miscellany

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I posted some Star Trek swag from the Unemployed Philosophers Guild earlier this month for the 50th anniversary, but they have so many more goodies to share! Starting with these beautiful mini notebooks (each 3.5″ x 5″):

Stargazing (also available as 4.75″ x 7″)

Cloudspotting

Mars

Area 51

Perfect for recording all your observations of the universe…or your to-do list, or whatever. ;) 

- Summer

(Shout out to Meg at the Unemployed Philosophers Guild booth at Star Trek Mission NY for showing me all things!)

Monday Musings
  • Since it’s officially autumn now, we made slow cooker turkey chili last night and it was amazing. 
  • Of course I’m going to watch it but I don’t think I’m ready for the debate tonight. As much as I want to be like, “it’ll be fun, let’s play debate bingo!” I know it’s going to be so maddening that Katy and I will just drink heavily and fear for the future of the country. 
  • This is going to be the first regime change since I’ve lived in DC and I simply cannot imagine what a Trump Inauguration Day would look like.
  • That’s not entirely true. I can imagine it, but it’s too horrifying to try to describe.
  • I generally like to end these types of lists on a positive note, so I’ll point out that HOCKEY SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING. 
The signs as Tidus' socially awkward quotes and actions
  • Aries:*distressed screaming*
  • Taurus:*awkward jogging in place*
  • Gemini:"Whoa! I gotta tell Wakka!" *immediately after being told not to tell Wakka about Yuna's racial background*
  • Cancer:*swats at sinspawn with his hands then falls on his ass*
  • Leo:*forced laughter*
  • Virgo:"She's an Al Bhe...beh..."
  • Libra:"Well helly do sad wee to you, too."
  • Scorpio:*invades Auron's personal space to sniff him*
  • Sagittarius:*chokes on food after eating too fast*
  • Capricorn:"Stop right there, Goers! You guys are smilin' now, but not for long! 'Cause this year, us Aurochs are takin' the cup!"
  • Aquarius:*spies on Yuna then gets caught by stumbling through the door*
  • Pisces:"They say Seymour went to Macarena Temple."
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One more shout out to the Unemployed Philosophers Guild for their love of all things nerdy. In addition to the notebooks and Star Trek items I already posted, they have a selection of little things to fill your nerd cravings. The soaps might be in the running for my all time favorite puns. You can find all these items and more in the SCIENCE section of their website.  (I posted the star stuff bar back in our first year, so clearly we were on top of things even back then. 

- Summer

So…I haven’t gone public with much of my Cap 3 ~Feelings, but since learning that @knightinironarmor was recently inundated with comments from people who apparently think she needs to “stay in her lane” or whatever, I feel compelled to point out that if you’re not interested in Steve’s teammates, then you’re probably willfully overlooking at least one of the entire franchise’s running themes: teamwork.

Maybe I’m swayed by my ensemble bias, but as far as I can tell, Cap 3 was a successful ensemble movie that happened to have ‘Captain America’ in the title – and, to varying degrees, so were the other two. More than any other Avenger with his own franchise, Steve is inextricably linked with functioning on a team: his first solo mission isn’t even official, and it’s to save the people who become his first team, while his second ends with his ostensible death, and even then, he gets Peggy on the line so he isn’t alone. As of becoming a fully-fledged member of the SSR, he only operates with the Commandos; in Avengers, he obviously joins a new team and is nominated to lead; in Winter Soldier, though Nick warned him against trusting anyone, he trusts Natasha and accepts Sam’s help, and then is later joined by Maria and Nick when they defer to him; and in AoU, Steve gets the cheesy as fuck “Together” line and means it . Steve’s entire franchise is about comraderie and trust and teamwork, has been from the beginning, and that didn’t change in Cap 3 just because the “macro team” appeared to split. In fact, all Cap 3 really did was give us twice as much Teamwork as any of the previous movies had; Steve had his Stop Zemo from Unleashing a Bunch of Super Soldiers Task Force, and Tony had his Stop Steve Before Someone Hurts Him For Real Security Squad.

And it’s all still ultimately about Steve, okay? One team is trying to save him from doing something reckless; the other team is aiding him. On top of championing superhero accountability, Tony is also, on a very intimate level, trying to save his friend and teammate from being made an example of. So at no point does Tony’s POV diminish Cap 3 as a Cap movie, at least not as far as I can tell – but his absence, and the absence of anyone else, sure would have.

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When the reigning Miss Universe is a Final Fantasy fan, and her favorite is also your own:

“I started with Final Fantasy VIII. Not a lot of people like VIII because they usually start with FF VII. But I started with VIII because I’m a girl and I fell for the love story. My favorite character…that’s a tough one… is Quistis. The one with the whip. I like her.”

(via Epicstream)

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I’m in love with these sweet and lovely constellation mugs made by Kiln Witch on Etsy (aka Kaïk, a potter living in Seattle). The Etsy store appears to be empty at the moment, but from Kaïk’s Instagram feed, it seems you can still purchase the mugs through Temple of Cairo

Available in either black or white for any of the zodiac constellations.

- Summer

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“Can I ask you a weird question” is one of my least favorite lead-ins to a conversation because I live in constant fear of how weird the question is going to be. I’d rather be obliquely insulted by my friends about my chest size a thousand times than have to field one real-life inquiry into whether I draw comics about cat yaoi on the Internet!

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It’s time to drool again over things I can never afford. This time, it’s thanks to Chanel’s Comete Jewelry collection. Apparently Coco Chanel used to say: "I wanted to cover women in constellations. Stars! Stars of all sizes…“ To which, we reply: YES, ALL THE STARS. ALL THE STARS ON ME. 

- Summer

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We’ve found the perfect luggage for traveling through time and space! These cosmic suitcases are made by Heys Luggage and they are ON SALE. Available individually or as a set. 

Large - 30″ (Source image: M83, Southern Pinwheel by Hubble)

Medium - 26″ (Source image: Orion nebula, infrared by VISTA/ESO)

Small - 21″ (Source image: Milky Way composite by Chandra, Hubble, Spitzer)

Set of 3

- Summer

[HT owlice

  • Me:*wakes up*
  • Me:*needs to post scheduled comic update that people are waiting on*
  • Me:*needs to do basic chores like taking out the trash so I can continue to function without suffocating in my own filth*
  • Me:*needs to feed animals that depend upon me for their survival and health*
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  • Me:Well first things first I'd better get caught up on the funnies on my Tumblr dashboard