Not a fan love, not a romantic love… But a “human” one, something that comes from my soul, my mind and my heart. Something bigger than me. Something so beautiful and pure. Something that can’t be labeled.
Mark Waid tweeted that he saw the trailer for the rest of the Flash season and that it's amazing and it's gonna be based on his comic book run "Terminal Velocity"!!!! Have you seen this?????
I hadn’t seen the tweet before, but that’s awesome!
For those who don’t know, Terminal Velocity is a Wally story that runs from The Flash vol. 2 #95- 100. Basically, Wally sees a vision from the future (Linda dying) that he must prevent, and running too fast to try to stop it makes him start losing his humanity and become one with the speed force. Bart is around as Impulse, fucking things up in Wally’s eyes lol. Iris also around, generally being the best.
So, yes, I see how he made this connection. Obviously Wally in the comic = Barry in the show. Linda = Iris. Bart = Wally. Kobra (?) = Savitar, etc.
Bringing civilization to the cities with fire and sword is all well and good. But I’m not that excited about living in a rough approximation of a college dorm and a future full of pub crawls followed by late night taco truck runs (only to taco trucks whose proprietors have been carefully screened and selected for good-neighborliness, natch), either.
Rules: Copy this post into a new text post, remove my answers and put in yours, and when you are done tag up to 10 people!
A- Age: 28
B- Biggest Fear: Worms
C- Current time: 11:37 PM
D- Drink you last had: Red wine
E- Everyday starts with: Waking up to a selected “get pumped” song from my alarm, greeting my roommate’s dog, brewing tea, reading on the subway, walking a couple blocks to my job, greeting the security guard at my building (I’m sorry, but my current morning routine is my aesthetic right now, and I love it.)
M- Middle name: Rene (Yes, it’s the boy’s spelling. Whatever.)
N- Number of siblings: One sister
O- One wish: That I find someone to share my life with. And skip the awful forced dating methods to do it.
P- Person you last called/texted: My mom
Q- Question you’re always asked: Are you a virgin?
R- Reason to smile: Exciting things happening in my job. Lost weight. Clean room/apt. Loving where I live. Making friends here. My sister might move here. My best friend and her dog.
S- Song last sang: “Teach Your Children Well” Crosby Stills (Just watched that Office ep)
T- Time you woke up: 8:15 AM
U- Underwear color: Going commando (Oops.)
V- vacation destination: The UK!
W- worst habit: Letting stress dictate my life when it happens. It encompasses everything and manifests itself in every which way.
X- Xray’s you’ve had: When I broke my nose, I had two surgeries, so I guess they had to X-Ray that first? Idk. Also, do teeth/jaw X-Rays count? I’ve had many of those. Also I had my tonsils taken out. Does that require an X-Ray?
Y- your favorite foods: NY pizza, croque madames, brunch in general
Hey do you have a place with book recs? Or if not are there books you recommend?
It depends on what type of books you’re looking for.
I found Sword and Laser a few years back, which is a
podcast, book club, and goodreads group. I mostly just listen to the podcast,
and only occasionally read along with the group, but ever sense I found that my
to read list has gotten ridiculously long. I wasn’t reading at all before I
found that podcast tbh, and I read 50 books last year alone.
I only really read science fiction and fantasy (and mostly fantasy), which
probably isn’t shocking but if you’re looking for any other genre, I’m not the
one to ask. But I’ll try to recommend an assortment within those genres.
Ancillary Justice is one of my favorite books of all time,
its SF and about an AI who used to be a spaceship and have several dozen bodies
and now only has one human body. Its a bit weird and confusing, but its
fascinating and wonderful and has two sequels.
I feel like I always have to recommend Wheel of Time because
its my favorite series. Its fantastic, but very long and not everyone’s cup of
tea. its hard explaining the series briefly, this is the best I’ve ever done.
The first book is the Eye of the World
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal is actually
more regency romance than fantasy, but there is some definite magic and the
series get progressively better as it goes on. The first book of this series is
probably actually my least favorite, but its not bad by any means. The series
(and Mary as a writer tbh) also does a very good job of not ignoring issues of
the time period like slavery and discrimination of classes. Mary Robinette
Kowal is the author that made me like romance novels, tbh
Soulless by Gail Carriger is also a romance fantasy, but
Victorian, steampunk, and very much humor. All of Gail Carriger’s books are
just really great, and despite what you might assume from a romance/humor
novel, the world is very interesting. The series is fantastic. I’ve only ever
read one book in a day and it was the third book in this series, and the sequel
series is also looking to be equally fantastic if not better. The books also
get progressively gayer as the they go on (including the sequel series) so
If you want high fantasy, Brandon Sanderson is probably a
good bet, if you’ve never read anything by him. A lot of people would suggest
starting with Elantris because its his first and not his best, so they’d
suggest getting it out of the way. I’d probably actually suggest Warbreaker
because (at the moment) its a stand alone and its good (not that Elantris is
bad, its just very much a first novel). I’d suggest Warbreaker because its also
just a good place to start if you’re looking to trust the author. The Way of
Kings is the first book I read by him, and its pretty great, but its not a book
you’d pick up if you didn’t trust the author or his reputation (I trusted his
A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan is a
wonderful, wonderful book and series that is written as memoirs of Lady Trent
during her years as a dragon researcher. This series is extra wonderful as
audiobooks, I have to say. Its one series that I buy the physical and audio
versions of them, because both are so lovely
I’m getting too long here, so random books:
His Majesty’s Dragons by Naomi Novik
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel - a really lovely
post apocalyptic story
City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
Dawn by Octavia Butler
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Also, Writing Excuses is a writing podcast that two of the
authors mentioned (Brandon Sanderson and Mary Robinette Kowal) do with other
authors, and they also give out book suggests a lot so there’s that.
Sorry this is late and long, I’ve been thinking of books to
suggest for the past two or so days.
So if they use that story for Barry, then Barry is going to lose his humanity and become one with the speed force? So S3 ends with him and Iris being separated? Or do you think it's gonna be a Wally story
It’s 100% a Barry story in the show, since Barry is the one desperate to save Iris. And yes, I could see it ending with Barry trapped in the speed force - but the finale could also be Iris being “revealed” as his lightning rod and him coming home. Or alternately, Bart shows up and is like, “Don’t worry! Grandpa isn’t dead, we can save him!”
Girl, you’ve got to give us more info on Iris and WA in terminal velocity!
Iris is there, helping Wally and Bart and being Linda’s friend as part of the Flash family. Barry is … dead, lmao. The show is clearly co-opting a Wally story and making it about Barry, like they did with Zoom last year.
Do I spy Bart on that cover of terminal velocity?
You do! The story takes place while Wally is Flash and Bart is Impulse.
Maybe he just means the trailer that came out and accidentally called it the trailer for the rest of the season?
That’s exactly what I assumed. He’s talking about the trailer we saw this morning, and he’s informing us that the story line being tackled in the trailer is Terminal Velocity. I’m guessing that based on the clips he’s seen (that we have also seen) he expects it to be a good adaptation, hence his excitement.