52 was such a great series

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‘Great British Bake Off’ winner Nadiya Hussain is getting her own show

  • Nadiya Hussain, a British Muslim woman, made a name for herself by winning the Great British Bake Off’s sixth series in 2015.
  • Two years later, Hussain will have her own show. Nadiya’s British Food Adventure will be an eight-part series featured on BBC Two.  
  • “Our country’s regional cuisine is much more than tried and tested traditional dishes — there are quirky and clever food producers out there who are reinventing British food in unique and exciting ways,” Hussain told BBC. Read more (2/23/17 10:52 AM)

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Today, i’m bringing you a plane that’s been around for while, well, this “while” is 62 years, today, the photo series is about the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress or BUFF (Big Ugly Fat Fucker).

Photo series #5

Built in the 1950s with nuclear carrying capabilities, the B-52 replaced the Convair B-36 Peacemaker. Although it is a veteran of the USAF, it never got the chance to use it’s nuclear arsenal, all mission flown up to date has been for conventional bombing.

Because of it’s age, the US have made multiple attempts to replace it but the low operating costs and high subsonic performance has kept it in service, some of the planes that were tested as a replacement were the B-70 (cancelled program which gave way to the XB-70 Valkyrie), Rockwell B-1 Lancer and the Northrop B-2 Spirit, the last ones now are in service alongside the B-52.

The latest version of it is the B-52H with several upgrades done and more on the way, the BUFF is expected to stay in service all the way into 2040s.

One of the most impressive incidents with B-52H happened in January 10, 1964, when a testbed for structural integrity investigation lost it’s entire vertical stabilizer and continued flying after a severe turbulence, the plane landed safely.

With it’s eight Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-3 turbofans, a wide array of weapons and a great service record, the B-52 will continue to soar over the battlefield for a long time.

If you have any suggestions, contributions or want to send a entire photo series, don’t be shy, send them to me and i’ll upload them!

mysticpotato654  asked:

I've been binging your Ace Attorney play through for the past 3 days, currently on episode 52. I've turned into a low key fan now and I'm thoroughly enjoying myself. In reference to one of my favorite on going moments in the series, I believe there is decisive evidence proving that this is a quality let's play, do you not agree your honor? "U-uh, yes, of course! Guilty!"

what’s funny is when i played ace attorney 6, alex, anne marie, and i thought it was great how their judge seemed just as hasty as ours.  “O-OKAY THEN.  GUILTY!”

you can watch our Ace Attorney playthrough here

Q&A: Guillermo del Toro announces ‘Trollhunters’ season 2

Last Christmas, sometime while you either weren’t looking or were solely focused on graver matters, Netflix released what’s shaping up to be its most-watched children’s series ever, from one of the industry’s most whimsical storytellers — and if the show’s demographic-dashing storyline didn’t catch your eye the first go-round, you’re being summoned by the storyteller himself to catch on for season 2.

Trollhunters comes from Guillermo del Toro and marks both a first for the filmmaker — a bingeable creation for Netflix — and a return to form by way of a long-standing history with DreamWorks Animation, where Del Toro cut his teeth in the medium. EW can exclusively reveal that, following the successful run of the first 26 episodes, a second season of 13 episodes will arrive later this year, with production already long underway for season 2.

The show follows the adventures of Jim (Anton Yelchin, who recorded the first season before his death in June), a teenager-turned-warrior called upon by an underground civilization of trolls to defend their way of life from both humans and evil trolls alike. The returning cast includes Charlie Saxton and Lexi Medrano as Jim’s cohorts Toby and Claire, Kelsey Grammer as his troll mentor Blinky, and Clancy Brown as the series’ big bad, Gunmar.

What’s important to know about Trollhunters and its expansive world-building is that despite the show’s impending viewership pedigree, its stunning visuals shouldn’t be construed as simply for kids. As Del Toro himself tells it, Trollhunters is for kids in the same way as Pacific Rim and Hellboy were for kids — which is to say, they straddle the optics of genre in a way that much (although definitely not all) of the director’s work does.

To announce season 2, Del Toro spoke with EW about the validation of renewal, how the show will handle the loss of Yelchin, and where the series — and Del Toro himself — will go from here.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: It seems like you have some news to share.
GUILLERMO DEL TORO:
Well, we got very good news about how many people were watching the series, but we got confirmation that the next episodes are a go. We’ve been working on a second season for a while now because we knew that if everything went right, we could proceed. We’re going to go ahead and now continue, rather than start, because we’ve been doing it for more than a year. The reality and the beauty of this is that we can continue not only the storyline and the characters, but we have a huge swath of work from Anton that allows us to continue Anton through more than half the season.

How did you approach the show following the loss of Anton?From the get-go, even in the first season, we knew we wanted to preserve as much of the performance of Anton as possible, both from an artistic and a human point of view, and also simply because I think it’s a tribute to what we think he brings to the role of Jim. From the beginning when we planned the writers’ room, we set out a map of 52 episodes, and created arcs that break every 13, and those were planned four years ago. So we have been recording Kelsey Grammer, Anton, Ron Perlman, Clancy Brown, everybody involved in the series for years and years. And there was a break in the arc in the right episode that allows us to preserve all the work that Anton did that was phenomenal. At the end of recording sessions, Anton did one of the most complex episodes and then he looked at the pilot, complete, and there was a great moment in which he was able to see the work and do a really complicated episode in which he did multiple voices and we were all so proud and so close when we lost him. And now I can tell you, we’re not only going to second season, but we’re going to be able to preserve a really large part of it with Anton’s voice.

Does his passing change anything in your initial plan, or are you sticking to it?Actually, coincidentally, we have an event in the last episode Anton did which allows us to sort of change his voice slightly, so the character stays — but we didn’t plan this. It was pure serendipity that we had that in the works. The beats of the second season have been set for years, and as of now, we have not altered or needed to alter a single beat.

Since Trollhunters is meticulously mapped out and you’ve been working closely on it for years, let me ask: what surprised you at the end of season 1 that you perhaps didn’t anticipate?This is a series in which I am collaborating with a guy I admire tremendously, which is Marc Guggenheim, and with Rodrigo Blaas, who has been my partner in this whole adventure. I think the thing that surprised me—but it was episode by episode—was how emotional I felt about things that we had put on paper, that we had put in pencil. We had a unique endowment. I really think Trollhunters was done in a way that I have never experienced because, unlike a $150 million animated movie, we were working with TV budgets, but we said, “We have to be ambitious to look and feel like a movie. We have to be much more ambitious than our budget.” And what was really surprising is that I promised, and offered, at every creative step, to protect my team from notes and interference. I said, “This is going to be a show done by creators.” And as we started to deliver , what I found very moving is that you ended up seeing people, seeing animators go the extra mile to animate really well. You saw cinematographers going the extra mile to light really well. We had layout and story guys going the extra mile because they knew… most of the time, the story and storyboard departments on an animated project think of the work as disposable. They know that a sequence they do is going to go through 20 incarnations. And I promised them, you’re not going to come back a month later and find out that you need to do five versions. And everybody felt this is being delivered on. We are working with freedom, so let’s go the extra mile, first time around. And it made a huge difference in the quality of the show, because our budget, monetarily, was the same, but our budget, humanly, was enormous.

Let’s talk season 2’s story. If you didn’t proceed on a second season, the cliffhanger sending Jim to the Darklands would have been brutal. I’m working with one of the best producers in animation. His name is Chad Hammes, and Christina Steinberg, whom with I had worked a couple of times in the past at DreamWorks. And we said from the beginning, we have to bet that we’re going to deliver something really good, and we’re going to get the 52. So part of the thing is, we’ve been animating and blocking, and we have a much stronger second season already in the process. We made the decision based on binge-watching, you know? As we were going through the first season — which really is two seasons because it’s 26 — I started watching the animatics, three or four in a row. I would cancel my flight and stay. I would take three episodes with me. And I started naturally finding how much, at the end of every episode, I wanted to watch the next. And we said, if we can maintain that rhythm, that sort of addictive pace, through 26 episodes, we’re going to get a second season.

Is Jim in the Darklands all season long, or is it just a quick visit?The Darklands are quite an ordeal in themselves. They are not a light walk in the park. They are not a one-action sequence and we go away. There’s a good in the Darklands. We have character recalls that were introduced in the first season that you didn’t know how they’d pay off, or you thought you’d knew how they pay off, and you reencounter them and go, “Oh, so this is who the mysterious lady that gives supernatural powers to Angor Rot is,” for example. She becomes quite a character in the second season. You reencounter a character I love — I won’t tell you who — but we reencounter that character now in the Darklands. We resolve a lot more of the backstory of Blinky and AAARRRGGHH!!!, for example. And of course, the Mexican dentist comes back.

Meanwhile, what will Toby and Claire get up to while Jim’s gone?Well, the second season gives a chance for them to become Trollhunters on their own, but the two worlds are constantly linked. We find out some of the surprisingly complex politics in the world of trolls in regards to the Darklands, and the arc is really very beautiful in the second season. Very heroic, I would say.

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Is there a single piece of Trollhunters merchandise you hold most dear?We created a couple characters to pitch the series to Jeffrey , and they were done in 3-D, and Jeffrey gave them to me after the consumer products department was done with them, and they were really battered. They were missing a hand, a nose… they were really broken. So I bought some epoxy clay and I repaired them and repainted them in my garage. Now they are on my desk because they were always two of my favorite three-dimensional pieces when we were pitching the series. It’s AAARRRGGHH!!! with Toby in his hand, and one of my favorite characters, which is Not Enrique.

The show is unofficially tracking as Netflix’s most-watched kids’ series ever. What does that mean to you considering this is not just a project, but one of deep passion for you?All of my life I’ve been doing animation. I did it as a teenager. That’s how I started. I started doing clay animation. I went and did this really prolonged sort of internship at DreamWorks for six or seven years, getting my footing on Puss in Boots, Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3, Megamind, Rise of the Guardians… and I really feel that it’s a world that is integral to who I am. If you know my collection, a large portion of my collection is original Disney concept art, and a large portion of my library is an animation library. Forty minutes or more of Pacific Rim was basically animation. I was directing an animated movie within that movie. And I think it’s not a side interest. I know how integral it is to who I want to be as a storyteller and the rest of my immediate future.

Do you feel pulled more towards family-friendly fare now?I’ve done movies that I would definitely not recommend to children. But I’ve done movies that I wholeheartedly always thought they were for young kids. Not 7 or 8, but certainly 10 or older, like Hellboy or Pacific Rim. I really wanted them to have heroes and adventures that were un-ironic, not post-modern, and heartfelt. I think in many ways, the Charlie Hunnam character in Pacific Rim is a little bit like Jim. He’s not a complicated guy. He’s good-hearted. They don’t need to be complicated by post-modern winking or ironic satiric logic. They are really earnest and heartfelt.

What’s coming up next for you?I’m finishing The Shape of Water, and that is not a kids’ movie at all. I would never dream of that. And I want to finish or continue other projects that are of a completely different nature. The thing is, I am not a brand. I am an acquired taste. And as such, I don’t want to be defined by what I’ve done, but what I do next.

Trollhunters season 1 is currently available to stream on Netflix.

Important Update on Speed Racer Home Video

We’re extremely excited about bringing Speed Racer to fans, and pre-orders have already been moving fast! Owning the complete series of Speed Racer on Blu-ray or DVD is a great way to see it again, or introduce new fans to this loved title.

For both of these packages, we’re including the original 52 episodes of Speed Racer, with the English audio from the 1967 broadcast run. 

Fans will note there is an error on the Blu-ray packaging only, as it indicates Japanese audio with English subtitles is also present - this is incorrect. The DVD packaging has the correct audio indicated.

We correct this issue on future prints of the packaging for the Blu-ray version, although some copies will be released with the incorrect audio/subtitle indication. For any fans that have issues or questions about this release, you’re welcome to contact our Customer Service team.

And, for fans still looking for more, we have the collectors’ edition including both Speed Racer and Mach GoGoGo releasing later this year! Stay tuned for more Speed Racer news!

anonymous asked:

Got any good Black Canary recommendations?

We do! Here are five of our favorite Black Canary books:

BIRDS OF PREY

Many great writers have worked on Birds of Prey. It’s an all woman hero team and a title that features Black Canary without focusing on her relationship with Green Arrow. Definitely check out Gail Simone’s run, which starts with #56 and goes through #108. Here’s Simone’s first Birds of Prey story arc, OF LIKE MINDS.

GREEN ARROW & BLACK CANARY

Although we love seeing Black Canary working with an incredible team of ladies, we do also love seeing her relationship with Green Arrow. This series begins with their wedding!

BLACK CANARY & ZATANNA: BLOODSPELL

ComiXologist, captain of the digital editors, and die-hard Black Canary fan Jen made sure this title was included in our recs! She says, “It’s an out of continuity book by Paul Dini of Batman: The Animated Series fame. It feels like the characters from pre-New 52 with a team up between Zatanna and Black Canary. A really good one shot that begins and ends, so it’s nice to have the full story in one book from start to finish. This was published as a completed graphic novel rather than in single issues, and has some great bonus sketches in the back. A great place to start to get to know the character, in my opinion.”

BLACK CANARY Vol. 1: KICKING AND SCREAMING

This is an awesome, fresh take on Black Canary, making it a great title for new readers to [stage]dive right into the character. She’s one part vigilante and one part rockstar!

DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH: GREEN ARROW

Even though DC’s Green Arrow Rebirth book doesn’t mention Black Canary in the title, she is an important presence in the story.

As Oliver struggles with how he can fight “the man” when his huge fortune makes him the man, he and Black Canary uncover a deadly new threat to Seattle that cuts the Archer to the bone.

There are 52 episodes which are 20 minutes each making that 1040 minutes, which is 17.33 hours which means you CAN finish this series in a single day
—  Me pressuring my friends into watching a series

anonymous asked:

I have a question, i've recently gotten into D.C. comics but i have no clue in what order to read them in/ watch them in? there's a ton & i have no clue in how to go about reading all of them

Wow, that’s a tall order.  Well first off, www.dccomics.com is a great general resource for news and which comics come out each Wednesday.  Whenever you come across a character or something you don’t know go straight to dc.wikia.com  As far as order to read them in… don’t really worry about it and just jump right in and read as much as you can.  As long as the issues have the same title and you follow numerical order you’re good.  As you get more accustomed to the DC Universe you’ll get a sense of the over-arching long-term plots.  It helps if you follow your favorite writers.

Yeah so right now DC is doing this thing called Rebirth.  Pick up DC Universe: Rebirth #1.  It’s a great jumping on point.  It does a great job of teasing all these plots in all their titles that they started with a brand new #1 in 2016.  Action Comics started with #957 and Detective Comics started with #934.  

You picked a great time to jump on to DC Comics.  It’s really difficult to find a bad DC comic now that Rebirth is happening.  It’s worth picking up the major story that led into Rebirth, Justice League: Darkseid War.  

As far as essential graphic novels.  The Earth One series of graphic novels never ceases to be fantastic.  All-Star Superman, Dark Knight Returns, Batman Year One, Batman the Long Halloween, Kingdom Come, Blackest Night, Batman Hush, JLA Earth 2, The Sinestro Corps War, Superman Red Son, The New Frontier, Crisis on Infinite Earths, 52, Infinite Crisis.  If that seems like a lot don’t sweat it.  Just look through the titles and see what interests you.  Oh… you might want to read Watchmen too.  I have feeling that that book may soon have some newfound relevance.  Just a hunch. a guess….

amoulaseojoonmadridista  asked:

Can you recommend some running man episodes? I usually watch the episodes where my Idols appear or the ones that I see in the previews and seem interesting, but I'm struggling to find good episodes!! THANK YOU!

Sorry for the super late reply! I’ve only started my uni break today and just got around to compiling this list!

Basically here are episodes that I hope you enjoy (may not have lots of idols IM SORRY!!!). I’ve given a brief desc of each episode to help you pick and choose which one to watch. But TBH I recommend start from the beginning and watch it all if you have the time ;) ALSO early episodes are freaking hilarious to watch cause they’re so smol and missions were cray :) 

MSG ME YOUR THOUGHTS ON THESE EPS, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR AND TALK WITH YOU xx

Episode 3: Early RM dynamics + one of the funniest missions

Episode 12: The case of the Pygmalion Effect

Episode 15: Ji Hyo’s Heart Race game is rlly cute

Episode 52/53: Hunter Min Soo (one of my all time fave guest)

Episode 57: Cha Tae Hyun as a guest always makes a fun ep

Episode 59: Hip Hop ep - random slang + ‘swag’ + twist

Episode 60: The Tru-Gary Show

Episode 74: RM Survival Series !!

Episode 79: Great theme (Sherlock Holmes) + suspense

Episode 84/85: Big Bang

Episode 90: Older guests bring best laughs

Episode 91: Yoomes Bond’s first appearance

Episode 98: RM MT

Episode 103: Tuna Nuna appears

Episode 111/112: Another example of older guests making ep fun

Episode 118: Hunter Min Soo II

Episode 126: Experience the RM deceit

Episode 127: F4 Busan Boys

Episode 130: Reincarnation

Episode 133/134/136: Macau + Vietnam

Episode 138: RM teamwork !!!

Episode 145: RM vs Laws of the Jungle (great missions)

Episode 146: Betrayer’s Club

Episode 147: Kim Soo Hyun + Lee Hyun Woo + gags (ps I highly recommend you watch 'Secretly Greatly’ which starred these two)

Episode 152: Han Hyo Joo - great female guest

Episode 155: Just a great ep in general which has you hanging off your seat

Episode 159: omg them building the boats in the pool

Episode 162: Idol Ep - funny intro + good ep

Episode 163: If you wanna see JH get treated like a princess that she is

Episode 164: Ah-In annyeong~

Episode 165: Like this ep cause it’s RM centric + feels

Episode 168: Mission was rlly good + well executed

Episode 171: RM family dynamics

Episode 175: Gong Yoo + one of the funniest water missions

Episode 178: MUST WATCH !! SUPER FEELS !!

Episode 185: Surprise kiss :’)

Episode 190: RM dynamics once again in RM vs Guests

Episode 197: Ddakji - you thought ddakji was boring but boy wil you be proven wrong

Episode 205: Super funny + intro had me dying

Episode 209: One of my fave eps cause dying of laughter from start to finish

Episode 213: ACtress Special - image out the window

Episode 216: laughed so hard at one of the missions

Episode 231: Return of Yoomes Bond

Episode 236: RM vs Shinhwa vs ZE:A

Episode 240: Karaoke time + great guests

Episode 247: Invade Kwang Soo’s house :))

Episode 260: #tbt idols

Episode 261: Horror Special - prepare yourself

Episode 267: RM only - great team dynamics + feels YET AGAIn

Episode 270: Watch and find out - RM only

Episode 271/272: RM 100 vs 100

Episode 277: Zombie War + zombie dance = laughter

Episode 280: SNS Reply Race

Episode 285: RM members face their fears

Episode 288: No guests

Episode 291: Q&A - find out about the members

Episode 293: RM House

Episode 316: Train to Prison

Episode 321: Interesting theme !!

Episode 324/325: Prepare your tissues, our squid is leaving T_T

Episode 329: RM only !!

(All the recent member’s week episodes are nice too!!)

jackofallcrimes  asked:

I find it so odd how some individuals are obsessed with this idea/fantasy of Harley Quinn taking the role of an anti-hero and "moving on from Joker". I've seen people praise the New 52 book for being her "first solo series" and her being "independent" from The Joker even though in her 2000 series she was still Harley Quinn and away from Joker for most of the series. It's great to see a page who appreciates Harley for who she truly is.

Thanks! I find that obsession odd as well. I get it if some people would rather have the New 52 Harley, but the level of obsession some have over it is… creepy. Anytime you being a fan becomes you harassing and threatening people with a differing opinion, you’ve gone too far.

Harley was indeed independent in her 2000′s solo series but was still canon to the core of Harley Quinn. I believe that’s the direction the general comic audience would rather DC steer towards compared to the OC they call “Harley Quinn” that they’re putting out now…. 

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So, my super-secret project revealed!

For Awesome Con yesterday I was Hades from the New 52 Wonder Woman series! I had a GREAT time and was thrilled whenever people would recognize me.

I worked on this costume for a month - the foam armor and that helmet you can see pictured above. As of the time I’m writing this, I have not been able to get all the white paint off.

I really really really really want Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang to see it. 

Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009

1. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
2. Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
3. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
4. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
5. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
7. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
8. His Dark Materials (series), by Philip Pullman
9. ttyl; ttfn; l8r g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
11. Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers
12. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
13. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
14. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
15. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
16. Forever, by Judy Blume
17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
18. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
19. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
20. King and King, by Linda de Haan
21. To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
22. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily von Ziegesar
23. The Giver, by Lois Lowry
24. In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak
25. Killing Mr. Griffen, by Lois Duncan
26. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
27. My Brother Sam Is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier
28. Bridge To Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
29. The Face on the Milk Carton, by Caroline B. Cooney
30. We All Fall Down, by Robert Cormier
31. What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones
32. Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
33. Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson
34. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler
35. Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging, by Louise Rennison
36. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
37. It’s So Amazing, by Robie Harris
38. Arming America, by Michael Bellasiles
39. Kaffir Boy, by Mark Mathabane
40. Life is Funny, by E.R. Frank
41. Whale Talk, by Chris Crutcher
42. The Fighting Ground, by Avi
43. Blubber, by Judy Blume
44. Athletic Shorts, by Chris Crutcher
45. Crazy Lady, by Jane Leslie Conly
46. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
47. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby: The First Graphic Novel by George Beard and Harold Hutchins, the creators of Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey
48. Rainbow Boys, by Alex Sanchez
49. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
50. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
51. Daughters of Eve, by Lois Duncan
52. The Great Gilly Hopkins, by Katherine Paterson
53. You Hear Me?, by Betsy Franco
54. The Facts Speak for Themselves, by Brock Cole
55. Summer of My German Soldier, by Bette Green
56. When Dad Killed Mom, by Julius Lester
57. Blood and Chocolate, by Annette Curtis Klause
58. Fat Kid Rules the World, by K.L. Going
59. Olive’s Ocean, by Kevin Henkes
60. Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
61. Draw Me A Star, by Eric Carle
62. The Stupids (series), by Harry Allard
63. The Terrorist, by Caroline B. Cooney
64. Mick Harte Was Here, by Barbara Park
65. The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien
66. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor
67. A Time to Kill, by John Grisham
68. Always Running, by Luis Rodriguez
69. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
70. Harris and Me, by Gary Paulsen
71. Junie B. Jones (series), by Barbara Park
72. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
73. What’s Happening to My Body Book, by Lynda Madaras
74. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
75. Anastasia (series), by Lois Lowry
76. A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving
77. Crazy: A Novel, by Benjamin Lebert
78. The Joy of Gay Sex, by Dr. Charles Silverstein
79. The Upstairs Room, by Johanna Reiss
80. A Day No Pigs Would Die, by Robert Newton Peck
81. Black Boy, by Richard Wright
82. Deal With It!, by Esther Drill
83. Detour for Emmy, by Marilyn Reynolds
84. So Far From the Bamboo Grove, by Yoko Watkins
85. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, by Chris Crutcher
86. Cut, by Patricia McCormick
87. Tiger Eyes, by Judy Blume
88. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
89. Friday Night Lights, by H.G. Bissenger
90. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle
91. Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George
92. The Boy Who Lost His Face, by Louis Sachar
93. Bumps in the Night, by Harry Allard
94. Goosebumps (series), by R.L. Stine
95. Shade’s Children, by Garth Nix
96. Grendel, by John Gardner
97. The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende
98. I Saw Esau, by Iona Opte
99. Are You There, God?  It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
100. America: A Novel, by E.R. Frank

anonymous asked:

what are your favorite harley costumes?

i know this question didn’t warrant such an in-depth answer but this is one of my favourite tops so i went way overboard and literally ranked them all you’re welcome

1. jester costume- my ultimate favourite variation is the arkham knight version!!!

2. arkham knight tutu- so good, so gorgeous, not a single flaw, i love it so much

3. arkham asylum- i know it’s so weird and people hate it but god i live for it

4. assault on arkham- such a great update on the classic jester???

5. dc superhero girls- listen up yo dc superhero girls is ICONIC

6. dc bombshells- style, flair, color, this outfit has got it all

7. suicide squad movie- not a fan of the wording but the actual outfit is top notch

8. arkham city- rock and roll harley is pretty rad i like it

9. new 52 solo series- the comics are awful but the coney island outfit is a+

10. lego batman movie- so cute? like a little anime princess? but a bit too busy

11. injustice 2- pretty but it’s not recognisable as a supervillain/superhero i guess

12. injustice insurgency- i love the jacket but the outfit overall is messy af

13. harley quinn’s revenge- my problem here is that only one ponytail is dip dyed

14. injustice original- what in tarnation? i don’t understand why this happened

15. new 52 suicide squad- i don’t even want to acknowledge this why the fuck would you EVER

16. ame-comi- hell on earth

17. gods and monsters- this outfit doesn’t exist

5

The life of Superman and Wonder Woman as seen in Kingdom Come (1996) and it’s continuation on earth-22 in Justice Society of America #22 (2007)

The reason I am posting these up is in response to an absurd reblog about Clark and Diana from my post re them as my OTP. 

 http://hellacre13.tumblr.com/post/145843087367/there-are-times-when-its-alright-for-superman-to

There is nothing about Diana that grounds him or helps connect him to the world. She’s an airy outsider who chats with literal deities as if they were her next door neighbors. Oh wait, THEY ARE. The Superman and Wonder Woman relationship being pushed is basically proof that every criticism of “Supergod” is accurate. That his real identity is no longer Clark Kent, simple country boy from Kansas, who gives up the normality and simple life he craves to don the identity of Superman because he has to in order to help his fellow man. Instead he becomes Kal-El, descending from where he lives in the clouds with his goddess lover, deigning to help the mere mortals who are beneath him but hey, he likes them, why not. 

WTF??? Where in the world did this person even get this poo doo?

The person basically shows he/she has zero understanding of them as  individuals much less as a couple. Also their reading material must be very very limited.

First of all, when Clark and Diana get together  and share a life they always helping humanity. Not sitting as Gods. Clark is not just a farmboy nor is Diana some spoiled Olympian. He has great power and with it comes great responsibility and he serves as an inspiration because of his upbringing and innate goodness and choices…not because one love interest keep him grounded. Clark Kent grounds himself, got nothing to do with who he sleeps with or marries. Diana doesn’t have to be doing what she is doing but she chooses to use her gifts to help better the world. The woman doesn’t live as a God even if she happens to be a demi-goddess. Jeeze,  someone apparently did not READ WW new 52 series. And no love interest defines her goodness either.

Secondly, neither Clark nor Diana needs to be with humans only to feel love, empathy, have humanity, and love their planet. They have the same fears, hopes and dreams like any man and woman in love. So what if they have powers and can fly or smash mountains? They have emotions. They are not empty, unfeeling robots. I am sick of how some fans undermine their character just so Lois and Steve can have some relevance. It insults the Kents, the Els, the Amazons, Hippolyta, Donna, Lana. hell everyone they come in contact with that only 1 woman or man is needed to keep Clark and Diana heroic or caring of the people that they share the world with.

In Kingdom Come even after great tragedy Clark shows he can move on and mature and he works to help nurture the earth as a farmer but also is very much part of the process to have humans and meta humans work together. In the ultimate act of good faith and trust  he and Diana (with Bruce)  reveal their secret identities and give up their trappings of “Gods” . They are finally open and honest with the world. They become simply Clark and Diana. She is a teacher whose job it is to help and rehabilitate rogue meta humans…turn a hawk into a dove…with her empathy and unconditional love for humanity. 

When she and Clark start a family they live as normal  a life as they can.  Their children might have abilities  but they are like any family who share happy times like the birth of a new baby or sad times like losing a best friend and their children’s Godfather. They experience the highs and lows of life as the world changes and live to see their children grow up and leave the nest and start their own journeys. Clark lives to be an old man (aging slowly because he is not human, the guy has alien DNA) but he lives to see his legacy come to pass. His life with Diana has been a full and blessed one. They were not pandered to either ie just given it all on a platter. They had to work for it.

So to anyone saying Diana brings nothing to Clark or he loses something being with her, you insult both characters. Clark doesn’t go psycho like Injustice Superman  or hides for 10 years to play happy family  like  Rebirth Superman Nor does he spend a millennia  in the sun and then lives back to resurrect a dead wife and live like some golden God in his own created heaven like  DC One Million Superman. He does not  drop everything to save one woman like DCEU  movie verse Superman.  He does these things when he hooks up with Lois. Diana went to live with Steve on Olympus last time they married before Crisis on Infinite Earths. Oh and that Earth 2 Superman and Lois  lives in some bubble in heaven. So don’t come spew nonsense that Clark and Diana are the ones to live like Gods. 

With Diana, Clark stays heroic and connected because he is brave and noble man. She stays heroic and connected d because she is a wise and compassionate woman. Together they fight for humanity at risk to themselves because they care. Be it in the new 52 or earth -22. New 52 Clark identity being out has nothing to do with him needing it to function as a man. The only function that serves is old troupes that gradually is becoming irrelevant as times change and hiding behind glasses and pretending the way we tell news stays the same as it was decades ago. If anything Clark and Kal are just two aspects of one man. The reporter and hero can just as well enjoy fighting monsters and aliens as well as writing a good story and planting a field. He doesn’t have to be one dimensional. No person is. Clark has a Kryptonian heritage that makes him do what he does and ignoring that for only one part is like rejecting one’s ancestry. We have to reconcile ALL parts of ourselves to be a functioning whole.

End of the day my OTP is MY choice and my post is MINE. And to me it is a disservice to Superman or Wonder Woman to them throw them under the bus to try to make a love interest relevant. If Clark or Diana died..eg as new 52 Clark has…Diana would continue to be the best hero and woman she could be. She might stumble, she might fall but she will pick herself up and stand for humanity. Same for Clark. And all she wants him to be is the best man he could be and accept all that he is…which frankly is the best lesson for any person. So get outta here with that grounded bs. To me that is just lazy and diluting the characters to fit in a box. In this day and age mankind should not repress their potential and be allowed to soar. 

anonymous asked:

I'm very confused on DC's treatment of Nightwing sometimes. He gets so much development/importance in DC universe only to have it erased in n52. Didio tries to kill him off twice despite violent protest. He's treated like a B listed hero while Cyborg is seem as a A listed one when Dick is one of the most popular known heroes. He's currently the sixth best selling Rebirth title. He's had several tv appearances already. He's getting a live action movie and main in Titan series. What's the deal?

Cyborg’s newfound prominence is interesting to me, since it happened entirely with the new 52. I think it’s a good decision, idk why they made it but lord knows Cyborg’s a great character and makes the Justice League less bland (and white, lbr). 

DC has had a lot of trouble since Marv Wolfman of getting a writer who really knows Dick and selling him tbh. It’s not a simplistic character and a lot of ground was lost due to Devin Grayson essentially running him into the ground. Like, Didio is whatever but Dick was not in a good place under Devin Grayson and someone definitely should have taken him away from her much much sooner. 

The fundamentally difference here is that Dick is Batman’s son and protege, and while Bruce is Batman DC will not let Dick surpass him. Batman must stay at the top of the pile. Cyborg doesn’t have that problem. 

DC has also sidelined their focus because they’re very busy selling Damian at the moment, and they have trouble focusing on more than one of them at once. Jason doesn’t suffer this because, from memory, his team exists separately from the batfamily grouping of writers (thank god, because none of them know a thing about him). 

Aquaman: Recommended Reading

Aquaman Masterpost/Recommended Reading Order:
I’ve been asked for Aquaman comic recs by several people over the last few months so I thought I’d make one masterpost of all Aquaman stand alone comics and the order I think you should read them in. This is just a basic guide and you don’t have to follow this order at all. I hope this helps if you’re starting out reading Aquaman comics, or if you don’t know what to read next. ***If you need help finding downloads, or somewhere to read them online let me know

New 52 Aquaman: Several people I know have started with New 52 Aquaman and  they’ve fallen in love with him straight away. For new readers I would definitely suggest  starting at this point.

- Aquaman Vol 7 #0-25: is Geoff Johns’ New 52 run and is definitely one of the greatest  Aquaman runs. John’s Ocean Master and Black Manta issues (#23.1 and #23.2) are  well worth checking out as well. 
- Aquaman Vol 7 #26-40: is Jeff Parker’s run on Aquaman. There’s a bit of retconning in his last book but it’s a pretty great run.   
- Aquaman Vol 7 #41-46: (the latest issue released) is Bunn’s run. It’s…not great and generally a painful experience for Aquaman fans. Only read these issues if your love for Arthur can overcome all odds.
- Aquaman and the Others #1-11: is a great stand alone series about Aquaman and his team, the Others. If you have time I definitely recommend checking it out.

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Pre New 52 Aquaman: I started reading Pre 52 Aquaman and if you want to get familiar with Aquaman’s history before reading his New 52 run I’d recommend starting here.

- Time and Tide by Peter David: Time and Tide is regarded as the definitive Aquaman origin story and it’s the best place to start in my opinion. This is the comic that made me fall in love with Aquaman. 
- Death of the Prince arc: Adventure Comics #435-437, #441-445 and Aquaman Vol 1 #57-63  It’s important to read this after Time and Tide, and before Vol 5 because it directly influences events in Vol 5.
- Aquaman Vol 5: #1-46 follows Time and Tide and is, in my opinion, the greatest Aquaman run ever. It’s an epic adventure written by Peter David and it’s not one to miss. Peter David left Aquaman after #46 but #47-75 is worth reading as well. If you have time also check out the Atlantis Chronicles which is Peter David’s 7 issue series about the history of the Atlantean Royal Family. There are also five Aquaman Annuals attached to Volume 5 (1995-1999) which are all great.
- Next I would move on to JLA: Obsidian Age which is a wild comic about the JLA going back in time to retrieve Aquaman, Mera and the lost Atlanteans. Events in Obsidian Age are directly influence by Volume 5 and in turn influence the events in Aquaman Vol 6 so its important to read Obsidian Age before stating Vol 6.
- Aquaman Vol 6 #1-14:
Aquaman has been expelled from Atlantis and is on the run from the new Atlantean rulers. It’s a great run full of great character development and Arthurian Legend allusions. Also contains Black Manta’s Pre 52 Origin Story. 
- Aquaman Vol 6 #15-20:
is the American Tidal Arc and is one of the greatest Aquaman arcs. It’s not one to be missed. #21-36 are well worth reading also. 
- Also in Volume 6 is the Sword of Atlantis Arc #40-57 which follows Arthur Joseph Curry (also known as fake Aquaman). It’s…interesting and the original Aquaman is in it (he looks like a weird squid) so it’s worth reading. 

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Further Reading if you’re a hardcore Aquaman fan: 

- If you wish to read Aquaman’s first appearance it’s in More Fun Comics #73. It’s a 1940s comic so just keep that in mind. 
- Aquaman Vol 1 #1-63: - Aquaman’s first stand alone run. Arthur is extremely different to the modern day Aquaman but it’s fun and explores Arthur’s relationships with the Justice League, Aqualad, Atlantis and Mera. 
- Aquaman Vol 2 #1-4: Very short run but well worth checking out. The art is…wild. 
- Aquaman Vol 3 #1-5: Another short run but it’s one every Aquaman fan should read. 
- Aquaman Vol 4 #1-12: Again, short but a must read for Aquaman fans. 

Events/JL books involving heavy Aquaman characterisation: JLA: Rock Ages, Brightest Day/Blackest Night, Flashpoint, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Throne of Atlantis. 

And that brings us to the end of this post. I hope this has been helpful in some way and if you need recs for Mera, Aqualad/Tempest, Ocean Master or Black Manta don’t hesitate to ask!

gadaeth  asked:

Hey, I want to start reading Marvel and DC comics, and not the old ones, but I know nothing about the industry. Could you give me some advice where to start? (I love the MCU, the vastness of its universe is the reason I want to try an even bigger one.)

Ok so. I love both marvel and dc but DC have better comic structure as it has certain events that split it up into different ages.So the first comic(s) you should read from DC is The Flashpoint Paradox, This is the catalyst for the following series which basically reignite the universe (this means the lore isnt that deep and you will be able to catch up as a new person to the DCU) however some people weren’t a big fan of the New 52 but you can decide. Once that’s finished (or you’ve decided to skip it completely) read the DC rebirth. This is where the universe changes again and it’s consolidated into one set of comics. It’s a great read (personally suggest the flash, batman and green lanterns series.) Also a great standalone series is The Injustice series…it’s an easy read as all the characters introduced aren’t all deep into lore and when they go deep into lore they explain it well.

Marvel is harder because it doesn’t have the same succinctness as DC but that’s not to say its not good. Now there are a few series I liked. The All New X-Men, Civil War (2006 and 2015), Young Avengers. Ultimate Spider-Man, Ulitmate Spider-Men. X-Men vs Avengers, New Avengers, anything that is the Thanos and Deadpool issues. There’s more but it’s hard to think. Essentially with Marvel, find a start point explore and find what you like. For instance they have the ‘Ultimate’ universe and I only like some aspects of it.

I hope this helps. Also if anyone else noticed I said something wrong or misleading please correct me, it’s off the top off my head so I’m hoping this is all 100% accurate