This is everything I have ever wanted in a photo set ever.
Not adopted, but an adoptive parent. It’s the thing I’m most proud of in my life.
Every goddamn time Mr. Darcy is on my lap I think he’s applying for any one of these jobs. Razor–claws optional.
I was actually putting away comics tonight (I read them straight away, it’s just takes me months to put them away…) and realised I’m down to twelve monthlies now. I’m getting:
Birds Of Prey
Justice League Dark
Sword Of Sorcery (Amethyst)
Journey Into Mystery
Both Amethyst and Demon Knights are being cancelled, but I have got The Green Team and X-Men on my pull list when they start.
What occured to me is that despite the imbalance of male to female characters in general the comics that I get are actually rather skewed the other way. I’ve got Batgirl, Birds of Prey, Sword of Sorcery, Wonder Woman, World’s Finest, Jounrey Into Mystery (currently) and (when it comes out) X-Men all with female stars. The Movement, Demon Knights and Justice League Dark also all have a pretty darn good balance of female to male characters and even Earth 2, The Unwritten and Young Avengers (who could do with a couple more ladies on the team) have key, strong female characters.
It’s not an intentional thing, but it does make me wonder if I buy a very different type of comic from your ‘average’ comic book reader or if I’m actually a perfect example of why the idea that comics with female leads don’t sell to men is complete bunkum.
It’s like the olympic closing ceremony…
funny story about these, i had a red one on my birthday and everyone was like “wow this is the coolest fucking thing ever” and it plays music and all that, but when it came to actually eating the cake and taking the candle out, there was no off switch, so we had to smash it to pieces in the back garden to shut it up. turns out if you smash it up the music box still works. when i was in bed at 3am i could hear something so i opened the window, and it sounded like a tune you would hear in a horror movie before someone gets their body ripped to shreds and eaten. sleep well munchkins. you dont want this fucking thing.
^^^^^^^^MY MOTHER BOUGHT THIS FOR ME WHEN I TURNED 14 IT DIDNT STOP PLAYING WE DROWNED IT FOR 5 HOURS AND IT STARTED PLAYING THE SECOND YOU TOOK IT OUT OF THE WATER MY BROTHER SMASHED IT AGAINST THE WALL 5 TIMES IT DIDNT STOP MY MOTHER THREW IT OUT 3 BLOCKS AWAY
ooooooh shit, I also had this on my 14th birthday except the bad thing was that we didn’t put it out in time and the plastic melted onto the cake and it turned into this giant black, burnt, blob of satan and it got ruined and inedible, and plus, the music still played from the depths of the black goo and i just,..„,.
Yep, pretty much same story here. My birthday cake last year, ooh-ed and ah-ed at the awesome candle of tastlesness and then had to try and kill the bloody thing by smashing and drowning it, and still it played the slightly broken music of horror and doom. *shudder*. We literally had to smash it into the tiniest pieces we could to get it to stop.
*ah* good times…
Welcome to your new life John.
I want to date him.
I’ll be your date John!
Lego Wonder Woman, Superman, Joker, Batman, Joker’s henchman and Lex Luthor (in his green armour) as drawn by Callum.
Superman, Batman and the henchman all had their cross faces on which is why they look a bit sad.