from yuugi and the gang: a lovely and expensive coffee table book on the archaeology of japan, plus a small photo album of their trip to egypt, filled with messy, but effusive thank-you/birthday notes singing her praises
from rishid: a soft blue silk scarf, because it matches her eyes, and she definitely kind of lingered over this one at the open market for a while, and he firmly believes she deserves nice things
from kaiba: the complete, entire, top-to-bottom funding of her next archaeological dig, from travel and lodging for every undergraduate research assistant looking for summer course credit to the survey equipment to the jeeps to the notebook she uses to take notes on pieces of pottery, you’re welcome, don’t mention it, ever. no, really. do not.
from malik: a moment of fuckgin %$!! PEACE AND QUIET !!!! also: a promise to stop walking around the house in his dirty, ashy motorcycle boots, and a promise to clean his dishes instead of dumping them in the sink for her or rishid, and a promise to turn his music down when she’s trying to write funding grants and answer emails from the british museum, and a promise to stop ‘borrowing’ her jewelry without asking first, and a promise to pay her back for all the make-up she bought for him last time she was in paris, thanks sis, you’re the best, have i ever told you how much i love you, sis? i love you. happy birthday
he also gives her an indiana jones hat, because he finally saw indiana jones, and he didn’t really like any of it (UM, INACCURATE) except the hat. isis NEEDS that hat.
I just really wanted to draw her in a bunch of her different Nuka Cola outfits. Of course, that desire fizzled when I was about halfway through. Anyway, here they are, including Indy carrying Hancock because he needs to rest up after taking a few bullets/explosions/deathclaws for her.
We already showed you one cool Tales of Halloween poster this week, and now we have another. This one comes courtesy of legendary artist Drew Struzan (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), who also has a cameo in the film.
The horror anthology comes knocking on October 16 via Epic Pictures. I had the pleasure of seeing it recently and enjoyed it quite a bit.
It features 10 segments directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate),
Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again:
The Elm Street Legacy), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (May), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider), Dave Parker
(The Hills Run Red), Ryan Schifrin (Abominable), John Skipp (Stay at
Home Dad) and Paul Solet (Grace).
Read a statement from Marshall about how Struzan got involved below:
of course. It’s a psychologically fascinating, slow moving, heart rending work of genius which I now think of as maybe more important to me than the actual film. Independent of canon, anyway, like a great novel in its own right.
Lyrical and lovely, and includes Kylo Ren and Hux exploring ruined temples and finding ancient artifacts in a delightfully Indiana Jones way. (Also Hux politicking with the old guard of the Imperials behind Snoke’s back, like the reasonably savvy general he must be.)
This is 100% my headcanon on the First Order. They’re not the same as the Imperials from the old films. They’re what happens when the most zealous, most fanatical, most militaristic of the Imperial military are forced into exile a long way away from civilization with nothing but the Star Destroyers they’re travelling in. And then they have children, and those children grow up, believing themselves to have been robbed of their birthright, and having been trained to war from the moment they could stand. Savage, feral Hux with a thin veneer of Old World polish, is completely my delight.
NGL, I’m in this pairing for Hux, and this BDSM story has a great Hux. I can definitely believe in this guy as a canon version. He’s clever, he’s driven, he’s got bags of agency, he’s not as big of a jerk as he could be (though obviously that’s not saying much,) and he has just defected to the Resistance to save his and Ren’s life, with no idea how much of a psychopath he’s going to look like to more traditionally adjusted people. I love it, but I’m now desperately worried that the Resistance is going to be no better for either of them than Snoke is. I mean, they’re evil, but they’re good for each other. I know they don’t deserve it, but I want them to be okay.
This is Kylux, the Addams Family version. The First Order is lovely, everyone’s good and supportive friends to each other, Hux’s family are delightful and every bit the family that an aspiring successor to Darth Vader would want to join … basically they’re evil but they’re adorable with it.
Ben Burtt, legendary sound designer on Star Wars, playing with Indiana, George Lucas’s dog. Indiana was the inspiration for Chewbacca, and provided the name for Indiana Jones. Also shown Burtt’s editing studio and playing bocce ball with Walter Murch.