to the scooter girls

5 graphic novels we loved this week:


The catcentric adventure continues, in the all-ages follow-up to best-selling novelist Margaret Atwood’s debut graphic novel. Genetic engineer Strig Feleedus, also known as Angel Catbird, and his band of half-cats head to Castle Catula to seek allies as the war between cats and rats escalates. Volume 1 was on the top 10 list for Best Fall Graphic Novels by Publishers Weekly. Volume 1 debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List! Foreword by G. Willow Wilson.


Take a ride to southern California and experience CHYNNA CLUGSTON FLORES’ screwball dark comedy classic in FULL COLOR. A love letter to mod and scooter culture, SCOOTER GIRL is the story of Ashton Archer, the Vespa-riding, swanky suit-wearing man about town who has it all. That is, until lightning strikes when the girl of his dreams motors right past him on her Lambretta, causing him to lose it all. Convinced that her presence and antagonization has ruined his life, Ashton sets out to end the black curse put upon him by any means necessary.


Princess Misty of Beldora longs for a more exciting life, but gets more than she bargained for when she is captured by Lord Badlug, the ruler of the neighboring kingdom of Grimoire. He intends to marry her and conquer Beldora, leading the land into ruin and chaos. Together with the long-suffering citizens of Grimoire and a certain bumbling prince, Misty must fight to protect her kingdom and free both realms from Badlug’s tyrannical rule. Misty is determined not to be another damsel in distress; she’ll discover just what it takes to be the hero of the story. Catch up on the series that Paste magazine called “one of 2016’s most buzzworthy books” with this collection, featuring a cover gallery, bonus content, and commentary by the creators.


The God of Whispers has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal; his spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear. Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must choose between joining a hopeless band of magic users in their desperate bid to free their world of the evil God, or accepting his promise to give Adam everything his heart desires. Writer RICK REMENDER reteams with collaborators JEROME OPEÑA (Uncanny X-Force, Fear Agent) and MATT HOLLINGSWORTH (TOKYO GHOST, WYTCHES) to take you on a hard road through the strange fantasy world of Zhal. All men have surrendered their freedom for fear, and now one last free man must choose. Collects SEVEN TO ETERNITY #1-4.


Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge.

Carnaby Street, London, 4th April 1966. Photo-call for opening of new Tomcat Shop. Kinna the Cheetah with model Christine Spooner and designer Irvine Sellars.


On my way to steal your girl

Obligatory Pokemon GO drabble

So yesterday I watched this couple on a scooter drive into a cul-de-sak and the girl smacked his arm and he stopped and waited for her to catch whatever pokemon she was hunting, before driving off and away. I could hear the sound of the scooter all afternoon and it just struck me as a very romantic activity. So naturally: drabble.

@missmichellebelle i believe this is to your interests ;D

~1.1k, no warnings (except for lack of helmet use on a scooter, WEAR A HELMET KIDS!!!), ereri

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After a long shift at the sub shop, Levi had very important plans. That was to go home, scratch the cat’s ears, give Ma a kiss, and do absolutely nothing for the next 36 blissfully work-free hours. That was until some idiot stepped off the sidewalk during Levi’s green light. He hit the brakes so hard, he smacked his stomach into the controls and nearly wore a hole in his sneakers from sticking his feet out to brake.

“Hey asshole! Watch where you’re going!” he snapped, then paused.

Wait a second. He knew this idiot. Wasn’t that the kid whose family Mikasa lived with?

“Eren,” Levi called, but he didn’t answer. He tried again more forcefully, “…EREN!”

“Yeah, one sec,” Eren said, tongue between his teeth and utterly entranced by his phone.

The car behind Levi honked angrily and Levi walked his scooter to the side of the road as Eren continued staring at his phone.

“Got him!” Eren fist pumped the air in victory.

“…What are you doing?” Levi asked. “I almost hit you.”

“Huh?” Eren whipped his head around, finally noticing Levi. “Oh, sorry. I’m so addicted to Pokemon GO.”

“Well you need to pay attention where you’re walking or else you’re gonna be flatter than a cow pie in a field in the middle of July.”

“Uh huh.” Eren was already ignoring him. He looked at his screen and peered somewhere in the distance. “Do you know where the St. Francis of Assisi church is?”

“…Why? Are you suddenly religious?”

“No, I just need to get to that checkpoint and don’t know the fastest way to get there. It’s really far.”

Levi found himself distracted by the way Eren’s long dark eyelashes squinted against the sun. Kid hadn’t even brought sunglasses or a hat with him. Levi had a feeling similar to the one when he’d found his kitten in the dumpster behind work.

“Here, hop on,” Levi said.

“Really?” Eren asked, eyes bright and excited.

“Yeah sure, I’ve got nothing to do.”

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