boredom

Jul. 20th, 2017 08:05 am
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bored: feeling weary and impatient because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in one's current activity

boredom: the state of feeling bored


Boring, right? Well, it turns out boredom is kind of surprising. First set in print by Charles Dickens, boredom (as a concept) didn't exist until the Victorians, when the prevalence of office and factory jobs created set periods for leisure:

By the 19th century, leisure was conceived among the middle classes as a space for self-improving recreation. Victorian city dwellers delighted in science lectures and circuses, and a growing tourist industry took people on educational trips abroad. To find yourself at a loose end, or trapped in dreary company, or feeling inattentive or purposeless in such a context became a mark of general inadequacy. Doctors made boredom a medical complaint; politicians made it a moral one...


OMG get off the internet: Studies show boredom makes you more creative.

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Mikel [Janin] is widely known for drawing the sexiest men in comics. The idea of doing a buffer, sexier Riddler — I like that. I think he’s a reflection of Batman and I think of him like a scary, evil Batman. Like Bruce Wayne without a conscience. -- Tom King

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liseuse will lasso the wild novella

Jul. 20th, 2017 12:30 pm
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I think my bookshelves mostly convey the message "you need more shelves" and "apparently will read anything that stays still long enough."

Context
is "is this a case for - the ponceyness police?"




Children's fiction mystery book

Jul. 20th, 2017 12:16 am
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I have been going crazy for years wondering what the name of this book is:

A girl is taking a bath and closes her eyes and then is being strangled. After she survived being strangled, she finds herself in a forest. She has slipped into another dimension. She has slipped out of this world into another world. And the girl that was in that world is in her tub in our world. Her boyfriend and boyfriend's uncle realize that isn't her and so they have to go into a hole in space to go and rescue her.
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There had been considerable speculation for some time as to the state of the longest-running North American licensed comic book ever since January, but now it's official - the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series has ended, at least in its current form, and likely moving to a new publisher.

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Secret Empire #6: Who is the Traitor?

Jul. 19th, 2017 09:14 pm
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I wasn't intending on posting anything really regarding Secret Empire. After Civil War II: Enchanted Christmas, I was pretty done with Marvel events. However, there was just one moment from Secret Empire that grabbed my attention, because its a point that I constantly brought up a while back about how Spencer treated two certain characters...

Also, yes, I am in the page limit. 1/3 left over.

SPOILERS. Read at your own risk )

Royals #4-5 - "Dust and Roses"

Jul. 19th, 2017 03:22 pm
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If I told you ‘Anyone could die, honest!’... well, you wouldn't believe me. It'd be just more high stakes, like in every issue of every cape comic ever. But if I tell you that someone will die, that it's prophesied, baked in, suddenly there really are high stakes. One of these people is going to go to the far shore and not come back. And you're going to fall in love with all of these characters, so it's going to matter when it happens. -- Al Ewing

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Asian Themed Post Apocalyptic Fantasy

Jul. 19th, 2017 02:56 pm
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What I recall was Asian royalty living with space and privilege while cities were super crowded and couldn't be left. I think some part of the story revolved around discovery of what was beyond/under the city. This was a very long time ago, maybe more than 40 years that I read at least one of the series and its all very vague. An odd symbol on the front of the book and I want to say the author last name began with a W, but I can't be sure.
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[personal profile] owlbrigade1 cites this case in point:

Gotham police are at a loss to explain a sudden rise in animal themed costumed weirdos? Surely the explanation is the same as it is for the long standing animal themed weirdos? It is Gotham, it is what they do. People in animal costumes wreaking havoc is practically a city tradition.

Context, to no one's surprise, involves Harley Quinn.

Sisters of Sorrow #1

Jul. 19th, 2017 03:50 pm
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"I really love to fuck with genre. With Sisters of Sorrow we’ve created what presumably just looks like high camp and kickass action, but right below the surface, we reveal three-dimensional women, struggling with real-life abuse and the scars of deep emotional pain. At its core, weaved in and out of the action-packed narrative and amazing artwork, Sisters of Sorrow is about abused women empowering themselves. We actually get to tell stories that matter. Like with Sons of Anarchy, it might be the flash of guns and leather that entice you to show up, but it’s the characters and their struggle that keeps you coming back."

- Kurt Sutter


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