Another Day, Another Brain-Blast

wicdiv:

Hello. Issue 2 of The Wicked + The Divine is out tomorrow, in all good comic shops (and some bad ones). Here is a preview of it. 

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #2

story: KIERON GILLEN

art / cover: JAMIE MCKELVIE & MATT WILSON

JULY 18 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Diabolically divine pop-god Lucifer is in trouble. She offers superfan Laura an unprecedented deal if she helps. It’s a bargain. A Faustian bargain, and they always turn out so well. Who knows who Laura will turn to fulfill it? We do. Clearly. It’s our comic. You can know too if you buy this fine pictorial narrative with your human money coins.

Alongside the regular cover, there is a Chip Zdarsky variant.

You need to be reading The Wicked + The Divine. You know, if you want to be one of the Cool Kids. You want that, don’t you? Of course you do.

PEER PRESSUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRREEEEEEE

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - Bottled In Cork


I can’t believe I almost forgot to do this two weeks in a row!  Shame, shaaaaame!

But this one is a treat, in that it is a great song and a great music video.  Directed by the amazing Tom Scharpling (of The Best Show On WFMU, the greatest radio show you probably never heard), and featuring a who’s who of top comedic talent, this thing is Ted-riffic!


I deeply apologize for the final word in that paragraph.  Shaaaaaaaaame.
Your description of moonrise kingdom was just beautiful. Sorry but I had to say something

Hey, thanks! I worked pretty hard on that piece, so it’s gratifying to hear someone outside of my immediate circle of friends got something out of it. :)

I always think it’s funny when MRA douchebros accuse guys like me (i.e. men who have come to the shocking realization that women are people) of being “beta males” who have been “brainwashed” into feeling “ashamed to have a penis.”

It’s funny because the only time I’m ever ashamed to have a penis is when some sad little fuckwit who made the conscious decision (!) to call himself VegetaDerp2112 declares without a trace of irony that it’s really men who are the oppressed ones because family court and radfems and red pills and Anita Sarkeesian somehow and you might as well just pour the sulfuric acid onto my crotch right now because I’d rather burn my genitals off than be in the same demographic as this throbbing ringpiece.

When Will I See You Again - Three Degrees


Nothing much to say about this song, really.  I just like it.

I just realized I find the idea of my parents listening to and enjoying the same music I do infinitely more disturbing than the idea of them having sex.

I am puzzled.

Shake It Out - Florence + The Machine


This song reminds me of a phrase Grant Morrison once used to describe the dizzying impact a Jack Kirby story had on him as a child.  He said he felt as if he had been “mugged by the Word of God.”  Florence Welch’s singing voice has a similar spine-tingling effect on me.  

myawfulpersonality:

Having an anxiety disorder is like that moment where your chair almost tips or you miss a step going down the stairs but it never stops

When I say this is a perfect description, I speak from a lifetime of experience.

breelandwalker:

iron-spine:

Hey, everyone. So this is really, really important. Especially people in the TACOMA, SEATTLE AREA.
Early this morning (Sat. June 21) around 3:00 AM my husband saw somebody jump our backyard fence and snatch our 15 week old puppy, Fennris. Everything happened so fast, and it was completely unexpected so by the time we went after them, they had already gone. 
The puppy is about 15 weeks old, an Alaskan Klee Kai (miniature husky). He weighs around 6-7 lbs and his coat is white/gray/black and he has bright blue eyes. He is wearing a blue collar with a nametag on it that reads “Fennris”. 
We believe somebody grabbed the puppy, got into a car and drove away. 
Please, please, please anyone in the Tacoma, WA area keep an eye out and if you see anything at all or hear anything PLEASE contact me right away. 
If you don’t live in the Tacoma, WA area I would greatly appreciate it if you could signal boost this to your followers. 
Fennris is the sweetest dog you’ll ever meet, and he’s young and he’s scared. He’s not just a pet, he’s a family member. Please help us find our puppy. 
We are offering a $500 reward for his safe and unharmed return.

WHO THE FUCK STEALS A PUPPY OUT OF SOMEONE’S YARD AT THREE A.M.!? Holy motherfucking shit, I hope they step on Legos and thumbtacks forever.
Signal boost! Seattle followers, please help bring Fennris home!

breelandwalker:

iron-spine:

Hey, everyone. So this is really, really important. Especially people in the TACOMA, SEATTLE AREA.

Early this morning (Sat. June 21) around 3:00 AM my husband saw somebody jump our backyard fence and snatch our 15 week old puppy, Fennris. Everything happened so fast, and it was completely unexpected so by the time we went after them, they had already gone. 

The puppy is about 15 weeks old, an Alaskan Klee Kai (miniature husky). He weighs around 6-7 lbs and his coat is white/gray/black and he has bright blue eyes. He is wearing a blue collar with a nametag on it that reads “Fennris”. 

We believe somebody grabbed the puppy, got into a car and drove away. 

Please, please, please anyone in the Tacoma, WA area keep an eye out and if you see anything at all or hear anything PLEASE contact me right away. 

If you don’t live in the Tacoma, WA area I would greatly appreciate it if you could signal boost this to your followers. 

Fennris is the sweetest dog you’ll ever meet, and he’s young and he’s scared. He’s not just a pet, he’s a family member. Please help us find our puppy. 

We are offering a $500 reward for his safe and unharmed return.

WHO THE FUCK STEALS A PUPPY OUT OF SOMEONE’S YARD AT THREE A.M.!? Holy motherfucking shit, I hope they step on Legos and thumbtacks forever.

Signal boost! Seattle followers, please help bring Fennris home!

War Pigs - Black Sabbath


Not much to say about this one.  Black Sabbath was and is about as subtle as a Mack truck, but they wrote some wonderfully badass tunes, especially at first.

dangolding:

It’s been a weird few days. A tweet of mine, what I thought was a completely mild, innocuous tweet, took off and has so far been retweeted something like 1800 times. A screenshot of that tweet was featured in a tumblr post that so far has about 140k notes.

In the tweet I’m talking about

Just some of the reasons why Ubisoft’s decision not to include playable women in Assassin’s Creed: Unity is complete and utter cat shit and represents everything wrong with AAA games and makes me want to wall myself into an airtight space like I am my own Montresor because slowly dying from lack of oxygen would be more palatable than trying to explain why this shit is intolerable to dullards who “care about equality” right up to the point where actual thought and/or effort on their part is required, at which point they will expend seemingly endless amounts of energy justifying their cognitive dissonance.

UUUUGGHHGHGH

This is what I was angry about yesterday, and now Ubi’s gone and doubled down on it. Do I have to explain why this is bullshit?

SHIT I JUST LOST A LONG POST AAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHH


*curls up in a ball and cries*

Sigh.  Goddammit, it was the outrage propelling me forward on that post and now I have to work up a head of steam about the same issue again tomorrow and I don’t know if I can do that so then it’ll go unsaid and I hate everything UGHHHHHHHH

Wabash Cannonball - Roy Acuff


Forgot to do this yesterday, sorry.

Can’t talk must post something angry have a brief moment of happiness before I piss you off too kthx