Oh god I feel this so hard
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAYEP. That. Fucking. Ribbon.
The fact that comic book spines aren’t treated with the same attention to detail as covers blows my mind. At home I mostly see spines on bookshelves, and in stores the majority of comics are visible by spines. It’s what you see 99% of the time, and when it’s done poorly it makes me crazy!
Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson, Mia Wasikowska and Rooney Mara for W Magazine - November 2012 [x]
I would watch this cyberpunk heist film.
Infographic of Chew food powers Vol. 1-7
This is pretty cool! Would you mind if I forwarded it to Rob and Layman? They’d probably get a kick out of it!
Thanks! They’ve already seen it (via the twitters) and seem to like it. As long as what I’m putting out there isn’t too critical, I always appreciate it when the creators see the stuff I do.
I asked Mr. Matt Fraction mostly for laughs. I thought maybe I’d get some helpful advice, but more likely I’d get made fun of or something. (The actual answer was brilliant and kind of perfect for the moment. Thank you Matt Fraction.)
As to my actual speaker needs, well, your ask/answer is kind of representative of what makes speaker stuff so hard. Like, I get that good sound engineering is an art/science/magic and have nothing but respect for the folks behind mixing boards (I have been to concerts with horrible sound engineering, so really I appreciate it!) But! I am helping plan a small wedding reception on a budget that has an ipod for a DJ… so the objective of the evening isn’t concert quality sound. The goal is loud enough on the dancefloor so people can dance without feeling self-conscious and loud enough that a few short speeches can be heard by all. I’m just looking for some very general ballpark estimates because I am a square who knows very little about audio equipment.
(A beginners guide to buying the right speaker started with an anecdote about how the author heard someone say they spent more on their stereo than their car. Which was then endorsed as a REASONABLE attitude because speakers are an INVESTMENT…. Which is about when I asked Mr. Fraction for advice.)
(The Room: 30fx60f, with a vaulted ceiling that is ~15f at its peak. (There is trestle-esque joists down the length that are likely just audio nightmares.) There are ~80 guests and 1 mic. (which might have its own integrated sound system at the venue…)
I bought a 2-channel 100w Amp, a pair of decent (I think) bookshelf speakers and an entry level subwoofer and just experimenting to see if they are loud enough.
OH MY GOSH :’)
We find this repeatedly, in comics, sadly. I am talking about the big two here.
But the stuff that people have the biggest fan outcry for, when the companies actually publish it, often receives very little consumer support.
I’m just curious here, not judging anyone and I’m not…
I get that, no one is asking anyone to support books they don’t like.
My question is more along the lines of, ‘does your pull list reflect the things you ask for in comics on Tumblr?’
I think this is a somewhat unfair question. I certainly TRY books that promise to be progressive in their politics and representation. I often even give these books an extended chance to win me over compared to other books (I am invested in liking them). But at the end of the day, I am consuming a media product for entertainment, and if the book isn’t enjoyable, well, there are a great many very good comics coming out these days. The simple math is that I cannot afford to read comics and have comics be charity, and what charity I can afford goes to other things. I think the presumption that readers who want progressive comics are under some kind of obligation to buy them pretty unfair given the cost of comics these days.
(Of course I am a straight-white-dude, so this is probably lower stakes for me. I want to read a great comic first, and then one that is progressive. But I see representations similar to myself throughout media, so I can see how people in under-represented groups might have a completely different take on this. I just think it is misguided to suggest that politics determines readership more than quality does (at least for many people).)
"I used to be a three sport athlete, but then I went through a rough period and put on some weight. The toughest part has been my mom. I feel like she doesn’t like me anymore. I know it’s out of concern, but she says things like: ‘Other people have commented.’ And: ‘If your friends were really your friends, they wouldn’t let this happen to you.’ I know it’s out of concern, and I know she loves me, but it feels like she doesn’t like me anymore."
Heartbreaking. I have no idea if the young woman here will ever see this, but a few things. 1) How you look is so much less important than who you are. 2) If you are concerned about your looks, don’t be, my first reaction to this photo was “aw she’s pretty and holy crap that guy photobombed the crap out of this photo”. 3) Judging from this photo your body weight is no where near the line where it would start to convey health risks. 4) If you are concerned about weight and health pick a fun activity and exercise with the goal of moving instead of losing weight (exercise conveys health benefits regardless of weight loss).
Inflating a set of cat lungs
Lungs are by most accounts mundane. Everybody has them, few give it much thought. But sequestered within darkness of the chest cavity, enveloping the fluttering heart, there’s a incredible wonder to this oddly inflatable organ.
Dissection is a destructive process. Rudely excised from membranous mooring and nourishing vessels, the deflated lungs appear little more than bloodied meat; amorphous and exposed…….until a breath of air unfurls its secret glory.
Here, a set of cat lungs is inflated with a straw. Comprised of hundreds of millions of microscopic air sacks called aveoli, Mammalian lungs harbor air capacity that is difficult to believe unless seen. The color of the entire organ lightens into a soft pink, as each microscopic sac fills with air.
A debt of gratitude is owed to cyborgraptor for her assistance in creating these gifs, as well as the students that help me film this demo.
hey, uh, here’s a question — WHY IS IT ON A LACE DOILY
WHAT YOU WIN: A copy of the third eye comic variant cover of Pretty Deadly #1, signed by both the awesome KellySue and amazing Emma Rios.
HOW YOU WIN: You do not have to follow me just like and/or reblog this post. Doing both results in 2 entries.
HOW I PICK: At the end I will use a random number generators to pick a winner.
HOW WILL YOU KNOW YOU WON? I’ll be sending you a message on tumblr. You’ll have to respond to me within 24 hours. After 24 hours I will pick someone else. You will have to giving me you address so I can mail it to you.
WHEN WILL YOU KNOW IF YOU WON: November 15th, 2013.