, 1972). NSFW warning for gore.

'Is it Edward Norrys' fat face on that fungus thing?' )

Translation Fail (or not)

20 Oct 2017 10:26 am
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[oom: with friends like these… ]

Barry is parked at the end of the counter on a stool with his chin in his hand and an elbow resting on the wood bartop. Sitting in a slouch that's kind of favoring one side, his head is down and he's swiping through and reading news stories on his tablet.

One is about a failed armored car heist, another is about an apartment building fire. There are others about car chases, and interrupted robberies, small crimes and one or two large. Most of them are just normal news articles, facts and accounts, but a few mention a mysterious 'Red Streak'.

Barry flips through them at a sluggish pace, a quiet frown on.

He's not really looking for company right now, but unbeknownst to him when he asks Bar for a cup of coffee she produces two, one in front of him, and one sitting as an open invitation in the empty spot next to him.

A beat later and a pair of sugar cookies frosted like jack o' lanterns appear on small plates next to each cup.

[ooc: the translation field can be working or not in this post, as you chose! :D Barry and I can play it either way. Barry speaks English and textbook Spanish (meaning he took classes in school and learned it decently well enough, but it's been awhile and he's never actually used it to have any "real-world" conversations). Post open through the weekend.]

Saga, Chapter Forty-Six

21 Oct 2017 12:03 am
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When Pia Guerra and I started Y: The Last Man that was our impulse: Let’s make a comic book for people who don’t yet know that they love comics. I think for a lot of people it’s kind of an intimidating art form to get into. Even if you’ve been reading comics your whole life, you take it for granted sometimes. It’s hard to just open up this page of panels—you don’t know how to read it. With Y: The Last Man we were like, let’s think about it so that if you’ve only ever read Calvin and Hobbes in your daily paper growing up, you will be able to read this comic. And I think with Saga we tried to hone that even more. -- Brian K. Vaughan

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When I was a kid, Superman quite literally saved my life.

I have always been a devotee. Captivated by superhero comics when I was no more than four years old, they became the foundation of my existence. They always buoyed me in times of trouble, but even they couldn't elevate me when I was hitting high school. I was from a broken home, I was incessantly bullied in school, I wasn't handling any of it well, and the darkness of my depression had me -- and I am not exaggerating, forgive me -- suicidally depressed that no one really gave a damn about me and no one ever would.

And in that mood, on a January afternoon in 1979, I went to see Superman: The Movie, and it changed everything. I sat through it twice, full of joy I have rarely experienced since. I knew Superman was a fictional character. I knew Christopher Reeve was an actor. But together, alchemically, magically, they communicated something profound to me: Superman cared. He cared about everyone.

Even me.

-- Mark Waid

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Friday DE: Z?

20 Oct 2017 07:31 am
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So for the tail end of the Translation plot, let's pretend your pup has just been woken but they are barely awake, like maybe they're a third conscious. For some reason, they are not talking as they normally do; perhaps they have a weird accent or a stuck in a dream they'd been having where they were a horse and so can't word.

Or maybe they have a fever.

Either way, tell us about what they sound like!

(no subject)

19 Oct 2017 05:02 pm
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(OOM, early September:

you see yourself, you're sure you're a lamb to slaughter
so you take what was pure and muck it up

For the time being we're out of the realm of content warnings.)

[tiny tag: Yusuke Kitagawa]
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Who doesn’t like Squirrel Girl? Doreen’s great, because she’s the furthest thing from a “random,” “zany” character there is; at the core of her, there’s this incredible, intense well of compassion and empathy that you don’t really see in a lot of other super-people. -- Al Ewing

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'The team is far, far more aware of their role in the Marvel Universe not just as mentors, but as students. The Champions aren't the "farm team" anymore - their peers are the Avengers.' - Mark Waid

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Took you long enough. You said you missed me, you said you wanted to "play" me again somewhere, said you wanted a new partner. It's sad being the one who's left behind, isn't it? I know a thing or two about that, you know me. I also know that you've invested so much time and energy on those people, and for what's it worth, I did enjoy the...things I've had, with Galen, Hux, Thrawn and even Ventress. Didn't think I would remember, did you? No, not that Galen. I know you don't like his mun. I don't like him too. But the others. Well, at least some of those things. Didn't much like some other things. It's not fun being chased around by female Hux while he--she--blamed me for her misery. It's not my fault. You know it's not.

Are you going to find a game for me instead? Or other people that you can scheme things again with? I know I'm your best muse and you loved me the best, and we've achieved some great things together. Amazingly, I wouldn't mind if you do. I know, it's a miracle. No, please don't find a Tarkin. I did not need that man breathing down my neck. 

Anyway, you should probably finish all the things you're supposed to be writing first, including that motivation letter and scholarship application, and stop playing games so much. I used to do that too when I was your age, but that was decades ago. Look where I am now. I didn't arrive where I am because I played video games all the kriffing time. No, don't you dare criticise my hobby for partying. That was...a phase.

Bottom line, get your sh*t together, mun. I'm not going anywhere.

Translation Fail Plot

19 Oct 2017 08:24 am
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Well, that was interesting, in a boring way. It's been a few days now of sitting on his skiff over the lake--over a writhing mass of magically-summoned fish and not-really-fish-at-all--but now the spell seems to be starting to wear off. The water below looks calmer, Loki hasn't had to throw any lampreys back into the water in a few hours, and the crowd of hungry shrieking seagulls that arrived on the second day is starting to thin out.

And the squid seem to have lost interest.

Which is nice. Because they've been grabbing his skiff every time he's tried to fly away from the situation, but now he's able to steer for shore, hop down to land, and make his way to the bar. (Because he's not a complete asshole (well he is, but whatever), Loki leaves the skiff far enough out over the water that the obsessed fish aren't flinging themselves onto the land trying to reach it.)

So....hey Milliways, WHAT'S UP? Can a slightly damp guy get a drink?

((It's been a week and the translation failure is wrapping up! It's been ridiculously fun to see all the threads coming out of this, I've loved it. Let's say tomorrow is the last day for new translation EPs, but obviously people can keep on with older EPs as long as they want.

Let's also say that the babel fish are starting to return to their normal ways, so there are more and more areas where the translation field works properly. But still some problems if you want!

And Loki still has Marvel-woo Allspeak going on, so the translation problem isn't a problem for him.))

Thursday DE

19 Oct 2017 08:19 am
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It's been a little while since we've done this, so:


(i'm turning off email notifications on this, so seriously, go to town)


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