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“I spent four months trying to kiss you and the last six weeks trying to figure out how I managed to fuck everything up. All I want now is to make it right, to make you see how sorry I am and why you should give me another chance. And I just want to know—are you rooting for me? Are you hoping I pull this off?”

“I’m rooting for you,” she whispered.

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C K  C O U N T D O W N  C H A L L E N G E // favorite scene(s)   →   THE DEKAPPEL

“Six months ago, a DeKappel oil worth nearly one hundred thousand kruge disappeared from my home.”
“Quite a loss.”

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“I’ll be back in a few hours. Move the DeKappel we lifted from Van Eck’s house to the vault. I think it’s rolled up under my bed. Oh, and put in an order for a new hat.”
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“Yes. And for another hundred thousand I’ll throw in an original DeKappel.

Comics to Read, 12/3- The "If You Wish Hard Enough It Might Come True" Edition

Welcome to another edition of Comics to Read the weekly wrap-up of comics that you might want to … read this week.

I’m thrilled this week because it marks the return of one of my favorite comics of the last decade. When the new 52 was announced there was lots of disappointment but one of my biggest “NOOOOO!s” came with cancellation of the Secret Six which hands down was one of the best comics that DC was putting out and one of the best comics period. Born from a major crossover, Infinitie Crisis, the team of grade B Villains turned into anti-heroes ably combined humor, action and “OMG did they just do that? moments. That tone continued when the Six launched into its own series.

Gail Simone, the creator of all this awesomeness, is back this week to launch another Secret Six. The cast is sadly different with only Thomas Blake aka Catman and Black Alice returning (where’s my Scandal, damn it). The rest of team consists of other Simone new 52 creations and new characters. But if the first issue is any indication the combination, this book remains the one that Simone was born to write. We get a healthy dose of the violence, mystery and naughtiness that I expect and love about the Six. The artist on this retake is Ken Lashley and he’s a good match offering some great action sequences. I found some of his characters a little same facey - let’s hope that changes over time.  But let’s focus on the positive - the Six is back. 

And there’s more first issues this week!

The comic I would have handed to my Dad this week and he would have loved it. I enjoyed it but then it IS Shaft.

From the folks who brought you Princeless. A young girl has to win fights to save her brother. I think my heart swooned at the chain saw vs. dinosaur battle.

Here’s another issue of Gotham Academy. It worries me that I didn’t even realize this was out this week until I reviewed my preview list. Or had a preview until I started looking for it. But whatever, I’m sure they know what they are doing in marketing this, right? 

Time for some Dick! (Aside: I read a comment from someone on the Internet saying they refused to read this book until the Dick jokes stopped. In other words, NEVAH!) Also how lovely is that Janin cover (and BONUS! there’s a Cooke variant available).

As usual.

Has this been optioned for TV yet? I mean a city of serial killers - that’s like AMC calling call?

This is a bit on the pricey side (@$8) but it’s a good way to catch up on the adventures of Peggy Carter before her show starts.

That’s it for me this week. What’s on your list?

Introducing…the Speakeasy Forever Gift Exchange!

The fifth and final season of Boardwalk Empire is well underway and, as we inch ever closer to the inevitable series finale, it’s time to raise a glass to the best thing this show has brought to us: our beloved fandom, The Speakeasy! What better way to honor the stunning artwork, hours of stimulating intellectual discourse, and lasting friendships that have come out of this ragtag group of bloggers than with another gift exchange?

The rules are simple: just send an ask no later than 6PM PST on October 3 to enter. Everyone who enters will be randomly assigned a recipient, and you’ll have six weeks to make anything you want for them–gifs, edits, fics, fan mixes, fanvids, you name it! Starting November 15 through whenever we run out, it’ll be a free-for-all of Speakeasy love that will hopefully help us get through the mourning period together.

I encourage everyone to take a peak at the FAQ if you have any questions, and to send me an ask if there’s anything you’re still confused about. In the meantime, start sending in your entries! The series will be over before we know it, but this fandom will be around for as long as we are. SPEAKEASY FOREVER!